November 26, 2020

REVEALED! UWEC Got 2 Tigers For 25 Monkeys In Swap Deal

By Francis Otucu The Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (UWEC) has imported tigers to bolster the cat family after decades to boost local and international tourism. […]
November 26, 2020

Don’t vote for Bobi Wine – Mao

By Francis Otucu The Democratic Party (DP) presidential candidate, Norbert Mao, Tuesday cautioned the Acholi against voting for a younger and an inexperienced person to lead […]
November 25, 2020

School Bosses Jailed for Grabbing Orphans’ Land

By Richard Kintu Three administrators of Nansana C/U primary school in Nansana Municipality, Wakiso district were remanded to Kitalya Government Prison in connection with attempts to […]
November 25, 2020

Huawei awarded for COVID-19 network-operations solution

A Huawei solution to support network operation centres duringthe COVID-19 pandemic has won the COVID-19 Response Award at the AfricaCom Virtual Awards. The Huawei O&M Autin […]
November 23, 2020

M7 Minister Tells Amuriat: Teso isn’t looking for Emorimor

By Francis Otucu As Uganda’s 2021 general election nears, there is talk of which presidential candidates has which support and where. A few of these candidates […]
November 23, 2020

Top Police Chiefs Test Positive For Covid-19, Naguru Offices Sealed Off

By Francis Otucu Senior police officers have tested positive for Covid-19, this news site exclusively reports. The tests conducted by the Ministry of Health officials revealed […]
November 21, 2020

No More Water Crisis As Katosi Water Project Opens In 90 Days

By Henry Mulindwa In about 90 days from now, concerns among residents of Kampala  metropolitan areas (encompassing Wakiso and Mukono) regarding shortage of drinking water will […]
November 21, 2020

BOBI RIOTS! UPDF Returns To Aid Police On Strict Curfew Enforcement

By Francis Otucu Effective Thursday, the Uganda Peoples Defense Force (UPDF) reinforced deployment to protect critical infrastructure and installations. As a result, the public is informed […]
November 21, 2020

EXCLUSIVE! Rwanda’s Security Organs Shoot at Rwandan Smugglers, One Dies On Arrival At Ugandan Hospital

By Francis Otucu Rwanda’s joint security organ Friday night engaged in a shooting that left one of its citgizens dead, two seriously injured while five have […]
November 19, 2020

BOBI RIOTS! Makerere University Suspends Exams After Stray Bullet Hits Student On Campus

By Francis Otucu Makerere University has Thursday afternoon suspended exams earlier scheduled for Friday and Saturday. In a statement, the University said new dates shall be […]
November 19, 2020

Bobi Wine protests: City Mortuary receives 19 bodies, 46 admitted

The City Mortuary at Mulago National Referral hospital in Kampala has so far received 19 bodies resulting from Wednesday’s protests. The protests erupted after the National […]
November 19, 2020

U.S Gov’t Tells Citizens In Uganda: Stop wearing military attire

By Francis Otucu The U.S. Embassy in Uganda has advised its citizens in Uganda to exercise increased caution and attention to the wearing of clothing which […]
November 19, 2020

LEAKED AUDIO! THE TRUTH: Inside Minister Aceng, Engola, RDC Gun Fight

By Francis Otucu “We have brought to your table several times the issue of the RDC of Lira. Take him with you. We don’t want him […]
November 19, 2020

FREE BOBI WINE RIOTS: Senior UMI Lecturer Killed

By Francis Otucu A lecturer of Uganda Management Institute (UMI) is among victims of violence that erupted Wednesday in Kampala, its neighborhood and urban towns. The […]
November 19, 2020

RELIEF: DR. DIANA ATWINE LAUNCHES HEALTHY HEART AFRICA PROGRAMME, SALUTES ASTRAZENECA PARTNERSHIP

By Our Reporter AT LEAST 10 Million Ugandans can now hope to be screened for heartrelated conditions following the launch of the Healthy Heart Africa Programme.The […]
November 18, 2020

POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS! Police Adopt Tough Measures To Deal With SOPs Violators

By Francis Otucu The police have adopted a tougher approach to preserving the integrity and the electoral process as political campaigns heats up. The approach, according […]
November 18, 2020

Armed Thugs Raid City Apartment, Rob Tenants US$50, 200, Shs1M & 11 Mobile Phones

By Francis Otucu Kampala Metropolitan Police East have started investigation into an armed robbery that happened Tuesday evening at Midland Complex, Kanisa Zone, Kikaaya Parish in […]
November 18, 2020

MP Alan Ssewanyana sent to Jail as Bobi Wine Protests Erupt

By Francis Otucu Makindye West Member of Parliament (MP), Allan Ssewanyana has been charged and remanded to Kitalya Government Prison. He was charged at Makindye Chief […]
November 18, 2020

Shamba boy cuts 3 family members to death

By Francis Otucu The police at Kassanda are hunting for Petero Bangirana, 38, a casual laborer after he cut to death three family members. According to […]
November 14, 2020

MP WATONGOLA DEATH: Fear AS More 10 MPs Admitted in ICU with Covid-19

BY NATHAN NGOBI Panic is rife within the corridors of power following the death of popular Busoga NRM mobiliser and MP, Hajat Rehema Watongola. Watongola, 54, […]
November 14, 2020

UNBS, PAU sign MoU to strengthen standardisation in the oil and gas sector

By George Mangula The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) aimed at […]
November 14, 2020

Good work: Moody’s Investor Service affirms AfDB’s AAA credit rating

By George Mangula Moody’s Investor Service has affirmed the African Development Bank’s AAA credit rating, with a stable outlook, the bank says in the latest media […]
November 14, 2020

You know the biggest land grabber in Kampala and he is your partner – Gen. Saleh tells FDC’s Semujju

By George Mangula The popular Capital Ganga talk show on Capital Radio, moderated by veteran teacher Oscar Semweya Musoke, was at its best on Saturday 14, […]
November 14, 2020

PARLIAMENT: Rehema Watongola Is Dead

By Francis Otucu Kamuli Municipality Member of Parliament (MP), Rehema Watongola, is dead. Watongola, sources say, died Saturday morning the Mulago Hospital after some time of […]
November 14, 2020

STOP THE FRAUD! Lands Minister, Kamya, Writes To Kira RDC on Land Row

By Francis Otucu The dispute on the land comprised on Block 185 Plot 385 Kyadondo has been going on for some time. Even when court decreed […]
November 11, 2020

Partners launch US$1.5b facility to support African resilience and recovery amid global pandemic

By Our ReporterThe African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) the pan-African multilateral EXIM bank, partners with the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) the Trade Finance Arm of […]
November 11, 2020

UNBS mandatory standard in offing to ensure safety, quality and performance of solar products

By George Mangula The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is in the final stages of developing a standard for solar products in the Solar Home […]
November 6, 2020

BAREFOOT CAMPAIGN: I’ve not seen my shoes – Amuriat

By Francis Otucu Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Presidential candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat has said he has not been able to recover his shoes, which he […]
November 6, 2020

MP Hopeful Dies In Road Accident

By Francis Otuu Badru Katongole, who participated in the candidate selection for Bukoto Central Member of Parliament under the National Unity Platform (NUP) is dead. Katongole, […]
November 5, 2020

NUP Maniesto Launch Postponed

By Francis Otucu Presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine will launch his manifesto on Saturday. The announcement to push party’s manifesto launch from Friday to Saturday […]
November 4, 2020

Field Force Cop Shoots Self Dead

By Francis Otucu Police’s Field Force Unit (FFU) has lost one of their own to suicide. The incident happened Monday at Hima town council in Kasese […]
November 4, 2020

CAMPAIGN CASH! NUP MP Flag bearer pulls out of race

By Francis Otucu The National Unity Platform (NUP) flag bearer for Sembabule District Woman Member of Parliament seat, Zaituni Yahaya Babikola, has bowed out of the race. […]
November 4, 2020

