March 30, 2023 by URN
Uganda has flagged off a brigade of 5,000 soldiers for a peacekeeping mission in North Kivu province in eastern Democratic...
March 30, 2023 by URN
Ronny Kiplangat has been arrested by police in Kapchorwa for allegedly sodomizing a minor.
March 30, 2023 by URN
Parliament's defence and internal affairs committee has rejected a Shs 26 billion supplementary budget request by the police to fund...
March 30, 2023 by VOA
The man who inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda" and was freed by Rwanda last week from a terrorism sentence returned...
Embattled MPs; Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye West) and Muhammad Ssegirinya (Kawempe North) have denied reports that they entered into a deal with the government which secured their release from prison after over 16 months.
It is now more than a month and a half ever since Makindye West member of parliament Allan Ssewanyana and his Kawempe North counterpart Muhammad Ssegirinya were released from prison after spending nearly one and half years on remand.
Ever since the collapse of the Presidential election petition of 2021, there has been a growing unease within the top levels of judiciary due to the legal stalemate that pits Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo against Supreme court Justice Esther Kisaakye.
Businessman Jackson Twinamasiko has petitioned President Museveni to rein in Maj Mark Wanyama, whom he accuses of grabbing his seven-acre piece of land located at Mbeya island, Mukono district.
Last Thursday, the Nnaabagereka of Buganda, Sylvia Nagginda Luswata launched her long-awaited autobiography, The Nnaabagereka, amid pomp and glamour at the Sheraton hotel in Kampala.
Renowned events organizer Isaac Mulindwa has accused a ‘mafia clique’ led by a one Matthew Bakyawa of masterminding an assault on him over a disagreement on the ownership of a piece of land in upscale Makindye division.
The Defence and Internal Affairs committee of parliament has recommended a Shs 4.9bn budget funding towards the policecanine unit as a measure to curb crime.
Government continues to employ preventive detention and criminal charges to deter criticism from its opponents, the newly- released 2022 Amnesty International annual report indicates.
The Ugandan consulate in Guangzhou, China organized a one-day business law symposium at Kinbridge Law Firm offices, GT Land Plaza, Zhujiang New Town on March 14, 2023.
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) has trained the District Disaster Management committees of Ntoroko, Kabarole, Bundibugyo and Kasese in mobile emergency water and sanitation management.
Police in Katwe have arrested Joy Biira, a resident of Nabisalu Wasswa Zone in Makindye Division, Kampala on suspicion of killing her husband, Benson Baluku.
At least 39 people are dead after a fire broke out before dawn Tuesday at a Mexican immigration detention facility along the US border.
Last Sunday, March 26, Lucy Kahubire Adyeeri celebrated her 130th birthday with a colourful thanksgiving ceremony at Rwegoma Christian Fellowship Church which sits right in her compound in Rwegoma village, Fort Portal city.
The two female assessors have recommended that the High court acquits Abubaker Kalungi, the sole suspect in the murder of former Buyende district police commander, Muhammad Kirumira and his friend Resty Nalinya Mbabazi. Jackline Nafula and Jackline Nabufu gave their joint opinion before justice Margaret Mutonyi, Kalungi, defense lawyer, Zephaniah Zimbe…
Embattled MPs; Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya have asked the High court to halt their trial for terrorism and charges pending the determination of a constitutional petition challenging the legality of the charges against them.
A 20-year-old pregnant woman has been committed to the High court for trial on charges of murdering her husband who had just been released from prison.
The Court of Appeal has commenced the hearing of 30 criminal cases at Gulu High court in Gulu city.
An 8-year-old boy whose rectal area was raptured has been admitted to Kapchorwa Main hospital for treatment.
Investigations into the theft of Karamoja relief iron sheets will be finalized next week, police spokesperson Fred Enanga has said.
Assessors appointed by the court in the alleged murder case of ASP Muhammad Kirumira, the former Buyende police commander, will tomorrow Tuesday provide their opinions on whether the court should convict or acquit the lone suspect.
Burkina Faso's military government today Monday suspended France 24 broadcasts in the country after the TV station aired an interview with the head of al Qaida's North African wing AQIM.
Kabalagala police station has commenced investigations into the alleged kidnap of a 4-year-old boy, Hannington Daniel Odoi on March 24 from Kibuli in Makindye Division, Kampala district.
The Magistrate's court in Jinja has remanded to Kirinya prison until April 17 the six youths who were arrested for their alleged involvement in acts of gross indecency.
A local musician in Lango has succumbed to injuries he sustained on Saturday night after a thunderbolt crashed the mast of Lango Broadcasting Service (LBS) radio in Dokolo town.
