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17:59
17:59

Errant Police Officer Detained for Wasting Government Bullets public nuisance 1

Dravu had established that the OC had wasted government bullets by carelessly shooting out of drunkenness. The OC who was found holding sachets of liquor in one hand became violent and threatened to shoot at the DISO. He was however stopped by a group of youths at Mvara trading center. The officer in charge of Mvara police post in Arua municipality ASP James Ongom has been arrested for allegedly drinking during working hours and wasting government property. Ongom was arrested early Friday morning after a tip-off by Stephen Dravu, the Gombolola internal security officer of Arua hill division on his dishonourable conduct through which he turned into a public nuisance.
17:54
17:54

Police OC Arrested for Shooting Youth in Alebtong 1

He reportedly shot and severely injured Daniel Odongo, a resident of Abako trading centre and a former student of Buluge Comprehensive School last night after he failed to heed to a police directive to stop for an ordinary check. Odongo was rushed to Alanyi health centre II where he breathed his last early today.
17:29
17:29

Interdicted Iganga Town Clerk Eyes Kooki County Seat 2

The two will also face competition from the former area MP Erasmus Mugumya Magulumaali and John Mary Sebuwuufu, the Kyotera County Democratic Party Chairperson. With the exception of Sebuwuufu, the three contenders are all seeking the NRM ticket to the race.
16:52
16:52

DPP Contests Discharge of Nurse in Contentious HIV Cannula case dpp sanctions

Justice Chibita says he is dissatisfied by the High Court's decision to release the Nurse; Rosemary Namubiru from jail. The DPP wants the nurse to serve her three years sentence as opposed to the ten months that she had spent in jail.
16:28
16:28

Insecurity Hurts Uganda-Kenya Border Residents moroto district 1 1

At least six people have been killed in recent months and unspecified number of livestock stolen amid gun fire by suspected Turkana warriors. At the same time, the chronic conflict between the Pokot and Turkana has also affected the residents with frequent spills of gunfire inside Uganda.
16:10
16:10

Kingdom Minister, Royal Guard Held Over Hoima Land Clashes 3

Byakagaba says police investigations have linked the suspects to the violence in Rwengabi, although he did not specify which role they played and the charges preferred on them. He said their case file will be forwarded to the Resident State Attorney for advice.
15:11
15:11

Feminists in Fresh Push for Marriage and Divorce Bill women organisations 2

Among the controversial provisions in the current bill are those that pertain to bride price, a customary practice requiring payment of consideration by a groom to his wife's family. The current Marriage and Divorce Bill states that bride price cannot be treated as a prerequisite for marriage, and makes criminal the act of demanding repayment of bride price.
15:07
15:07

ICC Drops Charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta icc indictments 1 Top story

Prosecutor says evidence was insufficient to prove President Kenyatta's alleged criminal responsibility beyond reasonable doubt.
14:26
14:26

Besigye Tasks Muntu to Accommodate Divergent Views fdc 1

In a message interpreted to address the protracted animosity between Budadiri West MP Nandala Mafabi and Party President Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, Besigye said the fragmented forces in the party can only be addressed through accommodating views of even the most cantankerous members.
13:48
13:48

Masindi Court Orders Police to Release Seized Cattle 1

The animals belonging to Grace Baroroza, the chairperson of Balaalo in Buliisa District were impounded by locals and handed to the police on November 29. The cattle were grazing in Waiga village, Buliisa Sub County at the time. They are now held at Buliisa Police headquarters.
13:33
13:33

EU Unveils Engagement to Strengthen Banking Practice in Uganda

The technical assistance programme is automatically extended to financial institutions benefiting from EIB credit lines at no cost for them. DFCU Bank, Centenary Bank, Crane Bank and Housing Finance Bank are Uganda's beneficiaries for the Initiative that is targeting SMEs and micro-enterprises.
12:56
12:56

3 Dead, Scores Injured in Batwa-Bakiga Clashes 2

In vengeance, several Bakiga men and women started beating members of the Batwa community that crossed their paths. Two members of the batwa community Joram Habomugisha and Kyomukama Kadogo were confirmed dead by last evening. Others sustained multiple injuries.
12:21
12:21

UPDF Struggles to Approve Retirement Applications updf retirement

Awich took the decision to retire from the army in 2010. His major target at retirement was to contest for the Lira Municipality seat in Parliament. The seat is currently held by Jimmy Akena, a son to former president Apollo Milton Obote. But this did not come with ease. His retirement request only came to pass this week four years down the road.
11:44
11:44

City Oilers Still in Fighting Mood-coach basketball 1

Oilers, who opened their best-of-seven campaign on Wednesday against Power with a 70-61 victory, will hope to maintain the momentum. The defending champions, however, still have a lot of hurdles to clear in defending the title.
11:28
11:28

Parliament Subcommittee Roots for Maternal Health Funding budget allocations 4

The recommendations by the subcommittee are envisaged to guide policy direction and funding towards improving maternal health in next fiscal budget. Kadaga said the outcome of the process will be shared by the Health and Finance Ministries as a feed into the next phase of the budgeting process.
11:10
11:10

Tensions Mount in Hoima Over Disputed Land 2

Over 40 homesteads were burnt, animals killed and property looted in the ensuing scuffle. At least 112 residents are now homeless following the incident. Over the last two days, men have slept in a video hall in Rwengabi trading center while the women have spent the nights in Rwengabi church of Uganda.
10:42
10:42

Stagnant Global Wages Worrying -ILO Report 1

The growing gap between wages and productivity has translated into a declining share of GDP going to Labour while an increasing share goes to capital, especially in developed economies. This trend means that workers and their households are getting a smaller share of economic growth while the owners of capital are benefiting more.
10:05
10:05

Uganda's Geothermal Power Dream Gets UN Boost geothermal energy 2 2 Top story

Officials from the Climate Technology Centre Network (CTCN) confirmed that Uganda's Ministry of Energy asked for technical support over the potential of beginning geothermal power generation in areas of Buranga, Kibiro and Panyimur.
09:49
09:49

Buddhist Foundation Turns Plastic Bottles into Cloth unfcc 2 1

The blankets look so soft like pure cotton to the extent that it may not be easy to imagine they were made from the dirty bottles that are normally littered at waste bins, water tunnels, rivers and lakes in Uganda. Hanford Lin, a Project Analyst with the Foundation, says volunteers are used to collect the bottles that are later cleaned and cut into small pallets ready to be turned into polyester for blankets and jerseys.
09:24
09:24

Gunmen Attack Zawadi Bus in Amuru, Rob Millions money changers 2

Initial reports indicate that unknown gunmen moving in a numberless motorcycle, ambushed and robbed the Zawadi bus registration number UAV 335W which was traveling from Kampala to Elegu border post in Amuru. The attack was carried out last evening at Wiliwili, 2 kilometers to Bibia trading centre.
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