RESHUFFLE! UPDF Makes Huge Changes

By Francis Otucu The army has made changes in the top leadership of Bombo Military Barracks, this news site has learnt. Col. Robert Mugabe has been […]
October 31, 2020

48 Marine Police Officers Passed Out After Weeks of intensive course in operations

48 Marine Police officers have been passed out after undergoing a six-week intensive course in maritime operations. The training took place at Marine Police headquarters, Kigo.While […]
October 30, 2020

Police List City Route Chat Ahead of Presidential Nominations

PRESS RELEASE FOR PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATIONS ON 2ND AND 3RD NOVEMBER, 2020 The National Electoral Commission will conduct Presidential Nominations on 2nd and 3rd November, 2020 at […]
October 30, 2020

Massive Exodus at KCCA as Kitaka Resigns

By Francis Otucu Kampala Capital City Authority’s Director Engineering & Technical Services, Eng Andrew M Kitaka, has resigned. Well-placed sources say Kitaka’s resignation takes effect October […]
October 30, 2020

BLOODY! MP’s Campaign Manager Gunned Down In Bar Raid

By Francis Otucu A joint team comprising of the police and the army have launched a probe into the murder of Dodoth East MP Samson Lokeris’ […]
October 30, 2020

MTN Uganda unveils 3-in-1 business solution for enterprise customers

MTN Uganda under its enterprise arm of MTN Business has launched a 3-in-1 offer for businesses in Uganda. The offer is designed to help businesses get […]
October 30, 2020

Tanzanian, Ugandan, Nigerian Students Top Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa ICT Competition, Global Final Awaits

Students from Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria and South Africa have all come out top in the Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa ICT Competition. Attended by high-ranking government officials, industry […]
October 29, 2020

USAID Launches a $5 Million Rights and Justice Activity in Uganda

The United States Embassy and U.S. Agency for International Development have Thursday announced the launch of a $5 million, Uganda Rights and Justice Activity (USAID/RAJA).   The […]
October 29, 2020

Trump Makes Huge Say On Uganda’s 2021 Polls: We don’t support any candidate, will deal with violent extremists

By Francis Otucu In a statement Wednesday, the United States government said its government has a broad and strong partnership with Uganda and its people.  Annually, […]
October 29, 2020

Groom dies 3 days to his introduction, wedding

Raymond Steven Sekitayira was set to be introduced by his girlfriend, Joy Nekesa this weekend, October 31, 2020. Unfortunately what had been planned as a day […]
October 28, 2020

MTN Partners with Ker Alur Kingdom Ahead of King’s 10th Coronation Anniversary

MTN Uganda has offered Ker Alur Kingdom a sponsorship package worth UGX. 20m (Twenty million shillings) as the Kingdom prepares to celebrate the tenth coronation anniversary […]
October 27, 2020

PHOTO: Col Shaban Bantariza’s Last Moment In ICU Emerges

Deputy Executive Director, Uganda Media Centre is dead. Family sources say he died early Tuesday morning from Mulago Hospital. Government spokesman, Ofwono Opondo confirmed: “I hereby […]
October 26, 2020

World Beater Cheptegei Recommended For Promotion

By Francis Otucu The Police’s Advisory Committee has recommended world champion, Joshua Cheptegei, for promotion. The recommendation follows a series of world records broken by Cheptegei, […]
October 24, 2020

Child shoots self dead while playing with Dad’s gun

The police in Ibanda has recorded a case of suicide of a six-year-old son to a police officer who shot himself dead while playing with the […]
October 23, 2020

EATING TEENAGER: Katumwa Appears In Court, Faces 7 Years In Jail

City businessman and Nansana Municipality Member of Parliament aspirant, David Katumbwa, has been arraigned in court and charged with the abduction of a 16- year old […]
October 23, 2020

Bunyoro Kingdom Rejects IGP Ochola’s Hoima DPC Appointment

By Francis Otucu Bunoyoro Kitara Kingdom has Friday rejected the appointment of Alex Mwine as new Hoima District Police Commander. Hoima is host of the Kingdom. […]
October 23, 2020

Finally Tullow Oil gets Uganda clearance for US$575m asset sale to Total

By George Mangula and Agencies Global oil driller, Tullow Oil plc announced Wednesday that it has received government approvals for the $575 million sale of its Uganda assets […]
October 23, 2020

Kaspersky warns of top IT security threats in Africa

By Our Reporter Despite research showing an overall decrease in certain malware families and types in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in H1 2020 (36% decrease in South Africa, […]
October 23, 2020

African and US development financiers reaffirm their commitment to attracting greater private sector capital to Africa

By Our Reporter The continent’s largest development finance institutions have emphasized that a sustained and collaborative approach among development partners to scale up project development activities, […]
October 23, 2020

Standard Chartered Bank and BRAC partner for the continued empowerment and livelihood for adolescents

By George Mangula Standard Chartered has announced a donation of Shs 166.5 million to BRAC Uganda to support adolescents under the Goal project. The six-month project intervention will […]
October 23, 2020

Letshego Hands Over ILC Poultry Project to Beneficiaries as part of Sustainable Development Initiative

Kampala, Uganda- Thursday, Letshego officially handed over the poultry projects to respective farmers and beneficiaries that took part in the “Improving Life Campaign” (ILC). This is […]
October 23, 2020

New Generation Ford Raptor 2021 to revolutionize driving In Uganda

By Francis Otucu It was thrills and smiles as car lovers and other motor enthusiasts watched the magical power of the Ford Ranger Raptor 2021 which […]
October 22, 2020

Fatboy’s Online Radio Closes

Reckless Radio, an online radio owned by James Onen alias Fatboy will by midnight tonight be no more. Sources say Onen encountered an issue with the […]
October 22, 2020

IN THINGS! City Marketing Guru, Baita, Joins Sudhir Ruparelia’s Top Firm

By Staff Writer  Kampala’s marketing and PR honcho, Amon Baita, is in things. Irrefutable sources say, Baita, has formally joined Premier Recruitment Ltd, a firm owned […]
October 22, 2020

FULL STATEMENT: EC Releases Roadmap for 2021 General Polls

Progress of Implementation of Activities Under the Roadmap for 2021/2021 General Elections Introduction Dear esteemed partners, members of the press, it is our privilege and pleasure […]
October 21, 2020

Allianz takes over Jubilee Insurance in Euro 84m strategic partnership to broaden insurance markets across East Africa

By Our Reporter Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL), East Africa’s largest insurance group, and Allianz one of the world’s leading insurers and asset managers, have signed an […]
October 21, 2020

Vivo Energy demonstrates need for continuous safety improvement

Vivo Energy, the pan-African retailer and marketer of Shell and Engen-branded fuels and lubricants, has held its annual Safety Day across the whole company, reinforcing the […]
October 21, 2020

BUBU: Local Security Firm Takes Over Issuance Of Computerized Driving Permits

Government has unveiled the Uganda Security Printing Company (USPC) as the new company that will start issuing driving permits in Uganda to replace South African firm, […]
October 21, 2020

Museveni Orders IGP Ochola: Fire RPC, DPC

By Francis Otucu In a space of two days, the Inspector General of Police, Martins Okoth Ochola, has had to apologize to Emeritus John Baptist Kaggwa […]
October 21, 2020

MP’s One year Daughter Drowns in a Bucket of Water on her Birthday

A Member of Parliament has lost his one year old daughter after she reportedly drowned in a bucket full of water. Ik County MP Hillary Lokwang’s […]
October 21, 2020

FORGERY! Mak University bosses in fake Covid-19 results

By Staff Writer 3 Makerere University have been remanded to Kitalya and Kigo prisons in Wakiso district for forging COVID-19 test results. The officials include; Emmanuel […]
October 20, 2020

NABBED FOR DEFILEMENT! How city businessman lured girl, 16, with KFC Chicken, Pizza, smartphone

By Francis Otucu Kampala Metropolitan Police – South, headquartered at Katwe, are holding city businessman and proprietor, Katumwa Sports Centre on allegations related to defilement. David […]
October 20, 2020

