A team of Ugandan lawyers has petitioned the speaker of parliament
Rebecca Kadaga seeking parliament intervention into failure by Uganda
Law Council to issue them with legal practicing certificate of
eligibility because they did their legal practice in Rwanda.
According to lead petitioner, Wahab Kasimu, about 200 Ugandans are
suffering consequences of having their Diploma in legal practice (an
equivalent of a diploma at Uganda’s Law development Center) from Rwanda
and are now denied opportunity to practice their profession from Uganda.
While handing in their petition to the Speaker, Kassim said that
although the team studied their first degree in law from Ugandan
universities and later pursued a Diploma in Legal Practice in Rwanda,
the Uganda Law Council has refused to reco...
After nearly two months of hunting, crime intelligence on Sunday
arrested one, Anisha Arinaitwe, an alleged habitual phone snatcher
targeting Kololo residents.
Deputy Kampala Metropolitan
Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed that Arinaitwe 28, was
arrested at Bakuli, Namirembe Parish, Rubaga Division.
all started when Kololo residents working out in the evening or early
morning hours complained of a woman who was grabbing their phones. The
suspect could sometimes disguise as a jogger when her actual mission is
targeting unsuspecting joggers.
One of the victims,
Rosette Atuhaire, filed a case on January 4, 2020 that her phone a Nokia
Asha has been stolen by a female she met along Kololo Airstrip.
Atuhairwe is a Marketing officer at Fresh Diary and a resid...
Fifty years ago Uganda was the “Pearl
of Africa,” a newly independent republic with a thriving economy, a
functioning democracy and splendid national parks.
It was the place to take a safari holiday — floating down the crocodile-flanked Nile, fishing on Lake Victoria, wandering among the elephant herds of Queen Elizabeth National Park or listening to the roar of mighty Murchison Falls. With films like “African Queen” shot on location there, Uganda was also a Hollywood darling. Then all hell broke loose. Four decades of violence, political turmoil and economic collapse that started with the bloodthirsty reign of Idi Amin (the self-proclaimed President for Life, Conqueror of the British Empire and Last King of Scotland) and ended with the religious psychopath Joseph Kony a...
A couple has run to court seeking compensation of Shs600million
from Registered Trustees of Church of Uganda and Kampala Diocesan
Secretary for the losses they made and mental breakdown resulting from
the cancellation of their wedding, 48 hours to the event.
their lawyers of Mujurizi, Alinatwe & Byamukama Advocates, Mr
Benson Muhwezi and Ms Sophie Akankwasa, the couple accuses the
Registered Trustees of Church of Uganda and Kampala Diocesan Secretary
of negligence and cancel their wedding basing on rumors.
couple says it went through all the necessary requirements for holy
matrimony including the bans of marriage for 21 days as required by law.
On November 28, 2019, the couple says “without a
valid reason and without fair hearing,” their wedding was ...
Principal Judge Flavian Zeija is expected to meet Justice
Stephen Mubiru, the judge in the murder trial of businessman Matthew
Kanyamunyu and his girlfriend, after the case was on Friday adjourned to
the next criminal session.
“We are going to link up on
Monday (today) with Justice Mubiru about this issue and thereafter, I
can ably communicate the outcome,” Justice Zeija told Daily Monitor in a
telephone interview on Saturday.
Mr Kanyamunyu and his
girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari are charged with murder of children
rights activist Kenneth Akena on November 12, 2016 on Kampala-Jinja Road
opposite Uganda Manufacturers Association main gate in Lugogo.
Friday, Justice Mubiru adjourned the case to the next criminal session
despite pleas from the prosecution to complete the...
Herbert street, one of the popular and busy business points in
Masaka Municipality was in the night rocked by a massive fire that
destroyed two giant buildings.
Jude Mbabaali, the Masaka District chairperson said the fire was
reported late after all the traders and shop operators had departed the
“A fire incident has just occurred at Hobert Street, Masaka and
merchandise in shops plus property worth billions destroyed,” he said.
Mbabaali said no one was hurt in the blaze, but massive property worthy billions of shillings lost.
“We are extremely grateful to God that there have been no human fatalities or casualties,” he added.
He said that while parts of the buildings have been damaged by the
fire, the swift response of the Police Fire Unit and dis...
Barely two days after East Africa’s most talked about couple Diamond
Platnumz and Tanasha Donna dropped their collaboration, the song has
already ignited controversy.
The song dubbed ‘Gere’ which now enjoys 2.1 million views on Youtube is said to have been lifted from a Brazilian artist.
