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Hundreds of London people protest under Nigeria violence

Hundreds of London people protest under Nigeria violence

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari was the focus of the anger for his handling of anti-police brutality protests against the loathed Special Anti-Robbery Squad or Sars. Black-clad demonstrators, mostly part of Britain’s large Nigerian diaspora, held signs reading “End Sars, end police brutality” and sang “Buhari is a dead man” as they made their way through […]

Cooperates are involved to surpport needy children

Cooperates are involved to surpport needy children

Despite the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic that has reduced opportunities for children, especially the orphans, they still wear a smile on their faces. Olive Birungi Lumonya, National Director SOS Children’s Village Uganda, a Civil Society Organisation said with the effects of COVID-19, organizations dealing with children should begin laying strategies to raise the funds locally. According […]

France teachers attack: Seven people to attend court over Samuel Patty’s death

France teachers attack: Seven people to attend court over Samuel Patty’s death

Seven people will appear before an anti-terrorism judge as part of an investigation into the beheading of a school teacher in France. Samuel Patty, 47, was attacked after he showed controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his pupils. The attacker, 18-year-old Abdul lakh Anzorov, was shot dead by police. Two minors as well as […]

We need to create grassroots radio stations-Besigye

We need to create grassroots radio stations-Besigye

Former Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Dr Col. Kizza Besigye has insisted that stopping him from reaching his people via radio stations won’t deter him from sending his message to people. Besigye said this on Saturday while in Kitgum district after the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, Mr Christopher Omara reportedly ordered his talk that […]

Security tightened ahead of Bobiwine home coming

Security tightened ahead of Bobiwine home coming

Just hours to the return of the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament,Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine, police and the miltary have teamed to provide a security to ensure that no ‘law is broken’. There has been a heavy deployment of security both in police uniforms and military wear in the places where the […]

Why fire tear-gas, why fire bullets, Museveni questions Police

Why fire tear-gas, why fire bullets, Museveni questions Police

President Museveni yesterday released a statement condemning in the strongest terms the shooting and beating of civilians by the Police. The president questioned as to why police fired tear gas and live bullets during the Monday demonstrations that saw the rioters, section of the public, and journalists brutally beaten and arrested. “Youth groups of Monday […]

President Museveni reduces mobile money tax to 0.5%, insists on social media tax

President Museveni reduces mobile money tax to 0.5%, insists on social media tax

This follows an outcry and anger from the citizens who,  rather than make mobile money transactions as was before the taxes, prefer to use public means such as motorcycles, taxis to transfer money as they found it cheaper to travel than incur the extra costs that come with the tax. For social media, users have […]

MPs attack UCC over suffocating media houses

MPs attack UCC over suffocating media houses

MPs have angrily attacked the Uganda communication commission for the continued suffocation of media houses which is costing government billions of revenue. The matter was raised by Buhweju county MP Francis Mwijukye who said that continued closure of media houses is a move gagging the media. He described the raid on Red Pepper on 21st […]

Uganda Opposition Leader Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye of Forum for Democratic Change swears in as President of Uganda

If Uganda’s politics were a matter of first declare first serve, Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye would be the official President of the Republic of Uganda today. The erstwhile opposition leader on Wednesday May 11 2016 was sworn in at a brief ceremony in Kampala and took oath of President of Uganda despite prolonged battles with […]

FCAU to celebrate World Press Freedom Day

FCAU to celebrate World Press Freedom Day

The Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Uganda (FCAU) will tomorrow, May 3rd, celebrate World Press Freedom Day (WPFD), an occasion that reminds us of the importance of free media and of access to information for all people. FCAU stands in solidarity with journalists and media organizations in Uganda and elsewhere. FCAU is a professional association for journalists in Uganda […]

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