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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 […]

Low turn up for Women in the Local Defence Unit recruitment exercise

Low turn up for Women in the Local Defence Unit recruitment exercise

Few women have reportedly turned up for the Local Defence Unit recruitment exercise according to Deborah Mbabazi, the Kampala Resident City Commissioner. Mbabazi who took time to visit the recruitment grounds to oversee said women have not actively involved themselves into the exercise thinking its only for men. “Women think that the training is only […]

UN not to compensate UPDF for crashed choppers

UN not to compensate UPDF for crashed choppers

The United Nations (UN) has officially communicated to Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) declining to compensate three helicopters that crashed in Kenya in 2012. The helicopters crashed on the slopes of Mount Kenya on August 12th, 2012 on their way to beef up the mission to fight against Al Shabaab militias, under the UN-sponsored African Union Mission (AMISON) in Somalia. The […]

Amnesty commission calls for amended laws

Amnesty commission calls for amended laws

The Amnesty commission plead to parliament to amend the law that established this commission so as there is no uncertainty of its existence. This was disclosed by the chairperson of the Amnesty commission Peter Onega while the commission members were meeting the deputy speaker of parliament Jacob Oulanyah  at parliament over the issues affecting the Amnesty […]

Fred Yiga appointed new Chief Political Commissar of the Police

Fred Yiga appointed new Chief Political Commissar of the Police

Inspector General of Police Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura  has appointed AIGP Fred Yiga the new Chief Political Commissar of the Police. Yiga replaces  Asuman Mugyenyi who has been moved to head the Police’s Directorate of Operations. AIGP Yiga in the past served as the United Nations (UNMISS) commissioner of police for South Sudan for more than 10 years until early […]

Tumukunde to use local councils officials in gathering intelligence

Tumukunde to use local councils officials in gathering intelligence

The minister for security Lt.General Henry Tumukunde says that it was a mistake to detach local councils officials from the task of gathering intelligence. He says that in his term of office as a security minister he will empower the local authorities to report incidences of insecurity to the security agencies. He made the remarks while receiving […]

Mabiriizi asks EC to withdraw security in wake of kidnap

Mabiriizi asks EC to withdraw security in wake of kidnap

Presidential candidate Joseph Mabiriizi instructs Electoral Commission to withdraw security following his alleged kidnapping. Mabiriizi who is contesting on an independent ticket says  the security that was availed to offer protection has failed to guarantee his safety therefore he can live without it. He made the remarks at a press conference organized at MacKinnon suits in […]

‘Help us protect lakes’ – President tells fishing communities

‘Help us protect lakes’ – President tells fishing communities

President Yoweri Museveni urged elders in the fishing communities of Uganda to take a leading role in protecting the lakes from overfishing and the catching of immature fish because it has led to the depletion of stock and pledged to deploy the army to support them. “Lake Victoria is here but it’s a dead lake […]

10 die in clashes with militant Islamist group al-Shabab in Janaale, Somalia.

10 die in clashes with militant Islamist group al-Shabab in Janaale, Somalia.

  The Ministry of defense has confirmed the death of 10 UDF officers during clashes with militant Islamist group al-Shabab in Janaale, Somalia. This was disclosed to parliament by the Minister of state for Defense, General Jeje Odong, while briefing Members of Parliament on the attack to the UPDF in Somalia. General Jeje said that Uganda lost […]

Tighten security in Karamoja region – Lydia Chekwel

Tighten security in Karamoja region – Lydia Chekwel

Ministry of internal affairs has been asked to tighten security in Karamoja region to avoid the re occurrence of cattle rustling. The call was made by Kween district woman MP Lydia Chekwel while speaking on the floor of parliament. She said that since the disarmament program the rustling reduced but these days cattle thieves have again come, […]

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