Netball league returns with NIC scripting same old story

When the league started, some teams claimed that they were not ready and ended up having their games pushed to later dates. With the national netball team, the She Cranes, heading to Namibia for the Pent Series and Africa Netball Championships last week, the league was halted to allow players…

Vipers clash offers Mukwala chance to prove his growth

The senior national team has been another difficult hunting ground for the former Kibuli SS striker. Few players in the Startimes Uganda Premier League can point to an upward trajectory both statistically and in terms of performances over the last two seasons. Steven Mukwala is one of such players and…

Mak suffers setback in fight for Katanga land

Court has ruled that the arguments advanced by Makerere University are speculative and doubtful. Court has dismissed with costs an application by Makerere University seeking to evict more than 50,000 occupants of land in Katanga, a Kampala suburb. Makerere University lawyers had asked the court to issue restraining orders against…

Kassanda in drive to protect girls against sexual abuse

According to the district health department, high cases of teenage pregnancies were recorded in Kalwana, Bukuya, Myanzi, Nalutuntu and Kassanda sub-counties. Leaders in Kassanda District have embarked on a campaign to give girls skills to earn a living to protect them from sexual abuse. Ms Phoebe Namulindwa, the Resident District…

South African scientists detect new Covid ‘super-variant’

The announcement was made today in a virtual briefing by leading South African scientists, who have become alarmed at the rapid spread of the new ‘super variant’, designated B.1.1.529, mainly in the greater Johannesburg region in the last week. South African scientists sequencing the genetic profile of Covid-19 have detected…

King Oyo mobilises for mass vaccination against Covid-19

King Oyo also supplied health facilities in the entire Kingdom with oxygen cylinders to support patients in critical condition. The King of Tooro Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukiidi IV has called on all the people in the entire kingdom to embrace Covid-19 vaccination. King Oyo said Uganda is still battling…

Lawyers ask husbands to pay wives monthly salary

The lawyers argued that pandemic-induced restrictions and job losses disproportionately affected women in Uganda and worsened their poverty situation. Working class husbands must pay their stay-at-home wives a monthly salary, a group of feminist lawyers from three of six East African Community (EAC) member states have said. In a hybrid…

Thabo Mbeki: How I Worked Against Obasanjo’s Third Term

Further revelations on the failed third term bid of former President Olusegun Obasanjo have been revealed. Former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, has disclosed how he and Abdulsalami Abubakar, former Head of State of Nigeria, worked against the ill-fated ambition. Obasanjo has repeatedly denied he was involved in the…

Swimmers ready for dip after 20 months

Swimming. About 20 clubs and more than 200 swimmers will particpate in this weekend’s National Championships having been postponed thrice due to Covid-19 induced lockdown. For the first time in 20 months, local clubs will tussle for supremacy in the Uganda Swimming Federation (USF) National Championships at Greenhill Academy –…