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Government treads slippery path in Madhvani-Amuru land saga

A month before we visited, Ms Betty Amongi, the Lands minister, had appeared at the same spot and held marathon outreach meetings with these residents to explain the project and the government's viewpoint

Besigye beats police blockade, pays tribute to late former MP

Dr Besigye told the deceased's relatives that he will not relent in his struggle for change in keeping with what his deceased colleague, Ekemu, died struggle for

How Museveni, Bashir struck deal to release Sudanese soldiers

The release of Sudanese Prisoners of War by the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North rebels early this month was a highly secretive mission executed by Uganda's security and intelligence operatives

500 Ugandans shot dead in three years

As the country mourns the gruesome killing of Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his drivers and bodyguard, latest shooting statistics reveal what Internal Affairs minister has called a dangerous trend', with nearly 500 people shot dead in the last three years

When you have to pick between young and old

You have heard this all around. Experience versus young blood

Allergic to bathing

Seconds later the reality of the situation hit him, he was awake in the deep of the night and very cold and yet his mom who was standing by very sternly was motioning him to go bathe. He blinked severally as he rubbed his eyes and tried to mumble an excuse.

Save Lake Victoria from contamination

Currently, NWSC is extending pipes deeper into the lake with the hope of drawing cleaner water but the quality of water drawn is continually deteriorating and NWSC is incurring more costs in water treatment

What you should know about the economics of crime

He did not report for work that day, but he did eventually turn up. We had the police on this case and the scene of crime officers did their forensic work

Work with, not against citizens to curb crime

Contrary to the murders in the villages, the murders in town have been executed in broad day light, early in the morning or in the evening

I come to mourn the police, not AIGP Andrew Kaweesi

My recollection is that 'we' discussed the creation or activation of the Directorate of Information

Uganda reap gold from Special Olympics

Ugandans would soon find out that the 'farmland' as referred to in the song, was not going to be easy to till like they had expected

The game must embrace Video Assisted Referees

Football refuses to shed its primeval nature, choosing instead to remain at the mercy of human limitations, which itself puts tremendous pressure on the men in the middle and affects their productivity

New UHA board has its work cut out

Wananchi's Joachim Namala Wandera contests for the post of chairperson against two tested ladies in Kampala Hockey Club's Susan Khainza and Weatherhead's Lydia Sanyu

Banking on Cheptegei

By far, Kipsiro boasts of the greatest Cross-country career amongst his peers. It was tough but I had to skip this,' Kipsiro recounted his decision to skip the World X-country due tomorrow

Cranes aim for perfect result to kick-start French Military partnership

The statement, while made lightheartedly, is the kind of feedback the French Ambassador felt could act as a springboard for bigger opportunities and a better partnership with the country

IAAF: Event awareness affected by limited, delayed funding

Ntege also thinks the distinctiveness of the event has also played a role in the lack of enough response from the public despite putting in effort to sell the idea

IAAF event evidence Uganda can host global competitions

The oddity as always is that while we sports lovers see financial support for the IAAF World Cross-Country as a no-brainer given what Uganda stands to benefit as a tourist destination and economically

Team Uganda: Who is who at World X-country

The athletics fraternity here is accustomed to sending its runners to different cities around the world for different IAAF global events

Tight showdowns in Champions League

Primera Liga's superiority over Serie A will have prepared Barcelona better for a pressure cooker two legged European tie

60 years of the Rome Treaties: Europe moves on with hope

For countries that had long been at war, European integration has been the most successful peace project in our history

Universities no longer teaching - new report

The troubling levels of joblessness in the country are as a result of universities churning out high numbers of graduates whose skills are not tailored to current labour market demands, says a new parliamentary probe report

Lecturers demand answers over pay increment

Lecturers from six public universities have asked the government to explain why its salary increment pledge has not been honoured in the coming financial year, which starts in June

Lango sub-region tops drug-resistant TB cases

The Minister of Health, Dr Ruth Aceng, has warned health workers at Lira Regional Referral Hospital against poor handling of tuberculosis patients, saying the negligence is creating more cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis

Police to get bulletproof vests, escort motorcycles

Following last week's brutal killing of Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi alongside his driver and bodyguard, the police authorities have resolved to provide body armour and escort motorcycles to personnel working with its senior officials

