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President Museveni's speech at Kampala's solidarity summit on refugees

"Families lost their property in their homes but let them not lose the opportunity to be educated when they come here," president Museveni.

Contractor explains delay in city roads construction

Mr Li Wanhong, the project manager of China Railway Seventh Group Co. Ltd, said despite the delay, quality works are to be delivered to city authorities

Indian woman abducted, gang-raped by 3 men in moving car near capital

In her police complaint, the woman has alleged the incident took place at 8.30 p.m. Monday when she was forcibly picked up by the three men in the car from the streets of Sohna, a town some 30 km from the national capital

Indian airline offers free lifetime tickets to baby born on flight mid-air

The baby was born Sunday after his mother suddenly went into premature labor when a Jet Airways' flight -- from Saudi city of Dammam to the southern Indian city of Kochi -- was over the Arabian Sea at a height of 35,000 feet

Gay friendly Madrid gears for WorldPride, Ugandan activists attend special session

A special session on people living with HIV and AIDS is also on the agenda with activists from Uganda, Armenia and Chile in attendance

NRM's Etuka wins upper Madi Okollo by-election

Mr Etuka got 10,075 votes representing 76.9 per cent of the votes cast while his immediate challengers Mr John Arumadri of FDC got 1,174 votes and Mr Martin Drito, an independent 1,223 votes

LIVE: Kampala's solidarity summit on refugees underway

"Families lost their property in their homes but let them not lose the opportunity to be educated when they come here," president Museveni.

Former Soroti MP Omolo dies at 62

According to family members and FDC stalwarts in Teso, Omolo breathed his last on Thursday, a few minutes to midnight at Mulago Hospital where he had been admitted

EU pledges Shs340 billion to Uganda for South Sudan refugees

Uganda is facing the world's fastest growing refugee crisis as South Sudanese pour over the border to escape more than three years of civil war in their country

Generation failure causes country-wide power blackout

Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited , Eskom and Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited were not readily available to explain what could have caused the generation problem

Fire guts Kisenyi market

Traders suspect that the fire which started around 11.00om last night, could have been caused by an electric short circuit, following a blackout which affected most parts if the country

Gunmen shoot 3, grab Shs58 million

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman, Mr Emilian Kayima, said witnesses told police officers that the gunmen had one AK-47 gun and two SMGs and escaped in two Subaru cars, whose number plates had been covered with polythene bags

Bagyenda sent to High Court

Investigations show that Bagyenda strangled his girlfriend in a hotel room in Mutungo, Kampala.

All you need to know about car brakes

Unlike other parts of the car, the brakes play a much bigger role because they help you stop the car before a collision and regulate the speed at which the car is moving

How to keep your car interior clean

If you are the kind of person whose work schedule takes much of your time, it is probably true that you pay less attention to the cleanliness of your car.

The elegant BMW 5 Series

Today, the most popular entry model into the German club in Uganda is the Mercedes Benz E Class; expressly the 2003 – 2009 Mercedes Benz E class W211.

When you need to defend your partner

America's 42nd president Bill Clinton's tenure is said to have been riddled with sex scandals. And with each new allegation, eyes were focused on how his wife, Hillary, would react.

Ugandan traders turn to Dar port as Kenya polls close in

Uganda's private sector is not taking chances saying Dar es Salaam Port should permanently resume its use Private Sector Foundation of Uganda Gideon Badagawa executive director hopes the elections will be calm and peaceful- Kenyan leaders and voters must have learnt their lessons from the 2007 ...

UNBS destroys Shs1 billion fake goods in 4 years

The goods do not meet the set standards, thus are harmful

SMEs to get 20% of land in industrial parks

She said UIA is committed to promote local investment by introducing new and good policies for local investments so that foreign direct investment acts just as a supplement towards Uganda's national development

Don't sweep Cosase report under carpet

The report of the investigations by Parliament's Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises into the oil cash bonanza payments must not be swept under the carpet.

What can be done to reduce cancer deaths in Uganda?

Recently, the media carried a story of a man who was left unattended to at the Cancer Institute in Mulago and died hours later.

Letter to President: The economy is actually weak and quite sick

Mr President, you may need to summon whoever gave you the dossier on the health status of the economy based on a single variable for breach of professionalism and possible obstruction of steady progress.

Investment in agriculture, energy will boost incomes

Whereas Kalyegira did not have many charitable things to say about Ugandans , I agree with him that the report was well structured, clutterless, incisive and colourful. It makes for easy reading and understanding of what the US government supported

Why Kampala landlords are protesting property tax

Apart from property tax, owners of commercial buildings in the city pay various taxes to authorities to legalise ownership of their property.

