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Kitgum, Gulu Continues to Grapple with Nodding Disease Syndrome

According to the Observer, six children are being hospitalized for nodding disease in Kitgum hospital, 3 from Kitgum and 3 from Pader district. “A nodding case detection and management is still ongoing at the hospital and as a district. As a hospital, we still receive cases. As I speak right now, they are about six in the ward – literally ...

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Arbitrary Arrests and Excessive use of force Rocks Uganda Election Platform-Amnesty

Ugandan police have arbitrarily arrested political opposition leaders and used excessive force to disperse peaceful political gatherings, hindering the ability of Ugandans to receive information and engage with politicians in the lead-up to elections, a new Amnesty International report launched in Kampala today has found. Based on 88 interviews including with torture victims, eyewitnesses and senior police officers, as well ...

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HIV/AIDS and TB Screening campaign Launched at Elegu Transit Camp

Lutheran world federation (LWF) an international humanitarian agency with offices world over has launched a new health campaign aimed at screen all refugees living in the transit camp of Elegu of their HIV/AIDs status and tuberculosis. In a news report by [Gurtong], it’s noted that Dr. Opio Oliver of LWF, the campaign was launched to help curb the likely transmission ...

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Mao, EC battle Goes to Court

The Electoral Commission (EC) has promised not to loosen their grip for refusing to nominate Democratic President Norbert Mao on Tuesday for Gulu Municipality member of parliament urging that he is not a registered voter. The matter could now be headed for court after Mao’s lawyers on Thursday threatened to take the Commission to court if it did not reconsider ...

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Technical Knockout of Mao From Mainstream Politics what next?

The Electoral Commission yesterday advised the Democratic Party (DP) president general Nobert Mao not to waste time appealing to the commission because he is not a registered voter. According to Paul Bukenya the deputy spokesperson at Electoral commission noted that any persons whose name does not appear on the national voters’ register is not eligible for nomination and cannot vote. ...

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2016 ELECTIONS: PRESIDENT MUSEVENI OWES NORTHERN UGANDA VICTIMS JUSTICE

One of the most powerful predictors of success in politics and public policy is the strength of political narratives. But do political narratives represent political reality? President Yoweri Museveni while addressing supporters at Pabo Catholic Mission, Pabo sub County in Amuru said,” Northern Uganda owes him for fighting tooth and nail to chase away the Lord’s Resistance Army insurgents and ...

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I Was Sick during the National ID Registration Time – Norbert Mao

Democratic Party President Norbert Mao who was vying for Gulu Municipality parliamentary seat was yesterday denied a chance to be for nominated for failing to produce a copy of his national identification card. The electoral commission also said Norbert Mao, who has twice been MP for Gulu municipality, was not on the voters’ register. His woes started when he was ...

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Merck and Uganda Ministry of Health Join Hands to Fight Diabetes and Cancer

KAMPALA, Uganda, December 1, 2015/ — Merck a leading science and technology company, in partnership with Uganda Ministry of Health today kicked off a Combined Diabetes and Cancer Campaign in Uganda as part of the Merck Cancer Control Program. The program is one of the initiatives of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program (CAP). The CAP was launched by Merck in ...

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Airtel Uganda Signs Partnership Agreement with Finance Trust Bank

Kampala, Uganda. 1st December 2015 –Uganda’s Smartphone network, Airtel Uganda has today partnered with Finance Trust Bank to improve its customers’ experience by leveraging on technology to enhance the movement of money between their Airtel money wallets and their deposit accounts at Finance Trust Bank. The Finance Trust Bank’s mobile banking platform dubbed ‘SimuYoBankYo’ was introduced to give the bank’s ...

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Act of Impunity: Principal Nsamizi “ASSAULTS” Female Journalist, Damage Her Camera

The Principal Nsamizi Institute of Social Development, Tumwesigye Charles has been put under the red light for assaulting female journalist today attached to vision group. Its noted that, Tumwesigye attacked Agnes Najjuma, a Vision Group correspondent in Mpigi District while covering a story involving a suspected thief who was being beaten by students destroying her camera. Information reaching our news ...

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