Uganda

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[Monitor] Kampala -The outgoing executive director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Ms Jennifer Musisi, has spoken out on her resignation, saying the institution will continue despite her exit.

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[Monitor] Kampala -Three weeks after the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, quit the main opposition party in the country, new developments have emerged on plans towards unveiling a new political party.

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[East African] Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni officially launched a 525-metre long bridge, dubbed The Source of the Nile Bridge, Wednesday in the southern town of Jinja.

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[Uganda Media Centre] President Yoweri Museveni has said that the establishment of more factories that manufacture domestically consumed products, such as household ceramics and sanitary ware, will go a long way in saving the country foreign exchange on top of creating more job opportunities in the country.

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[International Justice Monitor] The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights has ruled that Uganda must pay former Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) commander Thomas Kwoyelo for illegal detention and violation of rights to a fair trial. The ruling comes at a critical point in Kwoyelo's trial, with the International Crimes Division (ICD) court in Uganda set to start hearing testimony in November 2018.

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[Monitor] So Ms Jennifer Musisi threw in the towel during the Kanye Kardashian visit making it difficult to forget. She proceeded on leave with just over one year left on her contract. She arrived as KCCA executive director in 2010, with a big mandate to break the old city hall networks and fix the city's crumbling infrastructure.

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[Monitor] Kampala -A new study by International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) has picked faults with Uganda's celebrated refugee policy, citing what it calls hurdles and gaps between rhetoric and reality in the policy.

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[Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) has warned that three other districts in Mt Elgon area are at risk of landslides and called for evacuation of residents to avoid a disaster similar to the one in Bududa that killed 43 people last week.

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[Monitor] Kampala -The management of Makerere University has said it will investigate students' marks alteration scandal at all its nine colleges.

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[Monitor] Kampala -The Inspector General of Government (IGG) has ordered the managing director of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to recover $407,050.07 (about Shs1.5b) lost in irregular payment of taxes on behalf of a company contracted to install a new baggage handling system (BHS) at Entebbe International Airport.

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[Monitor] Kampala -The government has frozen the export of Ugandans to work in Oman, in the Middle East, pending a planned investigation by an ad hoc committee into a litany of alleged grotesque rights violations.

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[Monitor] Kampala -Government has started constructing 207 health centre IIIs in some of the unserved sub-counties to bring health services closer to people, particularly those living with HIV/Aids.

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[Monitor] On the weekend, I was at a retreat of diverse African intellectuals, tinkerers, and policy folks, at the Kenyan coastal town of Malindi. It was to discuss anything under the sun that might have significant impact on Africa in the years ahead.

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[Monitor] Police in Kampala have arrested two people on human-trafficking charges after a 31-year-old woman was allegedly maimed to death in Jordan and her body repatriated back to Uganda last month.

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[Monitor] The validation and verification exercise of academic documents possessed by civil servants in Bulambuli District has unearthed 47 primary teachers and 13 parish chiefs with forged academic papers.