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The fight against HIV/AIDS has registered another milestone; with new research indicating that circumcision has reduced the number of new infections by 46% since the launch of the campaign. The findings are outcomes of a study conducted by Rakai Health Science Program which looked at the impact of the circumcision...
Controversial Kampala City tycoon Hassan Bassajjabalaba has implicated the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura and Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago in the misappropriation of at least sh19 billion collected at the City Abattoir over the last six years. Appearing before the Presidential affairs committee of Parliament,Bassajjabalaba also pinned...
The reported famine has expanded to new areas; with residents of Jinja and Luuka districts also calling out for food aid. The two districts – whose residents grow sugarcane to feed the demanding sugar companies in the area, are experienced famine brought about by a long drought and a hailstorm...
The Uganda Peoples defense forces, UPDF has arrested two officials masquerading as updf officers as they attempted to defraud a Poland company that deals in military hardware UPDF spokesperson lt. col. Paddy Ankunda confirmed the arrest saying the force is currently investigating the matter.
The Makerere University probe committee will work for three months, according to State Minister for Higher Education, Dr. John Chrisostom Muyingo. This blows any hopes of the university opening soon, as it is unlikely that the University will re-open before the work of the committee is concluded. A section of legislators...
The Bank of Uganda deputy governor has asked Ugandan not to worry Uganda’s economy because although it is slow it is growing. Dr. LOUIS Kasekende says although it is below projected growth rate, it is promising – a new position that contradicts what the minister for finance and economic planning...
The Bank of Uganda deputy governor has asked Ugandan not to worry Uganda’s economy because although it is slow it is growing. Dr. LOUIS Kasekende says although it is below projected growth rate, it is promising – a new position that contradicts what the minister for finance and economic planning...
A former head of Corporate Banking at Housing Finance Bank has pinned two people in the conspiracy that led to the loss of over 24billion shillings that was meant for the construction of the Mukono Katosi road. Kansiime Mary Nyende says Isaac Mugote a former employee in the bank and...
Residents of Booma cell in Mbarara Municipality were this morning treated to drama as court bailiffs arrested the deputy RDC for Kagadi district Nuwagaba Moses after he failed to pay rent arrears totaling tosh3.3million. Nuwagaba resisted arrest, locked himself in his vehicle which forced the bailiffs to procure the services...
The family of the late Kenneth Akena Watmoi gives police an ultimatum of six months to ensure justice for the deceased, or else they dig up the body and take it to the suspect’s home in Mbarara. It is alleged that city businessman Mathew Kanyamunyu shot Akena dead at Lugogo...
Tuesdays stampede at FUFA house Mengo, was a heated clash of belonging that sway in Mengo's favor. However, National council of sports recognizes none, which will strike a blow to both parties. Today, NCS was involved in a workshop to cement its relations with compliant bodies and forge way forward
Following the Lugogo shooting, the incident begs the question: Who is entitled to a private gun in Uganda? How many guns are in private hands and who regulates them? Ministry of Internal Affairs and Police cite the existing regulations, but the gaps can easily be seen that now puts lives...
Police in Kasese district is holding the manager of Simba Safari Lodge, after two police officers were killed by unknown gunmen. The two police officers were on Sunday night killed and two gunsstolen by unknown assailants who reportedly attacked them at Simba Safari Lodge near Kikorongo Trading Centre in Lake...
The Electoral Commission has strongly opposed an application seeking for a time extension to allow an application seeking to throw Rubaga South’s Kato Lubwama out of parliament. The Commission wants the application dismissed with costs on grounds that it doesn’t have the required circumstances guaranteeing extension of time for electoral...
The Minister for Health Dr Ruth Jane Aceng has called for the enacting of stringent laws to regulate the country’s Bio Safety initiatives. Dr. Aceng is concerned that the bio-safety and Biotechnology policy and the bill currently before parliament are not stringent enough to fight misuse of biotechnology. She was...
One of Denis Onyango,Farouk Miya, Joseph Ochaya, Muhamed Shaban, and Erisa Ssekisambu will be named best player of the year in the second edition of Airtel FUFA Awards of the year. The fivefold were nominated for the top individual award in the annual event slated for 2 December 2016...
The sale of local gin is a major source of income in many local communities and slums around the country. But authorities Abim district, Karamoja sub region have banned the manufacture and consumption of local gin – claiming it is affecting production and the area’s economic development.
The education sector will see its budget for the 2017/18 financial year slashed as government grapples to fund other priority areas. The sector, the second highest recipient of tax payer’s money over the last few years will see its fortunes reduce by at least sh 115 billion. This was revealed...