Gen.Kale threatens to drag New Vision to court over Kaweesi murder stories


Former Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura has written an “Intention To Sue” letter to  New Vision over stories published on Kaweesi murder that were aimed at defaming him. The letter that was written by Kampala Associated Advocates (KAA), on behalf of Kale states in part that, “New Vision has been at the forefront of malicious, false and defamatory propaganda against their client accusing him of heinous crimes such as the brutal and tragic murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi.” “Your newspaper claims to have evidence thoroughly discrediting the baseless allegations…

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Seven Killed in Attack on Coptic Christians Bus in Egypt


Seven were killed and at least 7 were wounded after unknown gunmen shot at a bus transporting a group of Coptic Christians in Egypt’s Minya governorate on Friday, Al Ahram reports. The bus was heading to the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor located in the western desert. No group claimed responsibility for the attack. Last year, gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in the same area which killed 28 people and wounded 25 others. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi released a statement on Twitter condemning the attacks. He…

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Gen. Muntu unveils next move after exiting FDC

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Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party president, Gen. Mugisha Muntu, has extended an olive branch to his successor, Patrick Oboi Amuriat, two days after announcing his departure from the Opposition party. “If ever there is anything he wants from me, say, like advice, I will give it to him in an open and honest way,” he said during a nearly two-hour press conference in Kampala, convened primarily to unveil his new political ambitions. Muntu has parted ways with FDC, intent on forming his own polical party, which will be…

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Why Gen. Muntu exited FDC


Why We Have Left and Why We Should Hope Fellow Ugandans and former FDC colleagues, Greetings. I write to you today, in order to give you a detailed report of what a number of us have been doing since the beginning of the year. It is my hope that this report shall enable you to understand fully, our actions, intentions and hope for the future. Background: During the party presidential elections held last year, it was clear that there were two emerging views about the future of the party: the…

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Government bans ministers treatment abroad

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All patients, including Members of Parliament, who require taxpayers’ money for lifesaving treatment abroad, will soon have to look elsewhere for funds after Cabinet resolved to compel public officials who need specialised care to seek the required services from a private facility on Entebbe Road. Ms Enrica Pinetti, the chairperson of the Italian-based Finasi Company, is in the process of setting up a specialised high-tech hospital at Lubowa on Entebbe Road with the backing of government. Cabinet on Monday heard that the facility will have specialised units, modern equipment and…

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Minister Onek named in school land grabbing


A minister has been named before the land probe commission in the alleged fraudulent acquisition of land belonging to City High School in Kololo, an upscale suburb in Kampala. The administrators of the school yesterday named Mr Hilary Onek, the Minister in charge of Disaster Preparedness in the Office of the Prime Minister, as one of the claimants of part of the school land. Rev Can Job Mbukure, the chairman board of governors of the school, told the land probe team that Mr Onek bought 0.27 hectares of the school…

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Defense minister questioned by UPDF brutality


Citizens on social media have asked why the minister of defence in charge General Duties, Col Charles Okello Engola would deny that UPDF soldiers brutalised civilians during the return of MP Robert Kyagulanyi, commonly known as Bobi Wine, from the USA where he had gone for treatment. Parliament last week summoned line Security Ministers together with the Commander of the Defence Forces, General David Muhoozi, over allegations of torture on civilians by the UPDF officers in the city on September 20. The MPs demanded that the ministers and the commander…

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Uganda ready for first oil, says President Museveni


President Yoweri Museveni has said all major decisions have been made to facilitate oil production. “What remains to be tested is the preparedness and readiness of you all and most especially the East Africans, our international partners, to take advantage of the industry and the expected $20b (sh76trillion)) investment expected to flow in the country,” Museveni said. The President’s remarks were contained in a speech read on his behalf by the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, while opening 4th Uganda International Oil and Gas Summit at the Kampala Serena Hotel…

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More than 100 die in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

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The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 100 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with searches to find scores of more people feared drowned. The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers — double the ferry’s capacity — when it capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island on Thursday, according to reports on state media. Witnesses reached by AFP said the ferry sank when passengers rushed to one side to disembark as it approached the dock.…

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cholera epidemic strikes again in Zimbabwe

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Sixty-year-old Emma Zhakata winces, struggling to hold back tears as she relates how her husband, one of 32 cholera victims in Zimbabwe, died within hours of falling ill. She never suspected her 69-year-old husband, Wonder Zhakata, would die suddenly after complaining that he felt weak and was suffering stomach pain. After she rushed her husband to a clinic, he was led to a tent to wait for treatment among patients suffering from cholera. She never saw him alive. “That was the last time we were allowed to see him… When…

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