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Barrow says inauguration will go ahead on ‘Gambian soil’

Gambia’s Jammeh clings on as tourists flee, Vice President resigns Banjul, Gambia | AFP | Gambian President Yahya Jammeh looked determined to cling to power on Wednesday as his mandate came to an end, prompting neighbouring Senegal asking the UN to back regional actions against him. Jammeh has announced a …

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Constitutional court halts Kabaziguruka trial before the Army Court

The Constitutional Court has issued an interim order halting the trial of Nakawa Municipality MP Michael Kabaziguruka before the General Court Martial  until the final hearing and determination of a petition he filed questioning the legality of the army court. Kabaziguruka in November petitioned the Constitutional Court, seeking it to declare the …

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Museveni urges protection of the East African market

President Yoweri Museveni has urged the East African Legislative Assembly to force foreigners to develop the region by passing policies that will protect the region’s markets. “We need to stop the importation of second hand clothes so that we can develop our textile industries,” said Museveni. “When you buy second hand …

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MICHO: We were undone by stage fright

Port-Gentil, Gabon | AFP |  Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic admitted that the occasion got to his players as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Ghana in their first match back at the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday. Thirty-nine years after losing to Ghana in the 1978 final, the …

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No voter ID, no sex, urges Kenyan MP

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | A Kenyan opposition MP has urged fellow women to impose a sex boycott until their men register to vote in August’s general election. Mishi Mboko, who is married, said women should withhold sex until their menfolk present their credentials in the form of a valid …

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Andre Ayew gives Ghana narrow win over Uganda

FT: Uganda 0 Ghana 1, Egypt 0 Mali 0 Next match: Uganda vs Egypt – Saturday Mali vs Ghana Andre Ayew converted a first-half penalty as Ghana started their latest bid to reclaim the Africa Cup of Nations title with a hard-earned 1-0 victory against Uganda on Tuesday. The West Ham United …

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New Uganda Electoral Commission members sworn in

Seven newly appointed commissioners of the Uganda Electoral Commission (EC) have been sworn in by the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe. Those sworn in are chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama, deputy Hajat Aisha  Lubega, Ahabwe Mugabi, Steven Tashobya , Ssebaggala Kigozi, Peter Emorut and Nathaline Etomaru. At the swearing in at the High …

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