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UK parliament cuts e-mail access after cyberattack

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain’s parliament shut down external access to e-mail accounts on Saturday following a cyberattack. Parliamentary authorities described the attack as “sustained and determined”, in an email sent to lawmakers and published by the Daily Telegraph. “Earlier this morning we discovered unusual activity and evidence …

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Now, Uganda introduces new criteria for passport issuance

Uganda introduces new criteria for passport issuance Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Uganda has introduced a new criteria for the issuance of passports to address the temporary shortage of ordinary machine readable passports. Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Abubaker J Odongo has attributed the shortage to low stock levels of ordinary passports that …

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Court of Appeal confirms MP Kakooza’s election

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  The Court of Appeal on Monday confirmed the election of Joseph Kakooza as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Buwekula Constituency in Mubende District after dismissing the appeal of his political rival Peter Baleke. Baleke had petitioned the High Court in Mubende accusing Kakooza of forging an …

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Chaos at City Hall meeting over KCCA Amendment Bill 2015

Council meeting over KCCA Amendment Bill 2015 hits deadlock, sitting deferred Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  The Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago was on Monday forced to adjourn proceedings of the Kampala Capital City Autority (KCCA) council meeting following disagreements on  the proposed KCCA Amendment bill 2015. This after members raised objections to …

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Zambia suspends 48 MPs who boycotted president’s speech

Lusaka, Zambia | AFP |  Zambia’s parliament on Tuesday suspended 48 opposition lawmakers who boycotted President Edgar Lungu’s address to legislators in March to protest his contested electoral victory. The lawmakers from the United Party for National Development (UPND) skipped Lungu’s address claiming he was not the legitimate winner of …

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A hung parliament in Britain?: What happens next

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  An exit poll following Britain’s general election on Thursday suggested the country could be heading for a “hung parliament”, in which no party has an overall majority. Here is what would happen next if the forecast is confirmed by the full results, most likely …

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KADAGA: Absenteeism by ministers slowing down government

Speaker “Reports” Ministers to President over perennial absenteeism Kampala, Uganda| PWATCH UG| The Speaker of Par­lia­ment, Re­becca Kadaga has out­lined the peren­nial ab­sence of cab­i­net min­is­ters among is­sues that greatly af­fected busi­ness dur­ing the first ses­sion of the 10th Par­lia­ment. In her com­mu­ni­ca­tion to the House on June 6, 2017, Kadaga …

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LIVE: Museveni delivers State of the Nation Address 2017

In fulfillment of the constitutional requirement under Article101 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda,  President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday delivered the State of the Nation Address, 2017. The president mainly gave accountability on particular government commitments and  appraised the country of the plans and strategies for the …

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