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Elephants vandalize crops in Moyo district

Elephants vandalize crops in Moyo district

Leaders of Moyo district in West-Nile Region have appealed to Uganda wildlife to come in their rescue and prevent elephants that escape from Nimule boarder National Park to Uganda destroying their crops. In a meeting of leaders at the District headquarters the area RDC Onyango Lawrence, reported the problem of elephants which come in big […]

Opposition launches protests against age limit removal

Opposition launches protests against age limit removal

Opposition political party presidents have endorsed the anti-age limit removal campaign activities ahead of tabling a report by legal and parliamentary affairs committee on the Amendment of article 102b of the constitution of the republic of Uganda this week. The Forum for Democratic president Patrick Amuriat Oboi, DP president Norbert Mao and Justice Forum president […]

Justice Margaret warns legislators over land bill

Justice Margaret warns legislators over land bill

Justice Margaret Mutonyi of the high court has strongly warned legislators and government not to pass the proposed constitutional amendment bill on land that seeks to allow government take over private land before compensation. Giving a key note address during a public dialogue on enhancing corporate accountability and protection of human rights held in Kampala, […]

First lady calls for tough actions towards Gender Based Violence

First lady calls for tough actions towards Gender Based Violence

The first lady and minister for education and sports Janet Kataaha Museveni has urged governments in the Great lakes region to strengthen their efforts towards the eradication of all forms of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in the Region. Speaking during the commissioning of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region- Regional Training Facility […]

Child Sacrifice: DPP calls for death penalty

Child Sacrifice: DPP calls for death penalty

The director of public prosecution, Mike Chibita, has asked members of parliament to include in the prevention and prohibition of human sacrifice and harmful practices bill a provision that sentences persons involved in child sacrifice to death. Chibita made the remarks while speaking at a consultative meeting on the proposed prevention and prohibition of human […]

MP asks government to register traditional doctors

The ministry of health has been asked to start registering all traditional healers/doctors as a way of following their work to control the rates of child sacrifice in the country. This call was made by the Ayivu county Member of Parliament, Bernad Atiku, who is fronting a private member’s bill known as the Anti-Human Sacrifice and […]

Kids take over on World Children’s Day

Kids take over on World Children’s Day

Uganda joined the world in celebrating the United Nations Universal Children’s Day that took place yesterday.  The day marked every year to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Children is intended to bring nations together to promote child welfare. Established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th […]

Table bills to protect children and women, Kadaga tells MPs

Table bills to protect children and women, Kadaga tells MPs

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has called upon Members of Parliament to consider re-table the pending bills related to protection of children and women. The pending bills include the Sexual Offences bill and Marriage and Divorce bill. Kadaga was addressing a dialogue on ending gender based violence and HIV/Aids organized by the Uganda Women […]

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