Justice Steven Kavuma

Justice Kavuma Halts Kayihura Brutality Case

Justice Kavuma Halts Kayihura Brutality Case By Serestino Tusingwire Uganda’s Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma on Friday issued an interim order halting the prosecution of the country’s Inspector General of Police (IGP) General Kale Kayihura over torture charges, which is before Makindye Magistrates court. Justice Kavuma issued the order on Friday afternoon after he presided over an interim […]

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Ssekandi Wants Unemployed Youths Driven Out Of City

Ssekandi Wants Unemployed Youths Driven Out Of City By Venenscias Kiiza Uganda’s Vice President, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has asked government to push all the unemployed youth out of the city and send them back to villages to engage in agriculture. According to him, they create unnecessary congestion in the city yet there is a lot of unconsumed […]

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Min. Kibuule Attacks Bishops, Brands Them Land Grabbers

Min. Kibuule Attacks Bishops, Brands Them Land Grabbers By Serestino Tusingwire Uganda’s state minister for Water, Ronald Kibuule has attacked Mukono district bishops over the Ntawo village land wrangle saying they hide under God’s name to steal land from tenants. “Bishops are hiding in God’s name to steal land. We shall resist such an attempt. The church […]

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How Drama Unfolded As Parliament Tabled Age Limit Motion At Night

How Drama Unfolded As Parliament Tabled Age Limit Motion At Night By Prisca Wanyenya The motion by Nakifuma County MP, Kafeero Sekitoleko seeking for leave of Parliament to allow him table the famous age limit bill was finally tabled in Parliament-at night. But as expected, the proposed Bill that has generated a heated debate in Uganda, even […]

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Robert Migadde

Six Ugandan MPs Robbed In South Africa

Six Ugandan MPs Robbed In South Africa South Africa Police in the city of Johannesburg  have commenced investigations into circumstances under which four Ugandan Members of Parliament and two staff of the House were robbed. Uganda’s Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah informed Parliament on Thursday named the lawmakers as; Robert Migadde of Buvuma Islands, Santa Alum of […]

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Sam Mugumya

Besigye Aide Mugumya To Face DRC Court Martial

Besigye Aide Mugumya To Face DRC Court Martial Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party presidential candidate Kizza Besigye’s aide is among seven Ugandans set to face court martial in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Uganda’s security Minister Henry Tumukunde on Thursday confirmed that plans are underway to arraign seven Ugandans including FDC’s Sam […]

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Court Charges Police Boss With Neglect of Duty

Court Charges Police Boss With Neglect of Duty By Serestino Tusingwire Former Wandegeya DPC Moses Nanoka has today been charged with neglect of duty following the incident in which Kizza Besigye’s supporters were beaten last month. According to state prosecutor, Catherine Kushemerirwe, Nanoka neglected his duty when he failed to restrain his junior officers from beating up […]

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EXCLUSIVE: First Photos of Wounded Machar Emerge

EXCLUSIVE: First Photos of Wounded Machar Emerge Images of wounded former South Sudan First Vice President, Riek Machar have leaked to us. Machar, who was sacked as South Sudan’s vice-president last month, is in Sudan to receive “urgent medical attention.” He was airlifted from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).   President Salva Kiir sacked […]

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Mateke

Mateke Leads Pro-Kayihura Demo In Kisoro Ahead Of Court Appearance

Mateke Leads Pro-Kayihura Demo In Kisoro Ahead Of Court Appearance By Serestino Tusingwire With four days before the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura appears in court over police brutality, residents of Kisoro district led by the State Minister for Regional Cooperation, Philemon Mateke have protested against his prosecution. Kisoro resident say they want the charges against […]

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir

New Deadly Opposition Plot To Oust Kiir Leaks

New Deadly Opposition Plot To Oust Kiir Leaks A group of armed and unarmed political parties opposed to South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s government have resolved to overthrow what they described as the “totalitarian regime” along with supporters, mainly from the Dinka tribe. The resolution emerged at the end of a consultative meeting attended by […]

