Uganda news

  • The rise and fall of Rift Valley's timber and railway line towns 13 Oct 2019 21:21 A section of Salgaa Trading centre Market in Nakuru on October 11, 2019. [Kipsang Joseph/Standard]. Until the late 1990s Maji Mazuri, Mau Summit, Elburgon and Molo were major economic hubs. They were known for their wood and tin houses in which ran a …
  • Ian Popay, PhD September 16, 1942 September 7, 2019 13 Oct 2019 21:10 POPAY, Ian PhD September 16, 1942 – September 7, 2019 Botanist Dr Ian Popay, who has died aged 76, was well known not only as a science communicator, but also as one of this country's foremost experts on weeds. British-born Ian, who completed his PhD …
  • Teachers get better health cover 13 Oct 2019 21:09 The Teachers Service Commission has awarded a Sh9 billion medical cover with enhanced insurance packages for 318,000 employees. The Standard has established that AON Minet, which has run the teachers' health scheme for the last four years, has been …
  • OPINIONISTA: The news headline should have screamed ‘Murder’ 13 Oct 2019 20:59 To accurately problematise Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill and its religion-based justifications, one first has to grasp the plot twist that makes the New Testament such a scandalous sequel to the Old Testament. The irony of this moment isn’t as profound …
  • Madoya’s team wins Safari Tour Pro-am at Royal 13 Oct 2019 20:23 By LARRY NGALA More by this Author The team of Naivasha-based professional Justus Madoya, and Royal amateurs Maurice Monni, Abner Onsomu and Joshua Ichangi carded an impressive score of 86 points to claim the Safari Tour Pro-Am event sponsored by Magical …
  • 2021 Africa Cup of Nations: The Gambia, Chad, South Sudan and Sao Tome advance in qualifying 13 Oct 2019 20:22 The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will be held in CameroonThe Gambia and Chad both needed penalties to reach the group phase of qualifying for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations as South Sudan and Sao Tome e Principe secured their places with aggregate victories. …
  • Mugwanya Preparatory wins Uganda Spelling Bee competition 13 Oct 2019 19:11   Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mugwanya Preparatory School has emerged winner of the 7th National Spelling Bee championships organised by Enjuba Spelling Bee. The winning team that consisted of four pupils emerged the best after scoring over 50 …
  • NARO introduces new Coffee disease resistant varieties 13 Oct 2019 19:11 Agriculture PS Wakabi Kassaij (left) at the Seeds of Gold Farm Clinic together with Dr. Imelda Kashaija  and Zheng ZhuQiang the Ambassador of China to Uganda. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Agriculture Research Organization-NARO has …
  • Search for next IGG on as Mulyagonja returns to Judiciary 13 Oct 2019 19:11 Mulyagonja   Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The next Inspector General of Government (IGG) will have to struggle with untouchable government officials accused of stealing government money while also being undermined by the increasingly influential …
  • Helmets a must for school children, says Minister 13 Oct 2019 19:11 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Primary Education, Rosemary Seninde has said that all school going children using boda bodas as a means of transport must put on helmets to avoid negative effects of road accidents. She was …
  • World Champ Cheptegei says Kipchoge is ‘Greatest of All Time’ 13 Oct 2019 19:11 Kipchoge seconds before he broke the marathon record. PHOTO @INEOS159 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Newly crowned World Athletics 10,000m Champion Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda has hailed Eliud Kipchoge for being the first man to run the marathon under …
  • China seeks support from Africa on much criticised Uighur policy 13 Oct 2019 18:29 By AGGREY MUTAMBO More by this Author China has defended programmes implemented in the autonomous region of Xinjiang, where Beijing has been accused of violating human rights. This week, Foreign Ministry officials circulated documents detailing “the …
