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September, 2018

  • 15 September

    Uganda Is ‘World’s Fittest Country’ – WHO

    Uganda is the most physically active nation in the world, according to a recent report by the World Health Organization.Jennifer Namulembwa spends an hour-and-a-half walking to work, five days a week. From Namuwongo on the south-eastern end of Uganda’s capital, Kampala, she navigates her way past the railway line and …

  • 5 September

    Uganda Suspends Music Festival Over Open Sex, Homosexuality

    Uganda’s Nyege Nyege international music and arts festival sponsored by telecom giant, MTN, has been suspended over planned open sex, noise and homosexuality. “Let foreigners not come to Uganda for sex. If you are coming for sexual reasons worse still homosexuality and LGBTQ, stay away.” “MTN Nyege Nyege will not …

August, 2018

  • 27 August

    Lawmaker Charged With Treason Gets Bail

    A Ugandan high court judge, Stephen Mubiru, granted bail on Monday to an opposition lawmaker charged with treason over his alleged role in the stoning of President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy. Robert Kyagulanyi was charged on Thursday. The court proceedings were televised. NAN reports that Kyagulanyi ‘s treason charge was withdrawn …

  • 23 August

    Uganda Opens Ebola Treatment Units At Border With Congo

    Uganda has opened two Ebola treatment units in the border districts with the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official said. Yonas Woldemariam, WHO Representative in Uganda, told Xinhua that the two treatment units have been established in the western border districts of Kasese and Bundibugyo …

July, 2018

  • 27 July

    Ugandan Court Clears Path For Museveni To Become President For 6th Term

    Uganda’s Constitutional Court has removed the 75-year-old age cap, allowing President Yoweri Museveni, now 73, to run again as President. The president has already spent 32 years in office and he is seeking a sixth term. The court delivered its ruling on the consolidated presidential age limit petition at the …

  • 7 July

    Ugandan Wives Insist Husbands Must Pay Before Sex

    A schoolteacher, Annet Nanozi was mad at her husband. A vehicle mechanic, he was refusing to help raise their four children. She realised he was instead spending his paycheck on alcohol and his time sleeping with barmaids. The 34-year-old decided to teach her husband a lesson. Now, when he comes …

  • 2 July

    Govt Imposes Tax For Using Facebook, WhatsApp

    Uganda’s parliament has passed a law to impose a controversial tax on people using social media platforms. It imposes a 200 shilling [$0.05, 0.04] daily levy on people using internet messaging platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber and Twitter. President Yoweri Museveni had pushed for the changes, arguing that social media …

June, 2018

  • 30 June

    Qualifiers: Nigeria’s D’Tigers Whip Uganda

    Ike Diogu, team captain, Senior National Men’s Basketball team, D’Tigers led his team mates to an emphatic 109-66 win against Uganda in their opening game of the FIBA Africa World Basketball qualifiers on Friday in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the competition which started on June 29 …

May, 2018

  • 31 May

    Uganda Imposes Tax On Social Media Users

    The Ugandan parliament on Thursday passed a law imposing a tax on people using mobile social media networks in an attempt to increase revenue, but rights groups say the levy is actually aimed at silencing dissent. The tax for users of WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook is minimal, at 200 Ugandan …

  • 27 May

    Road Crash Leaves 40 Dead In Uganda

    At least 40 people have died in a road accident involving a passenger bus, a tractor and a beer truck in Northern Uganda, the country’s Red Cross said on Saturday. The police had initially put the death toll at 19, but the Red Cross said on their official Twitter page …

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