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Uganda manhunt for police who shot dead girl of three.

Police say the incident is "highly regrettable" and launch a manhunt for four officers.

- BBC - UK

Uganda says seeking $500 million loan from China.

Has an estimated 6.5b barrels of crude reserves, but needs roads for transport The post Uganda says seeking $500 million loan from China appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Buganda Land Board accused of giving away public land.

According to Mr Sulaiman Ssejjengo, the mayor of Ndejje Division, Mutungo Health Centre II had four acres of land but is left with only one acre

- Daily Monitor - UG

Wanzala chances arms at Shs850m Kenya Open.

For Uganda's sole representative Fred Wanzala, who will be among the 15 debutantes at the event which is also the season opener for Road to Oman Challenge, any of the prizes will be amongst his career pay day

- Daily Monitor - UG

Cranes, Harambee Stars to make most of friendly.

Some like captain Geoffrey Massa were released by their clubs while others like Tonny Mawejje, who are all still in Uganda, are said to be out of contract

- Daily Monitor - UG

Fufa, French embassy look to partnership for better prospects.

As the struggle continues on the pitch, domestic football governing body Fufa is hoping more unconventional means such as partnerships can help Ugandan football in that regard

- Daily Monitor - UG

Kapchorwa delight.

Part of the Lebanon and Sri Lanka teams were also expected yesterday as the global biennial event nears. Further, the official tournament hashtag #IAAFKampala2017 is steadily trending on Twitter

- Daily Monitor - UG

What if Trump was president of Uganda?.

So far, president Trump has signed 17 executive orders

- Daily Monitor - UG

WB to give sub-Saharan Africa $57b at zero interest rate.

The bank's officials say the bulk of the financing will come from IDA, the World Bank Group's soft window which provides concessional fund for the poorest countries including Uganda at zero interest rate

- Daily Monitor - UG

Kampala won't be a cup of tea for Kenyans, warns Kiprotich.

Uganda's former world and Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich is a brave man.

- Daily Nation - KE

Team Kenya off to Uganda as camp closes.

The team wound up its group training session Wednesday.

- Daily Nation - KE

Museveni tells farmers to use drip irrigation

The President is implementing the use of drip irrigation, which is the cheapest and effective irrigation method for any farmer in the country

- Daily Monitor - UG

More teenage girls got pregnant in 2016 - new report

The number of adolescent girls in Uganda who get pregnant before attaining the age of consent has slightly increased to 25 per cent in the last seven years

- Daily Monitor - UG

African governments urged to spend more on clean water

KAMPALA, Uganda — Nearly a third of people in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to safe drinking water, the World Water Council said...

- - US

Cross country contingent set for depature

A 40-member national squad for the IAAF Cross Country Championship slated for Kampala, Uganda on Sunday, leaves here tomorrow.

- TheCitizen - TZ

No love lost as Harambee Stars, Uganda Cranes clash

Kenya and Uganda clash from 3pm on Thursday in an international friendly match.

- Daily Nation - KE

I'm not interested in age limit talk- Museveni

Recently, a section of the media carried reports showing that some legislators allied to the ruling National Resistance Movement party were planning to table a resolution pushing the removal of term limits

- Daily Monitor - UG

Paul Tergat, John Ngugi tip Kenyans to shine in Kampala

Ngugi and Tergat have tipped Kenya to perform well during the World Cross Country Championships.

- Daily Nation - KE

Kampala set for World X-Country Championships

The transformations that included setting a mount, digging a dip and planting grass on the tarmac, at the Kololo course are complete ahead of the event this Sunday

- Daily Monitor - UG

World X-country to give Shs6b economic boost

Business at Entebbe Airport has shot up as visiting contingents arrive whereas the Local Organising Committee work is getting more tiresome ahead of Sunday's event at Kololo Independence ground

- Daily Monitor - UG

Ugandan Kyakonye knocks out Dutch Fonseca

Willy Kyakonye got off to a ruthless start when he knocked out Netherlands' Gino de Fonseca inside just one minute and twenty seconds of his fight in Amsterdam, Netherlands Sunday night

- Daily Monitor - UG

Google Business Group is helping entrepreneurs around the world—vote for your favorite

As a part of our effort to inspire entrepreneurs to take their businesses online, we invited members of our global Google Business Group to participate in a competition and share how the internet and technology empower them to do extraordinary things. We received 469 submissions from GBG members and independent ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

Tuskys raises Uganda game with new store

Retailer believes country has significant untapped potential

- Daily Nation - KE

Museveni's boda boda riders remark draws public outrage

Human rights activists and former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye yesterday castigated President Museveni for asking motorists to preemptively attack any boda-boda rider who is deemed to be following their vehicles in a suspicious manner.

- TheCitizen - TZ

DP blocks Nambooze's planned Buganda meeting

He said that while other regions have submitted plans for their activities to NEC, Buganda Region which Ms Nambooze leads has not done so and they still expect her to submit a regional work plan for approval and support.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Law scholars sue government over abortion law

The petitioners contend that the Constituent Assembly resolved to create a framework provision on termination of pregnancy on which basis the Parliament of Uganda would then formulate, discuss and enact a law on termination of pregnancy.

