ganda opposition seeking Govt funds to remove Museveni

Prof Ogenga Latigo: "Ugandan political parties ought to be funded like those in South Africa or Tanzania."

By Nkonge I Kaggwa, Kampala Uganda Two leading Ugandan opposition political parties are pushing hard for the government of President Yoweri Museveni to start funding them so they can organise an effective opposition to end his nearly 30 years of being in power. The main opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and the Democratic Party (DP) say they are finding it hard to mount a successful opposition against the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) that has been in power since 1986. FDC Chairman (Northern Uganda) Prof Ogenga Latigo and DP Secretary General Mathias Nsubuga both said opposition political parties have a right to be funded by government as is happening in developing … Continue reading

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CSOs demand immediate publication of AU South Sudan report

South Sudan President Salva Kiir who is accused of having started the last year

By Jessica A Badebye Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have been dismayed by the African Union (AU)’s decision to defer publication of the AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan (AUCISS) report in spite of the fact that the commission’s findings would make a critical contribution to the peace process of the war-torn country. In a letter addressed to the AU Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the Commissioner for Peace and Stability Ambassador Samil Chergui and the Chairperson of the AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, a coalition of 76 CSOs from within and outside Africa demanded that the AU considers the immediate publication of the … Continue reading

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Makerere students triumph over university fee payment deadline

Makerere University students protest the 100 per cent tuition fee demand deadline (Photo by Daily Monitor

By Ruth Namatovu in Kampala – Uganda Students at East and Central Africa’s oldest university, Makerere University Kampala (MUK) are today celebrating a rare achievement in student politics after their two-day strike over demands that they pay all their fees by end of this month forced the university to back down over the deadline. At a meeting that took place at the university on Sunday, MUK administration yesterday extended the fees clearance deadline by another six weeks to enable students clear their tuition fees by 100 per cent. Announcing the decision, Prof Ogwang Okello, the Deputy Vice Chancellor -Academic, said that each student must have cleared the tuition fees by the … Continue reading

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Uganda parliament rescinds ‘evil letter’ barring senior journalists

Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanya rescinds decision to sack journalists from Uganda Parliament.

By Nkonge I Kaggwa, Kampala – Uganda. The Ugandan parliament has finally rescinded its decision to throw out all journalists whose experience had turned five years and above while covering the country’s law making body. In a letter written by the Clerk to Parliament Ms Jane Kibirige, editors of media houses were directed to replace all journalists who had worked at parliament for over five years and appoint new representatives. The letter affected over 50 journalist and was supposed to take effect from May 1st, 2015. In the plenary that was chaired by Jacob Oulanya, the Deputy Speaker of parliament on Friday, he evoked the letter that Ugandan media had … Continue reading

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British media ‘deliberately’ ignoring plight of asylum seekers

Asylum seekers held at the Harmondwsworth Immigration detention Centre near Heathrow Airport appeal for

By Norman W Miwambo Less than eight weeks before the British people go to the polls to choose the next political party to lead them for the next five years as the Conservative and Liberal coalition government nears its end, British media have been accused of ignoring the plight of asylum seekers in the United Kingdom after failing to report the ongoing hunger strikes at the country’s leading immigration detention centre. In almost every British general election, the issue of immigration has been a top talking point with political parties, especially the Conservative and Labour parties, vying with each other to show who is best positioned to cut immigration numbers. … Continue reading

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