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Are we witnessing killing of the 1995 Constitution?

Many countries in the world have gravitated towards term limits. Even the United States introduced term limits in 1951, 175 years after the Declaration of Independence in1776 and 165 years since the coming into force of the United States Constitution in 1789.

West Nile dealers hurt after charcoal ban, prices rise

A report by the Environmental Police Protection Unit states that most forest reserves in the sub-region are depleted due to the commercialisation of charcoal and illegal exportation of timber.

Gulu gears up for cultural festival

The organisers expect the event to promote the Acholi culture to the rest of the world.

FDC pulls out of Ruhaama race

According to the district Electoral Commission officer, Mr Robert Beine, they were expecting three other candidates who picked nomination forms but none has turned up

Courts clear 120 cases under plea bargain system

Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine said the Judiciary's new dispute resolution mechanism ensured justice prevails despite the trying time of industrial action

Want to see new connected Africa? Go to Wandegeya

According to a recent authoritative report, while France is the top destination for African students, the numbers are declining. Otherwise, the second leading destination for African students is not the US or UK, it's South Africa. Nearly 20 per cent of African students studying abroad study in ...

Challenge facing Uganda is the slow pace of executing business decisions

This was a modest improvement of seven places, still an unacceptable level by all standards. Dr Rugunda, however, explained that under the category of the Ease of Starting a Business, Uganda stood at a miserable 165th out of 190 countries - a situation that must be worked on

Donor cuts funding for nodding syndrome centre

The district health officer, Mr Ben Ongom, says although the government recently gave some food donations, high operational costs of the facility are a challenge.

Denmark gives Shs48b to districts hosting refugees

The government of Denmark has signed a five-year agreement with the United Nations Population Fund in Uganda for $13.27m towards improving women and young people's health

URA takes head-on the fight against illicit financial flows

This is because IFFs have since become a deadly haemorrhage' that needs to be gotten rid of by all means available. What IFF is

Uganda has made gains in financial inclusion - Citibank

Digitisation is a core element of Citi's strategy

Uganda's Robusta coffee attracts demand in China

Coffee is mainly grown by smallholder farmers numbering about 500,000

Make money by selling cooked food this season

With the festive season around the corner, usually with long holidays, you too can start this kind of business

Alikiriza taps into transportation

Mr Leonard Alikiriza, a 36-year old Makerere University Bachelor of Commerce graduate is not one such person

Uganda to raise Shs300b for crude oil pipeline

Funding. Uganda, Tanzania and the Joint Venture partners, Tullow Oil, Total E&P and Cnooc will be turning to international lenders to raise 70 per cent of $3.5b capital expenditure for construction of the proposed crude oil export pipeline from Hoima in mid-western Uganda to Tanga port at the ...

Farmers accessing agricultural insurance reach 40,000

The number of farmers accessing subsidies from government under the Uganda Agriculture Insurance Scheme has increased from 30,000 to 40,000 farmers indicating increased interest in the services

Free zones authority signs pact to promote investment, trade

The Uganda Free Zones Authority has signed a Memorandum of understanding with Trademark East Africa to guide the formation of an investment, trade and logistics hub in Jinja District as well as promote collaboration between the two organisations

Bank partners with organisations to support farmers

More than 100 farmer groups dubbed Farmer Based Organisations countrywide that have the potential to contribute to the agricultural value chain are set to benefit from a $2.8m fund

Soroti fruit factory starts production next year

Uganda Development Corporation has said it expects to begin test running the Soroti fruit factory next month after the remaining equipment is finally installed at the end of this month

Insurance firm moves to consolidate market share

Opportunities for investment in insurance are many going by Uganda's less than 1 per cent coverage

Moneylenders go to Court over governing law

Moneylenders have petitioned the Constitutional Court challenging the legality of the Tier 4 Micro Finance Institutions and Money Lenders Act, 2016, saying it is a threat to their business

NSSF scores highly in investment performance

The National Social Security Fund has outperformed other pension funds of its size across the globe on key investment performance indicators

AG wants UNRA, Dott Services out of court

The row between the Uganda National Roads Authority and Dott Services Ltd has turned into a game of sorts, with Attorney General William Byaruhanga now advising that the two enter into a consent judgment and the civil engineering company be re-awarded the Nakalama-Tirinyi-Mbale road construction ...

