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08:31
08:31

Entebbe Mayor Urges Gov’t for Enhanced Specialized Healthcare at G77 Spouses' Meeting 1 3 Top story

Mayor Rulinda underscored the challenges faced by underprivileged individuals in accessing high-quality and specialized healthcare, often hindered by the prohibitive costs associated with such services.
18:14
18:14

Judge Orders To Block Uganda Law Society Meeting 1

The Uganda Law Society called an Extra Ordinary Meeting on Friday to discuss alleged gross judicial misconduct by Hoima High Court Judge, Byaruhanga Jesse Rugyema
14:05
14:05

Lawyers Protest Alleged Judicial Misconduct in Tilenga Land Case 1

Initiated by human rights lawyer Eron Kizza, the petition, among other accusations, contends that Justice Byaruhanga violated established legal principles by delivering a verdict in the land case within four days, without allowing the accused parties to respond or contest the matter.
16:24
16:24

Lawyers Petition Judicial Service Commission Over Justice Byaruhanga's Ruling in Tilenga Oil Land Dispute 1 5

In their petition, the lawyers cite seven grounds on which they believe the justice exhibited misconduct, incompetence, bias, and irregularities. The lawyers argue that the judge did not afford a fair hearing to the respondents.
17:48
17:48

Gov't Asked to Cater for Teenage Mothers in Wealth Creation Programs 3 1

Kabahenda noted that while there are several programs such as Emyooga and the Parish Development model, none specifically caters to teenage mothers. She said that the programs focus on youth, neglecting the unique challenges faced by teenage mothers.
17:07
17:07

Minister Mateke Asks Prosecutors Not to Frustrate GBV Victims 4 1

Addressing the high rates of teenage pregnancies, Minister Mateke emphasized the need to strengthen parenting, noting that neglecting parental duties for financial gains compromises children's safety and protection.
07:08
07:08

Gov’t Urged to Empower Communities Against GBV Beyond NGO Support 3

Elizabeth Kemigisha, Manager of Advocacy and Policy at The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers-FIDA, speaking at a press conference, emphasized that the struggle is predominantly led by NGOs, which, due to financial constraints, face sustainability challenges.
16:46
16:46

Suruma Calls For Referendum to Determine Expediture of Oil Money 4

According to Suruma, this is one of the ways Uganda can achieve social protection which involves preventing, managing, and overcoming situations such as poverty, poor health, illiteracy, and others that adversely affect people's well-being.
12:57
12:57

Janet, Activists Clash on Reusable Sanitary Pads 1 4 Top story

Ms. Museveni was visibly discontented with the name of these pads, as they were branded "Africa Pad," possibly referring to AfriPad the largest, certified producer of reusable pads in Uganda.
12:34
12:34

We Have Values to Uphold- IUIU Responds to Activists Objecting to Compulsory Pregnancy Tests 4

Rehema Kantono, the Public Relations Officer at IUIU, stated that the institution is rooted in Islamic principles, and as a result, both students and staff are expected to adhere to rules and regulations that align with these values.
09:40
09:40

Public Service Halts NEMA Restructuring Process Amid Complaints from Affected Staff 1 Top story

In his June 27, 2023 letter to the NEMA Board Chairperson, Muluri indicated that he conducted a thorough analysis of the submissions provided by the board chairperson and acknowledged the concerns expressed by the staff members regarding the implementation of the newly approved organizational structures, identifying certain issues.
18:26
18:26

Gov’t in Talks with Turkey Over Detained Ugandans 1 Top story

Vincent Waiswa Bagiire, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that the Embassy has verified and validated the existence of 87 Ugandan nationals who have been detained for contravening the immigration statutes of the Republic of Turkey, during a visits to six distinct detention centres where they are detained.
17:31
17:31

Sylvia Owori Embroiled in Land Disputes in Tororo 1 3 Top story

Owori denied the land-grabbing allegations, saying that she is only reclaiming her family estate, which belonged to her late father.
07:41
07:41

UN Human Rights Officially Closes Offices, Exits Uganda 1 2 Top story

On Saturday, August 5, 2023, the office in Kampala officially ceased its operations, as stated in a press release from the agency's headquarters in Geneva.
15:51
15:51

Uganda Makes Strides in Combating Human Trafficking-US Report 1

The report shows that the government initiated prosecutions against 728 suspected traffickers in 589 cases in 2022, compared with prosecuting 537 individuals in 403 cases in 2021. Of the cases investigated, 338 were related to sex trafficking, 173 to labor trafficking, and 78 to unspecified forms of trafficking.
17:21
17:21

Action Aid Pokes Holes in IGG’s NSSF Report 3

Xavier Ejoyi, the Country Director of Action Aid International, said the report lacked soundness as it attributed financial losses to someone while absolving them of any wrongdoing at the sometime.
16:10
16:10

Gov’t Officials Snub Launch of Civic Space Index 1 5

Robert Kirenga, the NCHRD-U Executive Director, noted with concern the growing trend, and self-censorship of the sorts, among government officials who fear associating with or even attending events aimed at discussing the subject, owing to the ongoing contraction of civil space in Uganda.
15:46
15:46

Clerics Weigh in On Surrogacy, Assisted Reproduction 7 1

Assisted reproduction involves the fertilization of a woman's eggs with a man's sperm in a laboratory setting, bypassing the need for natural intercourse. One of the commonly employed techniques is in vitro fertilization (IVF), where eggs are extracted from the woman's ovaries and fertilized in a controlled environment. The resulting embryos are then transferred to either the woman's own womb or that of a surrogate mother for further development.
07:42
07:42

UN Human Rights Wraps up Activities in Uganda 7

Susan Ngongi Namondo, the UN Resident Coordinator noted that even as they celebrate the work of the departing office, they also grieve the loss of the UN Human Rights office in Uganda. A loss she says is for the government of Uganda, the Human rights office, and the people of Uganda at large
14:40
14:40

One Operation After Another, Children Remain on Kampala Streets 7 1 Top story

For years now, there have been several efforts to rescue these children from the streets, rehabilitate, and resettle them.
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