Museveni gets US$352.6million from historical 2017 refugee summit

Museveni gets US$352.6million from historical 2017 refugee summit

With all the world’s cameras focused on the Speke Resort and Conference Center, Kampala, Uganda is hosting the first UN-backed Refugee Solidarity Summit to find support for the over 1.3 million refugees in the country over the next four years. President Yoweri Museveni and his government has not only opened its borders to refugees but […]

UN chief: Please give Uganda money for refugees

UN chief: Please give Uganda money for refugees

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for international solidarity with Uganda at a fundraising summit to help the country deal with nearly a million South Sudanese fleeing war. Held in Entebbe, Uganda, the summit hopes to raise at least $2 billion (1.8 billion euros) to help tackle the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis triggered […]

OIL CASH REPORT: Leak reveals calls for jailing of Doris Akol, KCCA’s Musisi

OIL CASH REPORT: Leak reveals calls for jailing of Doris Akol, KCCA’s Musisi

The Parliamentary Committee on Commissions Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises has called for the 6bn shillings awarded to 42  public officers who participated in the Heritage Oil and Gas arbitration case be refunded to government coffers. This is one of the recommendation to be presented in the Committee report  on the floor of parliament today ‘This […]

UPDF’s Brig Sabiiti Muzeeyi caught in-between ‘Museveni-Kayihura fallout’

UPDF’s Brig Sabiiti Muzeeyi caught in-between ‘Museveni-Kayihura fallout’

The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura’s reported fallout between President Museveni  has led to the latter transferring police powers and resources to the Commander of Military Police, Brig Sabiiti Muzeeyi, media reports claim. Speculation about Gen. Kayihura’s health began swirling after he, in contrast to his practice, missed attending two key national events; […]

Why is Uganda more welcoming to refugees than the United States?

Why is Uganda more welcoming to refugees than the United States?

OPINION by Eric Schwartz. In recent years, the West has become obsessed with the problem of refugees — and generally not in a good way. The United States and other wealthy countries have been unkind at best, and hostile at worst, to refugees. Politicians and voters fixate on security threats, economic costs, the challenges of integration […]

ALARMING: 223 Ugandan pedestrians killed in six weeks

ALARMING: 223 Ugandan pedestrians killed in six weeks

Scores of innocent pedestrians were killed countrywide last month in recorded accidents, Uganda Police’s traffic department says. The Traffic Police spokesperson, Charles Sembambulidde attributed the accidents to motorists who do not respect the right of way of pedestrians and road signs, especially in the Kampala Metropolitan Police area – drivers claim the signage is in English. In the […]

From Uganda? Pangolin aka Olugave scales worth $1.2m seized in Malaysia

From Uganda? Pangolin aka Olugave scales worth $1.2m seized in Malaysia

A $1.2m (sh4.32 billion) shipment of illegal scales from the critically endangered pangolin have been uncovered in Malaysia, officials have told AFP news agency. AFP says customs officials at Kuala Lumpur International Airport discovered 16 boxes of the smuggled scales weighing almost 400kg (880 pounds). The shipment had come in from Ghana on a Turkish […]

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