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Jailed Activist Stella Nyanzi Wins Human Rights Award

Jailed Activist Stella Nyanzi Wins Human Rights Award

Social activist Dr Stella Nyanzi has been awarded by Solidarity Uganda for being a consistent human rights defender. The award was received by Dr Nyanzi’s daughter Bah Baraka on behalf of her mother who is currently detained in Luzira Prison for allegedly using electronic communication to disturb the peace of President Museveni. While giving out […]

Oil And Gas Curriculum For Uganda Approved

Oil And Gas Curriculum For Uganda Approved

The National Council For Higher Education (NCHE) has approved the oil and gas curriculum which is to be followed by the Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba (UPIK) starting August. The approval followed UPIK receiving an international certification giving it the green light to start offering oil and gas courses. Mr Alex Kakooza, the Ministry of Education […]

Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Success Stories

Women Entrepreneurs Share Their Success Stories

Successful female entrepreneurs in Uganda have shared their success stories with the aim of inspiring fellow women to break through barriers in a male dominated private sector. At the “Breaking the mold: inspiring female youth leaders” forum organized by the Feed the Future, an American government funded initiative aimed at unlocking youth potential, several female […]

Ugandan Rebels Are Now In Mozambique

Ugandan Rebels Are Now In Mozambique

 A man calling himself a “top counter-terrorism official” has told the Ugandan paper the “Daily Monitor” that the Ugandan rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) are moving their bases from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to northern Mozambique. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was clearly referring to the islamist insurgency […]

Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Urges Women To Work Hard To Improve The Economy

Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives  Urges Women To Work Hard To Improve The Economy

  Ms Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives has urged women and youth to work hard to improve their livelihood and contribute to the country’s economic growth. She was speaking during the Mpigi District Women’s Day celebrations held at Kamengo Police Playground on Saturday. “Our reports in the ministry show that women and […]

Female Genital Mutilation Resurgence Needs Urgent Focus On Changing The Social Norms

Female Genital Mutilation Resurgence Needs Urgent Focus On Changing The Social Norms

Media reports have been awash with the resurgence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Sebei sub-region, with the highest number of victims reported coming from Kween district. Unconfirmed estimates have put the number of those mutilated at almost 400. The nation is shocked because many thought the practice was a thing of the past. […]

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga Pushes For Special Fund For Refugee Women

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga Pushes For Special Fund For Refugee Women

A special fund to cater for women raising families in refugee camps should be created, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has said. Speaking during the 14th session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Conference (PUOIC) in Rabat, Morocco, Ms Kadaga said the funds will come in handy to save women battling difficulties in […]

Northern Uganda Creates New Model Phone For Easy Farming

Northern Uganda Creates New Model Phone For Easy Farming

A new farming model to overturn peasantry farming in Uganda is coming on board with concerted effort from agricultural experts establishing Agricultural Park in northern Uganda for embracement of corporate farming. The concept of Agriculture Parks as a strategy for established farming can be used to protect farmland and create access to land for farmers […]

New Wave Of Female Genital Mutilation In Uganda Targets Married Women

New Wave Of Female Genital Mutilation In Uganda Targets Married Women

A study by the Reproductive, Educative and Community Health Programme (REACH) has shown that traditionalists in Uganda have now shifted to circumcising married women with the consent of their families, causing the prevalence of FGM to rise drastically in older women. The NGO REACH interviewed more than 200 youths in the Sebei sub-region of eastern […]

Police Arrest 19 Persons For Aiding Female Circumcision

Police Arrest 19 Persons For Aiding Female Circumcision

The Police in Kween District have arrested 19 people over allegations of aiding women and girls to undergo the illegal Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in various sub-counties. FGM is recognised internationally as a violation of human rights of women and girls. Athough it was outlawed in Uganda, it is still being practiced in some communities. […]

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