Police boss arrested after gunmen attack Kitgum Police post

Police boss arrested after gunmen attack Kitgum Police post

A police officer is nursing injuries at Kitgum Hospital following a Sunday night armed attack on Okidi Police post in Amida Sub County in Kitgum district. Armed with a machine gun, a lone gunman reportedly stormed the post at about 8PM on  and wrestled the female officer on duty, only identified as Atto, for several […]

France gives UEGCL €1.5 million for Okulacere and Agbinika power dams

France gives UEGCL €1.5 million for Okulacere and Agbinika power dams

With the Uganda Electricity Generation Company (UEGCL) on track for the completion of Isimba and Karuma dams — two of the country’s most ambitious energy projects expected to double the power output, Uganda has Friday signed an agreement worth €1.5 million (Ushs 6.5 billion) smaller for hydropower projects.with  France through the French Development Agency. The […]

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 […]

Ugandans caught trading in fake dollars

Ugandans caught trading in fake dollars

These are strange times in Ugandan economy. And stranger still is the reemerging that the shilling is falling further against world currencies but Ugandans still want to take shortcuts. The latest news is about Police in Lira holding five people who were found with a box full of counterfeit dollar bills. David Ongom Mudong, the […]

Besigye’s FDC push food drive

Besigye’s FDC push food drive

The opposition Forum for Democratic Change party has  partnered with the Citizen’s Relief Initiative (CRI), a civil society organisation, to mobilise relief for the needy people across the country. The function is at POWESA offices along kabaka anjagala road next to Bulange Mengo where CRI also launched its food stores. FDC’s Joyce Sebugwawo who also is […]

HIV+ locals too hungry to pick ARV drugs

HIV+ locals too hungry to pick ARV drugs

The biting hunger situation in Karamoja has forced persons living with HIV to abandon their medication. The hunger was triggered by the prolonged dry spell, which affected crops gardens for the last two seasons. Some of the people living with HIV in Moroto told URN that much as anti-retroviral drugs -ARVs have been helpful in […]

Prime Minister keeps Karamoja begging for food rations

Prime Minister keeps Karamoja begging for food rations

The situation is getting worse by the day and thousands of households across Karamoja region remain in anticipation of food relief by the Office of the Prime Minister. Families in the districts of Napak, Moroto, and Nakapiripirit are facing acute food insecurity due to significant crop losses over the last two seasons and a prolonged dry […]

Otunnu finally beats Museveni

Otunnu finally beats Museveni

Buganda Road court grade one magistrate Joan Aciro has cleared the former UPC Party President Olara Otunnu of charges of defaming President Yoweri Kagutta Museveni due to want of prosecution. This is after Magistrate Aciro observing that prosecution has failed to produce any other witness to collaborate the  evidence of its only witness Gideon Tugume for close to 4 […]

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 […]