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Today (28.07.2014)

A lesson in honesty, hard work and creativity

In Summary Once the community around got to know her shop existed, they started to buy and the money started coming in. But Rehema did not settle for that. Rehema is a 20-something woman who lives in Kyaliwajjala. She is a shopkeeper, dealing in mostly cereals like rice, beans, posho and other such stuff. When the shop opened, there was only one sack of rice, one sack of posho and another of sugar. It looked quite empty actually. 09:10 28.07.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Dependable tax woman

Allen Kagina as she stepped out to give her last report as URA Commissioner General last week. Photo by Faiswal Kasirye  In Summary She has a word for the leaders of Uganda and her compatriots. According to Kagina, it is in the interest of the country that it fully finances its national Budget in the near future by making policy and administrative changes that she has been part of over the last years. 08:56 28.07.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Makerere raises cut-off points for sciences

In Summary Private students wishing to do science courses must have performed well since such disciplines need higher points. KAMPALA- Although fewer students at A-level offer science subjects and later pass them, courses continue to be highly competitive in institutions of higher learning. This has been reflected in Makerere University’s cut off points for private admission released yesterday. 08:31 28.07.2014 from channel Monitor Online

BATU declares no dividends as exorbitant taxes erode profits

A British American Tobacco Uganda worker sorts tobacco leaves. The company has blamed excessive taxes for its inability to pay dividends. 08:15 28.07.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Uganda to start getting ADB loans with interest

In Summary Financial institution is resource constrained Kampala- Unlike in the past where it used to access loans at zero interest rate, Uganda will begin borrowing at higher cost from the African Development Bank (ADB). This follows the country’s graduation to access loans from the bank’s window which attracts interest rate. 08:14 28.07.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Uganda turns to DRC as alternative market to troubled South Sudan

Grain traders weigh produce for sale. Uganda is looking for market for its produce in the Democratic Republic of Congo as an alternative to South Sudan. PHOTO BY STEPHEN OTAGE  In Summary According to the Ministry of Trade, manufacturers have so far registered a 61 per cent decline with exports falling from Shs2. 3 billion to Shs895 million per month. 08:10 28.07.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Telecoms jostle for data market

A lady surfs the internet on her smartphone. The popularity of mkbile internet has pushed telecom companies to change strategies. 07:55 28.07.2014 from channel The Independent

Stock market upbeat

Brokers at the USE. Trading has been dominated by Umeme for most parts of the year. NET PHOTOInvestment opportunities in utilities, financial services drive demand for shares The Umeme counter has been the busiest in terms of turnover and shares traded on the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE) for the greater part of this year. 07:50 28.07.2014 from channel The Independent

Cranes trip to Mauritania gets midfield boost

In Summary The return of midfielders Aucho, from suspension, and Mawejje (after sorting his club issues) will galvanize Uganda in Nouakchott, according to coach Mich. But in another development, the striking department has been hit with news of Okwi being ruled out with a groin problem Kampala- Uganda coach Micho Sredojevic was forced to start rookie Miya Farouq as the onus was on the Cranes to attack Mauritania a week ago. 07:46 28.07.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Food supplements pose health risk

You might be getting more of these than you think, and more might not be good The round glass disc, upon first glance, looks like nothing special. In fact, information on the product’s website indicates that a bio disc is only 9 centimeters in diameter and only 10 mm thick. But, according to Shamim Nalugemwa, within this despised piece of glass lies a secret to life. 07:45 28.07.2014 from channel The Independent

Kispiro finishes distant 8th as Kenyans take 5000m

Uganda’s Kipsiro (11) competing at the 2009 IAAF World Championship. He was beaten in Glasgow yesterday to 8th place in a disappointing performance from the 2010 double gold medalist. The race was won by Kenya’s Ndiku. 07:42 28.07.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Bombers captain loses glove, contest

In Summary Losing gum shields is normal but dropping gloves in boxing is very unusual. “I can’t tell you what went wrong,” Ssemitala said after the loss. Glasgow- He came here as one of the country’s medal prospects. Boxing officials praised his discipline, skills and focus. But Rogers Ssemitala will play no further part in the Commonwealth Games after he lost to Sri Lankan Anurudha Rathnayake yesterday. 07:39 28.07.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Deadly sport

Lack of safety measures: Motorsport fans are always at the mercy of rally drivers. INDEPENDENT/JIMMY SIYAWho cares about maimed victims, killed children? On the wet and cold Saturday morning his nephew, Abdallah Mawejje died, Ddumba Ssentongo was mainly speechless and distraught looking, with his eyes red from crying. 07:38 28.07.2014 from channel The Independent

Kiplimo races to Glasgow bronze

Cheptegei runs to the finish line to win gold at the World Junior Championships yesterday. AFP PHOTO  In Summary Athletics. Marathoner was blocked from the previous Games four years ago after an accreditation error. He never gave up. Yesterday, he became Uganda’s first Commonwealth Games marathon medalist. Glasgow- Four years ago, Abraham Kiplimo endured a very painful experience. 07:36 28.07.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Behind the attacks in western Uganda

President Yoweri Museveni (R) congratulates Mumbere on his coronationWhat Museveni should fear Recent events in the districts of Kasese, Bundibugyo, and Ntororo show that President Yoweri Museveni’s strategy to politically and strategically capture the volatile region could be failing, experts say. 07:29 28.07.2014 from channel The Independent

Yesterday (27.07.2014)

MPs to Museveni: sack PM Mbabazi

The Observer - MPs to Museveni: sack PM Mbabazi. 23:16 27.07.2014 from channel The Observer

2016: Opposition coalition under fire

The Observer - 2016: Opposition coalition under fire. 23:11 27.07.2014 from channel The Observer

Uwera trial: the sticking arguments

The Observer - Uwera trial: the sticking arguments. 23:08 27.07.2014 from channel The Observer

Police to spend Shs 15 billion on tear gas, riots

The Observer - Police to spend Shs 15 billion on tear gas, riots. 22:59 27.07.2014 from channel The Observer

State: Uwera guilty of murder or manslaughter

The Observer - State: Uwera guilty of murder or manslaughter. 22:50 27.07.2014 from channel The Observer

 

 

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