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MP Zaake versus Deputy Speaker

How the disciplinary probe threatens to derail parliament’s agenda Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The case in which Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake, risks losing his privileged position as a Commissioner of Parliament for allegedly insulting Deputy Speaker Anita Among has taken a new twist. Zaake is now questioning …

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Contempt between lawyers and judges

What the fight between Justice Musa Sssekaana and lawyer Male Mabirizi reveals Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | On Feb. 22, while appearing at the Court of Appeal, Male Mabirizi’s lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde, asked the presiding judge, Justice Christopher Madrama, to remain “judiciously alert”. Mabairizi, a litigious lawyer, is appealing …

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Bobi Wine wants EU to act on Museveni

Urges them to stop associating with `dictators’ Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | “The torture in my country does not just need EU to issue a statement but to do more….” That was part of the speech that the leader of the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP),  Robert ssentamu Kyagulanyi …

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Muhoozi’s Rwanda mission

 What next after Rwanda re-opens border? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The latest attempt at improving Uganda Rwanda relations registered some significant steps forward with Rwanda re-opening its border to Uganda on Jan. 31 nearly three years after it was closed. In addition, Uganda replaced Maj. Gen. Abel Kandiho, …

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Rising fuel prices

 Did URA, Ministry of Health cause it? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | An unreasonable testing protocol, greed and an unresponsive government to popular needs has seen Ugandans treated to the worst of January blues with fuel prices going as high up as UgShs10, 000 for a litre. The prices …

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Kidnaps, NUP, New Cabinet

YEAR IN REVIEW: Bobi Wine and his new party continued to dominate the news in 2021 amidst persecution from government Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | A presidential election. A new majority opposition party. A spate of kidnaps and torture. That was the script of 2021 stemming from Bobi Wine’s …

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Uganda buys Chinese arms for war on ADF

A partnership between the UPDF and one of China’s largest defence contractors could upset allies America Kampala, Uganda  | IAN KATUSIIME | On Nov. 30, the Ugandan army alongside the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Forces (FARDC) launched joint air and artillery strikes against camps of the Congo-based Uganda rebels …

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