About 4.8 million of these are categorized as high priority, and they include health workers, teachers, students aged 18 and above, and security personnel.
Security forces have cordoned off the police station where Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya are being questioned.
The number of Ugandans in Afghanistan is unknown.
The government has set aside 560 billion shillings to procure Covid-19 vaccines and inoculate about half of the East African nation’s population, Kasaija said in an emailed statement earlier.
About half a million people living in urban areas will benefit from the 53.7bn Ugandan shillings ($15m; ) set aside for the exercise.
The government distributed mosquito nets, drinking water and soap to roughly 600 vendors suddenly faced with a six-week stretch away from home, confined to the cramped quarters of the marketplace.
General Katumba Wamala the Minister of Works and Transport was wounded and his daughter and driver were killed in the attack.
Olympics Minister Tamayo Marukawa told a news conference that the person who arrived on Saturday had been found to have the highly infectious Delta variant and that an analysis was also being conducted on the second confirmed case, NHK…
Covid patients have more than doubled at Ugandan health facilities since the end of May to 920 and the country’s test positivity rate is 17.1%, according to the ministry.
Tony Glencross, and Tabu Butagira, the managing director and editorial chief of Daily Monitor newspaper have been called to record statements, the Kampala-based paper said on its wire.
Mulago National Referral Hospital and other facilities across the country are currently packed, and positivity rate has jumped from 1.5 per cent in April to 7.8 per cent as of yesterday.
Uganda’s government faced a barrage of criticisms from international human rights organizations and donor governments over the electoral process and abductions of opposition supporters.
Ntagali who committed adultery with the wife of a priest, Judith Tukamuhabwa, publicly confessed before Anglican bishops, selected priests, and faithful who gathered at Namirembe Cathedral.
The U.N. court, known as the World Court, is holding hearings this week in the long-running dispute between Congo and Uganda over damages caused from 1998-2003.
Pop star and Senegalese-American businessman Akon is expected to Uganda, where he will meet the country's veteran leader Yoweri Museveni, officials confirmed. Akon, real name Aliaune Damala Badara Thiam is set to arrive to arrive in…
The riders who operate in areas around Mutukula town council in Kyotera district say they are able to save Shs 570 per every litre if they fuel from Tanzania.
The suspects took the security team to a location where three heads of lions were found hidden in a tree and the fourth one was buried with 15 legs under the same tree,” UWA said in a statement.
In November 2020, security shot and killed about 60 people as they protested the arrest of Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi
Officials from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), a Uganda Police investigations unit say the victim only identified as Malisa lost the money in a fake dollar scam involving four fraudsters.
DGF is funding more than 70 organizations in Uganda which collectively employ more than 10,000 people.
Museveni said that he was never consulted on the establishment of the fund with cash reserves of up to £100 million
Dominic Ongwen, 45, was found guilty of 61 charges over a reign of terror in the early 2000s, including the first conviction by the ICC for the crime of forced pregnancy.
The police said they were investigating all reports of disappearances. They have previously said they arrested nearly 600 people in connection with the November unrest, and accused protesters of rioting and looting.
The 100 per cent voter turnout at so many polling stations is nearly miraculous as the voters register is updated a year before elections
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has chastised Africans for always living under what he called a 'slave mentality' and a dependency syndrome
Police swooped in at dawn at the offices of Wine’s National Unity Platform, diverted traffic, and stopped people from entering, party spokesman Joel Ssenyonyi said.
Ambassador Natalie Brown, said that the electoral commission had been adamant to issue the mission observers with the necessary documents to monitor the elections
"They used fake and duplicate accounts to manage pages, comment on other people's content, impersonate users, re-share posts in groups to make them appear more popular that they were."
Military personnel have been deployed across the capital Kampala to reinforce the police with columns of soldiers patrolling suburbs amid fears the presidential and legislative elections on Jan. 14.
Wine's energy, music and humble origins have struck a chord with Uganda's many young people.
Bobi Wine, and his team were arrested on Wednesday on the Lake Victoria Island district of Kalangala by military operatives sparking protests at the site about 80 km (50 miles) southeast of Kampala.
Museveni, 76, is vying against 10 challengers, including a former army commander and an ex-security minister.
They had more than 59 million views and 300,000 subscribers as of December 15, when URN analyzed YouTube stats of the said channels.
Uganda is one of the countries that were expected to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030
"When they thought no one was watching, the police and military shot the tyres of my car and directly into our windscreen"
Sporadic protests erupted in various parts of the city and other regions all over the country following the arrest of National Unity Platform (NUP) party presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
"It is Museveni who is supposed to be in this dock for killing innocent citizens," Wine said.
