Court in Zimbabwe has ordered the deportation of 20 Ugandan nationals over illegal entry while en-route to South Africa.
Ugandans including a five-year-old were arrested along
Bulawayo-Victoria Falls road in Zimbabwe’s second-largest city by
Zimbabwe police as reported by CITE, a news outlet.
Saturday, they were Monday arraigned before the Bulawayo Provincial
magistrates court judge Tinashe Tashaya who sentenced them to 3 months
imprisonment wholly suspended on condition that they do not commit a
similar offence in the next five years.
This means they do not serve the sentence but face deportation and if they commit the same offence in Zimbabwe within the next five years, the suspended sentence is activated.
The Ugandans to be depor...
Wednesday flocked the Nyayo National Stadium in the capital Nairobi for
the funeral of former president Daniel Arap Moi.
Moi, who led the country for 24 years, died last week at the age of
95. He will be buried on Wednesday at his Kabarak home in Nakuru county
after Tuesday’s funeral.
Tuesday has been declared a public holiday in Kenya in his honour,
and a large turnout is expected at the ceremony in Nyayo National
According to the Daily Nation newspaper, this is the day’s order of events:
08:00 – Members of public to be seated08.30 – Funeral procession leaves parliament for Nyayo National Stadium10:00 – State officials and guests to be seated10:30 – President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta to be seated10:45 – Memorial service begins...
The police is holding seven suspects, including four Cameroonian
nationals, for allegedly printing fake US dollars and Uganda currency.
The seven allegedly belong to different groups that have been printing money in different parts of Kampala.
arrests follows four operations that were conducted by police in
Makindye division against criminal gangs dealing in counterfeit
The team seized dollar bills amounting to $10,500 and chemicals said to be used in their trade.
spokesperson Fred Enanga told journalists that the four Cameroonian
nationals were arrested in Makindye Division and they had with them 560
counterfeit notes of Uganda currency and fake dollar bills.
These amounted to Shs 28 million and $10,500.
The suspects are: Lyonga Kinva Elo...
Desert locusts had by Monday evening spread to Six districts in
Karamoja as government raced against time to deliver the chemicals used
to spray the deadly insects.
An update from the Office of the Prime Minister indicated that
the insects that entered the country through Amudat District in Karamoja
Sub-region on Sunday afternoon, have now spread to Moroto, Nabilatuk,
Nakapiripirit, Napak, and Abim districts in Karamoja.
” Swarm of locusts was reportedly seen at Alerek Hill in Labwor
County of Abim District,” an update shared by Mr Martin Owor, the
commissioner disaster preparedness and management at the Office of the
Prime Minister, read.
The government delivered to Karamoja 18,000 litres of cypermethrin
and another 18,000 litres of Chlorpyrifos to spray the locust...
The incident according to Maj. Ceasar Olweny, the spokesperson for
the UPDF fourth division, the incident happened in Pece division, Gulu
municipality between 9pm and 10 pm on Monday evening.
“It is true
it happened but investigations into how the incident unfolded have
commenced and the information about the reason for the killing is still
not yet known,”Maj. Olweny told the Nile Post.
UPDF spokesperson, Brig. Richard Karemire identified the suspect as
Corporal Geoffrey Okello attached to the fourth division in Gulu.
In the past, there have been a number of incidents in which UPDF soldiers have run riot and killed several people.
2018, Private Isaac Newton Okello 43 who is attached to UPDF 405
Brigade in Moroto district killed his brother and...
The government has confirmed an outbreak of new and more deadly banana disease in western Uganda.
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), says
the fast-spreading disease is drying up banana plants and wilting fruits
at a terrifying rate. The ministry also said there is as yet no known
drug that can be used to stop the disease.
affected areas say the disease started manifesting last month, with
Ntungamo and Kabarole being worst-hit districts.
an effort to stop any panic among banana farmers, Mr Stephen Byantwale,
the commissioner of crop protection at MAAIF, said the disease,
although dangerous, is not comparable to banana wilt.
“We know about it and we are in touch with district staff. This is not as serious as bacteria...
Sunday in polls overshadowed by a partial opposition boycott and
separatist violence that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
Elections for the central African country’s legislature and local
councils are taking place for the first time in seven years, after two
They are unlikely to ruffle the enduring rule of President Paul Biya,
one of the world’s oldest and longest-serving leaders, who has held a
tight grip on power for 37 of his 86 years.
