Tag Archives: Uganda

Ugandan Police Arrests Academic For Criticizing President’s Wife

Stella Nyanzi, a prominent academic in Uganda, is now under police custody for not any criminal charges but for just criticizing the president’s wife. President Yoweri Museveni’s wife Janet Musaveni is education minister of Uganda and lately the government has reneged a campaign pledge to supply sanitary pads free to school girls who are unable to afford hygiene products. Saying ...

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Tanzania, Uganda Signs Agreement On Energy, Civil Aviation At JPC Meet

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Tanzania has signed an agreement with Uganda for the enhancement of energy and civil aviation. Augustine Mahiga, Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, said the agreements were signed at a Joint Partnership Commission (JPC) meeting on Wednesday in Arusha. Uganda too is a member of East African Community (EAC). JPC was established in 2007 in Uganda and the ...

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Magufuli’s Visit To Kenya May Improve Ties

Tanzanian President John Magufuli will be on a visit to Kenya on Monday and Nairobi is expected to roll out the red carpet to initiate resetting relations with Dar es Salaam. It is learned the top agenda of the meet would be trade relations between two neighbors. Lately ties between the two countries have been strained due to several high-profile ...

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Ugandan Opposition Leader Kizza Besigye Arrested

Kampala, Uganda – Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye is under arrest after clashes with his supporters. On Feb 18 Veteran President Yoweri Museveni was declared winner with sixty percent of votes. However, Besigye and other candidates alleged fraudulent act has taken place during election including ballot stuffing, widespread rigging and intimidation by security personnel, and hence have rejected the results. ...

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Western Uganda Violence Between Supporters Of Rival Candidates Kill 22

Kampala, Uganda – At least 22 people have been killed in western Uganda in post-election violence between supporters of rival parties. Forum for Democratic Change party meanwhile has accused the government for all the fighting in recent days after the polls held on February 18 this year. According to police, the violence in western Uganda erupted between the supporters of ...

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Tanzania Promises To Issue National ID Cards In Handwritten Signature Format

Tanzania has taken a U-turn in terms of national identity cards. Henceforth the cards will contain hand-written signatures of holders as well as of the issuers. National identity cards of most of the African countries follow hand-written signatures format and this has put Tanzania on the odd place. Senior Tanzania government officials had earlier contradicted that signatures on the cards ...

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Kenya’s Exports To Tanzania, Uganda Declines To Worst Level

Nairobi – The exports of Kenya to Tanzania and Uganda have dropped drastically and it is indicated the two countries are buying goods from elsewhere. Tanzania and Uganda were the key destinations for Uganda in terms of exports of goods in 2014 in the region but the volume has reduced sharply this year. The worst affected is exports to Tanzania ...

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