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Twitter plans to order remaining workers back to office after layoffs

Twitter, which is expected to lay off a third or more of its staff as soon as Friday, also plans to require its remaining staffers to return to physical offices full time, The Northern Press Reports. Why it matters: The move is a sharp reversal of Twitter’s current policy of letting employees work remotely on a permanentContinue reading “Twitter plans to order remaining workers back to office after layoffs”

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”

US Kills Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan drone strike

The US has killed the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a drone strike in Afghanistan, L’Oyet Media Reports. He was killed in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday. He and Osama Bin Laden plotted the 9/11 attacks together, and he was one of America’s mostContinue reading “US Kills Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan drone strike”

10 killed by floods in Mbale, Kapchorwa

At least 10 people have been confirmed dead in flash flooding and mudslides in Mbale and Kapchorwa in eastern Uganda. Mbale registered seven deaths while three died in Kapchorwa according to the Uganda RedCross Society. Among the dead is a Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) soldier, private Sam Chemulindwa, 26, attached to the 53rd BattalionContinue reading “10 killed by floods in Mbale, Kapchorwa”

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”

Legislators back Arts teachers on pay rise

The Members of Parliament were reacting to a statement by Mr Muruli Mukasa, the Minister of Public Service, on enhancement of pay for public servants and the ongoing industrial action by Uganda National Teachers Union (Unatu). Lawmakers yesterday urged the government to consider increasing the salaries of Arts teachers. In the statement, the minister partlyContinue reading “Legislators back Arts teachers on pay rise”

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”