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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 […]

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 […]

Two COVID-19 frontline doctors killed while Hiking Mount Olympus

Two COVID-19 frontline doctors killed while Hiking Mount Olympus

Two “frontline” doctors battling coronavirus in one of Greece’s largest hospitals have died in an avalanche while hiking on the country’s highest mountain, a medical body said. The medical association of Larissa, Greece’s fifth largest city, said that the two men — a supervising pathologist and anesthesiologist — worked in the intensive care unit of […]

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. […]

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, […]

Deforestation and Encroachment on ecosystems remains a big environmental challenge

Deforestation and Encroachment on ecosystems remains a big environmental challenge

Water resources, wetlands, biodiversity and ecosystems and forests are what make up a great environment. To preserve and protect them, the NRM government has put strong policies, laws and regulations on how people can manage them. In the Manifesto, the NRM government promised to do the following to preserve the environment. It promised to focus […]

Desert locusts Invades North Uganda, Amudat District

Desert locusts Invades North Uganda, Amudat District

The Ministry of agriculture in Uganda has announced the invasion of Desert locusts in the country, these locusts invaded Uganda through Amudat District via North West Pokot in Kenya on Sunday. According to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organizations (FAO) Desert locusts have demolished vegetation in Kenya as they move toward Uganda.   Desert locust […]

Government enters deal with US company to manufacture smart phones in Uganda

Government enters deal with  US company to manufacture smart phones in Uganda

The Uganda Government has entered into a deal with an American-based company, CTI Africa, to start manufacturing smart mobile phones in Uganda. The phone production will be conducted by LifeMobile, which is also a member of CTI Africa on 6th Street in Industrial Area. The announcement was made by Evelyn Anite, the Minister of State […]

Several reported dead in Bududa landslide

Several reported dead in Bududa landslide

A repeat of the 2012 disaster that led to death of hundreds of Ugandans in Bududa resurrected on Thursday evening when heavy mudslides hit the area again leading to death of twenty people with more yet to be confirmed. Among the dead include primary school pupils and over 500 people were left with no homes.The […]

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