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July, 2017

  • 15 July

    Communications Ministry appoints cyber security advisor

    A Cyber security expert with the Interpol Global Cybercrime Expert Group , Mr Albert Antwi-Boasiako, has been appointed as the Cyber Security Advisor of the Ministry of Communications. The decision to appoint Mr Antwi-Boasiako as advisor to the ministry is part of measures by the ministry to build a comprehensive cyber security management architecture that will coordinate cyber security services and advise the government on cyber security issues.

  • 15 July

    Supporters of Jailed MP Kahonda Storm State House

    [Monitor] Supporters of jailed Ruhinda County Member of Parliament Rtd Captain Donozio Kahonda have camped at State House in Entebbe demanding his freedom.

  • 15 July

    Constitution Bill On Compulsory Land Acquisition Splits Parliament

    [Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -A section of Members of Parliament (MPs) on Thursday vowed to rally their colleagues in Uganda's Parliament to shoot down the proposed Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2017.

  • 15 July

    Prosecutors’ Strike Stops Kaweesi Murder Trial

    [Monitor] Kampala -The case of the 13 suspects accused of murdering former police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi stalled in the magistrate's court on Thursday because of the ongoing strike of state prosecutors.

  • 15 July

    Uganda to Implement Bus Rapid Transit to Decongest Kampala

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Ugandan State Minister for Transport Aggrey Bagaiire on Saturady announced that his government will implement the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) concept in order to decongest the jam-prone City of Kampala.

  • 15 July

    Ugandans Believe Nothing Good Comes Out of Uganda – Author

    [Monitor] "Ugandans believe nothing good comes out of Uganda. We believe everyone else is good and we are just not good enough. We don't think much of our ability to do anything," these were opening remarks of Mr Opiyo Oloya at the launch of his book "Black Hawks Rising".

  • 14 July

    Jerusalem holy site shuttered after deadly Temple Mount attack

    Jerusalem holy site shuttered after deadly Temple Mount attack Los Angeles TimesGunmen kill 2 Israeli police officers at entrance to Jerusalem mosque complex Washington PostOfficer killed in terror attack in Jerusalem was new father New York PostFull coverage

  • 14 July

    Vikings’ Michael Floyd suspended first four games of 2017

    Vikings' Michael Floyd suspended first four games of 2017 ESPNVikings' Floyd suspended for first 4 games of 2017 FOXSports.comNFL suspends Vikings' Michael Floyd four games for DUI arrest CBSSports.comVikings' Mike Zimmer to Michael Floyd: If you're lying, I'll cut you TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressFull coverage

  • 14 July

    To Beyoncé or Not to Beyoncé: The Challenges of Confirming the Birth of Her Twins

    To Beyoncé or Not to Beyoncé: The Challenges of Confirming the Birth of Her Twins New York TimesBeyoncé's Twins Reveal Outfit Was First Modeled by a Man E! OnlineBeyonce Looks Hotter Than Ever Flaunting Hollywood LifeBehold Beyoncé's babies! Singer shares first photo of Sir Carter and Rumi Los Angeles TimesFull coverage

  • 14 July

    Beyond the headlines: How all sides are working together on campus sexual assault rules

    Beyond the headlines: How all sides are working together on campus sexual assault rules Christian Science MonitorBetsy DeVos echoes 'men's rights' activists on campus rape ThinkProgressWhy Obama-era education policies may be rolled back Press-EnterpriseBetsy DeVos Needs to Listen to Survivors New York TimesFull coverage

  • 14 July

    Uganda: Youth Groups Join Campaign Against Presidential Age Limit Plan

    Youth groups belonging to various political parties have joined a campaign against the looming lifting of age limit for presidential candidates from the Constitution of Uganda. In Kampala City, three members of the National Resistance Movement Youth League, who had assembled for a press conference at Makerere University to rally against the amendment of Article 102 to scrap the current 75 years ceiling for presidential candidates, were arrested by police before they could address journalists.

  • 14 July

    Uganda: President Museveni Takes Over Loan Approvals, Rejects 11

    President Museveni has written to the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga directing that all government loans must get his "personal approval" before they are tabled in Parliament. In the letter tabled in the House yesterday, Mr Museveni also directed that 11 government loans that are before Parliament be rejected on grounds that they do not add value to the economy.

  • 14 July

    Men frustrating fight against HIV/Aids – minister

    Kampala. The continued laxity among men to test for HIV and enroll on anti-retroviral drugs has remained a major hindrance to the government efforts to eliminate HIV/Aids by 2030, the Health minister has said.

  • 14 July

    Uganda: The Crane Bank Affairs Enter Murky Third Phase

    In 2016, Crane Bank spectacularly suffered a run on its deposits forcing Bank of Uganda to exercise its statutory powers to take over as manager. Crane Bank was kept open while being shopped around to different buyers.

  • 14 July

    Uganda’s other refugee crisis: Discrimination forces many LGBT Ugandans to seek asylum

    Uganda is one of 36 African countries where homosexuality is illegal. It's a notoriously intolerant place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

  • 14 July

    When Ghetto Boss Excited Parliament

    [Observer] When Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also known as Bobi Wine announced his intention to run for the Kyadondo East constituency, the news was received with a mixture of excitement and apprehension.

  • 14 July

    What President Said At Ssebaana Kizito’s Vigil

    [Monitor] "Distinguished guests present, DP president general, Government Chief Whip, ministers, family, Members of Parliament, and all mourners present, in Ankole this is what we call ekyoosi. Ekyoosi are the four days we spend in mourning when someone dies. I have come here in the name of NRM and in the name of the government of Uganda to condole with you over the death of

  • 14 July

    Constitutional Amendment Bill on Land Splits Parliament

    [Monitor] Kampala -The Deputy Attorney General (AG), Mr Mwesigwa Rukutana, on Thursday tabled the Constitutional amendment Bill, 2017 in Parliament.

  • 14 July

    Courts Paralyzed As Prosecutors Strike

    [Deutsche Welle] State prosecutors in Uganda have gone on strike over low pay and poor working conditions leaving courts empty and suspects in prison.

  • 14 July

    Transport Deal a Milestone for Regional Trade

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Uganda and Tanzania trade is heading into a milestone after the former opted to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation and Improvement of Ports and Inland Waterways and Railway Transport Services.