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Citizens Have 12 Days to Register for 2021 Polls

[Monitor] Ugandans have until December 11 to update their particulars on the National Voters' Register with the Electoral Commission ahead of the 2021 General Election, the Electoral Commission (EC) announced yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Museveni - I Won't Spare Whoever Attacks Uganda

[Monitor] President Museveni has said he will not spare anyone who tries to attack or mistreat Ugandans and Africans. (AllAfrica)

Court Clears NSSF, Nzeyi On Temangalo Land Case

[Monitor] National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and businessman Amos Nzeyi have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the acquisition and ownership of 366 acres of land in Temangalo, Wakiso District. (AllAfrica)

Two Officials Suspended Over Release of Fake Condoms

[Monitor] Two officials of Marie Stopes International Uganda have been suspended over the release of the substandard Life Guard condoms to the market. (AllAfrica)

Museveni's Anti-Corruption Walk Shows Commitment, Says IG

[Monitor] The Inspectorate of Government (IG) has described the forthcoming anti-corruption walk as an indication of a high level of commitment and visibility in the fight against corruption in Uganda. (AllAfrica)

Kole Teacher Arrested Over Alleged Sexual Assault of Pupil

[Monitor] A 31-year-old teacher has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a 17-year-old pupil at a primary school in Kole District. (AllAfrica)

Court Asked to Stop Oxygen Clinical Trials On Children

[Monitor] Three civil society organisations (CSOs) have petitioned the High Court in Kampala seeking to stop the ongoing clinical oxygen trials on children with respiratory distress. (AllAfrica)

Kampala Declaration Casts Wider Net to Safeguard Human Rights

[Daily News] WHILE some gains have been registered over the course of a few decades in terms of safeguarding human rights, violations still persist in several parts of the world. (AllAfrica)

DPP Sanctions Aggravated Defilement Charges Against School Director

[Monitor] The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mike Chibita has sanctioned a file of Mr Asadu Wamala, the director Wamala Mixed Secondary School who is accused of defiling a Senior two student. (AllAfrica)

I Am a Very Good Rapper Too - Blaq

[Observer] If there is any singer who has dominated the music scene this year, it has got to be John Blaq. The 23-year-old artiste blew up the music scene last year with hits including Makanika, Obubadi and Tukwatagane, among others. It is, therefore, no surprise that he has decided to stage his maiden concert dubbed Aya Baasi this Friday at Freedom City. Quick Talk caught up with him during rehearsals at Emrod studios. (AllAfrica)

Workers MP Lyomoki Sued for Breach of Contract

[Monitor] A couple has dragged the Workers' MP Dr. Sam Lyomoki to court for failure to breach of contract. (AllAfrica)

Kawolo Hospital Stranded With 12 Unclaimed Bodies

[Monitor] Authorities at Kawolo Hospital in Bwikwe District are stranded with 12 unclaimed dead bodies after Lugazi Municipal Council reportedly denied responsibility to have the bodies buried at the municipality cemetery. (AllAfrica)

Three Bugiri Hospital Staff Arrested for Stealing Operating Bed Worth Shs18m

[Monitor] Police in Bugiri District are holding three suspects, including a doctor, for allegedly stealing a surgical operating bed worth Shs18m from Bugiri Hospital. (AllAfrica)

Government Creates 20 New Constituencies

[Monitor] The government has altered boundaries, creating more than 20 constituencies in the newly created cities and municipalities. (AllAfrica)

MPs, Experts Split Over Succession Bill

[Monitor] Members of Parliament (MPs) and social workers have disagreed on the various sections of the Succession Amendment Bill on distribution of property of a person who dies without making a will. (AllAfrica)

UK Petitions Uganda Over Shs80 Billion Mineral Deal

[Monitor] The UK has protested the Uganda government's decision to reject a British company and instead award a lucrative project for mineral mapping and exploration in Karamoja Sub-region to a Spanish firm. (AllAfrica)

