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Kotido hospital workers lay down tools due to unpaid salaries.

Kotido hospital workers lay down tools due to unpaid salaries.

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Health workers at Kotido General hospital have laid down their tools over salary unpaid salaries The hospital remained unattended on Wednesday as the medical staff decided to stop work, citing the prolonged delay in payment of their wages. Speaking anonymously, the medics highlighted their financial strain, emphasizing that the lack of payment for the past three months has made it impossible to sustain their families and cover essential expenses. They attribute the situation to the failure of the district to fulfill its payment obligations. Kotido district speaker Emmanuel Lodio explained that salary delays stemmed from poor data capture by negligent officers. The strike significantly impacted health service delivery, leaving numerous patients unattended. Lodio disclosed that they formally...
Court confirms charges against Portuguese national.

Court confirms charges against Portuguese national.

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The High court has confirmed charges of aggravated child trafficking against Portuguese national, Carlos Alberto De Almesia E Costa who was dragged to court for sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl. Justice Richard Wejuli Wabwire confirmed the two charges against Carlos after finding that the evidence brought by the prosecution, led by Joseph Kyomuhendo during the pretrial hearing, sufficiently substantiates them. According to the prosecution, between April 2020 and May 2020, at Busibante Zone in Kira municipality, Wakiso district, Carlos received and harboured a sixteen-year-old primary six pupil of Kira primary school. The prosecution claims that this was done by exploiting the victim's vulnerable position or through the exchange of payments or benefits with the victim's parents to gain t...
Man declared innocent after spending over 40years in prison.

Man declared innocent after spending over 40years in prison.

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A 71-year-old man has been declared innocent in the US state of Oklahoma after spending nearly 50 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Glynn Simmons was released after serving a total of 48 years, one month, and 18 days in prison. Simmons, along with another man, Don Roberts, was sentenced to death in 1975 for the murder of a 30-year-old liquor store clerk during a robbery in Edmond, Oklahoma. The duo was convicted based on the testimony of a teenage customer who was shot in the head during the robbery but survived. She identified them in a police lineup, but a subsequent investigation cast significant doubt on the reliability of her identifications. Both men had also claimed at trial that they were not even in Oklahoma at the time of the murder. US District Court Judge Amy Palu...
Gen. MK hosts music star konshens.

Gen. MK hosts music star konshens.

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First son Lt.Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba , played host to Jamaican Dancehall Superstar Konshens on Monday evening after his successful performance at Blankets and Wine . According to pictures currently circulating on social media, Konshens and Gen. Muhoozi can be seen shaking hand a after a meeting they held together in Entebbe along with other Ugandan and Jamaican music Promoters. They reportedly they discussed ways to enhance ties between Jamaican and Ugandan entertainment industries. “After the mega concert Blankets and Wine, today evening the Jamaican superstar Konshens before going to Entebbe Airport made a courtesy call to Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba and discussed strengthening the connection between two musical industries,” MK Movement News revealed via X.
Gunmen kidnap justice Joy Uwanna and her driver.

Gunmen kidnap justice Joy Uwanna and her driver.

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Justice Joy Uwanna, a distinguished high court judge in Nigeria, was kidnapped while returning from a court session on Monday night in southern Akwa Ibom state. The incident occurred along Uyo-Okoboin in Oron town, where unidentified gunmen ambushed the judge’s vehicle. Tragically, the assailants not only kidnapped Justice Uwanna but also fatally shot her police guard during the abduction. The incident unfolded as the gunmen opened fire, targeting the judge’s security detail before swiftly taking Justice Uwanna and her driver away. Our Correspondent learnt the gunmen ambushed the Judge along the Uyo-Okobo Road and fatally shot at her SUV, killing the Police orderly instantly before whisking away Justice Unwana and her driver to unknown destination on Monday. The chairman of the Oron Branch...
Terrible effects of eating meat on christmas day.

Terrible effects of eating meat on christmas day.

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) and several national dietary advice bodies around the world have recently recommended a reduction in the consumption of red and processed meats, based on consistent evidence that links highly processed meat with colorectal cancer in particular. While there is a body of evidence that suggests the association between red meat consumption, there is a paucity of evidence to link the intake of poultry meat and the incidence of major non-cancerous health outcomes. Beyond Red Meat & Colorectal Cancer: New Associations Between Poultry And A Range Of Diseases More recent findings from a study using 474,985 middle-aged adults recruited to the UK Biobank study between 2006 and 2010 have analyzed meat consumption more widely, and its association with 25 common condi...
Woman intercepted at indian airport with cocaine worth millions.

Woman intercepted at indian airport with cocaine worth millions.

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A Ugandan woman has been arrested at the Mumbai International Airport after she was found to be carrying cocaine worth Indian Rs 8.90 crore concealed in her hair wig and undergarment, a Directorate of Revenue Intelligence official said on Wednesday. Based on specific information, the Mumbai zonal unit of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) laid a trap at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Tuesday and apprehended the woman passenger when she arrived from Entebbe via Nairobi, the official said. Initially, the DRI sleuths did not recover anything from searching her luggage. But when they checked the hair wig and bra pads worn by the woman, they found 890 gm of cocaine concealed in them, he said. The Ugandan national was trying to smuggle the narcotic substance ...
Joy as 518 medics graduate at St. Francis School of Health Science Namataba.

Joy as 518 medics graduate at St. Francis School of Health Science Namataba.

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Bishop emeritus of Lugazi Diocese Rt. Rev. Dr. Mathias Ssekamanya, has implored graduates of St. Francis school of health science Namataba in Mukono district, to become more resilient and honest in treating people in the various hospitals where they will work after receiving sufficient medical education. Sekamanya was officiating the 8th, graduation ceremony of 518 students at St. Francis School of Health Sciences at Namataba, where students received certificates and diplomas in different disciplines. During the graduation ceremony on Wednesday, Sekamanya also emphasized the importance of graduates pursuing further studies in specialized fields and also to uphold high standards in their medical practices. The school board chairman John Paul Kidde urged the students not to prioritize financ...
Christmas celebrations for Iganga ForteBet punters started on Saturday, in an unforgettable experience.

Christmas celebrations for Iganga ForteBet punters started on Saturday, in an unforgettable experience.

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It all started with a donation of mama kits to Mawagala Health Centre II. All pregnant mothers received free kits while others were kept for more expectant mothers to come. After that, the football guns took full action, with the battle for the inter branch championship at Iganga Ssaza grounds. Teams representing ForteBet branches then battled out in knockout encounters until the victors, Iganga Main B emerged. These victors were prized with 500,000/=, footballs and club jerseys. The second placed team was also prized with 300,000/=, balls and jerseys while the other teams were given a cash facilitation, jerseys and balls. Individual players who stood out, like the best goalkeeper, top scorer and the most entertaining player were given smart phones and headsets, each.
2 biological brothers killed in fight for Shs4,000.

2 biological brothers killed in fight for Shs4,000.

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A somber atmosphere engulfed Kibandaya village in Bundibugyo District, western Uganda, on a Thursday morning when a tragic incident unfolded, leaving the community in mourning. The incident involved a 30-year-old man named Kule Muthokwa, who, wielding a machete, allegedly took the life of his 22-year-old brother, Jackson Thembo, in a dispute over Shs4,000. The genesis of the fatal confrontation lay in Muthokwa’s accusation that Thembo had stolen his savings. The local village chairperson, Timothy Kighoma, narrated the heart-wrenching details of the incident, revealing that the grieving community, seeking justice for Thembo, turned against Muthokwa, leading to a tragic cycle of violence that claimed both brothers’ lives. The village chairperson disclosed that local police intervened to asse...