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POLICE WARNS ON JUBA TENSION

Police has advised Ugandans who intend to travel to the neighboring republic of south Sudan to cancel their journey with effect from today.

The precaution comes slightly after witnessing are fragile security situation in the Sudan that has caused tension that has led to loss of lives with two Ugandans confirmed dead so-far.

The police spokesperson Fred Enanga says they have instructed all border points leading to Sudan to stop any body that intends to travel in the mentioned country for business and other related activities.

Heavy gunfire that resumed in the South Sudan capital Juba on Sunday morning between forces of President Salva Kiir and his vice Dr. Riek Machar spread across the region with killing rising in the region and making business hard for the settlers.

so far the Ugandan government says it has two of its own identified as Dr Chandiga Ben are 35 year old pharmacist that has been operating in the region for the last five years and Batele Ceaser are driver attached to the united nation. According to the Uganda police spokesperson, they cant wait for the number to rise-up.

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Saturday recorded calm following a devastating clash on Friday that reportedly claimed 150 lives though reports emerging from the country’s Health ministry on Sunday put the death toll figure at 270.

Enanga says with such escalation of death tolls they have instructed all regional police commanders at the respective boarder lines halt immigrants form entering the country apart from recorgonised Ugandans that are running away from the mayhem. SB ……………………………ENANGA

He however commended the south Sudan government that escorted back over 5 buses that had landed into the shooting spree at the Uganda Nimule boarder where passengers risked losing their lives in the fracas.

According to Fred three suspected rebels were arrested in the scam with two of the suspects identified as south Sudan national and one being are Ugandan.

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COFFEE CONSUMPTION CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

Kampala - Uganda is Africa’s leading exporter of coffee, a trend it has maintained for a long time. However, concerns have been raised as to why Ugandans are less interested in consuming a crop they produce themselves. In the wake of relatively high coffee prices on the global market, farmers are yet to benefit from its consumption on the local scene.

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

VIOLENCE ROCKS LWENGO AHEAD OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

Lwengo Cases of violence have rocked Lwengo district just hours to the Thursday general elections leaving residents in fear.

According to locals a group of unknown people on Tuesday night attacked their homes

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

GEN KATUMBA DECLINES TO RETIRE FROM UPDF

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - State Minister for Works designate Gen Katumba Wamala has declined to retire from the army, a constitutional requirement by a public servant. Gen Wamala was appointed State Minister for Works last month, after serving as Chief of Defense forces (CDF) for UPDF. He was replaced by Gen David Muhoozi.

PRAY FOR THE SUPREME COURT JUDGES-BP KAGGWA

Masaka - Masaka Catholic Diocesan Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa called on Ugandans to pray for the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe and the other eight Justices on the Supreme Court Bench as the country awaits their ruling on the Amama Mbabazi petition against President Yoweri Museveni, electoral commission and the Attorney General. While celebrating mass for Palm Sunday

KASESE WOMAN MP CALLS FOR INQUIRY ON MURDER IN DAIDO WONDERS INN (EWA KIWA)

The Kasese woman MP Winfred Kiza has called for an inquiry relating the ownership of Daido Wonders Inn (Ewa Kiwa) where a one Masereka from Kasese was brutally murdered.

Reports indicate that this place Daido Wonders Inn (Ewa Kiwa) which is opposite Makindye military

PLAYERS FIGHT TEENAGE PREGNANCY

Teenage pregnancy is a major concern that is affecting the health, well-being and life opportunities of girls and young women, their children, families and the social and economic fabric of the nation. In Uganda teenage pregnancy robs girls of their potential and causes the deaths or disability of thousands of young girls and new babies every year.

FRIENDS OF COURT AWAIT VERDICT MONDAY

Court is set to deliver its verdict on the application by Friends of Court, a consortium of Eight Civil Society Organizations, and Law Dons at Makerere University who want to join the Judges’ bench in the Presidential Elections Petition. The Petition was filed by Independent Candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, seeking a nullification of Mr Museveni’s Victory in the General Elections held on 18th February 2016.