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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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POLITICS

Uganda’s Political History

By  Our Reporter. Uganda gained her independence on October 9th, 1962. Since 1894 she was a British protectorate that was put together from some very organized kingdoms and chieftaincies that inhabited the lake regions of central Africa. At independence, Dr. Milton Apollo Obote, also leader of the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) became the first Prime […]

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NEWS

South Sudan Minister’s frozen bank account recovers Kshs 45. 20m

By James Wafula in Nairobi. The High Court in Nairobi has dismissed money laundering claims against tough talking South Sudan’s Cabinet Affairs Minister Dr Martin Elia Lomuro. The ruling automatically lifted a freeze order on the Ministers’ account at the Nairobi branch of the Kenyan Cooperative Bank  and Juba, frozen on June 4 2021 upon […]

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Rwanda to host 2022 Africa ICT conference

By Daniel Bakalangudde. The 15th International Conference on ICT for Education, Training & Skills Development, which will take place in Kigali, Rwanda from 11 – 13 May, 2022. A unique event, Africa’s largest conference and exhibition on technology supported learning and skills development, eLearning Africa is a network of experts, professionals and investors, committed to […]

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Business

Uganda Airlines makes maiden trip to Dubai

By Our Reporter. Uganda Airlines on October 4, 2021 made its maiden flight to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, marking the first intercontinental flight for the national carrier since it was revived two years ago. Currently the revamped airline plies other regional routes to Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kilimanjaro, Mogadishu, Zanzibar and Mombasa.  Uganda airlines […]

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LABOUR

Teachers demand for Ushs 20b covid-19 recovery funds

By Our Reporters. Uganda celebrated this year’s International Teachers  Day on October 5, 2021 virtually with all the Labour unions in the Educational sector organizing their low key activities. Professional Science Teachers Union (UPSTU) said in their statement that World Teachers’ International Day is held annually on 5th October to celebrate all teachers around the […]

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LABOUR

PSI unions want gov’t to expedite ratification of ILO C190

By Clement Wangira. Trade Unionists, women rights’ activists and the academia have urged Uganda government to expedite the process of ratification of Iinternational Labour Organisation Convention 190 on ending Gender Based Violence and sexual harassment in the world of work. This was during the stakeholders meeting for trade unionist, civil society and government officials on […]

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LABOUR

Probe of 500 ghost workers at Moi hospital

By James Wafula in Nairobi. There have been at least 500 ghost workers appearing on payroll earning regular salaries since 2013 at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret. According to EACC, and DCI detectives the syndicate was uncovered following a thorough audit and head count conducted independently. Now both present and past directors, […]

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POLITICS

Opposition walkout inconsequential, says Hon Baryomunsi

By Sarah Achen Kibisi. The minister for Information and National Guidance, Dr Chris Baryomunsi, has said that the ongoing Opposition MPs boycott of plenary sessions will not disrupt parliamentary business. Baryomunsi said that the ruling NRM has enough numbers to raise quorum.        They announced that they will never set foot in parliament again until their […]

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Business

Museveni bans importation of fully built buses as demand grows to 10 million

By  Zurah Nakabugo. African development Bank has projected that the African market will move from 1.2 million vehicles, in demand annually in 2017, to 10 million vehicles demanded annually by 2030, mainly due to population growth. “It’s against this background, that we envisage to have a sustainable motor vehicle industry that will produce 500,000 vehicles […]