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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 partly […]

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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 following […]

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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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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 at […]

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Speaker Jacob Oulanyah dead!

The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah is dead. Oulanyah passed away at a hospital in Seattle, USA, a few hours ago, where he has been battling an unknown illness. Unconfirmed reports said he succumbed to cancer of the intestines. Oulanyah’s death, shocking as it is, came when the country had been enveloped in rumours and […]

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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 ended […]

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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 meant […]

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Among blocks debate on speaker Oulanyah’s health

Deputy speaker Anita Annet Among yesterday Tuesday blocked lawmakers from debating matters relating to the health status of the speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah.  Among was on Tuesday updating the house during plenary sitting to dispel rumours surrounding the health condition of Oulanyah who was flown out of the country for specialized treatment in Seattle, […]

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CONFIRMATION: Burkina Faso military overthrows government

The military in Burkina Faso says it has seized power and overthrown President Roch Kaboré. The announcement was made on state television by an army officer, who cited the deteriorating security situation for the military takeover. Mr Kaboré had faced growing discontent over his failure to stem an Islamist insurgency. His whereabouts are unclear, but […]

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UPDF, Congolese army commanders meet to review operation against ADF

The UPDF Mountain Division Commander Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga has met  with his DRC counterpart, the Commander of Operation Sukola Grand- Nord, Maj Gen Camille Bombele, for a  review of  the ongoing joint UPDF and FARDC operations against the ADF in an operation code-named Shujaa. The meeting was held at the joint tactical headquarters near […]