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18:54
18:54

Hoima Refinery Compensations to Be Cleared This Year -PEPD oil refinery

The commitment comes amidst public outcry on the rights of the people affected by the refinery. African Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), a civil society organization today released a press statement urging parliament to observe the rights of these people before their situation worsens.
18:21
18:21

Govt De-gazettes Names and Titles of Cultural Leaders 2 Top story

State minister for Gender, Rukia Nakadama tells URN that “All the titles were contentious and the error can only be corrected after withdrawing the may gazette”. She adds that the ministry of Gender will now consult the various cultural institutions on the appropriate titles.
17:31
17:31

Bududa District Official Arrested for Embezzlement ministry of finance 3

According to John Baptist Nambeshe, the Bududa District LC V chairman, Kusolo created a list of ghost workers whose salaries he has drawn of the last five years. He allegedly used names of people recruited by the district service Commission in 2009 to work in Bududa District Hospital but failed to take up the jobs.
17:08
17:08

India Issues Tough Measures on Diplomatic Passport Holders Top story

The development comes almost a year after Indian Police arrested former Minister Isaac Musumba and Igara county East MP Michael Mawanda for extortion. The two senior government officials purportedly attempted to extort USD$20 million (UGX50 billion) from directors of Videocon, an India-based electronics company.
16:53
16:53

UN Confirms LRA – Seleka Alliance Sparking Fears of Renewed Instability united nations un 3 2

The United Nations says it has formally confirmed an alliance between Uganda’s elusive rebel outfit, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Seleka rebels of the Central African Republic in a Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) it conducted in May. The relationship between LRA and other rebel movements has for long been under speculation.
16:30
16:30

Kalangala Solar Plant to Begin Power Generation in October thermal power

John Opiro, the Managing Director Kalangala Infrastructural Services Limited says major installations at the site are done already. He says they expect all the installations completed by September this year. Opiro says they expect it to be switched on October 1.
15:34
15:34

Regional Offices Set Up to Manage Kabaka\'s Land buganda land board 2 1

The regional branches are Kyadondo entrusted with all land related matters in Kampala and suburbs, Buddu for issues in South Buganda region, Ssingo, which will be handling issues in Mityana, Mpigi and Luweero districts and Kyaggwe for all land issues in Kyaggwe Bugerere and Buvuma.
15:29
15:29

Court Postpones Hearing Lwakataka Assault Case lwakataka fish

The Magistrates Court of Kalisizo has postponed the hearing of a case in which Ponsiano Lwakataka (38) and Abdallah Mukiibi (28) are accused of reportedly assaulting a police constable and threatening violence against him.
12:56
12:56

Police Hunt for Body Snatchers in Iganga bodies exhumed

The traditional herbalists are reported to have exhumed the five bodies of Mzee Kabi Kafuwa, Jane Wofwoa, Mutesi Namulondo, Kakaire Kakata and one Kabi who were buried in 2004. All the deceased were members of one family.
11:58
11:58

Woman Kills Husband Over UGX 175, 000 Kwanjula Money homicide

A woman has been arrested in Mbirizi, Lwengo district, for striking and killing her husband for refusing to share kwanjula money. The 45-year old woman Joyce Nakalema killed her husband Vincent Kagiri (44) after learning he had received 175, 000 shillings from their future son-law and refused to share it with her.
11:11
11:11

EC: Underfunding will Affect Activities for 2016 General Elections budget shortfalls

Despite 100 billion shillings budget increase, the Electoral Commission says a shortfall might affect the commission’s preparation for the 2016 elections. Mulekwa said that the commission’s staff have never got a salary increase since 1999 when a formal salary structure was set up yet the costs of living have continued to rise saying that other government agencies have had their salaries increased annually.
11:02
11:02

Ugandan Teachers Deliver 40 Percent of Syllabus

Nsubuga declared that if the trend is not reversed, the quality of education will dwindle and subsequently render the education cycle meaningless. He however adds that government needs to put more effort in improving teacher’s welfare and the physical infrastructure in rural schools.
10:47
10:47

Gold Medallist Kipsiro for Africa Senior Championship in Morocco moses kipsiro 1

Moses Kipsiro will have no time to rest when he arrives with the Commonwealth Games team this afternoon and leaves later in the evening for the 19th Confederation of African Athletics Africa Senior Championship in Morocco.
10:41
10:41

UN Warns of Humanitarian Catastrophe in South Sudan south sudan crisis 1 Top story

Mulet added that what is more important is for the international community to caution the warring parties with one voice on the consequences of impeding the peace process and the futility of pursuing the military option.
10:10
10:10

5 Arrested, Journalist Beaten Up in Bukomansimbi Riots press freedom 2 Top story

In the chaos, Dickson Mutebi, a reporter with Bukedde TV based in Bukomansimbi, was stoned by a group of protesters. Mubarak Ssebufu, a reporter with Buddu Media Group who was also at the scene, says the group accused Mutebi of airing reports that claimed Kalibala was engaged in human sacrifice.
10:10
10:10

Chinese Firm Sued for Trespass, Malicious Damage 1

Dick Obita told the presidential land desk in Kitgum that the company maliciously graded down more than half of his Sorghum field, the major source of food for his family without any compensation. Ben Y. Y Okot, another complainant said the Company cleared an estimated 4 acre piece of his land for establishment of a camp site for its employees, without his consent.
09:52
09:52

Batwa Accuse National ID Enrolment Officers of Segregation 2

Now, they claim that the enrollment officers always keep them in queues, until they have registered the Bakiga and Bafumbira. They also subject them to payments ranging between Ugx 3000 and 5000 for a service which is supposed to be offered free of charge, according to statements recorded with the authorities.
07:59
07:59

Rukungiri DPC Dragged to Court over Torture police brutality

The Commander is supposed to appear in the high court on the 1st September 2014 to answer charges of torturing one Jespa Natukunda a businessman Rukungiri town.
07:39
07:39

11 Die of Hunger in One Week in Karamoja moroto district 1 1 Top story

James Akol, the Lotome sub County chairperson, says the situation is getting worse every day. He explains that 11 people have died in his area, Naregae village in the last few days. He identifies some of them as Angella Apalakori and Ngiro Nabur. Others are Lemukol Maria, Sagal Atukon and Mudong Atuko among others. He appeals to government to find a solution to escalating death in Napak district.
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165 MPs Sign Document Urging Return of Anti-Gay Law 2 4 Top story

The number of MPs who have appended signatures for the return of the Anti-Homosexuality law has now reached 165 surpassing the required number of members to raise quorum of 125 members.
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