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ETHIOPIA NAMES EXPERIENCED ATHLETES FOR AFRICAN X-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS IN

ETHIOPIA NAMES EXPERIENCED ATHLETES FOR AFRICAN X-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS IN

KAMPALA, Feb 28 (NNN-NEW VISION) — Ethiopia has named experienced athletes Genet Yalew and Hunegnaw Mesfin to lead their team to the Africa Cross Country Championships to be held in the hilly Kampala suburb of …

Uneb explains pass slips delay

Uneb explains pass slips delay

Kampala- The Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has clarified its failure to issue pass slips while releasing the Uganda Certificate of Education results on Tuesday

In the past five years Uneb has been releasing pass …

Transmission company to demolish structures built under power lines

Transmission company to demolish structures built under power lines

KAMPALA- The Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) said yesterday it will demolish over 30 structures constructed within the Bujagali-Kawanda-Mutundwe transmission line corridor.

UETCL’s head of public relations Kenneth Otim, said the company is in …

Supreme Court sets March 4 for hearing of rebel MPs’ case

Supreme Court sets March 4 for hearing of rebel MPs’ case

KAMPALA- The Supreme Court has set March 4 for hearing of an application in which four former ruling party MPs are seeking to temporarily halt a Constitutional Court order kicking them out of Parliament until …

Schools set fees for Senior Five entrants’ short term

Schools set fees for Senior Five entrants’ short term

Kampala- The ministry of Education will not extend studies for the first term for Senior Five entrants, even if they are expected to attend classes for only one month, an official has revealed.

This comes …

NRM changes rules for Speaker election

NRM changes rules for Speaker election

Parliament- The NRM caucus has approved a new set of rules which will radically change how the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament are elected.

The party says the new rules are intended to rein-in …

New cancer ward lies idle

New cancer ward lies idle

Kampala- Six months after the completion of construction works for the new cancer ward at the Uganda Cancer Institute, the facility has remained idle with no funds to procure equipment and furniture.

The 200-bed capacity …

Nebbi councillors fail to impeach speaker

Nebbi councillors fail to impeach speaker

Nebbi- There was chaos at a council meeting in Nebbi District as a section of councillors failed to impeach the speaker over abuse of office, incompetence and misconduct.

The attempt arose after some councillors alleged …

Government responds to Luweero storm

Government responds to Luweero storm

Luweero- Disaster Preparedness Minister Musa Ecweru and Luweero Triangle Minister Sarah Ndobooli Kataike have dashed to Luweero after a heavy storm destroyed property there on Sunday.

This comes after the government directed the ministries of …

Government, opposition discuss electoral reforms

Government, opposition discuss electoral reforms

KAMPALA- The proposed electoral reforms ahead of the 2016 polls will be achieved at a cost, the Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has warned.

“Whereas we may wish to push for a myriad of ideas, especially …

Drug abuse to blame for rise in crime – Mbarara leaders

Drug abuse to blame for rise in crime – Mbarara leaders

MBARARA- The authorities in Mbarara have attributed the rise in crime in the district to abuse of drugs, especially marijuana.

Addressing residents on Wednesday, following the killing of a prominent businessman, Charles Kakuru, in Ndeija …

Dozens held as police recover 34 stolen motorcycles

Dozens held as police recover 34 stolen motorcycles

Lira- Police have arrested 20 people on suspicion they may have stolen 34 motorcycles which were recovered in Lira Town in an operation conducted last week.

The North Kyoga regional police spokesperson, Mr Manshur Suwed, …

Former MP Kipoi arrested in DR Congo

Former MP Kipoi arrested in DR Congo

Former Bubulo West Member of Parliament Tonny Nsubuga   Kipoi has been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mr Kipoi is currently detained in Kinshasa pending extradition to Uganda. Uganda Police through its Directorate of …