𝐅𝐄𝐁𝐔𝐀𝐑𝐘 09, 2023
🇺🇬 Male candidates perform better than females in UCE
📌Male candidates have outperformed their female counterparts in the 2022 Uganda Certificate of Education examinations. Releasing the results at State House in Nakasero, the Executive Director of the Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB), Daniel Odongo said that out of 345,695 candidates who sat for the examinations, 173,761 were male and 171,934 female. According to the results, 15.5 percent of boys passed in division one compared to 11.5 percent of females, 23.3% of boys passed in division two compared to 21.0% females. 25.5 % of boys passed in division three compared to 25.8 percent of females, 31.4 percent of boys passed in division four compared to 37.0 percent of girls while 4.3 percent of boys failed compared to 4.7 percent of females.
🇺🇬 PWDs endorse President Museveni for 2026
📌Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) have endorsed President Yoweri Museveni to contest for presidency in the 2026 general elections and beyond. The State Minister for PWDs, Hon. Hellen Asamo, seconded by several other PWDs leaders from various regions across the country, during the leadership training at National Leadership Institute in Kyankwanzi, on Wednesday said that given what President Museveni has done for PWDs, they are ready to him support come 2026 and beyond. The training at NALI was Thursday opened by Vice President Jessica Alupo.
🇺🇬 11Bn NSSF Fund invested in ‘loss-making’ Uganda Clays
📌Legislators on the Select Committee of Parliament investigating the NSSF’s corruption and mismanagement have questioned management about their decision to invest in Uganda Clays which they described as a loss making entity. The MPs wondered how the Fund could invest UGX 11 billion in Uganda Clays, which had been making losses for three consecutive years.
🇺🇬 P7 pupil knocked by speeding car in Mukono
📌Police are hunting for the driver of a Toyota Hilux registration number UBK 108P that reportedly knocked dead Alice Sheila Namwanje, 12, a P7 pupil of Naluse Primary School in Mukono Municipality and injured four other people who were crossing the road earlier today. She was crossing from her home at Upper Kauga to the school found at Butebe Cell together with her classmate, Jenipher Namatovu. According to Police, it is alleged that vehicles from either side of the road had stopped to allow the pupils cross but the driver of the speeding Hilux overtook other vehicles hence killing the pupil and injuring others.
🇺🇬 Five Ugandans missing after Turkey-Syria earthquake
📌Six Ugandan nationals have so far been rescued while five others are still missing following the devastating Monday earthquake that left over 15,000 people dead in both Turkey and Syria. In a statement released on Wednesday, Uganda’s ambassador to Turkey, Nusura Tiperu, said the embassy was in constant communication with the Turkish authorities and the leadership of the Ugandans. She said the embassy had recorded a few cases of disappearance in the cities of Malatya, Diyarbakir and Gaziantep.
🇺🇬 UNEB examines Chinese language for the first time
📌The UNEB Executive Director, Dan Odongo said during the release of UCE results at State House Nakasero that for the first time, the Board examined Chinese Language in 2022 with a total of 134 candidates sitting for the exams and 124 (92.5%) of them passed. “The language is in addition to other major languages; French, German, Arabic, Latin and Kiswahili which are already being examined.
🇺🇬 Uganda Government commences voluntary registration of citizens visiting or residing in China
📌The Uganda government, through the Consulate in Guangzhou in China has commenced voluntary registration of Ugandans visiting or residing in China. The online registration is engineered by the Consulate General of Uganda in Guangzhou H.E Judyth Nsababera with the help of Stuart Ssemujju a Ugandan Ph.D. student at South China University. This seeks to help the business community and those with interests in China with a litany of opportunities and Government support according to the different needs of those who will have registered.
🇺🇬 CID tracks down, arrests Onzima Geofrey
📌Police says their CID task teams arrested, Onzima Geofrey alias High Tower, who was on their wanted list for causing grievous harm to activist Majambere Kamuntu, whom he together with others, were attacked on the 24.10.2022, during the burial of the late Jakana Suleiman Nadduli, at Kadunda village in Nakaseke District. According to Police, the suspects went into hiding in Nairobi, but Onzima was tracked down upon his return and arrested from a hideout in Nansana.
🇺🇬 MBARARA CITY: Speaker of Parliament to grace City festival
📌A number of activities has been lined up for the Mbarara City festival happening this weekend. According to Rama Kimbugwe, the coordinator of the event, a business symposium to bring together members of the private sector, the business community and other stakeholders has been scheduled for 10th Feb to headline activities for the 3-day event. It will be graced by the Speaker of Parliament Hon. Annet Anita Among at Golf Course Boma Mbarara.
