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Fire guts Tropical Bank in Masaka


Police say the fire was caused by a short circuit

One dead, seven injured in car crash


The driver of one of the cars died on spot

Security tightened in Bushenyi ahead of vote tallying


Six candidates including a former MP took part in the race for Igara East MP seat

How Museveni, NRM MPs agreed on 7-year term


New details emerging from the closed-door NRM Caucus meeting chaired by the President on Tuesday point at “a give and take deal” between Mr Museveni, who is the NRM chairman, and the MPs

Kadaga rejects calls to investigate Kutesa over bribery allegations


Ms Kadaga says it is premature given that it is not clear if the New York Southern District Magistrate’s Court, where a complaint in the allegation was made, is ready to proceed on the matter

Are health centres remembered only during campaigns?


In the run up to the March 2016 General Elections, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) released a campaign manifesto in which the party committed itself to presiding over a gradual increment in the number of workers in health facilities countrywide

Uganda’s oil activities: The new test in Nile Basin relations?


On the remote western edge of Uganda, the land nonchalantly drops down into the western arm of the Great Rift Valley to reveal the vast expanse of Lake Albert and the blue mountains of Congo and beyond

Residents embrace energy saving stoves to save forests


The indiscriminate cutting of trees in Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks has been threatening the future of wild animals, especially the gorillas

Violence, voter bribery mar Igara East by-elections


There were reported cases of voter bribery, fighting amongst the voters due to misunderstandings at the polling stations and several arrests have been made pending investigations

250 drivers arrested as police tightens rules ahead of Christmas


Police have arrested at least 250 motorists along Kampala-Masaka Road over traffic related offences ahead of Christmas and New Year festivities

Parliament to debate age limit on Monday, says Kadaga


Parliament is in the process of amending Article 102 (b) of the Constitution which bars any person aged below 35 or above 75 from standing for President.

Doctors propose mental health tests for presidential candidates


This will give the electorate an idea of how the prospects are emotionally, how well they can reason and recall and perform daily tasks

UPDF deploys at Uganda-DRC border over rebel attacks


Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) has deployed heavily along the Uganda-DRC border line in Bundibugyo district following last week’s attack on a United Nations base in Goma, Eastern DRC

Government to increase salaries for science teachers


President Museveni promised to increase salaries for all science teachers across the country saying head teachers and deputies will still earn slightly higher

Zimbabwe orders illegal farm invaders off land


Zimbabwe's new agriculture minister has ordered people illegally occupying formerly white-owned commercial farms to vacate, nearly two decades after violent land grabs led by ousted ex-president Robert Mugabe

Tanzania calls for probe into UN peacekeeper killings


Tanzania called on Thursday for an investigation into the killing of 14 soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo by suspected Ugandan rebels

Mugabe in Singapore for medical check-up


Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, 93, who was ousted from power last month, has flown to Singapore for a medical check-up

Two children perish in fire


Police in Kampala have started an inquiry into the circumstances that led to the death of two children in ablaze

Land probe: Kween county MP quizzed over land grabbing


Kween County Member of Parliament, Lawrence Cherop Mangusho has been quizzed over alleged fraudulent acquisition of thousands of acres of land in two Sub counties in Kween and Kapchorwa districts

Water scarcity hits Ntoroko


Residents line up as early as 6am and pay Shs500 for every 20-litre jerrycan of water they take.

High Court sets date to decide Sudhir petition


Court has set December 21 to determine whether Bank of Uganda lawyers prosecuting the case against property mogul Sudhir Ruparelia over closure of his Crane Bank are guilty of conflict of interest in the matter

Makerere University to screen all politicians for sicknesses


Speaking at the launch of the drive on Wednesday night, Prof. Charles Ibingira the chairman organizing committee said they have lined up series of activities among which includes screening Members of Parliament, Ministers and district chairpersons for sicknesses so as to raise awareness about the campaign as well as raise money for the 2018 Makerere University International NCD symposium

Uganda, DRC agree to boost security


The communiqué was signed last week following a two-day bilateral meeting held in Mbarara and attended by political, military, security and administrative leaders along the common borders

Kenyan police accused of rape in election violence


Kenyan security forces raped, beat and assaulted civilians during violence in recent elections, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday

Pastoralists given 10 days to vacate


Mr Richard Amoko says the landlords in the area illegally offered grazing land to the herdsmen without approval from stakeholders