Uganda Installs Cargo scanner at Rwanda border post to crack down on smuggling

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has installed a mobile cargo scanner at Katuna border post to ensure that what is declared on the import and export documents correspondents with what is being carried in the containers. The officer in charge of URA customs office at Katuna border post,...

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Another UPDF soldier shoots dead commander, commits suicide

Another Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier has shot dead a colleague and thereafter committed suicide. Private Jonan Katusiime committed suicide after shooting dead his unit commander, sergeant Peter Ouma in Jinja. It is alleged that the two soldiers attached to the marine brigade, have...

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Kadaga tells Museveni to abandon Murchison Falls dam project

The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has tasked the government to abandon the proposed construction of a power dam at Murchison Falls in Murchison Falls National Park. “On behalf of the citizens, I am seeking an assurance from the government that Murchison Falls is not going to be interfered...

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Rwandan teacher sues Ugandan gov’t, seeks $1 million in damages

A Rwandan who claims to have been illegally arrested and tortured in Uganda has filed a lawsuit at the East African Court of justice demanding $1 million in damages. The suit, however, will be more keenly watched for the diplomatic undertones given the bad blood between the two neighboring countries...

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Three Kaweesi murder suspects qualify for bail –Prosecution

Three of the eight suspects charged with the murder of former Police Spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi qualify to be granted bail by the International Crimes Division of High Court. This was revealed by the Senior Principal State Attorney Lino Anguzo while updating court on the progress of the bail...

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Police recover evidence on BoU currency saga

Police have said they are investigating alleged printing of unauthorised extra currency by some Bank of Uganda (BoU) officials following recovery of crucial documents during a joint security search at the suspects’ homes. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga yesterday said they raided homes of six senior...

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Andrew Mwenda’s Mother Passes On

Andrew Mwenda, the CEO of The Independent Magazine has Monday evening announced the death of his mother, Constance Muhangazima, which occured at Nakasero hospital. “I would like to inform all our friends and family that our dear mother has just passed on 10 minutes ago,” Andrew wrote in a tweet...

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Promoter Abtex also arrested immediately after stepping at Kireka SID to visit Bajjo

City Events promoter Abbey Musinguzi popularly known as Abtex has also been today Monday afternoon arrested by security operatives at Kireka SID where he and his lawyer Erias Lukwago had gone to visit fellow promoter Andy Mukisa aka Bajjo who was arrested on Saturday during a press conference at centenary...

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CID boss Grace Akullo takes over BoU procurement investigation

The Police Criminal Investigations Director Grace Akullo has taken control of investigations on a procurement scandal involving top officials in the Central Bank. Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said Akullo has been assigned to ensure that the investigation is thoroughly conducted to leave no stone...

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WHO chief meets Museveni, reassured on Ebola control

President Yoweri Museveni has met World Health Organization (WHO) Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who is in the country to assess the response to the current Ebola outbreak in Kasese District, Western Uganda. Dr. Tedros made a stopover in Uganda while on his way from the Democratic...

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