Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Frank Mwesigwa has said police has finished the search of Red Pepper offices and that staff have been allowed to leave the premises. One of the staff who is outside the Namanve-based premises, however, says no one has been allowed to leave.
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has resigned immediately and voluntarily after managing the Southern African nation for 37 years. The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda told has told the House that he received a resignation letter from the 93-year-old veteran leader who said hes stepping down in order to have a smooth transfer of power.
Detectives from the Uganda Police Force have sealed off the offices of the Red Pepper Publications Limited over a story published on Monday claiming that Uganda was planning to topple the Government of Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
A section of veterans from the National Resistance Movement NRM party Veterans League have told the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee that Article 102b of the Constitution does not make sense and should be repealed. The League is composed of largely former men and women of National Resistance Army NRA, a rebel army that captured state power in 1986 and later became Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF.
The documents seen by URN do not, however, specify the gifts and their financial worth. It is not also clear whether President Museveni personally received the alleged gifts. However, Sam Kutesa is reported to have received a bribe of USD 500,000 1.8 billion Shillings for assisting the company to obtain lucrative opportunities in Ugandas energy sector and connecting them to the President.
The Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises COSASE is investigating huge sums of money paid by the central bank to private lawyers. MMAKs Advocates, the law firm representing BoU in the Crane Bank closure case were paid 1.4 billion Shillings with an accrued balance of 15 billion Shillings.
Cattle raids have intensified in the districts of Kotido and Kaabong leading to loss of of lives and hundreds of animals. On Sunday alone, suspected armed Turkana Warriors from neighbouring Kenya reportedly raided 376 heads of cattle from a grazing area in Panyangara Sub County in Kotido district. A week before, another 103 cattle were driven away from Nakapelimoru Sub County. This makes the the number of raids in Kotido district now to five since October this year.
Doreen Katusiime, the Permanent Secretary of the Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities ministry told Uganda Radio Network that the bids for firms seeking to take up the USD 6-million task were opened last week and are now being evaluated. She hopes that the winning bidder will be announced by mid next month for construction to take off early January 2018.
Moroto, like the entire Karamoja region, has recorded a poor response to family planning services over the years as a result of negative public perception and lack of adequate information regarding family planning services. In some places, family planning fueled domestic violence and led to the separation of couples.
Using her twitter handle HonMukoda, the legislators asks Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the University Vice Chancellor to intervene and reign in on what she calls the universitys bureaucratic system. According to the statement, the legislators son Brian Kirya with registration number 13/U/25129, who graduated in February 2017 with a Bachelor of Development Studies, has been in a fruitless hunt for his transcript since.
A bigger percentage of Ugandans are not satisfied with the way police handles their complaints made at police stations, a November report on public perception of the state of Policing in Uganda has revealed.
At least 65 original Articles of the Uganda Constitution have been amended since it was promulgated 22 years ago. As parliament continues to receive opinions on whether to remove or maintain the presidential age limits in the Constitution, Uganda Radio Network highlights the number of times the Constitution has been amended with far-reaching impact on the politics of the country. Now 22 years after, the Supreme Law of the Land is not the same with 65 of its original Articles already amended, making some legal experts such as Professor Frederick Ssempebwa to call for a total review of the Constitution.
The Department of Justice unsealed the criminal complaints on Monday charging the head of a Hong Kong-based NGO Dr Chi Ping Patrick Ho, 68, of Hong Kong, and the former foreign minister of Senegal Cheikh Gadio, 61, with bribing high-level officials to help a Chinese oil and gas company.
A report; Right to health, released ahead of World AIDS Day, shows that access to treatment has risen significantly from a miserable 685,000 people in 2000 to 20.9 million people living with HIV by June 2017.
According to medics, when there are less than 50 copies of HIVs genetic material per millilitre of blood, a persons viral load is said to be undetectable. This means the virus has been suppressed to a level where a person can live a healthy life and is much less likely to transmit the virus.