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Gov’t denies gagging public on poison discussions

By Daniel Bakalangudde mulungidaniels@gmail.com Government has insisted that they have not stopped anybody from discussing about the Poison or the matter of poisoning people. The State minister for information and National Guidance Godfrey Kabyanga informed the media  recently that  speaking about poison is not an issue but it will not in good faith if one […]

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Uganda Gov’t plans to recruit 13,000 teachers

By Sarah Nansikombi. Uganda government has announced plans to recruit about 13,315 teachers that will replace those who did not return to class when schools reopened in January this year after two year covid – 19 lockdown, officials said.  Commissioner for Teacher Education and Training, Mr Jonathan Kamwana, said about five percent of the 347,219 […]

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Curtain falls on “gentleman” of Kenya’s turbulent politics

By James Wafula in Nairobi. He died as quietly as he had lived most of his 91 years. He hailed from a poor. humble ¬background of a peasant family in Othaya, Nyeri county. Emilio Mwai Kibaki, the man who loved his pilsner beer cold and played golf, was Kenya’s third President. Given to humour and […]

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Muslims observe Covid-19 SOPs as Ramadan begins

By Zurah Nakabugo. As this year’s holy month of Ramadan expects to start on April 2 after sighting the moon, most Muslims have been advised to observe the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as they go for communal prayers especially evening prayers (Taraweeh), to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Taraweeh are the evening prayers performed after […]

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Human Rights Watch: End violations and impunity in Uganda

By Daniel Bakalangude. mulungidaniels@gmail.com Since  2018, Ugandan security forces have unlawfully detained and tortured many people, including government critics and opposition supporters, often in unsanctioned or unauthorized places of detention. Some of these locations, somewhat ironically termed “safehouses,” are residential buildings converted by the authorities to be used for witness protection. In fact, they operate […]

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Review Constitution on Speaker’s election – Archbishop Kazimba

By Sarah Achen Kibisi. The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Dr. Stephen Kazimba Mugalu has called for a review of the constitutional provision that states that no business shall be transacted in Parliament before the election of the Speaker. Kazimba was speaking during the pre-funeral service for the late Speaker Jacob Oulanyah at his […]

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UAE earmarks $85m for humanitarian aid in Africa

By Our Reporter. United Arab Emirates announced an aid of 85 Millions of Dollars to tackle humanitarian issues in the Horn of Africa.The UAE has declared its willing to donate 85 million Dollars to help running humanitarian operations in Ethiopia.In partnership with the relief fund against famine, the financial aid will be allocated to certain […]

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UAE launches Etihad 7 program to finance energy projects in Africa

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in the United Arab Emirates launched the Union 7 initiative The initiative comes within the activities of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2022 The initiative promotes all of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for Africa The program seeks to secure financing for renewable energy projects in the African […]

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Medical association condemns torture cases in Uganda

By Our Reporter. Uganda Medical Association (UMA) members have condemned continued cases of torture by security agencies in custody or those found walking on streets. Medics say security agencies have directed  repression on civilians  and inflicted bodily injuries on suspects in their custody some of whom have been detained incommunicado. In a strong worded statement […]

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Kenyan official survives Kshs 67b case after documents vanish

By Our Reporter. The plans to charge former Treasury Cabinet Secretary Mr Henry Rotich over loss of nearly Kshs 67 billion for construction of dams in Kerio valley have run into headwinds after critical documentary evidence vanished from secure court coffers. This deals a major blow to President Uhuru Kenyatta who was expecting to wrap […]