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Seven Candidates Nominated for Aruu North Seat

The Electoral Commission has cleared seven candidates, including five independents, to contest for the Aruu North parliamentary seat by-election. Two more candidates belong to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) and Democratic Party (DP) political parties. The nominees are: James Nabinson Kidega Nock (NRM), Benard Obina Ology (DP)  and independent candidates Lucy

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President Magufuli Fires 12 Senior Party Officials, Demotes Six Others over Sabotage

Tanzania’s ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has sacked 12 senior party members accused of sabotage at a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting opened by its chairman, President John Pombe Magufuli at the weekend. According to party publicity secretary Humphrey Polepole, six other members were demoted, while a stern warning was

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Kazinda in Fresh Shs 8bn Fraud after Lost Case File Was Recovered

The directorate of public prosecution has slapped fresh charges on convicted former principal accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Geoffrey Kazinda. Totaling to 49, the fresh charges are related to a Shs8bn. Five years ago in 2012, the charges had been prepared at CID headquarters in Kibuli but the

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Former DPC Mwesigye Guilty of Assaulting Journalist Lwanga

Court has convicted former Old Kampala DPC Joram Mwesigye  for assaulting Andrew Lwanga, a freelance journalist that worked with the defunct WBS TV. Mwesigye has been sentenced to a year in jail or else he pays Shs 5m to Lwanga, a sentence journalists and human rights activits have criticised as so

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Makerere Starts Search for Vice Chancellor as Prof Ddumba-Sentamu’s Term Ends

With just five months to the end of Prof John Ddumba-Ssentamu as Makerere University vice chancellor, Council has started the process to search for an eligible official to fill the office. University council, the institution’s supreme governing body, met Thursday in the  Council Room to discuss the process. Chaired by Eng Dr

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Fake Cosmetics Hit Ugandan Market; 1,000 Cartons Impounded

Tax collector Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has warned that various fake cosmetics have hit the market. URA assistant commissioner for enforcement Agnes Nabwirwe Waiswa told journalists at URA headquarters in Nakawa-Kampala on Thursday there has been massive smuggling of the cosmetics in the past months.  For example, Nabwire explained, a truck carrying

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Six Jailed for Three Years for Stealing from Museveni’s Farm

Sembabule Grade I Magistrate George Miftundida has sentenced six people to three years in jail for vandalising President Yoweri Museveni's farm located in Lutunku village, Lugusuulu Sub County on the border point of the districts of  Sembabule and Gomba. In his Thursday ruling, Miftundida described the convicts as notorious young thieves

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