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Confusion over MUBS autonomy

The Ministry of Education is trying to intervene in the prolonged battle over whether Makerere University Business School (MUBS) should be an autonomous institution separate from Makerere University. Two months ago, MUK threatened to deny over 5000 students graduation due to unpaid arrears MUBS owed to MUK. The ministry is …

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Kenya probes ‘cold-blooded’ police killing

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s police chief Saturday ordered an investigation after a video circulated on social media showing a police officer killing a disarmed man in cold blood in front of a crowd of onlookers in Nairobi. “I have ordered thorough investigations on the shooting incident that occurred in …

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Break-in at Ugandan newspaper deals blow to media

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | The offices of Uganda’s leading private newspaper were ransacked overnight and all its computers stolen, its editor said Saturday, dealing a fresh blow to independent media in the country. “Almost all our desktops, a couple of laptops, cameras and hard drives were stolen,” said The Observer …

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Four arrested with ivory in Abim, northern Uganda

Police in Abim District in northern Uganda are holding four men who were arrested with 22.5 kilograms of ivory. Sixty-seven year old Longoli Longura, Locul Peter Loro 45, Okot Francis 38 and Loila James Boda 24, all Ugandan citizens were arrested by the Natural Resource Conservation Network (NRCN) with help …

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Hearing of bail application by Major Kiggundu case suspects flops

Hearing of the bail application of four men, on remand for the alleged murder of Maj. Muhammad Kiggundu and his body guard Sgt. Steven Mukasa, did not take off due to unfinished investigations. Justice Wilson Kwesiga adjourned the Kampala High Court matter Thursday on the request of prosecution’s Babra Masinde …

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Watongola charged with fraud before Nakawa Court

Kamuli businessman Haji Badru Watongola has been charged before Nakawa Magistrate court with obtaining sh230m by false pretense. Prosecution led by Ann Ntimba alleges that Haji Watongola a businessman residing in Kamuli Municipality in Kamuli District, and others still at large, with intent to defraud a one Stephen Tutu, obtained the said money …

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Judge explains Kanyamunyu bail ruling

High Court Judge Yasin Nyanzi has explained why Mathew Kanyamunyu was denied bail in the ongoing “Lugogo murder” case, saying fears investigations would be interfered with were a major concern. Kanyamunyu is jointly charged with his girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari and brother Joseph Kanyamunyu for the alleged murder of social worker …

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THE INDEPENDENT: Kaweesi case divides police, CMI, ISO

In The Independent this week: COVER STORY Kaweesi case divides police, CIID, CMI, ISO: Main investigator was sidelined by Kayihura NEWS ANALYSIS Motor vehicle inspection deal: Is the mandatory vehicle inspection exercise manned by multinational company, SGS worth it for Uganda? THE LAST WORD Africa through North Korean eyes: Why …

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