Uganda

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[Monitor] The rapid growth of the women's game will be recognised at this year's Airtel-FUFA Football Awards with two new categories, a prize for the best female coach and the selection of a Women's best XI.

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[Daily Maverick] This month, Uganda's 'Ethics and Integrity Minister' Simon Lokodo announced that his government planned to reintroduce an 'anti-homosexuality bill' to provide for the imposition of the death penalty on individuals found guilty of 'homosexuality'. While a spokesperson for President Yoweri Museveni later claimed the government had no such plans, the original announcement again raises questions about the use of religion and culture to justify the criminalisation of an entire group of people.

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[Monitor] Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is proposing improved regulation of over the top services (OTT) such as Facebook and Twitter to encourage investment in the sector.

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[Monitor] Retired Supreme Court judge John Wilson Tsekooko breathed his last on Monday afternoon. The cause of his demise was still unknown despite having been admitted to Norvik Hospital in Kampala, a couple of weeks back. He had also in his later years been battling prostate cancer.

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[Monitor] The Ministry of Energy and Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) yesterday published a list of 75 fuel pump stations said to be selling adulterated fuel over the last three months.

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[Monitor] Teacher absenteeism, lack of toilet facilities and inadequate classrooms are some of the challenges crippling learning in some government-aided primary schools in Bugisu Sub-region.

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[Monitor] Mr James Opio, a resident of Okwang Trading Centre, Otuke District, is a father of 19 with four wives. The 33-year-old fends for his family through farming and repairing bicycles.

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[Monitor] In what is becoming one of Uganda rugby's Cinderella stories, Phillip Wokorach has continued to engrave his name in the Bourges XV books by the day after an impressive debut on Sunday - hence on the back of signing a nine-month contract.

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[Monitor] Police in Masaka District on Monday fired teargas and live bullets to disperse vendors at Masaka Central Market who were demonstrating the poor state of a road adjacent to the facility.

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[Observer] In our capacity as the heads of two UN agencies in Uganda--UNICEF and World Food Programme--we have travelled extensively throughout the country and have observed first-hand the many challenges that contribute to Uganda's high levels of undernutrition, especially among children.

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[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has said that although Uganda has a law that provides for protection of witnesses or whistleblowers, the country lacks a conducive environment for witnesses with confidential information to aid investigations.

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[Monitor] A slump in global coffee prices in 2018 was a cause for worry for most coffee producers across the country.

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[East African] Uganda's expenditure on agriculture, at 2.8 per cent, is East Africa's lowest but it could affect the sector's productivity and in the long run put the country in a position where it cannot even feed itself, let alone have a surplus to export to the region.

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[Monitor] The ongoing boat registration exercise has gained steam with 15,000 boats so far entered in government data base, Daily Monitor has established .

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[Observer] A 13-year-old girl has been hospitalized at Kiyunga health centre IV after suffering complications while procuring an abortion from a shrine located in Naigobya village, Bulongo sub-county, Luuka district.

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[HRW] Kampala -Ugandan authorities should thoroughly investigate the fatal attack on October 4, 2019 on an activist for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, Human Rights Watch said today. The death of the activist, Brian Wasswa, comes as the Ugandan government calls for reintroducing an anti-homosexuality bill that would provide the death penalty for consensual same-sex acts.