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Uganda:ISO Operative Remanded to Military Barracks

Uganda:ISO Operative Remanded to Military Barracks

AFRICA, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, SECURITY, UGANDA
Kampala ----- The head of cyber department at Internal Security Organisation (ISO), Simon Peter Odongo has been charged and remanded to Makindye Military Barracks. He was on Thursday charged with illegal possession of government stores and espionage. Odongo was arrested last week as he tried to resist arrest during a military investigation into theft of COVID-19 relief food in a Kampala suburb. It is alleged Odongo tried to shoot at UPDF soldiers who nearly took him out of action. According to the charges, Odongo was found in illegal possession of three guns, army jackets and uniforms. Odongo’s arrest came amid accusations of fabricating and circulating audio tapes and WhatsApp conversations to frame businessmen and senior government officials. In a resignation lette...
Senior UPDF Officer donates to the Ugandan Government to fight Covid19

Senior UPDF Officer donates to the Ugandan Government to fight Covid19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, SECURITY, UGANDA, World Health Organization
Kampala Uganda: Brigadier General John Mugyenyi, a Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Officer has donated a  brand new Double Cabin pick Up to the National Response Fund to Covid 19. The Pick up being delivered to the political overseer of the Fund Hon.Minister Mary Karooro (R) by Mrs Hope. Mugyenyi (L).Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. This  follows President Museveni's appeal to individuals and Companies to donate towards the fight of Covid19. The political overseer of the Fund Hon.Minister Mary Karooro (L)with Mrs Hope. Mugyenyi (L).Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The Pick up was delivered and handed over to the political overseer of the Fund Hon.Minister Mary Karooro by Mrs Hope. Mugyenyi. The Pick up being delivered to the political overseer of the Fund Hon.Mi...
President Museveni delivers on his promise.

President Museveni delivers on his promise.

AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, SECURITY, UGANDA, WORLD
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has kept his word by donating half of his salary to fight Coronavirus as he promised. First Lady Hon Janet Museveni handing over the dummy Cheque to the Prime Minister Rt Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugunda and the Chairman of the National Response Fund Mr Emmanuel Katongole as Bishop Joshua Lwere looks on.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The dummy  cheque was delivered by the first lady Janet Museveni to the Prime Minister Rt Hon. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda. A few minutes later, she unveiled Cash to him. First Lady Hon Janet Museveni looks on after handing over the dummy Cheque to the Prime Minister Rt Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugunda.Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Background. Mrs Dorothy Kisaka,the Administrator and Secretary of the National Response to...
Army: Rwandan President dismisses too army officer

Army: Rwandan President dismisses too army officer

AFRICA, ARMY, EAST AFRICA, RWANDA, SECURITY
KIGALI — President Paul Kagame has sacked Minister for Internal Security over corruption related concerns. Gen. Nyamvumba is the former Chief of Defence Staff of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF). He has served in the position of Minister of Security for less than a year. The sacking of Gen Nyamvumba was announced by Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente in a latter dated Monday April 27. Gen Patrick Nyamvumba “pursuant to the consitution of the Republic of Rwanda of 2003 revised in 2015, especially in its articles 116, today April 27, 2020, His Excellency The President has removed General Patrick Nyamvumba from his duties as Minister of Internal Security owing to matters of accountability under investigation. General Nyamvumba reports back to RDF headquarters pending further decision”...
Uganda: Renowned journalist Samson Kasumba finally released

Uganda: Renowned journalist Samson Kasumba finally released

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, MEDIA, SECURITY, UGANDA, Uganda Police Force
KAMPALA — The police has on Tuesday night released Mr. Samson Kasumba, the NBS Television news anchor arrested in Kampala on Monday. According to Police, Kasumba was not arrested for anything related to his work and details on the charges to be preferred will be communicated in due course. Samson Kasumba airing Live at 9 News on NBS TV Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says that Kasumba was arrested for engaging in subversive activities, charges which he says are not related to his work as a journalist.  He, however, declined to divulge details on the particulars of the offence. He is a subject of investigation and it is not connected in any way to journalistic work but he is being investigated together with others for alleged subversive activities,” Enanga said. Fred Enanga,...
Coronavirus – South Sudan: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) chief briefs the United Nations Security Council on measures to break the vicious cycle between conflict and hunger

