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03/18/2018 04:07 AM
Museveni Listens to God - Former Security Minister
[Monitor] Former Security Minister in Milton Obote 's government, Mr Chris Rwakasisi has said that President Yoweri Museveni saved him from the hangman in Luzira Prison is because the latter does what God tells him to do.

03/17/2018 04:20 AM
Tale of Ugandan Who Survived Rwanda Genocide
[Monitor] This April will mark 24 years since the genocide against the Tutsi happened in Rwanda.

03/16/2018 09:10 PM
Government Acquires Machine to Manage Blood, Complex Ailments
[Monitor] Government through the Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) has acquired a new blood separation machine for better blood management and research.

03/15/2018 11:32 PM
Vaz Pinto Plots Saint George Survival in Kampala
[CAF] Ethiopian flag bearers, Saint George, face a daunting task when they tackle Ugandan giants Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) in the return leg slated for Saturday, 17 March 2018 in Kampala. The two sides settled for a barren draw in the first leg last week in Addis Ababa.

03/15/2018 10:29 PM
The Other News Round-Up - a Little Streamlining
[Daily Maverick] Each week, Daily Maverick brings you some of the world's harder-to-believe stories. This week: when your wife needs to be streamlined with the back of your hand.

03/15/2018 07:46 PM
Parliament to Probe Refugee Scandal
[Monitor] Parliament has resolved to set up a select committee to investigate cases of inflated refugee numbers, fraudulent distribution of refugees' food, bribery, interference with elections of refugee leaders and trafficking of refugee girls.

03/15/2018 07:45 PM
11 Detained At Jinja CPs for Disrupting Jinja East Poll
[Monitor] Jinja -Police in Jinja have confirmed that they have in custody 11 people for allegedly disrupting yesterday's Jinja East MP by-election.

03/15/2018 07:44 PM
Over 60 Prisons Officers Moved in Reshuffle
[Monitor] Kampala -A total of 66 prison warders and wardresses have been affected in the huge shake-up by the Prison Service.

03/15/2018 07:44 PM
Pupils Risk Lives On Boats to Access Education
[Monitor] As the Education ministry continues cracking down on unlicensed schools in the country, several learners in Entebbe, Wakiso District, are bracing the challenges of accessing quality education.

03/15/2018 07:43 PM
Age Limit Litigants Wanted in Court
[Monitor] Kampala -The registrar of the Constitutional Court has sent out notices, inviting all parties involved in the three petitions seeking to annul the age limit law to come for their median court reading.

03/15/2018 07:42 PM
Chinese Woman Murder - Five Suspects Committed to High Court
[Monitor] Five suspects in the murder of a Chinese national were on Wednesday committed to high court by Mukono grade one magistrate Mariam Nalugya.

03/15/2018 07:41 PM
Internal Affairs Minister Tasks New Police Boss to Fight Crime
[Monitor] Kampala -Internal Affairs minister, Gen Jeje Odongo, has tasked the new Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth-Ochola and his deputy, Brig Sabiiti Muzeyi, to start by fighting the spiking crime in the country.

03/15/2018 07:27 PM
Parliament Suspends Hepatitis B Vaccination in Private Clinics and Hospitals
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Parliamentary health committee has directed an immediate stop in Hepatitis B vaccination by private health facilities.

03/15/2018 07:03 PM
Govt to Borrow U.S.$128 Million for New Nile Bridge, Power Line
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Parliament has approved government borrowing of up to Sh459 billion from Japanese and European banks meant for the completion of construction of the new bridge across the River Nile. The other loan is meant to finance the Masaka-Mbarara power transmission line.

03/15/2018 06:59 PM
Mwiru Regains Jinja East Seat With 56%
[Independent (Kampala)] Jinja, Uganda -FDC's Paul Mwiru has won the hotly contested Jinja East by-election, getting 6654 votes (56%) against NRM Nathan Igeme Nabeta's 5043 (42%). The Electoral Commission confirmed the results Thursday night. (see return form below)

03/15/2018 06:58 PM
FDC's Mwiru Wins Jinja East By-Election
[Observer] Forum for Democratic Change candidate Paul Mwiru has been declared winner of the Jinja East by-election by the Electoral Commission.

