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Bishop Tells President Museveni to Step Down Peacefully

[Monitor] Kabarole -Rwenzori diocese (COU) Bishop, Rt. Rev. Reuben Kisembo has asked President Museveni to hand over power peacefully. (AllAfrica)

Suspected Thugs Break Into Offices of Rights Activists, Injure Two Guards

[Monitor] Offices of Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum in Namirembe, Kampala were last night attacked by suspected thugs who left two security guards injured. (AllAfrica)

Journalists Blocked From Covering Boda Boda Gang Court Case

[Monitor] Reporters from different Ugandan media houses have been denied access to cover court proceedings in which Bodaboda 2010 patron, Abdallah Kitatta and 12 others are battling with five counts, one of which is failure to protect war materials. (AllAfrica)

US Funds $11 Million Off-Grid Power Generation Project

[Monitor] Kampala -Players in the off-grid subsector are set to benefit from a new three-year $11m (Shs38.5b) project that is part of the support towards new electricity generation and access initiatives. (AllAfrica)

Mowzey Murder - Wamala Handed Himself in - Sister

[Monitor] Kampala -The sister of Godfrey Wamala, who is on remand on charges of murdering singer Moses Sekibogo, popularly known as Mowzey Radio, has dismissed claims that her brother was arrested by police from his hideout in Kyengera, Wakiso District. (AllAfrica)

Child Labor Continues Despite New Anti-Exploitation Laws

[Deutsche Welle] A new law introduced in 2016 which criminalizes child labor has failed to stop exploitation due to inadequate implementation. More than 2 million children in Uganda are estimated to be affected. (AllAfrica)

Witness Says He Saw Ssebuufu Hitting Businesswoman Donah Katusabe

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The murder trial of Pine Car Bond proprietor Muhammad Ssebuufu resumed Thursday before the High court in Kampala with a witness identifying to court the accused as the person he saw torturing Donah Betty Katusabe in 2015. (AllAfrica)

NRM Economy - If Majority Praise It, Why Are Experts Worried About Future?

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -One highlight of President Yoweri Museveni's 32-year stay in power has been the massive efforts at resuscitating the economy. When Museveni and his group came into power in 1986, they faced a collapsed economy and therefore had it as one of the key issues in the National Resistance Movement (NRM) 10 point program. (AllAfrica)

Sudhir - I Got Kololo SSS Land Legally

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Property mogul Sudhir Ruparelia Thursday defended himself before the Land Probe Commission over accusations by Kololo Senior Secondary School that he grabbed their sports field along Lugogo bypass in Kampala, close to where his Kampala Parents Primary School is situated. (AllAfrica)

Coffee Farmers Trained to Boost Exports

[Observer] At least 45 coffee farmers from across the country have received training on how to market and export their products. (AllAfrica)

Museveni Enters UTL, Nita Battle

[Observer] A presidential directive issued last month for government agencies to buy internet bandwidth from Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) may not only rescue the troubled state parastatal, but potentially be a grim forewarning of bad times ahead for the National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U). (AllAfrica)

New Regional Staple Foods Standards to Boost Trade

[Monitor] Kampala -Intra-regional trade in quality cereals and pulses is expected to increase following the launch of the gazetted East African standards of staple foods. (AllAfrica)

Kampala Motorists Up in Arms Over New Traffic Lights

[Monitor] Kampala -When Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) installed traffic lights at the Lugogo junction in between Lugogo Shopping Mall and Lugogo Indoor Stadium to ostensibly ease traffic jam, motorists received the news with enthusiasm, little did they know that the traffic signals could cause more harm than good. Motorists who ply the junction speak with disgust how the Lugogo traffic lights have contributed to the increasing traffic jam. (AllAfrica)

Fufa Headquarters Set for Extension

[Monitor] Kampala -As aspirations of Ugandan football soar, the space for execution of the daily activities also calls for expansion. (AllAfrica)

Police Drop Charges Against District Commissioner Kirumira

[Monitor] Police prosecutor, Ms Katherine Kusemererwa, has dropped charges against former Buyende District Police Commander, ASP Muhammad Kirumira. (AllAfrica)