As voting began large numbers of police and soldiers were seen deployed
on the streets of Buea, the capital of the Southwest Region, one of two
provinces gripped by bloody separatist violence.
But the polling stations in the city were almost deserted an hour after they opened at 8am (0700 GMT).
Wava Broadcasting Services (WBS TV) has contracted a recruitment
agency to recruit staff as the station eyes a return to the waves.
Internship Agency Uganda Limited, which is located on Plot 52 Bombo
Road-Esami Centre, Opp YMCA. In Kampala has issued an advert seeking to
fill 130 positions in the new-look TV station.
The advertised positions include Technical Directors (02), Master
control room operators (03), Audio Operators (03), Camera Studio
Operators (09), Floor Managers (03), Storage Manager, Producers (11) and
Assistant Producers (12). Others are Script Writers (11), TV
journalists (10), Editors and Assistant Editors (31), Makeup artists and
Hairstylists (02). The advert also includes Clothes Stylists (02), Eng.
Operators (12), Graphic Designer, Video Editors (14), I...
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has started rehabilitating
works along Kyapa-Kasensero roads to enable road users to resume
The road was cut off by high-speed running water that has since
submerged several swampy sections, hence paralyzing transport of goods
including big stocks of fish from Kasensero to the other destinations
within and beyond Kyotera district.
“Our team is working all day to ensure road users resume business
operations especially transportation of fish from Kasensero landing site
to the different markets,” Mr Mark Ssali, the head of public and
corporate affairs at UNRA said on Monday.
The 30 kilometres road which connects Kasensero Town Council and the
landing site from Kakuuto trading centre in Kyotera district has since
The outbreak of Coronavirus in China has thrown
the business community in downtown Kampala into panic as they
anticipate stock-out of goods imported from China.
effects of the outbreak of Coronavirus on the market has been made worse
by stringent Chinese visa conditions that traders have to meet.
Coronavirus has claimed more than 700 lives and left 34,000 infected in
Wuyan, ChinaSome traders have started contemplating finding
alternative sources of goods should China fail to find a solution to the
virus soon.According to an online resource for international trade, Uganda imports goods worth $1.15b from China annually.
virus broke out when workers in factories were on holiday, with the
outbreak of the Coronavirus nobody can return to work,” Mr Sa...
African nations play host to several diplomats, who weigh in on the
affairs of their hosts’ governments, and in the process take the risk of
unsettling the relations between any two countries.
Diplomats are often granted certain privileges and immunities to
ensure they may effectively carry out their duties, and also allow for
maintenance of government relations, including during periods of
difficulties and armed conflict.
While diplomats may not be prosecuted by the host countries, they can be ordered to leave, often within a short period of time.
Article nine of the Vienna convention says the host country can
declare any member of foreign diplomatic staff as “persona non grata”
and require them to be removed.
This can be done by a state “at any time and without having...
The Member of Parliament for Busiro East, Medard Lubega Ssegona has
claimed that the minister for Security General Elly Tumwine is
‘arrogantly primitive’ and accountable for contempt of parliament.
comes at a time when a notice of motion seeking to censure the minister
was yesterday delivered to the office of the clerk to parliament, Jane
According to the movers of the motion, Tumwine should be
censored on grounds of abuse of office, misbehavior or misconduct as
prescribed in article 118 (1).
accuse the minister of obstructing the parliamentary committee on Human
Rights from accessing safe houses and other ungazetted detention
centers something that has been described as contempt of parliament.
some time, censorship is one of the mechanisms ...
Private companies that are interested in growing and exporting
medical marijuana want the government to fast-track its decision on the
In Uganda, less than two
company have the licence to grow and export medical marijuana but
several companies that are interested in the venture are awaiting
Cabinet’s approval before starting their operations.
Hemp (U) Ltd, is currently working with Pharma Limited, one of the
biggest Israeli cannabis firms, in growing marijuana for medical
purposes in Uganda. They have invested $360m (about Shs1.3 trillion) in
Officials of Premier
Hemp, one of the Ugandan companies seeking to grow or export marijuana
for medical purposes, say there is need for the government to fast track
the process, to enable ...
