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Nyanzi Facebook Post Was Crafted in Vulgarity - Police Detective

[Monitor] The presentation of an impolite poem allegedly written to insult the person of the president, calmed tension, as the trial of Researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi kicked off at Buganda Road Court on Wednesday.

Pipeline Dreams - Will Locals Cash in On the Oil Bonanza?

[Monitor] Before mid-2017, Hotel Brovad in Masaka District was just like any other business in the hospitality industry; still, it is. Then in May that year, the presidents of Uganda and Tanzania signed the Heads of State Agreement concretising the Hoima-Tanga route for the proposed East African Crude Oil Export Pipeline (EACOP).

43 Police Cadet Officers Sue Govt Over Salary Cuts

[Monitor] Kampala -A total of 43 police officer cadets have sued government on allegations of recruiting them but along the way, for not paying them at the rate stipulated.

3 Schools Lose Funding Over 'Ghosts'

[Monitor] Mukono -Government has halted funding to three secondary schools in Mukono District for allegedly inflating student enrolment figures, Daily Monitor has established.

Government Asked to Use Chips to Immunise Newborns

[Monitor] Kampala -The government yesterday said with the improving technology, a policy will be formulated in the near future to allow chips inserted in newborns in the fight against diseases.

Mob Kills Man for Hacking His Father to Death

[Monitor] Namisindwa -A 34-year-old resident of Nanzekhe village in Magale Sub County, Namisindwa District has been lynched by mob after he reportedly hacked his biological father to death using a panga.

Government Changes Strategy On Forceful Land Acquisition

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -The government has dropped its plan for the forceful acquisition of private land for infrastructural development projects. The change follows public outcry on a draft which had been tabled by lands minister Betty Amongi to allow the government to take possession of private property, even when the owners contests the value determined by the chief Government Valuer.

Use Name and Shame Tactic to Fight Graft

[Monitor] There is no doubt that fighting corruption in Uganda is pivotal if the country is to attain the projected and much hyped middle income status by 2020. Yet apart from government officials giving lip-service to the fight against the blight, it remains business as usual, with many government ministries, departments and agencies stressed under the weight of rampant corruption.

Afcon Qualifier - Cranes Intensify Preparations As Taifa Stars Rally Fans

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre will have gone to bed last night with a pretty clearer picture of how he will set up against the Taifa Stars of Tanzania.

Source of the Nile Bridge Goes Green Ahead of Irish Fête

[East African] The source of the Nile Bridge, which is a tourism and architectural icon in Uganda, was this past week illuminated green ahead of Ireland marking its national day.

Mfumukeko - We Will Soon Engage Uganda and Rwanda About Dispute

[East African] The East African Community Secretariat has sent a team to Rwanda and Uganda to find out the cause of the current hostility between the neighbours.

Local Firms at Losing End As Uganda Sets the Stage for Oil Production

[East African] As Uganda's oil and gas industry warms up for the final investment decision (FID) expected by July, weak operational capacity and unfair business practices faced by local firms have drawn attention to industry challenges while efforts to boost the financial capacity of domestic companies seem to be paying off.

Terrible Trouble Between Kampala and Kigali, but Nobody Wants to Talk About It

[East African] A Kampala cynic last week said he tapped an angry telephone conversation between two regional public officials -Kampala government spokesman Ofwono Opondo popularly known as OO -blasting an unnamed official in Kigali.

World Cup Qualifier - Nigeria U-19 Cricket Team Thrash Uganda

[Premium Times] Nigeria's 'Junior Green Yellow'; the U-19 national cricket team, are inching closer to qualifying for the World Cup.

UN Weapons Saga - Contractor Arrested

[Monitor] Kampala -Police detectives yesterday stormed the Kabalagala branch of Equity Bank and arrested Mr Timothy Kyaligonza as he attempted to withdraw money for transporters of United Nations weapons stuck at the Uganda-Tanzania border.

I Will Contest in 2021, Says Mao As He Trades Barbs With Kivumbi

[Monitor] Kampala -Democratic Party president Norbert Mao has become the third politician to declare his interest to run for the highest office in the land come 2021.

Mao Rejects Museveni Links, Declares 2021 State House Bid

[Observer] Democratic Party leader Norbert Mao yesterday became the fourth politician to declare plans to be on the 2021 presidential ballot and blasted those who say he is again being backed by the incumbent to undermine opposition efforts.

Bobi Wine's Big Test

[Observer] If the Arua Municipality by-election and its violence were to teach us anything, it is that Bobi Wine's major challenges moving forward will include trying to stay alive, and also keeping out of prison.

Rwanda Border Closure Hurting Bus Operators

[Observer] Operators of interstate bus services between Uganda and Rwanda are counting heavy losses almost three weeks into the closure of the common border by Rwandan authorities.

FGM Resurgence Needs Urgent Focus On Changing the Social Norms

[Observer] Media reports have been awash with the resurgence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Sebei sub-region, with the highest number of victims reported coming from Kween district.

How Museveni Outplays NRM Rivals

[Monitor] Kampala -When Dr Kizza Besigye, a former personal physician to President Museveni, broke ranks with the then Movement system and announced a bid to succeed the later, some comrades derided him as less-qualified.

Museveni Wrong On Sugar Bill, Say MPs

[Monitor] Kampala -A section of MPs across the political divide yesterday criticised President Museveni for rejecting the Sugar Bill that was recently passed by Parliament.

Fr Gaetano Hits Out At MPs On Museveni's Sole Candidature

[Monitor] Kabale -The chairperson for Inter- Religious Council in Kigezi, Fr Gaetano Batanyenda, has said it is greed that is driving NRM MPs to continuously keep President Museveni.

Eight Kaweesi Murder Suspects Released On Bail, Returned to Luzira

[Monitor] Kampala -The International Crimes Division of the High Court yesterday released on bail eight suspects accused of murdering former Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi more than two years ago.

NRM MPs Approve Proposal for Lining Behind Candidates

[Monitor] The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party Parliamentary Caucus has endorsed a proposal to introduce lining behind candidates during internal party elections.

Police Officer Remanded Over Shs70,000 Bribe

[Monitor] A police detective is in trouble for allegedly obtaining a Shs70, 000 bribe.

Makerere Registrar Pin His Junior in Marks Alteration Case

[Monitor] Mr Edward Obura Peace-Onep, the Registrar of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) at Makerere University, has pinned his junior for allegedly altering students' marks in the Results Management System of the university.

Police Accused of Protecting Illegal Gold Miners in Kassanda

[Monitor] Kassanda -Police in Wamala Region are on the spot for allegedly allowing illegal artisanal miners to operate at Kisiita Mining Site which was reportedly licensed to two private firms.

Water Week Gets Bigger and Better

[Observer] The ministry of Water and Environment and partners this Monday started marking the second edition of the Uganda Water and Environment Week.

NRM MPs Approve Lining-Up in Elections

[Observer] The National Resistance Movement (NRM) parliamentary caucus has endorsed lining-up behind candidates during internal party elections.

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