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WHO Approves World's First Malaria Vaccine 1 Top story

Now, WHO is recommending widespread use of the Mosquirix, a new vaccine by GlaxoSmithKline which rouses a child’s immune system to thwart Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest of five malaria pathogens and the most prevalent in Africa. The vaccine is not just a first for malaria — it is the first developed for any parasitic disease.
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Police Leadership Questioned on Bail, Re-arrest of MPs Parliament 6 1

Makindye West MP Allan Sewanyana and Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya were arrested and detained on charges of murder, attempted murder and aiding and abetting terrorism, stemming from their alleged involvement in the recent killings in the Greater Masaka region.
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Pader Residents Donate Over 500 Acres of Land for Industrial Park 4

Ray Charles Okwir, the councillor representing Pader Sub County says that the decision is in response to the government's request for land to establish industrial parks in different parts of the country. The offered land covers part of the six villages of Agora, Biwang, Lalwal West, Lalwal East Lakwee and Lapeny in Kilak Parish, Pader Sub County.
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Tourism Ministry to Construct Hotels in Protected Areas 1 2

State Minister for Tourism Martin Mugarra Bahinduka says that the high costs of accommodation and transportation to tourism sites have remained some of the major barriers to domestic tourism in Uganda. More than 60 per cent of the tourists at attractions in Uganda are foreigners, yet the same sites remain unaffordable for the Ugandan population.
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Soroti Authorities Suspend Prayers over Surging COVID-19 Cases covid-19 epicenter 1 1

Asuret Sub County registered 173 cases of COVID-19 between September 22 and October 1, 2021. This is almost a quarter of the cumulative cases recorded in the district comprising 12 sub-counties since March 2020.
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Removing Police Bond Will Cause Crowding in Cells- Experts Caution 3 1

Lawyer Najib Kasule thinks that Museveni is being misled to attack police on releasing suspects on bond. Kasule says police have over the years arrested dozens of people whenever a high profile crime is committed, but most of the suspects are kept in cells for several days and even months without trial.
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Ten Months After The Election; Which Way Should NUP Take? 4

Yusuf Serunkuma, a PhD student at Makerere Institute of Social Research says Kyagulanyi must realize that the more than three million voters who voted for him were never interested in him replacing Besigye as the leader of opposition but rather upstaging Museveni regardless of the means.
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MPs, Minister Clash on Reconsideration of Landlord and Tenants Bill 1 3

The Bill that seeks to regulate the relationship between landlords and tenants was returned to Parliament by President Yoweri Museveni in January, more than a year after it was passed into law. But it was tabled afresh by the Minister of Lands Judith Nabakooba following guidance by the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah that all returned bills had to be reconsidered.
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Three Landing Sites Closed in Nakasongola over Illegal Fishing 1

The Commander of Fisheries Protection Unit for Nakasongola and Amolatar districts Captain Samuel Ben Ogwang said that they were compelled to close the landing sites after information that fishermen were using illegal fishing gear.
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850 Pallisa Widows Receive Goats from Local NGO 2

Betty Akol, a widow of late Okoboi from Adodoi village in Chelekura Sub-county, one of the beneficiaries expressed her gratitude to the organization, saying that they have been marginalized in most government programs.
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Fraudulent Motorcycle Dealers Walk Away with Over UGX 100M from Soroti Soroti City 1 2

Information obtained by URN shows that most of the borrowers were expected to receive their motorcycles on Monday (October 4, 2021) but surprisingly, the offices at Pamba were closed over the weekend. The furious borrowers, who had travelled to Soroti to receive their motorcycles later stormed the office of the Resident City Commissioner, Peter Pex Paak, seeking his intervention into the matter.
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Government Tables Oil Pipeline Bill Before Parliament 1

The proposed law tabled by the Minister of State for Energy and Mineral Development, Opolot Okasai, seeks to fully implement the obligations of Uganda under the Intergovernmental Agreement signed between Uganda and Tanzania and the Host Government Agreement signed between Uganda and the East African Crude Oil Pipeline Company Lt.
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COVID-19 Vaccination Exercise Slowed by Long Distances in Lira City 1 4

The city with a population of over 10,000 people, has only six vaccination points; Ayago Primary School and PAG General Hospital located in City East Division and Lira University Teaching Hospital, Lira Primary School, Ober Health Centre IV and Lira Regional Referral Hospital in City West Division.
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Mugerwa Returns As Uganda She Cranes Head Coach 3 5

Sarah Babirye Kityo, the UNF President unveiled Mugerwa to the media during a press conference at the Federation’s headquarters at Old Kampala.
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Ministry Bans Unauthorized Agents, Brokers From Land Offices 2 3

The State Minister for Lands, Dr, Sam Mayanja, says that government cannot allow commercial land vendors and hawkers near land registries and National Land Information Centers as they have the capacity to steal and profit from accessing registered and secured data or even to sabotage the nation.
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Medical Bureau Pushes for Increased Funding as COVID-19 Shakes Hospitals Mengo Hospital 1 5

Dr Tonny Tumwesigye, the Executive Director of the Bureau, which cover a network of 305 facilities founded by the Church of Uganda, the Seventh-day Adventist and Pentecostal Churches, says that while the government allocates Private Not for Profit (PNFP) health facilities an annual grant to enable them to subsidize services, the pandemic has increased the cost of their services with some on the verge of collapsing.
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Constitutional Court Quashes Rule Barring Lawyers from Small Claims Cases 1 Top story

The Constitutional Court panel led by Justice Fredrick Egonda Ntende has unanimously ruled that the provision under the Judicature Small Claims Procedure Regulations of 2011 barring an advocate during the proceedings contravenes with the Constitutional right to fair hearing which also includes the right to legal representation.
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Wakiso Man Arrested for Defiling, Torturing Own Children Wakiso district 2 1

According to Owoyesigyire, local leaders received information that Twebaze had continuously locked his two children in the house for some time.
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Belgium Joins in to Rescue Uganda's Young Innovators 4

The United Nations Capital Development Fund - UNCDF - says many innovations are made because the innovators get an idea without thinking about the market. Despite an exciting product, it is rendered useless.
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