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2015-03-31 Lupita at Home in Uganda for Disney Production
[Independent (Kampala)] After a film about a king of Scotland, Ugandans are getting excited over a new movie about a "queen", starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o.

2015-03-31 Prosecutor in 2010 Al-Shabaab Case Shot Dead
[Deutsche Welle] The chief prosecutor in the trial of the 2010 al-Shabab bombings in Uganda has been shot dead. Joan Kagezi was attacked as she drove home.

2015-03-31 Prosecutor in Al Shabab Trial Shot Dead
[Shabelle] Joan Kagezi, acting assistant director of public prosecution, was murdered by men on a motorbike as she drove home in a suburb of the capital, Kampala police spokesman Patrick Onyango said. "They were trailing her on a motorcycle ... They shot her dead."

2015-03-31 Public Involvement in Education Welcome
[Observer] Recently, former students from Tororo district came together to express their concern over the performance of schools in national exams.

2015-03-31 'High Profile' Case Prosecutor Killed
[Independent (Kampala)] Last night, Senior Principal State Attorney Joan Kagezi was shot dead. Twice. In the neck and head. But some reports say twice in the neck.

2015-03-31 AIDS Commission Launches Resource Center
[Independent (Kampala)] Despite all government interventions into averting HIV/AIDS in the country, Uganda is still rated among the top three countries in Africa with the highest prevalence whereby on a daily basis, close to 380 acquire the disease.

2015-03-31 Uganda Bound Containers Choking Mombasa Port - MD
[The Star] Kenya Ports Authority is concerned over the long stay of containers destined for Uganda at the Mombasa port, and is now threatening to sell off any cargo that is not cleared by April 15.

2015-03-31 Otunnu Maneuver Leaves UPC in Deadlock
[Independent (Kampala)] Far from resolving the impasse over the party operations, out-going UPC President Olara Otunnu's March 4 announcement that he will not be seeking re-election has created a new deadlock.

2015-03-31 Tourism Sector Trouble
[Independent (Kampala)] Tourism operators send SOS to authoritis as industry takes worst hit in almost a decade

2015-03-31 Food Allergies Can Kill You
[Independent (Kampala)] But doctor's advice should be sought to rule out misconceptions

2015-03-31 Selection of Judges is Not Rocket Science
[Independent (Kampala)] Why shouldn't the public be fully, promptly, and proactively informed about the activities of the JSC?

2015-03-31 Martin Ssegamwenge, Event Manager
[Independent (Kampala)] 35-year -old Ssegamwenge opened a furniture workshop when he returned from abroad. In 2009, from his savings, he drew Shs 2 million to buy five sets of furniture and paid rent. Over the six years he has earned about Shs 10 million and is targeting over a billion in the next five years after he opened another furniture workshop in Kampala. But he is not just focusing on growing his furniture business; he has also ventured into events management and poultry farming.

2015-03-31 We Should Not Kill Each Other Over Politics
[Independent (Kampala)] Ingrid Turinawe, chairperson of the Women's League Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) talked to Joan Akello about activism

2015-03-31 Opposition, Civil Society Give Up On Free and Fair Elections
[Independent (Kampala)] Barely 10 months to the 2016 elections, opposition activists, NGOs, and civil society organisations pushing for electoral reforms are getting desperate. Time is running out. There are about 45 issues raised in the proposals submitted to the executive and they require amending five laws which include the 1995 Constitution, the Electoral Commission Act, the Parliamentary Elections Act, the Presidential Elections Act and the Local government Act. With less than a year to elections, the executive is yet to bri

2015-03-31 Art of the Comics Telling a Side of Story That Pictures Cannot
[Independent (Kampala)] Chris Mafigiri Mugarura is a comic artist. He recently launched a comic book, Children of War at the Goethe Zentrum Kampala/ Uganda German Cultural Society offices in Kampala. In 2013, he won the competition, Uganda comic artists' competition sponsored by UGCS. Dominic Muwanguzi talked to him about his love for comics, the influence the art form has on other visual arts, and the future of his passion turned profession.

2015-03-31 Muntu, Independents, Museveni's Agenda
[Independent (Kampala)] How President's political rivals can give him a serious contest instead of a consecration in 2016

2015-03-31 Museveni Fails on Poverty, Democracy, Corruption
[Independent (Kampala)] So why don't Ugandans care?

2015-03-31 UMI to Support Studying Mothers
[Observer] The director general of Uganda Management Institute (UMI), Dr James Nkata, has announced that plans are underway to put up a Child Nursing Centre to support mothers who wish to further their education, but also wish to build their families.

2015-03-31 Anansi and the Smoke That Thunders
[Observer] "Sir?" Justinian addresses the man with the camera, standing by the huge water fall. "May I ask, please, what is the name of this river?"

2015-03-31 Lupita Begins Shooting Movie in Uganda
[The Star] On Saturday, Lupita Nyong'o attended a fundraising event in Uganda ahead of commencing on the shooting of the Disney movie, Queen Of Katwe.

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