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ICC Finally Receives Dr. Besigye’s Petition Against  President Museveni

ICC Finally Receives Dr. Besigye’s Petition Against  President Museveni

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By Our Reporter The International Criminal Court (ICC) has finally received a petition that was filed against President Yoweri Museveni and his government by Forum for Demoractic Change (FDC) former presidential contender Rtd. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye.  Dr. Besigye and several others started collecting one millions signatures to back up their petition which they later filed, with intent to cause the ICC to investigate the allegations lodged against President Museveni and several government officials in their petition. Dr. Besigye's tweet about ICC accepting his petition “I’m grateful to our legal teams; volunteers who, in spite of great intimidation, collected signatures from all parts of Uganda; and courageous Ugandans who signed to petition ICC to have Mr M7 & others inves...
Electoral Commission Refuses To Invite EU Observers For 2021 Presidential Election

Electoral Commission Refuses To Invite EU Observers For 2021 Presidential Election

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Electoral Commission (EC), led by Justice Simon Byabakama, has without giving reason, refused invite Election Observers from the European Union ahead of the 2021 presidential election. This was revealed Tuesday by the EU Ambassador to Uganda H.E Attilio Pacifici, who revealed that the Election  Observers from EU will not participate in the 2021 elections because up to now they  have not been invited by the E.C,  which hasn’t been the case in previous years. Ambassador Pacifici said they need to have a specific invitation  so as to participate in the electoral process. “Unlike in the past national polls where the Government formally wrote to the EU inviting them to participate as stakeholders in the electoral process, this time around...
ADF Kills more than a Dozen in DR Congo.

ADF Kills more than a Dozen in DR Congo.

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More than a dozen people have been killed in two attacks near Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that were blamed on the Islamist ADF group, local sources said Sunday. Late Saturday, an initial assault killed seven people, territorial administrator Donat Kibwana told an AFP correspondent, adding that "the attack took place at 11:00 pm and it was the ADF", which originated in the 1990s as an Ugandan Muslim rebel group. Kibwana said the toll was still provisional and that the attack occurred at a town called Kisima. A second assault took place early Sunday near Oicha, which is in the same region as Beni, where the local authority and other sources said six people had died. The ADF is one of more than 100 militias that plague the eastern provinces of the vast DR Congo. ...
China Constructs a 104 km Road Linking Uganda to Kenya.

China Constructs a 104 km Road Linking Uganda to Kenya.

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday launched the Chinese-constructed 104-km Musita-Lumino-Busia-Majanji road linking the eastern part of the country to the border district of Busia in Kenya. Katumba Wamala, minister of Works and Transport, said the road was upgraded from gravel to bitumen standard. Photo taken on Nov. 1, 2020 shows the Musita-Lumino road in eastern Uganda. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday launched the Chinese-constructed 104-km Musita-Lumino-Busia-Majanji road linking the eastern part of the country to the border district of Busia in Kenya Wamala, while saying the road was fully financed by government, encouraged people to "take full advantage of such government interventions to improve their household income, which then support government'...
Gov’t Bans Public From Presidential Nominations, Police To Drive Aspirants

Gov’t Bans Public From Presidential Nominations, Police To Drive Aspirants

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By Our Reporter The government of Uganda has banned all Ugandans, except officials of the Electoral Commission and other designated people, from participating in, and or appearing the Presidential Nomination grounds at Kyambogo University. According to new regulations about the Presidential Nominations for the 2021 general election which were issued by Hon. Judith Nabakooba, the Minister for ICT and National Guidance, no member of public shall be allowed to participate in the presidential nominations process. Statement from Minister Judith Nabakooba about Presidential nominations Minister Nabakooba, who issued the statement at the Uganda Media Centre today, also revealed that all Presidential aspirants shall be picked from their respective homes by a police lead vehicle th...
Police Warns Presidential Aspirants Against Using Boda-bodas In Convoys During Nominations

