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05/29/2017 06:56 PM
Trust Fund Opened for Ssemwanga's Children
[Monitor] The highlight of fallen businessman Ivan Ssemwanga's vigil on Sunday night at his Muyenga home was the setting up of a development trust fund to cater for his three sons.

05/29/2017 06:26 PM
Lethal Virus Attacks Tilapia Fish
[Observer] A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world's most popular fish for human consumption, according to an alert issued by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

05/29/2017 06:23 PM
How Teso Became 'National Headquarters of Hunger'
[Observer] On Wednesday, May 24, The Observer published a story showing the extent of the devastation that hunger has caused in the Teso sub-region. In this second part of our series on hunger in Teso, EDRIS KIGGUNDU traces how the sub-region became food insecure and points out some of the solutions to the crisis.

05/29/2017 06:19 PM
Speaker Kadaga Orders Probe Into Missing Shs150 Billion for Drugs
[Monitor] Parliament -Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has instructed the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises to investigate the mysterious disappearance of Shs150b meant for buying medicines.

05/29/2017 05:45 PM
Uganda's Pledge to Pay South Sudan Debt Owed to Suppliers Faces Hurdles
[East African] Despite a government promise to pay about $41 million's worth of debt to Ugandan suppliers on behalf of South Sudan, Kampala has to navigate a number of hurdles before any payment can be made.

05/29/2017 05:33 PM
Kenya Denies Ugandan Pilot Work Permit
[Observer] A young and promising Ugandan pilot working in Kenya is on the verge of losing his job since the aviation authorities are declining to endorse his employment.

05/29/2017 05:07 PM
Crime Is Now the Lifeline for the Failure of Politics
[Monitor] Last week I had a very humorous and insightful encounter with a retired American journalist. It all started when he wanted to understand all the hullaballoo regarding the SIM card registration using details from the National Identity Card. I took him through from the death of AIGP Felix Kaweesi and the issues regarding crime.

05/29/2017 05:05 PM
Are Schools Exploiting Parents With Their Back-to-School Lists?
[Monitor] Victoria Najjulu was forced to transfer her daughter to a different school before she completed Senior Four due to what she referred to as 'weird' requirements that the school was asking the students to bring.

05/29/2017 05:00 PM
Panic As Army Pulls Out of Karamoja
[Monitor] Karamoja -A decision by the Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF) to withdraw 2,700 soldiers from Karamoja sub-region, has thrown the regional leadership and the communities into panic for fear that acts of insecurity might crop up again.

05/29/2017 04:59 PM
Twenty Years of Writing and Murdering the English Language
[Monitor] Dear Tingasiga.

05/29/2017 04:57 PM
Politicians, Technocrats Fight Over Source of Nile Funding
[Monitor] Jinja -Disagreements have cropped up among Jinja Central Division and municipality political and technical wings over the source of funding for the Shs50m meant for the beautification of Source of the Nile tourist site.

05/29/2017 12:34 AM
Four Policemen Remanded Over Torture of Kamwenge Mayor
[Monitor] Kampala -Four policemen have been arraigned in court and charged in connection with the alleged torture of Kamwenge mayor Mr Godfrey Byamukama a few weeks ago.

05/29/2017 12:11 AM
Police General Kayihura Orders Probe Into Six Commanders
[Monitor] Kampala -The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has ordered police's Professional Standards Unit (PSU) to investigate six police commanders for alleged misconduct.

05/29/2017 12:03 AM
Police General Kayihura Slams Security Firms Over Negligence
[Monitor] Gulu -The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen Kale Kayihura, has threatened to de-license errant private security firms and prosecute security guards that will not coordinate with police in averting crimes and apprehending criminals.

05/28/2017 11:38 PM
Govt Officials, Senior Security Personnel Involved in Land Grabbing, Says Nantaba
[Monitor] Byenkya -Investigations. Minister of State for ICT and National Guidance Idah Nantaba on Thursday testified before the commission of inquiry into land matters. Court of Appeal Judge Catherine Bamugemereire heads the seven- member panel sitting at the National Records and Archiving Centre in Kampala. The commission's lead counsel, Mr Ebert Byenkya interviewed Ms Nantaba, a former State minister for Lands. Ephraim Kasozi and Jalira Namyalo bring you the proceedings of the testimony.

