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DP-UYD unveils new model to send President Museveni in early retirement

Uganda’s oldest party the Democratic Party has unveiled a new model with only one intention to remove president Yoweri Museveni from Uganda’s top political seat in the country.

Whisper Eye confirms through Henry Lubowa a former SDP Secretary General who was a force behind Amama Mbabazi failed presidential campaign and beyond the reunion of DP factions.

He shared the same on Facebook on how Uganda’s opposition parties can unveil their machinery and send the 75 years old president to early political retirement.

Patoranking hails Bobi Wine after representing Africa in Jamaica

Nigeria rap known as patoranking took to twiiter and hailed Uganda dancehall Musician cum Politician H E. Bobi Wine after his massive representation in Jamaica at the world’s biggest Reggae Festival, known as Rebel Salute.

Bobi Wine‘s People Power activist threatens to sue State Minister Haruna Kasolo over assault

Uganda Young Democrat(UYD) deputy organising secretary Mr Mugonza Andrew who doubles as the Democratic Party youth leader of Rakai District has threaten to drag Kyotera County Member of Parliament and Uganda State Minister of Micro – Finance  to Courts of Law on allegations of assault causing bodily harm.

Mugonza who is bedridden informed Whisper Eye that while at a rally in Kyotera the Hon Minister instructed his UPDF guards to man handle him in the scuffle that looked liked  a life threatening incident. Mugonza says it was a strategy to portray him as a criminal and harm his dear life.

President warns pastors

President Museveni has warned born-again pastors to stop preaching misleading gospel to believers which encourages laziness.
Mr Museveni said he was once a born-again but later fell out because of “dangerous lies” spread by pastors.

He was speaking at thanksgiving prayers for LC1 and LC2 chairpersons in Acholi Sub-region at Kaunda parade grounds in Gulu Municipality on Friday.

Israel strikes in Syria in more open assault on Iran

Israel struck in Syria early on Monday, the latest salvo in its increasingly open assault on Iran’s presence there, shaking the night sky over Damascus with an hour of loud explosions in a second consecutive night of military action.

Damascus did not say what damage or casualties resulted from the strikes. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said 11 people were killed. Syria’s ally Russia said four Syrian soldiers had died and six were wounded.

African leaders back Congo president-elect after contested poll

Democratic Republic of Congo’s president elect Felix Tshisekedi received a chorus of congratulations from African leaders on Sunday and Monday in a growing sign that his disputed election win will not be questioned internationally.

Regional support is crucial for Tshisekedi after a disorganized election on Dec. 30 that runner-up candidate Martin Fayulu says was rigged and that Congo’s Catholic Church contested. Many worry that outgoing president Joseph Kabila will continue to hold sway, limiting Tshisekedi’s power.

Venezuela captures rogue officers after uprising at military outpost

Venezuela’s government said on Monday it had suppressed a small military revolt after a group of officers stole weapons and kidnapped several officials, as a video posted online showed a sergeant demanding the removal of President Nicolas Maduro.

The officers attacked a National Guard outpost in the Caracas neighborhood of Cotiza, a kilometer (0.6 mile) from the presidential Miraflores palace, where they met “firm resistance,” the government said in a statement. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots at about 3 a.m. (0700 GMT).

UK academic says was forced by UAE to confess to spying charges

British academic Matthew Hedges said he had “no other option but to confess” during nearly seven months of detention in the United Arab Emirates on espionage charges.

The UAE pardoned Hedges from a life sentence in November after showing a video of him purportedly confessing to being a member of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and researching which military systems the UAE was buying.

France summons Italian envoy after Di Maio’s comments on Africa

France’s foreign ministry on Monday summoned Italy’s ambassador following comments by Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio accusing Paris of making Africa poorer and suggesting the European Union should slap sanctions on France.

“Following the latest comments by Italian authorities, the ambassador was summoned,” said a French diplomatic source. “It’s not the first time the Italian authorities have made unacceptable and aggressive comments.”

Taliban attack on Afghan security base kills over 100

A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan on Monday killed scores of security personnel, officials said, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than 100, amid government silence about one of the most deadly insurgent attacks in months.

Attackers rammed a captured military Humvee packed with explosives into a training center of the National Directorate for Security in Maidan Wardak province, west of the capital Kabul. At least two gunmen followed up, spraying the compound with gunfire before they were shot down.

Zuma to record anti-apartheid songs

Long known for singing and dancing at political rallies, former president Jacob Zuma has now been chosen as the voice of anti-apartheid liberation songs in a South African history project.

During white rule, Zuma was imprisoned for 10 years with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island. Later he went into exile, before returning after the ban on the now ruling African National Congress was lifted in 1990.

Zimbabwe court says internet shutdown illegal

Zimbabwe’s government exceeded its mandate in ordering an internet blackout during civilian protests last week, a court ruled on Monday, as authorities pressed on with rounding up opposition figures blamed for the unrest.

In his interim ruling, High Court Judge Owen Tagu told mobile operators to immediately and unconditionally resume full services to all subscribers.

Saudi cleric detained in crackdown dies

A prominent Saudi cleric has died after five months in detention, his family and rights activists said, amid heightened criticism of Riyadh’s human rights record following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Ahmed al-Amari, who previously served as a dean at Islamic University in Medina, was transferred to a government hospital earlier this month after suffering a brain hemorrhage, London-based rights group ALQST and activists said late on Sunday. 

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race

First-term Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California, a rising party star and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, launched her 2020 campaign for the White House on Monday by touting her background as a prosecutor.

Harris, 54, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, enters the race with the potential advantage of being the Democratic candidate who looks most like the party’s increasingly diverse base of young, female and minority voters.

Bobi Wine team member survives assassination in Kyotera by Minister Kasolo guards

Uganda Young Democrat (UYD) Mugonza Andrew has survived live bullets when he was ambushed by Minister Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo UPDF soldiers in Kirumba Sub – Country.

Five and more UPDF according to Mugonza that it was on Sunday evening at around 8pm when he was heading back home after an event towards town when he encountered by Minsiter Kasolo guards who opened fire.

Photos: Bobi Wine in Jamaica

Bbi Wine performed over the weekend and Bobi Wine had this to share This is how #RebelSalute2019 went down last night, in Jamaica. I am immensely humbled by the opportunity to represent Uganda and Africa on such a platform. It was an honor to meet and interact with the legends of reggae music for generations. Most of the music on that stage was conacious music. I feel re energised by the sounds of freedom that reverberated from the show to the world.