Uganda’s Opposition Parties Abandon Dialogue With President Museveni

August 13, 2015 12:25 pm0 comments by:
Uganda’s Opposition Parties Abandon Dialogue With President Museveni

By Joseph Elunya The opposition Democratic Alliance in Uganda has announced its withdrawing from having dialogue with the Government of President Yoweri Museveni. The Inter Party Organization for Dialogue is an inter-party forum for dialogue whose membership is comprised of all registered parties In Uganda. Its aim is to pursue and foster inter-party dialogue, tolerance and co-operation. Prof. Frederick Sempebwa of The Democratic Alliance-TDA-a loose coalition of political parties announced Thursday morning that they are withdrawing from Inter Party Organization for Dialogue as a protest for Government’s failure to consider their views on electoral reforms. ‘All political parties under the democratic alliance will with immediate effect withdraw from the democratic […]

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It’s not about DRC leftover; it’s about Tanzania foreign policy gem

February 24, 2015 11:01 am1 comment by:
It’s not about DRC leftover; it’s about Tanzania foreign policy gem

The idea that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a free dining table for resources hungry individuals and countries has enabled violence and instability to thrive in DRC. Continuing with this wrong and failed way of thinking about DRC future

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“Go Hang”-Uganda Tells US Over Sanctions

“Go Hang”-Uganda Tells US Over Sanctions

Kampala-Uganda has scoffed at the US Government over sanctions. The United States Government this week slapped sanctions on Uganda over its anti-gay legislation. The sanctions include travel ban for corrupt Ugandan government officials and suspension of joint military exercises. But in Uganda, both the opposition and Government leaders have criticized the Obama administration for imposing sanctions over what they describe as ‘popular legislation’-the anti-homosexuality law. “I don’t understand why America can impose sanctions on Uganda over something that’s very unpopular here. What they should know is that Ugandans are not bothered about those sanctions and in fact I for one don’t care even if I’ am denied a US Visa. […]

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World Press Freedom Day: Ugandan Journalists Decry Low Pay

World Press Freedom Day: Ugandan Journalists Decry Low Pay

“A night watchman earns a better pay than an average Ugandan journalist” laments Joshua Kyalimpa a Ugandan journalist and former President of Uganda Journalists Association. As journalists mark World Press Freedom Day in Uganda, media practitioners there have used the day to decry the low pay they are receiving from their employers. Joshua Kyalimpa is among those who turned up to mark World Press Freedom Day celebrations in the capital Kampala. He told our Correspondent Joseph Elunya that journalists in Uganda are exploited by their employers something which he says has contributed to low levels of professionalism. “In Uganda a night watchman earns much more than a journalist because an […]

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East African Leaders Condemn Terrorism

East African Leaders Condemn Terrorism

Dar-es Salaam-East African Leaders have condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Mombasa Kenya and directed their security agencies to develop strategies that will contain the vice in the area and the Great Lakes region in general. This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the 12th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State of the East African Community held at Arusha International Conference Center in Tanzania. The Summit was attended by President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and the host President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda was represented by his Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Pierre while the President […]

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Uganda-Sudan Diplomatic Row Deepens

April 21, 2014 10:38 am0 comments by:
Uganda-Sudan Diplomatic Row Deepens

Kampala, Monday April 21, 2014 Sudan has recalled its ambassador Hussein Awad Ali from Uganda as relationship between the two countries deteriorates further. Sudan is involved in a diplomatic spat with Uganda over accusation of sheltering rebels fighting against the regime in Khartoum. The two countries have for a long time accused each other of supporting rebels opposed to their respective regimes. Uganda has in the past accused President Omar al Bashir’s government of fighting a proxy war against it by sponsoring the Joseph Kony’s led Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA rebels while Sudan also accuses Uganda of sheltering rebels seeking to topple the Government in Khartoum. Uganda has not yet indicated […]

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