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Flights open Uganda to the world

Entebbe International Airport is experiencing a rise in passenger traffic and flights to Uganda.

THE recent announcement by the British Airways to stop flights to Entebbe International Airport may come as surprise at a time when passenger traffic and flights to the country are increasing.

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UNEB chairman Fagil Mandy resigns

KAMPALA - Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) chairman Fagil Mandy has resigned his job after President Yoweri Museveni bypassed the board and renewed executive secretary Mathew Bukenya’s contract.

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Uganda embraces National ID card registration

national idRegistration officers attended to people at the start of ID registration project at Social Security House Civic Center on Kampala road on April 14th.

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Caterpillars invade districts in uganda

Caterpillars have invaded farms in Kayunga, Wakiso and Mukono districts in Uganda, causing concern that the infestation could bring about famine.

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The inspiring Ugandans saving their communities from river blindness

River blindness is a fly-borne parasitic infection, which can cause intense itching, eyesight damage, and often blindness. Lifelines: The End Is In Sight focuses on three health heroes overcoming river blindness in Uganda, where NGOs have now shifted their focus from controlling the disease to eliminating it entirely. Since 2007, river blindness has been interrupted in six of 18 focus areas where the disease was endemic.

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Prince Edward in Uganda ahead of Jubilee celebrations

The Duke of Kent, Prince Edward has arrived in the country ahead of the Jubilee celebrations due next Tuesday 9th October.

Prince Edward who is standing in for Queen Elizabeth II who is not able to make it will visit a UK government sponsored project in Masindi today as they wait for the celebrations.

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Fire guts Ground Zero in Wandegeya

A fire swept through Ground Zero Bar in Wandegeya where revelers had gathered to watch football games, destroying plenty of property.

The blaze broke out at around 10:15pm on Wednesday evening. Eye witnesses claim the fire originated from the manager’s office which is found on the upper floor of the bar.

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KCCA demolishes illegal structure

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has demolished an illegal structure that was being constructed on Plot 42, Nile Avenue, Kampala.

KCCA enforcement team accompanied by anti-riot police razed the building Thursday early morning. The controversial illegal structure belonged to M/S Foton East Africa, Uganda limited. The owner was constructing a show room.

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Diesel shortage hits Kampala

A shortage of diesel has hit Kampala due to a delay of vessels that were bringing in the product through the Kenyan port of Mombasa.

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14 People killed in Jinja accident

14 people were killed Friday morning when an Isuzu Lorry rammed into an Omni bus along the Jinja-Iganga highway.

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Bidandi flown back to Bangkok for treatment

Veteran politician and founder of opposition People’s Progress Party (PPP), Jaberi Bidandi Ssali was on Tuesday flown back to Bangkok in Thailand for review of his condition and further treatment.

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Uganda tops East Africa in corruption

Uganda tops in corruption among the five countries under the East African community (EAC), a report by Transparency International has revealed.

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Play about homosexuality cancelled in Uganda after regulators step in

National Theatre of Uganda refuses to stage The River and the Mountain, which tells the story of a young gay businessman

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One of the three Ugandan helicopters that went missing sighted in Mt Kenya Forest

NAIROBI, Kenya Aug 13 – One of the three Ugandan helicopters that went missing over Kenyan airspace on Sunday has reportedly been sighted within Mount Kenya forest.

Police said efforts were being made to reach the aircraft even though the terrain was rough.

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Stephen Kiprotoch wins first Olympic medal for Uganda since 1972

Stephen Kiprotich (born 27 February 1989) is a Ugandan long-distance runner, born in Kapchorwa District.

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Students build devices to help Ugandan village

The students from Madison-Oneida BOCES are heating up marshmallows. But this is not for a future camping trip or afternoon snack. They designed and created a number of solar powered devices.

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UN Urges Uganda to Prosecute Captured LRA Commander

The United Nations is urging Uganda to prosecute a captured field commander of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army.

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Who is Acellam?

Recruited in 1988, just one year after Kony launched his armed insurgency to overthrow the Ugandan government and impose the biblical 10 Commandments, Acellam rose to become the LRA's intelligence chief and one of Kony's key deputies.

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Uganda Minister Dismisses Claims Government is Becoming Repressive

Uganda’s Foreign Minister has dismissed as uninformed growing criticism that President Yoweri Museveni’s government is becoming increasingly repressive.

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Uganda Ingrid Turinawe 'sexual abuse' protesters strip

A group of women have stripped to their bras in protest at the alleged sexual assault by Ugandan police of a high-profile female opposition politician.

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