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Bamugemereire Commission Begins Land Probe

A commission of inquiry appointed by Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni to probe investigate the emotive land question has started its work. The commission’s first day proceedings were held at the National Records and Archives Centre, Lourdel Road, in Kampala. The commission is led by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire who has previously led probes

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Former Information Minister Kabakumba Loses Election Petition

Former information minister Kabakumba Masiko hopes of returning to parliament could have fizzled out after she lost an election petition. On Monday, Court of Appeal chaired by deputy chief justice Steven Kavuma ruled in favour of Bunyoro Affairs minister Ernest Kiiza, declaring null and void the decision by the High Court

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Police Tells Public to Shun Besigye Land Campaign, FDC Fires Back

Uganda Police has issued a warning against meetings held by former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye and the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party officials in a land campaign across the country. A May 5 warning letter issued by Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye reads: “The Uganda Police would like to

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Bushenyi Court Clerk, Agricultural Officer Kidnapped

Unknown attackers have once again hit Greater Bushenyi in western Uganda about three days after assailants kidnapped and killed businessman John Headex Rwamutwe. Silvertoli Ngabirano, a court clerk at Bushenyi chief magistrate’s court, and Savio Ariho, an agricultural officer at Ryeru sub-county in Rubirizi district, were kidnapped in Bushenyi Town and

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Panic as Thugs Drop Anti-Museveni Letter in VP Ssekandi’s Home  

Unknown thugs have dropped anonymous letters at the home of Uganda’s vice president Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi in Kizungu village next to Hotel Zebra in Katwe-Butego division, Masaka municipality. The anonymous letters urge Ssekandi to join the move to end President Yoweri Museveni’s three-decade rule. The thugs refer to President Museveni as a

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Drama as KCCA Boss Musisi Refuses to Launch Shoddy School Building

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director Jennifer Musisi has begun her new term with a no-nonsense approach. Musisi on Thursday stunned pupils, staff and officials who had gathered for the launch of rehabilitated building blocks at Kisaasi KCCA Primary School when she declined to launch the blocks. The iron lady boss

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Kagina Explains UNRA’s Unspent Shs 212bn

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Executive Director Allen Kagina has explained why Shs 212bn has not been spent yet the current financial year is coming to an end. Kagina met MPs on the Budget Committee chaired by Amos Lugolobi on Wednesday. According to Kagina, Unra had failed to utilise the money because

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Activists Seek to Block Kayihura Reappointment

A group of activists have written to Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Rebecca Kadaga detailing why the appointments committee should block the reappointment of the country’s police chief Gen. Kale Kayihura. President Yoweri Museveni has reappointed Kayihura his deputy for three more years at the helm of the country’s police force amidst

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Kidnapped Bushenyi Businessman Found Dead

A businessman who was kidnapped from the western Uganda town of Bushenyi has been found dead in Ibanda district. Headex Rwamutwe was kidnapped Tuesday night from Bushenyi town by unknown assailants and his body was found lying lifeless in Ibanda district on Thursday morning. Bushenyi district police commander Damiano Katwesiime said information

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Cost of Weeding out Ghost Students: Govt to Spend Shs 25bn on Registration Exercise

All Uganda learners below the age of 16 will undergo a mandatory registration exercise, the country’s education ministry has announced. The exercise will be conducted between May 29th and August, according to Nira’s ICT boss, Cletus Turiho. The Education Ministry and the National Identification and Registration Authority (Nira) will use Shs 25bn

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