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UGANDA DECIDES 2021: Army arrests 3 Bobi Wine supporters in Nansana over dancing to his music

UGANDA DECIDES 2021: Army arrests 3 Bobi Wine supporters in Nansana over dancing to his music

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
3 youthful supporters of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi have been arrested in Nansana by the army, allegedly over playing pro-Kyagulanyi music & cleaning his campaign posters.The soldiers first fired several rounds of live ammunition in the air. Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers attached to Jjagala police post in Gombe Division, Wakiso district arrested the three youths while on a foot patrol on Monday afternoon. According to residents, the soldiers first fired several rounds of live ammunition in the air before arresting and detaining the youth at Jjagala police station. Catherine Nakyeyune a resident of Jjagala village says that she heard bullet rounds being fired and later saw the soldiers taking away the speakers that were placed near a huge campaign p...
The MTV Africa Music Awards(MAMA) is here!

The MTV Africa Music Awards(MAMA) is here!

AFRICA, Entertainment, ETHIOPIA, Ghana, Guinea, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, Ivory Coast, KENYA, Lesotho, LIBYA, Nairobi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, TANZANIA, UGANDA, West Africa
MTV Africa and MTV Base announced the return of the continental flagship award show in 2021. The Iconic MTV Base celebration, MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA), which showcases the ultimate in African culture, music, and creativity, will be held in a re-imagined virtual format in partnership with Uganda, The Pearl of Africa on February 20th 2021. The MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 will be broadcast on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130). The repeat show will also be aired on BET Africa, BET International and MTV channels across multiple continents as a one-hour MAMA-themed MTV World Stage feature. The ultimate celebration of local African and international talent and achievement, MAMA 2021, in partnership with Uganda, The Pearl of Africa, recognizes and rewards mu...
UGANDA DECIDES 2021: Security Removes Check Point at Bobi Wine’s Home, Denies Arresting Guard

UGANDA DECIDES 2021: Security Removes Check Point at Bobi Wine’s Home, Denies Arresting Guard

AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Police says they have removed a security check point outside Bobi Wine’s residence Uganda Police has dismissed claims that NUP Presidential candidates Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) that officers this morning raided his residence in Magere and arrested his bodyguard.Bobi Wine told press on Tuesday that his house was invaded and two of his gardeners were arrested while one of his guard was beaten up by security.Addressing Press at the Naguru Police Headquarters this morning, Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Luke Owoyesigire said no one was arrested at Bobi Wine’s home as alleged. Instead, he clarified, the officers went in to remove a security check point which has been placed outside of Bobi Wine’s home. “We just went there to remove a check point which we had placed there to...
UGANDA DECIDES 2021: Eastern Africa Standby Force Deploys 20 Election Observers Ahead of Uganda’s General Elections

UGANDA DECIDES 2021: Eastern Africa Standby Force Deploys 20 Election Observers Ahead of Uganda’s General Elections

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) has deployed a contingent of election observers that will oversee the election process in Uganda.Uganda will go to the polls this Thursday January 14, 2021.Addressing the media at Silver Springs Hotel, Ambassador Ahamada Hamadi, the diplomatic advisor to the President of Comoros who is also the Head of mission, said that the contingent consists of 20 members that were drawn from 7 of the member States that make up the Eastern Africa Standby Force. Ambassador Ahamada noted that the overall objective of the mission will be to observe the entire election process and offer a balanced and informed assessment of the elections. “Our legal mandate, as the EASF, is guided by the constitution and the electoral laws of the Republic of Uganda,” he said.Am...
USA DECIDES 2021: Opposition party leaders in a closed-door meeting at Hotel Africana ahead of the 14th January polls. In attendance is Dr. kizza Besigye, Patrick Amuriat, Robert Kyagulanyi, Mugisha Muntu

USA DECIDES 2021: Opposition party leaders in a closed-door meeting at Hotel Africana ahead of the 14th January polls. In attendance is Dr. kizza Besigye, Patrick Amuriat, Robert Kyagulanyi, Mugisha Muntu

AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Make no mistake, this was never about COVID-19. This regime doesn't care about COVID-19, go to downtown and see what's there, people are gathering uninterrupted- Dr. kizza Besigye The terror that has been meted out on these candidates is frankly unprecedented. There are moments in these campaigns that I had never encountered in my campaigns-Dr. kizza Besigye I want to congratulate these brave gentlemen that have over the last 60 days tried their level best to reach out to Ugandans ahead of this election -Dr. kizza Besigye Let this be a protest vote. Turn up in large numbers, vote, be assertive and guard your vote till it counts -Robert Kyagulanyi To Mr Byabakama and the team, you know what a bad election can do to this country. If you mismanage this election, it will be upon y...
Uganda’s National Unity Party presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi famously known as Bobi Wine ends interview prematurely with Kenyan radio Hot 96 as the military raids his home.

Uganda’s National Unity Party presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi famously known as Bobi Wine ends interview prematurely with Kenyan radio Hot 96 as the military raids his home.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known Bobi Wine was forced to cut short his interview with Royal Media’s Hot 96 radio as the military raided his Kampala home Tuesday morning. The National Unity Party presidential candidate told Hot 96 FM that the military was attempting to break into his compound and his security team was being assaulted. “So I am sorry even right now as we speak, we are being raided by the military. I have to end the interview because I can see soldiers beating up my security guards. I have to go down and give it attention,” he said. Speaking on the Hot Breakfast show that is hosted by Jeff Koinange and comedian Professor Hamo, the Ugandan politician however exuded confidence that he will oust long serving President Yoweri Museveni. With Ugandans set to go to the...
COVID-19 Risk Communications Toolkit Uganda COVID-19 Resource Toolkit #2

COVID-19 Risk Communications Toolkit Uganda COVID-19 Resource Toolkit #2

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, IGAD SUMMIT, INTERNATIONAL, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, USA
U.S. Embassy in Greetings friends and colleagues, My name is Natalie E. Brown, and I am the recently arrived U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda. I am delighted to be here in Uganda, but only wish I could send New Year's wishes under better circumstances. As the New Year begins and the desire to resume normal activities increases, I wish you strength and restraint. I know that doesn't sound very festive, but we have hung on this long, and relief is coming, although not yet within reach for most of us. Strength and restraint will allow us to keep ourselves safe, protect those we love, and demonstrate the tenacity and courage we all need as COVID infections surge and new and more infectious strains of the virus have emerged. Rather than sending a traditional New Year's greeting, I ...
Remarks of the EU Ambassador on NGOs bank account freezes

Remarks of the EU Ambassador on NGOs bank account freezes

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, Parliament, UGANDA, Uganda Law Society, Uganda Red Cross, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, USA, WORLD
Kampala,Uganda The EU and its Member States are one of the largest development partners of Uganda. Most of EU funding goes to support government institutions but through their cooperation programmes, the EU and its Member States also support civil society organisations and private sector entrepreneurs. Civil society organisations contribute to the achievement of Uganda’s development objectives and are important stakeholders and development agents in the implementation of the third National Development Plan of Uganda. The EU and its Member States wish to underline the essential role played by civil society in any democratic country including in the electoral process. Civil society organisations engage in domestic observation, voter education, voter participation and violence preventi...
Statement by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown

Statement by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, Parliament, UGANDA, Uganda Law Society, UN Human RiGHTS, WORLD
on U.S. Concern Over Denying Ugandan CSOs Access to Their Bank Accounts U.S. Embassy Kampala January 9, 2021 Kampala, Uganda The U.S. government remains concerned over disturbing signs that civic space is closing.  With the election only days away, restrictions on civil society organizations (CSOs), delayed accreditation of domestic observers by the Electoral Commission, and interference with non-partisan voter education programming funded by Uganda’s international democratic partners have raised serious concerns about Uganda’s preparedness for a transparent, inclusive election.  Today we remain particularly concerned over how Ugandan institutions continue to block the bank accounts of several reputable and well-known CSOs, on questionable bases, preventing the...
Kenya: Today is my last day in office. I thank the Almighty God for fighting my battles and guiding me to this moment. Thank you Kenyans for the opportunity to serve. God bless Kenya- Chief Justice David Maraga {Chief Justice David Maraga’s retirement ceremony in Pictures}

