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Minister Janat Mukwaya accused of conniving with Saudi Embassy official to fleece Uganda migrant workers

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The fraternity of labour recruitment agencies in Uganda is  divided over reports emerging over the labour ministry continued 70 dollars each girl charge meant for monitoring the safety of Ugandan workers (girls).

Uganda federation of foreign recruitment agencies in an effort to eliminate trafficking of Ugandan workers and foster safety of Uganda workers is in the process of coordinating the same with a newly acquired offices at crested towers in Kampala

Voices heard accuse Hon Jannat Mukwaya of conniving with Saudi embassy officials to fleece Ugandan workers

Peoples Gov’t lead by Kizza Besigye to petition ICC

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The Peoples Government plans to petition the International Criminal Court ICC against President Yoweri Museveni for allegedly committing crimes against humanity.

Addressing the media on Friday, at their offices on Katonga road, the Peoples Government Deputy President Erias Lukwago says that President Museveni in his individual capacity should answer cases related to suppression, torture and extrajudicial killings.

According to the Rome Statute, crimes against humanity include murder, extermination, enslavement, torture, enforced disappearance of persons and imprisonment among others.

Uganda’s land question remains unanswered – Justice Bamugemereire

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The fate of numerous pending complaints filed at the Land Commission of Inquiry for investigations hang in balance as tenure of the Commission ends.

The Commission of Inquiry into land matters says two and half years of extensive investigations failed to get to the bottom of the complex Uganda’s land question.

It only managed to define the most fraud-ridden state agencies charged with land management as Uganda Land Fund, Uganda Land Commission, the Area Land Committees and the District Land Boards where double titling of land take place amongst others.

Flying squad arrests three suspected boda boda thieves in Hoima

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 Flying squad operatives have arrested three suspected Motorcycle robbers who have been terrorizing cyclists in the region. 

They were arrested on Thursday night in one of the lodges in Hoima town.  

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson identified the suspects as Fred Ssegawa 28, Alex Kipaku 30 and Francis Businge 27 all residents of Kagadi district.  

Police also recovered one suspected stolen motorcycle registration number UAT 508U Bajaj from the robbers.

NRM mobiliser Barekye hunted for spying the party for Bobi Wine

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Kampala Central National Resistance Movement (NRM) cadre and mobiliser accused for spying his party for People Power Movement. Whisper Eye Reports

Barekye Wahabu a resident of Civic Centre in Kampala Central Division to face arrest.

Reliable source has revealed  to Whisper Eye how Barekye who is a trained NRM cadre joined People Power Movement months ago and continued to attend crucial NRM meetings.

Ugandan workers in Middle East neglected as Minister Mukwaya reaps big from the labour export industry

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The former Mukono South MP Hon Jannat Baluunzi Mukwaya who retired from active elective politics in 2016 bounced back as a powerful minister-in the NRM government, she is the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Affairs having been appointed to that position on 6th  June 2016.

Hajjati Mukwaya is a former captain in the Ugandan military rebel group NRA   now at the centre of the Labour ministry which is among the NRM government most tax appealing ministry which has seen many misfortune as Ugandans exported for Labour in very harsh and unexplained conditions.  

Two Rwandan nationals shot at Uganda-Rwanda border

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There is increased tension along the Uganda-Rwanda border of Katuna, after Rwandan security officials shot two of their nationals who had crossed into Uganda to smuggle Irish potatoes.

The Monday evening incident happened 300 meters away from the Ugandan border. One of the two victims was identified as Jean Pierre Havugimana, 28, a resident of Kabaya village in Northern Rwanda. The other person could not be identified easily.

The two had reportedly crossed into Uganda through a porous border at Rushaki in Karujanga, Katuna town council. According to Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate, each of them was carrying 50 kilograms of Irish potatoes at the time they were shot at.

Havugimana fled back to Uganda. He was first admitted at Katuna community medical clinic and later referred to Rushoroza hospital in Kabale town for further treatment, while his colleague, was whisked away by Rwandan security.

How gov’ts use social media to spy on you and sway elections , human rights watchdog says

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Governments around the world are increasingly using social media to manipulate elections and monitor their citizens, in a worrisome trend for democracy, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday.

An annual report on online freedom by the nonprofit group Freedom House found evidence of “advanced social media surveillance programs” in at least 40 of 65 countries analyzed.

The report said global internet freedom declined for a ninth consecutive year, as authorities in some countries simply cut off internet access as part of their manipulation efforts, while others employed propaganda armies to distort information on social platforms.

