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Ugandan opposition MPs block 2016 elections’ policing funds

Ugandan opposition MPs block 2016 elections’ policing funds

With only nine months remaining for Uganda to hold general elections, the Uganda Police Force is seeking a 204 billion shillings allocation for policing the polls, a request that has been rejected by the Ugandan parliament. The country’s Internal Affairs Minister, General Aronda Nyakairima led a police delegation before the Defence and Internal Affairs Parliamentary […]

Uganda’s ruling NRM Diaspora in global mobilization drive

Uganda’s ruling NRM Diaspora in global mobilization drive

Members of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Global Diaspora League are set for a worldwide tour in which they will travel to eight countries and fourteen cities in three months. According to a release signed by the NRM Global Diaspora Chairman Abbey Kigozi Walusimbi, the tour will kick off in the United States (US) in […]

Police widens hunt for terror prosecutor’s killers

Police widens hunt for terror prosecutor’s killers

  A team of senior detectives from Uganda Police has pitched camp in the districts of Bugiri and Mayuge in Eastern Uganda as part of continuing operations to search for the assailants of the former Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Joan Kagezi. The team that has left for the Busoga region comprises of officers initially deployed […]

ADF rebels regrouping in DRC

ADF rebels regrouping in DRC

Uganda Police has ordered for reinforced deployment at the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo following intelligence reports that a group believed to be the Allied Democratic Front rebels is reportedly regrouping in North Kivu Province of the vast central African country. Fred Enanga, the Uganda Police Force Spokesperson says they have received information […]

Ugandan national among UN staff killed in Al-Shabaab Suicide Attack

Ugandan national among UN staff killed in Al-Shabaab Suicide Attack

  A Ugandan and two Kenyan nationals have been named as among the four UNICEF staff who were killed during a suspected Al Shebaab suicide attack on a UN convoy in Somalia’s northern region of Garowe. The Ugandan who died in the attack which also left five UNICEF staff critically injured was identified as Brenda […]

Uganda denies deal on multi-billion dollar railway line

Uganda denies deal on multi-billion dollar railway line

The Uganda government says that it has not signed any substantive deal with China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC), a China-based company for the construction of the $8.5b (about Shillings 22 trillion) Standard Gauge Railway. Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda told Parliament during a plenary session that President Yoweri Museveni only signed agreements regarding “general credit […]

Uganda CSOs oppose doctor exportation

Uganda CSOs oppose doctor exportation

  Ugandan civil society activists are pushing the Ugandan government to halt a plan to export medical personnel to Trinidad and Tobago saying that it move will be detrimental to the country’s health system. The activists under the umbrella Civil Society Coalition to Stop Maternal Mortality in Uganda say the plan will increase Uganda’s disease […]

International students flee Uganda in the wake of terror threats

International students flee Uganda in the wake of terror threats

International students studying at Uganda Christian University-Mukono one of the biggest privately owned universities have left the university with a total of 26 students from United States , Canada and UK believed to be among those who have gone back to their countries following a terror alert issued by the Ugandan police last week. The last […]

Ugandan army retires 40, silent on Gen. Sejusa

Ugandan army retires 40, silent on Gen. Sejusa

  The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) has retired 40 soldiers in its first decentralized retirement program at the UPDF 4th division’s headquarters in Gulu district, but is yet to respond to an application by General David Sejusa for retirement filed 90 days ago. The 40 soldiers, who included four majors, are mostly over 50 […]

Busoga murder suspects’ lawyer held, records statement

Busoga murder suspects’ lawyer held, records statement

The lawyer representing the murder suspects in the Busoga region Nasser Abed Mudiobole, was recently detained after he reportedly threatened a police officer in court. Mudiobole, a lawyer with Luganda, Ojok and Co advocates, the law firm representing some key murder and terror suspects, reportedly told senior detective officer in charge of organized crime Francis […]

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