Journalists, Ugandans kicked out as UCC sweats in ‘sim cards case’

Journalists, Ugandans kicked out as UCC sweats in ‘sim cards case’

Hearing of application seeking to block Uganda Communications Commission’s seven-day ultimatum on the Sim card Verification exercise is ongoing in camera at the Kampala High Court. High Court Assistant Registrar Joy Kabagye is presiding, with only UCC lawyers and petitioners. The public and press are not allowed to observe the procedure or process. TheUgandan understands […]

New SIM card registration very responsive – UCC

New SIM card registration very responsive – UCC

With less than two days for the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) and the police to switch off all subscriber identification module (SIM) cards that were registered without using the National Identification cards, and passports, authorities say the exercise is on doing well. Isaac Kalembe, the UCC spokesperson on Tuesday said over 7 million subscribers have updated […]

Besigye explains Nyanzi status after visiting Kira Police station

Besigye explains Nyanzi status after visiting Kira Police station

Four time presidential contender Dr Kizza Besigye has spoken out after he visited controversial Makerere University research fellow, Dr Stella Nyanzi at Kira Divisional police headquarters where she’s being held. Later, apparently referring to criticism of failing Police holding Dr Nyanzi beyond the mandatory 48 hours, Besigye tweeted, “We’ve been denied access to Dr Stella […]

Illegal NRM voters from Kitgum arrested in Aruu North

Illegal NRM voters from Kitgum arrested in Aruu North

Besides low voter turnout was exacerbated by late delivery of polling materials at some polling stations, Police has arrested youths ferried reported ferried from Kitgum to vote for the NRM candidate in Aruu North by-elections. Citizen Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) coordinator, Crispin Kaheru said the youth were intercepted by residents in Agangura Sub-county before violence broke […]

Fire guts down Nsangi school dormitry

Fire guts down Nsangi school dormitry

Property worth millions of shillings went up in smoke when a night fire gutted a dormitory at Nsangi Secondary School, Wakiso District. the flames completely destroyed students’ personal belongings, including books, clothes and shoes for candidate students in senior four and six. The blaze was first noticed by some students, who raised the alarm, alerting their colleagues, as […]

Security man killed by mob after shooting Arua Park trader

Security man killed by mob after shooting Arua Park trader

A security guard was lynched for shooting one dead at Arua Park, downtown Kampala where traders are demonstrating over hike of rental fees in arcades. The strike by traders today at Superior Complex was aimed at showing their dissatisfaction with the hike in rental fees. The traders were dissatisfied over rent hike from sh1.5m to […]

UPDF Major gunned down in a toilet

UPDF Major gunned down in a toilet

Uganda’s security organisations are in a point of bother after the gruesome killing of UPDF Zonal pensions officer, Maj Erasmus Tinkamarire. Maj. Tinkamarire, 45, was gunned down near the office of Masindi Resident District Commissioner (RDC), which is located along Butyaba road, Albertine regional police spokesperson Mr Julius Hakiza confirmed. The UPDF boss was dressed in civilian clothes at about […]

Murder suspects Kanyamunyu, Cynthia Munwangari given bail

Murder suspects Kanyamunyu, Cynthia Munwangari given bail

High Court in Kampala has today allowed the bail application of Joseph Kanyamunyu, brother to Mathew Kanyamunyu who are facing murder charges over the death of a child rights activist, Kenneth Akena. Kanyamunyu’s lawyers Caleb Alaka and Evans Ochieng filed the bail application last month. Joseph and Mathew Kanyamunyu’s girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari were granted bail […]

Frank Gashumba ‘conned nkuba kyeyo’, NBS TV speaks out

Frank Gashumba ‘conned nkuba kyeyo’, NBS TV speaks out

Kamwokya-based NBS TV “reconsidering” having controversial city businessman and political activist Frank Gashumba as a panelist on their The Eagle program. The station owned by tech guru Kin Kariisa claims “flying” conning allegations have been raised against Mr Gashumba by some individuals. The new Sunday evening no hold back all attack program was hosted by […]

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, […]

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