Uganda Takes Lead in Sickle Cell Disease Management

When Evelyn and her boyfriend had dated for four years, they decided to get married. They were young and so in love, the only medical check-up they bothered to take was HIV.Their first son was born within the first year of marriage and a second one cam…

Uganda: 4,000 Girls Miss Out On Cervical Cancer Vaccination

About 4,037 girls aged 9-13 have missed out on cervical cancer immunisation due to shortage of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine.The free exercise was launched last year to reduce on the high cases of cervical cancer in the country.However, in Sembab…

Uganda: Man Sues TASO for Declaring Him ‘HIV Positive’

The High court in Kampala has summoned management of The Aids Support Organisation (TASO), to defend itself over allegations of acting in a non professional way when they allegedly declared an ‘HIV-negative’ man as ‘HIV-positive’.The summons to TASO fo…

Uganda: Deo Serwadda New Villa Boss

The search for the next Villa coach is over after the club announced the signing of Deo Serwadda on Sunday morning, writes MOSES MUGALU.Serwadda beat off competition from former Villa midfielder Joseph Mutyaba to land the hottest seat in Ugandan footba…

Uganda: Four More NRM MPs Fall

Every election petition court ruling since June seems to bring joy and relief to the opposition as more ruling NRM MPs are thrown out of Parliament.Yesterday was one of the worst days in court sitting for the ruling NRM. In separate court rulings, NRM …

Uganda: How Decentralization Policy Was Killed in 10 Years

Is decentralization goal going offside?A nearly-10-year steady cut in government funding to local governments since 2006 has crippled service delivery in districts and drawn indignation from a largely-hapless local leadership.By 2006, government transf…

Uganda: Bunyoro MPs Attack Museveni On Dubious Campaign Promises

Bunyoro leaders angry that the president’s campaign promises captivating on the road network may have been sheer rhetoric, writes JOSEPHINE NAMULOKI.President Museveni’s re-election campaign in Bunyoro promised a lot in infrastructure, including six ma…

Uganda: 78-Year-Old Man Arrested for Marrying 13-Year-Old Girl

Police in Amudat district in Karamoja sub region in the north eastern Uganda has arrested a 78-year-old man for marrying a 13-year-old girl.Mr Lowuse Angatemong who is married to three other women was arrested on Sunday after paying 40 heads of cattle …

Uganda: Musumba Wins Kamuli MP Election Petition

High Court in Jinja has annulled the election of National Resistance Movement (NRM)’s Hajati Rehema Watongola and declared Kamuli Municipality MP seat vacant following a petition filed by former Kamuli District chairperson Salaamu Musumba.Ms Musumba wh…

Uganda: Matembe, Tanga Odoi Clash Over Human Rights

The chairman of the ruling party, National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission Dr Tanga Odoi, and former ethics minister Miria Matembe bitterly clashed over the state of human rights in the country.Matembe, while speaking at the launch of a …