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Stella Nyanzi to lead peaceful protest to Magere to demand for Bobi Wine’s immediate release

Stella Nyanzi to lead peaceful protest to Magere to demand for Bobi Wine’s immediate release

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women
Controversial activist Dr Stella Nyanzi has revealed that she will be holding a peaceful protest to Magere demanding for the immediate release of Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie Itungo who are under house arrest. In her Facebook statement on Saturday, Dr Nyanzi urged all Ugandans willing to join her in the protest to carry along their placards on Monday morning as they March to Bobi Wine’s home. “I invite you to a peaceful protest march to Magere to demand an end to the house arrest of Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie. Come with your placards on Monday morning 25/01/2021. Details to be shared safely,” the former Kampala woman MP contestant noted. Following the January, 14 election, security put Bobi Wine’s home under siege and up to date, he is still kept indoo...
UGANDA: High court orders police and the Military to Vacate Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi’s Home in Magere.

UGANDA: High court orders police and the Military to Vacate Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi’s Home in Magere.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS
The High Court has issued an order directing police and the army to vacate the home of former presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi, in Magere. Court has advised state that if it has evidence that Kyagulanyi is a danger to society and is about to commit an offence, it should follow the law, arrest him, take him to an authorised detention centre  and later produce him in court otherwise his continued detention at his home is illegal and an infringement on his personal liberties. Justice Micheal Elubu has also immediately restored the right to restricted movements to Barbra Itungo , wife to Kyagulanyi and the Attorney General must pay them costs for this application. Earlier, Kyagulanyi’s lawyers led by Anthony Wameli filed an application before High Court Civil Division saying,...
High Court Uganda to decide on Kyagulanyi detention case today

High Court Uganda to decide on Kyagulanyi detention case today

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
The out-going head of Civil Division of the High Court Michael Elubu is today expected to rule on whether former presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulangyi Ssentamu and his wife Barbra Itungo are in illegal detention at their home in Magere -Kasangati in Wakiso District. In an application of habeas Corpus, Kyagulanyi’s lawyers led by Anthony Wameli contend that their client and his wife have been placed under illegal detention at their home by security personnel composed of UPDF and police since the Election Day on January 14th 2021. The lawyers wants court orders compelling the Attorney General, Chief of Defence Forces and Inspector General of police to produce their client’s body and wife before Court whether dead or live. However, Attorney General through his representative Mart...
Imprisoned NUP candidate overwhelmingly wins Nansana polls.

Imprisoned NUP candidate overwhelmingly wins Nansana polls.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Nansana-Uganda. Sserunkuma obtained 2,343 votes agianst Kibirige Kasule's 480 votes. John Bosco Sserunkuma, one of the NUP members was arrested in Kalangala in December and has been voted to represent Nansana westward, Nansana municipality on Wakiso District Council. Although he was granted bail by the court, he was rearrested and paraded before the Military Court.
Vinka finally gives birth to a healthy baby.

Vinka finally gives birth to a healthy baby.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Entertainment, UGANDA
Swangz Avenue Singer Veronica Lugya aka Vinka has given birth to her first born child. For months now, rumor has been allover social media that the love panic hitmaker is pregnant and had a secret introduction held at her parents’ home as she introduced to them the love of her life known as Witta Nelson, an NRM politician. Last week she held a secret baby shower in preparation for her unborn child.
National Unity Platfrom (NUP) overshadows Nakawa LC5 positions

National Unity Platfrom (NUP) overshadows Nakawa LC5 positions

AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
The National Unity Platfrom (NUP) party has won 9 out of the all the 10 LC5 elective positions in Nakawa West and East. NUP took all the six seats for the directly elected councilors (LCV) for Nakawa East and West. For the women seats, NUP won Nakawa B, C and D and leaving only Nakawa A to the Forum for Democratic change (FDC) candidate Olive Namazzi Kagobola. The results have been declared by Electoral Commission returning officer for Nakawa Nancy Kirungi at Kololo tally centre. For Nakawa I Nkugwa Fauzol  2,794 votes (NUP) Nakawa II Innocent Tegusulwa 3,714 (NUP) Nakawa III, Faisal Ssebayiga  3,170 (NUP) Nakawa IV Charles Mpindi  3,331(NUP) Nakawa V Chaggason Twaha Abdul 3,442, (NUP) Nakawa VI Johnmary  Ssebuwufu 5,204 (NU...
Gen. Tumukunde to challenge Museveni’s win in court

