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Mbabazi is back – as African security chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has said that torture is unacceptable and goes against the laws of Uganda. In his first media address after several years, Mbabazi said that as a member of the National Resistance Movement party-NRM, one of the things they fought …

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Lt. Col. Damiba sworn in as Burkina Faso president

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | Xinhua | Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba was sworn in as the new president of Burkina Faso on Wednesday. The swearing-in ceremony was broadcast live on Burkina Faso’s public television RTB. Damiba, head of the Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration (MPSR), took his oath in …

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Human traffic still low at Rwanda-Uganda border

Katuna, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Human traffic is yet to pick up at the Uganda-Rwanda border more than two weeks after the Rwandan authorities reopened the borders. The Rwandan authorities reopened the border on January 31st, 2022. President, Paul Kagame closed the borders on February 27, 2019, accusing Uganda …

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Nakaayi runs below 2 minutes in new world best

🥇Halimah NAKAAYI 🇺🇬 1:59.55 🥈Tigist GIRMA 🇪🇹 2:01.68 🥉Winnie NANYONDO 🇺🇬 2:02.14 Paris, France | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s middle distance star Halima Nakaayi showed Monday night that she is steadily returning to her top form with victory in a World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver event – in France. She becomes the first woman …

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UN Libya adviser urges all parties to preserve calm

Tripoli, Libya | Xinhua | The Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Libya Stephanie Williams on Sunday urged the Libyan parties to preserve calm on the ground. Williams made her remarks during a meeting with Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah in the capital Tripoli, where they discussed the recent developments …

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