Uganda Watch Update 5

Stage managing consultation meetings A senior official from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, Ms. Rebecca Nalwanga accused some of members of her party of stage managing consultation meetings by only picking a few individuals to consult. Ms. Nalwanga, who is also the secretary-general of the NRM in Luweero district, explained that some of… View Article

Burundi Watch Update 91

The ICC opens investigation on the Burundi Situation  On 25 October 2017, Pre-Trial Chamber III of the ICC  authorized the Prosecutor to open an investigation regarding crimes allegedly committed in Burundi or by nationals of Burundi outside the country. The decision was, exceptionally, issued under seal, that is to say confidentially, since on the basis… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 39

  Gen. Malong seeks UN protection Former Army Chief of Staff Paul Malong has sought for UN protection through the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. Gen Malong is cited in multiple human rights violations that have been reported in South Sudan while still serving the Juba government. After his sacking in May this year,… View Article

Uganda Watch Update 4

$1.5m for on age bill The ruling NRM party has set aside 1.5 million dollars for a weeks consultation countrywide to ask Ugandans back the controversial bill aimed at lifting the age limit from the constitution. In a communiqué issued by the party, members of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) will transverse the country asking… View Article

Burundi Watch Update 90

Forced eviction of IDPs On 28 October 2017, seven houses of internally displaced persons of Kuruyange situated in the District of Rugazi were destroyed on the instructions of the Chief of District Mrs. Sylvie Nizigama. She argued, among other things, that the IDPs have hampered the activities of the health center owing to the fact… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 38

Ms Jambo bids for presidency Former Secretary for Foreign Relations Suzanne Jambo of the ruling party, SPLM, has declared that she will stand for elections at the end of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) in 2018. Jambo currently lives in the United States of America and is a human rights and civil society… View Article