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Notorious Police Chief Leaves Behind a Grim Legacy

[African Arguments] Under Kale Kayihura's 13-year tenure, the police committed widespread and systematic abuses. Many would now like to see him prosecuted.

Who Wins in the Proposed National Security Fund Monopoly?

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Uganda's National Social Security Fund finally won the battle to retain its status as a mandatory scheme for all employees in informal and formal sectors as cabinet announced plans to withdraw the proposed liberalization bill from parliament.

900 Apply for Phosphate Firm's 92 Jobs

[Observer] When Chinese firm, Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group, through Tororo area radio stations called for job applications, over 900 people applied for the advertised 92 job slots.

Transfers - New Police Boss Ochola Makes First Move

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Newly appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Okoth Ochola has transferred and appointed 23 gazetted officers. The major changes see seven moved out of the IGP's office.

Opposition Leader Celebrates First 100 Days at Head of Party

[Observer] Forum for Democratic Change president Patrick Oboi Amuriat has said the party is now more united under his leadership than it has ever been in the last five years.

Anti-Poverty Activist Drowns in Aruu Falls

[Monitor] A 24-year-old man has died after drowning in Aruu falls in Angagura Sub-county, Pader District, Police have confirmed.

Government Increases Pay for Civil Servants

[Monitor] Kampala -Cabinet has approved increment of salaries for selected civil servants in the coming financial year.

12-Year-Old Driver Knocks Down Boda Boda Cyclist

[Monitor] Police in Gulu District have detained a 12-year-old boy for reportedly knocking a boda boda rider while driving a car.

African Intelligence Chiefs Meet in Uganda Over Terrorism

[Shabelle] Intelligence and security officers from East Africa are meeting in Kampala to find means of ending armed struggles and terrorism.

Eight Private Kampala Hospitals Named to Handle Hepatitis B Vaccine

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Ministry of Health has named eight Kampala private health facilities to provide the Hepatitis B vaccine as they put in place measures to halt supply of fake drugs on the market.

Government to Buy Off Mabira Forest Residents

[Monitor] Kampala -The National Forestry Authority (NFA) is in advanced stages of buying off 16 villages within Mabira Rain Forest, Buikwe District, to manage encroachment on the largest natural forest in the country.

Future of Uganda UN Base Hangs in the Balance

[Monitor] Kampala -The United Nations General Assembly will, in May, receive a report of the working group constituted by General Secretary Antonio Guterres to assess the 11 existing UN secretariats across the world, including the Regional Service Centre (RSC) at Entebbe, with the view of creating one-stop centres to streamline operations.

Army Denies Misuse of Seedlings Funds

[Monitor] Kampala -The Operation Wealth Creation programme officers have distanced themselves from allegations of misappropriation of more than Shs900 million meant for procurement of inputs.

Former Museveni Driver Jailed Over Property Dispute Cries for Help

[Monitor] Kampala -A man, who used to drive President Museveni's jammer vehicle between 2005 and 2011, has put up a fight in a bid to recover his properties, including a fuel station in Kasese Town, allegedly grabbed from him by a business partner.

Floods Destroy Property in Rukiga

[Monitor] Property worth millions of shillings were on Monday destroyed when rain water flooded Muhanga town council in Rukiga District after a heavy down pour that lasted for about 6-hours.

Army Court Sets Date to Try Ex-MP Kipoi

[Monitor] Kampala -The Army court in Kampala has set April 24 for hearing of prosecution evidence against former Member of Parliament for Bubulo West, Mr Tonny Kipoi Nsubuga.

Army Court Blocks Kitatta's Request to Be Moved to Luzira

[Monitor] The request by Abdullah Kitatta, the patron of the Boda Boda 2010 Association, to be transferred from Makindye Military Barracks Prison, where he was remanded, to Luzira Prison has been blocked by the army court.

Tourism Revenue Figures - Separating Fact From Fiction

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -According to official figures, tourism contributed up to US$1.35 billion into Uganda's export basket in 2016, and was the single highest foreign exchange earner; contributing 23.5% of total exports.

Bank of India Could Exit Ugandan Market

[East African] Bank of India Uganda Ltd is contemplating exiting Uganda as its headquarters in India shifts focus to Asian and European markets.

KCCA to Share Shs540m

[Monitor] Kampala -The Muslim faith decrees that an employee be paid before his sweat dries.

Sacking of Security Minister - How Museveni Played 'Inner Circle' Politics

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -By the time he fired former the former Minister for Security; Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, President Yoweri Museveni had been resisting pressure from within his inner circle to act.

Nakumatt Audit Reveals U.S.$17,7 Million Tax Debt

[Monitor] Troubled retail chain Nakumatt owes the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Sh1.8 billion in unpaid taxes, according to an audit of the retailer's accounts.

Museveni Is a Super Being - Govt Chief Whip

[Monitor] Kampala -The government Chief Whip, Ms Ruth Nankabirwa, has said they are plotting to ask President Museveni to seek a fresh mandate because he is a "super human being".

Key Suspect in Singer Mowzey's Death Remanded Again

[Monitor] Entebbe -Mr Godfrey Wamala alias Troy the main suspect in the killing of singer Moses Sekibogo aka Mowzey Radio has returned to court Entebbe Chief Magistrates Court.

Shaban's Header Puts KCCA In the Champion's League Running

[Monitor] Kampala -Muhammad Shaban's promising genius, especially in his days at Onduparaka, came with a mixture of gem and volatile temperament; the latter often having some question his head.

Search for Mt Elgon Killer Gang Leader Extends to Uganda

[Nation] Security officers have extended the hunt for the suspected key leader of the killer gang in Mt Elgon to Uganda after two others were captured several days ago.

Mubende Chokes On Shs600m Debt

[Monitor] Kalangala -Mubende District Local Government authorities are trapped in huge debts which they say are frustrating service delivery.

Ayeko Wins Bronze At African Cross Country Championships

[Monitor] Kampala -Thomas Ayeko secured Uganda a bronze medal in the senior men's race at the African Cross Country Championships in the Algerian city of Chlef on Saturday.

Kadaga Tells World Leaders to Emulate Uganda On Equity

[Monitor] The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has implored world leaders to implement Uganda's strategy on gender equity, a government tactic that essentially offers a pluralistic approach that values the diversity among both men and women.

Ugandan Music Stars Become Political Capital for Parties

[EA Business] Jinja -Political tides are changing in Ugandan politics as political parties become more innovative in rallying support for their parties and candidates using the country's popular music icons.

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