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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President Museveni Explains Uganda’s Interest in South Sudan

January 19, 2014 2:44 pm0 comments by:
President Museveni Explains Uganda’s Interest in South Sudan

Kampala-President Yoweri Museveni says he deployed the Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF in South Sudan to avoid it from collapsing. Museveni made the remark in Bombo barracks near Kampala, while addressing the Army Council which is the highest decision making body in the Uganda People’s Defense Forces. “I sent troops to South Sudan which is affected by a conflict. We did not want them to collapse”, he said adding that the two main groups in the neighbouring country, being led by President Salva Kiir and Mrs. Rebecca Garang were with the Uganda Government. Museveni noted that the Uganda People’s Defense contingent that’s in South Sudan is performing well in its fight […]

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Uganda Counting Costs as Dead Soldiers are Brought Back Home from South Sudan

January 18, 2014 11:09 am0 comments by:
Uganda Counting Costs as Dead Soldiers are Brought Back Home from South Sudan

Kampala-Several Ugandan soldiers are reported to have been killed by South Sudanese rebels. The soldiers are reported to have been killed early this week when they fell into an ambush in a place called Jemeza, 90 kilometers from Juba. The exact number of the dead is not known, but sources from Bombo Military Barracks, in Uganda say several bodies, have been brought in from South Sudan. The army is however tightlipped, on the exact number killed, and the identity of the victims. But President Yoweri Museveni on a recent trip, to Angola confirmed that the Ugandan army was recently engaged in a big battle with South Sudanese rebels. “Only the […]

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Ugandan Authorities Grappling With Influx of South Sudanese Refugees

January 12, 2014 2:39 pm0 comments by:
Ugandan Authorities Grappling With Influx of South Sudanese Refugees

Kampala Sunday, January 12, 2014-The Authorities in Uganda are grappling with the high influx of South Sudanese refugees displaced by the fighting. Thousands of South Sudanese refugees have fled and crossed the border into Uganda to take refuge after weeks of fighting between the Government troops and rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar. As of Sunday morning the number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda was at 42,810 of which 25% are unaccompanied children. Catherine Ntabadde the Uganda Red Cross-URCS Spokesperson told The Continent Observer that the Government of Uganda and the United Nations High Commission Refugees have assigned Uganda Red Cross the role of camp management of […]

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Oil Discovery Blamed for Increased Tribal Clashes in Uganda

January 8, 2014 10:18 am0 comments by:
Oil Discovery Blamed for Increased Tribal Clashes in Uganda

Kampala-Tribal land conflicts have increased in Uganda as a result of the discovery of oil. The conflict has pitted communities that once lived peacefully, against each other, as they scramble for land around the oil fields. Worst affected by the conflict are the Acholi and the Jonam-two ethnic communities that have a strong historical background dating back to the times of migration in Africa. According to history, the two tribes who are said to be direct descendants of the legendary Labong and Gipir migrated into Uganda around the 15th century from the Barel Ghazel in present day South Sudan and each settled on the other side of the River Nile. […]

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UN Expresses Concern Over Gross Human Rights Violation in South Sudan

December 31, 2013 6:35 pm0 comments by:
UN Expresses Concern Over Gross Human Rights Violation in South Sudan

Juba-The United Nations is expressing deep concern over mounting evidence of serious human rights violations in the South Sudan conflict. The concerns stem from mounting evidence of gross violations of international human rights law that have occurred in South Sudan during the past 15 days. The mission notes that extra-judicial killings of civilians and captured soldiers have occurred in various parts of the country, as evidenced by the discovery of large numbers of bodies in Juba, as well as the Upper Nile and Jonglei state capitals of Malakal and Bor, respectively. Massive displacement and arbitrary detentions of civilians have been observed. “I condemn in the strongest possible terms the atrocities […]

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South Sudanese Celebrate Christmas in IDP Camps

December 26, 2013 1:43 pm0 comments by:
South Sudanese Celebrate Christmas in IDP Camps

Juba-The people of South Sudan have joined the rest of the world to celebrate Christmas Day after a week of violence. The clergy who presided over the mass from various Catholic parishes called for an end to ethnic killings which has wrecked the world’s youngest nation. In Unity state, Father Joseph Makuey said the Church was deeply concerned about the crisis that has hit South Sudan since 15 December. “The message that I would like to convey to the people of Unity state […] should continue pray for peace, truly this moment is a critical moment because we have lost many lives in South Sudan but I firmly believe through […]

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Expatriates Flee Juba

December 18, 2013 10:40 am0 comments by:
People who have taken refugee at the UN Juba Headquarters. Photo: UNMISS

Juba-Expatriates have started leaving the South Sudanese capital Juba following days of unrest. Radio Dabanga in a report carried on its website says the first group of expatriates left Juba by plane on Wednesday morning. The departure of the expatriates follows a night of relative calm but with occasional shootings reported. Some soldiers were reportedly roaming around in the city in Tong Ping, Hai Malakal and Hai Cinema. The clashes between rival members of the presidential guards had ceased since Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, the US embassy in Juba has advised all Americans citizens to leave the country together with none essential staff of the embassy. The Kenyan and several European […]

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