• Intern doctors vote to lay down their tools

    Intern doctors across government facilities vote to lay down their tools and withdraw emergency services in response to threats from the ministry of health to have them suspended. Last week, health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, and the permanent secretary Dr Diana Atwine directed Resident District Commissioners to make daily

  • Doctors to resume talks with govt

    Doctors are set to resume negotiations with the government to resolve the current stalemate that has led to industrial action which has paralyzed the health sector.The doctor’s strike has entered a second week as they demand government to improve their remuneration, provide medical supplies and equipment in hospitals and disband

  • Sugarcane farmers in Busoga call off strike

    Sugar factories in Busoga region finally bow to pressure by sugarcane farmers and suppliers, resolving to review the current prices of sugarcane. Last week, Kakira sugar factory released a circular indicating that the prices for sugar cane per ton was reduced from 175,000/= to 156,000/=. This didn’t go down well

  • Report implicates state operatives in violation of rights

    A new report has pinned state agencies including the police, the army, Resident District commissioners and intelligence agencies as the lead violators of the rights of human rights defenders. The report shows that a number of Ugandans and organizations who have come out to fight for rights of the marginalized