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President Museveni and the First Lady Flag-off Team Uganda for Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, MaamaJanet Museveni have today flagged-off Team Uganda ahead of the Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024 in France. The games will run from 26 July to 11 August 2024. During the flagging-off ceremony at State House, Entebbe, President Museveni revealed that he was happy that many young people are...

Countries Challenged to Protect Pedestrians Amidst Rise in Road Crashes in Africa

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By Catherine Nambi For 27 years Bright Oywaya- has been living with the effects of a road crash caused by a reckless driver on one of the Kenyan roads." When a road crash happens, it affects the entire family, I am still paying for that one thing 27 years later. The Social, economic, health and family burden is enormous" laments...

President Museveni Signs 19 Bills into Law

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The President of the Republic of Uganda, His Excellency, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has signed 19 Bills into law.  The President assented to the Bills on Monday, 15th July, 2024 at State Lodge, Nakasero. Below I the copy of the official statement PPU-PRESIDENT-MUSEVENI-SIGNS-19-BILLS-INTO-LAWDownload

Diana Museveni Named New Patron of Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

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Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Conservation Trust has unveiled Diana Museveni as the new patron of Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary, replacing First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni, who has led the sanctuary since its initiation. This announcement was made during the commemoration of World Chimpanzee Day, where Diana Museveni expressed her total commitment to working with the leadership of Ngamba Island...

How Donald Trump Survived Shooting

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The FBI has identified the man who shot at Donald Trump during a campaign rally as Thomas Matthew Crooks. Crooks allegedly opened fire while the former US president was addressing a crowd in Butler, Pennsylvania, leaving one audience member dead and two others seriously injured. The 20-year-old kitchen worker was shot dead at the scene by a Secret Service...

UPDF Major Patrick Opio Awany Laid to Rest Amidst Tributes for His Service and Sacrifice

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Major Patrick Opio Awany of the UPDF, who recently died in an Al-Shabaab terror attack in Somalia, has been laid to rest in Tangi village, Purongo Sub County, Nwoya district. Maj. Opio, the younger brother of NRM Secretary General Rt. Hon. Richard Todwong and Reserve Forces Commander Lt. Gen. Charles Otema Awanyi, was serving in the African Transmission Mission in...

President Museveni Urges Public Service Leaders to Spearhead Socio-Economic Transformation Through Wealth Creation as Retreat Comes to an End

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has called upon all the Public service leaders to be change agents and leaders of socio-economic transformation through wealth creation in the country. “That's why I wanted all of you to be here so that we can speak the same language, homestead income with “ekibaro” (calculation), the rest will be easy,” he said. The President made the...

“Irresponsible Media Coverage is Dangerous to the Country ,” Says Museveni

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has expressed concern over the impact of irresponsible media coverage on Uganda's development and reputation. The President made the remarks while meeting a group of government communicators at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi on July 11, 2024. The group was led by Mr. Odrek Rwabwogo, the Chairperson of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Exports and Industrial Development (PACEID). The President...

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Non-Aligned Movement Resolution on Enhancing International Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights

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On July 10th 2024, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution entitled: Enhancing International Cooperation in the field of Human Rights.  The resolution was presented to the Council by Uganda on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement, which followed weeks of informal and formal consultations held with delegations.  The EU called for a vote and said its members in the Council...

UNOC Addresses Concerns Over First Petroleum Shipment and Ensures Supply Security

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Recent media reports have raised concerns about the Uganda National Oil Company Limited's (UNOC) first shipment of petroleum products, which attracted a bond fee from the Kenya Ports Authority, and allegations of under-declaration. UNOC clarified that petroleum imports through Kenya are managed by the Supply Planning and Vessel Scheduling Committees, overseen by Kenya's Ministry of Energy and Petroleum. At...