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Grief As Nine-Year-Old Drowns In Swimming Pool

Police in Gulu District are investigating circumstances under which a nine-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool in Gulu Municipality. According to Aswa River Region Police spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema, they retrieved the body of Bol-Garang Diar, a primary one pupil at Credo Daycare Nursery and Primary School in Laroo Division, from a swimming pool […]

Police block DP Busoga reunion at Rugby grounds

By Hakim Kanyere Police in Jinja has blocked the Democratic Party (DP) Busoga reunion rally at Rugby grounds. DP members drum for unity, reconciliation to oust Museveni DP President General Norbert Mao two others were arrested when they tried to access the venue. Police had deployed as early as 7:00am at the Rugby grounds where […]

Afrisa programs turning homesteads into industrial farms

Makerere University, through the Africa Institute for Strategic Animal Resource Services (AFRISA) has embarked on retooling graduates with agro entrepreneurship skills to enable them come up with their own enterprises which can help them generate income without necessarily moving around to look for employment. Prof John David Kabasa is the Principal, College of Veterinary Medicine, […]

SK Mbuga’s wife Vivienne faces extradition to Sweden

The wife of detained socialite Sulaiman Kabangala Mbuga, commonly known as SK Mbuga, will be extradited to Sweden to answer charges of fraud should Swedish lawyers succeed in their extradition request. Ms Angella Vivienne Chebet, who is wanted in Swede...

First Electric Fence in Queen Elizabeth NP to Mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflict

Human-wildlife conflict remains a big threat to conservation especially in the areas surrounding the National Parks. It is not different for Kafuro Village natives who have had to put up with the dangerous interaction with the wild animals from Queen Elizabeth National Park for many years. This is mainly because natives have slowly extended their […]

Nigerian Opposition Candidate: Military Should Have ‘No Role’ in Elections

Nigeria’s main opposition candidate declared Tuesday that the military “has no role to play” in the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections. Atiku Abubakar spoke on national television a day after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered Nigeria’s armed forces to be “ruthless” with anyone who interferes in the polls. Buhari warned that anyone who meddles in the […]

Driver arrested over NSSF building fire

Police has arrested a driver to help them in the investigations over a fire that gutted National Social Security Fund building on Tuesday afternoon. According to Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, initial investigations indicated that the fire burnt two vehicles parked at the basement of the building prompting them to take keen interest. They […]

Turkish Airlines in Trouble Over Illegal Transportation of Exotic Pets

An investigative report by World Animal Protection has singled out Turkish Airlines and Turkish Cargo as the main air transporters fuelling illegal exotic pet trade that has seen thousands of wild animals smuggled to other continents in the multi-billion-dollar industry that is having a devastating impact on wildlife populations across the world. The Airline is […]

Turkish Airlines in Trouble Over Illegal Transportation of Exotic Pets

An investigative report by World Animal Protection has singled out Turkish Airlines and Turkish Cargo as the main air transporters fuelling illegal exotic pet trade that has seen thousands of wild animals smuggled to other continents in the multi-billion-dollar industry that is having a devastating impact on wildlife populations across the world. The Airline is […]

UN Moves to Help Combat Sexual Abuse in Its Ranks

The United Nations on Tuesday took steps to tackle sexual exploitation and abuse within its ranks, naming an array of experts to a panel aimed at ending incidents of harassment that have plagued the global agency for years. The panel will advise the U.N. secretary-general on ways to address gender-based harassment and abuse by U.N. […]