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Winnie Kiiza Dropped As Leader of Opposition

[Observer] Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat has dropped Kasese Woman MP Winnie Kiiza as leader of opposition in parliament. (AllAfrica)

Bebe Cool Breaks Rules At Golden Heart Concert

[Monitor] Diamond Platnum'z performance during last year's Kampala capital City carnival ended prematurely because he had exceeded the midnight deadline when outdoor shows are supposed to end in Kampala. (AllAfrica)

11 Held Over Rebel Activities

[Monitor] Police in Hoima District are holding 11 people for allegedly indulging in subversive activities. (AllAfrica)

Security Tight As Mbabazi Hands Daughter to Ramaphosa Son

[Monitor] Guests are trickling in for the Okuhingira or traditional marriage ceremony of Bridget Birungi, a daughter to former Prime Minister, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi and Andile Ramaphosa the first-born son of South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa. (AllAfrica)

Two Shot At Bryan White Event in Arua

[Observer] Two people are receiving treatment at Arua hospital for gunshot wounds sustained during the chaos that marred the launch of Awakening Youth from Poverty, an initiative of the Bryan White Foundation. (AllAfrica)

Museveni Accuses CIA of Toppling Foreign Govts

[Monitor] Kampala -The practice by Western powers to forcibly impose their ideas and choices on developing countries is a threat to world peace, President Museveni said yesterday. (AllAfrica)

CCTV Cameras Finally Arrive

[Monitor] Kampala -Government has finally bought closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to be installed in all urban centres, borders and highways. (AllAfrica)

Government Recruits 15,000 As Health Workers

[Monitor] Kampala -The ministry of Health will recruit 15,000 O-Level leavers as community health extension workers (CHEWS) in the initial phase to provide basic healthcare in villages in the next three years. (AllAfrica)

Kampala Registers 50 Property - Related Murders in Six Months

[Monitor] Kampala -At least 16 of 50 suspected murder cases investigated by police in Kampala Metropolitan area in the last six months are connected to property wrangles, records indicated. (AllAfrica)

Prime Residential Properties to Remain Empty, Says Report

[Monitor] Kampala -Owners of prime residential areas in Kampala suburbs such as Nakasero, Kololo, Naguru and Bugolobi might take longer to realise profits as supply tops demand. (AllAfrica)

Latest Ebola Outbreak Poses High Regional Risk, Says WHO

[Deutsche Welle] The WHO said the presence of armed groups and the wide-distance spread of the disease, could make vaccination "near impossible" in North Kivu. It's the tenth outbreak in DRC since Ebola was discovered. (AllAfrica)

Govt Hires Experts to Improve Animal Breeding

[Observer] The government through Uganda's National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB) has hired experts to help in improving animal genetics in the country. (AllAfrica)

7,000 Admitted to Tertiary Institutions

[Observer] The Education Ministry's Joint Admissions Board (JAB) released this year's list of 7,000 students admitted to 38 tertiary institutions, marking an increment from last year's 5,302. (AllAfrica)

One Year Later, Exam 'Cheats' Still Paying Price

[Observer] During the second week of last year's O-level examinations, images of leaked question papers for biology, chemistry and christian religious education were splashed all over social media hours before candidates began writing exams. Police swung into action and made several arrests across the country. YUDAYA NANGONZI reports on the progress of actions taken so far. (AllAfrica)

Police Arrest Two Nurses Over Dumping Body in Swamp

[Monitor] Kampala -Two health workers of Fellowship Medical Centre in Matugga Town council, Waksio District are in custody for allegedly dumping dead patient's body in a swamp. (AllAfrica)

Man Gets 25-Year Jail Term for Defiling, Infecting Step Daughter

[Monitor] Luweero -High Court Judge in Luweero District has convicted at own plea of guilty and sentenced man to a 25-year jail term for defiling and infecting his step daughter with HIV/Aids. (AllAfrica)

