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Uganda president Yoweri Museveni

Covering Museveni’s appointments

President Yoweri Museveni continues giving. This has been a good week for (news) copy, as my former editor would have said many years ago. After the cabinet reshuffle (the recycling notwithstanding), the newsmaker-in-chief has given again, this time announcing the appointment of Justice Bart Katureebe of the Supreme Court as Chief Justice of Uganda. I

Media analysis


Parliament and reporters: A tale of half-truths, spin

By Tabu Butagira I am catching the tail end of a war of words between the Ugandan Parliament and journalists accredited to cover its proceedings. The Clerk to Parliament, Ms Jane Kibirige, wrote to media houses on March 9, asking editors to swap reporters who have covered the August House for five or more years

Training opportunities


Apply for course on reporting on illicit finance in Africa

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is looking for skilled investigative or financial/business journalists based anywhere in Africa to take part in a long-term scheme that will develop their ability to report on illicit finance and tax abuse. Deadline: 0900 GMT, 5th April 2015 Benefits of the scheme If selected, you will take part in two intensive