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Burundi bans maize imports

Burundi bans maize imports

Burundi has joined Kenya in banning the importation of maize grain and flour imports for the next six months. In a statement released by the country’s Ministry of Commerce on Monday, March 8, 2021, indicated that the maize they recently imported was “not good” and could affect people’s health. “While this grain and flour is […]

COVID-19 Vaccine to be administered

COVID-19 Vaccine to be administered

COVID-19 vaccination exercise starts today Wednesday 10th March 2021 at Mulago Specialized Women’s and Neonatal hospital. Health minister Dr Ruth Aceng said the vaccination of health workers of Mulago and Entebbe Regional Referral Hospitals will commence immediately after the launch. The launch activity is scheduled to begin at 10.00 am and end at 12.00 pm. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reasons for amending presidential elections

Reasons for amending presidential elections

The Supreme Court is sitting today Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 to hear an application by NUP President Robert Kyagulanyi  seeking leave to amend the petition he filed last week challenging the Election Victory of the incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. A panel of nine Justices led by the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Ddollo have convened […]

WHO team explaining COVID-19 origins

An international team of experts wrapping up a month spent in China investigating the Covid-19 pandemic’s origins will brief the media in Wuhan on Tuesday, the WHO announced. “The international team working to understand the origins of the Covid-19 virus is completing its four weeks’ stay in Wuhan, China and together with their Chinese colleagues […]

East African Community leaders to meet in Arusha, Tanzania

East African Community leaders to meet in Arusha, Tanzania

Preparations for the extraordinary heads of state East African Community (EAC) summit have been concluded, with leaders expected to convene in Arusha on February 27. The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Patrick Mugoya, on Monday confirmed the summit, saying leaders are now discussing whether it will held virtually or physically owing […]

Uganda To distribute COVID-19 Vaccine

Uganda To distribute COVID-19 Vaccine

The Government has approved the procurement of 18 million doses of the Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the Serum Institute of India. According to the Monday Cabinet decision, the health ministry, together with the National Medical Stores (NMS), have already placed an order for the vaccine, which will be used to vaccinate persons of 50 […]

Stella Nyanzi flees to Kenya

Stella Nyanzi flees to Kenya

Nyanzi, of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) was beaten by Shamim Malende of the National Unity Platform (NUP) for the Kampala Woman MP. Nyanzi fled the country on Tuesday (February 2, 2021) together with her children. She sought asylum in Kenya claiming she had become a target of the State. Nyanzi’s lawyer, Prof George […]

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