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Wednesday, January 10th, 2018


Uganda has been invaded by rich idiots

KAMPALA (THE OBSERVER) – Written by YUSUF SERUNKUMA Writing about wealth, political economist Karl Marx argued that the rich could only become rich after an arguably long period of accumulation. Marx’s formula follows that being rich is a result of engagement in some productive activity – for some time. By implication, the highroad to wealth is defined by both smartness and patience. The investor has to be intelligent enough to keep their workers happy and prevent them from rebellion – as the former appropriates their labour time in the name ofRead More

Letter to the family of Betty Katusabe (RIP)

First published on September 1, 2016 by Change of Guards blog Please accept my deep condolence for the loss of Betty Katusabe (RIP) at the hands of a breakdown of law and order.  I say so because where there is law and order, police officers don’t arrest people over debts unless they are executing a Court Order.  Worse still even when the police arrests, they take the suspects to the police station and not to the offices of the complainants as was the case in the murder case of Katusabe. Read More

Michael Ogwal remanded in prison while Aron Baguma and Felix Kawesi enjoy museveni’s protection

First published August 22, 2016 by Change of Guards blog. In his efforts to personalize the Uganda Police, Museveni has successfully managed to systematically eliminate personnel from those regions that traditionally dominated it.  To achieve this, he has had to apply broad day nepotism, discrimination, sectarianism, and favoritism in terms of recruitment, specialized training, deployment, promotions, disciplinary action, transfers, and retirement. Consequently, the entire police top leadership is predominantly comprised of people from one sub-region of the country while regions like Greater Kampala (Kampala, Mukono, Wakiso, Entebbe), the Cattle CorridorRead More

NRM signs labour deal to export professionals besides slaves to Saudi Arabia

Gender and Labour minister Janat Mukwaya KAMPALA (THE OBSERVER) – New deal allows Ugandan Workers back to Saudi Arabia The Uganda government has signed another labour agreement with Saudi Arabia, which for the first time allows Ugandan professionals to seek employment in the Arabian Gulf state. A statement released by the ministry of gender, labour and social development this week said the agreement was signed on December 31, 2017. Gender and Labour minister Janat Mukwaya, who was on official visit to that country between December 26 and New Year’s Day,Read More

Why, how crocodile hearted police officer Baguma will get off the hook

First published by Change of Guards blog on August 17, 2016 SUPERINTENDENT ARON BAGUMA Aron Baguma Shillingi joined the police as a cadet in 2012. After the two years basic training, he was attached to Kampala’s Central Police Station (CPS).  He was soon confirmed as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) an appointed the Officer Commanding (O.C) of CPS.  In April 2015, together with other 120 senior officers he was selected to attend a four months military training at the Army’s Oliver Tambo School of leadership at Kaweweta in NakasekeRead More

Oil pipeline opportunities unveiled for local businesses

KAMPALA (NTV) – In fulfillment of the tenets within its contract, the United States based Gulf Interstate Engineering who are the design consultants for the1,445KM heated pipeline project worth $3.5 Billion dollars; will now meet businesses listed on the National Suppliers Database for an update. With the completion of the Front End Engineering Design FEED for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline Project, now complete, focus is turning yet again to the readiness of Ugandan companies in respect to local content. And in fulfillment of the tenets within its contract,Read More

Woman kills husband for denying her sex

KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR) – Police in Uganda are holding a teacher for allegedly stabbing her husband to death after he denied her conjugal rights. Harriet Nambi, 24, a resident of Nakiyanja Village in Kaliro Town Council, allegedly stabbed Musa Batera, 25, for refusing to sleep with her ever since she delivered a baby boy by caesarean section about two months ago. Until his death, Batera, a husband of three wives, was the chairman of Kaliro District Boda Boda Association since 2011, while Nambi is a primary school teacher in Kaliro Town.Read More

Ethiopia bans adoptions by foreigners

NAIROBI (BBC) – Ethiopia’s parliament has passed legislation banning the adoption of children by foreigners. The country is a popular destination for families seeking to adopt, with celebrities Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie among those who have adopted children from there. AFP Angelina Jolie adopted Zahara in 2005 when she was six-months-old The adoption of Ethiopian children has caused heated debate in the country since 2013, when a 13-year-old girl died mysteriously in the US leading to the conviction of her adopted parents. Now the country’s parliament has passed aRead More

Sudan suspends 8 newspapers among austerity measure protests

KHARTOUM, Sudan, January 9, 2018/APO Group/ — On 7-9 January 2018, the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) visited Khartoum’s printing houses and confiscated the entire print runs of six newspapers without giving reasons. This morning, Almidan newspaper was prevented by the NISS from distributing its daily print runs without any rationale. On 8 January 2018, the NISS confiscated the daily print-runs of Aljareeda, an independent newspaper and Albaath, a newspaper affiliated with Arabic Baath Party, without giving reasons. The lead story of Aljareeda newspaper which was confiscated covered theRead More

Mwenda payment demand from Rwanda leaked on Social Media

A demand for payment for advertising in his publication, The Independent, by Uganda journalist Andrew Mwenda has leaked on Social Media. It is well known that Mwenda has been a propagandist for the Kigali regime for a long time and is currently the propagandist for Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni as well.   Naturally this demand for payment for the sum of USD $200,000 comes as a surprise to some people.   However, it must be said that such payment demands (see scanned document) are common. It is unclear how theRead More