Parliament will not succumb to donor pressure and stands by the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2023, speaker Anita Among has said. The bill was passed this week on Tuesday and said her institution will not be intimidated.
The leader of opposition in parliament (LoP), Mathias Mpuuga has announced plans to introduce a bill that among others; seeks to amend the Ugandan Constitution to shift from the current “winner-takes-it-all” system to proportional representation.
Buganda Road Magistrate's court has issued criminal summons against Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya and his two sureties.
Human rights activists say Uganda's passage of an anti-homosexuality bill could be the impetus for similar far-reaching legislation across Africa as anti-gay sentiments grow.
The computed tomography (CT) scan machine at Gulu regional referral hospital is lying idle due to lack of personnel five months after its installation.
Dr Frank Mugisha, a leading advocate for LGBTQ rights, has slammed the way parliament evaded him and other activists before hurriedly passing the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2023 on March 21.
Sergeant Abdul Ssali from the Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF) transport department has finally appeared before the Army court for shooting dead Ronald Waliggo at Kawanda senior secondary school last year.
Gay rights activists are denouncing Ugandan members of parliament for passing a bill that criminalizes anyone who publicly identifies as a sexual minority or engages in same-sex activities.
Cabinet ministers fingered in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal have submitted their defense to the Inspectorate of Government as the office commences investigations.
A 7-year-old pupil of Kalalaka primary school in Butebo district in eastern Uganda collapsed and died during an inter-house athletics competition.
The Court of Appeal has ordered Kampala businessman, Drake Lubega to pay up to the tune of Shs 300 million to tenants whose shop he illegally closed.
The Inspector General of Government (IGG) Beti Olive Namisango Kamya has ordered an investigation into allegations of extortion at Mukono General Hospital. Some of the hospital managers under investigation include Dr Godfrey Kasirye, the medical superintendent, Moses Bwogi, the facility administrator, and Sr. Alex Namala, the principal nursing officer.
Tanzania's ministry of Health has confirmed five people died in a first-ever Marburg virus outbreak near the border with Uganda.
TotalEnergies, the French oil major has further reaffirmed its commitment to extract Uganda’s oil despite environmental concerns by climate activists.
Gay rights activists in Namibia are decrying a Supreme court decision that will effectively deny citizenship to a child born through surrogacy to a same-sex couple in South Africa.
President Museveni has urged the inspector general of government (IGG), Beti Kamya Turwomwe, not to compel soldiers and other security personnel to declare their wealth publicly under the Leadership Code of 2021, no matter what the law says. The president said in a letter dated April 24, 2022, to the IGG…
When journalist Lawrence Kitatta covered a demonstration in Nakasero at the home of then deputy speaker—now speaker of parliament—Anita Among last year, little did he know that would be the end of his journalism career.
The one-year imprisonment of rabblerousing maverick Kampala lawyer Male Hassan Mabirizi Kiwanuka might have momentarily slowed him down, but it certainly did not ground him.
On March 24, Observer cartoonist and columnist DR SPIRE SSENTONGO will launch himself into stand-up comedy at the National theatre.
In her autobiography scheduled to be released tomorrow, NNAABAGEREKA SYLVIA NAGGINDA LUSWATA candidly takes readers through her childhood, life in the United States, hopes and fears of marrying into the Buganda Kingdom royal family as well as raising a blended family with the Kabaka.
Alarmed by the fast-declining predator population in Kidepo Valley National Park, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has intervened by providing easy prey for the big cats in the expansive, remote northeastern conservation area.
The Constitutional court has ruled that section 24 of the Computer Misuse Act, which makes cyber harassment a crime is legal.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan will begin this Thursday, March 23, according to Dr Ziyad Swalleh Lubanga, director of Sharia at the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC).
A herpetologist and expert on the conservation of amphibians and reptiles at the Institute for Development of Ecology, Conservation and Cooperation Dr Mathias Behangana has urged the government to protect and conserve the Nubian flapshell turtles to avoid their extinction from the world.Sharing his research with journalists in a virtual science café of…
China has yet again tried to assert its control on the social media space with its "anti-self-media" propaganda which means news is independently created and posted on social media or the Web by independent netizens who are not registered as journalists, Bitter Winter reported.
Burundi has declared a national public health emergency after polio was detected in a 4-year-old and two other children who had been in contact with the child.
A Japanese national Waada Atsushi has testified against aggravated robbery suspect Charles Olimu alias Sipapa. In addition to the charges of robbery of up to Shs 1.6 billion and jewellery from a South Sudanese official, for which he was committed to the High court together with his wife Shamira Nakiyimba…