The Ugandan Cabinet has agreed to lift in a phased manner the lockdown which started on April 1 aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. In a meeting chaired by President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday, the Cabinet agreed that each sector of government will develop a plan for the phased reopening of the […]Continue reading "Uganda plans phased lifting of countrywide lockdown."
An opposition activist, Barbara Alimadi, was on Monday found dead in her house, located in Kiwatule, a Kampala suburb. One of her closest friends, the Nakawa LC III Happy Nasasira told New Vision that Alimadi’s death was a shock as she did not hear her complaining of any sickness.She added that the deceased has been […]Continue reading "Opposition Activist Found Dead in her House"
A Uganda court on Tuesday charged 10 police officers with “aggravated torture” for allegedly forcing dozens of women to rub mud on their genitals as punishment for breaking a coronavirus curfew. The incident took place on April 2 in the northern town of Elegu, on the border with South Sudan, the day after a nighttime […]Continue reading "10 police officers held for ‘torturing’ women over breaking curfew"
Uganda’s Constitutional Court has nullified section 8 of the Public Order Management Act, 2013 in a 4-1 Decision. The Court Further declared that all acts done under the law are null and void. Find the judgement document in the File manager section. SourceContinue reading "Uganda’s Constitutional Court has nullified section 8 of the Public Order Management Act, 2013"
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has urged people to stay home but has stopped short of ordering a lockdown. Bans on movement, or complete lockdowns, are hitting the poor hard in Africa, where many live hand to mouth on the money they can make any given day. In East Africa Rwanda and Mauritius are the only […]Continue reading "Uganda police shoot 2 for violating movement ban"
Following the arrests and torture of some journalists in Uganda recently, many media rights groups have come out to denounce the growing harassment of the media and a “climate of fear” created by security agencies. The recent arrests and torture of several reporters and photographers in Arua and Kampala respectively highlight a disturbing trend towards […]Continue reading "Media rights groups condemn torture, detention of journalists in Uganda"
KAMPALA (Reuters) – Non-governmental organizations in Uganda have been told to submit financial information including budgets and donor lists to the authorities, an official told Reuters on Thursday, in a move rights groups said was another attempt to muzzle criticism. The government of veteran leader President Yoweri Museveni, 74, has long chafed at criticism from […]Continue reading "Uganda demands financial records, donor lists of NGOs"
A prominent Ugandan academic has bared her breasts and screamed obscenities in protest as a magistrate sentenced her to 18 months’ prison on controversial charges of “harassing” President Yoweri Museveni. The verdict against Stella Nyanzi on Friday drew the ire of rights activists who accused the government of using laws about electronic communications to stifle […]Continue reading "Ugandan academic Stella Nyanzi jailed for ‘harassing’ Museveni"
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the brutal methods that Ugandan soldiers used against journalists covering demonstrations in Kampala on 20 August, and calls on the authorities to ensure that this violence does not go unpunished. The photos and videos posted by media outlets show the level of force used. Reutersphotojournalist James Akena can be see […]Continue reading "Ugandan journalists badly beaten by soldiers"
The Ugandan military has apologised for what it called the unprofessional conduct of soldiers after a Reuters journalist was beaten and arrested as he covered a protest in the capital, Kampala, on Monday. In a video widely shared on social media, Reuters photographer James Akena is seen cowering as soldiers beat him. According to AFP […]Continue reading "Uganda army apologises after reporter beaten"