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22:23
22:23

We are In A War- Lukwago Tells Katwe Supporters 2 3

Lukwago, who is seeking a third term, says he will not stop demanding for rule of law and accountability. He vowed to continue fighting for the rights of the urban poor and castigated government for trying to chase low-income earners like hawkers, street vendors and Boda boda riders from the city among others.
20:42
20:42

US Mission Protests Journalist Restrictions Ahead of 2021 Polls media freedom 1

“The U.S. recognizes the work of dedicated journalists in Uganda and elsewhere for their essential role. Knowledge is power,” reads the statement.
20:02
20:02

DPP Withdraws Charges Against Nigerian Artists Omar Lay 1

On Tuesday, the DPP wrote to the magistrate withdrawing the charges against the Nigerian artists without giving any reason for the decision. Left without any option, Okumu ordered Uganda prisons to release the Nigerians who were remanded to Kitalya and Kigo government prisons.
19:06
19:06

Doctors Insist on Another Lockdown During Christmas Holidays COVID-19 2 1

Overflowing health facilities, low oxygen supply, fatigued health workers and high possibility of exposing vulnerable elderly relatives in the villages to infection are some of the reasons doctors insist it is prudent to institute a lockdown over Christmas holidays in order not to make a bad situation become worse in the name of partying
18:02
18:02

Only 1.5% Repaying Gov’t Student Loans as Applicant Numbers Rise student loan scheme 1 3

Michael Wanyama, the Executive Director of the scheme, says that only 63 students have been able to start repaying the money, yet available statistics indicate that over 4,000 students have already completed their studies in different disciplines where the government spent over 25 billion shillings with a big number of them expected to have started servicing their respective loans.
17:49
17:49

Byabakama Responds to UN Suspension of Travels to Uganda 2 1 Top story

Yesterday a UN internal memo made rounds on social media where the UN undersecretary for safety and security Giles Michaud suspended travel to Uganda by UN agencies and Personnel. The memo that cited the recommendation of the UN Resident Coordinator, Rosa Malango didn’t give any reason why this decision had been arrived at.
17:26
17:26

LDU Deserter, Witchdoctor to Face Court Martial for Stealing Gun 1 1

Constable Omara, who is attached to Iganga police station, was recently waylaid when he was going for his guard duty at Chief Magistrate’s home.
16:58
16:58

Moroto Top Prison Commanders Arrested, Held in Kampala Over Inmates Escape 1

Assistant Commissioner of Police –ACP Francis Olugu, who is the head of General Crimes desk at Criminal Investigations Directorate –CID at Kibuli, spearheaded the operation in which Aruho and Atunu were arrested.
16:39
16:39

Kyagulanyi Can Only Become President Through Popular Uprising – Kanyomozi Yonasani Kanyomozi 2 1

Kanyomozi says that the only way regime change can happen under the current political situation is through a popular uprising which will result in many casualties, a sacrifice too high to pay.
16:08
16:08

Kyagulanyi Tells EC He'll Continue Holding Rallies 3 1

Speaking to reporters shortly after meeting the Electoral Commission Chairperson in Kampala today, Kyagulanyti said rallies are the only means through which he can speak to his supporters because security have blocked him from accessing several media houses across the country on which he would have talked about his candidacy. He said this leaves him with no option but to hold mass rallies.
15:37
15:37

Makindye East Voters Task Mabikke on Service Delivery 9 2

Raising their views to Mabikke who was on a door to door campaign, the electorate in areas of Kibuli and Wabigalo cited issues of bad roads, corruption in public health centers and lack of access to public funds given out to SACCO’s as reviving funds for youths and women.
15:25
15:25

UCC Asks Google to Block Pro-Bobi Wine YouTube Channels national security 2 1 Top story

In a December 9th, 2020 letter to the Chief Executive Officer Google Inc, an American international company specializing in Internet services and products, UCC says the listed YouTube channels violate Ugandan laws. According to the letter, the continued broadcast by the channels might cause economic sabotage and compromise Uganda’s national security.
14:05
14:05

UMSC Closes Headquarters to Strengthen COVID-19 Measures 1 Top story

Although no COVID-19 case has been reported at Old Kampala UMSC headquarters, the Council Chairperson, Dr. Abdul Qadir Balonde succumbed to the pandemic on Monday evening at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, according to the Busoga Muslim Region Spokesperson, Shamil Byakika.
12:19
12:19

City Riot: Gunshot Victim Cries Out to Government For Support 1 2 Top story

Magambo, who is in the causality ward at Mulago National Referral Hospital told URN on his sick bed that when the chaos started, he and other colleagues rush from the market to see what was happening on the streets.
12:04
12:04

Harvested Rain Water Saves Schools From closing 3

According to the Administrators of Kalinabiri primary and secondary schools in Ntinda, it is now over two months without public water supply and it has been the harvested rain water that saved them from closing down as they couldn't sustain the buying of water from private companies.
08:25
08:25

Minister Kasolo Denies Holding Mass Rallies, Accuses Rivals of Doctoring Video 3 1

Kasolo said that what he saw in the video that EC showed him is different from what happened.
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