🇺🇬 RUKUNGIRI: Suspected kidnapper arrested
📌Police in Rukungiri District are holding Medard Musinguzi, a resident of Kanungu District over allegations of kidnapping a 3-year old boy from Nyabushenyi Parish, Nyarushaje subcounty where he was working and kept on demanding a ransom of Shs 4.5M from parents. The Rukungiri District Police Commander Musa Tibakirana confirmed Musinguzi’s arrest on Wednesday.
🇺🇬 MBALE: University student hangs self in hostel
📌The Elgon Regional Police Spokesperson, Mr. Rogers Taitika has said they are investigating circumstances under which a first-year student, Fred Kaptire, 34, pursuing a Diploma in General Nursing at Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) Mbale main campus allegedly hanged himself in his hostel room in Wagagai cell, Nkoma ward in Mbale Northern City Division.
🇺🇬 JINJA CITY: Authorities want Departed Asians Property Custodian Board (DAPCB) disbanded
📌Jinja City authorities want the Government to consider disbanding the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board (DAPCB), which they allege has mismanaged properties in the city. This is after the ongoing spate of evictions from several buildings, which have affected many businesses in the city.
🇺🇬 NAKAPIRIPIRIT: Suspected cattle rustlers shoot dead Moruita sub county Councillor
📌Joseph Loram, the Moruita sub county Councillor has been shot dead by suspected cattle rustlers. The joint local security committee said that he was trying to track down an injured rustler who was shot in Nakamurai village after a raid.
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🌍 Kenyan-Eritrea agree to abolish Visa Requirements
📌Kenya and Eritrea have reached a decision to abolish visa requirements between the two nations. Kenya’s President William Ruto and Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki on Thursday held bilateral talks in Nairobi, where they agreed to develop comprehensive plans of cooperation in various sectors including agriculture, trade and investment, air transport, mining, education, renewable energy, water management, tourism, the blue economy and regional integration.
🌍 Algeria recalls Ambassador to France
📌According to a statement released yesterday, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune ordered ambassador Said Moussi to be recalled “with immediate effect” for consultations on a new spat over the evacuation of Algerian activist Amira Bouraoui who is wanted by Algiers.
🌍 NIGER: Meningitis outbreak kills 18 – WHO
📌At least 18 people in South-Eastern Niger have died of Meningitis in the past three months, the WHO said Wednesday, warning that the outbreak could spread to other countries.
🌍 NIGERIA: Universities ordered to close ahead of Poll
📌The Nigerian National Universities Commission (NUC) has ordered the country’s universities to close from 22 February to 14 March because of the general elections, which will be held on 25 February. The decision follows concerns about the safety and security of staff and students during the poll. The NUC comes under the Federal Ministry of Education and was given the order by Education Minister Adamu.
🌍 Eritrea dismisses Tigray abuse claims
📌Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki said Thursday that allegations of rights abuses by Eritrean troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray region during the two-year war amounted to “fantasy.” Eritrea’s Army supported Ethiopian forces during the federal government’s war against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and has been accused by the United States and rights groups of some of the conflict’s worst atrocities.
🌍 ETHIOPIA: UN Refugee Commissioner calls for better funding
📌UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has appealed for more international aid to help Ethiopia’s war-displaced people, saying only half of their required funding was met last year. While visiting Ethiopia this week, the High Commissioner said that addressing the needs of Ukrainian people affected by Russia’s invasion must not mean the needs of the rest of the world are neglected.
🌍 MALI: Azawad Movements Unite in a bid to oust the ruling junta
📌The three main armed movements that make up the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA), merged on Wednesday in Kidal, a northeastern Malian town they have controlled militarily since 2013. The group includes the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, the Arab Movement of Azawad and the High Council for the Unity of Azawad.
🌍 Angela Merkel receives UNESCO Peace Prize
📌Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday received the Felix Houphouet-Boigny UNESCO Peace Prize, during a ceremony in the Ivorian capital Yamoussoukro, rewarding in particular her action in the massive reception of refugees by Germany in 2015. In 2015 and 2016, Merkel, who led Germany for 16 years, had welcomed more than 1.2 million refugees and asylum seekers at the peak of the migrant crisis fueled in particular by the war in Syria.