At least 150 Bank of Baroda Uganda (BOBU) employees on Monday morning went on a sit-down strike demanding a 20percent pay rise. The striking workers say they were promised a pay rise two years ago, but to-date it has not been delivered.
The Mapinduzi Cup organized by the Zanzibar Football Association (ZFA) is slated for January 1-13 in Zanzibar. The annual tournament, which coincides with Independence celebrations in Zanzibar, will attract teams from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zanzibar.
At least 12 buses from Kampala are stuck at Nimule border town following hours of heavy fighting in the South Sudan capital, Juba. Air Uganda and Kenya Airways have cancelled their scheduled flights to Juba amid reports that the Juba Airport has been closed.