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Mr President, this is not the Uganda I would wish my grandchildren to live in.

The Chief Justice, head of the Judiciary – the temple of justice – has publicly acknowledged that judges and magistrates are corrupt or incompetent, but sadly he has no powers to discipline them

- Daily Monitor - UG

The importance of good writing.

I have taken to reading books and booklets written by the British colonial government in Uganda, by British missionaries, explorers and academics in the 19th Century and up to the mid-1960s

- Daily Monitor - UG

Durban forum expected to focus on intra-trade and development.

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and his Equatorial Guinea counterpart sign oil deals.

- Daily Nation - KE

Seizure of second-hand underwear not enough.

Uganda National Bureau of Standards last week seized a number of bales of used undergarments that were on sale in downtown Kampala

- Daily Monitor - UG

Brazil felt like Uganda.

Brazil is one of the Latin America countries discovered in the 16th century by Pedro Alvares Cabral a Portuguese navigato

- Daily Monitor - UG

Help your child stay away from crime.

Assad Kakuma, a four-year-old in Kiwatule, a Kampala suburb was stabbed to death by a 14-year-old girl

- Daily Monitor - UG

Does Uganda desperately need a nuclear plant?.

Why should Uganda invest her meagre resources in one of the most expensive and dangerous sources of energy?

- Daily Monitor - UG

Selling the pearl of Africa worldwide.

Ugandan tourism officials have embarked on an aggressive strategy to market the country to the rest of the World showing signs that tourism has a promising future

- Daily Monitor - UG

What is the best breed to crossbreed my local goats with?.

The Savannah are yet another breed from South Africa. They are typically white in colour and preferred mostly in the Middle East export markets. Savannah goats have exhibited resistance to disease in Uganda, consume roughage well, can utilise pastures other breeds find unpalatable, are good mothers and have a more than 22 ...

- Daily Monitor - UG

Oil cash bonanza: Whoever broke the law should be prosecuted- Museveni.

Bugweri MP Abdu Katuntu told journalists at Parliament that the committee's meeting with the president also agreed on a number of key areas

- Daily Monitor - UG

Museveni survives angry bull attack.

In our weekly People & Power magazine, read about Bobi Wine: From hawking, singing and onto politics

- Daily Monitor - UG

US model Aamito joins Ugandans in Diaspora to fundraise for clean water

New York based Ugandan super model, Stacie Aamito Lagum becomes the latest celebrity to join the star studded Uganda Festival in Las Vegas

- Daily Monitor - UG

Survey: 87% back dialogue on 2016 elections

The Round 7 poll conducted by research firm, Afrobarometer between December 26, 2016 and January 8, 2017, found that eight out of 10 Ugandans back the said dialogue

- Daily Monitor - UG

Uganda elected to Labour body council

Mr Pius Bigirimana, put up a strong-willed campaign that saw Uganda beat Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan and Ethiopia to the position

- Daily Monitor - UG

The path to becoming Fufa president

This week, Fufa House in the Kampala suburb of Mengo, will be used for a function that could be as important to the future of the game as naming players to the Uganda Cranes

- Daily Monitor - UG

Soccer academy lights up slum

Some 1600 miles away in Port-Gentil, the Uganda Cranes were in the eleventh hour ahead of what Daily Monitor had reported as a must-not-lose' group match against Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations

- Daily Monitor - UG

Of queuing in Uganda and the economic pecking order

One of my starkest childhood recollections are the queues during the Idi Amin era following his 'economic war' declaration

- Daily Monitor - UG

UPDF in Equatorial Guinea to build capacity – Museveni

President Museveni on Wednesday restated that the UPDF is in oil-rich central Africa nation of Equatorial Guinea on a capacity building mission, but not to involve in any war

- Daily Monitor - UG

Museveni defends oil handshake

The President told MPs he believes the payment was in the interest of the country and that it was the right thing to do for officials who won the Capital Gains Tax case against Tullow

- Daily Monitor - UG

Kampala landlords petition KCCA over high property tax

Property tax is levied by the local governments and the tax base is the ratable value of the property

- Daily Monitor - UG

Buganda MPs ask Mengo to review 49-year lease

Buganda Parliamentary Caucus has asked Buganda Kingdom to reconsider a recent directive by Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi to Buganda Land Board for the issuance of land titles to all his subjects

- Daily Monitor - UG

Apologise to Buganda Kingdom - UYD tells Mao

Addressing a news conference in Kampala yesterday, the UYD secretary general, Mr Charles Wasswa, asked Mr Mao to apologise

- Daily Monitor - UG | 'I cannot go back': South Sudan refugee clan begins new life

It begins with a walk across a wooden bridge, as Alfred Wani, 80, joins the ranks of 800 000 who have fled South Sudan's civil war to be refugees in Uganda

- - ZA

Court dismisses Museveni defamation case against Otunnu

The trail magistrate, Ms Joan Aciro dismissed the case on grounds that the prosecution had failed to produce sufficient evidence against Mr Otunnu

- Daily Monitor - UG

OIC-sponsored Workshop in Uganda on Building Capacity for Responding to Humanitarian Crises

OIC-sponsored Workshop in Uganda on Building Capacity for Responding to Humanitarian Crises...


