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Ugandans advised to stock food as locusts advance from Kenyan side

Ugandans advised to stock food as locusts advance from Kenyan side

Ugandans have been advised to stock food as a precautionary measure to counter the effects of desert locusts that are a mere 166 kilometers from the Uganda-Kenya border in the north eastern region of Karamoja according to Uganda’s  Ministry of Information and National Guidance. Turkana is about 166km from Karamoja, meaning the locusts can reach […]

India’s hangman, hungry to execute four rapists

India’s hangman, hungry to execute four rapists

Being a hangman may not be the best of jobs but one such man in Indian is excited for a call to Delhi in the coming days to execute four men who gang raped and murdered a female student on a moving bus a eight  years ago. Pawan Jallad, a fourth generation executioner, says he […]

Uganda on high alert over an imminent desert locusts’ invasion

Uganda on high alert over an imminent desert locusts’ invasion

Uganda’s ministry of agriculture has announced that it is on high alert over an eminent threat of desert locusts that have invaded the East African Region especially the neighboring Kenya. The revelation was made on Friday by Aggrey Bagiire, the State Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries during a press briefing at the Ugandan […]

Parliament clarifies on the on-going Television and Radio project

Parliament clarifies on the on-going Television and Radio project

Parliament has clarified on the proposed Parliament Television and Radio (PTR) Broadcasting Services project saying the idea was kick started way back in 2013 by the Parliament of Uganda under the Rt.Hon. Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga. “It was based on the Global Parliamentary Report 2012, produced jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and United […]

South African president Jacob Zuma survives impeachment vote

South African president Jacob Zuma survives impeachment vote

The South African president, Jacob Zuma, has survived an attempt to impeach him after the African National Congress party gave him its backing. But his long-term future is still in doubt after a string of influential figures called on him to step down. The motion to unseat the president was launched by opposition MPs after […]

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

Extreme heatwaves that kill even healthy people within hours will strike parts of the Indian subcontinent unless global carbon emissions are cut sharply and soon, according to new research. Even outside of these hotspots, three-quarters of the 1.7bn population – particularly those farming in the Ganges and Indus valleys – will be exposed to a […]

The 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting kicks off in Kampala

The 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting kicks off in Kampala

The Commonwealth Secretariat has today convened the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting (9CYMM) at the Munyonyo Country Resort in Kampala, Uganda which runs from 31st July – 4th August 2017. The theme of the meeting is Resourcing and Financing Youth Development: Empowering Young People. Hosted by the Government of Uganda, the meeting will bring together […]

Kenya’s electoral ICT boss Chris Msando found dead days after he went missing

Kenya’s electoral ICT boss Chris Msando found dead days after he went missing

Missing IEBC ICT manager Chris Musando has been found dead with one of his arms cut off. Police said the deputy director’s body was found in Kikuyu and taken to City Mortuary in Nairobi on Sunday. His family members have identified it and are at the facility. After announcing Musando’s disappearance, the commission’s chairman Wafula […]

Scientist introduce injectable HIV drug for effective therapy

Scientist introduce injectable HIV drug for effective therapy

An injectable antiretroviral therapy (ART) consisting of two drugs (cabotegravir and rilpivirine) administered every four or eight weeks may be as effective as a daily oral dose of the drugs in maintaining viral suppression in patients with HIV, according to a new phase 2 trial published in The Lancet. In the study, patients were given […]

Old Kampala SS in new leadership following last week’s student strike

Old Kampala SS in new leadership following last week’s student strike

OLD Kampala Senior Secondary School has today Monday July 24, 2017 witnessed a change of leadership of the school following wrangles that had threatened to tire the school apart pitting some teachers and Old student’s association against the out-going head teacher Azida Ntegana Nsubuga. The rivalry had culminated into a student strike last week that […]

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