President Museveni preaches NRM ideology to young soldiers

By Watchdog reporter Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni preached NRM ideology to the young soldiers on Friday afternoon. Museveni lectured the UPDF Cadet officers numbering at least 270 in Kabamba. The officers who will be passed out in October reportedly enjoyed the lecture on the Principles of NRM. “I gave a lecture to 270 UPDF cadet officers at Kabamba this afternoon,” the president posted on his Facebook page. “It’s important for all our youth to be ideologically oriented,” he addedn The President said a country is built on factors such as; patriotism, pan-Africanism, social-economic transformation and democracy. “Kingdoms had divided...

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Kiir, Machar gripped with fear as trigger happy men surround Juba presidential palace

By Watchdog reporter Sworn rivals South Sudan president Salva Kiir and first vice president Riek Machar remained together and spoke again violence as gunfire rocked outside the presidential palace in the capital Juba on Friday evening. There was concern over lives of Kiir and Machar as heavy gunfire including artillery fire was heard from around the presidential compound from about 5:30 pm. Tanks too were seen moving around the presidential palace compound as heavy fire was exchanged at Juba Bridge around Gumbo area plus a couple of other places such as Amarat, Tongpiny and Jebel. The fighting spread toward...

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Museveni wants UN Permanent Five’s veto power ‘modified’

By Watchdog reporter President Yoweri Museveni has said that the veto power that is exercised in the United Nations Security Council can be modified to apply only on the agreed areas but not eliminated. “The veto can operate only on defined areas where applicable, even though it’s not monopolized but can be focused on a core cluster of issues,” he observed. The President made the remarks during discussions with a visiting Japanese delegation from the UN Security Council who called on him at State House, Entebbe yesterday. The visiting delegation, led by Mr. Masaharu Kono, who is also Special Envoy of...

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UBL’s head office sold

By Watchdog reporter Uganda Breweries’ mother company the East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has sold its headquarter in Ruaraka in Nairobi, in the latest series of asset sales to help lift the company’s bottom line. The building has been sold to Tembo Sacco, a 2,400-member savings and credit cooperative society owned by the current and former EABL staff. The building according to reports from Kenya was bought at Ksh675 million. The sacco however has leased back the building to the brewer, with an estimated annual return of between seven and eight per cent. Tembo Sacco, is floating 142,300 shares...

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