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Hadijah Nakitende

Govt extends SIM Cards registration deadline

Government has on Wednesday extended the ongoing SIM Cards registration and validation exercise putting the deadline on May 19. In a letter addressed to the Uganda Communications Commission executive director, Godfrey Mutabazi, Prime Minister Ruhakana Ruganda, said government had reviewed the timelines and extended the deadline by more than three …

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Rights activist asks court to halt SIM Cards registration

A human rights activist under Rights Trumpet Limited, Norman Tumuhimbise has on Tuesday asked court to halt the ongoing re-registration and registration of SIM Cards pending disposal of a petition against the process. In an application filed at the Civil Division of the High Court, the applicant are seeking an …

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Museveni suspends minister Kabafunzaki

Embattled state minister for Labour and Industrial Relations Herbert Kabafunzaki has been suspended from Cabinet and ordered to return official government property. No official statement has been released but Kabafunzaki said on Thursday evening in Kampala that President Museveni, after meeting officials from the Gender Ministry, had seen it fit …

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Stell Nyanzi remanded to Luzira for calling Museveni “a pair of buttocks”

  Dr Stella Nyanzi has been remanded to Luzira prison until April 25 when court will hear her response to the State application to have her mental status checked and to hear her bail application. Her arrest and detention has attracted condemnation from local and international organisations, as a violation …

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Minister arrested over soliciting Shs30m bribe

Police have on Saturday evening arrested state minister for Labour Hebert Kabafunzaki over allegations of soliciting a Shs30m bribe. According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, Kabafunzaki was arrested together with Brian Mugabo, a clearing agent over alleged solicitation of a bribe from Aya Group chairman and managing director, Mohammed …

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Museveni meets Kabaka Mutebi in over eight years

  Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi has on Friday, for the first time in eight years, held a face-to-face meeting with President Museveni at State House in Entebbe. The meeting was attended by Buganda Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga and Prince David Wasajja. Details of the discussions are still scanty but close …

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Kayihura sacks Baroza and other assistants

IGP Kale Kayihura has sacked his personal assistant Jonathan Baroza. In the Thursday mini reshuffle, Kayihura replaced Baroza with CP Ibrahim Sagal formerly attached to Interpol. Baroza, according to a radio call message dispatched to all police units by Moses Balimwoyo, the police human resource director, was sacked along with five …

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Is it soaring unemployment or …?

Meanwhile UN seeks to recruit 150 volunteers. This is what has happened. The high unemployment rate troubling Uganda has reached soaring rates and a threat to security. A report released recently by Uganda Bureau of Statistics indicated that more than 87 per cent of graduates cannot find employment in Uganda’s …

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2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in pictures

  Jacob Kiplimo, 16, on Sunday gave Ugandans an excuse to party after he won a gold medal at the World Cross Country Championships. The teenager put up a spirited show hitting the finish line in 22.40 minutes to secure gold at Kololo in Kampala on Sunday at the 2017 …

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Govt takes over UTL, majority shareholder quits

Government has Wednesday evening announced it has taken over the affairs and management of ailing telecommunications company, Uganda Telecom (UTL). In a statement released on Wednesday, Finance Minister Matia Kasaija, said they had taken the decision against the troubled telecom after Ucom, which owns 61 per cent of UTL, had …

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