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Meet Proscovia Nalweyiso, appointed Uganda’s first female Major General. Photo: New Vision
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Meet Proscovia Nalweyiso, appointed Uganda’s first female Major General

In 2011, Proscovia Nalweyiso became the first female Brigadier General in Uganda, a noteworthy achievement, which was celebrated across the continent. Fast-forward to 2017, the country has recorded another remarkable milestone, the promotion of Brig Nalweyiso to the rank of Major General. With the appointment, Nalweyiso becomes the country’s first female Major General, and one of the few women across the continent to hold such a powerful military position. We applaud and congratulate Maj Gen Nalweyiso on the historic achievement.

Keeping it in the family? Cartoon: Damien Glez
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Cartoon: Keeping it in the family?

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has promoted his eldest son Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba to become a special presidential adviser in a reshuffle of top military personnel. The appointment has been strongly criticised, seen as a classic case of nepotism, and it has also been viewed with suspicion. Critics argue that Museveni is grooming Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba to succeed him as president in the future. Could Museveni be preparing his son to take over when the Ugandan leader eventually leaves office?

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Uganda Press Photo Awards: Daily Life Category Best Photographs

The 5th Uganda Press Photo Awards were held last month to showcase and honour the work of talented Ugandan photographers. The awards are divided into seven categories: creative, daily life, nature, portrait, news, sport and story. This week we will showcase the last four category winners. Today we publish Mohsen Taha’s stunning photograph, voted the best image in the Daily Life Category, and the finalists of the section.

Motorcross: John Batanudde
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Uganda Press Photo Awards: Sport Category Best Photographs

The 5th Uganda Press Photo Awards were held last month to showcase and honour the work of talented Ugandan photographers. The awards are organised by the Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda, and they are divided into seven categories: creative, daily life, nature, portrait, news, sport and story. Today we publish John Batanudde’s stunning photograph, voted the top image in the Sport Category, and the finalists of the section.

Women are symbols of fertility – they nurture the “seeds” of life. Creative Category winner: Oscar Ntege
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Uganda Press Photo Awards: Creative category best photograph

The 5th Uganda Press Photo Awards were held last month, to showcase and honour the work of talented Ugandan photographers. The awards are organised by the Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda, and they are divided into seven categories: creative, daily life, nature, portrait, news, sport and story. Today we publish Oscar Ntege’s beautiful and imaginative photograph, voted the top image in the Creative Category.

A portrait of Zephania, a 12 year old boy from Butaleja sheltering himself from drizzles as he keeps birds away from his family's rice field. Taken on 11.04.2015. Scaring birds away from farms is a daily routine for many young people who do not go to school. Photo: Uganda Press Photo
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Uganda Press Photo Awards: Seven best photographs

This year’s Uganda Press Photo Awards winners have been announced, and seven finalists out of a long list of 130 photographers who entered the competition won the respective categories. Over 1000 images were submitted and Siraj Muyingo’s striking photograph was chosen the overall best image (Grand Prize). We publish each of the seven photographs of this year’s category winners and finalists.

Phillip Mukoza Mpaata shows off a blueprint of his patented invention. Photo: Daily Monitor/Colleb Mugume
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Meet first Ugandan inventor to hold a patent for safety liquid dosing dispenser

Ugandan inventor Philip Mukoza Mpaata has become the country’s first pharmacist to hold a patent for a drug dosing device. Mpaata’s safety dispenser for liquid medicines was early this year patented in the UK. The patent for Syringe Operated System (SYROPS) was granted by the UK patent office on January 26, 2016 with subsequent publication in the UK Patents Journal on February 24, 2016.

Joaninne Nanyange, Photo: Joaninne Nanyange/Facebook
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Uganda: Policing how women dress, what defines appropriate or decent dress code?

A Facebook post by a Ugandan student, Joaninne Nanyange, which chronicles how she was stopped from entering the Law Development Centre by two women because she was inappropriately dressed [knee length skirt] has stirred a debate on the platform. The post has divided opinion over what constitutes “appropriate dressing”, and several questions have been raised on Facebook. Questions such as how should a “proper” dress code be defined and measured, Who (should) define the decency and appropriateness of how women dress (formally and informally)? What informs institutional rules of professional attire?