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Iron sheets scandal silences Anita Among

Speaker in panic as Museveni turns heat on implicated ministers Kampala Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Uganda’s Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has cut back on her public appearances as she is gripped by panic and tension over charges she could face following her involvement in the blossoming scandal where government …

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EAC armies pose new risks in DR Congo

Expert reports warn of weak links, mission creep Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The Eastern African Community Regional Force (EACRF) deployed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo seems to be the fastest growing movement in the region. But the presence of additional armed personnel in an area crawling with numerous …

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Qatar’s role in Rusesabagina’s release

How the Gulf nation navigated Rwanda-US tension Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | On March 30, Paul Rusesabagina, an erstwhile critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, arrived in the U.S. from Qatar to begin a life of “quiet reflection” after over 900 days in detention in Rwanda. Following months of negotiations …

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Museveni’s many labours

Corruption, homosexuality and Muhoozi as seen through the president’s address to parliament COMMENT | IAN KATUSIIME | In his address to Parliament on March 16, President Yoweri Museveni did not mention a word about the iron sheets; the raging corruption scandal engulfing his Cabinet where the Vice President, Speaker of Parliament …

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The Reawakening of NUP

Inside the party’s new countrywide mobilisation drive Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) on Feb.23 launched Kunga Uganda; a proposed countrywide mobilisation drive. The event at their party headquarters in Kavule, Makerere not far from Kampala’s central business district attracted hordes of supporters, party MPs, …

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