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Monday, January 2nd, 2017


Kisoro Bismarkan Bus Gets Accident

Four people were this morning (Monday 2nd January 2017) critically injured in an accident involving a bus belonging to Bismarkan Coaches Limited that happened after the bus failed to negotiate a sharp corner in Kanaba Sub-County along Kabale Kisoro road in Kisoro District. By press time, police had only identified one victim; Shallon Mutuuzo, 33, a resident of Busanza Sub County in Kisoro District. According to Shaban Nteko, the Officer-in-charge of Traffic at Kisoro Police station, the driver of the bus, registration number UAQ 497Q which was travelling from KisoroRead More

Islamist al Shabaab militants attack AMISON base

Suicide bombers attacked the main peacekeeping base in Somalia’s capital on Monday, killing at least three Somali security officers, police said. CDF Gen. Katumba Wamala in his comments said that they’re  yet to find out the number of injured civilians following the twin bomb blasts. He however confirmed that no Ugandan soldiers was hurt or killed in the attack. “Our men in uniform are safe and well according to what I saw when I visited them earlier in the day”, Gen. Wamala said. Islamist al Shabaab militants, who want toRead More

Muslims Drag Government to Court Over Mosque Raids

A section of Muslims in Uganda led by the Nakasero mosque publicity Secretary Habib Buwembo have sued the Attorney General seeking compensation for what they call “a violation of their rights” arising from incidents in December 2016 in which security operatives raided two mosques in Nakasero and Kiwatule in Kampala. In their suit, filed before the High Court in Kampala today, the petitioners contend that a few minutes after midnight on December 27, 2016, joint security forces raided Nakasero mosque without a search warrant and made off with an unspecified amountRead More

Hon Kato Lubwama on the verge of Loosing his Parliamentary Seat

A petition challenging election of Rubaga South MP Kato Lubwama over lack of requisite academic qualifications has been filed. The petitioners want the High court to nullify his election and order the Electoral Commission to conduct a by-election. Petition comes after High Court allowed petitioner, Buwembo, to challenge Kato Lubwama’s Parliamentary seat within 30 days. In the petition, the voters accuse Kato Lubwama of fraudulently securing nomination and election as Lubaga South MP well knowing that he never sat for PLE and failed UCE exams which would have been a basisRead More

President Magufuli sacks head of state-run electricity company over tariff hike

While in Uganda the electricity regulator approved 11% electricity price hike, the Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacked the head of the state-run electricity company yesterday 1st January 2017 after the firm put up tariffs, a move the president said would stymie his plans to industrialize the east African country. Tanzania’s energy regulator on Thursday approved a power tariff hike of 8.53 percent by the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO), less than half of what the utility said it needed to stem losses. President Magufuli’s office announced the sacking of TANESCO’sRead More

Makerere Management Warns Students Against Strikes

Makerere students have began to arrive at the university after more than a month of closure. As students arrived, the University management has warned students against strikes. Last week the student leaders had said they would strike against the deadline imposed on them to clear their tuition. The University gave a directive that all students pay up all their tuition in two weeks or miss out on sitting their end of first semester exams. Prof Ddumba Ssentamu, the university vice chancellor, said the new policy is a government document whose formulationRead More