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IGG Investigates Kampala District Land Board Secretary for Corruption 2 Top story

In an August 15th letter to Andrew Kitaka, the Acting Executive Director, Kampala Capital City Authority, the Deputy Inspector General of Government, Mariam Wangadya notes that the Inspectorate of Government is in receipt of several complaints where in it is alleged that Komugisha is corrupt and has exhibited unethical conduct while executing her duties.
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Parliament Abolishes Mandatory Death Sentence court 2 1 Top story

Following the approval of the bill, judges will have the discretion to impose the death sentence depending on the circumstances and offences committed. The MPs replaced death sentence with life sentence and mandatory death sentence with discretionary sentence.
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White-Eared Kob Sighted On Ugandan Soil After Two Decades 2 Top story

The White-eared Kob was sighted by the Ecological Monitoring and Research Unit of Uganda Wildlife Authority – UWA on May 23rd, 2019 between 09:09am and 09:13am while conducting a ground trothing study of vegetation change analysis in the park.
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Oulanyah Hails Golola for Elevating Kickboxing 2 1

Oulanyah hailed Golola for his dedication and hard work in promoting Kickboxing in Uganda and congratulated him on his recent victory against Umar Semata in what Golola has described as the fight of the Century.
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Flying Squad Arrests State House Masquerader 2 Top story

Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, says Segawa was picked from Nkrumah Road in the City Centre after being trailed for some time. According to Owoyesigyire, the arrest was prompted by numerous complaints against the suspects by some people implicating him for threatening them.
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Study Predicts Violent 2021 Polls 2021 elections 1 3

Findings of the study conducted between April and March 2019 show that 89 percent of the voters interviewed predict violent polls. A total of 450 people from 13 regions around the country took part in the study. The study was both qualitative and quantitative in nature.
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MPs Ask Gov't to Regulate Energy Drinks red bull 2 1

Members of Parliament have tasked Government on the regulation of reportedly harmful energy drinks being sold in the Ugandan market.
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Kawempe, Kiruddu Hospitals to Return Mulago Equipment, Specialists Ministry of Health 4

Dr. Lawrence Kazibwe, the Acting Director, Kawempe hospital, says they are in meetings to harmonize what belongs to them and what doesn’t.
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Woman Arrested for Fleecing UGX 48m From Fiancé in Fake Funeral Luweero District 1 1 Top story

According to Police, Nanjovu bought a coffin, placed in a banana stem and took the coffin to Kigoma in Wobulenzi town council in Luweero District for burial. She reportedly informed Nsubuga’s relatives that the child’s body was scaring and that doctors had advised that it shouldn’t be opened for viewing.
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Non Communicable Diseases Leading to Premature Births- Medics Ministry of Health 3 1

Dr Charles Kabugo a consultant physician says the situation is worsened by the fact that many especially young people are unaware that they are hypertensive.
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PAC Queries UGX 1bn Duplicate Payment to State House 1 3

Members of Parliament sitting on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) - Central Government have been left baffled by a reported glitch in Finance Ministry that duplicated payments to staff and providers of goods and services to State House.
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Barclays Rebranding, Changing Name barclays bank 1 Top story

Robinah Mukasa, the Barclays bank Uganda Spokesperson told URN they were going ahead to change all their branches to Absa. After the branding is complete, it will cease using the name Barclays and instead use Absa.
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IGP Orders Officers to Refrain from Illegal Mak Staff Evictions Makerere University 1 Top story

The directive by the IGP was prompted by a petition by Elias Nuwagaba, a staff whose dismissal from the university was set aside by the university Staff Appeals Tribunal early this year.
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30 Labour Export Companies Under Investigation 1

The investigation was the basis of arrests conducted at Middle East Consultants, one of the popular labour export firms in Kampala. The anti-corruption unit headed by Lt Col Edith Nakalema surrounded the firm’s offices in Muyenga and arrested two directors on Monday. The arrested are Benon Kunywana and Ayamba Owen.
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Kawempe Hospital to Pay UGX 24m for Connection to Sewer Line 2

Dr Lawrence Kazibwe, the Acting Deputy Executive Director says that they have requested for extra money and have contracted NWSC to not only connect their tank but to also treat the medical waste before it is joined to the main sewer line.
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Golf Club, KCCA Disagree on Cutting Down Trees 3 2 Top story

According to Karyarugookwe, the affected trees have decayed and pose a threat to the life of golfers, general public and property in and around the golf course. He says at least 8 trees have collapsed within a period of two years causing damage to the golf course.
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11:41

Makerere Disconnects Water, Power Supply to Eng. Kitumba’s Residence Kawempe Division 3 Top story

Sources in the university say employees from the Estates and Works Department accessed Kitumba’s residence on Monday evening under the instruction of the acting Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor William Bazeyo and removed the water and electricity meters effectively cutting off supply.
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Private Emergency Care Providers Decry Lack of Training Entity Ministry of Health 6 1 Top story

Joseph Kalanzi, a professor at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Science, says setting up a regulating entity alone may not be very helpful for a country with an increasing need for emergency care services.
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