Janet Museveni meets West over sh360b grant for education

Janet Museveni meets West over sh360b grant for education

Uganda joined the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in 2011 and a few years back received a grant of $100 million about sh360b to improve school outcomes for the period between 2014 and 2018. Education minister Janet Museveni used her recent foreign as the First Lady who had accompanied President Yoweri Museveni to the UN […]

Kampala’s main road blocked, Police arrests more Makerere students

Kampala’s main road blocked, Police arrests more Makerere students

Anti-riot Police have moved into backstreets  in Kikoni and Wandegeya areas  outside Uganda’s oldest tertiary institution Makerere University, arresting students protesting against lifting presidential age-limit on Thursday. Many students have criticised plans to change the constitution and were planning to march to Parliament today to present a motion to the Speaker not to allow the age limit […]

Another woman found dead in Entebbe bringing the total to 23

Another woman found dead in Entebbe bringing the total to 23

In a series of unresolved murders in Wakiso District, the 23rd body of a woman has on Wednesday been found in a banana garden, Police said. Sarah Neliima a 22 year old, a resident of Kakindu – Kawuku had retired home at about 9pm, according to her workmates from  Friends Restaurants and Take Away near Mango Sports […]

Nkumba woman killed, wrapped in polythene bags

Nkumba woman killed, wrapped in polythene bags

Police have confirmed another of the gruesome spate of killings that have rocked Wakiso District bringing the number to at least 21 women have been found dumped since May. Police spokesman, Mr Asan Kasingye told TheUgandan that they on Tuesday discovered a body dumped at Nkumba-Bufulu, near Nkumba University. Police identified the deceased as Harriet […]

Steven Kavuma on the bench as Ssematimba retains Busiro South MP seat

Steven Kavuma on the bench as Ssematimba retains Busiro South MP seat

The Court of Appeal will today delivered the long-awaited judgement on the election appeal by Busiro South MP Peter Ssematimba, confirming he was validly elected in 2016. Ssematimba had appealed the High Court judgment which nullified his election on grounds that he lacked the requisite academic qualifications to be a Member of Parliament and a panel […]

11 dead, scores injured in horrific Masaka road accident

11 dead, scores injured in horrific Masaka road accident

At least 11 people have been confirmed dead and several others injured in a car accident along Kampala-Masaka highway, Police said. The accident is said to have occured at about 9pm when a Fuso truck collided with a Coaster near River Katonga bridge in Mpigi District. Police said that the lorry registration number UAG 970P […]

Two cops killed by gunmen in Kaleerwe, one assailant dead and scores injured: Police

Two cops killed by gunmen in Kaleerwe, one assailant dead and scores injured: Police

Two Police officers have been shot dead in Kaleerwe by unknown gunmen, their guns taken, Police has confirmed. Kaleerwe is a slum neighborhood within Kampala. Kampala Metropolitan police spokesman Emilian Kayima told TheUgandan that, “This evening, Saturday Sept. 16th, 2017 a few minutes past 9:00pm, workers of DENOVO BREAD Company were attacked by gun men […]

Uganda life expectancy makes “slight” improvement, HIV still deadly

Uganda life expectancy makes “slight” improvement, HIV still deadly

Life expectancy is growing in Uganda but the country continues to struggle with communicable diseases like HIV and malaria, as well as neonatal ailments that kill infants. Globally, countries have saved more lives over the past decade, especially among children under age 5, but persistent health problems, such as obesity, conflict, and mental illness, comprise […]

Out-going DCJ Steven Kavuma delivering MP Wakayima’s fate today

Out-going DCJ Steven Kavuma delivering MP Wakayima’s fate today

The Court of Appeal is this morning set to deliver its ruling determining the validity of the election of Nansana Municipality MP Wakayima Musoke Nsereko. Last year in July, Highcourt judge Vincent Okwanga nullified Wakayima Musoke’s election and instead declared NRM’s Robert Ssebunya as Nansana Municipality MP. Justice Okwanga cancelled Wakayima’s victory on grounds that […]

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