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07/19/2018 08:19 PM
Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Eritrea Get New WB Director
[New Times] Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Eritrea have a new country regional World Bank Country Director.

07/19/2018 05:52 PM
World Bank Appoints Felipe Jaramillo As Director for Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Felipe Jaramillo has been appointed as the new World Bank Country Director for Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, effective July 1, 2018.

07/19/2018 05:39 PM
Uganda Exerts Revenge on Starlets in Kigali
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Lilian Mutuuzo's seventh minute goal was all Uganda's Crested Cranes needed to exert revenge against Kenya's Harambee Starlets in their opening game of the CECAFA Women's Championship at the Stade de Kigali in Nyamirambo on Thursday evening.

07/19/2018 03:32 AM
Uganda Airlines Get Bombardier, Airbus Jets
[Citizen] Canadian Jet Manufacturer Bombardier Commercial Aircraft on Wednesday announced that it had signed a firm order for four new CRJ900 regional jets with Uganda National Airlines Company.

07/19/2018 03:28 AM
Man Commits Suicide After Receiving Police Summons
[Monitor] A 52-year old resident of Mubende district has committed suicide after he received Police summons that required him to record a statement over a criminal offence.

07/19/2018 02:47 AM
Uganda Nets $1.8 Million From Social Media, Mobile Money Tax
[East African] Uganda announced Tuesday that it had collected Ush7 billion (about $1.8 million) from newly-introduced levies on social media use and mobile money transactions.

07/19/2018 12:08 AM
Accidents Leave 3,000 Dead, 10,000 Injured - Traffic Report
[Monitor] Kampala -More than 3,000 people were killed and another 10,000 picked injuries of varying degrees in 13,244 road accidents last year, according to the annual Traffic and Road Safety report released yesterday.

07/18/2018 09:08 PM
Crime Increases, Detectives Overwhelmed - Police Report
[Monitor] Kampala -Crime in the country has increased by 3.3 percentage points within a year from 2016 with barely 4,666 of the required 14,000 detectives available to investigate cases, according to the police crime report released yesterday after four years.

07/18/2018 09:04 PM
Uganda to Revise Mobile Money Tax
[East African] Despite Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni saying that the unpopular mobile money tax is here to stay, his government has announced a review of the excise duty rate.

07/18/2018 09:02 PM
Woman Raped, Killed At Makerere University
[Monitor] Kamapala -A woman suspected to be a student of Makerere University was reportedly raped and murdered and her body dumped near Livingstone Hall of residence.

07/18/2018 09:01 PM
Mandela's Legacy - Have Ugandans Learnt Anything?
[Monitor] The only time the executive director of Makerere Institute of Social Research Prof Mahmood Mamdani met Nelson Mandela was when the Zimbabwe International Book Fair 2000 was held in Cape Town, South Africa. The organizers had set up an international jury to nominate Africa's 100 best books over the 20th century. Mandela's 'Long Walk to Freedom' was one of the books and so was Prof Mamdani's 'Citizen and Subject.'

07/18/2018 08:25 PM
Ugandan Banks Are Unhappy With Multiple Sharia Boards Requirements
[East African] Ugandan bankers want a change in a clause in the Islamic banking regulations requiring each lender to establish a Sharia board, with a mandate to scrutinise and approve loan applications.

07/18/2018 08:23 PM
Kampala Bombings - How Attack Made, Ruined Careers of Security Chiefs
[Monitor] After the 2010 Kampala bombings, a number security and intelligence chiefs enjoyed a phenomenal rise or suffered a dramatic fall in their careers during and after the July attacks in Kampala.

07/18/2018 08:20 PM
Inflation to Rise to 6 Per Cent, Says Citi Bank
[Monitor] Kampala -Citi Bank has projected that Uganda's inflation will rise to 6 per cent by April 2019 because of increasing food prices and a pickup in aggregate demand by about 0.5 per cent.

