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Former Bodyguard to Obote Testifies About Working With the LRA

[International Justice Monitor] A former bodyguard of former Ugandan President Milton Obote narrated to the International Criminal Court (ICC) how he ended up working with the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) for four years, including working as a liaison with the government of Sudan and diplomats based in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.

Over 80 Arrested From Bobi Wine's Concert

[Monitor] Police in Uganda have arrested more than 80 suspects from Bobi Wines' Kyarenga concert, which was held at One Love beach in Busabala on Saturday.

Nine Students Perish in Rakai School Inferno

[Observer] Nine students of St Bernard's Mannya secondary school in Rakai district lost their lives when a fire gutted their dormitory in the early hours of today morning.

Museveni, Opposition Leaders to Meet

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni will meet with top leaders of Opposition political parties under the Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) on December 12, this newspaper can reveal.

Monkey Business - Hungry 'Vermin' Steal Food From Ugandan Farmers

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mbarara -When Bwakatahwihire Buhikire moved to Nyarubungo village three decades ago, he hoped his family would be able to grow more crops on their new, larger plot of land. Instead they found themselves competing with monkeys for food.

Govt Readies to Stave Off Ebola Along DRC Border

[VOA] In Uganda, officials have stepped up measures to prevent an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. Ebola has infected 319 people in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo since August, killing 198. The border between the countries remains open, and health experts fear the virus will enter Uganda through the cross-border traffic.

Uganda Recruits Women for New Trial in Injectable HIV Drug

[East African] Uganda has started recruiting women for a clinical trial of a long-lasting injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Mother Stabs Attendant to Death At Soroti Hospital

[Observer] A 20-year-old mother has stabbed her attendant to death. The two had reportedly disagreed on a ploy to escape from Soroti regional referral hospital where, the woman, identified as Paska Angela had a caesarian birth last evening.

Minister of African Affairs Received At Ugandan Foreign Ministry

[SPS] Kampala (Uganda) -A delegation led by the Minister Delegate in Charge of African Affairs, Hamdi Alkhalil Mayara, was received at the Ugandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs by Ugandan Minister of State for International Relations Henry Oryem Okello, who stressed the strength of his country's relations with Sahrawi Republic and its support for the Sahrawi people's just struggle.

Kwoyelo's Trial Resumes At Gulu High Court

[Monitor] The trial of former Lord's Resistance Army commander Thomas Kwoyelo resumes today at the International Crimes Division (ICD) sitting in Gulu High Court, Gulu District.

IUEA Wins Best Private University Award

[Monitor] International University of East Africa (IUEA) was at the weekend awarded as the best private university at the 2018 Consumers' Choice Awards (CCA) for its outstanding ICT innovations.

BoU to Pay U.S.$6.6 Million in Legal Fees Over Closed Banks

[Monitor] Kampala -The parliamentary committee investigating alleged irregularities in the closure of seven commercial banks has obtained documents from Bank of Uganda (BoU) which contain key details showing private lawyers are demanding more than Shs25b for legal services.

Indian Surgeon to Conduct Children's Heart Clinic in Kampala

[Monitor] Renowned Indian cardiologist Mr Suresh Rao, who is also the director of Children's Heart Centre and Consultant, Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgeon at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute, Mumbai will on November 15th and 16th conduct a children's heart clinic at the Le Memorial Hospital off the Munyonyo section of the Entebbe Expressway.

Mixed Reaction As Tidal Makes Headway in Uganda

[East African] The recent deal between American music streaming service Tidal and telecom service provider MTN Uganda has elicited mixed reaction among Ugandan artistes.

Makerere Could Scrap Schools, Deans

[Observer] Makerere University is considering a proposal to eliminate the school structure from colleges and elevate the status of school deans to a supervisory role at college level.

Museveni Donates 11 Cars to Busoga Chiefs

[Monitor] President Museveni has donated 11 brand new vehicles to Busoga Kingdom to help the Kyabazinga William Nadiope and hereditary chiefs run the cultural institution's activities.

Kasaija Halts NSSF Board Appointments

[Monitor] Kampala -Finance minister Matia Kasaija has yielded to pressure from the National Organisation of Trade Unions (Notu) and halted the appointment of a number of members to the board. The decision was taken on Thursday during a closed-door meeting at the ministry headquarters.

French Montana Gifts Uganda's Ghetto Kids With Mansion

[Nation] American rapper French Montana gifted Uganda Ghetto Kids dancers with a multimillion shilling mansion. The house was presented to the children by their manager Kavuma Dauda. The massive gift comes more than a year after he featured them in his hit song "Unforgettable", which was shot in Uganda and has over 790 million views on YouTube.

School Warden, Three Students in Detention

[Monitor] Police have confirmed the arrest of three people so far to help in their investigations into the cause of fire that left at least 10 students dead at St Bernard Secondary School, Manya in Rakai District in central Uganda.

Ugandan Poet Longlisted for Wole Soyinka Prize

[East African] Ugandan poet Harriet Anena has been longlisted for the 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa. This is the sixth edition of the prize.

Kenolkobil to Buy 33 Delta Fuel Stations in Uganda, Rwanda

[East African] Oil marketer KenolKobil plans to acquire 33 petrol stations in Uganda and Rwanda, marking a return to its regional expansion programme nearly three years since it exited Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Uganda Now Close to Ratifying AfCFTA

[East African] Uganda's Cabinet approved the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement on October 29, kick-starting a process that will see Uganda join Rwanda and Kenya, which already ratified the document.

Uganda Hit By Dentists' Shortage

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda has only 320 dentists licenced to practice in the country, resulting in a manpower shortage that the Uganda Dental Association (UDA) attributes to limited training institutions.

Dr Stella Nyanzi Returns to Court Today

[Monitor] Makerere University research fellow, Dr Stella Nyanzi who was on Wednesday remanded to Luzira prison for harassing President Museveni returns to court today.

Govt Asked to Set Salary Scale for Nursery Teachers

[Monitor] Kampala -Madrasa Early Childhood Development Institute graduates yesterday asked government to set a salary scale for pre-primary teachers and caregivers.

Govt Accuses NGOs of Hijacking Refugee Funds

[Monitor] Kampala -The government has accused international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) of hijacking donor funds raised from hosting the refugee solidarity summit in Kampala in June 2017.

IGG Decries Low Wages for Inmates Doing Private Work

[Monitor] Ibanda -The deputy Inspector General of Government, Ms Mariam Mutonyi, has tasked government prison authorities to explain why convicts hired by private citizens are overloaded with work but are paid little for it.

Civic Education Critical for Uganda's Dev't - Experts

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Experts say there is an urgent need to promote civic education in Uganda in order to build a civically competent citizenry that gets actively involved in the country's development agenda.

Stella Nyanzi Wants Museveni to Explain How He Was Offended By Her Posts

[Monitor] Makerere University research fellow, Dr Stella Nyanzi has asked Buganda Road Court to summon President Museveni over allegations that she harassed him by insulting his late mother on her Facebook page.

Fund to Fight Child Labour Should Be Well Utilised

[Monitor] The International Labour Organisation (ILO) this week gave Uganda and Malawi $10.8m (Shs40.5b) to fight child labour. Child labour almost always abuses children's rights to education, rest and leisure. Funding to stop this abuse is, therefore, welcome. According to ILO, 152 million children are victims of child labour, with the bulk working in the agriculture sector.

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