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First Female Deputy Defense Security nominated: US

First Female Deputy Defense Security nominated: US

President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated Kathleen Hicks to be deputy secretary of defense, making her the first woman to hold the number two position in the Pentagon if she is confirmed by the Senate. Hicks, who is heading Biden’s transition team at the Pentagon, served in the Defense Department under former president Barack Obama, […]

New National Industrial Policy approved by cabinet

Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde Cabinet has approved a new national industrial policy 2020 that will guide industrial growth for the next 10 years through increased state developmental role, reduced cost of production, and increased quality of raw materials for value addition.  According to trade minister Amelia Kyambadde, the policy consolidates the achievements of the National […]

UCC Asks Google to Block Up To 14pro-Bobi Wine YouTube Channels

UCC Asks Google to Block Up To 14pro-Bobi Wine YouTube Channels

Uganda Communications Commission-UCC has asked Google LLC to block up to 14 YouTube channels accused of broadcasting messages that they say are likely to compromise national security and incite violence. The listed channels include Ghetto TV, KKTV, Bobi Wine 2021, JB Muwonge 2, Namungo Media, Ekyooto TV, Map Mediya TV, Uganda Empya, Busesa Media Updates, Uganda News Updates, […]

Amuriat to face the Electrol Commission on Wednesday

Amuriat to face the Electrol Commission on Wednesday

The Presidential Aspirant for the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Patrick Amuriat, has been given a fresh date to appear before the Electoral Commission. Amuriat and the National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential aspirant, Robert Kyagulanyi, were summoned to appear before the Electoral Commission (EC) over breach of election guidelines and the Standard Operating Procedures aimed […]

Cyberattack confirmed:US

Cyberattack confirmed:US

The US government on Sunday confirmed that its computer networks had been hit by a cyberattack, as The Washington Post reported at least two departments including the Treasury had been targeted by Russian state hackers. “We have been working closely with our agency partners regarding recently discovered activity on government networks,” a spokesperson for the […]

Education Sector review underway

Education Sector review underway

The Ministry of Education and Sports sector will today open this year’s review of its performance of the previous financial year 2019/20. The review workshop will end Thursday and will be held at Hotel Africana in Kampala with 120 participants attending physically on a representative basis and over 200 participants attending virtually on Zoom. The […]

Allan Sewanyana gets bail

Allan Sewanyana gets bail

Makindye West MP Member of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana  has been granted bail after being arrested for a week at Kitalya Government Prison. The legislator is battling facts of accuses of spreading the corona virus disease together with his supporters, who include Robert Musisi, Ivan Wasswa, Maria Nabwase, and Issa Musisi. They have since denied the charges. […]

Presidential campaign update

Presidential campaign update

President Museveni of the NRM will today be in Mbale in Eastern Uganda while the National Unity Platform president will be in Kasese and Bundibujuo. This is the second day Robert Kyagulanyi will be back on trial after his three day arrest after an incident in Luuka district where riots begun to strike with 45 […]

Robert Kyagulanyi granted bail.

Robert Kyagulanyi granted bail.

National Unity Platform President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has been granted bail after being arrested three days ago in Iganga. Kyagulanyi who is among the people competing for the seat of President has appeared in court in Iganga district on Friday after being arrested for three days at Nalufenya Police Station in Jinja. During his appearance […]

Arrest of presidential candidates condemned

Arrest of presidential candidates condemned

The Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has condemned the arrest of most presidential aspirants in the coming elections. In an interview at Mengo, Mayiga described the arrests as total humiliation and violation of their human rights in disguise of preventing the spread of COVID-19. “The method of preventing the spread of COVID-19 shouldn’t be […]

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