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China-Uganda ‘one-way’ trade to double in 5 years

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 02:00
Trade between Uganda and China is expected to double over the next five years as Uganda continues to require infrastructure that uses imported capital goods

Prices of locally manufactured goods up marginally by 3%

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 02:00
Prices of locally manufactured goods, for the last 12 months, were lower than the ones witnessed in the previous year, reflecting lower purchasing power by the general public

Book Review: Born A Crime By Trevor Noah

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:26
Trevor Noah is the kind of story teller who immediately sucks you into the world of his story and keeps you on the edge of your seat

Defilement suspect killed inside police cell, disguised as suicide

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:52
Two civilians walked to a police post, they were allowed into a cell and met a defilement suspect who shortly afterward was pronounced dead

Witness tells police: I know Kaweesi killers

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:37
Detectives were last night upbeat about the possibility of closing in on killers of police spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi after one of ten witnesses they interviewed reportedly said they knew one of the attackers

Museveni’s boda boda remark draws public rage

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:22
Human rights activists and former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye yesterday castigated President Museveni for asking motorists to preemptively attack any boda-boda rider who is deemed to be following their vehicles in a suspicious manner

Besigye returns to Nakawa court despite earlier vow

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:19
Opposition politician Dr Kizza Besigye yesterday rescinded his earlier vow and returned to Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court for mention of his treason case

Why Museveni’s cameras cannot solve rising crime

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:00
President Museveni last Friday directed the ministry of Finance and the police to urgently work out a plan for procurement and installation of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in all major towns and along highways, an idea he said has been in works for a while but was left to dust away due to competing priorities

Court dismisses Mbabaali case, orders him to pay Ssekandi

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 14:57
The Supreme Court has struck out an appeal in which Masaka District chairman Jude Mbabaali had sought to overturn a Constitutional Court dismissal of his petition challenging Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi on use of government vehicles in 2011 campaigns

Kaweesi buried amidst pomp

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 14:11
Mourners from all corners of the country including police directors, army officials, MPs and ministers, among others arrived in the morning at Kyazanga

Botswana’s Ian Khama to step down next year

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 14:05
The Southern Times newspaper Monday said President Khama, who also leads the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), will be replaced by deputy President Mokgweetsi Masisi

MTN boosts NiE with Shs200m

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:08
Mr Vanhelleputte said 70 per cent of the company social corporate responsibility expenditure goes to education projects in Uganda

Killers shattered Erau’s dream of making a family

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:07
His father worked with Nytil textile factory in Jinja. His first time to visit his ancestral village Orungo was when he went to bury his father about a month ago.

Mambewa was inspired to join police as teenager

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:57
Mambewa has been described as quiet and humble, a person with a kind heart.

Kasese attacks: Court releases 6 juveniles on mandatory bail

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 08:25
Mr Alaka went quoted Section 91 of the Children’s Act and Section 20 of the Children’s Amendment Act of 2016 which he said gives juveniles a right to be unconditionally released on bail in capital offenses unless there is a serious danger on a child in case they are released.

Former South Korean Park interrogated by prosecutors

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:38
Questioning by prosecutors is a key step in South Korea's judicial process before a suspect is charged. It can last for many hours, late into the night and can be repeated if officials deem it necessary.

Museveni wants Parliament to enact Biotechnology bill

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 06:29
 Mr Museveni said his last visit in Makulubita Sub-county where he encouraged residents to use water bottles for irrigation was misinterpreted by many people yet he had a point for the rural poor who cannot afford the bigger and sophisticated irrigation methods.

Man Stabbed to death over 2GB Memory card

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 06:19
Mr Ogwang said during the fight, Okabo pulled a knife from hich he had hidden in his pocket and stabbed Okello to death.

Policemen shoot three-year-old girl dead

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 05:48
 Speaking to Daily Monitor on Monday, the Regional Police Commander Fred Kigima confirmed the death of Nakawuka saying the minor’s mother and another resident identified as Ivan Kito who sustained injuries were taken to Mityana Hospital to receive treatment.

10 injured in Kasese land clashes

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 04:00
The clashes were sparked off by demarcation of the disputed land