UGANDA NEWS

URC Announces Temporary Closure of Mukwano Railway Crossing

The Uganda Railway Corporation (URC) has announced the temporary closure of the railway level crossing along Mukwano road. This development was confirmed in a public notice dated November 27, 2023,...

Businessman Robbed of UGX 420 M at Gunpoint in Arua

Police in Arua City is investigating a case of aggravated robbery that occurred on the 23rd of November...

Court Martial Sentences Four for Murdering Local Council Chairperson and Soldiers

Four civilians have been sentenced for murder by the 3rd Infantry Division Court Martial (DCM), chaired by Colonel...

Cattle Theft Cases Surge Ahead of Festive Season, Police Issue Warning

As the holiday season approaches, authorities are sounding the alarm on a concerning trend: a spate of cattle...

UPDF Generals, Senior Officers Off to Algeria to Bench Mark on Military Museum.

The UPDF high-powered delegation led by the Chief Political Commissar, Maj. Gen. Henry Masiko is away on a...

UCC Hosts Regional Cybersecurity Summit to Address Emerging Threats

The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC), in collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and Computer Emergency Response Team, is organising the Regional Cybersecurity Summit for Africa on November 20, 2023, with the aim of enhancing national frameworks with international standards. While opening the Regional Cybersecurity Summit at UCC House on November 20, 2023, Engineer Irene Kaggwa, the Uganda Communication Commission executive director, stated that the Regional Cybersecurity Summit for Africa aims to foster dialogue about cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, and cyber...

East Africa Standby Force Empowers Crisis Management With New Training Course

The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) has on November 20, 2023 opened the African Integrated Peace Operations Course in Entebbe, which aims at enhancing the knowledge and understanding of integrated crisis management approaches as well as collaboration and coordination amongst the different actors. Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso, the Chief of Staff at the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre (URDCC), presided over the course opening and stated that the dedication shown to this educational process is proof positive that capacity building...

Airlines Registers Giant Step Forward in Post-COVID Era, Says Gen Katumba

Gen Edward Katumba Wamala, the Minister of Transport and Works, has said the airline industry has registered a steady recovery from the COVID-19 downturn, with traffic through Entebbe International Airport at 14% in September 2023, over a comparable period in 2019. Gen Katumba made these remarks during the on-going 55th African Airlines Association (AFRAA) at Speke Resort Munyonyo on November 20, 2023. "Uganda Airlines is expanding its network, currently flies to 13 destinations, and looks forward to opening more," said Gen. Katumba. The...

Jacob Kiplimo Sets New World Record in 15km Race

Jacob Kiplimo set a new world record in the 15-kilometre race with victory at the 2023 ZevenHeubenloop 7 Hills race in Nijmegen, Netherlands, on Sunday, November 19, 2023. The Ugandan long-distance athlete crossed the finish line with a time of 41:05 minutes. This remarkable feat matches the record set five years ago by his compatriot Joshua Cheptegei, underscoring Kiplimo's prowess in long-distance running. His fellow Ugandan Rogers Kibet came in second with a time of 42:44 minutes, and Amos Serem, a Kenyan...

Oppostion MPs’ Hypocrisy Exposed as They Boycott Plenary Sessions but Attend Paid Committee Meetings.

The opposition MPs have been boycotting parliamentary plenary sessions as a form of protest. They argue that the government needs to agree to certain terms before they will resume attending sessions. However, sources have revealed that the opposition MPs only reject sessions that don't provide them with allowances, while attending those that do. This suggests that the opposition MPs' actions are hypocritical and clearly motivated by self-interest rather than the interests of their constituents. According to sources, the attendance book...

Citizenship and Immigration Board Plays Crucial Role in National Security – Minister Otafiire

The Minister for Internal Affairs, Maj. General Kahinda Otafiire has highlighted that the National Citizenship and Immigration Board (NCIB) plays a crucial security role in guarding citizens, and securing borders. Minister Otafiire made these remarks during the swearing-in ceremony of four newly appointed members of the National Citizenship and Immigration Board (NCIB) at the Civil Division offices in Kampala on November 14, 2023. “NCIB is responsible for registering and issuing national identity cards to Ugandan citizens as well as issuing passports...