The son to seasoned aviator, Capt Francis Babu has declared his
intention to oust Muhammed Nsereko as Kampala Central MP in 2021 general
Cedric Babu Ndilima who currently works with Uganda Broadcasting
Corporation as Head of Content has revealed why he wants to contest for
highly contested Kampala Central MP Seat. Cedric Babu is also the host
of the Cedric Live Show on UBC. He is also the Chairman of Uganda Tennis
Association and Chairman of the marketing commission of the Uganda
Below is his statement on why he wants to contest for Kampala Central MP seat:
With the 2021 general elections looming in Uganda, no other seat
is set to be as hotly contested as that of Kampala Central, with a
number of candidates officially declaring their interest. ...
I met President Museveni on December 30, 2019. There were three
burning issues which prompted our meeting. First, I got an invite from
the President to meet him so he hears directly from me about the
non-payment for my song, Mzee wa kazi Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, which I
composed [during the 2006 campaign]. All other singers were paid except
me. So when I got the call I went to follow up on my sweat.Second
was that some wrong elements had started framing me, writing doctored
reports against me to have government arrest and imprison me. Their plan
is that when the next election arrives, it should get Bosmic in jail
because they fear when elections get me out and free, contesting against
me would not be easy. Their desire is to technically knock me out of
President Yoweri Museveni is back in the country from the Ethiopian Capital, Addis Ababa, where joined other Heads of State and Government for a 2-day 33rd African Union (AU) Summit.
The Summit ran under the theme of ‘Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for African Development.”
Presidency Minister, Hon. Esther Mbayo and Head of Public Service, Mr. John Mitala received the President at Entebbe International Airport today in the morning.
Others at the Airport to receive the President included the Commander of Uganda People’s Defence Air Forces, Lt. Gen. Charles Lwanga Lutaaya, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Andrew Sorowen and the Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr. Johnson Byabashaija.
African leaders on Sunday condemned US President Donald Trump's
Mideast peace plan as illegitimate, taking advantage of an African Union
summit to voice solidarity with "the Palestinian cause". AU
Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat told assembled heads of state
that the plan unveiled in late January represented the "umpteenth
violation of multiple United Nations and African Union resolutions".He
said that it was prepared without international consultation and that
it "trampled on the rights of the Palestinian people", a line that drew
applause in the main hall at AU headquarters.
long-delayed peace proposals were immediately rejected by the
Palestinians, who have boycotted his administration over its pro-Israel
stance.The proposals include giving Israel the gree...
Lt Col Juma Seiko has been detained at Kawempe Police Station on
attempted murder charges after he allegedly shot and injured three
people along Mambure Road.It is alleged that Lt Col Seiko caused an
accident at around 1:15pm and when the two drivers came out to ascertain
the situation, a fight ensued according to eye witnesses.
Shots were fired from a gun belonging to Col Seiko and three people were injured.“They
(victims) have been rushed to Mulago national referral hospital. Lt Col
Juma Seiko has reported himself to Kawempe Police station where he is
currently detained on charges of attempted murder of three people
.Investigations into the matter still ongoing,” Kampala Metropolitan
Police deputy spokesman Luke Owoyesigyire said on Sunday.
victims have been identif...
Travellers to and fro Kalangala islands will have to find alternative
means after MV Kalangala suspended its operations on Saturday, February
8, to allow it undergo annual mandatory servicing.
Mr Sadala Musoke, the chief executive officer Nation Oil Distributors
Ltd, which services the vessel on behalf of the Works ministry, said
this will last one month.
This implies the vessel will resume normal operations around March 9.
“It has been in our plan to take the vessel for mandatory service
this year and starting February 9 it will suspend its operations for one
month so that it is thoroughly serviced,” Mr Musoke said.
“We urge our clients to be patient because this exercise is for their
own safety. The exercise will not take long, and surveyors from abroad
are already i...
The Uganda People’s Defence Forces(UPDF) has deployed a total of 2000 troops to help in the fight against desert locusts.
desert locusts that have in the past weeks wreaked havoc in Kenya were
on Sunday afternoon confirmed to have entered Uganda through Amudat
district in the north eastern part of the country.
journalists on Monday morning, the Chief of Defence Forces,Gen.David
Muhoozi, revealed that a total of 2000 troops have so far been deployed .
were told to martial 2000 troops but the task is huge and are looking
at mobilising more than that,”Gen Muhoozi said on Monday.
that the Agriculture Ministry is the lead agency in the humanitarian
cause that he said needs both human and material resources.
“This is a cross government issue ...