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20:08
20:08

Gov’t Tasked to Explain Idle Mineral Licenses 2 1

Dr Luisa Moreno, the managing partner and analyst with Toronto-based Tahuti Global inc, said one of the issues holding back Uganda’s mining sector was the fact that most of the licenses are held by individuals or companies that aren’t using them.
20:01
20:01

CECAFA U-20 Finals Shifted to Njeru Nicholas Musonye 1

According to Musonye, the decision was taken based on logistical and the weather. He says the committee did not want to overwork Pece stadium due to the heavy rains being experienced in the district.
19:41
19:41

UWA to Install 30KM of Electric Fence in Murchison Falls National Park 1

The fence will be installed in areas whose trenches have been silted by flash-floods, gully erosion and elephant activities. Some sections will be erected to cross rivers and landscapes characterized by hard underlying rock outcrops which prevent effective trenching.
19:22
19:22

Land Commission of Inquiry Begins Probe into UGX 7.4 Billion Wakiso Land Deal 2 1

On Wednesday, State Minister for Investment Evelyn Anite formally petitioned the Commission to investigate Uganda Free Zone Authority (UFZA) and the Procurement Unit of the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development for buying the ‘ghost’ property. She said the investigation should start from Uganda Free Zone Authority to ascertain the property they bought and from whom.
19:11
19:11

CECAFA U-20 Challenge: Tanzania Defeats Sudan to Qualify for Finals 2

First half goals from Patrick Israel Mwenda on the 38th minute and on form striker John Kelvin Pius on the 45th minute was enough to eject Sudan who beat South Sudan to reach the second last stage of the championship.
19:03
19:03

UN Women Boss Hails Makerere's Resolve on Sexual Harassment United Nations 4 1

Dr. Houinato says Makerere University is one of the rare Universities in African and on the globe that has taken a strong resolve in tackling sexual harassment.
18:17
18:17

Makerere to Host Second Geopolitics Conference Makerere University 3 1

The two-day high level academic public event scheduled for 17th and 18th October will attract elites and international researchers to discuss current geopolitical questions and trends.
18:06
18:06

Middlemen Aiding Fake Investors to Grab Land - Anite 4 1

Anite this morning told the commission that middlemen such as Balyeku are Criminal Mafias presenting barriers to investment in the country.
17:59
17:59

EC Sets New Deadline for National Voters Register Update 1 2

According to EC, the exercise will now start on 21st November and end on 11th December. The commission had earlier set November 2019 and January 2020 for the General Update of the National Voters Register.
17:17
17:17

Suspected B13 Criminal Gang Members Terrorizing Omoro Residents gulu town 2 1 Top story

An LC I Chairperson in Palenga Town Council told URN on condition of anonymity for fear of his life that the gang members have now shifted to Palenga town council. He says the gangsters move to Gulu town at night to wreak havoc and retire to Palenga at dawn.
14:22
14:22

Church Accused of Encroaching on Clan Land Paibona Sub County 1 Top story

The clan leaders accuse New Jerusalem Tabernacle Church, which belongs to Severino Lukoya, the father of Alice Lakwena, the former head of the Holy Spirit Movement of erecting his church on one and half acre of the clan land.
14:05
14:05

EC Still Probing Reports of Ballot Stuffing in Hoima Polls 2 1

The incident which allegedly happened at Kibaire polling station, in Bulindi Parish was brought to the attention of the commission by Michael Kabaziguruka and. Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu, who were serving as polling agents for the Forum for Democratic Change and Opposition front candidate Asinansi Nyakato.
13:46
13:46

Bishop Seeks Gov't Imposed Limit on Number of Children for Families 4 1

According to 2019 estimates by the World Population Review, the population of Uganda is around 44.27 million people, up significantly from 2013’s estimate of 33,640,833. With the current rate of growth giving rise to an increase of nearly 1.5 million people a year, the population is forecast to be 47 million people in 2020 and 64 million people in 2030.
13:23
13:23

Man in Kalungu Shot In A Foiled School Robbery 2

Preliminary police investigations indicate that the group turned off all the lights at school before ordering students open up the dormitory.
13:06
13:06

Former MP Chebet Maikut Passes On 1 2

Chebet Maikut served as a Member of Parliament and a Member of the Constituent Assembly that established Uganda’s post-independence Constitution, a Member of DuPont’s Biotechnology Advisory Panel and a Senior Fellow of Synergos. He has also served as a Member of the Interim Panel of Eminent Experts to the Global Crop Diversity Trust.
11:50
11:50

Countries Urged to Make ‘Digital World’ Safer for Children

The report, produced by the Commission’s working group on Child Online Safety, indicates that in just one year, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) found more than 105,000 websites hosting child sexual abuse material, yet no government has developed fully effective online protection systems.
11:05
11:05

Uganda to Use Geoscience Data to Support Mineral Exploration 1 Top story

The primary aim is to encourage mineral exploration and support better early-stage decision making. At the same time, the data resources will benefit environmental and land-use planning, water resource management and sustainable energy development such as geothermal.
11:05
11:05

Police,UPDF Use Live Bullets, Teargas as Residents Block Mbarara–Ntungamo Highway Enos Kabonero

Ntungamo Resident District Commissioner, George Bakunda, says they managed to restore sanity and allow for the smooth traffic flow. He says security teams are in charge and those responsible for the crimes are being pursued while some have been apprehended.
08:03
08:03

Kitintale Market Vendors Asked to Vacate

Tumwesigye died about 5 years ago leaving his family comprising of the widow, Aida Tumwesigye, his son Aron Tumukunde and daughter, Mercy Musinguzi in the charge of the land. Mid this year, the family members approached the market leadership, saying they wanted to raise rent to Shillings 3 million each month something the vendors objected to.
07:23
07:23

How Schools Cheat Examinations; Accounts by Inspectors of Schools education system 1 4 Top story

URN caught up with some inspectors of schools on the most common and bizarre forms of cheating in schools they have encountered. Olivia Bulya, the Inspector of Schools in Mukono Municipality, says social media as a vibrant communication channel has been largely used to circulate examination papers and questions across the country to learners.
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