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Pulwama attack: Nine killed in Kashmir gun battle


Nine people, including four Indian soldiers and a policeman, have been killed in Indian-administered Kashmir during a gun battle, police say.

The clash occurred in Pulwama, where more than 40 Indian paramilitary police were killed in a bombing last week.

Private ownership of Uganda natural resources is unconstitutional – Birungi Denis


There was a recent story in the media of an alleged ownership of Lake Birinzi in Masaka district by a legislator who has fenced the lake claiming to have a land title on it, and that he acquired the lake in 1998 as it was not gazetted. He claims compensation if government wants to confiscate the lake.

It is unfortunate that an MP, who is expected to understand, and create awareness about the laws of the country, would act contrary to them, by asserting proprietary claims on resources, which the Uganda constitution expressly entrusts to be held by the state in trust for the citizens, a concept known as the public trust doctrine.

A Uganda of peace and prosperity is possible – Birungi Denis

A glimpse into a possible future.

We start the year 2045 with something to show.Uganda has made strides. “Somethingthatseemed impossible is now a reality”, says Okello, the chairperson of the Senate, the top governing council of the country.Itis,thanks to the patriotism of leaders who chose to put aside differences, and unite around collective aspirations of Ugandans.

The principle of non-intervention and the malfunction of the UN Security Council – Birungi Denis


The heightened political crisis in Venezuela puts a core principle of international law- non-intervention in the internal affairs of sovereign states enshrined under the UN charter, to a test.

The principle is premised on the concept of equality of states, also enshrined in theUN Charter. Venezuela has been in a political crisis since 2013, after the death of Hugo Chavez. The subsequent ascendance to power of Nicholas Maduro was unfortunate for the country. Currently, the Venezuelan peopleare in dire humanitarian need as result of economic mismanagement by the Maduro regime.

Minister Kiwanda is doing extremely well in tourism – Sam Evidence

I have seen several statements of people ridiculing Minister Kiwanda especially on the miss curvey contest that he recently launched. Some people are saying that it’s reducing women as mere sexual objects.

The same people do not say anything about the beauty contests that have gone as far as in Secondary schools and primary Schools. How different is the beauty contest and miss curvy contest?

US embassy in Nairobi warns citizens of possible attack in Kenya


Travel warning by US embassy says there is ‘credible information’ indicating Westerners may be targeted in an attack.

The United States warned its citizens in Kenya on Monday that “credible information indicates Westerners may be targeted by extremists”.

Of Rwanda-Uganda tensions and the ghosts of Kisangani – Part II

By NORBERT MAO

The Great Lakes Region is a tough neighbourhood and given his capability to project military power in the region, Museveni had become the de facto sheriff of the Great Lakes. After Kisangani, there seemed to be emerging another power challenging his hegemony.

Perhaps due to his patronage of the RPF luminaries, Museveni had assumed that Kagame and Rwanda would play second fiddle. He was wrong. Kisangani became a defining moment. It was a curtain raiser for fierce rivalry.

Of the French revolution and its implications in Uganda today – Benedict Rutemba

While siting Kirkpatrick, Shelley a. visionary leadership theory, encyclopedia of leadersip.2004.sage publications.16 feb.2011, P.L.O Lumumba clearly pointed out that, leadership is at the very heart of human progress.

Indeed it is true to say that where leaders have vision the nation prospers when he gave his presentation at that regional conference on leadership governance and integrity held at Speke resort, Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda on Wednesday 28th June, 2017

Part time ! the Millennial’s problem – Benedict Rutemba

PARTIME! THE MILLENIALS’ PROBLEM

I have not talked anywhere and I fail to get some one to ask me about the millennial question, which apparently would be a question about a people that can be defined as “a group or generation of people who were born approximately in 1984 and after”.

These people are sought to be tough to manage, and are accused of being entitled and narcissistic, self-esteemed un focused and lazy. But being entitled is the big one.

