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VP Alupo defends appointing women in leadership positions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vice President Jessica Alupo has said if the country is to attain equity in development, it’s important to have women in leadership positions. Speaking to journalists on Thursday at the Office of the President ahead of today’s celebration of Pan African Women’s day, Alupo said …

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Parliament approves Jessica Alupo as Vice President

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Katakwi Woman MP Maj Jessica Alupo has this morning been approved as the new Vice President of Uganda, replacing Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi who was dropped from the cabinet last week. The motion seeking Parliament’s approval of her appointment was moved by Ruhinda North MP Thomas …

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KADAGA: I will never accept Vice President position

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has declared that she will not accept the Vice President’s job as a compromise to give up her bid for speaker. Kadaga is reportedly locked in a bitter battle with her deputy and NRM party colleague Jacob Oulanyah to …

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A chance to make history — Biden’s all-female VP shortlist

Washington, United States | AFP | Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has promised to pick a woman as his running mate against Donald Trump in November. And with Bernie Sanders dropping out of the race, the spotlight is focused on Biden’s choice to serve in the job which he …

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Zimbabwe VP’s wife in court on attempted murder, fraud charges

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | The wife of Zimbabwe’s vice president was remanded in custody on Monday after appearing in court to face charges of fraud, money-laundering and attempted murder of her husband. Marry Mubaiwa, 38, who is the wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, was arrested by Zimbabwe’s anti-graft commission …

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Crunch time: Who will Clinton pick as VP?

Washington, United States | AFP | Hillary Clinton will be anointed her party’s presidential nominee at the Democratic National Convention next week. But she still has a major announcement to make before the event: her choice of running mate. Clinton is expected to reveal her vice presidential pick by Saturday, …

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