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1,000 displaced by floods in Bukedea district

More than 1,000 people have been displaced by floods in Kamutur sub-county, Bukedea district. The floods have also washed away 344 pit latrines and more than 12,000 gardens after River Atari burst its banks on Monday. Joyce Chemeri, a resident in Amutur village says she had to seek shelter with her family in the tradingContinue reading “1,000 displaced by floods in Bukedea district”

Raila Odinga rejects William Ruto’s victory

Raila Odinga has rejected the results of Kenya’s presidential election saying that the figures announced on Monday were “null and void”. According to the results, Mr. Odinga narrowly lost to Deputy President William Ruto. Mr. Odinga accused the head of the electoral body of a “blatant disregard of the constitution”. “We totally without reservation rejectContinue reading “Raila Odinga rejects William Ruto’s victory”

Govt red flags Alliance in Motion company over fraud, human trafficking

Government has red-flagged Alliance in Motion Global, a multi-level networking and marketing company over allegations of fraud and human trafficking, L’Oyet Media reports. The company which was registered in Uganda eight years ago, is said to have its roots in the Philippines. In Uganda, it operates from Mabirizi Complex in Kampala city as a distributorContinue reading “Govt red flags Alliance in Motion company over fraud, human trafficking”

Kenyan bus plunges into river, kills 34

34 passengers on a bus have died after the vehicle swerved off a bridge and fell 40 meters into a valley, L’Oyet Media Reports The bus belonging to the Modern Coast company was traveling from the central town of Meru to the coastal city of Mombasa. Rescue efforts resumed Monday morning and rescuers recovered moreContinue reading “Kenyan bus plunges into river, kills 34”

US President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19

The 79-year-old, who is fully-vaccinated and has twice received booster jabs, is experiencing “very mild symptoms” and will continue to carry out all his duties, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. In a press briefing at the White House on Thursday afternoon, Ms Jean Pierre said that Mr Biden had continued working throughout the day andContinue reading “US President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19”

Striking teachers to be fired by today – minister

Local Government minister Raphael Magyezi has revealed that government has reached a final position to have Arts striking teachers sacked by today evening if they do not get back to class. This is the second directive the government is issuing in less than a week to have the striking teachers return to class or getContinue reading “Striking teachers to be fired by today – minister”

Unatu leaders close schools as teachers’ strike continues

The ongoing teachers strike has taken a new twist with some leaders of the Uganda National Teachers Union (Unatu) now closing schools where teachers ignored their calls for industrial action. In Mpigi District, two schools– Mpigi UMEA P/S and St Kizito P/S were Tuesday directed to close and learners ordered home by Unatu officials whoContinue reading “Unatu leaders close schools as teachers’ strike continues”

Fire guts Mbarara Secondary School boys dormitory

Fire has gutted the boys dormitory at Mbarara Secondary School, L’Oyet Media Reports. The fire that started at 10:30am destroyed Nyerere dormitory which houses S1, S2, and S3 students. The fire destroyed mattresses, clothes, books, shoes, and basins worth millions of Shillings. Monica Ashaba, the Deputy Headteacher in charge of Academics says that the studentsContinue reading “Fire guts Mbarara Secondary School boys dormitory”

Female politician murdered by ex-lover after quarrel, body dumped in well

Police in Zimbabwe say they have arrested a man on suspicion of murdering an opposition activist whose mutilated body was found in a well weeks after she went missing. The suspect has been identified as Pius Jamba, who police previously described as an ex-lover of the victim Moreblessing Ali. Ms Ali was reported missing followingContinue reading “Female politician murdered by ex-lover after quarrel, body dumped in well”

Congolese soldiers flee to Uganda as M23 rebels capture Bunagana border

M23 rebels have captured Bunagana border on the side of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), forcing over 150 government soldiers to flee into Uganda. The Congolese soldiers surrendered to Ugandan authorities at Bunagana border, L’Oyet Media reports. This follows renewed fighting near Bunagana border in Rutshuru territory which started on Friday. A Ugandan securityContinue reading “Congolese soldiers flee to Uganda as M23 rebels capture Bunagana border”