The Farmers voice

‘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 […]

Kagame Meets Rwanda’s High Command Council Amid Congo Tensions 

President Paul Kagame has met with Rwanda’s top security brass amid growing security tensions with neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). For over two years, both Rwanda and DRC have maintained heavily-armed forces along the common border, alarming the region. Rwanda’s presidency on Wednesday night said Kagame, who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Rwanda Defence […]

Companies commit to fight non-communicable diseases

Corporate companies have called for more interventions to fight non-communicable diseases in the country. Uganda is one of many countries burdened by Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Africa. Reports from the Ministry of Health indicate that NCDs, affecting Ugandans include cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, mental health conditions, and substance abuse conditions. The chief […]

Museveni blames Africa insecurity on UN

President Yoweri Museveni says the terrorism in Africa is either created or conserved by some of the actors that he says try to be global policemen. In yet another missive addressed to Ugandans most of whom he refers to as the Bazzukulu (grandchildren), the president asserted that the terrorism conservation project in Eastern Congo for […]

Security tightened at border with DRC

Security has been beefed up at the border districts of Bundibugyo and Ntoroko to prevent Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels from crossing into Uganda. The development follows a Sunday night attack by suspected ADF rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The incident, which occurred in Kichanga, Watalinga County inside DRC, approximately 20 kilometres […]

Speaker Among threatens to push protesting MPs out of Parliament

The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has threatened to invoke provisions of the constitution that could potentially have the protesting members of the opposition lose their seats. Among, who returned to Parliament today after a brief maternity leave says she will take the decision when the MPs miss the dictated 15 consecutive sittings. Her remarks […]

Man arrested for allegedly sabotaging Kyabazinga’s wedding

A man in Mbale district has been arrested by police for allegedly trying to sabotage the Busoga royal wedding on social media. The suspect is said to have called the father of Jovia Mutesi, the bride-to-be, demanding for Shs200 million to conceal information that he said could potentially stop the November 18 royal wedding. He […]

Mali army seizes key rebel northern stronghold Kidal

Mali’s army has seized Kidal, a key town in the country’s north that the ethnic Tuareg rebels have held for nearly a decade. Kidal has been a bastion for the Tuareg, one of the rebel groups at the centre of the country’s long-running political and security crises. The army, reportedly backed by Wagner group mercenaries, […]

Footballer Luis Díaz reunited with father after kidnapping

Colombian football star Luis Díaz has been reunited with his father Luis Manuel Díaz who was released by rebels after holding him hostage for 12 days. The Liverpool striker and his father cried as they hugged each other for the first time after the kidnapping ordeal. Luis Manuel Díaz’s abduction by the National Liberation Army […]