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20:17
20:17

Opposition Moots Amendments to Media Laws media freedom 4 1

According to the Leader of the Opposition of Parliament Mathias Mpuuga, the Shadow Cabinet has kick-started a process of developing amendments to the Act and other media laws, which he says are draconian.
20:04
20:04

Funeral Service Vans Cautioned Against Using Sirens 2 1

Assistant Commissioner of Police Charles Ssebambulidde, one of the immediate past traffic operations directors and now traffic directorate spokesperson says that they have observed a growing number of funeral service vehicles with sirens which are causing confusion on roads.
19:28
19:28

WHO Announces Three New Drugs for Latest COVID-19 ‘Solidarity’ Clinical Trials

The therapies; artesunate, imatinib and infliximab will be tested on hospitalized COVID-19 patients in 52 countries under the Solidarity PLUS programme. Artesunate is a medicine for severe malaria, imatinib is used for certain cancers, including leukaemia, while infliximab is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases of the immune system.
18:21
18:21

IGP Ochola Dissolves Flying Squad Unit Again 1 Top story

The communication was sent through a radio message to all operatives indicating that Flying Squad had been disbanded, and it's no longer recognized among police units. “We have been urged to go to Crime Intelligence headquarters in Naguru or be incorporated into the Special Investigations Division [SID] in Kireka,” one of the affected members of the unit told URN this afternoon.
16:24
16:24

Attorney General Defends Gov’t in Vehicle Tracking Case Isaac Ssemakadde 1

The Attorney General argues that “the implementation of Intelligent Transport Monitoring System –ITMS system in Uganda is not a breach of the right to privacy because the system will not be used to trail ordinary law-abiding citizens, but will only serve as a backup to trace vehicles and motorcycles used in the commission of criminal offences.
15:49
15:49

COVID-19 Hits the Children’s Cancer Ward, Health Workers Puzzled on Way Forward cancer in children 1 3

Dr. Joyce Balagadde Kambugu, the head of the pediatric Unit told URN that as the children return after missing treatment for a long time, health workers have had to start reviews afresh and some treatment afresh since they are unaware of the effects the withdrawal has had on the patients.
15:32
15:32

Doctors Give November Ultimatum to Strike Over Vacant Posts, Supplies President of Uganda 3

The doctors' grievances include gaps in human resources where they operate with vacancies of over 600 health workers unfilled, perennial lack of medical supplies and Personal Protection Equipment in addition to the failure by the government to compensate families of doctors who lost their lives in line of duty saving COVID-19 patients.
15:29
15:29

Winnie Nanyondo Sets Sights on Diamond League olympic games 2 1

Nanyondo 27, who got a Bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games says she has shifted focus to the Eugene diamond league that is slated for 21st August 2021 in the United States of America.
14:45
14:45

KCCA Speaker to Technical Staff: We Shall Break Into Your Offices 2

The speaker sent out invites for the special sitting on August 9th, 2021. In the invitations, she invited all councillors, the KCCA Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director and all directors. The meeting was scheduled to start at 10 am but didn't until 11 am.
14:25
14:25

Two Arrested for Dumping Coffin in Mulago in Anti-Atwine Protests Augustine Ojobile 2 1 Top story

On July 27th, 2021, unknown dumped a coffin at Mulago Hospital with placards demanding Dr. Atwine’s removal, prompting police to swing into action and hunt for them. The d coffin, which was later removed by Police, had placards with words attacking Dr. Atwine.
11:57
11:57

China, India Will Fund Uganda's Oil if West Pulls Out-Africa Energy Boss 4

Calls by local and international NGOs on the Uganda and Tanzania governments not to carry on with the projects, and on lenders not to finance the industry, intensified in April following the signing of agreements in Kampala giving a green light to the investors to proceed. The #StopEACOP campaign, an international crusade against Uganda's oil and gas and specifically the EACOP project says the pipeline will emit 34 million tons of carbon per year, equivalent to total emissions by 7.4 million cars.
08:10
08:10

Gov't Fulfills Tractor Pledge to COU 4 1 Top story

The Agriculture Minister, Frank Tumwebaze cautioned the beneficiaries to ensure that they maintain the tractors. He pledged that the government working together with the National Agricultural Advisory Services- NAADS will ensure that all the dioceses benefit from the tractors as this effort is geared towards supplementing the growth of agriculture in the country.
07:47
07:47

Lugala Residents Petition CID Director Over Harassment 4 2

In their petition addressed to CID Director, Grace Akullo, the residents say that their projects under Lugala Ghetto youth mindset change have been frustrated by people who grab their land including beating them under the protection of policemen and women from nearby police posts of Wakasanke, Bukasa and Kibumbiro.
07:43
07:43

Newly Promoted Arua Hill Offloads Head Coach Mbalangu in Dramatic Style 1 1

Mbalangu revealed to URN that he and his colleagues are dissatisfied with the decision and have already petitioned the local football governing body FUFA.
07:21
07:21

KCCA Needs UGX 2.5Bn for Covid-19 Response 3

MPs led by Tororo Woman MP, Sarah Opendi questioned the Minister why KCCA did not benefit from the recent supplementary budget approved by parliament towards the country’s Covid-19 pandemic response.
06:33
06:33

New COVID-19 Infections Expected to Surge Next Week COVID-19 Cases 2

According to a report issued by NPA, the country will experience an increase in new COVID-19 cases from the week starting 15 to 24 August,20201. The planning authority foresees an increase of 40 new cases every day in the said week
06:21
06:21

Ministry of Education Waives Pre-Reopening Inspection for Medical Schools 4

Hajjat Safinah Musene, Commissioner Business Technical and Vocational Training (BTVET), says they assume that all health training institutions meet the required standards given the fact that most of them had been given certificates of compliance before they reopened last year.
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