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9 min ago | Daily Monitor

Bangizi taught two presidents

Series. He saw President Museveni, President Kagame, Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi and several ministers in Uganda and Rwanda through school but feels nothing special about it.

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Related Topix: World News, Paul Kagame, Rwanda, Africa, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

4 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Uganda: Mukwano Industries Decries Counterfeits

The chief executive officer of Mukwano industries, Tony Gadhoke, has urged the government to intensify the fight against counterfeits in the country to fight the vice in the industry.

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8 hrs ago | Daily Monitor

Museveni orders dismissal of Procurement boss over bribe

President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Permanent Secretary Asuman Lukwago in the Ministry of Health to dismiss the Head of Procurement Frank Mugisha Kasaka, for allegedly asking for a bribe from an Italian investor.

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Related Topix: Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Africa, World News

10 hrs ago | Towleroad

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Criminalizes HIV Transmission

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has officially criminalized the transmission of HIV , a move that many public health experts worry could ultimately exacerbate Uganda's well documented struggles with the virus.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News

12 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Uganda: HIV Law - President Museveni Under Fire

Even after the presidential assent, health rights civil society organisations want amendments to the contentious provisions in the 2014 HIV Prevention and Control Act.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, World News, Africa, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

12 hrs ago | Newsday

Army takes over Miss Uganda contest

Kampala's presidential adviser on the military Gen Caleb Akandwanaho - who is widely known as Salim Saleh - says the move is intended to "attract young people into the agricultural sector", adding that it may help to solve the "problems of hunger and poverty among the youth of the country," the Daily Monitor newspaper reports .

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Agriculture, Science

12 hrs ago | Daily Monitor

Buganda, China deal sign deal to boost local skills

Prince Wasajja advised Ugandan students to rethink their choices in education and focus more in practical courses to match the competitive job market The Buganda Kingdom has partnered with a Chinese company, Zhang Chao Ltd, to promote and improve local manpower through investments in education and real estate.

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15 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

Uganda: CMI Arrest Trader Linked to Sejusa

Francis Matovu, alias Bbutto, a property dealer linked to exiled Gen David Sejusa, claims he was arrested on August 15 by officers from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

Thu Aug 21, 2014

New Vision

MPs promise farmers not to pass agric inputs tax

Members of Parliament have assured farmers across the country and civil society organizations that they are not going to pass the proposed tax on agricultural inputs.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Africa, World News

Daily Monitor

Graft killing youth enterprise - EU chief

Kampala- Uganda will need a generation that is free from the fear of corruption for entrepreneurship to thrive, the European Union Head of Delegation to Uganda Kristian Schmidt, has said.

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Daily Monitor

Science courses not the solution to youth unemployment in Uganda

Richard Branson, the British billionaire and founder of the Virgin Empire, to my recollection, dropped out of high school because it was wasting his time.

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New Vision

Pope's invitation to Uganda still open - Govt

GOVERNMENT has said that the invitation that President Yoweri Museveni and Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga jointly sent to Pope Francis for the Uganda Martyrs golden jubilee celebrations still stands.

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Related Topix: Africa, Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

New Vision

Uganda never expected long stay in S.Sudan - " Kiyonga

MINISTER of defence, Dr. Crispus Kiyonga has revealed that Uganda didn't expect its mission in South Sudan to be protracted the way it has turned out to be, promising UPDF's withdrawal "the moment a regional force effectively takes over from us ."

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Sudan, South Sudan, Salva Kiir

Religion Dispatched

Ugandan Anti-Gay Fallout: New Laws, New Violence, New Underground Railroad

This week's global LGBT recap again highlights vast differences in legal status for LGBT people, and in the role played by religious leaders in advancing equality or advocating discrimination - or death - for LGBT people.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, World News, Africa, Roman Catholic Church, US Politics, US News

New Vision

Prof. Mamdani counsels Lukwago

Prof. Mahmood Mamdani has advised embattled Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, to take advantage of the 'suffering' of the people in the city to strengthen his political support base.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Africa, World News

New Vision

Julie Mutesasira shoots video for her love song Ndayira

Julie Mutesasira aka Juliet Nalujja is a celebrated Ugandan gospel musician. In that category of music, she knows what success tastes like, after winning awards season after season.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa

Daily Monitor

We should not kill Arts courses; let's invest to improve them

This campus is coming up at a time when the Ankole sub-region is being ravaged by over-supply of milk, banana wilt and land fragmentation.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Opinion

Wed Aug 20, 2014

New Vision

SC Villa joins Cancer Run

They registered their participation with a sh2m offer for the run. Club president Ben Misagga noted that the run was for a good cause that they would wholly support under their Corporate Social Responsibility programme.

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Daily Monitor

Tracing some of Uganda's pioneer nursery schools

Although many people have started taking great interest in pre-school institutions in the last few years, nursery education in this country has been around for many years.

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New Vision

Ugandan diplomats ordered to learn foreign languages

UGANDA envoys and the diplomatic staff are encouraged to study languages of countries of their respective workstations, according to Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Okello Oryem.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News

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