South Sudan Blocks UN Peacekeepers from Volatile Areas

The new chief of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) says U.N. peacekeepers are being blocked from accessing some sensitive areas, despite an agreement by South Sudan’s government to cooperate with the mission. Nicholas Haysom was appoi…

Uganda: Rugunda, Mateke Happy to Leave Cabinet

The outgoing Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, has thanked President Museveni for giving him the opportunity to serve the country in different capacities, and welcomed his new appointment as a special envoy for special duties.In an interview with Da…

Uganda: NDA Yet to Clear Local Covid Drug

The National Drug Authority (NDA) has said it is still gathering more information about the acclaimed Covid-19 cure, Covidex, before directing on usage.The herbal medicine is said to have been manufactured by senior scientists at Mbarara University-bas…

Uganda: Govt Pauses Buses, Taxis Curfew

Government has suspended the 9pm to 5:30am curfew time restriction for buses and taxis that travel upcountry to aid the movement of learners who are stuck in parks.The decision comes a day after the abrupt closure of schools by President Museveni on Mo…

Uganda: Full Cabinet List – Jessica Alupo New Vice President

President Museveni has appointed Hon Jessica Alupo as the Vice President of the Republic of Uganda. In the new appointments, Hon Robinah Nabbanja will be the Prime Minister.Full list bellow1. H.E. the Vice President – HON. JESSICA ALUPO; (MAJ.RTD)2. Rt…

US Announces Plan to Share 80 Million Excess Vaccine Doses

The Biden administration on Thursday announced it will share 80 million excess doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of June, with specific plans on sharing the first 25 million doses to areas in need. The long-awaited announcement shows that the major…

Uganda: Shs710b in Rental Tax Uncollected Annually

Only 8 per cent of rental tax is collected, which leaves the larger majority of rental income untax, according to Ms Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, the RippleNami chairperson and chief executive officer.Speaking during the Tax Forum CEO Breakfast meeting in Ka…