In Uganda, Kaweesi’s Murder – High-Stakes Intrigue

In Uganda, Kaweesi’s Murder – High-Stakes Intrigue

  On Friday morning, March 17, Assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his driver and escort, both policemen, were gunned down several hundred metres from Kaweesi’s home in Kulambiro, Kampala. The murders shocked the country and it became the biggest news story of the year so far. Kaweesi

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Uganda says security forces killed more than 100 in palace assault last year

Uganda says security forces killed more than 100 in palace assault last year

  Uganda acknowledged on Wednesday that its security forces killed more than 100 people in an assault on a tribal leader’s palace last year, revising the death toll upwards by dozens, but denied a rights group’s accusation that children were among the dead. Security forces killed scores of people in

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Ugandan president becomes a meme

Ugandan president becomes a meme

  When Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni stopped to make a call in Kyeirumba Village, Uganda, he had no idea he was about to go viral. A series of pictures were posted to his official Facebook page, showing him sitting in a fold out chair on the roadside making an important

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Ugandan President Drops 35 Ministers, Appoints Wife to Cabinet

Ugandan President Drops 35 Ministers, Appoints Wife to Cabinet

  After months of waiting, President Museveni yesterday completed his post-election reshuffle, which saw the most senior jobs remain in the same hands, others demoted and at least 35 ministers, especially the losers in the just concluded polls, dropped from his Cabinet. Among the appointees was President’s wife, Ms Janet

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Is Tanzania Ousting Kenya As East Africa’s Powerhouse?

Is Tanzania Ousting Kenya As East Africa’s Powerhouse?

  Less than a year after President Magufuli took office, Tanzania is already gaining influence among its neighbors and moving away from its reputation as a lone ranger in the region. So what does this mean for Kenya? Despite having the largest population in East Africa, Tanzania has often been

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I Might Be Killed in Luzira Prison – Besigye

I Might Be Killed in Luzira Prison – Besigye

  Opposition leader Kizza Besigye yesterday told court his fears for his life in Luzira prison but the magistrate shut him down half way his pleadings. Dr Besigye was arraigned in Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court and charged with treason afresh after his previous appearance in a similar court in Moroto

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Tanzania Remains Favorite Route for Uganda Oil Export Pipeline, Official says Kenya ‘Lost the Deal’

Tanzania Remains Favorite Route for Uganda Oil Export Pipeline, Official says Kenya ‘Lost the Deal’

  Undercover reports emerging from the talks between Kenya and Uganda on Crude oil routing options indicate that the Uganda has finally settled with Tanzania’s port Tanga as the Oil exit point. A senior Kenyan official told the The East African newspaper on Saturday that Uganda had stuck to the

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East Africa: Dar Is Rising, Kenya Falling but Still the Oil Isn’t Flowing

East Africa: Dar Is Rising, Kenya Falling but Still the Oil Isn’t Flowing

  There has been a buzz in East Africa since Tanzania’s President John Magufuli announced on March 2 that he had clinched a deal with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni for a pipeline transporting crude oil to the port of Tanga. The 1,410-kilometre pipeline, that will connect Uganda’s Albertine basin oil

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What Does Museveni’s Victory Mean for Uganda?

What Does Museveni’s Victory Mean for Uganda?

  Yoweri Museveni was re-elected for another five years in Uganda’s recent elections, extending his 30-year mandate in the East African country. The elections and results were not without controversy. At least one opposition supporter died in the run-up to voting on Thursday, while leading opposition Forum for Democratic Change

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Uganda unveils Africa’s first solar-powered bus

Uganda unveils Africa’s first solar-powered bus

  As a child, Ugandan Paul Isaac Musasizi always had busy hands. He regularly pulled apart the family television, and used motors from old cassette players to make toy cars. Now, in his mid-thirties, he’s the CEO of technology company Kiira Motors Corporation and the brains behind Africa’s first solar-powered

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