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2 hrs ago | Daily Monitor

'UPDF hasn't taken over Miss Uganda'

KAMPALA: A lot has been said about this year's Miss Uganda beauty pageant. That it would not happen.

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6 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.

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10 hrs ago | Newsday

Uganda predicts bigger coffee crop

Exports of coffee from Uganda could rise as much as 3% this year as crop outputs increase, thanks to more rain in regions where the bean is grown. Uganda, the biggest exporter of coffee in Africa, could see exports rise to 3.6 million 60-kg bags for the season.

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12 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

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.

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17 hrs ago | KSWO

Uganda holds 6 terror suspects, seizes explosives

Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.

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17 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Uganda holds 6 terror suspects, seizes explosives

Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Uganda: Press Release - Uganda Police Foils Terrorist Attack

Today, Saturday 13th September, 2014, security agencies in a successful joint operation foiled a terrorist attack. A number of suspects belonging to a terrorist group have been arrested, and explosive materials which were meant to be used recovered.

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Daily Monitor

We must simplify East African Community issues for Ugandans

Ugandans want to join the Community and are ready to embrace the opportunities that lie ahead as we form one strong market. The last few months have been particularly incredible moments for the Ministry of East African Community Affairs staff.

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Daily Monitor

Ugandans abroad could be more cash strapped than those at home

"But isn't a Shs120m too little from the Ugandans in North America?" the minister's maid asked as she sank into the chair next to her friend who was watching a footage of the Katikkiro in America. "I also think those guys are so mean," supported my maid.

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CBC News

Uganda arrests 19 tied to suspected attack plot

In this file photo, armed al-Shabab fighters on pickup trucks prepare to travel into a city, just outside Mogadishu, in Somalia. The U.S. embassy says it's trying to assess the scope of a possible plot by the Somali militants and whether members of the cell plotting the attack are still at large.

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Daily Monitor

Ugandan press: Self restraint, censorship or just fear?

For several years now, I have battled with certain sections of the Uganda media to have certain facts and laws known to the public. I have lost many of these battles but the media generally has imperceptibly lost the war to defend the independence and freedom of the press.

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New Vision

Uganda arrests Somali Al Shabaab bombers

Ugandan police have said that suspected Islamist Al-Shabaab insurgents arrested in weekend raids had planned to carry out bomb attacks, as the US embassy said the immediate threat had been "countered". Police raids on Saturday came two weeks after Ugandan troops, fighting in Somalia, reportedly provided intelligence that helped US special forces kill the Al-Shabaab's chief in a devastating air strike.

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New Vision

Uganda's 6% economic growth an 'enviable success'

The Lord Mayor of London, who is on a three-day visit in Uganda, has said Uganda's 6% economic growth per year is not only an indication of the great opportunities that the Pearl of Africa has to offer, but also an enviable success compared to other giant and emerging economies. Speaking at a high profile business breakfast meeting held at Serena Hotel on Friday, Rt.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daily Monitor

Should Uganda emphasise arts or sciences? Here is what to do

Last week I discussed the need for a re-thinking and overhauling of the Ugandan education system. One of the debates over the last decade or two has been how or if to find the balance between the teaching of arts and sciences in our schools.

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Daily Monitor

Remembering Uganda's first black police boss Oryema

Icon. Former Inspector General of Police Wilson Erinayo Oryema was appointed the first African IGP on April 17, 1964 by then premier Apollo Milton Obote only to be killed years later by ex-president Idi Amin's operatives and was not accorded a State burial. His reburial is slated for September 18, at his ancestral home in Tangi village, Purongo Sub-county in Nwoya District.

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Daily Monitor

Is Uganda prepared for the looming charcoal crisis?

Blossoming. As those in rural Uganda now find it harder to get firewood, families in urban and peri-urban areas are also paying more for charcoal, which the government estimates to be a Shs900b-a-year sub-sector, writes Eriasa Mukiibi Sserunjogi Ms Grace Nakamatte, a mother of five in Kaliisizo, Rakai District, says two of her children spend at least four complete days a month away looking for firewood.

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KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Terror Cell Discovered in Uganda, 'Imminent Attack' Planned

The parents of a college freshman are desperate to find their 18-year-old daughter who was last seen nearly two weeks ago.Anna Marie Smith, a student at Appal... -- U.S. military forces continued airstrikes in Iraq this week, targeting ISIS forces near the Mosul Dam.

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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.

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AllAfrica.com

Uganda: Govt Foils 'Imminent' Al-Shabab Terror Plot

Ugandan authorities have foiled a planned imminent attack by the Somali militant Islamist terror group al-Shabab, the U.S. Embassy in Uganda said Saturday. In statements on Twitter and its website, the embassy said Ugandan forces had conducted operations against members of the terror group in the capital, Kampala.

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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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