Practitioners urged to embrace GIS technology
Experts have urged estate surveyors and valuers to embrace the Geographic Information System (GIS) for easy access to locations and features of properties. A professor of Geography at the Kampala International University, Uganda, Seyi Fabiyi, and a GIS expert, Mr. David Afolayan, gave the advice during a boot camp organised by GIS Konsult, Ibadan, where…
37 die in violent start to Uganda's election season
At least thirty-seven people died in violent clashes between Ugandan security forces and supporters of opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine this week, marking a particularly violent start to the country's election season.
Nigeria joins continental committee to harmonise standards
Nigeria, through the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has been elected into the Standards Management Committee (SMC) of the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO). In a keenly-contested election involving 13 member states, Nigeria came first with 27 votes. Other member states elected into the SMC were Kenya with 19 votes, Burkina-Faso, South Africa, Uganda, and…
Uganda police hunt 200 escaped inmates after jailbreak
A manhunt is underway in Uganda after 200 inmates overpowered their guards and escaped with weapons in a blaze of gunfire that left four people dead, a prison spokesman said Thursday.
Uganda starts mass testing lawmakers for COVID-19
Uganda on Thursday began the mass testing of its 426 legislators and their staff for the new coronavirus, a parliamentary spokeswoman said.
172 Nigerians evacuated from Uganda, Kenya arrive in Abuja
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) says 172 Nigerian evacuated from Uganda and Kenya arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 10:20 am local time on Wednesday.
Ugandans In Coronavirus Isolation Centres Engage In Sex With Each Other
The Ugandan Ministry of Health has disclosed that some people placed under quarantine at the coronavirus isolation centres are having sex with each other. During an interview with Uganda's Radio One, the country's Permanent Secretary of the Uganda Ministry of Health, Diana Atwine expressed her worry over the "dangerous" practise which undermines the government’s efforts…
Uganda police shoot 2 for violating movement ban
Ugandan police said on Friday that two men were in the hospital after being shot for violating restrictions on transport in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.