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Latest : Age-limit Bill supreme court appeal fails

Justices of the Uganda Supreme Court delivered their judgment in Agelimit appeal in a ratio of 4:3 where Justices Stella Arach Amoko , Justice Jotham Tumwesigye , Rubby Opio Aweri and Chief Justice Bart
Katureebe retained the amendments while Justices Eldad Mwangusya, Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza and Justice Paul Kaibale Mugamba quashed the amendments null and void.

DTB performance appealing as govt plans recapitalization

Uganda’s independent commercial bank known as Diamond Trust Bank (DTB)’s profits have grew by almost 23 % in 2018, which has created autxity among its customers and staff.

According to Financial reports released by the bank indicate that DTB’s increase in profit was mainly due to prudent management that saw the reduction in Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) from Shs40bn in 2017 to Shs27bn in 2018, meaning NPLs reduced by Shs13bn.

Uganda charges kidnappers of American tourist

Uganda has slapped charges on the the arrested Men accused of kidnapping Mrs Kim an American citizen with three counts that include Aggravated Robbery and two (2) Counts of Kidnap with intent to procure a ransom.

Uganda Woman medical doctor goes missing , police unaware

Uganda police is worried that the family and those concerns about a medical professional believed to be missing as portrayed in the media are yet to report about the crime to police.

According to various social media platforms seen on Whisper Eye desk , Catherine Agaba reportedly went missing on the 13th day of 2019 in unknown circumstances until to date.

Mubende FM switched off after hosting Besigye

Security personnel on Thursday afternoon switched off 106 Mubende Fm Radio in Mubende over hosting Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) former president general Dr Kizza Besigye.

Dr Kizza Besigye the former FDC president, went on Air and just after 10 Minutes security personals switched off the mast according to his tweet.

Scores feared dead , others injured in Kitojjo – Bushenyi fatal accident

By Asiimwe Andrew

Dozens dead and others injured in a bus accident that has occurred along Kitojjo-Bushenyi road.

The accident occurred when a bus truck, was carrying traders and merchandise failed to negotiate a sharp corner near Kitojjo village and hit a tree.

South Sudan’s Kiir offers to mediate political transition in Sudan

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has offered to help mediate a political transition in Sudan after the fall of autocratic president Omar al-Bashir to weeks of popular protests, Kiir’s office said on Wednesday.

His move came seven months after Bashir helped mediate a shaky peace deal between Kiir and the main opposition rebel group in South Sudan, which won independence from Sudan in 2011 after decades of conflict.

North Korea tests weapon with a powerful warhead , Kim celebrates

Meanwhile, North Korea says it has test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon”.

A report, carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), gave few details but said the weapon came fitted with a “powerful warhead”.

This would be the first public weapons test since talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump ended without agreement.

Chris Obore’s application should be dismissed , says Clerk to Parliament

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The clerk to parliament Jane Kibirige has opposed an application by Chris Ariko Obore, the director of communication and public affairs of parliament seeking a judicial review on the decision to terminate his services.  

In her response to the application, Kibirige notes that she didn’t terminate Obore’s services but only brought to his attention, findings of the systematic investigations by the Inspectorate of Government concerning his recruitment. 

Samsung’s folding phone is reportedly breaking after just a few days’ use

Some of Samsung’s brand-new folding smartphones, which are due to be sold for almost $2,800 each, appear to be breaking after being used for only a couple of days.

A number of journalists who received the phones to review before their official launch said the Galaxy Fold screen started flickering and turning black before completely fizzling out.

Rwandan ‘FDLR’ rebel leader Igance Murwanashyaka dies in prison

The FDLR militia leader Ignace Murwanashyaka, has reportedly died 
in German.

Murwanashyaka had been in prison since 2015 facing war crimes charges- he is no more, he died in prison, according to emerging reports.

He died in Mannheim University Hospital yesterday after being admitted on April 11. Since conviction in Sept 2015, was in solitary confinement without contact with other inmates in terrorists’ section of Stammheim maximum security prison.

Ugandans petition court over Minister Kutesa’s bribery and corruption

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Two more activists have petitioned the High court (Civil Division) for orders to compel Foreign Affairs minister Sam Kutesa to vacate his office.

Sam Kyomuhendo and Ronald Tugume want court to declare that Kutesa is unfit to hold a public office over various bribery and corruption allegations. In his affidavit, Tugume states that while serving as the president of the United Nations Assembly in New York, Kutesa solicited and received a bribe of $500,000 (about Shs 1.8bn) around May 2016 and other things from former Hong Kong’s Home Affairs minister, Patrick Ho Chi Ping who has since been convicted and jailed. Ho also offered another $500,000 bribe to President Museveni around the same time. 

Bobi wine warns police DIGP Gen Sabiti over brutality


Uganda people power opposition politician HE Bobi Wine during a press briefing on his long a waited Easter concert at his Busabala beach cautioned Gen Muzeyi Sabiti and other security officers on using police officers in breaking the laws of the land.


Bobi Wine in a furious tone cited why Sabiiti should stop using police to break laws since Uganda is not there property, he refereed him to what has happened in Algeria, Sudan as good examples for them to take caution and act under the laws.

Hon Rapheal Magyezi ‘you are a disgrace’ – Igara voters

Igara West constituency member of Parliament Hon Rapheal Magyezi in Busheniyi district has revealed to media on how his private life has changed ever since he fronted the No Age limit Bill.

The controversial MP who championed the controversial bill which was almost costing the life of some members of parliament from the Uganda opposition spoke to media at his country home.

Congress will receive Mueller report between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Thursday


Congress will receive Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign on Thursday between 11 a.m. and noon, a senior Justice Department official said on Wednesday.

Copies of the report will be delivered to Capitol Hill on disks and a link to the document will be posted on the special counsel’s website after it is delivered to Congress, the official said.

Shells kill seven in Tripoli neighborhood as Haftar’s two-week siege rages


Shells slammed into a densely-populated district of Tripoli overnight, piling misery on civilians from a two-week assault by commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces to take Libya’s capital from an internationally-backed government.

About 10 GRAD rockets hit the southern residential area of Abu Salim just before midnight on Tuesday, witnesses and authorities said, killing at least seven people, mainly women, and wounding 17. Some of them lost limbs.