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NEWS

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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MEDIA

NUSOJ condemns attacks and arrests of 10 journalists in Somaliland

By Our Correspondent in Mogadishu. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemnS the arrest of independent journalists and the raid on Horn Cable TV, an independent television station in Hargeisa by Somaliland police.  The ten (10) journalists were arrested as they covered a standoff between inmates and guards at the Hargeisa Central Prison where […]

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LABOUR

Science teachers’ union plans strike over unpaid salaries

By Nakato Hellen Musoke. The Uganda Professional Science Teachers’ Union (UPSTU) has threatened to go for industrial action for what they called their unresolved longstanding labour grievances. In a four page  notice to Hon Minister for Public Service dated April 22, 2022 and signed by UPSTU National Chairman Mr Vincent Elong and General Secretary Mr […]

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PARLIAMENT

URA  targets Ushs 25 trillion in 2022/2023 financial year

By Sarah Kibisi Achen. Appearing before the parliamentary Budgets committee chaired by Keefa Kiwanuka, the state minister for finance, planning and economic development  Amos Lugoolobi said that the revenue projections are expected from Net tax collections of 23.75trillion and none tax collection of 1.79 trillion in the coming financial year. Lugoolobi said that the biggest […]

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LABOUR

Workers want Markets Bill 2021 implemented    

By  Nakato Hellen Musoke. Workers in public markers have appealed to government to fast  – track implementation of the recently passed Markets Bill 2021. The bill moved by Workers Member of Parliament Hon Margaret Rwabushaija Namubiru aims at  reforming the law relating  to establishment and control of markets in Uganda. A survey conducted around main […]

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NEWS

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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NEWS

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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Business

Cooperative bank shrugs off post covid 19 to post kshs 18.5B profit

By James Wafula in Nairobi. Kenya’s Cooperative Bank has defied post Covid -19 economic hardships to post impressive gains in a widely challenging local and regional market building on its digital platform gains. The lender it was noted had faired well in the  post-Covid-19 economic recovery which led to high credit demand pushing up Cooperative […]

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PARLIAMENT POLITICS

Jacob Oulanyah’s rise in political career

By Our Reporters. Jacob L’Okori Oulanyah who passed on on March 20, 2022 was born (23 March 1965 . He was a Ugandan Agricultural Economist, Lawyer, and politician, who served as the Speaker of the 11th Parliament of Uganda. Hon Oulanyah was elected Speaker on 24 May 2021, after defeating his predecessor  and rival Speaker […]

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HEALTH

Indicators of sexual harassment at workplace

By Sarah Nansikombi. Sexual harassment at the workplace can be manifested in a number of acts or forms. These include leering, wolf or seductive whistles , inappropriate and unsolicited , gifts, lingerie, indecent exposure and persuading a worker to wear revealing clothes. Tales of  sexual exploitation, sexual assault, soliciting sexual services for favours at work,  […]