Are Police Harbouring Criminal Syndicate Within the Force?

[Monitor] Some weeks ago, President Museveni made a candid statement about the police, which I believe most Ugandans applauded. The Force, he said, was “full of mafias”. Present on the occasion was Gen Kale Kayihura, the man who has been at the helm fo…

[Monitor] Some weeks ago, President Museveni made a candid statement about the police, which I believe most Ugandans applauded. The Force, he said, was "full of mafias". Present on the occasion was Gen Kale Kayihura, the man who has been at the helm for the police for more than a decade. Many must have hoped that the axe was about to fall on the man at the top of the force, now that the big chief himself had declared that he was heading a force full of wrong elements, whom Kayihura should have known if he was on top

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

UK Govt Reacts to Coup Rumours in Nigeria

[Premium Times] The British government has warned against “non-democratic” change of government in Nigeria, amid speculations about military coup as concerns grow over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.

[Premium Times] The British government has warned against "non-democratic" change of government in Nigeria, amid speculations about military coup as concerns grow over President Muhammadu Buhari's health.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

From Candida to Byamukama, a Portrait of Torture Drawn in Blood-Stained Paint

[Monitor] On May 11, 1999 this newspaper published, on its back page, a photograph of two soldiers forcefully shaving a woman’s pubic hair. A few days later Candida Lakony, 24, came forward and claimed it was she in the photograph and that the dirty de…

[Monitor] On May 11, 1999 this newspaper published, on its back page, a photograph of two soldiers forcefully shaving a woman's pubic hair. A few days later Candida Lakony, 24, came forward and claimed it was she in the photograph and that the dirty deed had been carried out in Gulu barracks.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Residents Demonstrate Over Road

[Monitor] Kakumiro -Residents in Igayaza Trading Centre along the Kakumiro-Hoima road in Birembo Sub-county, Kakumiro District have protested against the proposed diversion of the road from Igayaza Trading Centre to Kisija, which is about 2km away from…

[Monitor] Kakumiro -Residents in Igayaza Trading Centre along the Kakumiro-Hoima road in Birembo Sub-county, Kakumiro District have protested against the proposed diversion of the road from Igayaza Trading Centre to Kisija, which is about 2km away from the trading centre.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Museveni Directive On Torture Good Opportunity to Rein in Police

[Monitor] President Museveni has hit the nail on the head summarising the futility of torture as a method of investigation. When with each passing murder, police publicly announces it will leave no stone unturned in bringing the culprits to justice; it…

[Monitor] President Museveni has hit the nail on the head summarising the futility of torture as a method of investigation. When with each passing murder, police publicly announces it will leave no stone unturned in bringing the culprits to justice; it essentially renews its free rein to do all and the unthinkable to cover up the episode and move on.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Police Should Rethink Their Work Methods

[Monitor] On Monday, the President wrote to the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura and other security agencies, to stop the barbaric method of torturing suspects in order to extract evidence from them. It is a good move by the President alt…

[Monitor] On Monday, the President wrote to the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura and other security agencies, to stop the barbaric method of torturing suspects in order to extract evidence from them. It is a good move by the President although it would not have been necessary if the police and other security forces had been doing their work professionally. It's unsustainable. How often shall the President have to issue warnings before our law enforcement authorities fulfill their constitutional mandate

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Government Issues Two Free Zone Licences

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA) has issued two development licences to M/s Nilus Limited and M/s Uganda Wood Impex Limited to develop free zones in Jinja and Kalungu districts in Uganda.

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA) has issued two development licences to M/s Nilus Limited and M/s Uganda Wood Impex Limited to develop free zones in Jinja and Kalungu districts in Uganda.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

IMF Lowers Uganda’s Growth Forecast to 3.5 Per Cent

[Monitor] Kampala -The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday projected that Uganda’s economic growth for the fiscal year 2016/17 will be in the range of 3.5 to 4 per cent down from its earlier official estimate of 5 per cent for this financial y…

[Monitor] Kampala -The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday projected that Uganda's economic growth for the fiscal year 2016/17 will be in the range of 3.5 to 4 per cent down from its earlier official estimate of 5 per cent for this financial year.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda