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Makerere Students Arrested Over Stella Nyanzi Protest

Police in Kampala has arrested four Makerere University students for demonstrating in protest of trial and incarceration of research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi. The four, donning university undergraduate gowns, were arrested at Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court. They had gone to court to attend proceedings for Dr Nyanzi’s bail application. Nyanzi faces charges of

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Parliament Approves Kayihura’s Contract Until 2020

Parliament Appointments Committee has approved the new contract of Uganda Police Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen Kale Kayihura. Reporters were locked out of the vetting exercise chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga. Other members of the committee include Kadaga’s deputy Jacob Oulanyah and leader of the Opposition in Parliament Winfred Kiiza. Gen

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VIDEO: Drama as Tamale Mirundi Attacks Show Host Muyanga Live on NBS TV

President Yoweri Museveni advisor on Media Tamale Mirundi on Tuesday attacked the host of an NBS TV one-on-one show Muyanga Lutaaya. The motor-mouthed Mirundi was irked by the host’s questions on a new Buganda Kingdom campaign, Kyapa Mu Ngalo which is intended to streamline land ownership and management in the monarchy. Mirundi

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Rugunda: Opposition, Govt Should Listen to  Each Other

Uganda’s Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has told the national consultative forum for political parties and political organizations in the Kigezi sub-region that all political parties should exercise tolerance if they are to get government’s attention. The forum, organised by Uganda’s Electoral Commission,happened in Kabale Town in south-western Uganda on Monday. It

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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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