Activists say 100,000 not happy with Total’s oil activites in Uganda

By George Mangula Two French environment civil society organisations said in a report on Tuesday that over 100,000 people in Uganda and Tanzania have been hurt by […]
October 20, 2020

Webinar: Experts to discuss impact of Covid-19 and volatility in African securities

By George Mangula A four-part webinar series focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on institutional participants in Africa’s capital markets will be held on October 27, […]
October 20, 2020

Top Ministers, Dr. Mwebesa to grace 3rd Annual Media Conference 2020

The State minister in charge Northern Uganda, Grace Kwiyucwiny, and ICT State Minister, Peter Ogwang, are expected in the northern district of Lira Friday as journalists, […]
October 20, 2020

Seven children suffocate to death under tent

By Francis Otucu The Central Police Station, Mubende has recorded death by suffocation of seven children. The incident happened at Rwenkabi village, Kitenga Sub country in […]
October 19, 2020

I’ll serve Museveni’s interest and the nation – Galiwango

By Nathan Ngobi The newly appointed High Commissioner to Uganda’s High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, Dr. Hassan Waswa Galiwango, has pledged to serve the interest of […]
October 19, 2020

Museveni In Missive: NRM Polls Most Annoying

By President Yoweri Museveni The recent shameful conduct, in some cases, during the recent NRM primaries is most annoying to the patriots. However, it is, nevertheless, […]
October 19, 2020

Uganda’s position stays in same position in Absa Africa Financial Markets Index 2020

By George Mangula Uganda still came in the 10th position in the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index 2020, the same position the country attained in 2019, implying […]
October 19, 2020

Unlocking Africa’s energy investment potential will require more than just waiting for covid-19 to be over

By Our Writer Across the world, the Covid-19 pandemic, along with its subsequent travel restrictions and historic crash in oil prices, is deferring major final investment […]
October 19, 2020

Entries’ submission for the 2020 Digital Impact Awards Africa kick off

By George Mangula HiPipo; the organisers of the annual Digital Impact Awards Africa have started receiving entries for the 2020 Digital Impact Awards Africa (#DIAA2020).  DIAA […]
October 19, 2020

Ex-ISO boss Bagyenda named ambassador

President Museveni has appointed the former Internal Security boss Col Frank Kaka Bagyenda as Uganda’s ambassador to Angola.According to security sources, Kaka’s appointment letter has been […]
October 16, 2020

Standard Chartered Bank Uganda donates Ugx 74,000,000 to Straight Talk Foundation for COVID-19 Disability Inclusion Initiative

By Our Reporter People living with disabilities are some of the most vulnerable to risks presented by COVID-19 as they may not be able to protect […]
October 16, 2020

Standard Chartered Bank Uganda donates Shs74m to Straight Talk Foundation for COVID-19 Disability Inclusion Initiative

By George Mangula Standard Chartered Bank Uganda has donated Shs74 million to Straight Talk Foundation in support of COVID-19 interventions for people living with disabilities. People living with disabilities […]
October 16, 2020

Express FC Sign Juuko

By Francis Otucu Express FC have signed experienced centre back, Murushid Juuko, for an undisclosed fee. The Wankuluku side say the former Simba SC and Wydad […]
October 16, 2020

Police’s Fire & Rescue Services Gets 10 Firefighting Experts

By Francis Otucu Ten police officers Thursday finished a 3 months science for firefighting and emergency rescue induction course. The officers were passed out by AIGP […]
October 15, 2020

CAA BOSS TASKS GOV’T TO ADDRESS PILOT, GROUND ENGINEER DEFICITS

By Sadique Bamwita Entebbe With a few aviation schools in the country and the revival of the national airline, the Acting Director General of Uganda Civil […]
October 15, 2020

URA official named in motorcycle robbery

By Francis Otucu An official of Uganda revenue Authority (URA) have been named as part of the racket terrorizing Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) and its neighborhood […]
October 14, 2020

ROAD TO 2021: Ex-Minister Engola’s MP Bid Challenged

By Francis Otucu Victoria Advocates & Legal Consultants has written to the Electoral Commission Chairman, Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, to disqualify Erute County South Member of […]
October 14, 2020

World Bank tables US$12b to finance Covid-19 vaccines, tests and treatments

By Our Reporter Uganda could benefit from the World Bank’s approved US$12 billion in financing to enable developing countries to buy and distribute coronavirus vaccines, tests, and treatments, aiming to support the vaccination […]
October 14, 2020

A bridge to economic recovery: be aware of financial stability risks

By Tobias Adrian Despite a global economic crisis comparable only to the Great Depression, near-term financial stability risks have been contained with the help of unprecedented monetary policy […]
October 14, 2020

Global security experts and decision makers unpack the state of cyber security culture in Africa

By Our Reporter November 11, 2020  marks the return of the successful and virtual Africa Cyber Security Culture Conference, an event that explores cybersecurity culture in […]
October 14, 2020

BEYI POWA: PostBank Goes Digital

By Francis Otucu PostBank Uganda, is a financial institution owned by the Government of Uganda with 100% shareholding, has gone digital. Unveiled Wednesday, Digital Banking, Beyi […]
October 13, 2020

CURFEW: 211 Cars, 331 Motorcycles Impounded In Kampala

By Francis Otucu Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) has in a Monday night curfew enforcement operation impounded 211 cars and 331 motorcycles. Drivers and riders were, however, […]
October 13, 2020

Museveni Undergoes Another COVID-19 Test

By Francis Otucu President Yoweri Museveni has undergone another Covid-19 test Tuesday morning. Museveni underwent testing at the Entebbe International Airport. According to his aide, Lindah […]
October 13, 2020

Huawei Donates ICT Study Equipment to Kyambogo Uni, Uganda Martyrs

Huawei, a leading ICT global solutions provider Monday donated ICT study equipment worth 30,000USD to Kyambogo and Uganda Martyrs Universities. This equipment is to aid in […]
October 13, 2020

Ugandans among top 10 finalists of “Africa’s Business Heroes” prize grand finale

By George Mangula The 2020 Africa’s Business Heroes prize, a flagship philanthropic program created by the Jack Ma Foundation’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI), has selected the top 10 […]
October 12, 2020

Team Uganda takes first position in Sub Saharan Africa Huawei Global ICT Competition

Huawei Uganda has today awarded three students who represented Uganda in the Huawei ICT global competition Africa stage. These students took first position and are to […]
October 12, 2020

Local government leaders urged to strengthen tax administration

By George Mangula Deputy Secretary to the Treasury Patrick Ocailap has told local government from Eastern Uganda to strengthen their revenue administration and collection measures to […]
October 12, 2020

Ugandans in urban areas experiencing food crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic

By Our Reporter Ugandans in nine urban areas were at Crisis levels of food insecurity or worse for months leading to August because of negative impacts […]
October 12, 2020

ENGIE appoints CEO to lead its Access to Energy business in Uganda, others

By George Mangula In the latest press release, Energy provider, ENGIE has appointed Gillian-Alexandre Huart as CEO of ENGIE Energy Access, its Access to Energy business in […]
October 12, 2020

Ugandan Footballer Killed For Poor Defending

A local football player in Lamwo District, Northern Uganda, died Saturday after he was reportedly assaulted by his teammates. The deceased Churchill Owaci, 22, was allegedly […]
October 12, 2020

COVID-19: MP arrested for violating SOPs

Bulambuli County Member of Parliament in Bulambuli District, Alex Burundo, including eleven of his supporters, have been arrested for holding an illegal procession. Police in Sironko […]
October 12, 2020

ROAD TO 2021: FDC’s Biriggwa Eats Big

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) National Chairman, Waswa Biriggwa, has been named to lead Patrick Amuriat Oboi’s campaign team ahead of 2021 general elections. Amuriat […]
October 11, 2020

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: 21 arrested in Kampala for attending sex party