Kenya: Today is my last day in office. I thank the Almighty God for fighting my battles and guiding me to this moment. Thank you Kenyans for the opportunity to serve. God bless Kenya- Chief Justice David Maraga {Chief Justice David Maraga’s retirement ceremony in Pictures}

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA
He assumed the Judiciary's high office in October 2016. He leaves the office after turning 70 years and will be highly remembered for a number of occurrences during his tenure. David Maraga will go down in the books of history as the first Chief Justice not only in Kenya but the whole of Africa to overturn a Presidential election results CJ David Maraga says goodbye on his last day in office. Philomena Mwilu will be a the helm of the Judiciary in an acting capacity until a new Chief Justice is appointed. Chief Just David Maraga Retires offfcially, Deputy chief justice to serve as chief justice Philomena Mwilu in acting capacity Chief Just David Maraga Retires offfcially, Deputy chief justice to serve as chief justice Philomena Mwilu in acting capacity Chief Just David Marag...
EAC Election Observation Mission to the 2021 Uganda General Election launched  in Kampala.

EAC Election Observation Mission to the 2021 Uganda General Election launched in Kampala.

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Kenyan Parliament, Nairobi, Parliament, POLITICS, Sudan, UGANDA, Uganda Law Society, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, USA, World Bank
East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 10th January, 2021: The East African Community Election Observer Mission to the Uganda General Election to be held on 14th January, 2021 has been formally launched.   H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye (middle).Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Speaking during the launch of the mission at a Kampala hotel, the Head of the Mission, H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye, who is also a former president of the Republic of Burundi, said that the Community attaches great importance to the promotion of democracy, which will in turn guarantee political stability in the entire region.  H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye addressing the Observers.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. “Further to the invitation of the Electoral Commission of Uganda, the...
FDC Presidential Candidate, Patrick Amuriat Oboi (POA), has been rearrested while on his way home.[PICTORIAL]

FDC Presidential Candidate, Patrick Amuriat Oboi (POA), has been rearrested while on his way home.[PICTORIAL]

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, POLITICS, UGANDA
He’d just been released on court bail from Mpigi CPS, where he was detained overnight. He was charged of traffic offence- “accepting to be carried in a dangerous manner”! POA was intercepted by several Police vehicles at Mengo, Kampala; forcefully removed from his vehicle into a police truck. He’s is now detained at Katwe Police station. It’s not clear what will follow. Presidential candidate, Hon. Patrick Oboi Amuriat has been arrested& charged with Doing a negligent act likely to cause an infection of a disease, sec.171 of the Penal Code Act and Traffic Ofence. The Presidential candidate is currently detained at Katwe Police Station-police says FDC presidential candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat who spent a night in jail y/day & released on court bail today has been rearres...
Prayers for Uganda ahead of the National Elections

Prayers for Uganda ahead of the National Elections

AFRICA, Business, EDUCATION, Electoral Comission, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, UGANDA, UK, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women
A group of Ugandan women intercessors in Conjunction with wailing mothers have prayed for their Country for Unity and peace ahead of the General Elections due on the 14th January 2020. KCCA Executive Director Mrs Kisaka Dorothy delivering her remarks during the Ceremony.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The Prayers held at Kololo Airstrip on Sunday were coordinated by Mrs Jolly Kaguhangire presided over by the the Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority  Ms. Dorothy Kisaka who represented the first lady  and the Minister For Education and Sports Hon. Janet Museveni. KCCA Executive Director Mrs Kisaka Dorothy( R) with the Coordinator of the event Mrs Kaguhangire Jolly .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. KCCA Executive Director Mrs Kisaka Dorothy( R) wit...