Policy & Governance

Museveni calls CEC meeting on Muhoozi’s PLU

Summary: The NRM in Uganda faces internal tensions ahead of a crucial CEC meeting due to the emergence of the PLU led by General Muhoozi, President Museveni’s son. General Muhoozi’s hinted presidential ambitions add complexity, dividing party members. The upcoming meeting of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of Uganda’s National …

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JUST IN: Journalists kicked out of army court hearing 28 NUP supporters

Summary: Journalists kicked out of army court hearing 28 NUP supporters Journalists have been ejected from Makindye-based General Court Martial where they had gone to cover hearing of bail applications by 28 detained supporters of the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) this morning.Court chaired by Brig Gen Freeman Mugabe did …

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Putin says Ukraine matter of life and death for Russia

Summary The Kremlin has repeatedly framed the almost two-year conflict as a battle for Russia’s survival in a bid to rally patriotic sentiment among its population, many apathetic toward the offensive Events on the battlefield in Ukraine are a matter of “life and death” for Russia that could determine its …

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Uganda refutes allegations of supporting DR Congo’s M23 rebels

Summary Uganda refutes allegations of supporting M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) conflict, denying involvement in internal conflicts unless part of a regional peace effort. Social media rumors fueling the claims have been dismissed by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and the Ugandan embassy in Kinshasa. …

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Top Putin critic Navalny dies in prison

Summary Navalny lost consciousness after going for a walk and could not be revived by medics, the prison service said. The Kremlin’s most prominent critic, Alexei Navalny, died on Friday in an Arctic prison, Russian officials said, a month before an election poised to extend President Vladimir Putin’s hold on …

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I like Gen Muhoozi, but not as President of this country, Says Gen Otafiire

Summary: While emphasizing he doesn’t “hate” Muhoozi, Otafiire declared him unfit for the top job, stating, “We elect the president of Uganda, not the son of the president.” Uganda’s political landscape sizzles as Minister of Internal Affairs Kahinda Otafiire throws shade at General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, son of President Museveni and …

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List of reshuffled cabinet ministers leaked

Summary: As a matter of fact, Mr Don Wanyama, the CEO of NewVision, a government-owned publication came out to dismiss a post that had been making rounds on various social media platforms that the President was to announce the reshuffle in an hour. On Friday evening, Ugandans across social media …

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Pakistan cuts off mobile internet services on election day

Summary: Nikkei Asia reports that while fixed broadband service was still available in Islamabad, most people in Pakistan use mobiles for internet services. Pakistan cuts off mobile internet services on election dayPakistan reportedly suspended mobile internet services across the country on Thursday just before voting got underway in the country’s …

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