By Francis Otucu Kampala Metropolitan Police have 21 people in custody for participating in a sex party. The party took place at a private house located […]
October 9, 2020

CORRUPTION! AIGP Akullo warns cops: You’ll be captured

By Francis Otucu Police Director in charge Criminal Investigations has warned officers against involvement in acts of corruption. Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Grace Akullo […]
October 9, 2020

EAC: Weather experts warn of a drier than usual season between October and December 2020

By George Mangula While October to December is normally considered an important rainfall season for Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, this time round a drier […]
October 9, 2020

Regional economic integration programme launched

By Our Reporter The EU Ambassador to Tanzania and the East African Community, Manfredo Fanti and the Secretary General of the EAC, Amb. Libérat Mfumukeko, today […]
October 9, 2020

Consortium of global multilateral development banks calls for measures to support trade continuity in Sub-Saharan Africa

By George Mangula The Pulse check  report issued hours ago by a consortium of multilateral development banks and trade research institutions, recounts the views of sub-Saharan banks on multi-lateral development […]
October 8, 2020

Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation, RUFORUM Agree On Capacity Building

By Nathan Ngobi Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Regional Universities Forum for […]
October 8, 2020

Hackers Take Over Minister’s Phone

Cameroon’s Mining Minister Gabriel Dodo Ndoké has said that hackers have taken over his phone number. The minister warned all his contacts not to respond to […]
October 8, 2020

Mak Fires: Prof. Bazeyo resigns

Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration, Prof. William Bazeyo, has resigned. In a message to colleagues, Prof. Bazeyo, who has lately been dogged by queries […]
October 8, 2020

ROAD TO 2021: Amuriat Is FDC Party Flag bearer

By Francis Otucu Thursday morning, 350 delegates, drawn from across the country convened at the party headquarters, Najjanankumbi in Kampala to decide who holds Forum for […]
October 8, 2020

Mobile Money Robbery: Subscribers cash safe – MTN Uganda

By Francis Otucu MTN Uganda has assured Mobile Money subscribers of safety of mobile money services. In a statement after a hack into telco’s system, MTN […]
October 8, 2020

Amuriat, Biriggwa: FDC Goes To Polls Today

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) National Council convenes today in Kampala to elect the party presidential candidate in the forthcoming 2021 General Election. At least […]
October 7, 2020

CMI, Police Disobey Court Order On Rotting ISO’s Odongo

The High court sitting in Kampala hasll ordered the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and Uganda Police Force to unconditionally release, Simon Peter Odongo, an IT […]
October 7, 2020

ENTEBBE NUP FLAG BEARERS WARNED AGAINST TELLING LIES DURING CAMPAIGN RALLIES

By Sadique BamwitaEntebbeAs the political temperature continues to soar across the country ahead of 2021 general elections, the Leadership of National Unity Platform(NUP) in Entebbe Municipality […]
October 7, 2020

Uganda’s annual coffee exports increase 19 percent

By George Mangula Uganda’s coffee exports increased by 19.13 percent for the 12 months (September 2019-August 20202) to amount to 5,216,608 60-kilo bags worth US$ 502.45 […]
October 7, 2020

Bundibugyo cocoa stakeholders sensitized on EAC production standards

By George Mangula Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) in partnership with Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and Uganda Cocoa Development Association recently held a consultative […]
October 7, 2020

EAC strengthens outbreak response capacities of One Stop Border Posts

By George Mangula As the Partner States in the East African Community (EAC) region ease measures that were established to prevent and respond to the COVID-19 […]
October 7, 2020

Business: AfDB wins global award for COVID-19 bond issue

By Our Reporter The African Development Bank (AfDB) was selected in a poll of bond market players as the best issuer in 2020 of a COVID-19 bond […]
October 6, 2020

Rugasira’s Good African Coffee In Debts, Bailiffs Move to Attach Mansion

By Francis Otucu Good African Coffee, the first African-owned coffee brand to be stocked in UK supermarkets and US retailers, is heavily in debts, this news […]
October 6, 2020

Two weeks old bride struck dead by lightning two days after honeymoon

Residents of Namukanaga village, Namungalwe sub-county in Iganga district are mourning an untimely death of a businesswoman in the area. Kamuya Nabirye, 24, was struck by […]
October 6, 2020

Post Bank Clarifies On ‘Closed’ Branches

By Francis Otucu Post Bank has clarified that only contact centres have been closed, not branches. The bank was Tuesday morning responding to our earlier story, […]
October 6, 2020

2021 POLLS: Security Breaks Subversive Gang Printing, Pinning “Muhoozi Project” Posters

By Francis Otucu Security has busted a group of people who have been planning to paint Kampala streets and the rest of the country with posters […]
October 6, 2020

TOO OLD! NRM Throws Out Youth MP Aspirant

By Francis Otucu Acting as follow up of the August 26, 2020 meeting at the NRM Electoral Commission offices, Kyadondo Road, Kampala, Commission boss, Dr. Tanga […]
October 6, 2020

Gov’t driver shot dead for siphoning fuel from road construction truck

UPDF soldiers Monday shot dead a former Buliisa District Local Government driver for stealing fuel from road construction works trucks in Buliisa District. The soldiers involved […]
October 6, 2020

Post Bank Shuts Down 6 Branches

By Francis Otucu Post Bank has closed operations on six of its branches across the country. This news site has learnt that Bundibugyo, Bugembe, Sironko, Amuru, […]
October 5, 2020

Man collapses dead in car

A man, yet to be identified, has Monday afternoon collapsed dead inside a car he was driving at Bweyogerere, Kira in Wakiso district. The deceased was […]
October 5, 2020

Court Summons MP for selling Pakistanis UPDF Land

By Francis Otucu The Commercial Court has summoned Kampala Central Member of Parliament, Muhammad Nsereko, over a botchered land deal in which he was advanced Shs2billion […]
October 5, 2020

UGANDA: COVID-19 Burial Team ‘Baptized’ Angels

“Angles” is a name one would hardly associate with the COVID-19 burial teams, but in greater Masaka sub-region, southern Uganda, they are known as such. It […]
October 5, 2020

BREAKING: Justice Gadenya In Nasty Accident

By Francis Otucu Inspector of Courts, Justice Paul Gadenya Walimbwa, has reportedly been involved in a nasty road accident Monday morning. Gadenya, according to eyewitnesses, was […]
October 5, 2020

MTN Dabolo Promotion Returns with 100% bonus on daily bundles for customers using 4G SIM cards

MTN customers will once again enjoy 100% bonus on daily data bundles in the revamped MTN Dabolo 4G promotion. The promotion that commenced Monday will run […]
October 5, 2020

ROAD TO 2021: ISO Busts Counterfeit US$ for Funding Poll Chaos

By Francis Otucu The Internal Security Organization (ISO) has busted a criminal gang dealing in printing counterfeits ahead of the 2021 general polls. Well-placed sources say […]
October 2, 2020

Uganda Police Force Too Kind – Latest World Ranking

By Francis Otucu Uganda Police Force has been ranked the kindest force in the world. This is according to the latest ranking by the World Internal […]
October 1, 2020

Investing in youth is investing in the future and prosperity of coffee

By Our Reporter To fight against the devastating global impact of covid-19, on this October 1st for International Coffee Day, the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) is launching ‘Coffee’s […]
October 1, 2020

UNBS calls for compliance to labelling standards among manufacturers

By George Mangula The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has called upon all local manufacturers to comply with the labelling standards and desist from deceptive […]
October 1, 2020

Indian Government boosts Uganda’s COVID -19 fights with drugs worth Shs 922m

By Sadique BamwitaThe government of India has contributed a consignment of drugs worth Shs 922m boosted to Uganda to help fight the spread of COVID-19/corona virus. […]
October 1, 2020

Prof. Ssekyewa wants parliament to enact related laws for approved Organic Agriculture policy to work

By Sadique BamwitaThough cabinet recently approved the National Organic Agriculture policy 2019 and its corresponding implementation plan to address the challenges affecting Organic Agriculture Subsector, the […]
October 1, 2020

