Dr Rumanzi Benita eyes Rukiga South Constituency 2026-2031

By E K Benj Updated at 12:08 AM on Saturday 24th January, 21 KABALE – Africa Population Institution Boss, Dr Rumanzi Benita Bushari has expressed interest to run for Member of Parliament for the proposed new Rukiga South Constituency in South Western Uganda. Speaking to HICGI News Agency, Dr Benita says the conviction to serve…

Joe Biden inauguration: new president sworn in amid Trump historical snub

By Katty Kay & E K Benj. Updated at 20:00 GMT on Wednesday 20th January, 21 WASHINGTON- Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th US president, ending one of the most dramatic political transitions in American history. “Democracy has prevailed,” he said after taking the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts.Outgoing…

Kamala Harris Sworn in as US first Female, Black Vice President.

By Megan Henney & E K Benj. Updated at 19:21GMT on Wednesday 20, Jan 21 WASHINGTON- Kamala Harris cemented her place in history on Wednesday, becoming the first woman, and the first woman of color, to be sworn in as the vice president of the United States. Harris, 56, the daughter of immigrants from India…

YouTube Shutdown hours after UG Government restores internet.

By E K Benj Updated at 22:45 GMT on Monday 18th January, 21 Following restoration of internet hours ago with Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Messenger and Instagram only accessed by virtue private network (VPN); Uganda government has now shut down YouTube. YouTube wasn’t part of the restricted platforms and Ugandans immediately started uploading and watching videos…

Internet Restored in Uganda following Contested elections.

Updated at 12:30 GMT on Monday 18 January 21. UGANDA Government has restored internet moments ago following a country wide blackout since 14th January when the country went to polls. Prime Minister Rt Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugunda yesterday appearing on a local television said the government kept the country offline due to security threats and…

Presidential Decree; M7 Orders closure of FACEBOOK.

By E K Benj Updated at 21:40 GMT on Tuesday, 12th January 21. Ahead of polls on Thursday 14th January, Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in a televised national address has said his government has closed Facebook. Dressed in a military jacket, Museveni who spoke calmly moments ago (9:30 PM local time) protested the move…

Janet Museveni – We speak a blessing over the electoral process

By E K Benj Updated at 21:40 GMT on Sunday, 10th January 21. KOLOLO- Uganda’s First Lady, Hon Janet Kataha Museveni has described Uganda as a blessed nation. Janet’s remarks were made today in a speech delivered by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director, Ms Dorothy Kisaka on her behalf during Uganda Women Intercessors…

Uganda High Court Judges Prepare for Election Petitions

By E K Benj Updated at 14:50 GMT on Saturday, 09th January 21 KAMPALA- Judges of the High Court are holding a three-day symposium geared at preparing them on the management of election petitions when they arise out of the January 14 General Elections. The Symposium was flagged off by the Deputy Chief Justice, Richard…

Ugandans mourn Dr Kisamba Mugerwa

By Desire Ninsiima Updated at 11:49 GMT on Saturday 09th January, 21 KAMPALA- Former minister Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa passed away on Thursday after a brief battle with COVID-19. Family sources noted that Mugerwa who was an agricultural economist, politician, academic, and chairman of the Uganda Microfinance Support Centre passed away on Thursday afternoon at Mulago National…