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Col Aron Nyamushebwa has defected from the Democratic Republic of Congo army (FARDC) and joined Banyamulege vigilante groups who claim to be fighting to defend their motherland from an onslaught by the Mai Mai and anti-Nkurunziza rebels Red Tabara. Nyamushebwa’s defection from the military in South Kivu comes 2 weeks after Col Michel Rukunda...
Police in Jinja has arrested former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Dr. Kizza Besigye. Dr Besigye was intercepted at the new Nile Bridge and arrested alongside the councilor for Bugembe Town as they led a procession to Busoga One FM radio for a talk show. Mr. Augustine Ojobile, the secretary...
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has launched a mobile application (App) that will enable the public to follow the plenary, committee proceedings and other activities of the House. Kadaga said public input into the legislative processes in the House was still lacking. “I am not yet satisfied with...
Members of Parliament have asked the Government to issue a travel ban on Ugandans intending to travel to Rwanda until the tensions between the two countries have eased. Debating the issue as a matter of national importance, during yesterday’s plenary session, MPs expressed concern over the continued arrest and killing of Ugandans in...
The Police have received a shocking report of murder, where a 60-year- old HIV-positive man was killed as he tried to forcefully have sex with his 48-year-old HIV-negative wife. It is alleged that Lawrence Magona, on October 19, last year, returned home drunk and tried to rape his wife, Neumbe Muzakhi, after...
Fellow Ugandans! It is disturbing to learn of the murder of youthful and promising Ugandan Mr. Omara Bonny alias Masembe Solomon. Omara was the People Power youth coordinator of Amolatar district! murdered in Lira, Lango subregion. Before joining People Power, Mr. Omara was a staunch cadre of the NRM Party and...
For the second time, the court has annulled Buikwe Woman MP Judith Babirye’s marriage, this time with the fellow lawmaker, Paul Musoke Sebulime (Buikwe North). The gospel music sensation was first married to Niiwo with whom they have a 12-year-old daughter. In January 2017, Babirye filed for divorce following a rocky road in...
Having electoral reforms in place without the Government’s political will cannot guarantee free and fair elections, a UN expert on democracy and governance practices has said. Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana said in Uganda, the ground is not leveled for all the political actors to exercise their rights. He accused...
Gen (rtd) Andrew Lutaaya has cried out to the Government for help over attacks on his ranch in Mubende district by unknown people. Lutaaya said last week, unknown people went to his ranch in Katambogo village, Kigando sub-county, threatened herdsmen and cut his cattle using machetes. Lutaaya was one...
Uganda's opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, was given a spot in the latest edition of the Guinness Book of Records. The Guinness Book of Records described on Wikipedia as a reference book “listing world records and national records, both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world,” announced Mr. Besigye as the most imprisoned...
Irene Mulyagonja is yet to quit her position as Inspector General of Government (IGG) despite being appointed and sworn in as Justice of Court of Appeal last year. Ugandanz News Website has learned that Mulyagonja is still occupying the position of IGG and only intends to leave when her contract expires. “I...
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The defence ministry is seeking sh16.2b to facilitate the security activities of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) during the 2021 general elections. The sh16.2b, which is among the ministry’s unfunded priorities for the financial year 2020/2021, has been classified as election security. “We need to raise the ceiling of...
As the 2021election period draws closer, Electoral Commission (EC) officials have revealed that the institution is still grappling with a funding gap to the tune of sh518.9b. The EC chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama and the secretary-general of the commission, Sam Rwakoojo, assured MPs that unless the sh518.9b is availed this financial year, there...
The embattled Imam of a mosque in Kayunga district who wedded a fellow man was yesterday charged in court with committing unnatural offences. Sheikh Mohamed Mutumba of Kyampisi Masigid Noor mosque appeared before the Kayunga Grade One Magistrate Irene Akello, who read charges of unnatural offences to him and was sent on remand...
Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results will be released today morning, in Kampala by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Mrs. Janet Museveni. The executive secretary of the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB), Dan Odongo, on Wednesday evening confirmed the release of the results; following his team’s briefing of the...
At least two people lost their lives when a commercial building under construction in Jinja town collapsed last evening. About 30 people are feared trapped in the debris, according to the Uganda Red Cross. The three-story building belonging to a Somali businesswoman is located along Ghokale Road on Plot 71, opposite the Madhivani...
Officials from information and communication technology (ICT) and finance ministries have denied claims by the commissioner-general of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Doris Akol, that there is a proposal to have the social media tax directly levied on the internet data packages. Yesterday, Fred Turyamuhweza, the Rujumbura County MP and other legislators on the...
The Police is set to recruit an additional 5,000 Police constables to help in policing the 2021 general elections. Last year, the force recruited 5,000 officers who are currently undergoing training. “There are 5,000 cadets undergoing training and they will be passed out mid this year after which 5,000 more will be recruited...
I request for your help if possible. My dears, I wanted to rent a bigger house so I get to this Ugandan site called Jiji I think it was the former OLX and I was excited they had a variety of houses in different areas. So I get to this beautiful house that I...
A Cabinet session chaired by President Yoweri Museveni on Monday approved the appointment of former deputy chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Joseph Biribonwa, as the chairperson of the governing board of the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA). Speaking to New Vision yesterday, Biribonwa pledged to streamline the policy at the...
