Politics

PICTORIAL: Show of affection as more MPs swear-in

The pomp and glamour that has always characterized the swearing-in of MPs is minimal this year due to the Covid-19 induced restrictions, but still, there...

PICTORIAL as MPs take oath on first day

At least 131 members of the 11th Parliament took oath of on the first day of the four-day-long exercise. Parliament had planned to administer oaths...

Obote’s chief bodyguard returns home as a pauper

By January 25, 1971, when Idi Amin toppled Apollo Milton Obote through a military coup, Vincent Obodo was leading a comfortable life as the president’s...

Treason charges await Bobi Wine, says Enanga

The opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) has dismissed claims of their leader Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) is planning to hold a parallel presidential swearing ceremony...

Uganda hires US firm to polish its international image

Threatened by a fast-fading good image internationally, the Ugandan government has hired the services of a UK-based PR firm to brush up its image and...

Internet could be shut down as Museveni swears-in, Britain warns

The British government has warned of a planned disruption of internet connectivity ahead of President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration for a 6th elective presidential term. Museveni,...

Education

House of Zakat brings hope to Yumbe’s Lodonga orphans

Marks of biting poverty were visible on their faces, but most touching are the conditions under which their children study at a school established at...

Technology provides solutions for continuity of refugee education in Uganda

By Our Reporter 26-year-old Ugandan Micah Egessa was among the teachers who learned how to use a tablet-based learning platform and help students continue their...

Gov’t loses Shs 7.3 billion to ghost teachers

Over Shs 7.3 billion is spent on payment of salaries to unscrupulous teachers on the government payroll, members of Parliament's committee on Education have heard.According...

Sports

Super League is dead, admits Agnelli

Breakaway European Super League founder and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli said on Wednesday that the league can longer go ahead after six English clubs withdrew....

Gov’t fails to raise Shs 96 billion for Namboole renovation

Government has confirmed that Uganda risks playing its World Cup Qualifiers in neighbouring countries unless the World football governing body FIFA and the Confederation of...

FUFA, McKinstry part ways

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has officially parted ways with head coach Johnathan McKinstry.The 35-year-old Northern Irish signed a three-year contract as the...

Lifestyle

Women stand-up comedians in Zimbabwe talk about sex – and the patriarchy

Amanda Källstig, University of Manchester In 2019, Zimbabwean comedy made international news when comedian Samantha Kureya, known on stage as Gonyeti, was abducted and tortured...

Harry and Meghan speak out about royal family split in interview

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have spoken about the struggles of living in the royal family in a highly-anticipated interview with US television personality...

From where I stand: “It has become impossible to meet daily needs”

Esther Macharia, 37, is a single mother and the only breadwinner for herself and her daughter. When the COVID-19 crisis came to Kenya, she lost...