Red Pepper to Appeal Shs 425 Million Defamation Court Award

[Observer] The Pepper Publications Limited, the publishers of The Red Pepper is to appeal a judgment, in which, court awarded Shs 425 million to retired Chief Justice Samuel William Wako Wambuzi in defamation damages.

[Observer] The Pepper Publications Limited, the publishers of The Red Pepper is to appeal a judgment, in which, court awarded Shs 425 million to retired Chief Justice Samuel William Wako Wambuzi in defamation damages.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

General Tumwine Defends Police Chief Kayihura Contract Extension

[Observer] General Elly Tumwine, one of the most senior army officers, has supported the re-appointment of General Kale Kayihura as police chief saying the appointing authority is in best position to gauge his performance.

[Observer] General Elly Tumwine, one of the most senior army officers, has supported the re-appointment of General Kale Kayihura as police chief saying the appointing authority is in best position to gauge his performance.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Mbabazi Found His Future in a Pencil

[Observer] When Sam Mbabazi sketched a portrait of the late African hero and former president of South Africa, Nelson Madiba Mandela, in 2015, he had no idea what doors the picture would open.

[Observer] When Sam Mbabazi sketched a portrait of the late African hero and former president of South Africa, Nelson Madiba Mandela, in 2015, he had no idea what doors the picture would open.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Justice Katureebe Orders Judicial Officers to Clear Case Backlog in 18 Months

[Monitor] Kampala -The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has directed all judicial officers to deliver pending judgments and clear backlog cases within 18 months from to date or face disciplinary action.

[Monitor] Kampala -The Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has directed all judicial officers to deliver pending judgments and clear backlog cases within 18 months from to date or face disciplinary action.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Former Minister, Obanikoro, ‘Still in PDP’

[Premium Times] A former junior minister for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has not defected to the All Progressives Congress contrary to reports and rumours particularly on social media, family sources and close associates to the politician have told PRE…

[Premium Times] A former junior minister for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has not defected to the All Progressives Congress contrary to reports and rumours particularly on social media, family sources and close associates to the politician have told PREMIUM TIMES.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Fake Academic Certificates Saga – Are We Faced With Only Bad Options?

[Citizen] The long anticipated report on public servants with fake academic certificates was finally released. And despite the process being underway for months, and was public knowledge, like most things Magufuli it caused a huge debate when the names…

[Citizen] The long anticipated report on public servants with fake academic certificates was finally released. And despite the process being underway for months, and was public knowledge, like most things Magufuli it caused a huge debate when the names of the affected individuals were released, leaving some sections of the civil service badly affected as in some parts of the country there were reports of services coming to a virtual standstill.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

‘Ethiopia Needs to Open Up Civic Space’ – UN Rights Chief

[Deutsche Welle] UN’s human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein tells DW that despite Ethiopia’s tremendous economic and sociocultural advances, the government there should allow the opposition, free media and rights council to thrive.

[Deutsche Welle] UN's human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein tells DW that despite Ethiopia's tremendous economic and sociocultural advances, the government there should allow the opposition, free media and rights council to thrive.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia