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Whatsapp Users in Uganda to Pay $0.05 Daily Tax

[East African] Uganda Parliament has passed the law on controversial taxes on mobile money transactions and social media use amid strong protests from critics. (AllAfrica)

Computer Scientist in Finals for Top Prize With Malaria Detection Device

[Monitor] A Ugandan man has been named a finalist for the prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. (AllAfrica)

'It's a Big World, Everyone Shits, and Everyone Needs a Toilet'

[allAfrica] What is a compost toilet and how does it relate to Africa? That was the focus of my month-long trek through Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya in March 2018. Since I'm considered a compost toilet "expert," my job was to spread the word about composting as a sanitation solution, introduce people to compost toilets, design and build compost toilets and compost bins, conduct impromptu trainings and seminars, and monitor and document compost toilets installed in schools, villages, prisons, game parks, and households (AllAfrica)

Uganda to Compete in Debmarine Netball Pent Series

[Namibian] The second edition of Netball Namibia (NN)'s senior International Netball Tournament, known as the Debmarine Namibia Pent Series, will see Uganda making their first appearance when it kicks off early June. (AllAfrica)

Jubilee Holdings to Pump U.S.$44 Million Into Bujagali Power Plant

[East African] Jubilee Holdings is set to invest an additional $44 million in Ugandan hydroelectric power plant Bujagali as part of the insurance group's diversification across the East Africa region. (AllAfrica)

Umeme Opens New Pallisa Service Centre

[Observer] In a bid to improve its customer experience in Eastern Uganda, Umeme the country's electricity provider has today opened a new service centre in Pallisa town. (AllAfrica)

Seven Injured in Kagadi Accident

[Monitor] Seven people sustained serious injuries in an accident that occurred in Kagadi district. (AllAfrica)

Kidnapped Child Recovered in Kagadi

[Monitor] A child who went missing in Kagadi district has been recovered alive. (AllAfrica)

Do Not Bribe Magistrates, Says Bamwine

[Monitor] Bugiri -Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine has cautioned the public against bribing magistrates and other judicial officials, referring to it as 'tempting a hungry lion'. (AllAfrica)

600 Civil Servants Protest Eviction From Entebbe Land

[Monitor] Entebbe -Civil servants, who were evicted from the Old Entebbe staff quarters, have accused the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of mistreatment. (AllAfrica)

Uganda Cranes Struggles Persist After Friendly Defeat to CAR

[Monitor] Kampala -Sebastien Desabre's search for Cranes chemistry continued in disappointing fashion as Uganda fell 1-0 to Central African Republic (CAR) in Niamey, Niger on Wednesday night. (AllAfrica)

Museveni Pilot Struggles for His Terminal Benefits

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni's former pilot and 51 retired UPDF soldiers, mainly from air force section, are struggling to receive their retirement benefits, four years after court ordered government to do so. (AllAfrica)

Taxi Driver Knocks Boda Boda Cyclist Dead in Kampala

[Monitor] One person has been confirmed dead in a motor accident at Airtel Towers Roundabout on Jinja Road in Kampala. (AllAfrica)

Three Family Members Killed in Kalungu Family Land Wrangle

[Monitor] Shock on Thursday gripped residents of Bukulula in Kalungu District after a 22-year-old man reportedly killed his mother and brother over a land conflict. (AllAfrica)

Police Warn Schools, Parents Over Kidnaps

[Monitor] Kampala -As the second academic term commence, police have warned parents and schools over the sporadic kidnap and murder cases that have hit the country in the recent past. (AllAfrica)

Repent On Kidnaps - Archbishops

[Monitor] Kampala -Catholic and Anglican archbishops yesterday united to plead with Ugandans to seek God and repent over the spate of kidnaps and killings across the country. (AllAfrica)

FDC's Betty Muzanira Wins Rukungiri By-Election

[Monitor] The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate, Ms Betty Muzanira has been elected winner of the Rukungiri District Woman MP By-election. (AllAfrica)

FDC's Kyamadidi Vincent Arrested Over Election Rigging

[Monitor] FDC's former contestant for Rwampara Constituency in Mbarara district Vincent Kyamadidi has been arrested on charges related to election rigging. (AllAfrica)

Ten-Year-Old Kidnapped, Murdered in Luweero

[Monitor] Police in Luweero District are investigating circumstances under which a ten-year-old school girl was murdered. The deceased's body was dumped about 1 kilometre from her parents' home in Bulinde village, Luweero District. (AllAfrica)

Wave of Kidnappings Worries Citizens

[Deutsche Welle] Uganda's police have recorded at least 42 cases of kidnappings in the last four months. Many Ugandans blame police and security forces for not doing enough to protect citizens, reports Frank Yiga. (AllAfrica)

Uganda Slaps Tax On Social Media

[Deutsche Welle] The Ugandan parliament has voted to impose a tax on the use of social media. Opponents of the law argue it will be hard to enforce, could hit some of the poorest hardest and stifle criticism of President Yoweri Museveni. (AllAfrica)

Judiciary Deny Delivering Judgment in Age Limit Case

[Monitor] Kampala -The Judiciary has come out to assure the general public that the Constitutional Court has not yet delivered the much-awaited judgment on the consolidated presidential age limit petitions. (AllAfrica)

How to Die On The Country's Roads - A Guide

[Monitor] First things first: Decide whether you want to die as a "soldier" - that is, as an active participant in the matter, or as a 'civilian' - a mere statistic. The latter is easier, but rather uninteresting, making up most of the 10 people killed daily on Uganda's roads every year. (AllAfrica)

MPs Okay Controversial Taxes On Mobile Money, Social Media

[Monitor] Kampala -Parliament yesterday passed the controversial taxes on mobile money transaction and social media use amid strong protests from some members. (AllAfrica)

FDC's Muzanira Wins Rukungiri Woman MP By-Election

[Observer] Forum for Democratic Change's (FDC) Betty Bamukwatsa Muzanira has won the hotly contested Rukungiri Woman MP by-election. She was declared winner by the Electoral Commission at around 5:25am today morning. (AllAfrica)

President Museveni, Janet Clash Over Business School Job

[Observer] An astonishing disagreement between the first lady and her husband over the re-appointment of Prof Juma Waswa Balunywa as principal of Makerere University Business School (Mubs) has spilled into public view. (AllAfrica)

Wildlife Head is Next Chairperson of African Zoo Association

[Monitor] The Executive Director of Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre James Musinguzi, has been elected the next Chairperson of the Pan African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (PAAZA). (AllAfrica)

Police to Receive U.S.$8 Million Chopper

[Monitor] Uganda Police Force will today receive one of the three Shs88b choppers today at Kajjansi Airfield according to information from the Police public relations office and sent out to media this morning. (AllAfrica)

Rukungiri Votes for Woman MP Today

[Monitor] Rukungiri -After weeks of heated campaigns, voters will today cast their ballot in the Rukungiri Woman MP by-election. (AllAfrica)

Women Shun HPV Vaccine

[Monitor] Kampala -Women and girls in Uganda have continued to shun the Human Papilloma Vaccine (HPV) meant to protect them against cervical cancer, a new study has shown. (AllAfrica)

Former Ministers, Ex-MPs Plead Poverty, Seek Govt Jobs

[Monitor] Parliament -Poverty-stricken former ministers and Members of Parliament have requested the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga to use her "influence" and convince President Yoweri Museveni to heal their financial infirmities. (AllAfrica)