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Ugandan Politician and Diplomat Rwabiita is Dead

Former Ugandan diplomat and politician Deo Rwabiita has died aged 74. Rwabiita, a former Ibanda South MP, minister and ambassador to Belgium, passed Wednesday night. Rwabiita breathed his last at Kirudu Hospital. A sombre mood has already taken over Rwabiita’s home in Kyaruhimbi village, Nyabuhikye sub-county in Ibanda district. The ex-politician is survived

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Prosecutor Wants Stella Nyanzi Bail Cancelled Over ‘Demeaning’ Facebook Posts

Makerere University researcher Stella Nyanzi’s bail is on the line after state prosecution complained that she had flouted all the rules governing her temporary freedom from Luzira Prison. On Wednesday, state prosecutor Jonathan Muwaganya told Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court that Dr Nyanzi had flouted subjudice rules through her Facebook posts. Nyanzi

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FULL BUDGET SPEECH: Govt Says Economy is not in Recession, Divides Shs 29 Trillion National Cake

Rt. Hon. Speaker, in accordance with Article 155(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I am honoured to present the Budget for Financial Year 2017/18, on behalf of His Excellency, the President. The Financial Year 2017/18 Budget was approved by Parliament on 31st May 2017, in line with the

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Redpepper Crisis Deepens, Staffers Go on Strike

The situation at local publishing house, Pepper Publications Limited continues to grow tense and worse by the day. Barely three months after the suspension of their Tabloid, Hello, editorial staffers at Namanve office have laid down tools over unpaid salary arrears. Emulalu and Akapapula papers which targeted Eastern Region readers and sports

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PHOTOS: Naguru Iran-Uganda Police Hospital Set to be Opened

The Iran-Uganda Health Centre located near Police Headquarters in Naguru, Kampala is set to be opened, The Tower Post reports. The hospital was an offer from the Iranian Red Crescent (Red Cross) in 2007 and the foundation stone was laid in 2010. The Uganda Police gave land for the construction of the

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‘Uganda’s Budget is a Bunch of Wasteful Expenditure’

Uganda’s National Budget is a collection of wasteful expenditure. Budget has allocated resources as though Uganda’s economy is doing great. The Budget continued to prioritise infrastructure (roads - including rail and energy) yet what the economy needs now is a stimulus. The Budget is sticking to the script even when

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2017-18 Budget: Winners and Losers, Cuts and Boosts

Parliament has approved Uganda’s 2017-18 national budget totalling to Shs 29 trillion. This followed the discussion of a report by the Budget Committee. Today, finance minister Matia Kasaija will read the budget at Kampala Serena Hotel. WINNERS But a look at the allocations reveals that nine dockets have received a boost in their budgets

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Carol Atuhirwe Finally Laid to Rest

Hundreds of mourners on Wednesday (June 7th) attended the burial of fallen Ugandan cancer victim Carol Atuhirwe. Carol Atuhirwe was laid to rest at their ancestoral home in Kabaare Village in Ishongororo, Ibanda District. She died of Cancer on Thursday (June 1st) at Narayana Hospital, in Bangalore, India where she had been admitted. Her burial

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How Shs 29 Trillion Budget Will Be Shared

Parliament has approved Uganda’s 2017-18 national budget totalling to Shs 29 trillion. This followed the discussion of a report by the Budget Committee. Today, finance minister Matia Kasaija will read the budget  at Kampala Serana Hotel. According to the passed budget, the works ministry will take a lion’s share of Shs 4.6

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Hass Petroleum Group Sells 40% Shares to Oman Trading International

Hass Petroleum Group has sold 40% of its shares to Oman Trading International (OTI) in a move that will see the Kenyan oil marketing company embark on its strategic growth and expansion plans across the Eastern, Central and Horn of Africa. The Group will invest the additional funding from the transaction

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