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Makerere suspends administrative staff chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bennet Magara, the newly elected Administrative Staff Association – MASA has been suspended by the University Vice Chancellor; Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe for allegedly inciting staff to disrupt university Activities. In his December 21, 2018 suspension letter, Prof. Nawangwe protests Magara’s December 19th letter addressed to …

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Oil companies recoverable costs hit $483m in 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) has approved US$483 million, equivalent to 1.7 trillion Shillings as recoverable costs by five oil companies. The companies are Tullow, Total, China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC), Armour Energy and Oranto. According to Ernest Rubondo, the Chief Executive of …

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Inmates seek pardon for their elderly colleagues

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Inmates in Luzira Prisons have pleaded with the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga seeking pardon for their elderly colleagues struggling to survive in Prisons. It came when Kadaga visited at Luzira prisons to deliver gifts to inmates including sugar, salt, clothing, soap, sandals, flour, basins …

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Uganda shilling gains as festive season sets in

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Shilling has strengthened against the dollar and other currencies as the festive season sets in. The Shilling has been trading in the range of 3,650/90 throughout the week, a marked gain compared to previous weeks. Money market watchers attribute the strengthening of the …

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Stella Nyanzi contract new renewed, Makerere Sacks 45 Academic Staff

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has sacked 45 senior academic staff, according to a statement by the University Human Resources Director, Andrew Abunyang. The decision to sack the lecturers was reached in five consecutive meetings by the University Appointments Board chaired by Bruce Balaba Kabaasa held between November and …

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KCCA FC pick first away win on continent

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT |  KCCA FC were 2-1 winners Saturday against Mtibwa Sugar SC of Tanzania in a CAF Confederation Cup game played at Azam Complex – Chamazi. Muzamir Mutyaba’s goal inside half an hour of play and Allan Okello’s goal that came two minutes from end …

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Vipers bow out of CAF Champions League

TODAY 4PM ✅ CAF Champions League ▶Vipers ?? 0 CS Constantine 2  ?? ▶Constantine Advance 3-0 on aggregate Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vipers Sports Club had a disappointing Saturday, bowing out of the Total CAF Champions League at the hands of Algerian outfit Club Sportive Constantine. Despite a brilliant start, …

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Shabab blasts kill seven near Somalia presidential palace

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Seven people were killed Saturday in a double car bomb attack claimed by the jihadist Shabaab group near the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said. “We have confirmed seven people died in the two blasts and more than ten others wounded,” local …

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Fresh wrangle threatens proposed Kampala Oil Terminal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The planned construction of the Kampala Oil Terminal has suffered a setback as a result of a fresh land conflict pitting the government against one Gideon Kabuye Kirumira. The land, measuring 299 acres in Kiringente Sub County, Mpigi district, was identified in 2007 as a …

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