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MP Abiriga in Court Over Public Urinating

[Monitor] Kampala -Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga is expected before City Hall Court this morning to answer to criminal summons in connection with urinating in a public. (AllAfrica)

Telcos Protest Uganda Telecoms Taking Over Business

[East African] Telcos in Uganda have protested a government directive that all its business will be handled by Uganda Telecoms Ltd (UTL), in which the government has a minority stake. (AllAfrica)

Karamoja Facing Food Shortage

[East African] Karamoja region in northeastern Uganda is experiencing a food challenge. (AllAfrica)

Bobi Wine for President? That Is Suicide!

[Observer] In a feat of pure excitement, in one of his victory speeches, singer-cum-politician Bobi Wine (Robert Kyagulanyi) thrilled his sweetheart, Barbie, that he will not die before making her first lady. (AllAfrica)

Marren Akatsa-Bukachi - Celebrating a Trailblazer

[Fahamu] Marren struggled tirelessly towards the improvement of women's participation in politics and the reduction of women's poverty at the household level. She advocated for inclusivity and the revival of the women's movement in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Bobi Wine Threatened for Protesting Museveni Life Presidency

[Fahamu] Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni is on the warpath against leaders and citizens who are resisting his attempt to rule the East African nation for life. One of those targeted is outspoken popular musician-cum-politician Kyaluganyi Ssentamu a.k.a Bobi Wine, who recounts here recent threats to his life. (AllAfrica)

Why Drug Addicts Shun Butabika

[Observer] Although recent statistics show high rates of addiction to alcohol and injectable drugs in the country, many addicts are not willing to go to Butabika national referral mental hospital or Serenity Centre for help. (AllAfrica)

Bobi Wine to Kadaga - You Can Save Uganda

[Observer] Dragged by plainclothes soldiers out of parliament last week, Kyadondo East MP ROBERT KYAGULANYI SSENTAMU aka Bobi Wine has appealed to speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga to use her position to save the country from a life presidency. (AllAfrica)

Bobi Wine's Ex-Communications Officer's Home, Office to Be Searched

[Monitor] Kampala -Immigrations office is to search the office and home of the former communications personnel for Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine. (AllAfrica)

Diamond Platnumz Band in Town for Shell-KCCA Charity Concert

[Monitor] Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz, who will be the headlining artiste at the charity show organised by the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) in partnership with Shell Uganda, landed in the country on Friday morning. (AllAfrica)

Masaka District Land Board Chairperson Arrested Over Dubious Land Giveaways

[Monitor] Masaka -Peter Ssenkungu ,the Masaka District land board chairperson was on Thursday evening arrested by Justice Catharine Bamugemereire-led commission of inquiry into land matters after discovering that the land board had irregularly allocated land in wetlands. (AllAfrica)

King Mumbere Cancels Coronation Ceremony Over Harsh Bail Terms

[Monitor] Jinja -The King of Rwenzururu, Charles Wesley Mumbere, has cancelled his coronation anniversary ceremony that was slated for October 19, 2017 citing harsh bail terms slapped on him by the Jinja High Court. (AllAfrica)

Equity Bank's Hawks Fly Over APR in Kampala Basketball

[Nation] Equity Bank women's basketball beat stubborn APR from Rwanda 61-51 to stay within touching distance of the Fiba Africa Zone Five Basketball Club Championships here. (AllAfrica)

Ugandan Banks' 2016 Stock of Bad Loans Doubles

[East African] Ugandan banks recorded a sharp drop in after tax profits to $82.8 million last year from $148.3 million the previous year, attributed to a slowdown in credit growth and increase in non-performing loans. (AllAfrica)

Uganda Museum - Country's Past Thin On Political History

[Observer] The hall has a musty smell and is so quiet, you could hear a pin drop. (AllAfrica)

