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Solicitor General defends his Shs200m bounty in the oil cash windfall

19 hours 57 min ago
Justifying the Shs200m payment he earned from the controversial oil cash bonus, Solicitor General Francis Atoke, argued that he deserved the pay because he was part of the government legal team that put in a spirited defence for Uganda’s victory in the capital gains tax litigation against Heritage Oil in London

Why Mubende residents have not gained from gold in their are

19 hours 57 min ago
A google search for the origin of the word tarpaulin (etundubaali) shows it came from the words ‘tar’ and ‘palling’. It referred to a tarred canvas pall used to cover objects on ships during the mid-19th century in Europe

Turning 93, Zimbabwe's Mugabe rules out retirement

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:39
Mugabe, who has kept an iron grip on power since Zimbabwe declared independence in 1980, has repeatedly denied reports of health problems, fuelled in part by frequent trips to Dubai and Singapore

UPC secretary general dead

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:29
Ssegganyi who has been the UPC secretary general in the faction led by Mr Jimmy Akena, died on Monday at his home in Mityana District after battling cancer for some time

Russia's UN envoy dies 'unexpectedly' in New York

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:18
Churkin was 64 and died one day before turning 65, the ministry said, offering condolences to his family

Africa retail giants Steinhoff, Shoprite shelve merger

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 17:24
The plan announced in December 2016 was geared to create a discount retailer worth over $14 billion to target Africa's value conscious consumers

Merkel visits Algiers in bid to curb Africa migrant flow

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 17:18
Merkel, who last week hosted Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, is hoping for partnerships with Maghreb countries and Egypt to prevent a new wave of migrants making the dangerous sea crossing to the EU

Mubende gold miners cash in amidst destruction

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 16:53
Robinah Nantale sits next to a pit. Holding a hammer in her bare right hand, she breaks down hits rocks of multiple colours

Govt seizes 1,000Kgs of ivory, arrests three West Africans

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 16:46
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and police have recovered a tonne of ivory and taken three West Africans into custody following a joint operation in a Kampala suburb

Rights activists are agents of the devil - Papal Nuncio

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 16:40
Some human rights activists are agents of the devil, Papal Nuncio to Uganda, Archbishop Michael August Blume has said

BAT Uganda profits drop by 65 percent

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 16:21
The cigarettes importer and marketing company reported a profit of Shs7.8 billion in 2016, down from Shs20.2 billion at the end of 2015

Quality of Ugandan police detectives has declined- Kaweesi

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 15:34
Mr Kaweesi, also Director human Resource Development, said detectives of the previous years were credible and committed as far as investigations were concerned

Kasekende to head Standard Chartered Bank in Zambia

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 15:07
Mr Kasekende will at the end of this month be relinquishing his position as CEO Standard Chartered Bank Uganda after four and half years of service

Police interrogates singer Kapo over gun posters

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 14:53
Local Kadongokamu singer Kazibwe Kapo was yesterday interrogated by Katwe police over gun posters a head of his music concert

50 shops destroyed in Elegu market fire

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 14:40
Mr Michael Otema, the Chairperson Business Community in Elegu told this reporter that they are still assessing the magnitude of damage caused by the fire

Don’t boycott local awards- Bebe Cool

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 14:39
Singer Bebe Cool has urged Ugandan local artistes not to boycott locally organised awards

Villa fans in support of Bisaso

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 13:08
Full time at Nakivubo stadium on Saturday was interesting as the game

Onyango celebrates contract extension with another title

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 13:06
Denis Onyango marked the signing of his four-year contract extension by adding yet another trophy to his collection after Mamelodi’s 1-0 Caf Super Cup victory over DRC’s TP Mazembe at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria at the weekend

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 13:00
A joint press statement from aid agencies said 100,000 people were affected by the famine, which threatened another one million people in the coming months

Sserunkuma goal books KCCA date with Sundowns

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:44
KCCA will face African and South African kings, Mamelodi Sundowns, in the next round of the Caf Champions League after the Ugandan champions edged out Angola’s CD Primeiro De Agosto on away goals’ rule on Sunday