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National Carrier to Start Direct Flights to Mombasa

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

Minister Woos African Investors to Uganda's Oil and Gas Sector

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Energy and Mineral Development Minister, Engineer Irene Muloni says Uganda's oil and gas sector is open for business to African investors. (AllAfrica)

Anti-Gay Laws - South African Deputy President Defends Sovereignty of States

[News24Wire] Deputy President David Mabuza refused to condemn human rights violations against members of the LGBTQ+ community across Africa during a question session in the National Council of Provinces on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Uganda Suspends Seven Kenyan-Made Peanut Butter Products

[Monitor] Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has suspended the sale of seven peanut butter products made in Kenya and still on many shelves in Uganda supermarkets that they contain cancer-causing compounds. (AllAfrica)

Wearing Red Beret Doesn't Mean You Already Have Power - Party Leader

[Monitor] Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Mike Mabike has said that all People Power youth need lessons to guide them in politics because majority of them know nothing. (AllAfrica)

Rival Leaders Delay New Government by 100 Days

[VOA] Kampala, Uganda -South Sudan's president and chief rebel leader have agreed to postpone formation of a transitional unity government for 100 days beyond a November 12 deadline. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan Rivals in Uganda As Deadline to Form Unity Govt Looms

[Nation] The president of South Sudan Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar arrived in Uganda Thursday for talks before the November 12 deadline to form a coalition government expires. (AllAfrica)

Ministry to Probe Claims of Sexual Abuse Of Makerere University Students

[Monitor] The Ministry of Educational officials yesterday assured the Parliamentary Committee on Education and Sports that they will investigate cases of alleged sexual harassment of Makerere University female students by security forces during last week's protests against the 15 per cent increment on tuition. (AllAfrica)

Kenya Agrees to Share Disputed Migingo Island With Uganda

[Nation] Kenya has agreed to share the disputed Migingo island with Uganda. This comes even as the government maintains that the land is in Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Al-Burhan Leaves for Kampala

[SNA] Khartoum -The Head of Sudan's Transitional Sovereignty Council (SC), Abdul Fatah Al-Burhan left, Thursday, for the Ugandan Capital of Kampala in a one-day office ial visit to participate in the Tripartitre Summit with the Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni and the President of the State of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit. (AllAfrica)

Police's Brutal Force On Citizens and Opposition Leaders Raises Concern

[This is Africa] The Uganda Police has come under criticism for its use of brutal force on opposition leaders and citizens following the attack on Dr. Kizza Besigye, one of Uganda's most prominent opposition leaders and members of his party. (AllAfrica)

Will Uganda's Oil Be a Blessing or a Curse?

[Daily Maverick] Oil was discovered in Uganda in 2006, but the government said it wanted a refinery to be built before production began. Now the timeline is being driven by a pipeline that will snake across Tanzania. Uganda now expects to produce its first barrel of oil in 2023 -- but this goalpost has been moving for years. (AllAfrica)

Besigye Tormentor Agero Has History of Violence

[Monitor] The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Rashid Agero, who was captured on video and pictures using a gun to crash the windscreen of the vehicle in which Opposition leader, Dr Kizza Besigye, was being driven on Monday has a history of violence against political leaders and other protests. (AllAfrica)

Besigye Arrest Sparks Outrage in Parliament

[Monitor] The violent arrest of Opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye and supporters of his Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party on Monday, yesterday sparked outrage in Parliament prompting the House to summon Internal Affairs minister Gen Jeje Odongo to explain the brutality. (AllAfrica)

Is Veteran Politician Kizza Besigye Aiming for Presidency?