Netizens are now convinced Tanasha copied her video style from a Brazilian artist known as Iza who sings in Portuguese.
Iza’s song Brisa premiered on Youtube on April 18th 2019 and currently enjoys 83 million views on Youtube.
A spot check on Youtube however shows that the two videos only have one similar set up.
The scene in question features Tanasha and her dancers dancing in
front of a grass-thatched shak which also features on Iza’s song.
This is not Diamond’s first ...
ambassadors are young African men and women living on the continent,
passionate about books, and involved in their communitiesOUAGADOUGOU,
Burkina Faso, February 21, 2020/ -- On February 14, 2020, the American
Center at the Embassy of the United States of America in Burkina Faso
welcomed three new Nouveaux Horizons (NH) ambassadors to its Public
diplomacy family. Nouveaux Horizons translates books by American authors
into French, markets them in French-speaking Africa, and distributes
them to American embassies who use them in support of their programs.
These books cover various subjects such as leadership, management,
media, democracy, science, education, and American civilization. A large
youth catalog is also available. NH ambassadors are young African men
and women livi...
Some 3.6 million voters are being called to the polls until 4 p.m. (1600 GMT)
in some 9,000 polling stations across the country, but many of them
have already announced that they want to boycott a poll they consider
neither free nor transparent.
In Lomé, in the sandy courtyard of the Kodjoviakope high school
where Jean-Pierre Fabre, the historic leader of the opposition, is
expected to vote today, Eric, a driver in his thirties, arrived before 7
a.m. (local and GMT) to make sure he put his ballot in the ballot box before leaving for work.
have warned, however, that they will unite to block Faure Gnassingbé in
the event of a second round, but this scenario seems rather unlikely.
“We are suffering too much in Togo, this time it has to change. I
U.S. President Donald Trump included Nigeria, Tanzania, Eritrea and Sudan in an expanded version of his travel ban list early this month.
The United States said the six countries failed to meet U.S. security and information-sharing standards.
Nigeria’s interior ministry issued a statement saying Ogbeni
Aregbesola had given the request to drop the ban to the U.S. ambassador
“Nigeria is too important an ally of America to deserve such a sanction,” Aregbesola said, according to the statement.
“We are positive that (the) visa restriction is a temporary one, it will soon be put behind us,” he said, adding that Nigeria had complied with most of the concerns raised by the United States.
The U.S. Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard assured Aregbesola of “her
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in collaboration with Huawei has on
Friday, February 21, 2020, donated 20 laptops to Tororo Girls School.
In total URA in partnership with Huawei are donating 20 more laptops to Lira secondary school next week.
This is in addition to 40 laptops given to Kololo S.S Kampala and St. Thereza girls’ schools-Hoima that benefited last year.
Ian Rumanyika the Ag. Assistant Commissioner Public and Corporate
Affairs at URA said that these computers will assist the beneficiaries
to gain quality education through skilling the future generation in ICT
Mr. Rumanyika said for a school to benefit in the programme, they
must be a government school but also Tax compliant. The Taxman promised
to come back and launch a Tax club at the school to be add...
Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has moved to tackle the
growing cyber threat by launching the first-ever cybersecurity
competition targeting university students.
More than 500 university students aged 18-24 participated in an
inaugural workshop on cybersecurity techniques at the Commission head
office in Bugolobi on Friday, February 21, 2020.
The workshop, sponsored by UCC and Silensec, an Information Security
Management Consulting and Training Company, and conducted by Kenyan
cybersecurity specialist Kapere Ndege, sought to map the key areas for
the competition – knowledge, innovation, and skills in relation to cyber
attacking, defending and responding.
The objective of the cybersecurity competition is to find young cyber
talents that can foster the development o...
After failure to stabilise the relations between the two neighboring
countries, the two presidents returned to Luanda for a second meeting
early this month organized by President João Lourenço and it was agreed
that the two leaders meet today at the Katuna/ Gatuna border point.
Friday afternoon, delegations from both countries led by Presidents
Museveni of Uganda and Paul Kagame from Rwanda met at the Katuna border
point for the fourth Quadripartite Heads of State Summit and signed the
The signing ceremony was witnessed by Angolan President João Lourenço and Felix Tshisekedi, his DRC counterpart.
extradition treaty allows one sovereign jurisdiction to make a formal
request to another sovereign jurisdiction for criminals who have run to
Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Dennis Onyango is not arrogant, just
confident. He is not aggressive, just forthright - unless, of course,
you are striker charging at him. The Mamelodi Sundowns no.1 believes so
much in his abilities it’s inspiring. The other man that admirably
believes in Onyango’s abilities is his coach Pitso Mosimane.Mosimane
maintains Onyango – a one-time Africa Player of the Year (based on the
continent) - is still the confederation’s undisputed between the sticks.