South Sudan army official survives attack

A South Sudanese military official on Wednesday survived an assassination after unknown gunmen in a brazen attempt opened fire at him in a local restaurant in Moyo District

BuBu is ill-conceived and incompatible -Prof Mutebile

The Governor of Bank of Uganda Prof Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile has described Buy Uganda Build Uganda as an ill-conceived import substituting industrialisation policy, which endangers regional trade

Why women should be at the top

During celebrations to mark the International Women's Day in Dokolo District, President Yoweri Museveni said the need to empower women economically will solve many societal problems including domestic violence

Officer Kaweesa hit by Police chopper during rehearsals, dies

Mr Asan Kasingye, Police spokesman, confirmed that Richard Kaweesa was hit by a helicopter that was landing at the Airport after jumping from another that was in the air during rehearsals

Two killed in Kampala city

Police say the body was found in a pool of blood alongside logs and bricks suspected to have been used by the mob to kill him.

Billions lost as Nakaseke tomato factory collapses

The company's managing director told members of Parliament's Committee on Government Assurances and Implementation that the closure followed lack of market for tomato paste

Mugabe allies hint they could ditch his party

Last year several war veterans' leaders were arrested after issuing a strongly-worded statement denouncing Mugabe as "dictatorial" and calling on him to step down.

Storm destroys schools, church in Mbale

The storm hit the area at about 8:30 pm on Wednesday night. It ravaged St Thomas Church which was still under construction.

Pastor's wife charged with Shs200 million fraud

She is charged with obtaining money by false pretence, forgery and uttering false documents. She denied all the charges.

ICC has upset Africa, says Oulanyah

President Museveni has, on several occasions, lambasted the ICC for allegedly targeting African leaders before referring to them as a bunch of 'useless' people.

Justice Gididu guides assessor on Kazinda case

They are alleged to have submitted wrong accountabilities for fuel drawn from Caltex Ntinda Service Station now called TOTAL yet no fuel was consumed.

Unfulfilled pledges irk MPs

The legislators say Greater Luweero is stuck with presidential pledges dating back to the early days of the NRM

Minister calls for unity in Kanungu

Residents have been advised to unite and work for the good of the district

Ajwang is still Gulu CAO, says Local Government PS

Mr Ben Kamumanya says Ms Dorothy Magoola Ajwang was illegally removed from office by Gulu District authorities

Mutilated girl waits nine years to get justice

According to her mother, Regina Nakato, at one and half years, Hope was kidnapped by unknown people from Namiyaga village in Rakai District

Explore options before introducing a picture

When singer/rapper Barbra Ndagire a.k.a Bella introduced a photo of her fiancé instead of the man himself, many criticised her but recently

You break my heart, I pierce your ego

A man who is capable of luring a woman into a relationship with no intentions of making it work is a coward running away from his own feeling

The neighbourhood's new girls and our pastor

Clearly, this was a case of judging a book by its cover. The first indicator being that these were two very young girls renting an upscale apartment with no parents or guardians in sight

My husband is chasing me out of our home

I went to police and he returned the house keys. I still love him and would like to see our children grow up with the both of us what should I do?

The big and bold Toyota IST

For young buyers, the IST can be a great first car with far more personality than what you can get elsewhere in its price bracket

Managing the fuel prices with your car

Reduce the load, and you will reduce the fuel it requires. In practice, this means adopting a smooth and even driving style

Which Impreza should I buy?

Have checked online dealers from Japan, but such cars are very expensive say CIF 5000. What is the price range of those from U.K.? And what are the credible online U.K. dealers you know of?

Things you should be able to do on your own

Assuming you get a flat tyre on a highway or deep in the village where there are no garages

Support regulation of religious groups

The clerics expressed worry over the issue of mushrooming churches.

Observance of Orphans Day shows healthy reaction to the less privileged

On the first Friday of every April, Egypt celebrates the Day of the Orphan'

Fix health service delivery gaps to get rid of tuberculosis

The day is partly a commemoration of the discovery of TB bacillus by Dr Robert Koch in 1882, a milestone which remarkably advanced TB control efforts and empowered the scientific community