The president of the International Criminal Court, Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, today met victims of the LRA conflict at Lukodi trading centre in Gulu district. Lukodi is the site of the May 19th, 2004 LRA massacre in which the rebels attacked a camp for internally displaced people and killed at least 56 of them.
Paul Ssembajjwe, the UYD National Vice Chairperson has confirmed receiving the petition, saying he will pass it over to the National Executive Committee, which is scheduled to convene on Wednesday next week.
Over ten thousand vendors at the Parkyard Market in Nakivubo area in Kampala have been evicted despite being given not more than 30 days to vacate. Parkyard Vendors Market has existed for more than 30 years but has been at the centre of contention between the Board of Trustees of Nakivubo Stadium and the vendors. The Board wants vendors evicted to pave way for re-development into a modern parking area.
Controversial lecturer Dr Stella Nyanzi returns to Makerere University today following a decision by the university appointments board to formally end her suspension. The appointments board chairperson Bruce Kabasa said Dr Nyanzi will be posted in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences CHUSS but they are still making consultations.
More than 100 people are homeless after a rainstorm blew off roofs and destroyed houses in Kikamulo Sub County, Nakaseke district. The rainstorm also left a trail of destruction of gardens, property and animals deaths. The rainstorm destroyed over 30 houses at Nakazi-Lugo and Lumpewe villages in Nakaseke district.
Fifteen houses and several crop gardens have been devastated by a heavy downpour in several villages of Muko Sub County in Rubanda District. The heavy rains that lasted for at least two hours started at around 01:00am.
The President of the Federation of Uganda Football Association Fufa, Moses Magogo has said they are yet to decide on which candidate to vote for during the Confederation of African Football CAF on March 16th in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Three incumbent East African Legislative Assembly EALA legislators say experience will be a key factor as they seek re-election on Tuesday. The three including Democratic Partys Fred Mukasa Mbidde, Independent legislator Suzan Nakawuki and Uganda Peoples Congress UPC partys Chris Opoka talked to URN about their tenure in the current regional parliament which expires in June.
War victims in northern Uganda relived their harrowing experiences at the hands of the Lords Resistance Army LRA rebels while meeting the president of the International Criminal Court ICC Silvia Fernndez de Gumerndi.
The pledge, made in 2012, was to enable youth leaders to elevate their income. The would-be beneficiaries include nine youth council leaders, five National Resistance Movement NRM party Youth League leaders and two District youth Councilors.
Uganda is now host to more than 900,000 refugees. Most of these have run from South Sudan where refugees have been crossing into Uganda at an average rate of 2,500 persons per day, fleeing a conflict characterized by high levels of sexual violence and other atrocities. They are in urgent need of water, food, shelter and clothing.
In what appeared as a new strategy to boost performance, the education department headed by D.E.O Everest Okello caused the transfers of 17 head teachers and 74 classroom teachers. Several others were lined up for possible demotion.