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Kampala to Be Smart, Safe City in 9 Months - Museveni

[Monitor] Entebbe -President Yoweri Museveni has said that Kampala will be a safe city within nine months as government moves to implement the elements of a smart and safe city solution for Uganda. (AllAfrica)

Why Museveni Returned From China Without SGR Deal

[East African] Opinion among experts is divided on how fruitful President Yoweri Museveni's recent trip to the China-Africa forum was after it emerged he failed to ink a deal on funding for the the standard gauge railway. (AllAfrica)

Adong Judith Wins the Prince Claus Award

[East African] (One of this year's Prince Claus Award winners, Ugandan playwright and filmmaker Judith Adong, says she was inspired by the 1991 Zimbabwean film Consequences, directed by John Riber. (AllAfrica)

Five Killed in Mpigi Car Crash

[Monitor] Mpigi -At least five people died and one survived with injuries in an accident that occurred at Kibukuta swamp near Buwama Town Council in Mpigi District along the Kampala-Masaka highway on Saturday morning. (AllAfrica)

Museveni Turns 74 Today

[Observer] President Yoweri Museveni who settled for September 15 as his probable date of birth turns 74 today. But there is no birthday celebration on Museveni's official schedule, according to the senior presidential press secretary Don Wanyama. (AllAfrica)

President Museveni to Address IATF Session in Kampala

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda is expected to deliver a keynote address to kick off a stakeholder engagement event being hosted by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Kampala on Monday to promote the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF). (AllAfrica)

A Police Chief On Trial and Deepening Suspicions With Rwanda

[African Arguments] For over a decade, Kale Kayihura was seen as President Musveni's fiercest protector. Now he's accused of being President Kagame's man. (AllAfrica)

50,000 Guns to Secure Kampala

[Monitor] Kampala -Kampala and Wakiso districts will have the highest concentration of the country's guns with nearly 50,000 armed personnel, once President Museveni's directive to enlist 24,000 reservists into Local Defence Unit (LDU) is enforced. (AllAfrica)

Scourge of Acid Attacks Which 'Burn Your Skin Off'

[Bhekisisa] In the wake of acid attacks, victims -- often women -- can feel hopeless. Now, women around the world fighting back. (AllAfrica)

As Water Bank Runs Dry, Uganda Greens Hills to Soak Up Rain

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mbarara, Uganda -Faced with groundwater depletion, Uganda is restoring its wetlands and planting millions of trees to improve supply (AllAfrica)

MPs Spend Over U.S.$260 Million On Flights Per Month

[Monitor] Kampala -A special investigation by the Auditor General (AG) into the procurement of air tickets at Parliament has concluded that the processes for buying tickets for the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and House staff did not follow procurement laws. (AllAfrica)

American National Found Dead in Entebbe Suffered From Depression - Police

[Monitor] Police say the 21-year-old American national, who was found dead in a hostel in Entebbe, was on treatment for depression. (AllAfrica)

Why Government Merged, Scrapped Agencies

[Monitor] Kampala -A government report that recommended the merger of agencies also sought to get rid of money-consuming units while strengthening cash-generating ones. (AllAfrica)

Government Should Pay Attention to Ordinary Boda Boda Riders Too

[Monitor] There are always those exigent moments when one would perfectly appreciate the late Elly Wamala's Boda boda song. Generally speaking, the two-wheeled taxis (commonly referred to as boda bodas specifically in East Africa) play a vital role in allowing people to access services in an expedient manner. (AllAfrica)

How Uganda Can Raise Sustainable Finances for the Implementation of the SDGs

[Southern Voice] This blog highlights potential financing sources that Uganda can tap into for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country. (AllAfrica)

We Didn't Know Kirumira Was Unsafe - Police

[Monitor] Kampala -Police yesterday said it was not aware that the life of its ex-officer, Muhammad Kirumira, was in danger prior to his September 8 brutal killing by gunmen in Bulenga, Wakiso District. (AllAfrica)

25 Children Now Linked to Kirumira

[Monitor] Kampala -A massive DNA exercise for slain police officer Muhammad Kirumira's children has been scheduled for October 22 as the number hit 25 yesterday, his father has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Government Wants to Review Ag's Report Before MPs' Scrutiny

[Monitor] Kampala -Officials from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) want to review the Auditor General's report to identify the ministries, government departments and agencies that are queried so that government can act on them before the audit report gets to the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC). (AllAfrica)

Power Failure Means Most Ugandans Missed Bobi Wine Interview

[VOA] Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has confronted Uganda's ambassador to the United States about Wine's recent arrest and alleged torture, but many Ugandans did not get to see the interview because of a power outage. (AllAfrica)

City Festival Cancellation Surprising but Welcome

[Monitor] The news for Kampala residents and revellers from across the country and beyond is out. The October 2018 version of the City Festival has been cancelled (See Daily Monitor, September 13). (AllAfrica)

New Mulago Women's Hospital Opens Next Week

[Monitor] Kampala -The specialised women's hospital opens on Monday with hope that it will decongest Mulago National Referral Hospital, offer first class care for both mothers and their babies as well as reduce referrals abroad. (AllAfrica)

Support Leaders Who Will Ensure Your Problems Are Attended to, Says Museveni

[Monitor] President Museveni has blamed the lack youth development programmes in many constituencies across the country to members of Parliament, who he said only care about enriching themselves instead of addressing their electorates' issues. (AllAfrica)

New Drug Reduces TB Treatment By 1 Year

[Monitor] Kampala -Patients suffering from multi-drug tuberculosis will be on treatment for only nine months and not nearly two years as it has been, the Ministry of Health has said. (AllAfrica)

Rich, Connected Ugandans Making Oil Cash, Says MP

[Monitor] Kampala -Mr Thomas Tayebwa, the Ruhinda North Member of Parliament (MP), has said few Ugandans are benefitting from the oil sector. (AllAfrica)

Embattled Former Uganda Police Boss in Nairobi for Treatment

[Nairobi News] Embattled Uganda's former Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura is in Nairobi for specialized treatment under tight security from his government, Nairobi News understands. (AllAfrica)

Migingo Shut Down as Uganda 'Forestalls Hoisting of Kenya Flag'

[Nation] Ugandan security forces have brought all fishing activities on Migingo Island to a standstill, apparently after receiving reports that their Kenyan counterparts were planning to hoist their flag on the disputed, rocky island. (AllAfrica)

His Body Was Found Hanging From the Staircase Rail

[Monitor] Entebbe -A 21-year-old American national has been found dead at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) formerly The Zoo in Entebbe. (AllAfrica)

Government Firing Thousands to Save U.S.$264 Million a Year

[Monitor] Kampala -The government will be saving Shs1 trillion each year in overhead expenses following a Cabinet decision to scrap and or merge up to 71 semi-autonomous agencies, Information Minister Frank Tumwebaze said yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Bobi Wine's Closing Words During VOA Interview

[allAfrica] The leaders that you look at now gave the biggest contribution when they were our age and indeed all the leaders in the world. The most prime time for a person to contribute to his country is the youthful years. You realize that we are the youngest population in the world. (AllAfrica)

Mulago Specialized Women and Neonatal Hospital to Start Receiving Patients Next Week

[Monitor] Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda on behalf of government on Thursday officially received the newly constructed Women's hospital at Mulago National Hospital ahead of its opening on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Political Trials That Changed the Course of History

[Monitor] Two highly charged political trials are underway in Uganda, namely that of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, and the Arua 33, and that of the former Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura. (AllAfrica)