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  • May 03 , 2020

    A Kenyan Passenger ferry carrying an unknown number of passengers has capsized in Lake Victoria.

  • May 01 , 2020

    Uganda has reached an agreement with the Indian government to facilitate the production of Hydroxychloroquine used in treatment of Covid-19

  • Apr 29 , 2020

    A brother to fallen Alliance for National Transformation's Barbra Allimadi, Milton Allimadi has paid a glowing tribute to her sister in a moving homage. In a thick and strong accolade posted at Blackstarnews.com, Milton praised Barbra as a simple soul, with a thick attachment to justice and fairness for all.

  • Apr 29 , 2020

    By UTN Reporter

    Court in Kampala has ruled that Members of Parliament return the controversial shs. 20m given to them as facilitation in the fight against the Corona Virus.

  • Apr 29 , 2020

    By UTN Reporter

    Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake’s condition have worsened and likely to be transferred into Intensive Care Unit.

  • Apr 29 , 2020

    Embattled Jinja District RDC Eric Sakwa has been granted bail, until May 13 when Court will begin hearing of the charges preferred against him.

  • Apr 28 , 2020

    By UTN Reporter

    President Museveni has donated 50% of his monthly salary to help finance the campaign against the Corona Virus Pandemic that has hit the country. The decision was a personal one, which is yet to extend to other public servants, politicians and ministers.

  • Apr 27 , 2020

    By UTN Reporter

    Doctors at Iran Police Hospital Nsambya have referred Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake to Nsambya Hospital after he fails to respond to treatment administered on him for days.

  • Apr 27 , 2020

    By UTN Reporter

    The Ministry of Health is set to deploy at least another 20 Health workers to beef up the team currently screening transit cargo truck drivers entering the country at Mutukula boader post in Kyotera District.

  • Apr 27 , 2020

    By UTN Reporter

    Kenya has started a targeted mass testing campaign of all truck drivers against the Corona Virus.

business

  • Feb 04 , 2020

    BY UTN REPORTER

    The Uganda National Metrological Authority, UNMA have advised farmers to delay planting crops next month when the regular rainy season begins.

    Uganda National Metrological Authority plea comes at a time

  • Oct 30 , 2019

    By Ntale Younus

    House of Zakat and Waqf Uganda have signed a memorandum of Understanding with its counterpart in Sudan that seeks to strengthen the operationalization of Zakat in Uganda.

    In the Memorandum, House of Zakat and Waqf Uganda will

  • Jul 30 , 2019

    BY EMANUEL BAHEMBA MUGISHA AND NASSIWA RASHIDAH

    Democratic Party (DP) bloc has opposed the proposal to the coffee law by government saying its demands are economically segregative

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    Addressing media during a weekly press conference, at the DP offices in Kampala,

  • Mar 30 , 2019

    By UTN Reporter

    The Minister of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Eng. Hilary Onek has asked refugees from Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan to return home following stable progress in the three countries.

    Minister Hilary Onek was addressing delegates at the Intergovernmental

  • Mar 02 , 2019

    By Kitimbo Joyce

    Business has come to a standstill at the Uganda Rwanda Boarder following a three days boarder closure.

    There has been restricted movement at the main boarder points

  • Sep 28 , 2018
    Ugandan Civil Society Organisations have embarked on a campaign to re-energize rural women groups in agro-business to empower family economies across the country
  • 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.

Environment

  • Aug 03 , 2018

    By: Shamim Batariwo

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

    Shamim Bataliwo

    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

    By Shamim Bataliwo

    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

education

  • Feb 04 , 2020

    By UTN Reporter

    Following Release of Uganda Certificate of Education, UCE several schools turned to celebrate their victorious results.

    Our reporter visited some of the school in Kampala and

  • Apr 08 , 2019

    By UTN Reporter

    At a time when Hands on Skills is most needed in almost all sectors, the Uganda Television Network, UTN is working Institutions of Learning to provide hands-on

  • 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

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

News

HUNDREDS DIE AS MEDICS’ STRIKE BITES HARD

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - At least 56 people lose their lives every day in the country, as a result of the ongoing Doctors’ Countrywide industrial action.

INSIDE NETENYAHU’S VISIT TO UGANDA

With just a few hours left to the visit of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netenyahu allegations that surfaced in 2014 by Israeli Newspaper Hareetz come back to haunt. The newspaper raised among others that Israel was exporting its unwanted refugees to Uganda. While contemplating potential locations for a Jewish homeland over a century ago, Theodor Herzl - the father of modern political Zionism

BESIGYE TO RESUME DEFIANCE CAMPAIGN

Kasangati- Forum for Democratic Change strong man Dr Kiiza Besigye has vowed to resume his defiance campaign after Police allowing him enjoy his freedom. On Friday, Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura directed his men to vacate Dr Besigye’s home, ending a 42 days siege at his Kasangati based residence. Besigye was last seen free in Kampala on Feb 18th 2016.

CASTRATE ALL MEN BY LAW-DR SERWADDA

Kampala - The presiding apostle of Born again Churches Dr James Sserwadda has called for a mass campaign to castrate all men who have fathered at least 4 children, as a measure to the rapidly growing population. Dr Sserwadda says, as an effective measure to curtail the rapidly growing population, all men who have reached four children should be subjected to vasectomy

POLICE THREATENS TO ARREST LC1 VIOLATORS

By Nakyeyune Shadia, Namyalo Shirat and Friday Moses

The Uganda police have threatened to arrest individuals who might interrupt

COURT ALLOW TDA’S MBABAZI TO MAKE AMENDMENTS IN ELECTION PETITION

Kololo:The Supreme Court in Kololo have ordered that former TDA Presidential Candidate John Patrick Amamam Mbabazi files an amendment in his election petition to challenge the re-election of Yoweri Museveni Kaguta as president of Uganda for more 5 yrs.

This after Mbabazi through his lawyer Muhammad Mbabazi successfully

Luweero Farmers Get Heifers

Luwero - The National Coordinator of the government poverty alleviation initiative, Operation Wealth Creation has cautioned farmer in Luwero District against selling off the Heifers given to them. Lt. Col Godfrey Kalyowa sounded the warning while handing over Heifer cows to selected farmers in the Su Counties on Makulubita, Nyimbwa, Kasana,

KATOSI ROAD SCAM, SUSPECT ASKS COURT TO PLEAD GUILTY

Joe Ssemugooma, the former AG Director Finance and Administration with the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has expressed his willingness to plead guilty to the corruption charges and also refund the tax payers money that he allegedly took in connection to the famous Mukono-Katosi road scam

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This development happened mid morning when the hearing of the

DEFENSE LAWYERS WANT BOMB SUSPECTS ACQUITTED

High Court: Lawyers representing the 13men on trial for the 2010 Kampala twin bombings have asked High court Judge Alfonse Owiny Dollo to acquit their clients of charges of Terrorism, murder, attempted murder among others.

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