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Guinea’s military junta dissolves government and seals borders.

By BBC Guinea’s military junta, which seized power in a coup in September 2021, has dissolved the government. The announcement was made through a presidential decree read on state TV on Monday by the presidency’s Secretary General, Brig Gen Amara Camara. Mr Camara did not disclose the reason for the dissolution or say when a […]

SCHOOL DROPOUT RATES WORRIES LEADERS IN KABAROLE DISTRICT.

The escalating cases of school dropouts in Kabarole district have left leaders worried calling for swift interventions to curb the problem. According to the leaders, most of the children who dropout of school especially get married at a tender age. According to the figures from the National Population and Housing Census of 2014 indicates that […]

KHAT FARMERS TO CHALLENGE THE NARCOTICS DRUGS AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCE LAW IN COURT.

Khat farmers are gearing up to challenge the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Law in court. The decision to challenge the law comes amidst growing frustration among khat farmers in the country who argue that the classification of khat as a narcotic drug unfairly stigmatizes their livelihood and cultural practices. During the meeting held at […]

Macky Sall ‘like a 90-year-old autocrat’ – former PM

By BBC A former Senegalese prime minister has accused President Macky Sall of “behaving like a 90-year-old African autocrat, which we wont accept”. An emergency meeting is under way in Nigeria, as West African leaders seek a solution to the political crisis in Senegal. Friday’s Ecowas summit comes a week after President Macky Sall announced […]

Caster Semenya seeks funding for court battle.

By BBC The South African double Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, has appealed for help funding her legal battle against regulations that require female athletes with high testosterone levels to take medication. World Athletics – formerly known as the IAAF – barred Semenya from competing in 800m events after she refused to take drugs to reduce […]

Junior police officers can’t have children due to shared rooms – Report says.

The Uganda Human Rights Commission has released a report indicating that many of the junior police officers cannot produce children because they share dilapidated rooms with their colleagues. The report titled “Squeezing water out of a stone? Working and living conditions of the Uganda Police Force personnel and their implications on observance of human rights”, […]

IRCU Tooro Chapter Rallies Citizens to get Alternative Source of Income.

In response to the recent signing of the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substance (Control) Bill 2023 into law by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda Tooro Chapter has issued a call for citizens to explore alternative sources of income to avoid involvement in illicit drug trade. The move comes as the nation braces […]

Workers of Mpanga Tea Factory Strike Over Delayed Payments and Mismanagement.

Business at Mpanga Growers Tea Factory in Kabarole district was disrupted yesterday as workers staged a strike in protest against delayed payments and alleged mismanagement by factory authorities. The strike, which saw hundreds of workers gathering outside the factory gates, was sparked by mounting frustration over persistent delays in receiving their wages and a lack […]

NARO Revolutionizes Agriculture with Domestication of Stingless Bees for Sustainable Farming.

The National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) has embarked on a project to domesticate stingless bees as a viable alternative for farmers. This innovative approach is expected to enhance pollination, increase crop yields, and mitigate the environmental impact associated with traditional farming practices. Stingless bees, known for their gentle nature and efficient pollination capabilities, have become […]