Will Sheikh Kamoga get bail?

Jailed leader of the Muslim Tabliq Sect, Sheikh Yunus Kamoga has applied to be released on bail, pending hearing of his appeal challenging the life imprisonment sentence handed to him by the International Crimes Division Court. Kamoga says he is of advanced age of more than 60 years, and has several ailments including Ulcers and […]

Buganda Kingdom toughens stance against Age limit removal by Museveni

Buganda Kingdom toughens stance against Age limit removal by Museveni

Buganda Kingdom is calling on the central Government to allow Ugandans determine their destiny, in regard to the Presidential age limit bill currently before the legal committee of Parliament. The Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga, while addressing the Kingdom Parliament – The Lukiiko – at Bulange Mengo on Monday said the removal of the […]

Foot and Mouth disease kills hundreds of animals in Bugisu

Foot and Mouth disease kills hundreds of animals in Bugisu

There is a confirmed outbreak of the Foot and Mouth disease in the four districts in Bugisu Region. The affected districts are Mbale, Manafwa, Namisindwa and Bududa. Dr. Felix Odongo, the Bududa District Veterinary Officer, says the disease was first noticed in Bumasete and Bududa sub counties on Friday last week. He explains that to […]

State prosecutors continue countrywide strike over low pay

State prosecutors continue countrywide strike over low pay

State Prosecutors under the office of Directorate of Public Prosecutions, say they are still on strike until government addresses their concerns. This follows last week’s announcement by the Minister of Public Service Muruli Mukasa that government does not have money this financial year for salary increment, and urged striking civil servants to return to work […]

Twaweza advises as spectre of poor quality early education stalks Uganda

Twaweza advises as spectre of poor quality early education stalks Uganda

As one of the recommendations to address the quality of education, experts are calling on the government to set up  reception classes. The Advocacy Manager, Twaweza Uganda, Violet Alinda, says the foundation basics like the alphabet, counting and socialization need to be addressed.. She reckons that reception centres would help address the lack of early […]

Museveni explains how she ‘kept 3 daughters virgins’

Museveni explains how she ‘kept 3 daughters virgins’

First Lady Janet Museveni has said that she kept her daughters her daughters sign pieces of paper not to have sex before marriage. “I made all my daughters to sign ‘true love waits’ cards and they would abstain from sex until the wedding night (when) they (would) produce these cards to their spouses,” said Ms […]

Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba mourns as Mogadishu bombing death toll rises to more than 300 people

Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba mourns as Mogadishu bombing death toll rises to more than 300 people

The death toll from a truck bombing in Mogadishu is now over 300, Major General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Uganda’s Senior Presidential Adviser for Special Operations has condoled with the victims of Somalia’s deadliest attack in a decade. The toll has steadily risen since Saturday, when the blasts – for which no organisation has claimed responsibility – […]

Equity Bank’s EazzyBanking App set to dominate Ugandan market

Equity Bank’s EazzyBanking App set to dominate Ugandan market

Uganda started the journey from a cash-dominated economy to a digital-based economy in 2009. The country is emerging as a strong performer in digital financial services (DFS). Financial inclusion insights Uganda (2016) shows that close to 4 in every 10 Ugandan adults (39%) now have access to financial services. 35% have a mobile money account, […]

Final o’level exams kickoff

Final o’level exams kickoff

At least 326, 149 Senior Four students are being examined for the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE)that have started today (Oct 16) as students sit for their first paper, Physics Practice and Art . The government programme, Universal Secondary Education (USE) has registered 151,894 candidates, representing 46.6 per cent of the students sitting UCE. UCE […]

FIRE! Arsonists almost burn down MP Abiriga’s home

FIRE! Arsonists almost burn down MP Abiriga’s home

Uganda Police is investigating an alleged arsonist attack on Arua Municipality Member of Parliament Ibrahim Abiriga’s home in Arua Town, West Nile. Abiriga whose trademark ill-fitting yellow suit, yellow shoes, yellow tie, yellow cap and a yellow shirt, among other yellows, have made him a ‘‘national sensation’’reported a of attempted arson to Police, his wife […]