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23:53
23:53

Uganda Cubs in Morocco as U-17 Afcon is Cancelled 1 Top story

Uganda Cubs team arrived in Morocco last week ahead of the tournament which was slated to run March 13-31st in three towns in Morocco.
22:16
22:16

Police Warns Against Alleged Planned Riots 2 1

“We have received information from credible sources that a section of opposition politicians are planning nationwide violent demonstrations and riots beginning with the Kampala Metropolitan area tomorrow. A police statement released by police this evening reads”
19:15
19:15

Construction of Gulu Modern Bus Park Hangs in Balance 1 1

George Aligec Lapir, the President of Gulu Municipal Development Forum –GMDF told URN in an interview that the authorities of Gulu contracted COMPO, a Ghanaian firm to come up an architectural design and bill of quantity before an advert for a contractor be made but that the architectural design was rejected.
19:01
19:01

Kenya's Ban on Uganda, Tanzania Maize Threatens EAC Treaty Aflatoxins 1

“Such unilateral decisions have undermined free trade in EAC. If I recall we have EAC harmonized standards, so how does it come to this? It started with Milk, Tiles, Beef, etc. I believe Uganda’s only crime is having closed in the trade deficit. It caught our neighbors by surprise,” says Kateshumbwa. “Aflatoxins are not new and there is a mechanism in place for the EAC to deal with them. So long as EAC is a common market Kenya must respect the Treaty," says Zitto Kabwe, the leader of Tanzania’s opposition party Alliance for Change and Transparency.
17:54
17:54

Museveni Sues Daily Monitor, Vows to make the Newspaper Bankrupt Covid-19 vaccines 5 1 Top story

The Daily Monitor reported the story on 23rd February basing on an American newspaper- the Wall Street Journal which said that Museveni’s inner circle were offered vaccines from China state-owned drugmaker Sinopharm and that this move by China to promote its vaccines had also been reported in Peru and the Philippines.
17:49
17:49

Global COVID-19 Experts Cite Inequitable Distribution as Key Challenge for Africa

Dr Tim Mastro, the Chief Science Officer at FHI 360, an International Science NGO told a virtual meeting that vaccine hesitancy is one of Africa’s biggest challenges that need to be sorted before herd immunity can be achieved. The meeting brought together key global and African health experts to share challenges and solutions around mass COVID-19 immunization.
17:45
17:45

Kyagulanyi’s Mechanic Narrates Torture Ordeal in UPDF Barracks 2 1

At a certain point, he says six soldiers who were beating him tied a white nylon rope around his neck and started pulling it from either side, asking him to reveal Plan B of Kyagulanyi. They were also asking why he works on every car shot or damaged during the campaigns.
17:23
17:23

Water Crisis Hits Lira City 3 1

Geoffrey Obonyo is the proprietor of Triple restaurant along Olwol road. He says that the water shortage has forced the water price to increase from between Shillings 200 to between Shillings 1000 to 500 per 20 liter jerrycan.
17:22
17:22

EU Calls for More Women Voices in COVID-19 Management Spaces European Union 1 1

The Danish Ambassador Nicolaj Hejberg Petersen observed that Women across the world are at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19 as health sector workers, scientists and caregivers, yet they are inadequately integrated into national and global COVID-19 spaces.
17:05
17:05

Panic Among Pastoralists As Persistent Drought Kills Cattle in Nyakatonzi 7 3 Top story

At least 60 cows have died since January due to lack of water and pasture. Kasese District has an estimated 80,000 head of cattle. Nyakatonzi alone has more than 40,000 cows.
17:04
17:04

Ministry Asks Local Gov’ts to Revert UGX 23Bn Meant for Study Materials 1 1

Mulindwa who also doubles as the chairperson of the education covid-19 response committee says the decision to recall the funds was informed by several discussions by the ministry after noticing the need to have a centralized printing and distribution channel to ensure quality and efficiency.
16:48
16:48

Police Officer Arrested Over Death of Suspect in Fort Portal 2 1

Mugume, a 30-year-old resident of Binanata cell, Kitumba ward in Central Division, Fort Portal, died on Saturday at Fort Portal regional referral hospital under unclear circumstances.
16:34
16:34

Fishmongers, UPDF Marines Clash Over Fishing in Ntungwa, Nchwera Rivers 7 2 Top story

Isaac Tinyinekabi, the Rweshama parish council who also doubles as a fishmonger, says that their ancestors under their clan umbrella Banyabutumbi United Association started fishing in Ntungwa and Nchwera rivers in 1953 as a source of food for their families.
16:34
16:34

Sembabule District Surveyor Arrested over Attempted Wetland Giveaway 1

Mulema was arrested on the orders of the Ramathan Walugembe, the Sembabule Resident District Commissioner after it emerged he was facilitating the illegal land-titling for part of river Katanga catchment area in Rushulu sub county.
16:26
16:26

Kansaga Man Locks Wife and Children Inside House, Torches it Nsambya Hospital 2 1

It’s alleged that Nkonge developed an argument from 10:00PM with the partner Nakalema Jane and quarreled until morning towards 5:00am. However, he moved outside shortly and returned with the jerry can of petrol locked the house and set it ablaze.
16:17
16:17

Two Arrested Over Murder of a 51-Year-Old Woman 2

The suspects who are held at Oyam central police station are Martin Ogwang 41, and Robin Ogwang 35, all residents of Amulu-ngic Village, who allegedly beat to death the deceased Santa Adong, a member of Liira clan accusing her of eloping with man.
16:15
16:15

UN, National Women’s Council Call for Health Insurance Scheme 3 1

The National Health Insurance Bill, 2019 is currently before Parliament but recent media reports indicated that government was considering withdrawing it following disagreements between various stakeholders including the private sector, National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and different insurance regulatory authorities.
15:57
15:57

Police Sewage Suffocating Moroto Residents 1

"I wrote a letter to the district police commander before he was transferred and I thought he had acted before he was transferred because I have not yet met with the new district police commander but honestly the place is bad," Hajji Sebaduka, the town clerk Moroto Municipality said.
15:56
15:56

Two held in Hoima for 'Conning' Indian Businessman suspects 1

The suspects whose names have been withheld by police for fear of jeopardizing investigations are accused of conning Kathiriwn Kunal.
15:48
15:48

Constitutional Court Dismisses Petition Against Govt’s Agreement with BIDCO 2

According to Madrama, the law is very clear when something done by the government of Uganda is inconsistent with article 154 which talks about the withdrawals on consolidated fund. Madrama says one can apply to the High Court for judicial review or file a suit in the public interest to enforce the said article but cannot petition the Constitutional Court.
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