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Uganda’s EALA MPs divided over Somalia EAC application

EALA MP Fred Mbidde

By Samuel Ssebuliba. Uganda’s representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA)have expressed divergent views on the proposal by the heads of states to admit Somalia into the community. One of the issues to be discussed during the Heads of State Summit scheduled for later this month in Kampala is Somalia’s application to join the East African Community. According to Susan Nakawuki, opening boarders for Somalia is a dangerous move that is likely to allow terrorists to attack the region with a lot of ease. However Fred Mukasa Mbidde says that bringing Somalia closer to the region will help improve monitoring and sharing of security strategies to eliminate terrorists from the region.        

Another rights defenders’ office broken into

By Ritah Kemigisa Another human rights defenders’ office has been broken into. The offices of Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum located in Namirembe along the Prof Apollo Nsibambi Road were last night broken into by unknown people. The organisation’s deputy executive director Anthony Mutimba, says two of their guards were badly injured during the scuffle with the attackers and are now nursing wounds at Nsambya hospital. He says a medical report shows that one of the guards has a cracked skull. Mutimba says the motive of the attack still remains unknown since valuables which would have been stolen like computers and TVs were left untouched. He however says they suspect the attempted robbery is closely linked to the first attack where thieves broke into …

Rotary club international president Mr Barry Rassin in Uganda

BY TOM BRIAN ANGURINI. The rotary international president elect Mr Barry Rasin is visiting Uganda for the first time after being elected into office in January this year. His purpose of the visit is to officiate at this year’s East African Rotary projects fair which started today 8th to ending 12th February 2018 at Entebbe. A projects fair involves local rotary clubs coming together with international player’s to plan for the charity activities that they normally carry among communities Addressing the media today in Kampala Mr Rasin who hails from Bahamas says he intends to diversify the number of rotary activities in the country like gender and others. He promised to link rotary clubs in Uganda with international partners so …

African Court president calls for more ratifications in 2018

By Catherine Ageno The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has dedicated the year 2018 to harnessing efforts towards synergy in the continent’s human rights systems and strengthening judicial efficiency. In his message for the new year, the Court President Justice Sylvain Ore` has called for more ratifications of the protocol that establishes the Court in the new year because its success as a human rights protection mechanism requires a wider ratification of the protocol by member states, and making declarations under Article 34(6). He said that for its part, the Court has adopted an annual work plan which encourages a catalytic engagement with all stakeholders of the African human rights community. Justice Ore` adds that the protection of human …

MOE vows to discipline teachers who helped students cheat

By Damali Mukhaye. The ministry of education has vowed to discipline all the teachers and head teachers who participated in the mal-practice of the 2017 Uganda certificate of education examination. This was after police arrested over 81 students, teachers, heads of school and Uganda national examination board scouts over the leaked papers of UCE exams before the final examinations were conducted. According to the permanent secretary at ministry of education Alex Kakooza,all the teachers who participated in the malpractice have been given a fair hearing and all those who will be found guilt will be interdicted. He notes that majority of head teachers who could participate in mal-practice were being transferred to other districts but this time, it’s going to …