Call for transitional government as NRM infighting escalates

(L-R) Gen Museveni and his embattled ex prime minister during their good old days.

By Henry D Gombya A call has been made for a transitional government to be established in Uganda led by a presidential commission. It comes during a time when the current Ugandan leadership under President Yoweri Museveni is facing internal misunderstandings that have led to the sacking of the once powerful Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi and attempts by the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) to remove him as its Secretary General. Social media reports recently reported that Mr Mbabazi who was unceremoniously sacked after he made it known he was going to stand against Museveni in the 2016 general election was publicly humiliated at a recent meeting of the NRM’s … Continue reading

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Anger in South Africa as Pistorius gets away with ‘murder’

29-year old South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius is led away to the cells after being jailed for five years for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva.

By Henry D Gombya South Africans and indeed most Africans are reeling with anger this evening after a South African black judge let the country’s super star Oscar Pistorius get away with murder after giving him a paltry five-year term for shooting dead his glamorous girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The disgraced Paralympian, nicknamed Blade Runner, was ordered by Judge Thokozile Masipa to stand up as she told him: ““The following is what I consider to be a sentence that is fair and just both to society and to the accused. Count one, culpable homicide: the sentence imposed is a maximum imprisonment of five years.” While the sentence saw him enter prison for … Continue reading

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IPU leader calls for world summit to discuss Ebola epidemic

IPU President and Speaker of Uganda Parliament Rebecca Kadaga who wants world leaders to meet and discuss Ebola epidemic.

By Nkonge I Kaggwa The President of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU), Ms Rebecca Kadaga has called for a special summit involving world leaders to discuss the Ebola pandemic. She made the call while presiding over the 131st Inter Parliamentary Union Assembly in Geneva last week. Kadaga, who is also the Speaker of the Uganda Parliament said that the summit had come timely because it will provide an opportunity to deliberate on the crisis. She noted that World leaders normally meet on economic and other issues but she would now want to see them meet over the Ebola pandemic. The call came after several speakers of the sitting pleaded for an emergency intervention to … Continue reading

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ICC’s Bensouda threatened with lawsuit over Kenyatta case

ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda who has been threatened with a lawsuit in the European Court of Justice over her treatment of the Kenyatta case.

By Jessica A Badebye International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and her predecessor Luis Moreno Ocampo have been warned of a possible prosecution in the European Court of Justice, if all cases against Kenya in the Post-Election Violence (PEV) 2007/8 case are not dropped. Consequently, the ICC Presidency, headed by Judge Sang Hyun Song, has also been petitioned for what has been described as “looking on as the two prosecutors misused the court by using fake evidence, fake witnesses, coaching of investigators and witnesses by intermediaries of the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) in the PEV 2007/8 case against Kenya without reprimand.” The warning and petition have been made … Continue reading

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Senior Nigerian politician named as Boko Haram sponsor

Governor Ali Modu Sheriff who was on Tuesday names as one of the main sponsors of Boko Haram.

By Henry D Gombya and Trevor Grundy A senior Nigerian politician has been named as one of the main sponsors of the country’s terrorist group, Boko Haram. During an interview with the BBC’s Today programme Tuesday, Dr Stephen Davies, Director of the London-based Institute of Economic Affairs, told the Today programme: “I have named several of these sponsors in the first instance and thus far, nothing has happened to those sponsors. Nothing. Untouched.” Asked by BBC’s Today presenter Sarah Montague what evidence he had concerning the Boko Haram sponsors, Dr Davies replied he knew that one of them was former Borno State Governor Ali Modu Sheriff (May 2003-May 2011). He said Boko … Continue reading

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