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Buganda Land Titles are Fake – Govt

The State Minister for housing, Chris Baryomunsi, has spoken out on the controversial Buganda Kyapa Mu Ngalo (Land title in your hand) campaign. Recently, kingdom premier Charles Peter Mayiga launched a campaign by Buganda Land Board to issue land 49-year leases to all tenants on “Kabaka’s land”. But minister Baryomunsi poked holes

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FDC Disowns MP Beatrice Anywar

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have disowned Kitgum Municipality Member of Parliament Beatrice Anywar, The Tower Post reports. The legislator who had been a strong figure in the opposition party fell out with them in the 2016 General Elections when she sided with Independent presidential candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi

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Dictator Idi Amin’s Grandson Loses MP Seat

Taban Amin Tampo Jegejege, a grandson to fallen Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada, has been thrown out of Parliament after Court of Appeal on Tuesday nullified his election. Three Justices of the Court of Appeal Steven Kavuma, Cheborion Barishaki and Paul Mugamba ruled in favour of Taban’s challenger Sam Amooti Otada. Court

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KCCA Boss Musisi is a Populist, Says Kampala Minister Beti Kamya

As the 2015 KCCA (Amendment) Bill takes shape, Kampala minister Beti Kamya and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director Jennifer Musisi are already facing each other in what will likely be a cold war in the management of city affairs. Kampala junior minister Benny Namugwanya Bugembe tabled the Bill before

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MUSEVENI, THE FISHER OF OPPOSITION: MP Anywar “Crosses” to NRM

President Yoweri Museveni was the chief guest at the thanksgiving ceremony of Kitgum Municipality MP Beatrice Atim Anywar. Anywar was involved in an accident in March and was airlifted in a Uganda Police Chopper to Kampala for treatment. Museveni’s presence at a ceremony of his former critic will raise questions of whether

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Museveni Can’t Buy UPC with Shs 6 billion – Obote’s Son Akena

A son to Uganda’s former two-time president has denied allegations that President Yoweri Museveni has “bought” him and the entire Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC). Jimmy Akena, the UPC president, party president, on Wednesday responded to claims by suspended party members to have him impeached for allegedly selling UPC to Museveni for

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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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