#WEWANTCHANGE: Five issues, five voices

IPI launches campaign highlighting challenges to press freedom worldwide

VIENNA, Oct 30, 2014 – Criminal defamation laws, the imprisonment of journalists, violent attacks on journalists, endemic impunity for such crimes and a spate of emerging …

NRM picks Okilli for Amuru race

The National Resistance Movement party has picked Ms Jane Frances Amongin Okilli as the party flag bearer in the by-election race for Amuru District Woman parliamentary seat.

Ms Okilli received 7,695 votes (74 per …

Pablo marks a decade of jokes

Kenneth Kimuli better known by his stage name Pablo, is witty. One can’t help laughing at how he turns everything around him into a joke even when having a formal interview.
But this has been …

Parents of school dropouts to be arrested

Authorities in Lyantonde District have passed a resolution to arrest and charge parents who neglect their responsibility of sending children to school.

Speaking to Daily Monitor yesterday, the district chairman Mr Fred Muhangi, said …

Rainbow school wins best enterprise Uganda award

Rainbow International School Uganda has won this year’s “Best Enterprise – Uganda” Award.
The accolade, presented to the Midland Group Director, Ms Drashna Kotecha by the Socrates Committee of the Europe Business Assembly (EBA) at …

Primary children compete in spelling bee competition

Primary Seven pupils in schools around Kampala are set to take part in final spelling competitions which are organized by Spelling Champions East Africa Organization (SCEA).

According to managing director of SCEA Mr Anthony …

Monitor fair to help youth tackle unemployment

The thrill of graduating from university is often dimmed by failure to find a job. With the youth unemployment rate standing at 64 per cent, many youth are testimony to this.
The job market is …

Meeting to discuss Mbabazi allies flops

An emergency meeting of the NRM top leadership in Ngora District that was scheduled for Tuesday did not take place after the party’s district chairperson did not turn up.

The meeting, among other issues, …

Kooki king sues govt for Shs70b


The Kamuswaga of Kooki has sued the government seeking payment of Shs70 billion, in compensation for land in Mutundwe in Lubaga Division Kampala and Nabingo in Mpigi district which he claims was confiscated by …

Zambia presidentand#039s remains flown home

The body of president Michael Sata will arrive back on Zambian soil Saturday, ahead of a state funeral for the 77-year-old leader.

His remains are expected to arrive at Lusaka airport at 0800 GMT with …