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MONDAY LIVE UPDATES: News from in and around Uganda

7: 06 Pm: UCC closes Pearlfm over a current affairs show

The Uganda Communications Commission has closed Pearl Fm over a current affairs talk show.

The commission is also demanding for the firing of the show's presenter.


6.06 PM: Government working on Teacher policy



4:54 PM: Parliament to spend 13Bn for age limit consultations.

The director of communications and public affairs of the Uganda Parliament, Chris Obore confirmed that each MP will receive UGX 29M and consultations will take place from 25th October to 8th November 2017. 

In total parliament will spend 13 billion shillings as facilitation for MPs consultations.


3:42 PM: Patrick Ayota is the new deputy MD of NSSF. He replaces Geraldine Ssali 


3:50 PM. FDC youth storm police over Besigye’s continued detention

About 20 youth of the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have stormed Nagalama Police Station in Mukono District demanding the release of former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye.

12:20 PM: 430 Uganda police officers and men to compete for UN jobs

430 Uganda policemen will be competing for UN peacekeeping jobs. The week-long interview sessions will see some of them deployed on UN peacekeeping missions across the world.


12:00 PM: Somalia President Mohammed Abdullahi ''Farmajo' in Uganda on working visit

The President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" Mohamed is in Uganda on a working visit. The Somali president is here on the invitation of President Yoweri Museveni, and the two had bilateral talks today.

Uganda was the first country to send troops into Somalia as part of an African peacekeeping mission, and currently, has the largest number of troops in the country. In the process, Uganda has contributed to the stabilisation of the country and is also helping to train Somali soldiers at the Singo military training school in Nakaseke.




10.00am: 10 cases stand in the way of Kenya's repeat election

About 10 cases are pending before the High Court whose judgments might affect the repeat poll slated for Thursday, October 26

9:30: General Muntu visits competitor Patrick Amuriat at Nagalama police



9.00am: One year later, Rakai quake victims still wait for govt aid

A total of 3,186 houses, including schools, also developed cracks after the earthquake.The disaster forced more than 4,000 people in the villages of Kifamba, Kanabulemu, Kibanda, Kyebe, Minziro, Kasensero and Gwanda to abandon their homes and seek shelter under trees and banana plantations.Several schools were also not spared and many pupils and students still study under tree shades since their classrooms were also destroyed