Coronavirus – South Sudan: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) chief briefs the United Nations Security Council on measures to break the vicious cycle between conflict and hunger

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, SECURITY, SOUTH SUDAN, UNITED NATIONS
With conflicts, extreme weather, desert locusts, economic shocks and now COVID-19, likely to push more people into acute food insecurity, coherent actions are needed among humanitarian, development and peace actors, to address the root causes  that perpetuate existing food crises, said FAO-Director-General QU Dongyu today. FAO-Director-General QU Dongyu  He delivered his remarks at an online briefing organized by the United Nations Security Council on the topic of 'The Protection of civilians from conflict induced hunger'. Speaking about the global food crises, the FAO chief stressed that it is impossible to ignore impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the food security of the world's most vulnerable populations, and assured the participants that FAO is working at all level...
Crackdown on Motorists flouting the partial lockdown

Crackdown on Motorists flouting the partial lockdown

CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, SECURITY, UGANDA
Today, 18.04.2020, the Joint Task Force conducted nationwide operations to crackdown on motorists flouting the ban on movement of vehicles, as part of government efforts to fight the spread of the corona virus in Uganda. The task teams created several checkpoints and found motorists who had left their homes to visit friends, go for non-essential shopping, transporting passengers, while others had no reason. In the course of the operation, a total of 83 stickers were withdrawn from motorists within the KMP for various reasons including; those that were not linked to the IDs of the bearers; vehicles misused by drivers to conduct non-essential movements including being hired out by unauthorized persons, stickers that were photocopied or scanned and printed; stickers that were duplicated a...
TRANSFERS & APPOINTMENTS

TRANSFERS & APPOINTMENTS

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, SECURITY, UGANDA, Uganda Police Force
The Inspector General of Police J.M Okoth Ochola has made changes in deployments that take immediate effect. Among the newly appointed officers is Assistant Commissioner of Police Sarah Kibwika who is now the Commandant Professional Standards Unit (PSU). ACP Kibwika has been the Deputy Commandant of PSU and she now replaces ACP William Okalany who has been transferred back to the Directorate of Human Rights and Legal Services. ACP Kibwika has formerly served in the Directorate of Traffic & Road safety & she brings to PSU a number of experiences including Leadership skills and a clean service record. Other transfers and appointments include: CP Moses Binoga has been sent to Oil and Gas Division as an administrator. CP Binoga has been at the Directorate of Counter Terrorism u...

Coronavirus: Putin postpones WW2 Victory parade due to COVID-19

ARMY, ASIA, CORONAVIRUS, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Politics, Russia, SECURITY
Russian President Vladimir Putin has postponed the 9 May Victory Day parade in Moscow's Red Square because of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a security meeting on April 16, Putin said events including a massive military parade in Moscow's Red Square would be postponed until a later date. “The risks linked to the epidemic that hasn't yet reached its peak are extremely high, and that doesn't give me the right to start preparations for the parade and other festivities,” he said, adding that the celebration will be held later this year. Vladmir Putin, Russian President The postponement followed an earlier decision by Putin to put off a vote originally scheduled for April 22 on constitutional changes that would allow him to stay in office until 2036, if he desired. Mr Put...
(TUPSA) donates to fight Covid19 in Uganda

(TUPSA) donates to fight Covid19 in Uganda

CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, SECURITY, UGANDA, WORLD
Kampala, Uganda: The Uganda Private Security Association (TUPSA) has donated 4200 liters of fuel worth Uganda shillings 15,000,000 to boost emergency medical workers in Uganda to perform their work amidst difficulties they face in the COVID 19 fight. Chairman, Mr. Masiko Grace, Dr. Kayonga Kellen, the Association Member, and Hon Minister Karooro Okurut, the National Covid19 Response Task Fund ChairpersonPhoto by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The donation of cash was delivered on Friday by Mr. Grace Masiko and Dr. Kayonga Kellen to the Minister in charge of COVID-19 National response fund Mary Karooro Okurut appointed by President Yoweri Museveni."As a private security association which is the umbrella body of all Private security sector are humbled by the great contributions by our ...
North Korea fires missiles ahead of South Korean elections

