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May, 2018

  • 16 May

    Uganda Imposes Tax On Sale Of Bible, Quran

    Uganda has imposed taxes on religious groups for sale of Bibles, Koran, prayer and hymn books. The country’s Revenue Authority (URA) imposed the taxes prompting clerics across faith groups expressing consternation and disbelief. The clerics are insisting that religious materials should be tax-exempt since they use them for “spiritual nourishment” …

April, 2018

  • 13 April

    Ugandan Govt. To Tax Social Media Users

    Uganda government is making plans to impose a daily tax on social media users from July in a bid to raise revenue, Finance Minister Matia Kasaija has told newsmen. The move has been criticised by rights activist Rosebell Kagumire who said: “It’s part of a wider attempt to curtail freedoms …

  • 12 April

    Commonwealth Games: More African Athletes Disappear

    African athletes committing vanishing acts at the Australian Commonwealth Games have increased to 13, with five more from Uganda and Rwanda also disappearing. Eight competitors from Cameroon were suspected to have fled on Wednesday, before the confirmation today that athletes from Rwanda and Uganda have also gone into the thin …

  • 6 April

    Cholera Outbreak Kills 40 Congolese Refugees In Uganda

    A cholera outbreak in overcrowded refugee camps in Uganda has killed 40 people and infected more than 2,000 as health workers rush to stem the spread, aid agencies said. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, IFRC, said 70,000 people from the Democratic Republic of Congo have …

  • 5 April

    Uganda To Host 7th DStv Eutelsat Star Awards

    Government dignitaries, the academic community, scientific world and students will convene when MultiChoice Africa together with its partner, Eutelsat, hosts the 7th edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards in Kampala on 12 April to announce continental winners. Uganda, popularly called the “Pearl of Africa”, has produced the most winners since …

March, 2018

  • 15 March

    Emirates Airline Crew Member Attempts Suicide, Jumps Off Plane

      A yet-to-be identified Emirates Airline crew member reportedly jumped off the aircraft she was assigned to through the emergency door. The incident, which seemed like a suicide attempt happened at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. The woman was said to have sustained life threatening injuries as a result of …

  • 14 March

    Beat Your Wives Always, Says Lawmaker

    A Ugandan MP has been told to apologise to victims of domestic violence after saying men should “beat” their wives. Onesimus Twinamasiko said on Ugandan television channel NTV that “as a man, you need to discipline your wife.” Twinamasiko was reacting to comments by President Yoweri Museveni that men that …

November, 2017

  • 28 November

    Eight Journalists Charged With Libel

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    Uganda has charged eight managers and editors of a daily newspaper with several offences including libel and computer misuse and a court ordered them detained until Dec. 5. The journalists have been in detention for nearly a week after police raided the premises of “Red Pepper” accusing them of publishing …

  • 22 November

    Police Raid Newspaper Office, Detain Staffers

    Police in Uganda on Wednesday raided the office of a local newspaper, detaining staffers and confiscating equipments. The paper’s lawyer and police said the raid was carried out on allegations it published an inaccurate story. On Monday, “Red Pepper”, Uganda’s leading tabloid, published a story alleging that Rwanda believed President …

September, 2017

  • 28 September

    Video: Lawmakers Fight Dirty

    Dozens of Ugandan lawmakers came to blows as members of the opposition party tried to stop the ruling body from passing a law removing the age cap from the presidency. Dailymail reported that the fight started after some opposition ministers accused ruling party members of carrying guns, sparking a fierce …

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