CAA Scales down Passenger flights ahead of resumption

By Sadique BamwitaThe Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has scaled down the number of flights for airline operators and announced mandatory COVID-19 test for all Airport […]
October 1, 2020

Food loss and waste must be reduced for greater food security and environmental sustainability

By Our Reporter At the global event marking today the first International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN […]
October 1, 2020

Standard Chartered Bank, Challenges Worldwide scale up the “Youth to Work” programme with an investment of Shs920m

By George Mangula Standard Chartered Bank Uganda in partnership with their NGO partner Challenges Worldwide have today launched the scale-up of the Youth to Work (Y2W) […]
October 1, 2020

Azam TV completes the migration of its video platform from the Eutelsat 7B to Eutelsat 7C satellite

By Our Reporter Azam TV has completed the migration of its video platform from the EUTELSAT 7B to EUTELSAT 7C satellite, with a multi-year extension of […]
October 1, 2020

MAK FIRE: Probe Points To Arson

New details on the investigations into the Makerere University fire point to arson by intruders who entered the Main Building at night on the fateful day. […]
September 30, 2020

Huawei 2020 Seeds for the Future edition comes to a conclusion in Uganda

The State Minister of Education and Sports Hamson Obua has Wednesday concluded the 2020 Huawei seeds for the future program. On a ceremony organized on video […]
September 30, 2020

Mak boss fined Shs4m for molesting student

Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court has sentenced a former Makerere University senior administrative assistant to a fine of Shs4m or two years in prison for molesting […]
September 30, 2020

Presidential debate: Trump and Biden trade insults in chaotic debate

President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden have fiercely clashed in one of the most chaotic and rancorous White House debates in years. Amid angry […]
September 30, 2020

Gulu Varsity Student Named Best Huawei Seeds For the Future 2020 Trainee

By Francis Otucu Gulu University student, Patrick Kasiita, has been named the best student in the Wednesday concluded Seeds for the future 2020 program held 100% […]
September 29, 2020

COVID-19 Scare as OWC’s Ocaya Dies

By Francis Otucu The family of Col. Christopher Ocaya Acellam and the Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) fraternity are in a Covid-19 scare following his death Monday. […]
September 29, 2020

NRM City Councilor Succumbs To Covid-19

By Francis Otucu Kampala politicians are mourning the passing of one of their colleagues, Christopher Ronald Kaweesi. Kaweesi had just been nominated by the NRM to […]
September 29, 2020

KBA, Huawei ink partnership agreement to promote tech-driven financial inclusion, fintech capacity building

By Our Reporter The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) has signed a collaboration agreement with tech-firm Huawei-Kenya that seeks to deepen financial inclusion in the banking sector […]
September 29, 2020

The OPEC Fund approves US$20m for SMEs in East Africa

By George MangulaThe OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) has signed a US$20 million term loan in favor of East African Development Bank (EADB). […]
September 29, 2020

Police chief calls for community based policing

The head of Community Policing Department in the Uganda Police Force,  ACP Anatoli Muleterwa, has called upon local authorities in Kigezi region to work hand in […]
September 28, 2020

YOUTH MP POLLS: How Aspirant Amended Age In Strategy For October Polls

By Francis Otucu George Abudul, a Northern Youth Member of Parliament (MP) hopeful, has come under scrutiny, after he amended his age to further his political interests. Our investigations desk […]
September 28, 2020

ARUA DHO Attributes Cases of Malaria to Negative Attitude among Locals

By Sadique BamwitaThe Acting Arua District Health Officer has blamed the increasing cases of malaria in the district to negative attitude by the community towards seeking […]
September 28, 2020

Unsecured loans push Interest rates up -BoU report says

By George Mangula Lending rates on Shilling denominated loans rose to 19.7 percent in the quarter to July 2020 from 18.2 percent in the quarter to April 2020, […]
September 28, 2020

Uganda’s exports receipts rise 25 percent

By George Mangula According to the Ministry of Finance, for the third consecutive month, Uganda’s exports receipts increased; as the effects of the COVID19 pandemic lessened. Export receipts increased by 25% to […]
September 28, 2020

Work in progress: Uganda EITI multi-stakeholder group holds its 8th meeting to inaugurate EITI implementation

By George Mangula The Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) of the Uganda Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) held its 8th meeting last Friday in Kampala, to discuss the July 2020 – […]
September 25, 2020

JLOS Pledges Police More Support

By Francis Otucu The Justice Law and Order Sector has pldged to continue the support to the Uganda Police Force. Speaking a close of a two-week […]
September 25, 2020

Manchester United could still bid for four stars before the transfer window closes

Manchester United have only made one signing so far this summer but the final weeks of the window could well see them bidding for four stars […]
September 25, 2020

Man Utd star Daniel James’ actual transfer value revealed as Leeds Utd ‘offer’ is tens of millions short

Leeds United continue to be linked with a move for Manchester United’s Wales international Dan James. The Elland Road club had initially been linked with a […]
September 25, 2020

Police confiscate 300,000 recycled condoms destined for sale

The police in Vietnam have discovered over 300,000 recycled used condoms during a raid at a factory in the Binh Duong province. The factory, which is […]
September 24, 2020

NRM Boss Succumbs To COVID-19

By Francis Otucu The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Chairman for Kole district is dead. Well-placed sources say James Ebong Okalo died Wednesday at Lira Medical Centre. […]
September 24, 2020

New research reveals alarming drop in farmer incomes in Uganda

By George Mangula New research released today by international development organization, Heifer International , revealed 97% of smallholder farmers in Uganda have seen their income drop […]
September 23, 2020

BUSTED: Faces Behind Fake Police Twitter Accounts

By Francis Otucu For a long time, the Uganda Police Force has been battling creators and operators of fake twitter accounts used in spreading harmful information. […]
September 23, 2020

Covid-19: Kapchorwa Hospital closed after 19 medics test positive

Several medical departments at Kapchorwa Hospital where several members of staff have been affected by Covid-19 have been closed. A Wednesday directive by the Chief Administrative […]
September 21, 2020

Uganda opens airport,land borders after 6-month closure

KAMPALA, Uganda  Uganda’s president announced that the country’s international airport and land borders will reopen and resume operations for tourists after a more than six-month closure […]
September 20, 2020

UPDF Chief Succumbs To Covid-19

By Francis Otucu The Second Division of the army based in Mbarara, is mourning one of their own, following his death Friday morning. Irrefutable sources say […]
September 18, 2020

7 Cops Arrested as Boda cyclist who burnt self over Shs100k bribe dies

By Richard Kintu Police say a boda boda cyclist who this week attempted to burn himself to death at Kireka Police Station, has died from the […]
September 18, 2020

EAC targets One Stop Border Posts’ staff tp prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the region

By Our Reporter Border Posts are high-risk areas regarding the spread of COVID 19 and other infectious diseases from one country to another. These “Points of […]
September 18, 2020

Illicit Gold Trade Thrives with Impunity in DRC as Uganda and Rwanda are tasked to cooperate in tacking discrepancies

By Our Reporter IMPACT’s newest report reveals how the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) illicit gold trade continues to thrive despite efforts to clean up the […]
September 18, 2020

The Anzisha Prize 2020 : Two Ugandans named among Top 20 Very Young African Entrepreneurs

By Our Reporter The Anzisha Prize has revealed its top 20 finalists for 2020. Winners that include two Ugandans will be announced at this year’s Anzisha Prize Conference […]
September 17, 2020

PRISON BREAK: 3 Gunned Down

By Francis Otucu As a joint security team persue prisoners after a jail break Wednesday evening, three have been shot dead in a fire exchange. The […]
September 17, 2020

ROAD TO 2021: Presidential candidates to cover 110 districts as EC sets Local Gov’t Council polls Nomination dates

By Francis Otucu Aspirants seeking to become President of Uganda must each get at least 11000 registered voters from at least 110 districts across Uganda to […]
September 17, 2020

SEETA: One arrested, two on the run for killing cab driver

Police in Mukono is hunting for two people suspected to have had a hand in killing a cab driver at Seeta, Kampala-Jinja highway. The assailants, according […]
September 17, 2020

More than 200 prisoners have escaped from a jail in Moroto in north-east Uganda.

