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Schools Scramble for Limited Play Grounds in Arua City

Several private and government-aided primary schools in Arua City face challenges due to limited play areas for curriculum activities. This issue arises as primary schools in the city prepare for the Kids’ Athletics Championships this month. Private schools in the central division are particularly affected, with many operating without dedicated playgrounds.    Currently, the shortage…

UPDF Changes Its Spy Agency Name to DIS

The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) have rebranded its spy agency, changing the name from Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) to Defense Intelligence and Security (DIS) as part of the force’s new establishment.   The DIS, formerly known as CMI, conducts intelligence operations for the military and often collaborates with the Uganda Police Force (UPF)…

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Experts Urge Bio-fortification To Address Health Problems

Agricultural experts have urgently called for countries in Eastern and Central Africa to take immediate steps to address the effects arising from the consumption of micronutrient-deficient foods, citing a dire situation that is causing serious problems. The issue, they emphasized, is resulting in stunted growth among many infants and young people, as well as leading…

Some City Traders Close Businesses Irrespective of URA, PSFU Intervention

Business activities in downtown Kampala, particularly in the Kikuubo hub, have been disrupted as some traders opted to close their shops in protest over various concerns regarding business operations. These concerns include issues with tax policy and administration, particularly the enforcement of the electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing Solution (EFRIS), which traders allege is unfair.…

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Makerere Gov’t Students Appeal for Review of Extended Semester Decision

Government-sponsored students at Makerere University are urging the university administration to prioritize their welfare as the semester is extended. Makerere University, along with other higher education institutions, has adjusted its academic calendar to accommodate the upcoming National Population and Housing Census 2024, as mandated by the Ministry of Education. The census is scheduled to take place…

Uganda Blocked from Attending Human Rights Meetings in Geneva

Uganda has been blocked from physically attending human rights meetings in Geneva. This is according to Mariam Wangadya, the Chairperson of Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC). Wangadya made the revelation on Monday to Parliament. She said the United Nations accuses Uganda government of terminating operations of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for…

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