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21:51
21:51

EC to Spend UGX 600M on Ruhaama By-election by-elections 1 2

The Ruhaama County parliamentary seat fell vacant after the death of area legislator William Beijukye Zinkurateire, on November 3. The MP succumbed to Hepatitis B. The EC has up to 60 days after the notification from the Clerk to parliament, to fill the post, which, according to EC acting chairperson Hajjat Aisha Lubega will elapse on January 18.
20:56
20:56

Mbarara City FC hold Champs KCCA FC sports 1

Kakyeka stadium was packed to capacity as football fans thronged the match venue to watch the Ankole lions take on KCCA FC.
17:02
17:02

Belgians Pick Interest in Uganda's Energy Sector tullow oil company 2 1

Belgiums interest in Ugandas energy sector is picking with a number of its investors looking into the possibility of taking up lucrative jobs in the oil and gas.
16:37
16:37

Jailed Red Pepper Editor Misses Makerere Exams makerere university 1

Richard Kintu is among the seven Pepper Publications Limited directors and editors who were arrested last week when police raided their premises. Kintu, the deputy chief editor who has been working with The Red Pepper for nearly 10 years, is pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce course at Makerere University. He enrolled for the four-year programme this academic year.
16:26
16:26

MPs Storm Out of Parliament over Security Invasion age limit removal 1 3

The group consisting mainly of opposition legislators and liberal members of the ruling National Resistance Movement - NRM party, stormed out of the house upon noticing that the matter was not listed among items on the order paper.
15:53
15:53

Don't Keep Pets If You Can't Afford – Activists

Raphael Omondi, the Education Outreach Officer of World Animal Protection Africa says that animals, be it pets, domestic, caged or in the wild have rights and freedoms that must be upheld by all. These include freedom from hunger and thirst, freedom from discomfort, freedom from fear and distress and freedom of being with its own kind, among others.
15:06
15:06

EC Spent UGX 10 Billion on Suspended Village Polls electoral commison 1 2

EC Secretary Sam Rwakoojo says that by the time the orders were issued, the commission had spent on procurement of electoral materials, developing and updating new poll registers, recruitment, training and paying electoral officials, printing voter education materials and running sensitization campaigns, among other activities.
14:47
14:47

Uhuru Kenyatta Sworn In For Second Term kenya elections 1

The inauguration at Kasarani Stadium ends months of controversy after the Supreme Court annulled results of the August 7 presidential elections in which Kenyatta had been announced winner. Court ordered fresh elections which were boycotted by the main opposition leader, Raila Amolo Odinga, handing the incumbent an easy victory.
13:26
13:26

MPs Petition East Africa Court Over Age Limits 1 Top story

A section of Members of Parliament have petitioned the East Africa Court of Justice demanding the court to stop the ongoing process of constitution amendment to remove presidential age limits. The petitioners are seeking a declaration that the removal of age limit safeguard and/amendment of the constitution to remove the age limit under Article 102b of the constitution is contrary to Article 6 d, Article 72, Article 8 1,c and 123 3,c of the East Africa Community Treaty.
12:30
12:30

Gov't Ponders What To Do With Surplus Electricity

Ugandas current installed power generation capacity is 851 megawatts, with effective generation capacity at 650MW. With Isimba and Karuma dams, as well as other dams, solar and bagasse plants coming on board, the installed capacity will raise to1, 771 megawatts, or more.
12:04
12:04

Uganda, Tanzania Receive US$5.7M Banana Research Grant 1 4

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has provided research funding integrated crop management system for scaling up banana productivity in East Africa. The four-year research project worth US5.7 million is to run from 2016 to 2020 in two East African countries of Uganda and Tanzania.
11:32
11:32

Nurses Demand 400 Percent Salary Increase

The Union, an independent entity working to safeguard the professional, social and organizational interests of nurses and midwives fronted the demand through a letter to the permanent secretary Ministry of Public Service.
11:13
11:13

Makerere Resumes Search for Investors 2 3

Makerere University has set out to look for suitable investors to develop its unoccupied and underutilised land for development projects. The university management has organised the Makerere University Property Investor Conference December 5 aimed at engaging national, regional and international property development stakeholders to market projects.
11:03
11:03

Uganda Roots for Chemical Capacity to Spur Development ministry of gender 1

Pius Bigirimana, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Gender made the call in reference to Article XI of the Chemical Weapons Convention which speaks about achieving Economic and Technological Development through substantial assistance to non-possessor States in order to enable them to develop chemical capacity and Industry.
10:11
10:11

ADF Rebels Still Causing Mayhem – UPDF 1

Army spokesperson Brigadier Richard Karemire says that although the groups activities were subdued in the Ugandan territory, it has remained active in Democratic Republic of Congo DRC with an estimated 700- 900 fighters.
10:04
10:04

Makerere Researchers Advise Farmers on Bee-keeping apiculture 1 4

Researchers at Makerere University are concluding an investigation into the various pests affecting honey bee farmers in the country. Uganda currently harvests only 1 of a potential 500,000 tonnes of honey per year. Despite being only one of five countries in sub-Saharan Africa licensed to export honey to the EU, Uganda has failed to meet home-grown demands for honey, let alone export to this potential market.
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07:23

Oil Companies Will Not Lower Standards for Unskilled Workers local content 3 1

Tullow Uganda General Manager Jimmy Mugerwa says the company and its Joint Venture partners will not accommodate ill-skilled employees.
07:03
07:03

Students Arrest Principal, Hand Him to Police

Enraged by the persistent complaints, more than 500 students picked up the principal from his office and marched him through Lira town up to Lira Central Police Station on Monday evening.
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