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2 hrs ago | Daily Monitor
KAMPALA: A lot has been said about this year's Miss Uganda beauty pageant. That it would not happen.
6 hrs ago | Reuters
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.
10 hrs ago | Newsday
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.
12 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com
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.
17 hrs ago | KSWO
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:07 pm
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