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Army Is Concealing Information About Bobi Wine - Basalirwa

[Monitor] Bugiri Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) Asuman Basalirwa who is one of the lawyers representing Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has said the army is concealing information about his client's whereabouts.

Father Keeps Own Son Locked Up in a Cage for Seven Years

[Monitor] A 45-year-old Byakabanda parish chief in Rakai Town Council in Rakai District has been given police bond after being arrested over locking up his son (names withheld to protect the child) in a small room for the past seven years because he is mentally ill. He is said to have done so, so that he could be isolated from his other children.

Family, Lawyers Denied Access to Bobi Wine As FDC MPs Are Released

[Monitor] Members of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP) Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine's family and legal team have been denied access to the lawmaker who was scheduled to appear at Gulu Military Barracks on Thursday morning.

Killer of Museveni's Ally Jailed for 35 Years

[Monitor] High Court in Luweero has handed a 35-year jail term to a man who murdered President Museveni's bush war collaborator.

MP Bobi Wine to Face Court Martial - Deputy Prime Minister

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Musician and opposition lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, will appear before a Court Martial, Uganda's parliament has been told.

MP Wins Election in Uganda While in Prison

[Nairobi News] A Ugandan lawmaker was on Wednesday declared winner of a parliamentary by-election despite cooling his heels in detention during voting and counting of votes in a chaotic polling exercise.

Magistrate Rules Against Medical Check - Ups for Magara Suspects

[Monitor] Buganda Road Magistrate's court has ruled out the request for private medical check-up for the 10 people accused of killing Suzan Magara.

Tramped Up Charges Is How NRM Addresses Opponents, Besigye Speaks Out

[Monitor] Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party president Dr Kizza Besigye has said that all that is happening to Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP) Bobi wine is as a result of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) fear of political opponents.

Land Probe Warns Minister Namuganza

[Observer] Robert Ssebunya, a senior member on the panel of the ongoing land inquiry, has warned state minister for Lands Persis Namuganza to refrain from making reckless public allegations against the commission.

Uganda to Host 2018 Global Logistics Convention

[Observer] Over 500 participants from across the world are expected to attend the 2nd edition of Global Logistics Convention scheduled to take place from September 17-18 in Kampala, Uganda.

Ugandan Drug Maker Announces IPO Share Price

[East African] Uganda drug maker Cipla Quality Chemicals Ltd (CiplaQCIL) has announced the unit price for its initial public offering (IPO).

Two Killed in Arua Park Robbery

[Monitor] Kampala -Three men have been arrested on allegations of robbing and shooting dead two South Sudanese businessmen in a hotel at Arua Park in the wee hours of Wednesday.

Joint Effort to Eliminate River Blindness Bearing Fruit for Uganda

[East African] Uganda is edging closer to eliminating onchocerciasis or river blindness, a disease that can lead to permanent blindness if left untreated, but more effort from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo will be crucial in preventing cross-border transmission.

Eyes On EAC Secretariat As Sugar Imports Standoff Rages

[East African] The East African Community Secretariat is expected to act as an arbiter in the trade war pitting Tanzania against its neighbours Kenya and Uganda over sugar imports.

Candidate Breaks Down Over Voter Rigging Claims

[Monitor] Arua -Mr Jackson Lee Atima, an Independent candidate in Arua Municipality by-election, yesterday broke down in an interview with NBS Television journalist Joseph Sabiiti, claiming massive rigging.

Sugar Dumping - Uganda, Tanzania Want 150pc Tariff

[East African] Presidents Yoweri Museveni and John Magufuli on Thursday met over Tanzania's decision to impose a 25 per cent import duty on sugar manufactured in Uganda and pointed at Kenya as the source of the problem.

Uganda Airlines 'Hits Turbulence' Before Takeoff

[East African] In its efforts to revive the national carrier, Uganda will revert to a company that never took off since it was registered nearly 20 years ago.

Govt Installs Cargo Scanners At Border Posts

[East African] The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has installed non-intrusive cargo scanners at the Busia and Malaba borders to help reduce tax evasion.

Book Market to Boost Reading Culture

[East African] Uganda's literary scene has received a boost with the launch of a marketplace for ideas.

Beauty and Harmony in Monochrome

[East African] Ugandan painter Damba Ismail Musoke says, "No harmony will ever beat monochromatic harmony."

AK-47s Found in Bobi Wine's Hotel Room - Police

[Monitor] Arua -Police have charged Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, with treason and causing malicious damage to a car belonging to the President's convoy.

Omusinga Mumbere's Father-in-Law Collapses, Dies

[Monitor] Rwenzururu kingdom is mourning the death of the late Leo Baluku Owanziake, the father-in-law to Omusinga (King) Charles Wesley Mumbere.

Singer Jose Chameleone Begs President Museveni to Forgive MP Bobi Wine

[Monitor] Singer Jose Chameleone has appealed to president Museveni to forgive fellow singer/parliamentarian Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.

Army to Try Bobi Wine Today, Says Govt

[Monitor] Government announced yesterday that Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine will today be charged before the army court in Gulu over possessing a gun.

Museveni Accuses Bobi Wine of Stoning His Vehicle

[Nairobi News] Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has accused youthful MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine of stoning his motorcade during chaotic campaigns in Arua Municipality on Monday.

Gor Boss Kerr 'Feels Betrayed' By Walusimbi

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Gor Mahia's Ugandan left back Godfrey Walusimbi is set to miss another very crucial match for the second time this season as the Kenyan champions prepare to face Rayon Sport in a make or break CAF Confederations Cup tie in Nairobi this weekend.

Election Violence Does Not Advance Electoral Democracy

[Monitor] By the time this column is published, Arua Municipality will have an elected Member of Parliament. I once went to school on the fringes of the municipality in Ombaci College, 3 km from town, not very far from two national assets, the Ombaci Satellite and Mast, and Arua Airfield.

Museveni Critic Bobi Wine Detained By Authorities After Violent Clashes

[Deutsche Welle] The opposition figure was arrested after violent clashes during a campaign rally at a by-election. The musician-turned-lawmaker is viewed by many as a potential political threat to longtime President Yoweri Museveni.

Interest Rate at Lowest in 10 Years

[Monitor] Kampala -The Bank of Uganda (BoU) yesterday said the commercial bank lending rate has reduced to 17.7 per cent, the lowest rate ever recorded in the country in close to 10 years.

Egypt Prepares 4mw Solar Power Project for Uganda's Renewable Energy

[The Exchange] The business environment in Uganda is proving to be more conducive for investors with more investments lining up for a share of the economy.

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