In the latest incident, two officers attached to Kisinga Police Station in Kakando Sub County were stabbed to death at the police station. Earlier in the day, two police officers were killed at Maliba Market in Maliba Sub County, where they had reportedly gone to arrest some of the Rwenzururu royal guards who were hiding there.
In a November 25 letter to all staff at Makerere University, Etyem stated that the campus which has been closed since November 1 has not been able to raise its 40 percent contribution to the wage bill to pay lecturers and other staffs.
Nyabaghole Agnes Ithungu, the wife of Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbere, was today briefly held and searched at Fort Portal Central Police Station. The police searched her car and confiscated knives and batons belonging to her royal guards.
The farmers who were contracted by Global Leaf Holdings Limited were stranded with their produce after the Ministry of Trade declined to license the company citing failure to prove its capacity to buy and export tobacco. The company had been requested to produce its financial records to government.
Speaking at the just concluded Uganda International Oil and Gas Summit UIOGS, Herman Kasekende said there are a number of structural issues that keep interest rates in Uganda high. He singled out the benchmark Central Bank Rate CBR which at 13 percent affects all other lending rates which cannot fall below it. He said if the CBR falls further, that should translate into lower interest rates.
The Head of the UK Department for International Trade at the British High Commission in Kampala, Eric Olanya, says the development stage of the oil and gas sector will require huge investments. As a result, UKEF revised the country cover for Uganda from between 50 and 100 million pounds to between 250 and 500 million pounds, with the possibility of revising it upwards.
Richard Angutoko, an officer from Total E P says that in order to manage the enormous waste from oil, government has undertaken a study on the need to manage hazardous waste. The study will be ready by March 2017.
Sheik Nuhu Muzaata made the comments during a gathering at Kibuli Mosque this evening as hundreds converged for special prayers in memory of Maj. Muhammad Kiggundu, a Muslim cleric, and UPDF officer who was shot to death by unknown assailants this morning.
Clarence Bwambale, the Rwenzururu Kingdom Information Minister says the four guards were killed in a fight with UPDF officers who wanted to gain access to the offices located on Rwenzori Street in the centre of Kasese town. One UPDF soldier was injured after being stabbed by a guard.
The assailants who were moving on a motorcycle are believed to have trailed them from a distance before opening fire. What appears to have been a chase ended at along Lugala-Masanafu road when the car tyres were deflated and it veered off the road, prompting the two to surrender to their attackers.
Our reporter in Kasese says that the army has taken siege of the offices located on Rwenzori Street. The main market in Kasese town commonly known as Kasindi has been closed as more people desert the town which is now covered in gunfire.
The farmers had been encouraged by Sulma Foods Limited, a private company located at Lwogi village to engage in commercial farming. The company has promised them a ready market for their produce in Middle East.
The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala has said that the African Union has transferred to Bank of Uganda over US 4.9million 18 billion Shillings, being arrears payment for troops serving in Somalia
In a statement issued ahead of International Women Human Rights Defenders Day on 29 November, the experts said women working for rights and equality faced unique and growing challenges driven by deep-rooted discrimination, with some being killed for their courageous stand and others facing violence, harassment, social stigma and sometimes imprisonment.
The killed minor was a resident of Rweijenje cell, Kashari south in Mbarara district. She was killed on November 24 by a group of people that picked her from her home late in the night. At the time, her mother Jane Ainemukama had been called to help an expectant mother in the neighborhood.
The security officers pitched camp outside the royal palace of Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu since last night. Several others are deployed at the royal hill behind the palace of Charles Wesley Mumbere, the cultural head of Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu.
The assailant who was being ridden on a motorcycle began firing at the motor vehicle Sheikh Kigundu was in while it was still moving.On reaching the trading center, the driver who was also the bodyguard stopped the vehicle, moved out and put his hands up.