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Tanzania’s Magufuli rules out extending presidential term

Magufuli tells Tanzanians that the ongoing debate about increasing the presidential term from five to seven years displeases him Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Tanzanian President John Magufuli will not seek to extend presidential terms in the country, his party said Saturday, moving to quash calls from his own party …

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DRC army launches new operation against Ugandan rebels

Beni, DR Congo | AFP |  The Congolese army on Saturday announced a new operation against armed groups, notably the ADF Ugandan Islamist rebels suspected of murdering 14 UN peacekeepers last month. Army vehicles transported some 300 troops to the operation’s headquarters near Beni in the restive eastern province of …

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Museveni eulogizes Kony war peace emissary Lagony

President eulogizes Kony war peace emissary Lagony  Nwoya, Uganda | PPU | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said that the peace enjoyed by Ugandans cannot be disturbed by anyone following the great sacrifices made by the people of Uganda. The President was on Friday speaking at the memorial mass of the …

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Court of Appeal orders new polls for Jinja Municipality East

  Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  The Court of Appeal on Friday ordered fresh elections be conducted in Jinja Municipality East constituency after discovering that the Electoral Commission (EC) did not conduct the last polls in accordance with electoral laws. Basing on reported fraud that marred the said election …

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African Union slams ‘hurtful, upsetting’ Trump remark

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | The African Union said Friday that President Donald Trump’s reported description of African nations as “shithole countries” broke with “accepted behaviour” and was “extremely upsetting.” Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for AU Chairperson Moussa Faki, told AFP that Trump’s statement “truly flies in the face of …

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LIVE: Janet Museveni releases PLE results

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Education and Sports Minister Janet Museveni has today released results from the Primary Leaving Examinations of 2017. Janet Museveni said she was happy to see that yet again more girls had taken the Primary Leaving Exams, but was critical of continue malpractices. “I condemn …

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Judiciary reshuffles 130 judges, James Eremye Mawanda retained

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Uganda’s Judiciary has reshuffled 130 of its officers including Registrars, Chief Magistrates and Grade One Magistrates. In a circular signed by the Chief Registrar – Courts of Judicature Paul Wolimbwa Gadenya, the transfers are aimed at improving service delivery country wide. Among the transferred are …

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