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Opinion ~ Maurice Kirya, Says Ugandan Artistes’ Big Dinner with President Museveni, a Missed Opportunity

Social Media has been awash with vibrant photos from the recently concluded dinner hosted by President Museveni, featuring many Ugandan Musicians, Comedians, Actors, and key people from the Ugandan Entertainment Industry. One o...


BBC News-night | UK firm’s surveillance kit ‘used to crush Uganda opposition’

BBC Report — A UK-based firm has sold surveillance technology to Uganda which has been used to crush and potentially blackmail opponents of the president, according to documents seen by BBC News-night. An internal report ...



Video ~ Subcommittee Hearing: Ridding Central Africa of Joseph Kony ~ Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Chairman

Video from the House Foreign Affairs Committee ~ Subcommittee Hearing: Ridding Central Africa of Joseph Kony: Continuing U.S. Support Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations R...



These are the top four Lord’s Resistance Army leaders captured or killed since 2011

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff, The Washington Post ~ As the U.S.-backed operation to find Joseph Kony, the elusive leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), enters its fifth year, here is a look back on some of Kony’s top comman...


U.S. troops have turned to some unsavory partners to help find warlord Joseph Kony

By Craig Whitlock and Thomas Gibbons-Neff, The Washingtong Post ~ U.S. Special Operations forces have opened a new front in their hunt for the African warlord ­Joseph Kony, moving closer to his suspected hideout in a lawless e...



Joseph Kony and Mutiny in the Lord’s Resistance Army

By Ledio Cakaj, The New Yorker ~ Vincent Okumu Binansio, nicknamed Binany, was one of the many children who have been abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda. Captured in the mid-nineties, when the group was...



How a Texas Philanthropist Helped Fund the Hunt for Joseph Kony

By Elizabeth Rubin, The New Yorker ~ One night in July, 2010, Shannon Sedgwick Davis, a lawyer and activist from San Antonio, Texas, and the mother of two young boys, found herself seated across from the chief of the Ugandan Ar...


PRESS RELEASE ~ Statement by Prime Minister Rt Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugunda on the sudden death of Hon Gen. Aronda Nyakairima, Minister of Internal Affairs

Statement by Prime Minister Rt Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugunda on the sudden death of Hon Gen. Aronda Nyakairima, Minister of Internal Affairs: We have today learnt, with great sadness, of the sudden death of Hon Gen. Aronda Nyakairima...



The Weekly Observer | Uganda Electoral Reforms — How MPs Voted!

After three months of public consultations and a final heated debate on Tuesday, August 11, Parliament voted 277 to six to pass the controversial Constitution (amendment) Bill 2015. Key amendments included one on article 83 (1)...



Former UIA Executive Director, Dr. Maggie Kigozi, survives violent attack

The former executive director of the Uganda Investment Authority Dr. Maggie Kigozi was hospitalized, following an attack by two thugs who broke into her home in Rubaga in Kampala.  Dr. Maggie Kigozi and her cousin Brenda Bag...



Opinion | Uganda will need another transition by Moses Khisa

Weekly Observer — Last week, a leading member of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) told me he fully agrees that the country has gone ‘astray and needs to be redirected’. This view is held by Ugandans acros...


Ugandan Diaspora News | Letter from the Editor | May 2015 | Let’s Protect Workers Rights

Dear Readers, It’s May the month we celebrate International Labor Day (the US being a notable exception). But for some retired civil servants back home in Uganda the day served more as a time of reflection if not lamenta...



Opinion | Al-Shabaab Already Defeated – Article by President Museveni

The most atrocious, criminal, cowardly and monstrous attacks by Al-Shabaab against soft and innocent targets such as shoppers in a Shopping Mall, young students in a University or football fans watching the World Cup matches at...



Weekend Sunrise tv | Dr. Aggrey Kiyingi is a Sydney Based Cardiologist running for President of Uganda

Dr. Aggrey Kiyingi is a Sydney based Cardiologist running for President of Uganda. He joins Weekend Sunrise News team in Australia to explain why?


Leader of Opposition | Parliament Graft Now Official – Wafula Oguttu

Written by Deo Walusimbi — To Wafula Oguttu, the leader of opposition in parliament (LOP), corruption in the august House has taken on an official tagline. Oguttu said in an April 2 interview at his LOP office that offic...



UN Dispatch | Chairman INEC Prof. Attahiru Jega – The Real Hero of The Nigerian Elections

Earlier this week, history was made in Nigeria. The country’s first ever democratic transition of power between an incumbent president and a challenger took place through what is largely recognized as a free and fair election...


Daily Monitor | Museveni gives away Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium to Investor

President Museveni has directed the Ministry of Education and Sports to handover Nakivubo stadium to an investor for redevelopment. In a March 2 letter to Education minister Jessica Alupo, the President said he was endorsing th...



Opinion | Museveni Politics of Deception Laundered Clean by Elections – By Moses Khisa

Weekly Observer — On Wednesday The Observer published a detailed, but by no means exhaustive, list of President Museveni’s election pledges over the last three election cycles. Only a few have materialized. Whereas it i...



CNN Feature: Young minds, bright future: Robotics revolution hits Ugandan classrooms

Ugandan Inspiration worth Sharing ~ FundiBots, Founded by a fellow Ugandan Innovator, Solomon King Benge ~ By Alex Court, for CNN | (CNN) Building and programing a robot from scratch may sound like an impossible task to most pr...


New Book | Daniel Kalinaki – “Kizza Besigye and Uganda’s Unfinished Revolution” – A Three Part Serialization

One morning in late February 1981, Besigye was preparing to fly to Nairobi to buy stethoscopes for sale to the growing number of private health facilities in Kampala. Although committed to the medical profession, he was ever qu...






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