Actually, Onyango is so good – he has been for quite some time now –
he is running other goalkeepers scared in South Africa. Mosimane was
asked by the media over a week ago about his aging players and the
club’s succession plans.
The Sundowns coach went about
mentioning different areas on the pitch ...
Court has set April 1 to decide in the case in which events promoters
are challenging the Police decision to indefinitely stop them from
organizing ‘Kyarenga extra concerts’ in which Kyadondo East MP Robert
Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine was the main performer.
High Court Judge Esta Nambayo has set the date on Tuesday, February
20 after both parties the government and the events lawyers filing
written submissions as directed by court.
The concerts were to be at One Love Beach Busabala in Wakiso District, Lira, Gulu and Arua.
In April last year, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mr
Assuman Mugenyi directed police commanders to block all planned music
concerts by Mr Kyagulanyi.
The move prompted the promoters Abby Musinguzi trading as Abtex
Productions and Bajjo Eve...
The fourth Quadripartite Heads of State Summit in a bid to normalize
ties between Rwanda and Uganda is happening now at Katuna border.
Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Paul Kagame of Rwanda have
been joined by Angolan President João Lourenço and his Congolese
counterpart Félix Tshisekedi.
The meeting includes review and discussion of feedback from Uganda
following a Note Verbale from Kigali dispatched on February 15.
Rwandan Minister of State for Regional Cooperation, Olivier
Nduhungirehe, last week said Uganda must “refrain from all actions
intended to destabilize Rwanda; eliminate all factors that create such
perception; withdraw the passport issued by Ugandan government to RNC’s
head of diplomacy, Charlotte Mukankusi and prevent her from traveling to
District authorities have issued a 14-day ultimatum to residents
of Kirongo Landing Site, the docking area for Kiyindi –Buvuma ferry, to
vacate to avoid an imminent disaster.
rise in water levels on Lake Victoria shorelines has left houses
destroyed and traders counting losses. Already shorelines sunk are
Munyonyo and Mulungu in Kampala and Lwera in Kalungu District have been
affected.A notice issued by Buvuma District physical planner, Ms
Gloria Kizza, indicates that all makeshift structures at Kirongo landing
site must be demolished.
“The physical planning
committee has noticed that your structural/dwelling has become a public
nuisance to the community. Therefore, you are given 14 days to demolish
the said structures. Failure to comply, the Authority wi...
U.S. military commanders say the United States will support African
governments in their efforts to secure and stabilize their countries.
The eighth Africa Land Forces Summit in Ethiopia ended with a call on
African troops to improve their human rights record.
top U.S. military commanders met their counterparts in Africa to discuss
ways of protecting African countries from violence and instability.
recent years, the threat of terrorist groups like Boko Haram and
al-Shabab has increased, and criminal networks have become more brazen
U.S. Army Africa Commanding General Roger Cloutier said the continent needs professional armies to combat the armed groups.
keeping with this theme, tomorrow’s security demands leadership today.
We have bee...
community trust and acceptance has proven a critical armour in
combatting the world’s second worst Ebola epidemic in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo (DRC)GOMA,
Democratic Republic of Congo, February 20, 2020/ -- “In some places
they threw stones at us, but in others community leaders became engaged
and fought alongside us for the survival of their people,” says Dr
Freddy Banza, an epidemiologist and public health specialist with World
Health Organization (WHO).Gaining community trust and acceptance
has proven a critical armour in combatting the world’s second worst
Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Dr Banza
who coordinated Ebola response operations in Mambasa, a small town in
the northeast of the DRC is keenly aware that without c...
Hess had previously held diplomatic positions in the EAC Partner States
of Uganda and Kenya and was accredited to the United Republic of
Tanzania on 14th January, 2020DAR
ES SALAAM, Tanzania, February 20, 2020/ -- The Ambassador of the
Federal Republic of Germany to Tanzania, Mrs Regine Hess, today
presented her letter of credence to the Secretary General of the EAC
Secretariat, Amb. Libérat Mfumukeko, to be accredited as the new German
Ambassador to the EAC.Mrs Hess had previously held diplomatic
positions in the EAC Partner States of Uganda and Kenya and was
accredited to the United Republic of Tanzania on 14th January, 2020. She is the first female German Ambassador to be accredited to the EAC.The
EAC and Germany have enjoyed long-standing and close relations, their