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2017-03-01 Magufuli Stance On EU-EAC Trade Deal Could Split Bloc
[Observer] Tanzania has yet again refused to endorse a regional trade pact with the European Union, saying the deal stood in its way to industrialization.

2017-03-01 EU-EAC Trade Deal and Diplomatic Chess Games in the Region
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The East African Community (EAC) is once again facing a delicate diplomatic situation as it seems now more than ever that, after protracted negotiations, member states may have to just agree to disagree on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

2017-03-01 Fear Hangs Over Busy Uganda-DR Congo Border
[East African] The jagged, ice-capped Rwenzori Mountains stab at the sky above Mpondwe, a bustling border town in western Uganda.

2017-03-01 Uganda Plans New Fuel Transport System Over Lake Victoria
[Observer] Uganda has started the search for a consultant to undertake a study that will guide the creation of a well-managed transportation system of bulky petroleum products over Lake Victoria amid a poor road network that cannot adequately support the industry.

2017-03-01 How NRM MPs Plotted to Win EALA Elections
[Observer] On Election day, yesterday, NRM candidates coasted into the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) effortlessly but a party caucus meeting held on Monday to plan an election strategy ended in disagreements.

2017-03-01 Uganda and Kenya Seeking Standard Gauge Railway Funds in China
[Focac] Finance ministers from Kenya and Uganda are set to travel to China at the end of this month to negotiate financing for the construction of a cross-border railway.

2017-03-01 Democratic Party to Honour Guerrilla Leader Kayiira
[Monitor] Kampala -The Democratic Party (DP), Uganda's oldest political organisation has announced that it will hold a memorial mass for late Mr Andrew Rutaakome Kayiira after 30 years of his murder.

2017-03-01 Kadaga Tells EALA MPs to Put Uganda's Interests Ahead of Party's
[Monitor] Kampala -The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has told Uganda's news representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) to put Uganda's interests ahead of party interest.

2017-03-01 Government Defends Gen Tumukunde's Ministerial Appointment
[Monitor] Kampala -The government through the Attorney General (AG) has defended the appointment of Lt Gen. Henry Tumukunde as security minister in last year's ministerial appointment by President Museveni.

2017-03-01 Opposition Grumble As NRM Sweeps EALA Polls
[Monitor] Parliament -The National Resistance Movement party yesterday took full advantage of its numerical strength and swept six of Uganda's nine slots in the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala).

2017-03-01 Muwema Appeals Against Facebook, Wants Tom Voltaire Okwalinga Identity Revealed
[Monitor] Kampala -The legal contest between city lawyer Mr Fred Muwema and global social media giant Facebook is far from over with an appeal lodged on Monday at the Court of Appeal in Ireland challenging a decision by the High Court there to protect the identity of self-styled social media activist Tom Voltaire Okwalinga (TVO).

2017-03-01 Nakawa Court Summons Besigye Over Treason Case
[Monitor] Kampala -Nakawa Chief Magistrate's Court yesterday issued criminal summons to Opposition politician, Dr Kizza Besigye.

2017-03-01 Makerere University Students Face Expulsion Over Exam Cheating
[Monitor] Kampala -The fate of 18 students at Makerere University's Law School hangs in balance after they were named in suspected examination malpractice, sources revealed Monday.

2017-03-01 Be Optimistic but Prepare for Worst Economy in 2017
[Monitor] Last year, 2016 was a very difficult year for businesses in Uganda.

2017-03-01 Uganda Struggles to Deliver East Africa-Europe Trade Deal to Success
[Monitor] Despite the lack of consensus among the East African Community (EAC) partner states over the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU), Uganda still believes that all is not yet lost.

2017-03-01 First Ugandan to Head StanChart Tells Locals to Aim for CEO Jobs
[Monitor] The first Ugandan to head Standard Chartered Bank, also the second largest bank in Uganda, Mr Herman Kasekende, will be moving to Zambia as chief executive officer (CEO). He will, at the end of this month, be relinquishing his position as CEO StanChart Uganda after four and half years of service. Daily Monitor's Mark Keith Muhumuza had a conversation with him.

2017-03-01 UPDF to Build Makerere Perimeter Wall
[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has undertaken construction works for a resilient perimeter fence around Makerere University premises.

2017-03-01 Sh6 Billion Handshake Was Justified-Mwenda
[Monitor] Advocating. The inquiry into the Shs6 billion 'handshake' continues with journalist Andrew Mwenda, the Elders' Council, civil society and the Uganda Law Society appearing as witnesses. Ibrahim A Manzil relays what transpired

2017-03-01 Uganda, Kenya Send Officials to China for Railway Money
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda's Finance minister Matia Kasaija and his Kenyan counterpart are yet to get confirmation of the specific dates for further negotiations and possible financial closure from China's ministry of Commerce which supervises EXIM Bank, the prospective financier of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), Daily Monitor has learnt.

2017-03-01 Should Museveni and Besigye Talk? Yes, and No. Here's Why
[Monitor] Daily Monitor reports that talks to craft some sort of political compact between President Museveni and Opposition FDC's former election rival Kizza Besigye are in the works.

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