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Standard Gauge Rail Boss Drives Local Content Campaign

[East African] Uganda has set a high bar on local content for the Chinese contractor picked to build its standard gauge railway as it seeks dividends for industries and workers from the $2.3 billion investment.

Prolonged Electoral Period and Drought to Dim East Africa's Growth

[East African] The confidence in the region's three largest economies -- Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda -- will be determined by how they dust off the effects of two years of elections that brought about uncertainties and inflationary pressures.

U.S. Rapper Snoop Dogg Announces Plans to Relocate to Uganda

[Nairobi News] American rapper Snoop Dogg mulls relocating to Uganda following US President Donald Trump "shithole" remarks about African countries.

Inside Ruling Party Plot to Kill Petitions Against Age Limit Bill

[Observer] After the Uganda Law Society filed a petition on Monday challenging the scrapping of presidential age limits, and the extension of the MPs' term by two years, NRM top officials have intensified efforts to frustrate the gathering legal challenge.

25 People Face Trial Over Online Posts - Report

[Observer] By the close of the year 2017, at least 25 Ugandans were facing trial in different courts over charges related to use of the internet to express themselves, a report by the Unwanted Witness, a digital rights NGO has indicated.

Late Goal Takes Namibia Through to CHAN Quarter Finals

[CAF] Namibia scored a late winner against Uganda on Thursday in Marrakech to qualify for the quarter finals alongside regional rivals Zambia as Uganda crashed out.

Government Moves to Regulate Free Health Camps

[Monitor] Kampala -Organisers of medical camps offering among others surgical and dental services shall have to plan for management of early and late complications including a plan for patients' referral where necessary in case of any incident, effective this month.

Cancer Cases Rise As Govt Launches New Machine

[Monitor] Kampala -As government commissions the new Cobalt 60 radiotherapy machines today, the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has revealed that the number of new cancer cases registered annually has shot up by 500, rising from 4,000 in 2016 to 4,500 in 2017.

Govt Promises Quicker, Easier Passports

[Observer] Getting a passport can be a nightmare. Not for much longer, if the Ministry of Internal Affairs is to be believed.

Tycoon in U.S.$200 Million Hilton Land Dispute

[Monitor] Nairobi -Ugandan business tycoon James Mugoya, and a member of the UAE royal family have laid claim to prime plots on which the Hilton Upper Hill tower is being built, in a suit that could stall the KSh20 billion (Shs714 billion) project.

Activist Stella Nyanzi and Sister in Family Quarrel

[Monitor] Kampala -Dr Stella Nyanzi has had an unbeaten run in attacking different people online but on Thursday (today) she got a taste of her own medicine when her own sister, Sheila Nyanzi hurled grenades at her on a social media post.

Woman Who Died in Oman Was Illegally Recruited - Police

[Monitor] Kampala -The commissioner of police Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Mr Moses Binoga, has said Teopista Namubiru, who died in Oman, in the Middle East was recruited by an illegal agency.

Suspended MPs Challenge 'Age Limit' Law

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Six Suspended Members of Parliament (MPs) Thursday joined the Leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza to challenge the Uganda Constitution Amendment Act 2017 passed by President Museveni on December 20, 2017, before the Constitution court.

Court Sets Feb 19 to Start Trial of 20 Treason Suspects

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The High Court in Kampala Thursday set a fresh trial date for a treason case against 20 men accused of plotting to overthrow the government of Uganda. The trial had stalled since October last year due to the Prosecutors' strike that ended in December.

President Museveni Warns On Death Penalty

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -President Yoweri Museveni has warned that increasing crime will force him to revise his position on the death penalty.

Bunyoro King Swears in New Prime Minister

[Monitor] The newly appointed Bunyoro Kitara kingdom prime minister, Mr Andrew Byakutaaga has been sworn in.

Rising Trend - Married Women Circumcised with Husband's Consent

[Monitor] Kampala -Faced with the new law against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), traditionalists have now shifted to circumcising married women with the consent of their husbands.

Domestic Worker Arrested Over Theft of Shs10m

[Monitor] Kampala -Police have arrested a maid on allegations of stealing US$2,800 (Shs10m) from her employer in Mukono District.

MPs Challenge 'Age Limit' Law in Court

[Observer] Six opposition members of parliament have filed a constitutional petition challenging the age limit law, which was controversially passed by parliament at the end of last year.

Is There a Second Chance At Life for Cancer Patients?

[Monitor] At exactly 10 minutes past midnight on January 1, I gathered with the rest of my greater extended family to say a prayer of thanks to God for making us see the light of the day in the year 2018.

Student With Albinism Beats Odds to Graduate at Makerere

[Monitor] Kampala -He faced many challenges, was mocked and despised in his early childhood but he stayed focused on achieving his dream as he scaled the hurdles and carried home the crown of academic excellence among proud medical students that graduated at Makerere University on Wednesday.

Namibia Reach Knockout Stages After Nekundi's Injury Time Winner

[Namibian] An injury time goal by Panduleni Nekundi gave the Brave Warriors a stunning 1-0 victory against 10-man Uganda and ensured their passage to the quarterfinals of the Chan 2018 tournament in Marrakesh on Thursday night.

MP Attacks UNEB Officials Over Daughter's Withheld Ple Results

[Monitor] Labwor County Member of Parliament Micheal Ayepa on Wednesday confronted Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) officials in Parliament as they went to seek approval of their 2018/19 budget.

Cranes in Must-Win CHAN Clash

[Monitor] Kampala -It's not how you start, but rather how you finish that matters. That is the message that Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre is unflinchingly preaching to his players ahead of tomorrow's must-win match against Namibia.

Mixed Reactions to Museveni's New Year Speech On Economy

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Gideon Badagawa, the executive director at the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), says President Yoweri Museveni's New Year speech with regard to value addition was well-intentioned.

Africa's Top Bank Indicates Oil Investments to Spur Uganda Economy in 2018

[Independent (Kampala)] Abidjan, Ivory Coast -The latest African Economic Outlook (AEO) report indicates that foreign direct investment (FDI) flows following the recent issuance of oil exploration licenses and the investment in infrastructure development is expected to spur Uganda's economy for most of 2018.

Court Orders UCU to Pay Its Wrongly Expelled Students

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Mukono High Court Judge Margret Mutonyi Wednesday ordered Uganda Christian University to pay 20 million shillings to two law students it unlawfully expelled two years back.

PLE - MP Wants to Burn 'Inept' UNEB

[Observer] Labwor MP Michael Ayepa could not hide his anger with Uganda national examinations board after it with-held Primary Leaving Examination results for 2,559 candidates including his daughter's over suspected examination malpractices.

Police Deny Freeing Ex-Informer 'Sobi'

[Observer] Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, has said self-confessed criminal suspect Paddy Sserunjoji alias Sobi is being held by the Internal Security Organisation (ISO), denying earlier reports that the former police informer was released yesterday a few hours after his transfer from Nsangi police in Wakiso to Nalufenya detention centre in Jinja for interrogation.

Whistle-Blower Cites Fraud in Nita-U's Internet Deals

[Observer] A whistle-blower attached to the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) has raised a red flag on the on-going procurement process for a World Bank-funded internet connectivity infrastructure project.

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