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Senior Ugandan Police Officer Gunned Down

Bukedde photo   By Gloria Nakiyimba Ugandans are still reeling from the chilling murder of senior Police officer, Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi. Kaweesi was shot several times on Friday morning by armed gun men who were moving on a motorcycle commonly known as “boda boda” in Uganda.

Ugandan tribal king re-arrested on charges of terrorism, treason and murder

AFP photo   By Gloria Nakiyimba The Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere has been re-arrested shortly after the Jinja High court granted him bail on Friday.

Ugandan opposition leader Besigye released on bail

By Gloria Nakiyimba After spending two months in jail, Uganda’s opposition leader retired Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change, FDC presidential flag bearer, is finally free, but for how long remains a mystery.

Africa political opposition groups in limbo

Dai Kurokawa   By Joe Khamisi  The role of the opposition in democracies all over the world is to question the government of the day and to hold it accountable. Thus, opposition parties require space, freedom, and opportunities to allow them time to prepare alternative programmes in readiness for the day they would take over.

Ugandan opposition leader charged with treason and moved to prison

By Gloria Nakiyimba The runner up in the February Ugandan presidential elections, retired Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye, has been transferred to Luzira upper prison in Kampala.

Museveni sworn in as President amid controversy in Uganda

By Gloria Nakiyimba Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been sworn in as Uganda’s President. In his maiden speech after taking the Presidential Oath for another term of five years, president Museveni called upon African leaders to work for total peace in Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Central African Republic.

Ugandan govt ban media coverage on opposition party campaign

By Gloria Nakiyimba The Ugandan government has banned live media coverage of the opposition party Forum for Democratic Change, FDC‘s ‘Defiance’ campaigns and all related activities.

Uganda’s Supreme Court declares Museveni duly elected

By Gloria Nakiyimba The Supreme Court in Uganda has ruled that Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the National Resistance Movement,NRM, party‘s candidate, was legitimately elected.

Mbabazi petitions court to nullify Ugandan presidential election

By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda’s Former Prime Minister and contender in the recently concluded presidential election John Patrick Amama Mbabazi filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking to nullify the election of Yoweri Museveni as President of Uganda.

Yoweri Museveni declared presidential election winner; challenger under house arrest

By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda’s incumbent Yoweri Museveni has been declared the winner of Presidential elections held this week.

Presidential candidate Besigye detained prior to Ugandan elections

By Gloria Nakiyimba The opposition Forum for Democratic Change, FDC party’s presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye has been delivered to his home at Kasangati, an outskirt of Kampala, after he was briefly detained two days prior to the February 18th Ugandan Presidential elections.

EAC Observers in Uganda for this week’s Presidential elections

By Gloria Nakiyimba Members of the East African Community (EAC) Election Observation Mission (EOM) are in Uganda for the 18th February 2016 general elections.

Ugandan President states Sejusa called for his own arrest

By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda’s President Yoweri Kagutta Museveni has spoken out for the first time on the arrest of his former Chief spy General David Sejusa staing that he called for it. Museveni pointed out that when one breaks the law, he or she calls for his or her arrest and that Gen. Sejusa called his […]

Police assault journalists amid opposition rally in Ugandan elections

By Robert Ssewankambo A high profile police commander in Uganda’s Moroto District, Goerge Obia, on January 10th assaulted four journalists, damaging a video camera and confiscating three others amidst threats to shoot them if they did not heed his orders.

EU Election Observers arrive in Uganda for February General Election

By Gloria Nakiyimba 30 European Union long-term observers-LTOs on Tuesday departed to their respective areas of responsibility across the country.

Uganda’s President Museveni hits back at Trump

By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, now on a campaign trail seeking a fourth term, has hit back at US Republican Candidate Donald Trump over a statement he reportedly made that he would throw him in jail.

Mbabazi denies corruption allegations in Uganda

By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda’s independent Presidential candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi has denied responsibility for the loss of funds meant for the rehabilitation of northern Uganda.

Ugandan President ready to hand over power peacefully if he loses 2016 election

By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda’s incumbent Yoweri Kagutta Museveni says he is ready to hand over power peacefully if he loses the election.

Ugandan opposition leader addresses the public

By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda’s opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), presidential candidate Dr.Warren Kiiza Besigye is appealing to Ugandans to redeem themselves from the ruling NRM government that he says has exploited them for close to 30 years.

Police shoot, assault and arrest journalists in Uganda covering political opposition party

By Robert Ssewankambo Police in the East Ugandan Jinja district yesterday shot and injured a Radio One correspondent in the area, Ivan Vincent Mukisa, who was covering a scuffle between police and supporters of Dr Kizza Besigye, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential flag bearer for the 2016 general elections.

MP and radio station owner in Uganda suspends journalists for giving air time to electoral opposition

  By Robert Ssewankambo Three journalists were last week suspended over hosting an opposition presidential hopeful who is also the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader, Kizza Besigye on Ugandan Baba FM radio without permission from station management.