North Korea fires missiles ahead of South Korean elections

ARMY, ASIA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, NORTH KOREA, SECURITY, SOUTH KOREA, TECHNOLOGY
A barrage of North Korean missiles fired from both the ground and fighter jets splashed down on the waters off the country's east coast on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, a major show of force on the eve of a key state anniversary and parliamentary elections in rival South Korea. The back-to-back launches were the latest in a series of weapons tests that North Korea has conducted in recent weeks amid stalled nuclear talks and outside worries about a possible coronavirus outbreak in the country. The tests follow a pattern for the North Korean government of conducting military drills near notable domestic anniversaries or significant events among its neighbors. Wednesday marked the birthdate 108 years ago of North Korea's founder, Kim Il Sung, as well as a general election in So...
Uganda: Two alleged terrorists shot dead

Uganda: Two alleged terrorists shot dead

AFRICA, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, SECURITY, UGANDA
A joint security team today afternoon shot and killed two thugs who were terrorising the community in and around Mutundwe, Rubaga Division, Kampala. The duo were part of a group of ten thugs who had built a temporary structure in a swamp located at Mirimbe zone below Natete Taxi Par, Rubaga Division in Kampala. They had nicked named their hide out as the 'jungle'.They call themselves the 'jungle gang'. It's alleged that they used to leave their hide out heading to various places to rob and they then go back and hide in the swamps. Today, the group had robbed people and police was informed and they started chasing them. In the process two were shot and died instantly. Others are suspected to have been wounded entered in the swamps and disappeared. The two have only been i...
Uganda: Four Top Police Officers arrested over connection with Indian investor Abid Alam

Uganda: Four Top Police Officers arrested over connection with Indian investor Abid Alam

AFRICA, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, SECURITY, UGANDA, Uganda Police Force
Four top police bosses in connections with ALAM GROUP of companies Managing Director Abid Alam crimes have been arrested by Lt. Col.  Edith Nakalema, Head State House Anti-corruption Unit. In a Press Statement released on Saturday evening, Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema said, "As you may recall, on Thursday 9th April 2020, Mr. Abid Alam was arrested to commence investigations into the allegations of Aggravated torture, Gang rape and malicious damage to property." Mr. Abid Alam On Friday morning Abid was taken to Kassanda Police Station to write a Statement, however, officers released him which must have sabotaged Afande Nakalema's work assigned to her by His Excellency the President. A group of people attached to the Indian investor allegedly invaded the farm of one Arthur Mugyenyi, ...
Coronavirus: Uganda Police impound Ministry of Health van for carrying 25 medical personnel contradicting with social distancing directives

Coronavirus: Uganda Police impound Ministry of Health van for carrying 25 medical personnel contradicting with social distancing directives

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, SECURITY, TUNISIA, Uganda Police Force
This morning, Police in Kireka, have impounded a van belonging to the Ministry of Health for violating social distancing directives put in place by the Ministry itself and the government to curb the spreading of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The impounding follows President Museveni’s directive of suspending gatherings of more than five people as a precaution to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Ever since COVID-19 broke out, the Ministry of Health has repeatedly encouraged the general public among other preventive measures, to practice social distancing, a practice where you maintain a distance of at lest four meters from someone else, such that you do not transmit or get infected by the virus. Police says that those in the ministry vehicle defied the presidential directive leaving the p...
Coronavirus – Libya: One year of destructive war in Libya, UNSMIL renews calls for immediate cessation of hostilities and unity to combat COVID-19

Coronavirus – Libya: One year of destructive war in Libya, UNSMIL renews calls for immediate cessation of hostilities and unity to combat COVID-19

AFRICA, ARMY, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, libya, SECURITY, UNITED NATIONS, War, WORLD
UNSMIL appeals to all concerned to activate the humanitarian truce immediately and cease all military operations to allow Libyan authorities to respond to the threat of COVID-19TRIPOLI, Libya- Yesterday marked one year since the forces of “Libyan National Army” Commander General Khalifa Haftar launched their offensive to seize Tripoli, Libya’s capital. What resulted is a needless conflict that shattered the hopes of many Libyans for a peaceful political transition via a National Conference that could have paved the way towards unifying the country’s long-divided institutions via parliamentary and presidential elections. The conflict has since escalated into a dangerous and potentially endless proxy war fueled by cynical foreign powers that has now widened geographically with civilians pay...
Uganda: Security arrests four in Natete over de-campaigning government relief food

