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Government sued over delayed policy on sex education

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 02:00
The resolution by Parliament also halted dissemination of training materials and the senior woman teacher until a new suitable policy is put in place by the Education ministry.

Gabon, a host of contradictions

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 02:00
The 2012 co-hosts won a vote to stage the 2017 edition ahead of Algeria and Ghana. It will be the second time as hosts for the having previously shared duties with Equatorial Guinea. Original hosts Libya withdrew last year from staging the tournament.

Uganda hopes for David vs Goliath results in Gabon

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 02:00
Uganda Cranes open their quest for Afcon glory against former champions Ghana in Port Gentil on Tuesday. Other Group D games against Egypt and Mali are also lined up.

When life gives you pineapples, make wine

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 02:00
Mellow Wines Kyannamukaaka is a group of about 100 young farmers and fruit traders in Kindu Catholic Parish, Masaka Diocese, who have undertaken to produce wine from pineapples to enhance their income

There is a lot we can get from banana

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 02:00
Statistics show that a consumption rate of one kilogramme of banana per person per day, which is incidentally the highest consumption rate of banana in the world

How can I best grow bananas in northern Uganda?

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 02:00
It lies with the semi-arid part of Uganda where the importance of banana is not well appreciated. So it is not a traditionally banana growing place

App that helps farmers manage livestock

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 02:00
After losing all his rabbits from which he raised money that saw him through school, Ronald Katamba was inspired to seek not only a method to curb livestock theft

Butaleja farmers to earn more with hybrid rice variety

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 02:00
For the last 50 years, Kaiso was the only variety grown in Butaleja District, and according to agricultural experts, it is now outdated and has poor yields

Cassava: a dependable crop with many uses

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 02:00
Cassava is an important staple food for many people in Uganda especially in the north and eastern parts of the country

The risks in farming

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 02:00
Uganda is an agricultural country and time and again our leaders encourage the youth to take up farming as a form of employment

Solar irrigation system to boost production

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 02:00
Therefore, many innovators are coming up with technologies to help farmers adopt to such changes

Ministers’ former schools trail in PLE

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 18:00
Kyamate Integrated School in Ntungamo District where President Museveni and his wife Janet Museveni studied, had 10 of its 34 candidates passing in Division One, representing a pass rate in Division One of 29 per cent

Why 17,000 pupils did not turn up for exams

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 16:02
Mr Odongo cited the districts of Kyankwanzi, Gomba, Kotido, Mityana, Buvuma, Mubende , Sembabule, Mayuge, Bukomansimbi and Butambala as having the highest number of pupils who did not sit the exams.

Police officers steal solar panels valued at Shs100 million

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 14:49
The police officers are part of a group of security personnel guarding the solar plant made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels that can generate about 10 megawatts of power

Orphan detained over unpaid fees excels in PLE

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 14:05
When other children left school after writing their last paper in the 2016 Primary Leaving Examinations in November last year, Fahad Kaweesa, was detained because he still owed the school Shs220,000 in fees.

Re-arrested Gulu suspects held in Nalufenya, Kireka

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 09:33
The suspects who include Dan Oola Odiya, the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) national deputy mobiliser are detained Nalufenya Police Station in Jinja and Special Investigations Unit (SIU) in Kireka according to their lawyer Nicholas Opiyo

Increase funding for UPE schools

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 04:00
The other positive during the release is that the results showed that 541,089 candidates, representing 87 per cent of the total candidates who sat the examinations, passed between Divisions One to Four

Public spaces: Our collective shame

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 04:00
The reallocation of public spaces or green belts has been ‘exported’ from Kampala to up-country towns. When young Dorcus ran like her life depended on it, she was awarded with ‘a bit’ of the Arua Golf club land

Presidential handshake is a sign of the oil curse

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 04:00
After a deep reflection on the animal farm story, I am derived to say that Uganda is in a comparable situation of a once united farm built on the seven commandments of animalism

Mr Museveni, guilt confessors go to the priest, not president

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 04:00
Mr Mike Mukula was a relaxed man and seemed to be relishing a moment of fulfilment

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