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BBC News | The Secret Bribes of Big Tobacco – BAT Pays Off Ugandan MP to Change Parliamentary Report

A BBC investigation has uncovered evidence of bribery at one of the UK’s biggest companies. Panorama found British American Tobacco (BAT) illegally paid politicians and civil servants in countries in East Africa. In this ...


Vatican Tv Video | Cheering Crowds Greet The Pope’s Message of Peace in Uganda

Al Jazeera News Report and Vatican Tv video — Thousands of enthusiastic Ugandans have greeted Pope Francis as he held a mass youth rally and honored martyred Christians during the second leg of his historic three-nation t...



Reuters | Tanzania’s New President Scraps Government Christmas Cards to Save Cash

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzanian officials will not be allowed to send out the usual government printed Christmas and New Year cards this year as part of belt-tightening measures by the new president. John Magufuli has...



By Muniini K. Mulera | Mbabazi, Museveni 10-year War for Control of NRM and the Country

Dear Tingasiga, The Museveni regime’s assault against Amama Mbabazi’s campaign continues. No surprise, of course. When it became very clear that Mbabazi would seek the presidency, Yoweri Museveni’s courtiers f...


Mo Ibrahim Foundation | African Leaders Must Separate Personal From Public Interest – By Former Pres. Hifikepunye Pohamba

  Mo Ibrahim Prize for 2014 was awarded to Namibia’s former President for his good governance and leadership — Sound and visionary political leadership is vital to every country in every continent. But it is p...



Papal Visit | When Pope Paul VI Made His First Apostolic Pilgrimage to Africa and Uganda – July 31st 1969

On his first pilgrimage to Africa, Pope Paul VI was welcomed at Entebbe Airport on 31 July 1969 where he greeted the people of Africa and Uganda. The Holy Father then celebrated Mass in Kampala (at the conclusion of the Symposi...



NTV News Video | NRM Supporters in Mbarara Deface Mbabazi Posters Ahead of His Rally

Early on Saturday morning groups of NRM supporters went around Mbarara town defacing posters of the Go Forward independent candidate Amama Mbabazi ahead of his rally in the town. As the sun rose at dawn illuminating the dark al...


Co-founder of the Somali militant group Al-Shabaab, was killed in a U.S. military operation

(CNN) — Ahmed Godane, the co-founder of the Somali militant group Al-Shabaab, was killed in a U.S. military operation, the Pentagon said Friday. “The U.S. military undertook operations against Godane on Sept. 1, whi...



South Sudan Leader Says Talks Possible – Four Soldiers Wounded As US Military Aircract Comes Under Attack – Al Jazeera

As talk of dialogue begins, four soldiers are wounded as US military aircraft is hit by fire from unknown forces. The government of South Sudan has said it is prepared to open dialogue “with any rebel group” as vio...


A Nigerian Website has Ranked Gayaza and Namilyango among the top 100 Best Secondary Schools in Africa

A Nigerian Website has Ranked Gayaza High School, Namilyango College, Rainbow International School Uganda, and Lincoln International School Uganda, among the top 100 Best Secondary Schools in Africa ~ without knowing the criter...



U.S. tells Rwanda to immediately end support for M23 rebels

(Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday called on Rwanda to end support for M23 rebels in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, saying there was evidence Rwandan military officials were involved. “We call upon ...



The New York Times | Britain to Compensate Kenyan Torture Victims of The Mau Mau Colonial – Era

LONDON — In a remarkable admission that imperial forces tortured Kenyans fighting against British rule in the 1950s, Foreign Secretary William Hague announced Thursday that the government would pay about $30 million in compen...


The Guardian | Ugandan Police Make Arrests At Protest Over Seizure of The Monitor Newspaper Premises

Ugandan police arrested at least two activists and used teargas to disperse others protesting against the government’s seizure of a newspaper that published an army general’s letter about an alleged plot for the pre...



DR Congo | UN Secretary-General Hails Regional Accord As ‘Best Chance For Peace In years

UN News Center — 23 May 2013 – Arriving today in restive eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all the leaders of Africa’s Great Lakes region to throw their...



President Museveni Reshuffles Cabinet – Former Chief of Defence Forces Becomes Internal Affairs Minister. Full list below

Breaking News — President Yoweri Museveni Thursday made changes to his cabinet, moving Army Chief Gen Aronda Nyakairima as Internal Affairs minister. In other changes, Mary Karooro Okurut moves to the Gender Ministry as J...


Statement by the White House Press Secretary on President Obama’s Travel to Africa

President Obama and the First Lady look forward to traveling to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania from June 26 – July 3.  The President will reinforce the importance that the United States places on our deep and growi...



The Observer Editorial | Government Is Tampering With Right To Know | In Gen. Sejusa’s Case

Three Daily Monitor journalists have been summoned by the police in relation with the publication of a new story about Gen David Sejusa a.k.a. Tinyefuza, whose latest outburst appears to have rattled the establishment. On the o...


Japan Dispatch ~ Ugandan singer detained, arrested at Tokyo International Airport

Iryn Update — Following the news that Ugandan singer Iryn Namubiru has been arrested and continues to be held after her arrival in Tokyo at the Narita International Airport, the International Police in the African country...



“Called to serve” – Speech by HRH The Nnabagereka (Buganda Queen) Sylvia Nagginda Luswata at TEDxEuston

“The Role of Culture in solving Africa’s Problems is the summation of the Story of My Life ~ An Ordinary Girl, who married a traditional King, the Kabaka of Buganda Kingdom, and became a Queen.” ~ HRH The Nnab...



Video Captured of the Boston Marathon Explosion/Bombing ~ Boston Globe

BOSTON GLOBE: Watch the aftermath of the explosions that rocked Boylston Street during the Boston Marathon. Video by Steve Silva Two explosions occurred near the Boston Marathon finish line at 2:50 p.m. The race was diverted be...


CNN ~ Photos ~ 2 deadly bombs strike Boston Marathon; 3rd blast strikes JFK Library

CNN ~ Photos ~ 2 deadly bombs strike Boston Marathon; 3rd blast strikes JFK Library ~ update ~ 2 killed, More than 100 being treated for injuries from blasts, Boston Globe reports. Two bombs struck near the finish line of the ...






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