Controlling Fertility Rates Alone Won’t Lead to Middle-Income Status

[Observer] Uganda’s population pessimism, spearheaded by the United Population Fund (UNFPA) and the population secretariat in Uganda, has forcefully argued that unless Uganda reduces its fertility rates from the current 5.9 children per woman, it won’t…

[Observer] Uganda's population pessimism, spearheaded by the United Population Fund (UNFPA) and the population secretariat in Uganda, has forcefully argued that unless Uganda reduces its fertility rates from the current 5.9 children per woman, it won't easily realise its aspiration of a middle-income status.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Envoy Wants No Entry Visas to Uganda, South Africa

[Observer] Entry visas between Uganda and South Africa should be scrapped, Prof Lekoa Solly Mollo, South Africa’s high commissioner to Uganda, has suggested in an interview with The Observer.

[Observer] Entry visas between Uganda and South Africa should be scrapped, Prof Lekoa Solly Mollo, South Africa's high commissioner to Uganda, has suggested in an interview with The Observer.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Uber Plans Car Loan Scheme As Firm Improves Services

[Observer] Uber, the online taxi operating firm that uses technology to connect riders and drivers at the touch of a button of the Uber mobile app, launched in Kampala on June 2. The firm is already operating in more than 470 cities across 71 countries…

[Observer] Uber, the online taxi operating firm that uses technology to connect riders and drivers at the touch of a button of the Uber mobile app, launched in Kampala on June 2. The firm is already operating in more than 470 cities across 71 countries. Samson Baranga interviewed NATE ANDERSON, the general manager, East Africa, about Uber's plans in Uganda

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MPs Drop Plans to Cap Interest Rates On Loans

[Observer] If this was a contest over attempts to have Uganda cap interest rates on loans, the commercial banks, opposed to the policy shift, have an upper hand, writes ALI TWAHA.

[Observer] If this was a contest over attempts to have Uganda cap interest rates on loans, the commercial banks, opposed to the policy shift, have an upper hand, writes ALI TWAHA.

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Parliament Wants Pastor Kakande to Stop Sand-Mining in Lwera

[Observer] The parliamentary committee on natural resources has called for the cancellation of a sand-mining permit awarded to Aqua World, a firm that belongs to prominent pastor, Samuel Kakande.

[Observer] The parliamentary committee on natural resources has called for the cancellation of a sand-mining permit awarded to Aqua World, a firm that belongs to prominent pastor, Samuel Kakande.

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Kasiwukira Murder Judgement Today

[Observer] High court judge Wilson Masalu will deliver his judgement today, eight months after hearing arguments for and against three people accused of murdering businessman Eria Ssebunya Bugembe aka Kasiwukira in 2014.

[Observer] High court judge Wilson Masalu will deliver his judgement today, eight months after hearing arguments for and against three people accused of murdering businessman Eria Ssebunya Bugembe aka Kasiwukira in 2014.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Tainted Flying Squad Officers Sent for Training

[Observer] Since it was created in 2001, the Police Flying Squad has leaned on some ill-trained, unprofessional operatives to fight against violent crime. Now, the police leadership has decided to send all the unit’s untrained operatives for courses.

[Observer] Since it was created in 2001, the Police Flying Squad has leaned on some ill-trained, unprofessional operatives to fight against violent crime. Now, the police leadership has decided to send all the unit's untrained operatives for courses.

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Museveni Uses ‘Poor Youth’ to Spy On Officials

[Observer] A quiet investigation sanctioned by President Museveni into how effectively or ineffectively some 60 government agencies deliver services, has recommended disciplinary action against some agency heads.

[Observer] A quiet investigation sanctioned by President Museveni into how effectively or ineffectively some 60 government agencies deliver services, has recommended disciplinary action against some agency heads.

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State Says Besigye Trial About to Start

[Monitor] Kampala -The state has this morning told the Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court that the investigations in the treason case against opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye are in the final stages.

[Monitor] Kampala -The state has this morning told the Nakawa Chief Magistrate's Court that the investigations in the treason case against opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye are in the final stages.

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