Vendredi 15 Décembre 2017
(New Vision 10/06/13)
KAMPALA - Residents of Kamwokya, Ntinda, Mulago, Mawanda and Bukoto on the close of this week put Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) officials to task to explain why they have been left out in some of KCCA’s service provision initiatives. In a forum dubbed Baraza initiated by KCCA, residents tabled their grievance to the officials saying that although a lot has been done by KCCA, in their area of Kamwokya, much has been left out. “We still have problems with garbage collection. The trucks which collect garbage are few and they at times fail to reach the slums. This has caused some residents to dump in the drainages,” Sarah Nakiyembe, a resident of Mawanda road complained. Another resident, a youth...
(The Observer 10/06/13)
The opposition thinks to cause regime change, the army and police have to be on their side. An investigation by the opposition has concluded that even if all anti-NRM forces decided to work together, “they cannot cause regime change without allying with other key national and international players.” Jolted by this reality, the opposition has agreed a number of strategies ahead of the 2016 elections. They include forging alliances with “emerging voices of reason, goodwill and progress” within the UPDF, police and security services and, courting progressives inside NRM and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nations and other multinational organisations. But Army Spokesperson Paddy Ankunda said at the weekend that although it is not “new” that the opposition has always wanted...
(In2 East Africa 05/06/13)
Youth leaders in Busoga sub-region have demanded for a referendum on the way a Kyabazinga (king of Busoga) is elected, saying the kingdom’s constitutional review commission has failed to conclude soliciting views on the matter. The youth, under Busoga Youth Leaders Association (BUYOLA), said the commission’s delay in coming up with a draft constitution has caused anxiety among the people. Speaking to journalists in Jinja recently, the BUYOLA co-ordinator, Muhammad Katuntubiru, said all people in the kingdom should be involved in the process through a referendum on the matter. However, in an interview, the commission’s chairperson, Shaban Muziransa, said his team had finished gathering views from 10 chiefdoms except Bulamogi, which he said had failed to co-operate. Muziransa told the...
(The Observer 28/05/13)
A government minister has indicated that a decision to reopen Daily Monitor could come sooner if the paper agreed to some tough conditions. The Observer has learnt that outgoing Internal Affairs Minister Hilary Onek told Monitor Publications managers during a meeting last Thursday, that they had to agree to conditions or they would remain closed. It is understood that the government wants the paper to sign an agreement never to write negative stories about the army, the president or his family, including First Son Brig Muhoozi Kainerugaba and First Lady Janet Museveni. It was not immediately clear whether President Museveni endorsed these conditions, which media professionals have described as unacceptable. Although Mr Museveni often attacks the independent media, he is...
(Redpepper 23/05/13)
The Internal Affairs Minister Hilary Onek has explained to parliament that Daily Monitor and Red Pepper Publications, which are under police siege, have not been closed but they were asked to halt their operations to allow police to conduct a search in their premises. Onek made this remark on Wednesday while delivering a statement to parliament on the ongoing police siege of Daily Monitor and Red Pepper Publications. It came after MPs demanded for an explanation from government on why the Daily Monitor, its sister Radio stations KFM and Dembe FM and Red Pepper publications were shut down. On Monday, police raided Daily Monitor and Red Pepper publications allegedly to conduct a search for a letter, in which General David...
(Redpepper 22/05/13)
Parliament has ordered the state minister for internal affairs James Baba to issue a statement regarding the closure of the Monitor and Red Pepper publications. In a heated plenary debate on Tuesday, a day after the two media houses were raided by armed police personnel over their coverage of a letter allegedly written by General David Sejusa, legislators insisted that the minister explains why the media houses are still under siege. The two national papers did not come out today and it is highly likely that they will not be on the newsstands tomorrow. KFM and Dembe FM, two radio stations owned and managed by the Monitor Publications were also shut down. In Parliament, Busiro East MP Medard Segona raised...
(Voice of America 21/05/13)
NAIROBI — Police in Uganda's capital have closed down the offices of the Daily Monitor. According to the Daily Monitor's senior correspondent, police have declared the premises of their publication a crime scene and are doing a thorough search of the building. Earlier this month, the Daily Monitor published a series of stories about Uganda's coordinator of intelligence services, General David Sejusa. The general has demanded an investigation into alleged plots to assassinate key military and government officials who are seen to oppose President Yoweri Museveni’s alleged plans to install his son as his successor. Last week, the Criminal Investigation Department interrogated the authors of the story and the managing editor of the Monitor for three days, pushing them to...
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(New Vision 21/05/13)
House agriculture committee has tasked the minister of agriculture, animal industry and fisheries to explain the delay in the formation of the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) programme board. MPs said the absence of the board had negatively affected the implementation of NAADS and sector’s policies. “Can the minister explain why the NAADS board is not in place because a number of things are not moving well within the sector? We need an update on that,” demanded Ngora MP Francis Epetait. Masaka woman representative Freda Mubanda wondered why it has taken the minister long to put the board in place, saying farmers were not receiving agricultural inputs as expected. “The delay has led to non-implementation of the sector’s policies in...
(Reuters (Eng) 26/04/13)
Africa's brisk economic growth over the past decade has been consumer driven, a much-hyped trend that masks the uncomfortable fact that the region remains far too reliant on commodities. Sub-Saharan Africa's growth has been second only to Asia and cracked along at 5.8 percent last year, according to a World Bank estimate, if South Africa, the continent's biggest economy, is excluded. About two-thirds of growth in the past decade has been driven by domestic demand, which has been stoked by a number of factors including the continent's fast-growing and young population. Consumption has had multiplier effects into a range of services including banking and finance. Yet unlike in Asia, Africa's consumer boom has been financed mostly by income generated from...
(La Prospérité 25/03/13)
Sur invitation du Président Congolais, Denis Sassou Ngouesso, les Présidents Kabila de la RDC, Kagame du Rwanda et Museveni de l’Ouganda ont discuté hier, dimanche 24 mars, sur la situation sociopolitique dans l’Est de la RDC et dans la région des Grands Lacs africains. C’était à Oyo, la coquette ville natale du Président Sassou, au Département de la cuvette en République du Congo. La situation en Centrafrique s’est également invitée à cette quadripartite de Oyo. Cette rencontre, il faut le souligner, s’inscrit dans la droite ligne des efforts de la CIRGL, de la SADC, de l’UA et de l’Onu, en vue de la stabilisation de la situation dans l’Est de la RDC, pour permettre l’application de l’Accord-cadre. La quadripartite a,...
(Le Potentiel Online 25/03/13)
Quatre chefs d’Etat se sont donné rendez-vous hier dimanche 24 mars à Oyo, village natal du président Denis Sassou Nguesso du Congo-Brazzaville. Joseph Kabila, Paul Kagame, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni et Denis Sassou Nguesso, tous signataires de l’accord-cadre du 24 février dernier, ont conféré sur « la paix dans la région des Grands Lacs, notamment dans l'Est de la RDC à la suite des accords conclus dernièrement sur la RDC à Addis-Abeba ». L’Angola, le géant militaire de l’Afrique centrale, a été laissé de côté. Une absence qui va certainement peser sur la portée réelle de la rencontre d’Oyo. Le président congolais Denis Sassou Nguesso vient d’organiser un sommet quadripartite à Oyo, son village natal. Il a convié, à cette occasion,...

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