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NRA bush war hero Lt Col (rtd) Ahmed Kashillingi dies at 82

One of the heroes of the five year Luweero bush war that brought the current NRM government to power, Lt Col (rtd) Ahmed Kashillingi has died at the age of 82. According to the Security Minister Maj Gen (rtd) Jim Muhwezi, Kashillingi died on Thursday morning. Further details about his death are still scanty. MinisterContinue reading “NRA bush war hero Lt Col (rtd) Ahmed Kashillingi dies at 82”

US Calls for Iran to be Removed from UN Women’s Rights Commission

The United States called Wednesday for Iran to be removed from the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the main intergovernmental body dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. “This work is vital. It makes a real difference,” U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said of the CSW. “And it deserves our fullContinue reading “US Calls for Iran to be Removed from UN Women’s Rights Commission”

North Korea fires suspected missile

North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Thursday but it failed mid-flight, say the South Korean military. The missile launch is Pyongyang’s seventh this year, and comes amid concerns that it will soon test a nuclear weapon. It comes a day after both Koreas fired missiles in an escalation of tensions. That exchangeContinue reading “North Korea fires suspected missile”

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”

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”

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 foundContinue reading “Government fails to fund new cities”

Colombian researcher killed by elephant in Kibale National Park

A Colombian researcher has been killed by an elephant in Kibale National Park today, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has confirmed. According to Bashir Hangi, who is the UWA Spokesperson, the deceased is Ramirez Amaya Sebastian, a Colombian-US based researcher from Arizona State University. Hangi said in a statement that the Colombian had stationed atContinue reading “Colombian researcher killed by elephant in Kibale National Park”

One dead as Gulu Central High school students riot over Man City, Man U match

One student is feared dead and several others injured following a violent students’ strike at Gulu Central high school in Gulu on Sunday night.  The students rampaged after the school management refused to broadcast a live English premier league match between Manchester City and Manchester United.    The game, which started at 7:30 pm endedContinue reading “One dead as Gulu Central High school students riot over Man City, Man U match”

Uganda Considers Jail Time for Those Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccination

Ugandan rights groups are criticizing a proposed law that would punish people who refuse to be vaccinated during an outbreak with up to six months in prison. Last week, Uganda’s state minister for trade introduced an amendment to the Public Health Act that would impose fines and jail sentences on those who evade measures meantContinue reading “Uganda Considers Jail Time for Those Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccination”