Guinea junta defies poll pressure, rules out exile for ex-president

Guinea's ruling junta on Saturday ruled out exile for detained former president Alpha Conde and said transition towards civilian rule would be done in accordance with "the will of the people". The statement from the ruling council came in defiance of international pressure for Conde's release and a six-month timetable…

To achieve SDGs, youth must be at the centre of govt plans

We remember the moment in 2015 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.” UN member states, policy makers, researchers, and the civil society realised that the SDGs were necessary to secure…

Algeria’s ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies

Algeria's former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned in 2019 amid huge protests against his rule, died Friday aged 84, public television announced. The former strongman left office in April 2019 under pressure from the military after weeks of demonstrations over his bid to run for a fifth term in office.…

Family of man who beheaded wife ordered to pay 8 cows

New details have emerged regarding the brutal killing of a 43-year-old woman by her 53-year-old jilted husband on Monday in Lira City. The family of Denis Alal’s, the offender, has now been ordered to pay eight cows as compensation to the wife’s household. This will be done after two months…

Woman charged with torturing 10-year-old stepdaughter

Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court has granted temporary freedom to a 25-year-old woman accused of torturing her stepdaughter. The court charged Joanita Nakamanya with aggravated torture contrary to Section 3 and 4 of the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act 2012. During a video conferencing session presided over by the…

Rest in peace Ibrahim Dafala – the beautiful game misses your kind

Our judgment of footballers is often time-biased and that this is precisely why older generations tend to rank Pele higher than Maradona or why today’s fans struggle to see the point of a dated Pele-Maradona debate when it seems straight forward that Lionel Messi can only be matched by Cristiano…

LCs pinned over increasing cases of gender-based violence

Residents in the greater Mukono have pinned the local council leaders for failing to fight gender-based violence in the area. Mr Henry Wejega, a resident of Njeru and also a representative of the elderly persons at Buikwe District, said local leaders have not done enough in fighting gender-based violence in…

Ngabirano: Urban planner who altered Kampala’s traffic

Ever seen a smartly dressed bespectacled woman, with a trendy handbag, riding a bicycle in or around Kampala? It could have been Amanda Ngabirano, an urban planning enthusiast, so radical at creating spacious urban places. The lecturer at Makerere University leaves her car at home any day and picks her…