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Aid groups slam South Sudan’s $10,000 visas

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | International aid agencies on Saturday slammed South Sudan’s decision to raise foreign worker visa fees to as much as $10,000 (9,300 euros), warning it would worsen a humanitarian crisis in the famine-hit country. “The government and the army have largely contributed to the humanitarian situation,” …

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AU’s .africa joins the internet

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  In the beginning was .com, followed by a host of other .somethings, but on Friday, 32 years after the world’s first domain name was registered, the African Union has launched .africa for the continent. Africans who want to register a website will be able …

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Desh Kananura defends himself over employee’s murder

City businessman and rally driver Andrew Kananura, commonly known as Desh, has in un-sworn testimony denied allegations that he murdered one of his employees at his Panamera Bar in Naguru- Kampala. Desh together and his brother Raymond Kananura have given un-sworn testimony maintaining that they were not involved in the …

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KIIZA: Opposition are partners to governments

The Leader of the Opposition in Uganda’s Parliament Winnie Kiiza has said that opposition parties should not be viewed as enemies of the ruling government, but as an organ with an advisory role. Kiiza said that the opposition is a government in waiting’ and should not be classified as being against …

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LATIGO: Domesticate the draft anti-terrorism bill developed for Africa

African parliaments have been urged to be at the forefront of combating terrorism and violent extremism, by ratifying and implementing anti terrorism laws. Terrorism was a top item on the agenda at the Pan African Parliament session in Midrand, South Africa on Wednesday, with Uganda’s Prof. Ogenga-Latigo saying that every country hould domesticate …

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Kagoma MP loses seat over bribery

The Court of  Appeal has nullified the election of Kagoma County MP Moses Walyomu Muwanika and ordered the Electoral Commission to conduct fresh elections. Justices  Fredrick Engonda-Ntende,  Paul Mugamba and Alfonse Owiny-Dollo overturned an earlier decision of Jinja High Court that had rejected the  evidence of voter bribery against Walyomu …

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KCCA in action as giants enter CAF Champions League title race

Coach Mike Mutebi talks to his players in training yesterday. PHOTO KCCA MEDIATODAY Mamelodi Sundowns v Kampala Capital City Authority 8pm Saturday Vipers (UGA) v Platinum Stars (RSA) Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The four most successful clubs in African competitions enter the 2017 CAF Champions League this weekend expecting …

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MUSEVENI: Security key to empowering women

Ugandans marked the International Women’s Day in Dokolo on Wednesday, with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni stressing that improved security produces an environment in which women and child issues can be raised and discussed. Officiating at the International Women’s Day celebrations in Northern Uganda, Museveni pointed out that discussing women or child issues …

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