Students held over forgery

Mbarara. Police in Mbarara have arrested 17 students of Global High School and Allied School Mbarara accused of forging bank slips. It is alleged the students forge banks slips and dupe school administrators that they have cleared their school fees through the banks when they have actually paid less. Global High School head teacher Laban […]

Residents demand compensation

Mpigi. Over 1000 residents on Bunjako Island, Buwama Sub-county in Mpigi District, who were forcefully evicted from a forest reserve belonging to Buganda Kingdom’s Prince David Mawanda Namugala, are demanding compensation. The residents claim their houses and crops were destroyed during the eviction exercise. The affected villages are Kasawo, Namala, Kirega, Bugoma and Kyagalanyi. Recently, […]

Kabarole teachers Sacco gets Shs35m

Kabarole. Two teachers’ savings and credit cooperatives (Saccos) in Kabarole District have received Shs35 million as low-interest loans from Microfinance Support Centre (MSC). Fort Portal Teachers’ Sacco and Mubuka Teachers’ Sacco have received Shs30 million and Shs5 million respectively. The money was handed to them on Monday at Kabarole Microfinance Support Centre Zonal offices at […]

Barlonyo rises from grief to a symbol of peace and justice

It is 11 years since the dreadful massacre at Barlonyo camp, but Aidah Adongo, 60, remembers the incident like it happened yesterday. Adongo, her husband and their four children, were a happy family that lived in this small village in Lira District, northern Uganda. Yes, there was war in the sub-region but that was the […]

Regional Meet On Digital Media Opens (allAfrica.com)

A regional conference on digital media technology opened in Kigali today. The meeting, dubbed “The Third Africa and Digitalization Conference and Public Media Alliance Regional Meeting for Africa”, attracted participants from 14 Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries and three member states of the East African Community (EAC), namely Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Participants are deliberating…

Comesa lobby urges South Sudan trade reforms (Daily Nation (Kenya))

Regional business lobby wants South Sudan to remove restrictions on movements of goods and people to boost trade along the Northern Corridor. The Common Market of East and Central Africa (Comesa) Business Council says the troubled nation has trade-restrictive regulation and restrictions on the movement of persons. There is need to lobby South Sudan on trade…

"Double Down" On U.S. Counter – LRA Mission [press release] (allAfrica.com)

The Enough Project’s Sasha Lezhnev testified to Congress today on the current state of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), and urged continuing U.S. support for efforts to end the group’s nearly three decades-long reign of atrocities. Lezhnev, the Enough Project’s Associate Director of Policy, joined Francisca Thelin, President of Friends of Minzoto, and Paul Ronan,…

EAC Academia, Public, Private Sectors to Meet in Uganda Next Month (allAfrica.com)

The Inter-university Council for East Africa (IUCEA), the East African Business Council (EABC) and the East African Development Bank (EADB) are jointly organizing the Academia Public-Private Partnership Forum and Exhibition 2015 which will be held in Entebbe, Uganda next month. The forum will run from October 22 to 23 under the theme ‘Develop the Ideal Graduate…

Grandmothers Gather to Highlight Their HIV Plight [analysis] (allAfrica.com)

Most of us know someone who has died of Aids or is afflicted with HIV; about 1.4 million Ugandans are living with HIV. But in the middle of this crisis are grandmothers, wilting under the weight of caring for their grandchildren orphaned by the 34-year-old pandemic. Christina Nakate, 78, is caring for five grandchildren in her…

Ugandans Struggle to Live Up to Their Favourite Series (allAfrica.com)

There have been hundreds of TV shows worthy of being called unforgettable, but today’s era of reality TV, Asian and Latino soaps as well as top-rated series has brought about a revolution on the small screen. With a good home theatre system, HD screen and one’s favourite drink, weekends have never been better, even when spent…

Corruption, taxes cut Kenya's competitive edge in global ranking (Business Daily (Kenya))

Corruption and burdensome taxes have cut Kenya’s competitiveness in the latest ranking by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The country is ranked 99th out of 140 economies in the 2015-16 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) released Wednesday, down from 90 last year and trails regional rival Rwanda-which has risen to position 58. Corruption was cited as the…

Catholic Church Warns On Pope Francis Souvenirs (allAfrica.com)

Anyone planning to make a souvenir or memento of His Holiness Pope Francis’ visit to Uganda in November must seek clearance, the Uganda Episcopal Conference, a grouping of all Catholic bishops, has announced. Monsignor John B. Kauta, secretary general of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, said in a statement on September 28 that all images of the…

Places to Buy Land [analysis] (allAfrica.com)

Land is one of the marketable commodities in the real estate sector in Uganda. There are several places where you can find land at affordable prices depending on your financial ability. LUGAZI This is one of the most affordable places to buy land in Uganda. Lugazi is situated in Buikwe district, on the Kampala-Jinja highway, approximately…