Police Warns Presidential Aspirants Against Using Boda-bodas In Convoys During Nominations

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By Our Reporter The Uganda Police Force have warned all presidential aspirants against using boda-boda riders in their convoys when going for nominations by the Electoral Commission this week, ahead of the 2021 general election. The warning was issued by AIGP Edward Ochom, the Director Operations UPF, who said that the police will not hesitate to arrest all boda-boda riders  and politicians found breaching this regulation.   Ochom, who was speaking at the Uganda Media Centre on Sunday  said that; “For those political actors and groups that are still defiant and mobilizing Boda Boda riders and militias onto the streets; and ferrying supporters from upcountry into illegal processions and rallies; we are closely monitoring them. Some of the boda-boda riders who are...
World Athlete Champion Chepetegei Promoted To Assistant Superintendent Of Police

World Athlete Champion Chepetegei Promoted To Assistant Superintendent Of Police

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By Our Reporter Ugandan gold medalist Joshua Cheptegei has been promoted by the Police Appointments Committee (PAC) to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP). The revelation was made by the Police deputy spokesperson Polly Namaye, who said that Police officials on Police Appointments Committee (PAC) made the promotion recommendation to the President, who is endorsing it any time. "The Police Advisory Committee (PAC) has recommended IP Joshua Cheptegei who broke four world records in long distance competitions, for promotion to his next rank of ASP," Namaye noted on Monday. "The PAC meeting sat and made a recommendation to promote Cheptegei Joshua to the next rank. Other details shall follow to implement this recommendation," she added. Cheptegei hoisted Uganda...
E.C Clears Supporters Of Museveni, Gen. Tumukunde For Nomination

E.C Clears Supporters Of Museveni, Gen. Tumukunde For Nomination

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Electoral Commission has cleared supporters of candidates aspiring  to contest for the presidency in the 2021 election. The supporters who have been cleared so far by the E.C are those of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), Gen. Henry Tumukunde, Fred Mwesigye and Kalembe Nancy Linda who are all contesting as Independent candidates. The rest of the supporters of other candidates who include Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, are  yet to be verified and cleared by the Commission. It should be noted that the Commission set as one of the regulations for nominations that every presidential candidate should go to the nomination venue, which is Kyambogo University Sports Gr...
Tycoon Ham,  President Museveni  Talk Business At Kisozi Farm

Tycoon Ham, President Museveni Talk Business At Kisozi Farm

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By Keefa Nuwahereza City businessman Hamis Kiggundu popularly known as Ham, of Ham Enterprises, over the weekend met President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at his farm in Kisozi, Gomba District, to talk business. Ham, who recently won a multibillion historical case against Diamond Trust Bank Uganda and Diamond Trust Bank Kenya, was pictured with President Museveni shortly after their meeting  taking selfies. Hamis Kiggundu takes selfies with President Yoweri Museveni as Justine Kasule Lumumba smiles Although the matters discussed between Ham and the President remain confidential, our Moles  revealed that the youthful tycoon was smiling all the time and wearing a positive face, an indication that all went well during their private discussion. Also present during Ham’s encount...
Museveni Appoints Fired ISO Boss Col. Kaka Uganda’s Ambassador To Angola

Museveni Appoints Fired ISO Boss Col. Kaka Uganda’s Ambassador To Angola

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By Our Reporter President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appointed Rtd. Col. Kaka Bagyenda, who was recently knifed from the position of Director General Internal Security Organisation (ISO), as Uganda’’s ambassador to Angola. Colonel Kaka,  who was replaced by Lt. Col. Charles Otuka at ISO, is a Ugandan retired military officer in the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF). Effective January 2017, he was appointed the Director General of the Internal Security Organisation, Uganda government's counter intelligence agency, responsible for providing national security intelligence to Uganda's policy makers, a position he served in until early this month when he was relieved of his duties. He was born in Ibanda District, in Uganda's Western Region, in February 1952. He attended lo...
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