Kira Municipality Member of Parliament Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda has
claimed that the upcoming 2021 general election is likely to be the
worst in terms of rigging.
Ssemujju made these remarks while appearing on NBS Television’s Morning Breeze on Monday morning.
said he doesn’t expect anyone to think that the elections will be fair
because the incumbent, President Museveni has already rigged the
is likely to be the worst election this country has experienced because
our dear leader does not want any organized competition. I do not think
there is anyone sane who will say this election will be fair,” Ssemujju
“You have one person and his group campaigning every day.
That is the frame under which we go to the elections. It is maneuvering
In this day and age where technology is taking over the digital
space, it is a rather dramatic era for the banking industry, as digital
disruption has forced many incumbent banks to step out of their comfort
zone and up their digital game
Changing customer behaviour,
increasing expectations, omnichannel experience and the digitization of
business and society, in general, have brought along what some people
call the digital arms race in banking. Banks around the world are
realizing how investments in digital technologies could benefit customer
acquisition and satisfaction.
Digital transformation is taking
place in Uganda’s financial services industry, with a host of non-bank
innovators offering both customer-facing and back-office fintech
products and services. While banks...
“The attackers, heavily armed and on motorbikes, literally executed
the local inhabitants,” the security source told AFP. The attackers left
nearly 20 dead, the source added.
A local health official,
speaking from the town of Dori in the north, said the chief nurse at the
nearby village of Lamdamol was among the victims.
“There is panic
in the village and the surrounding area,” the official added, saying
local people were fleeing the area towards the centre-north of the
Another security source said that the attack had come as a
reprisal after jihadists had told local people to leave the area a few
The security forces worked day and night to make the zone safe, “but it is difficult to be everywhere at once”, said the source.
“I definitely remain a candidate in the election. Those who tried to
stop me from going back to my homeland will not stop me from being a
candidate,” Soro told Reuters in Paris.
Ivory Coast’s public prosecutor issued the warrant for Soro on Dec. 23 as part of an investigation into an alleged coup plot.
denied any wrongdoing and said he was a victim of judicial persecution.
“Mercenaries made illegal recordings thinking they can entrap me,” he
said. “My lawyers have filed a case in Paris against the authors and
prosecutor because part of(the alleged recording) was done in France.”
added that his lawyers had placed a request with French prosecutors for
his rights to be respected, and will do the same with the regional West
African Court of Justice, the African Cou...
Officials from the World Health Organization in Egypt said they were
working to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.
The virus has killed more than 300 in China, with cases reported in several other countries.
The WHO’s regional headquarters held a
news conference in Cairo on Sunday on developments related to cases of
the new virus in the Middle East.
We are working with them just to ensure that those students who are coming are healthy and they don't disseminate.
Abdi Nasir Boubakr is Infectious Hazard Management (IHM) unit team leader.
“As you know that there are a number of cases in the region, who are
bringing back their students into the country. Egypt is one of them,
Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia. We are helping them and we are working with
them just to...
Malawi’s Constitutional Court will on Monday deliver a ruling on last
year’s disputed presidential election that led to deadly confrontations
and widespread unrest.
The long-peaceful southern African nation has never had a
presidential vote overturned, but the two opposition candidates who
teamed up for a legal challenge are hoping the Constitutional Court will
agree with their allegations of irregularities and order a new vote.
President Peter Mutharika was declared the narrow winner of the May
election with 38% of votes, followed by Lazarus Chakwera with 35% and
former vice president Saulos Chilima third with 20%. The four other
candidates collectively got nearly 6%.
There is more that binds us than that which separates us.
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The U.S. Mission in Uganda has partnered with Makerere University’s Department of Performing Arts and Film, the Global Livingston Institute, and Reach a Hand Uganda to hold a musical performance “Freedom’s Soundtrack” on February 6. The concert, held during Black History Month, will feature music spanning three centuries that reflects the African American experience in the United States from slavery in the 1800’s up through the Civil Rights era of the 1960’s and through the present day. The concert will feature the Makerere University Choir, American musician Seth Sharp, and Ugandan artists Sauti Ya Africa, Sheebah, Rema, Navio, and the Janzi Band. U.S. Mission Uganda Chargé d’Affaires Christopher Krafft will provide remarks.
