“Avoid careless spending”, President Museveni tells youth

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President Yoweri Museveni has called on youth to uphold and protect the African cultural heritage and not be swayed by the western world which he described as “sick’’. “The West doesn’t have spectacles to see the difference between a woman and a man. They are sick. The culture heritage must be maintained but others like our traditional subsistence methods that have claimed over 68% of the population, must be changed,” Mr Museveni said. The President made these remarks while meeting youth representatives from across the country under their umbrella body…

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Winnie Byanyima appointed UNAIDS Head

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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appointed Ms Winnie Byanyima as the new UNAIDS Executive Director. Ms Byanyima has held several roles that were affiliated to the governance of the African Union, and has influenced the international agenda at the United Nations through her leadership in many coalitions of civil society organizations. She, at the time of her appointment, was the Executive Director of OXFAM, a position she has held for six years since her appointment in January 2013. Ms Byanyima is taking over from Michel Sidibé who stepped…

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Government investigates source of funding for 13 NGOs

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Government has launched an investigation against 13 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and demanded details of their bank accounts to review their sources of funding and other transactions. All the organisations under investigation are those whose activities cover mainly sectors of governance, rule of law and human rights issues and fighting corruption. They are being investigated by the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA). The organisations include ActionAid International Uganda; Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU); Alliance for Campaign Finance Monitoring; Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda; Uganda National NGO Forum and Human Rights Network…

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Tullow oil transfers it’s managing director Jimmy Mugerwa on allegations of abuse of office

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Recently the President dismissed Tullow Oil’s managing director from a state house meeting after receiving credible intelligence information that the Oil Executive was heavily involved in dubious activities including money laundering, fraud and abuse of office call it corruption. Mr Mugerwa has been responsible for the delivery of Tullow’s Uganda work programme and the forthcoming Lake Albert Basin Development Plan together with the Government of Uganda and Tullow’s partners, CNOOC and Total,” a press statement from Tullow oil reads. He previously worked with Shell as Manager of Sales & Operations…

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