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How Uganda Oil Firms Plan to Raise Shs12 Trillion for Pipeline

How Uganda Oil Firms Plan to Raise Shs12 Trillion for Pipeline

Just days after signing with the Tanzanian government a landmark agreement for construction of the Hoima-to-Tanga oil pipeline, Ugandan officials are scratching their heads on how to raise the country’s chunk to the $3.5b (approx.Shs12trillion) kitty required for the capital development. Industry sources say that with no special allocation in the 2017/18 budget, Kampala has […]

Stella Nyanzi in Fresh Court Fight Against Mental Check

Stella Nyanzi in Fresh Court Fight Against Mental Check

In her constitutional petition challenging the 1938 Mental Treatment Act, Makerere University researcher Stella Nyanzi says the state wants to embarrass her by insisting she takes a mental exam. Nyanzi, who is facing criminal charges at Buganda Road court for allegedly abusing President Museveni on social media, says in her affidavit that the mental check […]

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 […]

President Yoweri Museveni to Show the Way Out of Burundi Crisis

President Yoweri Museveni to Show the Way Out of Burundi Crisis

The Burundi crisis and the country’s status as a partner state in the East African Community are among issues that were expected to feature at the EAC Heads of State Summit in Dar es Salaam. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who takes over the chairmanship of the EAC, had pledged that, he would bring the Burundi […]

Gay Activists Take Ugandan Government to Court for Blocking Registration

Gay Activists Take Ugandan Government to Court for Blocking Registration

A group of gay rights activists in Uganda have taken a government agency to court for refusing to register their organization. Homosexuality is illegal in the country, and violence against sexual minorities is rife. Sexual Minorities Uganda lodged its case with the High Court after the Ugandan Registration Service Bureau knocked back the organization’s attempt […]

Are Ugandan Police Harbouring Criminal Syndicate Within the Force?

Are Ugandan Police Harbouring Criminal Syndicate Within the Force?

Some weeks ago, President Museveni made a candid statement about the police, which I believe most Ugandans applauded. The Force, he said, was “full of mafias”. Present on the occasion was Gen Kale Kayihura, the man who has been at the helm for the police for more than a decade. Many must have hoped that […]

Shadowy Group Asks Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi to Join Anti Museveni Struggle

Shadowy Group Asks Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi to Join Anti Museveni Struggle

Relatives of Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi are in a state of panic after suspected criminals referring to themselves as UPPF soldiers dropped an anonymous letter asking him to join the fight to overthrow President Yoweri Museveni’s government. The letter was allegedly dropped inside the residence of Ssekandi located at Kizungu village next to Hotel […]

How Ugandan Police Boss Kayihura Became Museveni’s Point Man

How Ugandan Police Boss Kayihura Became Museveni’s Point Man

President Museveni this week reappointed Gen Kale Kayihura, 61, as IGP for a fifth term, making him the longest-serving police chief in Uganda’s post-independence political history. By the time his new term expires in November 2020, Kayihura will have served 15 years at the helm of the police. This is slightly less than half of […]

Is Uganda’s Museveni a Five Times-Elected Dictator?

Is Uganda’s Museveni a Five Times-Elected Dictator?

He’s ruled Uganda for 31 years. With five presidential terms in office, Yoweri Museveni is surrounded by controversies related to freedom of speech, human rights, allegations of nepotism, and even the killing of Ugandan citizens. But President Museveni claims Uganda is one of the most democratic countries in the world and that he is leading […]

U.S. President Donald Trump Told Africa ‘I’m Not Your Uncle’

U.S. President Donald Trump Told Africa ‘I’m Not Your Uncle’

President Yoweri Museveni has urged African leaders to stop what he described as ideological meandering. Leaders, he said, should thoroughly discuss and distill positions which can help their people transform and develop using their natural resources. Museveni added that focus should be on home-based solutions and self reliance. He said new US President Donald Trump’s […]

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