Toro King Oyo named UN ambassador

Toro King Oyo named UN ambassador

A United Nations official has said traditional leaders in Uganda have played a crucial role in the fight against the HIV/Aids scourge. Prof Sheila Tlou, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) regional director for Eastern and Southern Africa, says because of traditional leaders influential role, the UN will work with them. “If we […]

(VIDEO) Ugandan Muslims celebrate ‘Feast of Sacrifice’

(VIDEO) Ugandan Muslims celebrate ‘Feast of Sacrifice’

Big numbers of Muslims gathered at various locations in Kampala and allover Uganda joined the rest of the world to pray and celebrate the Feast of Sacrifice, dedicated to the Prophet Abraham. The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Ramathan Mubajje condemned the rise in grabbing of Muslim land. Sheikh Mubajje was delivering his sermon to thousands […]

Embarrassments as Women’s Cecafa Cup kicks off in Jinja

Embarrassments as Women’s Cecafa Cup kicks off in Jinja

Burundi and Kenya kicked off the 2016 Cecafa Women’s Championship with wins in the industrial town of Jinja, Uganda, despite problems off the pitch for tournament organisers. The inaugural event got underway with a handful of fans at the FUFA Technical Centre as some teams complained about accommodation, claiming their players are sleeping in a […]

Archbishop Ntagali to fight ‘ungodly’ abortion bill

Archbishop Ntagali to fight ‘ungodly’ abortion bill

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda has condemned a proposed abortion bill calling it ungodly and unacceptable. Archbishop Stanley Ntagali was reported to have told a congregation in a church in Mbarara, on Tuesday that the church will not accept legalisation of abortion which will bring doom to the country. “We are hearing a […]

Who Is Justice Benjamin Kabiito? Meet Museveni’s pick for radical Ogoola replacement

Who Is Justice Benjamin Kabiito? Meet Museveni’s pick for radical Ogoola replacement

Taking the place of one of Uganda’s most respected leaders is no easy task but High Court Judge Benjamin Isingoma Kabiito the new chairman of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is up to the job, the judiciary says. Justice Kabiito, who is currently based at Fort Portal High Court was on Thursday appointed by President Museveni. […]

Uganda dismisses yellow fever ‘scare’

Uganda dismisses yellow fever ‘scare’

The government has declared Uganda yellow fever free, the ministry of health has confirmed on Tuesday. Professor Anthony Mbonye, the Acting Director of General Health Services said there was no evidence of any active yellow fever transmission between June 1 to 30, this year and therefore the country was free from the fever. “No new […]

Tooro Kingdom preps for 21st Empango

Tooro Kingdom preps for 21st Empango

King Oyo’s palace at Karuzika in Fort Portal municipality in Kabarole district is now a beehive of activities ahead of the 21st coronation anniversary, locally known as Empango, this month. Bernard Tungakwo, the kingdom’s prime minister, said the main palace is currently undergoing major renovation. “The king’s 21st anniversary will be historical in Toro kingdom […]