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  • Aug 16 , 2018

    BY NTALE YOUNUS

    Bullets and tear gas have been fired in Kamwokya, Kampala to disperse seemingly angry residents who are protesting the arrest of Kyadondo Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.

    Bobi Wine was arrested

  • Aug 16 , 2018

    BY UTN REPORTER

    Kyaddondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a Bobi Wine has been charged before the General Court Martial in Gulu on allegations relating to illegal possession of weapons and ammunitions.

    Bobi Wine appeared before the

  • Aug 16 , 2018

    BY UTN REPORTERS

    Gulu Chief Magistrates Court has remanded the newly elected Arua Municipality MP Kassiano Wadri, together with 33 others to Gulu Main Prison.

    Arua Municipality MP Kassiano Wadri has been charged before Dawa Francis Matenga along

  • Aug 16 , 2018

    BY OTIM NORBERT

    The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) have reaffirmed its commitment to produce Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to be charged before the military court

  • Aug 16 , 2018

    By Otim Norbert

    Former Terego Legislator Kassiano Ezati Wadri has been announced as the winner of the highly contested Arua Municipality parliamentary seat.

    Kassiano Wadri, stood as an independent candidate, after failing to convince

  • Aug 07 , 2018

    By UTN Reporter

    A Human Rights activists have dragged government to court on allegations relating to continued detention of former IGP Gen Kale Kayihura for close to two Months.

    Issa Ogomba together with Sarah Rukundo a law

  • Aug 06 , 2018

    By Nakyeyune Shadia & Bagiira Elizabeth

    The inter Religious Council has summoned all Political Parties for a National Dialogue seeking to end the political impasse in the country.

  • Aug 04 , 2018

    By UTN Reporter

    Security officers in Kampala have arrested one of the top immigration officer on allegations relating to involvement in selling Ugandan passports to foreigners who in turn use these passports in dubious

  • Aug 03 , 2018

    Police in Rakai is holding a security guard for allegedly attempting to kill a motorist.

  • Aug 03 , 2018

    By: Bagiira Elizabeth

    Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has argued the youth to start up small business ventures to respond to the high levels of unemployment.

business

  • Aug 03 , 2018

    By: Kizito Unusu & Nakyeyune Shadia

    The Ministry Of Energy And Mineral Development has advised Ugandans to use sustainable energy as a way of reducing on the costs.

  • Jul 25 , 2018

    By Samuel L ugada

    Government has invested in the Dairy Development Authority, DDA to increase on Milk productivity to enable Ugandan meet the global demands.

    State minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries,

  • Jun 29 , 2018

    BY INKE BRIAN and TIBAINGANA FRED

    The Uganda Travel Agents Association (TUGATA) and Uganda Tourism Association (UTA) have condemned Government’s decision to abolish travel agents to engage in travel transactions.

    Addressing the media at

  • Jun 13 , 2017

    BY JOSEPHINE NAMANDA AND AMINAH NAMATOVU

    Kampala-The Uganda revenue authority has announced new avenues through which it will raise the required shs 15.1 trillion as tasked in the National Budget read last week.

  • Apr 13 , 2017

    By UTN Reporter

    Kampala - Civil Society Organizations under the Budget advocacy group have called for increased funding for the Ministry of Trade, Industry and cooperatives if the country will make significant strides towards achieving the middle income status in four years.

  • Apr 06 , 2017

    By UTN Reporter

    Kampala - Boda Boda Cyclists in Kampala have launched a Cooperative Society that will enable them access affordable Motor Cycles on credit.

    The Union coded Kampala Civic Centre Boda Boda Transporters Cooperative Society-KCCBT was launched today in Kampala

  • Mar 24 , 2017

    By UTN Business Reporter

    Kampala - The Uganda Shilling has significantly gained value in relation to the US Dollar in a space of 3 days. The Uganda Shilling by Thursday traded at 3,590.79 / 3,600.70 as compared to Tuesday at 3,591.35 / 3,601.35 buying and selling respectively.

