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2017-11-17 Country Will Have Its Zimbabwe Moment Soon - Retired General
[Observer] Rtd Maj General Benon Biraaro, one of bush war generals who helped bring President Yoweri Museveni into power in 1986, has said Uganda will have a new president come 2021.

2017-11-17 Opposition's Besigye Charged With Assaulting Police Officers
[Monitor] Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has been charged with assault, malicious damage and inciting violence.

2017-11-17 Nigerian Sand Mining Company Boss Drowns in Entebbe Trench
[Monitor] Residents of Nkumba, Bwaise in Katabi Town council were left in shock after one of their colleagues, Jessie Kiddi, a Nigerian national and manager of Porch mining company fell and drowned into a mining trench.

2017-11-17 This is What Museveni Has Been Up to Amid Mugabe Woes
[Nairobi News] Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was driving Sudan's Omar al-Bashir round his farm as the world watched the events in Zimbabwe unfold.

2017-11-17 Army Doctors Fail to Show Up
[Observer] Despite government saying it had deployed military doctors to fill the huge void at Mulago national referral hospital and its subsidiary branches, there was no sign of them yesterday as the medical workers' strike continued to bite across the country.

2017-11-17 MPs Powers to Amend Constitution Limited - Lawyer
[Observer] Senior lawyer Peter Mulira has said that parliament's powers to amend the Constitution under the current provisions are very limited.

2017-11-17 South Sudanese Refugees Reject Family Planning
[Observer] The increasing population of South Sudan refugees in Adjumani is a major worry for Ugandans living in the West Nile district.

2017-11-17 Ugandans Reject One-Man Rule - Survey
[Observer] More than half of Ugandans are opposed to either military, one-man or one-party rule, a new survey has shown.

2017-11-17 Baby Reported Dead, Body Vanishes At Kawempe Hospital
[Observer] Immaculate Kyomugisha, 21, a resident of Kawanda Kirinyabijjo along Bombo road is in mourning.

2017-11-17 Age Limit Consultation Will Achieve Little - Prof Ssempebwa
[Observer] Prof Fredrick Edward Ssempebwa, the man who chaired the last Constitutional Review Commission (CRC), said this week that it would be impossible to tell if President Museveni will still be fit for office in 2021 unless a proper medical examination is carried out on his person.

2017-11-17 Govt Sued Over Army Arrests
[Observer] In light of the military's repeated arrests of civilians, two human rights lawyers have petitioned court, challenging the practice as inconsistent with the current constitutional order.

2017-11-17 Bwanika Wants Age Limit Signatures Collected Via SMS
[Observer] Former presidential candidate Dr Abed Bwanika has written to telecommunications companies MTN and Airtel asking for help to collect signatures of Ugandans who support the idea of a national referendum to decide the issue of lifting presidential age limits.

2017-11-17 BOU, Sudan Central Bank Agree to Cooperate
[Observer] Bank of Uganda (BOU) and the Central Bank of Sudan have agreed to expand trade and investment between Kampala and Khartoum.

2017-11-17 Address the Ethical, Legal Dilemmas of Doctors' Strike
[Observer] Industrial actions by health professionals (no matter the category) severely affect health systems and, when they last longer, create a bigger potential for collapsing health service delivery.

2017-11-17 Uganda's Oil Detrimental to Efforts On Climate Change
[Observer] On November 6, 2017, an important event for all humanity commenced in Bonn, Germany.

2017-11-17 Army Doctors for Striking Medics Not a Clever Move
[Observer] A meeting that was expected to end the debilitating medical workers' strike ended with no deal but, rather, an escalation of the situation.

2017-11-17 Kenya Electricity Imports From Uganda Triple to U.S.$33.7 Million
[East African] Kenya's payment to Uganda for electricity imports more than tripled to Ksh3.5 billion ($33.7 million) in the first eight months of the year, driven by a higher tariff and increased purchases from Kampala.

2017-11-17 The African State Is Fast Resizing
[Monitor] Last night and this morning, the army in Zimbabwe took drastic measures to rein in on Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the 93-year-old incumbent, who has been planning to hand over power to his wife Grace Mugabe, 52. The path to the presidency was littered with one landmine Emmerson Mgnangwa, the first Vice President and former Justice minister, a sprightly 75.

2017-11-17 CHAN Draws - Basena Says Cranes Can't Have Choices
[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda Cranes will know their Africa Nations Championship (Chan) group opponents today when draws of the 2018 event are held in Rabat, Morocco.

2017-11-17 Kenya Politics Slows Business in Uganda
[Monitor] Kampala -Business activity in the Ugandan private sector has slightly slowed as the effects of political instability in Kenya found their way into the economy.

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