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South Sudan urges groups to hire more nationals

A South Sudanese official says the government in a new policy wants all non-governmental organizations to start hiring more nationals. Helen Achiro Lotara, undersecretary at the labor ministry, said Tuesday that South Sudan's government wants some positions held by foreigners to be "taken over by nationals" in order to improve the country's human resource base.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

New Vision

Kayihura defends Police militarization

THE Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura has said that there is nothing wrong with the concept of militarization of police, urging Ugandans to be cognizant of the fact that the society is getting more militarized and the police cannot fold its hands amidst this emerging new phenomena.

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New Vision

Mary Luswata dumped by pastor

Mary Luswata! Poor thing, she is! For all her dissing everyone about town, her bitterness or her straightforward approach to life, she is a little girl whose search for love in the last couple of years is yet to bear any fruit . She has been through the hands of several men, most notably a pastor who rejected her, broke her heart and left her with a stream of tears.

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Washington Blade

U.S. grants asylum to prominent Ugandan LGBT rights advocate

A prominent Ugandan LGBT rights advocate who fled his homeland earlier this year has been granted asylum in the U.S. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in a letter dated Sept. 11 stated John "Longjones" Abdallah Wambere's asylum request "has been recommended for approval," pending the results of a mandatory background check.

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New Vision

200 Ugandan patients for sickle cell drug trial

At least 200 patients are to take part in a clinical trial for a more effective drug used to treat sickle cell anaemia. The drug known as Hydroxyuria has been widely used in the US and Europe to manage acute pain and reduce the need for blood transfusion in children with sickle cell disease.

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In-depth Africa

Al Shabaab denies Ugandan officials foiled planned attack

In a statement the group strongly denied the claims by US and Uganda officials on planned attacks in Ugandan soil. "Harakat Al-Shabaab Al-Mujahideen strongly deny the purported claim by the United States and their subordinate Ugandan officials that they've foiled an attack that was supposedly being planned in Uganda by the Mujahideen," sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage, the spokesman of al Shabaab, said in a statement released on Monday.

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Wall Street Journal

Uganda Floods Destroy Crops

KAMPALA, Uganda-Floods sweeping across eastern Uganda have destroyed thousands of hectares of crops, aid officials said Tuesday, warning that tens of thousands of people in the East African nation could face a severe food shortage in the coming months. Aid officials said the torrential rains, which started late last month, are the heaviest since 2010, when extensive flooding damaged crops, leaving more than 500,000 people in need of food aid.

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Reuters

Somalia's al Shabaab says Uganda did not prevent attack by the group

Somalia's al Shabaab militants denied on Monday that Ugandan authorities had foiled an attack by the group, after police in Uganda's capital seized explosives and suicide vests and arrested 19 people. Ugandan Information Minister Rose Namayanja told Reuters that Saturday's raid seized an extraordinary amount of explosives from a suspected al Shabaab cell that was planning an attack.

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New Vision

Four traders killed in lorry accident

By Luke Kagiri Four traders were Monday night confirmed dead and five others seriously injured, after a Fuso truck they were traveling in overturned at Kyakatebe, about twenty kilometers between Mubende and Kampala . Alex Muramuzi, the traffic officer at Mubende police station identified the deceased as Swaibu Ssekitoleko, a resident of Nansana in Kampala; Isaac Kizza, a resident of Nansana in Kampala; Alex Ssentumbe, a resident of Kawempe and Elijah Mwanje, a resident of Lyantonde.

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New Vision

Harness ICT to transform Uganda's agricultural sector

Credit should be given to the steps taken by the media platforms like Bukedde TV under the Vision Group of companies in creating awareness to pass on knowledge on agriculture to the population by creating a media platform for people engaged in agriculture, which will boost the agriculture sector and boost the levels of production to help improve people's livelihood. Programmes like choosing the best farmers in different fields of farming through the TV Platform and coordination of the Pakasa Forum has created awareness among the population to know how several people engaged in agriculture are practicing different methods of farming techniques to increase agricultural production of different crops and animal husbandry.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

New Vision

UNDP rep cautions Ugandan youth on patriotism

Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga speaks to media after she oppened National Dialogue meeting to commemorate the International Democracy Day in Uganda at Hotel Africana on September 15,2014. Right is the Executive Director of Center for Constitutional Governance, Maj.

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Daily Monitor

'UPDF hasn't taken over Miss Uganda'

KAMPALA: A lot has been said about this year's Miss Uganda beauty pageant. That it would not happen.

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Reuters

Somalia's al Shabaab says Uganda did not prevent attack by the group

Somalia's al Shabaab militants denied on Monday that Ugandan authorities had foiled an attack by the group, after police in Uganda's capital seized explosives and suicide vests and arrested 19 people. Ugandan Information Minister Rose Namayanja told Reuters that Saturday's raid seized an extraordinary amount of explosives from a suspected al Shabaab cell that was planning an attack.

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Newsday

Uganda predicts bigger coffee crop

Exports of coffee from Uganda could rise as much as 3% this year as crop outputs increase, thanks to more rain in regions where the bean is grown. Uganda, the biggest exporter of coffee in Africa, could see exports rise to 3.6 million 60-kg bags for the season.

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AllAfrica.com

Uganda: Airport Managers Can Do More About These Fraudsters

On Friday The Observer led with a story about a scam involving sale of fake yellow fever immunization cards at Entebbe international airport . This information first came to our reporters from first-hand accounts of victims of the fraud.

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KSWO

Uganda holds 6 terror suspects, seizes explosives

Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.

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Uganda holds 6 terror suspects, seizes explosives

Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Uganda: Press Release - Uganda Police Foils Terrorist Attack

Today, Saturday 13th September, 2014, security agencies in a successful joint operation foiled a terrorist attack. A number of suspects belonging to a terrorist group have been arrested, and explosive materials which were meant to be used recovered.

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Daily Monitor

We must simplify East African Community issues for Ugandans

Ugandans want to join the Community and are ready to embrace the opportunities that lie ahead as we form one strong market. The last few months have been particularly incredible moments for the Ministry of East African Community Affairs staff.

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Daily Monitor

Ugandans abroad could be more cash strapped than those at home

"But isn't a Shs120m too little from the Ugandans in North America?" the minister's maid asked as she sank into the chair next to her friend who was watching a footage of the Katikkiro in America. "I also think those guys are so mean," supported my maid.

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