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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Infighting in Uganda’s Ruling NRM Party Escalates

Infighting in Uganda’s Ruling NRM Party Escalates

The infighting within Uganda’s ruling party the National Resistance Movement has escalated. The latest fighting has pitted President Museveni against his childhood friend Amama Mbabzi, the powerful Prime Minister. Museveni recently accused Premier Mbabazi of mobilizing to replace him as head of the National Resistance Movement party. In one of the meetings that took place at the Statehouse, President Museveni played audio recording pinning the Prime Minister of Mobilizing against him. Amama Mbabazi has publicly made it known that he has interests in contesting for the top most post in the ruling NRM party. His wife Jacqueline Mbabazi recently called a press conference where she described the ruling party as […]

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President Museveni Seeks America’s Help Over Homosexuality

February 22, 2014 6:16 am0 comments by:
President Museveni Seeks America’s Help Over Homosexuality

Kampala-Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni says he is seeking help from American scientists on the gay question. US President Barrack Obama, last week warned that Uganda’s relationship with the US risks getting strained if the controversial anti-gay bill is passed into law. In response, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni now says he is seeking help from US scientists to find out if being gay is natural. “I therefore, encourage the US government to help us by working with our Scientists to study whether, indeed, there are people who are born homosexual. When that is proved, we can review this legislation”. Remarked President Yoweri Museveni in response to Obama’s warning. Below is […]

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Bloomberg Launches US$ 10m Media Initiative for Africa

February 13, 2014 7:58 pm0 comments by:

Johannesburg– Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg L.P., philanthropist and 108th Mayor of New York City, has announced the launch of the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa, a three-year pan-African program to build media capacity, convene international leaders and improve access to information in order to advance transparency, accountability and governance on the continent. The initial focus of the $10 million commitment will be on Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa will provide cross disciplinary education programs and mid-career fellowships to increase the number of highly-trained business and financial journalists, convene pan-African forums to examine worldwide media best practices and support research to stimulate media innovations. “Reliable […]

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