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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

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

Judges at the International Criminal Court – ICC in The Hague have withdrawn the arrest warrant against Vincent Otti, the Second-in-Command of the Lord’s Resistance Army – LRA rebels, who is now assumed dead.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

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

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

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

More than 1,000 Congolese nationals have fled recent attacks by the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), seeking refuge in Bundibugyo District. The group, predominantly comprised of women and children, entered the district through Butoogho and is currently sheltered at Butoogho Primary School

Lawyers representing Mityana Municipality Legislator Francis Zaake have initiated the cross-examination of witnesses in a case where the MP stands accused of misconduct during a parliamentary sitting on December 7, 2022. The legal proceedings, which commenced on November 8, are shedding light on the allegations that have gripped the attention

In a remarkable turn of events, the National Unity Platform (NUP) and the Katonga Faction of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have forged a strategic alliance, officially launching their collaboration during the inauguration of NUP’s new headquarters in Makerere-Kavule. Leaders from both political entities took the stage, passionately advocating

Dr Besigye’s support in the Rwenzori sub-region has majorly been the Bakonzo, who accuse President Museveni of failing to address their problems. They, therefore, argue that it’s this imbalance of services that they base on to “punish” Museveni. Kasese was the only district in western Uganda to return FDC MPs

The war between Israel and Hamas has exposed deep divisions in South Africa, with the government’s staunch support for the Palestinians coming in for criticism from leaders of the country’s Jewish community, among others. The government has announced the withdrawal of its diplomats from Israel, and suggested that the position

President Yoweri K Museveni has expressed sadness and outrage over the tragic killing of two recently married foreign tourists and a Ugandan guide at the Queen Elizabeth National Park on October 17, 2023. In a statement released via his official twitter account, the president condemned the ADF rebel attack as

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

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

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

As preparations intensify for the upcoming Busoga royal wedding between Kyabazinga William Nadiope IV and Jovia Mutesi, a rift among cultural leaders in Busoga Kingdom has emerged concerning a traditional practice that prohibits married couples from consummating their marriage on the wedding night. Patrick Mudungu, the leader of traditional healers

The second day of the 2023 Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) examinations is underway, accompanied by a reminder to candidates and invigilators to adhere to the stipulated time schedule. Jennifer Kalule, spokesperson for the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB), emphasized the importance of candidates arriving promptly at their exam

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) is making significant progress in its census mapping efforts in preparation for the upcoming enumeration exercise scheduled for May next year. Dr. Chris Mukiza, the executive director of UBOS, has reported that 87 percent of the mapping exercise, covering villages and households, has been