Author: Javira Ssebwami

News
Government succumbs to pressure as thousands protest against continued plastic pollution

KAMPALA – Thousands of Ugandans including school-going children have continued to pile more pressure on the government, asking the authorities to rethink the laws governing plastic, production, use, and disposal. A boisterous crowd of thousands of environment lovers – many adorned in white T-shirts, thronged streets of the capital, calling for urgent action on the […]

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Africa
WWF uganda toughens on plastics, calls for plastic-free workshops, conferences

KAMPALA – The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF  Uganda) has called for plastic-free conferences and workshops— looking to reduce plastic consumption in the country. WWF Uganda Country Director David Duli (Pictured) called for a change of practice saying the development will not reduce plastic consumption but will also influence the way manufacturers to package […]

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BREAKING NEWS
Sudhir Rupaleria uses Boda Boda to beat Kampala traffic

Businessman Sudhir Rupaleria has used a Boda Boda to make it for work on Wednesday after tight traffic jam in the city. Tycoon Sudhir had to hop onto a motorcycle to be at the complex in time for his work in one of his offices in kololo, Kampala. However, Sudhir Rupaleria is the richest person […]

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General
Yoweri Museveni hits at US, opposition over Kayihura sanctions, says Uganda is a sovereign state

KAMPALA — President Yoweri Museveni has blasted members of the opposition saying that their excitement about Kayihura sanctions is misplaced. In other words, it shows the poor quality of their spectacles when it comes to issues of Africa and Uganda. Museveni wondered why do they think that going to the USA or, indeed, any non-African […]

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KCCA, National Water knock heads over roles

Yesterday, a one Sylas Atwooki Ruhweza’s twitter timeline saw two public service providers denying their roles but to accuse each other over sewage issues in Kikoni a Kampala suburb. Ruhwezi, an environmentalist and a resident of Kikoni Makerere, brought to attention of Kampala Capital City Authority –KCCA and National Water and Sewerage Cooperation- NWSC the […]

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Business
Pay TV operators defy UCC directives in the new licenses

Pay TV broadcasters have opposed a new directive by the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) requiring them to apply for fresh licences and accused the state regulator of renegading on its earlier promise to engage them in talks over the matter. On Monday, UCC issued a notice in print media, directing the Pay TV operators, who […]

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General
Journalists threaten to boycott police coverage

Photo by Katumba Badru Crime reporter journalists have threatened a boycott on police activities over the security institution’s brutality against pressmen. The move brought on Thursday, comes after police clobbered journalists during Kabaka’s birthday run and on Thursday morning at the police headquarters in Naguru. At Naguru, police denied journalists access to the facility where […]

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Campus News
Makerere University Guild President arrested over preaching violence

MAKERERE – Police in Kampala on Monday morning arrested Mr Papa Salim Were, the Makerere University Guild President, as students went on strike, protesting fees increment among other issues. Mr Were was picked from the University’s freedom square as he mobilised students to strike against “draconian policies”, and seek an immediate explanation from the vice […]

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Academics
No reasons to strike for; let us resolve all problems through negotiation and not violence – Prof Nawangwe tells off Papa Were

Papa Salim Were government yesterday (Saturday) organized a consultative meeting to discuss multiple pressing issues that are affecting students. They include sex for marks scandals, scrapping of meals for students sleeping at the university, ‘scrapping’ of evening among others. According to the letter seen by Cyclone Times, Prof Nawangwe, the University Vice Chancellor was invited […]

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Africa
S-Africa’s Winnie Mandela to Be Laid to Rest Today

South Africans will say goodbye to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday at an official funeral for the woman hailed as the mother of the nation because of her fight against apartheid. Crowds packed Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg’s Soweto township for the ceremony, which follows a private service at her home. Mourners followed Madikizela-Mandela’s coffin in procession […]

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