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Kulayigye

Col. Kulayigye Fired Over Dubious Gold Deal

Col. Kulayigye Fired Over Dubious Gold Deal Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) Chief Political Commissar, Col Felix Kulayigye has been fired from his post, the army spokesperson has revealed. Lt Col Paddy Ankunda confirmed this development on his twitter handle on Wednesday evening saying Kulayigye “I am receiving incessant calls about the fate of Hon Col Felix […]

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Kabale CAO Pulls ‘A Magufuli’ Locks Out Late Workers

Kabale CAO Pulls ‘A Magufuli’ Locks Out Late Workers By Serestino Tusingwire The Chief Administrative Officer Kabale District Abert Matsiko Mutungwire has locked out district workers who reported late for work. In what he named operation Hakuna Mchezo (no joke), Mutungwire said it had become a habit for some district officers to come late for […]

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Gashumba

SFC Boss Warns ‘General’ Gashumba Over Anti-UPDF Facebook Post

SFC Boss Warns ‘General’ Gashumba Over Anti-UPDF Facebook Post Self proclaimed Ugandan social media commentator Frank Gashumba has come under fire from one of the Special Forces Command (SFC) officers over a post he made accusing the army of brutality. Last week, Gashumba made a post on his popular page indicating that he had ordered Uganda […]

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Wanted LRA Leader Joseph Kony

US Imposes Tough Sanctions on Joseph Kony Sons Over Ivory Trafficking

US Imposes Tough Sanctions on Joseph Kony Sons Over Ivory Trafficking The US says it has imposed economic sanctions on Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) leader Joseph Kony’s two sons, accusing them of being involved in trafficking ivory. Salim Kony and Ali Cony were LRA commanders who played “critical roles” in trafficking of ivory from Garamba National Park in northern Democratic Republic […]

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Uganda is still backward — Museveni

Uganda is still backward — Museveni By Serestino Tusingwire The president of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is among those who believe the country is still backward. He argues that having more people in agriculture is a sign of backwardness for the whole country. “One of the characteristics of backwardness is having more people in agriculture […]

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Bill Allowing Museveni Rule Until Death to be Tabled In Parliament Today

Bill Allowing Museveni Rule Until Death to be Tabled In Parliament Today A private members bill seeking to remove the presidential age limit is to be tabled today in parliament. According to today’s order paper, the bill will be tabled by Hon. Kafeero Ssekitoreko, MP Nakifuma County, Kayunga district and seconded by Hon Omoru Paul […]

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa

Kuteesa to lose parliamentary seat over absenteeism

Kuteesa to lose parliamentary seat over absenteeism By Serestino Tusingwire Foreign affairs minister Sam Kuteesa is on the verge of losing his parliamentary seat for missing 15 consecutive parliamentary meetings without any reason. Kuteesa is a Member of Parliament for Mawogola County in Sembabule district and a former UN president in the year 2014-15. It […]

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Sejusa Army Discharge In New Twist

Sejusa Army Discharge In New Twist Uganda’s former Coordinator of Intelligence Services Gen David Sejusa’s hopes of retiring from the army have been dealt a huge blow after it emerged that the state has advanced ten grounds to challenge the recent discharge by the High Court. According to local reports, the ten grounds are contained in a memorandum […]

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H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

I Will Not Rule Beyond 75 yrs – M7

I Will Not Rule Beyond 75 yrs – M7 Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has lifted the lid on his future plans saying that any good leader across the world should rule beyond the age of 75 years. Museveni said this in an interview with Patrick Kamara, a local Ugandan journalist. A video clip of the […]

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Tamale Mirundi

Rolex Promotion Useless – Tamale Mirundi

Rolex Promotion Useless – Tamale Mirundi By Serestino Tusingwire Senior Presidential Adviser on Media, Tamale Mirundi has blasted the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife over ‘the Rolex’ promotion.   Mirundi said this while appearing on NBS television this morning. According to Mirundi, the Rolex promotion is useless and it is an indicator that Uganda is lagging behind […]

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