[Observer]Less than three weeks before The Cranes take on Liberia in a must-win 2014 World Cup qualifier at Namboole stadium, there is little in terms of hype and preparation to suggest Uganda is ready for the do-or-die tie, writes Elly Kyeyune.
[RNW Africa]Patience Kahangirwe, 29, is the founder of Karwes Décor. The Kampala-based events planning company specializes in flowers, décor, bridal gowns and cakes. Party packages range in price between 100,000 and 16 million Ugandan shillings (about 30 and 4,800 euros).
[Independent]The Ugandan shilling traded flat most of the week in a very tight range of 2570/80 held down by weak demand as most corporates were out of the market due mid month tax obligations, says Stephen Kaboyo, a managing director at Alpha Capital Partners, a forex trading and financial consultancy firm.
[Independent]In the Central African Republic, a UN envoy says the country has collapsed into "a state of anarchy" and the UN Security Council must impose sanctions and mandate a neutral security force to restore order, Aljazeera reports.
[New Vision]President Yoweri Museveni has said Uganda will be importing thumbprint machines for use during the 2016 elections to identify voters and eliminate the stealing of votes and double voting. The east African nation is three years away from electing fresh leadership into political power.
[Observer]The woman who allegedly first published the letter that eventually got Gen David Sejusa in trouble says she is scared for her life.
[New Vision]President of the People's Progressive Party Bidandi Ssali has been involved in an accident along the Northern Bypass in Kampala this evening.
[New Vision]ALL 20 National Basketball League clubs are to pocket shs3million each in a move which is the first of its kind in the sport. The league is made up of 12 men and 8 ladies teams.
[New Vision]EGAKU Gerald came off the bench to score the winning goal in a pulsating final at Kigezi High School in Kabale as St. Mary's Kitende won the COPA Coca-Cola schools championship.
[Observer]While the recent scandal revolves around the Shs 5.5bn tuition payment scam, a whistleblower has come out to contest the authenticity of the PhDs of some of Kyambogo's academic staff. One John Kaheru recently petitioned the Inspector General of Government to investigate Rev Dr Grace Lubaale and Sr Dr Maria Goretti Kaahwa, saying the latter was involved in an irregular award of a doctor of philosophy degree (PhD) to the former.
[Independent]When on May 7 the Electoral Commission (EC) released its roadmap to the 2016 general elections almost three years early, one would expect that the political class would applaud it for the effort. However, critics have been quick to come out and say the EC's plans are hollow unless bold electoral reforms are adopted.
[Independent]How NRM's level of organization has made it impossible for the Opposition to mobilize the masses against Museveni
[Independent]On April 6, President Yoweri Museveni adjusted his busy schedule in Kampala and traveled to Minakulu Sub-county, Oyam District in Lango to attend a traditional wedding. For starters, President Museveni has not attended any traditional weddings in Lango before, leave alone being the chief guest.
[Independent]Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has published a list of 105 motor vehicles that face being de-registered if their owners do not settle their tax obligations within seven days.
[Independent]May 12 was a very important day in the world- Mother's Day. It was a day when literally every family in the world, celebrated and honored mothers and motherhood- because ultimately all of us came to this world through our mothers.
[Independent]While most of the public have been mostly interested in the sensational non-legal elements of the story, the deepening rift between the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Police should be a matter of grave public concern. Whichever way it is resolved, it has far-reaching legal implications.
[Independent]Only weeks to her third budget, Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka has a lot of scratching of the head to do in an attempt to find a way of funding her planned Shs 12 trillion budget.
[Independent]From an artistic point of view, William D. Houek's displays at AKA Gallery are extremely innovative and uniquely relevant to his audience. The architect, who has a strong passion for painting and water colour, is working with gourds, light and glass in this exhibition.
[New Vision]The president of the People's Progressive Party, Jaberi Bidandi Ssali, who was involved in a car accident on Saturday evening, is improving, according to his assistant.
[New Vision]Juba -Sudan's foreign minister said on Friday neighbour South Sudan had promised him it would not let rebels operate across their shared border, defusing a row that had threatened a key oil deal.