Besigye: Police has been turned into an NRM state… we must end this political madness

By Najibu Mulema The former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye has pinned the ruling party, NRM for turning the Uganda police into a party’s state. While addressing the people of Busoga in Jinja during the party’s regional sensitization campaigns, Besigye said the government has done more harm than good in spoiling the police’s credibility in the eyes of Ugandans. He said the once independent police established before the incumbent government was slowly captured by President Yoweri Museveni until it was re- established as an NRM occupation. “The Police, which was independent state institution that...

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Tamale Mirundi locks himself inside NBS toilet to avoid Minister Frank Tumwebaze handshake

By Watchdog reporter Drama ensued at NBS television on Tuesday morning as ‘enemies’ ICT minister Frank Tumwebaze and the former State House spokesman Tamale Mirundi met at the Kamwokya based station. Our sources say Tamale Mirundi refused to shake hand with Mr Tumwebaze to the embarrassment of all around. The two men met as Minister walked out of the Morning Breeze show which discusses political issues in the country and Tamale was walking in for his weekly television show. Tumwebaze who had come to talk about the burning Kasese impasse extended his handshake only to be snubbed by Tamale...

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New secondary school curriculum to begin in 2017, science and technology top priority

By Najibu Mulema The ministry of education has said the new guidelines for establishing, licensing, registering and classifying private schools and institutions are ready and they will be enforced with a new curriculum next term. While commissioning St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High School in Kawaala in Wakiso district on Sunday, Alex Kakooza, the Education permanent secretary said the objective of the new guidelines is to ensure that private schools adhere to required education standards and government is enforcing its policy of promoting science and technology for national development. Kakooza highlighted that among the new guidelines, government will increase scrutiny...

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Plane carrying 72 passengers including a Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia

A plane carrying 72 passengers – including a top Brazilian football team forced to change flights at the last minute-has crashed in remote Colombian mountains amid reports just six have survived. Brazilian side Chapecoense were on their way from Bolivia to Medellin International Airport in Colombia to play in the Copa Sudamerica final when the plane came down. The footballers had to change their flight and board the plane that crashed after Brazilian aviation authorities prevented them from taking a charter flight, it has been claimed. Defender Alan Ruschel, 27, and goalkeepers Jakson Follmann and Danilo, are reported to...

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Museveni leaves for South Africa despite the current unrest in the country

By Najibu Mulema President Yoweri Museveni left for South Africa yesterday for a two day working visit despite the current unrest in the Rwenzori region. On his twitter handle, Museveni tweeted, “I have left for South Africa on a two day working visit. I will hold bilateral talks with His Excellency Jacob Zuma,” Museveni was seen off by Esther Mbayo, minister in charge of the presidency at the Entebbe International Airport. The current unrest in Kasese which saw over 60 people losing their lives including 14 security operatives highly commands the commander in chief’s presence in the country in...

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