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New Vision

New Vision

Vision Group incorporated as the New Vision Printing & Publishing Company Limited (NVPPCL), started business in March 1986. One of the most widely read English-language newspapers in Uganda.

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Monitor

Monitor

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Weekly Observer

Weekly Observer

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Bukedde

Bukedde

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Independent

Independent

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Nile Post‎

Nile Post‎

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PML Daily

PML Daily

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Big Eye

Big Eye

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‎Sqoop

‎Sqoop

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Watchdog News

Watchdog News

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Uganda Online

Uganda Online

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Uganda Business News

Uganda Business News

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Uganda News

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Uganda Media Centre

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Buganda Watch‎

Buganda Watch‎

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‎Insider

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Independent

Independent

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  • Buganda kingdom donates UGX 400M land to Nansana for health center construction
    by The Independent on April 17, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda kingdom has donated 0.07 acres of land valued at Shillings 400m to Nansana municipality in Wakiso district for the construction of a health center IV in Nakkuule ward. The kingdom second deputy premier and finance minister Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa handed over the land title to Regina Bagitte Nnakazzi, […]

  • Mineral protection police registers six deaths in gold pits
    by The Independent on April 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six artisanal miners died in gold mining pits last month in Busia and Namayingo districts according to the Mineral protection police. Two cases were registered in Tiira village, Tiira town council of Busia district. The miners were buried alive in a gold pit that was over 100 feet deep. The duo … The post […]

  • Three arrested for defrauding bank customer UGX 18 million
    by The Independent on April 17, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three suspects are in police custody for conning a Centenary bank customer more than Shillings 18 million in dollar exchange scam in Kampala. Charles Twine, the Sspokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID identifies the suspects as Mpagi Denis, Akuli Umuru and a woman only identified as Aisha. […]

  • Sexual offences to dominate Masaka appeals criminal session
    by The Independent on April 17, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Appeals against the convictions for aggravated defilement dominate the criminal appeals session by the Appellant Court scheduled to sit in Masaka city starting on April 19th, 2021. A statement from the Judiciary shows that the court will handle 22 appeals against conviction for aggravated defilement, 14 for […]

  • NMS completes distribution of over 28M mosquito nets
    by The Independent on April 17, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The National Medical Stores-NMS has completed the distribution of 28.4 million long-lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets across the country.  The nets were distributed to 2,051 sub-counties in the 8 months long campaign. In 2019, the Ministry of Health tasked NMS to handle the procurement, storage and […]

  • Moroto prisons under renovation after escape of inmates
    by The Independent on April 17, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Moroto Central Prison is under renovation, six months after inmates escaped from the facility in September 2020. At least 223 inmates overpowered prison warders at the Singila based prison, broke into the armoury and made off with 15 guns. Following the jailbreak Dr. Johnson Byabashaija, the Commissioner […]

  • NIRA decries old equipment, low staffing
    by The Independent on April 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  National Identification Registration Authority-NIRA officials have pleaded with the Information, Communications Technology and National Guidance Minister, Judith Nabakooba to push for the procurement of new equipment.    A team of NIRA officials, who met the Minister at their Eastern Regional Offices in […]

  • ICT minister inspects communication network at Busia one stop border
    by The Independent on April 17, 2021 at 12:50 pm

     Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Judith Nabakooba, the Minister of information and communication technology-ICT spent part of Friday inspecting the communication networks at Busia One Stop Boarder Post-OSBP. The minister’s visit was prompted by complaints from area leaders about the poor network in Busia resulting from interference from […]

  • 2021 FUFA women super league season to kick off on Monday
    by The Independent on April 17, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Federation of Uganda Football Association-FUFA Women Super League Season returns to action on Monday 19th 2021 after spending a year of inactivity due to the suspension of sports activities in the country because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This year’s edition of the women league will however be […]

  • Over 320 P.6 pupils abandon school in Moroto
    by The Independent on April 17, 2021 at 11:40 am

      Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Education authorities in Moroto district are unable to trace 324 primary six pupils who failed to turn up for studies in March 2021. Joseph Aleper, the Moroto District Inspector of Schools, says that they registered 986 pupils across the district before the COVID-19 lockdown but only 662 reported after […]


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Weekly Observer

Weekly Observer

  • KCCA could lose $288m grant over questionable Chinese contractor
    on April 16, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director Dorothy Kisaka’s grand dream to turn Kampala into a smart city has hit a snag due to KCCA’s failure to pronounce itself on the status of a controversial contractor, China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), The Observer has learnt. At stake is a $288m (about Shs 1 […]

  • US imposes visa restrictions on Ugandan officials over human rights 
    on April 16, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    US secretary of state Antony J. Blinken has announced visa restrictions to Ugandan government officials whose actions he says interfered with the electoral process which undermined the democracy and respect for human rights. President Museveni is set to be sworn in next month to extend his 35-year rule after he was declared the winner by the […]

  • Kabaka not poisoned, suffering from allergic reaction - Mayiga
    on April 16, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II wasn’t poisoned but rather got an allergic reaction from wearing masks and face shields, Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga has said. Speaking for the first time after a seemingly frail Kabaka appeared in public early this week to celebrate his 66th birthday, Mayiga admitted that in the last few […]

  • Lukwago's life out of danger - Nyanjura
    on April 16, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Kampala capital city lord mayor Erias Lukwago's life is out of danger, deputy lord mayor Doreen Nyanjura has said. Social media rumours indicated that Lukwago who is hospitalised in Nairobi, Kenya had become critically ill, with some even pronouncing him dead on Thursday evening.  Nyanjura, who says she's had spoken to Lukwago, told URN that […]

  • S.Africa pauses J&J vaccination campaign over blood clots
    on April 16, 2021 at 4:32 am

    South Africa’s Health minister says the nation will still hit its COVID-19 vaccination targets, even as it pauses the use of the Johnson & Johnson shot amid concerns over blood clots.  {jcomments on}South Africa’s mass-inoculation campaign was dealt the setback following word that six women in the United States developed a blood […]

  • Retired Italian diplomat arrested in Bugolobi over ivory pieces
    on April 15, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Diego Marino Enrico, a retired Italian diplomat is in trouble after being found in possession of over 5 kilograms of ivory. A team of detectives from Bugolobi police station in Kampala picked up Marino on Tuesday following a search at his residence in Panda–Pier Village in Nakawa Division that yielded the ivory and transferred him to Jinja Road […]

  • Ssegirinya granted bail
    on April 15, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Kawempe North MP-elect Muhammad Ssegirinya has been granted bail. Through his lawyers led by Medard Lubega Sseggona, Ssegirinya asked court presided over by Buganda Road Grade One magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu to be released on bail on grounds that the charge against him is bailable and that he ready to report to court whenever needed. […]

  • Kyenjojo ANT coordinator shot during police suspected robbers chase
    on April 15, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Police in Rwenzori West are investigating circumstances under which Peter Mwesige, coordinator of the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party in Fort Portal was shot in the leg in Kyenjojo district on Tuesday night.  Vincent Twesige, the Rwenzori West Region police spokesperson, says that the shooting followed a robbery incident in […]

  • Kiruhura district bans livestock mov't over Foot and Mouth Disease
    on April 15, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Kiruhura district has announced a total ban on the sale and movement of livestock in a bid to contain the spread of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD). In a letter addressed to the sub-county chairpersons, town clerks and extension workers, Charles Kiberu, the Kiruhura district chief administrative officer says that farmers have continued to sell […]

  • 20 Niger pre-school children die in school fire
    on April 15, 2021 at 4:38 am

    At least 20 nursery-school children died in Niger on Tuesday in a fire that trapped them in straw-hut classrooms in a school in a poor neighbourhood of the West African nation's capital, government officials said.  "There were 20 deaths, most of them young children," said the head of Niger's fire service, Colonel Bako Boubacar. He said the […]


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