Yoweri Museveni

Uganda's Musuveni says might resume executions

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni may resume signing off on death sentences after a long hiatus to help stem a wave of crime, he said on Twitter in comments that were quickly denounced by rights activists opposed to capital punishment.<p>Death remains the maximum sentence in Uganda …

Africa

Africa:US Ups Pressure On African Countries to Cut North Korea Ties

(Photo: Wikipedia)The US State Department has suggested that President Donald Trump's recent vulgar comments will not hinder US efforts to persuade …

North Korea

A President Who Won't Release Grip on Power Tightens Tensions in Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s president has clung to power by playing a waiting game, but his refusal to step down has left sub-Saharan Africa’s largest country in a dangerous limbo.<p>Joseph Kabila’s second—and constitutionally final—term ended in December 2016. That month, his ruling coalition …

Africa

Congo armed groups uniting against President Kabila: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Militias in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are uniting in opposition to President Joseph Kabila, a senior U.N. official there told a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday.<p>In 2017, a brutal conflict in Congo’s southwestern Kasai region drew international attention and …

Africa

Uganda's leader to sign death warrants again after 19 years

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's president said Thursday he will sign the first death warrants in nearly two decades to create fear among criminals in the East African country, vowing to "hang a few."<p>President Yoweri Museveni said he had not ordered executions in 19 years but was changing his mind …

Africa

Africa:Democracy in Decline in Kenya, NGO Finds

(Photo: Raphael Njoroge/The Nation)Democratic rights are increasingly not respected in Kenya, states a new report on the global status of freedom.The …

Africa

Uganda's Museveni accuses U.N. of "preserving terrorism" in eastern Co

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni accused the United Nations on Wednesday of “preserving terrorism” in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo where U.N. peacekeepers have been unable to curb deadly attacks by Islamist rebels.<p>Museveni levelled the criticism in a statement …

Africa

Freedom in the World 2018

Key Findings<p><b>Democracy faced its most serious crisis in decades</b> in 2017 as its basic tenets—including guarantees of free and fair elections, the …

Geopolitics

American Sh*thole

U.S. President Donald Trump’s reported comments maligning the people of African nations were a foreseeable outburst from a man addicted to the cable …

Africa

Ugandan Law Society Goes to Court over Age Limit Bill

Ugandan Law Society Goes to Court over Age Limit BillBarely two weeks after President Yoweri Museveni signed the controversial age limit bill into …

Africa

Uganda Considering Launching Its Own Social Media Platforms

Computer keyboard.<p>Kampala — Uganda is mulling over the idea of creating its own social media platforms. But social media users and government critics …

Africa

Uganda:Why Activist Stella Nyanzi's Radical Rudeness Scares the Govt

(Photo: Daily Monitor)The outspoken feminist academic is still facing charges for criticising the president last year. But when the patriarchy …

Feminism

Africa:Are Kenya, Uganda Obstacles to South Sudan Peace?

(Photo: U.S. Mission to the African Union)South Sudanese lobbies have spelt out four key issues that could be obstacles to the February peace …

Africa

Uganda: Govt Donates Land to UAE Investor

President Yoweri Museveni<p>President Museveni has promised to donate 27 square miles of land in Mbarara District to a United Arab Emirates investor to …

Farming

Burundi: Do Global Actors Have What It Takes to Help Burundi?

analysis<p>Since Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in early 2015, political instability across the …

Africa

Uganda: MTN Licence Expires, Rivals Fight Renewal

An MTN outlet in Uganda.<p>Kampala — Uganda's largest telecom company, MTN Uganda is caught up in a fight to secure the renewal of its licence which …

Africa

Ugandan lawyers seek to quash "president for life" law

Kampala - Uganda's leading lawyers sought on Monday to overturn a law that critics say would allow incumbent leader Yoweri Museveni to effectively …

Africa

African Press Review 12 January 2018

The Ugandan opposition launches a new bid to oust President Yoweri Museveni. A former government minister says Zimbabwe's new president stole power …

Africa

With Age Limit Abolished, Ugandans Fear They Are ‘Stuck’ With President Museveni

Ugandan members of parliament fighting. Screenshot from program shared by Wolokoso Mu Uganda official YouTube channel.In early January 2018, a cloud …

Liberal View

The Liberian example

Football hero George Manneh Weah’s emphatic victory in Liberia’s presidential run-off in late December is noteworthy for a far less sensational, but …

Africa

Uganda: How Museveni Can Ensure 100 Percent Ugandans Listen to His Speeches

Yoweri Museveni.<p>As it stands, President Museveni is the most brilliant person to have lived in Uganda. You might differ on the spectrum of the …

Africa

7 Multi-Millionaires From Uganda You Should Know

A few Ugandans have built multi-million and billion dollar empires in industries as diverse as agriculture, food, construction, energy and distribution and earned multi-million dollar fortunes to boot. Their names don’t ring with the African public, and you’ve probably never heard about them …

Entrepreneurship

Bishops clash with president over term limits in Uganda

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of the capital Kampala has urged Ugandans to “resist the bad politics” prevailing under …

Christianity

Uganda: Makerere to Award Winnie Mandela With Honorary Doctorate

Makerere University is to award veteran South African anti-apartheid campaigner, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an Honorary Doctor of Laws during the …

South Africa

Uganda's anti-gay leader abolishes Presidential age limit so he can rule for decades more

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, 73, has abolished an age limit of 75 on the role of President.<p>Museveni became President of Uganda in 1986 and has …

Africa

The world in brief, January 3rd 2018 | Espresso

<b>Israel’s</b> parliament passed a law, sponsored by the far-right Jewish Home party, to require a two-thirds “supermajority” to pass further legislation …

Economics

Africa Live: Israel orders migrants to leave, SportPesa scraps sports sponsorship - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>Getty Images<p>President Yoweri Museveni has led Uganda for more than 30 years<p>Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has approved a controversial law which abolishes presidential age limits - a move which the opposition says is intended to pave the way for him to seek an unprecedented sixth …

Africa

Uganda's long-ruling head of state scraps presidential age limit law

At least 10 countries in Africa in recent years have seen limits on leader terms eliminated<p>Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed into law a …

Africa

Uganda: Yoweri Museveni signs law removing presidential age limit

Yoweri Museveni is one of Africa's longest-serving leaders and has served five terms in office since taking power in 1986. His controversial decision …

Africa

Uganda Leader Signs Into Law Bill Removing Presidential Age Cap

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a controversial bill into law that abolishes an age limit of 75 for candidates seeking to lead the country, …

Business