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Chimpanzee jumps out of bush, snatches 2months old baby from mother’s arms.

Chimpanzee jumps out of bush, snatches 2months old baby from mother’s arms.

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Aroho Ahumuza, a two-month-old baby, was being held by her mother in the western Ugandan town of Kagadi when a chimpanzee kidnapped her. The child was suddenly snatched from her mother’s arms by the chimp as it burst out of a bush. After the mother of the child called for assistance, locals arrived. Ahumuza was eventually discovered with significant head wounds. According to Kunihira Kasaija, the victim’s father, the child was found and taken to Kagadi community health center for treatment, but she later passed away. According to information gathered from the WCS Uganda, Uganda is home to an estimated count of 5,000 chimpanzees. The DRC has the largest population of eastern chimpanzees, but Uganda also has a sizable population. Chimpanzees rarely cause fatalities, but they have occasionall...
Electrocution kills a 14 year old girl in Kasese.

Electrocution kills a 14 year old girl in Kasese.

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The young victim was returning from Mawa market, where her mother had sent her to purchase food for supper. Jazila was also a P.7 pupil at Infant Preparatory School, which was located in Kilembe quarters. According to eyewitness reports, Jazila met her untimely death when she inadvertently landed on an electric wire that had been brought down from the poles by a heavy windstorm. Unfortunately, she died on the spot, leaving the entire community in shock and mourning. Jazila resided with her mother at Kamulikwizi cell, Kanyangeya ward of Nyamwamba Division in Kasese Municipality. Her sudden and tragic death has left her family, friends, and fellow students in a state of shock and grief. In response to the incident, the police have taken the deceased’s body from the scene and transported it t...
Renown Ugandan actress pushes for divorce.

Renown Ugandan actress pushes for divorce.

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Uganda actress Farida Ndausi is reportedly pleading to her lawfully wedded husband omulangira ndausi to grant her divorce so that she can officially wed her new Nigerian lover in peace. The report has come to life following rumors that suggest that Farida Ndausi is planning to legalize her relationship but is facing the challenge of her marriage with Omulangira Ndausi who is yet to officially divorce her. Based on a recent interview she had with media personalities, Farida hinted at how she very much wants to tie the knot sometime later this year if all goes well. She is, however, still handicapped as she can’t continue with her preparations when she is not officially and legally set free to move on by her ex-lover. Farida Ndausi is in a relationship with a Nigerian-born and bred actor, ba...
Makerere is commited to support PhD students.

Makerere is commited to support PhD students.

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Makerere University says it has taken a strategic decision to spend sh30b on supporting PhD students to aid them to do research and write theses that address national transformation. Makerere University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, said that the university aims at conducting research that can address societal challenges. He was addressing academia, politicians, students and religious leaders during the Makerere University Symposium on National Transformation at the Department of Food Science and Technology. “I believe that this is a matter of priority for our country to address the urgent need for us to come up with solutions for our national transformation,” he said. "As impactful as this is going to be, our ultimate wish is to see a scholarship or loan scheme dedicated to gr...
Winners secondary school students and teachers imprisoned after football riots.

Winners secondary school students and teachers imprisoned after football riots.

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Five students of Winners Secondary School in Hoima City, their director and sports master arrested after football riots, are out on police bond. They were arrested on Wednesday afternoon after student became rowdy following their school’s disqualification from the ongoing Hoima City Uganda Secondary School Sports Association (USSSA) boys football championships. Winners Secondary School had qualified for the tournament’s quarterfinal after eliminating St. Andrea’s Kaahwa SS with a 1-0 scoreline. However, St. Andrea Kaahwa SS petitioned the organizing committee, stating that Winners SS was not licensed with the Ministry of Education and Sports, which is contrary to the new rules. Consequently, the tournament organizing committee disqualified Winners Secondary School from the tournament. The ...
Parliament starts inspecting PDM regional reports.

Parliament starts inspecting PDM regional reports.

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Parliament has started scrutinizing sub-regional oversight reports on the implementation of the Parish Development Model (PDM), weeks after President Yoweri Museveni’s address to the House. The PDM programme targets 39 per cent of households which are still in subsistence farming, with the objective of enabling them to increase agricultural productivity and value addition through access to a revolving fund at affordable rates. Last month, the Speaker of Parliament Anita Among sent Members of Parliament on a two-week recess to carry out oversight of the PDM programme implementation activities in their respective constituencies and submit to Parliament a sub-regional report of their findings. On Wednesday, Parliament received the oversight report from the Lango sub-region presented by Kole N...
UPDF officer fined sh5m for unlawful possession of ostrich eggs.

UPDF officer fined sh5m for unlawful possession of ostrich eggs.

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Court has fined Warrant Officer David Okot sh5milllion after being found in unlawful possession of six ostrich eggs. The Standards, Wildlife, and Utilities Court Chief Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu handed down the sentence. Okot risks three years’ imprisonment once he fails to pay the fine. According to the court, while at Petua Garden Katakwi Town Council in Katakwi District on March 10th, 2023, Okot was found in possession of the six ostrich eggs without a wildlife use right. He pleaded guilty and was immediately convicted. Prosecutors argued for a deterrent sentence, stating that the eggs were ready for possible hatching and are currently at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre – UWEC. They noted that the eggs should have produced six ostriches and that only four remain in the Karamoja re...
Makerere fresh graduate commits suicide in a holy place.

Makerere fresh graduate commits suicide in a holy place.

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In an incident of suspected suicide, Makerere University fresh graduate Flavia Nagasha was Thursday found hanging dead in a church in Rwampara District, Western Uganda. Nagasha recently completed her bachelors of business administration at the university. Makerere’s outgoing guild president Lawrence Alionzi condoled on social media suggesting that Nagasha has been battling an undisclosed sickness. “I have learnt with great sorrow about her death. She is said to have been sick for some time. My Heartfelt condolences go to the family, friends and all the Makerereans. May her soul rest in perfect peace," Alionzi wrote. A friend to Nagasha who preferred anonymity in order to speak freely said: “The deceased even failed to make it to her February 2023 graduation day due to mental disorders- and...
Kambuga hospital to turn into a regional referral hospital.

Kambuga hospital to turn into a regional referral hospital.

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The Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has disclosed that Kambuga Hospital will soon become a Regional Referral Hospital once it is fully renovated and expanded. Minister Aceng made the remarks while presiding over the groundbreaking ceremony of the commencement of renovation works at Kambuga Hospital in Kanungu District. The Minister said that the renovations will be carried out in phases, with a focus on the Maternity, Male, Female & Pediatric Wards in the current financial year, followed by the OPD and imaging center next financial year. The Minister said that implementation of the project which will cost an estimated Ugx 40 billion will be a joint effort by the Ministry of Defense through the UPDF Engineering Brigade and Kanungu District Local Government. She said that Kambug...