Uganda

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[Monitor] Kampala -Police, in collaboration with State House Anti-Corruption Unit, has arrested two senior officials of Middle East Consultants Ltd, a labour export company, for allegedly defrauding 27 youth of Shs51 billion after promising them employment in the Middle East.

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[Monitor] Kampala -Most health workers, who have received specialised training on handling of Ebola management, are the first to run away when suspected cases are booked at a health facility, a senior official in the Ministry of Health has revealed.

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[Monitor] There is excitement in the Judiciary following government's fulfillment to increase the salary of judges and magistrates in the new financial year that started on July 1, with some officers getting about 100 per cent increment.

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[Monitor] Kampala -The President of Democratic Party (DP), Mr Norbert Mao has asked the embattled Investment State Minister Evelyn Anite to stop panicking but join them and fight the mafias in government whom she accuses of plotting to end her life.

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[Monitor] The number of prominent Ugandans, who claim to be threatened by a mafia in government, a reference to a syndicate of politically-connected and powerful individuals who can plot the downfall or death of others, is growing.

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[Monitor] Kampala -The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Uganda will convene on August 28 to elect the new archbishop who will take over from Rev Stanley Ntagali in March next year.

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[Monitor] Kampala -Dr Kiiza Besigye, the former president for the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), has appealed against the Shs10m that was awarded to him as compensation for his violated right to human treatment from a Kenya Airways plane in 2006.

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[Monitor] The leader of "Boys Boys", a lawless criminal outfit which has allegedly been prowling Njeru Municipality and committing a wide range of atrocities, will face court martial, police have said.

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[Monitor] Authorities in Nakasongola District have called for a special programme from government targeting the desilting of more than 10 valley dams whose capacity to provide water for people and animals has reduced.

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[Observer] The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Industrial court has halted the eviction of Eng Frank Kitumba, the former director directorate for ICT support (DICTS) in Makerere University from the staff quarters.

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[Observer] The Nyege Nyege International Music Festival, despite the controversies that dogged it especially last year, has quickly established itself on Uganda's social calendar as a top tourist and party animal magnet.

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[Monitor] A second win for Uganda Under-15 in the ongoing Cecafa junior tourney in Eritrea yesterday ensured that coach Jackson Magera's side has progressed through the group.

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[East African] A fuel tanker that Sunday evening burst into flames in Kyambura trading centre, Rubirizi District, in western Uganda, has left at least 10 people dead and dozens unaccounted for.

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[East African] In 2018, Uganda became the first of 11 countries which account for the highest burden of malaria disease to launch a targeted malaria control response. This was a global campaign to reduce cases and deaths caused by malaria by at least 40 per cent by 2020 and subsequently by 75 per cent by 2025.