Officials say, bringing the local town to a standstill while security forces try to track them down.The inmates reportedly killed a soldier after they broke out […]
September 16, 2020

Keep 50 metres away from the River Banks – Museveni

Know your country It is always good for the Bazzukulu and even the adults to know their country. Uganda is the best country in the World. […]
September 16, 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Ministry staff raid JMS over Covid19 death scare

By Francis Otucu The staff of the Ministry of Water and Environment have camped at the Joint Medical Stores (JMS) in Nsambya for an ‘immune booster’, […]
September 16, 2020

CARRY YOUR CROSS: Court Tells Gen. Tumukunde

Court on Tuesday declined to temporarily stop police summons against presidential aspirant Henry Tumukunde over lack of evidence. Last week on Friday, the same court declined to […]
September 16, 2020

Mabirizi Petitions DPP as Court declines to issue arrest warrant for Bobi Wine

Wakiso Court Grade One Magistrate, Esther Nyandoi, has declined to issue an arrest warrant against Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine regarding his […]
September 16, 2020

Mother of beheaded child weeps: Killer first threatened my child

Gloria Ssenyonga, 36, the mother of Faith Kyamagero, the child who was beheaded has spoken out. She said Joesph Nuwashaba at one time threatened to do […]
September 16, 2020

COMESA launches mobile app to boost operations of regional customs transit scheme

By Our Reporter The COMESA Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme (RCTG-Carnet) has launched a Mobile Application to provide access to real-time information to clearing and forwarding […]
September 16, 2020

Cabinet Names FDC Boss’ wife to Juicy Job

By Francis Otucu Cabinet has named Ms. Biriggwa Yewagnesh Mamo Yogi, wife of opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) National Chairman Wasswa Biriggwa Ssekyondwa, a member […]
September 16, 2020

Resolve issue of NRM register – Tumwebaze

By Francis Otucu Gender, Labor and Social Development Minister, Frank Tumwebaze, has raised concern over the controversial National Resistance Movement (NRM) party register. Tumwebaze’s concern comes […]
September 16, 2020

Global largest banks lose US635b in market capitalisation amid pandemic

By Our Reporter Data presented by Buy Shares indicates that 14 selected major global banks cumulatively lost $635.33 billion in market capitalization. The loss was majorly induced by […]
September 16, 2020

EXPLAINED! Why MTN Uganda Is Using Mothers For ‘Wear It For Me’ Campaign

MTN Uganda recently launched a Mask campaign dubbed “Wear It for Me”. The campaign that will run throughout the month of September is hinged on the […]
September 16, 2020

International tourist numbers down 65% in fFirst half of 2020, UNWTO says

By Our Reporter International tourist arrivals plunged 93% in June when compared to 2019, with the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)showing the severe impact […]
September 16, 2020

Generation Africa announces two grand prize winners of the US$100,000 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize for 2020

By Our Reporter The two winners of the 2020 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize were announced this evening at the Africa Green Revolution Forum Virtual Summit in Rwanda: […]
September 15, 2020

Ugandan Lawmaker Succumbs To Covid-19

Uganda’s Parliament is mourning the death of one of its members who succumbed to Coronavirus Tuesday. “Parliament has learnt with sorrow of the untimely death of […]
September 15, 2020

Mutebi wins Entebbe NRM Mayoral race as fellow political rival disputes election outcome

By Sadique BamwitaEntebbeThe hotly contested Entebbe Municipality National Resistance Movement (NRM) mayoral race ended yesterday after Micheal Mutebi beat his rival Fabrice Rulinda with a margin […]
September 15, 2020

MTN, Busoga Kingdom Ink Two-Year Deal

MTN Uganda has announced a 2-year partnership with the Obwa Kyabazinga bwa Busoga Kingdom worth Six Hundred Million Shillings. This partnership comes, as MTN Sunday celebrated […]
September 14, 2020

COVID-19 Enters NIRA, Hqtrs Closed

By Francis Otucu The National Identification Registration Authority (NIRA) has Monday evening announce one of its staff tested positive for COVID-19. The person is under case […]
September 14, 2020

Kitgum LCV boss succumbs to COVID-19

Billy Graham Odongkara is dead. Odongkara is said to have died Thursday at Bregman Medical Centre. He was reportedly receiving treatment from his home in Lamit, […]
September 14, 2020

PARLIAMENT: Head Delivery Guy, Victim Named

Monday morning, a man approached Parliament of Uganda main gate with a bag. His luggage was a fresh human head. On inquiry, he said the package […]
September 14, 2020

Another boda cyclist burns self over Shs100k bribe

By Richard Kintu KIREKA Residents of Kireka town in Kira Municipality, Wakiso district were on Sunday night gripped by shock following an act of elf-immolation by […]
September 14, 2020

TikTok rejects Microsoft bid at eleventh hour

Microsoft has said that its offer to buy the US operations of hugely popular video-sharing app TikTok has been rejected, paving the way for Oracle to […]
September 13, 2020

13 arrested in West Nile over murder of six refugees

By George Mangula Police in Madi Okollo have arrested 13 suspects for allegedly murdering six people in a refugee camp on Thursday, according to SP Josephine […]
September 13, 2020

Lawyers irked over delayed National Legal Aid Bill

By Our Reporter Legal practitioners under the Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET) have urged the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga to intervene in the […]
September 13, 2020

Identify economic opportunities during COVID-19 times – Kadaga

By Our Reporter The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has told global leaders that despite the health risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic, there are […]
September 13, 2020

Minister Kasaija tasks PPDA Tribunal members to avoid bribes

By Sadique BamwitaEntebbeIn abide to combat cases of corruption in the country; the Minister of Finance has tasked members of the Public Procurement and Disposal of […]
September 12, 2020

I’M SORRY: Kanyamunyu Rushes To Akena’s Family After Restless Life, Ghost Haunt

City businessman, Mathew Kanyamunyu is in Acholi sub-region to perform “Matto Oput” ceremony at the late Kenneth Akena’s family home. According to those who know this […]
September 12, 2020

REVENGE: Dead Named as Host Community Kills Six Refugees

Police in Madi Okollo have arrested 13 suspects for murdering six people yesterday in a Refugee camp. It is alleged that on the 11/09/2020 at about […]
September 12, 2020

U.S. Export-Import Bank’s Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee Shows Strong US Commitment to Africa

By Our Reporter The latest appointment by the U.S. Export-Import Bank of its Sub-Saharan Advisory Committee for 2020 and 2021 confirms the renewed and increased appetite […]
September 12, 2020

Ugandan researcher Dr. Catherine Nakalembe awarded the 2020 Africa Food Prize

By George Mangula Dr. Catherine Nakalembe and Dr. André Bationo have been announced as the 2020 winners of the Africa Food Prize (AFP) for their exceptional […]
September 11, 2020

CITY FLOODS: Two Die In Kampala

Police have recovered two bodies along Nakivubo Channel at Clock Tower near Total Fuel Station, Friday after a heavy downpour.The two bodies were carried by flood […]
September 11, 2020

Premier League 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League Game-week 1 picks

For our opening pick of the season, we are plumping for a man who could very likely be the star of Fantasy Premier League this season. […]
September 11, 2020

Huawei hopes to skill up more than 700,000 ICT professionals by 2023

By Francis Otucu Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices has revealed that with a series of talent […]
September 11, 2020

African Private Sector upbeat about the future but demands fairer and more transparent Global Trading System

By Our Reporter A survey commissioned by the Pan-African Private Sector Trade and Investment Committee (PAFRAC) to gauge the private sector view around trade has highlighted […]
September 11, 2020

