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07:38
07:38

Severe Malnutrition ‘Excruciatingly Painful’ Threat to Child Survival 1

Triggered by a lack of nutritious food and repeated bouts of disease – such as diarrhoea, measles and malaria – the condition, also known as severe wasting has been listed as one of the conditions that compromise a child’s immunity.
18:22
18:22

Vintage Car Owners Lobby Parliament to Preserve Original Plate Numbers Bank of Uganda 1

Speaking at the flag-off, the Uganda Vintage Car Club President, James Ayo, said that many of them have been forced to re-register their cars using the current registration and number plate series when changing ownership or acquiring vehicle insurance.
13:17
13:17

Prof Lwanga-Lunyiigo Provokes Debate on Ugandans' Economic Independence 1 6

“Today about 33,000 Indians in a population of (over) 40 million natives claim to be responsible for 62 percent of the country’s economic output, they are inching close to 75 percent of the colonial period,” he points out pointing to the fact that Uganda’s economy is already back in hands of the Indians as the case was prior to 1972.
12:49
12:49

Traders Feel the Pinch As Inflation Hits High 6 1

Retail price of a kilogram of soap was about four thousand five hundred shillings in January but by the end of March it was about nine thousand shilling. The price of cooking oil has also increased during the same period.
11:19
11:19

Kabaka Gives Motorcycles to Buganda Kingdom Sub-County Chiefs 2

Buganda Kingdom has 174 sub-county chiefs and 174 deputies bring the total to 348. At the event held on Wednesday at Bulange Mengo, Kabaka Mutebi presented 20 motorcycles to first 20 beneficiaries.
11:49
11:49

Rising Tide of Urbanization Blots Priceless Values 8 1

Luswata, whose village has been eaten up by Kampala Metropolitan area, recalls the good old days when every resident was known to each other and raised children communally as one big family among other values.
16:36
16:36

Stay Calm, Be Cautious -Ugandan Envoy Tells Citizens in Ukraine Vladimir Putin 1 Top story

The advisory came moments after blasts and air raided sirens covered the capital that is under attack by Russian troops. The invasion began early Thursday with a series of strikes targeting government and military installations, followed by a ground assault from the outskirts.
06:58
06:58

Thousands of Elderly Persons Can't Access Social Grant Due to a Lack National IDs

Data from the gender ministry shows that 11,000 of the affected persons have never applied for a National ID and their names are not reflected in the National Identification Regulatory Authority (NIRA) data bank, while 43,559 had inconsistencies in their bio-data which makes it impossible for them to access the funds that are expected to improve their livelihoods.
23:44
23:44

Gov’t Reveals Plan to Pay All Cultural Institutions UGX 60m Per Month 1 7

The Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja has told Parliament that government is considering paying all cultural institutions 60 million Shillings per month.
11:18
11:18

Evicting a Widow to Fetch 7 Year Prison Sentence, Parliament Decides 1

The object of the Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2021, is to align the Succession Act with Article 32 of the Constitution that provides for affirmative action in favour of marginalized groups and Article 33 that provides for rights of women.
07:55
07:55

New HIV Variant Discovered; It May be More Infectious and Severe 1 Top story

People living with the newly revealed subtype, experience double the rate of immune system decline (measured by the CD4 count level of infection-busting T cells) and have higher viral loads. They are also vulnerable to developing AIDS two to three times faster after diagnosis, than if they were living with other strains of the virus.
15:54
15:54

FGM: Girls Being Mutilated at Younger Ages -Report

According to the report, communities are now cutting girls as young as one year before they enter school. For instance, in neighbouring Kenya, the practice is now being carried out on nine-year-old girls down from 12-year-olds previously while in West African countries like Gambia and Nigeria, the practice has dropped by two years.In Gambia, for instance, the average age for cutting has dropped from age four to two and from three years to one in Nigeria.
17:48
17:48

Was Uganda’s Moral Crusader Fr Lokodo Ex-Communicated or Suspended? 5 2

Fr Lokodo noted that being suspended from priestly duties was his saddest moment as he wanted to perform priestly duties. “I have given them (the Catholic Church) a headache because I still use my title and live as a priest. They were waiting to see me get married and produce children, but I didn’t,” he told the Independent Magazine in 2014.
08:53
08:53

Revelers Return to Bars but Spend Less Than Expected 1 2

Ronald Galiwango, the manager of Ambiance Club Nakulabye, says that the reopening was very fruitful. “What happened on Monday is more than what happens here on both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday combined,” he said.
11:57
11:57

New Dawn as Ssemogerere Takes Over As Fourth Archbishop of Kampala 3 1 Top story

After reading the Papal letter, the new Archbishop, the Papal Nuncio to Uganda, Archbishop Luigi Bianco led the Dr. Ssemogerere to a special canopy-like chair in the cathedral. He presented him with a Mitre (special headgear) and stuff that Pope John Paul VI used during his first visit to Uganda and Africa at large.
07:50
07:50

Ssemogerere Sets Off From Luwero To Become Kampala Archbishop 1 2

Priests led by Monsignor Francis Xavier Mpanga prayed for journey mercies and blessings for Ssemogerere in his new office. Ssemogerere said that he was happy for the Christians that turned up to bid him farewell and escort him to his new office.
09:22
09:22

Bars Spend Heavily on Renovations Ahead of the Reopening 1 2 Top story

Deogratious Matovu, the manager of Vox Lounge, says that despite the extended lockdown, they kept some staff and continued paying their utility bills. He explains that most of their equipment like television sets, sound systems, lights, and workers’ uniforms were destroyed by mice.
11:41
11:41

UNRA Conducts Dry Runs on Entebbe Expressway 3 1

During the dry runs, motorists were given dummy toll cards but told that they will continue to use the Expressway at no cost until the payment officially starts on January 6.
09:57
09:57

World Leaders Mourn Archbishop Tutu - ‘A Towering Global Figure for Peace’ 3 Top story

The late Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been described as an unwavering voice for the voiceless by, among others, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres who praised Archbishop Tutu’s relentless determination to build global solidarity for a free and democratic South Africa.
10:38
10:38

UCU Student Living Off Chicken Rearing Since Lock Down 1 4

As the Christmas season approaches, Tumwesige expects to make huge profits because of increased demand for the chicken. A chicken he normally sells at Shillings 20,000 will go to up to Shillings 40,000 during the season he notes.
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