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FARMERS WARNED TO DELAY PLANTING

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

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HZW UGANDA SIGNS MOU WITH SUDAN

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

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DEMOCRATIC PARTY OPPOSE COFFEE BILL

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,

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UGANDA ASK RWANDAN, BURUNDIAN AND SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEES TO RETURN HOME, ENGAGE IN AGRIC.

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

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RWANDA UGANDA BOARDER CLOSED

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

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Rural Ugandan Women Cry For Fair Trade
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
GOVERRNMENT INVESTS IN MILK PRODUCTIVITY TO MEET GLOBAL DEMANDS

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,

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TRAVEL AGENTS CONDEMNS GOVERNMENTS’ DEFAULT

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

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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.

GOVERNMENT CRACKS WHIP ON PONOGRAPHY

Government has swung into action to combat the rising cases of pornography in the country. This follows cabinet approval of the pornography control committee required to work closely with ethics and integrity ministry, police in curbing down the vices. Section 3 of the anti- pornography Act 2014 provides for the establishment of the committee to take necessary measures to

DPC CPS BAGUMA FINALLY CHARGED

Former Kampala Central Police Station, CPS DPC Aaron Baguma has been charged and remanded to Kigo government prison on charges relating to Murder of a business woman last year.

Baguma stealfully in company of his lawyer Abraham Mpumwire turned himself in

BWANIKA WRAPS UP IN MASAKA

Masaka - Peoples’ Development Party Flag bearer Dr. Abed Bwanika wrapped up his campaigns in Masaka his home district.

Bwanika implored the locals to usher in a new dawn in Uganda’s

4 MPS CHARGED WITH TREASON, 33 REMANDED

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

Coffee price boom extends to 2015

Kenya’s premium coffee looks set to stretch its good run to 2015 after registering six per cent sales growth in the last four auctions. During last week’s auction at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE), grade AA, Kenya’s best variety, fetched Sh25,935 ($285)

BESIGYE DEFIED POLICE ORDERS, POLICE OFFICER TELLS COURT

A senior superintendent of police yesterday told Kasangati magistrates court that former FDC presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye defied police orders regarding which routes to use in order to access his party head quarters in Najjanakumbi without passing through the busy central district of Kampala.

Officer David Ulama attached to the Field Force Unit, told court presided over by Grade One Magistrate

GOVERRNMENT INVESTS IN MILK PRODUCTIVITY TO MEET GLOBAL DEMANDS

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,

KAYIHURA AGAIN TURNS CAGEY

The embattled Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura has again turned down Parliamentary summons to appear before the Human Rights Committee of Parliament to answer alleged crimes of torture committed under his directives, reflected in the Human Rights Commission report before Parliament. The evasive army general at the helm of the Uganda Police Force