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Akena section of UPC denounce Otunnu

A section of members of the Uganda People’s Congress have denounced Olara Otunnu, claiming he is not part of them as his term of office expired on 13th March 2015. At a press conference on Wednesday, UPC’s Spokesperson Michael Osinde said the Court of Appeal acknowledged Jimmy Akena as the …

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UPDF welcomes back rebels from exile

UPDF’s Chief of Military Intelligence Brig. Charles Bakahumura has welcomed back two former officers that fled from Uganda in 2001 and 2005. They are Tom Mujuzi and Mike Kakooza. Tom Mujuzi, who went in exile in 2001 after he was allegedly accused of rebellion after  having been connected to Mayombo’s …

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Health ministry steps up Yellow Fever vaccination

The Ministry of Health will target about 700,000 residents of Masaka, Rukungiri and Kalangala in a drive to step vaccination against Yellow Fever. A free Yellow Fever vaccination exercise will be carried out in the country’s three most highly affected districts, with focus on all aged 6 months and above  …

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#SaveCarol Campaign Meets Roadblocks As US Medical Facility Opts Out

Dear @RuhakanaR @USAmbUganda @usmissionuganda help #SaveCarol @ntvuganda @DailyMonitor #SomeOneTellMulago — Muhereza Kyamutetera (@MKyamutetera) May 7, 2016 While the cancer radiotherapy machine broke down at Mulago Hospital, a health crowdfunding cause united Ugandans. It was for a one Carol Atuhirwe who needed UGX 270 million for surgery in the United …

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Court-system gets new humane face

`Chicken thief’ can be both a literal description of a crime and a metaphor of petty crimes often involving poor people. Unfortunately, it is such petty crimes that clog the judicial system and congest prisons. In a judiciary that has fewer judges and magistrates and fewer and poorly distributed courts …

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Uganda gets 7 new High Court Judges, total now 50

Museveni says happy that the Power of the Judiciary has been restored Justices Ketrah  Kitariisibwa Katunguka, Moses Kazibwe  Kawumi, Bitature Mugenyi Anna, Oyuko Anthony Ojok, Stephen Mubiru, Suzan Okalany and Dr. Flavian  Zeija were today sworn in as High Court Judges. The seven new judges bring the total number of …

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When the sick bypass doctors

Since she retired from teaching, Sauda Neema, 61, suffers from diabetes, has difficulty sleeping, and often feels general body pain.  She believes it is her fate, as an elderly person, to endure pain. “When you start aging, the first thing you forget about is being fine,” she says, “(But)you can’t …

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