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Agro-input dealers push MAAIF to pay them Shs32b in arrears

Under their group, the Agro-dealers representative forum, the dealers said they were contracted and cleared by the government to supply inputs including maize, beans, cassava, rice, and coffee across benefiting districts in Uganda but payment has taken so long according to Mr Robert Akona, the group chairperson. Traders that were accredited by the Ministry of […]

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Deserted at three, Akeso stays at school against all odds

At a tender age of three, Joan Ruth Akeso was abandoned by her parents in Apai Village, Apai Parish, Ochero Sub-county, Kaberamaido District. Her parents separated in 2009, leaving her in the care of her elder sister.  Akeso, who is now 16 years old, has been forced to fend for herself  after her elder sister […]

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Uganda News

Ugandans decode kidney disease gene in Africans

The researchers have called for  the inclusion of Africans in genomic studies for better medical care.  Researchers at Makerere University and Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) have said they discovered two gene variants that increase the risk of developing kidney disease among Africans.  The researchers said their findings will be important in preventing the disease […]

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Uganda News

Public uproar over Shs2.4b luxury cars for Speaker, her deputy

The embellished expenditure, which comes at a time when the country is grappling with escalating commodity prices, is a big slap in the face of citizens. Parliament has also allocated itself extra Shs193bn to cater for their salary increment and allowances. Parliament’s decision to procure two luxurious high end cars for Speaker Anita Annet Among […]

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Uganda News

Mining investors flee Karamoja as insecurity intensifies

Investors have started withdrawing from mining sites in Karamoja citing increased insecurity in the region. Karamoja has experienced intensified unrest in the past months despite the disarmament exercise and security raids against suspected warriors.  The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has admitted to killing at least 385 warriors in Karamoja since the beginning of their […]

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Uganda News

President of uganda to address the nation today on state of affairs

President Museveni has recently dismissed the idea of tax waivers and subsidies to businesses. The wait is over. Today, Ugandans will listen to President Museveni attentively as he sits on the revered chair to lecture them once again on the State-of-the-Nation. The country is currently battling the spiraling commodity prices, which the President attributed to […]

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Government fails to fund new cities

And without a legal framework and budget has, two years after the pronouncement, returned to haunt elected leaders and hamstring service delivery. From Mbale in the east to Masaka in central Uganda to Fort Portal in the West and West Nile’s Arua City, political leaders who coursed to victory in elections early last year, have found […]

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World News

BAD NEWS: America back in Somalia

On May 03, Al Shabaab fighters stormed an African Union base in near Ceel Baraf, a village some 160 kilometres (100 miles) northeast of the Somalian capital Mogadishu and killed at least 10 Burundian peacekeepers and wounded 25 in heavy fighting. The Burundi’s army said 20 Al Shabaab militants were also killed. It was the […]