Uganda: Karangwa, Nantaba Feud Delays Youth Council Polls

It is almost two weeks since the district youth council elections were held across the country, with Kayunga District polls still pending.The elections have been organised twice in Kayunga but later aborted.The last attempt was on October 20 and the ex…

Uganda: Time for Change, Says Gen Tumukunde After Nomination

Former security minister, Gen Henry Tumukunde’s nomination as a presidential candidate for 2021 general election was Monday deferred for about an hour following what the Electoral Commission described as “an anomaly in his documents.””There is an anoma…

Uganda: Why KCCA Non-Motorised Plan Is Failing

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is finding it difficult to enforce order at the pilot non-motorised transport (NMT) corridors that stretch from Namirembe Road to Luwum Street.The corridors, which were completed during the coronavirus lockdown, ha…

Sudan: Uganda, S. Sudan Trade Accusations Over Shootout

Uganda and South Sudan are trading accusations over a shooting in northern Uganda on October 27.Lt Col Deo Akiiki, the deputy Uganda People’s Defence Forces spokesperson, said about 36 soldiers of South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF) troops esta…

Britain Locks Down as Europe Becomes Pandemic Epicenter

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is defending plans to impose a nationwide lockdown beginning Thursday, warning that a failure to act could cause up to twice as many deaths this winter as during the first wave in the spring. The country is…

Uganda: RDC Tells Residents to Embrace Industrial Developments

Buikwe Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Jane Francis Kagayi has urged Buikwe residents to embrace industrialization to boost development in the district.Ms Kagayi maded the reamrks at Famous 2009 Limited, a stone quarry in Kikubabuleega village Ng…

Uganda’s Covid Vaccine Trial Suffers Setback

The plan to start Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials in Uganda this month has hit a snag following a new requirement for the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) to submit another protocol.Last month, officials at the Ministry of Health said Uganda wou…