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11/23/2017 11:38 PM
How Kutesa Tried to Sell Crane Bank to Chinese
[Observer] Emails have emerged showing how Foreign Affairs minister Sam Kutesa and his wife Edith allegedly attempted to get what is believed to have been Crane Bank sold to a Chinese energy enterprise days before the central bank seized the Ugandan institution.

11/23/2017 10:19 PM
Put Govt Under Pressure On Tax Evasion - Officials
[Monitor] Entebbe -The 4th International Tax Justice Academy ended with participants from across Africa urging their governments to do more in tracking, stopping and recouping revenues being plundered from the continent through tax evasion and aggressive tax planning.

11/23/2017 10:09 PM
Dealing With Ethical and Legal Dilemma of the Doctors Strike
[Monitor] Industrial actions by health professionals (no matter the category) severely affect health systems and when they last long, they create a bigger potential for collapsing health service delivery. This greatly threatens the integrity of the national health system. This situation raises a serious ethical and legal dilemma, which has to be understood and managed well as human life is involved.

11/23/2017 09:33 PM
Umeme Workers Demand Probe Into Millions to Workers Union
[Observer] Members of the Uganda Electricity and Allied Workers Union (UEAWU) have accused the executive committee of failure to provide the union's financial standing for over five years.

11/23/2017 09:31 PM
Government Relocates Mubende Artisanal Gold Miners
[Observer] The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has finally got a place where small-scale gold miners that were evicted from Mubende about three months ago can operate.

11/23/2017 07:50 PM
Age Limit - Legal Committee Set to Endorse Bill
[Observer] A critical assessment of witnesses who appeared before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee to give views on the age limit bill shows a slight majority want the 75-year cap removed.

11/23/2017 07:49 PM
You Are ADF Rebels, State Charges Kaweesi Suspects
[Observer] Three suspects accused of murdering former police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi were yesterday slapped with fresh charges of being members of the rebel Allied Democratic Forces -- a designated terrorist organisation.

11/23/2017 07:45 PM
Leaders Should Know When the Party Is Over
[Monitor] Several years ago, I drove passed one of Kampala's popular night hangouts, Kisementi, on a Sunday night. I was surprised to see large crowds of middle-aged men and women partying the night away when the following day was a Monday - a working day.

11/23/2017 07:43 PM
Basena, Lule Scramble for in-Form Forward Shaban
[Monitor] Kampala -Such is the captivating goal scoring form of KCCA hitman Muhammad Shaban at the moment that senior national team coach Moses Basena and national Under-20 coach Matia Lule each want a piece of him.

11/23/2017 07:43 PM
6 Injured As Refugees Clash With Locals in Kyegegwa
[Monitor] Kyegegwa -At least six people have been rushed to hospital with injuries after refugees at the periphery of Kyaka II refugee settlement clashed with nationals in Kyegegwa District on Thursday.

11/23/2017 07:41 PM
Museveni Tells Sironko Mudslide Victims to Relocate
[Monitor] President Yoweri Museveni has paid tribute to mudslide victims in Rusave village, Masaba Sub county in Sironko district.

11/23/2017 07:41 PM
Alcoholism, Drug Addiction Rising Among Children
[Monitor] Hope and Beyond, an organization which helps alcohol and drug abuse victims to recover, has said it is launching a study to investigate why the number of children abusing alcohol and drugs is increasing.

11/23/2017 07:17 PM
Police Arrest Top Newspaper Staff Over Museveni Article
[East African] Uganda police is yet to prefer charges against senior staff of the Red Pepper, a leading daily tabloid, a day after arrest by officers who raided and cordoned off their office in Namanve, about 17km east of the capital.

11/23/2017 06:47 PM
German Africa Prize Winner - 'There Are Grave Rights Violations in Uganda'
[Deutsche Welle] Ugandan lawyer Nicholas Opiyo talked to DW about the deteriorating human rights situation in Uganda and the intimidation and harassment he, and other activists, face in their country.

11/23/2017 06:44 PM
Uganda Paper Directors and Journalists Charged With Treason
[East African] Five directors and three editors of Uganda's Pepper Publications Group have been charged with treason, offensive communication and disturbing the peace of President Yoweri Museveni, security minister Henry Tumukunde and Gen. Salim Saleh.

