Five stray Elephants invade villages in Masindi and destroy food crops

Five stray Elephants from Murchison falls National Park have invaded three villages in Pakanyi Sub-county Masindi district and destroyed several hectares of food crops, including maize, beans and cassava. Frank Asiimwe, the Pakanyi LC3 Chairperson said yesterday that the elephants invaded the villages of Nyakarongo, Nyakatiti and Katongole on Wednesday last week. Asiimwe said they alerted Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA to take back the elephants to the Park, but nothing has been done. Tom Okello, the Chief Warden Murchison Falls National Park could not be reached for a comment since his…

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Okwi and Jjuuko guide Simba to 2017/18 Tanzania Premier League title.

Uganda Cranes striker Emmanuel Arnold Okwi and defender Murushid Jjuuko guided Simba Sports Club to the 2017/18 Tanzania Premier League title. Simba was crowned as Tanzania champions for the 2017/2018 season after losing their unbeaten run following a 1-0 loss to Kagera Sugar in the penultimate match of the season. Simba won the league title with three games to spare but their celebrations turned sour after former striker, Edward Christopher fired Kagera to victory with a strike six minutes from time. The match was also watched by Tanzania President John Magufuli…

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55 year-old Man found lying dead on the roadside in Bukinda Sub County

Residents of Ibaso Cell, Bukinda Sub County Rukiga District yesterday woke up in shock after they found a body of 55 year-old Justus Ndiheihi lying along Kahondo road. The deceased is a resident of Ibaso cell, Highland Ward. According to Andrew Twesigye, the deceased’s neighbor, they were with Ndiheihi at burial of another neighbor Robert Katete, until at around 10:00pm when Ndiheihi went to Bukinda Trading Centre to buy some items, but never returned. Twesigye says that it was until yesterday morning at around 7:00am when his body was found.…

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Preparations in high gear ahead of Martyrs’ day celebrations

Preparations are in high gear ahead of the June 3rd Martyrs’ day celebrations. Several works such as renovations, erecting pilgrims’ tents, cleaning and paintings are going on. Martyrs’ day is celebrated in remembrance of the 45 converts who were executed on orders Kabaka Mwanga between 1885 and 1887. The government also announce the day a public holiday. Major construction works are going on at the Anglican shrine. A perimeter wall around the shrine and two public toilets are being constructed while the grave of the former Archbishop, Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo was…

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26 year-old woman in cells for killing her 4-day old child.

Police in Kisoro is holding a 26 year -old woman on allegations of killing her 4-day old child. Jackline Mahirwe, a resident of Butuga Village in Rwingi Parish, Nyakabande Sub-county, was arrested after locals became suspicious when they saw her without a toddler. The police spokesperson for Kigezi Region, Elly Maate says that Mahirwe later admitted killing her child and secretly burying him in a garden of beans. Maate says that police is also hunting for Mathias Sebahire, a boyfriend to Mahirwe, who is alleged to have also been behind…

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Late Coming Officials Locked Out at Kabale District Headquarters

The Kabale District Chairman, Patrick Besigye Keihwa has launched an operation aimed at cracking down on indolence and late-coming by district workers. Yesterday,  Keihwa camped at the main entrance to the District Headquarters on Makanga hill and sent away all workers who arrived after 8:00am. Some officers were seen giving excuses on why they were late, but he sent them all away. Keihwa said that he had observed that most staff came to office late, which interrupted government business and hampered public service for which they are paid. According to…

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Only 40 Cuban doctors ready for Uganda jobs, says minister

The Ministry of Health has said it is waiting for Cabinet approval to import 40 specialised doctors from Cuba out of the initial 200 expected. The new arrivals will be sent to rural parts of the country that Ugandan doctors allegedly shun. In an interview yesterday, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said the importation of the doctors is a collaboration between Uganda and Cuba and that the arrangement has been misrepresented and blown out of proportion. Uganda, , she said, is in urgent need of specialists to handle patients who present…

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Muhabuura diocese loses a case against King Caesar Augustus Mulenga

KISORO Muhabuura diocese has lost a case in which it had sued the Vietnamese Consular in Uganda, King Caesar Augustus Mulenga and former Bufumbira South aspirant Engineer Alex Niyonsaba Seruganda for fueling conflicts in the diocese. Late last year, the Diocesan Registered Trustees led by Bishop Cranmer Mugisha sued Mulenga and Niyonsaba through Isaac Sendegeya of Sendegeya and company advocates and Rev. Ezra Bikangiso of Bikangiso and company advocates for donating 650 iron sheets towards the roofing of Muganza Church of Uganda in Seseme Archdeaconry in November 2017. The applicants…

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Museveni extends term of the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters

President Yoweri Museveni has extended the term of the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters for the next 18 months. This was after the Commission’s initial one year term ended yesterday. In December 2016, President Museveni appointed Court of Appeal judge, Catherine Bamugemereire to head the seven-man committee to probe into land matters but the Commission had been held up for several months due to lack of funds hence starting its work in May 2017. While addressing Journalists today at the National Archives Center in Kampala, Justice Bamugemereire communicated the…

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Thugs shoot UPDF soldier flee off with her gun in Kanungu

A female Uganda People’s Defense Forces -UPDF soldier is nursing bullets wounds at Kihihi Health Center IV in Kihihi town council, he sustained in an attack by armed thugs along Kihihi-Ishasha road in Kanungu District. The soldier has been identified as 27-year-old Lance Corporal Gladia Amenyo attached to Mpondwe Border Customs in Kasese district as an enforcement officer.  Amenyo was shot last evening at around 11:30 pm when two armed thugs ambushed a truck registration number UAZ 782M loaded with sweet plantain alias Gonja and palm oil to Democratic Republic…

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