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11 People From Two Families Perish in Road Accident

[Monitor] Mpigi -Police in Katonga region have confirmed 11 people were killed in an accident that occurred at Bboza trading center in Mpigi town council along Mpigi - Butambala road which is under construction. The accident happened on Friday night. (AllAfrica)

Former Minister Urges Journalists to Fight for Release of Colleagues

[Monitor] Lira -Former minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Daniel Omara Atubo, has said the closure of Red Pepper publications ltd plus the eventual arrest of its eight senior staff raise fundamental questions about press freedom in Uganda. (AllAfrica)

Age Limit Bill - Ruling Party Beefs Up Numbers on Committee

[Observer] Following demands by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi for the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee to be reconstituted, the government chief whip has added six new ruling party members - probably to ensure that if it comes to a vote on the 'age limit bill' the 'ayes' will have it. (AllAfrica)

'The Only Hope Is to Die' - Suicide Soars Among Ugandan Migrants Abused in the Gulf

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kampala -"Suicide means you have been going through a very difficult time. Life has not been bearable, the only hope is to die." (AllAfrica)

Police Recover Body of Man Sealed in Box

[Monitor] Police in Kampala are investigating circumstances under which an unidentified man was killed and body sealed in a box before being dumped in trench near Total offices in Kampala. (AllAfrica)

Deputy Chief Justice Died Without Retirement Benefits

[Monitor] Kampala -The arrival of the casket carrying the body of former deputy Chief Justice Laetitia Kikonyogo for last respects at the High Court in Kampala yesterday evoked grief of vast proportions among mourners, but it was more hurting to learn that the deceased died without receiving her retirement benefits. (AllAfrica)

Remembering Peter Takirambudde

[HRW] We at Human Rights Watch remember Dr. Peter Takirambudde, head of our Africa division from 1996 to 2008, with great respect and affection. We were deeply saddened to learn of his passing on November 16 in his native Uganda. (AllAfrica)

It's High Time We Took HIV/Aids Fight Away From Conference Halls

[Monitor] It is without doubt that Uganda as a country has made tremendous strides towards creating awareness about HIV/Aids both in schools and communities spearheaded by the government and the different stakeholders. (AllAfrica)

Fight Against HIV Should Continue

[Monitor] Today, Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate the World Aids Day. On this occasion, we should extend our gratitude to those who have championed and led Uganda in her pursuit to bring HIV infection to an end. In this regard, we must not forget to appreciate, especially people living with HIV/Aids, who have confronted the Aids scourge head on. (AllAfrica)

Patrick Amuriat to Be Sworn in Afresh

[Monitor] Kampala -The hurried swearing in ceremony of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president-elect Patrick Oboi Amuriat has been short-lived after party leaders called it illegitimate. (AllAfrica)

Two Arrested After Flying Squad Man Knocked Down and Killed

[Monitor] Kampala -Police have arrested two people suspected to have knocked dead a Flying Squad Operative on Wednesday evening at Bulenga trading centre, Wakiso District along the Kampala-Mityana highway. (AllAfrica)

50,000 to Get Free Yellow Fever Vaccination

[Monitor] More than 50,000 people will be protected against yellow fever virus in an ongoing 10-day vaccination campaign organised by the National Medical Stores (NMS) at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. (AllAfrica)

Butcher Killed Over Suspected Attempted Theft

[Monitor] Police in Kalungu District are investigating circumstances under which a mob attacked and killed a man on allegations of stealing a cow. (AllAfrica)

Traffic Paralysed As Striking Taxi Operators Block Mbale-Tirinyi Road

[Monitor] Traffic was on Thursday paralysed for several hours after taxi operators and boda boda riders in Mbale Town blocked Mbale- Tirinyi road in protest against the poor state of the road. (AllAfrica)

Kampala-Entebbe Expressway 'To Reduce Travel Time By 300%'

[Monitor] Kampala -Travellers to and from Entebbe International Airport from Kampala will save up to three times the amount of time they currently spend between the two towns when the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway is opened. (AllAfrica)

