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Korean Ambassador, Buganda honor Mandela

More tribute continues to pour in in honor of fallen former South African leader Nelson Mandela. Buganda kingdom has paid tribute to fallen former South African leader Nelson Mandela. The kingdom parliament has today passed a motion to honor the late Mandela and called on African leaders to emulate his resilience. Addressing the members of the Lukiiko, the Kingdom Prime Minster Charles Peter Mayiga has described Mandela as a man who forgiving and never sought revenge on the whites who were perceived as enemies at the time. He says such a spirit should be emulated by Ugandan politicians for world to remember them. At the South African High Commission in Uganda, a condolence book was opened last week and different …

New Presidential directive on donations

President Yoweri Museveni

All financial donations from the President’s Office to communities will now be handled and supervised by State House. This follows a new directive issued by President Yoweri Museveni in a move meant to ensure accountability and implementation of projects. The President was yesterday launching the Busoga Women Leaders Association, an association of community women leaders promoting economic empowerment among grassroots women. The ceremony at Buwagi Primary School Grounds in Budondo, Jinja district attracted thousands of women leaders and was mobilized by the NRM Women’s league in Busoga region led by Minister Flavia Munaaba. He donated Sh.50 million towards establishing and maintaining their office, a four wheel vehicles for mobilisation and pledged to source funds for various projects in the ten …

Another terror alert issued

The police have issued a fresh alert, this time targeting fuel stations in Kampala. According to the police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba, they have received intelligence information that terrorists plan to set ablaze fuel stations and other public places that draw huge crowds in Kampala. She explains that they have resolved to offer security to all fuel stations in the city to ensure the safety of all Ugandans as the festive season sets in. Meanhile, the police are heavily deployed at Makerere University. The Commandant Makerere University police Michael Mugabi says the joint anti-terrorism squad is manning all the major entrances and exits to the institution with all short cuts now blocked. An earlier alert issued showed that the terrorists were also targeting higher …

President Museveni museveni mourns Mandela

President Museveni has hailed the fallen South African president for his struggle for freedom of South Africa and its people. In a condolence message to the South African president Jacob Zuma, Mr. Museveni praises the late and other colleagues for acquitting themselves admirably by doing what they ought to have done. He says the challenge now remains with the current generation of leaders and those who are younger to consolidate the work of those elders and ensure that Africa is immunized against future marginalization and re-colonization. Parliament will next week on Tuesday hold a special session in honour of the late former South African leader, Nelson Mandela. Mandela passed away early on Friday morning at his home in Johannesburg after …

South Africa’s Nelson Mandela dies

  South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died. Mandela died on Friday morning at the age of 95. He led South Africa’s transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison for his political activities. He had been receiving intensive medical care at home for a lung infection after spending three months in hospital. Announcing the news on South African national TV, President Jacob Zuma said Mandela was at peace. Zuma said Mandela – who is known affectionately by his clan name, Madiba – had died shortly before 3am. He said he would receive a full state funeral, and flags would be flown at half-mast. Crowds have gathered outside the house where …