Month: July 2021

The ongoing cordon and search operation by the army and police has led to the recovery of 23 firearms from cattle rustlers across Karamoja region since the second phase of disarmament exercise started on July 17th, 2021. Michael Longole, the Karamoja Region police spokesperson, says 12 out of 23 firearms were recovered through voluntarily disarmament […]

Construction works in a major wetland in Masaka City have been abandoned. In the past, leaders in Masaka city and environmental conservation activists have been at loggerheads with a senior officer of Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF identified as Major Patrice Mugume. Mugume hired trucks to dump the soil in the wetland, clearing part of it […]

Nearly four million doses of coronavirus vaccines from the COVAX initiative arrived in Africa last week, After a near-halt of COVID-19 vaccine shipments to the continent in recent months. There were only  245,000 doses of the vaccine delivered for all of June, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) The WHO said that it hoped […]

The Dutch government has extradited Venant Rutunga, the former regional director of ISAR Rubona, an agricultural research institute located in the southern district of Huye, formerly known as Butare Prefecture. The 72-year old was received by officials from the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) at Kigali International Airport on Monday July 26 at around 7:30pm. […]

A 70–year–old man and his family in Buwate in Kira Municipality in Wakiso district are facing eviction from their plot of land (Kibanja) where they have lived for close to five decades in disregard of government directives stopping evictions in the lockdown. Lawrence Nabbamba alleges that their landlord, Herbert Musoke Semakula sold the three-acre piece […]

The increasing cattle thefts in Katakwi by suspected Karimojong warriors have attracted the deployment of more Uganda People’s Defense Force- UPDF soldiers. For more than two weeks now, residents of Palam, Magoro, Ngariam, Okore and Guyaguya sub-counties among others have been losing cattle almost on a daily basis to suspected Karimojong rustlers. The rustlers raid […]

A court in Tanzania has charged the leader of the main opposition party with terrorism-related offences, following his arrest that drew international concern and criticism of the country’s new president.Chadema chairman Freeman Mbowe was detained last week along with 15 other members of the party in a late-night crackdown government critics said bore the hallmarks […]

Police in Kagadi are holding 240 people following the weekend raid on a birthday party. Police rounded up the suspects on Saturday night in a raid on Divine guesthouse in Kagadi town. The suspect were attending a birthday party organized by Joachim Ategeka in contravention of the ban on social gathering as part of the […]

The newly elected Acholi Parliamentary Group-APG Chairperson Anthony Akol has called for Unity, amongst group  members in order to strengthen their agenda for the people of Acholi sub-region. Akol, the Kilak North Member of Parliament was elected to lead APG for a two-and-a-half-year tenure on Thursday from Parliament.  He collected 11 votes to defeat Omoro […]

The State House Health Monitoring Unit has opened investigations into laboratories that issue fake COVID-19 results. This comes after several travellers at Entebbe International Airport were blocked after it was discovered that they had fake COVID-19 results. According to the health monitoring unit, most of the affected persons were migrant workers who were issued with […]

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