Yoweri Museveni

PM to visit three African nations

India will sign a defence framework agreement with Rwanda next week when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Kigali as a part of his 5-day tour to …

Business (India)

Modi heads to Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa next week

To attend BRICS Summit in South Africa to focus on global hotspot issues, peace, trade

South Africa

Uganda's Social Media Tax to Stay Despite Protests

The Ugandan government says it will keep a social media tax in place despite an uproar. Users of social media in Uganda will continue paying the …

Social Media

Besigye Has a Brilliant Explanation for Rise of 'Bora Uhai' Mania

[Nairobi News] In their usual creative element, Kenyans in social media have in recent weeks popularised a new phrase: Bora Uhai.


Uganda Reconsidering Extra Security for Lawmakers After Outcry

Uganda’s finance minister said the government is reviewing plans to provide escort vehicles and snipers to protect about 450 lawmakers after …


Uganda:Uganda Could Scrap Social Media Tax After Street Protests

Uganda Prime Minister Ruhakama Rugunda says the government could to review the recently implemented tax on the use of social media.The official spoke …

Social Media

A Tax on Twitter Is Sending Ugandans Into the Streets

<i>Editor’s Note: Every Friday,</i><i>WPR</i> <i>Senior Editor Robbie Corey-Boulet curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.</i><p>In recent …

Social Media

Uganda protest over new social media tax turns violent

Ugandan police have used tear gas and bullets to break up a protest against a new tax targeting social media users.<p>Police spokesman Luke Owoyesigire says two protesters have been arrested in downtown Kampala, the capital, after a scuffle in which some policemen were assaulted. The protest was …

Social Media

South Sudan’s warring leaders meet to discuss peace accord

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The leaders of South Sudan’s warring sides have agreed in principle on key issues for a possible accord to end the country’s …


Museveni Walks the Talk In Noncommunicable Diseases Fight

Museveni Walks the Talk In Noncommunicable Diseases FightUganda President Yoweri Museveni joined the Health Ministry and hundreds of people in an 8km …


Uganda leader says social media used for 'lying', defends tax for access

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has defended the country’s new social media tax, saying Ugandans were using such platforms for “lying”, and squandering the nation’s hard currency on fees to foreign-owned telecoms firms.<p>FILE PHOTO: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni attends …

Social Media

Ugandan groups file court challenge against social media tax

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda’s new tax on social media access limits basic rights and harms business, according to a petition filed by activists to the constitutional court against a levy that civic groups and opposition parties say is onerous.<p>FILE PHOTO: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni attends …

Social Media

Ugandan Women Step Out to Protest Rising Violence Against Women

Hundreds of women in Uganda took to the streets this weekend to participate in the One Million Women’s March to protest the growing violence against …


Uganda implements new tax for using social media

A new tax on social media has taken effect in Uganda, angering many who see the revenue measure as an attack on free speech.

Social Media

Museveni Accuses Former Police Boss of Crippling Police Services

President Museveni has told members of parliament that jailed former Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura avoided formal police structures and …


Praise Heaped on Kenya for Standard Gauge Rail Line

Praise Heaped on Kenya for Standard Gauge Rail LineProgress with the construction of the standard gauge railway has earned praise from regional heads …


Govt Beefs Up Security For Uganda MPs

Govt Beefs Up Security For Uganda MPsUganda has beefed up security for MPs and government officials who supported the Age Limit Bill which was passed …


Did Ugandan Police Help Rwandan Spies Escape Arrest?

Did Ugandan Police Help Rwandan Spies Escape Arrest?Police have secretly repatriated 11 suspected Rwandan spies who disguised themselves as refugees, …


Human Rights in Firing Line of Museveni's Safety Regulations?

To curb kidnapping and murder in Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni has ordered that all guns have identifying markers and all vehicles and boda bodas …


Uganda President Yoweri Museveni unveils measures to curb crime wave, criticises police

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni accused some members of the security forces of conniving with criminals on Wednesday as he announced measures …

India News

Total to start Uganda oil production in 2021 at the earliest

KAMPALA (Reuters) - French oil major Total (TOTF.PA) says it expects to start producing oil in Uganda in 2021 at the earliest, the second firm to suggest it will be unable to meet the 2020 target set by the East African country.<p>The logo of French oil giant Total is seen at La Defense business and …

Oil & Gas Industry

Hunting Uganda's Assistant Police Commissioner Baroza

Hunting Uganda's Assistant Police Commissioner BarozaUgandan authorities are looking for Assistant Commissioner of Police Jonathan Baroza, a former …


Chinese investors to bring growth, jobs to Uganda

MBALE, Uganda, June 14 (Xinhua) -- By developing more industrial parks in Uganda, Chinese investors are helping to boost economic growth and provide …

News (China)

Uganda's president, police vow crackdown after killing of MP

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and the country’s police chief have vowed a crackdown on crime after a ruling-party lawmaker was shot dead last week by men on motorbikes.<p>Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 28, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri<p>At the …


Investment in Roads, Power is Paying Off - Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni says that a political decision he took - together with parliament - to focus investment on road construction and power …


Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni says to revive national airline

© Reuters. Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni says to revive national airline<p>KAMPALA, June 6 (Reuters) - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said on …


Uganda imposes Facebook and social tax 'to stop gossip' | Gary

<b>By BBC News</b><p>Uganda’s parliament has passed a law to impose a controversial tax on people using social media platforms.<p>It imposes a 200 shilling …

Social Media

Uganda imposes WhatsApp tax

Ugandans who use their smartphones to access social messaging services are to be taxed under a new law seen by critics as a government attempt to restrict internet freedoms.<p>Users of WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook will be required to pay 4p a day after Uganda’s parliament passed the controversial …


Uganda imposes tax on social media use

Uganda’s parliament has imposed a tax on the use of social media in a bid to raise revenue but opponents of the law say it aims to stifle criticism …


Ugandan parliament levies tax on use of social media

Uganda’s parliament has imposed a tax on the use of social media, a bid it says is to raise revenue. Users will be charged 200 Ugandan shillings …

Social Media