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Museveni: The other ‘Leader of Opposition’

Why can’t the president stop complaining about everything? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | President Yoweri Museveni is always cited as an all-powerful figure in Uganda based on his decades-long reign and ability to dispatch opponents at elections and those emerging from inside the government. But this is belied by his …

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South Sudan’s president appoints new foreign minister

Juba, S.Sudan | Xinhua | President of South Sudan Salva Kiir on Thursday night appointed James Morgan Pitia as the country’s new minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation. In a presidential decree broadcast on the state-owned television, the South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation, Kiir appointed Pitia who had previously served as …

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UN chief urges release of Niger’s president

United Nations, USA | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday demanded the immediate and unconditional release of Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum, as the world body is suspending humanitarian operations in Niger due to the situation in the country. Soldiers in Niger have overthrown President Mohamed Bazoum, the country’s Defense …

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Zimbabwean president launches campaign for 2nd term

Harare, Zimbabwe | Xinhua | Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is also leader of the ruling ZANU PF party, on Saturday launched his party’s election campaign in preparation for the Aug. 23 elections. Mnangagwa, who came to power in 2017, is seeking a second five-year term as president. Addressing thousands of supporters …

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Nigerian president suspends central bank governor

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian President Bola Tinubu late Friday suspended Godwin Emefiele from the governorship of the country’s central bank, ahead of planned reforms in the financial sector. Emefiele served as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria since June 2014. The move came following an investigation by the …

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Nigerian president pledges to raise minimum wage

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian President Bola Tinubu on Friday pledged to improve the livelihood of Nigerians with more people-focused economic policies. Speaking at a meeting with governors from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, Tinubu also assured an upward review of the national …

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Uganda Netball Federation President Babirye out on bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDNT | The Buganda Road Magistrates Court has granted a cash bail of one million shillings to the President of Uganda Netball Federation (UNF), Sarah Babirye Kityo who is facing charges of obtaining money by false pretense. Babirye on Wednesday evening was granted bail alongside her …

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