Full Statement|President Museveni : Criminal gangs have been wiped out

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By Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

Fellow Ugandans and, especially, the Bazzukulu

After some weeks of absence. This time, I will, again, address you on the issue of combating crime because crime was appearing, again, after we had suppressed it with Operation Wembley in the year 2002.

The criminal groups, in recent times, had killed people in the areas of Kampala-Entebbe, Ntungamo, Lyantonde and the Kisoro areas. I have not yet received the report for Kisoro.

However, for Kampala Metropolitan, Ntungamo and Lyantonde, the gangs have been wiped out. These gangs had killed 13 people, injured 2 and robbed sh. 24 million in total.

DRC militiamen abduct four Ugandan fishermen on Lake Albert

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Four Ugandan fishermen have been abducted on Lake Albert in Hoima district by militiamen reportedly from the Democratic Republic of Congo – DRC.

The abducted fishermen have only been identified as: Okello, Jawia, Onen and Osaga all attached to Kijangi landing site in Buseruka sub county Hoima district.

The fishermen went out fishing on the Lake Albert on Thursday when they were attacked by the suspected militiamen who are alleged to have put them at gun point before crossing with them to the DR Congo together with their fishing gear including a boat, engine and 16 sets of fishing nets.

UPDF captain arrested after backlash in Makerere

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Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has arrested the officer who commanded soldiers that brutalized Makerere University students.

Defence and Army Spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire, on Friday said that Capt. Richard Lubeere is being held at Makindye Military Police headquarters.

According to Karemire, an inquiry headed by Lt. Col. Richard Okumu has been set up to investigate the matter.

MABIOR Garang: Machar ready to work with Kiir despite provocation

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SPLM-IO spokesman Mabior Garang de Mabior tells Fred Oluoch challenges that their leader faces ahead of establishment of Transitional Government …………………………………………

Now that Dr Riek Machar has turned down formation of transitional government before the outstanding issues are resolved, is there a chance that he could be isolated by the international community?

This question is misleading and is based on an assumption that Dr Riek Machar is not already isolated by the international community.

The SPLM/SPLA-IO leadership has been isolated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad) mediation team because Dr Machar has been under detention without charges since October 2016, first in Pretoria, South Africa and currently in Khartoum, Sudan.

Makerere University stalemate continues, 9 students suspended

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A day after President Yoweri Museveni ordered for talks between students and the Makerere University administration, the stalemate is not about to end following a new announcement of suspension and warning of over 30.

Makerere University has just released a statement stating that, “In light of the recent student unrests and protests against the Fees Policy, Management has taken disciplinary action against some students. Affected students are requested to collect their letters from the Office of the Dean of Students.”

Gen Otafiire tasked to explain Njeru Stock Farm land takeover

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Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister General Kahinda Otafiire has been tasked to explain circumstances under which he took over the ownership of land belonging to Njeru Stock Farm.

The 1,099-acre farm located at Bukaya West Village, in Njeru municipality, is one of the government farms managed under the National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank which hosts a demonstration farm, a breeding centre and a research centre, among other facilities. But Up to 504 of the total acreage of the farm has been fraudulently taken over by private individuals.

Medical records professionals threaten to strike over salaries

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Medical records practitioners under their umbrella body, Uganda Medical Records and Health Informatics Professional’s Association-UMRHIPA are in the next line of protesters over salary.

The records officers are bitter over what they describe as discrimination in the health sector. They complain that while their colleagues in hospitals have received salary enhancements, records officers have been left out. David Assimwe Sega, the President UMRHIPA, says that they have been left with no option other than resorting to the ‘obvious’ ways to demand for their rights.

He explains that much as they have written several letters to Ministry of Health, outlining their plight, no response has been given by the responsible authorities. According to Asimwe, medical records assistants earn only shillings 370,000 per month while medical records officers and senior officer part with Shillings 620,000 and 730,000 respectively.

Police arrests men who shot and killed ISO operative

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Police crime intelligence and flying squad units have arrested key suspects in the killing of an ISO operative Hussein Mutyaba.

Mutyaba was shot dead by thugs on October 6 at Bulaga, along Kampala –Mityana highway when he tried to pursue them after robbing two mobile money operators Flavia Namutebi and Flavia Nankya.

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said intelligence teams successfully arrested the suspects from Ntungamo and Mbarara districts.

The suspects have been identified as Rodgers Karenzi, Fred Bahati and Brian Mbogo.