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ELEPHANT KILLS WOMAN

By UTN Reporter Rukungiri - An elephant has killed one person in Rukungiri district and destroyed gardens in a scary attack on of Nyamuhiika Parish, in Bwambara Sub County.

The elephant that reportedly over ran boundaries of Queen Elizabeth National Park killed Hadijah Tumuhire 45, Wednesday evening near her home. The district Police Commander for Rukungiri Richard Emuna told this website that the woman had gone to collect firewood when she encountered the elephant.

Her body was picked and taken to Bugangari Health Centre IV, before it was handed over to the relatives for burial.

Emuna cautioned the residents living near the park to avoid coming too close to the park.

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UPDF RANKED 16TH MOST POWERFUL IN AFRICA

Bombo - Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) as of April 2016 has been ranked globally as the 92nd most powerful army, and the 16th on the African continent. This is according to the latest rankings of the Global Firepower (GFP), a body that provides analytical display of data concerning modern military powers. The GFP report was based on over 50 factors to determine a given nation’s power index.

Mutebire Fails To Address Conference

Kampala – The Governor Bank of Uganda Professor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebire has failed to address a high-powered meeting of Company Chief Executives, Bank Executives and Government Ministers due to ill health. The Ailing Governor was set to be the guest of honor while Buganda Land Board was launching its Lease Access Financial Initiative at Serena Hotel,

NPA UNVEILS ROADMAP TO MIDDLE INCOME STATUS

Uganda’s planning body, the National Planning Authority (NPA) has released the road map to the realization of Uganda’s middle income status by 2020 and progress to an upper income category by 2032.

This ambitious vision implies that the country will be targeting to

Local Observers Decry Campaign Violence

Kampala - Citizen’s Electoral Observer Network has expressed concern over the misconduct exhibited by candidates during campaigns including insufficient voter education and information on voting rules and regulations.Citizen’s Electoral Observer Network has been monitoring campaign trails of various candidates since the campaigns kicked off late last year.

POLICE NABS ADF FUGITIVES IN KASESE

Kasese: Police in Kasese is holding five suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels that were sneaking into the Congo forests with over 12 sub machine guns.

The suspects according to the police spokesperson Fred Enanga were intercepted along Kivu

JIGGERS, AIDS THREATEN BUIKWE FISHERMEN

Buikwe - Residents of Buikwe district have decried the rising rates of HIV/AIDS prevalence in the district coupled with increased criminality. The residents says their leaders have not taken much interest in containing the situation through

BUDGET TO PRIORITISE OIL PRODUCTION

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.

INSIDE STORY: WHY TANZANIA EXPELLED UGANDAN REFUGEES

In our inside report on the illusive Ugandan refugees who were expelled from Tanzania in 2014 and have been living a hopeless life in Uganda ever since they returned home after living in Tanzania for 30 years, we disclose why the Tanzania government had to expel Ugandan refugees hugely comprised of Bakiga, Banyankole, Banyarwanda, and Barundi speaking people.

FDC APPLAUDS KADAGA ON KAVUMA ‘STUPID’ ORDER

By Ritah Kwagala

The opposition Forum for Democratic Change has applauded Parliament for its strong stance against the controversial interim order by Justice Steven Kavuma banning the house from discussing the Golden Presidential handshake.

The FDC Party Chairman Amb Wasswa Birigwa says Parliament has taken the right