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Why Africans should support justice in DRC by acknowledging the Congolese genocide

AFP photo   By Benedicte Kumbi Last year friends such as Ugandan Josephine Apira and Rwandan comrades of the same struggle Ambrose Nzeyimana and Rene Claudel Mugenzi agreed to support a petition we as Congolese had written regarding the situation in the Great Lakes.

University researcher jailed for calling Ugandan President ‘a pair of buttocks’

AFP photo   By Gloria Nakiyimba Makerere University researcher and LGBT sympathizer Dr. Stella Nyanzi has been charged and remanded to jail for calling Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni ‘a pair of buttocks’.

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.

Uganda launches gold refinery

By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda now boasts of having a state of the art Gold refinery in Sub Saharan Africa.

Ugandan President calls on African leaders to end LRA rebels’ reign in CAR

EPA photo   By Gloria Nakiyimba Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wants regional leaders to allow military commands to jointly work out a plan to flush out remnants of the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA and put an end to the suffering of the civilian population in Central African Republic.

President Museveni reshuffles top military posts in Uganda, promoting Son to Senior Advisor

By Gloria Nakiyimba Uganda’s Opposition has described the latest changes within the army as a move by Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni to fortify his grip on power.

In Uganda, gay men say police use torturous method to ‘prove’ homosexuality

Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters   By Peter Lykke Lind It was early in the morning when Jackson Mukasa was awakened by the chants outside his Kampala home.

Congo’s Joseph Kabila Must Go

Issouf Sanogo/AFP   By Joe Khamisi In 2001 a clean-shaven 30-year old shy, Chinese-trained military officer, Joseph Kabila Kabange, stepped in to take power from his father, Laurent Kabila, who had died ten days earlier from a bullet fired by a child soldier at his official residence in Kinshasa.

Warlords, please leave South Sudan alone!

Camille Lepage   By Joe Khamisi  If reports from Juba are to be analyzed objectively, South Sudan, dubbed Africa’s youngest nation, may be on the verge of a fresh ethnic conflagration and possible economic collapse.

State communicators are letting Uhuru Kenyatta down

AP photo   By Joe Khamisi  For any government to be understood by the governed and for information to flow seamlessly through a bureaucracy, effective communication is of extreme necessity.

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.

Israel, Uganda and Netanyahu’s Entebbe visit

Reuters photo   By Rupen Savoulian In early July 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began a multination tour of East African countries, starting with Uganda. He made a significant stopover in Entebbe, Uganda.

Netanyahu visits Uganda on 40th anniversary of Entebbe

Stephen Wandera/AP   By Gloria Nakiyimba Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is appealing for a united effort from civilized countries to fight terrorism. He noted that nothing justifies terrorism; the deliberate murder of innocent people and systematic slaughter of civilians. He made the remarks on Monday during a one day visit to Uganda to commemorate the 40th […]

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.

President Erdogan supports Uganda’s fight against terrorism in the region

By Gloria Nakiyimba Turkey has pledged to support Uganda’s efforts to pacify Somalia. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the pledge during his two day visit to Uganda that he concluded earlier this week.

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.

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.

Ugandan police arrest politicians and radio show host prior to election

By Robert Ssewankambo It has emerged that prior to the recent Ugandan presidential elections, police in the country’s Lira District arrested and detained the News Editor of Radio North FM, Richard Mungu Jakican and six politicians during a radio talk show accusing them of defacing President Museveni’s posters.

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 […]

Ugandan whistleblower General Sejusa arrested prior to elections

By Gloria Nakiyimba He once served as the Chief of Military Intelligence in the National Resistance Movement-NRM government but today General David Sejusa, is locked up in a lonely cell in a military barracks, because of his dissenting political opinions as Uganda gears up to the February  general elections.

Ballot Papers for Presidential and Parliamentary elections arrive in Uganda

By Gloria Nakiyimba The first batch of Ballot Papers that will be used in Uganda’s general elections next month has arrived in the country.

South Sudanese opposition leader meets with Ugandan President to discuss peace

By Gloria Nakiyimba   “I want to start a new chapter of peace and friendship” Dr. Riek Machar   South Sudan’s opposition Dr. Riek Machar has pledged peace for his country during a meeting with Uganda’s President Yower Museveni.

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.