• Govt engages Chinese authorities over the fate of Ugandans

    Foreign affairs minister Sam Kuteesa says they are still engaging the Chinese government to have Ugandans convicted of drug trafficking repatriated and tried back home. This follows the execution of 2 Ugandans and the pending execution of others arrested on charges of drug trafficking and other related offenses. Kuteesa however

  • Constitutional reforms should include abolishing death penalty

    Human rights activists want the planned constitutional reforms ahead of the 2016 elections to take into account the need to amend the constitution to abolish the death penalty   This would require that an amendment be carried out on article 22 of the constitution which provides for the death penalty

  • Clashes in Kasese signal a failed intelligence system-DP

    Democratic Party President Nobert Mao says the recent clashes in the western region signal an uncoordinated and a failed intelligence system in the country. This after recent clashes and attacks on security installations in Kasese, Bundibugyo and Ntoroko district which have left close to 100 people killed, hundreds arrested and

  • Traditional healers drag UCC to court

    A group of traditional healers, herbalists and birth attendants petition  High Court seeking an injuction blocking the implementation of a directive by Uganda Communications Commission asking all electronic media houses to stop running their advertisements and programs that allegedly promote witch craft and misleading information. Under their umbrella Uganda N’eddagala N’obuwangwa Bwaffe LTD  the applicants

  • Katikkiro Mayiga transparency and accountability icon of July

    Anti graft campaigners under their platform Black Monday Movement name the Katikiro of Buganda Kingdom Charles Peter Mayiga as the transparency and accountability icon of the month of July. Mayiga becomes the first beneficiary of the new initiative by the activists meant to recognize Ugandans who are taking the lead

  • Finance refunds civil servants money

    The ministry of finance says it has refunded the money that was irregularly deducted from civil servants from the month of October to December last year. The most affected were teachers whose money ranging from 5000/= to 20,000/= was deducted by the ministry without notice thereby causing anxiety and anger