Special Report

Inside the Kanungu Doomsday Cult of Joseph Kibwetere

Summary: A doomsday cult led by Joseph Kibwetere in Uganda resulted in over 1,000 deaths, with many burned alive or buried in mass graves. Investigations suggest Kibwetere died before the 2000 inferno. Despite efforts to arrest the leaders, none have been caught. The cult preyed on vulnerable individuals, including refugees …

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Report: Ugandan pupils are only learning to pass exams

Summary: The Association of School Inspectors found that many Ugandan primary pupils are coached solely for exams, hindering genuine learning. The report highlights low learning levels and excessive focus on exam results, undermining education quality and future workforce readiness. KAMPALA, (Examiner) – According to a recent report by the Association …

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Young Women Living with HIV Call for Media Accountability in HIV Reporting

Summary: Young women and adolescents living with HIV in Uganda are urging unbiased media coverage to combat misinformation and reduce new infections. Concerns were raised about underreporting of significant HIV contributors like rape and delays in investigations. They emphasize the importance of accurate parental education on sexual and reproductive rights. …

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The 2024 census big question

Census questions can be unpleasant and intrusive. The last Uganda census in 2014 had questions like: Does any member of this household own… (Assets; that is a motor vehicle, radio, television, donkey etc.)? What type of toilet does this household mainly use? What was the main source of this household’s …

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Post Bank’s 2023 Profit Surges by 82%

Summary: Post Bank’s 2023 Financial Results reveal impressive growth, with profit after tax soaring by 82%. Strategic measures, including digital transformation and diversified business lines, drove the bank’s success. KAMPALA, (Examiner) – In a morning announcement today, Post Bank unveiled its 2023 Financial Results, showcasing robust growth across all performance …

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Rwanda Marks 30 Years Since Genocide with Pledge Never to Allow Recurrence

Summary: Rwanda’s President Kagame leads commemorations for the 30th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, pledging to prevent its recurrence. International leaders join in remembrance. Despite progress, criticisms linger over human rights and regional conflicts. UNESCO designates genocide memorial sites as world heritage sites. KIGALI (Examiner) – Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, …

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2023 Survey: Kenyans paid more bribes than other years

Summary: A recent survey by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission reveals a spike in bribery incidents among Kenyans in 2023 compared to previous years. The national average bribe increased significantly, with passport services being the most common target. Certain counties and public institutions are particularly prone to bribery, indicating widespread …

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UN warns of conflict near Sudan aid hub

Summary: The United Nations expresses deep concern over escalating fighting near Sudan’s former safe haven of Wad Madani, where the population has surged to over 700,000, urging an immediate ceasefire as the conflict jeopardizes aid distribution to a third of the state’s population. The United Nations raised the alarm on …

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