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Rescue centers set up

Government has set up  rescue centers for Ugandans in south Sudan. More people also continue to return home with more than 10,000 already back. Addressing the media, spokesman of the foreign affairs ministry Fred Opolot said that they are yet to confirm the number of Ugandan casualties and see ways of evacuating them. Opolot also says that African leaders led by president Museveni have already embarked on a process to restore peace in South Sudan. More than 500 people have been reported dead as soldiers loyal to former vice president Riek Machar continue to fight government forces.

Frank Tumwebaze survives censure

Minister for the Presidency Frank Tumwebaze

The censure motion against Kampala Minister, Frank Tumwebaze was justified. The mover of the motion and Kween MP, Abdi Chemaswet says that despite losing out on having the minister thrown out, his behavior at KCCA should be condemned. Yesterday marked the last day for the collection of signatures, with only 20 signing hence a flop to have the Tumwebaze out. Chemaswet says he will respect the decision by most of the MPs not to sign, saying it is their democratic right.

Opposition needs to do More-Muntu

The Opposition needs to be organized to take over power in Uganda. Forum for Democratic Change President, Gen. Mugisha Muntu says the opposition needs to push for a united front to be able to provide leadership for this country. Speaking at the end of year address by the opposition in Parliament today, Muntu said the opposition has faced a lot of strife this year and requires concerted efforts to enable the alternative voices gain momentum. He asked opposition legislators not to be swayed by the NRM numbers. Speaking at teh same conference, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Nandala Mafabi said that  Ugandans should not be threatened against speaking on issues of corruption and rights of citizens. Mafaabi said Ugandans …

Journalists fail to elect leader

Journalists have today failed to elect  a leader. This is after one of the candidates Simon Kaggwa Njala contested some of the names on the voters’ register. Njala said that  many of the registered voters are not journalists and therefore cannot vote. His complaints was supported by other contenders who unanimously aggreed that the elctions be pushed. The journalists under the Uganda journalists association had converged at the public library on Buganda road to elect a new leader. A new date will now be set for fresh elections after aggreeing on several questions raised. There was however chaos when some journalists objected to the postponement prompting police to fire teargas. The position of presidency had attracted five candidates who included …

Raped girl still critical-MPs

  Action Aid Uganda has spoken out about a 23 years girl who was ganged raped by 5 Pakistani nationals. The girl was yesterday rescued from her ill grandmother’s place in poor shape after she was allegedly dumped by the organization. A team of female MPs their umbrella body the Uganda women parliamentary association collected the girl from Mbarara district and now receiving treatment at an unknown hospital. Action Aid country director, Arthur Larok refutes reports that the girl was dumped saying the victim took the decision to be transferred there. Mbarara district MP, Emma Boona says that there is no evidence that the girl received any treatment. She reiterated calls to have the case completed and the suspected rapists …