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2017-11-23 Museveni Promises Pay Hike for Soldiers
[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni has hailed the UPDF for its devotion towards ensuring national security as he announced a salary review for army officers.

2017-11-23 After Mugabe, All Eyes Are On Museveni - How Long Can He Cling to Power?
[The Conversation Africa] On 21 November, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe resigned as president under intense pressure from the military, his own party, and mass protests. The news was celebrated on the streets of Harare and also by pro-democracy activists across the continent.

2017-11-23 Striking Doctors Won't Go to Heaven - Priest
[Monitor] Lira -A Catholic priest in Lira District has asked medical practitioners currently striking over salary discrepancy countrywide to call off the strike or they forget going to Heaven.

2017-11-23 Museveni Attacks MPs, Calls Them Parasites
[Observer] As the debate on presidential age limits rages, President Museveni has denounced some ruling party MPs opposed to amendment of Article 102(b) of the Constitution as "parasites".

2017-11-23 Museveni Okays Construction of Hoima Oil and Gas Institute
[Monitor] Entebbe -President Museveni has offered land to Chinese investors to build an oil and gas vocational institute in Hoima Industrial Park to train Ugandans in internationally certified vocational courses starting next year.

2017-11-23 I Will Never Marry - Bishop Kibuuka
[Monitor] Wakiso -Newly-consecrated Bishop of the Evangelical Orthodox Church for Central and Eastern Uganda Jacinto Kibuuka has vowed never to marry even when his faith permits him to.

2017-11-23 President Offers U.S.$1,400 as Starting Pay for Doctors
[Monitor] President Museveni has offered Shs5m as a starting salary for medical doctors and other scientists in the new deal to defuse the ongoing doctors' strike and check high brain drain afflicting Uganda's human resource.

2017-11-23 MPs Tell Foreign Affairs Minister to Resign
[Monitor] Kampala -Seven Members of Parliament (MPs) say Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa should resign, now that he is again accused of corruption.

2017-11-23 All Electricity Meters to Be Retested
[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), the statutory body that develops and promotes standards, will retest all the electricity metres currently in use.

2017-11-23 Four Kaweesi Murder Suspects Released On Bail, Three Charged Afresh
[Monitor] Kampala -Four Kaweesi murder suspects released on bail while three others have been charged afresh with being part of the Allied Defense Force (ADF) rebels.

2017-11-23 NSSF Uganda Upbeat on U.S.$5.5 Billion Target By 2025
[East African] Uganda's National Social Security Fund remains upbeat that it will bring more savers onto its portfolio and reach Ush20 trillion ($5.57 billion) in assets by 2025, despite a slowdown in the country's economic growth.

2017-11-23 Fashion - of Uganda's Originals, High Copies and Fakes
[Observer] Last week we discussed paying a little more for a better product. The idea was that we should not focus on saving some little money by compromising on quality. Now making up your mind to follow those words of wisdom may sound like the hard part. It is not.

2017-11-23 Ugandans Cry Foul Over TZ Border Levies
[Observer] Several Ugandan businessmen with trucks that ply the Dar es Salaam-Mutukula route are protesting the continued high charges at the border, writes ALON MWESIGWA.

2017-11-23 Farmers Up North Declare Operation Wealth Creation a Failure
[Observer] Farmers in the northern districts of Arua, Apac, Alebtong, Dokolo, Gulu and Oyam continue to pour cold water over the government's household poverty eradication initiative, Operation Wealth Creation (OWC).

2017-11-23 Somalia's Siad Barre Saves Amin From Tanzanians
[Monitor] Forty five years ago, Uganda was at war with rebels who had invaded its territory from neighbouring Tanzania.

2017-11-23 Govt Ordered to Produce Missing Four Kaweesi Suspects
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Kampala High Court's Civil Division Head, Justice Stephen Musota Wednesday ordered Government to produce four missing Kaweesi suspects who were recently arrested by security operatives, after being granted bail by Nakawa Magistrate Court.

2017-11-23 UPDF - 334 Promoted, SFC's Nabasa Now Brigadier
[Independent (Kampala)] Commander In Chief President Yoweri Museveni has promoted 334 Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) officers.

2017-11-23 Govt Dismisses Kutesa Bribery Allegations
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Uganda's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has dismissed reports of a multimillion dollar bribery scheme at the UN allegedly involving minister Sam Kutesa, saying all engagements he had with a named China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC), were official activities.

2017-11-23 Umeme Investment in Power Distribution Infrastructure Paying Off
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Umeme Limited Nov.16 held a media dialogue to highlight the utility's investments in the power distribution infrastructure.

2017-11-23 Sanlam Finally Announces Lion Assurance Acquisition Deal
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -On Nov. 21, Sanlam Emerging Markets Proprietary Limited (SEM) announced that its subsidiary, Sanlam General Insurance Uganda Limited (SGIU), had successfully concluded the acquisition of close to a 100% interest in the share capital of Lion Assurance Company Limited (LAC) in Uganda, from Trans Industries Proprietary Limited and some minority shareholders for an initial purchase price of US$6.5 million.

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