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Oulanyah Cautions ICC, Says Court’s “harassment” has Disappointed Africa

The deputy speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has told the 45th Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels that the Africans could be forced to reject the International Criminal Court (ICC), accusing it of bias, harassment and positioning itself as

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Kenyatta, Somali President Discuss Dadaab Camp, Direct Flights

  Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Somali counterpart Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed addressed a joint press conference at State House-Nairobi Thursday in which they addressed issues affecting the two countries. One of the key issues the two presidents agreed on is the launch direct flights between Nairobi and Mogadishu. The first of

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THE COST OF SAFETY: Uganda to Spend Shs 400bn on Street Cameras

When he visited mourners at the home of slain police publicist Andrew Felix Kaweesi last week, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni ordered that security cameras be installed on city streets. Later, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) engineers were spotted fixing some cameras. The Tower Post has since learnt that about 30 cameras

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SPECIAL REPORT: Over Five Million Ugandan Pupils Drop out of School

Over the years, there has been debate over how many children actually drop out of learning, over a school cycle. So, SAMUEL KAMUGISHA sat down to study the enrolment figures at the education ministry and came to a startling conclusion. Over five million Ugandan children of school-going age have dropped out

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EXCLUSIVE: More Trouble for DP as Nambooze “Snatches” Senior Party Leaders from Mao

The Democratic Party (DP) is sinking further with internal wrangles dividing the party into two hostile factions, the “good DP” of party president Nobert Mao and the “Bad DP” led by party vice president for Central Buganda and Mukono municipality MP Betty Nambooze. The “good DP” term was coined by President

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Man in Bushenyi Kills Son for Eating Bread without Permission

Nelson Asiimwe, a resident of Kisibo cell, Bumbaire parish, Bumbaire Sub-county in Bushenyi district is being held by police for reportedly strangling his son for eating bread without his (father’s) permission. Greater Bushenyi regional police spokesperson Martial Tumusiime has confirmed that Mark Asiimwe (son to Nelson Asiimwe) was killed by his

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Electoral Commission Told to De-register “Sleeping” Political Parties

Political science scholar Dr Simba Ssali has urged Uganda’s elections body, the Electoral Commission, to de-register dormant political parties. Dr Simba, a political science lecturer at Makerere University, was Wednesday presenting a paper titled Youth in a Multiparty Political Dispensation at a youth symposium organised by the National Youth Council. One of

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Uhuru Kenyatta: Raila Odinga was Responsible for 2007-08 Post-Election Violence

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has claimed that opposition kingpin Raila Odinga was responsible for the 2007-08 post-election violence that claimed 1,133 lives and displaced over 650,000. Kenyatta who is seeking re-election is currently on his tour of the Gusii region, one of those affected by the violence. The president, son to the

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