Monthly Archives: January 2019

CMI abducts yet more Rwandans in Kampala

By Jackson Mutabazi Uganda’s Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) this Monday, 28 January, arrested a Rwandan couple and mother and father of three little tots, aged 9, 6 and 3 years respectively. Darius Kayobera and his wife Claudene Uwineza were picked up at towards midnight from their business premises on Musajjalumba Road in Kampala. According to information reaching this news

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The Hidden reasons behind Uganda Minister Bahati’s unproven allegations

Junior minister’s claims that Rwanda “harassed Ugandan businessmen” can’t stand simplest scrutiny By Rutore Samugabo Uganda’s State Minister of Finance in charge of Planning David Bahati has been repeating allegations that imply there is “harassment of Ugandan businessmen by Rwandan authorities” at Katuna. Bahati has gone ahead to claim that the foreign ministers of Uganda and Rwanda will be “sitting

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NRM wastes anniversary on promoting Kayumba

By Patience Muvunyi On January 26, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) celebrated its anniversary for the capture of Kampala in 1986. It marked 33 years with President Museveni at the helm. It is customary that newspapers in Uganda write sponsored articles that highlight the party’s achievements since coming to power and this time was no different. However, what is rather

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Ugandan state newspaper props up Nyamwasa in puff piece

By Alex Muhumuza An article in Uganda’s state newspaper, The New Vision, of Saturday 26 January 2019 ran the following heading on page 18: “Special District Administrators were a mix of military and civilian cadres, well-informed about the ideologies of the National Resistance Movement.” Amongst the “cadres” singled out for mention is Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa. Under the picture of a

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Mafia patrons want to take over MTN

By Alex Muhumuza For almost a week Uganda’s propaganda papers have been trying to spin the harassment of MTN staff by the country’s security forces. They seem to be unsure, however, about the theme they should push. As a result, they have been all over the place, with a story that seems to change each day. Nevertheless, one of the

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