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Disciplinary probe against MP Zaake resumes

The Rules, Privileges and Discipline Committee of Parliament chaired by Mr. Abdu Katuntu resumed the hearing of misconduct allegations brought against Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake on Monday morning. The Committee took a brief break following a request by Zaake’s legal representative Erias Lukwago to allow him attend to engagements outside the country. Zaake faces […]

ICC confirms Vincent Otti dead, withdraws arrest warrant

Judges at the International Criminal Court – ICC in The Hague have withdrawn the arrest warrant against Vincent Otti, the Second-in-Command of the Lord’s Resistance Army – LRA rebels, who is now assumed dead. The court found that the only reasonable conclusion is that Otti is no longer alive. The ICC indicated that further investigative steps […]

Liberia election results: President George Weah calls Joseph Boakai to congratulate him

Liberian President George Weah has called his challenger in the presidential race, Joseph Boakai, to congratulate him on his victory. In an address to the nation, he said “the Liberian people have spoken and they have heard their voice”. The opposition candidate holds an unassailable lead of 28,000 votes with nearly all ballots counted. A […]

Museveni blames Africa insecurity on UN

President Yoweri Museveni says the terrorism in Africa is either created or conserved by some of the actors that he says try to be global policemen. In yet another missive addressed to Ugandans most of whom he refers to as the Bazzukulu (grandchildren), the president asserted that the terrorism conservation project in Eastern Congo for […]

Speaker Among threatens to push protesting MPs out of Parliament

The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has threatened to invoke provisions of the constitution that could potentially have the protesting members of the opposition lose their seats. Among, who returned to Parliament today after a brief maternity leave says she will take the decision when the MPs miss the dictated 15 consecutive sittings. Her remarks […]

Court Releases MP Ssegirinya’s Passport

Masaka High Court has released the passport of ailing Kawempe North legislator Muhammad Ssegirinya to enable him travel abroad for further medication. Justice Lawrence Tweyanze granted the application that had been filed by Ssegirinya’s lawyers requesting for his passport so he travels to Amsterdam, Netherlands for better treatment as recommended by the legislator’s doctors. Mohammad […]

Congolese Nationals Seek Refuge in Bundibugyo District Amid ADF Attacks

More than 1,000 Congolese nationals have fled recent attacks by the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), seeking refuge in Bundibugyo District. The group, predominantly comprised of women and children, entered the district through Butoogho and is currently sheltered at Butoogho Primary School and Butoogho Sairi Church of […]

Historic Collaboration Between NUP and FDC Katonga Faction Stirs Political Landscape

In a remarkable turn of events, the National Unity Platform (NUP) and the Katonga Faction of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have forged a strategic alliance, officially launching their collaboration during the inauguration of NUP’s new headquarters in Makerere-Kavule. Leaders from both political entities took the stage, passionately advocating for unity among Ugandans to […]

Museveni, Besigye battle for Rwenzori sub-region

Dr Besigye’s support in the Rwenzori sub-region has majorly been the Bakonzo, who accuse President Museveni of failing to address their problems. They, therefore, argue that it’s this imbalance of services that they base on to “punish” Museveni. Kasese was the only district in western Uganda to return FDC MPs in the 2006 general election. […]