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Museveni Admits Economic Growth Has Not Been Inclusive

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni has admitted that the high economic growth Uganda has registered over the years has not been inclusive and that access to and use of finance remains a problem to government.

Blood Shortage Hits Health Facilities

[Monitor] Arua -Arua Regional Referral Hospital and other health facilities in the district are facing a shortage of blood after the regional blood bank failed to collect enough blood.

How Museveni Outsmarted Obama On His Role in War-Torn South Sudan

[Independent (Kampala)] President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda is the epitome of a Pan-Africanist. He is known for threatening Western leaders whenever his strong-man mentality comes under attack. He has outsmarted the USA in South Sudan's civil war in favour of President Salva Kiir by leading the international community and the U.S. government in particular, to believe that only an African solution can resolve South Sudan's armed conflict. It is a shameful mistake, but a big win for Museveni.

Museveni Urges Protection of Region's Market

[Independent (Kampala)] President Yoweri Museveni has urged the East African Legislative Assembly to force foreigners to develop the region by passing policies that will protect the region's markets.

Black Stars Huff and Puff to Ugly Win Over Cranes

[allAfrica] A win is a win however it comes and in the opening game of a major tournament any coach would take the points over performance, but there is much for Ghana coach Avram Grant to ponder after his side's ugly 1-0 success over Uganda at the African Nations Cup finals on Tuesday night.

The Afcon Day That Was - January 17 - Never Ghana Let You Down

[Daily Maverick] Ghana edged a 1-0 win over Uganda to top Group D, but elsewhere things were pretty dull and dreary for the first time in the tournament. Aside from the 43-year-old guy who became the oldest ever player in an Afcon match. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

Cranes Fall to Ghana Black Stars in First Afcon Match

[Monitor] Port Gentil -Uganda Cranes' return to the Africa Cup of Nations ended in a 1-0 defeat to Ghana at Stade Port Gentil.

IMF Warns of Global Economic Risks Despite Rise in Growth Rate

[Monitor] Kampala -After raising the world economic growth for 2017 to 3.4 per cent and 3.6 for 2018, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that global economy faces two downsides risks.

Prolonged Dry Spell, Hunger and Drought Create Anxiety

[Monitor] In his New Year message, President Museveni observed that the long awaited rains had come and people should plant early given that rains were now less predictable. After a long dry spell that lasted until November, some rains fell through the second week of December. During the President's speech, rains fell all over the country twice, the last rains falling on December 31, 2016.

Govt Wants Shs700 Billion to Tackle Climate Change

[Monitor] Entebbe -Government is looking for $200 million (Shs713.7 billion) to implement a plan to avert the negative effects of climate change and hunger in the next three years, a new strategy has revealed.

Army, Police Search for Six Missing Guns

[Monitor] Kasese -The Kasese Resident District Commissioner, Mr James Mwesigye, has said the army and police will stay in the district until guns taken by unidentified people during clashes are recovered.

Manufacturers Boost Output to Tap Local Content Benefits

[Monitor] Kampala -Manufacturers of construction materials have pledged to step up their production so as to benefit from the ongoing infrastructural projects in the country.

Better Days Await Cranes At AFCON, Says Ex-Striker Oketayot

[Monitor] A former Uganda Cranes striker Moses Oketayot says better days await the national team in the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Gabon.

Uganda's Coffee Exports Increase in Quality and Quantity

[Exchange] Uganda's coffee exports have increased both in volume and value in the first two months of the calendar year.

Impoverished Opposition Can't Win

[Independent (Kampala)] Mwenda's targeting Besigye ignores reality that political power aligns with economic interests and vice versa

Mwenda's Attack On Besigye

[Independent (Kampala)] Why should he expect "stupid and mentally retarded" FDC supporters to be as equally reflective as he?

Govt Suspends Import of Poultry From Uganda, Europe

[New Times] The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) has announced new measures intended to prevent outbreak of avian influenza in poultry, commonly known as bird flu in the country.

Justice Kavuma Was Prejudged By Parliament

[Monitor] Although the petition which had been filed in the Court of Appeal to block Parliament's inquiry into the Shs 6b bonanza that was shared by 42 government officials has been withdrawn Justice Kavuma's restraining order made under the petition has left behind a lot of rancor, especially among Members of Parliament.

Plutocracy or Democracy? Ugandans Must Decide

[Monitor] Plutocracy is defined as 'government by the wealthy' and democracy as 'government by the people or whole population'. 2016 and now the start of 2017 have been a rude awakening for Uganda. As Ugandans we must make a decision on which way to go - plutocracy or democracy. Let me state my conclusion before I make my arguments. What we need in Uganda and in many countries across Africa are participatory and inclusive democratic practices in both economics and politics, and not the deceptive trickle-down pseudo-

We Need a Predictable, Equitable and Reasonable Reward Policy

[Monitor] The media has been awash with all sorts of stories and analyses on the money shared among public servants as a presidential reward following the settlement over capital gains tax between Uganda and Heritage Oil.

Govt Willing to Fund Private Businesses - Kasaija

[Monitor] Kampala -Finance minister Matia Kasaija has urged the private sector and Ugandans to design economically viable proposals and ideas which government can fund to do business for both to earn.

Govt to Vaccinate 8 Million People Against Meningitis

[Monitor] Gulu -Nearly eight million Ugandans are expected to benefit from the massive Meningitis A vaccination drive in at least 39 districts in northern Uganda.

Firm Stocks 25 Crater Lakes in Kabarole

[Monitor] Kabarole -In a bid to promote the fishing industry, a private company, Ferdsult, has stocked 10 million fishlings in 25 creator lakes in Kabarole District.

Residents Waiting On Eight-Year Promise to Upgrade Health Centre

[Monitor] Kampala -In 2008, President Museveni, while addressing a public rally at the Namulonge playground in Wakiso District, promised to upgrade Namulonge Health Centre III to Health Center IV status.

Leaders Laud Govt Plan to Compensate Absentee Landlords

[Monitor] Nakasongola -Nakasongola District leaders have welcomed a government initiative to have some of the absentee landlords compensated in order to reduce the number of land disputes in the area.

Govt Takes Fresh Samples From Masaka Avian Flu Affected Areas

[Monitor] Masaka -Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries has deployed experts to carry out further detailed investigations into Avian Influenza infection cases that were reported in Masaka District.

Govt Temporarily Bans Importation of Chicken and Poultry Products From Uganda

[Nation] The importation of chicken and poultry products from Uganda has been banned temporarily following an outbreak of bird flu.

Uganda Baati Taken to Court Over Dubious Transfer Pricing

[Monitor] Kampala -Four minority shareholders in Uganda Baati have sued their company, accusing majority shareholders of dubious transfer pricing schemes and poor corporate governance.

IMF Chief Visit to Highlight Uganda's Economic Agenda

[Monitor] Kampala -The Ugandan economy is currently experiencing headwinds and when the International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Ms Christine Lagarde visits the country next week, she will be seeking to understand the long-term objective of reviving it.

Local Athletics Body, IAAF Impressed With Uganda Broadcasting Corporation

[Monitor] Kampala -Not a lot is going right at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) at the moment but they now have reason to take heart.

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