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Friday, August 2nd, 2019

 

Uganda: Freedom of expression takes a knock as Stella Nyanzi found guilty of cyber harassment

Responding to the guilty verdict for Ugandan academic Stella Nyanzi on the charge of cyber harassment of President Yoweri Museveni, Amnesty International’s Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes Joan Nyanyuki said: “Stella Nyanzi has been criminalized solely for her creative flair of using metaphors and what may be considered insulting language to criticize President Museveni’s leadership. The mere fact that forms of expression are considered insulting to a public figure is not sufficient ground to penalize anyone. Public officials, including those exercising the highest political authority,Read More


Uganda begins largest trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

File Photo KAMPALA, Uganda (Associated Press) — Researchers in Uganda have launched the largest-ever trial of the experimental Ebola vaccine that is expected to be deployed in neighboring Congo, where a deadly outbreak has killed over 1,800 people. The trial of the Janssen Pharmaceuticals vaccine involves up to 800 people in the western district of Mbarara and is supported by Doctors without Borders and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Pontiano Kaleebu, a Ugandan researcher who leads the trial, said Friday that he regrets that the Janssen vaccineRead More


Ugandan academic gets prison for criticizing the president

In this photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, former Makerere University researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi speaks in court in Kampala, Uganda. A Ugandan academic who once called the president “a pair of buttocks” has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of cyber harassment. Stella Nyanzi flashed her bare breasts in protest while appearing in court via video link from prison. Amnesty International has called her conviction “outrageous.” (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi) KAMPALA, Uganda (Associated Press) — A Ugandan academic who once called the president “aRead More


Trump pick for national intelligence director is withdrawing

FILE – In this Wednesday, July 24, 2019, file photo, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas., questions former special counsel Robert Mueller as he testifies before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump says John Ratcliffe, his pick for national intelligence director, to stay in Congress, cites unfair media coverage. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — President Donald Trump’s pick for national intelligence director, Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe, withdrew from consideration Friday after just five days asRead More


Trump pick for national intelligence director is withdrawing

FILE – In this Wednesday, July 24, 2019, file photo, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas., questions former special counsel Robert Mueller as he testifies before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump says John Ratcliffe, his pick for national intelligence director, to stay in Congress, cites unfair media coverage. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — President Donald Trump’s pick for national intelligence director, Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe, withdrew from consideration Friday after just five days asRead More


Trump pick for national intelligence director is withdrawing

FILE – In this Wednesday, July 24, 2019, file photo, Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas., questions former special counsel Robert Mueller as he testifies before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump says John Ratcliffe, his pick for national intelligence director, to stay in Congress, cites unfair media coverage. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — President Donald Trump’s pick for national intelligence director, Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe, withdrew from consideration Friday after just five days asRead More


Uganda Vs Malemesa

Uganda Vs Malemesa (CRIMINAL SESSION CASE No. 0020 OF 2005) [2009] UGHCCRD 20 (27 March 2009); By ulii.org Download THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA; AT FORT PORTAL CRIMINAL SESSION CASE No. 0020 OF 2005; HELD AT KYENJOJO UGANDA ……………………………………………………………………………… PROSECUTOR VERSUS MALEMESA VICENT …………………………………………………………………….. ACCUSED BEFORE: – THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE CHIGAMOY OWINY – DOLLO JUDGMENT Malemesa Vicent – herein after referred to as the accused – has been indicted for the offence of aggravated robbery, in contravention of sections 285 and 286(2) of the PenalRead More


Uganda Working Group to Promote Scale Up of Biofortification

By harvestplus.org Uganda is making a significant commitment to scaling up development and delivery of nutritious staple crops with the official work launch of the National Biofortification Technical Working Group (NTBWG) comprising public, private, and other stakeholders. The launch took place during the National Agriculture Show in Jinja district and was presided by the Honorable Ssempijja Bamulangaki, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries. The NTBWG is composed of members of relevant government ministries, departments, and agencies; development partners; civil society organizations; academia; and the private sector. The NBTWG is ledRead More


UK troops in Uganda pay rosy tribute to ‘courageous’ predecessors

By Georgina Stubbs, PA, PA Media:Ready News UK British troops in Uganda have paid tribute to the “ferocity and courage” of their regimental predecessors by pinning red roses to their berets. Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment are currently based in the African country training local forces. On Thursday, they marked the victory of the Battle of Minden, which took place on August 1 1759 as part of the Seven Years War, by donning the flowers. A soldier wearing the beret (Owen Humphreys/PA)  Captain Ollie Sutton saidRead More


CANADA: DND staff warned to keep mum while attending air shows during fighter jet competition

An F-35 jet sits on the tarmac at Hill Air Force Base, in northern Utah in this file photo. DND has placed restrictions on members of the military about publicly discussing the fighter jet competition and attending industry events. (Rick Bowmer/The Canadian Press) DND staff, military members also restricted from talking to media about competition By CBC News · Posted: Aug 02, 2019 Members of the Canadian military and the Department of National Defence have been given a not-so-subtle reminder about the optics of attending air shows when the federal governmentRead More