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09/21/2017 07:39 PM
Number of Poor People is Rising - Report
[Observer] More Ugandans have become poorer in the last five years despite the improvement in the size of the economy, an update by audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) says.

09/21/2017 07:30 PM
Students Loan Scheme Picks 1,460 Beneficiaries for 2017/18
[Observer] At least 1,460 students have been awarded government study loans by the Higher Education Students Financing Board (HESFB) to pursue diploma and undergraduate courses.

09/21/2017 07:26 PM
Drama as KCCA Sign Muhammad Shaban
[Monitor] Kampala -It was a soap opera-like unveiling moment that put many stakeholders on tenterhooks as the local transfer window folded yesterday.

09/21/2017 07:20 PM
1,000 Youth to Benefit From Shs18b EU Support
[Monitor] Kampala -The European Union (EU) has extended Euros 4.3 million (about Shs18.4 b) to finance income generating projects for the unemployed young people in Kampala.

09/21/2017 07:20 PM
Wakiso District Loses Shs12b in Illegal Sand Mining Annually
[Monitor] Wakiso -Wakiso District is losing Shs12b annually in unauthorised illegal sand mining, Daily Monitor has established.

09/21/2017 07:19 PM
Gift Ali, Mubiru Turn Police Guns On Proline
[Monitor] Kampala -For seven years Gift "Gigi" Ali was at the forefront of a Proline project that once threatened to change the face of Ugandan football.

09/21/2017 07:18 PM
Govt Should Address Traffic Jam Challenge
[Monitor] The menace of traffic jam, especially in and around the metropolitan Kampala, is reaching unbearable level. Motorists, boda boda riders and even pedestrian are in varying ways bearing the brunt of prolonged hold ups in traffic gridlocks on our roads.

09/21/2017 07:14 PM
Women Murders - Our Security Is Hopeless, but This Society Is Sick
[Monitor] Three days ago, the body of Harriet Nantongo, 38, was found in a bush near Nkumba University. She was a mother of two. A day later, the naked body of 22- year-old Sarah Neliima was found in a bush in Nkumba village. The two women are now part of the statistics of the mysterious killings of women in and around Entebbe. The number of victims now stands at 23. There are other isolated cases reported in different parts of the country.

09/21/2017 07:11 PM
Traffic Jams Eating Into People's Working Hours
[Monitor] Kampala -Majority Ugandans' aspiration immediately they begin earning an income is to buy a car to gain some status in society.

09/21/2017 06:55 PM
Age Limit - the Full Story From in, and Out of Parliament
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The much anticipated motion for MP Raphael Magyezi seeking leave of parliament to introduce a Private Member's Bill to amend the constitution was not even on the Order Paper Thursday afternoon, but that did not diffuse tension that had been building all day.

09/21/2017 06:52 PM
Rwakakamba Switches Sides, Says Museveni Must Go
[Observer] A former aide and avid supporter of President Museveni has said the country could fall apart if parliament amends Article 102(b) and removes the cap on presidential age limit.

09/21/2017 06:52 PM
Age Limit - Police Arrests Scatter Opposition Plans
[Observer] Random arrests of opposition politicians and a show of military strength in Kampala dominated much of yesterday as a tension-packed parliament waited but did not to receive a motion for the deletion of article 102 (b) of the Constitution, which caps the lower and upper age for presidential candidates at 35 to 75 years.

09/21/2017 06:51 PM
Age, Rivalry Brew Inside NRM Caucus
[Observer] On Tuesday, the cabinet wing of the NRM moved to regain the initiative from party MPs who appeared to have upstaged them with their surprise September 12 'consultative meeting' at which a private member's bill to scrap the presidential age limit was given the much-needed nod of approval.

09/21/2017 06:46 PM
EU, Amnesty International Pile Pressure On Govt to Stop Crackdown On Activists
[Monitor] Kampala -Twelve European countries have jointly criticised the excessive use of force by Uganda's security forces to arrest and detain activists opposed to the proposal to lift the presidential age limit.

09/21/2017 06:37 PM
Police Seize Computers, Phones From Staff Before Leaving ActionAid Offices
[Monitor] Kampala -Police on Thursday confiscated laptops and cell phone handsets from a number of ActionAid employees, a day after staging a raid and locking the workers in office.

