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Warnings of second COVID-19 wave as infections plunge

Warnings of second COVID-19 wave as infections plunge

Health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has said that the falling COVID-19 daily recorded infection numbers could be an indication of a coming to end of the first wave of the pandemic, giving way to an outbreak of a second wave. “The media has been awash with concern over the falling numbers of COVID-19 in […]

Red flag raised over land compensation list : Beatrice Byenkya

Uganda Land Commission (ULC) chairperson Beatrice Byenkya has acknowledged writing to Parliament stopping a ministry of lands request amounting to sh12.1b meant to compensate a group of six land owners. In a letter dated February 6 addressed to Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, Byenkya said she was dismayed and displeased with a list lands minister […]

Pre-hearing conference for Kyagulanyi’s petition

Pre-hearing conference for Kyagulanyi’s petition

The Supreme Court is set to start the preliminary hearing of National Unity Platform (NUP) leader Robert Kyagulanyi’s election petition challenging the victory of President Yoweri Museveni. In Thursday’s pre-hearing conference, the parties in the matter will meet the presiding justices of the court to agree on the issues for adjudication to ease the flow […]

FGM is most prevalent in Amudat – report

For the case of Uganda, the resurgence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is most prevalent in Amudat district, Karamoja sub-region, a new report has revealed. The latest report by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) revealed that despite the national prevalence rate of the FGM dropping from 1.4% in 2011 to 0.3%, its […]

Mariat Candance Nasasira quits radio after nine years

Mariat Candance Nasasira quits radio after nine years

The rate at which the Ugandan radio industry is losing presenters to marriage is worrying. A few months ago, Radio City’s Judithiana quit and wedded shortly after. As we were still digesting that, Galaxy FM’s Mariat Candance Nasasira has also quit the Kansanga based radio station. Mariat worked at Urban TV before. What started as […]

Cancellations continue to outpace new orders : Boeing

Cancellations continue to outpace new orders : Boeing

Boeing said Tuesday it again suffered more cancellations than new orders for aircraft in January as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to weigh on airlines. The aerospace giant said it delivered 26 planes to its customers, mainly of the 737 MAX, after commercial flights of the aircraft resumed following the 20-month grounding in the wake of […]

Ugandan Shilling weakens as preparations for monetary policy meeting

Ugandan Shilling weakens as preparations for monetary policy meeting

The shilling weakened marginally from opening levels of 3660/3670 to close the day at 3665/3675 as some corporate demand filtered through in an overall quiet day of trading. Money markets were still relatively tight today with overnight at an average of 7.15%. Bank of Uganda will hold a sh245bn treasury bill auction on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the […]

Face Technologies to stop issuing driving permits strating March 1st

After 18 years in the driving permit issuance services in the country, Face Technologies will on March 1 handover the role to Uganda Security Printing Company (USPC). According to the works and transport minister, Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala, the new company is now ready to take over the mandate to issue driving permits, following a […]

UK arrivals to take Mandatory COVID-19 tests

UK arrivals to take Mandatory COVID-19 tests

Travelers arriving in Britain from abroad are mandated to take two coronavirus tests during quarantine, the government is expected to confirm on Tuesday. Health Secretary Matt Hancock is due to announce that people told to isolate at home will be required to get a test two and eight days into a mandatory 10-day quarantine period. […]

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