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New Wave of Female Genital Mutilation in Targets Married Women

[This is Africa] A study by the Reproductive, Educative and Community Health Programme (REACH) has shown that traditionalists in Uganda have now shifted to circumcising married women with the consent of their families, causing the prevalence of FGM to rise drastically in older women.

'Govt Regulations On Music Not Aimed At Bobi Wine'

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The proposed regulation on artists and music is not in any way targeting Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine, according to the Gender, Labor and Social Development State Minister.

Museveni in Davos for World Economic Forum

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni yesterday evening arrived in Switzerland for a three day working visit attend to the 49th summit of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Uganda Ranked Third in Ease of Foreign Exchange Access

[Monitor] Absa, which currently owns the Barclays Africa franchise, has rated Uganda among countries with the easiest access to foreign exchange.

Police Arrest 19 for Aiding Female Circumcision

[Monitor] The Police in Kween District have arrested 19 people over allegations of aiding women and girls to undergo the illegal Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in various sub-counties.

MTN Staff Deportation Triggers Rwanda Protest

[Nation] Uganda's decision to kick out Rwandan national Annie Bilenge Tabura, MTN Uganda's head of sales and distribution, has triggered protest from the neighbouring country.

Reactions to Laurent Gbagbo's Acquittal in Lieu of Ongwen's Ongoing Trial

[International Justice Monitor] On Tuesday January 15, 2019, the International Criminal Court (ICC) acquitted Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé of crimes against humanity. Gbagbo is the former president of Côte d'Ivoire while Blé Goudé is the former minister for sports and youth affairs. The duo was charged with four counts of crimes against humanity for acts allegedly committed during the post-election violence in the country in 2010 and 2011. The trial chamber ordered their immediate and uncondition

Entebbe Airport to Get Self-Check-in Service

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Gemalto, in cooperation with local partner SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System (BMS); including airport self-service eKiosks at Entebbe International Airport.

Man Jailed 40 Years for Killing Wife With Acid

[Monitor] Kampala -The High Court in Kampala yesterday sentenced a man to 40 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to murdering his wife by pouring acid on her.

We Are On Strike, Makerere Staff Tell Prof Nawangwe

[Monitor] Kampala -The striking Makerere University staff yesterday accused the Vice Chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, of telling lies and vowed to continue with the sit down strike until all their grievances are addressed.

Flying Squad Recovers 23 Guns, Cars, Arrests 380

[Monitor] Kampala -Cases of armed robbery, car theft and fraud are still rampant in the country a new report by the Flying Squad Unit (FSU) has revealed.

Government Plans to Upgrade 200 Health Centre IIs

[Monitor] Kampala -Government is set to upgrade 206 health centre (HC) 11s to health centre 111s countrywide to improve service delivery at local government level.

Woman Sued Over Death of Babies, Faking Qualification

[Monitor] Kampala -A lady, who has been running a local non-governmental organisation and whose alleged activities involved treating malnourished children with some dying in the process, has been sued for her alleged actions on grounds that she was not a qualified medical doctor.

Pupils' Fate At Stake As Church Plans to Evict School

[Monitor] Kampala -Hundreds of pupils from poor families of Makindye Division in Kampala face eviction after Namirembe Diocese working with a city tycoon, Mr Guster Ntakke, insist on evicting a public school.

Cyclist Dies After Being Hit By Speeding Car, Residents Barricade Road in Protest

[Monitor] Traffic at Koro Abili trading centre along Gulu-Kampala highway in Koro Sub County, Omoro District was on Tuesday paralysed for more than five hours after rowdy residents barricaded the road.

West Nile Diocese Retires 127 Clergy

[Monitor] Madi and West Nile Diocese has retired 127 senior pastors and widows after clocking the mandatory 65 years of age. The affected pastors and widow were drawn from seven districts in West Nile.

4,000 Residents Stranded Over Lack of Boats

[Monitor] Kyotera -More than 4,000 people living on Nangoma Island in Kyotera District are facing poor service delivery due to lack of boats connecting to Kasensero Landing Site and Kakuuto Trading Centre.

Why British MPs Must Indeed Debate Rule of Law in Uganda

[Observer] The House of Commons in the UK has 650 members of parliament. It should be known however that UK is made up of four nations and that is England, Wales, North Ireland and Scotland.

Xsabo Group to Boost Uganda's Electricity Sector

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Xsabo Group plans to invest US$200million in the generation of solar power to supply to the national grid, according to its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, David Alobo.

Kabojja Parents Petition Uneb Over Results

[Monitor] Kampala -Parents of Kabojja Junior, who were dissatisfied with their children's Primary Leaving Examination results released last week, have petitioned Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) to remark their scripts to be sure that the marks they attained were the true results.

Cranes Prospects Looking Good Ahead of Tanzania

[Monitor] Kampala -Rarely has Uganda Cranes been in a situation where a bulk of the players are active at the top level ahead of a major engagement.

Foreign Sports Betting Companies Hurting Uganda's Economy - Minister Kasaija

[Monitor] Foreign sports betting companies are hurting Uganda's economy, Finance Minister Matia Kasaija has said as he clarified on the controversial move to ban gambling in Uganda.

Govt Seeks to Regulate Fish Maw Trade

[VOA] At the Gaba landing site in Kampala, fishermen dock their boats filled with both tilapia and Nile perch.

Govt Could Lose Up tp U.S.$13.5 Million Annually Over Ban on Betting

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda could lose up to Shs50b in revenue annually if government if it bans sports betting in the country.

Former Soldier Throws Grenade in Land Meeting, Gets Killed

[Monitor] Bukedea -A former UPDF soldier has been hacked to death after he threw a grenade in a land meeting in Atapar Village, Aligoi Sub-county in Bukedea District.

EAC Mobilised U.S.$2.4 Billion for Infrastructure Projects

[Monitor] The East African Community in the year ending 2018, mobilised over Shs9.6 trillion which saw the region accomplish several development projects.

Landslide Victims - Water Crisis Delays Construction of Houses

[Monitor] The ongoing construction of houses for the landslide victims in Bunambutye Sub-county, Bulambuli District, has been delayed due to shortage of water.

Family of Abducted Rwandan Calls for His Immediate Release

[New Times] The family of a Rwandan citizen abducted by Ugandan security agencies has demanded for his immediate and unconditional release.

PAC Report Cites Fraud, Abuse of KCCA Properties

[Monitor] Kampala Capital City Authority's (KCCA) Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report has unearthed incidents of mismanagement of city properties as it sought to establish their status, operations and service delivery.

67 Percent of Our Revenue Repays Debt - Economist Nuwagaba

[Monitor] Professor Augustus Nuwagaba, what is debt?

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