The Farmers voice

ICC confirms Vincent Otti dead, withdraws arrest warrant

Judges at the International Criminal Court – ICC in The Hague have withdrawn the arrest warrant against Vincent Otti, the Second-in-Command of the Lord’s Resistance Army – LRA rebels, who is now assumed dead. The court found that the only reasonable conclusion is that Otti is no longer alive. The ICC indicated that further investigative steps […]

Liverpool fly Luis Diaz’s parents to city for Christmas after kidnapping ordeal

Liverpool have flown the parents and wider family of Luis Diaz to the city so they can spend Christmas together. It follows the release of the Colombia forward’s father, Luis Manuel Diaz, by kidnappers who had held him hostage for 12 days. The 26-year-old’s mother, Cilenis Marulanda, was also taken but was rescued a few […]

Liberia election results: President George Weah calls Joseph Boakai to congratulate him

Liberian President George Weah has called his challenger in the presidential race, Joseph Boakai, to congratulate him on his victory. In an address to the nation, he said “the Liberian people have spoken and they have heard their voice”. The opposition candidate holds an unassailable lead of 28,000 votes with nearly all ballots counted. A […]

UCDA: EU to only accepts coffee exports from registered farmers

Uganda’s coffee exports face a tough huddle following demands that exports to the European Union come from registered farmers, the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) has said. This will not only be a challenge to the authorities to have this met due to the nature of the country’s chain but also to the farmers, the […]

‘Education officials should not operate private schools’

Members of Parliament from the Acholi sub-region are proposing a policy that would prevent any Ministry of Education official, regardless of their position, from actively participating in the management of an educational institution while still serving in the civil service. The MPs observed that the education system has been adversely affected by public officials who, […]

Kyabazinga marries in Busoga’s first royal wedding since 1956

The Kyabazinga of Busoga, William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope IV, and Jovia Mutesi have exchanged marriage vows. This was during a colourful ceremony held on Saturday afternoon at Christ’s Cathedral Bugembe in Jinja. The function, which attracted powerful officials from Busoga kingdom and government of Uganda, was held under tight security. Anglican Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba officiated […]