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Journalist Kalyegira charged in Court

Veteran Journalist Timothy Kalyegira has been in charged with criminal libel in Court. Kalyegira has this afternoon appeared before the Kampala City Council Magistrates’ Court. He is alleged to have defamed President Museveni in articles that appeared on his on-line publication, the Uganda Record last year. Kalyegira says his troubles arise from articles about the …

Vetting of ministerial nominees kicks off

Parliament’s appointments committee has started vetting the new ministerial appointees. The first nominee to appear before the committee¬†was Hon. Eriya Kategaya for first Deputy Prime Minister. Also waiting to be vetted shortly are the other two nominees for the position of Deputy Prime Minister; Hon.Henry Muganwa Kajura and Hon. Moses Ali. According to a vetting …

Bukenya faces charges over CHOGM funds

Former Vice President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has been summoned to the Anti-Corruption on charges related to expenditures for the 2007 Common Wealth Heads of Government meeting. Bukenya who was the chair of the cabinet sub-committee on CHOGM faces alleged charges of abuse of office. He has also been¬†jointly sued with Motor Care Uganda Limited on …

Nandala Mafabi is Leader of the Opposition

The Budadili West MP Nandala Mafabi has been appointed the leader of the opposition in Parliament. Mafabi beat several others in the race who included Serere Woman MP Alice Alaso, Terego woman MP Kassiano Wadri, Dokolo woman MP Cecilia Ogwal, Bugweri county MP Abdu Katuntu and Patrick Amuriat of Kumi county. He replaces Prof. Ogenga …

Parliament approves Sekandi and Mbabazi

Parliament has approved the appointment of Edward Sekandi and Amama Mbabazi as the new Vice President and Prime minister respectively. The former speaker of parliament together with former security minister Amama Mbababzi were named by the president at an NRM caucus meeting yesterday for the positions of Vice president and Prime Minister respectively. Sekandi replaces …