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Bunyoro University issue dominate Empango celebrations

The call to establish the first and long-awaited public university has been an issue since it was promised by President Yoweri Museveni while canvassing for votes to win his third term of office, in 2001.

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Sports

Proceeds of Empango Marathon dedicated to procure Sterilizer for Kibaale Health Centre IV

Hundreds of participants joined a run on Saturday, organised as one of the activities to the commemoration of the 30th Empango (coronation anniversary) of the Omukama of Bunyoro, Solomon Iguru Gafabusa. The anniversary ceremony is slated for Tuesday, June 11, at the Rukurato yard, located 300 metres from the Karuziika palace on Kwebiha road in […]

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Bugambe Speaker links arrest to land grabbing cartel

Bugambe Sub-county Council Speaker, Nelson Atich, who was released on police bond on Tuesday, alleges that his arrest is connected to a land grabbing group. Speaking to The Albertine Journal by phone on Wednesday, Atich, also serving as Katanga Parish Councilor in Kikuube district, clarified that he voluntarily presented himself to the police, contrary to […]

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Opinion

MPs are not fighting corruption but playing politics

For a couple of days Members of Parliament (MPs) have been signing a motion to censure the four backbench Parliamentary Commissioners over the sh1.7b they received as a service award.  The MPs claim they want to fight corruption and this time they are starting from their own house. Parliament leadership say this money was passed […]

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Why men still dominate Uganda’s party politics

In political parties, unequal gender relations are visible in their structures and processes.

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Report: How world’s influential news providers cover Africa

The Guardian, AFP, Al Jazeera, and Reuters top index for most balanced media coverage of Africa, American outlets lag at the bottom.

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Opinion

Invest in agriculture and expand our revenue base

The rift between government and traders over taxes will not end unless the fundamental issues are dealt with. One of the core fundamental issues is expanding the tax base through empowerment of the population. Currently Uganda’s Tax to Growth Development Product (GDP) ratio stands at 14 percent as compared to the recommended 18 percent. The […]

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Environment

Hoima schools to be sensitised on environmental conservation and fight against malaria

Uganda has one of the highest global burden of malaria cases, with over 90% of the population at risk.

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Hoima, Fort Portal and Lira to benefit from sh611b water project upgrade

The sh611b (about 150m euros)   project to upgrade and expand the existing water and sewerage systems was necessitated by the rising demand of water in the said cities.

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Opinion

Can the business community spark a social revolution?

Although EFRIS is not a tax, some traders have described it as double taxation, hence calling on government to suspend it.