FUF Chairman denies Ugandan opposition group is breaking up

FUF Chairman Prof Amii Omara-Otunnu: "FUF has worked diligently to form practical and productive working relationships with other Ugandan groups for the common and greater good of the country."

By Staff Writer The leader of the Freedom and Unity Front (FUF) has been forced to issue a statement denying the organisation was on the brink of a break-up. Prof Amii Omara-Otunnu who is the Chairman of the FUF strongly defended his organisation saying since its formation late last year it has grown very strongly and is currently in the process of championing national reconciliation and healing. Prof Omara-Otunnu’s statement comes in the wake of a statement issued recently by Gen David Sejusa, a founding member of FUF, announcing the formation of a military organisation in which the FUF leader wasn’t mentioned anywhere. This led to rumours that the FUF was on the brink of … Continue reading

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UK set to open gates to Indian students wishing to study here

Deputy PM Nick Clegg with Tilusha Vyas at Whitehall reception held for his August trip to India.

By Tilusha Vyas – Asia Correspondent Britain is set to dispel misgivings about immigration by declaring that the country’s coalition government will place ‘no numerical limit’ to Indian students wishing to take their studies in the United Kingdom. Addressing a packed gathering of politicians, business leaders as well as journalists on a hot sweltering evening on Monday, British deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced at a special reception hosted in Whitehall, London that he will lead the first and one of the largest business delegations to India under the leadership of Prime Mister Narendra Modi next month. “I will be going out of my way during my visit to say … Continue reading

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Sejusa to chair opposition military committee to oust Museveni

Gen David Sejusa who will chair the High Committee of the Coalition Liberation Forces.

By Henry D Gombya Just a week after calling for a debate on the use of force to end nearly 30 years of President Yoweri Museveni’s presidency, Gen David Sejusa has been chosen to chair a coalition of liberation forces that will harmonise with other Ugandan opposition groups in their efforts to remove Museveni from power. In a statement exclusively sent to The London Evening Post and the New York-based Black Star News, those involved in the struggle to oust Museveni said they had created new structures that will address the challenges expected in their struggle. The new struggle against Museveni will therefore be made up of a coalition of … Continue reading

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Civilians in Western Uganda set to be court martialled

Uganda Defence Minister Crispus Kiyonga accused the civilians of attacking military installations.

By Nkonge I Kaggwa Kampala Uganda. Civilians arrested over the recent ethnic clashes between the Bamba, Banyabindi and Bakonzho tribes in the Western part of Uganda are set to be tried in the Court Martial. The clashes that greatly affected areas of Ntoroko, Bundibugyo and Kasese, left over 100 people dead, many injured, thousands displaced and property destroyed last week. The civilians will be subject to the same procedures as those serving in the armed forces as stipulated by the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) Act, section 119(h), which states that persons found in the unlawful possession of arms, ammunition, or equipment “ordinarily being the monopoly of the “Defense Forces”, may be … Continue reading

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Ethiopia justifies arrest of opposition leader while in transit

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. "If you have any connection with terrorists, don

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has justified his country’s recent arrest of an opposition leader who was extradited from Yemen under questionable circumstances. Andargachew Tsege who holds British citizenship, is Secretary General of Ethiopia’s banned Ginbot 7 movement. He was sentenced to death in 2009 for plotting a coup while in exile. Mr Desalegn told the BBC programme Focus on Africa that his country had a moral obligation to arrest Tsege. “He is a Trojan horse for the Eritrean government to destabilise this country,” Desalegn said. According to Ginbot 7, an opposition group named after the date of the 2005 elections which were marred by protests over alleged fraud that … Continue reading

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