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Mass wedding for the UPDF

Tomorrow is not a day to be forgotten in the army. It is not about winning another battle but rather a grand celebration. Over 70 couples are to be joined in holy matrimony in a mass wedding to be held in Masindi district. The Chief of Defence Forces Gen. Katumba Wamala says this has been done to support many officers who may not be able to raise funds for a wedding single handedly to take part and enjoy this great moment of their lives. The ceremony is to be held at the Boma grounds.

Lukyamuzi wants AG censured

Rubaga South Mp John Ken Lukyamuzi is at it again. After spearheading a failed move to impeach the president, the outspoken legislator has now turned his guns on the Attorney General. Addressing journalists at parliament Lukyamuzi said he wanted the Attorney General Peter Nyombi censured over failure to present evidence that he appealed against a court award of Sh 13 billion in the Severino Twinobusingye case. The Constitutional Court awarded this money after it dismissed a case in which parliament had wanted ministers implicated in the oil bribery scandal to step aside. Lukyamuzi now says if the Attorney General does not present the evidence by Tuesday as directed by the Speaker of Parliament this week, he would begin soliciting for …

IGP issues fresh terror alert

Police Chief Gen. Kale Kayihura

The police have issued a fresh terror alert. The force is warning that Uganda remains high on the list of targets of the militant outfit, the Al Shabaab. The alert comes just days after the terrorist group attacked the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, leaving at least 61 people dead and hundreds injured. In a statement issued this afternoon, the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura says the Police are closely monitoring the situation to detect any signals of possible planned terror attacks on Uganda. Kayihura further says that they are working with other security forces to take extra measures, including increased patrols, access control at public places and checks on vehicles along key roads and highways. He is …

M7 attacks Europe on DRC question

European powers should not encourage President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo to ignore his opponents. President Yoweri Museveni warns that they risk becoming part of the problem rather than the solution. The President was meeting the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and the Minister for Development and Cooperation Jean Pascal Labille at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. He said the European powers were blocking the ongoing peace process. He cited the arrest of Jean-Pierre Bemba, Thomas Lubanga and Bosco Ntaganda, all are under the ICC in the Hague. The President who is in New York for the 68th United Nations General Assembly was however, optimistic that the Kampala talks …

Kisoro lightning death toll rises

The death toll from the lightning in Kisoro district has risen to five. Yesterday two people died on the spot and 6 were admitted at Kisoro Hospital after they were struck by lightning. Several others are still admitted in Kisoro hospital with serious injuries. The dead include four males and a female who were struck at Nyarisiza Hospital after a heavy down pour. The Uganda Red Cross spokesperson Catherine Ntabadde has confirmed the development saying five homes have also been left with cracks after they were hit by the lightning. She advises families in the affected area to vacate in case of a heavy down pour.