Ruto Apologises to Raila, Kalonzo Over 2017 Poll Insults

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A rare spectacle played out during this year’s National Prayer Breakfast meeting at Safari Park on Thursday. This was when DP William Ruto for the first time publicly apologized to Nasa principals Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka. President Uhuru Kenyatta set the ball rolling after he invited the three leaders to the podium after his speech for the memorable moment. “We have campaigned against one another, we have said nasty things about each other, we have hurt one another on my behalf ndugu [brother] I ask for your forgiveness,” Uhuru…

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President Museveni: Vote NRM for prosperity, FDC will not take you anywhere.

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The National Chairman of the ruling NRM government Yoweri Museveni yesterday started canvassing for votes for the National Resistance Movement flag bearer, Winfred Matsiko Komuhangi, in the by-elections for the Women Parliamentary seat for Rukungiri District, South Western Region. Mr. Museveni who is the National Chairman of the NRM addressed 4 Movement supporters’ rallies in Nyakishenyi, Nyarushanje, Buyanja and Kebisoni Sub-Counties in Rubabo County and asked the voters to send him leaders that will work with him to support Government programmes that will benefit the people of Rukungiri District. The…

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Mali president Keita to run for re-election

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Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will run for re-election in July, his office said on its Twitter account Monday. The 73-year-old leader had been widely expected to seek a second five-year term in the troubled Sahel nation. The election is set for July 29, with a second round planned for August 12 if no candidate obtains an absolute majority of votes. Keita will face around a dozen challengers, including Modibo Kone, a rural development expert at the West African Development Bank, and Hamadoun Toure, who runs the “Smart Africa” initiative…

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President commends MP Kawoya for selflessness leadership

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President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the spirit of selflessness and voluntarism in leadership that has been exhibited by Sembabule District Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Anifa Kawoya. He said that her actions clearly distinguish her as a true National Resistance Movement cadre who understands the Movement priorities, agenda and methods of work. He made the remarks yesterday afternoon during a Thanksgiving Ceremony for MP Kawoya that was held at Mitete Town Council in Mawogola South Constituency in Sembabule district The President, who had earlier commissioned Sembabule School of Nursing and…

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Society produces leaders that are a mirror reflection of it.

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  By Michael R Ruhindayo, International Development Worker and Organization Development Consultant The growing absence of values in Uganda‟s political class is sign of a much larger problem in the country at large and should be an issue of national concern. Three (3) ministers of Uganda’s cabinet have unconvincingly appeared before a commission of inquiry on land, and made a dismal show at defending themselves. As a product of an education system that taught civics to its young pupils, the phrase; “For God and my country” evokes nostalgic sentiments about…

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Sheema municipality contesting candidates boycotts campaigns

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Following the pressure and fire in a newly created municipality of the newly created Sheema district, contesting municipality candidates have boycotted campaigns demonstrating what they are calling sad news and re-nomination of Min Elioda Tumwesigye  as MP candidates’ sheema municipality It’s quite sad news and greed for a person who has been in parliament for over a decade to again come tussle with the youth on ground ,very sad that  being a member of parliament for sheema north and again you come to contest for a municipality post its total…

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Another NRM strong man takes on Dr Elioda Tumwesigye

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  It’s always ok to give another chance, at last the final results are good for all. In his words thanking the people of Sheema district and the municipality at large Eng Raymond Kamugisha assured his supporters with great support. Good afternoon Sheema, ladies and gentlemen! The women, the young energetic people, the elders, business community, professionals and all stakeholders of this great new municipality, today we begin a formal interaction on a number of issues cutting across all sectors and aspects of livelihood in our area. As you may…

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President Museveni returns from state visit in Egypt

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President Yoweri Museveni has returned home at the end of his two-day state visit to Egypt. During his stay in Cairo, the Egyptian Capital, Museveni and his host, President Abdel Fatteh El-Sisi held bilateral talks, discussed the security situation in the region and Africa as a whole, among other issues. Museveni was received on arrival at Entebbe International Airport last evening by the Minister for Presidency, Esther Mbayo. Others at the airport to welcome the President included Head of Public Service, Mr. John Mitala, the Commander of the Defence Forces,…

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Ugandan parliament speaks about saving UN base in Entebbe

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Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo on Tuesday moved a resolution for Parliament to support Government’s effort to save the UN service base in Entebbe that is due to be relocated to the Kenyan capital Nairobi.  “The UN base in Entebbe has been employing over 420 Ugandans directly and others, who have been benefiting with the inflows of $11m (about sh40b),” he said. “In Entebbe, there are vibrant malls, real estate industry, infrastructure and as Uganda, we shall be losing the leverage because Entebbe is the only regional and continental base of the…

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Elioda should not vie for another MP seat

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The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidates contesting for Sheema municipality seat have been left in uncertainty after minister of science, technology and innovations joined the race despite being a sitting MP for Sheema north constituency. Dr Elioda Tumwesigye was on Tuesday evening nominated in Kyadondo by NRM electoral commission despite calls from some party members that he should not be nominated since he is a sitting MP. On Wednesday morning, a group of youth also held a procession through Sheema municipality protesting the nomination of Dr Tumwesigye with fellow…

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