The newspaper is published by the New Vision Group, which publishes the New Vision, Uganda's leading English daily newspaper. The publisher also circulates other dailies and weeklies in Ugandan languages, including: (a) Orumuri in Runyakitara (b) Etop in Ateso and Rupiny in Lwo. Bukedde is available in print form and on the Internet.
The newspaper was founded in 1994. It is the only newspaper in Uganda that publishes a dedicated section about the Kabaka of Buganda. The name Bukedde, translates loosely into English as Morning Has Come.