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Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

 

UN meets Museveni about so called ADF attacks

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Museveni has today met Mr. Dmitry Titor, the leader of the Special Investigations into the Congo Semuliki region attack of United Nations peacekeepers by Ugandan rebels. Titor was accompanied by United Nations Development Programme [UNDP] Resident Representative, Ms Rosa Malango, who is also the United Nations Resident Coordinator. At least 14 UN peacekeepers were killed and more than 40 wounded in the deadliest attack by gunmen believed to belong to ADF rebels. On Tuesday, UPDF Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi met the United Nations MissionRead More


Police murderer Baguma gets promotion, becomes state witness

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Former Kampala Central Division police commander Aaron Baguma says he is now a state witness in the murder of businesswoman Betty Donah Katusabe. Baguma was acquitted of murder charges by Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mike Chibita, last week. Baguma told Daily Monitor he will now act as advised by his lawyers since he was the arresting officer of the suspects before he was dragged into the same case. “I know I shall one time be needed to give some information that would ensure successful prosecution of theRead More


VIDEO: Ugandans attack SPAN security warning, he replies

Myopic Ugandans are too lazy to use their brains. SPAN does not live in Canada and has never lived in Canada. He is also not Canadian unless they think Canada is in the United States of America. —— FALSE CLAIMS ABOUT THE CITY ATTACK BY NATHAN SPAN EXPOSED. Today morning, a Canadian based Ugandan commonly known as Nathan Span made false threats to the general public through various WhatsApp claiming that the city and its neighboring areas such as Ndeeba, Kibuye, Kawempe, Ntinda, Nakulabye, Mengo, and Natete would be underRead More


Uganda Police Force (UPF) choking on debts

KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR) – The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development says it will not fund accumulated debts of Shs85.3 billion and a multi-billion e-Policing Project. Most of the arrears were incurred under utilities and feeding. The force is heavily indebted by UMEME (Shs28.3 billion), Water (Shs13.4 billion) and telecommunications (Shs 3.2 billion), rent (Shs3.7 billion and maintenance (Shs1.4 billion). Other debts include salary, gratuity and feeding estimated at Shs 2.04 billion and Shs 33.3 billion respectively. The ministry also declined to fund the e-Policing project estimated at ShsRead More


UN: DRCongo rebels uniting against Kabila

GENEVA (Reuters) – Militias in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are uniting in opposition to President Joseph Kabila, a senior U.N. official there told a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday. In 2017, a brutal conflict in Congo’s southwestern Kasai region drew international attention and condemnation because of reports of atrocities by pro-government militias. Less attention was paid to escalating violence by armed groups in eastern provinces bordering Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi and Zambia. “What we hear is that whilst initially some of these armed groups were in it forRead More


Belgian supplier of passports to African migrants searched by police

BRUSSELS/NAIROBI (Reuters) – Police on Wednesday searched the headquarters of Belgian company Semlex, which supplies passports to various African countries, and the home of its CEO, Albert Karaziwan. About a dozen officers arrived at Semlex’s office in Brussels and at Karaziwan’s house in the city early in the morning. By early afternoon, the search was still continuing. A spokesman for Belgium’s federal prosecutor said: “We are carrying out those searches in a case of possible money laundering and corruption.” He declined to give further details. Karaziwan did not comment whenRead More


Museveni threatens to use nuclear power

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – President Museveni on Wednesday held talks with the Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, and his team. Amano’s team is in Uganda ahead of the commissioning of the new Cobalt 60 machine at the Uganda Cancer Institute. Museveni told the group that unless solar energy becomes cheap, Uganda and Africa will have to use nuclear energy. “It is therefore important to learn the art of this technology. Paradoxically, some places in the Tropics may not use solar effectively because they often have clouds,Read More


Un marabout menace de tuer Trump s’il ne démissionne pas dans un mois

La version francaise suit apres l’anglais. Translated from French by Martha Leah Nangalama – Benin, the capital of witchcraft where the lotto games are not present. here, voodoo is a tradition, it is there that a powerful wizard has threatened to kill President Donald Trump if he does not resign from office within a month. The marabout said he could not sit idly by and watch the American president destroy the world.  It is his duty to save humanity and to prevent its destruction.  The 66-year-old Abieyuwa Yuwa says if he doesRead More


VIDEO: Diddy donates USD $200,000 to Uganda maternal healthcare

ROLLINGSTONES – Diddy announced plans to donate $200,000 to the Unforgettable healthcare campaign, which is expanding and improving the Suubi “Hope” Health Center in Uganda. The initiative was started by French Montana in partnership with the non-profit Mama Hope and Global Citizen after he filmed the video for his hit “Unforgettable” in Kampala. A warts-and-all history of how Sean “Diddy” Combs built one of pop music’s biggest empires “I’ve always said my purpose is to inspire and empower the next generation to become great leaders – and to honor their hustle along the way,” Diddy tellsRead More


Museveni accuses U.N. of ‘Preserving Terrorism’ in Eastern Congo

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni accused the United Nations on Wednesday of “preserving terrorism” in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo where U.N. peacekeepers have been unable to curb deadly attacks by Islamist rebels. Museveni leveled the criticism in a statement after meeting U.N. officials investigating an ambush of peacekeepers in eastern Congo last month that left 15 dead and 53 wounded. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan Islamist rebel group that has been operating in the chaotic eastern Congo jungles for years, was widely blamed for theRead More