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21:15
21:15

Generation Failure Causes Country-Wide Power Blackout umeme 1

Umeme blamed the power outages on what it called a technical problem affecting generation in most parts of the country. The Outages in some parts of Kampala last for about three hours before power was restored.
20:55
20:55

UN Secretary General Hails Uganda's Generosity unhcr staff 1 3

In a world where so many people are selfishly closing their doors, closing their borders, not allowing refugees to come, this example deserves praise and admiration from the whole international community, Guterres told reporters at the Imvepi Refugee Reception Centre in the Arua district.
20:37
20:37

Parliament Adopts Oil Handshake Cash Refund Report 6 billion shillings 1 3

The decision was made despite efforts by the deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana to challenge the recommendation for officials to refund the money saying that it was contradicting another committee recommendation for the Inspector General of Government IGG to institute an investigation.
19:53
19:53

No Deal as Nile Basin Summit Ends in Entebbe entebbe agreement 2 1 Top story

The two-day deliberations in Kampala and Entebbe were aimed at rallying all the 11 Nile Basin countries to own the controversial Entebbe Agreement also known as the Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement CFA.
17:59
17:59

KCCA Council Cautioned on Rent Restriction erias lukwago 2

The authority has been thinking about how the colonial era piece of legislation can be implemented following complaints from city tenants and spontaneous strikes triggered by rent increment. According the act, a rent board can be established to set up a standard rent upon which landlords cant exceed.
17:29
17:29

EU Announces €85 million as Uganda Battles Refugee Crisis 1 Top story

Uganda is now the top refugee hosting country in Africa. The number of refugees from South Sudan alone is currently over 950,000. The country is also home to over 220 000 Congolese and over 37 000 Burundian refugees, as well as thousands from other countries in the region, such as Somalia.
17:00
17:00

City Councillors Pass Resolution to Withdrawal KCCA Amendment Bill kcca council 1

On Monday, Namugwanya told council that the bill is no longer the property of the Ministry but parliament. She implored council to seek a meeting with the committee to present their views.
16:57
16:57

Two Businessmen Held over Possession of Govt Drugs government drugs 1 1

Two people are in custody at Kabale Central Police station after they were allegedly found in possession of government drugs. The two are identified as Frank Ensinikweri, 34 and Tom Akampurira who is aged 25. They are both businessmen from Kibeho cell, Murambi parish, Rweikiniro sub county in Ntungamo District.
16:39
16:39

Kibaale Residents Petition Parliament Over Eviction land evictions 3 1

Residents from four sub counties in Kibaale district have today petitioned parliament over land eviction that has left 1,300 families displaced. The families were last year evicted from the land bordering Kagombe Forest Reserve by the National Forestry Authority NFA claiming they had encroached on the forest.
16:19
16:19

Rapid Growth Projected in Asset Management Sector retirement benefits 5

Denis Mugalya, the Chairman of Uganda Investment Management Association, says their projection is that from nine trillion shillings the retirement benefits and asset management sector asset base is expected to grow to nearly 22 trillion shillings.
16:08
16:08

Youth Leaders Want Minimum Education Qualification For Councilors Reinstated

Sarah Bireete, a Constitutional Lawyer and member of Center for Constitutional Governance, said the dialogue is aimed at giving chance to youths to speak about constitutional issues that affect them.
16:03
16:03

Revival of Cooperatives is Responsibility of All, say Advocates 3

The cooperative movement declined in the 1990s climaxed by the collapse of the Cooperative Bank. The special ministry of marketing and cooperatives was also scrapped only to be revived as a unit under ministry of trade and industry in 2006.
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15:28

CSOs Raise Red Flag on Violence Against Children in Lango lango sub region

In their joint statement presented by Morish Chris Ongom, the Executive Director of Global Forum for Development, the CSOs note that 4,771 cases of child marriages were registered in Oyama district alone last year, 3, 006 in Lira, 2565 in Kole and 995 in Dokolo district.
15:11
15:11

She Cranes To Open Against Botswana peace proscovia 1

Uganda has been drawn to open the 2017 Africa Netball Championship with a game against Botswana on Saturday at the MTN Arena, Lugogo.
14:44
14:44

Health Centre Official Held for Theft of Solar Power System

Pamela Aguti, the Officer in Charge of the Criminal Investigation Department at Apac Central Police Station, says the arrest of Odur on Wednesday stemmed from complains from the local authorities accusing him of plunging the health center into darkness.
13:46
13:46

South Sudan Refugees Training on Democratic Rights, Peaceful Coexistence 1 1

Nana Kwakye, the Senior Program Officer United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, says there is ongoing capacity building in the camps although they are limited by funding. Kwakye explains that the refugees are given basic education, especially for children who are part of the majority as a long term measure to ensure better leaders who understand peace more than war.
13:19
13:19

Seven Arrested in Apac for Murder mob justice

Pamela Aguti, the officer in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department at Apac CPS says the suspects are all residents of Alyec-imalu cell, Akere Division in Apac Municipality. They include two crime preventers identified as Francis Olum and Bonny Otim and the area Local Council one chairperson, Margret Atoke among others.
12:02
12:02

School Cancels Lessons As UN Chief Visits fighting in congo 1 Top story

Only about 50 pupils at Inyau Primary in Arua district will welcome the UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres as arrives in Arua to drum up humanitarian support for the 1.3 million refugees in Uganda. Guterres is in Uganda where he will, alongside President Yoweri Museveni, host the UN-backed Refugee Solidarity Summit which starts today, Thursday.
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11:35

Former Kabarole RDC to Pay UGX 50M For Humiliating Doctor 1 Top story

Justice Ojok found Kambarage guilty of humiliating Dr. Ephraim Basaliza, a Senior Veterinary Doctor in Kabarole district when he ordered him to kneel down during a meeting between farmers and Sub-county NAADS coordinators in 2009.
11:10
11:10

Government Delivers Relief Food to Rukungiri Families 1

On Wednesday, a team from the Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Ministry delivered the relief food valued at Shillings 100 million. Andrewson Katebire, the Rukungiri LC V Chairperson welcomed the relief, saying residents have been surviving on pawpaw leaves.
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