Airtel and the United NationsChildren’s Fund – UNICEF have launched a five-year partnership in Uganda to help accelerate digital learning through connecting 100 primary and secondary government schools in marginalized communities to learning platforms.
The launch in Uganda is part of the Airtel Africa and UNICEF pan-African partnership that will benefit learners in the countries of Chad, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
In Uganda, 200,000 in and out of school learners are targeted. The out of school beneficiaries will benefit from the partnership through community youth centres in districts where UNICEF is implementing interventions for the most marginalized children.
The partnership aims to...
Uganda’s parliament has kicked off a debate where MPs will be voting on anti-gay legislation which proposes tough new penalties for those found guilty of the shameful acts.
Under the proposed law, anyone in Uganda who engages in same-sex activity or identifies publicly as LGBTQ could face up to 10 years in prison.
“The Anti-Homosexuality Bill is ready and will be tabled (put) before parliament for a vote this afternoon,” the chair of the legal and parliamentary affairs committee, which has been studying the legislation Robina Rwakoojo said.
“We have heard from the supporters of the bill and those against it and we have made our recommendations for consideration by the plenary,” Rwakoojo said before Parliament kicked off.
Discussions about the bill in parliament have frequently been laced w...
Fruit is a nutritious option for people with diabetes. However, some fruit products, such as juices and dried fruit, have high sugar content. This can cause blood sugar to spike.
Eating fruits and vegetables may put a person at a lower risk of developing heart disease and cancer. Fruit is also an important source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
However, fruit can also be high in sugar. People with diabetes must keep a watchful eye on their sugar intake to avoid blood sugar spikes.
That said, there is a difference between the type of sugar in fruit and the type of sugar in other foods, such as chocolate and baked goods.
In general, a person should not have to exclude fruit from their diet. In fact, one 2017 study suggests that eating fruit can actually help prevent diabetes.
However, it m...
The auditor general of the Zambian gov’t along with other senior officials accused of benefitting from $25 million payments for fictitious activities.
“The commission has subsequently restricted several bank accounts held by individuals suspected to be involved in this saga as part of ongoing investigations,” Moono said.
Investigations had indicted the officials, after a special audit of the government’s financial management information system for the period from 2018 to 2021.
Cabinet Secretary Patrick Kangwa, in an earlier statement, said that “President Hakainde Hichilema has directed that the ongoing investigations must be conducted without any interference.”
Transparency International’s representative in Zambia, Sampa Kalunga, recently complained on a local radio station that the gove...
As you are all aware, the constitutional court, nullified sections 5(b), 10 (3) and 4 of the Public Order Management Act, after they were established to be inconsistent with Article 29 of the 1995 Constitution. Although these sections were nullified, we would like to inform, the public that there are other existing laws under the Penal Code Act, that do regulate unlawful Assemblies, riots and other offences against public tranquility. In addition, section 5 of the Public Order Management Act, which, basically provides for organisers of a public meeting to notify police, 3 days before the date of the meeting is to convene, is still in existence. Therefore, all organsiers of assemblies and processions, should know that although its their fundamental right to peacefully assembly, they also ha...
The Territorial Police in Kiira and Jinja City have in custody 6 suspects, who form part of a criminal sexual network, actively involved in the grooming of young boys into acts of sodomy, recruiting of male adults into gay practices, recording of pornographic and sex videos of children and other unnatural sex practices. The suspects who were arrested from Mpumudde zone, in Jinja City include; Kalungi Fabian, a 23 year old, Peer educator and resident of Namungoma cell, Kasubi division, in Kampala, Kiiza Brian alias Chosen Muwera a 23 year old, peer educator of Wabulenga “A” cell, Jinja Northern Division, in Jinja City; Menya Sadat alias Sheebah, a 26 year old, peer educator of Mbiko in Buikwe district, Ibanda Geoffrey, a 29 year old, Director, of Peace and comfort based organization and res...
There is a video making rounds on social media of a female mzungu conductor on Kampala streets trying to make money.
The job of taxi conductor in Uganda is usually for men. A few females have tried to join but most of them drop out after some time.
It was a surprise to many when a mzungu female decides to also join something that is unheard of or even have been ever seen.
Ugandan are wondering why a female mzungu is doing that job yet she can do other smart businesses that look like her.
But there are other white people in Uganda who have stayed for so long in that they speak Luganda fluently and they also do ordinary jobs like other Ugandans.
Re-known TV Presenter Ibra K Mukasa- here in Kampala has been arrested on charges of Criminal Defamation.
He has been detained at Kawempe Police Station and in this many people have made attempts to see him but police has not let people come into the premises.
The person behind his arrest hasn’t been revealed in the statement shared on social media.
But Ibrah K Mukasa has had so many wrangles with different people in the media industry and also YouTubers.
We shall keep you updated with e every detail as it comes in to our desk.
The visiting President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, His Excellency, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has highly commended President Museveni, the Government and the people of Uganda for the unwavering support extended to the people of Somalia in fighting terrorism in their country.
“This is not the first time that Uganda has contributed to the peaceful establishment of the Somali State. Somalia is grateful and will ever remain indebted for the sacrifices that the government and the people of Uganda under the leadership of His Excellency President Museveni has done to Somalia at very difficult times,” he said.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud made the remarks this evening at the passing out of 2,900 trainees for the Somali National Army who have successfully concluded their 4-month special Basic...
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) of Makerere University has embarked on celebrating its 20th anniversary with initial engagements between 20th and 24th March 2023.
Giving the background of the institute at a media briefing on Monday, Rev. Prof. Dr. Samuel Abimerech Luboga – IDI Board Chairman said that in September 2002, the Institute commenced clinical operations with support from the Academic Alliance for AIDS Prevention and Treatment in Africa.
He noted that over the years, IDI has evolved to become a leader in infectious diseases research and capacity development.
“IDI has established long-term partnerships with stakeholders in Uganda and beyond. The institution has extended its work through diverse programs, such as Prevention Care and Treatment, Research, Training, Laboratory ...