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Refugees funding increased : Belgium

“The COVID-19 pandemic only increases the humanitarian pressure on the most vulnerable with major setbacks in poverty and gender equality.” Refuges Belgium on Wednesday at the Pledging conference for 2021, will announce an increase in its contribution to UNHCR’s core funding from Euros 8 million to 10 million, per year for the 3 coming years. […]

Buhweju District Headquarters closed

Buhweju District Headquarters closed

The Buhweju district administration has closed its headquarters for seven days due to concerns of the increasing cases of COVID-19. The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Paul Walakira, in a letter dated December 01, 2020, to all the administration staff, said all the premises will remain closed for one week starting December 02. Walakira said the […]

Museveni names election task force

Museveni names election task force

The NRM national treasurer, Rose Namayanja, said the team, headed by the party’s first national vice chairperson, Moses Kigongo, will execute the co-ordination of the village-to-village campaigns. As presidential campaigns enter into the last six-weeks, President Yoweri Museveni, who is the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate, has named a 12-member national election taskforce. The […]

Uganda’s Best Teachers to be Awarded

Uganda’s Best Teachers to be Awarded

TODAY Monday 30th November, 12 teachers will be awarded as the country’s best; out of the 700 others who were nominated for this year’s awards. The teachers, will be awarded, under the ‘Teachers Making a Difference’ awards; a project which was started as part of the Ugandans Making a Difference initiative launched in 2005. The […]

Erias Lukwago not in critical condition: KCCA

Erias Lukwago not in critical condition: KCCA

Kampala City Deputy Lord Mayor Doreen Nyanjura has said Erias Lukwago her boss, is not in critical condition. Nyanjura said the Lord Mayor was diagnosed with acute anaphylaxis and doctors found it necessary that further examination and management be conducted. Following his doctors’ advice, he left for Nairobi where he is receiving treatment, Nyanjura said. […]

Need to investigate Namabere land eviction: Parliament

Need to investigate Namabere land eviction: Parliament

The parliament has ordered Betty Kamya to investigate the planned eviction of many families in Namabere village, Njeru Municipality. The speaker of parliament declared the investigations after resident’s petitioned parliament seeking intervention. Kadaga informed the House on Friday that she had been informed that someone was driving people out of the Land giving them sh500, […]

Mexico steps taken to legalize use of marijuana

Mexico steps taken to legalize use of marijuana

Mexico took a step closer to legalizing the use of marijuana for medicinal and recreational news as the Senate approved the bill to reduce violence linked to drug trafficking. Its legalization still requires the approval of the lower house of Congress and the Chamber of Deputies which they have until December, 15th to study and […]

First home rapid COVID-19 test approved: US

First home rapid COVID-19 test approved: US

The US issued an emergency use authorization for the first self-administered rapid coronavirus test on Tuesday, as other states of the country increase restrictions in attempt to hold the COVID-19 surge. The Food and Drug Administration approved a testing kit of people of 14 and older whom doctors suspect have COVID-19. The test which is […]

Prisoners get pay rise

Prisoners get pay rise

Internal Affairs Minister, JJ Odongo, has signed a statutory instrument authorising an increment of allowances of prisoners providing labor services to both private and government projects. The allowances have been increased by between 36 percent, Uganda Prisons said. A skilled prisoner like a teacher, carpenter, who offers a service will be paid sh1, 398 per […]

COVID-19 US cases more than 11 million

COVID-19 US cases more than 11 million

Michigan and Washington are the latest US states to bring in strict measures to try and curb the spread of Covid-19. High schools and colleges are to halt on-site teaching and restaurants are prohibited from offering indoor dining in Michigan from Wednesday. Indoor restaurant dining is also banned in Washington State, and gyms, cinemas, theatres […]

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