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16:37
16:37

Woman Shot Dead by Warriors for 'Giving Intelligence to UPDF'

The UPDF says that the woman, only identified as Zam Zam, a resident of Kitome Trading Centre in Lodiko Sub County was shot dead by the warriors on suspicion that she was collaborating with security agencies revealing information about people with illegal firearms.
15:51
15:51

Lyantonde Health Workers Face Probe for Refusing to Take COVID-19 Vaccine 3 1

Catherine Kamwin, the Lyantonde Resident District Commissioner who heads the task force, says they were perturbed to learn that the people who administer the Covid vaccine jabs aren’t vaccinated.
15:22
15:22

Another Person Killed in Kasese Town Murder 1 1

This brings to six, the number of people found dead under unclear circumstances in less than two weeks in the municipality. Four of these are not known to locals in the areas where the bodies were found.
15:09
15:09

Contractor Given 2-Months Ultimatum to Complete Sezibwa Bridge 2 1

The Ministry of Works and Transport contracted the Company in 2019 to tarmac a road and construct the bridge that connects Nakasongola to Kayunga district for a tune of 15 billion Shillings. The construction was supposed to be completed within 18 months, but was later granted a six months extension.
11:37
11:37

Education Ministry Considers Closing Boarding Section for Primary Schools 1 5

A source privy to the matter told URN that authorities have discussed the possibility of removing the boarding sections as one of the new guidelines and operating procedures that will see schools safely reopen, for this category of learners, who have not been recommended for any kind of vaccination.
10:51
10:51

Witty Ugandans Fluke Teachers Vaccination as Drive Nears End 4 1

The vaccination exercise for teachers in Kampala schools started on August 25, as one of the measures to prepare for the reopening of schools. Up to 10 centres were ringfenced for teachers within the jurisdiction of Kampala Capital City Authority -KCCA.
10:13
10:13

Over 30 Stray Dogs Killed in Kagadi Town Council 1

Mugisa says that stray dogs have become a menace and a huge challenge especially to children and residents with livestock because they are not vaccinated and therefore likely to spread diseases.
10:00
10:00

Masaka Killings: Survivors Struggling with Medical Bills 5 1

They were admitted to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital in critical condition following the attacks where they were asked to have a skull Computed Tomography (CT) scan to help health experts to detect brain injury, bleeding, and skull fractures.
09:31
09:31

Court Dismisses Electoral Petition against Jinja South Division Mayor judgment 1

Nasser Ashraf was declared the winner of the South Division mayoral seat with 6,910 votes while Musisi, his main challenger polled 4,973 votes. Musisi however contested the results arguing that the election was marred with irregularities, which affected the final outcome of the exercise.
09:01
09:01

Mukono Based Medical Institute Opts for in-house Internship 1 4

The Institute Rector Peter Bbosa says that they previously sent their students to 20 training hospitals which currently have limited space to accommodate staff and training students. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, person-to-person interactions are limited, as well as congregations and contact with other persons.
08:31
08:31

Poor Facilitation Threatens Success of Emyooga Initiative in Rukiga 2 7

The Program was launched in August 2019 as part of the government’s strategies to transform 68 per cent of Ugandan homesteads from subsistence to market-oriented production. Rukiga district received 560 million Shillings to benefit 18 Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization or Society (SACCO) with 636 benefiting groups.
08:04
08:04

I Never Witnessed Rigging, but Polls Were Not Transparent - Nabakooba

Ms Nabakooba who was a minister and a Member of Parliament at the time of the elections told court that he did not believe in the results that declared Ms Bagala as the winner and MP.
07:24
07:24

Journalist Arrested After Lodging With Afghan Evacuees in Entebbe 1

Wasswa, a senior correspondent with Deutsche Press Agentur (DPA), the German Press Agency,) was arrested on Thursday by security officers at Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, a facility that is hosting the 51 Afghan evacuees who arrived in Uganda on Wednesday. They are part of a group that is fleeing Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
06:21
06:21

Uganda's Emong Wins Bronze at Tokyo Paralympic Games David Emong 1 Top story

The star para-athlete emerged third in a time of 3:53.51 which is his personal best time in a highly contested race
04:01
04:01

Court Sets Judgement Day for Busongora South Election Petition 1 2

Mujungu, the National Resistance Movement -NRM party candidate won the parliamentary race with 7,601 votes, defeating his main challenger Jackson Mbaju who got 7,522 votes and eight others. But Mbaju petitioned the court to challenge the outcome of the polls citing cases of voter bribery, ballot stuffing and the existence of ghost voters of the register.
03:46
03:46

38 People Arrested in New Wave of Suspicious Killings in Masaka 1 4

The districts of Lwengo, Bukomansimbi, Sembabule and Masaka city have in recent months registered several incidences of murder orchestrated by unknown people who waylay others or sometimes break into houses in the night hacking occupants with blunt objects, however without asking for money or taking any household properties.
03:31
03:31

Uganda Men’s Netball Team Intensifies Prep for Netball Championship 2 1

The team’s head coach Vicent Kiwanuka recently summoned a 26-man squad to begin residential training at Kampala University. The team had three test games against National Insurance Corporation Netball Club, Police Netball Club and Weyonje Netball Club to test their skills.
03:16
03:16

ADF Plotted to Attack Mourners at Gen Lokech’s Funeral-Museveni Pader Town Council 3 1 Top story

A team of joint security personnel comprised of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence-CMI and Joint Anti-Terrorism Taskforce-JAT arrested a man identified as Abdul Katumba who was found in possession of materials allegedly used in making Improvised explosive Devises-IED.
03:06
03:06

Lawyers Protest Affidavits Filed by Election Officials Against EC matheniko county mp 1

Eight election officials, among them Presiding Officers, Polling Assistants, and Voter Verification Officers from Acerer, Naregae, Arengkeju and Lopur Polling Stations, among others, filed affidavits in support of the petition filed by Paul Oloo, an independent candidate who lost the recent parliamentary elections.
02:47
02:47

We Can’t Destroy Our Own, Otafire Responds to Queries about Lokech’s Death 8 1

Gen Lokech died from his home in Kitikifumba one, in Wakiso District on August 21. A postmortem report released by the police on August 22 revealed that Gen Lokech, also known as the lion of Mogadishu, died from blood clots in his lungs arising from injuries he sustained on his right ankle.
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