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Kaweesi Murder Probe - Investigators Frustrated

[Observer] The multi-agency investigation into the murder of Andrew Felix Kaweesi is still grappling with one major question - the motive of the yet-to-be-identified killers.

How Police Spokesperson Kaweesi's Death United Foes

[Observer] In the wake of the assassination of Andrew Felix Kaweesi, political nemeses put their differences aside and united in mourning for the fallen police spokesman. SADAB KITATTA KAAYA captured some of the behind-the-scenes incidents.

Museveni Scoffs At Succession Debate

[Observer] President Museveni has dismissed calls to discuss his successor or even the age limit in the constitution, saying it's a small matter whose time will come.

Cranes, Harambee Stars Draw in International Friendly

[Observer] East African rivals Kenya and Uganda played to a one-all draw in their international friendly at the Kenyatta stadium in Machakos, Nairobi last evening.

Storm Destroys Schools, Church in Mbale

[Monitor] Mbale -A heavy storm has hit Bumasikye Sub County in Mbale District, leaving a church building and schools destroyed.

Crime in the City - Satellites 'Better' Than CCTV Cameras

[Observer] If the city suburb of Kulambiro was covered by street cameras, the thugs who killed police spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi and two other officers last Friday would not have gotten away with murder.

No Money for CCTV Cameras - Finance Minister

[Observer] Finance minister, Matia Kasaija says his ministry has no money for the procurement of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras - just a few days after President Yoweri Museveni 'ordered' that they be installed in all major towns and along highways.

MPs Want Police Leaders Shuffled

[Monitor] Parliament -Calls for new blood in the leadership of the police were sounded in Parliament yesterday with three MPs saying changes must be made in light of the rising number of unsolved murders.

Makerere Withholds 14,000 Transcripts Over Fake Marks

[Monitor] Kampala -Makerere University has withheld 14,895 transcripts for students who graduated in February until the institution completes cleaning up its results management system after some staff infiltrated the system and falsified some of the students' marks.

Blind Students Sue Govt Over Scrapped Subjects

[Monitor] Kampala -Visually impaired students have petitioned court challenging government decision to suspend 10 subjects under the O-Level curriculum. The petition was filed in the High Court on Wednesday.

Tempers, Uncertainty Rule Amuru As Madhvani Pushes Land Claim

[Monitor] For two decades, Acholi sub-region was the theatre of a blistering bloodbath as Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) battled the national army. There was colossal loss of life, irreparable damage to property, disfigurement of the conscience of a people and the shattering of the economic spine, which has been the subject of numerous news reports.

Lukwago Accuses Gen Saleh, Kayihura of Boda Boda Chaos

[Observer] Kampala lord mayor, Erias Lukwago, has said that Gen Salim Saleh, President Museveni's brother and other senior security officials are behind the current boda boda mess in the city.

Justice Gididu Guides Assessor On Kazinda Case

[Monitor] Kampala -Anti-Corruption Court Judge Lawrence Gidudu yesterday guided a court assessor on which particular pieces of evidence to look at and give opinion on whether to convict or acquit the jailed former principal accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Geoffrey Kazinda.

What I Saw, Thought and Felt At Felix Kaweesi Burial

[Observer] Journalist KASSIM KAYIRA was one of the tens of thousands of people who thronged Kitwekyanjovu village in Lwengo district on Tuesday for the burial of police chief Andrew Felix Kaweesi. He shared some of his observations and reflections on Facebook:

No Crisis of 'Succession' in Uganda

[Observer] "People have always been the foolish victims of deception and self-deception in politics, and they will always be until they have learnt to seek out the interests of some class or other behind all moral, religious, political and social phrases, declarations and promises".

Unfulfilled Pledges Irk MPs

[Monitor] Luweero -Members on the Parliamentary Committee on Government Assurances have castigated government over unfulfilled pledges made to people in Greater Luweero sub-region .

Minister Calls for Unity in Kanungu

[Monitor] Kanungu -The State minister for Lands, Dr Chris Baryomunsi, has rallied the people of Kanungu to reconcile and re-unite for the social and economic development of the district.

USA Field Team in Kampala After Nairobi Snub

[Nation] USA's athletics team arrived in Kampala on Tuesday night for Sunday's IAAF World Championships even after US Track and Field association said they would not field a team at the IAAF World Under-18 Championships in Nairobi in July citing security concerns.

We Need to Find Missing Tuberculosis Patients

[Monitor] Uganda once again joins the rest of the World in commemorating the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day; an annual event that honours the day that Dr Robert Koch announced his discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis, the germ that causes TB, in Berlin Germany in 1882. This day is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis remains an epidemic, as it was 135 years ago in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries.

Food Insecurity to Worsen in Karamoja - New Study

[Monitor] Kampala -A new study on the impact of climate change to food security in Karamoja has predicted hard times for the region as millions face starvation in Uganda.

Fix Health Service Delivery Gaps to Get Rid of Tuberculosis

[Monitor] Today is the World Tuberculosis (TB) day, a day designated to build public awareness that TB is an enormous public health threat. According to statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO), one-third of the world's population is infected by TB, and is currently an epidemic in much of the world, causing mortality of about 1.5 - 1.8 million people per annum especially in less developed countries like Uganda. Indeed TB threat is endemic in lower and middle income countries, to the extent that an overwhe

Last-Gasp Moses Waiswa Strike Denies Harambee Stars in Machakos

[Nation] Uganda Cranes on Thursday rallied from behind to draw 1-1 with neighbours Kenya in an international friendly match at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos.

'FDC' Pastor's Wife Charged With Fraud Again

[Monitor] Kampala -A pastor's wife has been charged, for a second time, with fraud.

Anti-Doping Team Armed to Check Drug Cheats

[Monitor] Kampala -Athletics and doping tend to be inseparable, the vigorous efforts by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to put them apart notwithstanding.

Who is New Police Spokersperson Kasingye?

[Monitor] Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura has appointed Mr Asan Kasingye the new Police spokesperson, replacing the slain Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

President Museveni Under Fire for Encouraging Vigilantism Against 'Suspicious' 'Boda-Boda' Drivers

[Daily Maverick] Motorcycle taxis, or boda-bodas, are a key constituency for Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who has worked hard to keep them on his side. So why is he encouraging Kampala residents to take vigilante action against "suspicious" boda-boda drivers? By SIMON ALLISON.

Ajwang Is Still Gulu Cao, Says Local Government PS

[Monitor] Gulu -The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government, Mr Ben Kamumanya, has described the resolution by Gulu District Local Council to remove the chief administrative officer (CAO), Ms Dorothy Magoola Ajwang, as null and void.

Pastor's Wife Charged With Shs200 Million Fraud

[Monitor] Kampala -A pastor's wife has been charged, for a second time, with fraud.

Team Kenya Off to Uganda As Kampala Bursts Into Life

[Nation] Kenya's team to the IAAF World Cross Country Championships leaves for Kampala on Friday confident they have had adequate training and are ready for the global contest at the Kololo Independence Grounds.

Asan Kasingye Appointed New Police Spokesperson

[Observer] The director of Interpol AIGP Asan Kasingye has been appointed police spokesperson. He replaces AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi who was shot dead by unknown gunmen last week.

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