Former Minister Urges Journalists to Fight for Release of Colleagues

[Monitor] Lira -Former minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Daniel Omara Atubo, has said the closure of Red Pepper publications ltd plus the eventual arrest of its eight senior staff raise fundamental questions about press freedom in Uganda.

[Monitor] Lira -Former minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Daniel Omara Atubo, has said the closure of Red Pepper publications ltd plus the eventual arrest of its eight senior staff raise fundamental questions about press freedom in Uganda.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

‘Former President Goodluck Jonathan Let Corruption Thrive’

[Premium Times] The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday said he believes ex-President Goodluck Jonathan let corruption thrive during his administration, but was not a power hungry individual.

[Premium Times] The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday said he believes ex-President Goodluck Jonathan let corruption thrive during his administration, but was not a power hungry individual.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Police Recover Body of Man Sealed in Box

[Monitor] Police in Kampala are investigating circumstances under which an unidentified man was killed and body sealed in a box before being dumped in trench near Total offices in Kampala.

[Monitor] Police in Kampala are investigating circumstances under which an unidentified man was killed and body sealed in a box before being dumped in trench near Total offices in Kampala.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Mnangagwa Has a Small Window to Prove Himself – Opposition

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader says new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has a “very small window” to show he is meeting national expectations of change after the downfall of his predecessor, Robert Mugabe.

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's main opposition leader says new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has a "very small window" to show he is meeting national expectations of change after the downfall of his predecessor, Robert Mugabe.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Age Limit Bill – Ruling Party Beefs Up Numbers on Committee

[Observer] Following demands by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi for the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee to be reconstituted, the government chief whip has added six new ruling party members – probably to ensure that if it comes to a vote on the…

[Observer] Following demands by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi for the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee to be reconstituted, the government chief whip has added six new ruling party members - probably to ensure that if it comes to a vote on the 'age limit bill' the 'ayes' will have it.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Deputy Chief Justice Died Without Retirement Benefits

[Monitor] Kampala -The arrival of the casket carrying the body of former deputy Chief Justice Laetitia Kikonyogo for last respects at the High Court in Kampala yesterday evoked grief of vast proportions among mourners, but it was more hurting to learn …

[Monitor] Kampala -The arrival of the casket carrying the body of former deputy Chief Justice Laetitia Kikonyogo for last respects at the High Court in Kampala yesterday evoked grief of vast proportions among mourners, but it was more hurting to learn that the deceased died without receiving her retirement benefits.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

EU, African Leaders Back Migrant Evacuation Plan in Libya As Summit Closes

[Deutsche Welle] Up to 700,000 African migrants are trapped in detention camps in Libya, the head of the African Union’s commission says. EU and African leaders said they plan to devise “longer-term solutions for the migration issue.”

[Deutsche Welle] Up to 700,000 African migrants are trapped in detention camps in Libya, the head of the African Union's commission says. EU and African leaders said they plan to devise "longer-term solutions for the migration issue."

source: AllAfrica News: Libya