NORTH-WEST OF UGANDA! #Ebola risk ‘high’ in DR Congo

NORTH-WEST OF UGANDA! #Ebola risk ‘high’ in DR Congo

A total of 18 suspected cases of Ebola have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization has said. There have been two confirmed cases of Ebola and three deaths. The dead include a 39-year-old man identified as “patient zero” in preliminary investigations, and two others who had close contact with […]

NSSF’s Mbuya houses to cost Shs650M

NSSF’s Mbuya houses to cost Shs650M

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has started pre-selling 40 high-end apartments in Mbuya, an upscale suburb of Kampala, at UGX650 Million (USD180,000)to bridge the housing deficit and lack of adequate and well-planned real estate in the city. The Fund commissioned construction of theUGX14.5 Billion housing project in June 2016 and it reinforces the Fund’s […]

Government apologises for torturing Ugandans

Government apologises for torturing Ugandans

The State minister for internal affairs has apologised in parliament for the use of torture. Kania Obiga was speaking after President Yoweri Museveni condemned the use of torture in a letter to his top security chiefs. Mr Obiga referred to a number of recent reports suggesting that suspects had been tortured by police. “We apologise […]

Food aid for Votes! Museveni campaigns in Toroma MP by-elections

Food aid for Votes! Museveni campaigns in Toroma MP by-elections

President, Yoweri Museveni has directed the Disaster Preparedness to arrange for swift delivery of more relief food to Katakwi district. Museveni issued the directive on Tuesday afternoon while campaigning for Joseph Koluo, the NRM candidate in the Toroma County MP by elections. It came after several residents asked Museveni to consider providing them more relief […]

Uganda bans screening of movie over homosexuality

Uganda bans screening of movie over homosexuality

The Uganda Media Council has vowed not to allow the screening of a Dutch film, The Dinner Club, after accusing it of “glorifying homosexuality”. The banned movie is a Dutch film, The Dinner Club, the Embassy of The Netherlands in Kampala revealed. The country’s censorship board led by Mr Paul Ekochu described the European film as women […]

Mor tributes pour in for Byanyima

Mor tributes pour in for Byanyima

Political and religious leaders in Mbarara have expressed shock at the passing on of Mzee Boniface Byanyima, the former Democratic Party chairman who died today aged 97. Many in Mbarara, Byanyima’s home area which he represented in Parliament from 1961 to 1971, residents and leaders described the deceased politician as an exemplary leader, advisor and […]

Jobless youth arrested selling three stolen cows

Jobless youth arrested selling three stolen cows

Authorities in Mitooma District are ready to prosecute three young men who were recently nabbed with stolen cattle. Pretazio Kasimiire, the Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations Department Mitooma District, identified the suspects as Turyahabwe Bukye and another only identified as Masasi. Police are hunting for another suspect identified as Meshach Naturinda. “We found them […]

FINCA Uganda hits milestone

FINCA Uganda hits milestone

From a humble beginning in Jinja district in 1992, FINCA Uganda is this  year celebrating 25 years of existence under the category of microfinance deposit taking (MDI). The bank’s founders and staff will be a time of reminiscing the fondest memories of what started out as a village banking microfinance (a.k.a women’s NGO) 25 years ago […]

Byanyima dies a bitter man, ‘not forgiven Museveni’

Byanyima dies a bitter man, ‘not forgiven Museveni’

Mzee Boniface Byanyima, President Museveni’s adopted father and the former national chairman of the Democratic Party, has passed away aged 94. The late Boniface Byanyima, a former head teacher at Mbarara High School is father to Oxfam Executive Director Winnie Byanyima. He passed on at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala where he was recently admitted, just […]

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