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Kizza Besigye's recent launch of a national campaign dubbed Twerwaneko (Let's defend ourselves) is being seen by some as a strategy for the veteran politician to launch himself right back into the political fray after close to three years of a Bobi Wine tidal wave. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria's 3×3 Basketball Teams in Uganda for Fiba Africa Cup

[This Day] The national 3×3 teams departed Abuja Thursday for Kampala, Uganda aboard a Rwanda Air flight for the 2019 FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup. (AllAfrica)

Judges Reject Defense Motion to Dismiss Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes Against Ongwen

[International Justice Monitor] International Criminal Court (ICC) judges have rejected a motion Dominic Ongwen's legal team filed asking them to dismiss 11 counts of sexual and gender-based crimes Ongwen is alleged to have directly committed. (AllAfrica)

Community Members in Northern Uganda Highlight the Significance of Prosecuting Sexual Violence

[International Justice Monitor] On September 20, Krispus Ayena Odongo, Dominic Ongwen's lead lawyer, filed a motion in which he argued that the 11 counts of crimes relating to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) Ongwen is facing should be dismissed because they did not include details of where the crimes are alleged to have occurred. (AllAfrica)

Presiding Judge Sets Date for Closing Statements in Ongwen Trial

[International Justice Monitor] The Presiding Judge in the trial of Dominic Ongwen has set March 10 of next year as the day when lawyers will start making their closing statements. (AllAfrica)

Former Social Worker Testifies About a Reception Center for Former LRA Abductees

[International Justice Monitor] A former social worker described to the International Criminal Court (ICC) his work at a center that helped former child abductees of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) reintegrate with their community. (AllAfrica)

Besigye's Car Extensively Damaged By Police Officers in Barbaric Assault

[Nairobi News] Ugandan police officers have been caught on camera smashing the windscreen of a car belonging to opposition leader Kiiza Besigye. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Politician Recounts Police Ordeal

[VOA] Longtime Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye says police launched a deliberate attack on him Monday as he tried to attend an opposition party function.  Police say the use of force was reasonable as Besigye was engaged in an unlawful assembly. (AllAfrica)

Singer Buchaman on Falling Out With Bobi Wine, Being in Charge of the Ghetto

[Observer] Mark Bugembe alias Buchaman was recently appointed by President Yoweri Museveni as the Special Presidential Envoy for the Ghetto Affairs. (AllAfrica)

Makerere Impasse - MPs Accuse Janet of 'Dodging' Parliament

[Observer] MPs on the education committee have expressed concern over the continued absence of First Lady also Education minister Janet Museveni to appear before parliament to answer queries about Makerere University. (AllAfrica)

Kasole Says It All On Teaching Obote, Museveni's Four Kids

[Observer] Edward Lwanga Kasole Bwerere, 85, is retired now but remains a rare jewel in the world of Education. He has been everything, a school proprietor, teacher and headmaster for most of his decades' long career. (AllAfrica)

Katuntu - Poor Youths Worry Museveni Most

[Observer] At the end of his full term in 2021, Abdul Katuntu, the Bugweri County MP will have clocked 20 years in politics. He has declared he will not seek re-election. Since he is bowing out, this four-term lawmaker is not afraid to speak boldly about any political subject. (AllAfrica)

Opposition's Besigye Was Arrested for Defying Our Orders - Police

[Monitor] Unspecified number of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party supporters are in police custody following a scuffle with detectives that lasted about four hours in Kireka in Kira Municipality Monday morning. (AllAfrica)

Dispute Over Use of Closed Sessions Postpones Kwoyelo's Trial

[International Justice Monitor] Last week, the International Crimes Division (ICD) sitting at the Ugandan High Court in Gulu indefinitely adjourned the trial of Thomas Kwoyelo. The adjournment comes barely a week after the trial resumed from a two-month break on September 30. The purported reason for the adjournment was to give the court time to resolve a disagreement between the defense and the prosecution over the use of closed sessions. This article provides a summary of the last hearings held from October 7 to 10. (AllAfrica)

I Am Not Iddi Amin Son, Somali Man Says As New Vision Deletes 'Fake Story'

[Dalsan Radio] An Islamic teacher  in Somalia has rubbished  a story published by Uganda's top newspaper New Vision claiming that he is the lost son of  dictator Idi Amin Dada by a Somali woman. (AllAfrica)

Journalists Arrested in Kampala While Protesting Police Brutality

[Nairobi News] Police in Kampala have arrested several journalists who had taken to the streets to protest brutality at the hands of uniformed officers. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Sanctions Uganda's Ex-Police Chief

[East African] The US Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on Uganda's former Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, for alleged role in gross violations of human rights and corruption. (AllAfrica)