Uganda

  • Africa & World

    Uganda suspends 54 NGOs over involvement in politics

    UGANDA said on Friday it had suspended the operations of 54 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for a range of reasons including non-compliance with regulations that require them not to be involved in politics. “We have halted their operations,” Steve Okello, the chairman of the NGO Board, the state-run body that oversees charities in the country, told Reuters. The NGOs affected include…

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  • Africa & World

    Museveni warns Ugandans spreading fake news of his death

    UGANDAN President Yoweri Museveni has directed security forces ‘‘to locate very quickly’’ and arrest sources of fake news regarding his presumed death. ‘‘Apparently, social media has been saying that Museveni is dead. They (security forces) should locate very quickly [the one who tells such a story],’’ Mr Museveni said on Thursday. The misinformation started circulating on June 26 on microblogging…

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  • Africa & World

    Minister directs police to beat up people defying lockdown guidelines

    UGANDA’S Minister in charge of Science, Technology, and Innovation in the Office of the President Monica Musenero has directed security in Butebo district to start beating people defying the presidential directives and guidelines on COVID-19. Musenero who is also the co-chair of the national COVID-19 enforcement team issued the directives to Butebo resident district commissioner (RDC) Emmy Mitala during the…

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