What Blogger Bernard Olupot Really Thinks of Albert Einstein

[Observer] Bernard Olupot, the digital manager at Icon Logistics, is popular for his cyber activism, wrapped in captivating, sensational social media posts. The blogger and social media junkie told Quick Talk a few things about himself. (AllAfrica)

Man Freed After 6 Years on Remand Over Rape

[Monitor] High Court in Jinja District has acquitted a 60-year-old man who has spent more than six years on remand for defiling two siblings under the age of six. (AllAfrica)

Kampala City Carnival Cost U.S.$360 000

[Monitor] Kampala -Barely a day to the long awaited city carnival, the Kampala Capital City Authority's (KCCA) technical and political wing are still embroiled in disagreements on how this year's three day event should be managed. (AllAfrica)

Energy Firm Bujagali Seeking U.S.$500 Million in Fresh Debt

[East African] Ugandan power generating company Bujagali Energy Ltd, plans to raise $500 million in a refinancing plan that will see it lower electricity tariffs at a time when the government is struggling to increase access to power. (AllAfrica)

Venansius Baryamureeba Appointed Ibanda University Chancellor

[Monitor] Former presidential candidate Prof Venansius Baryamureeba has been appointed the new Ibanda University Chancellor. (AllAfrica)

Pallisa Man Tortures Son to Death Over an Orange

[Monitor] Pallisa -Police in Pallisa District are holding a man on allegations that he tortured his son to death for reportedly eating one of his oranges. (AllAfrica)

Uganda MPs Abandon Cars in Protest Against Museveni

[CAJ News] Kampala -UGANDAN police are cracking down on opposition legislators abandoning their official vehicles and opting for public transport. The move by the opposition members is alleged to be a ploy to mobilise members of the public against President Yoweri Museveni, whose government plans to scarp presidential age limits to enable him to stand for re-election. (AllAfrica)

Makerere Visitation Committee Chairperson Dies

[Monitor] Makerere University Visitation Committee Chairman and Deputy Chairperson of National Planning Authority, Dr Abel Rwendeire has died. (AllAfrica)

Understanding the Museveni Trap

[Observer] Writing a newspaper column every week can get rather tiring, not so much for want of the energy to write as for a sense of deja vu feeling and emptiness of thinking. (AllAfrica)

Rising Cases of Lifestyle Diseases Worry Wakiso Health Workers

[Monitor] Wakiso -The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which are increasingly becoming common due to unhealthy lifestyles in the country, is worrying health workers in Wakiso District. (AllAfrica)

LDC to Open Upcountry Law Teaching Centres

[Monitor] Kampala -The management of the Law Development Centre (LDC) has finally agreed to open upcountry affiliated branches to teach the post graduate Bar course that produces lawyers. (AllAfrica)

Black Stars Ready for Uganda Showdown

[Nation] Ghana's national football team Wednesday evening concluded a three-day training camp in Nairobi in readiness for this weekend's crunch 2018 World Cup qualifier against Uganda. (AllAfrica)

Star Trail - Uganda-Set Film Goes to Cannes

[Observer] It is a year since Queen of Katwe premiered in Kampala. (AllAfrica)

Bank of Uganda Cuts Lending Rate to 9.5%

[Monitor] Kampala -Bank of Uganda (BoU) yesterday took another big step towards revamping the country's economic and private sector credit growth rate by reducing the Central Bank Rate (CBR) from 10 to 9.5 per cent. (AllAfrica)

Court Nullifies Igara East MP's Election

[Monitor] The Court of Appeal has nullified the election of Igara East Member of Parliament, Mr Andrew Martial, a supporter of the ruling National Resistance Movement, citing voter bribery and uttering defamatory statements. (AllAfrica)

A Peek at Ruling Party's Plan to Keep Museveni in Office After 2021

[East African] The National Resistance Movement is working on a ten-point justification for revising the Constitution to remove the 75-year age cap and open the door for the leader, President Yoweri Museveni, to stay on after 2021. (AllAfrica)