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2 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | 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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17 hrs ago | 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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21 hrs ago | 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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Korean News

Greetings to Kim Jong Un from Ugandan President

Kim Jong Un, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, received a message of greeting from Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, president of Uganda, on Sept. 5. The message said that he extends the warmest congratulations and sincerest greetings to Kim Jong Un, the government and people of the DPRK on his own behalf and on behalf of the Ugandan government and people on the occasion of the 66th birthday of the DPRK, September 9, 2014.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Daily Monitor

Uganda should invest in agricultural skills

President Museveni this week flagged off 200 students from various universities to do modern agricultural apprenticeship in Israel. The Ugandans are part of 1,100 students from 17 countries participating in the programme - now in its second year.

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AllAfrica.com

Uganda: Kampala to Host Cities

Kampala Capital City Authority will next month host the Future of Cities Forum to discuss how modern yet inclusive cities are built. The forum will take place between October 1-3, 2014 at Speke Resort hotel, Munyonyo.

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Daily Monitor

97 per cent of Ugandans enumerated

Kampala- Population and housing census ends today with 97 per cent coverage of the country, the national census coordinator, Mr Francis Mashate, has said. This means that nearly the entire country has been covered in the exercise save for a tiny fraction, particularly in Kampala, Wakiso and West Nile.

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New Vision

Ugandans are poor public speakers - " Bitature

The board chairman of energy distribution network company Umeme, Patrick Bitature, has rapped Ugandans for being poor public speakers, saying the locals' style of addressing audiences is unattractive. "Ugandans can't speak in a manner that attracts tourists.

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New Vision

London City mayor in Uganda for investment talks

The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Fiona Woolf and a delegation of investors from the UK, are in Uganda to explore trade and investment opportunities and to promote London as the world's leading financial and business hub. According to a press statement from the British High Commission in Kampala, Woolf, who arrived in Kampala yesterday, with businessmen and trade experts from Britain, will address two workshops on the investment opportunities and financing and public private partnerships.

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Matlock Mercury

Hayfield church donates ducks to Uganda

They may be a common feature in our parks and ponds, but ducks are providing an unlikely lifeline for a third world community, thanks to a High Peak project. After being twinned with a Ugandan town in a Church of England scheme in 2003, the parish at St Matthew's Church, in Hayfield, has been striving to improve the conditions of their African counterparts for more than a decade.

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