Uganda: Security arrests four in Natete over de-campaigning government relief food

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, SECURITY, UGANDA, Uganda Police Force
A Joint Security team yesterday (Saturday, 4 April 2020) carried an operation and arrested four (04) men over alleged decampaigning of the government relief food distribution for vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in Kampala and Wakiso. The four suspects were nabbed at Mackay road, Natete, Kampala for inciting members of the public who are not eligible to benefit from the food distribution by the Office of the Prime Minister that started yesterday to benefit at least 1.5 million vulnerable individuals and confusing the members of the public that coronavirus doesn't exist. Uganda's Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda (R) receives Cash ($30,000) from Mr Ham (in a white Shite) towards people affected by the lockdown measures aimed at curbing the spread of the new cor...
Uganda : President orders arrest of policemen for assaulting pregnant woman

Uganda : President orders arrest of policemen for assaulting pregnant woman

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, SECURITY, UGANDA
The Police have arrested two of their colleagues and a member of a village defence unit who reportedly beat up a pregnant woman they accused of flouting orders against crowding in bars and public spaces. The arrest followed a directive by President Museveni today (Saturday) after he received reports of the alleged beating and torture of Ms Mercy Nakate. Nakate, 23, a resident of Busega, Kibumbiro Village, Busega in Rubaga, Kampala, was reportedly beaten on March 27th by a group of policemen and village defence unit officials who were conducting a patrol. According to Nakate, who is seven-months pregnant, on the fateful night she had moved out of her house to buy a herb (emumbwa) when rain forced her to seek shelter at a common makeshift socialisation facility used by residents. "It was th...
SOUTH AFRICAN POLICING SHOULD BE DONE WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE LAW, SAY CHAIRPERSONS

SOUTH AFRICAN POLICING SHOULD BE DONE WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE LAW, SAY CHAIRPERSONS

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, HEALTH, SECURITY, South Africa
The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson, and the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Defense and Military Veterans, Mr Cyril Xaba, commend the good work done by both the South African Police Service (Saps) and the South African National Defense Force (SANDF) in enforcing the 21-day lock down declaration made by President Cyril Ramaphosa in the fight against COVID-19. “Despite the challenges posed by this virus and the threat to life, the security subdivision of the state has embraced the calling to serve and protect South Africa and all who live within it. Their sacrifice and commitment to serve their country is both commendable and appreciated,” Ms Joemat-Pettersson said.   Both committees have reemphasized their calls for citizens’ full coop...
At least 30 Pastors in Uganda have been arrested for defying the president’s order

At least 30 Pastors in Uganda have been arrested for defying the president’s order

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, RELIGION, SECURITY, UGANDA
KAMPALA – Police in Kajjansi Town, Wakiso District, have arrested a pastor and 30 of his followers for defying the Presidential directives. Pastor Rashid Mutebi of Blessed Feelings Church International located in Gobe, Kajjansi and his followers were picked on Wednesday morning after Police received information about their illegal activities at their Church, according to Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Mr. Patrick Onyango. Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the director-general, Health Services told journalists in Kampala that five people had tested positive, bringing the total of confirmed cases to 14 on Wednesday. However, yesterday, Uganda confirmed more than 4 cases. On interrogation, the pastor alleges that the Christians came from far and he was still looking for money to transpo...
KCCA issues measures to combat the spread of covid19 and price hikes in Kampala city

KCCA issues measures to combat the spread of covid19 and price hikes in Kampala city

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, ECONOMY, great lakes, HEALTH, SECURITY, UGANDA
Following the president’s fresh Directives in the fight of COVID19 pandemic among them which included banning public transport for 14 days, decongestion of markets and a warning to traders against hiking prices of merchandise, the Ministry of Health has since confirmed 14 cases of the Virus in Uganda. Kampala Capital City Authority (K.C.C.A) has issued directives to be followed by the people in the capital city in order to be able to fight Covid-19 together as a country. Public transport was banned for 14 days, the affected public transport includes all taxis, coasters, buses, passenger trains, Tuk-Tuk and motorcycles ‘Boda Bodas’. KCCA Executive Director, Engineer Andrew Kitaka Mubiru Private vehicles are allowed but with only a maximum of 3 people, trucks, delivery vans an...