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Friday, March 16th, 2018


UGANDA: High profile unsolved assassinations; AIGP Kaweesi

One year later, Kaweesi murder investigation file remains empty Written by URN (THE OBSERVER) Exactly one year since senior police officer Andrew Felix Kaweesi was sprayed with bullets and killed, police has made no headway with the investigations. Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Kaweesi was gunned down on the morning of Friday, March 17, 2017 a few metres away from his residence in Kulambiro, a Kampala suburb. Also killed in the mid morning ambush were Kaweesi’s driver, Godfrey Mambewa and body guard, Kenneth Erau. It is said Kaweesi wasRead More

UGANDA: Six foreigners killed in Uganda in one month

Emirates air hostess dies after fall from plane in Uganda. BBC – A flight attendant who fell from the emergency door of a parked aeroplane in Uganda’s Entebbe airport has died, the BBC has learned. Reports say that the crew member had been preparing a Boeing 777 plane for boarding The woman, whose nationality has not been revealed, was rushed to Kisubi hospital 16km (10 miles) away but died soon after, a spokesperson said. Reports say the Emirates Airline hostess was preparing the flight for boarding when the incident happened. Uganda’sRead More

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT statement on Human Rights in Maldives, Sudan, Uganda

The Parliament strongly condemns the practise of “mercy killings”, the unjustifiable and inhumane killings of disabled children and new-borns in Uganda BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 16, 2018/ — The Maldives should immediately lift the state of emergency Human rights defenders in Sudan should be released Uganda’s authorities must prevent “mercy killings” of disabled children MEPs call for respect of human rights in the Maldives, ending of torture practises on detainees in Sudan and of “mercy killings” in Uganda. MEPs urge the Maldives government to immediately lift the state of emergency, release allRead More

UGANDA: NDA Calls for repeat of hepatitis B vaccine, despite most being fake

NEW VISION – Most facilities in the country are offering fake vaccines, it is only Case Hospital, International Hospital Kampala, Norvik Hospital and Nakasero Hospital with genuine vaccines. If you know you took a hepatitis B vaccine beginning of this year, you have reasons to worry, as it turns out the National Drug Authority(NDA) has called upon the public to go back and be vaccinated again saying the vaccines could be fake. NDA carried out an investigation and intercepted counterfeit vaccines from Serum Institute of India in private facilities inRead More

RWANDA: Pierre Conesa : « Rien ne justifiait qu’on tienne le régime rwandais à bout de bras »

Un ancien fonctionnaire du ministère de la défense revient sur ses tentatives d’alerter la présidence Mitterrand des dangers de la politique suivie au Rwanda. LE MONDE Le 16.03.2018 à 13h39 • Mis à jour le 16.03.2018 à 17h28 Enarque et agrégé d’histoire, ancien fonctionnaire à la délégation aux affaires stratégiques (DAS) du ministère de la défense, Pierre Conesa avait mis en garde, dans une note de 1993, révélée aujourd’hui par Le Monde, contre les risques de l’engagement français aux côtés du gouvernement rwandais de l’époque qui allait commettre le génocide un an plus tard. Il ne seraRead More

ISRAEL soldiers killed in West Bank car attack

Image copyrightAFP/GETTY  BBC- The incident happened near the Jewish settlement of Mevo Dotan The Israeli military says two of its soldiers have been killed after a Palestinian man deliberately drove his car into a group of Israelis in the northern West Bank. The incident happened near the Jewish settlement of Mevo Dotan, west of the Palestinian town of Jenin. Two other soldiers were injured in the incident, reports said. The driver fled from the scene but was later detained. Reports said he was lightly injured. Skip Twitter post by @IDFSpokespersonRead More

UGANDA: NRM thug MPs are just an echo of their master

NATHAN SPAN – So far, no NRM member of parliament has come out to criticize Museveni for publicly insulting them as being dumb or more like empty headed. We have Echo NRM MPs in parliament that cannot use their brains to decide what is good for the country but waiting for orders from Museveni and wake up in time to vote for his catastrophic decisions for our country. The people of Jinja East have stood up to dictator Museveni and pushed him back. Jinja East was against the constitutional amendmentsRead More

UGANDA: What is bail?

Bail by definition is the release from custody by a court of law of a person accused of a criminal offence after such a person has entered a recognizance consisting of a bond with or without securities, for a reasonable sum of money to the effect that he or she would appear before court for his or her trial. The right to bail is a fundamental right guaranteed by Article 23(6) of the 1995 constitution of the Republic of Uganda and its basis can be traced in Article 28 ofRead More

UGANDA: Foreign “investor” evicts 700 families off their land

PHOTO BY STEVEN WANDERA KAMPALA. Businessman Abid Alam is on spot over his alleged forceful eviction of more than 700 families from seven square miles of land in Nalutuntu Sub-County in Mubende District. Mr Alam is embroiled in a row with residents over another 12 square mile-land in the same area. He is accused of committing atrocities including arrests, torture and detentions against occupants of five square mile-land at Bukoba, Kika, Kakungube and Bukompe villages in Nalutuntu Sub-County, Kassanda South in Mubende District. On Thursday, hundreds of people travelled inRead More

TRUMP Jr., wife headed for divorce after 12 years marriage

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr.’s wife took legal steps on Thursday to formally end their 12-year marriage, and the couple issued a statement saying they’re going their separate ways but “will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families.” Vanessa Trump, a former model, listed the breakup as “uncontested” in a state Supreme Court divorce complaint filing that is secret except for the title of the case. The Trumps, each 40 years old, were married in 2005 and have five children. Their first child, a girlRead More