And because they confound leadership [so much, what is happening is leaders are asking these millennials, “what do you want?” and the Millennial are saying, “we want to work in a place with purpose, we want to make an impact”, whatever that means, “we want free food and bean bags, we want to be the leaders of today, we want to take control for the young people, we are the owners of our destiny. So somebody articulates some sort of purpose.

Protests break out in Sudanese cities after call for mass rallies


Protests broke out in several Sudanese cities on Thursday and in many areas of the capital Khartoum, witnesses said, the most widespread demonstrations in a wave of anti-government unrest that began last month.

Security forces fired tear gas at protesters in the Burri and al-Deem neighbourhoods of Khartoum and in the north of the capital, a Reuters witness and other witnesses said.

Makerere University might need us all – Nkunyingi Muwada

The trend of events at the ivory tower warrants the wider public to interest ourselves in events unfolding. I once represented LUMUMBA hall as GRC and indeed contested the Guild Presidency. I as well on various occasions represented the Guild to university council meetings. I’m alive to the fact that all views of stakeholders must be given audience.

The trending events bordering illegality may compromise academic standards and have already at least from rumours demoted the MUK rankings internationally. We are all losers once MUK declines .Its public knowledge that no legitimate dismissal or suspension can stand as a punishment for a staff participating in industrial action.

Uganda’s Musicians indirectly asked government to set laws regulating them – Sam Evidence

By Sam Evidence Orikunda.

I have seen discussions on different social media platforms about the bill that government is yet to introduce in Parliament regulating musicians and comedians in Uganda. Different people are arguing that these laws are Targeting different individuals and some musicians are vowing to fight these regulations which will be difficult to them of course.

One of the remarkable achievements of President Museveni has been creating a free environment for anyone to work and be rich. Ugandans are fully aware that any citizens is free to do anything that can bring income to him without facing any Political difficulties and most Young Ugandans have taken advantage of this and they’re filthy rich. People who have tested this and perhaps tried business in other countries will tell you that Uganda is a heaven on Earth.

Museveni preaches militarism While Bobi Wine addresses concerns – Nathan Span

Lines have been drawn between Museveni’s militarism vs Hon. Kyagulanyi’s simple massage. The difference between Museveni and Hon. Kyagulanyi is like days and nights.

While Museveni is talking of not leaving power until Africa is liberated from being bullied, Hon. Kyagulanyi is concerned about where you’re going to get food to feed your children. Museveni is talking of crashing the opposition while Hon. Kyagulanyi is talking of empowering the common man to fight for his/her freedom.

Ethics in Parliament: Who watches the watchdog?- Norbert Mao

By Norbert Mao 

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Measures. It is time Parliament adopted a comprehensive code of ethics stating clearly what is proper behaviour and to instil a culture of honesty and transparency among MPs.

Parliament has three main functions – representation, legislation and oversight. Of all these functions, the one of oversight tends to bring out the best or the worst in parliamentarians. Oversight is generally the reviewing, monitoring, and supervision of government – its agencies, programmes, policies and activities.

President Yoweri Museveni worried about Bobi Wine – Nathan Span 


Museveni is reportedly worried about Hon. Kyagulanyi and has no idea how to tame him. Hon. Kyagulanyi has become a serious threat to the ruling family and Museveni has dispatched his young brother the fixer to try and slow down Hon. Kyagulanyi.

Hon. Kyagulanyi and Salim are friends and its not known what message Salim has for Hon. Kyagulanyi. Museveni has dispatched his wife also, to inform the country that it’s her husband who is still the president and his authority to rule Uganda came from God and no matter what anyone does he cannot remove him because God still sees her husband as a leader and he has not finished God’s mission to lead the country.

Why Bobi Wine the offside Striker – Ambrose Mwesigye

By Ambrose Mwesigye

Ever since he joined parliament, the Kyadondo East Member of parliament Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has exhibited high level defiance to public order and political sobriety. With a background of ghetto identity and brand,  where no order matters right from dressing code,culture, language to hair style everything is inside out; my old friend has not fully metamorphosed and I believe it’s greatly due to the many years he adored an inside out self proclaimed ghetto ‘culture’ that had no allegiance to civility.