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EALA | MP Emoluments Now $14,908 In Pay, Perks – The East African

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) will be the highest paid in the region and second only to Nigeria on the continent following the approval of a $1,208 increment to their basic salary beginning July. The MPs are expe...


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VOA Straight Talk Africa | “Trump/Africa Relations” — Host Dr. Shaka Ssali

“Trump/Africa Relations” U.S. President Donald Trump made his first phone calls to African heads of state, speaking with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and South African President Jacob Zuma.  Nigeria and South Africa...



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Politico | How an American Bureaucrat Became President of Somalia

Politico — On the morning of February 8, a civil servant from Buffalo, New York—a Somali by birth but an American by choice—walked into a heavily guarded airplane hangar in the battle-scarred capital of his native cou...



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NAACP Image Awards | Madina Nalwanga Among The Nominees For Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

(CNN) — Here’s a look at the Winners of The 48th NAACP Image Awards were held on February 11, 2017 – History: The Image Awards were established in 1967 “to honor outstanding black actors, actresses, wr...


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BBC Travel Special | Kampala Tops World’s Friendliest City According Expat Insider Survey

By Lindsey Galloway — For many expats, finding new friends can ease the often overwhelming task of adjusting to a new life abroad. But with huge variances in local culture and language capabilities, some places can defini...



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ABC News | Mugabe’s wife says he could run in election ‘as a corpse’

Zimbabwe’s 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe should run “as a corpse” in next year’s election if he dies before the vote, his wife said Friday. Grace Mugabe accused some ruling ZANU-PF party officials ...



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Opinion | The Confusion, Ingratitude As Well As The Danger Of Western Liberals And The Trump Therapy – By President Yoweri K. Museveni

I have been either closely following or actively involved in World and African political events for the last 56 years. In those 56 years, I have noticed many happenings, behaviours, etc. One of the groups that I have observed w...


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The Hill | Trump’s Africa Policy Finally Gets Going, And There’s Reason For Hope

The Hill — Since the election of Donald J. Trump, I have dedicated three columns to imagining Africa policy under the new U.S. president. With “imagination” being the operative word, because few hints had been offered...



People waiting to vote in the presidential election outside a polling station in Banjul, Gambia, in December. Government officials said security concerns prompted internet services to be shut off and international cellphone calls to be blocked.
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Opinion | African Nations Increasingly Silence Internet to Stem Protests — The New York Times

DAKAR, Senegal — Julius Ikena’s trade business is at a standstill because he cannot make electronic payments to his partners. Andrew Mofor cannot get access to the small fortune — 800 euros, or about $850 — that his dau...


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Irish Times | Lawyer Seeking Order Forcing Facebook to Reveal Ugandan Blogger’s Identity Loses Appeal

A High Court judge has said he could not, “in conscience”, order Facebook Ireland to reveal the identity of a blogger who has made clearly defamatory allegations against a Ugandan lawyer. Mr Justice Donald Binchy said he co...



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Daily Monitor | Opinion | If Eala Aspirants Have to Bribe MPs For Votes, What’s Left? By Charles Onyango-Obbo

Opinion — When I read in Daily Monitor that money was changing hands in the campaigns for what it called “the much coveted East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) seats”, I wondered why it took so long. The report sa...



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Ugandan Diaspora | Editorial | February 2017 | The Hypocrisy Of Trump’s Travel Ban

Dear Readers, Greetings and Welcome to February — Black History Month. After just a couple of weeks in office President Trump has been true to his promise to shake things up, issuing executive orders whose ripple effects ...


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Press Release | Department of Homeland Security Statement on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement

Release Date: January 29, 2017 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: 202-282-8010 WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security will continue to enforce all of President Trump’s Executive Orders in...



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Daily Monitor | NRM Day January 26th 2017 | I am not anyone’s servant, says Museveni

By GEORGE MUZOORA — MASINDI. President Yoweri Museveni yesterday declared that he is not a servant or an employee of anybody but a person who fights for himself and his beliefs. “I am not an employee. I hear some people...



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Reuters | Uganda’s Crane Bank Assets, Liabilities Transferred to DFCU – Central Bank

Reuters — Jan 27 The assets and liabilities of Uganda’s Crane Bank, which was put into receivership, have been transferred to dfcu, another mid-tier institution, the central bank said on Friday. The Bank of Uganda s...


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Daily Monitor | Museveni Appoints Dr Kiyonga Uganda’s Ambassador to China

By Job Bwire — President Museveni has appointed 37 new ambassadors, including former defence minister, Dr Chrispus Kiyonga who has been sent to China. Dr Kiyonga replaces Charles Wagidoso. According to a statement issued ...



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Ugandan Diaspora | Editorial | January 2017 | Lets Buckle-Up For The Era of Trump and What Could Be The Rise of Fascism in America?

Dear All, Greetings and a Happy New Year. President Donald J. Trump assumed the Presidency of America as its 45th Commander in Chief in a country bitterly divided by race and politics. In what some viewed as a repudiation of Pr...


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Charity Events | Robert Katende and Phiona Mutesi Hold Successful Fundraisers In Bellevue, Washington State

Two of the real life characters portrayed in Disney’s “Queen of Katwe,” are in Bellevue this week from Uganda.   Robert Katende and Phiona Mutesi — attended a lunch fundraiser at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue ...



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The New York Times | Yahya Jammeh | President’s Term Running Out, Gambia Shudders as He Refuses to Quit

BANJUL, Gambia — President Yahya Jammeh once predicted that his rule could last a billion years. Now, the fate of his nation is hanging on one more anxiety-filled day. After acknowledging defeat in an election last month, Mr....



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Uganda Adventures | My Visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kasenyi Safari Camp!

By Ronnie Mayanja — In 1907 Winston Churchill embarked on an African safari, setting off from Mombasa and traveling through Kisumu to Uganda. At the end of his sojourns he would write a book, My African Journey, and coin ...


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Diaspora Returnee| The Courage To Return Home By Jaffar Tonda

By Jaffar Tonda — From inception, the plan was never to settle in the USA. A similar feeling resonates with most diaspora immigrants – the typical plan is to achieve a target and return “home.” I staged a plan t...






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