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Muhoozi Kainerugaba flags off fundraising run, urges youth to join army

Senior Presidential Adviser for Special Operations Maj General Muhoozi Kainerugaba has urged youth to consider joining the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) as a way of serving their nation while maintaining physical fitness. Gen.Muhoozi made the remarks at Namirembe Cathedral grounds while flagging off the Namirembe Rehabilitation Run 2017 organized by …

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Court rules that UPC’s Otunnu did not defame President Museveni

Buganda Road Court grade one magistrate Joan Aciro has cleared  former UPC Party President Olara Otunnu  on charges of defaming President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, due lack of evidence. The Magistrate observed on Friday that prosecution produced a single witness who could not implicate Otunnu to this crime,  without being collaborated. Last …

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OIL: Museveni talks tough on presidential handshake money

Whoever breached the law in the six billion shilling oil cash payout must face the law – Museveni The chairperson of Uganda’s  parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE)  Abdu Katuntu has said President Yoweri Museveni wants the solicitor General to account for sh5.6 billion supposed to have …

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‘Only 34% of Ugandans believe 2016 election was free, fair’

Afrobarometer Survey: ‘Only 34% of Ugandans believe 2016 election was free, fair’ Only 34% of Ugandans believe last year’s acrimonious general election was “completely free and fair” according to the latest survey by Afrobarometer, a pan-African, non-partisan research network that conducts public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions and other …

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Motor rally ace Desh Kananura acquitted of murder

The High Court has set free motor rally  driver Desh Kananaura, his brother Raymond Kananura and 3 other people who had been arrested in connection to the death of Panamera bar employee Badru Kateregga The Kananuras together with Cyrus Maganda, Samuel Muzolewa and Jacob Onyango had been accused of beating …

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WANTED: Uganda’s Attorney General Byaruhanga and Muhakanizi

The High Court – Lands division, has issued an arrest warrant for Uganda’ s Attorney General William Byaruhanga, Secretary to the Treasury Keith Muhakanizi and the Director General of the External Security Organisation Ambassador Julius Ocwet,  after finding them guilty of contempt of court. Justice Andrew Bashaija ordered police to …

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Uganda drops 10 places in World Press Freedom Index

The constant attacks on journalists by security operatives have seen Uganda drop 10 by places in the just released 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Uganda stands at 112, down from 102 it occupied last year with an index score of 35.94. The attacks on journalists shot up before and after …

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BESIGYE: FDC will organize LC 1 polls countrywide

The former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has vowed to organise Local Council (LC) 1 elections countrywide, since according to him, government has failed to fund the exercise. Besigye said the strategy is part of their new political campaign dubbed ‘Five Issues’. Addressing the media …

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‘There is no law barring foreigners from petty business’

Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde has said cabinet has constituted a sub-committee to look into and address the fact that there is no law that prevents foreigners from engaging in petty trade in Uganda. The sub-committee has finalized its main task which was to come up with a national policy …

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