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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 […]

Donald Trump to battle Hilary Clinton in First Presidential Debate 2016

Donald Trump to battle Hilary Clinton in First Presidential Debate 2016

Republican Candidate Donald Trump faces off Democrat candidate Hilary Clinton in the first of  four series of  2016 Presidential debates to be held on Monday 26th September 2016 at 9.00 pm ET for 90 minutes with no commercial brake!  The highly anticipated showdown takes center stage at Hofstra University, New Hampshire with experts estimating viewership […]

Parliamentarians call for laws to curb media sensationalism

Parliamentarians call for laws to curb media sensationalism

Members of parliament called for tougher laws to curb inaccuracies and sensationalism carried in the media against parliament. MPs, who were reacting to a communication from Speaker Rebecca Kadaga during plenary said media houses were abusing their freedom of expression. In her communication, Speaker Kadaga said several publications and broadcasts were meant to ridicule and tarnish […]

UWOPA unveils two year strategy

UWOPA unveils two year strategy

The Uganda Women’s Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) has unveiled their strategy for the next two and a half years of their term of office. Monicah Amoding  who is Kumi district Woman MP and the Chairperson of UWOPA revealed to the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga that the Marriage and Divorce Bill is top of their agenda as […]

Mao calls for check on parliament as MPs demand 200m for cars

Mao calls for check on parliament as MPs demand 200m for cars

The president general of Democratic Party Norbert Mao has asked parliament to check itself as a way to build confidence among the citizens. Mao said this after piglets were this morning thrown at parliament by jobless brotherhood demonstrating against a move by parliament to pay 200 million shillings to members of parliament to buy vehicles. Mao […]

Chinese have not received sand mining permits: NEMA

Chinese have not received sand mining permits: NEMA

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) says that it has never given sand mining permits to Chinese to operate in Lwera wetlands in Kalungu district. This follows members of parliament recently protesting against the mining of sand in Lwera wetlands and in Lake Victoria by Chinese. The Executive Director of National Environment Management Authority, Tom Okrot, […]

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 […]

MPs demand sufficient funds for sports sector

MPs demand sufficient funds for sports sector

Members of Parliament have demanded for allocation of sufficient funds to the sports sector to nurture talent sports sector development . MPs pledged to use their power to allocate more funds to the sports sector even if government fails to allocate much money. Members of parliament are concerned that government promised to give some allowances but this promise was not […]

Speaker called out for lack of a moslem appointee to judicial service commission

Speaker called out for lack of a moslem appointee to judicial service commission

Moslem community has petitioned the speaker of parliament over failure by the president to appoint any Moslem on the judicial service commission. Yesterday the parliament appointments committee vetted seven members of the commission out of the eight that were appointed by the president and none of them was Moslem. This has prompted the speaker to ask […]

Judicial service commission members approved

Judicial service commission members approved

Members of parliament on appointments committee have approved the newly appointed members of the judicial service commission. The committee  chaired by the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga  approved  the chairperson Justice Benjamin Kabito, Ruth Sebatindira, Norah Matovu, Laban Kirya, Rose Nyakikongoro, Amongin Aporu and Justine Mugabi. Rose Nyakikongoro who is the former MP for Shema district  […]

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