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Why Children Still Beg On the Streets of Kampala

[Deutsche Welle] They are as young as 4 and Kampala's city authorities have said their numbers are rising. DW reporter Frank Yiga reports on why children end up on the streets of Uganda's capital. (AllAfrica)

Buliisa Leaders Want Audience With President Museveni Over Oil Impacts

[Oil in Uganda] Ngwedo sub-county leaders voting on a compensation process for their properties during oil developments (AllAfrica)

No Word On Date of Uganda's NRM Film Release

[East African] The cinema fraternity in Uganda is eagerly awaiting the release of 27 Guns, a film on President Yoweri Museveni's life and bush liberation struggle adapted from his autobiography Sowing The Mustard Seed. (AllAfrica)

Sandra Nankoma Drops New Album

[East African] Ugandan Afro-soul and jazz songstress Sandra Nankoma has released her debut album Ye'nze (It's me) packaged with songs of love, the daily struggles of survival, stigma against dark-skinned women, and poor political leadership in Uganda. (AllAfrica)

Kadaga Attack - Minister Namuganza Thrown Out of Busoga Caucus

[Observer] Lands state minister Percis Namuganza has been expelled from the Busoga parliamentary caucus over what her colleagues described as unbecoming conduct. (AllAfrica)

Uganda Orders a Freeze On Sale of New SIM Cards

[East African] Uganda has stopped the sale of new SIM cards until telcos install card readers that will electronically validate national identity cards. (AllAfrica)

Why Kampala Keeps Flooding

[Monitor] Kampala -Residents scramble to cross the road by a meticulously makeshift wooden bridge planted over a large stinking pool of water in Bwaise III Zone, Kawempe Division. (AllAfrica)

After Conflict, Cholera

[IRIN] Hoima -Uganda struggles amid new Congolese refugee influx (AllAfrica)

Population Likely to Hit 55 Million By 2025, Govt Worried

[Observer] In less than eight years, Uganda's population will hit 55 million going by the current fertility and population growth rates. (AllAfrica)

Lab Technician Arrested Over Falsification of HIV Test Results

[Monitor] Kampala -Police in Kampala are holding a laboratory technician for allegedly falsifying HIV test results. (AllAfrica)

MTN Stops Sale of New SIM Cards

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -MTN Uganda has temporarily stopped the sale of new SIM cards until they get direct access to the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) database. (AllAfrica)

I Was Poisoned - Primary Healthcare Minister Moriku

[Monitor] Kampala -The State Minister for Primary Healthcare, Dr Joyce Moriku, has revealed that unknown people poisoned her, resulting in her hospitalisation in Nairobi, Kenya, for two months. (AllAfrica)

Business Paralysed As Hotel Collapses in Fort Portal

[Monitor] Kabarole -Business in down town Fort Portal town was on Thursday paralysed after Corner Stone Hotel building collapsed. (AllAfrica)

Male Feminists Inside Police Strike Out At Killing of Women

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kampala -Balancing a heavy clay pot on his head with a baby tied to his back, policeman Francis Ogweng caused a scene as he marched down the busy highway towards Uganda's capital, Kampala. (AllAfrica)

Coordination Platform Launched for NGOs

[Observer] The Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) in collaboration with Oxfam International has launched a humanitarian platform for NGOs within the country to improve their transparency, accountability and coordination during humanitarian response. (AllAfrica)

Canon Griffin Makes Case for Street Mannequins in Art Exhibition

[Monitor] Everyone has probably seen a street poser, usually belonging to a different race, day in day out. The owners dress them up to attract buyers to the commodity they adorn. (AllAfrica)

Museveni - Women Are the Base of Society

[Independent (Kampala)] Mityana -President Yoweri Museveni has said that women are the base of society and, therefore, should not be marginalized. (AllAfrica)

Queen Mother Accused of Selling Burial Sites

[Monitor] Kampala -Enraged Tooro royal family members yesterday reduced the stature of their Queen Mother, Best Kemigisa, to a land grabber and openly accused her of illegally selling Tooro Kingdom land. (AllAfrica)

Constitutional Referendum - Museveni 'Stops' Foreign Travel

[Observer] President Museveni will be limiting his foreign travel until the planned referendum on Article 105(1) of the Constitution is concluded, sources say. The scaling down on external trips comes after the ruling party, on February 25, launched a campaign, Align and Arrive, ahead of the plebiscite to decide whether to extend Museveni's term by two years. (AllAfrica)

Communications Body Orders Online News Publications to Register

[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), has directed all online data and news service providers to register with it. (AllAfrica)

New Security Minister Vows to End Bickering Among Agencies

[Monitor] Parliament -Newly appointed minister for security, Gen Elly Tumwine says the security crisis in the country needs a collaborative cure. (AllAfrica)

Germany Withholds Nyagak Power Project Cash

[Monitor] German government development bank, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), has withheld a Shs35 billion grant for Nyagak III hydropower project in West Nile. (AllAfrica)

Cranes Coach Wants to See What Foreign-Based Players Can Do

[Monitor] Kampala -Only four local players - Abraham Ndugwa, Nicholas Wadada, Milton Karisa and Timothy Awany - made the cut in Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastian Desabre's maiden team summon yesterday. (AllAfrica)

New Police Chief Declines to Speak to Press After Parliament Vetting

[Monitor] Parliament -Mr Martin Okoth Ochola, the newly appointed Inspector General of Police starts his new task with a "zipped mouth" for the press. (AllAfrica)

Judge Issues Landmark Opinion in Sexual Assault Cases

[Legalbrief] The judgment is written in a clinical, dispassionate tone even though it concerns an almost unspeakable crime. We have become used to stronger language from South Africa's  courts when it comes to rape, with judges often speaking out about the shocking actions of an accused and the horrific prevalence of rape, and so the lack of any acknowledgment of the child's experience jars at first reading. (AllAfrica)

Man Fakes Own Kidnap, Extracts Shs2 Million Ransom

[Monitor] Hoima -Police in Hoima District have arrested a man who allegedly faked his own kidnap and extracted Shs2m ransom from friends and family. (AllAfrica)

Weasel Releases Tribute Track to Departed Mowzey Radio

[Nairobi News] Ugandan artiste Douglas Mayanja aka Weasel has returned to the studio and penned an emotional tribute to his departed friend and colleague Moses Ssekibogo aka Mowzey Radio. (AllAfrica)

Gen Kayihura's Last Moments in Police

[Observer] At about 8:15pm on Saturday, March 3, all police units received a radio message from Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura, announcing new appointments and transfers of senior officers. (AllAfrica)

Seize This Chance to Let Police Play Their Right Role

[Monitor] On Sunday evening, President Museveni ended Gen Kale Kayihura's 13-year tenure as Inspector General of Police (IGP). Gen Kayihura did a great job in improving the quantity and quality of officers. We have many more educated police officers today than we ever had before. The Force is also better equipped, has better headquarters, training facilities and accommodation in some areas. Those testify to his good work. (AllAfrica)

New Police Chiefs - a Change of Direction? Which Way?

[Monitor] Sunday's appointment of a new IGP, deputy and surprise appointment of Gen Elly Tumwine as Security minister were a public relations coup for the President. By releasing the news on a Sunday afternoon, it began the week's press cycle at the top until it was exhausted. (AllAfrica)

Beyond Donor Dollars for Health Care

[The Conversation Africa] Over the last 15 years, there's been a rapid increase in the number of patients receiving HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. This has largely depended on foreign aid, particularly from global aid organisations such as the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and The Global Fund. (AllAfrica)