09/21/2017 06:32 PM
Parliament Needs More Time for Age Limit Debate - Deputy Speaker
[Monitor] The Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, who is presiding over the on-going sitting, says he and Speaker Rebecca Kadaga conferred but decided that they needed more time to understand the two notices of motion and other notices.

09/21/2017 06:27 PM
'Pair of Buttocks' Case Postponed Again
[Monitor] Kampala -The hearing of a case in which Makerere University Research Fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi is accused of calling President Museveni "a pair of buttocks" has flopped for the second time.

09/21/2017 06:05 PM
New Vice Chancellor Vows to End Results Scam At Makerere University
[Observer] Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, the new vice chancellor of Makerere University, kicked off his first full week on the job by working to stop the damaging students' marks falsification scam, a key promise of his campaign.

09/21/2017 05:52 PM
Govt to US - We Are Not Keen on Lectures from Foreign Agents
[Monitor] Kampala -The government on Thursday responded with derision to criticism by the US ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac on arrests of opponents of the proposal to remove the presidential age limit and Wednesday's raid on the offices of two NGOs.

09/20/2017 11:49 PM
Parliament Defers Age Limit Debate
[Monitor] The Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, who is presiding over the on-going sitting of the 10th Parliament, says he and Speaker Rebecca Kadaga conferred but decided they needed more time to understand the two notices of motion and other notices.

09/20/2017 11:48 PM
Eight Unusual Things Happening Ahead of Age Limit Debate
[Monitor] Lawmakers, known for skipping House sittings, flood Parliament hours before Thursday afternoon proceeding.

09/20/2017 11:47 PM
Student Shot Over Anti-Age Limit Protests
[Monitor] A Makerere University student has been shot and several other people arrested over protests against lifting of the age limit.

09/20/2017 11:47 PM
Anti-Age Limit Protesters Want to Burn Buildings - Kayihura
[Monitor] Kampala -The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura said unnamed people were plotting to set Kampala ablaze.

09/20/2017 11:47 PM
Police Block Mabirizi At FDC Offices, Thwart DP Demo
[Monitor] Former Presidential candidate Joseph Mabirizi has been barred from accessing FDC offices. Mr Mabirizi said he had gone to the Najjanankumbi-based offices to visit Dr Kizza Besigye. However, police officers who had sealed off the offices told him to return another day.

09/20/2017 11:46 PM
Police in Bushenyi Block Voters' Demo Against MP Magyezi
[Monitor] Bushenyi -Police on Thursday deployed heavily to guard MP Raphael Magyezi's office in Butare trading centre in Kyamuhunga Town Council, Bushenyi District, amid claims that a civil society group, Uganda Citizens Alliance (UCA), is organising demonstrators to torch it.

09/20/2017 11:25 PM
Museveni Calls On Germany to Boost Somali Forces' Capabilities
[Shabelle] President Museveni has called upon the international community to take more interest in the situation in Somalia, saying although the regional security forces were doing a good job, there was need to develop and strengthen local security forces such as the police and army and for the international community to get involved to put an end to the instability there.

09/20/2017 08:42 PM
Makerere Students Arrested Over Age Limit
[Monitor] Several Makerere university students were on Thursday arrested as police foiled their demonstration against lifting of the presidential age-limit.

09/20/2017 08:42 PM
MPs Blocked From House As Army, Police Enforce Tightened Security Rules
[Monitor] Kampala -Heavily armed Anti-terrorism police, some brandishing machine guns, backed by the military have deployed around Parliament building this Thursday as lawmakers make an early dash to the House ahead of crucial afternoon session.

09/20/2017 08:42 PM
Age Limit - Protesters Burn Coffin in Lira
[Monitor] Lira -Unknown people believed to be against lifting of age limit on Thursday morning burnt a coffin in front of Lira Main market in Lira Town before fleeing the scene.

09/20/2017 08:39 PM
Basena Wants Cranes Job Permanently
[Monitor] Kampala -Hours after his tenure as Uganda Cranes' interim coach was extended, Moses Basena told Daily Monitor that there is no reason why he shouldn't coach the team permanently.