Unknown people have stolen Jinja Central Police Station owned television set, barely a month after it was donated to them by StarTimes. Daily Monitor reports that the 40-inch plasma screen was on Monday plucked off the wall adjacent to the reception. The same spot is usually manned by at least three...
President Yoweri Museveni has warned the western world against “advertising” homosexuality as a way of life in societies that do not share similar sentiments. He said the African setting has traditional ways of interacting with the isolated cases of gay people without persecuting them, but the practice should not be promoted.
Russia’s government resigned in a shock announcement yesterday after President Vladimir Putin proposed a shake-up of the constitution. The announcement by Putin’s long-time ally Dmitry Medvedev came after the president used his annual state of the nation address to call for a nationwide vote on a package of constitutional reforms.
President Yoweri Museveni has promised that his government will put aside over sh100b to support youthful co-operators across the country. “Through the new initiative Emyooga, we are prepared to support any youth group, SACCOS or co-operators who are embracing partnerships to ensure that they escape from poverty,” he said in a message which...
Religious leaders have condemned Pastor Aloysius Bugingo's recent comments on marriage vows as misleading after he said 'till death do us part' is not biblical and is the cause of murders between couples and challenged his congregation to show him a couple in the Bible that made such vows. During lunch hours on...
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has proposed a tax on internet bundles (data) instead of collecting OTT. This was revealed by Doris Akol the URA commissioner general in a meeting with the Parliamentary Finance Committee while presenting the budget framework paper for the Financial Year 2020/2021. While appearing before...
The Police have launched a probe into supporters of People Power, a political pressure group, for involvement in violence. The Police have a recording of the supporters (People Power), that were caught on closed-circuit television (CCTV) while allegedly planning and later causing mayhem in different parts of Kampala Metropolitan policing area.
The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has expressed exception to comments by Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine that he is not interested in holding endless boardroom talks with other opposition forces to forge a coalition. Bobi Wine, speaking at the burial of late Margaret Nansujje, the mother...
In the run-up to the 2021 general elections, the Electoral Commission (EC) has started the implementation of yet another critical stage of the elections road map. The commission says arrangements have kicked off in preparation for a 21-day voters’ register display exercise. The exercise, according to the road map, originates from the...
Uganda’s economy is expected to create an additional 200,000 jobs once the impending redevelopment of Kampala Industrial and Business Park (KIBP) at Namanve in the Wakiso district is completed. The revamping of the industrial park, which is expected to cost 249m euros (over sh1 trillion), according to the state minister of privatization and...
As the education ministry prepares to roll out the new O’level curriculum this coming academic year, schools have been tipped to work out strategies to procure the revised textbooks. The National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC), has said the printing of the revised textbooks has kicked off and all schools will be required...
Teddy Naluswa, the estranged wife of Pastor Aloysius Bugingo, officially opened her own church last week. In her narrative to the 500 congregants, she said it wasn’t a coincidence. It was a dream. God told her that her ministry would last like the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which stood for 857...
Charles Jjuuko Muhamed Mutumba, the Imam of Kyampisi Mosque in Kayunga district, who had gone to the Police station to bail out his ‘wife’ was shocked when the Police told him that ‘she’ was a man. Mutumba had married Richard Tumushabe, who was masquerading as a female known by residents as Shabullah Nabukeera at...
The pressure is on but so is an Olympic gold medal. Or two! So, what’s the plan for Joshua Cheptegei? Well, a low-key build-up with a single competitive outing before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Oh yes, he is also sure he will run the 10000m. For now at least.
Uganda Development Bank The finance committee also revealed that in the next financial year (2020/2021), Uganda Development Bank (UDB) will be allocated an extra sh103b as part of the Government’s commitment to increasing the bank’s capital base. Explaining the allocation to UDB, Mugambe said: “At the beginning of the current term, the...
MPs on Parliament’s finance committee have questioned another planned recapitalization of Bank of Uganda (BOU) with sh480b. The MPs raised the matter yesterday during a meeting in which the finance ministry officials led by David Bahati, the Finance state minister, were explaining their ministry’s plans for the financial year 2020/2021 budget.
A senior UPDF officer who is also one of the National Resistance Army heroes has said Kyadondo East Member of Parliament cum singer, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine will never be commander in chief of the armed forces in Uganda. Bobi Wine was recently allowed by the Electoral Commission to consult Ugandans...
Mbabazi's former head of security known as Christopher Aine while speaking out to journalists revealed that Bobi wine is funded directly from State House to hoodwink Ugandans. Aine is a son to one of NRA top commander who was among the 27 rebels who picked up guns to fight Obote's Government by then.
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Peter Egessa, a Ugandan Information Technology (IT) expert based in Kigali Rwanda, has been missing for 28 days and his family is desperate. According to the family, Egessa who has been working as a software developer in Kigali, since 2015, was last seen on December 10 last year. “He...
A one-day-old child has been rushed to hospital in critical condition after inhaling teargas that was fired by riot police officers as they disrupted a scheduled consultative meeting by  Kyaddondo East Member of Parliament, Mr. Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. The baby’s home in Gayaza town, Wakiso District is one of the hundreds of...

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