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VIDEO: Parliament vets new Uganda electoral commissioners

VIDEO: Parliament has vetted the new chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Justice Simon Byabakama together with five new members on the Commissions bringing an end to outbursts and reservations regarding their appointment.  After his interface with legislators on the Appointments Committee of parliament, the new appointee for the office of the …

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Uganda rebel Ongwen: victim turned killer

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Abducted by gunmen as a 10-year-old boy on his way to school, Dominic Ongwen rose to become one of the most feared commanders in Uganda’s brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The former child soldier, now in his early 40s, goes on trial before the International …

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Mass burial for victims of Uganda unrest

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  The bodies of 51 unidentified victims of fierce fighting in the Rwenzururu kingdom in Uganda’s restive Kasese region were buried in a mass ceremony on Sunday, officials said. They were among nearly 90 people killed in fighting last month between palace guardsand security forces in the …

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MUASA disowns Besigye

MUASA disassociates itself from fundraising, Besigye responds The Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) has distanced itself from political activities said to support their lecturers’ cause. This follows a foiled fundraising campaign by former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye and the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) that was scheduled to …

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Fastjet to cut flights in East Africa

Tanzanian based -lowcost carrier Fastjet has announced plans to cut flights in East Africa starting this month as part of a route rationalisation exercise meant to match frequencies and customer demand. Fastjet, which launched direct flights between Dar es Salaam and Entebbe International Airport in 2014, says “rationalisation” of its …

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VIDEO: 52 unidentified bodies buried in Kasese

VIDEO: The bodies of 52 unidentified Rwenzururu palace attack victims have finally been buried, amidst controversy and skepticism. Whereas police announced that 46 royal guards had been killed in the attack, 52 bodies have been buried today at Rakoki army barracks, excluding the 16 bodies that were identified and claimed by …

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Why Kasaija, Anite differ on UEGCL top job?

Matia Kasaija, the minister for Finance and Evelyn Anite, the minister of State for Privatisation and Investment are locked in disagreement over the appointment of the Chairperson of Uganda Electricity Generation Board (UEGCL). Kasaija appointed Frank Katusiime to the post on Nov 9 but Anite preferred Eng. Proscovia Njuki and …

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Makerere: MUBS students to miss graduation

Up to 5000 students of Makerere University Business School MUBS are set to miss out on graduation due to the indefinite closure of Makerere University. MUBS holds its graduation ceremony together with MAK and cannot hold a separate function without the Senate approval of Makerere University. Since the university is …

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