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US Gives Tanzania $526 Million HIV/Aids Support

US government has renewed its support to Tanzania aimed at reducing HIV/Aids infections in the FY 2017-18. The fund is worth $526m (about TShs 1.2tn). The Communication Unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation on Monday issued a statement, announcing that the support will help in HIV testing

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Museveni Cautions Kiir, Machar against Tribalism

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Monday attended the launch of South Sudan national dialogue in Juba, with a call on both government and the opposition to stay clear of tribalism. The current conflict pits President Salva Kiir and his sacked deputy Riek Machar, and has reportedly took tribal undertones with Dinka

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Suspect Claims He was Promised Shs 1 Billion To Drag Minister Tumukunde in Kaweesi Murder Case

A suspect in the murder of former Uganda Police publicist Andrew Felix Kaweesi has told court that he was promised Shs 1bn if he implicated security minister Henry Tumukunde in the case. Godfrey Musisi Galabuzi, one of the five suspects who have dragged government to court over torture at Nalufenya Police

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Winnie Byanyima Frowns at Govt for Spending Billions to Treat Officials Abroad

Oxfam executive director Winnie Byanyima has castigated government for neglecting health care, and paying huge sums of money for treatment of top officials abroad. Recently, government paid close to Shs 400m to treat Jacqueline Mbabazi, wife to former Prime minister and presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi. However, Uganda’s make provisions for Jacqueline’s treatment,

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You Can’t Love Museveni More Than Us – Besigye tells Museveni Supporters

Four-time presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has told supporters of Uganda’s three-decade president Yoweri Museveni that they should not claim to love the president more than those who followed him to the bush to topple what they were convinced was a dictatorial government of Milton Obote. Dr Besigye, who was Museveni’s

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Why State House Budget Has Increased to Shs 232 Billion

For the current financial year, State House budget has hit a whooping Shs 232bn, way above last financial year’s. In FY2015-16, State House was allotted Shs 166bn but frequent supplementary requests prompted an increment to Shs 205bn – Parliament thought that an increment in allocation would be a solution to State

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Winnie Byanyima to Museveni: Your Time is over; Don’t Be Tempted to Scrap Age Limit

Oxfam executive director Winnie Byanyima has warned Uganda’s three-decade leader Yoweri Museveni and his ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party against changing the constitution to remove the presidential age limit to allow Museveni stand for reelection beyond the age of 75. Uganda’s constitution bars anyone who is 75 years and above

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Museveni: Mzee Byanyima was Principled, not Like Current DP Leaders

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has eulogised former Democratic Party (DP) chairman Boniface Byanyima as a “principled, active and upright politician”, an educationist and a revolutionary farmer. President Museveni praised Mzee Byanyima for rejecting the temptation by as a “principled” politician who rejected overtures by the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) party to

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Diane Rwigara Speaks Out on Way Forward after Nudes Leak

Rwanda’s Presidential hopeful, Diane Shima Rwigara has spoken out on the way forward after her recent nude photos scandal. The photos which made rounds on several WhatsApp groups in Uganda showed Ms. Rwigara completely naked. However the 35-year-old has said that she will go head and challenge President Paul Kagame in this

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State House Chokes on Shs 4.4 billion Fuel Debt

Parliament’s budget committee has learnt that Uganda’s State House is choking on a Shs 4.4bn debt worth of fuel. On Wednesday, State House officials led by presidency minister Esther Mbayo appeared before Parliament’s budget committee to request for a Shs 23bn supplementary budget. The revelation of the debt was made by State

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