WHEN: Thursday, February 6, starting at 6...
The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has on Monday, February
3 started the hearing process of different schools, whose results were
Examination results of different schools at different levels were
withheld over suspected examination malpractice and the candidates whose
results were withheld shall appear before the UNEB Security Committee
UNEB chairperson Prof. Mary Okwakol said that candidates and schools
whose PLE results were withheld will be summoned on designed dates
starting Monday, February 3 to explain themselves before they commit.
Results of 1,512 candidates were withheld during the release of
Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) last month while a total of 1,262
students across the country had their results withheld dur...
A section of Nigerians are not enthused at a motorbike ban in parts
of the commercial capital, Lagos. Today is the first weekday of the ban
announced by the Lagos State government. It came into effect last
Most people used social media platform Twitter to chastise the
government despite a plan to roll out more buses and ferries to ease the
expected transportation woes.
Operators of motorbikes popularly referred to as “okada” and
tricycle taxis known as “keke napeps” had strongly kicked against the
move since it was announced last week.
In a communication released on February,1, Archbishop Lwanga said the
new decree stemmed from liturgical and canonical norms of the church
that require him by law to fend off abuses in the liturgical life of the
“Henceforth, it is forbidden to distribute or to receive
Holy Communion in the hands. Mother Church enjoins us to hold the Most
Holy Eucharist in the highest honor. Due to many reported instances of
dishonoring the Eucharist that have been associated with reception of
Eucharist in the hands, it is fitting to return to the more reverent
method of receiving the Eucharist on the tongue,”Lwanga’s communication
Kampala Archbishop Diocese further reaffirmed that those cohabiting and
are involved in “grave” sins are not allowed to take Holy Commun...
President Museveni has called upon all Ugandans living in exile to return to the country and join in nation building.
president’s message was delivered by Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana
Rugunda during the burial of Peter Otai, the former minister for Defence
during the Obote II government.
“All Ugandans who are in exile
can come home peacefully and where possible resettle in their country
because we need the effort of every Uganda in the struggle to develop
Uganda, “he said.
He also promised to revamped the home of the former fallen minister.
Ecweru, the state minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness said
government will continue to ask people in exile to return to the country
and forget about the past.
“The president over time has continued
to extend a...
People Power supporters in South Africa are in panic mode after one of their colleagues went missing mysteriously.
Aloysious Saabwe, the coordinator of People Power in Johannesburg
went missing on Friday morning January 28, 2020, according to his
friends and fellow People Power members.
According to his best friend Katumba Richard, all his known telephone numbers are off, and he is not at his home.
“He has always been receiving threatening phone calls from private
numbers, asking him to either quit People Power or risk losing his
life,” Katumba added
Saabwe was last seen by his colleagues on the 28th/January/2020, at
Vanderbijl Park Village in Gauteng Province in Johannesburg, South
Africa, at a meeting he called to brief his fellow People Power leaders
in the area, ab...
The Democratic Party(DP) president general, Norbert Mao has described
members of the party who have come out to criticize and accuse him of
misguiding the party as lumpens and people of questionable character.
words appear to have been directed to a group of party MPs who
questioned his leadership style at a press conference in parliament last
The group accused him of failing planned party grassroot elections and of not respecting the party constitution.
This followed the cancellation of the DP grassroot elections ahead of the party delegate conference in March.
speaking to the media on Saturday, Mao said: “I reject the accusations
by those who say there is anybody disorganising elections. I also wish
to let the country know that no individual n...
After failure to stabilise the relations between the two neighbouring
countries, the two presidents returned to Luanda for a second meeting
on Sunday organised by President João Lourenço for talks.
to the senior presidential press secretary, Don Wanyama, both heads of
state agreed on seeing all prisoners released before a meeting at the
Katuna border point.
third quadripartite summit on Uganda and Rwanda in Luanda has ended.
