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2018-03-17 Tale of Ugandan Who Survived Rwanda Genocide
[Monitor] This April will mark 24 years since the genocide against the Tutsi happened in Rwanda.

2018-03-17 Government Acquires Machine to Manage Blood, Complex Ailments
[Monitor] Government through the Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) has acquired a new blood separation machine for better blood management and research.

2018-03-16 Govt to Borrow U.S.$128 Million for New Nile Bridge, Power Line
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Parliament has approved government borrowing of up to Sh459 billion from Japanese and European banks meant for the completion of construction of the new bridge across the River Nile. The other loan is meant to finance the Masaka-Mbarara power transmission line.

2018-03-16 Continent is Now Key Player in Global Trade - Museveni
[Monitor] Kampala -Africa is now in a better position than ever before to partake in global trade because it can now transact affairs on its own terms or as equal partners, President Museveni has said.

2018-03-16 Parliament to Probe Refugee Scandal
[Monitor] Parliament has resolved to set up a select committee to investigate cases of inflated refugee numbers, fraudulent distribution of refugees' food, bribery, interference with elections of refugee leaders and trafficking of refugee girls.

2018-03-16 Kampala Cracks Down On Textbooks on Sexuality
[Monitor] The directorate of education and social services at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has started a crackdown on schools that could be stocking textbooks promoting sexuality to protect children from learning immoral acts.

2018-03-16 Kampalans Happy with Reintroduced Passenger Train Service
[Observer] Weeks after Uganda Railway Corporation reintroduced passenger train services, many Kampalans are overly excited that they no longer have to endure the burden of traffic jam or the hustle for taxis and buses.

2018-03-16 The Other News Round-Up - a Little Streamlining
[Daily Maverick] Each week, Daily Maverick brings you some of the world's harder-to-believe stories. This week: when your wife needs to be streamlined with the back of your hand.

2018-03-16 11 Detained At Jinja CPs for Disrupting Jinja East Poll
[Monitor] Jinja -Police in Jinja have confirmed that they have in custody 11 people for allegedly disrupting yesterday's Jinja East MP by-election.

2018-03-16 Over 60 Prisons Officers Moved in Reshuffle
[Monitor] Kampala -A total of 66 prison warders and wardresses have been affected in the huge shake-up by the Prison Service.

2018-03-16 Pupils Risk Lives On Boats to Access Education
[Monitor] As the Education ministry continues cracking down on unlicensed schools in the country, several learners in Entebbe, Wakiso District, are bracing the challenges of accessing quality education.

2018-03-16 Age Limit Litigants Wanted in Court
[Monitor] Kampala -The registrar of the Constitutional Court has sent out notices, inviting all parties involved in the three petitions seeking to annul the age limit law to come for their median court reading.

2018-03-16 Chinese Woman Murder - Five Suspects Committed to High Court
[Monitor] Five suspects in the murder of a Chinese national were on Wednesday committed to high court by Mukono grade one magistrate Mariam Nalugya.

2018-03-16 Internal Affairs Minister Tasks New Police Boss to Fight Crime
[Monitor] Kampala -Internal Affairs minister, Gen Jeje Odongo, has tasked the new Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth-Ochola and his deputy, Brig Sabiiti Muzeyi, to start by fighting the spiking crime in the country.

2018-03-16 Parliament Suspends Hepatitis B Vaccination in Private Clinics and Hospitals
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Parliamentary health committee has directed an immediate stop in Hepatitis B vaccination by private health facilities.

2018-03-16 Mwiru Regains Jinja East Seat With 56%
[Independent (Kampala)] Jinja, Uganda -FDC's Paul Mwiru has won the hotly contested Jinja East by-election, getting 6654 votes (56%) against NRM Nathan Igeme Nabeta's 5043 (42%). The Electoral Commission confirmed the results Thursday night. (see return form below)

2018-03-16 FDC's Mwiru Wins Jinja East By-Election
[Observer] Forum for Democratic Change candidate Paul Mwiru has been declared winner of the Jinja East by-election by the Electoral Commission.

2018-03-16 NDA Seizes Fake Hepatitis Vaccines
[Observer] The National Drug Authority (NDA) is investigating how eight private hospitals and clinics came to sell counterfeit hepatitis B vaccines in Mbarara, Kampala and Mbale.

2018-03-16 FDC's Paul Mwiru Wins Jinja East By-Election
[Monitor] Jinja -The Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate, Mr Paul Mwiru has won the Jinja Municipality East Constituency election, beating his competitor and main challenger, NRM's Igeme Nathan Nabeta and six others.

2018-03-16 Halt Hepatitis B Vaccination, MPs Order
[Monitor] Parliament -Parliament's Health Committee has ordered private health facilities to stop carrying out Hepatitis B vaccination until the Health Ministry issues special approval.

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