Commercial banks NPL ratio upped 5.8 percent in June 2020-BoU report

By George Mangula The Non-performing loan (NPL) ratio for commercial banks in the country rose to 5.8 percent in June 2020 from 3.8 percent registered in […]
September 10, 2020

NRM BOSS WARNS DP LEADERS AGAINST DISRUPTING NRM PARTY PRIMARIES

By Sadique BamwitaEntebbeThe spokesperson of National Resistance Movement (NRM) in EntebbeMunicipality, Edrisa Figo Matovu, has strongly warned some DemocraticParty (DP) leaders against disrupting the NRM mayoral […]
September 10, 2020

Business: It’s time for the legal profession to embrace change

By NJ Ayuk Under the best economic circumstances, paying for legal services can be difficult for small businesses and startups. With the COVID-19 pandemic currently wreaking […]
September 10, 2020

Small and medium enterprises lynchpin of African agriculture – AfDB

By Our Reporter A panel of some of Africa’s most promising small and medium-enterprise (SME) agripreneurs gathered online to call for more selective investment, accelerated business […]
September 10, 2020

UNBS shocked as conmen carry out illegal factory inspections

By George Mangula The standards manager in the country, Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) in the public notice states that conmen have carried unauthorized inspection […]
September 10, 2020

Vertiv announces distribution partnership with Fajoba Group, underlining its commitment to East African digital development

By George Mangula Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today announced a distribution partnership with the Fajoba Group, a regional IT […]
September 10, 2020

CAA SET TO RESUME COMMERCIAL PASSENGER FLIGHTS

By Sadique BamwitaEntebbe After several stakeholders engagement meetings in abide to prevent thespread of COVID_19, the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has revealed that it has […]
September 10, 2020

Consider salary arrears bail out for private schools -EPRC researcher

By Our Reporter An economist and research fellow with Makerere University Economic Policy Research Centre, (EPRC) has urged government to consider a bail out for private […]
September 10, 2020

Seven banks selected as primary dealers in government securities

By George Mangula Effective October 1, 2020, competitive bidding in the primary market for government securities shall be limited to only seven primary dealer banks, Bank […]
September 8, 2020

ENTEBBE AIRPORT: Drug Lords Arrested

By Francis Otucu Aviation Police and sister security agencies have Tuesday arrested two drug dealers who were set to deliver narcotic to Cameroon and India. Well-placed […]
September 8, 2020

UPC To Field Presidential Candidate

By Francis Otucu Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has revealed the party will field a presidential candidate in the 2021 presidential race. Speaking a day after the […]
September 7, 2020

Minister Rukutana remanded

The State Minister for Labour and Industrial Development Mwesigwa Rukutana has been remanded to Kakika Prison in Mbarara over a gun incident on Saturday after losing […]
September 7, 2020

Huawei Seeds for the Future 2020 timely – Ambassador Mayega

By Francis Otucu Uganda’s Head of Mission in Beijing, China, Henry Mayega, has described as timely, Huawei’s 2020 Seeds for the future program. Speaking as chief […]
September 7, 2020

BoU accuses bankers of being stingy with money as COVID-19 bites hard

By George Mangula The Bank of Uganda (BoU) has released the Monetary Policy Report for August 2020, touching on different areas of the economy such as […]
September 7, 2020

Ugandan troops in Somalia decorated with AU service medals as they prepare to return home

By Our Reporter The African Union (AU) has awarded service medals to a contingent of troops from the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), in recognition of […]
September 7, 2020

US company set to acquire oil and gas assets in various African jurisdictions

By Our Reporter  North American company,Kariya Energy announced today that it will enter into various definitive agreement to acquire upstream and midstream oil and gas assets […]
September 5, 2020

TECNO Mobile brings the camera phone pioneer camon 16 premier to Its global grand launch

By Our Reporter On September 3, 2020, the first AR online launch integrating technology and photography hosted by TECNO came to a successful conclusion. Following the […]
September 5, 2020

Absa Africa Financial Markets Index 2020 set for mid October

By George Mangula The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) and Absa will have an on-the-record virtual launch for the fourth edition of the Absa Africa Financial Markets […]
September 5, 2020

POLICE TOUGHENS ON POLITICIANS FLOUTING COVID 19 GUIDELINES AHEAD OF 2021 GENERAL ELECTIONS.

BY NATHAN NGOBI Uganda Police Force (UPF) in a bid to enforce the implementation the presidential directives and MOH guidelines on Covid 19 are   hunting for […]
September 4, 2020

Police Chief Loses Rank For Injuring MP Ogwal

By Francis Otucu Police Disciplinary Court sitting Friday has recommended that SP Joel Tubanone loses one rank after he pleaded guilty to injuring Dokolo Woman Member […]
September 4, 2020

Police Officers Filmed Siphoning Fuel Arrested

By Francis Otucu The police have arrested and charged five of their officers after they were filmed siphoning fuel from a fuel tanker involved in an […]
September 4, 2020

NRM cancels Kigulu South primaries after aspirant dies

By Nathan Ngobi National Resistance Movement Electoral Commission boss Dr. Tanga Odoi has cancelled the Kigulu South elections, following the sudden death of Stephen Waako, one of […]
September 4, 2020

BUSHENYI WOMAN MP RACE: One Candidate, Two Names

By Francis Otucu LIVING IN FEAR! Bushenyi Woman Member of Parliament aspirant Katusiime Annet Mugisha is living under fear of being dragged to court over her […]
September 4, 2020

DEPUTY MAYOR, FOUR OTHERS ARRESTED IN ROWDY YOUTH COUNCIL RE-ELECTION

By Sadique BamwitaEntebbeAs the Entebbe Division ‘B’ Parish youth council polls entered daytwo, the Entebbe Deputy Mayor and four others suffered the wrath ofarmed security personnel […]
September 3, 2020

BoU accuses bankers of being stingy with money as COVID-19 bites hard

By George Mangula The Bank of Uganda (BoU) has released the Monetary Policy Report for August 2020, touching on different areas of the economy such as […]
September 3, 2020

UN agency and partners to help deliver EU’s €60m COVID-19 response project in Uganda and others in IGAD region

By Our Reporter The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) has joined a team of implementing partners to help deliver the EU-IGAD COVID-19 Response, launched earlier […]
September 3, 2020

Combating COVID-19: UNBS urges manufacturers to be consistent in producing quality facemasks

By George Mangula The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has urged certified facemask manufacturers, importers and distributors to ensure consistence as they produce quality products. […]
September 3, 2020

NRM PRIMARIES: Ssembabule Police Chief Fired Ahead Of Friday Polls

By Francis Otucu The District Police Commander, Ssembabule has been fired. Assistant Superintendent Police (ASP) Dennis Musinguzi was fired in a reshuffle Wednesday and recalled to […]
September 3, 2020

Besigye Dragged To Anti Money Laundering Unit

By Francis Otucu On Wednesday, the Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth Ochola moved top police chiefs. Others on the list were dropped and replaced. Senior […]
September 3, 2020

Chaos, voter bribery ruin parish youth election, elections postponed

By Sadique BamwitaEntebbeEntebbe Division ‘B’ ofices where the parish youth election wasscheduled to take place turned into a chaotic scene after  DP supporters accused their counterpart […]
September 3, 2020

Coffee production in Ethiopia and Uganda expected to rise

By George Mangula Production in coffee year 2019/2020 is expected to rise in Africa’s two largest producers, Ethiopia and Uganda, according to International Coffee Organisation (ICO). […]
September 3, 2020

Agencies collaborate to build post COVID-19 resilience for Africa’s Coffee Sector

By George Mangula The Inter African Coffee Organisation (IACO) has joined forces with the International Coffee Organization (ICO) and the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International […]
September 3, 2020

Price of beer increases

The price of beer has gone up by an estimated Shs500 per bottle according to an announcement by Nile Breweries Limited, one of the leading brewers […]
September 1, 2020

Oil sector: Meeting calls for local content as an enabler of Africa’s economic recovery

