Battles of Political COALITIONS & Party ALLIANCES Against Museveni in Past Elections

By DailyNewsUG Political Correspondent, The coming 2021 elections are a contest between President Museveni’s political Party and alliances as well as coalitions.  Uganda’s two main Opposition political actors, Dr Kizza Besigye and Mr Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, yesterday converged in Wakiso Town and pledged to work together to challenge President Museveni and his NRM party in next year’s General Election. Although Opposition parties principally agreed on the need to form an alliance that will front one candidate to contest against Mr Museveni in the next elections, they did not…

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Mexico’s President Has His Private Jet. So Why Is He Flying Commercial To Meet Trump?

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent MEXICO CITY (DAILYNEWS UG) If you happen to be flying between Mexico City and Washington, DC, this week, you could be seatmates with a president.Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will fly commercial to the United States on Tuesday for meetings with US President Donald Trump. That means the president of the tenth-most populous country in the world will hope his flight isn’t delayed, wedge any carry-on into the overhead and pray for a consistent cabin temperature, all while dreaming of more leg room. You know, like…

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MP Allan Ssewanyana Arrested For Inciting Violence

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Makindye East Member of Parliament, Allan Ssewanyana has been arrested at a demolished Kyengeza, Munyonyo market in Makindye Division, Kampala. A combined force of environment police and National Environmental Managemnet Authority (NEMA) demolished structures in an ongoing eviction of encroachers on Monday morning. Police accused the MP of inciting violence. ARREST RAPSHEET BELOW Details to follow…

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NRM EC Discusses with Ministry of Health Ahead of Party Primaries

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission(EC) has met with the ministry of health officials before releasing the road map for the party primaries. The three-hour meeting at the ministry’s office focused on conducting the party elections without violating the COVID-19 prevention guidelines. The party EC boss Tanga Odoi says the committee will meet the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) on Saturday before releasing the road map. “Certainly, we are going back to CEC but before we go back we’re going to meet the scientists so that they…

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UPC Outs Their Own 2021 Scientific General Elections Road Map

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, KAMPALA – Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) Wednesday released their roadmap for the 2021 scientific general elections. The release of the roadmap follows the Electoral Commission revised election schedule for 2021. According to the party’s secretary-general, Fred Ebil, the roadmap entails the nomination of the party’s presidential flag bearer, parliamentary aspirants, LC5s and LC3s primaries which starts on June 29 up to October 13. Ebil told journalists that those who wish to contest as the party’s presidential flag bearer should pick forms between June 29 and July 3, while…

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REVEALED: After TV & Radio BAN, Tamale Mirundi EXPOSES Top Six Mafias in Uganda!

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Political commentator Tamale Mirundi has spoken out on his media ban saying that he is not moved by his suspension from NBS TV. Mirundi says TV stations didn’t make him. “I am a brand with my own weight. I ride on my wisdom, not the brand of the TV. My wisdom and words make TV stations. If one TV stations can’t give me time on air, I will go to another one. I can go to a station that has never been listened to anyone and make…

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Trump Sought China’s President Xi Jinping Help To Secure Re-election – Fired NSA Boss John Bolton’s New Book Reveals

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, US President Donald Trump tried to get China’s Xi Jinping to help him secure re-election, ex-National Security Adviser John Bolton’s new book says. Mr Bolton says Mr Trump wanted China to buy agricultural produce from US farmers, according to details of the forthcoming book previewed by US media. He also says Mr Trump “remained stunningly uninformed on how to run the White House”. The Trump administration is trying to block the book from hitting shelves. Mr Bolton’s 577-page tome, The Room Where It Happened, is due to…

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Foreign Affairs Ministers Daughter Ishta Kuteesa Named Israel’s Envoy To Uganda

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Ms. Ishta Asiimwe Kutesa Muganga, the daughter to Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa has been appointed as Uganda’s first-ever envoy to Israel. Asiimwe was appointed last month by Israel’s foreign minister Gabi Ashkenazi in May but she only submitted her credentials to the Minister of State for International Affairs  Okello Oryem yesterday. Ishta Asiimwe, the newly appointed Honorary Consul of the Israel to Uganda presented her credentials to Minister of State for International Cooperation Henry Okello Oryem. Ishta, the daughter of Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa is…

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SPECIAL DISPENSATION: Government Opens Entebbe Airport to Fly Tycoon Ben Kavuya’s Family to Nairobi

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Uganda has been under lockdown since March 18, and the country’s only international airport and other border entry points were closed a week later, sending chills through the aviation, tourism and hospitality industries in particular. For the first time in its history, Entebbe airport has been closed for more than two months. The Public Health (Prohibition of Entry into Uganda) Order 2020, gazetted on March 21, prohibits entry to all persons with the exception of UN humanitarian organisations staff. Well, thats what is on paper. What is…

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New Burundi President Ndayishimiye to be sworn in Thursday 18th June 2020

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent Ndayishimiye, 52, a former army general and Hutu rebel like his predecessor, had been handpicked by the powerful ruling CNDD-FDD to run in a May 20 presidential election. Evariste Ndayishimiye (C), Burundi’s elected President from the ruling party, CNDD-FDD, signs the book of condolences with his wife Angelique Ndayubaha (R) at the state house in Bujumbura on June 13, 2020. (Photo by Tchandrou NITANGA / AFP) BURUNDI   POLITICS Burundi’s newly-elected president Evariste Ndayishimiye will be sworn in on Thursday, the foreign ministry announced, in a ceremony fast-tracked…

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