11 dead, scores injured in horrific Masaka road accident

11 dead, scores injured in horrific Masaka road accident

At least 11 people have been confirmed dead and several others injured in a car accident along Kampala-Masaka highway, Police said. The accident is said to have occured at about 9pm when a Fuso truck collided with a Coaster near River Katonga bridge in Mpigi District. Police said that the lorry registration number UAG 970P […]

Two cops killed by gunmen in Kaleerwe, one assailant dead and scores injured: Police

Two cops killed by gunmen in Kaleerwe, one assailant dead and scores injured: Police

Two Police officers have been shot dead in Kaleerwe by unknown gunmen, their guns taken, Police has confirmed. Kaleerwe is a slum neighborhood within Kampala. Kampala Metropolitan police spokesman Emilian Kayima told TheUgandan that, “This evening, Saturday Sept. 16th, 2017 a few minutes past 9:00pm, workers of DENOVO BREAD Company were attacked by gun men […]

Uganda life expectancy makes “slight” improvement, HIV still deadly

Uganda life expectancy makes “slight” improvement, HIV still deadly

Life expectancy is growing in Uganda but the country continues to struggle with communicable diseases like HIV and malaria, as well as neonatal ailments that kill infants. Globally, countries have saved more lives over the past decade, especially among children under age 5, but persistent health problems, such as obesity, conflict, and mental illness, comprise […]

Out-going DCJ Steven Kavuma delivering MP Wakayima’s fate today

Out-going DCJ Steven Kavuma delivering MP Wakayima’s fate today

The Court of Appeal is this morning set to deliver its ruling determining the validity of the election of Nansana Municipality MP Wakayima Musoke Nsereko. Last year in July, Highcourt judge Vincent Okwanga nullified Wakayima Musoke’s election and instead declared NRM’s Robert Ssebunya as Nansana Municipality MP. Justice Okwanga cancelled Wakayima’s victory on grounds that […]

Self-prescription in Uganda reaches worrying rates, Pharmacists reveal

Self-prescription in Uganda reaches worrying rates, Pharmacists reveal

More than sixty per cent of Uganda’s population depends on self-medication according to the research that was made by Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda. A sad story is said of Edna Nakyanzi had malaria symptoms, so she bought the antimalarial drug, Fansidar, without a prescription. According to Dr. Emmanuel Semugabi of Hope Clinic, Fansidar should only […]

Kingdom Rice injects Shs150M in Lions Club of Kampala Central eye surgeries

Kingdom Rice injects Shs150M in Lions Club of Kampala Central eye surgeries

The Lions Club of Kampala Central club in partnership with FOL Logistics producers of the Kingdom Rice brand have organised three eye medical camps starting next month. This year’s $40,000 contribution will facilitate 1,000 cataract operations (screening and treatment) during the three medical camps at Kololo Airstrip (22nd October), Mparo Kabale (25-27th October) and Nwoya […]

Direct Pay Online in Uganda gets certification

Direct Pay Online in Uganda gets certification

Direct Pay Online Group (DPO) has become the first payment service provider (PSP) in Africa to receive the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Level 1 certification in 12 African countries. This comes after the successful completion of comprehensive audits in the Group’s global headquarters and all its other markets including Uganda, Kenya, […]

FAME Kampala hosts DJ Awards nomination party

FAME Kampala  hosts DJ Awards nomination party

Uganda’s top deejays Wednesday night descended on Kololo based FAME Lounge for the official #UgMixMaestro nominations party. Powered by Uganda Waragi, the event was held to acknowledge participants in each category, celebrate the milestones in the Deejaying industry with lots of fun, cocktails and dance. The battle DJ Competitions which kick off this weekend shall […]

Makerere University boss arrested over theft

Makerere University boss arrested over theft

Two Makerere University officials including a Registrar are in police custody on charges of abuse office and gross misconduct. Those arrested are Margaret Etuusa, the Deputy Registrar in charge of Certificates and Ceremonies Division and Dorothy Kabanda, an administrative assistant in the same office. The two were picked from their offices in the Senate Building […]

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