By Our Reporter The African Energy Chamber on Tuesday held its first meeting with its Local Content Committee, placing local content development at the core of […]
September 1, 2020

Jacob Blake: Father ‘refuses to play politics’ as Trump visits Kenosha

The father of a black man shot by police has refused to “play politics” with his son’s life when Donald Trump visits the city of Kenosha […]
August 31, 2020

Drama at NRM EC as Youth MP Aspirant Tables P.4 & P.6 Report Cards In Proof Of Age

By Francis Otucu There was drama Monday morning at the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission offices at Plot 13, Kyadondo Road, in Kampala when hearing […]
August 31, 2020

What They’re Doing To Us Is Expected: Bobi Wine Reveals School Journey, Age In Missive

STATEMENT ON THE CONTINUING EFFORTS BY THE REGIME TO DETRACT US, DISCREDIT US AND DETER OUR MISSION TO FREEDOM In 1999 when Dr. Kiiza Besigye published […]
August 31, 2020

DOUBLE BOAT TRAGEDY: What Businessman Alwi, Family Were Doing On Lake Victoria

By Francis Otucu Businessman, Hassan Alwi and his family last evening went out to monitor family businesses along the shores of Lake Victoria. About 3pm, Alwi, […]
August 31, 2020

UPPC BOOSTS ENTEBBE POLICE WITH ITEMS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

By Sadique BamwitaEntebbeFollowing the closure of Naguru police Headquarters and revelation by AIGP-Asan Kasingye that he tested Positive for COVID-19 yet his driver resides in Entebbe […]
August 31, 2020

KCCA FC unveil youngster from academy

By Our Reporter The former league champions have once again promoted a player from their academy ahead of the new season Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA […]
August 30, 2020

Comesa nations warned on cheating pyramid schemes

By Our Reporter The COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) has advised consumers in the region to be on the lookout for pyramid schemes whereby people are encouraged […]
August 30, 2020

Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka receives 2020 Aldo Leopold Award

By Our Reporter The recipient of the 2020 Aldo Leopold award is Dr. Gladys Kalema–Zikusoka of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH). In a letter received by CTPH, a conservation organiSation founded […]
August 30, 2020

72 Ugandans return to home country, undergo mandatory COVID-19 test

By Sadique BamwitaEntebbe At least a total of 72 Ugandans who were stuck abroad have today returned to Uganda and all of them were subjected to […]
August 30, 2020

Uganda Airlines boss acknowledges the effect of COVID_19 on airline business.

By Sadique Bamwita Entebbe As the economy struggles to recover from the impact of the lockdown following partial lifting of some restrictions on some economic sectors, […]
August 30, 2020

NRM finalizes strategy to win hotspot districts

By Sadique Bamwita WakisoIn order to reduce dominance of the opposition in  the districts of Wakiso and Kampala, the office of the National NRM chairperson has […]
August 28, 2020

Onduparaka Name Ex-Cranes Star Chief Scout

By Francis Otucu Talent hub, Onduparaka FC has Friday confirmed Dan Obote Kagere has been named Club’s Chief Scout, Lango and Eastern region. In a statement […]
August 28, 2020

Ronnie Mcvex Joins Sanyu FM

Comedian, Ronnie Musiimenta alias Ronnie Mcvex (stage name) aka Mr Good New has joined Ssanyu FM. Musiimenta quit Next Media owned Nxt Radio days ago after […]
August 28, 2020

10 Ugandan footballers killed by lightning

By Francis Otucu A lightning strike Thursday evening killed 10 children in Arua. The region has been experiencing severe rains coupled with thunder and lightning. A […]
August 28, 2020

Socialite Martha Kay enraged by dresses that stick in her pants

By Our Reporter Martha Kemigisha Kagimba commonly known as Martha Kay has caused debate on social media. This time it is not about her nudes. She is […]
August 28, 2020

Adesina re-elected as President of the AfDB Group

By Our Reporter Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina has been re-elected to serve a second fiveyear term as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group on […]
August 27, 2020

Drogba rejected for Ivory Coast polls

Didier Drogba has been told he is not eligible to stand in upcoming elections to be the next president of the Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF). […]
August 27, 2020

Pogba Tests Positive For COVID-19 As Mbale, Kapchorwa Record COVID Deaths

By Francis Otucu Paul Pogba has been left out of France’s squad for the Nations League games against Sweden and Croatia after testing positive for coronavirus. […]
August 27, 2020

Saturday declared public holiday

By Francis Otucu President Yoweri Museveni has Thursday declared August 29, 2020 a national prayer day and public holiday. “Therefore, by the powers given to the […]
August 27, 2020

Meet Juliet Namujju, the 24-year-old sustainable lip-reading facemask designer

By Our Reporter Mpigi’s Juliet Namujju, 24, is an entrepreneur, fashion designer and AdamStart 2020 winner for her innovative lip-reading face mask designs. At the age […]
August 27, 2020

Anzisha Prize launches mini-documentary series to enable educators around the world to share African entrepreneurship success stories

By George Mangula A new mini documentary and case study series about very young African entrepreneurs designed to enable high-school and university educators to engage students […]
August 27, 2020

Access Bank; Women Financiers – big winners at this year’s African Banker Awards

By Our Reporter Winners of the 2020 edition of the African Banker Awards have been announced at a virtual Awards ceremony. The awards were pushed back […]
August 27, 2020

Messi’s Dad Arrives In England Ahead of Premier League Side Talk

Manchester City are the 5/2 favourites to land the Argentine if he does leave, reuniting with Pep Guardiola. And according to RAC1 and TyC Sports, Jorge […]
August 27, 2020

TikTok boss quits as Trump’s ban looms

TikTok chief executive Kevin Mayer has quit after just two months in the job ahead of an impending ban by US President Donald Trump. The Chinese-owned […]
August 26, 2020

URA: Board Names Kateshumbwa Replacement

By Francis Otucu The board of Uganda Revenue Authority has Wednesday replaced fired Dickson Kateshumbwa and two others. In a notice to all staff, Patience Rubagumya, […]
August 26, 2020

UCDA commends Busoga farmers on producing quality coffee

By George Mangula The Uganda Coffee Development Authority  (UCDA) Director of Quality and Regulatory Services, Edmund Kananura, has lauded coffee farmers in Busoga sub region for […]
August 26, 2020

Uganda to host economic growth forum

By George Mangula The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will host the fourth Economic Growth Forum in Kampala to reflect on the state of […]
August 26, 2020

Uganda’s coffee exports rise 17%

By George Mangula Uganda’s coffee exports in July 2020 when compared to July 2019 rose by 17.15 percent to 543,251 60-kilo bags worth US$ 49.78 million, […]
August 26, 2020

S.4 Student Wins MTN MoMoNyabo Cash

Sulaiman Magino, 22, an S.4 student of Mbale Progressive Secondary School is Shs1.8M richer, thanks to the on-going MTN MoMoNyabo Together promotion. “For the last six […]
August 25, 2020

COVID ENTERS BANKING HALL: Stanbic Closes City Centre Branch After COVID-19 Case

By Francis Otucu Stanbic Bank Uganda has temporarily closed William Street Branch. In a statement Tuesday evening, Stanbic said only Nakivubo Branch and Aponye Branch will […]
August 25, 2020

ROAD BACK HOME: Ugandan guards in Afghanistan Test Positive For COVID-19

A majority of the roughly 300 Ugandan guards who man watchtowers and provide security at entry points at a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan have tested […]
August 25, 2020

SCOTLAND: Ugandan found dead next to malnourished baby boy in flat

A Ugandan mum, Mercy Baguma, living in extreme poverty has been found dead beside her malnourished baby in a Glasgow flat. Baguma, from Uganda, was found dead by […]
August 25, 2020

Uganda’s COVID-19 Death Toll Rises

By Francis Otucu Uganda’s COVID-19 death toll has risen, the ministry of health has confirmed. From the latest set of results done on Monday, three deaths […]
August 25, 2020