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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017


Kenya partially lifts poultry ban on Uganda

The ban of poultry trade between Uganda and Kenya has been partially lifted as three facilities from Uganda have been allowed to sell their poultry products to Kenya after having met high levels of bio-security. According to the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Willy Bett who spoke during a press conference on Wednesday, the decision was arrived at after the Kenya technical team reviewed the measures taken by Uganda to contain the infection of avian influenza that had hit the country. “When there is a ban on tradeRead More

Museveni replaces Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma

A letter addressed to Hon. Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga and signed by President Yoweri Museveni shows that Deputy Chief Justice Kavuma has been replaced by Justice Alphonse Owiny – Dollo. Museveni also indicates an addition of two Justices to the Supreme Court: Justice Richard Butera AND Justice Paul Mugamba It is not clear at this point if Kavuma is being replaced because of his STUPID court order or if he is being appointed in a more senior position like a Minister. More details to follow.

Uganda govt is planning another Kasese attack claiming militia

Following the injuring of an army officer who was allegedly stabbed by a man suspected to be among the Kirumira Muthima group, security has been beefed up in Kasese and the entire Rwenzori region. The army says the deployment is as a result of the militia group that is said to be re-grouping in the region especially in Busongora north and parts of the neighbouring Bunyangabu District. Related: 180 Kasese attack suspects surrender The group is said to have been involved in clashes with government forces and killing of civiliansRead More

VIDEO: Wayne Rooney announces retirement from international football

Wayne Rooney has announced his retirement from international football. England’s all-time top scorer bows out of the international game after winning 119 caps for the Three Lions having scored 53 goals. The 31-year-old’s decision comes despite receiving a call up from Gareth Southgate for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia. “It was great that Gareth Southgate called me this week to tell me he wanted me back in the England squad for the upcoming matches,” he said. “I really appreciated that. “However, having already thought long and hard, IRead More

Museveni blunders – sends Uganda envoy from Iran to be envoy for Saudi Arabia

Ambassador Dr Ahmed Kisuule (L) has been rejected by Saudi Arabia Saudi authorities have rejected Uganda’s appointment of Dr Ahmed Kisuule as the new ambassador at Uganda’s mission in Riyadh. Kisuule, a Saudi-trained Muslim cleric, had served as ambassador to Iran for 12 years. In January, President Museveni transferred him to Saudi Arabia. Kisuule was to swap roles with Dr Yahya Rashid Ssemuddu, who was moved to Tehran, according to the January 27 appointments. Ssemuddu is said to have consulted some of his friends, who advised him not to acceptRead More

Kanyamunyu denied bail

Prime suspect in the Kenneth Akena shooting, Mathew Kanyamunyu’s third attempt to apply for bail, has for the third time, ended in the negative. Kanyamunyu who is accused of shooting and killing a children’s rights activist, Kenneth Akena last year after he allegedly scratched his car, has yet again been denied bail by the High court judge Yasin Nyanzi. Mathew Kanyamunyu (R) has been on remand since November last year Although his co-accused – girlfriend Cynthia Munangwari and brother Joseph Kanyamunyu were granted bail earlier in March this year, MathewRead More

Women in Energy Challenge 2017 announced for Uganda

The US African Development Foundation (USADF), in collaboration with partners Power Africa and GE, recently announced the winners of the 2017 Women in Energy Challenge in Uganda, where only 20% of the population is connected to electricity. Joint Energy and Environments Projects (JEEP) and Conservation and Development Uganda Limited (CODE) will each be awarded a grant of $100,000 to expand their renewable energy enterprises to reach women beneficiaries. Dr Maria Bawabya Senkezi, JEEP’s chairwoman, says investing in women entrepreneurs is critical because “women invest money back into the community”. TheRead More

Trump to shut down government if he does not get his wall

Media captionDonald Trump defends his Charlottesville response, but cuts out a key part Donald Trump says he will close down the US government if necessary to build his wall along the Mexico border. The president told supporters at a “Make America Great Again” rally in Phoenix, Arizona, that the opposition Democrats were being “obstructionist”. During the 80-minute speech, he also took aim at the media, blaming them for giving far right groups “a platform”. But he selectively quoted his initial response to violence at a far-right rally that left oneRead More

Why are you having sex?

The prevalence of HIV in Uganda is more than 3% higher among women than men, according to research revealed by the government. While the overall rate of those aged between 15 and 49 living with the infection has declined in the past five years to 6% – from 7.3% – women remain disproportionately affected by the epidemic. Health experts have attributed the disparity to the fact men tend to have more sexual partners, so a man with HIV would spread the infection to more people. Teenage girls and young women are alsoRead More

Newfoundland Canada team spreads H.O.P.E in Uganda

Twenty five orphan children stole the heart of Marjorie Williams in 2015 in Jinja, Ugandan igniting the spark of H.O.P.E, Along with Madlyn Carew and Marie Woodford — two other Newfoundland women who have also previously travelled as volunteers in Uganda — the charity H.O.P.E. was created in 2016: Helping Orphans Prosper through Education. “The poverty is so severe there,” Williams told The Telegram during an interview on Tuesday. “When children are living in an orphanage, they have next to nothing — no food, no water, no medical attention …Read More