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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)

President Kenyatta, Museveni Sign Pact to End Cross-Border Conflicts

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni Thursday witnessed the historical signing of a peace deal towards the joint development of the marginalised Turkana-Pokot-Karamoja region along the border of the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Judiciary Condemns Re-Arrest of Freed Suspects

[Monitor] Kampala -The Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has, in a statement, condemned security operatives for re-arresting suspects that court granted bail. (AllAfrica)

Discovery - Steamy Nightlife in Cold Kabale

[East African] Kabale, near the border with Rwanda in western Uganda, is known for its freezing cold nights. A cloud of fog envelops the town even as late as 10am. (AllAfrica)

Nyege Nyege Turns Five

[East African] The Nyege Nyege International Music Festival marked its fifth anniversary this month in Uganda's Buikwe district. (AllAfrica)

'Trust and Empower Us' - Young Ugandans On Their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

[UNFPA] Kampala -Young people in Uganda are experiencing a pushback and backlash regarding their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), particularly in regards to sexuality education, contraception and gender equality. (AllAfrica)

Kenya, Uganda Sign Pact to End Cross-Border Conflicts

[Capital FM] Moroto, Uganda -President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on Thursday witnessed the signing of an agreement aimed at promoting sustainable peace and development among Turkana, Pokot and Karamojong communities. (AllAfrica)

MPs Question Status of Standard Gauge Railway, Bukasa Port

[Monitor] The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has opened up inquiries into two major infrastructure projects; the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) and the Construction of a new Kampala Port in Bukasa, at the showers of Lake Victoria. (AllAfrica)

Bosch Commits to East Africa Badminton Tourney

[Monitor] Kampala -The Bosch East Africa Badminton Challenge keeps growing with time. This year's edition has so far attracted more than 800 participants from over seven countries, according to the organizers. (AllAfrica)

AliKiba in Kampala This Weekend

[Observer] Tanzanian singer Ali Kiba will on September 13 be in Uganda for a mega concert. (AllAfrica)

MPs Quiz Ambassador, 5 Others Over Departed Asians Properties

[Monitor] Members of Parliament yesterday quizzed some Ugandans of Asian origin for allegedly repossessing properties left by departed Asians when they were expelled by Idi Amin in 1972. (AllAfrica)

State of Jinja Abattoir Worries Beef Consumers

[Monitor] Jinja -Residents in Jinja Town are concerned over the state of Jinja main abattoir where cattle, sheep and goats are slaughtered and distributed to various butchers. (AllAfrica)

Church Probes Anonymous Letters Targeting Bishops

[Monitor] The Anglican Church is investigating anonymous letters threatening the outgoing and incoming bishops of West Lango Diocese. (AllAfrica)

Lightning Kills Four People, Injures Two in Kanungu

[Monitor] Lightning has struck dead four people at Kyashamiro Trading Centre, Rutenga Sub County in Kanungu District, leaving two others with severe injuries. (AllAfrica)

Floods Ravage Alebtong District

[Monitor] Floods have devastated Omoro and Adwir sub-counties in Alebtong District damaging property, destroying crops and displacing families. (AllAfrica)

Government Gives Sub-County Land to Kasese Residents

[Monitor] Government has handed over 20 square miles of sub-county land to residents of Karusandara in Kasese District in an effort to end land disputes. (AllAfrica)

Kabaka Sued Over Munyonyo Land

[Monitor] Kampala -The grandchild of Ssekabaka Daudi Chwa has sued the Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, for allegedly taking over her late father's land under the kingdom's mailo land system. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda, Uganda Officials to Meet in Kigali

[New Times] Rwanda and Uganda's ministers for foreign affairs and those in charge of internal affairs, as well as heads of intelligence, are set to meet in Kigali on Monday next week in the latest attempt to normalise their deteriorating relations. (AllAfrica)

Nagirinya Killing - Prime Suspects Confess, Reveal Role Each Played

[Monitor] The prime suspects in the killing of social worker Maria Nagirinya and her driver Ronald Kitayimbwa, a boda boda rider, are said to have allegedly confessed to the crime during interrogation, and shed light on the role each played in the alleged murder. (AllAfrica)

Omoro Leaders Clash Over Location of Cancer Centre

[Monitor] Omoro -Bickering among Omoro District leaders is delaying the establishment of a new regional cancer institute in the area, Daily Monitor has learnt. (AllAfrica)

Local Leaders Welcome Niwagaba Bill Proposals

[Monitor] A section of leaders from Kigezi Sub-region have backed the move by the Ndorwa East Member of Parliament, Mr Wilfred Niwagaba, to introduce a Bill on reinstatement of the presidential term limits, among other proposals. (AllAfrica)

Bou Governor, Finance Poke Holes in NSSF Bill

[Monitor] The Bank of Uganda (BoU) and Ministry of Finance officials have poked holes in the proposed National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Amendment Bill and warned that workers stand to lose if passed in its current form. (AllAfrica)

Government Increases Contribution to Depositors' Insurance Fund

[Monitor] Kampala -Finance Minister Matia Kasaija has said government has taken a strategic decision to increase the Deposit Protection Fund contributions from Shs3 million to Shs10m. (AllAfrica)

UPDF Soldiers On the Spot for Beating Up Suspect

[Monitor] Intelligence officers attached to the Uganda People's Defence Force ( UPDF) 4th Division in Gulu District are investigating an incident in which its soldiers reportedly beat up Jovin Odokonyero last month. (AllAfrica)

Confusion As Government Disowns High Level-Summit

[Monitor] The government has disowned a high level summit on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) due next week in Kampala, for which participants from all-over the world were required to pay up to $950 (Shs3.4m) to attend. (AllAfrica)

Avoid Reckless Sex With Commonwealth Delegates, Kadaga Tells MPs

[Observer] The speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has advised Ugandan members of parliament and protocol officers to maintain dignity throughout the upcoming 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference. (AllAfrica)

African Airlines Association Adds a Kenyan Airline and Three Others

[CIO] The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has this year welcomed four new member airlines in Kenya, Djibouti, Senegal and Uganda. (AllAfrica)

Moroto Faces Hotel Room Crisis Ahead of Museveni, Kenyatta Visit

[Monitor] An acute shortage of hotel rooms has hit Moroto District due to a big number of people who have travelled to witness the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cross border business by President Yoweri Museveni and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta. (AllAfrica)

Seven Killed in Nakasongola Road Accident

[Monitor] Seven people have been confirmed dead and 11 others critically injured in a road accident involving a bus and a truck at Namayonjo village, Nakasongola District on Wednesday morning. (AllAfrica)

Former Masaka Mayor Ssemwogerere Dies

[Monitor] Former Masaka Municipality mayor, Mr Gerald Ssemwogerere has passed on. (AllAfrica)

Ugandan Students Turn Waste to Wealth

[IPS] Namugongo is a lush, forested community in central Uganda where tall trees are home to colourful birds and noisy monkeys. (AllAfrica)