AllAfrica News: Uganda

Bobi Wine Beats Jinja Security, Returns to Kampala

[Observer] Kyadondo East member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi had to beat security to elude arrest and return to Kampala from Jinja, where he was blocked by police from performing.

68 Countries Ugandans Can Visit With No Visas

[Monitor] Kampala -Ugandans intending to travel abroad have at least 68 countries, 15 of them in Africa, they can travel to without a visa.

Museveni, Nkurunziza in Strong Exchange

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni and his Burundian counterpart Pierre Nkurunziza have, within a week, exchanged strongly-worded letters that reveal simmering division between East African Community (EAC) member states.

Ugandan Opposition Vents Concerns About Repression

[VOA] Heads of Uganda's political parties have gathered to address growing criticism among opponents of longtime President Yoweri Museveni and growing political repression in the country. The roundtable discussion -- known as the Inter Party Organization for Dialogue -- served as a forum for leaders who are voicing concerns on whether Uganda's 2021 elections will be free and fair.

Musisi Celebrates KCCA Exit in Speech

[Monitor] My heart is full of joy and thanksgiving to God. I want to recognize my bosses, the ministers that are seated here, political leaders and all of you my people. Today is a special day of celebrations. We have cried, lamented and some of you were angry with me for resigning.

Musisi Hands Over KCCA Office to Kamya

[Monitor] Ms Jennifer Musisi, who has served as Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director for seven years, Friday handed over office to Kampala Minister, Ms Beti Kamya.

Family Demands Army to Release Ex-ADF Abductee

[Monitor] Kampala -The family of a former abductee of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) is demanding the army to release him unconditionally or arraign him before court after they failed to trace his detention centre.

MPs to Investigate BoU Directors' Wealth

[Monitor] Parliament -The Parliament's committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) that is probing the closure of commercial banks has announced an investigation into Bank of Uganda (BoU) directors' wealth.

Govt to Construct 900 Houses for Landslide Survivors

[Monitor] Kampala -Plans have been finalised for government to construct 900 houses in Bunambutye Sub-county in Bulambuli District to resettle landslide victims, the State Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Mr Musa Ecweru, has said.

Government Asked to Prioritise Refugee Health Coverage

[Monitor] Kampala -Government has been urged to prioritise the health needs of over one million refugees in Uganda to achieve the United Nations health coverage goal for all by 2030.

2 Killed in Dramatic Robbery in Kiboga

[Monitor] Kampala -Two of four suspected robbers died in a movie-like scene in Kiboga District, with one being lynched and another shot dead after tripping and fracturing a leg.

New Phone App to Help Farmers Get Insurance

[Monitor] Kampala -Medical practitioners have been asked to adopt centralised medical records for effective treatment and avoid wasting patients' time.

Rakai School Fire Suspects Remanded Again

[Monitor] Kampala -Grade One Magistrate in Masaka yesterday further remanded suspects in the dormitory fire that killed 10 students at St Bernard's Secondary School in Mannya in Rakai district.

Government Introduces Volunteer Scheme for Fresh Graduates

[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Labour, Gender and Social Development has introduced a volunteer scheme for the youth fresh from university as a way of fighting unemployment.

Court Orders Medical Tests for Suspects in Magara Murder

[Monitor] Kampala -The High Court in Kampala has ordered that the eight people accused of killing Suzan Magara be allowed private medical examination and treatment at their own cost to verify the alleged torture by security officers.

Construction Works On Two Rubanda Roads Start

[Monitor] Rubanda -The Ministry of Works and Transport and Rubanda District officials have commissioned construction of two new community access roads in Rubanda West Constituency estimated to cost at least Shs1.4b.

I am Not About to Retire, says Museveni

[Monitor] President Museveni yesterday told political parties during the Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) summit that he is not about to leave power and they should stop thinking of a transition.

Don't Recruit Ex-UPPC Workers, Museveni Directs German Firm

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni has ordered Veridos Identity Solutions Group, a German company that signed a deal with Uganda to, among other things, print money and passports, to reject all former employees of Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation (UPPC) who would wish to rejoin the entity.

CID Should Probe Kutesa - Besigye

[Monitor] Kabale -Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party president and four-time presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye, has said the Foreign Affairs minister, Mr Sam Kutesa, should be handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the police for thorough investigations.

Next Ipod Summit to Review Council Resolutions

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -The next Inter party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD) summit will be held in May 2019.

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