Monthly Archives: May 2021

Ugandan Hawker commits suicide over a relationship breakdown

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A man in Mutungo zone III in Nakawa Division of Kampala has committed suicide following a relationship break down with his partner.    

Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire has identified the deceased as Brian Mugarura 28 years who ran outside his house and threw himself into a drainage channel today.    

According to the residents, the deceased was heard crying out loud that he was being chased by a snake sent by his estranged wife before he ran out of room and threw himself into a channel in Kasokoso and died.    

Police arrest 150 in night curfew Operations in the Albertine

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More than 150 people in the Albertine region are in trouble for allegedly violating the nighttime curfew guidelines. The suspects were picked up over the weekend in joint security operations involving the army and police in Hoima, Kiryandongo, Masindi, Kagadi, Buliisa and Kikuube districts.   

The officers mounted roadblocks on all major roads in the Albertine region. Vincent Mwesigye, the Albertine Regional Police Commander-RPC told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday that the operations were conducted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday where they apprehended more than 150 curfew violators across the region.

Why Police has Withheld Salary for Kampala SPCs

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A number of Special Police Constables who helped police the recently concluded general elections have expressed concern with police leadership’s delaying to pay their last month of service.

Ahead of presidential, parliamentary and local government elections, police recruited 50,000 SPCs whose major role was to guide voters at polling centres.

The SPCs started their work early January and their term of service ended on March 31 since it was only three months’ recruitment. Because Kampala City and Wakiso districts had more than a million voters each, they took a lion share of the SPC’s. Over 12,000 SPCs were recruited to man the voting centres.

Kyambogo Management Asks Gov’t to Reopen Namboole for COVID-19 Positive Students

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Officials of Kyambogo University have appealed to the Government to reopen a COVID-19 Management facility at Namboole National Stadium for isolation and management of  students who test positive.

Addressing the media about the COVID-19 situation in Kyambogo University on Monday, Vice Chancellor Professor Eli Katunguka Rwakishaya said that the situation in the University is worrying because of the number of COVID-19 cases so far registered.

According to the Vice Chancellor, Kyambogo has already registered 50 Covid-19 positive cases of students and eight positive cases of staff and fortunately, no one has died.

COVID-19 cases increase as schools are forced close

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More schools and institutions of learning have been forced to temporarily close after students and staff tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Green Hill Academy Secondary School (S1-S2) and Cavendish University Uganda are among the recent ones to suspend operations.    

In a letter to parents and guardians, Wilberforce Kamengo, the headteacher of Green Hill Academy secondary school, notes that the school has registered a few confirmed cases thus sending all students of S1 and S2 back home. He however doesn’t tell how many cases have been registered at the school.

Lawyers Petition Constitutional Court Challenging Compulsory Land Acquisition

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A group of lawyers have petitioned the Constitutional Court challenging the actions of government to compulsorily acquire land from its citizens anywhere across the country to put up public utility  projects.  

The lawyers, namely Daniel Omara and two civil society organizations namely; Advocates for Natural Resources and Development -ANARDE and Resources Rights Africa Limited have sued the Attorney General and the Uganda National Roads Authority as the respondents.

  The Advocates contend that the practice to take people’s land compulsorily deprives citizens of their right to own property and protection from deprivation of their property without adequate and fair compensation as provided for under the law.

  The government has always relied on the Land Acquisition Act of 1965 to compulsorily acquire land and put up public utility projects such as roads, schools, hospitals and most recently in Hoima and Bullisa districts where the government is about to start the oil and gas pipeline project. The government has also been evaluating that land it intends to acquire through its Valuer who carries out inspections in order to help and  determine the current market value of that land such that the owner gets compensated with that amount.

  But if someone is not satisfied with the award and refuses to accept payments, the same law provides that the High Court on an application of the Attorney General, may order payment to be made into court on such conditions as it thinks appropriate. 

However, according to the petitioners, that law on top of being too old, is in contravention of national objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy enshrined in the 1995 Constitution which provides for adequate compensation. 

  The petitioners through their lawyers of Frank Tumusiime and Company Advocates also argue that under the Land Acquisition Act, the citizens have no bargain for their rights and property which is illegal.   

Magogo Announces UGX7.7m Handshake for Each Sand Crane From AFCON Senegal

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Federation of Uganda Football Association boss Engineer Moses Magogo has vowed to develop Beach Soccer in Uganda and extend the sport to different corners of the country.

Magogo made the promise as he hosted the Uganda national beach soccer team, Sand Cranes, freshly returned from AFCON in Senegal, to a welcome luncheon held at Jevine Hotel, Rubaga in Kampala on Monday, 31st May 2021.

According to Magogo, FUFA in partnership with the Uganda Beach Soccer Association will extend the sport to different Universities and schools and other regions in a bid to make popular around the country. 

Police arrests woman for torturing 5-year-old stepdaughter

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The police in Lira City are holding a woman accused of torturing her five-year-old stepdaughter.

The suspect has been identified as Fiona Namagembe, 20, a resident of Ereda Samba village in Lira East Division Lira City. 

Police say that the Sunday evening arrest followed a report from a concerned human rights activist in Lira City who had been informed that the woman over the weekend brutally battered the five-year-old girl identified as Juliet Akoli.   

Uganda sand cranes bag $52,528 for AFCON

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FUFA offered a monetary appreciation to the 24 man Uganda Sand Cranes delegation with $52,428 (at least Shs. 185,900,000) as a handsome thank you token.

The recipe for hard toiled endeavors vis-a-vis effort is often rewarded by success and at most in monetary terms.

Bone to Bone

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Tens of millions of Americans (more than 50 million at last count) have experienced something like this scenario, and maybe you’re one of them…

You go to see the doctor because you have a stiff, painful joint that just won’t quit—and he says the exact words you don’t want to hear.

He tells you that your poor joint is now BONE ON BONE.

Here’s what that means…

China allows couples to make three children

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A Chinese girl wears a protective mask as she is held by a relative as they wait to board a train at Beijing Railway station
image captionIt comes after a once-in-a-decade census showed that China’s population grew at its slowest pace in decades

China has announced that it will allow each couple to have up to three children, marking the end of a strict two-child policy.

The change was approved by President Xi Jinping in a politburo meeting, state media outlet Xinhua said.

It comes after a once-in-a-decade census showed that China’s population grew at its slowest pace in decades.

Why Black lives matter sides with Hamas against Israel

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The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation has declared its position against Israel. Pictured: A woman holding a “free Palestine” placard at a Black Lives Matter protest in central London in July 2020.

Israel has become a deep gash for progressives. While the far-left wing falsely accuses the Jewish state of human rights violations, a dwindling, less irrational rump tries to hedge continued support for our democratic ally with restrictions limiting Israel’s ability to defend itself.

As covid risk dwindles police warn of a blend of new terrorism

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Image: Protesters march down Whitehall in central London at a demonstration organized by Save our Rights

Protesters march in central London at a demonstration organized by Save Our Rights on Aug. 29.Tolga Akmen / AFP via Getty Images fileMay 30, 2021, 11:30 AM As countries across Europe reopen after long Covid-19 lockdowns, movie theaters, pubs and restaurants are looking forward to getting back to business.

But as entertainment and nightlife venues begin to fill up once again, counterterrorism experts and law enforcement officials are warning of a renewed threat: rising domestic terrorism, fueled by an increase in far-right ideology and conspiracy theories that have flourished during the pandemic, or violent Islamist ideology.