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FULL LIST:  Over 1,800 Students Awarded Study Loans

The Higher Education Student Financing Board (HESFB) has released the list of 1,834 students who have qualified for study loans for the 2019/2020 academic year. Dr John Chrysostom Muyingo, the Junior education minister in charge of higher education, released the list at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala on Tuesday. Dr Muyingo

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URA Commissioner General Doris Akol

URA Tax Payers’ Appreciation Month to Focus on SMEs

Tax collector Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) will focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in this year’s Tax Payers Appreciation Month (TPAM), commissioner General Doris Akol has said. Addressing reporters during TPAM's press launch at URA headquarters in Nakawa, Kampala, Akol explained the importance of SMEs to Uganda's economy. "They employ the

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Bishop Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu new Anglican archbishop. Courtesy Photo

Mityana Diocese Bishop Stephen Kazimba Elected New Anglican Archbishop

The House of Uganda’s Anglican Church Bishops has elected Bishop Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu of Mityana Diocese as the new Archbishop. Bishop Kazimba beat off competition from Bishop Sheldon Mwesigwa of Ankole Diocese, Bishop Samuel George Bogere Egesa of Bukedi and Bishop Alfred Olwa of Lango to become the ninth Bishop

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Makerere University vice chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe

Government Disburses Shs 15 Billion for Makerere Research and Innovations

Makerere University has received half of the Shs 30bn Research and Innovations Fund (RIF) for the 2019/2020 financial year. The Fund is expected to offer solutions to challenges facing Uganda’s development agenda. After a series of meeting between government and the university, the former committed to provide a Research and Innovation (R&1)

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President Museveni answers Bazzukulu's children on his way to Japan. PPU Photo

Museveni: Why I Won’t Retire Soon

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has said he would enjoy his retirement but explained why he won’t leave power soon. In a full statement containing answers to questions from social media users, written aboard the presidential jet on his way to Japan for the seventh edition of the Tokyo International Conference for

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President Museveni and minister Anite. Courtesy Photo

Dear Magye, Don’t Let the Mafia Touch Anite, the Anointed One

Monday night, a man inside my neighbour’s TV said junior minister in charge of investment and privatisation Evelyn Anite had told reporters some dangerous people were whetting weapons of mass destruction to kill her. The man reading the news called those dangerous people the ‘mafia’. She swore that those people are within

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Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile and his deputy Louis Kasekende. Photo by Alex Esagala

FULL BRIEFING: Cosase BoU Probe Report’s Key Findings and Recommendations

Parliament’s Committee on Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) has released its report on closure and sale of seven commercial banks by Bank of Uganda (BoU). The report is from months of a follow-up probe on a special audit report by the auditor general on the sale of defunct banks. The seven

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Blood Sample of Another Suspected Rukungiri Ebola Victim Tests Negative – Health Ministry

The sample of a second suspected Ebola victim at Nyakibale Hospital in Rukungiri has tested negative, the health ministry has told The Tower Post. On Tuesday, it emerged that two patients had succumbed to what Karoli Lwanga Hospital Nyakibale had earlier suspected to be Ebola. But results from a sample from the

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Minister Joyce Moriku. Courtesy Photo

Rukungiri Ebola Outbreak Reports: Health Ministry Speaks Out

Uganda’s health ministry has spoken out on reports of an Ebola outbreak in Rukungiri district, days after two patients succumbed to an Ebola-like-disease. The Tower Post has seen a November 12 communication between two Rukungiri district leaders indicating death of patients with signs similar to those of Ebola. According to the communication, a

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Education minister Janet Museveni

Rakai School Fire: First Lady Janet Museveni Talks of ‘Raising Insensitive and Self-Centred Children’, Punishing Arsonists

 St Benard's Mannya SS Rakai School Fire: First lady and education minister Janet Museveni has urged communities to ensure that they don’t raise insensitive children. Speaking during her visit at St Benard's Mannya secondary school in Rakai district on Monday, Mrs Museveni noted that a community-based approach to parenting would make children

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