03/15/2018 06:56 PM
Kampala Cracks Down On Textbooks on Sexuality
[Monitor] The directorate of education and social services at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has started a crackdown on schools that could be stocking textbooks promoting sexuality to protect children from learning immoral acts.

03/15/2018 06:53 PM
Kampalans Happy with Reintroduced Passenger Train Service
[Observer] Weeks after Uganda Railway Corporation reintroduced passenger train services, many Kampalans are overly excited that they no longer have to endure the burden of traffic jam or the hustle for taxis and buses.

03/15/2018 06:50 PM
NDA Seizes Fake Hepatitis Vaccines
[Observer] The National Drug Authority (NDA) is investigating how eight private hospitals and clinics came to sell counterfeit hepatitis B vaccines in Mbarara, Kampala and Mbale.

03/15/2018 06:46 PM
FDC's Paul Mwiru Wins Jinja East By-Election
[Monitor] Jinja -The Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate, Mr Paul Mwiru has won the Jinja Municipality East Constituency election, beating his competitor and main challenger, NRM's Igeme Nathan Nabeta and six others.

03/15/2018 06:45 PM
Continent is Now Key Player in Global Trade - Museveni
[Monitor] Kampala -Africa is now in a better position than ever before to partake in global trade because it can now transact affairs on its own terms or as equal partners, President Museveni has said.

03/15/2018 06:43 PM
FDC's Mwiru Takes Early Lead in Jinja East By-Election
[Monitor] Jinja -Mr Paul Mwiru, the FDC candidate is leading his main challenger, Nathan Igeme Nabeta from the ruling NRM and six others in the Jinja East MP by-election, according to provisional results being released at various polling stations.

03/15/2018 06:42 PM
Halt Hepatitis B Vaccination, MPs Order
[Monitor] Parliament -Parliament's Health Committee has ordered private health facilities to stop carrying out Hepatitis B vaccination until the Health Ministry issues special approval.

03/14/2018 11:16 PM
Rain Delays Voting in Jinja By-Election
[Monitor] Voting is underway across 47 polling stations for a new Jinja East Member of Parliament.

03/14/2018 10:49 PM
Rwanda-Uganda Row - Kigali Says It Will Not Retaliate
[East African] Rwanda hopes that the frosty relation with Uganda will be resolved soon citing deep historical ties between the two countries as reason not to retaliate.

03/14/2018 09:57 PM
Daniel Kaluuya Wore Rihanna's Foundation to the Oscars
[Capital FM] Actor Daniel Kaluuya wore Rihanna's Fenty Beauty line to The Academy Awards.

03/14/2018 08:09 PM
Citizens Hope New Police Command Can Stem Crime
[VOA] Uganda's new police bosses have been given a big job -- rebuild public confidence in an institution that has seen its image damaged by soaring crime.

03/14/2018 07:48 PM
Lightening Kills Pupil, Injures Five Others in Kisoro
[Monitor] A 16-year old primary six pupil at Kahumure Primary School in Bukimbiri Sub-County, Kisoro District was on Wednesday afternoon struck dead by lightening while her five other colleagues were left injured.

03/14/2018 06:49 PM
MP Apologises Over Comments About Wife-Beating
[Monitor] Parliament -Bugangaizi East MP, Onesimas Twinamatsiko whose recent utterances in support of men who beat their wives, has apologised.

03/14/2018 06:47 PM
Eritrean Commits Suicide in Guesthouse, Apologises for Mess
[Monitor] Police in Mbarara District in Western Uganda are investigating circumstances under which an Eritrean national with a Swedish passport passport reportedly committed suicide in a guesthouse.