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Thursday, March 15th, 2018


UGANDA: Opposition FDC Mwiru wins Jinja East MP by election

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate, Paul Mwiru, is the winner of the Jinja Municipality East by-election. Mwiru got 6,654 votes while NRM’s Nathan Igeme Nabeta got 5043 votes. In his victory speech, Mwiru thanked the voters for ending the rain, the arrests and rejecting money to vote him into power. “Praise and glory be to the Lord but I want to thank my team for the good job well done.” He added: “I knew I was dealing with a fraudulent system. There were fake ballotRead More

UGANDA: African has woken up, won’t miss digital revolution-Museveni

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – President Yoweri Museveni has stressed that the African Continent that lacked unity in the past, has now woken up and will never miss out again on industrial and digital revolution and will be part of the global trade on equal terms. “One of the weaknesses was lack of unity among Africans and as a result, Africa missed out on the industrial revolution except the Iron Age. Now Africa has woken up; we are going to the industrial and digital revolution. I want to assure you that Africa willRead More

RUSSIA to test its unstoppable new ‘Satan 2’ nuclear missile

BUSINESS INSIDER – A top Russian General announced on Tuesday that Russia’s military will conduct a second test of its new, most powerful nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile amid rising tensions with NATO. “The first launch of this missile took place at the end of December last year. At the moment preparations are in full swing at the Plesetsk cosmodrome for another pop-up test,” Russian General Valery Gerasimov told state-run media, referring to testing the missile’s systems used to eject from its silo as a “pop-up” test. During Putin’s State of the Nation speechRead More

SOUTH SUDAN: Activists demand Machar ex-spokesman Gatdet’s release

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Human Rights Defenders from the Great Lakes Region have called on the government to release prisoner James Gatdet, former spokesperson for South Sudanese opposition leader Riek Machar who was sentenced to death last month. In a petition signed by more than 20 Human Rights defenders from South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda and Burundi, the Human Rights defenders demanded James Gatdet be released on grounds that he is a victim of political manipulations. Biel Butros Biel, the Director South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy said political interests motivated theRead More

SOUTH SUDAN: UN meets over US arms embargo

RADIO MIRAYA – The UN Security Council meets today to discuss a US-drafted resolution, which seeks to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan. The US resolution also seeks to slap sanctions against those blocking efforts to end the conflict in the country. According to the copy of the text, the council will “consider all appropriate measures against those who take actions that undermine the peace, stability, and security of South Sudan. The draft resolution would also renew the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission for a year and maintain aRead More

UGANDA: Why Kayihura will not be taken to the ICC

Many of us are hoping that now since Gen. Kalekyezi has been sacked by President Yoweri Museveni, the former will be arrested and charged for crimes committed. This could happen and if it does, some of us will be surprised. For a fact, Gen. Kalekyezi was only following ORDERS FROM ABOVE. Perhaps along the way, Kayihura erred off the narrow path and angered Museveni but we should not hold our breath on this.  AND if he did anger Museveni, then we know that Museveni never forgives and never forgets. Consequently,Read More

UGANDA: Gen. Kayihura hands over to new IGP Ochola

Speech during hand over today in Kampala by Gen. Kale Kayihura: We have in this journey had more achievements than failures, however what again gratifies me is to see this team with continuity of young blood into command. The fact that it’s Mr. Ochola who has been appointed shows that the commander in chief appreciates that something good has been done by our team. The most important thing is that during my tenure, crime came down and you can’t rub that from my achievements. We’ve tried with the little weRead More

TRUMP says he made up trade claim in meeting with Justin Trudeau

In fundraising speech, Trump says he made up trade claim in meeting with Justin Trudeau By Josh Dawsey, Damian Paletta and Erica Werner, WASHINGTON POST. President Trump boasted in a fundraising speech Wednesday that he made up information in a meeting with the leader of a top U.S. ally, saying he insisted to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the United States runs a trade deficit with its neighbor to the north without knowing whether that was the case. “Trudeau came to see me. He’s a good guy, Justin. He said, ‘No, no, weRead More

UGANDA: Jinja bi-election Mwiru vs. Nabeta live updates

[1:55 PM, 3/15/2018] Tumwesigye: Provisional results put FDC’s Paul Mwiru in the lead ahead of NRM’s Nathan Igeme Nabeta at the Jinja East By-Elections. Lubas Road polling station; Mwiru 142 Votes, Nabeta 104 Votes, Allidina A-L polling station; Mwiru 233, Nabeta 134 Lukas Road NSSF grounds polling station; Mwiru 142, Nabeta 104 Jinja Golf Course Compound; Mwiru 156, Nabeta 79 Railway Polling Station; Mwiru 143, Igeme 42 MainStreet polling center A-L station; Mwiru – 233 , Nabeta – 134 MainStreet polling center M-F station; Mwiru 77, Nabeta – 47 MainStreetRead More

GUNS: US students stage massive walk out to protest shootings

AP – They bowed their heads in honor of the dead. They carried signs with messages like “Never again” and “Am I next?” They railed against the National Rifle Association and the politicians who support it. And over and over, they repeated the message: Enough is enough. In a wave of protests one historian called the largest of its kind in American history, tens of thousands of students walked out of their classrooms Wednesday to demand action on gun violence and school safety. The demonstrations extended from Maine to HawaiiRead More