  • Feb 28 , 2017

    Rotary International president John F. Germ has hailed the contribution of Centenary Bank and Rotary towards the fight against cancer in Uganda.

    John F. Germ made the remark during the commissioning

  • Feb 16 , 2017

    By UTN Reporter

    The African Development Bank Group has injected US $ 3.50m into the Inter-Governmental Agency on Development (IGAD) for Infrastructure master plan in the eight member states.

  • Jan 30 , 2017

    By UTN Reporter

    Kampala - The National Budget for the financial year 2017/18 will pay much emphasis on oil production, as a way to combat the falling donor assistance and avoid borrowing. The director for Budgeting in the Ministry of Finance Kenneth Mugambe says the national Budget is set out clearly to streamline oil production, with an infrastructural development framework to guide them.

Environment

  • Aug 08 , 2016

    Government plans to increase investments in food and livestock production, as a gloomy weather prediction for areas around the Lake Victoria Basin and other parts of the country threatens production of cash crops. According sources, money planned to boost cash crops like tea, and coffee will instead be diverted to enhance other crops’ performance in a bid to offset deficits arising from adverse climate conditions.

  • Jun 13 , 2016

    WOMEN AND CHILDREN EXPOSED TO INDOOR AIR POLLUTION-RESEARCH

    The Uganda National Alliance on Clean Cooking (UNACC) have expressed concern over the lots of time spent by women and children while collecting firewood and cooking

  • May 09 , 2016

    Leaders in Mbarara district are calling on the National Environment Management Authority - NEMA, to apply military strategies in protecting the Wetlands and save the only historical River Rwizi which si the only source of water in 9 districts.

    The leaders are concerned about human activities and urban

  • Mar 25 , 2016

    Failure to communicate between Chinese Engineers and Ugandan workers at the Karuma Dam construction project has been reported to be one of the major constraints slowing progress of works.

    The Chinese Contractor Sinohydro says 30% of the works is done

  • Mar 15 , 2016

    The Uganda National renewable energy and efficiency Alliance, UNREEEA have expressed dismay over the lots of time spent by women and children while collecting firewood and cooking which exposes them to indoor air pollution.

    This was revealed during a press conference at Hotel Africana for the alliances Annual General Meeting

education

  • Jul 18 , 2018
    By Madman Matte

    Government has increased its funding towards the education sector from 2,112.17bn to 2,445billion shilling a head of its struggle to improve

  • Jan 10 , 2017

    Kampala. Link Islamic Schools in Uganda has released the 2016 Islamic Primary Leaving Examination results with the performance increasing by 21.1% compared to last year.

    Of the 2020 students who sat for the 2016 exams, 569 passed in

  • Dec 14 , 2016

    Principles of Constituent Colleges at Makerere University have trashed the pleas by the University Council to prevail over the dons to take the offer of one month salary and other incentives.

    In a heated meeting chaired by the University Council Chairperson Eng Wana Etyem

  • Nov 08 , 2016

    The High Court in Kampala has agreed with the Ministry of Education to have Bridge International Academies closed over failure to meet minimum sanitation requirements of operation

    Delivering her ruling on Friday morning, Justice Patricia Basaza Wasswa held that

  • Aug 30 , 2016

    A total of 2700 from 451 qur’an schools are set to sit for this year’s Islamic primary Leaving Exams starting tomorrow Wednesday. This marks the end of year Islamic Primary Leaving Examinations indicating an increament in the number of schools registering for these exams compared to last year.

    This years exams comes at a time when Examinations

  • Aug 12 , 2016

    NON-TEACHING PIN TECHNOCRATS IN FINANCE AND PUBLIC SERVICE Non-Teaching staff who are currently on strike in all public universities have threatened to change the method of strike by marching to the constitutional square if at all; pressure from

  • Jul 13 , 2016

    At a time when most Ugandans struggle to get absorbed in the labor sector, the Deputy Attorney General has criticized parents who often discourage their children to take part in Music and sports.