URA's Shs 140 Bn House Near Completion

[Independent (Kampala)] The new headquarters of the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is on track for completion this year. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Asked to Drop Electroconvulsive Therapy From Mental Health Bill

[Monitor] The Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER), a Non-Government Organisation advocating for "the adoption and use of human rights" healthcare wants Parliament to drop electroconvulsive therapy used on mental health patients. (AllAfrica)

Pastor Ssenyonga Dragged to Court Over Debt

[Monitor] Kampala -Pastor Jackson Ssenyonga and his wife Eva Ssenyoga, both popular city preachers, have been summoned to court over breaching a contract. (AllAfrica)

Boda Bodas Will Not Use Kampala-Entebbe Express Way, Says Government

[Monitor] Kampala -Boda- boda riders will not be allowed to use the newly constructed Kampala-Entebbe Expressway when it is officially opened mid this year, officials have revealed. (AllAfrica)

Kira Residents Reject Plastics Industry Project

[Monitor] Kampala -A section of residents of Bulindo cell, Kira ward in Kira Municipality, Wakiso District have rejected plans by Global Paints proprietor, Mr Steven Kayiwa to set-up a plastics industry in the area. (AllAfrica)

What Achievements Can Be Attributed to the NRM Government?

[Monitor] Since January 26, when NRM celebrated its 32nd anniversary of coming to power, there have been an outpouring of proclamations and praises on how the NRM government has transformed Uganda. (AllAfrica)

KCCA, Legislator Clash Over School Repairs

[Monitor] Kampala -Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and the Rubaga North Member of Parliament, Mr Moses Kasibante, are locked in a wrangle involving two public primary schools where the legislator claims KCCA spent colossal sum of tax payers' money on ghost infrastructure repairs . (AllAfrica)

Players Who Must Stand Tall for KCCA

[Monitor] Kampala -The glorious days of Tom Masiko, Geoffrey Sserunkuma, Ivan Ntege, Joseph Ochaya, Isaac Muleme, Benjamin Ochan, Robert Ssentongo and Vincent Kayizzi are no more as KCCA returns for the Caf Champions League against Madagascar side CNaPS Sport tomorrow. Manager Mike Mutebi has shifted responsibility to new lieutenants as highlighted below. (AllAfrica)

Let All Stakeholders Work to End Child Marriages

[Monitor] Uganda ranks 17th internationally among countries that have the highest rates of child marriages, according to a report titled State of the World's Children, 2016 by United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF). (AllAfrica)

Nodding Syndrome Children Die As Care Centre Remains Closed

[Monitor] Two children, who were suffering from nodding syndrome, have died just a month after a care centre in Omoro District that catered for them was closed due to shortage of funds. (AllAfrica)

Businessman Ntaganda Quizzed, Apologizes Over Dealings On Government Land

[Monitor] Kampala -Businessman Ephraim Ntaganda has been quizzed over the fraudulent acquisition and leasing of Nakasero Primary School Playground in the upscale suburb of Kampala City. (AllAfrica)

Mengo Hospital Cleared Over Patients Deaths

[Monitor] Kampala -Frequent visits by the health workers and visitors to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) could have exposed five patients to infections that caused their death, following a one-week medical camp by Mengo Hospital in Kampala in October last year, investigations have indicated. (AllAfrica)

Museveni Appoints 14 New Judges

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni has appointed 14 judges to the Court of Appeal and the High Court respectively in a bid to fill the existing gaps in the courts of judicature. (AllAfrica)

Bank of Uganda Explains Reshuffle

[Monitor] Kampala -The massive executive-level changes in Bank of Uganda's leadership announced yesterday is to "enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness", the institution's spokesperson has said. (AllAfrica)

Head Teacher Flees School As Uneb Withholds Candidates' Results

[Monitor] Wilberforce Kasozi, the Head teacher of Nyendo Mixed Secondary School in Masaka Municipality on Wednesday fled his office after receiving information that Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results for his students had been withheld by Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB). (AllAfrica)

Some of My Ministers Are Not Ugandans, Says Museveni

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni says some of the members of his cabinet are not from Uganda. (AllAfrica)