• Senegal jails ex-president’s son for 6 years for corruption

    A special court in Senegal sentenced the son of former president Abdoulaye Wade on Monday to six years in prison for corruption and ordered him to pay a 138 billion CFA franc ($228 million) fine, dashing his hopes of competing in elections due in 2017. Karim Wade, in detention since April 2013, was chosen by […]

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  • Thugs break into court

    Mpigi Thugs broke into the Buwama Magistrate’s Court and took off with valuables, including computers, that hold the court’s database and vital case files. The officer in charge of criminal investigations at Buwama Police Station, Ms Harriet Nakyambadde, said a night watchman has been detained as investigations into the incident continue. There is apprehension in […]

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  • Is High Tech the Solution to Corruption in Kenya?

    When a police officer gets caught soliciting a bribe, most people would tend to blame the cop. In Kenya, the government is trying a new approach: clamping down on the people who pay the cop. And they’re going about it in a strange way, ordering that Nairobi’s public matatus — the beat-up, privately owned vans that […]

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  • EU warns Uganda against exporting medics

    Kampala. The European Union Ambassador, Mr Kristian Schmidt, has criticised government’s plan to export doctors, saying Uganda needs them more. “Why can’t these doctors and nurses, despite the obvious need for their service, find a job here in Uganda? Are there bottlenecks in their recruitment and assignment to hospitals and health centres across the country?” […]

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  • MPs storm out of House over Kavuma approval

    Parliament. Opposition members of the Parliament Appointments Committee yesterday walked out of proceedings which ended in the confirmation of deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma’s nomination, which they said was unconstitutional. Leader of the Opposition Wafula Oguttu, Ms Betty Acan (Gulu Woman) and Oyam South MP Betty Amongi stormed out in protest at Speaker Rebecca Kadaga’s […]

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  • Museveni highlights government weakest points

    In Summary: The President said there would have been much more growth if civil servants had stuck to planned activities and the political class supervised the government projects. KAMPALA. President Museveni on Monday blamed civil servants and politicians for poor service delivery in the country. In his speech, the President signalled a stop to privatisation […]

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  • Government agencies clash over Shs120b road

    In Summary: The procurement regulators have cited conflict of interest in the awarding of the contract to construct Bulima – Kabwoya road. Kampala A row has erupted between two government agencies over the procurement of Bulima – Kabwoya road with Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) defying Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority’s directive […]

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  • Ban on senior parliament reporters overturned

    Parliament. Authorities in Parliament yesterday bowed to pressure and withdrew the proposed ban on more than 50 senior journalists. Invoking his authority as the interim chair of the Parliamentary Commission, deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah made it clear to the House that the last time the commission discussed “bad press” was in August last year and […]

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  • Magistrates now receive bribes through mobile money – Report

    Anti Corruption Coalition boss Cissy Kagaba The Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU) has revealed that Ugandan magistrates are now taking bribes using the Mobile Money platform. The revelation was made by Ms Cissy Kagaba, the Executive Director, of ACCU dubbed: “CHASING THE WIND? A GLIMPSE INTO THE IMPACT OF ACCU INVESTIGATIONS IN SOME MAGISTRATES’ COURTS IN […]

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  • Teachers selling text books

    Kasese- Education inspectors have accused head teachers in government-aided schools in Kasese District of selling scholastic material which government sends to their respective schools, to private schools. The inspector of schools in-charge of Busongora north education zone, Ms Harriet Masika, said selling of instruction materials to private schools has resulted into poor performance by children […]

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