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Luuka residents living in panic over looming eviction

Luuka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 3,000 residents from eight villages in Bukanga sub-county, Luuka district are living in fear of eviction from two square miles of land. The affected villages are Bukaade, Bukwanga, Bugogo, Ndoya central, Ndoya A, Nakamini, Nabinoni and Buwologoma central. According to residents, a team of …

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Dominic Ongwen hires new defense lawyer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dominic Ongwen, one of the former top commanders of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA has appointed a new defense lawyer to represent him at The Hague-based International Criminal Court in the Netherlands. Ogwen picked Charles Achaleke Taku, a Cameroonian lawyer early this month in what seemed …

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Court orders fresh elections in Busongora South constituency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has nullified the victory of Gideon Thembo Mujungu as the Busongora South Member of Parliament in Kasese district. This follows a successful appeal lodged by his independent rival, Mbaju Kathika. In 2021, the Electoral Commission declared Mujungu, who ran on the …

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Nigel Topping visits Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | Nigel Topping, the United Kingdom’s High-Level Climate Change Champion on 20th May was in Uganda for a one-day visit. His visit was about the UK’s commitment to carry forward the actions from COP26 as we countdown to COP27. During his visit, he had a meeting …

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Africa battling shortage of health workers: Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa does not have enough health workers to meet the needs of its population, according to a new study. The study which was published in the British Medical Journal surveyed health workforce in 47 countries between January 2018 and April 2019. The findings show that …

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Gulu city officials arrested over forgery

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee-PAC Local Government have handed four officials of Gulu City Council to the police over allegations of forgery. The officials are George Kidega, the Senior Finance Officer, Christo Balmoi, the Principal City Engineer, Richard Kidega, the Human Resource …

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Former Uganda Airlines CEO released on bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cornwell Muleya, the former Chief Executive Officer of Uganda Airlines is out on bail. He appeared Wednesday before the Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate, Asuman Muhumuza who granted him bail of Shillings 1.5 million in cash and bonded his sureties Shillings 50 million non cash. …

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