M23 Rebels bow out

The M23 rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo says it is ending its insurgency, hours after the government claimed military victory. In a statement, the movement said it would adopt “purely political means” to achieve its goals and urged its fighters to disarm and demobilise. The government said the last remaining rebels …

Three guns seized in Mbale district

A joint force of the Police and UPDF has intercepted three men at Mbale Taxi Park as they attempted to smuggle fire arms into Kenya. The trio has been identified as Stephen Wakyaya, Charles Matomei and David Oketcho. They are said to have been transporting the arms using a Gate Way bus with a Kenyan …

Kyambogo lecturers ordered to go back to work

Kyambogo University Council has asked all staff members to return to work on Wednesday morning. This is the resolution reached by the university council after a day- long meeting held at Silver Springs Hotel in Kampala. The council has also handed back instruments of power to Prof. Isaiah Ndiege who has been on forced leave. …

MPs questionKipoi’s arrest

The arrest of Bubulo West MP, Tony Kipoi in DR Congo has raised eyebrows in Parliament. Kipoi, who is facing charges of treason over an alleged plot to overthrow the government, is said to have been arrested on Thursday in Fataki, about 35 kms from Mahagi. His arrest came two days after the Congolese national …

Uganda is all set for Solar Eclipse

All is set for the much anticipated solar eclipse. This has been confirmed by the Tourism minister Maria Mutagamba who said that preparations are in high gear with all major access roads already worked on. She also says the monument that has been erected for the event will be ready by today and all security …