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Kayihura, Muhoozi to Face Uhrc Over Torture At Nalufenya

Kayihura, Muhoozi to Face Uhrc Over Torture At Nalufenya

The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi, and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence boss, Col Abel Kandiho, are expected to appear at the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) offices today to explain allegations of torture against suspects. The trio was expected to report to UHRC headquarters last Friday, […]

Why Museveni Chose Tanzania Over Kenya for Oil Pipeline

Why Museveni Chose Tanzania Over Kenya for Oil Pipeline

President Museveni and his Tanzanian counterpart John Pombe Magufuli have signed the East African Crude Oil Pipeline Agreement (EACOP), which now paves way for construction of the proposed crude oil export pipeline from Hoima, in mid western Uganda to Tanzania’s Indian Ocean port of Tanga. The agreement, signed on Sunday almost a year after Uganda […]

Uganda – Address Rising Cost of Living

Uganda – Address Rising Cost of Living

Yesterday’s Daily Monitor cover story stated that the cost of feeding a family has gone up by 30 per cent since last year. The biggest complaint right now is the price of sugar. Whereas a kilogramme cost Shs3,500 some months back, it now goes for between Shs4,500 and Shs7,000. Prices of other food stuffs have […]

President Museveni Extends SIM Card Registration to August 30

President Museveni Extends SIM Card Registration to August 30

President Museveni has ‘agreed’ to have the Sim card verification exercise extended by at least an extra 3 months. Since Saturday last week, May 20, telecoms switched off unverified Sim cards following the expiry of the registration exercise. The registration exercised has been marred with controversies. Several subscribers have complained that even validated Sim cards […]

Embrace Unity – Forget Identity – Museveni to South Sudan

Embrace Unity – Forget Identity – Museveni to South Sudan

President Museveni has urged the people of South Sudan to embrace unity for prosperity and development warning that the misuse of identity can paralyse and endanger their nation. Mr Museveni was speaking in Juba where he travelled at the invitation of President Salva Kiir, to attend the launch of South Sudan’s National dialogue and swearing […]

‘Ugandan Workers to Blame for Being Abused Abroad’

‘Ugandan Workers to Blame for Being Abused Abroad’

Ugandan workers who are abused in the Middle East disappear on arrival there and end up in the wrong hands, some labour exporting companies claim. Gordon Mugyenyi, the managing director of Middle East Consultants, a company which exports labour from Uganda to Qatar and Bahrain, said employees reach their destinations and disappear in search of […]

Nostalgia As Asians Expelled by Idi Amin Return

Nostalgia As Asians Expelled by Idi Amin Return

Gita Kotecha Watts was only six years old when her parents hurriedly prepared her for exile. She looked on as her father and mother panicked to find their way out of Uganda; the desperate, endless phone calls and the pressure that dappled on their faces. The Uganda president Idi Amin Dada had issued a directive […]

Donald Trump Is Turning Into Idi Amin, No-One’s Laughing

Donald Trump Is Turning Into Idi Amin, No-One’s Laughing

Can media freedom actually disappear in the US? Based on five months of Trump’s rule, yes it can. Can America become a failed state? In the past, it would have been a stupid question to ask. Today, it is valid. And the answer is yes. It is fascinating watching US President Donald Trump. It used […]

Ugandan MPs – If an NRM Chairman Can Be Tortured, We’re All Vulnerable

Ugandan MPs – If an NRM Chairman Can Be Tortured, We’re All Vulnerable

The police are yet again in the spotlight over torture allegations. The matter has now gone all the way to parliament, which has instituted a committee to probe the matter. On Friday last week, the parliamentary committee traveled to Jinja to visit Nalufenya police station, which has been at the centre of the torture allegations […]

How Ugandans Can Become Billionaires By 2021

How Ugandans Can Become Billionaires By 2021

One of my favourite sayings is ‘do not ask for too much, the gods might just give it to you.’ Our Zimbabwean brothers and sisters asked for financial freedom and wealth and they became zillionaires! You see it never rains but pours. If you are feeling hard done by, you ask for rain and viola, […]

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