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China and Uganda deny Entebbe airport takeover rumours

China has denied reports it could take control of Uganda’s international airport should the government in Kampala default on a $200 million loan from Beijing. “The malicious allegation… has no factual basis and is ill intended to distort the good relations that China enjoys with developing countries including Uganda,” a spokesman for the Chinese embassy […]

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Bomb Found In Kigoogwa Taxi

Residents surrounding Kigoogwa-Kaddu Stage in fear, as bomb detected in a Taxi early this morning. According to eyewitnesses, the incident happened at around 9:AM whereby one of the stage men arrested as suspect, only identified by friends as “Jose” threw out explosive bottle from a taxi with ill intention of arming fellows at the stage. […]

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IPOD seeks meeting with NUP over joining platform

The Interparty Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) has written to the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) seeking for a meeting to discuss concerns raised over their involvement in the organisation. IPOD is an organisation that brings together all parties with representatives in parliament to dialogue on issues affecting the country but NUP, now the dominant opposition […]

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Suspected Karamojong Cattle Thief Shot Dead in Kitgum

A suspected Karamojong cattle rustler shot dead in Orom East Sub-County, Kitgim District. The unidentified man was reportedly part of a trio that stole a cow from Lucim Village in Orom East sub-county and were trying to flee into Karamoja sub-region before they were ambushed by security personnel. The thieves were ambushed at the junction […]

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Museveni aides test positive for Covid after Dubai, Ethiopia trips

Three of President Museveni’s aides have tested positive for Coronavirus after returning home from the recent trips to the United Arab Emirates and in Ethiopia to attend Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy inauguration. President Museveni on Monday ended his three-day working visit to UAE where he held meetings with the Crown Prince of Emirate, Sheikh Mohamed […]

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NUP: “We were not invited to join Besigye’s new pressure group”

The National Unity Platform (NUP) spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi has said that the party was not invited to be part of the People’s Front for Transition (PFT), a new pressure group that will be headed by Dr. Kizza Besigye. A section of opposition politicians launched the PFT on Thursday, saying it will be a new front […]

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Five reasons why Besigye’s new opposition alliance is headed for failure

Yesterday amidst fanfare and tough talk, some of the leading lights of the opposition led by former FDC president, Dr Kizza Besigye came together and formed a pressure group termed; People’s Front for Transition (PFT). According to the advocates of the pressure group’s key objective is to dislodge President Museveni from power without using the […]

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Inside the structure, leadership of the new opposition pressure group to oust Museveni

A section of opposition politicians on Thursday launched a new pressure group named the People’s Front for Transition (PFT) which will be a new front to be used to oust President Museveni from power before 2026. The Xtremewood Press looks at the leadership and structure of the new opposition pressure group. The new pressure group […]

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DP blasts newly formed opposition pressure group over misrepresentation

The Democratic Party has blasted the newly formed opposition pressure group, People’s Front for Transition (PFT) over misrepresentation. During the launch of the pressure group on Thursday at the JEEMA headquarters, some politicians including Walter Lubega Mukaaku were unveiled as the representatives of the DP block in the new front. However, in a statement DP […]

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Museveni conned as police present fake Masaka killings victims in condolence money saga

Lwengo criminal investigations department (CID) officer Patrick Mbabazi is on spot for presenting ‘ghost’ relatives of machete victims to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for irregular financial gain.  Early this month, 25 people from families that lost their relatives in the machete attacks in Masaka sub-region met Museveni at State House in Nakasero. Each representative received Shs […]