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Jinja sugarcane tycoon killed in mysterious incident

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The mutilated and beheaded body of a prominent businessman in Jinja City has been found in a sugar plantation, with all indications that he was subjected to ritual sacrifice. Now Police in Busoga East are investigating circumstances under which the  53-year-old George Waidha, a …

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Ethiopia announces new increases in fuel prices

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The Ethiopia Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration (MoTRI) has announced a decision to hike gas prices by 16 percent starting Sunday. The ministry said in a press statement released Saturday evening that the price hike would see gas prices rise from 31.74 Ethiopian …

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Fall armyworms ravage 44 villages in Kwania

Kwania, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Atongtidi sub-county Kwania district in northern Uganda are worried about the outbreak of fall armyworms. Fall army worms also known as a butterfly are pest species that attack over 80 varieties of crops including maize, sorghum, sugarcane, cotton, rice and wheat among …

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UCC sounds warning on mobile money, ID fraudsters

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) has warned the public against the increasing cases of fraud. UCC through the Acting head of communication and international relations Rebecca Mukite says that there is an increasing trend of conmen who trick people into giving mobile money …

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