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Don't Allow to Be Misled By Opposition - Museveni

[Monitor] Rubirizi -President Museveni has asked the people of Rubirizi District to shun Opposition propaganda, saying they are not providing solutions to people's problems.

Worrying Report of Militants Groups Gaining Financial Muscle

[East African] Findings contained in Uganda's final National Risk Assessment report of increased capacity among terrorist organisations to execute bigger attacks are a worrying sign.

Uganda Falls Back On 10-Year Plan for Public Sector Reform

[East African] In an effort to cut government expenditure and stop duplication of roles, Uganda is scrapping some agencies and authorities and merging others.

Victim, Perpetrator, Son? the Other Side of the ICC's Ongwen Trial

[African Arguments] The trial of a former LRA commander is meant to ensure justice. But many in northern Uganda are sceptical.

Driver Knocks Priest Dead At Zebra Crossing

[Monitor] Kampala -Police are hunting a motorist who knocked dead a Catholic priest as he was crossing the road at Lweza on Entebbe Road on Saturday evening.

Report Indicts Bank of Uganda for Illegal Closure of Banks

[East African] Uganda's Auditor-General John Muwanga has released a report detailing irregularities and illegalities allegedly committed by the central bank in the closure and sale of non-performing commercial banks.

Is President Museveni a Good Political Crime Preventer?

[Monitor] The expression 'crisis' is relative. With an otherwise incompetent and corrupt regime that has made security its forte, albeit partly in myth, as Uganda's ruling NRM has done since 1986, it is right to condemn in the strongest terms the current insecurity, unless the NRM agrees to surrender its forte.

Museveni Condemns Killing of Poachers

[Monitor] President Museveni has condemned the killing of four unarmed poachers in Queen Elizabeth National Park and promised to arrest the perpetuators he vilified as 'wild' and 'stupid'.

18,000 Nurses, Midwives Illegal

[Monitor] More than 18,000 nurses and midwives in both public and private health facilities are either fake or illegal as some are practicing without valid licenses and others lack the necessary qualifications, authorities have revealed.

Where Are Kayihura Co-Accused?

[Monitor] Kampala -Nearly three months later, only scant details are available regarding the condition four senior and a dozen of junior security officers arrested alongside former police chief Gen Kale Kayihura.

Mobile Money Tool for Terrorism Financing - Report

[Monitor] Kampala -The US government has in its Global Terrorism Index report warned about mobile money services in Uganda as being vulnerable to exploitation by criminals and terrorists to finance illicit activities in and out of the country.

Uganda Wins World University Netball Title

[Observer] Hosts Uganda are the 2018 FISU World University Netball champions after stopping giants South Africa in the final on Friday night.

Justice Minister Rejects Law Development Centre Pre-Entry Exams

[Monitor] Kampala -The Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister, Gen Kahinda Otafiire, has opposed pre-entry exams for the bar course and suggested the postgraduate bar course offered by the Law Development Centre (LDC) be made two years instead of the current nine months.

The Cost of Being a Teacher, Refugee at Dadaab

[Nation] Walter Michael Kagwa took the first step towards becoming a refugee in 1987.

Uganda, Other EA Countries Supplying Banned Plastic Bags to Kenya

[The Exchange] On June 22, 2018, the Environment and Lands Court ruled in favour of the plastic bag ban.

Bobi Wine Returns, Elder Brother Eddie Yahwe Arrested

[Monitor] Bobi Wine's elder brother Eddie Yahwe has been arrested at Entebbe International Airport where he had gone to pick the Kyadondo East MP. He is currently being detained at Entebbe Police Station.

Uganda Prepares to Vaccinate Against Ebola in Case the Virus Strikes the Country

[WHO] Kampala: - 20th September 2018. As Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) preparedness activities intensify in Uganda, the Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) is making arrangements to vaccinate frontline health workers and high-risk populations should need arise.

Security Chiefs Hold Crisis Meeting Over Bobi Wine

[Monitor] Kampala -Security forces and Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, and his supporters last evening set the stage for possible collision today after disagreeing on the legislator's homecoming programme.

Turn Ongwen Into Witness, Lawyer Tells ICC

[Monitor] The Hague. The former commander of the Sinia Brigade with the Lord Resistance Army (LRA), Dominic Ongwen, should be a prosecution witness and not an accused, his defence lawyer has told the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

CCTV Camera System Fails to Read Boda Licence Plates

[Monitor] Kampala -The top management of the police has summoned the Chinese company in charge of the new CCTV project after the cameras failed to automatically read number plates of boda bodas.

Why Kampala Is Still Grappling With Waste

[Monitor] A swarm of flies hovers over a heap of garbage on Nsalo Close, off Sir Apollo Kaggwa Road. As you get closer, a stench from the decomposing waste pricks your nostrils.

Police Ban Rallies for Pop Star Politician Bobi Wine

[Deutsche Welle] Popular politician Bobi Wine will be met with a police escort and treason charges when he returns to Uganda. He was in the US for treatment of injuries he said were sustained while tortured by security forces.

Education Ministry Tasks Public Service On Salaries

[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary, Mr Alex Kakooza, yesterday said they have written to their counterparts in Public Service to harmonise salaries for scientists to stop the attrition rate that education institutions are already facing.

Warder Shoots Inmate Dead Over Woman, Turns Gun On Self

[Monitor] Kayunga -A romantic love triangle has gone horribly wrong in Ntenjeru Prison in Kayunga Town Council, Kayunga District, with a prison warder shooting dead an inmate he accused of intimate involvement with his concubine.

Makerere's Dr Musaazi Praised for Inventions

[Monitor] Kampala -In death, as in life, Makerere University veteran scientist, Dr Moses Kizza Musaazi, stands tall as an innovator with an enduring impact on society.

Police Has No Business Deciding Who Receives Me At Entebbe - Bobi Wine

[Monitor] Just hours after police issued security guidelines on the return of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a Bobi Wine from the U.S, the pop star has reacted by vowing to defy the directives.

Sejusa, Besigye Videos Played for ICC Judges

[Monitor] A lawyer for Dominic Ongwen, on Tuesday began defence of the ex-Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) commander by playing for International Criminal Court (ICC) judges a video in which former spymaster, Gen David Sejusa, blames government for the northern Uganda war.

Bobi Wine Return - Police Ban Crowds At Entebbe

[Monitor] Police in Uganda have issued what they have described as security guidelines for the return of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine.

The Cost of Climate Change to Uganda's Coffee Sector

[Southern Voice] This blog post looks at the impact of climate change on Uganda's primary export crop-coffee. It gives recommendations on how the government could combat climate change and help the coffee industry achieve the 20 million bags target by 2020.

Police Await Lab Results for Clues On Kirumira Killing

[Monitor] Kampala -Police detectives are still waiting for results from the forensic laboratory to establish whether the firearms used in the shooting of the former Buyende District police commander, Muhammad Kirumira, is identical to those used in the previous killings.

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