Truck, Bus Drivers Need Special Training On Road Safety, Usage

[Monitor] Ahmed Lubega, a heavy goods vehicle driver, opines that many truck and bus drivers in Uganda have the knowledge to start and move heavy goods vehicles but lack enough knowledge to ensure not only their safety, but also that of other road users. (AllAfrica)

Government Unveils Shs20b Disaster Response Plan

[Monitor] Government has issued a Shs20 billion emergency relief response plan that is focusing on saving lives from floods and storms hitting the country in the ongoing rainy season. (AllAfrica)

Ugandans Expelled From Rwanda

[Monitor] The Kisoro Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Mr Peter Mugisha, has confirmed that 23 Ugandans working in Rwanda were expelled at the weekend under unclear circumstances. (AllAfrica)

16 Days of Activism Against Gender - Based Violence Offers Hope for Redress

[Monitor] The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence - an annual international campaign kicked off on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Gender-based violence is any act that is perpetrated against a person's will and is based on gender norms and unequal power relationships. (AllAfrica)

What's the Cause of All This Uganda-Rwanda Anxiety?

[Monitor] Last week, Rwanda president Paul Kagame sounded war drums in a terse tone to an anxious parliamentary chamber. The president promised hell to his country's enemies who have "gone behind their backs." This came on the backdrop of a relatively successful year in the region marked by several positive developments. (AllAfrica)

Inside the Escalating Harassment of Rwandans in Uganda

[New Times] On Tuesday, four Rwandan women and their three children were received at the Cyanika One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) between Rwanda and Uganda. (AllAfrica)

Back With Fond Memories of Entebbe

[Ghanaian Times] Entebbe is a popular municipality in Uganda in the East Africa. It derives its name from the Luganda(a major language in Uganda) word 'e ntebe' which means a seat. Legend has it that Mugula, a revered Muganda traditional chief in the early 18th century carved out for himself a seat on the rocky shore of the Lake Victoria in Uganda, where he used to administer justice. (AllAfrica)

NRM Misses IPOD Handover to FDC

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -The ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party skipped the handover of the Interparty Organization for Democracy- IPOD leadership from the Democratic Party-DP to the Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party. (AllAfrica)

2000 Masindi Residents Face Forceful Eviction From Uia Land

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -More than 2000 people from Kimengo sub county in Masindi district are facing eviction from land belonging to Uganda Investment Authority-UIA. The affected are residents of Bungucoda, Nyakarongo, Kiryana, Ijwamba and Kokoitwa villages. (AllAfrica)

Police Officer Sues Government Over Dismissal

[Monitor] A former police officer who was convicted of fraud and dismissed from the force has dragged government to court seeking compensation. (AllAfrica)

MPs Agree to Name Parliament Institute After Speaker Kadaga

[Monitor] Parliament has unanimously agreed to name the Institute for Parliamentary studies after the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga. (AllAfrica)

Mityana Priest, Seven Others Remanded Over Murder Charges

[Monitor] A Catholic priest attached to Kiyinda Mityana Diocese and seven others have been remanded till 4th December 2019 when the murder case against the eight will come up for mention at the Mityana Chief Magistrate Court in Mityana District. (AllAfrica)

Man Tortured in Uganda Says His 'Only Crime Was Being Rwandan'

[New Times] Felecien Ruzigamanzi, 23, a Rwandan who hails from Nyagatare District, was bundled into a car and dumped at the Kagitumba border crossing on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

HIV Stigma Has Dropped - Index Report

[Monitor] Kampala -Stigma against people living with external forms of HIV/Aids, including exclusion from social gatherings, physical and verbal harassment have comparatively reduced from 50 per cent in 2013 to the current 24 per cent, according to the 2019 HIV stigma index report. (AllAfrica)

National Carrier to Start Direct Flights to Mombasa

[Nairobi News] Uganda Airlines direct flights from Entebbe to Mombasa will start next week. (AllAfrica)