Uganda barred Nation Media Group’s local television unit from covering presidential events after an “embarrassing” report that President Yoweri Museveni slept in parliament, government spokesman Dennis Katungi said.
Uganda’s shilling slumped to the lowest level in 15 months after the U.S. government said it was cutting aid to the East African nation over a February law that toughened punishment for homosexual acts.
The national executive of Uganda ’s National Resistance Movement endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as the party’s candidate in an election set for February as he looks to extend his 24-year rule of the East African nation.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni named his wife as a cabinet minister and increased the size of his cabinet after winning a Feb. 18 election, according to a list of 75 ministers published today by state-run New Vision newspaper.
The United Nations General Assembly named Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa, a leading advocate of his country’s anti-homosexuality law, as its new president for the 2014-2015 session that begins in September.
Olara Otunnu , a Ugandan opposition leader, won a plea to suspend an arrest warrant against him, as upcoming elections become the second in a row to involve legal charges against an opponent to longstanding President Yoweri Museveni .
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said opposition leader Kizza Besigye , who has been hospitalized after being injured during his arrest this week, should inform the police about planned protests to avoid riots in the country.