- Daily Monitor - UG

China-Uganda 'one-way' trade to double in 5 years

Trade between Uganda and China is expected to double over the next five years as Uganda continues to require infrastructure that uses imported capital goods

- Daily Monitor - UG

Corrupt civil servants frustrate investors, says Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has urged the public to join him and fight corrupt civil servants who frustrate investors describing such as enemies of the state

- Daily Monitor - UG

Tirinyi-Kumi road upgrading pledge pending since 1986

President Museveni has been promising to tarmac Tirinyi-Pallisa-Kumi road since he took power in 1986

- Daily Monitor - UG

Korean Agency in Uganda wins Special Olympics award

With over 400 Ugandan athletes benefiting from their activities in Uganda, it was befitting for the Korean International Cooperation Agency to be awarded the first ever Golisano Global Health Leadership award

- Daily Monitor - UG

Kiplangat stars at Entebbe Marathon

The runner draws inspiration after delivering a crisp performance to win his maiden 42km race at the Chinese Communications Construction Company-sponsored Entebbe Marathon on March 19

- Daily Monitor - UG

2.4 million children under five malnourished - report

The report follows a survey conducted by the Economic Policy Research Centre in collaboration with the Islamic University in Uganda 's Department of Research, Publication and Innovation

- Daily Monitor - UG

Woman threatens to block Kaguta road over compensation

A businesswoman in Lukaya Town Council has threatened to block a community road named after President Museveni over delayed compensation

- Daily Monitor - UG

Why Ugandans must support the local content campaign

Enhancing growth and income through investments must be driven by the private sector

- Daily Monitor - UG

We have good relationships with indigenous Ugandan firms - CCCC

State corporations are bent on doing lots of work in many developing countries, especially in Africa

- Daily Monitor - UG

Why you will have to pay to use some Ugandan roads

The first toll will be on the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway, a road expected to be completed in 2018

- Daily Monitor - UG

IAAF's rich Kampala pay day

There is also a total prize pool of $30,000 on offer for the inaugural relay race.

- Daily Nation - KE

Big fight for relay slots in 'Team Kenya' Embu camp

Competition for the four available slots among the six athletes in the Kenya's relay team to the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala has risen a few decibels higher to fever pitch with head coach Juma Ndiwa delaying naming the final four.

- Daily Nation - KE

Uganda's Bidi Bidi refugee camp



Museveni's boda boda remark draws public rage

Human rights activists and former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye yesterday castigated President Museveni for asking motorists to preemptively attack any boda-boda rider who is deemed to be following their vehicles in a suspicious manner

- Daily Monitor - UG

Why Museveni's cameras cannot solve rising crime

President Museveni last Friday directed the ministry of Finance and the police to urgently work out a plan for procurement and installation of Closed Circuit Television cameras in all major towns and along highways, an idea he said has been in works for a while but was left to dust away due to competing priorities

- Daily Monitor - UG

MTN boosts NiE with Shs200m

Mr Vanhelleputte said 70 per cent of the company social corporate responsibility expenditure goes to education projects in Uganda

- Daily Monitor - UG

Museveni wants Parliament to enact Biotechnology bill

 Mr Museveni said his last visit in Makulubita Sub-county where he encouraged residents to use water bottles for irrigation was misinterpreted by many people yet he had a point for the rural poor who cannot afford the bigger and sophisticated irrigation methods.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Kaweesi assassination; exposing warm Uganda's cold ugly face

An indescribable sense of loss, grief and fear at this wanton waste of human life that happens daily on our roads, in our homes and in far flung villages

- Daily Monitor - UG

Museveni missed the point on crime

Mr President, we think the problem is in what you did not say which is corruption

- Daily Monitor - UG

Tempers flare as pharmacists call NDA boss a 'disgrace'

Pharmacists under their national umbrella body the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda , have called the new board chairman of National Drugs Authority a 'disgrace' to the medical profession for making false utterances' against pharmacists

- Daily Monitor - UG

Uganda earn Zone V basketball hosting rights

Uganda's re-emergence as a force in the Zone V region can be linked to three years ago when the country hosted the regional nation championship

- Daily Monitor - UG

Pertinent issues to address as UHA go for polls

It is 94 years since hockey was introduced in Uganda by Goans

- Daily Monitor - UG

Wild chimpanzees have surprisingly long life spans

A 20-year demographic study of a large chimpanzee community in Uganda's Kibale National Park has revealed that, under the right ecological conditions, our close primate relatives can lead surprisingly long lives in the wild.

- PhysOrg - NL

FBI agents join in hunt for Kaweesi killers

Agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations have joined the investigations into the broad day shooting dead of Uganda Police Force spokesman Andrew Kaweesi and two other officers in Kampala's Kulambiro suburb last Friday

- Daily Monitor - UG