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Former president forced to testify in son’s corruption trial

Mozambique’s former President Armando Guebuza has given evidence in a huge corruption trial in which his son is an accused. Mr Guebuza – who is the first former president to take the witness stand in a court case in the country – defended his government’s decision to secretly borrow $2bn (£1.48) to finance a fishingContinue reading “Former president forced to testify in son’s corruption trial”

BoU to pay Sudhir, return Crane Bank

Supreme Court has dismissed Bank of Uganda’s appeal against Sudhir Ruparelia and Meera Investments, and ordered the central bank to directly pay costs at all Court levels. Oyet Mediatech Reports. Court also ordered that Crane Bank is reverted to the owners/shareholders marking an end to the 5-year dispute. Crane Bank Limited was closed by BankContinue reading “BoU to pay Sudhir, return Crane Bank”

BOU governor Mutebile dead!

Bank of Uganda governor Professor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile is dead. Multiple sources indicate that that the long serving governor passed away at 5:30 this morning after a period of being unwell. According to at least three family members, Mutebile died in Nairobi, Kenya, where he had been receiving medical attention in the previous days. TheContinue reading “BOU governor Mutebile dead!”

Explosion Hits Parliament Avenue, CPS; Target Missed

Uganda’s capital Kampala has on Tuesday November 16 been rocked with two explosions in the Central Business District. Photos and videos shared on social media showed heavy clouds of smoke and some cars burning near Jubilee Insurance along Parliamentary Avenue.Parliament has been sealed off by security. Some lawmakers were seen evacuating the precincts of theContinue reading “Explosion Hits Parliament Avenue, CPS; Target Missed”

No state funeral for former South African president FW de Klerk

Cape Town, South Africa | A Free Press | FW de Klerk Foundation, established by South Africa’s last apartheid president Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk, on Sunday announced that the late president’s cremation and funeral will take place on Nov. 21 in a private manner for family members. The ceremony will not be open to theContinue reading “No state funeral for former South African president FW de Klerk”

MPs question cost of Arua airport seats

Ssenyonyi tasked UCAA management to explain why the airport lounge seats and baggage trolleys were procured at such costly prices. The Management of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has been put on the spot over procurement of airport furniture and other supplies worth shs243 million. Sam Wonekha, the General Manager for regional airports at UCCA,Continue reading “MPs question cost of Arua airport seats”

Bobi Wine blocked from travelling to United States over Covid-19 restrictions

The President of the National Unity Platform-NUP, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has been stopped from travelling to the United States of America to attend party activities over COVID-19 concerns. In a statement on his social media platform (Facebook), Kyagulanyi said yesterday he left Uganda for the United States of America via Qatar, to attend diaspora eventsContinue reading “Bobi Wine blocked from travelling to United States over Covid-19 restrictions”

Generation Equality forum activates youth voices on SRHR to curb sexual violence

Generation Equality, together with Bodily Autonomy and South African Action Coalition organizes a Virtual Dialogue on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, scheduled for September 14, 2021 from 14:00-16:30 hours. According to The Xtremewood Reporter, the dialogue is convened in a context where high rates of sexual violence, HIV infection, sexually-transmitted diseases, and unwanted, teenageContinue reading “Generation Equality forum activates youth voices on SRHR to curb sexual violence”

Govt sued over deal to fix spy chips in vehicles, motorcycles

Lawyer Male Mabirizi has dragged the Ugandan government to court over its move to install tracking devices in all public and private vehicles and motorcycles in the country. Government on Friday signed a 10-year agreement with Joint Stock Company Global Security, a Russian firm for the implementation of the intelligent transport monitoring system, a dealContinue reading “Govt sued over deal to fix spy chips in vehicles, motorcycles”

Govt warns public against web link promising Covid relief cash in 24 hours

Government has asked members of the public to beware of a web link promising to dish out Covid relief cash within 24 hours, The Xtremewood Reports. The Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja on Sunday said government will this time round not be distributing food relief but rather use mobile money to deliver cash to vulnerable peopleContinue reading “Govt warns public against web link promising Covid relief cash in 24 hours”