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Sweden Withdraws Makerere University Funding

Sweden has been the biggest funder of research projects for the past many years. The country has however announced that they won’t continue with the funding. Per Lingarde, who is the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda revealed this during the Makerere University-Sweden Bilateral Research Cooperation annual review meeting for research support

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Uganda’s Halimah Nakaayi Wins Women’s 800M at IAAF World Championships

Uganda's Halimah Nakaayi won the women's 800m title at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar on Friday evening. 24-year-old Nakaayi passed pre-race favoritte Ajee Wilson and sprinted clear to take gold in a finish time of 1:58.04. Wilson finished third and won bronze, losing second to her training partner Raevyn Rogers. Another

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Parliament Holds Prayers in Honour of Speaker Kadaga

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has commended Members of Parliament and the public for their concern, prayers and good wishes while she was unwell. Kadaga made these remarks while sharing testimony about her healing during thanksgiving prayers held at Parliament, on Wednesday, 18 September 2019. “Just before I fell ill, I

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Uganda’s Cheptegei Wins Shs 184M in Men’s 5000m at IAAF Diamond League

Ugandan Athlete Joshua Cheptegei has won in the men's 5000m race at the IAAF Diamond League held in Zurich, Switzerland on Thursday (August 29th 2019). Cheptegei crossed the finish line at a finish time of 12.57.41 to win a Diamond Trophy and a cash prize of  $50,000 (About Shs 184 million). Ethiopia’s Hagos

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NRM Supporter Nailed for Wearing Yellow Beret

A yet to be identified National Resistance Movement (NRM) party supporter was on Wednesday evening attacked by a group of unknown people who nailed the yellow beret he was wearing to his palms. According to Radio Simba, the incident happened in Kalererwe, a Kampala surburb. The man is said to have been

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Shell Master Mechanics Programme to Upskill up to 10000 Mechanics Nationwide

Vivo Energy Uganda has announced the launch of the second edition of the Shell Master Mechanics programme that will offer free training clinics and incentives nationwide for mechanics. “The Master Mechanics programme is running for the second year, since its launch in 2018 and will work towards ensuring mechanics nationwide have

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Ministry of Health PS on the Spot Over Parallel Recruitments

The Committee on Health is concerned that the Ministry of Health is interfering with the recruitment process carried out by the  Health Service Commission, a body charged with recruitment in the sector. Legislators on the committee said media reports have been awash with allegations that the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry

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Speaker Kadaga Slams International Community Over Refugees

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has criticized the international community for failing to make good their financial contributions to support refugees in Uganda as they had pledged during the Kampala Solidarity Summit on Refugees in 2017. Addressing the 10th Conference of Speakers of African Parliaments and Senates at the Pan-African

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