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Oil Pipeline Deal Unlocks More Funding Options

[East African] The pipeline that will take crude oil from Uganda to export markets has moved closer to financial closure after the waiver of taxes on the product by Tanzania paved the way for the signing of a bilateral agreement between the two countries.

Warring Sides Sign Peace Deal As Dialogue Begins

[East African] South Sudan's warring parties on Friday signed an undertaking to work on a roadmap for the implementation of the 2015 Arusha Agreement and end the war.

Museveni, Magufuli Sign Deal on Pipeline

[Observer] President Museveni and Tanzania's John Pombe Magufuli at the weekend signed a pact, which, among other things, waives taxes on materials to be used in the construction of the crude oil pipeline from Hoima district to Tanga port.

Banks Upbeat On Credit Growth Mid-Year

[East African] Private sector credit growth in Uganda is headed for a rebound after a downturn, amid intense loan promotions by banks eager to beat half-year lending targets.

Boda Boda Makes It Into Oxford Dictionary

[Observer] Boda boda is one of the latest additions to the 9th edition of the Oxford Advanced Learner's dictionary. The new words added to the latest edition, published by the Oxford University Press (OUP), were drawn from local dialects in the East African region.

Museveni Makes U-Turn Over Dott Services Ban

[Observer] President Museveni has rescinded an order he gave on April 21, instructing government entities not to deal with road construction firm, Dott Services, The Observer has learnt.

Govt Agencies Trade Blame Over SIM Cards Disaster

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) yesterday issued a directive to telecom companies to reactivate SIM cards whose services had been suspended after a government directive to switch them off on May 19 but the whole SIM card registration exercise remained laced with controversies.

Ugandans Plead With DR Congo to Open Borders for Business

[Monitor] Kasese -Traders at Mpondwe Market in Lhubiriha Town Council in Kasese District near the Uganda-DR Congo border are crying foul following the ban of Ugandan products to DR Congo early this year.

Soft Drinks Producers Protest Tax Increments On Products

[Monitor] Kampala -The carbonated soft drink industry in Uganda has protested the new Excise Duty tax increments on the industry which they say are going to impact the industry negatively.

MPs Disagree Over Uganda Telecom Limited Probe Results

[Observer] A parliamentary committee investigating the management and performance of Uganda Telecom Limited has submitted a report that sheds light on why the mobile telecommunications company was brought down to its knees.

Justice Mugambe's Landmark Ruling in Line for Global Award

[Observer] Four months back, Justice Lydia Mugambe awarded a couple Shs 85m after finding Mulago hospital culpable of negligence for their missing newborn.

Speaker Kadaga, Minister Clash Over Environment Management Plan

[Observer] Climate change and managing its devastating effects should be a high priority for government, Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga said, rejecting a no-money plea from the minister of state for Environment, Dr Mary Kitutu, on May 21.

Stella Nyanzi in Fresh Court Fight Against Mental Check

[Observer] In her constitutional petition challenging the 1938 Mental Treatment Act, Makerere University researcher Stella Nyanzi says the state wants to embarrass her by insisting she takes a mental exam.

Govt Rejects Mengo Leases

[Observer] In a three-page letter written on May 17 to Buganda kingdom prime minister Charles Peter Mayiga, the minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Betty Amongi, raised the government's strongest reservations yet to the kingdom's ongoing land titling campaign dubbed Ekyapa mu ngalo.

Police Boss Declares 'War' On Iron Bar Hit Men

[Observer] It is a somber mood. Fingers are lingering around gun triggers. More than three patrol cars escort the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura's car. It is tight security in Gulu town. The reason for Kayihura's impromptu visit? Iron bar hit men have struck again, this time killing Gulu deputy town clerk, John Olaa Omona.

Can Torture Be Justified?

[Observer] The use of torture, whether physical or psychological, raises the classic question of what is the right thing to do, and on what grounds can a wrong act be justified.

Rights Activists Up in Arms Over Poor Education in Uganda's Slums

[Monitor] Kampala -A consortium of civil society Organizations operating in the East African community member countries has asked government to address issues affecting children living in slum areas.

Kayunga Mourns Socialite Semwanga, Body Expected to Arrive On Sunday

[Monitor] Kayunga -Residents of Kayunga town were left in grief following news about the death of Ugandan socialite and businessman Ivan Semwanga.

Police General Kayihura Camps in Gulu Over Iron Bar Hit Men

[Observer] There is heavy police deployment in the streets of Gulu town as the Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura camps there to coordinate operations against iron bar hit men.

Uganda Should Invest in Maternal and Child Health

[Monitor] With the current NRM government theme dubbed: Kisanja Hakuna Mchezo,the President warned all civil servants against non-performance, and called upon them to deliver effective services. This includes health service delivery, which has always performed next to below standards on issues of maternal and child health, yet the international conventions which Uganda signed, and the domestic instruments (the constitution and policies) provides for good health as a human right.

State Water Minister Kibuule Flies Chopper to Visit in-Laws

[Monitor] Ntungamo -The State Water minister, Mr Ronald Kibuule, on Tuesday stirred residents of Ntungamo Town in southwestern Uganda when he swung by in a police helicopter to check on his father-in-law.

How U.S.'s Strong Institutions Are Defending the Country Against Trump

[Monitor] Dear Tingasiga.

MPs Approve Shs 233 Billion State House Budget

[Observer] Members of parliament have today passed a Shs 233 billion State House budget for the coming financial year 2017/2018.

Two Legislators Lose Seats Over Bribery

[Monitor] Kampala -Two independent MPs representing Persons with Disabilities from northern and western regions have been kicked out of Parliament over bribery.

Why Govt Cannot Legislate Against Emerging Pentecostal Churches

[Monitor] There are three groups that have been involved in a simmering battle to control the growing evangelical church movement in Uganda. As long as they fought independently, their efforts amounted to little. But the three groups have now found a way to work together and the result of that cooperation is the proposed policy to regulate Religious Faith-Based Organisations. It is being drafted by the Directorate of Ethics under the Office of The President. If passed, the policy will effectively put a leash around

Motorists Suffer As More City Roads Blocked

[Monitor] Kampala -Public access to some major roads in the city's central business district has been blocked with motorists now blaming the barricade for the traffic jam during rush hours.

Government Admissions Put Spotlight On Economic Slowdown

[Monitor] The Ministry of Finance after years of cheerleading on the economy, has finally admitted that the economy is reeling after years of a slowdown. Inflation is up in the double digits a change from the 5-6 per cent average from last year and 10-11 per cent in 2014-2015. The exchange rate is trading at the higher end of the band at Shs3,640-Shs3,670. Finance added by stating the obvious that economic growth will peak at 4 per cent in 2016-2017 off target a measly number given Uganda's nearly 3 per cent per ann

Bodybuilder Ssenoga Returns to Germany With Hope

[Monitor] Kampala -Mr Uganda 2016 Andrew Ssenoga returns to Germany with high hopes of winning a medal in the International German Championship at the Edwin-Schaarf Hall in Neu-Ulm tomorrow.

45 Years of Selling Roasted Goat Testicles

[Monitor] Meet Matia Okiror, 69, who for 45 years has been living off goat testicles. Yes, goat testicles.

Umeme Officials Survive Lynching

[Monitor] Pallisa -Police in Pallisa District was called in to save two Umeme officials who were attacked by angry residents following power disconnections in the area.

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