Mutinying soldiers who forced Keita's resignation say they will hold new elections within a 'reasonable time'.
By our reporter.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigned late on Tuesday, hours after mutinying soldiers
seized him from his home following months of mass protests against alleged
corruption and worsening security in the West African country.
The news of
Keita's departure was met with jubilation by anti-government
demonstrators, while leaders of the military coup said they would enact a
political transition and stage elections within a "reasonable time".
his decision to step down in a brief address on national broadcaster ORTM at
around midnight. Looking tired and wearing a surgical mask, the 75-year-old
said his resignation - three years...
By Keefa Nuwahereza
The Makerere University Private Admission Lists has
been released for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Office of the Academic
Registrar, Makerere University has released the admission lists and
the Cut-Off Points for Privately Sponsored Students for the
Academic Year 2020-2021.
Admission List is simply the names of
successfully admitted applicants offered provisional admission into an
institution. Private Admission Lists are usually released by institutions
after the conduct of admission screening exercise.
Admissions.co.ug have published below the procedures to
check your Makerere University Private Admission List for the 2020-2021
academic year. See Admission List
for all Universities in Uganda.
The office of
fans have been given the green light to return to stadiums starting from next
It has been reported that
the United Kingdom government's further easing of coronavirus
lockdown rules will see a list of 'pilot' events tested over the coming weeks.
Some of those include the Snooker World
Championship, rugby games and racing events.
The Premier League season begins
on September 12 and some games will be tested with fans, while a full rollout
is planned for October.
It won't quite be as we all
knew it however - with spectators being forced to sign a code of behavior.
Games in the North West will not
be included due to a spike of cases resulting in tighter restrictions for the
Socially distant seating and sanitiser
stations will be provided for fans,...
Group Tests with Individual Results
Wilfred Ndifon, a Rwanda researcher has created an innovative pool
testing method that enables multiple people to have their samples tested
together for the coronavirus without the need for single tests to accurately
determine individual results that come up positive.
Rwanda's innovative coronavirus pool
Leon Mutesa, Professor of human genetics and member of Rwanda
government's COVID-19 task force, explains how it works, "Now, we're
pooling the tests because by mixing the samples, and creating smaller pools, we
reduce the number of samples to be tested, which makes the process very fast,
in one day we report and give feedback to the patients. This approach can be
applied not only in low-income countries but also in high-income
The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) SME Programme announced the signing of an initial 4-year senior/ mezzanine debt facility of $1 million to be managed by Grassroots Business Fund (GBF), to finance agribusiness SMEs in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
The facility will focus on women or youth-led missing middle SMEs operating in the agricultural sector with solid managerial foundations and high potential for social impact. The transaction is enhanced with a partial risk guarantee from the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) of 50% with up to 75% in the case of women-led SMEs.
The facility will be blended with two technical assistance contributions from TDB and AGF totalling $110,000 for the execution of mutually agreed upon co-funded investee capacity building activitie...
By Keefa Nuwahereza
Severe shock has gripped Bujumbura and the entire republic of Burundi after outgoing president Pierre Nkurunziza died of cardiac arrest, although some sources are pointing at possibility that he could have been poisoned.
Nkurunziza, aged 55, died after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest, the government said on Tuesday, although some sections of politicians in the country have since rubbished the cardiac arrest rumours, contending that he might have been poisoned, because of the way his death came so suddenly.
We have learnt that he was admitted to hospital
on Saturday after feeling unwell, although his condition improved later on. But
on Monday he reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest and efforts to revive him
were unsuccessful, the government said in a st...
By Elite Reporter
The First Son Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who is
also the Presidential Advisor on Special Operations, has proposed to government
to build statues in remembrance of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Ugandan President
Yoweri Kaguta, plus bush war heroes Gen. Salim Saleh and late Col. Fred
this revelation in a tweet on Thursday, in which he posted pictures of the four
Generals and accompanied them with the caption
; “The greatest military heroes in Africa's history. Generals Museveni, Saleh,
Rwigyema and Kagame. They achieved the impossible. We should build statues in
their honour in every town in Uganda and Rwanda.”
Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba tweet about erecting a statute for Paul Kagame, Yoweri Museveni, Salim Saleh and Fred Rwigy...
By Keefa Nuwahereza
There is untold fear and caution at the Office of the Prime
Minister after Dr Ruhakana Rugunda went into self isolation because some of his
contacts had tested positive for COVID-19.
Rugunda is head of the national task force for
COVID-19 and has been at the forefront on fund raising and distribution efforts
to contain the pandemic.
“Friends, I have gone into self isolation after some
of my contacts tested positive for COVID19. My own test result is negative,
however, I have taken this decision as a health recommended measure,” he said
in a tweet, shortly before news circulated that he had gone in isolation.
Julius Mucunguzi, his Communications Advisor confirmed
Statement from Ministry of Health about COVID-19 updates in Uganda
By Elite Reporter
At least three United Nations soldiers from Chad are
believed to have died in Mali after their
convoy hit a roadside bomb, according to officials.
The blast in the northern region of Aguelhok left four
more soldiers seriously wounded, the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, known as
MINUSMA, said in a statement on Sunday.
"We will have to make every effort to identify
and apprehend those responsible for these terrorist acts so that they can be
brought to justice," said Mahamat Saleh Annadif, MINUSMA mission head.
"I bow before the remains of these brave Blue
Helmets who died in the service of peace in Mali," he added.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also condemned
what he described as a "cowardly" attack.
Guterres called upon the authorities in...
By Elite Reporter
Former security minister Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde was granted
cash bail of Shs50m by Buganda Road on
Gen. Tumukunde, who has been in jail for 60 days after he was arrested on March 12, 2020, presented his wife, brother and business associate
Mathew Rukikaire as sureties before
court granted him bail.
A 2021 presidential aspirant, Tumukunde is facing
charges of treason and illegal possession of fire arms, following a raid at his
home by security officers in March, during which they recovered several
incriminating items, among them firearms.
He attempted to secure bail in April after presenting
four sureties who included ; his wife Stella Tumukunde,
Salaamu Musumba, the Vice chairperson for Eastern Uganda in ...