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Six year-old struck by lightning


We could not believe the incident because the other friends escaped with no injuries

How Police trailed, shot and arrested number plate thieves in Mbarara


Nasasira wanted to swerve the police vehicle into river Rwizi so as to escape which forced police to shoot at him in the foot

Poor people are the happiest - Lango sub region study reveals


Though poor, residents of Alebtong were found to be the happiest compared to their counterparts in Dokolo, Lira and Oyam

Ministers under fire over absenteeism


“I want someone to handle the matter comprehensively and not coming to talk to me, and if you are not competent on the matter, remain seated,” Oulanyah

CSOs ask MPs to reject new mobile money, social media taxes


CSOs said that the proposed tax will perpetuate inequality especially for low income earners who will shoulder the ultimate burden

Muyingo to head Busoga University takeover talks


According to Dr Muyingo, the team is expected to find out why the university was closed and make recommendations to re-operationalise it.

IGG probes Soroti varsity top jobs


In a letter by the whistle-blower, the university council is faulted for blocking other competent Ugandans from applying for the two top positions.

Government officials fight over Internet deal


NITA-U demands that UTL seeks authorisation before connecting Internet to govt agencies but the latter accuses it of delaying the process.

Igad wants free movement of people, cattle in region


Mr Abdi said migration has brought numerous macro-level benefits to continents that were quick to realise its benefits and moved to facilitate the free movement of both people and goods

Police officers held over shooting of 2 civilians


Mr Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, said they are investigating why Mr Byamugisha shot Opio, an 18-year-old boy

Former MP Otada locked in Kiryandongo land wrangle


According to the residents, Mr Otada started behaving strangely shortly after losing the Kibanda North parliamentary seat to Mr Tampo Amin

Deputy IGP Muzeeyi shocked by micromanagement in police


He believes every police commander at any level should be allowed to deal with issues in his or her locality.

MPs query UBC plan to pay Basajja Shs11b


This comes after Mr Muhakanizi said Speaker Rebecca Kadaga ordered him to compensate the businessman

Uganda to get Shs144b loan to fight sex abuse


The money is expected to be used for establishing a centre to deal with sexual and gender-based abuse cases.

Woman arrested over own kidnap, Shs3.5m ransom


Police say Nabaasa hid in a friend’s house before demanding Shs3.5m from her brothers.

Ssekandi committee wants compulsory land acquisition Bill withdrawn


The committee has reportedly advised cabinet against proceeding with the planned constitutional amendment, saying that the existing legal framework is adequate to address issues regarding the delay in the implementation of the government projects

Jailed Former MP Kipoi trial fails


Mr Kipoi is on remand at Makindye Military Prison over accusations in regard to recruitment of people into rebel activities

Hope as South Sudan refugee girls start own businesses


Using start-up capital from donors, the girls have started several income generating activities to supplement donations from government and aid agencies

Lango rival paramount chief rejects peace deal


Supporters of Mr Michael Odongo Okune, a rival of Won Nyaci Yosam Odur, say the arbitration committee comprises political leaders who should not be involved in cultural matters

Traditional healers aiding teenage abortions in Gulu


This has been blamed on high costs of accessing healthcare services from professional doctors by teen expectant mothers

Parliament honours Commonwealth games medallists, asks for adequate funding


This comes just days after President Museveni hosted the winners Joshua Cheptegei, Stella Chesang, Mercyline Chelangat, Solomon Mutai and Juma Miiro, among others to a state dinner

UN peacekeepers accused of child rape in South Sudan


The allegations were received on April 13 and involve Nepalese troops serving in the UN mission in South Sudan who allegedly raped two teenage girls, UN officials said

NRM boss on spot over illegal logging of endangered tree species in Amuru


The local leaders say the NRM boss has deployed his casual workers in Pogo Parish, Pabbo Sub-County where they are felling Afzelia africana, commonly known as [Beyo] trees

Kitgum councillors want airfield named after President Museveni


The airfield which was established in 1971, was named by an American tourist after the former US President

Somalia EC officials meet in Nairobi to benchmark for 2020 polls


Officials from key ministries from the Federal Government of Somalia will also attend the three day-session organized by the Political Affairs Department of the African Union Commission and funded by the AU Mission in Somalia