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ARRESTED INSIDE QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK: 24-YEAR-OLD FISHERMAN SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS

The chief magistrate’s court in Kamwenge has sentenced John Vian Matsiko to eight years in jail for illegally entering a wildlife protected area. The 24-year-old fisherman is a resident of...

TWO ARRESTED: HOW RUKUNGIRI DHO CONNIVES WITH PRIVATE CLINICS TO STEAL & SELL GOVERNMENT DRUGS

The District Health Officer-DHO Rukungiri, Dr Akasiima Mucunguzi is in trouble over theft and sale of government drugs...

IN-DEPTH: HOW WESTERN UGANDA’S SAND MAFIAS ARE CHOKING THE ENVIRONMENT & LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Sand Mining, a lucrative business at the expense of local communities and environment, surviving on tax evasion and...

MONITORING GAPS & CORRUPTION IN MBARARA CITY TENDERS: BUSINESSMAN NICHOLAS ASIIMWE NICOZ AND OTHERS DEFAULT OVER UGX110 MILLION

Mbarara city businessman Nicholas Asiimwe a.k.a Nicoz's Woodfix Technical Services Ltd risks losing street parking fees collection tender...

RUKUNGIRI: OVER UGX200 MILLION MISSING IN 375 MILLION WATER PROJECT

The Rukungiri district water officer,Twekwase Deus in trouble for allegedly embezzling over Ugx200 million meant for Omukatooma Gravity...

Kenyan LGBTQIA+ activist Edwin Chiloba found dead

Police in Kenya are investigating the death of young fashion designer and LGBTQIA+ activ Edwin Chiloba after his body was found dumped in a...

WE CONDEMN ALL FORMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS – COMMISSIONER CRISPIN KAHERU

By Crispin Kaheru, Commissioner Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC. As we commemorate this year’s International Human Rights Day, we note the progress made thus far....

RUKUNGIRI: HOW & WHY CHILDREN ARE DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOLS INTO FISHING & EARLY MARRIAGES 

Authorities and other stakeholders in Rukungiri district western Uganda have raised concern over the escalating cases of school dropout as many children continue to...

PUT UP SPECIAL PROGRAMS & SCHOOLS FOR TEENAGE PREGNANCY VICTIMS – HON. ATUKWASA RITA BWAHIKA 

The Woman MP for Mbarara City, Hon. Atukwasa Rita Bwahika has challenged the government and other stakeholders to put up special programs and schools...

Dr. Miria Matembe intervenes after Bushenyi court ruling relieving father who defiled and impregnated his biological daughter

The former Ethics and Integrity minister, Dr. Miria Koburunga Matembe has swiftly intervened in a case where a 17 year old girl was defiled...

IS THE EACOP UNDER ATTACK BY EU?

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Thomas Tayebwa has condemned resolutions by the European Parliament against construction of the East African Crude Oil...