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Justice Kavuma assures the public on election petitions

Uganda’s Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma has assured that public that the Court of Appeal is committed to hear and conclude all the over 140 election appeals within the stipulated time frame of six months. Kavuma, who is the head of the Court of Appeal, says the court has sufficient funds and ten justices, …

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Nakumatt’s elephant missteps

Nakumatt: Unstable US$150m debt sends jitters among retail supermarket suppliers Business at Nakumatt supermarkets in Uganda has been slowly declining for months but recent persistent reports that all is not well at the parent company of the Kenya-based regional retail giant may have made a bad situation worse. The Nakumatt …

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ANALYSIS: Bridge Academies closure

What it says about politics of education provision The High Court in Kampala on Nov.4 confirmed the closure of Bridge International Academies, the American-owned schools that operate in Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, and India and funded by American billionaires Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg and institutions such as CDC, IFC, and …

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Media warned on inciting ethnic tensions after Lugogo shooting

The Media Council of Uganda has cautioned a leading Kampala daily newspaper, accusing the publication of taking advantage of Kanyamunyu’s incident to “publish content containing hate speech and tribal sentiments”. In his letter addressed to the management of The Red Pepper on Monday, the council chairman Paul Ekochu, said that it had come …

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Now, Uganda’s Small Arms body speaks out on Lugogo shooting

The Uganda National Focal Point (NFP) on Small Arms and Light weapons at the Ministry of Internal Affairs  has come out with a statement condemning the shooting of Kenneth Akena at Lugogo on Saturday. “The shooting of Kenneth Akena  is a very unfortunate incident that we all de-cry and condemn in …

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Lion Assurance’s AIG takeover

What happens after `minnow’ swallows former giant of Uganda’s insurance sector? When regional insurance firm Lion Assurance Company (LAC) confirmed plans to take-over agents and business formerly under the American International Group (AIG), the first question was “how?” AIG-Uganda has been the third leading insurance company by assets in Uganda, …

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VIDEO: CEO, girlfriend held over Lugogo mall murder

VIDEO: Police have detained  Mathew Kanyamunyu at Jinja Road Police Station too help in investigations in an incident in which Akena Kenneth Watmon was shot and died soon after on Saturday  at Forest Mall in Kampala. Initial reports indicated that Akena was shot after he crashed into Kanyamunyu’s car. Kanyamunyu, who is …

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