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Warnings of second COVID-19 wave as infections plunge

Warnings of second COVID-19 wave as infections plunge

Health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has said that the falling COVID-19 daily recorded infection numbers could be an indication of a coming to end of the first wave of the pandemic, giving way to an outbreak of a second wave. “The media has been awash with concern over the falling numbers of COVID-19 in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

National Resistance Army forms first fighting army

National Resistance Army forms first fighting army

After attacking Kabamba army barracks, the force (NRA) moved westwards and on February 7, had reached Kiboga over 100km away from Kabamba. The force still held onto several trucks that they had captured from the barracks. This was tricky since the trucks exposed the fighters’ locations to the government army. “In the morning of February […]

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 […]

Besigye supports Kyagulanyi in presidential petition

Besigye supports Kyagulanyi in presidential petition

The Forum for Democratic Change  four-time presidential candidate, Dr Kiiza Besigye, has criticized his colleagues in the opposition who mocked the National Unity Platform (NUP) for petitioning court over the recent presidential election results. NUP’s Robert Kyagulanyi who lost to the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni in the January 14 election, petitioned the Supreme Court this […]

UPC lauds Kyagulanyi for challenging presidential election in court

UPC lauds Kyagulanyi for challenging presidential election in court

Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has hailed the leader of National Unity Platform (NUP) Robert Kyagulanyi for challenging President Yoweri Museveni’s election victory in court rather than leading protests in the country. Addressing the media at the party headquarters in Kampala on Wednesday, Sharon Arach, the party’s spokesperson said Kyagulanyi did the right thing which is […]

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