Uganda could consider ‘closing border to South Sudanese refugees’

Uganda could consider ‘closing border to South Sudanese refugees’

Uganda’s ongoing open-door refugee policy has received praise from the international community, especially from the United Nations, for being progressive and forward-thinking and is among the 10 countries in the world with the highest refugee population – hosting around 865,000 by December 2016. But this could change soon with the UN refugee chief and Uganda’s government on Thursday, […]

Kitgum MP Anywar fighting for her life after getting hurt in horrific Lamwo district accident

Kitgum MP Anywar fighting for her life after getting hurt in horrific Lamwo district accident

Kitgum Municipality Member of Parliament Beatrice Anywar remains in a critical condition in hospital after getting involved in a nasty accident at Kangole Primary school in Paloga Sub county Lamwo district. The legislator was traveling to Kampala, from the burial of Michael Ocan, the husband of Gulu woman MP Betty Aol Ocan and her Land Cruiser registration […]

Alebtong and Otuke get bigger courts of law

Alebtong and Otuke get bigger courts of law

With the ever rising rate of crime in Northern Uganda, government has moved to bring justice closer to the people. The Minister of Justice, Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire through t new magistrate’s courts have been created in a statutory instrument 2017, has this week announced the creation of Alebtong and Otuke magistrate’s courts among others, […]

NRM boss Lumumba orders investigations into Richard Todwong shooting

NRM boss Lumumba orders investigations into Richard Todwong shooting

A gunshot wound is a severe, traumatic wound which is triggered by injuries from bullet powder charge hitting the body part. Gunshot wounds can be life-threatening, especially when it injures vulnerable body parts where major and rapid blood loss is likely to occur. The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) deputy secretary general, Mr Richard Todwong’s situation […]

Aruu’s Lucy Achiro Otim kicked OUT of Parliament

Aruu’s Lucy Achiro Otim kicked OUT of Parliament

Ruling party, NRM’s losing candidate in Pader District’s Aruu North Constituency has successfully sought the nullification of  new Member of Parliament Ms Lucy Achiro Otim. In a judgement passed by three judges of the Court of Appeal, Paul Mugamba, Richard Buteera and Barishaki Cheborion reaffirmed high court judge, David Matovu’s ruling that non noncompliance with the election laws and also […]

Ex-LRA’s commander Kwoyelo pretrial kicks off

Ex-LRA’s commander Kwoyelo pretrial kicks off

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is today afternoon set to disclose his evidence against the ex-commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Thomas Kwoyelo in a pre-trial hearing session at the International Crimes Division Court in Kampala. Kwoyelo is battling 53 charges of murder, willful killing, and kidnap with intent to kill, aggravated robbery, […]

Famine-hit districts get more Shs10 billion

Famine-hit districts get more Shs10 billion

The Government has allocated Shs10 billion shilling to feed over 80 districts as the dry spell hits the county hard. Hilary Onek Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees says each districts will get three trailers  full with food rations. He said the Chinese Government has donated 200 containers of rice to help in fighting drought has since […]

War on waragi sellers in Agago District

War on waragi sellers in Agago District

Authorities in Agago District, Northern Uganda have said a by-law slapping a total ban on the consumption of alcohol packed in sachets locally known as waragi has shown tremendous results. The timely disappearance of sachet waragi comes at a time when there are increased cases of suicide and deaths in the sub-region attributed to excessive […]

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