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Major highway a deathtrap for South Sudan travel.

Robberies and killings along the road that links country to Uganda have been on the rise.

- Daily Nation - KE

BSY has lost mental balance, says Dinesh Gundu Rao.

Congress working president Dinesh Gundu Rao said BJP leader BSYeddyurappa seems to have lost mental balance as "he is making wild allegations against Congress leaders." He needs to be treated for his problem, he said. Addressing the media in Bengaluru on Tuesday, Rao said Yeddyurappa on Monday threatened to send Chief ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

We are not interested in parliament seat- Ugandans in Diaspora.

Ugandans in the United States under their umbrella UNAA Causes have thwarted a proposal by some of their counterparts seeking to have a representative for the diaspora in parliament

- Daily Monitor - UG

Police say coffee recovered in Kiambu likely stolen from Uganda.

Police investigating warehouses and millers in Kiambu and Nairobi to unearth theft cartels.

- Daily Nation - KE

Dozens troop to see new 'lake' in Busia.

Entrepreneurial youth are cashing in on the growing number of tourists, some from Uganda.

- Daily Nation - KE

Kenya School of Law ordered to admit Ugandans.

Justice John M. Mativo said KSL's decision violates Article 27 of Kenya's Constitution, 2010

- Daily Monitor - UG

Archbishop Ntagali: I forgive Otunnu.

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda has said he has forgiven former Uganda Peoples' Congress leader, Ambassador Olara Otunnu, for what he described as causing drama' in church.

- Daily Monitor - UG

A tonne of ivory, hacked into pieces, seized in Uganda.

Elephant tusks chopped into pieces and treated with a chemical to avoid detection.

- Daily Nation - KE

47 cleared to compete for 9 EALA slots.

Before mid-night on Monday, 47 had their prayers answered, to face the voters at the floor of Parliament come February 28, 2017 in the bid to represent Uganda at the regional assembly

- Daily Monitor - UG

Uneb set to release A-level results today.

Uneb publicist Hamis Kaheru said the First Lady and minister of Education, Ms Janet Museveni, is expected to preside over the release of the exams in Kampala

- Daily Monitor - UG

Solicitor General defends his Shs200m bounty in the oil cash windfall.

Justifying the Shs200m payment he earned from the controversial oil cash bonus, Solicitor General Francis Atoke, argued that he deserved the pay because he was part of the government legal team that put in a spirited defence for Uganda's victory in the capital gains tax litigation against Heritage Oil in London

- Daily Monitor - UG

When is Uganda going to sit down and record its history?

We are talking about an honest and accurate record, useful in helping us understand where we have come from to get to this point and if need be guide us on how to move forward

- Daily Monitor - UG

Dialogue is the right way forward for our country

President Museveni and Dr Kizza Besigye have hardly seen eye-to-eye since their fall-out 18 years ago in 1998 when Dr Besigye jumped ship, claiming the Movement had veered off their original ideals

- Daily Monitor - UG

Museveni, Besigye agree on new terms of dialogue

The government and the largest opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change , have reportedly agreed on a foreign mediator and blueprint for expected talks to resolve the country's intractable political problems

- Daily Monitor - UG

Breakthrough as five children are declared cancer free

A group of Ugandan doctors successfully eliminated cancer in five children with lymph node cancer, muscle cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma and leukemia by using chemotherapy and surgery

- Daily Monitor - UG

Violence pushes South Sudan into famine as thousands flee to neighboring Uganda

A new report published Monday has blamed civil war and instability for a famine in South Sudan – the first to be declared globally for 6 years. Some 100,000 people now face starvation, with 4.9 million more in desperate need of food. This new warning comes as the conflict between government forces loyal to President

- VICE News - US

Severe food shortages hit Africa's refugees hard, warn UNHCR and WFP

Source: World Food Programme, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritania, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, World The two agency heads warn that food shortages will have dire consequences on the health and protection of 5 million vulnerable ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Kasekende to head Standard Chartered Bank in Zambia

Mr Kasekende will at the end of this month be relinquishing his position as CEO Standard Chartered Bank Uganda after four and half years of service

- Daily Monitor - UG

Quality of Ugandan police detectives has declined- Kaweesi

Mr Kaweesi, also Director human Resource Development, said detectives of the previous years were credible and committed as far as investigations were concerned

- Daily Monitor - UG

BAT Uganda profits drop by 65 percent

The cigarettes importer and marketing company reported a profit of Shs7.8 billion in 2016, down from Shs20.2 billion at the end of 2015

- Daily Monitor - UG

Rights activists are agents of the devil - Papal Nuncio

Some human rights activists are agents of the devil, Papal Nuncio to Uganda, Archbishop Michael August Blume has said

- Daily Monitor - UG

Govt seizes 1,000Kgs of ivory, arrests three West Africans

Uganda Wildlife Authority and police have recovered a tonne of ivory and taken three West Africans into custody following a joint operation in a Kampala suburb

- Daily Monitor - UG | Uganda launches gold refinery, amid fears of dirty minerals

A gold refinery primarily owned by a Belgian investor has been launched in Uganda amid concerns about the source of its minerals.

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Intel hub set up in Uganda to fight shadowy rebel group

Countries in Africa's Great Lakes region launched an intelligence nerve centre in Uganda Saturday to better coordinate the fight against a rebel group responsible for massacres in neighbouring DR Congo.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Uganda launches gold refinery, amid fears of dirty minerals

KAMPALA, Uganda " A gold refinery primarily owned by a Belgian investor has been launched in Uganda amid concerns about the source of its minerals.The African Gold Refinery, worth $15 million and the first of its kind in East...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Museveni calls for 'Trump Therapy' for liberals in the West

Ugandan leader says Western liberals' are a danger' to global peace.