A journalist who covered the protests says he had seen troops firing automatic rifles.
This is because President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in office since 1986, has increased his control over the electoral sphere and perfected his strategies for winning elections – of which Wine’s repeated arrests are a part.
The recommendations included reforms to make the poll body more independent, elimination of excessive use of force by the armed forces and more transparency in tallying.
The 76-year-old, who is Africa's third-longest ruling head of state, is due to face Bobi Wine, a pop star turned opposition politician, in a February vote.
The 24-year-old athlete this year alone broke the 5,000m and 10,000m world records.
Since entry into Uganda's oil fields, the relationship between Tullow Oil Plc and Uganda Revenue Authority has been characterized of unending dispute over taxes.
The project was a resolution of a bilateral agreement between the two presidents – Felix Tshisekedi of the DRC and Yoweri Museveni and a sign of warm relations between the countries.
Telecoms MTN and Airtel, which control at least more than 90 per cent of the mobile money market and Stanbic Bank are thought to be the biggest victims according to local media.
About 219 Prisoners overpowered their guards at the facility in the remote, semi-arid northeastern Moroto region and escaped with 15 guns on September 19, 2020.
Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Dr. Diana Atwine said the research team is in advanced stages of vaccine development and they are set to conduct human trials in November 2020.
The health ministry blames the rise in infections on the public’s complacency to social distancing and wearing of masks.
It is the second time Rukirabashaija, a government critic has been arrested this year. Rukirabashaija was taken into custody in April over a fiction book titled "The Greedy Barbarian."
The inmates escaped late on Wednesday from a jail in Karamoja, a remote, semi-arid northeastern region, said the spokeswoman, Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso.
Local media in Uganda reports that the China International Water & Electric Corporation (CWE) and Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) are accusing each other of contract violations.
Authorities will allow final-year students to return and ultimately enroll for internships at health facilities, as the term of the current pool of trainees expires.
A community leader was later quoted by Reuters News as saying that at least five civilians were killed by the ADF rebels on Friday soon after their confrontation of the military.
Museveni said some citizens and politicians are continuing to violate preventive measures and operating procedures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The ruling National Resistance Movement has cleared Museveni, who is one of the longest-serving rulers in Africa, as its candidate for the February polls.
The judgement, nine years after the case was filed, is being celebrated as granting maternal healthcare a place in Uganda’s constitution.
The general unveiled his promise for "a renewed Uganda" under the slogan "Kisoboka" meaning "it is possible", along with a song:
Opposition leaders accuse the government of using the pandemic as an excuse to restrict political gatherings and arrest opponents, charges the government denies.
Cross border trade and travel is centred on the town of Mutukula, but people also use unregulated roads, which makes the movement of goods and people between both countries hard to monitor.
“We are relieved that Rafiki has received justice,” UWA Executive Director Sam Mwandha said in the statement. “This should serve as an example to other people who kill wildlife.”
The Media Challenge Initiative, a youth-driven nonprofit based in Kampala said Tuesday that it has partnered with UNESCO and Africa Check to "create a new army of fact-checkers able to expose false claims" through capacity building.
Bobi Wine said Wednesday that he realized that his "People Power" pressure group would not be registered as a political party in the Museveni regime.
Satirical Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, 32, said he was arrested in April and allegedly tortured over his novel “The Greedy Barbarian”.
Nyanzi and two others were arrested while holding a demonstration with placards that had inscriptions calling for the lifting of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The baby boy, belonging to one of the rangers was reportedly playing in the yard when the "hungry" animal which "could have been looking for food" struck.
Police said he locked himself in a room at the station and set himself ablaze using petrol concealed in a water bottle and match sticks.
Rwenzori now produces around 5% of Uganda’s annual output, and the beans are mostly substandard.
On Friday, the Ministry of Health announced that coronavirus cases in the country have jumped to 557 after 35 more people had tested positive on Thursday.
The complaints follow revelations on Sunday that seven health workers including two doctors and two nurses had contracted the virus.
The International Monetary Fund said last month that Uganda’s tourism earnings were expected to fall 54% in the 2019/20 (July-June) fiscal year, and decline 52% in the next year.
The infected workers include three nurses, two doctors and two senior-level staff, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Health on Sunday evening.
Last month, Museveni critic, singer-cum-opposition bigwig Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine had offered to fly in about 300 Ugandans stuck in China