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UN not to compensate UPDF for crashed choppers

UN not to compensate UPDF for crashed choppers

The United Nations (UN) has officially communicated to Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) declining to compensate three helicopters that crashed in Kenya in 2012. The helicopters crashed on the slopes of Mount Kenya on August 12th, 2012 on their way to beef up the mission to fight against Al Shabaab militias, under the UN-sponsored African Union Mission (AMISON) in Somalia. The […]

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 […]

Rugunda asked to report on rogue, armed and uniformed assailants

Rugunda asked to report on rogue, armed and uniformed assailants

The Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has been put to task by Buweheju MP Francis Mwejukye to explain the group of armed personalities which has been beating people along the streets of Kampala. Mwejukye also asked Rugunda to bring to parliament a full detailed report indicating what the intentions of this group are. He made the remarks during prime ministers question […]

Government considering airlifting Ugandans from South Sudan

Government considering airlifting Ugandans from South Sudan

The minister for Trade and Industry Amelia Kyambadde says that government is considering Airlifting Ugandans from South Sudan following the latest conflict that has left nearly 272 people killed, including Ugandans. Kyambadde says that government is consulting South Sudan to find a way of rescuing Ugandans from the renewed fighting in this country which has claimed […]

Fred Yiga appointed new Chief Political Commissar of the Police

Fred Yiga appointed new Chief Political Commissar of the Police

Inspector General of Police Gen. Edward Kale Kayihura  has appointed AIGP Fred Yiga the new Chief Political Commissar of the Police. Yiga replaces  Asuman Mugyenyi who has been moved to head the Police’s Directorate of Operations. AIGP Yiga in the past served as the United Nations (UNMISS) commissioner of police for South Sudan for more than 10 years until early […]

Parliamentarians Celebrate Iceland`s ratification of the Kampala Amendments to the Crime of Aggression

Parliamentarians Celebrate Iceland`s ratification of the Kampala Amendments to the Crime of Aggression

On 17 June 2016, Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson, Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, deposited at the United Nations in New York the Iceland`s Instrument of Ratification of the Amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), adopted in Kampala in 2010. Iceland thereby accepted to bind its nationals and territory […]

Anti-torture laws miss-interpreted

Anti-torture laws miss-interpreted

The delayed understanding and implementation of the Anti- torture laws have been hinged on the misinterpretation and conceptualization of this law. According to the deputy director in charge of Human rights in Uganda police, Christine Nanding, many people believe that this bill targeted security agencies specifically, prompting them to turn defensive thus compromising  the implementation process. […]

MPs call on government & EALA to stop the killing and torture of Ugandans in Sudan

MPs call on government & EALA to stop the killing and torture of Ugandans in Sudan

Members of parliament have called upon the leadership of Uganda and members of the  East African states to task South Sudan leadership to prevail over  its citizens to stop killing and torturing Ugandans in Sudan. Thiw was while speaking during a training induction by the institute of parliamentary studies which was chaired by MPs from East Africa Legislative Assembly […]

Tumukunde to use local councils officials in gathering intelligence

Tumukunde to use local councils officials in gathering intelligence

The minister for security Lt.General Henry Tumukunde says that it was a mistake to detach local councils officials from the task of gathering intelligence. He says that in his term of office as a security minister he will empower the local authorities to report incidences of insecurity to the security agencies. He made the remarks while receiving […]

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