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Lunyo health centre III partners with community to overcome horrors of understaffed maternity wards

It is a common complaint from many government health centres not having adeqauate space, staffing or even necessities to handle the number of patients especially at health centre III’s and IV’s. Lunyo health centre III decided to take proactive measures to address such challenges by not waiting upon government’s intervention but rather dealing with the community […]

Tanzania ‘in danger’ following Ebola cases in neighbour Uganda: minister

Tanzania’s health minister issued an Ebola ‘alert’ Sunday after the disease, which has killed over 1,400 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, appeared in their shared neighbour, Uganda. “I want to alert the public that there is the threat of an Ebola epidemic in our country,” Ummy Mwalimu tweeted days after officials confirmed that […]

Government wants bank, personal details for all Ugandans working abroad

Government through the ministry of gender, labour and social development has directed all external labor recruitment companies, to submit bank and personal details of Ugandans taken abroad through the respective companies. A letter issued by the Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana gave the companies until June 10 to submit lists of employees working in each agency […]

URA to begin impounding cars with foreign numberplates on July 1

The Uganda Revenue Authority has given Ugandan motorists with cars with foreign numberplates up to July 1, 2019 to convert those plates to Ugandan ones. In order to do this, these motorists will have to pay taxes for these vehicles to acquire Ugandan numberplates. It’s hard to move on the streets of Kampala and fail […]

Uganda ladies triumph at Africa 5s

Team Uganda emerged the best at the inaugural edition of the ladies’ Africa Fives Soccer Championships played at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es-Salaam, Tanzania over the weekend. The team sponsored by Nile Special comprising of players like Vanessa Karungi, Brenda Nabisaalu, Wilmer Nantumbwe, Sarah Namulindwa, Memory Nampijja and Brenda Makanga, defeated the Tanzania Invitational […]

Government senior officials probed over corruption

State house anti-corruption unit led by Lt. Col Edith Nakalema on Wednesday arrested fifteen government senior officials on charges of corruption and embezzlement of funds. The arrested were mainly from Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC), Equal Opportunities Commission and Uganda Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board Regulatory Board. The Uganda Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board CEO […]

Museveni to present State of the nation address tomorrow

President Museveni will tomorrow,  Thursday address the nation on the current situation and developments in the country. Article 101 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda provides that “The President shall, at the beginning of each session of Parliament, deliver to Parliament an address on the state of the nation.” The address will take […]

Minister wants weekend to start on Saturday and end on Tuesday

THE ROGUE A proposal by one of the ministers in government to extend the weekend from Saturday to Tuesday has generated debate and elicited excitement among some Ugandans. If the proposal gets the nod, it means Ugandans will work for only three days a week and rest for four. The Rogue understands that the senior […]

Development minister Kasaija warns unemployed youth are ticking timebomb for Uganda

The minister for Finance and Economic Development Matia Kashaija has expressed concern over what he termed as a big gap between the haves and have-nots. Kashaija made the remarks while addressing members of parliamentary oversight committees who had gathered in Mbale to take stock of the national public finance management reforms. The minister began on […]

Uganda to host 3rd international sports law seminar

Uganda Olympic committee is in advanced stages of hosting the 3rd international sports law seminar that starts on Friday at Sheraton hotel, Kampala. It’s premised on sports law and Africa and will be attended by more than 50 delegates from Uganda and beyond. As the sports industry continues to grow, there seems to be an […]

Uganda seeks $927 million to support refugee population

The Ugandan government and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees are calling on the donor community to extend $927 million to support the over 1.2 million refugees living in Uganda. But the appeal is complicated by the alleged misuse of previous contributions. Located next to several countries in conflict, Uganda has become host to huge […]

Uganda hands over body of Rwandan national shot by Rwandan soldiers today

The Uganda government is set to hand over the body of the Rwandan national who was shot dead together with a Ugandan national on Ugandan soil by soldiers from Rwanda on Friday. There was a gruesome incident at Hamisavu trading centre, Kisekye parish, Kamwezi sub -county in Rukiga district inside the Ugandan territory on Friday […]

Uganda moves to save citizens serving maximum sentences in China

Uganda and China are set to sign a memorandum of understanding for exchange and trial of citizens serving maximum sentences in prison. The revelations were made by Uganda’ ambassador to China Doctor Crispus Kiyonga. Kiyonga said that over 100 Ugandans have been jailed in prison with others serving death sentences as a result of smuggling and engaging in […]

Twitter theses thread makes Ugandans go “so Ugandan”

We all have friends and relatives we can turn to when the going gets tough and we need an extra coin for this or that. But Ugandans have taken this soliciting for money a little too far and if a Twitter thread started by @shutterMAI_Landby is anything ...

Rwanda, Uganda’s misunderstanding will be resolved, says Kivejinja

MUHAMAD MATOVU The Minister for East African Affairs, Ali Kirunda Kivejinja, has told the media that the misunderstanding between Rwanda and Uganda will soon be ironed out. Addressing journalists at Nakasero on Tuesday, Kivejinja stated that government has managed to create some border crossings one-stop points where traders can clear their goods without disturbance. “They […]

Uganda hails good relationship with Israel

The Israel government is committed to strengthening ties with the Uganda. The assurance was given during the Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast in Kampala presided over by the First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni. The prayer breakfast attracted Jews and Christians to pray for peace in the Middle East specifically Jerusalem. The first lady he first lady said […]

Freedom of Press in Uganda is thriving

  A few days ago, Uganda joined the world to celebrate World Press Freedom day on 3rd May whose main event took place in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. This year’s theme was “The role of media in elections and democracy” MEDIA FOR DEMOCRACY, JOURNALISM AND ELECTIONS IN THE TIMES OF DISINFORMATION. The event provided a platform […]

Uganda named among African countries that are curtailing freedoms of citizens

In a dozen countries across Africa, governments have enacted laws or policies that “improperly constrain” nongovernmental organizations and imperil civil society, the democracy watchdog Freedom House says in a new report. Curbs on NGOs have “a serious impact on the capacity of organized civil society, and citizens, to hold governments to account and to protect […]

Kaganzi: The Grief of Losing a Family in a Car Accident

When life hands you lemons, use them to make lemonade. This is exactly what Chris Kaganzi is doing to recover from depression after losing his whole family in a car accident him being the diver that day. December, 2, 2017 was like any other hopeful day for Kaganzi and his family of a 3-month-old child […]

Fruit Farming will propel growth of Agri-Businesses in Uganda

    On Friday 26th April 2019, government of Uganda through ministry of Agriculture signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will enable Uganda to receive 120 Million British Pounds funding from the United Kingdom Export Financing Facility. This fund is meant to set up 19 bulk storage facilities for agricultural products and 12 fruit processing […]

Uganda must bank on ICT to drive economic transformation

Uganda’s National Vision 2040 underscores the need for Uganda to re-orient itself to make Information and Communications Technology (ICT) the main driver of economic growth. The ICT sector’s contribution to economic growth in terms of share of GDP stood at 3.1% in 2015. The ICT Sector budget framework paper for Financial Year (FY) 2017/18 by […]

Environmentalists meet in Kampala to discuss waste management

Environment experts from Africa and Europe are in Kampala for three days to discuss strategies to implement a government policy on waste management especially plastics. The conference dubbed Circular Economy is organised by Uganda Association for Impact Assessment and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA). Speaking at the opening of the conference, Onesmus Muhwezi, the energy […]