Statement By the Spokesperson On the General Elections in Angola

[PR Newswire] Brussels -On 23 august 2017, the people of Angola elected their representatives to the National Assembly and consequently to the Presidency, in the country’s third general election since peace was re-established in 2002. The election mark…

[PR Newswire] Brussels -On 23 august 2017, the people of Angola elected their representatives to the National Assembly and consequently to the Presidency, in the country's third general election since peace was re-established in 2002. The election marks an important moment of political transition in the country. Voters went to the polls in large numbers in a peaceful atmosphere, demonstrating their commitment to democracy. Moreover, this highly contested election was marked by an efficient organisation of the voting process.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

President Orders Use of Sniffer Dogs to Track VIPs at Airport

[Observer] President Museveni, keen to stop the rampant illegal drugs and ivory trafficking through Entebbe International airport, has directed that all travellers’ luggage should be checked by sniffer dogs.

[Observer] President Museveni, keen to stop the rampant illegal drugs and ivory trafficking through Entebbe International airport, has directed that all travellers' luggage should be checked by sniffer dogs.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

IGG Stops Shs 20bn Payment to Minerals Minister Lokeris’ Sons

[Observer] The inspector general of government (IGG), Irene Mulyagonja, has written to the secretary to the Treasury, Keith Muhakanizi, halting the payment of billions of shillings to Welt Engineering Ltd, a company owned by sons of Peter Lokeris, the …

[Observer] The inspector general of government (IGG), Irene Mulyagonja, has written to the secretary to the Treasury, Keith Muhakanizi, halting the payment of billions of shillings to Welt Engineering Ltd, a company owned by sons of Peter Lokeris, the minister of state for Minerals.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Security – NRM’s Top Challenge in First Year of Museveni’s 5th Term

[Observer] A recent spate of killings of about 17 women in Nansana and Entebbe in Wakiso district was among the defining incidents singled out by opposition politicians at the launch of an independent assessment report of NRM government’s performance t…

[Observer] A recent spate of killings of about 17 women in Nansana and Entebbe in Wakiso district was among the defining incidents singled out by opposition politicians at the launch of an independent assessment report of NRM government's performance this far, to highlight a breakdown in the country's security.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Judicial Strike – Judges Abandon Magistrates

[Observer] An ongoing judicial officers’ strike over poor pay announced on Thursday evening by the Uganda Judicial Officers Association (UJOA) has so far been shunned by High court judges, especially those based in Kampala.

[Observer] An ongoing judicial officers' strike over poor pay announced on Thursday evening by the Uganda Judicial Officers Association (UJOA) has so far been shunned by High court judges, especially those based in Kampala.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

SGS Contract Probe Pins MP Sabiiti Over Conflict of Interest

[Observer] A parliamentary investigation has accused Rubanda West MP Eng Denis Sabiiti of having used his former office in the ministry of Works and Transport to steer the lucrative vehicle inspection contract to Swiss company; Societe Generale de Surv…

[Observer] A parliamentary investigation has accused Rubanda West MP Eng Denis Sabiiti of having used his former office in the ministry of Works and Transport to steer the lucrative vehicle inspection contract to Swiss company; Societe Generale de Surveillance (SGS).

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

No Jobs for Museveni Envoys Kezaala, Ochula

[Observer] With no openings at diplomatic missions abroad, the two appointees remain stranded in Kampala eight months after President Museveni appointed them, reports SADAB KITATTA KAAYA.

[Observer] With no openings at diplomatic missions abroad, the two appointees remain stranded in Kampala eight months after President Museveni appointed them, reports SADAB KITATTA KAAYA.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda