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2017-01-23 Makerere Students' Headcount Kicks Off
[Monitor] The visitation committee inquiring into Makerere University woes has this morning started counting students to determine the precise number of students at Uganda's largest public institution.

2017-01-23 Is Uganda Doing Less About South Sudan Security Threat?
[Monitor] Undermining chances. A peace deal was signed in 2015 to end the fighting in South Sudan that had broken out only two years after the country had attained independence. A year later there was another fallout and Juba was once again swamped in heavy fire. The situation has continued to deteriorate. South Sudanese academic and activist Dr Remember Miamingi tells Sunday Monitor's Eriasa Mukiibi Sserunjogi that Uganda, by just standing with President Salva Kiir in the conflict, undermines its chances of i

2017-01-23 New Electoral Commission, Same Age-Old Problems
[Monitor] In his inaugural speech, after being sworn in as the new Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama made a passionate plea to Ugandans especially critics to give him time to deliver on his mandate.

2017-01-23 Oil Cash Payout Leaves Government Arms Bickering
[Monitor] Separation of powers. These three words have dominated political chatter this week.

2017-01-23 Ugandan Firms to Take Part in Standard Gauge Railway Project
[Monitor] Kampala -The minister of Works and Transport Monica Azuba has signed the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) local content strategy paving way for its implementation.

2017-01-23 Police Rearrests After Court Release Promote Anarchy
[Monitor] I will argue here that the conduct by the police of rearresting people simultaneously as they are released by court is not demonstrably justifiable in a free and democratic State. The recent rearrest by police of the Rwenzururu king, Charles Wesley Mumbere outside Jinja High Court shortly after his release by the same court is just one example.

2017-01-23 Trump Does Not Realise Reality of China's Challenge to Pax Americana
[Monitor] China subscribed to the Westphalian nation-state type of diplomacy much later than the other major actors in the international system but has for decades benchmarked its security and diplomatic practice on hyper-sovereignty values. This writer had an opportunity and privilege to visit the Chinese Foreign Ministry in 2012 and hearing China's foreign policy best practices from Chinese Officials themselves. Triangulation with further academic research leads me to the following reflections.

2017-01-23 Civil Society Calls for Increased Govt Funding to Fight Drought
[Monitor] Kampala -As the dry spell hits the county hard, activists under their umbrella body Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG), have called upon government to allocate a specialised budget to rejuvenate irrigation valley dams and national food stores.

2017-01-23 Razor Thin Margins End Uganda's Stay in Gabon
[Monitor] Port-Gentil -So near yet so far. Uganda Cranes felt that again, something familiar with most of the previous Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaigns before 2017.

2017-01-23 Japanese Government to Support Irrigation in Uganda
[Monitor] Rubirizi -The Japanese Ambassador to Uganda, Mr Kazuaki Kameda, has pledged his government's support towards promoting irrigation in the country in order to enable Uganda produce adequate food.

2017-01-23 30 Rewarded for Contribution to Kampala-Entebbe Expressway
[Monitor] Wakiso -The Kampala-Entebbe Expressway project has recognised and awarded up to 30 Ugandan employees working with the project, for their outstanding contribution to the implementation of the new 51.4 kilometre road.

2017-01-23 Cranes Players Expectations of Cash From Kadaga Dashed
[Monitor] Port-Gentil -When news filtered through that the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga was to visit the Uganda Cranes camp at their Hotel du Parc base ahead of the game against Egypt on Saturday night in Port Gentil, one of the players sent a message to a colleague asking about what time he anticipated each would receive his cash tonic.

2017-01-23 Cranes Desperate to Exit Afcon With Scalp of Mali
[Monitor] Port-Gentil -The Cranes bus ride from Stade Port Gentil back to the team's base at Hotel Du Parc was a mixture of emotions, thoughts and pensiveness.

2017-01-23 Lesson From Lutwa for Kasese Leaders
[Monitor] Following the ouster of Apollo Milton Obote in July 1985, the Gen Tito Okello Lutwa led military junta engaged Kaguta Museveni's National Resistance Army rebels in peace talks in a bid to lure them into joining the junta government.

2017-01-23 Argentine Soccer Trainer Cuper Credits Cranes
[Monitor] Port-Gentil -Argentine Hector Cuper is one of the best teachers of classic counter-attacking football.

2017-01-23 Micho - a Coach of Many Suits
[Monitor] Gabon -Uganda needed six points to be assured of progressing from the group, Cranes Coach Micho needs the six points too to have any hope of wearing all his six suits at the ongoing Total Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon.

2017-01-23 Player Ratings Versus Egypt
[Monitor] Gabon -Massa hardly held up the ball as a lone striker and disrupted the routine of the Egyptian central defence in vain

2017-01-23 We Cannot Sack Micho - Fufa Boss Magogo
[Monitor] Port Hentil -Despite losing the opening two games at the ongoing Total Africa Cup of Nations, Uganda Cranes Coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojovic is assured of a job going into the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

2017-01-23 Uganda Start-Up Teams Win Health Cash
[EA Business] Kampala -Four Ugandan young start-up teams have won $10,000 each to develop innovative solutions to improve sexual and reproductive health in Uganda.

2017-01-23 Hima $40 Million Cement Plant Commences
[EA Business] Tororo -Hima Cement has commenced the construction of a $40m Cement Grinding Station in Tororo (Eastern Uganda). It will start production in mid-2018.

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