11/23/2017 06:40 PM
Between Two Hard Choices As FDC Elects New Leader
[Observer] As delegates of the Forum for Democratic Change convene today to decide who of the two front-runners; Maj Gen (rtd) Mugisha Muntu and Patrick Oboi Amuriat, will be their next president, the choice appears to be between internal institutional building and transition to a new direction.

11/23/2017 06:39 PM
Police Charge Red Pepper Journalists With Treason
[Observer] Police yesterday preferred unprecedented charges of treason, a capital offence punishable by death, against eight Red Pepper journalists who were arrested on Tuesday.

11/23/2017 06:37 PM
Prostitution, Heartbreak and Disease At Karuma Dam
[Observer] In Gulu, it is called chapati. In Karuma, it is called jigi jigi. Two terms coined to mean sex with a prostitute.

11/23/2017 06:34 PM
Ex-Deputy Chief Justice Kikonyogo 'Dies of Heart Attack'
[Monitor] Kampala -Family members say Laetitia Mukasa-Kikonyogo passed on, on Thursday afternoon while heading to the Makerere University College of Health Sciences at Mulago National Referral Hospital. She was 77-years-old.

11/23/2017 06:34 PM
Police Take MP Nambooze Home After Arrival From India
[Monitor] Kampala -Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament, Ms Betty Nambooze, landed at Entebbe International Airport on Thursday, and police escorted her straight home.

11/23/2017 06:26 PM
MP Nambooze Returns Today
[Monitor] Kampala -Mukono Municipality MP, Ms Betty Nambooze Bakireke, is expected to return into the country today (Thursday) , according to DP Capacity Strengthening coordinator Elvis Kintu.

11/23/2017 02:35 AM
After Mugabe, All Eyes Are On Museveni - How Long Can He Cling to Power?
[The Conversation Africa] On 21 November, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe resigned as president under intense pressure from the military, his own party, and mass protests. The news was celebrated on the streets of Harare and also by pro-democracy activists across the continent.

11/23/2017 02:25 AM
Striking Doctors Won't Go to Heaven - Priest
[Monitor] Lira -A Catholic priest in Lira District has asked medical practitioners currently striking over salary discrepancy countrywide to call off the strike or they forget going to Heaven.

11/23/2017 12:42 AM
All Electricity Meters to Be Retested
[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), the statutory body that develops and promotes standards, will retest all the electricity metres currently in use.

11/23/2017 12:39 AM
Four Kaweesi Murder Suspects Released On Bail, Three Charged Afresh
[Monitor] Kampala -Four Kaweesi murder suspects released on bail while three others have been charged afresh with being part of the Allied Defense Force (ADF) rebels.

11/23/2017 12:38 AM
Museveni Promises Pay Hike for Soldiers
[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni has hailed the UPDF for its devotion towards ensuring national security as he announced a salary review for army officers.

11/23/2017 12:11 AM
NSSF Uganda Upbeat on U.S.$5.5 Billion Target By 2025
[East African] Uganda's National Social Security Fund remains upbeat that it will bring more savers onto its portfolio and reach Ush20 trillion ($5.57 billion) in assets by 2025, despite a slowdown in the country's economic growth.

11/22/2017 11:27 PM
Fashion - of Uganda's Originals, High Copies and Fakes
[Observer] Last week we discussed paying a little more for a better product. The idea was that we should not focus on saving some little money by compromising on quality. Now making up your mind to follow those words of wisdom may sound like the hard part. It is not.

11/22/2017 10:03 PM
Ugandans Cry Foul Over TZ Border Levies
[Observer] Several Ugandan businessmen with trucks that ply the Dar es Salaam-Mutukula route are protesting the continued high charges at the border, writes ALON MWESIGWA.

11/22/2017 10:02 PM
Farmers Up North Declare Operation Wealth Creation a Failure
[Observer] Farmers in the northern districts of Arua, Apac, Alebtong, Dokolo, Gulu and Oyam continue to pour cold water over the government's household poverty eradication initiative, Operation Wealth Creation (OWC).