National agricultural research body gives update on GMO bill rejected by Museveni

National agricultural research body gives update on GMO bill rejected by Museveni

The Director General of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) Dr. Ambrose Agona (pictured above) has issued an update on the rejected Biotechnology and Bio-safety bill which Parliament passed in October 2017 that has left some scientists deeply disappointed. Researchers at NARO were the key proponents of the bill and are worried that President Museveni’s […]

New cancer machine commissioned

New cancer machine commissioned

Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has commissioned the newly installed cancer treatment machine at the Uganda Cancer Institute at Mulago. The Cobalt 60 Tele-therapy unit was bought in May last year, 14 months after the old one broke down. The machine arrived in the country in August last year, and installation kicked off in September. […]

Naive Uganda Cranes crumble in CHAN opener

Naive Uganda Cranes crumble in CHAN opener

Zambia thrashed Uganda 3-1 in the 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan) Group B match at the Stade de Marrakech in Morocco on Sunday. The Cranes of Uganda were the better side in the opening stages of their first Group B game and they came close to scoring when Taddeo Lwanga forced Zambia goalkeeper Toaster Nsabata […]

Bukomansimbi killings key suspect Galiwango Musa arrested: : what we know

Bukomansimbi killings key suspect Galiwango Musa arrested: : what we know

The Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura, has made a break-through after arresting the key suspect in the New Year attacks in Bukomansimbi district. Kayihura paraded the key suspect Galiwango Musa and his associates before Masaka court on Monday. The attacks which claimed 5 lives and left several injured took place in the villages […]

Age limit bill passed

Age limit bill passed

The first hurdle to make sure that President Yoweri Museveni, 73, will be able to run in elections in 2021 if the bill has been passed. Parliament presided over by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga passed the first vote on the contentious bill to remove the presidential age limit, with a two-thirds majority by the ruling party […]

dfcu Bank taking Amolatar sesame farmer, 19 others to Nairobi

dfcu Bank taking Amolatar sesame farmer, 19 others to Nairobi

Geneber Outspan Organic Farmers from Amolatar District in Northern Uganda are buoyed by an upcoming trip to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi in January 2018. The investment group recently clinched a nationwide campaign targeted at driving a savings and investment culture in country sponsored by dfcu Bank, in partnership with NTV Uganda and Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC). The campaign, which […]

How Ministry of Health contained a highly infectious Marburg

How Ministry of Health contained a highly infectious Marburg

Government said on Friday it had successfully contained an outbreak of the Marburg virus, a highly infectious haemorrhagic fever announced by officials on Oct. 19, which killed three people. Junior health minister Sarah Achieng Opendi told a news conference that all suspected persons tracked after the third death had completed 21 days of monitoring without […]

The German Car Show Kampala 2017: Eight minutes with Jayson Matsiko

The German Car Show Kampala 2017: Eight minutes with Jayson Matsiko

We asked the top executives for The 1st Annual German Car Show at Jahazi Pier Munyonyo to share some thoughts about those European cars, driving and the special activities auto fans should they look out for at the Saturday show. Here’s what we learned from Jayson Matsiko. Give us a brief background of the German […]