    The Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana was presiding at the Nabisunsa Girls school

Politics

  • Jan 18 , 2018

    BY RENITTA KAHINJU<\p>

    The Democratic Party is considering challenging Parliament’s procedures saying the august house didn’t follow some procedures when passing the recent controversial bills into law. <\p>

    Democratic Party President Norbert Mao announced this

  • Jun 29 , 2016

    The outgoing UNAIDS Country representative Musa Bungudu has paid a courtesy visit to the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadagga with a strong call on sustaining the progress achieved in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

    Bungundu notes that Uganda has made a remarkable progress

  • Jun 23 , 2016

    Tough times ahead of UPC’s Betty Among in Parliament after accepting a ministerial position in the ruling NRM government.

    The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza

  • Jun 23 , 2016

    The Leader of the opposition in Parliament and Kasese Woman MP Winnie Kiiza has finally fully constituted her shadow Cabinet in Parliament to face-off with the ruling NRM on the floor of Parliament.

    Kiiza appointed Angelina Osege as Chairperson

Court

  • Mar 28 , 2018

    BY UTN REPORTER

    Hardly a week after High Court Judge Justice Wilson Masalu Musene disqualified himself from a Treason case against Aisha Nakasibante and 18 others, he now makes a un turn.

    Accrding the the Judge, he returned to this case to

  • Jan 10 , 2017

    Kampala. The king of Rwenzururu Kingdom, Charles Wesley Mumbere, now facing a string of charges including terrorism, has accused the state of playing double standards in his bail application.

    The king through his lawyers including Caleb Alaka, Evans Ochieng, Samuel Muyizzi, said the state

  • Jul 06 , 2016

    The High Court has deferred the hearing of the bail application by former FDC presidential candidate to Monday next week.

    According to Solomon Muyita, the Senior Communications Officer of the Judiciary, Dr Besigye’s bail application hearing had initially been scheduled for tomorrow but because it’s a public holiday

  • Jul 06 , 2016

    Six former aides to Gen. David Sejusa have this afternoon been found guilty of offenses related to the over throw of government by force of arms.

    The six who were found guilty by the General Court Martial sitting in Makindye include; corporal Grace Nasasira, corporal Godfrey Karuhanga, Frank Ninsiima,

Human Rights

  • Jun 29 , 2018

    BY STEVEN OWERE, NAMUBIRU VICTO, NAMBASAUNIAH AND SUSAN NAMOMBWE

    The Equal opportunities commission is stuck with 25cases relating Albinos which the commission hopes to work hand in hand with the legal advocacy, Government and the local councils to have it addressed.

    A legal officer from the commission

  • Mar 14 , 2017

    A section of women have expressed disappointment for the continued number of women who die daily saying the lives of 16 women that are lost every day in Uganda while giving birth is alarming necessitating no need to take part in International Women’s day.

    These women we met at the Center for Human Rights and Development, CEHURD

  • Jun 16 , 2016

    Old people under their umbrella body Uganda reach the aged, URAA have tasked government to have a national roll-out of the senior citizens grant support-SAGE to enable every Ugandan benefit.

    This was raised by the old age during the celebrations to mark the UN World

  • Jun 15 , 2016

    Mukono municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze Bakireke has been admitted in hospital with serious health complications.

    Currently Nambooze is being admitted in Church of Uganda

Sports

  • Jun 28 , 2018

    BY INKE BRIAN

    The 4 year wait is finally over and tonight we are looking forward to the 2018 world cup kicking off at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow between the host Russia and Saudi Arabia.

    This year’s tournament is the 21st, world cup contested

  • Jan 09 , 2017

    Powers edged City Oilers during their second game at 62-54 to emerge victors.

