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Museveni Extends Kayihura, Byabashaija Contracts Until 2020

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has extended renewed contracts of the country’s police chief and chief jailer for a period of three years each. If approved by parliament, Gen Kale Kayihura and Johnson Byabashaija will run the police and prisons respectively until 2020, just one year to the general elections – and

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Former Ugandan ‘President’ Olwol Dead

A member of Uganda’s 1980 Presidential Commission, Joel Hunter Wacha-Olwol, has died at the age of 93. Wacha was the head of the three presidential commissioners that led Uganda between for six months from May 22 to December 15, 1980. The other commissioners were Justices Saulo Musoke and Polycarp Nyamuchoncho. The commission was

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Besigye: Kayihura Must be Thrown Out and Security Forces Probed

Uganda's four-time presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has told the press at Katonga Road in the capital Kampala that Police Chief Kale Kayihura should be sacked over the current wave of insecurity in the country. Uganda has witnessed a spate of attacks in the past two months, including the murder of

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Two of Africa’s Longest Serving Presidents Meet in Kampala

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea arrived in Uganda on a two-day state visit at the invitation of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The two leaders make it to the list of the continent’s – and indeed the world’s – list of longest serving presidents. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo took

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Museveni Agrees to Refund Controversial Shs 6bn Handshake Cash

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and MPs Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) have agreed that the head of state refunds the Shs 6bn money given to officials as appreciation for winning an oil case. Reporters were barred from the meeting that happened at State House Entebbe on

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UNRA Is An Extremely Sick Institution – New Report

A new report by Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) has described Uganda National Roads Authority (Unra) as an “extremely” sick institution. The report by the committee led by Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu dwells on the auditor general’s findings from the financial years 2013-14 and 2014-15. For

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IGG Mulyagonja: It’s not Easy to Catch Corrupt Ministers

The Inspector General of Government Irene Mulyagonja has explained why government had implicated more low-ranking officials than the senior civil servants commonly referred to as “big fish”. Speaking to NBS TV Wednesday morning, Mulyagonja said it was difficult to catch high-ranking officers such as ministers. She also said that the inspectorate was

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Number of President Museveni’s Advisors to Increase to 163

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni currently has 145 advisors and now wants Parliament to consider a budget for an additional 18 advisors considered. Already, Museveni’s number of advisors outstrips the number of his ministers and their deputies who stand at about 70. With an extra 18 advisors, Museveni will have 163 advisors. And the

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Museveni Says He Loves Donald Trump; Urges Africa on Self-Reliance

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni addressed 6th High Level Forum on security in Africa at Blue Nile Hotel, Bahir Dar in Ethiopia where he discussed the challenges and prospects in management of African resources to help transform the continent. Museveni called the Africanisation of ideas to make the apply to the whole

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UPDF Speaks Out on Withdrawal from CAR, Hunt for Kony

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire has spoken out on the withdrawal of the army from the Central African Republic (CAR) where the forces had deployed to hunt down Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel leader Joseph Kony eight years ago. Uganda sent troops to CAR in 2009

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