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Ministers, MPs Advised to Find Time and Exercise

The deputy speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has advised MPs to find time for engaging in physical exercises for better health. Oulanyah gave the advice while officiating at the opening event of the Health Camp aimed at testing ministers and members of parliament for non-communicable diseases at Parliament on Wednesday. Over

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Emirates Introduces Tablet Loan Service to US-Bound First, Business Class Customers

Emirates has introduced another service to mitigate the inconvenience of the recent ban on electronic devices on board US-bound flights. Beginning today, First and Business Class passengers will be able to borrow tablets on board Emirates’ US-bound flights allowing them to continue working during their flight. The new service is in

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Govt Dares Besigye to Publish Names of UPDF Officers who “Back” Him

Government has told opposition chief and four-time presidential candidate DR Kizza Besigye to publish names of soldiers who support him. Ofwono Opondo, the government spokesperson, told journalists at the Media Centre in Kampala on Wednesday said that Besigye, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate in the 2016 presidential polls has

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Museveni Says the Opposition Wants to Fail His Govt

President Yoweri Museveni told a campaign rally at Pajule Primary School in Lapul Sub-county, Pader District on Tuesday that opposition politicians wanted his government to fail by pressurising him to do many things at once. “These people… Opposition, they don’t want planning, they want okutomera [crash] , they want us [government]

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FULL STATEMENT: Gov’t Dismisses Museveni-Besigye Dialogue Reports

Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has said termed claims that president Yoweri Museveni had okayed dialogue and the audit of last year’s presidential poll results as “false... drama and comedy”. Dr Besigye has been quoted by sections of the media as confirming that there were plans for him and Museveni to have

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MP Beatrice Anywar Seeks Shs 14m for Treatment in India

Doctors have referred Kitgum Woman Member of Parliament Beatrice Anywar to India for further treatment about a month since she was involved in an accident at Patiko in Lamwo district. MP Anywar has been receiving treatment at Case Clinic in Kampala but doctors have recommended that the specialised medics in India

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Govt: Uganda Is Not About To Quit ICC

Attorney General William Byaruhanga on Tuesday presented a statement on the position of Uganda regarding the International Criminal Court (ICC) following the stinging criticism of the court by Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni and others top officials like deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah. During his inaguarual speech as he swore in for his

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MPs Demand VIP Security

The Leader of Op­po­si­tion in Par­lia­ment and Kasese Woman MP Win­nie Ki­iza has reminded gov­ern­ment of its promise to tighten the security of the legislators following the murder, last month in Kulambiro-Kisaasi, Kampala, of hitherto Uganda Police publicist AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his driver and body guard. During Parliamentary plenary on

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Parliament Approves Shs 28tn Budget

Uganda’s Parliament has approved the 2017/​2018 fi­nan­cial year budget totalling to Shs  28.9 tn. On Tuesday, State Min­is­ter of Fi­nance, David Ba­hati, had earlier pre­sented the estimates and moved a mo­tion to have the budget considered. The approved figure indicates an increment of about Shs 3tn from Shs 26tn in the current

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Lugogo Shooting: Museveni Meets Late Akena’s Family

President Museveni has met the family members of the late Kenneth Akena, ahead of the by-election rallies for the Member of Parliament in Aruu North Constituency, Pader district. The family members that he met at Pajule Lachani Primary School included the parents, Mr. Francis and Mrs. Suzanne Omuna and relatives, Mr.

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