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UK Parliament Ditches Kyagulanyi, Endorses Ssenyonyi as Potential Ugandan President for 2026 Elections

The United Kingdom (UK) Parliament has withdrawn its support for Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, and instead declared Joel Ssenyonyi as its preferred candidate for the upcoming...

“Emwanyi Terimba” Campaign: Mubende District Authorities to Crack down Early Coffee Pickers

District authorities in Mubende district have vowed to crack down on farmers who harvest young coffee beans in...

Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba Meets DRC Counterpart, Hails Operation Shujaa Success

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF), Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba on May...

ATMIS Reassures Somalia: No Security Vacuum after Mission Ends

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) has reassured that there will be no security vacuum following...

US Police Unleash Terror on University Students Protesting Against Murder of Children in Gaza

Whereas the United States (US) government continues to call for respect for the right to assembly, freedom of...

UK Parliament Ditches Kyagulanyi, Endorses Ssenyonyi as Potential Ugandan President for 2026 Elections

The United Kingdom (UK) Parliament has withdrawn its support for Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, and instead declared Joel Ssenyonyi as its preferred candidate for the upcoming 2026 presidential general elections in Uganda. During a televised parliamentary session, one of the UK's Ministers expressed the belief that Ssenyonyi, the current leader of the opposition and a prominent figure in the National Unity Platform (NUP) party, is the most suitable candidate to lead Uganda. The minister commended Ssenyonyi's impressive educational...

“Emwanyi Terimba” Campaign: Mubende District Authorities to Crack down Early Coffee Pickers

District authorities in Mubende district have vowed to crack down on farmers who harvest young coffee beans in a bid to uphold the "Emwanyi Terimba" coffee project initiated by Katikiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga. This initiative aims to enhance the quantity and quality of coffee cultivation in Mubende district. Mubende Municipality Mayor, Ssalongo Innocent Sekiziyivu, spoke to journalists on May 7, 2024, emphasizing the need for these operations. He explained that the crackdown would commence in May 2024 as farmers...

Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba Meets DRC Counterpart, Hails Operation Shujaa Success

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF), Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba on May 6th, 2024 met with his counterpart from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gen. Christian Tshiwewe Songesha, the General Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the DRC (FARDC). The meeting took place in the town of Kasindi in Eastern DRC and was attended by other high-ranking UPDF officials, including the Commander of Land Forces Lt. Gen. Kayanja Muhanga and Operation...

ATMIS Reassures Somalia: No Security Vacuum after Mission Ends

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) has reassured that there will be no security vacuum following the exit of the AU peacekeeping mission from Somalia in December 2024. This assurance was made by General Cheick Dembele, the Head of the Peace Support Operations Division, during a visit to the frontline Forward Operating Bases of Xawaadleey and Qoryooley in the Middle and Lower Shabelle regions, respectively, on May 5, 2024. “We have to make it in a professional and organized...

US Police Unleash Terror on University Students Protesting Against Murder of Children in Gaza

Whereas the United States (US) government continues to call for respect for the right to assembly, freedom of speech and expression, and the right to peaceful demonstration, across the world, back-home incidents of students’ protests have exposed the US to the fact that they cannot practice what they preach. This follows days of brutal crackdowns by US police on students across several universities who are peacefully protesting against Israel's war on Gaza, which has killed over 34,000 Palestinians and wounded...

Ugandan Lawyer Threatens to Sue UK GOVT for Meddling in Uganda’s Affairs

A Ugandan lawyer, Joshua Okello, has threatened to sue the United Kingdom (UK) government over sanctions imposed on Speaker of Parliament Anita Among, as well as for failing to respect Ugandan sovereignty. He made these remarks in an interview with journalists on May 1, 2024, after the UK sanctioned the Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, and former Karamoja Affairs Ministers Goretti Kittutu and Agnes Nandutu for corruption earlier this week, on April 29, 2024. The sanctions, which include a travel ban...