    There has always been tension when the two team meet with either

  • Dec 28 , 2016

    UGANDA Cranes goal keeper and Mamelodi Sundowns short stopper Dennis Onyango has been ranked 10th best goal keeper in the world. The International Federation of Football History and Statistics placed Onyango in the 10th spot ahead of Arsenal and Czech stopper Petr Cech

  • Apr 03 , 2016

    National Athlete Nahabwe Kenneth came victorious in the NSSF Kampala Hash Seven Hills Marathon on Sunday in Kampala. The event was organized by the National Social Security Fund with proceeds meant for safe water provision to Primary Schools in Kampala. Ambience

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USPA TO AWARD SPORTS PERSONALITIES OF 2016

Lugogo - Sports Journalists under their body USPA, Uganda Sports Press Association will award over 60 Sports personalities who excelled in year 2016 in various sports disciplines.<\p>

The sports men to be awarded were selected basing on their achievements

Ongwen Pre Trial

I Don’t Mind If Charges Are Read Or Not Says Ongwen. The Ever anticipated Pre-trial of confirmation of charges hearing against one of the former commanders of Lord Resistance Army (LRA) Dominic Ongwen kicks off at the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC ) with Ongwen minding less whether or not the 70 charges slapped against him are read out or not.

MUK,NCHE DEFEND HAJJ MBABAALI’S CREDENTIALS

Officials from the National Council for higher education and Makerere University have defended NRM’s haj Muhammad Muyanja Mbabaali’s academic documents in the Masaka grade one magistrate’s court. The duo has today told court that basing on the procedure followed by an applicant for the mature age entry at Makerere University Kampala, Haj Mbabaali duly acquired the said academic

ENTEBBE GRADE B HOSPITAL IS IN SORRY STATE- AIDED

Entebbe- Entebbe Grade B Hospital has benefited from the generous hand of Uganda Breweries, who have donated to the Health facility a 100,000 liter water tank for consistent provision of water resources to the facility.

Health Minister Dr. Chris Baryomunsi received the facility

BRIG. MUHOOZI PROMOTED TO MAJ. GEN

The Commander in Chief of Uganda’s armed forces, Gen. Yoweri Museveni has promoted his son and commander of the elite presidential Special Forces Command Brig Gen. Muhoozi Kainrugaba to the rank of Major General.

This is the latest promotion to Maj Gen. Muhoozi after spending only two years on the rank of Brigadier General.

others promoted is Col. Stephen Sabiti Muzeyi to the rank of Brigadier General. Brig Gen. Sabiti Muzeyi has been the deputy commander of the elite presidential Special Force Command until last week when he was replaced by Col. Don.

In side sources reveal that Brig Gen. Sabiti Muzeyi is supposed to go for further studies in a US prestigious military staff command college.

Also in active service promoted is the commander of the Air Force Col.

Charles Lutaaya to Brigadier General. Brig

Maize Ordinance

Nakaseke district local government together with Famers have enacted and passed the first ever historical Ordinance to regulate Maize production in the district and attract a better market to allow development in the area.

VOTING IN ENTEBBE CANCELLED

Voting in Entebbe turned chaotic after the two rivaling sides failed to come to terms with the conditions in which the ballot boxes were delivered. The boxes were delivered to Entebbe Police with several of them holding brocken safety seals, a condition NRM supporters alleged was to be blamed on their DP counterparts. The boxes were delivered to the Police a night

MUMBERE SECURITY WITHDRAWN

Kasese - The Rwenzururu king, Charles Wesley Mumbere has handed over three AK47 rifles to the army. The guns, which belong to the UPDF soldiers guarding Mumbere's palace, had been taken from from the palace armoury during a scuffle between the Omusinga's royal guards and his UPDF guards.

ETHINICITY CAUSING HATE SPEECHES” - OBSERVERS

Kampala - The Citizens Election Observers Network – Uganda (CEON-U) has released its pre-election observation report stressing issues regarding the campaign trails ahead of the 18th February poll. The report, the third of its kind shows that ethnicity ranked highest as a basis for hate speech, intimidation and violence against candidates, when compared to gender and religion.

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