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Monthly Archives: November 2014

UGANDA:‘WE CAN’T AFFORD TO FOLD OUR SLEEVES IN HIV FIGHT’

UGANDA:‘WE CAN’T AFFORD TO FOLD OUR SLEEVES IN HIV FIGHT’

KAMPALA, Nov. 30 — On Monday, December 1, the world will mark the World Aids Day. Here in Uganda, the main event of the commemoration will take place in Fort Portal.

Ahead of this significant …

Uganda is on track to achieve MDGs

Uganda is on track to achieve MDGs

The decision to host the 54th Assembly here shows the confidence that the IACO and the ministers of African countries have in the contribution Uganda is making in the development of the coffee industry in …

Shs500 billion wasted on anti- poverty projects

Shs500 billion wasted on anti- poverty projects

Kampala- President Museveni has revealed that more than Shs500 billion the government has been injecting in wealth creation projects has not had the required impact on reducing poverty in homesteads because the money has not …

Self-inflicted wounds by political leaders

Self-inflicted wounds by political leaders

Starting at the top, there was no need for President Museveni and his supporters of the NRM to orchestrate a scheme where he would be paraded as a single candidate for the 2016 elections. Most …

Patients attack hospital guard over colleague’s death

Patients attack hospital guard over colleague’s death

Kamuli. Shock gripped Kamuli District Hospital as a terminally sick person was pulled down from the bed and died on the floor shortly after.
The patients and attendants blamed the death on a hospital guard, …

Resolutions adapted at  consultations  on free elections

Resolutions adapted at consultations on free elections

National consultation. Following countrywide consultations on electoral reforms, delegates last week met in Kampala and agreed on resolutions that will be presented to the Speaker of Parliament. Below is the full report.

Having considered electoral …

Profiling the UPDF’s enemy in Somalia

Profiling the UPDF’s enemy in Somalia

One day as a group of Uganda People’s Defence Forces in Somalia drove south of Mogadishu, the armoured vehicle in which the former contingent commander, Brig Dick Olum, was travelling collided with a vehicle which …

Lots of good ideas for electoral reforms and some not-so-good

Lots of good ideas for electoral reforms and some not-so-good

Change the way Uganda manages its electoral process to achieve free and fair elections and in turn ensure a more stable and inclusive political environment. That is a perennial story. It ebbs and flows depending …

Dismissed Tabliq Muslim leader vows to stay

Dismissed Tabliq Muslim leader vows to stay

KAMPALA- Tabliq Muslim leader Sheikh Yunus Kamoga, who was voted out by a section of his executive last Thursday, has said his dismissal was illegal because those who moved a vote of no-confidence against him …

Liberate rural women, Kadaga tells female lawyers

Liberate rural women, Kadaga tells female lawyers

KAMPALA- The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has urged female lawyers to make interventions to improve the lives of the rural women.
She was speaking at a dinner to mark 40 years of Uganda …

5,000 stranded as floods cut off border

5,000 stranded as floods cut off border

AMURU- Businesses have been paralysed at Elegu border point in Amuru District after River Unyama burst its banks and cut off the road, leaving more than 5,000 travellers, traders and residents stranded.

Elegu is at …

Is Opposition and civil society chasing the wind?

Is Opposition and civil society chasing the wind?

For three days, political and civil society leaders converged in Kampala, mulling a way forward for the country’s electoral agenda. That meeting attracted more than 1,000 participants and gave birth to a document aptly dubbed …

House in teenage pregnancy fight

House in teenage pregnancy fight

As Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence (GBV), this week in Parliament, lawmakers called on government to reform laws that perpetuate the vice.

The Speaker …