Museveni to consider reopening Makerere University

Museveni to consider reopening Makerere University

President Museveni has said Makerere University will be opened as soon as possible to allow students to study after university council requested for its immediate closure on Tuesday. The closure of the university came after students’ strike over lecturers’ failure to teach them as they continued to hold a sit-down strike over their unpaid 9-months […]

MP Ssematimba’s appeal against dismissal awaiting trial date

MP Ssematimba’s appeal against dismissal awaiting trial date

The Court of Appeal will hear Busiro North MP Peter Ssematimba’s appeal against his dismissal from parliament after he withdrew application seeking extension of time of filing his election appeal against his dismissal from parliament. His lawyer Mr Geoffrey Kandeebe informed court that they had withdrawn the application after finding that it was not necessary […]

Banyala to protest ‘forced’ Kabaka visit to Kayunga

Banyala to protest ‘forced’ Kabaka visit to Kayunga

Banyala secessionists working to foil Kabaka visit The Banyala cultural group leaders will lead a protest in Kayunga District on November 27 against Buganda king Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II’s planned another trip to the area. The Kabaka will grace the finals of the Buganda clan football and netball championship organised by Bugerere County on […]

‘Museveni should be jailed for treason’: Besigye video about his future

‘Museveni should be jailed for treason’: Besigye video about his future

Besigye says a few gun-wielding warlords led by Pres. Museveni are holding Uganda hostage Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye sought to reassure his supporters Monday following a series of police brutality vented on him since he returned from two trips abroad, and reaffirmed FDC’s defiance against the ruling NRM […]

What next for Makerere’s 40,000 students?

What next for Makerere’s 40,000 students?

There is still a heavy security presence at Makerere University main campus in the capital, 24 hours after President Yoweri Museveni ordered its closure. As early at 6am on Wednesday morning, police had deployed at all halls of residence to oversee the president’s directive. There are more than 40,000 students at the university at various […]

Police blocks Besigye car before accessing embattled Crane Bank

Police blocks Besigye car before accessing embattled Crane Bank

FDC’s former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye’s car was on Tuesday briefly blocked by anti-riot police as he tried to access Crane Bank, Kampala main branch. With a crowd growing, Besigye was in a shortly barricaded by police after being blocked just minutes earlier on his way from the High Court.  Police first dispersed a […]

Judiciary to grill Kato Lubwama over rowdy supporters

Judiciary to grill Kato Lubwama over rowdy supporters

Rubaga South MP Kato Lubwama who is battling a petition challenging his academic papers will as well be interrogated by the Judiciary after his disorderly supporters on Monday stormed court. High Court Judge Margaret Oguli Oumo threatened to abandon the hearing before she ordered the embattled legislator to prevail over his supporters who were outside […]

Heavy Police presence as Makerere University demonstrate

Heavy Police presence as Makerere University demonstrate

There is a heavy police presence at Makerere University as it faces closure over continued lecturers’ strike. Hundreds of Police officers on Tuesday morning were seen patrolling the vast Makerere main campus and neighbouring Wandegeya streets to avert any uprisings as Makerere University students started their demonstration challenging the lecturers strike  over unpaid arrears. The […]

Police release Kizza Besigye after violent arrest

Police release Kizza Besigye after violent arrest

Besigye was on Monday arrested and forced into a waiting police van and driven away Former FDC presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye is back to his home in Kasangati Wakiso District after Police arrested him on Monday. The fourtime challenger of President Museveni via social media that he had been released without charges from Nagalama […]