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More than $350 million pledged for refugees in Uganda

More than $350 million pledged for refugees in Uganda

A ‘Solidarity Summit’ for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today. UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, that it was a “good starting point” although the international conference was looking to raise $2 billion. Hosted by President Yoweri Museveni and the […]

Africa Still Hesitant to Adapt Agro Biotech

Africa Still Hesitant to Adapt Agro Biotech

Lack of funding, loss of trained technical expertise, slow development of the biotechnology sector, lack of political will and the issue of public acceptance brought by activism are the main challenges facing many African countries especially, East African countries on biotechnology and bio-safety. A three-day workshop held in Mwanza Region, organized by African Agricultural Technology […]

Ugandan Army Boss General Muhoozi Takes Over Police Cheif Kayihura’s Roles

Ugandan Army Boss General Muhoozi Takes Over Police Cheif Kayihura’s Roles

In Gen Kale Kayihura’s absence, Gen David Muhoozi, the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), has taken over some of the security roles of the Inspector General of Police, The Observer has learnt. According to our sources, the army chief is now chair of the Joint Operation’s Committee and is also co-ordinating security arrangements for the […]

Commission of Inquiry Says Human Right Violation Persist

Commission of Inquiry Says Human Right Violation Persist

On 15 May, the Commission of Inquiry on Human rights in Burundi has presented the second oral briefing to the UN Human Right Council. Members of the commission say human right violations persist. Burundi Government accuses the commission of producing biased and politically oriented reports. “We were struck in our investigations by the feeling of […]

Free Underwear Persuade Moroto Males to Dash for Circumcision

Free Underwear Persuade Moroto Males to Dash for Circumcision

The distribution of free underwear for males after undergoing Safe Medical Circumcision (SMC) in Moroto District has boosted the program. Abraham Kizza, a mobiliser from the Health Ministry, says the number of males turning up for circumcision is overwhelming in some places like Rupa Sub County. He says more than 200 males were circumcised in […]

City Dude – Surely, Kigali Is Not Kampala!

City Dude – Surely, Kigali Is Not Kampala!

I have always heard about Rwanda’s Umuganda community service. Rwandese get up every last Saturday of the month to clean their country. What a great cause! That is the secret behind Kigali’s cleanliness, besides the fact that you can get arrested for littering. We need that in Uganda. Imagine a scenario where all city dwellers […]

Why Uganda’s Major General David Tinyefuza Attempted to Leave the Army Over Harassment

Why Uganda’s Major General David Tinyefuza Attempted to Leave the Army Over Harassment

The surprise resignation had sparked a war of words between the petitioner and his bosses who were angered by his testimony to the parliamentary committee. When he appeared before court, junior Defence minister Amama Mbabazi said the petitioner remained a member of the armed forces even after his appointment to the public service in 1993. […]

Where Pupils, Teachers, Parents Prefer Gold Mining to Schooling

Where Pupils, Teachers, Parents Prefer Gold Mining to Schooling

As early as 10am, seven-year-old Joseph Ouma is standing in a muddy stream, filtering gold from the water channels connecting to River Okame in Amonikanine village, Buteba sub-county in Busia district. As ZURAH NAKABUGO reports, Ouma is just one of many children who have all but abandoned school in favour of more ‘lucrative’ activities. Asked […]

Ugandan Socialite Zari Speaks Out About Property Wrangles After Ivan Ssemwanga’s Death

Ugandan Socialite Zari Speaks Out About Property Wrangles After Ivan Ssemwanga’s Death

Just days after the burial of flashy Ugandan businessman Ivan Ssemwanga, his former wife Zari Hassan has spoken about the family dispute over his property. In an interview with millardayo.com the Ugandan socialite said Ssemwanga’s property in Uganda has a loan to be repaid after which it will be determined way forward. She further explained […]

Uganda Wild Authority Captures Man-Eating Crocodile

Uganda Wild Authority Captures Man-Eating Crocodile

Residents of Masindi, Nakasongola and Kiryandongo districts are breathing a sigh of relief after a crocodile suspected to have eaten three children in the area in the last two months was captured on Friday. Mr Jossy Muhangi, the Uganda Wild Authority (UWA) spokesperson, confirmed the predator was captured at River Kafu that straddles the boundary […]

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