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Jean-Pierre Bemba convicted of witness tampering

Jean-Pierre Bemba convicted of witness tampering

The former Congolese Vice President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, who is serving an 18-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity and war crimes, was convicted of coaching witnesses and bribing them to give false testimony. The applicable law was Article 70(1) of the Rome Statute which addresses various forms of conduct that may encroach upon the […]

Parliament defers motion to lift judges’ age limit

Parliament defers motion to lift judges’ age limit

Parliament has indefinitely deferred the motion to amend the constitution to lift the age limit for judges. Parliament threw out the motion in proceedings  chaired by the speaker of parliament Rebecca kadaga which was seeking leave to cause a constitutional amendment to allow the extension of the serving age of judicial officers on the basis that the mover who is […]

UHRC asks government to uphold rights of Ugandans

UHRC asks government to uphold rights of Ugandans

Government has been tasked to uphold the economic, social and cultural rights of Ugandans even as it pursues the campaign to transform the country’s economy. Uganda has been a signatory to the International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Treaty since 1987 which mandates the country to uphold those rights. Now speaking ahead of the […]

Saudi Arabia leading in mistreatment of Ugandan workers – PLA

Saudi Arabia leading in mistreatment of Ugandan workers – PLA

Saudi Arabia tops  a list of countries which are mistreating  Ugandans working in Arab countries followed by Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates according to a research by Platform for Labour Action. The June 2016 report handed over to parliament’s committee on Gender indicates that majority of Ugandans in the Middle East are victims of international […]

FDC youth group opposes removal of age limit clause

FDC youth group opposes removal of age limit clause

In their bid to oppose plans by Museveni group to remove the age-limit clause from the constitution, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has formed a new youth group which is going in and around Kampala mobilizing against the move. The leader of the group, Kantayomba Olive Pearl was arrested last week by police in Kabaawo Mutundwe-Rubaga Division mobilizing […]

Amnesty commission calls for amended laws

Amnesty commission calls for amended laws

The Amnesty commission plead to parliament to amend the law that established this commission so as there is no uncertainty of its existence. This was disclosed by the chairperson of the Amnesty commission Peter Onega while the commission members were meeting the deputy speaker of parliament Jacob Oulanyah  at parliament over the issues affecting the Amnesty […]

PAC vets and approves IGG for second term

PAC vets and approves IGG for second term

The parliamentary appointments committee has vetted and approved the Inspector General of government for the five year second term of office. The president renewed the IGG’s  Justice Irene Mulyagonja term of office contract after serving the first five years battling the cases of corruption. Justice Mulyagonja today morning appeared before the parliamentary appointments committee chaired by the […]

Winnie Natongo discharged without charges

Winnie Natongo discharged without charges

Buganda Road Court chief Magistrate Jamson Karemani has  released Winnie Natongo who has been facing charges of lying to Police about Father Jacinto Kibuuka. On March 4th 2016 Nantongo was charged by the same magistrate for giving police false information about the Man of God, who she accused of abusing her sexually. Early  this year Nantongo reported  to the Kampala Central […]

Musumba kicks rival out of Parliament for inadequate papers.

Musumba kicks rival out of Parliament for inadequate papers.

In a series of losses to electoral petitions coined around inadequate academic papers, the High Court sitting in Jinja has nullified the election of National Resistance Movement (NRM)’s Hajat Rehema Watongola as a member of parliament for Kamuli municipality. Kamuli Municipality was created as part of the 12 municipalities approved by parliament and became effective […]

Speaker asked to protect MPs from unnecessary arrests

Speaker asked to protect MPs from unnecessary arrests

The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza is asking the speaker of parliament to protect MPs from unnecessary arrests by police with out her notice. She has given a case in point of Nakawa Municipality MP Micheal Kabaziguluka who was last week arrested from his home  for suspected cases of treason. Kiiza says the […]

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