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September, 2017

  • 15 September

    Uganda signs oil exploration deal with Australia’s Armour Energy

    The production-sharing agreement covers Kanywataba block, a 344-square-kilometre area in the Albertine rift basin near the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said at the signing in the Ugandan capital Kampala. But the three firms, which now own all of Uganda's crude discoveries, gave back control of the block to the government in 2012 after explorations failed to find oil.

  • 15 September

    Who Is to Blame for Dusty City Streets?

    [Monitor] Kampala -When Kampala city streets are not flooding, they are dusty. City traders, motorists and pedestrians are facing a rough time having to manoeuvre through the dusty and congested streets.

  • 15 September

    Weekend Guide – Tekno and Mr Eazi Live in Concert

    [Observer] This evening at the Lugogo cricket oval, singers Tekno and Mr Eazi will be performing live, alongside various local artistes.

  • 15 September

    President Museveni Condemns Ruthless Eviction of Mubende Gold Miners

    [Oil in Uganda] He denies knowledge of eviction plan by his army!

  • 15 September

    Airtel Explains How Phone Type Determines Data Usage

    [Observer] There has been a public outcry over the speed at which mobile phone data runs out. The claim from customers is that some telecom firms deplete their internet data.

  • 15 September

    Court Throws Drug Authority Boss Out of Office

    [Monitor] Kampala -The appointment of Ms Donna Asiimwe Kusemererwa as the executive director of National Drug Authority (NDA) in January last year was "unlawful, unjustifiable, null and void," a High Court judge has ruled.

  • 15 September

    Kisala desperate to add firepower to BUL attack

    Following their disappointing 0-0 home draw against newly promoted Mbarara City in gameweek one of the Uganda Premier League, BUL FC head coach Kefa Kisala has now embarked of securing an ITC clearance for Congolese born striker John Mwendu. BUL FC travel to St Mary's Stadium to face Vipers SC after which they face neighbours Kirinya Jinja SS and after seeing plenty of scoring opportunities going to waste against Mbarara, Kisala wants Mwendu's future sorted out quickly.

  • 15 September

    Govt on spot over 1,500 Israel refugees sent to Uganda

    A local newspaper reported this week reported that Israel send had sent 1,400 refugees to Uganda. The behind-the-scenes deal between Israel, Uganda and Rwanda has been exposed for some time in Israel, but Uganda officially continues to deny its existence.

  • 15 September

    The Bagumas hot on Otile’s heels Uganda Open rages…

    Richard Baguma has the feeling of a champion and is now dreaming of winning the Tusker Malt Lager Uganda Open after taking a two-stroke lead after round two's action at the Uganda Golf Club on Thursday. Baguma shot a second round one-over-par-73 to propel himself to the top ahead of Toro Club's Daniel Baguma, Dennis Asaba and day-one leader Ronald Otile who finds himself in fourth place after carding 7 over par 79 to relinquish top position.

  • 15 September

    Key suspect in Chinese woman murder arrested

    Yei Su, 50, died on arrival at Namirembe Hospital in Mukono. Detectives, basing on closed-circuit camera television footage, earlier reported that the attacker pulled out a pistol following physical confrontation by Su.

  • 15 September

    Ugandans are investing is less productive areas, says IMF

    The analysis shows that over the last nine years Ugandans have increasingly invested in buildings, but IMF said real estate is one of the less productive areas. The IMF analysed the information supplied by Uganda Bureau of Statistics regarding the investment choices of Ugandans over the last nine years.

  • 15 September

    Dar es Salaam, Kampala Oil and Gas Firms Join Forces

    [Daily News] The Association of Tanzania Oil and Gas Service Providers (ATOGS) and their Ugandan counterparts Association of Uganda Oil and Gas Service Providers (AUGOS) have signed an agreement that will see the two working together in the Hoima-Tanga pipeline project.

  • 15 September

    Govt Gives Oil Exploration Licence to Australian Company

    [Independent (Kampala)] Uganda has handed over the petroleum exploration license in the Kanywataba block in the Albertine area to an Australian company - Armour Energy Limited.

  • 15 September

    Man Killed Over Witchcraft: Five Family Members Held

    [Monitor] Namisindwa -Police in Namisindwa District have arrested five members of the same family in connection with the death of their father.

  • 15 September

    Telecom Firm Loses Case, Must Pay Connection Fees to MTN

    [Monitor] Kampala -Telecommunications firm, Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) has been ordered to pay its competitor, MTN Uganda Limited, more than Shs6b to settle an interconnection bill for March to December 2007.

  • 15 September

    Communications Body Lifts ABS TV Station’s Suspension

    [Monitor] Kampala -Last week, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) indefinitely suspended ABS Television over 'repeated breach of minimum broadcasting standards.'

  • 14 September

    Ugandan projects scoop sh144m design award

    The awards, which are held once every three years, attracted a total of 5,085 entries by authors in 121 countries. There were only 12 winners.

  • 14 September

    Uganda: Entebbe Residents Say Murders Have Changed Their Lives

    The eerie feeling of the murders of women - aged between 18 and 35 - in Wakiso district has left residents shaken and, looking over their shoulders, with little hope of an end to the killings. The discoveries of the dead played out like a scene in a horror movie.

  • 14 September

    Uganda: Inside President Museveni’s Radio Talk-Shows

    Behind the scenes at the ongoing presidential live radio broadcasts meant to sensitise people on the controversial Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 is a carefully constituted vetting team, which makes sure the right questions and messages filter through the studios. In interviews with people familiar with radios where President Museveni has so far appeared on his land awareness talk-shows, The Observer learnt that apart from the frequent body searches of program moderators, the president's team vets questions to be posed.

  • 14 September

    Weak economic activity hits bank deposits

    Kampala. Growth in bank deposits declined by 2.6 per cent in 2016, reflecting weak economic activity, the Bank of Uganda annual supervision report has shown.