Category: Regional

Kampala ‘dormitories’: Where to get affordable housing

Although some parts of Kirinya, Bweyogerere and Kyaliwajjara have upscale homes which might be a bit costly, the area also has middle class homes, apartment buildings and hotels. The growth of Kampala, which has led to the development of neighbouring areas that house a number of city dwellers has birthed the term greater Kampala, proving […]

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Poor disposal of garbage hits Bugembe town council

By Nakhosi Leonard The residents of Bugembe town council, Jinja district are at a threat of contracting diseases such cholera due to poor disposal of rubbish in their area. The town council is choking with tonnes of uncollected garbage dumped along the roads mainly on Iganga- Jinja high way in Jinja district. The residents attribute […]

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Jinja taxi drivers cry foul over reduced passengers

By Leonard Nakhosi. The Transport sector is believed to be one of the sectors that reap a lot of money during the festive season since transport fare is hiked to different destinations across the country hence making transport operators like drivers earn more. Like they always say every day is not Christmas day, Tax drivers […]

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UCC suspends Daily Monitor over Kadaga “witchcraft” story

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the communications sector regulator has Wednesday, February 6 ordered Monitor Publications to cease Online publications effective today. Ibrahim Bbossa, the head of Public relations at UCC has confirmed the development. According to dated February 6 latter to Monitor Publications also copied to Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, UCC Executive Director […]

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Uganda says landslide death toll rises to 43, begins relocations

KAMPALA (Reuters) – The death toll from a landslide in Uganda last week has risen to 43 and displaced residents deemed most at risk in the disaster-prone region will be resettled immediately, the government said on Tuesday. Torrential rains unleashed a deluge of boulders, mud and water down Mount Elgon near the border with Kenya, […]

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Chinese man deported for calling Kenyans “Monkeys”

A Chinese man deported, identified as Liu Jiaqi, was on 5 September filmed in a video calling all Kenyans, including President Uhuru Kenyatta, “monkeys”. This motorcycles trader was filmed by a Kenyan employee saying that he detests Kenya because it “smells bad and [its people are] poor, foolish and black”. This video later circulated online […]

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The Electoral Commission has announced a fresh electoral program for the Local Council (LC) and Women Council elections.

The Electoral Commission has announced a fresh electoral program for the Local Council (LC) and Women Council elections after government availed the funds required to organize a fresh process. Polling for the LC 1 elections will take place on July 10 according to the new road map which was released 25th May 2018 [Friday morning] […]

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26 Killed in Burundi Attack, Minister Says, Blaming Terrorists

​At least 26 people were killed and seven others wounded in an attack in a rural area of Burundi, the country’s security minister said on Saturday, calling it the work of a “terrorist group” that he did not identify. The minister, Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, told reporters that 24 people had been killed in their homes […]

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Burundi jails official for saying president’s opponents should be thrown in lake

An official of Burundi’s ruling party was sentenced to three years in jail on Monday for urging government supporters to throw opponents into a lake ahead of a May 17 referendum on extending President Pierre Nkurunziza’s term in office. Authorities in Burundi arrested Melchiade Nzopfabarushe after he made the comments on Sunday at a party […]

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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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