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Gaaga Bus Burns to Ashes

A Gaaga bound bus registration number, UAP 759 H has just caught fire around Matugga bursting into flames that reduced it into ashes. Passenger who escaped without injury but lost property could not establish the cause of the fire. However efforts to save the bus and properties yield no fruit as the fire brigade reached when the fire was at ...

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Miss Tourism North, PINE Avenue 5 in Child Cancer Awareness Drive

Miss Tourism Northern Uganda in collaboration with PINE Avenue5 a local music label have hatched a campaign to help support kids battling with cancer in the region. The event running under the theme “Childhood Cancer Awareness” will be held on 14th FEB with all process going directly to St Mary’s Lacor children cancer ward.  “Together we can put a smile ...

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Elections Will Be Free, Fair and Without Violence, Museveni Assures EU Team

President Yoweri Museveni has assured the European Union election monitoring team in Uganda that the upcoming national elections will be free, fair and will be conducted without any form of violence. The President met the European Union election monitoring team led by their team leader and chief observer Mr. Eduard Kukan who called on him at his country home in ...

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I Am Ready For The “NEXT DEBATE”- Museveni

President Museveni has said that he did not deliberately decide not to attend the 15th January 2016 Presidential Candidates’ debate. According o Museveni, he missed out on the debate due to the tight campaign schedule that required him to attend three campaign rallies on the same day. The President said that although he was greatly positive to participate in the ...

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1979 Muslim massacre “Uganda Agrees to Fresh Probe”

KAMPALA, (AA): The Ugandan government has finally agreed to investigate the murders of 67 Muslims massacred 37 years ago. “The government has set up a team to carry out a thorough verification exercise of all the claims by victims of the 1979 Muslim massacre and report back within three weeks,” Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said in a statement Saturday. ...

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Music Score: ‘Abioo’ Labert Dickson

Labert Dickson bagged two awards as Northern artist of the year as well as producer of the year courtesy of Juma Jamie’s Jams Production along with 1.3m shillings! Fingers crossed and ears open, we await the course of 2016. A kick-start production by Labert himself, ‘Abioo’ recorded 2015 runs for 3mins and 18secs. Venturing into a genre dreaded by many ...

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Gulu Local Government Ban Charcoal Burning

Gulu local government has announced a new ban on indiscriminate tree cutting in the region for charcola. According to Ojara Martin Mapenduzi, the chairman LCV Gulu district revealed that the business has become so rampant with people auctioning away their forest land to people engaged charcoal burning business. “No forested spot is being spare since they have paid their money ...

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Photos: Mao’s Dad Gets Peaceful Send Off

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Human Rights “NGO OPERATIONS GROUNDED” Staff Serve Under Continuous Threats

Soroti- Soroti Development Association and NGOs network (SODANN), human rights NGO, at the peak of closing down following continuous threat to the lives of its staff an official has revealed. According to the Daily Monitor, Mr Emmanuel Ogaram, a human rights monitor at SODANN, said since gunmen came to their offices last year looking for the coordinator, their operations have been ...

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A Rural Human Rights Defender in A World Of Their Own

The recognition given to human rights by various organizations including United Nations is undoubtedly significant. However, experiences of those involved in the process of advancing this cause may remain untold for a time to come. Chatting with one of the Ugandan rural human rights defender gives an interesting overview of the challenges faced at various levels. Although the commendation of ...

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