Oil Infrastructure Brings Mixed Fortunes to Bunyoro

[Monitor] Since commercially viable oil deposits were discovered on the shores of Lake Albert in mid-western Uganda, multi-billion dollar infrastructural projects have sprung up in Bunyoro Sub-region. (AllAfrica)

Deputy Speaker Regrets Violent Removal of MPs

[Monitor] Kampala -The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Jacob Oulanyah, has apologised for the brutal ejection of some Members of Parliament from the House Chamber on September 27. (AllAfrica)

Ceiling Slab Falls On 26 Suspects in Police Cell

[Monitor] A total of 26 suspects who were being held at Entebbe main police station on Wednesday survived death after the ceiling slab of the cell they were being locked in fell on them. (AllAfrica)

World Aids Day 2017 - Sustaining Momentum

[Monitor] Today, Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate the World Aids Day. I want to extend my appreciation to those who have led Uganda in our quest to end HIV infection. Most especially, people living with HIV - the champions who have stood resolute in the face of HIV and Aids, knowing that the journey to "zero" is a long one. (AllAfrica)

Parliament a Rubberstamp of NRM Caucus, Says Prof Barya

[Monitor] Makerere University law don, John-Jean Barya has said that Parliament of Uganda has become an appendage of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party caucus that rubber stamps its decisions. (AllAfrica)

East African Spelling Bee Competition Set for December 9

[Monitor] Kampala -For the spelling lovers, the East African spelling bee grand finale will take place on December 9 at MTN Arena Lugogo. (AllAfrica)

New Investors Needed to Consume Excess Electricity

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -On Nov. 16, power distributor, Umeme Limited held a media dialogue in Kampala where top managers - Selestino Babungi (managing director) and Sam Zimbe (deputy MD) answered questions about their work since 2005. (AllAfrica)

Trade Minister Rules Out On Govt 'Cutting Down Sugar Prices'

[Observer] The minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde has dismissed reports that cabinet plans a tax waiver for imported sugar to drive down sugar prices in the domestic market. (AllAfrica)

Milege Falls Short This Time

[Observer] Milege World Music Festival came back for a fifth edition over the weekend. (AllAfrica)

When Nkozi Captured UFL Title

[Observer] It was an ecstatic atmosphere at Namboole stadium on November 25 as Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi, clinched their maiden Nile Special University Football League (UFL) title. (AllAfrica)

Vipers Falter

[Observer] It was a bag of mixed fortunes for the Azam Uganda Premier League giants, with champions KCCA FC failing to beat lowly-ranked Mbarara City, SC Villa thrashed Masavu to affirm their grip on top while Vipers and Express succumbed to defeat at the hands of URA and Soana respectively last evening. (AllAfrica)

Regional States to Crack Whip On Multinationals

[Monitor] Kampala -Revenue authorities in the East African Community (EAC) have agreed to strengthen international tax units to address incessant tax leakages perpetuated by expanding operations of multinational companies (MNCs) in the region. (AllAfrica)

Amended CAA Act to Support Aviation Growth

[Monitor] Kampala -State minister for Transport Aggrey Bagiire has appealed to Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Infrastructure Committee to support a proposed amendment of the Civil Aviation Act 2017 CAP354 to promote growth of the aviation industry by attracting more airlines into Uganda. (AllAfrica)

One-Hour Business Registration is Close

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda is set to achieve the one-hour business registration target in the next four months, thanks to the Uganda Registration Services Bureau's automation processes. (AllAfrica)

EAC to Raise U.S.$55 Billion for Flagship Infrastructure Projects

[Monitor] Kampala -East African Community member states are required to raise $55b (Shs200 trillion) as collective contrition towards the implementation of proposed flagship infrastructure projects. (AllAfrica)

Opposition's Besigye 'Reinforces' Car to Fend Off Attacks

[Nairobi News] Uganda opposition leader Kiiza Besigye has modified his car as deterrence measure against brute police force that he been often been subjected to in the past. (AllAfrica)