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Defence Force Sends Peacekeeping Team to Sudan

[Monitor] Jinja -A 106-man contingent of Uganda Peoples Defence Forces, police and civilians has left for Sudan under the Joint Security Peace-keeping Exercise of East Africa Standby Force.

Police Chief Killed in Traffic Accident During Robbery Chase

[Monitor] The Mukono Division Commander -Flying Squad Unit (FSU) has died in an accident along Ntenjeru-Katosi road while running after suspected robbers.

Timothy Ayiekoh - Passing of a Soccer Legend

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda is mourning the passing on of an icon that made several fans fall in love with the beautiful game.

Regional Standby Force Begins Training in Sudan

[East African] The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) will Monday begin wide-ranging military exercises in Sudan, official said.

'Rwanda and Uganda Ties Solid'

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that "bilateral ties between Uganda and Rwanda remain solid" as they lashed out at local media reports indicating hostility between the neighbouring countries.

Uganda's Cheptegei Runs World's 2nd Fastest 15km Race

[Independent (Kampala)] Nijmegen, Netherlands -Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei continued his rise in long distance athletics by running the world's second fastest 15k race ever at the Seven Hills Race Zevenheuvelenloop in Nijmegen, The Netherlands on Sunday.

Doctors Cannot Be Sacked Like Nut Fixers

[Observer] President Museveni is a very condescending man. At times, he treats citizens like a herd of cattle receiving whistling commands to move to where the master desires.

Big Test for Vipers

[Observer] Vipers SC's credentials to challenge for the league title face a real test tomorrow when they visit defending champions KCCA FC at Lugogo.

Museveni Launches University Aces

[Observer] For years, the World Bank has been supporting basic education instead of university learning, following a proposal that it was important to the third world.

Why the State Is As Afraid of Muntu As It Is of Besigye

[Monitor] Dear Tingasiga,

How Can an Economy On Strike Resolve Strikes in Civil Service?

[Monitor] It is often said only God reaps where He did not sow. Otherwise, one has to be a thief. The ongoing strikes or industrial action by groups of civil servants, were actually preceded by industries taking such action. The growth rate of industry, when considered at the constant prices of 2009/10, declined from 11.3 per cent in 2010/11 to 3.3 per cent in 2016/17.

'Outdated Education Is Causing Poverty, Unemployment'

[Monitor] Education experts have attributed the growing poverty and joblessness in the country to the outdated educational curriculum which is preparing Ugandans for none existent jobs.

Water Ministry Staff Member Found Dead in Her House

[Monitor] Residents of Kitooro road in Entebbe Municipality were on Monday left in shock after discovering the decomposing body of one of their colleagues, Regina Nassali in her house.

Step Up Fight Against Corruption - South Korean Envoy

[Monitor] Mr Park Jong Dae, the South Korean ambassador to Uganda has appealed to the government to put in more effort in fighting corruption and ensure that public services are delivered in a transparent manner.

Scientists Advise Farmers to Boost Soils Using Organic Fertilizer

[Monitor] There is increasing use of processed fertilizer by large scale farmers in the country with the aim of increasing their farm productivity.

Nine Journalists Honoured With African Zimeo Excellence in Media Awards

[Monitor] A total of nine journalists have been honoured with awards at the third edition of the African Media Initiative ZIMEO Excellence in Media in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Police Explain Why They Blocked Bobi Wine's Kiryandongo Music Show

[Monitor] Kampala -Police blocked Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine from holding music concert in Kiryandongo District on grounds that he did not notify them.

Thieves Fall Out Over Sharing Their Loot

[Monitor] It is by the seat of his incontinence pants that Zimbabwe's 93-year-old president, now in office for 37 years, is holding onto power.

Gor Mahia, Uganda Cranes Legend Timothy Ayieko Dies

[Nation] Former Gor Mahia and Uganda Cranes midfielder Timothy Ayieko is no more.

Uganda Wants Investors to Speed Up Investments

[EA Business] Kampala, Uganda -The Executive Director of Uganda Investment Authority Jolly Kaguhangire has asked the people of Bunyoro in western Uganda to support government efforts to develop the country by stopping non-citizens from settling on government land and expect compensation.

Uganda to Carry Out Agriculture Census in 2019

[EA Business] Kampala -The Uganda National Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) has said they carry out a National Agriculture Census that is expected to be done between 2019-2020.

200,000 Children Born Premature Annually - Report

[Monitor] Kampala -A new report released by Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation, has revealed that 226,000 children born every year in Uganda are below the normal 37 weeks of gestation. This is an equivalent of more than 18 per cent of the total births.

How Big Is the Lunch Problem?

[Observer] Mid last year, the National Planning Authority (NPA) held a half-day workshop at Hotel Africana, which explored possible interventions to propel the country to a middle-income status.

Coca-Cola Launches Power Play Energy Drink

[Observer] Coca-Cola has launched the Power Play energy drink into the Ugandan market and Africa.

Govt to Reprimand School Heads Over Hungry Learners

[Observer] The time is 1:28pm. Eight-year-old Daniel Rukundo, a primary three pupil at Kitunga Boarding Primary School in Ntungamo district, yawns endlessly. His pale face signals his fatigue and hunger.

Ugandans to Have GMO Matooke in 2021 - Researchers

[Observer] Researchers at the National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL) in Kawanda have said they are ready to go for open- field trial of the genetically -modified banana, before it is released to the public in 2021.

President Museveni Calls Upon Lawyers to Promote East African Integration

[Uganda Media Centre] President Yoweri Museveni has called upon lawyers to work hard for the prosperity of East Africans through integration.

Medical Union's Application Hearing Set for Friday

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Kampala High Court deputy registrar Sarah Langa Monday pushed to friday 24th the hearing of an application filed by Uganda Medical Union, seeking to bar the Uganda Medical Association , it's Secretary General Dr. Ekwaro Obuku and Workers' MP Dr. Sam Lyomoki, from holding negotiations with government regarding the socio- economic interests of health workers.

Museveni - India and Africa Can Complement Each Other Very Well

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -President Yoweri Museveni has advised prospective investors to target investing in areas of agro-processing and value addition to minerals like phosphates, in Uganda.

Tisai - Island With No Government Health Unit

[Monitor] Kumi -A narrow water inlet sandwiched on either side by lush marshes leads you from Ongoni Sub-county to Tisai Island in Kumi District.

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