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3 hrs ago | Daily Monitor

Church House tops agenda ahead of provincial

KAMPALA: Museveni on Monday could have caused a stir in an NRM parliamentary caucus meeting when he quoted two biblical teachings. Addressing the MPs at State House, Entebbe, the President referred to the book of Daniel 5:25-28, which talks of writings which appeared on the wall as King Belshazzar was wining away: The words puzzled King Belshazzar for days but were later interpreted by Daniel to mean that God had numbered the days of his reign and brought it to an end.


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7 hrs ago | Reuters

Somalia's al Shabaab says Uganda did not prevent attack by the group

Somalia's al Shabaab militants denied on Monday that Ugandan authorities had foiled an attack by the group, after police in Uganda's capital seized explosives and suicide vests and arrested 19 people. Ugandan Information Minister Rose Namayanja told Reuters that Saturday's raid seized an extraordinary amount of explosives from a suspected al Shabaab cell that was planning an attack.


Related Topix: World News, Uganda, Africa, Somalia, Terrorism

11 hrs ago |

Uganda: Uganda to Invest U.S.$20 Billion Into Oil

Oil industry top officials believe that Uganda must look for between $15 billion to $20 billion if it wants to become an oil producing country. Jimmy Mugerwa the Tullow Uganda Country Manager said the total investments required for Uganda's oil to come out of the soil is approximately $20 billion, which is almost the country's GDP.


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18 hrs ago |

Uganda: Airport Managers Can Do More About These Fraudsters

On Friday The Observer led with a story about a scam involving sale of fake yellow fever immunization cards at Entebbe international airport . This information first came to our reporters from first-hand accounts of victims of the fraud.


Related Topix: World News, Uganda, Africa,

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Malawi: Poor Sanitation Contributing Factor to Causes of Child Mortality - Mutharika

President Professor Peter Mutharika says poor sanitation is a contributing factor to other leading causes of child mortality including malaria and measles. Mutharika made the remarks Saturday at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe during the official launch and fundraising dinner of the Gertrude Mutharika Beatify Malawi Trust .


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The Star Online

Uganda arrests 19 tied to suspected attack plot

Ugandan police have arrested 19 people in connection with a foiled attack in central Kampala that the United States has said was hatched by Somali militants al Shabaab. The discovery of the alleged cell came as Kenya prepares to mark the first anniversary since al Shabaab gunmen killed 67 people in an attack on Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall.


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New Vision

EAC boss decries non-tariff barriers within Community

East Africa Secretary General, Richard Sezibera addressing the press with the guest of honour, Tarsis Kabwegere after opening the 3rd East Africa Community SGs Forum with Private Sector, Civil Socity and other interst groups at Imperial Resort Beach Entebbe on Sept 12, 2014. Photo/Peter Busomoke By Raymond Baguma There is still slow progress in the removal of Non-Tariff Barriers in the East African Community despite efforts in implementing commitments made in the customs union and common market protocol .


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

KRVN-AM Lexington

Terror Cell Discovered in Uganda, 'Imminent Attack' Planned

The findings appear to be... -- Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday. Doolittle has been on the DL since Aug. 24 due to a strained right int... - Ugandan authorities discovered an al-Shabaab terrorist cell in the country's capital, U.S. Embassy officials announced Saturday.


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The Daily Breeze

Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

In this photo taken Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, people look out to the ocean as the sun sets over the promenade in Cape Town, South Africa. Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenyaís pristine Indian Ocean beaches but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent, with tour operators across Africa saying they face difficulties as the Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 2,400 people in four countries, continues to defy international efforts to control it.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Africa, Uganda, Nigeria,

Daily Times

Uganda carrying out anti-terrorism operation: US : September 13, 2014,

KAMPALA Ugandan security forces are carrying out an operation against a suspected terrorist cell in the capital Kampala, the US embassy warned on Saturday. "Ugandan authorities are conducting operations against a suspected terrorist cell in Kampala," the embassy said in a statement, without given further details.


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Malawi: UNFPA Hails Fistula Camps

The United Nations Population Fund has expressed hope that Fistula camps it holds over time will help eradicate Obstetric Fistula in the country while citing the previous camps have been a success in the sustained quest to deal with the problem.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Queen Elizabeth,

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Daily Monitor

The law is slow, Erias Lukwago should start preparing for 2016

To the best of my knowledge, the Lukwago issue is political, like that of Besigye before him. And it will take a political solution to resolve it.


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New Vision

Fallen water ministry director to be buried on Sunday

Eng. Shillingi Mugisha died last week after losing a battle with liver cancer at St. Apollo Sagha Hospital in India's capital New Delhi. At the time of his death on Wednesday, he had been serving as the director of Water Resources Management at the ministry in Entebbe.


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Mail & Guardian

Warm heart of Malawi: Africa's imperfect charm

Malawi's going to need more than the Lake of Stars festival to provide the dramatic tourist boost it's in dire need of, writes Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine. A country of contrasts: River view from a chalet at Mkulumadzi Lodge, situated deep in the Majete Wildlife Reserve, part of the Great Rift Valley.


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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Uganda: Yellow Fever Scam Exposed at Entebbe Airport

A sophisticated racket of workers at Entebbe International airport is minting millions of shillings daily from unsuspecting travellers to China by extorting money from them ostensibly to process a yellow fever vaccination certificate, an investigation by The Observer has revealed. China does not require travellers from Uganda to carry along this certificate, two officials at the Chinese embassy in Kampala confirmed to The Observer this week.


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New Vision

Soldier's family laments recurring accident deaths...

Family members of the late Capt. Geoffrey Burashana, the fallen Military Police spokesperson, have asked church to pray for them to break the curse of accidents which has become synonymous with fatalities in the family.


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Court acquits Former Senator Nzirasanaho

Former Senator Nzirasanaho Anastase was on September 9, 2014 acquitted of charges lined against him for allegedly participating in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. The senator had been sentenced to life in jail for participating in the 1994 genocide by Nyarugenge Intermediate Court in June 2014.


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New Vision

Student killed over gold necklace

Police has arrested one suspect allegedly involved in the murder of a South Sudanese student in the city centre over a piece of jewelry. Suzan Adit Maker, 20, a Senior Three student at Emma High School, Kisaasi met her death as she pursued a petty thief who had snatched her piece of jewelry in a busy shopping mall.


Related Topix: Africa, Uganda

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Voice of America

Malawi President's Administration Reviewed After 100 Days

Malawi's President Peter Mutharika meets with reporters at the conclusion of the US-Africa Summit at the Institute of Peace in Washington in August. Human rights groups have criticized Malawi President Peter Mutharika's first 100 days in office, accusing him of nepotism and creating division with his Cabinet appointments, and failing to address urgent economic issues.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Tribal, Bingu wa Mutharika

Kansas City InfoZine

Oxfam Says World Bank Group's Billion Dollar Private Sector Health Initiative in Africa

Oxfam says that the "Health in Africa" initiative, run by the International Finance Corporation's - the private sector arm of the World Bank Group - is undermining the Bank's own public commitments to universal and equitable access to health. "Health in Africa is not helping to reduce the health-care gap between rich and poor people in Africa.


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