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‘Calm Down & Respect the Old Guards’ – Gen Tumwiine to the Youth

By Ritah kemigisa. The security minister, Gen Elly Tumwiine has called upon the youth who are angry for power to calm down and be disciplined if the old guards are to hand over the baton to them. The youth in the country have often times attacked majority of the leaders in the country including president Museveni whom they accuse of over staying in power. However Gen Tumwiine says the youth need to calm down, check their behaviors and respect the values the old guards have fought for over time. Tumwiine who was speaking on the sidelines of the Independence Day celebrations says the old people sacrificed a lot for the country to watch the country ruined because of the young …

Lawyers launch black book for torture victims

By Prossy Kisakye Human Rights lawyers have today launched a black book where all tortured victims during the reign of the former police chief General Kale Kayihura are to be recorded to help in pursuing justice. The move, according to the lawyers, is also mean to task the international community to take action against government officials implicated in human rights violations. Addressing a news conference in Kampala, Kenneth Oine from Kizza Mugisha and company advocates has asked all Ugandans with torture complaints to register their cases at Master plaza in Kampala to show the world the gross human rights violations happening in Uganda. He has specifically asked the United States to disclose how far it has gone with the investigations …

African Development Bank president awarded

The African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work. The Hallmarks of Labour Foundation presented the Outstanding International Icon Award to Adesina at a ceremony held in Lagos, Nigeria. It was presented by former Commonwealth Secretary-General Emeka Anyaoku, who described Adesina and the Bank’s work as “legendary, unprecedented and worthy of emulation.” Thanking the foundation for the recognition, Adesina said the African Development Bank had helped 181 million people directly through its investments in the past four years. “There is still much to do. We have gone some way, climbing the steep mountainside of Africa’s development, yet there’s still a long way to go until we reach the mountaintop,” he told the gathering …

Ongwen trial: Mental health experts to testify on November 18

By Benjamin Jumbe The International Criminal Court Trial Chamber IX has scheduled hearings in the last two weeks of November for defense mental health experts to explain why, in their opinion, Dominic Ongwen had a mental illness. This is for the specific period that he has been charged with committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. Describing the upcoming evidence of the defense mental health experts as of “high importance,” the chamber says, in an October 1st decision, that these experts will testify between November 18 and November 22. The chamber also decided the prosecution may call a rebuttal witness to testify on either November 25 or November 26. The judges said that if the defense so wishes they could …

Daring man steals police officer’s mobile phone

By Abubaker Kirunda Police in Iganga are holding a 22-year old man for allegedly stealing a mobile phone from a police officer. The suspect is said to have gone to the police investigations office at Iganga Central Police station posing as a complainant registering case of theft and pocketed a Tecno smart phone belonging to the investigative officer. Iganga District Police Commander David Willis Ndaula says the officer got suspicious when he could not see his mobile phone that was on the desk and arrested the suspect. Upon searching the suspect’s pockets, the mobile phone was found tucked away inside. The suspect then led police to his residence in Jinja where suspected stolen items including a Toshiba laptop and many mobile phones were …