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Seventh Woman Murdered in Entebbe

[Monitor] Barely a week after the murder of one Sarah Nakajjo, in Nkumba Bufulu, residents of neighbouring Kasenyi were left in shock last evening, after the body of Aisha Nakasinde a 25-year-old food vendor, was found murdered in the same way.

Former Ambassador Found Guilty of Hate Speech

[News24Wire] Former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane was found guilty of hate speech, in the South Gauteng High Court on Friday. Judge Dimpheletse Moshidi said, "The offending statement is hurtful, harmful and incites propaganda hate towards the LGBT community."Moshidi said that Qwelane must turn to the LGBT community with an unconditional apology within 30 days.

Nandala-Mafabi - Why I Didn't Contest for FDC President

[Observer] In the 2013 elections for the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party president, the current secretary general NATHAN Nandala-Mafabi put in a strong showing, although he lost to Gen Mugisha Muntu in a highly contested race.

Dad Accused of Turning Daughter Into Sex Slave

[Monitor] Kampala -The prosecution of a 44-year-old man who turned his daughter into a sex slave has started in the High court in Kampala.

Police Officers On the Spot Over Failing to Stop Illegal Sand Mining

[Monitor] Mukono -Top police officers in Mukono District risk facing disciplinary action over alleged failure to halt illegal sand mining in Wasinga village, Mpunge Sub-county.

Church to Evict 1,000 Residents

[Monitor] Mukono -More than 1,000 households in Nakanyonyi Village in Nabaale Sub-county, Mukono District are living in fear after the Church of Uganda unveiled plans to evict them.

President Wants Ex-Ministers to Draw Cabinet-Level Pay As Envoys

[Observer] Uganda's budget for maintaining its foreign envoys is likely to go up every time President Museveni appoints former ministers as ambassadors, if government implements a new presidential directive to the public service ministry.

HIV Prevalence Higher in Women Than Men

[Monitor] According to the 2016 Uganda population HIV/Aids Impact Assessment (UPHIA) survey, the adult HIV prevalence is higher among women at 7.5 per cent compared to 4.3 per cent among men.

Soldiers Beat Man to Death

[Monitor] Grief struck residents of Mutungo ward in Kampala after a resident was killed in what locals called cold blood.

Pambazuka Essays Spur Entreprenueral and Intellectual Debate At Kampala International University

[Fahamu] Like many young people across Africa, Ugandan youth face the challenge of acquiring appropriate skills and deploying them in achieving their dreams. An essay competition at Kampala International University gave students the opportunity to reflect on this issue and to explore solutions to youth unemployment.

Museveni Concedes to Oppositon On Proposed Land Law Changes

[RFI] Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni is to set up a special committee to examine land law after charges that proposed amendments to it will fuel land-grabbing. Plans to sell 10,000 hectares of land for investment have already sparked naked protests in the north of the country.

Oboth Warns Parliamentary Committee Colleagues On Land Bill

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The chairperson of the Parliamentary and Legal Affairs committee Jacob Markson Oboth has warned his colleagues against expressing their opinion on the land bill that seeks to amend article 26 of the constitution.

Vice President Ssekandi to Head NRM Caucus On Amendment Bill

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Parliamentary Caucus resolved to set up a committee chaired by the Vice President Edward Ssekandi to advise on amendments to land laws.

Uganda Makes Significant Progress in National HIV Response

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Findings under the Uganda Population HIV Impact assessment survey conducted last year indicate that Uganda's Hiv prevalence has dropped from 7.3% to 6.0%.

New Cancer Machine Not the Best, Says Doctor

[Observer] Dr Ekwaro Obuku, the general secretary of the Uganda Medical Association, says the new Cobalt-60 cancer machine for radiotherapy services, which arrived at Mulago national referral hospital on Wednesday is not the best for cancer patients since it uses old technology, has many side effects and treats fewer patients per day.

Anger & Curses As Leaders Reject Land Amendment Bill

[Observer] Lira -A recent meeting convened by ActionAid Uganda in conjunction with the Lango Parliamentary Group, attracted over 2,000 locals who thronged Lira Technical College.

Parliament Stuck With Land Amendment Bill

[Observer] The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee has written to the Justice and Constitutional Affairs ministry seeking an update on the fate of the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 which seeks to give government powers to compulsorily take possession of private land without prior compensation of the owners.

Cancer Machine Arrives, to Start Work in October

[Observer] Cancer patients in need of radiotherapy treatment can breathe a sigh of relief after the long-awaited Cobalt-60 machine finally arrived at Mulago hospital on Wednesday this week.

Inside the Museveni, MPs Land Bill Meeting

[Observer] When President Yoweri Museveni, in his capacity as NRM party chairman, met 278 legislators on Wednesday evening, he envisaged an easy going with government's plan to amend Article 26 of the Constitution.

Let's Continue Providing a Home for Those Fleeing Conflict

[Observer] War and conflict do not, and will never, define Africa.

Egyptian Arrested Over Ivory Smuggling

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) officers have arrested the Egyptian Embassy administration attaché on allegations of smuggling banned trophies.

Kanyamunyu's Bail Application Fails Again

[Monitor] Kampala -Kampala businessman Mathew Kanyamunyu who is facing murder charges in the High Court on Thursday unsuccessfully applied for bail.

Uganda Cranes Jet in Ahead of Amavubi Clash

[New Times] Uganda Cranes arrived in Kigali on Thursday afternoon ahead of Saturday's return leg against Rwanda in the 2018 CHAN third round qualifiers. The game will be played at Kigali Stadium in Nyamirambo.

Cranes Arrive in Kigali Buzzing

[Monitor] Kampala -It would be stretching it to read too much into the small fact that Uganda have now scored six times without reply in their last two matches.

Exports Promotion Body, IGG in Staff Recruitment Battle

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda's effort to increase export volumes could be undermined after the Inspector General of Government (IGG) halted a recruitment exercise, citing hiccups in its process, Daily Monitor has learnt.

KCCA Plans Law to Regulate Enforcement Operations

[Monitor] Kampala -Following endless mayhem allegedly orchestrated by the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) law enforcement officers against vendors, a law is in the pipeline to regulate their operations.

Word Has It... What is Going On with Chameleone?

[New Times] Socialite Teta surprises ex boyfriend Derek

Reinvigorated Power - Warriors Renew Rivalry

[Monitor] Kampala -As expected, City Oilers' four year dominance of the National Basketball League has forced a rethink for the chasing pack in a bid to outsmart the four-time champions.

Nile Special Bankrolls Pool Open With Shs450m

[Monitor] Kampala -For years, the Nile Special National Pool Open hits off with the mini qualifiers as early as June or July.

Rhinos Count Gains As Curtains Draw On Their Second Round

[Monitor] Kampala -Rhinos' 2-1 win over Weatherhead in the women's National Hockey League (NHL) last weekend is a sign of how much the side has grown over the last few months, not really in terms of results but general play.

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