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Ugandans roast church over Museveni bribery to bless his rule

The general public has criticized Uganda religious Leaders not to care about their followers’ well being but target Mr. Museveni’s cash handouts.

President Museveni has used religious leaders in Uganda to bless his latest move to be endorsed as NRM sole candidate status in 2021.

Captain Mabior Garang de Mabior: A rare seer of elemental truth

Cpt. Mabior; one of the most lucid, powerful and nuanced thinkers of our time, a true revolutionary concerns with “consciousness tuned to the highest pitch of refinement”— explores the chronicle of events in his arrestingly titled and arrestingly argued “pubic service Announcements”.
Aiming to reveal the deepest strata of reality; he focused his precocious wisdom on informing South Sudanese of the contradictions surrounding the implementation of R-ARCISS and how the alleged reunification of the SPLM will never change the predicament of the nation. He articulated this with stunning succinctness that calls for imagining nobler alternatives to the dicta and mindsets of regime predatory nature.

NRM MPs endorse Museveni for ‘2021 elections and beyond’


The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Parliamentary Caucus in Kyankwanzi District has unanimously endorsed the Chobe resolution by the party’s central executive committee (CEC) to have President Museveni continue leading the party and the State in 2021 and beyond.

The NRM spokesperson, Mr Rogers Mulindwa in a statement issued on Sunday said, the position by the party legislators was taken shortly after the presentation by the Party Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba on the topic ‘Towards 2021: Milestones and Strategies for the NRM Party.’
During her address, Ms Lumumba read out to members the Chobe resolutions.

Zimbabwe death toll rises to 64 after Cyclone Idai pounds country


Cyclone Idai has killed at least 64 people in eastern Zimbabwe and destroyed homes, bridges and roads, making rescue efforts difficult, a government minister said on Sunday.

The tropical storm has already pounded neighboring Malawi and Mozambique. The latter has cut electricity exports to South Africa, which led to rolling blackouts in Africa’s most industrialized economy.

New Zealand PM Ardern targets gun reform laws after weekend of mourning


Tightening New Zealand’s gun laws is at the top of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s agenda as she meets with her cabinet on Monday for the first time since the mass shooting in Christchurch that killed dozens of Muslim worshippers.

The death toll from the massacre stands at 50, with another 50 people injured, after a gunman burst into a mosque and opened fire on worshippers with a semi-automatic rifle and high-capacity magazines, and then attacked a second mosque.

Don’t ignore Kyagulanyi – Mao tells DP while calling for a Coalition of Values

Following the victory of Julius Kateregga in the recent Makerere Guild elections, DP President General Norbert Mao has issued the following statement to the party faithful who were wondering whether the new Guild boss would remain faithful to his party given the strong endorsement he got from Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi.

“I have known Julius Kateregga for some time as a DP member very active in the UYD Makerere Chapter. We recently launched his campaign during a party press conference and through the youth office contributed funds to his campaign. The Chairman of UYD Makerere Chapter briefed us on the process of candidate selection and assured us that the divisions which had denied them victory had been overcome.

Land Lord orders Bobi Wine to vacate Kamwokya land in 7 days

Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, aka Bobi Wine, is among 400 residents who face eviction from a disputed piece of land in Kamwokya.

Bobi Wine grew up in the murky slums of Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb and he nicknamed himself the de facto “Ghetto President” operating from the disputed land where he established Ssemakokiro Plaza with recording studios for his music.

MP Munyagwa seeks to block trial in Anti-Corruption court

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Kawempe South member of parliament, also Cosase chairperson Mubarak Munyangwa has petitioned the Constitutional court seeking to block his trial in the Anti-Corruption court for fraud.

The petition stems from the criminal summons issued by Anti-Corruption court Grade One magistrate, Moses Nabende directing Munyagwa to appear in court on February 15, 2019 to plead to charges of soliciting a bribe of Shs 100m from Francis Kakumba.     

Prosecution contends that in December 2014 while at Haks Investment Limited in Kampala during his tenure as Kawempe Division mayor, Munyagwa solicited for the said money so as to influence Kawempe Division Urban Council to nominate Isaac Muyanja alias Francis Kakumba for his appointment to the Kampala City Land Board.    

MUK Guild winner not supported by own DP MPs

Uganda Young Democrats (UYD)/People Power Makerere university guild race winner Mr Kateregga Julius popularly known as KJ defeated NRM allegedly military officer Sgt. Juliana Andrew Taliwaku and FDC’s Namuddu Milly without financial help from Democratic Party MPs.

According to Kateregga’s Campaign team, they almost withdrew from the race just a few days to the end of guild race due to financial challenge.

However they regrouped themselves due to the prevailing situation in the country they made a decision to move on as people’s power campaign slogan which says ‘Okwebereramu’ as locally known to them.

NZ mosque shootings toll rises to 50, authorities to begin releasing bodies


The death toll in the New Zealand mosque shootings rose to 50 on Sunday after police found another victim at one of the mosques, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said bodies of those killed would begin to be released to families for burial.

Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday. Tarrant was remanded without a plea and is due back in court on April 5 where police said he was likely to face more charges.

Cyclone Idai batters Zimbabwe, at least 31 people dead

At least 31 people have died in eastern Zimbabwe while dozens were missing as homes and bridges were swept away by a tropical storm, state television reported on Saturday.

Cyclone Idai, which brought floodwater and destruction to areas of Mozambique and Malawi, hit Zimbabwe on Friday, cutting off power and communications.

Machar reportedly not allowed to move “beyond” Khartoum


The leader of the opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO), Dr. Riek Machar Teny is reportedly not allowed to move beyond Khartoum until the formation of the revitalized TGONU, sources have claimed.

Senior South Sudan official on a visit to the Egyptian capital Cairo told the Nyamilepedia on Wednesday on the condition of anonymity that Machar’s movements are only confined to Khartoum until the unity government in Juba is formed.

Armed Men Kill 9, Including Children, in North Nigeria

 

Armed men killed nine villagers, including children, and torched homes in northern Nigeria on Saturday, official sources said, the latest attack in a surge of violence in the Kaduna region.



“Kaduna state government has confirmed the killing of nine citizens by criminal elements who attacked Nandu in Sanga [district] in early hours of this morning,” state Gov. Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai said on Twitter.

Rt. Col. Kizza Besigye welcomed by big crowds in Jinja

Uganda’s Opposition leader Rt. Col. Dr. Kiiza Besigye today has locked Jinja town as crowds gathered outside the studios of NBS Radio chanting FDC slogans and praising People’s government.

Jinja residents have praised Dr. Besigye for fighting President Museveni in and out, saying that the former FDC party president is a force to boost Museveni’s exit.

People Power from educational institutions to State House Entebbe – Bobi Wine

People Power Movement leader Hon. Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu popularly known as Bobi Wine has promised his newly elected Makerere university guild president to prepare for 2021 struggle to State House Entebbe.

Kyagulanyi while meeting Kateregga Julius popularly known as KJ who defeated an allegedly military officer Sgt. Juliana Andrew Taliwaku and FDC’s Namuddu Milly yesterday in the guild race vowed to oust president Museveni by a ballot.

Thank You for Being Disciplined and Trainable: President Museveni to LDU

The President of the Republic of Uganda and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) H.E Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has commended Local Defence Unit (LDU) trainees for being a disciplined and trainable force that managed to acquire the basic military skills and knowledge within a short period of time. President Museveni made the remarks as he officiated at the Pass-Out of LDU trainees of Intake 02/2018-19 at Kaweweta Recruit Training School in Nakaseke District.