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SUDAN REBELS RETURN UGANDAN JUVENILES

BY JUAN ROSELINE

Police is holding three juveniles who were handled to the authorities in Koboko district by a South Sudan rebel out fit the SPLA-IO.

The juveniles, whose names have been withheld, had crossed into the SPLA-IO strongholds seeking to be recruited into rebel ranks.

It is believed that several Ugandan youths have been recruited into the ranks of the rebel group and are being used to stage ambushes between Juba and Nimule on trucks heading to either side.

Police Spoke Man Assan Kasingye told the media at Naguru that the three juveniles were handed over to the Uganda authorities by members of SPLA-IO after failing to recruit them because they were below 18 years.

The juveniles crossed into the rebel camps at Panyume-Payam point near the rebels’ strongholds, before they were rejected.

Kasingye says, the Police have information that several Uganda youths are being recruited into the rebel ranks, with some people in northern Uganda getting involved in mobilizing the youths and providing the youths the connection to the rebel fighters.

Kasingye warned the youths against the act, saying it puts their lives at the line of death.

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MUSLIMS CELEBRATE COOPERATIVE WEEK

By Isaac Tenywa

Kibuli: In one of the events to celebrate the UN International Cooperatives Day, the Muslim Community in Uganda has joined the wave to celebrate the activities of the cooperators across the Country.

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.

GOVERNMENT GEARS UP TO SUPPORT TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN SCHOOLS

The Ministry of Education and Sports commits more efforts to support technological innovations in schools and institutions, in a wider approach to address multiple economic and social challenges in the labor market. While taking a tour though innovative and technological creativity of Students at the Galaxy International School, the Director for Basic and Secondary Education in the Ministry

KABAKA INVITES BAGANDA IN MBARARA FOR END OF YEAR VISIT

Mbarara - Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi has invited Baganda Communities based in Ankole region for a royal visit on the 28th Dec 2016. The visit follows a request by the Community through Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayega during the etofaali Campaign last year. The Representative of the Community in Buganda Lukiiko Hajji Hassan Mutaasa

SUDAN REBELS RETURN UGANDAN JUVENILES

BY JUAN ROSELINE

Police is holding three juveniles who were handled to the authorities in Koboko district by a South Sudan rebel out fit the SPLA-IO.

SSEMATIMBA EJECTED FROM PARLIAMENT

The High court in Kampala has declared the Busiro South constituency MP seat vacant after nullifying the election of Peter Ssematimba.

Presiding Judge Lydia Mugabe then ordered

Police defends imported ‘mambas’

Kampala - Uganda Police Force has confirmed purchasing a fleet of new vehicles to quell any form of violence during and after the February 18 polls. The new fleet of equipment is part of police build-up and the process of purchasing them started two years ago in a bid to replace the outdated ones. With only few days to the election day, Uganda police force says

PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSION ASK COURT TO BLOCK MP's TAX REMITTANCES

The Parliamentary Commission has asked the Commercial court to block the Uganda Revenue Authority from taxing MPs allowances.

The parliamentary commission’s lawyer Citina Cherotich told court presided over

EC SUED OVER BAN OF USE OF MOBILE PHONES AT POLLING CENTERS

Court: Few hours left for Ugandans to go to the polls, the Electoral Commission (EC) has been dragged to courts of law by a human rights watch-dog, Legal Brains Trust (LBT) for the recent ban on the use of mobile phones and cameras at the polling stations.

In their suit that was filed on Monday, the human rights body contends