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State of the Nation Address set for tomorrow

The State of the Nation address that was earlier scheduled for today will take place tomorrow at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The State of the Nation Address is held at the annual opening of a new session of Parliament, with the President’s speech focusing on the current political and socio-economic state of the nation. However, …

New Ministers take office today

New ministerial appointees are expected to be sworn in today. The 71 ministers were vetted and approved by the Appointments committee of Parliament last week. They will take their oaths at State House, Entebbe. Four out of the 75 ministers vetted are reportedly not on the confirmed list of ministers to be sworn in. Among …

One dies at Namugongo

One person has died at Namugongo shrines, where thousands gathered for prayers in remembrance of the Uganda Martyrs today. The deceased has been identified as Mubarak Mwanje from Iganga district.   According to the Police Commander Kampala Metropolitan Region Grace Turyagumanawe, the deceased was sick and on medication. He is said to have died in …

Uganda celebrates Martyrs’ Day

Thousands of Christians have thronged the Namugongo Shrines in Kampala in remembrance of the Uganda Martyrs who were murdered over their faith. The 45 Catholics and Anglicans were killed on the orders King Mwanga II between 1885 and 1887. Christians have come in from different countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo and Malawi. …

Shadow Cabinet Announced

The Opposition has finally announced its shadow cabinet, with new, young Members of Parliament featuring prominently. The new cabinet was today announced by the Leader of Opposition Nandala Mafabi at the FDC Headquarters. MP Abdu Katuntu is the Shadow Attorney General while Tororo county MP Geofrey Ekanya will shadow the Finance Minister. Beatrice Anywar now …