Five key resolutions arrived at including the release of prisoners and
stopping support for destabilizers,”Wanyama tweeted.
He said the
two heads of state also agreed to have human rights of each other’s
citizens to be protected but also the ad-hoc teams to continue before a
meeting between Museveni and Kagame at the Katuna border poi...
President Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart, Paul
Kagame, will hold another round of talks in three weeks time, at the Katuna
border post, as they continue to seek ways of resolving sticking issues between
the two countries.
The resolution was one of five that the Heads of State arrived at today (Sunday)
during the third round of talks in Luanda, Angola.
Dubbed the Quadripartite Summit, the talks are facilitated by Angola's President
Joao Lourenco, while DRC's Felix Tshisekedi is an observer. Before today's
summit, two others were held in July and August last year in Luanda.
Today's summit saw the four Heads of State hold an over four-hour closed door
session at the Angolan Presidential Palace in the heart of Luanda.
President Lourenco, who briefed the media on behalf of the ...
South Africans have been warned to brace for more frequent power cuts.
Eskom, the utility company that generates about 95 percent of the
nation’s electricity says this is because it will no longer delay
Chief Executive of Eskom, Andre de Ruyter told journalist in
Johannesburg that ‘‘we will have to give ourselves the space to fix what
needs to be fixed’‘.
South Africa has been battling with an energy deficit since late
2005 because Eskom’s aging plants have failed to keep up with demand.
The government also stalled on giving the company the green light to invest in new capacity.
Eskom has amassed over 50 billion rand or $ 30 billion of debt. The
company is not generating enough income to cover its cost, thus leaving
it dependent on state bailouts...
Somalia declared the invasion of locusts as a national emergency Sunday.
Locusts have devastated food supplies in one of the poorest and most vulnerable regions of the world.
A statement by Somalia’s Agriculture ministry said the move is due
to current upsurge of locusts, which constitute a major threat to the
fragile food security in the country.
The statement added that food sources for people and their livestock are under threat.
Somalia is the first nation in East Africa to embark on a national mobilization drive to combat the swarm of locusts.
Experts say the appearance of the hungry locusts could be linked to extreme climate variations.
The invasion of the insects is a first in 70 years. Totaling several
billions, locusts have been destroying large areas in Ea...
NYAMBENE, Meru County
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta today launched the
construction of a Shs 250 million milk cooling plant in Meru County with an
assurance that his government will not dither in its efforts to improve the
welfare of farmers.
The construction of the New Kenya Co-operative
Creameries (KCC) facility with a holding capacity of 100,000 litres in Nyambene
will be completed in October this year.
President Uhuru Kenyatta unveils a plaque to mark the official commencement of the construction works of New KCC Nyambene Milk Plant in Igembe Central, Meru County.
Addressing thousands of Meru residents who turned up
to witness the ground breaking ceremony for the cooling plant, the President
advised dairy farmers in the area to take advantage of the facility once ...
Kenyan students caught up in a lockdown in Wuhan, China, are
worried that the government is not proactive in protecting them, a day
after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus
outbreak that has so far killed 210 people around the world and infected
more than 10,000 others a public health emergency of international
The students, who reached out to the Saturday Nation
on Friday hours after national carrier Kenya Airways announced
cancellation of all flights to and from Guangzhou in the Chinese
mainland, said they were beginning to worry whether anything was being
done to protect them as the situation in Wuhan continues to escalate.
number of Kenyan and African students opted to stay in the country as
China kicked off its traditional N...
Since they came into effect on November 1, 2019 , digital stamps have
met stiff resistance from manufacturers but they were given a grace
period up to January 31 which elapsed on Friday.
However, in a
reminder, the tax body has warned of heavy fines to manufacturers who
fail to implement the digital stamp system after elapse of the grace
is hereby given to all manufacturers or importers of products that were
gazetted for Digital Tax Stamps including – soda, beer, spirits, wine,
mineral water and tobacco products (including cigarettes) that the
deadline for the transitional period is 31st January 2020. During this transition period from 1st November 2019 to 31st
January 2020, every manufacturer, importer, distributor, agent or
trader dealing in any of the g...