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Millions Of Ugandans Denied Vital Services Over Digital ID Cards

Millions Of Ugandans Denied Vital Services Over Digital ID Cards

 Millions of Ugandans struggle to access vital public services and entitlements as they lack digital identity cards, six years after they were introduced, human rights groups said on Tuesday. Government data shows that a quarter of Ugandan adults, or 4.5 million people, did not have a biometric identity card in 2020, with pregnant women being […]

Uganda Drive To Certify Customary Land Runs Into Culture Clash

Uganda Drive To Certify Customary Land Runs Into Culture Clash

When the residents of a northern Ugandan village heard about a plan to document their land, they worried it was going to be stolen. But after photographing the land in Owele and taking coordinates, government officials gave people there something they never had before: pieces of paper proving the land they lived on was theirs. […]

Misinformation Clouds Uganda’s Effort to Vaccinate Refugees

Misinformation Clouds Uganda’s Effort to Vaccinate Refugees

Uganda, which hosts nearly 1.5 million refugees and asylum-seekers, began coronavirus vaccinations this week in the camps and settlements. But vaccine hesitancy among refugees poses a challenge. Ugandan authorities have received 964,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine and inoculated 453,000 people as of May 16. Now, the government is extending COVID-19 vaccinations to refugees, most of […]

Uganda Deploys Drones to Fight Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking

Uganda Deploys Drones to Fight Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking

Uganda is turning to technology to fight poachers and wildlife trafficking. According to the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the country secured funding from the United Nations Development Programme to procure surveillance drones that will man parts of its protected areas, which are not routinely patrolled by rangers, and camera traps that will help identify poachers […]

Reopen Nursery Schools, Parents, Owners Tell Govt

Reopen Nursery Schools, Parents, Owners Tell Govt

Parents and proprietors of pre-primary schools have asked the government to review its decision and allow them to reopen nursery schools to allow the children to resume learning. Ms Josephine Kirabo, a mother of one, yesterday said she was forced to privately hire a nursery teacher to coach her three-year-old child who had just started […]

Bobi Wine Disputes Election Results

Bobi Wine Disputes Election Results

President Museveni opened a gap between him and his leading challenger Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, as the Electoral Commission (EC) started releasing the results of the January 14 presidential election Friday. The EC declared just after 2 pm Friday that Mr Museveni had polled 2,219,418 votes against Mr Kyagulanyi’s 941,068 votes with results from34.3 […]

Grassroots Women Leaders Provide A Critical Link Between Survivors and Services

Grassroots Women Leaders Provide A Critical Link Between Survivors and Services

“Mwana muke hana haki yake! Mwana muke hana haki yake,” says Rebecca Chepkateke with anguish. A Kiswahili expression that means “women have no rights,” she’s heard this phrase repeated too many times to women in the Amudat district when they attempt to report gender-based violence (GBV) to community leaders. Ms. Chepkateke is the Chairperson of […]

Ms Jacqueline Nyapendi Assumes Leadership Of Young African Women Congress

Ms Jacqueline Nyapendi Assumes Leadership Of Young African Women Congress

Ms Jacqueline Nyapendi, the first Global President of Young African Women Congress (YAWC) assumes office on Friday. YAWC Network is a fraternity of young women of African descent living in Africa and the Diaspora who seek to be empowered and be themselves. According to Ms Nyapendi, the members are change makers for leadership and development […]

8 Dead After Refugees, Host Community Fight At Rhino Camp

8 Dead After Refugees, Host Community Fight At Rhino Camp

Police authorities in Arua district, Uganda, say a Friday fight between South Sudanese refugees at the Rhino Refugee Settlement Camp and their host community left at least eight people killed. Speaking to The EastAfrican by phone from Uganda on Saturday, Titus Jogo, the officer in charge of the refugee desk in Obangi district, which borders […]

Govt Sets Registration Deadline For Popular Bloggers, Social Media Users In Uganda

Govt Sets Registration Deadline For Popular Bloggers, Social Media Users In Uganda

Bloggers and social media users with a large following are among those that will have to register with the Ugandan Communication Commission for monitoring before October 5, 2020, according to the organisation’s public notice. “The purpose of this Public Notice, therefore, is to advise all persons currently offering or planning to commence the provision of online […]

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