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2017-05-29 How Tanzania, Uganda Plan to Finance Pipeline
[Citizen] Kampala -Uganda, Tanzania and joint venture (JV) partners Tullow Oil Uganda, Total E&P and Cnooc will be turning to international lenders to raise 70 per cent of $3.5 billion (Sh7.7 trillion) capital expenditure for construction of the proposed crude oil export pipeline from Hoima to Tanga.

2017-05-29 Why Ugandans Should Worry About 2017/18 Budget
[Monitor] Figures, data and statistics that have bored some MPs for most part of the closing Financial Year nears end with the scheduled passing of the Appropriation Bill 2017, on Tuesday next week.

2017-05-29 Political Orientation of Police Is 'Hurting Our Security'
[Monitor] The minority report of the Human Rights Committee recommends that Nalufenya should be closed, but the counter argument from the government is that every government in the world has a facility to keep high calibre suspects. State minister for Internal Affairs Kania compares Nalufenya to the Guantanamo Bay where the US keeps high calibre suspects

2017-05-29 Four Policemen Remanded Over Torture of Kamwenge Mayor
[Monitor] Kampala -Four policemen have been arraigned in court and charged in connection with the alleged torture of Kamwenge mayor Mr Godfrey Byamukama a few weeks ago.

2017-05-29 Police General Kayihura Orders Probe Into Six Commanders
[Monitor] Kampala -The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has ordered police's Professional Standards Unit (PSU) to investigate six police commanders for alleged misconduct.

2017-05-29 Police General Kayihura Slams Security Firms Over Negligence
[Monitor] Gulu -The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen Kale Kayihura, has threatened to de-license errant private security firms and prosecute security guards that will not coordinate with police in averting crimes and apprehending criminals.

2017-05-29 Govt Officials, Senior Security Personnel Involved in Land Grabbing, Says Nantaba
[Monitor] Byenkya -Investigations. Minister of State for ICT and National Guidance Idah Nantaba on Thursday testified before the commission of inquiry into land matters. Court of Appeal Judge Catherine Bamugemereire heads the seven- member panel sitting at the National Records and Archiving Centre in Kampala. The commission's lead counsel, Mr Ebert Byenkya interviewed Ms Nantaba, a former State minister for Lands. Ephraim Kasozi and Jalira Namyalo bring you the proceedings of the testimony.

2017-05-29 Rwenzururu King Mumbere Says I Am Still a Prisoner
[Monitor] Jinja -The Rwenzururu King, Charles Wesley Mumbere, has said he is currently under house arrest despite having been released on bail by Jinja High Court.

2017-05-29 Bobi Wine, Kayihura Sued Ahead of Kyadondo East By-Election
[Monitor] Kampala -One of the contestants in the Kyadondo East constituency by-elections has sued fellow aspirant and singer Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu a.k.a Bobi Wine and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen Kale Kayihura.

2017-05-29 Prepare Your Children for Hard Economic Times
[Observer] The economic situation in Uganda is becoming tougher day by day. In the first quarter of the year, the country was affected by drought that left many regions overwhelmed by famine.

2017-05-29 Security Forces Must Account for Kasese Killings - Activists
[Observer] A coalition of 40 organisations has appealed to the Ugandan government to facilitate independent and transparent investigations into the November 2016 Kasese clashes that led to the death of more than 150 people.

2017-05-29 Of Nalufenya Tortures and How to Cook a Live Frog
[Monitor] On Wednesday October 24, 2012, during the burial of DP stalwart Tiberio Okeny Atwoma, President Museveni for the first time uttered an apology for the atrocities his army committed against the people of northern Uganda.

2017-05-29 Why Do Regimes Love to Torture?
[Citizen] Governments and times change in Uganda, but the one thing all of them have had in common is the appalling reliance on primitive torture of suspects. You can trace this in varying forms from British colonial rule to the NRM regime today. Why is this so?

2017-05-29 Boda Boda Is Formal English Word, Now Let Us Formalise the Actual Ride
[Monitor] Boda boda -- "a type of motorcycle or bicycle with a space for a passenger or for carrying goods, often used as a taxi" -- is now a word in the English language. That is supposed to be a big deal because the Oxford English Dictionary, "[t]he definitive record of the English language", has said so.

2017-05-29 Museveni Again Blasts Police As Thieves, Warns of Sacking
[Monitor] Kitgum -President Museveni has once more torn into the reputation of Uganda Police Force and accused them of being irredeemably corrupt and promoting crime in the country.

2017-05-29 'Education Sector Already Tackling 75 Per Cent of NRM Manifesto'
[Observer] May 12, 2017 marked one year since President Museveni assumed his seat to implement the NRM manifesto for 2016-2021.

2017-05-29 Micho Rules Injured Odongkara Out of Cranes Tie Against Cape Verde
[Observer] Uganda Cranes second choice goalkeeper Robert Odongkara will miss the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier on June 10 away to Cape Verde.

2017-05-29 Makerere Holds Onto Hundreds of Transcripts
[Observer] Shaken and its public trust damaged by a students' marks alteration scandal last year, Makerere University is still holding onto hundreds of students' transcripts three months after its 67th graduation ceremony.

2017-05-29 Uganda Gears Up for Oil Local Content Participation
[Observer] St. Simon Peter's Vocational Training center in Hoima district has become the latest point of attraction as a number of youth train in oil and gas related activities ahead of the country's plans of being an oil producer.

2017-05-29 Govt Cannot Legislate Against Emerging Fellowships
[Observer] There are three groups that have been involved in a simmering battle to control the growing evangelical church movement in Uganda.

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