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President, UK's Boris Johnson Discuss Somalia, South Sudan, Burundi

[Monitor] New York -President Museveni has held candid talks with the United Kingdoms Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the situation in Somalia South Sudan and Burundi.Mr Museveni told Boris that there must be a more serious concerted effort to flush out and stop al-Shabaab militants from Somalia and called for the strengthening of AMISOM through provision of more equipment and personnel to finish the job.

Women Murders - Another Body Found in Garden

[Monitor] Less than a day after a body of a woman was found dumped in a bush in Nkumba village, another body of a woman has on Wednesday been found at Mpala village, Katabi Town Council, Wakiso District.

Former Minister Speaks About Accident That Claimed Relatives

[Citizen] Former deputy minister for finance Gregory Teu, whose relatives perished in a road accident in Masaka, Uganda, spoke about the loss of family members.

MPs Scuffle As Age Limit Debate Rages On

[Monitor] As the debate on the contentious planned lifting of the presidential age limit escalate, some politicians have decided to settle their differences physically.

Deputy Speaker Oulanyah Defends Police Deployment At Parliament

[Monitor] The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Jacob Oulanyah has faulted some members of Parliament for inciting violence and defended the heavy military police and regular police deployment at Parliament.

Minister Kirunda Kivejinja in Car Accident

[Monitor] The third Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Affairs, Hajji Ali Kirunda Kivejinja was last night involved in a car accident in Magamaga and was taken to Jinja Hospital for treatment.

To Improve Services, Ministers Should Go to Naguru Hospital

[Observer] Following persistent reports of corruption in government health facilities, particularly at Naguru hospital, the minister of state for Health in charge of General Duties, Sarah Opendi, took it upon herself to find out the truth.

Understanding Politics Behind Constitutional Court Decisions

[Observer] In this last of the three-part series on documenting the 22 years of the Constitutional court, SULAIMAN KAKAIRE analyses the nature of reliefs the court has been granting and how politics has influenced the court's work.

Coffee Authority Asks Farmers to Add Value to Yields

[Observer] Coffee farmers must invest in technologies that will add value to their coffee if they are to earn more money from the cash crop.

MPs Undergo Training On Gender Equality in Uganda

[Shabelle] A group of 30 Somali legislators are undergoing training in leadership and gender-equality meant to equip them with new skills and knowledge, needed in advancing gender-equality and women empowerment in Somalia.

Museveni Rallies UK to Join Fight Against Al-Shabaab

[Shabelle] President Yoweri Museveni has called for more support to Africa as the continent moves to root out ferocious rebel forces in war-torn countries like Nigeria, Somalia, DR Congo and Burundi among others.

Kenya, Uganda Seek SGR Funding From China

[East African] Kenya and Uganda will hold talks with China Exim Bank officials October, which could unlock funding for the Malaba-Kampala standard gauge railway.

Zari Focusing On Putting 'Negative Energy' Behind Her

[Nation] One day after Diamond admitted that he had cheated and fathered a child with video vixen Hamisa Mobeto, his fiancée and mother of his two children Zari Hassan is focusing on the positive.

Charles Ssenkubuge 'Siasa' - Drama's Living Legend

[Independent (Kampala)] Renowned stage and movie drama actor Charles James Ssenkubuge aka Siasa is cocky, with a loud laugh, and a natural suaveness - what is sometimes called swag. It is, therefore, not surprising that he is a dominant figure in Uganda's entertainment industry circles. That he has spent 35 years in the limelight merely adds to his clout.

Zari Denies Knowing About Diamond's Love Affair with Hamisa Mobetto

[Nation] Ugandan Socialite Zari Hassan is not a happy woman after her Tanzanian boyfriend and father of her two children Diamond Platinumz admitted to fathering a baby with video vixen Hamisa Mobetto.

Striving for Peace, Decent Life for All, 'Very Pertinent' UN Assembly Theme, Says Ugandan President

[UN News] Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, took the podium expressing support for the theme of the United Nations 72nd General Assembly - 'Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent life for all on a Sustainable Planet' - questioning why the world's elites failed to see its pertinence.

UK Investors Irked By Bureaucracy in Uganda

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Investors from the United Kingdom face frustration due to bureaucracy and corruption as they seek to start up business in Uganda.

Oulanyah Calls for Calm Amid Tensions Over Age Limit Bill

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Deputy Speaker of Uganda's Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has confirmed that he has received two notices of motion in relation to a constitution amendment.

Mao - Land Bill a Trick to Remove Age Limit

[Observer] On September 18, national leaders of the Democratic Party (DP) held a breakfast meeting at Sheraton Kampala hotel to discuss a draft policy brief on land reform.

Black Africans Were Pivotal in Early Science and Technology

[Observer] A few years back, a book titled Heresy in the University edited by Prof Jacques Berlinerblau caused uproar, especially in North America.

Army, Police Cordon Off Parliament

[Observer] Unnerved by the escalating political tensions, authorities have thrown a heavy security blanket around the parliamentary buildings to stave off possible clashes between the promoters of the lifting of the presidential age limit and those opposed to it.

Mobile Money Transactions Hit Shs 44 Trillion

[Observer] A report by Bank of Uganda found that the annual amount of money transferred through mobile money totalled Shs 43.83tn in 2016, up from Shs 32.7tn in 2015. This accounts for a 34 per cent jump in value.

NRM's Abiriga in Fist Fight Over Age Limit

[Observer] Tempers flared at parliament yesterday as two MPs exchanged blows in the full glare of cameras.

Oulanyah Rules - Kadaga Will Decide On Anti-Age Limit Bill

[Observer] Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah ended hours of frenzied speculation yesterday by announcing that no competing motions spurred by a spirited disagreement among MPs over the presidential age limit would be tabled until Speaker Rebecca Kadaga returned from London.

URA Moves to Push Govt Agencies Account to Public

[Observer] The case of not letting taxpayers have a direct dialogue with government agencies and ministries on how institutions manage and spend public funds is partly to blame for the low domestic tax revenues, according to the officials from the Uganda Revenue Authority.

Individual Country Projects Fuelling Conflicts Over the Nile

[Observer] For the Nile basin countries, River Nile waters mean life and death. Consensus on how the waters should be shared is paramount. INNOCENT NTABANA, the executive director of Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), which brings together 10 countries and offers a platform to dialogue on the issues affecting the Nile, spoke to Abubaker Mayemba on how the Nile is being protected.

Museveni Tells UN - Identity Politics Killing South Sudan

[Observer] President Yoweri Museveni has said the conflict in South Sudan was caused largely by a lack of ideology and the actions of politicians who promote identity politics.

Ntungamo-Mirama Hills Road Tarmacking Completed

[Observer] The construction of Ntungamo-Mirama Hills road has been completed. TradeMark East Africa, the contractor, handed over the road to Uganda National Roads Authority last week.

The Church Can Stop Life Presidency

[Observer] There is something important our revolutionary leader, Gen Yoweri Museveni, has skipped this year - celebrating his birthday.

The Museveni Harvest Season Has Corrupted National Psyche

[Observer] In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, there is an Igbo saying that "when mother cow is chewing grass, its young ones watch its mouth."

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