Obuku, a Doctor the State Loves to Hate

[Observer] For the last fortnight, newscasts on major television and radio stations have featured Dr Ekwaro Obuku, the president of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) of doctors, which declared a nation-wide strike on November 6, protesting poor work…

[Observer] For the last fortnight, newscasts on major television and radio stations have featured Dr Ekwaro Obuku, the president of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) of doctors, which declared a nation-wide strike on November 6, protesting poor working conditions and low pay.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Zimbabwe On The Edge

Zimbabwe is on the edge as long standing Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe refused to step down after his anticipated address to the nation disappointingly for most citizens ended with his re-affirming his stay. Earlier the ruling ZANU-PF had announced that … Continued

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Zimbabwe is on the edge as long standing Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe refused to step down after his anticipated address to the nation disappointingly for most citizens ended with his re-affirming his stay. Earlier the ruling ZANU-PF had announced that it had fired Mugabe and replaced him with his former deputy Emerson Mnangagwa. However, Mugabe addressed the nation surrounded by army generals emphasizing that the party congress was due in a few weeks. Mugabe said that he will preside over the congress that will usher in a new leadership. The ZANU-PF has announced that it will commence impeachment proceedings as pressure begins to pile given the length of time it has taken for the Zimbabwean crisis to be resolved. Citizens have remained withdrawn choosing to quietly go about their business. The post Zimbabwe On The Edge appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Gays Ask for Separate Police Cells

[Observer] Protesting discrimination and harassment by other suspects, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Uganda want police to lock them up in separate police cells if and when they get arrested.

[Observer] Protesting discrimination and harassment by other suspects, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Uganda want police to lock them up in separate police cells if and when they get arrested.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Mushega Warns of Disaster If Age Limit Is Amended

[Observer] A former national political commissar and high-ranking veteran of the bush war which brought President Museveni to power has warned that Uganda is headed for “disaster” if MPs amend the Constitution to accommodate President Museveni’s wishes…

[Observer] A former national political commissar and high-ranking veteran of the bush war which brought President Museveni to power has warned that Uganda is headed for "disaster" if MPs amend the Constitution to accommodate President Museveni's wishes to remain in power after 2021.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Ssemogerere Renews DP’s Call for Proportional Representation

[Observer] The Democratic Party (DP) has renewed its decades-long campaign for proportional representation, which leans on the principle of electors voting for parties and not individual candidates.

[Observer] The Democratic Party (DP) has renewed its decades-long campaign for proportional representation, which leans on the principle of electors voting for parties and not individual candidates.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Pres. Lungu Heads to Angola for Zim Crisis Meeting

President Edgar Lungu will head to Angola to join other Heads of State in the SADC region under the defence and security committee. A crisis meeting has been called by the Head of the Defence and Security Committee chairperson Joao … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu will head to Angola to join other Heads of State in the SADC region under the defence and security committee. A crisis meeting has been called by the Head of the Defence and Security Committee chairperson Joao Lourenco. The crisis meeting will be convened on Tuesday with SADC expected to make a decision. SADC has hardly been known to nail out solutions for any crises except convening meetings. It is customary to just hold talking shops for the leaders without making any practical steps. The neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo has had a long standing conflict following incumbent Joseph Kabila refusing to step aside to pave way for elections. The post Pres. Lungu Heads to Angola for Zim Crisis Meeting appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Who Is Afraid of Holding Local Council Elections?

[Monitor] Ugandans will have to wait longer to elect their Local Council leaders after a High Court decision halted a process that would have commenced last week, on November 14, with the election of Village Women Committees.

[Monitor] Ugandans will have to wait longer to elect their Local Council leaders after a High Court decision halted a process that would have commenced last week, on November 14, with the election of Village Women Committees.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda