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FARMING: GOVERNMENT TO FUND DROUGHT-RESISTANT CROPS.

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.

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SENSITIZE UGANDANS ON DANGERS OF NON CHARCOAL SAVING STOVES

WOMEN AND CHILDREN EXPOSED TO INDOOR AIR POLLUTION-RESEARCH

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

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ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION: RIVER RWIZI UNDER ATTACK

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

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LANGUAGE BARRIER DERAILING PROCESS OF KARUMA DAM CONSTRUCTION

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

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WOMEN AND CHILDREN EXPOSED TO INDOOR AIR POLLUTION-RESEARCH

The Uganda National renewable energy and efficiency Alliance, UNREEEA have expressed dismay over the lots of time spent by women and children while collecting firewood and cooking which exposes them to indoor air pollution.

This was revealed during a press conference at Hotel Africana for the alliances Annual General Meeting

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ELEPHANTS ATTACK VILLAGES IN NWOYA

Gulu - There is roaming food insecurity in Nwoya district as communities adjacent to Murchison National park are displaced from their ancestral land by wild Elephants. The elephants cross into community land uncontrolled, destroying gardens, property and sometimes taking human lives. This has caused a lot fear and unrest among the communities

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RESIDENTS DRAG NFA TO COURT OVER FOREST

Encroachment on Central Forest reserves in Kyegegwa District is taking a new twist, with residents of Kanyabatooro – Kikuba dragging the Forestry Body to Court, accusing it of unlawful eviction The over 200 residents in the two parishes claim that NFA evicted them unlawfully and contrary to the Presidential Directive and therefore have been authorized by the State House to re-encroach

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RESIDENTS, NFA SIGN PACT

Kyenjojo - The National Forestry Authority have signed an agreement with Over 200 thousands encroaches on Matiri Natural Forest in Kyenjojo district, to use the forest resource in a sustainable manner.

The groups, which will be doing preservative cultivation in the forest will be charged

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News

CEON: ELECTIONS UNDERMINED BY FLAW

Kampala - A local Election Observer mission, the Citizen Election Observe Network has described the just concluded Presidential elections as unfair, characterized by flaw and a one that lacked credibility by all standards.

While releasing their observer report this evening,

UPDF DEPLOYS AT DRC BOARDER

The Uganda People’s Defense Forces have deployed heavily at the Democratic Republic of Congo Boarder points of Bunagana in Kisoro following a crackdown on criminality that saw weapons discovered.

12 Guns were discovered Saturday night in areas

MAGISTRATE PROBED OVER SNATCHING WOMAN'S HUBBY

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is investigating a female magistrate for allegedly snatching another woman’s husband.

Jinja Grade One Magistrate Phiona Birungi is being investigated for snatching away Isaac Mugerwa, from Dr Julie Mugerwa.

BESIGYE IN COURT: POLICE CONSTABLE SWEATS DURING CROSS-EXAMINATION

FDC’s Dr. Kiiza Besigye has appeared in the Kasangati Chief Magistrate’s court for the hearing of a case in which he is accused of disobeying lawful orders.

Not so different from what happened the last time

MUK,NCHE DEFEND HAJJ MBABAALI’S CREDENTIALS

Officials from the National Council for higher education and Makerere University have defended NRM’s haj Muhammad Muyanja Mbabaali’s academic documents in the Masaka grade one magistrate’s court. The duo has today told court that basing on the procedure followed by an applicant for the mature age entry at Makerere University Kampala, Haj Mbabaali duly acquired the said academic

EC CECUM TO COURT PRESSURE & AVAIL TALLY SHEETS TO MBABAZI LAWYERS

Supreme Court: The Electoral Commission, EC has finally been moved by the immense pressure from the Supreme Court and have availed the legal team representing Amama Mbabazi in his petition in which he is seeking to nullify the victory of President Museveni.

The availing of the declaration forms to the Mbabazi legal team, was made by defense

JEEMA VISITS BOBI WINE

By UTN Reporter

The leadership of Justice Forum-JEEMA has paid a courtesy call to People Power Icon, also Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine at his home in Magere.

BOBI WINE RELEASED BY COURT MARTIAL AND CHARGED AGAIN

By Ntongo Rajbah

Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi has been released by the General Court Martial in Gulu.

The Court headed by Chairman Gen Andrew

BESIGYE TREASON CASE MAGSITRATE DECLINE TO TRANSFER BESIGYE TO LUZIRA

Nakawa court Chief magistrate James Eremye has declined to transfer Dr. Kizza Besigye's case to a court at Luzira which is next to Luzira prison where he is currently held on treason charges.

The trial Magistrate Eremye ruled that there is no