07/18/2018 08:11 PM
Top UN Official Arrives Today for Entebbe Centre Meet
[Monitor] Kampala -The United Nations Under-Secretary for Field Support, Mr Atul Khare, is expected to arrive in Uganda today to meet President Museveni and senior government officials over the aborted plan to relocate the UN Regional Service Center in Entebbe to Kenya.

07/18/2018 08:06 PM
Kahengye Water Project Stalls
[Monitor] Rukungiri -The construction of Kahengye Gravity Water Scheme is far from complete two years after the project commenced.

07/18/2018 07:58 PM
Incentives Target Foreign Direct Investment - Muhakanizi
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Finance has said government will maintain existing tax incentives to boost exports and attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country.

07/18/2018 07:52 PM
Church, District Clash Over Land
[Monitor] Rubanda -A dispute has erupted between the Rubanda District administration and Rubanda Catholic Parish of Kabale Diocese over ownership of an 18-acre piece of land in Mukitojo Village, Nyaruhanga ward in Rubanda Town Council.

07/18/2018 07:48 PM
New Details Emerge On American Tourist Who Died in Masaka
[Monitor] New details have emerged on the American tourist who died in Masaka District in central Uganda on Tuesday.

07/18/2018 07:47 PM
You Can Date a Broke Guy but Do Not Marry One
[Monitor] "A man cannot accept the rejections that the world throws at him. If a man will not work,

07/18/2018 07:28 PM
Museveni Summons National Resistance Movement MPs Over Social Media Tax
[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni on Wednesday summoned the National Resistance Movement (NRM) parliamentary caucus to State House Entebbe to further justify the need for social media tax.

07/18/2018 06:24 PM
American Tourist Dies On His Way to Ssese Islands
[Monitor] Masaka -Police in Masaka District are investigating circumstances under which an American tourist died on Tuesday evening while driving to Ssese Islands in Kalangala District.

07/18/2018 05:32 PM
Kizza Besigye - Why I Swore Myself in As 'President'
[Nairobi News] Uganda politician Kizza Besigye says he chose to swear himself in as 'president' as a form of pursuing electoral justice in his country.

07/18/2018 04:44 PM
Airlines That'll Succeed Are Those That Aren't Too Posh
[Nation] Recent years have been brutal for African airlines but, in spite of that, there is a new rush to resurrect dead national carriers (in Uganda) or to put bedridden ones in the air again (in Tanzania).

07/17/2018 11:58 PM
Government Blocks Five Ministers, King Oyo From Us Travel
[Monitor] Kampala -A list of high-ranking government officials, technocrats and other dignitaries, who were blocked from travelling to New York, has been revealed.

07/17/2018 08:37 PM
Referral Hospitals Continue to Battle Shortage of Blood
[Monitor] According to the document, this would be achieved by focusing on six areas including staffing of health facilities, rehabilitation and provision of health facilities with vital equipment and facilities, and disease control

07/17/2018 08:37 PM
Mutebile Tells Distressed Banks to Forget Bailout
[Monitor] Kampala -The Governor Bank of Uganda, Mr Emmanuel Tumusiime- Mutebile, has asked the distressed banks he did not name to stop wasting time begging for bailout and warned that such move would be "extremely dangerous".

07/17/2018 08:35 PM
Museveni Rejects Tax Procedures Act
[Monitor] Parliament -President Museveni has returned the Tax Procedures Amendment Act, 2018 to Parliament and demanded that MPs delete a provision that would have allowed the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to charge interest on tax arrears.

07/17/2018 06:56 PM
War Victims in Northern Uganda Still Waiting for Justice and Reparation
[Monitor] The surrender and subsequent handover of Dominic Ongwen to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in January 2015 to answer the charges of crimes that were allegedly committed under his command sparked off new waves of hope among the local communities in northern Uganda. Ongwen is one of the five top commanders of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) indictment by the ICC in 2005.

07/17/2018 04:34 PM
Govt Drops Some Mobile Money Transaction Taxes
[East African] President Yoweri Museveni's government has agreed to drop three of four levies it had imposed on mobile money transactions -- depositing, sending, receiving and withdrawing cash.