M7SwearsIn: US condemns Government’s move of blocking social media

M7SwearsIn: US condemns Government’s move of blocking social media

By 6pm yesterday, Ugandans could not access Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp. This followed  a directive from Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to temporarily block social media a day to president Museveni’s swearing in ceremony on May 12th 2016 a move that has attracted widespread criticism. “Dear customers, as per UCC directive social media has been temporarily […]

Besigye Arrested; Police fires Teargas to Disperse Crowds [Photos]

Besigye Arrested; Police fires Teargas to Disperse Crowds [Photos]

Police fired teargas, live bullets to disperse crowds as Besigye beat security to make a surprise appearance in Kampala City. There was public excitement around New Taxi park as Kiiza Besigye emerged from his car attracting the nearby people who gathered around him. Police acted swiftly, arrested Besigye and reportedly drove him to Nagalama Police Station in […]

M7SwearsIn: Tanzania’s Magufuli Jets In, Receives 21 Gun Salute [Photos]

M7SwearsIn: Tanzania’s Magufuli  Jets In, Receives 21 Gun Salute [Photos]

Tanzania’s John P Magufuli has been the first head of state to arrive for president Museveni’s inauguration tomorrow. He follows Swaziland’s Prime Minister Dr. S. Dlamini and Lesotho’s King Lestsi who arrived yesterday. Government invited and expects fourteen Heads of State to witness in person President Museveni’s fifth term swearing in on May 12 at Kololo Independence Grounds. The Heads […]

Live Coverage: Swearing in Ceremony of H.E. Y.Kaguta Museveni as President of Uganda 2016-2021

Live Coverage: Swearing in Ceremony of H.E. Y.Kaguta Museveni as President of Uganda 2016-2021

President Yoweri Kaguta Museven is being sworn in for his fifth term as President of the Republic of Uganda at Kololo ceremonial grounds this Thursday 12th May 2016. The theme of the ceremony is; “A firm foundation built for Uganda’s steady progress”. Museveni won the February 2016 presidential elections with 5,617,503 votes (60.75%) while his closest […]

Yoweri Kaguta Museven wins with 60.75%

Yoweri Kaguta Museven wins with 60.75%

Uganda Presidential elections 2016: President Yoweri Kaguta Museven has been declared winner in the 2016 Uganda Presidential Elections. Museveni won with 5,617,503 votes representing 60.75% while his closest rival in the race, Dr. Kizza Besigye got 3,270,290 Votes (35.37%). The results were announced by the chairperson Uganda electoral commission, Dr.Badru Kiggundu on Saturday 20th February 2016. There were eight […]

Live coverage of the 2nd Uganda Presidential debate 2016

Live coverage of the 2nd Uganda Presidential debate 2016

The 2nd Uganda Presidential debate is taking place at Kampala Serena hotel, Kampala this Saturday 13th February 2016. The candidates present include the incumbent President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni representing the National Resistance Movement. Amama Mbabazi of Go Forward Dr Kizza Besigye for Forum for Democratic Change Dr Abed Bwanika of People’s Development Party Maj. Benon […]

Ballot papers for 2016 Uganda Elections arrive

Ballot papers for 2016 Uganda Elections arrive

About 16 million ballot papers arrived in the Uganda amidst tight security less than 3 weeks ahead of the February 18 general elections. The presidential and parliamentary ballot papers were printed by Ms Pearl Media Company in South Africa and they touched town at Entebbe International airport at about 1pm aboard Ethiopian Airways. Addressing a news […]

Former Makerere University Guild President Ivan Bwowe nominated for Buyamba County MP seat

Former Makerere University Guild President Ivan Bwowe nominated for Buyamba County MP seat

Pomp and flair, love and passion engulfed residents of Buyamba constituency in Rakai District on Wednesday December 2 as  Ivan Bwowe was nominated at the District head quarters. The former guild president of Makerere University is going to face it off with six (6) other nominated candidates including the incumbent, Amos Mandela, Ssekamwa, Ssembusi, Ntumwa […]

How Makerere University former GRC Atuhaire’s Dream of Joining Parliament was Shattered

How Makerere University former GRC Atuhaire’s Dream of Joining Parliament was Shattered

Sad end to Atuhaire’s dream of joining the 10th parliament. What went wrong? A youthful Brian Batenda (Unstoppable) thought he would be on the ballot paper for the 2016 general elections but as fate would have it, he wasn’t able as the constitutional court soiled the process of sealing youth out of elective politics. The […]

To vote or not to vote: Will the 2016 election represent the will of all Ugandans?

To vote or not to vote: Will the 2016 election represent the will of all Ugandans?

By Philimon Badagawa and Paul Kisembo The February 2016 Elections are billed as a crucial time when #UgandaDecides who will be the next president, Members of Parliament and local government leaders. Frequent free and fair elections are globally regarded as a key component of democratic governance as citizens of a country get the chance to […]