NSSF Defends Temangalo Land, Probe Summons Nzeyi

[Monitor] Kampala -The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) yesterday defended the ownership of a 463-acre land in Temangalo, Wakiso District saying it has authentic certificates of title after purchasing it from businessman Amos Nzeyi. (AllAfrica)

DP Spokesperson Kakande Arrested

[Monitor] Kampala -Democratic Party spokesman, Kenneth Kakande, has been arrested and is currently detained at Jinja Road Police Station over land dispute. (AllAfrica)

Police U.S.$47 Million Forensic Project Fails to Take Off

[Monitor] Kampala -A Shs174 billion project in which the Chinese firm was to construct a forensic laboratory for the police in exchange for a 60-acre piece of land at Naguru Police Barracks has failed to take off. (AllAfrica)

Gen Moses Ali Inaugurates Learning Collaborative

[Monitor] The 1st Deputy Prime Minister, Gen [Rtd] Moses Ali has officially launched the BRAC-CEGA Learning Collaborative. (AllAfrica)

Mukono Disbands Fishing Committees On Landing Sites

[Monitor] Mukono -Mukono District leaders have disbanded fishing committees at landing sites, saying they have failed to curb illegal fishing on Lake Victoria. (AllAfrica)

Police Accused of Aiding Human Trafficking

[Monitor] Kampala -Recruitment agencies have blamed the rampant human trafficking cases on police's incompetence in scrutinizing documents used in external labour enlistment. (AllAfrica)

Government Should Revive National Food Reserves

[Monitor] The heat generated by the dwindling market prices of maize in the country has hit farmers hard. After investing millions of shillings to grow the crop, farmers now find themselves in the deep end of the pool and inevitably, are crying foul. (AllAfrica)

Museveni Reprimands Judges Over MPs' Terms

[Citizen] Kampala -Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has criticised judges of the Constitutional Court for nullifying the amendment by Parliament to extend its term by two years from the current five, describing their decision as an "undemocratic" and "nonsense". (AllAfrica)

Who Is to Blame for Kampala Illegal Buildings?

[Monitor] Kampala -Kampala cuts an image of growing high-rise buildings with beautiful architectural designs being erected in the city. (AllAfrica)

Punish Public Officials Who Give Away Wetlands

[Monitor] Environmental management has been ignored in broader national governance while natural resource use and environmental services have remained a peripheral issue. (AllAfrica)

Ghana King Gives Firm Land for HIV Drug Factory

[Monitor] Kampala -The Ashanti king, Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, has given land to one of Uganda's top pharmaceutical firms to build a factory and manufacture HIV/Aids drugs in Ghana. (AllAfrica)

Ailing Health Sector Gets Booster Shot

[VOA] The U.S. Mission in Uganda has added more than $100 million in aid to the East African country with about half being injected into health, a sector analysts say is receiving little attention from the government. (AllAfrica)

Will Agriculture Play Second Fiddle to Oil Wealth?

[East African] Holger A. Kray is the lead agricultural economist for Africa in the World Bank's Agriculture Global Practice and head of the Africa Agricultural Policy Unit, which carries out and oversees economic and other policy work related to agriculture in the region. The World Bank economist was in Uganda and spoke to Charles Mpagi on the prospects for the sector in the face of oil discoveries in Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan. (AllAfrica)

Convicted Cyberstalker Gets Bail

[Monitor] Kampala -A young man convicted of cyber harassment and offensive communication against the Kabarole District Woman MP Sylvia Rwabwoogo, has today received temporally relief pending hearing of his appeal case by the High Court. (AllAfrica)

Crested Cranes in Another Test As Ethiopia Pose Threat

[Monitor] Kampala -Crested Cranes are high in spirit after beating Kenya in the opener of this year's Cecafa Women Championship on Thursday in Kigali. While those emotions will count for naught, this is the kind of momentum coach Faridah Bulega can count on when they confront Ethiopia today in their second round-robin game. (AllAfrica)