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Where Was Govt When Cracks Were Emerging At Crane Bank?

[Monitor] Kampala -At the end of 2013, cracks were revealed in the operations of Crane Bank when it was exposed to large bad debt book. It had also made provisions for those debts, the highest ever for the bank at the time.

Museveni, Besigye's Romance Hailed

[Monitor] Nationwide -A cross-section of leaders and ordinary Ugandans yesterday welcomed reports of planned talks between President Museveni and ex-presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye, calling the development a manifestation of political maturity.

Museveni, Besigye Agree On New Terms of Dialogue

[Monitor] Kampala -The government and the largest opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), have reportedly agreed on a foreign mediator and blueprint for expected talks to resolve the country's intractable political problems.

Parents to Sue Hospital Over Missing Baby

[Monitor] Jinja -Parents of a baby that was stolen from Jinja Referral Hospital's special care unit have said they will sue the hospital if the baby's whereabouts is not established in time.

Cement Prices Will Drop After Factories Increase Production

[Monitor] In January this year, Hima Cement started construction of a $40m (Shs145 billion) grinding plant in Tororo District that will increase their cement production from 0.9 metric tonnes a year to 1.9 million metric tonnes by June 2018. There are also new players in the market such as Simba Cement and Kampala Cement. Daily Monitor's Mark Keith Muhumuza talked to Mr Daniel Petterson, the country chief executive officer, Hima Cement Uganda, on what this increased production means to the economy. Below are t

Uganda Might Soon Be a 'Strange' Land, and Africa a 'New' Continent

[Monitor] The old world order, many people argue, is ending.

Cryptocurrency - Scam or Opportunity for Ugandans?

[Monitor] Last week, the Governor Bank of Uganda (BoU) Tumusiime-Mutebile issued a statement warning the public about the practice of 'One Coin Digital' which claims to deal in a digital currency known as 'One Coin'.

Battle for Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Top Job Deepens

[Monitor] Kampala -The board of the public procurement entity has temporarily blocked Mr Anania Mbabazi from taking office as the entity's chief executive, pending investigations into allegations of unethical conduct and conflict of interest against him.

Why Mubende Residents Have Not Gained From Gold in Their Are

[Monitor] A google search for the origin of the word tarpaulin (etundubaali) shows it came from the words 'tar' and 'palling'. It referred to a tarred canvas pall used to cover objects on ships during the mid-19th century in Europe.

Kenya School of Law Ordered to Admit Ugandans

[Monitor] The Kenya High Court in Nairobi has quashed a decision by the Kenya School of Law (KSL) barring Ugandan, South Sudanese, Tanzanian, Rwandan and Burundian students from enrolling for KSL's Advocates Training Programme (ATP).

When Is Uganda Going to Sit Down and Record Its History?

[Monitor] Commemoration of the death of the Anglican Archbishop of the Province of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga Zaire which occurred on the February 16 1977, brought to the mind something very intriguing.

Has Bank of Uganda's Consistent Rate Reduction Been Effective?

[Monitor] Kampala -Even though Bank of Uganda (BoU) does not want to admit it, the Monetary Policy Committee that sets the Central Bank Rate (CBR) was hard pressed when reducing the rate last week from 12 per cent to 11.5 per cent.

Mubende Gold Miners Cash in Amidst Destruction

[Monitor] Robinah Nantale sits next to a pit. Holding a hammer in her bare right hand, she breaks down hits rocks of multiple colours.

Examinations Board Set to Release A-Level Results

[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) is today scheduled to release last year's Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) examination results.

Mumbere's First Day in Court As a 'Free' Citizen

[Monitor] Jinja -Yesterday was the first day for Rwenzururu king Charles Wesley Mumbere to appear before Jinja Chief Magistrates Court as a "free" citizen and not under prisons watch as it had been the norm for the last 71 days.

Kiprotich Opts for Hamburg Marathon

[Monitor] Kampala -Because of his participation at the 2017 World Cross-country Championships due March 26 in Kololo, Stephen Kiprotich has had to follow a unique schedule this year.

Trade Ministry, Local Governments Fight Over Alcohol Law

[Independent (Kampala)] Uganda's trader ministry and the Gulu District Local Government are at loggerheads over the latter's decision to pass an ordinance restricting the sale and consumption of alcohol.

Sam Turyatunga - Turning Fruits Into a Lucrative Business

[Independent (Kampala)] Tursam Investments Ltd now worth Shs124million is targeting exporting fruit juice across the region

Museveni Launches Gold Refinery, to Abolish Royalty Tax

[Independent (Kampala)] President Yoweri Museveni on Monday commissioned Uganda's first gold refinery with a promise to abolish royalty taxes to boost the sector.

Pastoralists Move to North Uganda in Search of Food

[East African] As Uganda grapples with food insecurity, which is termed as a near crisis, it is also dealing with an influx of internal and external pastoralists searching for water and pasture for their livestock in northern Uganda.

'Kalangala Ferries to Work Three Days a Week'

[Monitor] Kalangala -Kalangala Infrastructure Services Ltd (KIS), the operator of the two ferries that ply the Kalangala-Masaka mainland route, has announced it has limited the ferries' transport schedules to three days in a week.

Let Church Rise Above Politics

[Monitor] The Church of Uganda Archbishop, the Most Reverend Stanley Ntagali, and the former United Nations under-secretary for Children and Armed Conflict, Ambassador Olara Otunnu, are at cross-purposes.

Sheikhs Trial Lies in Balance As Lead Judge Retires

[Monitor] Kampala -The trial of 14 top Muslim leaders on murder charges could run into jeopardy following the retirement of the lead judge Ezekiel Muhanguzi midway the proceedings.

Results of 64 Candidates Withheld

[Monitor] The Uganda National examinations board (Uneb) has withheld results of at least 64 candidates from 11 examination centres.

Govt Seizes 1,000kgs of Ivory, Arrests Three West Africans

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and police have recovered a tonne of ivory and taken three West Africans into custody following a joint operation in a Kampala suburb.

500 People Displaced in Elegu Market Fire

[Monitor] Amuru -About 500 people have been left homeless, others counting losses after a fire razed down houses in Elegu trading center, Atiak Sub-county Amuru district on Monday morning, a police assessment report states.

Archbishop Ntagali - I Forgive Otunnu

[Monitor] Nakaseke -The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda has said he has forgiven former Uganda Peoples' Congress leader, Ambassador Olara Otunnu, for what he described as "causing drama" in church.

Kasekende to Head Standard Chartered Bank in Zambia

[Monitor] Kampala -Mr Herman Kasekende, the first Ugandan to head Standard Chartered Bank, the second largest bank in Uganda, will be moving to Zambia as Chief Executive Officer.

Breakthrough As Five Children Are Declared Cancer Free

[Monitor] If you are one of those who doubt that cancer can be cured, this just might point you in the right direction. Henry Kibule, 14, is one of the children who walked home cancer free after undergoing cancer treatment at the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI).

Quality of Ugandan Police Detectives Has Declined - Kaweesi

[Monitor] Kampala -The quality of police detectives has drastically declined in the recent past, police spokesperson, Andrew Kaweesi, has said.

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