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2018-01-17 Workers Accuse Chinese Road Construction Firm of Abuse
[Monitor] Government says it will investigate claims of torture and other forms of mistreatment by a group of workers employed by China Railway N03; a Chinese company which was contracted to upgrade the 195-kilometer Moroto-Soroti road in Karamoja Sub-region.

2018-01-17 Crime Preventer's Child Kidnapped, Ransom Demanded
[Monitor] Bugiri -Police in Bugiri District are hunting for unidentified people who are demanding for Shs1 million ransom before releasing a five-year-old boy they kidnapped.

2018-01-17 I Am Ready to Be State Witness - Baguma
[Monitor] Kampala -Former Kampala Central Division police commander Aaron Baguma, who was exonerated from the ongoing trial of suspects in the murder of businesswoman Betty Donah Katusabe has spoken out on being turned into a State witness.

2018-01-17 This Is How a Muntu 'Third Way' Party Could Succeed or Fail
[Monitor] On Monday former Forum for Democratic Change leader, Maj Gen (rtd) Mugisha Muntu, posted on Twitter an announcement that he and like-minded colleagues would begin political "consultations" in Hoima District.

2018-01-17 Uganda's Exports Register Shs1.7 Trillion Increase
[Monitor] Much as Uganda recorded a 14 per cent increase in the value of its exports in 2017 compared to the previous year, a lot needs to be done especially on the supply chain constraints.

2018-01-17 Widow Implicates Minister Kibuule Over Land Grabbing
[Monitor] Kampala -The State minister for Water, Mr Ronald Kibuule, has been accused before the commission of inquiry into land matters of fraudulently acquiring hectares of land and illegally displacing hundreds of households in Buikwe District.

2018-01-17 Land Grabbing - Minister Kibuule Appears Before Land Commission
[Monitor] Minister Ronald Kibuule is appearing before the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters sitting in Wandegeya, Kampala, to defend himself on allegations that he grabbed land in Buikwe District.

2018-01-17 Anxiety As Thousands Join Job Market
[Monitor] Kampala -As hundreds of Makerere University students celebrated completing their studies at the country's prestigious institution yesterday, some were contemplating what awaited them in the labour market.

2018-01-17 Arua Authorities Count Loses As Vendors Take Over Streets
[Monitor] More than 5,000 market vendors in Arua Municipality have established illegal markets at the roadsides, making the entire municipality look messy.

2018-01-17 Finance Committee to Review Cipla MOU With Kenya
[Monitor] Kampala -Upon learning that up to today, the 2015 Memorandum of Association (MoU) between Cipla Quality Chemicals and the Kenyan government has not taken effect, the parliamentary committee on finance, planning and economic development has pledged its support in investigating the matter.

2018-01-17 Inside Somalia's Wars
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -When I flew to Mogadishu, Somalia's sandy capital, on December 16, 2017; I was filled with a heady mix of anxiety and excitement because of the image we all have of Somalia; bomb wreckages, lone wolf assassins, and Al Shabaab Muslim militants lurking in the shadows everywhere.

2018-01-17 Besigye Case in Mbarara Adjourned, Magistrate On Leave
[Independent (Kampala)] Mbarara, Uganda -Former presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye's case in which he is jointly charged with FDC president, Amuriat Patrick Oboi and three others has been adjourned to March 06, 2018, due to the absence of trial Magistrate Sanyu Mukasa who is on official leave.

2018-01-17 Banks Scramble for a Piece of Uganda's Insurance Industry
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -For a long time, buying insurance policies in Uganda through commercial banks, also known as bancassurance, remained unthinkable.

2018-01-17 EALA to Hold Plenary in Kampala
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) is scheduled to resume business next week by holding its Plenary Session in Kampala, Uganda. The Plenary from January 22nd 2018, through to February 9, 2018, is the second meeting of the First Session of the 4th Assembly.

2018-01-17 Africa Might Be a 'Shithole' but We Love It Here!
[Observer] The United States of America president, Donald Trump, kicked up a shit storm when he allegedly described African countries (along with Haiti and El Salvador) as a shithole.

2018-01-17 After Meat and Fish, Let's Now Go for Tainted Fuel
[Observer] Last week opened pretty much with the unsettling news of the arrest of butchers, accused of lacing meat, fish and chicken with shelf-life-prolonging chemicals - and ended with the conviction and sentencing of six people to eight months in jail.

2018-01-17 Education Budget to Be Cut By Shs 80bn
[Observer] Members of Parliament from the Education and Sports Committee have raised concern over the continued reduction in the education budget.

2018-01-17 How Chemicals Get to Your Plate
[Observer] Last week's crackdown on butchers and fishmongers accused of dousing their meats in inorganic salts and formalin, a preservative for dead bodies, to expand the meat's shelf life, has resurrected old questions about poor regulatory controls of farm produce.

2018-01-17 President Museveni Meets Doctor Kidnapped by Rebels
[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni has met Dr Pierre Perrin, a former medic with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) who was once kidnapped by the National Resistance Army (NRA) rebel outfit during the bush was in 1984.

2018-01-17 Former NSSF Shocked By Judgement
[Monitor] Kampala -Ms Geraldine Ssali, the former Deputy Managing Director of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), has faulted the justices of the Court of Appeal for upholding the 12-year jail term for David Chandi Jamwa, the former managing director of the Fund.

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