President Museveni Promotes Controversial General as Elections Nears

August 31, 2015 5:41 pm0 comments by:
Controversial Army General

By Joseph Elunya Brig Henry Tumukunde has been promoted to Lt Gen and retired from the army. Tumukunde a former spy chief has been on‘katebe’ (un-deployed) since 2005 when he was arrested for allegedly spreading harmful propaganda and military misconduct. He battled the charges at the General court martial until 18 April 2013 when the charge of spreading harmful propaganda was dropped. The joint charge of military misconduct was however upheld leading to him being sentenced to a severe reprimand. Tumukunde had been on loggerheads with his boss President Yoweri Museveni since 2003 when he opposed the lifting of presidential term limits. He argued then during a retreat chaired by […]

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Uganda’s Former Prime Minister to Challenge President Museveni

Uganda’s Former Prime Minister to Challenge President Museveni

By Joseph Elunya in Kampala President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s long time confidant Amama Mbabazi has declared his the intention to challenge him in the 2016 presidential elections. Mbabazi who was sacked last year by his boss President Museveni for allegedly nursing presidential ambitions says he will contest in the 2016 elections on the ruling NRM party ticket. He says he will first contest in the party’s primary elections that are scheduled for August and then later stand in the presidential elections. His declaration has not gone down well with President Museveni who shortly after issued a statement on a local television station accusing the former premier of ‘wasting people’s time” […]

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Poem: Where I’m From

January 28, 2015 9:57 pm0 comments by:

I’m from swaying coastlines and clichéd continents. I learned languages so divergent,in places as different as vegetarian pigs and carnivorous plants. I’m from sunshine that lulls you to sleep and sand that exfoliates more than just your feet. I’m from the smell of tamales on the corner of Market. I’m from different cultures and languages, from Spanish to Kenyan. I’m from mothers yelling at their doorsteps in voices uncomprehended, they yell in different tongues but with the same expressions. “Get Back in the house” “Ingia kwa nyumbani” they shout, the same look of indignant concern mirrored in their rainbow of faces. I’m from diversity, from the world that has been […]

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Ebola Epidemic Requires Extra Response: World Health Organisation Declared

August 9, 2014 1:03 pm1 comment by:
Ebola Epidemic Requires Extra Response: World Health Organisation Declared

    Ebola patient Receiving Treatment World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that immediate and necessary response is required to battle against the unfortunate Ebola virus that has rear its ugly head in West Africa. Currently, the virus has hit only four of the West African Countries; namely Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Statistically, Guinea has the highest casualties. In Guinea, 495 casualties have been reported, out of this figure, 367 deaths have been recorded. Liberia has 554 cases of which 294 have been recorded. Sierra Leone has 717 cases recorded of which 298 deaths have been recorded and 13 cases have been recorded in Nigeria of which 2 […]

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South Africa: Nkandla, a turning point for a young democracy

March 26, 2014 5:20 pm0 comments by:
South Africa: Nkandla, a turning point for a young democracy

A lot of people, local and foreign, do not believe how far SA has come. It is quite remarkable how much our young democracy has grown.

South Africa has made great strides since 1994. Irrespective of what apartheid apologist say, of what naysayer howl, South Africa is moving forward. Those of us who work in government, or work with government, know this. We know that the two decades of democracy are a milestone worthy of celebration.

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LRA Commanders Surrender in CAR

December 11, 2013 11:47 amComments Off on LRA Commanders Surrender in CAR by:
LRA Commanders Surrender in CAR

Bangui-The biggest number of defection in the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA rank has been reported in the Central African Republic-CAR. Local civil society organizations and military sources in CAR report that on the 6th of December, nineteen LRA defected en masse near the community of Zemio in the Central African Republic. Invisible Children an International Non Governmental Organization which keeps track of LRA activities says this is the single largest LRA defection since the group moved into central Africa in 2008, and an enormous victory for African Union led counter-LRA efforts. “This is the single largest LRA defection in five years and is more evidence that the comprehensive strategy to stop […]

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