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Defence Joint Chiefs of Staff from the East African Community (EAC) states have convened in Kampala to discuss issues relating to regional security, peace and stability. The EAC Sectorial Committee on Cooperation in Defence held its 27th meeting on Wednesday at Imperial Royale Hotel Kampala. It is being attended by delegations from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, …

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The Supreme Court in Kenya has dismissed two election petitions challenging the victory of President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta in last months heated election. The two petitions had been filed by former assistant Minister Harun Mwau and another by Njonjo Mue and Khelef Khalifa. On Monday, 6 judges of the Supreme court unanimously upheld Kenyatta as the …

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The government of Uganda has dismissed media reports that its relations with neighbouring Rwanda are at their worst. Government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday refuted the claims and stated that the bilateral ties between both states remain “cordial and strong”. “The Ministry treats with contempt allegations carried by Red Pepper or platforms …

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Embattled Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has Thursday met with the military commander Gen Constatino Chiwenga and a delegation of envoys from South Africa, sources have told this website. Mugabe who has since Tuesday been confined in his home by the army met with General Chiwenga, Father Fidelis Mukonori and South African envoys at State House …

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President Yoweri Museveni and the visiting Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir have held bilateral talks and discussed a range of issues including trade, commerce and education cooperation between the two countries. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see Uganda and Sudan cooperate in higher education. President Omar Al-Bashir arrived in Uganda on Monday ahead …

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Six civil society organizations have asked the Ugandan government to arrest Sudan President Omar El – Bashir who arrived in Uganda on Monday for a two–day visit. Addressing journalists at the Human Rights Network of Uganda (HURINET) headquarters in Ntinda, the organisations network’s Executive Director Mohammed Ndifuna said the Uganda government has an obligation to …

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Burundian refugees who crossed into Rwanda following a new violence in their country in 2015 have reached 94,581 people as of April 25, according to UNHCR.The International Criminal Court (ICC) has authorized a probe into alleged crimes committed by Burundi government including murder and rape. If sufficient evidence is established that specific individuals bear criminal …

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In yet another significant stride in Uganda’s partnership with Tanzania in oil development, President Yoweri Museveni and President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania have laid a cross-border mark stone in Kyotera district where the pipeline will cross the two countries. President Magufuli who arrived in Uganda on Thursday had earlier launched a One Stop Border …

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President Yoweri Museveni and his Tanzanian counterpart John Pombe Magufuli on Thursday launched the Mutukula One Stop Border Post (OSBP) in a move to further ease cross border trade between the two countries. The Shs 19.1 billion One Stop Border Post is an integrated border system that will boost efficiency through streamlined, coordinated and harmonised …

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) electoral Commission has announced that the much anticipated Presidential elections will be held at the end of 2018 as opposition demands for transition government. The announcement on next year’s elections comes after years of political stalemate with the opposition piling pressure on Kabila to step down. Officials from the …

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