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About Daniel
DANIEL LUTAAYA is a journalist based in Kampala,Central Region, Uganda. He has spent over four years producing, writing and reporting on AFrican politics, diplomacy and conflict across Africa.
He specializes in print, TV and radio stories for an international audience.
English Kirundi Kinyarwanda
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Politics Current Affairs Science & Environment

Kabanda to sue hotel owners for serving unhealthy food

12 Jan 2023  |  news247.co.ug
David Kabanda, a food rights lawyer and executive director of CEFROHT, has expressed his intention to sue hotel owners for serving unhealthy food, particularly criticizing the presence of trans fats, high salt, and sugar in breakfast options. He highlighted the health risks associated with artificial trans fats and refined grains, urging for healthier alternatives. Nutritionist Dr. Kasenene supported Kabanda's claims by pointing out the dangers of refined grains lacking fiber and nutrition.

I watched my roommates die, I thought I was next

19 Oct 2022  |  news247.co.ug
Dr. Colleb Tumuguzu, a frontline doctor treating Ebola patients in Mubende, contracted the virus and survived after a harrowing 19-day battle in isolation. He recounts the symptoms, the lack of PPE, and the emotional toll of watching colleagues die. Despite the ordeal, he expresses gratitude for the medical care received and plans to return to work, highlighting the critical role of healthcare workers and the challenges faced during the outbreak.

We just put you on the bed and wait for you to die

09 Oct 2022  |  news247.co.ug
Mulago Hospital, Uganda's largest public hospital, faces severe understaffing, particularly in its ICU, leading to preventable patient deaths. An anonymous doctor reveals that the ICU operates with only three nurses and one doctor for 28 beds, far below international standards. The situation is exacerbated by a nationwide staffing crisis, with the Uganda Medical Association reporting a 60% staff gap in regional hospitals. The Ministry of Health acknowledges the issue but cites budget constraints, while critics argue that funds for recruitment are often returned unused. The recent Ebola outbreak has further strained healthcare resources.

Under arrest: Bobi Wine detained at Dubai airport, asked about NUP

08 Oct 2022  |  news247.co.ug
NUP president Kyagulanyi Sentamu Robert, also known as Bobi Wine, was detained for 12 hours at Dubai International Airport, where he was interrogated about NUP leadership and his family. He was eventually released and allowed to enter Dubai, where he plans to perform at a charity concert to raise funds for Ugandan migrant workers. Bobi Wine attributes the detention to his planned charity event and remains a vocal critic of the Ugandan government.

Muhoozi Promotion is Actually a Demotion

04 Oct 2022  |  news247.co.ug
Investigative journalist Solomon Serwanjja suggests that the promotion of Muhoozi Kainerugaba to a four-star general by his father, President Yoweri Museveni, is actually a demotion. Muhoozi was removed from commanding the land forces and now serves as a presidential advisor on special operations. This follows his controversial social media activity, including tweets about Uganda's security and foreign affairs, which led to a security alert and a meeting of top generals. His replacement as Commander land forces is Leuitenant Gen Kayanja Muhanga.

Government disowns Muhoozi Tweets on invading Kenya

04 Oct 2022  |  news247.co.ug
Uganda's Ministry of Foreign Affairs disowned tweets by Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the Commander of Land Forces and first son, which suggested invading Kenya. The ministry emphasized that Uganda does not conduct foreign policy via social media and reassured Kenya of their strong bilateral relations. Muhoozi's tweets, which called for the removal of colonial-era borders, sparked significant online debate and criticism from opposition politicians. The ministry reiterated Uganda's commitment to good neighborliness and peaceful co-existence with Kenya.

Armed men in Drone van attack Journalist Remmy Bahati's home

01 Oct 2022  |  news247.co.ug
Armed men in plain clothes driving a drone van attacked journalist Remmy Bahati's home in Fort Portal, kidnapping her brother, cousin, and a visiting friend. Bahati reported the incident on Twitter, stating the men were searching for guns allegedly possessed by her brother. The incident is part of a series of abductions by armed men in similar vans, with NUP president Kyagulanyi Sentamu Robert listing several supporters who have been taken. No security agency has commented on the incident yet.

Youth unemployment is one of the greatest perils facing Uganda as a growing economy, For a country with one of the highest youth populations on the world, this is an impasse. This story is about means to an end and that crucial end being the ideal, "Jobs for all"

President Yoweri Museveni urged Ugandans to heed to his call of value addition in order to positively impact on the economy. This as the president flagged off the first ever consignment of Ugandan made t-shirts to Denmark at the Fine Spinners factory in Kampala.

At the height of the Burundian civil nrest just after the controversial re-election of Presidcent Pierre Nkurunziza and the ensuing human rights problems I went to the man who represents Nkurunziza in my country. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein had earlier warned of a “sharp increase in the use of torture and ill-treatment in Burundi” and voiced concerns about worrying reports of the existence of illegal detention facilities, both in Bujumbura and in the outskirts.

HIV/AIDS has always been a problem in Ugandan society and East Africa as a whole. With over 63,000 deaths each year linked to it, HIV/AIDS is undoubtedly one of Uganda’s leading killers. Most of the deaths stem from lack of access to Anti-Retro viral medication after infection due to fear of stigmatization.

Karamoja in North Eastern Uganda is one of the most volatile regions in the country. The region has left behind the days of gun related violence but still retains a fundamental problem of education. The dictates of society as such that girls are considered a lesser gender and hence quite often denied education. I traveled miles from the country's capital Kampala to Karamoja on a fact finding mission and this is what I gathered.

DanieL Lutaaya iinterviews KCCA FC Captain Denis Okot

Daniel Lutaaya's Interview with African Best Footballer of the year 2016 Denis Onyango on Skype


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