Uganda opposition calls for sacking of country’s police chief

Uganda Police chief Gen Kalekeezi Kayihura

By Nkonge I Kaggwa The Ugandan opposition has rendered the country’s Police Chief, Major Kale Kayihura incompetent, following the disappearance of classified tapes that recently leaked and made public by social media icon Tom Voltaire Okwalinga ( TVO). In a press conference presided over by the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) President Olara Otuunu at the Ugandan parliament on 15th April, the Ugandan opposition demanded that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen Kayihura steps down to protect the image of the Uganda Police Force ( UPF) because the leaked tapes feature him interrogating several people particularly those opposed to the National Resistance Movement party (NRM) but more especially President Yoweri Museveni. … Continue reading

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Ugandan journalist fired for hosting opposition politicians

Geoffrey Magezi the Uganda Radio host who has been fired for hosting opposition politicians.

By Jessica A Badebye A Ugandan journalist, Geoffrey Magezi has been fired from his job for hosting opposition politicians in Hoima District. According to a press release issued by the National Coordinator of the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ), Robert Sempala Magezi who has been managing Spice FM radio for the last two years was verbally dismissed on 15th/ April/2014. Sempala revealed that on Saturday, 12th April 2014, between 9:20pm- 10:30pm East African Time, the station hosted the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party leader , Dr Kizza Besigye, the leader of the FDC Women’s league, Ingrid Turinawe and the Democratic Party (DP) President Norbert Mao to discuss … Continue reading

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Gombya looses yet another blood brother

Johnson Wasswa Lubwama Gombya, elder brother to Dr Henry Gombya

By Staff Reporter Death has occurred of Johnson Wasswa Lubwama Gombya, brother to Dr Henry Gombya, editor of The London Evening Post. Mr Gombya passed away at Mulago hospital in Kampala Friday evening. He had been diagnosed with throat cancer and was due to undergo chemotherapy next week. When contacted, Dr Gombya was inconsolable. He has always dotted on his brothers and sisters and the fact he has been unable to be around when most of his family members have passed away since he left Uganda in 1987 has indeed made life very difficult for him. Dr Gombya said he had returned from participating in a live news review on … Continue reading

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Rwandan musician and missing journalist under arrest

Popular Rwanda musician Kizito Mihigo and Rwanda journalist Cassien Ntamuhanga

By Richard A Luce A popular Rwandan singer Kizito Mihigo and a Rwandan journalist Cassien Ntamuhanga, director of Amazing Grace Christian Radio are reported to be under arrest on suspicion of trying to overthrow the government of President Paul Kagame. The pair, along with former soldier Jean Paul Dukuzumuremyi, are accused of planning terrorist attacks with the aim of overthrowing the Rwandan government, assassinate government officials and inciting violence. Announcing his disappearance, the media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) issued a statement last week saying Ntamuhanga had last been heard from on Monday last week when he left Amahoro Stadium in Kigali where a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of … Continue reading

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A man and two women win 2014 Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Mo Ibrahim: "...It is really exciting that we continue to build this exceptional collection of talents..."

By Staff Writer A man from Côte d’Ivoire and two women from Nigeria have been chosen as this year’s Ibrahim Fellows. The fellows will each spend one year in the executive offices of either the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) or the International Trade Centre (ITC). The 2014 Ibrahim Fellows, chosen from among a pool of over 1,000 applicants. Established in 2010, the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships is a selective programme designed to identify and support potential African leaders of the future. The Ibrahim Leadership Fellows receive mentoring from the current leaders of three key multilateral institutions. In an announcement by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Carl … Continue reading

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