Gen. Tumukunde to challenge Museveni’s win in court

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Lt Gen. Henry Tumukunde has spoken out about the ‘irregularities’ in the just concluded poll saying he is considering going to court to challenge President Museveni’s 6th term win. Tumukunde who had reported to Kampala City Hall Court for mention of his treason and Unlawful possession of firearms case says the election was marred by cases of ballot stuffing, arresting of candidates, polling agents and multiple voting incidents on which he claims he has collected enough evidence to enable him challenge Museveni’s victory in the Supreme court . Tumukunde says he intends to work together with the NUP party who have already declared their intention over the same. “I am not compromised of small monies and so on, Buganda has demonstrated that they can remove a person from their constit...
Ssalongo Erias Lukwago re-elected Kampala Lord mayor

Ssalongo Erias Lukwago re-elected Kampala Lord mayor

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
The incumbent Kampala lord Mayor Erias Lukwago who has been standing on the FDC ticket has been re-elected to lead the city for the next five years. The race attracted 11 candidates including Lukwago, Musicians Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleon and Daniel Kazibwe aka Ragga Dee of the NRM and NUPs Nabila Nagayi among others. Lukwago has won the race after garnering 194,592 votes beating NUPs Nabila who got 60,082 votes out of the 295,592 valid votes cast. NRM's Ragga Dee has trailed in the third position after gathering 23,388 votes while independent Jose Chameleon is in the fourth position with 12,212 votes.
Masaka Bishop Emeritus John Baptist Kaggwa dies

Masaka Bishop Emeritus John Baptist Kaggwa dies

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Religion, UGANDA
Masaka Bishop Emeritus John Baptist Kaggwa succumbed to COVID-19. Bishop Kaggwa was pronounced dead on Wednesday evening by the diocesan communications director, Rev Fr Ronald Mayanja. “It’s true the Bishop has gone to be with the Lord; he succumbed to Covid-19, which he has been battling for two months,” Fr Mayanja said. John Baptist Kaggwa (23 March 1943 – 20 January 2021) was a Ugandan Roman Catholic prelate who was Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Masaka, where he served as the Ordinary from 10 January 1998 until his retirement on 16 April 2019. For a period of more than two years, from 19 December 1994 until 10 January 1998, Bishop Kaggwa served as Coadjutor Bishop of Masaka, Uganda. Background and education He was born on 23 March 1943 at Bulenga, Busi...
Trade, conservation top agenda as President Kenyatta hosts UK’s Dominic Raab

Trade, conservation top agenda as President Kenyatta hosts UK’s Dominic Raab

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, POLITICS, UGANDA, UK, WORLD
Nairobi, 20th January 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta today at State House, Nairobi met visiting United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dominic Raab who paid him a courtesy call. - President Uhuru Kenyatta with United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Hon. Dominic Raab during a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi. The President and the Secretary of State discussed a wide array of subjects key among them the strengthening Kenya-UK commercial ties following the trade deal signed late last year between the two countries. President Uhuru Kenyatta with United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Hon. Dominic Raab during a courtesy call at State House,...
Uganda Red Cross Society: Our emergency team in Masaka is responding to a road traffic crash in Lukaya    .

Uganda Red Cross Society: Our emergency team in Masaka is responding to a road traffic crash in Lukaya .

AFRICA, UGANDA, Uganda Red Cross
One of the casualties is stuck inside the trailer. Team doing their best to safely extricate. Casualty on drip as we await drilling machine. emergency medical team has successfully worked with Police to extricate a one Abdul Sserunjogi who was stuck under the trailer after a head-on collision with a fuso around Nyendo Masaka this morning. Abdul has been reffered to Masaka refferal hospital.
Two boxes containing pre-ticked ballot papers found in Mayuge District

Two boxes containing pre-ticked ballot papers found in Mayuge District

AFRICA, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Two boxes containing pre-ticked ballot papers have been seized by police in Mayuge District. The boxes were found St Mulumba polling station in Mayuge Town Council and at Kabukye polling station in Bukatube Sub-county. Busoga Region Election Officer, Mr Emmanuel Masiko confirmed the seizure of the boxes. He said that the pre-ticked ballot papers were in favour of Mr Omar Bongo, the National Resistance Movement flag bearer, who is the current district chairman.  Reports say that they have been taken to Mayuge Central Police Station. Others in the race are; Mr Robert Kanusu (National Resistance Movement), Mr Peter Okocha Kasolo (National Unity Platform), Mr Frank Nabwiso (Forum for Democratic Change), Mr Ivan Tibenkana (Democratic Party), Mr Julius Zziwa (Independen...
Uganda elections 2021: Falana drags Museveni to UN over Bobi Wine’s detention

Uganda elections 2021: Falana drags Museveni to UN over Bobi Wine’s detention

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, Entertainment, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, USA, WORLD
Nigerian human rights lawyer Femi Falana files a complaint on behalf of Robert Kyagulanyi Aka.Bobi wine to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Arrest. Nigerian human rights lawyer Femi Falana Femi Falana is challenging the continued illegal confinement of Robert Kyagulanyi Aka.Bobi wine by the Ugandan police and the military!