- Daily Nation - KE

Traders ask Kenya to lift ban on Uganda poultry products

Most towns in Kenya are experiencing a shortage of eggs, they claim.

- Daily Nation - KE

Is China eroding the bargaining power of traditional donors in Africa?

Haley J. Swedlund In this article, the author explores whether the growing presence of Chinese financial assistance is decreasing the bargaining power of traditional donors vis-àvis African governments. The article relies on data from an original survey of high-ranking donor officials working in multiple African countries, ...

- Chatham House - UK

Don't boycott local awards- Bebe Cool

Singer Bebe Cool has urged Ugandan local artistes not to boycott locally organised awards

- Daily Monitor - UG

Voter registration for Kenyans in the wider East Africa, SA opens

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 20 – The voter registration exercise for Kenyans living abroad kicked off on Monday in five nations on the African continent. According to statement released by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Kenyan adults will be required to visit their High Commission offices in Kigali , ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Ansasira replaces Mwami as new cricket top honcho

Nile Cricket Club's Bashir 'Badu' Ansasira was elected into office as Uganda Cricket Association chairman in a hotly contested election at Kati Kati Restaurant, Lugogo

- Daily Monitor - UG

Talking points from the UCA Elective Assembly

Uganda Cricket Association voted Bashir 'Badu' Ansasira and Eric Kamara into office as chairman and secretary respectively for the next two years

- Daily Monitor - UG

UCA Assembly: Kingmakers KICC, ACC opt for appeasement policy

For up to eight months to last Saturday's Uganda Cricket Association 's Elective Assembly at Kati Kati Restaurant in Lugogo, candidates were on the prowl wooing the electorate

- Daily Monitor - UG

Relay winner Musagala counts World Cross country Champs chances

Ronald Musagala believes Team Uganda stands a chance to win the mixed relay event when the IAAF World Cross-country Championships take place on March 26 in Kampala

- Daily Monitor - UG

Tornado finally relegated, Challengers lose title

The Uganda Cricket Association Annual General Assembly at Kati Kati Restaurant in Lugogo on Saturday was a more eventful one beyond the election of new office bearers

- Daily Monitor - UG

Do recent ambassadorial appointments signal ideological shift of NRM regime?

The NRM government and President Museveni in particular prides in being a President that is ideologically anchored.

- Daily Monitor - UG

LC elections: Mr President, the voting method is manipulative from the onset

Let me address myself to the remarks of President Museveni made immediately after the last round of the NRM party East African Legislative Assembly elections recently at State House, Entebbe.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Sserunkuma goal books KCCA date with Sundowns

KCCA will face African and South African kings, Mamelodi Sundowns, in the next round of the Caf Champions League after the Ugandan champions edged out Angola's CD Primeiro De Agosto on away goals' rule on Sunday

- Daily Monitor - UG

Kampala Today Updates

We bring you the events happening in Kampala city, including entertainment, workshops and conferences, weather, sports. Below is what is scheduled to take place today, Monday,20th February, 2017

- Daily Monitor - UG

Encourage use of local languages at school, home

This year, International Mother Tongue Day will be commemorated at Uganda National Culture Centre

- Daily Monitor - UG

Developmental legislation, not tax exemption will grow insurance

Whereas tax exemptions may be essential at a given time in the life of a given business or industry, what the insurance sector in Uganda needs today, is developmental legislation

- Daily Monitor - UG

NPL rate rises to 10.5%

The highlights in Bank of Uganda Monetary Policy Report for February 2016 reveal that asset quality, as measured by the NPLs deteriorated in December 2016

- Daily Monitor - UG

Uganda fails to collect Shs42b royalties on cagy gold exports

Uganda has never exported gold that is valued at that much and at the moment the capacity to produce such quantities is still considered limited

- Daily Monitor - UG

How Kabaka Muteesa's deportation was planned

Before his posting to Uganda in 1952, Andrew Cohen had worked on the post-war colonial strategy in London, England.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Janani Luwum: The ever passionate evangelist

Janani Luwum, the former Archbishop of Church of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-Zaire, was a man known for many things, including preaching the word of God.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Intrigue, accusations threaten to tear apart already weak City Hall

When Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago took oath on June 6, 2016, with all the 34 KCCA councillors that were elected to represent the city electoral zones, a new political script was opened at City Hall.

- Daily Monitor - UG

ONE YEAR AFTER ELECTIONS: Where are the former presidential candidates?

One year later. A lot of water has gone under the bridge since former prime minister Amama Mbabazi threatened to be the third force in the more than 15-year contest between Mr Yoweri Museveni and Dr Kizza Besigye.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Book review: Uganda My Mission: Fr Grimes' 41 years in the pearl of Africa

He was a man on a mission. He came, saw and conquered and after 41 years he went back home. But the legacy of his mission is bound to live on forever

- Daily Monitor - UG

Rwamwanja refugees brim with talent

When one talks about a refugee settlement in Uganda, many people would imagine a place full of depressed, hopeless and non-productive people.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Body of slain Ugandan student to be flown home today

The body of Nakayaki Florence, 24, a BCom student and an Ugandan national, who was murdered at her house in Kothanur on February 2, 2017, will be flown home on Monday.Citizens of various African countries held a service at Baptist Hospital on Sunday. The body has been kept at the hospital after post-mortem."There was no ...

- Deccan Herald - IN