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PHOTOS: Residents Take Over District Headquarters, Demand District Service Commission

Scores of residents in the western Uganda district of Bushenyi have held a protest demanding that a district service commission be put in place. They are led by activists including Apollo Kakonge of Western Ankole Civil Society Forum (WACSOF). There is confusion on which of the two ‘commissions’ – the current legally

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DP Backs Bobi Wine Rival Kantinti as Party Withdraws Candidate

Democratic Party (DP) in the Kyadondo East Contituency Member of Parliament by-elections, Lilian Babirye Kamome has withdrawn from the race. While speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, DP Party President Nobert Mao, the party withdrew their candidate from the race because there was need to join efforts as opposition to retain

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Moses Ali, Olanya Lock Horns Over Apaa Land Wrangle

Uganda’s first deputy prime minister Moses Ali and Kilak MP Gilbert Olanya are involved in a cold war, trading accusations over the Apaa land dispute. Last week, at least eight people were killed in a land row that pits two tribes of the Madi and Acholi who inhabit the two districts

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Stella Nyanzi Celebrates Kayihura Sickness Rumours

Controversial Makerere University researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi has reacted to rumours of Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura ill health with elation. Rumours that Gen Kayihura had been flown abroad for specialised medical attention began swirling after days of absence from the public. Police spokesperson Asan Kasingye would later tell the press his

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Acholi, Madi Cultural Leaders Speak Out on Apaa Land Wrangle

The cultural leaders of the two tribes of Madi and Acholi warring for Apaa land have spoken out as efforts to end the dispute continue. Last week, at least eight people were killed in a land row that pits two tribes of the Madi and Acholi who inhabit the two districts

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Deputy Premier Moses Ali Speaks Out on Allegations of Fuelling Apaa Land Wrangle

The deputy leader of Government Business in Parliament and Adjuman West MP Moses Ali has denied allegations that he is fuelling the Madi people to fight the Acholi over the Apaa land. Last week, at least eight people were killed in a land row that pits two tribes of the Madi

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Geoffrey Ekanya Loses Election Petition, FDC Blames Museveni

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party treasurer general has lost an election petition in the Court of Appeal, sending fear in the party that more seats could be lost in appeals. About a year ago, the High Court in Mbale kicked ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate Annet Nyakecho out

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PHOTOS: Singer Buchaman Campaigns for FDC’s Kantinti, Calls Bobi Wine a Conman

Local musician Buchaman of the “Lwaki Temumatira” famehas endorsed singer Bobi Wine’s opponent, Apollo Kantinti (FDC) in the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament race. It will be remembered that Bushman had a bitter split with Bobi Wine after accusing the Firebase Entertainment boss of exploitation. After a while without appearing on the

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LIST: Museveni Awards Medals to Comedians Kato Lubwama, Kakyapizo, Musicians & Actors

Uganda celebrated Heroes’ Day on Friday, with President Yoweri Museveni awarding medals to over 363 individuals. The event happened at Zirobwe in Luweero. Of those awarded medals were comedian and Democratic Party (DP) leaning Rubaga South MP Kato Lubwama. Comedienne Leila Kalanzi Kakyapizo and comedian Abbey Mukiibi were also awarded medals. Actors Osman Matovu

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1943-2017: A Look at the Life of Fallen ex-Minister Rwabiita

Former Ugandan diplomat and politician Deo Rwabiita has died aged 74. Here is a look at his life. Born in 1943 Born in Ibanda district, Western Uganda A Bachelor of Commerce graduate of University of Nairobi (majored in marketing) Married to Connie Rwabiita Survived by widow Connie, two sons and three daughters Former Ibanda South MP Former

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