05/28/2017 11:29 PM
Rwenzururu King Mumbere Says I Am Still a Prisoner
[Monitor] Jinja -The Rwenzururu King, Charles Wesley Mumbere, has said he is currently under house arrest despite having been released on bail by Jinja High Court.

05/28/2017 11:27 PM
Bobi Wine, Kayihura Sued Ahead of Kyadondo East By-Election
[Monitor] Kampala -One of the contestants in the Kyadondo East constituency by-elections has sued fellow aspirant and singer Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu a.k.a Bobi Wine and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen Kale Kayihura.

05/28/2017 11:24 PM
Prepare Your Children for Hard Economic Times
[Observer] The economic situation in Uganda is becoming tougher day by day. In the first quarter of the year, the country was affected by drought that left many regions overwhelmed by famine.

05/28/2017 11:24 PM
Security Forces Must Account for Kasese Killings - Activists
[Observer] A coalition of 40 organisations has appealed to the Ugandan government to facilitate independent and transparent investigations into the November 2016 Kasese clashes that led to the death of more than 150 people.

05/28/2017 11:16 PM
Of Nalufenya Tortures and How to Cook a Live Frog
[Monitor] On Wednesday October 24, 2012, during the burial of DP stalwart Tiberio Okeny Atwoma, President Museveni for the first time uttered an apology for the atrocities his army committed against the people of northern Uganda.

05/28/2017 10:31 PM
Why Do Regimes Love to Torture?
[Citizen] Governments and times change in Uganda, but the one thing all of them have had in common is the appalling reliance on primitive torture of suspects. You can trace this in varying forms from British colonial rule to the NRM regime today. Why is this so?

05/28/2017 10:26 PM
Boda Boda Is Formal English Word, Now Let Us Formalise the Actual Ride
[Monitor] Boda boda -- "a type of motorcycle or bicycle with a space for a passenger or for carrying goods, often used as a taxi" -- is now a word in the English language. That is supposed to be a big deal because the Oxford English Dictionary, "[t]he definitive record of the English language", has said so.

05/28/2017 10:09 PM
Museveni Again Blasts Police As Thieves, Warns of Sacking
[Monitor] Kitgum -President Museveni has once more torn into the reputation of Uganda Police Force and accused them of being irredeemably corrupt and promoting crime in the country.

05/28/2017 09:59 PM
'Education Sector Already Tackling 75 Per Cent of NRM Manifesto'
[Observer] May 12, 2017 marked one year since President Museveni assumed his seat to implement the NRM manifesto for 2016-2021.

05/28/2017 09:56 PM
Micho Rules Injured Odongkara Out of Cranes Tie Against Cape Verde
[Observer] Uganda Cranes second choice goalkeeper Robert Odongkara will miss the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier on June 10 away to Cape Verde.

05/28/2017 09:54 PM
Makerere Holds Onto Hundreds of Transcripts
[Observer] Shaken and its public trust damaged by a students' marks alteration scandal last year, Makerere University is still holding onto hundreds of students' transcripts three months after its 67th graduation ceremony.

05/28/2017 09:52 PM
Uganda Gears Up for Oil Local Content Participation
[Observer] St. Simon Peter's Vocational Training center in Hoima district has become the latest point of attraction as a number of youth train in oil and gas related activities ahead of the country's plans of being an oil producer.

05/28/2017 09:51 PM
Govt Cannot Legislate Against Emerging Fellowships
[Observer] There are three groups that have been involved in a simmering battle to control the growing evangelical church movement in Uganda.

05/28/2017 09:50 PM
South Africa's Zuma Praises Uganda's Natural Beauty
[Observer] South African president Jacob Zuma has spoken glowingly about Uganda's sprawling scenic beauty, and urged President Yoweri Meseveni to return Lake Victoria to its original name to attract more tourists.

05/28/2017 08:49 PM
How Tanzania, Uganda Plan to Finance Pipeline
[Citizen] Kampala -Uganda, Tanzania and joint venture (JV) partners Tullow Oil Uganda, Total E&P and Cnooc will be turning to international lenders to raise 70 per cent of $3.5 billion (Sh7.7 trillion) capital expenditure for construction of the proposed crude oil export pipeline from Hoima to Tanga.