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Belgian Government funds UNICEF’s urban cash assistance and mentorship programme for vulnerable adolescent girls in Kampala (Uganda)

Belgian Government funds UNICEF’s urban cash assistance and mentorship programme for vulnerable adolescent girls in Kampala (Uganda)

The Government of Belgium has today announced a financial contribution of EUR 4.2 million (approx. 16bn Ugandan shillings) to UNICEF that will see 3,000 vulnerable in and out-of-school girls in Kampala receive support through mentorship, linkages to essential social services and a cash transfer to enable them to transition safely into adulthood. The four-year Belgian […]

UNICEF Deploys Over 450 Climate-Resilient Emergency Tents to Support School Reopening in Uganda

UNICEF Deploys Over 450 Climate-Resilient Emergency Tents to Support School Reopening in Uganda

UNICEF is deploying 457 high-performance tents to support school reopening in flood-affected districts in Uganda, marking the first time the newly innovated tents are rolled out in an emergency. The unique 72 square metre tents – which can be easily transported and reused – include ventilation systems and elevated shade nets to keep internal temperatures […]

Museveni’s Private Secretary Remanded Over Intimidating EC to Give Jobs To Her Relatives

Museveni’s Private Secretary  Remanded Over Intimidating EC to Give Jobs To Her Relatives

Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s court has remanded President Yoweri Museveni‘s private secretary Caroline Kembabazi on charges of giving false information to the Electoral Commission in an attempt to secure jobs for her three relatives in the institution. Kembabazi, 31, a resident of Kireka in Kiira Division of Wakiso district, on Thursday afternoon appeared before Grade One […]

Doctors, ministry of Health call for X-mas lockdown

Doctors, ministry of Health call for X-mas lockdown

Doctors are calling upon government to re-institute another national lockdown as a means to curb the spread of COVID-19 during the Christmas holidays. According to doctors under the Uganda Medical Association (UMA), cases of COVID-19 are set to increase due to the Christmas holiday and ongoing political campaigns. They now want the government to institute […]

French President Macron Tests Positive for COVID-19

French President Macron  Tests Positive for COVID-19

The French government says President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “The president tested positive for COVID-19 today,” a statement from the presidency said Thursday. It said Macron had been tested after the “onset of the first symptoms.” The government said Macron will self-isolate for seven days, in accordance with national regulations, […]

FUFA Partners with Umbro as the Official Technical Sponsor

The Federation of Uganda Football Association-FUFA has announced a long-term partnership with Umbro as the official technical sponsor for the next four years. FUFA president Moses Magogo says Umbro has all it takes to lift Uganda to a top footballing country on the African continent. “Our vision is to become the number one football nation […]

UCC Asks Google to Block Up To 14pro-Bobi Wine YouTube Channels

UCC Asks Google to Block Up To 14pro-Bobi Wine YouTube Channels

Uganda Communications Commission-UCC has asked Google LLC to block up to 14 YouTube channels accused of broadcasting messages that they say are likely to compromise national security and incite violence. The listed channels include Ghetto TV, KKTV, Bobi Wine 2021, JB Muwonge 2, Namungo Media, Ekyooto TV, Map Mediya TV, Uganda Empya, Busesa Media Updates, Uganda News Updates, […]

Napak Women Fight Malnutrition and Extreme Poverty by Growing Vgetables

Napak Women Fight Malnutrition and Extreme Poverty by Growing Vgetables

Like many communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, the population of  Karamoja region, located in northeastern Uganda, is highly dependent on subsistence agriculture for food security and livelihoods. This makes them extremely vulnerable to climate change. The region receives little amount of rainfall with long period of drought from September to mid March, leaving the region totally dry making it hard […]

Health ministry launches UGX 4B project to fight elephantiasis in Lango

Health ministry launches UGX 4B project to fight elephantiasis in Lango

Ministry of Health has launched a 3-year project worth Shillings 4 billion aimed at eliminating hydrocele and lymphatic filariasis (LF) commonly known as Elephantiasis from Lango Sub-region.  The Lango LF Morbidity Management and Disability prevention- MMDP project will support the provision of surgeries for hydrocele and lymfoidima in the nine districts comprising Lango sub-region. They […]

UPDF recovers 135 illegal guns in Karamoja

UPDF recovers 135 illegal guns in Karamoja

Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has recovered 135 guns, 4 grenades and 1954 bullets from Karimojong rustlers.  The firearms were recovered from rustlers in the nine districts of Karamoja Sub-region including Kaabong, Abim, Kotido, Moroto, Amudat, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Nabilatuk and Karenga during the disarmament exercise spanning from January to December 2020. Major Peter Mugisa, the UPDF 3rd Division spokesperson told […]

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