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Pastor Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Sodomizing Pupils In Uganda

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The International Crimes Division of the High Court (ICD) Uganda on Friday, October 8, sentenced a pastor to life imprisonment after he was convicted...

Buhari Arrives Ethiopia For Abiy Ahmed’s Inauguration (Photos)

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President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, for the inauguration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The president and his entourage were received by...

Uganda Offers To Take In Refugees From Afghanistan

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Uganda said on Tuesday it was considering a US request to take in refugees from Afghanistan, where tens of thousands of people are trying to...

Nigeria Among Highest IDA Borrowers, Says World Bank

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The World Bank has stated that Nigeria is among the top 10 International Development Association borrowers. The bank stated in clarification to PUNCH story which...

Social Media Platforms Restricted In Zambia Amidst Ongoing Elections

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Several users from Zambia have taken to Twitter informing the general public that WhatsApp has been restricted in the country amidst ongoing general elections...

With N4.8trn Debt, Nigeria Is 5th On World Bank’s Borrowers’ List

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Nigeria, having borrowed $11.7 billion (about N4.816 trillion) is the fifth highest borrower from the World Bank Group and among the 10 highest debt...

UAE Relaxes Travel Restrictions For Nigerians

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The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced that it was relaxing restrictions for inbound passengers from six countries, including Nigeria. The country’s National Emergency and...

WHO: Africa In The Midst Of Full Blown Third Wave Of...

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Africa is seeing a surge in Covid-19 cases mainly triggered by new variants of the virus and slow vaccination rates, the World Health Organisation...

Ugandan president, Museveni Sworn In For New Term

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Uganda’s incumbent President Yoweri Museveni was sworn in on Wednesday to serve for the sixth five-year term in office. Chief Justice, Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo swore...

Nigerian Man Swallows N360m Worth Of Cocaine For N750,000 Reward

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) intercepted a suspected drug trafficker, Chigbogu Obiora, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos. Director, Media...

Each Ugandan now owes Shs1.5m as national debt hits Shs65t

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Uganda’s total public debt has hit a record Shs65.82 trillion as of December 2020, up from Shs49 trillion in 2019, with a Shs16.82 trillion...

Dear America, We’ll Treat Your Sanctions Like A Fart In The...

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Dear Secretary Blinken, I write on behalf of myself and other government officials your good-for-nothing nation slapped some irrelevant sanctions on last week. I write...

If Rugunda Retires, Appoint Wenger As Prime Minister

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Prime Minister “Ndugu” Ruhakana Rugunda was recently rumoured to be quitting his job as Leader of Government Business. Although this rumour was quickly squelched...

10 Ugandan Scientists Who Developed Anti-Tick Vaccine

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A team of scientists from Makerere University who developed the anti-tick vaccine called ticvac-u  have been  unveiled. Dr Margaret Saimo-Kahwa, the lead developer of the...

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 19...

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African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,288,950) deaths (79782), and recoveries (2,721,185) by region: Central (82,523 cases; 1,556 deaths; 71,272 recoveries): Burundi (1,245; 2;...

Eastern Africa To Get 39m Covid Vaccine Doses From AU

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The vaccines will be allocated on the continental platform the AU set up last year to make it easier for Africa’s 54 countries to...

Will Stolen African Artefacts Ever Find Their Way Back Home?

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It is estimated that between 80 and 90 per cent of sub-Saharan Africa’s ancient cultural heritage is held outside the continent as a...

Key Things To Know About Uganda, The ‘Pearl Of Africa’

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President Yoweri Museveni, who took power at the head of a rebel army in 1986, has tried to position himself as something of...

Uganda Orders Internet Shutdown Hours Before Election

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The Ugandan government, through its communications agency, on Wednesday ordered service providers to halt internet access just hours before voting was to begin. The move...

Coronavirus: African Union Member States Reporting COVID-19 Cases As Of 19...

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African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (2,469,101) deaths (58,313), and recoveries (2,083,189) by region: Central (70,035 cases; 1,243 deaths; 64,147 recoveries): Burundi (751; 1;...