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Sunday, April 8th, 2018

 

UGANDA: Behind Museveni’s army brutal campaign on Lake Victoria

CHANGE OF GUARDS – “These routes on the lake prompted me to believe and realize that the government of the time had no control over the territory of Lake Victoria.” Museveni telling residents of Bukasa Island how he used L. Victoria to leave and enter the country during his Bush War – March 2018 Lake Victoria harbours Uganda’s southern and south-eastern border with Tanzania and Kenya respectively. Owing to the location of the Capital Kampala on the shores, this makes the lake an area of strategic security interest. It hasRead More


UGANDA: Commonwealth games Australia 2018. Cheptegei receives his Gold Medal in 5000m race

Martha Leah Nangalama Published on 8 Apr 2018 Video from a Ugandan in Netherlands. Tak. UGANDA: Commonwealth games Australia 2018. Cheptegei receives his Gold Medal in 5000m race. Well done. Well done. The world does not know that the regime of President Yoweri Museveni barely funds sports. Every Ugandan who competes in sports rises from ashes; barely nothing. We then celebrate the medals and yet refuse to fund sports like the other countries. Our priorities are on buying big SUVs for MPigs and looting the nation. What a big mistake. OurRead More


UGANDA: Lukwago raps Kamya as councillors delete ‘NRM’ from policy

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has asked the Democratic Party [DP] to work with other opposition parties for a joint force to weaken and ultimately remove what he describes as President Yoweri Museveni’s dictatorship. He cautioned the party leadership against acts that would again divide the opposition party. This comes at a time friction between city councillors from other parties and those belonging to the ruling National Resistance Movement [NRM] intensifies at city hall. On Friday, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) councillors voted to delete the wordRead More


UGANDA: Spy system: Bishop Zac rallies priests to reject Museveni

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – The Anglican Assistant Bishop David Zac Niringiye says the question of spies is what any state does, whether that is civil society institutions, it is in the interest of the state to know who says what, where. That is normal and nothing shocking about it, Zac said while appearing on NBS television to comment on media reports tagging Archbishop Kizito Lwanga in plot to overthrow President Museveni. “But what should concern us is that the state spy system don’t serve the purpose of the state for theRead More


SOUTH SUDAN: 61 SPLA troops surrender to Machar’s rebels

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Rebels allied to former South Sudan vice president, Riek Machar, claim that 61 government soldiers defected to the South Sudan Liberation Army. They had reportedly been sent to attack the rebel positions in Bieh State. “SPLA IO intercepted 61 armed regime’s fighters who were dispatched from Waat to attack Akobo and destabilize it,” Lt Col Paul Lam Gabriel, the SPLA IO deputy spokesperson said in a statement. He said the fighters only armed with new AK-47 and 90 rounds of ammunition each decided to surrender to theRead More


UGANDA: Kabaka flags off run to fight sickle cell anaemia

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Amidst the heavy down power, a big statement was made as the king of Buganda Kingdom, Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II flagged off hundreds of thousands of participants for the 2018 Airtel Kabaka Birthday run. The 5th edition of the Kabaka Birthday Run kicked off at 7:00am at Lubiri grounds in Mengo, Kampala. The proceeds will go towards the fight against Sickle Cell Anaemia. FDC Party President Hon Eng Patrick Amuriat Oboi also responded to the call of Mutebi in the Royal Palace – Bulange Mengo onRead More


UGANDA: Easter memo: Mwenda says FDC to blame for its own misery

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Dear friends in extremist radical wing of the FDC led by opposition presidential candidate for life, Dr. Kizza Besigye. I was away on holiday in Dubai during this Easter and was unable to send you a frank festive message as has become custom in our increasingly hot and steamy relationship. You are jobless, poor, miserable and angry. That is understandable. What is disagreeable, however, is that you are always looking for a villain, some external force or person, to blame for your circumstances. I want to letRead More


UGANDA: URA: motorcycles, sugar, rice, kitenge most smuggled items

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – As the Members of Parliament tour of URA Customs Border Stations came to a close today 08.04.18 at the URA Arua Customs office, the URA Customs Commissioner, Dicksons Kateshumbwa, announced a 3 months sensitisation programme lined up for the West Nile region. These remarks were made during a joint press conference between URA and Members of Parliament of the Finance and Economic Planning Committee. The MPs have been on a tour of border stations. Busia and Malaba One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs) were visited in the EastRead More


UGANDA: Police to seize military wear from civilians

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Police has directed police commanders and officers across the country to confiscate camouflage attire from civilians. This is contained in a directive issued by the Director of Operations Asuman Mugenyi on Friday. Mugenyi argues that people are using military attire to commit crimes. He said most of the owners use the uniforms and similar clothes to perpetrate crime while the unsuspecting public believes that the perpetrators are security personnel, especially the military. Police will be aided by the District Security committees in this endeavour. AUTO – GENERATED;Read More


UGANDA: Kinobe, Pheona Wall win Law Society top seats

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Uganda Law Society [ULS] over the weekend elected Simon P. Kinobe as its new president during the Association’s Annual General meeting at Imperial Resort Hotel, Entebbe. Kinobe polled 760 votes beating Alice Namuli with 268 votes. Anne Karungi was elected council representative of central region with 464 votes beating R. Irumba [333 votes] and Richard Bogere Senkaaba [209 votes]. Aaron Besigye was elected treasurer with 637 votes beating G. Muhumuza with [375 votes]. National Water and Sewerage Corporation [NWSC] Legal Manager Mrs Pheona Nabasa Wall was elected ViceRead More