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  • Media Work does not deprive one of Citizenship, Journalists told

    Dr. Peter Mwesige, a senior journalist trainer has said journalists are free to subscribe to a political party so long as they remain accountable to the citizens that they serve. While responding to questions raised by journalists from northern Uganda during a training organized by African Center for Media Excellence (ACME) on election reporting in […]

  • 33 year old man arrested for defiling a 15 year old baby sitter

    33 year old man arrested for defiling a 15 year old baby sitter

    Mr Otim Patrick Ocaya, a 33 year old resident of Tegwana parish in Pece division, Gulu Municipality was last Sunday (26th /7/2015) arrested by police for allegedly defiling his 15 year old baby sitter girl. Mr James Asubu, the officer in charge of crime at Gulu Central Police station confirmed that Otim was arrested when […]

  • Museveni attacks Olanya for hindering development in Amuru

    President Yoweri Museveni has criticized Kilak County Member of Parliament, Mr Gilbert Olanya, of hindering and sabotaging government’s developmental plans in Amuru district. Mr Olanya has been at the fore front of opposing plans by the government to establish a sugar factory in Amuru District and the recent allegations are that he mobilized women in Apaa […]

  • Gulu Farmers’ Group to Process Cassava

    Local farmers’ groups in Gulu are optimistic that they will finally be able to add value to cassava in a bid to attract better market prices. Cassava is perceived as a reserve crop for the poor and many have ignored the need to add value to it. On the local market, a bag of fresh […]

  • Africa must leave the ICC

    It has taken Africa just over a decade to conclude that the International Criminal Court (ICC), established in 2002 by the Rome Statute, is simply unfit for purpose. That certainly is the conclusion of the South African government following the recent African Union summit in Johannesburg. The institution African countries signed up for post 1998, […]

  • Without electoral reforms, 2016 is meaningless.

    The news that the NRM dominated Parliament has rejected all the seventeen (17) proposals, containing the core areas recommended for electoral reforms, leaves this country in an unstable state. It also offers no credibility to the current Electoral Commission, and does not guarantee that the 2016 general elections will be free or fair elections.  Without dialogue […]

  • Gulu Opium Farmer Accuses Police of Killing Business

    There was drama on Monday at Gulu Central Police Station after a suspected drug dealer accused police of interfering with his business. Mr Albert Omona, 51, a resident of Laroo- Pageya in Bungatira Sub County, Aswa County said he is not happy with the police for arresting him and impounding his marijuana worth Shs1 Million. […]

  • Culture, Poverty Blamed for Child Marriage in Northern Uganda

    Children in Northern Uganda have blamed the current high rate of children marriages on negative cultural practices and poverty in families. According to a recent UN child agency Unicef report, the prevalence of child marriages is highest in Northern Uganda at 59%, followed by Western region (58%), Eastern region (52%), East central (52%), West Nile […]

  • Journalist Killed in Gulu

    Journalists in Northern Uganda were last week gripped by the gruesome murder of one of their own. The female journalist working with Favor Fm in Gulu was on Monday evening found dead in her house in Kolo quarters, Layibi division in Gulu district. Ms Scovia Anena who was six months pregnant worked as a freelance […]

  • Amuru MPs to Visit Dominic Ongwen at ICC

    Legislators from Amuru District have revealed plans to visit the indicted senior commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA, Mr Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court (ICC) detention facilities in The Netherlands. The visit comes following a request made to the ICC by Mr Ogwen’s family members who earlier demanded that he first undergoes […]

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