Army officers accused of grabbing land in Kween

Three senior officers of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces have been accused of unlawfully evicting and acquiring 1,000 acres of land belonging to the Babukusu community in Kween District

Former boxing boss Gimugu refutes political allegations of 'detractors'

Simon Barigo, the outgoing federation secretary general and Fred Kavuma, the former publicist are united against former president Kenneth Gimugu and former organising secretary Paul Ayiasi

Onduparaka dream on as Hammers spice up Betway do

Some of Onduparaka players were able to play some football as the Azam Uganda Premier League hit a fortnight break.

Sseninde happy to diversify look of Women's Development Cup

Unlike last year where six of eight teams in the inaugural Sseninde Women Football Development Cup came from the central region, the organizers are pushing for a more country-ward outlook this time

Byasiima willing to help growth of local football

Former footballer Arthur Byasiima is happy to return home for the first time in a decade

Oilers seek first victory with Tilman boost

City Oilers and Lleon Tillman have gone to great lengths for the latter to feature at the 2017 Fiba Africa Champions Cup

Fuba, UBL sign Shs100m partnership

For two years, domestic basketball body Fuba have promised to unveil a National Basketball League sponsor within two weeks of the start of the subsequent seasons but to no avail

Union rescinds decision by awarding Mongers walkover

Uganda Rugby Union has overturned its decision to award Buzz Pirates a walkover against Plascon Mongers in the Nile Special Premiership after the game failed to go on due to failure on an ambulance to show up on time on Saturday

Uganda Festival in USA contracts Radio and Weasel, Afrigo band

The Uganda Festival, a flagship entertainment and business fete for Ugandans in the diaspora organized by UNAA Causes will take place from August 31 to September 3 in the Washington DC

Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone

Former Paralympic champion and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison brawl over the use of a public phone, a South African official said on Tuesday

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury cleared to fight again

UKAD back-dated Fury's two-year ban to December 13, 2015

Spurs defender Alderweireld out until February

Alderweireld, 28, sustained the injury against Real Madrid on November 1 and the Belgian is expected to miss another eight weeks of competitive action

Infighting will kill NRM - Otafiire

Gen Otafiire said even though disagreements are healthy among people who live or work together, it is important that the people involved in the misunderstandings try to resolve their differences peacefully without causing any threat to the party

South Sudan clashes leave more than 170 dead, says MP

It more than doubles a previous toll issued late last week, since fighting between rival factions of the Dinka people, the Rup and Pakam clans, broke out on December 6

MPs voting pattern by region, gender

Poll shows that the western region had 52 MPs out of the 99 in support of the Bill followed by the North, with 45 legislators.

Media rights groups warn government over detention of Red Pepper journalists

The groups' pronouncements at a joint media briefing in Kampala come two weeks after five Pepper Publications directors and three editors were detained

12-year-old tending to her blind mother

I wake up at 5am to not only prepare myself and my siblings but also my mother

LCI Chairman detained over murder

According to Mr Mubi, the duo is suspected to have murdered Bwanika Mugoya, 43

Mao, six others detained over age limit protest

Mao and other opposition supporters are being detained at Kampala Central Police Station

MP Ssewanyana kicked out of House over 'improper dressing'

Mr Ssewanyana turned up in the House dressed in overalls saying he can't risk his suit again

Age limit: Opposition MPs to put up strong resistance as House sits

It was highly anticipated that the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee chaired by the West Budama South MP, Jacob Oboth-Oboth will table its report on the contentious constitutional amendment bill 2017 today

Museveni, Besigye hold campaign rallies in neighbouring sub-counties today

Mr Museveni is in Bushenyi district campaigning for NRM flag bearer, Mr Andrew Martial as Dr Besigye campaigns for FDC flag bearer, Mrs Christine Ninsiima Bekunika in the six candidate tight race

Mao warns Kagada over presidential age limit bill

"We say to Speaker Kadaga today, 'you have a chance to redeem your tattered image. Do not be soft like a sausage,' said Mr Mao

How Parliament chambers look-like ahead of Legal committee report on age limit

As part of the preparations for the presentation, the sergeant-at-arms was also seen disconnecting all microphones in the House chambers

Army, police meet Speaker Kadaga

On September 27, the House was thrown into fracas after MPs opposed to lifting of the age limit for presidential candidates were forcefully ejected from Parliament by security officials

Juba-bound bus kills one, injures eight

The incident happened at about 5am in Keyo trading centre on Tuesday morning, 14 kilometres from Gulu Town

Driver, passenger arrested over Kalita bus attack in Mubende

The suspects include a female passenger identified as Hadijah Kobusingye and a driver, Ali Kagiri