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Tissue Culture Offers New Hope to Uganda's Coffee Sector 1 2

Dr. Pauline Aluka, a Coffee plant breeder at the Kituza-based National Coffee Research Institute NACori says the several years of research using this latest mode of plant-let multiplication are quite promising to the countrys coffee sector.
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20:39

Sugar Manufacturers Explain Price Hikes sugarcane 1 Top story

Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association USMA says the increase in prices has been prompted by the increase in cost of production and the deprecating shilling against major currencies.
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Mother Asks Court To Release Daughter's Defiler man pleads guilty Top story

A mother in Hoima district has asked Court to release a man who defiled her seven year-old-daughter about five years ago. Lucy Aliganyira told court that she has already forgiven Monday and asked court to consider the remand period enough punishment.
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Police Hold 10 Sex Workers For Aiding Crime mbarara 2

Captain Martha Asiimwe, the Mbarara Resident District Commissioner, says police and other security agencies are on the ground to ensure that the residents have crime free Easter celebrations.
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16:55

Entebbe Airport Targeting Regional Status - CAA 3

Currently, Entebbe Airport handles less than two dozen flights a day compared to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi which handles nearly 100 flights a day.
16:44
16:44

Tororo Police Chief Held Over Bribe

URN has learnt that following the confiscation of their gas cylinders, the Chinese traders, who are yet to be identified, contacted the Professional Standards Unit PSU. The PSU Commandant, Fortune Habyara directed the Regional PSU officer, Benin Tulyasingula to act on the complaint.
16:07
16:07

Uganda Yet to Communicate to South Sudan on Eagle Air Crash

The Civil Aviation Authority CAA, which regulates the air industry in Uganda, says the Ugandan government has to write to its South Sudan counterpart to institute investigations into an Eagle Air crash in Yei on April 1. The Eagle Air aircraft, which was taking off from Yei aerodrome in South Sudans Central Equatoria State, burst its tyre and veered off the runway crashing in the bush. The passengers and crew escaped unhurt.
15:59
15:59

Police to Create Special Divisions in Refugee Settlements

Most of the refugee settlements in the country have more than 200,000 people. At least 2000 refugees cross into Uganda from South Sudan daily. Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe district is home to more than 690,000 South Sudanese, making the biggest refugee settlement in the world.
15:28
15:28

NGO Defies District Security Committee Over closure

Joseph Esonyu, the Communications Officer Path-Light, says they havent received any formal communication asking them to close their operations. According to Esonyu, Ebil just made verbal threats but didnt put his directives in writing.
15:12
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Does Entebbe Airport Have a ‘Functioning' Radar System? 1

Authorities at Entebbe International Airport have refuted claims that Ugandas only airport may be operating with an obsolete radar system.
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Fighting Corruption is Now an Open War - Museveni hebert kabafunzaki 1

President Yoweri Museveni defended governments slow response to previous corruption cases saying the vice has become complex with educated people in public offices making it almost impossible to pin them without evidence.
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Kyankwanzi Forms Wildlife Associations to Combat Poaching uganda

Leopold Ddamulira Kinene, the Kyankwanzi LC V Chairperson, says the district will economically empower local hunters through established government programmes to discourage them from poaching. He appealed to the local leaders to identify and mobilize the poachers to form groups for support.
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11:45

Mbarara Teachers Protest Delayed Salaries delayed payments 2

Julius Kato Magara, one of the affected teachers asks the authorities to wake up and ensure they receive their pay in time.
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FAO Finalizes Plan to Keep Illegally Caught Fish from Supply Chains illegal fishing 1

Uganda loses an estimated USD 429 million 1.5 billion Shillings in foreign earnings annually to illegal and unrecorded immature fishing, according to Agriculture Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja. This is mainly a big percentage of fish on the local market is immature and therefore not competitive on the international market.
07:57
07:57

BoU's Kasekende Tells Journalists to Guard Intellectual Freedom dr louis kasekende 1 2

Dr Louis Kasekende, the Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda, has asked journalists to jealously guard their intellectual freedom if they are to keep contributing to the countrys economic development.
07:57
07:57

Political Interference Hampers Recovery of Youth Funds in Bugisu ylp funds

Denis Namisi the Bulambuli District Youth Chairperson blames the YLP Focal Point Persons for not involving the district youth leadership in the sensitizing the youth in regard to the recovery of funds.
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07:40

Observers Commend EC on Kamuli By-election rehema watongola 2 1

Crispy Kaheru, the Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda - CCEDU Coordinator, says that save for the few cases of violence, the EC did a commendable job. He however tasks law makers to come up with laws that can guard against voter bribery.
07:28
07:28

Elephant Kills Woman in Rukungiri

Emily Nahwera, a daughter to the deceased, says her mother left home to collect fire wood in the national park but they heard her a few minutes later raising alarm that she had been attacked by an elephant.
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07:15

Three Held in Mbarara Over Murder murder charges

Jotham Muhanguzi, the son to the deceased says his father was last seen with the suspects, which places them in a better position to explain circumstances surrounding his death.
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