Museveni promise that don Stella Nyanzi won't forget and move on

President Museveni made that promise, as reported by the New Vision, at a campaign rally at Alira Primary School in Akura Sub–county, Alebtong District, on Thursday, November 12, 2015.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

MPs challenge defence ministry officials on sectarianism

Ministry of Defence officials and senior officers from the Uganda People's Defense Forces have been put on the defensive over claims of regional imbalance and sectarianism in appointment of top technocrats and commanders.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Oil: President Obiang tells Uganda to be careful

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who wrapped up his visit to Uganda shorty after speaking at the conference, said they had agreed with President Museveni of Uganda on areas of corporations especially in the petroleum sector

- Daily Monitor - UG

Buddu to open against Mawogola in the Masaza Cup opener

It's only fifteen days left. Buganda's annual Masaza Cup football tournament is set to return with eighteen teams in four groups

- Daily Monitor - UG

KCCA seek response at Express

KCCA manager Mike Mutebi is demanding a response from his players when the Azam Uganda Premier League defending champions visit Express at Wankulukuku this evening

- Daily Monitor - UG

Service sector is potential growth point for East African economies

In October 2015, Kenyan retail outlet Uchumi announced that it was abandoning its ventures in Uganda and Tanzania over what it called unsustainable operational costs.

- Daily Monitor - UG

We should talk about menstruation to keep the girl child in school

Girl child education in Uganda has suffered severe visible challenges in the last two decades, including among others, child marriage and cultural practices that restrict girls from attending school.

- Daily Monitor - UG

As UPDF ends Kony hunt, is peace still illusive in northern Uganda?

A third unsuccessful coordinated effort to capture LRA rebel leader Joseph Kony is here again following the five-year elusive hunt by a the joint force of US army and Uganda Peoples Defence Forces .

- Daily Monitor - UG

Katikkiro asks Buganda to stop lamenting

Mr Mayiga said many of Kabaka's subjects are still 'mourning' the collapse of industries and factories that used to exist in Buganda in the 1960s and 1970s yet they can create jobs and fight poverty through commercial farming

- Daily Monitor - UG

Economy showing signs of recovery - survey

The Stanbic Bank Uganda Purchasers Managers Index , a new monthly index, was launched in Kampala on Wednesday as a survey of business conditions in the country

- Daily Monitor - UG

'Chinese not doing retail trade'

Ugandans want foreigners involved in retail trade stopped

- Daily Monitor - UG

Commercial lending rates to keep falling - bankers

Bank of Uganda has been revising the Central Bank Rate downwards

- Daily Monitor - UG

'I cannot go back': South Sudan refugee clan begins new life

IMVEPI, Uganda " Eighty-year-old Alfred Wani walks across the wooden bridge over the Kaya River, the border between South Sudan and Uganda, clinging to his Bibles and family photo album, with his wife, three goats and 27 relatives...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Armed thugs in UPDF uniform undress, rob traders

Kagadi District Police Commander, Mr Peter Ongwara said the suspected thugs ambushed the taxi en route to Kampala from Kagadi around Kyomunembe village and robbed all passengers

- Daily Monitor - UG

Dr Besigye demands Gen Kayihura's sacking

The police force which Gen Kayihura leads has recently been under fire over allegations of infiltration by criminals who terrorise Ugandans

- Daily Monitor - UG

Long-serving Equatorial Guinea's Nguema blames Africa's problems on disunity, hails late Gaddafi

President Obiang Nguema, who is wrapping up his two day state visit to Uganda today, said the Europeans realised this long time ago and started mobilising themselves into alliances to counter some of their biggest challenges

- Daily Monitor - UG

Oil cash bonanza: I didn't tell Kasaija to use URA money - Museveni

Mr Museveni told a parliamentary committee that is investigating wide-ranging irregularities in the Oil Sector that he would have acted differently had he been advised otherwise by the Attorney General Fred Ruhindi on which procedures to follow in rewarding government officials for a job well done.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Police quiz hotel managers over hosting criminal gangs

The police have quizzed the managers of Mt Zion Hotel in Makerere Kavule over accommodating criminals linked to the recent wave of violent house break-ins and attacks in Kampala city suburbs and the Greater Masaka sub-region.

- Daily Monitor - UG | Social media campaign calls for release of Nyanzi

Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi has reportedly been remanded in custody as a social media campaign calling for her release kicked off.

- - ZA

'I cannot go back': South Sudan refugee clan begins new life

Eighty-year-old Alfred Wani walks across the wooden bridge over the Kaya River, the border between South Sudan and Uganda, clinging to his Bibles and family photo album, with his wife, three goats and 27 relatives in tow.

- FOX News - US

Court to hear of application on Kabaka's financial secrets

Court has set May 9 this year to hear an application in which a subject wants the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Mutebi to present financial documents showing deposits made in connection with compulsory registration of people living on the King's land

- Daily Monitor - UG

Tensions Deepen Over Chinese Traders in Uganda

This month saw hundreds of Ugandan shop owners march in Kampala against Chinese traders.  Local merchants and some city officials want foreigners barred from petty commerce.  The government has promised to address the long standing tensions. Inexpensive Chinese goods are common in the markets of downtown Kampala, where ...

- Voice of America - US

Kenyan voters need to resist the allure of voting for the usual suspects

Kenyan voters queue to cast their ballots during the 2013 general election. Thomas Mukoya/ReutersFledgling democracies in Africa tend to experience cyclical radical shifts between democratic booms and the doldrums. This suggests that the democratisation process in some parts of the continent is erratic. However, there are ...

- The Conversation - UK

'Good African coffee shops closure not good for industry'

Although Uganda is ranked second largest producer in Africa after Ethiopia, the country still earn less revenue because almost all the coffee produced is exported in its raw form

- Daily Monitor - UG

Uganda targets South Sudan, DR Congo with logistics hub

Some of the cargo that comes to Uganda through Mombasa goes to DRC and South Sudan

- Daily Monitor - UG