The Farmers voice

African banks take over after international lenders exit

In early 2022, UK-headquartered Standard Chartered Bank announced it was exiting five African countries and partially exiting two others – breaking its ‘here for good’ brand promise after more than a century on the continent. A year earlier, another British-based bank but a fairly new entrant, Atlas Mara withdrew from seven markets, walking away from […]

Police recover 4 stolen guns, arrest two

Police in Kibuku district recovered four guns and apprehended two suspected thieves during an operation on Saturday. This comes after an inmate who had escaped from lawful custody reportedly joined a group of robbers targeting Amula stores at Tirinyi Prison and making off with the four guns overnight. Responding swiftly, Kibuku police and Tirinyi Prisons […]

Ministers Kitutu, Nandutu return to Karamoja, pledge agricultural revival

In a bid to combat looming food shortages, Ministers Marry Goretti Kitutu and Agnes Nandutu have re-emerged in Karamoja, affirming their commitment to agricultural revitalization. Their long-awaited return marks a renewed effort to address pressing challenges facing the region During their visit to NARO NABUIN and Namalu Prison Farms, the Ministers unveiled ambitious investments aimed […]

Smooth start so far as S.6 exams enter second week, says UNEB


Exam body, UNEB has noted that there has been a smooth start to the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) exams that have entered the second week today. UNEB spokesperson, Jenniffer Kalule Musamba told journalists on Monday there have not been any major incidents in the last series of the three sets of national exams […]

Police start drink-driving operations targeting passenger vehicles as festive season nears

Police have announced that they have kicked off drink-driving operations targeting mostly drivers of passenger vehicles on all roads and highways around the country. Addressing journalists on Monday, Traffic Police spokesperson, Michael Kananura said as the festive season draws near, they have scaled up their operations on the road. The traffic police spokesperson warned that […]

Disciplinary probe against MP Zaake resumes

The Rules, Privileges and Discipline Committee of Parliament chaired by Mr. Abdu Katuntu resumed the hearing of misconduct allegations brought against Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake on Monday morning. The Committee took a brief break following a request by Zaake’s legal representative Erias Lukwago to allow him attend to engagements outside the country. Zaake faces […]

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 […]