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POLITICS

Uganda at 59: Can there be a peaceful transition?

By Our Reporters. Uganda turns 59 on October 9 2021, but is still dogged by the question of a peaceful transfer of power, having exchanged eight Presidents all through violent regime change. Former colonial power Britain granted independence to Uganda at the Kololo historical airstrip more than five decades ago. The British colonial  union flag […]

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Business

Kenya Co-op bank gives Nairobi SACCO 45 buses

By James Wafula in Nairobi. Fresh from winning the African  award as the best performing bank in the continent, Kenya’s Cooperative Bank has clinched a deal with  Metrotrans,  one  of  the  leading Savings  and  Credit Co-operatives in Kenya’s Transport sector. This comes under a backdrop of sustained transformation of the banks services that have consolidated […]

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ITUC condemns UAE over brutal deportation of African workers

By Our Reporters. The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC Africa) has condemned the acts of dehumanization meted out by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against over 700 African migrants legally working in the UAE. A statement signed by (ITUC Africa) General Secretary , Mr Kwasi Adu-Amankwah said using excessive force, […]

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NEWS

Demonstrations against Sudanese Military leader set

By Our Correspondent in Brussels. A group of exiled Sudanese political activists, human rights activists and civil society organisations are planning a peaceful demonstration against the Sudanese military leaders led by General Abdel Fattah Al- Burhann.The demonstration that will take place on October 4th at 11h in front of the European Commission in Brussels, aims […]

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NEWS

Teenage pregnancies may destroy Budaka district

By Julius Odeke.  How poverty, illiteracy and ignorance are facilitating teenage pregnancies in one of Uganda’s districts and helping to create a great burden on the country’s National Treasury. A fourteen-year-old Miss. Grace Kantono, walks ponderously with an observable tired gait. Strapped to her back is the burden of her two-year-old daughter; and she is going to a not-too-far away private clinic at Budaka Town Council, two kilometres from her […]

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NEWS

SRI LANKA DEBT CRISIS  AND THE CHINESE ROLE

By Our Reporter. European organisations have castigated China for human rights violations  and  for taking advantage of  economic crisis in Sri Lanka  to dupe nationals with an exploitative debt trap.  The international conference organised  by the  European  human rights organisations in the presence of European  Union officials  on September 8, 2022 at Brussels ‘Press Club,  rebuked […]

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POLITICS

ACCEPT SUPREME COURT VERDICT, KENYA NGO URGES POLITICAL ACTORS

BY JAMES WAFULASUPREME COURTNAIROBI. The NGO Council of Kenya  has urged the main political coalitions in the August elections who have just concluded hearings at the supreme court  to be ready to accept  the ruling when it is made on Monday September 5 2022. Speaking on the sidelines of a national peace stakeholders two day […]

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PARLIAMENT

MPs reject mandatory vaccination

By Sarah Achen Kibisi. Legislators have passed the Public Health (Amendment) Bill, 2021 with the proposed mandatory vaccination rejected. The MPs deleted clause 47 (2) which prescribed a fine of Ushs1 million or imprisonment not exceeding three months for those who fail or neglect to comply with provisions on vaccination and revaccination.  The decision was […]

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PARLIAMENT

Among instructs AG on Soroti election allegations

By Sarah Achen Kibisi. The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among has instructed the Attorney General, Kiwanuka Kiryowa to find out what could have happened on Soroti rigging allegations  to be resolved. Her directive comes after Hon. Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda raised a Matter of Privilege regarding the alleged break-in of the home of Hon.  Ann Adeke  […]

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Business

Dhabashiil global money transfers spurs investments in Kenya

By James Wafula in Nairobi. The power of the Somalia dollar has long been felt in the last two decades as Nairobi hotels in the CBD were taken over and renovated as five star outlets. The Somalis with one of the most developed mobile cash transfers in the world, involving billions of dollars, appear to […]

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LABOUR

NSSF wins Ushs 14b ex – UTL workers court case

By Sarah Achen Kibisi. The Court of Appeal has quashed a High Court order directing the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to refund Ushs14b,  which is the 10 percent employer contribution for over 900 former employees of Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL). Justice Cheborion Barishaki said  in his ruling that UTL’s application for judicial review before […]

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LABOUR

UPSTU Statement on missed pay enhancement by some science teachers, instructors, tutors and lab technicians

By Our Reporter. We have received complaints from some of our members about the anomalies in the expected pay enhancement for all science teachers, tutors, instructors and Lab Technicians/ Assistants in Schools. We have confirmed that a score of our members are victims of underpayment or missed on the due pay enhancement yet they are […]

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LABOUR

KCCA introduces BRT system to reduce city traffic jams

By Zurah Nakabugo. Kampala Capital City Authority, Roads Supervisor and Maintenance Eng. Andrew Serunjogi, has said, they are working closely with the cabinet to make sure that Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) starts and is able to reduce losses incurred due to traffic jams in the city.  “Through BRT project, we are also introducing special lanes […]