Ugandan Muslims on Saturday, January 03, 2015 joined faithful across the world to celebrate the birth of Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him). In Kampala, the main celebrations were held at the National Mosque situated in Old Kampala and at Kibuli Mosque.
The Minister of Health Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has allayed fears that a motor cycle rider was on Wednesday found infected with Ebola in Kitgum district. Minister Rugunda states that the National Task Force on epidemics and disease surveillance is on alert to watch out for any Ebola alerts throughout the country.
7 year old Maria Achola a 6th born of seven children is currently struggling with a liver failure complication, unfortunately for her, the cost of 34,000 US Dollars is needed for a liver transplant in India yet her family cannot afford it and the family fears the worst. Our reporter Halima Athumani went to the International Hospital Kampala where she met Maria, her mother and a Doctor who spoke to her about Maria\'s condition.
Mathias Nsubuga, the DP Secretary General, at a press conference Tuesday said he has been receiving phone calls from his constituents telling him that there is a heavy deployment of soldiers in Ssese and Kalangala Islands.
The exercise, to cost Ugx 800 million will involve mobilization of supporters the grassroots and selection of flag bearers in preparation for the next general election, Party President Mugisha Muntu has said.
The Democratic Party President Nobert Mao left Gulu on Saturday morning and was flown straight to Nairobi Hospital for treatment. The Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah this afternoon told the house that he has been receiving phone calls with claims that Mao is dead.
Upcoming journalists from Makerere University are appealing to Members of Parliament to amend existing media laws to enable journalists work freely. At a Parliamentary Forum for Media for youth on Wednesday, the youth cited the Press and Journalist Act 2000 that is currently before court, arguing that it needs to be amended.
State Minister for Finance, Planning and Economic Development Matia Kasaija says government has already gazetted the census night which is the 27th/28th and whoever shall be in the country on that day shall be counted.
The Summit is aimed at mobilizing domestic and international efforts to end female genital mutilation and child early and forced marriage within a generation. Currently in Uganda one percent of the total population has undergone Female Gential mutilation.
Transactional sexual relationships were prevalent in fishing communities with over 34 per cent of men and 24 per cent of women had engaged in transactional sex. Of these only 41 percent of women and 44 percent of men reported condom use during transactional sex.