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DRC militiamen still holding Ugandan fishermen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The hope of recovering the four abducted Ugandan fishermen is fading four days after they were abducted. The fishermen only identified as Okello, Jawia, Onen and Osaga from Kijangi landing site in Tonya parish Buseruka sub county, were allegedly abducted on Thursday night from …

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Experts caution parents on quality of sexuality education

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Three months ago, 15-year-old Lin Nakayenze (not real name), a senior two student was curious about sex and went searching for answers on the internet. She says her one question- ‘What is sex?’ raised more questions than answers provided. “At school and at home …

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88 villages in Kitgum lacking safe water sources

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | More than eighty villages in Kitgum district are lacking access to safe and clean water sources. Presenting a report on the performance of the water sector, the District Water Officer Willy Picho says that despite the district having a safe water coverage of 100 …

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WHO emergency chief decries attacks on Ebola frontline staff

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Security measures for staff helping to fight health emergencies need to be stepped up urgently, a World Health Organisation Official has said, after a frontline Ebola epidemic community worker was reportedly stabbed to death at his home in northeast Democratic Republic of the …

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PLE: Twelve arrested for impersonation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Twelve pupils were picked up on Monday from Bugolosese Primary School in Buikwe district for alleged impersonation in the Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE. The twelve suspects were reportedly sitting the mathematics examination for some candidates. Jennifer Kalulu Musamba, the Public Relations Officer Uganda National Examination …

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State snubs case against Entebbe DP leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The State on Monday snubbed the hearing of a case in which six Democratic Party leaders are accused of holding an illegal assembly. In May, police arrested six DP leaders including the Entebbe deputy mayor Richard Ssekyondo and the party publicity secretary in Entebbe …

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