97 per cent health workers in Wakiso lack accommodation

The district can provide accommodation to only 27 health workers out of the 877 it employs.

Violence mars Kyadondo East election campaigns

Concern. Candidates claim their posters are being ripped by unknown people

Residents want Mukono Health Centre IV elevated to hospital

Dr Geoffrey Kasirye, the officer in-charge of Mukono Health Centre IV, says much as the facility is registered as a health centre IV it operates as a general hospital.

Police court: 300 officers charged

The charges vary from scandalous conduct, disobedience to exessive use of force

Milligan penalty rescues draw for Australia

Australia captain Mark Milligan converted a second-half penalty in Thursday's 1-1 draw with Cameroon in Saint Petersburg that left both teams heading for an early Confederations Cup exit

Taekwondo: Three miss trip to World Championships

Emma Kaggwa, Justus Amanya Mugabi and Joanita Namugumya and three officials were dropped at the eleventh hour due to logistical inadequacies

Uganda's Ayiti  storms semi finals  in Congo

Bombers captain Musa 'Chicago' Shadir was marvellous against Zambia's Charles Lumbwe Bwalya on Wednesday but he needs to do even more against Jonas Junius of Namibia

New pay structure divides Kampala councillors

The salary increment hasn't also been reflected anywhere in the recent Shs337b that was allocated to KCCA budget for the Financial Year 2017/2018.

Monitor, KPMG launch 2017 Top 100 Business Survey

The annual survey, launched in 2009 by Daily Monitor and KPMG, targets mid-sized companies with an annual turnover of Shs360m to Shs25 billion, with three years of audited accounts.

RDC named in razing 600-acre govt forest

Wakiso RDC Ian Kyeyune was accused of facilitating the processes that enabled Mr Haruna Ssemakula to acquire 43 land tiles for personal plots in the forest reserve.

Apaa land clashes: Ministers, MPs give contradicting accounts

Dr Joyce Moriku, the State minister for Primary Health Care, who visited Lacor Hospital, told Parliament that the number of people admitted was only 17

Ssebaana still alive, in critical condition

Despite the fact that veteran politician, former Democratic Party President and property mogul, John Ssebaana Kizito has been announced dead on some social media outlets, his close confidents quoting doctors say he is alive but still on life support machines.

At 100, Maswere launches a book

Even in his advanced age, Maswere is neat. His hair is short and well-kempt. Age has not bent him; he reads, writes, and is a choir master at Busano Church of Uganda.

Soldier paid Shs1.3 million by an ex-lover who beat him up

State prosecutor Ms Jackie Kyasimire submitted during the hearing that Ms Kabongo, Ms Nayebare and others still at large on April 21, 2017 at Mulimira Zone in Bukoto 1 in Kampala, assaulted Lt Chebet and inflicted bodily harm on him

Baby theft: Jinja hospital installs CCTV cameras

Ms Rose Sului a nurse who was on duty was arrested to explain how the baby who was under her care disappeared.

Parliament shortlists 4,200 for only 27 jobs

A total of 4,240 applicants have been shortlisted for 27 slots available in the Parliamentary Commission

Kadaga apologises for health budget cut

The Speaker of Parliament has called for aggressive health policies geared at preventive rather than curative solutions to reduce on the disease burden

MPs grill Gen Jeje Odongo over passport shortfall

If harsh words were strokes of a cane to be counted, then Gen Jeje Odongo, the Minister of Internal Affairs lost his count after he failed to convince legislators about the shortfall in ordinary passports.

Man kills father over a vanilla plantation, goes into hiding

Police in Kagadi have launched a manhunt for a man who is alleged to have brutally killed his father over a vanilla plantation

Five killed in Boko Haram mine blast, ambush

Five people have been killed in a landmine explosion and a roadside ambush in northeast Nigeria blamed on Boko Haram , the civilian militia and police said Wednesday.

Heavy rains have killed 15 in Ivory Coast

The heavy rains drenching Ivory Coast since May have killed at least 15 people in the economic capital Abidjan and injured over two dozen, the government said on Wednesday.

Six killed in Cameroon suicide attack

A double suicide attack killed six civilians on Wednesday in Cameroon's restive Far North, which is regularly hit by Nigeria-based Boko Haram jihadists, security sources said.

Two police officers shot dead in east Tanzania

Two police officers were shot dead in eastern Tanzania on Wednesday, the latest in a series of attacks against local officials and security officers, state television reported.

DRC, S. Sudan youth refugees ask UN to end conflicts

Summit. The UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteres arrived in the country at 7:30pm last evening and today visits South Sudan refugees in Arua and Adjumani districts.

Police detains former UBC boss

Detectives have arrested and detained the former managing director of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation , Mr Paul Kihika, on a range of criminal cases that are under investigations.