Quit Notice to Igbo ‘Serious Attack On Human Rights’

[Vanguard] The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, on Thursday, condemned statement credited to Arewa Youths that all Igbo people residing in the northern part of the country should vacate before October 1.

[Vanguard] The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, on Thursday, condemned statement credited to Arewa Youths that all Igbo people residing in the northern part of the country should vacate before October 1.

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5.5% Growth Forecast – Where Did Uganda Go Wrong?

[Monitor] Kampala -As Mr Matia Kasaija delivers the 2017/18 Budget Speech, more assumptions on the economy will be made. One of them will be that the economy is projected to rebound and grow within the 5 per cent to 6 per cent range. The expectation is…

[Monitor] Kampala -As Mr Matia Kasaija delivers the 2017/18 Budget Speech, more assumptions on the economy will be made. One of them will be that the economy is projected to rebound and grow within the 5 per cent to 6 per cent range. The expectation is that private sector credit will rebound, the rains will be more reliable and that public investment will grow, leading to the recovery of the economy. In May 2017, Mr David Bahati, the state minister for Finance, admitted some distress within the economy and partly blamed it o

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Five Babies Die Per Month Due to Power Blackout At Bugiri Hospital

[Monitor] Bugiri – Ms Stellah Namulondo, one of the attendants at the hospital, said taking care of her patient is challenging because she uses her phone torch, which also needs electricity to charge.

[Monitor] Bugiri - Ms Stellah Namulondo, one of the attendants at the hospital, said taking care of her patient is challenging because she uses her phone torch, which also needs electricity to charge.

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Kenya Not Miles Away-Seguya

[Monitor] Kenya might have the better rugby numbers compared to Uganda when it comes to both the 15s and 7s versions of the game but Cranes coach Robert Seguya thinks they are not that special as many suggest.

[Monitor] Kenya might have the better rugby numbers compared to Uganda when it comes to both the 15s and 7s versions of the game but Cranes coach Robert Seguya thinks they are not that special as many suggest.

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Coach Singles Out Cape Verde As Uganda’s Biggest Concern

[Monitor] Kampala -When the grouping was done some five months ago, landing Uganda in the same pool with Tanzania, Cape Verde and Lesotho; there was almost uninterrupted consensus that this was a fair draw.

[Monitor] Kampala -When the grouping was done some five months ago, landing Uganda in the same pool with Tanzania, Cape Verde and Lesotho; there was almost uninterrupted consensus that this was a fair draw.

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Journalism Graduate Excels At Engineering Innovation Awards

[Monitor] Hindu Nabulumba, 25, studied journalism and communication at university but this has not stopped her from making scientific innovations. Recently in Nairobi her innovation – Yaaka Digital Learning Network – won her Shs40m at the Africa Prize …

[Monitor] Hindu Nabulumba, 25, studied journalism and communication at university but this has not stopped her from making scientific innovations. Recently in Nairobi her innovation - Yaaka Digital Learning Network - won her Shs40m at the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation competition.

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Army Officer Survives Lynching

[Monitor] Omoro -The angry boda boda riders then pounced on the suspect, beating him severely and leaving him unconscious. Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa region police spokesperson, confirmed the incident on Tuesday and said the suspect will be charged …

[Monitor] Omoro -The angry boda boda riders then pounced on the suspect, beating him severely and leaving him unconscious. Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa region police spokesperson, confirmed the incident on Tuesday and said the suspect will be charged with attempted robbery.

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Unpredictable Weather Patterns Promise More Turmoil in Economy

[Monitor] The unpredictable weather in Uganda is no longer a new story. In 2016, most of the country felt the strain from a prolonged dry spell that scorched most crops in the second half of the year. The nation’s top weatherman Festus Luboyera in Dece…

[Monitor] The unpredictable weather in Uganda is no longer a new story. In 2016, most of the country felt the strain from a prolonged dry spell that scorched most crops in the second half of the year. The nation's top weatherman Festus Luboyera in December announced the arrival of rain. The lake region received its first showers in months on December 30/31 before rains normalised.

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Winners and Losers in 2017/18 Budget

[Monitor] Kampala -Losers. According to Background to the Budget, the allocation to the Security sector will drop from Shs1.5 trillion to Shs1.4 trillion, for Health from Shs1.827 trillion to Shs1.823 trillion, and that for Water and Environment from S…

[Monitor] Kampala -Losers. According to Background to the Budget, the allocation to the Security sector will drop from Shs1.5 trillion to Shs1.4 trillion, for Health from Shs1.827 trillion to Shs1.823 trillion, and that for Water and Environment from Shs689 billion to Shs632 billion.

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We Need Reforms in the Public Budgetary and Planning Processes

[Monitor] As the country awaited for the reading of the National Budget for 2017/18 financial year at the Kampala Serena Hotel yesterday, I thought through a number of realities. I decided to share my analysis of the budgetary and planning realities, e…

[Monitor] As the country awaited for the reading of the National Budget for 2017/18 financial year at the Kampala Serena Hotel yesterday, I thought through a number of realities. I decided to share my analysis of the budgetary and planning realities, especially at local government levels, and later on the implications of some of the bottlenecks based on best benchmarks from around the country. It should be noted that the planning and budgeting processes are guided by the Public Finance Management Act, 2015, with tra

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