AllAfrica News: Uganda

Bobi Wine Asks Fans to Abandon Cranes Boycott Plan

[Monitor] Ugandan pop star Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine has urged his fans to continue supporting Uganda Cranes saying "these young men, just like most of us work hard to raise our flag high using their talent even when they are insufficiently facilitated."

New Tullow, Uganda Tax Dispute Rocks Oil Revenues Sharing Plan

[East African] A fresh dispute involving $900 million has arisen between Tullow Oil and the Uganda government.

Mother-to-Child HIV Infections Drop By 86%

[Observer] Mother-to-child HIV infections in Uganda have fallen to an all-time low of 4,000 in 2017 up from 25,000 in 2011, First Lady and Education minister Janet Museveni has said.

Kyarenga Concert - Namboole Tells Bobi Wine to Try Again in 2019

[Observer] Less than three days after they signed an agreement on a new date for the Kyarenga music concert, the management of Namboole stadium has now reportedly informed Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi that the facility has been booked until January 2019.

Police Fire Teargas to Disperse NRM Protestors, 10 Arrested

[Monitor] There was drama in Lira town on Monday when police fired teargas to disperse a group of youth protesting against what they called numerous corruption cases at Lira Municipal Council.

Museveni Sacks Six Over Rot in Education Ministry

[Monitor] President Museveni has directed that six senior government officials in the Ministry of Education be relieved over their duties. The directive is in relation to a series of scandals which this newspaper has reported about in the recent past.

Is Too Much Freedom to Blame for Poor Performance At University?

[Monitor] During the 67th graduation ceremony at Makerere University, at least 50 Law students graduated with pass degrees. According to the graduation list that was released then, only nine out of the 247 students that were graduating managed to attain second class upper degrees.

Friends Speak Out On Kawooya's Moments Before Arrest

[Monitor] Kampala -Friends of Democratic Party man Yusuf Kawooya, who was brutally arrested by plain-cloth security operatives on Thursday on Colville Street, Kampala, have recounted events that happened on the fateful day.

90-Year-Old Sues Kwagalana Over City Land

[Monitor] Kampala -Kwagalana Group Limited, an association of city tycoons, has been sued for alleged fraudulent acquisition and transfer of land in Lukuli-Makindye, a Kampala suburb.

I Remember the Faces of My Tormentors, Zaake Recounts Torture Ordeal

[Observer] The Mityana Municipality member of parliament, Francis Butebi Zaake says he can clearly remember and identify security operatives who attacked and tortured him in Arua on August 13 during ahead of the Arua Municipality by-election.

Uganda's Treasury in Trouble Again, Withdraws Tax After Just Three Months

[East African] Uganda's decision to suspend withholding value added tax (VAT) in September due to opposition from business community highlights the fallout from the controversial tax experiments undertaken this financial year.

NRM Supporters Arrested Over 'Illegal' Corruption Demo in Lira

[Observer] Police in Lira has arrested at least seven ruling party, NRM supporters for holding an 'illegal' demonstration against alleged increasing corruption by the municipal officials.

Family Fail to Trace Kawooya, Case of Kidnap Opened At Police

[Monitor] Kampala -The whereabouts of the man captured on video being tortured by armed security men in civilian clothes remains a mystery but the identities of his tormentors have been established.

Kanye-Kim Visit and the Issue of Uganda Airlines

[Observer] Power couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian was in Uganda for a holiday. For the uninitiated, Kanye is a multi-award-winning US rapper while his wife Kim is famous for her reality TV show and her backside (which by the way isn't comparable to what Ugandan girls have got but then I digress).

President Museveni Commissions Murema Water Project

[Uganda Media Centre] President Yoweri Museveni has launched the Mulema water scheme in Bukanga County of Isingiro District in South Western Uganda saying the service, which the NRM Government has now availed to the area, forms a foundation for development in the entire Isingiro District.

Nansikombi Proving to Be UCU Lady Canons' Nightmare

[Observer] The Women's National Basketball League defending champions, UCU Lady Canons come into tonight's game three of the play-off finals against JKL Lady Dolphins, clearly under the cosh.

Ugandan Wildlife Vet Gets Coveted Sierra Club Award

[East African] Renowned Ugandan wildlife veterinarian Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka was recently awarded the Sierra Club EarthCare Award, the second African winner after Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai.

Ginuwine Going to Uganda Ride Pony

[East African] Award-winning American R&B music star Ginuwine -- real name Elgin Baylor Lumpkin -- will headline the Johnnie Walker Soul R&B Safari concert on December 1, at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala.

Your Children Are No Longer Yours - Investigating International Adoptions

[allAfrica] How parents in Uganda lose their babies to adoptive families in America.

It's Normal to Resign - Musisi

[Monitor] Kampala -The outgoing executive director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Ms Jennifer Musisi, has spoken out on her resignation, saying the institution will continue despite her exit.

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