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2017-05-29 Why Ugandans Should Worry About 2017/18 Budget
[Monitor] Figures, data and statistics that have bored some MPs for most part of the closing Financial Year nears end with the scheduled passing of the Appropriation Bill 2017, on Tuesday next week.

2017-05-29 How Uganda Oil Firms Plan to Raise U.S.$3.5 Billion for Pipeline
[Monitor] Kampala -Just days after signing with the Tanzanian government a landmark agreement for construction of the Hoima-to-Tanga oil pipeline, Ugandan officials are scratching their heads on how to raise the country's chunk to the $3.5b (approx.Shs12trillion) kitty required for the capital development.

2017-05-29 Political Orientation of Police Is 'Hurting Our Security'
[Monitor] The minority report of the Human Rights Committee recommends that Nalufenya should be closed, but the counter argument from the government is that every government in the world has a facility to keep high calibre suspects. State minister for Internal Affairs Kania compares Nalufenya to the Guantanamo Bay where the US keeps high calibre suspects

2017-05-29 Ban Election Thieves for 10 Years - Judges
[Monitor] Kampala -A three-member panel of Court of Appeal judges hearing parliamentary election petitions has asked Parliament to amend the electoral laws to bar any person convicted for electoral offence from contesting for at least a decade.

2017-05-28 Oil Pipeline Deal Unlocks More Funding Options
[East African] The pipeline that will take crude oil from Uganda to export markets has moved closer to financial closure after the waiver of taxes on the product by Tanzania paved the way for the signing of a bilateral agreement between the two countries.

2017-05-29 Uganda's Brian Kakembo to Represent Africa At World Energy Summit in Mexico
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda's Brian Kakembo will next month represent Uganda and the rest of the 54 African countries at this year's International Student Energy Summit (SES) to be held in the Mexican medieval city of Merida. The summit will be held between June 13 to 17.

2017-05-29 Mulago National Referral Hospital Belongs to All Ugandans
[Monitor] The new Mulago Hospital was built by the British government just before independence and handed over to Uganda as a 'gift'. It was not actually a gift since it was built using money belonging to Ugandans but kept by Britain as part of the coffee price stabilisation fund set up to ensure that coffee farmers did not suffer any losses in income due to volatility of coffee prices on the world market.

2017-05-29 Obote and Amin's Most Memorable Quotes
[Monitor] Memorable quotes. "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country," is one of the most famous quotes by former US president John F. Kennedy. Uganda has since independence in 1962 been led by nine heads of state. But is any of what they said worth a quote? In a two-part series, Faustin Mugabe brings you some of their most memorable quotes.

2017-05-29 I Paid for the Chopper Fuel, Kibuule Tells MPs
[Monitor] Obua -WhatsApp chat. This week, talk of "arrogance" by ICT minister and the flamboyance of Water minister dominated the MPs' WhatsApp group.

2017-05-29 Donors Threaten to Withdraw Shs234 Billion for Power Project
[Monitor] Kampala -Donors have threatened to withdraw funding for construction of two high voltage electricity transmission line projects delayed due to lack of timely compensation of land owners.

2017-05-29 Tracing Border Conflict Between Jopadhola, Iteso in Tororo
[Monitor] The Electoral Commission (EC) this week temporarily suspended the ongoing by-election preparation to elect the Tororo District LC5 chairperson because of violence. The election was supposed to be held on June 29 to replace Apollo Jaramogi who died early this year.

2017-05-29 Where Government Should Focus in Next Budget
[Monitor] In this second part of analysis ahead of the reading of the 2017/2018 National Budget, we have a look at the consumer economy.

2017-05-29 Uganda, Tanzania Ink U.S.$3.6 Billion Oil Pipeline Agreement
[East African] Uganda and Tanzania have signed a framework agreement on their proposed $3.55 billion crude export pipeline, a key milestone for the project.

2017-05-29 Diamond to Attend Zari's Ex-Hubby's Burial
[Nation] Tanzanian artiste Diamond Platinumz says he considered cancelling his show in Nairobi this weekend owing to the sudden death of his wife Zari ' s ex-husband Ivan Ssemwaga.

2017-05-29 Seven Things to Know About Deceased Ugandan Tycoon Ivan Ssemwanga
[Nation] Ugandan philanthropic tycoon Ivan Ssemwanga is no more. He breathed his last at a South African hospital last week and will be buried on Tuesday in his home country. But who exactly was Ivan Ssemwanga?

2017-05-29 Allocation of Public Land in City Irregular, Frustrating - Musisi
[Monitor] Kampala -The allocation of public land in Kampala City is irregular and frustrating due to competing interests of the different government agencies, the commission of inquiry into land matters, has heard.

2017-05-29 Prof Mukiibi's Last Wishes Emerge, Burial Date Set for Friday
[Monitor] Wakiso -Prof Lawrence Mukiibi set conditions for his burial ceremony.

2017-05-29 Christians Walk to Mark Martyrs Day
[Monitor] Kampala -More than 500 pilgrims from different corners last Saturday participated in 'The Walk of Faith' to mark Uganda Martyrs Day.

2017-05-29 Uganda Need a Miracle
[Monitor] Kampala -The final day of ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament round-robin starts with Uganda's destiny out of their hands.

2017-05-29 Ugandan Boxer to Miss Continental Tournament for Lying About Age
[Monitor] Kampala -Lightweight Wasswa Ssali could miss the African Confederation Boxing Championships because of a mismatch between his documented age and his actual age.

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