  • Government urged to speed up asylum application process 13 Oct 2019 17:36 Ireland must do more to speed up the process for assessing asylum seekers’ claims, a senior United Nations official has warned. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) is concerned with the time it takes the Government to decide asylum …
  • ‘Quality of our elections is dipping’ 13 Oct 2019 17:16 By Thembo KahunguThe news of your departure was rather abrupt. Why exactly do you have to leave at a time when the temperatures for the 2021 election are starting to rise? It was never as abrupt as the public perceived it. On assuming the role of …
  • Otto milks her retirement from cows 13 Oct 2019 16:17 By George KatongoleOn a warm September morning, Jessica Otto, 62, was wandering in the backyard of the home she has lived in since she lost her husband, reminiscing on the good times and relief. She is aging gracefully. Even in retirement, Otto is living …
  • Five years of St Charles Lwanga Church Ntinda 13 Oct 2019 15:34 By PHIONAH NASSANGAOn the morning of September 22, droves of parishioners could not hold their joy as they thronged St Charles Lwanga Catholic Parish Ntinda to celebrate their fifth anniversary since the church’s elevation to a parish. The choir animated …
  • Par Cornwall school boy Finley Sullivan gets racist abuse N word at school 13 Oct 2019 15:29 Boy, eight, whose father fled Uganda during Idi Amin's reign of terror reveals how vile racist bullying in his Cornish school left him scratching white lines into his skin to try to make it look lighter Finley Sullivan says he wouldn't moistruise …
  • BRAUN: Giving thanks to Canadian peacekeepers' efforts in South Sudan 13 Oct 2019 15:10 Maj. David Smith, 35 (tan uniform), is among a group of Canadian peacekeepers stationed in South Sudan this Thanksgiving who have been overcoming muddy roads to bring food and aid to locals. (supplied photo) After years of violence, South Sudan officially …
  • Father of 100 marries four new wives 13 Oct 2019 15:09 By Perez rumanziIt is often said that art imitates life and in Ntungamo District a famous play by Wole Soyinka The Lion and the Jewel script comes alive in the form of Nulu Ssemakula. The 94-year-old Ssemakula recently expanded his already bloated …
  • Uganda government denies report of re-introduction of anti-gay bill 13 Oct 2019 14:33 The government of Ugandan has denied reports that there are plans to re-introduce the anti-gay bill to parliament after a court ruling prohibiting it. According to the report by The Observer The bill was first introduced in 2009 drawing worldwide …
  • Second Ebola vaccine to be used in DR Congo next month 13 Oct 2019 14:04 By AFPDoctors will use a second Ebola vaccine from November in three eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight the deadly virus, medical officials said Sunday. "It's time to use the new Ad26-ZEBOV-GP vaccine, manufactured by …
  • New Ebola vaccine brings hope to DR Congo 13 Oct 2019 13:50 The second-deadliest Ebola epidemic in the world has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo for over a year. More than 3,200 people have been infected with the virus and, up to this week, at least 2,144 people have died from the illness. But now …
  • Posterity will applaud you for Free SHS, 1D1F – Kumawu Omanhene to Nana Addo 13 Oct 2019 13:15 General News of Sunday, 13 October 2019 Source: citinewsroom.com 2019-10-13 President Nana Akufo-Addo The Paramount Chief of the Kumawu Traditional Area, Barima Sarfo Tweneboah Koduah, says posterity will applaud President Nana Akufo-Addo for the …
  • Two men arrested in Mumias with bhang wrapped on their bodies 13 Oct 2019 13:07 Silas Okonji who was transporting bhang on a motorcycle and was arrested at Ekama area along Bungoma-Kakamega road on Sunday. [Brian Kisanji, Standard] Two people were on Sunday arrested in Mumias in possession of 48 brooms of bhang. The two suspects were …
  • Kampala schools set for UCE exams 13 Oct 2019 11:11 FILE PHOTO: A student does her UNEB exams Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Schools in Kampala are set for the 2019 Uganda Certificate of Education examinations that started on Friday with the briefing of candidates. Most of the schools visited by URN …