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Is Museveni's Proposal On Snipers for MPs Workable?

[Monitor] With MPs scared out of their wits following a spate of high-profile assassinations, President Museveni has ordered that each legislator be guarded by UPDF snipers and provided with escort cars to protect them from terrorists.

Chemutai Wins Uganda's Second Silver Medal in Finland

[Observer] Up-coming star Peruth Chemutai won a second silver medal for Uganda at the on-going 2018 IAAF World U20 Championship in Tampere, Finland.

Museveni Urges UK to Drop South Sudan Sanctions

[Monitor] President Museveni has urged the United Kingdom to drop sanctions on South Sudan because they will not help to resolve the challenges the world's youngest nation is facing.

Uganda Could Scrap Social Media Tax After Street Protests

[Nairobi News] Uganda Prime Minister Ruhakama Rugunda says the government could to review the recently implemented tax on the use of social media.

Museveni Orders Refund of Mobile Money 'Error' Tax

[Observer] President Yoweri Museveni has said Ugandans who paid 1% percent mobile money tax should be refunded.

Age Limit Judgement Set for July 26

[Monitor] Kampala -The much awaited judgment in the consolidated presidential age limit petitions has finally been set for July 26 at Mbale High Court.

Museveni Sends Minister Anite to U.S. University

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni has sent State Investment Minister, Ms Evelyn Anite, to Tufts University, a premier American university, for graduate studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Pomp, Arua As Politicians Vie to Replace Abiriga

[Monitor] Arua -For the past two days, Arua town has been busy and noisy as politicians and their supporters rally support to win the up-coming by-election in Arua Municipality to replace the late Col Ibrahim Abiriga.

Police Boss Regrets Teargasing Christians

[Monitor] Soroti -Mr Geoffrey Kaheebwa, the Soroti District Police Commander (DPC) has apologised to Christians in the area, for ordering his officers to fire teargas and live bullets at believers who attempted to access a disputed church building.

Pregnant Woman, Two Men Arrested Over Fake Money

[Monitor] Mpigi -Police are holding three people who were found with counterfeit Uganda currency notes totalling to Shs7 million.

What Lc1 Leaders Will Take Home

[Monitor] Kampala -After holding office for 18 years, Tuesday this week was curtain fall on many incumbent Local Council chairpersons across the country as they exited after defeat.

Mukono Health Centre to Be Elevated to General Hospital

[Monitor] Mukono -Leaders and medics in Mukono Municipality, Mukono District, have welcomed a government plan to elevate Mukono Health Centre IV to a general hospital status.

How the Male Birth Control Pill Will Work

[Monitor] Kampala -Health experts in Uganda have joined their American counterparts to advocate for an alternative birth control method for men other than male condoms.

Govt Re-Appoints Blacklisted PSs, Caos

[Monitor] Kampala -Government has re-appointed permanent secretaries and chief administrative officers it blacklisted three months ago over failure to account for public resources, this newspaper can reveal.

More Than 2,000 Arrested in Crackdown in Kampala

[Monitor] Kampala -A total of 2,321 people have been arrested in Kampala on suspicion of involvement in crimes such as robbery, counterfeits and drug smoking and distribution in the last six weeks.

Reggae Star Tarrus Riley Lined Up for Swangz All Star Finale

[Observer] Jamaican-American reggae singer Tarrus Riley has been confirmed as a guest performer at the grand finale of the Swangz All Star Tour slated for August 31 at Lugogo Cricket oval.

Irene Ntale Is Unchained At Last, but What Next for Her?

[Observer] Make no mistake; Irene Ntale has matured. She has also perfected the art of performing live. She did exactly that last Friday during her Unchained concert at Serena hotel.

Museveni Orders Army Snipers to Guard MPs

[Monitor] President Museveni has directed the Finance Ministry to immediately buy escort vehicles for all the 456 MPs while the army will provide them with "sharp shooters" to protect them from what he called "terrorists."

Police Search for Man Who Stabbed Father in-Law to Death

[Monitor] Apac -Police in Apac District are hunting for a man who allegedly stabbed his father in-law, killing him instantly.

Cricket Cranes Have No Room for Error

[Monitor] Kigali -Mathematically, it stays in Uganda's reach to grab one of the two spots at stake to progress through to the International Cricket Council (ICC) World T20 Qualifier scheduled for early next year.

Why Policemen Hate Guarding MPs

[Observer] Any police officer who deliberately refuses to protect a member of parliament now faces the risk of unspecified action being taken against him or her, authorities have warned.

Minister Applauds Monitor's Stay in Your Lane Campaign

[Monitor] Kampala -The State minister for Transport, Mr Aggrey Bagiire, has applauded the Daily Monitor Stay in Your Lane campaign for instilling discipline among motorists.

Few Extension Workers Hurt Agriculture - Minister

[Monitor] Mbale -Shortage of agriculture extension workers tasked with advising farmers on effective agriculture practices is hindering the sector, the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Mr Vincent Ssempijja, has said.

Bunyooro Farmers Decry Low Maize Prices, Debts

[Monitor] Kampala -The Insu Farmers in the Bunyooro sub region have decried the fast shrinking maize prices which has left many counting losses and unable to service debts.

Uganda Film Industry On a Progressive Journey

[Monitor] The film industry in Uganda was discovered as early as 1893 when its first movie was produced. Like any industry that is still growing, the industry has been plagued by numerous challenges, including funding, lack of passionate people.

Another Ministry of Internal Affairs Official Dies On Plane

[Observer] Another official from the ministry of Internal Affairs has died on plane.

MP's Guards Accused of Assaulting Road Workers

[Monitor] Ntoroko -Police in Ntoroko District are investigating a case in which workers of BCR General Limited, the company that was contracted to construct Kakara-Rwebisengo Road were allegedly assaulted by the UPDF guards of the area Member of Parliament, Mr Gerald Rwemulikya.

Museveni Orders Army Snipers to Guard MPs

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni has directed the Finance Ministry to immediately buy escort vehicles for all the 456 MPs while the army will provide them with "sharp shooters" to protect them from what he called "terrorists."

12 Years Later, DPP Drops Rape Appeal Against Besigye

[Monitor] Kampala -The Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has in an unprecedented move declared loss of interest in pursuing an appeal challenging the acquittal of opposition leader, Dr Kizza Besigye, of rape charges, 12 years later.

Teacher Translates Bible to Ruruuli - Runyala

[Monitor] When one retires after more than 40 years of service, it is often assumed that this is the time to stay away from stressful work and possibly spend more of one's evening years engaging in less demanding activities.

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