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Zimbabwe VP pledges 'free and fair' election in 2018

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:05
Speaking on the sidelines of a conference aimed at courting South African investors, Mnangagwa noted that the last election in 2013 "was free of any violent incidents"

Botswana ex-president turned peacemaker Masire dies at 91

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:52
In recent years, he was heavily involved in efforts to bring peace to Mozambique, which descended into violence in 2013, pitting Renamo rebels against the government

President Magufuli says Tanzanian teen mothers should quit school

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:43
According to a report by Human Rights Watch published last week, school officials in Tanzania were conducting pregnancy tests in order to expel pregnant students, thus depriving them of their right to an education

Ssebana’s condition still worrying, says Katikkiro

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:11
The Katikkiro, who visited Mr Ssebana at Nakasero hospital on Friday evening, told Journalists that Ugandans should keep praying for the life of a man who served his country dearly

Single mother recounts tales of war, escape to world leaders

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:00
Yesterday, a global delegation led by head of the UN’s refugee summit, Mr Rachid Beladhane, was in person to listen to sad tales of war, flight and desperation from a single mother of 11 children, who crossed into Uganda late last year when the South Sudan war broke out.

Nyago, minister for Fufa post

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 16:27
KCCA boss Julius Kabugo had been earmarked as the favourite but he backed out

Boxing: Three Ugandans qualify for World Championships

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:51
Two Ugandans joined David ‘The Dragon’ Ayiti into that vital medal bracket, booked that ticket to the more coveted World Boxing Championships in Hamburg, Germany and can only dream for more in tomorrow’s semi-finals

Eight vie for deputy chief justice's seat

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:25
Many of the prospects were recommended by fellow professionals. Many, too, have served in different positions in the judiciary before, thus are experienced in judicial matters

Contractor explains delay in city roads construction

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:52
Mr Li Wanhong, the project manager of China Railway Seventh Group Co. Ltd, (CRSG) said despite the delay, quality works are to be delivered to city authorities

Indian woman abducted, gang-raped by 3 men in moving car near capital

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:59
In her police complaint, the woman has alleged the incident took place at 8.30 p.m. (local time) Monday when she was forcibly picked up by the three men in the car from the streets of Sohna, a town some 30 km from the national capital

Indian airline offers free lifetime tickets to baby born on flight mid-air

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:52
The baby was born Sunday after his mother suddenly went into premature labor when a Jet Airways' flight -- from Saudi city of Dammam to the southern Indian city of Kochi -- was over the Arabian Sea at a height of 35,000 feet

Gay friendly Madrid gears for WorldPride, Ugandan activists attend special session

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:47
A special session on people living with HIV and AIDS is also on the agenda with activists from Uganda, Armenia and Chile in attendance

NRM’s Etuka wins upper Madi Okollo by-election

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:52
Mr Etuka got 10,075 votes representing 76.9 per cent of the votes cast while his immediate challengers Mr John Arumadri of FDC got 1,174 votes and Mr Martin Drito, an independent 1,223 votes

LIVE: Kampala's solidarity summit on refugees underway

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:37
"Families lost their property in their homes but let them not lose the opportunity to be educated when they come here," president Museveni.

Former Soroti MP Omolo dies at 62

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:30
According to family members and FDC stalwarts in Teso, Omolo breathed his last on Thursday, a few minutes to midnight at Mulago Hospital where he had been admitted

EU pledges Shs340 billion to Uganda for South Sudan refugees

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:31
Uganda is facing the world's fastest growing refugee crisis as South Sudanese pour over the border to escape more than three years of civil war in their country

Generation failure causes country-wide power blackout

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:10
Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited , Eskom and Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited were not readily available to explain what could have caused the generation problem

Fire guts Kisenyi market

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:23
Traders suspect that the fire which started around 11.00om last night, could have been caused by an electric short circuit, following a blackout which affected most parts if the country

Gunmen shoot 3, grab Shs58 million

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 04:00
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman, Mr Emilian Kayima, said witnesses told police officers that the gunmen had one AK-47 gun and two SMGs and escaped in two Subaru cars, whose number plates had been covered with polythene bags

Bagyenda sent to High Court

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 04:00
Investigations show that Bagyenda strangled his girlfriend in a hotel room in Mutungo, Kampala.

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