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Gov’t denies refuge agreement with Israel

By Ritah Kemigisa. Uganda has denied having any agreement with Israel to host refugees who were recently ordered to leave the Middle East country. According to minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees Hilary Onek, the refugees of Israel origin who are in the country are here illegally. Onek meanwhile says the country is already overwhelmed by a huge number of refugees and so those from Israel cannot be welcomed. His comments come amid reports that the Israeli government had issued a notice for thousands of African migrants to leave for countries like Uganda and Rwanda or face imprisonment. Described as infiltrators, the 38,000 migrants mostly from Eritrea and Sudanare said to have gone to Israel to seek asylum after …

Tabliq leaders welcome judges’ appointment

By Shamim Nateebwa Tabliq Muslims leaders at Nakasero mosque have hailed President Museveni for appointing 14 judges to the Court of Appeal and the High Court saying it will help fill the existing gaps in the courts of judicature. These, led by the Secretary General Ayub Nyende express hope that this will help their colleagues who have spent several months languishing in prisons on account of cases backlog due to few judges to handle their cases. They add that this will help hasten the handling of their pending cases involving disputes over Muslim properties. The President recently appointed four justices to the Court of Appeal and ten to the High Court. Those appointed to the Court of Appeal include Justices; …

Museveni hails SDA leader for promoting development

By Benjamin Jumbe President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the Seventh Day Adventists (SDA) Church for promoting health and wellbeing of its members. Addressing the congregation at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds at a special service led by the SDA world leader Pastor Dr. Ted Wilson this morning, the president has lauded the church for emulating Jesus by feeding the hungry and healing the sick. He added that these pillars of the SDA church are not different from those of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM). Earlier, while meeting Pr. Wilson at State House Entebbe on Friday, President Museveni said he was to instruct that no exams are held on Saturday in Uganda. The president made the commitment in response to a request by …

Make public resources accessible to all, Bishop Niringiye

Rtd. Bishop Zac Niringiye. (Internet photo)

By Moses Ndhaye The retired Bishop Zac Niringiye has underscored the need for government to put in place a system that enables the Ugandans to easily access public resources without discrimination. He was last evening delivering a sermon at the All Saints Cathedral Nakasero, during a memorial service held in honor of the former Archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda and Boga Zaire Janani Luwum who was killed during the Idi Amin regime on 16th February 1977. Bishop Niringiye says this will help reduce conflicts in society, asking Christians to continue reflecting on what the Archbishop Jenani Luwum did for the Anglican Church and for the Christianity as a whole. He also suggests that the Anglican Church considers renaming the Church House …

Ankole self-styled king arrested

By RAJAB MUKOMBOZI Police in Mbarara district have arrested Ankole kingdom self –styled king Umar Asiimwe. Asiimwe was arrested last evening after several hours of questioning at Rwizi regional police headquarters in Mbarara where he had been summoned together with four of his ministers. He had been summoned by policeallegedly over sectarian utterances against Minister for Gender, Labour and Social development Janat Mukwaya who labeled him an impostor. The Rwizi region Police Spokesperson Samson Kasasira confirmedAsiimwe’s arrestand said most of the crimes have been committed through the media especially social media attacking Minister Mukwaya. Asiimwe claims he was crowned the King (Omugabe) of Ankole on October 29, 2016 at the Kingdom palace located in ItaabaKyabanyoro, Rwampara County in Mbarara District.