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FRIDAY LIVE UPDATES: News from in and around Uganda

4.24 PM: Besigye detained at Nagalama, denied police bond

Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye is detained at Nagalama Police Station in Mukono District following his arrest on Thursday.

Dr Besigye was on Thursday evening arrested along with FDC presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat and the party secretary for mobilisation Ingrid Turinawe at Burambira village in Bubaare Sub-county in Rubanda District on their way from Rukungiri to Kabale District.

4.21pm: Kenyatta meets judge who annulled his victory

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has addressed the country during the official celebrations of Heroes' Day in the capital, Nairobi.

Among the dignitaries at the event was Chief Justice David Maraga, one of the four judges who last month annulled Mr Kenyatta's victory in the August presidential election.



4.04pm: Today President Museveni will continue with his radio awareness campaign about land and other issues on Radio Parcis in Arua. 



3:05PM: Zuma spokesman dismisses reports S.African deputy president may be sacked

South African President Jacob Zuma’s spokesman said on Friday there was no basis for reports that the country’s leader would axe his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, speculation about which has weighed on the currency and bonds.

2.05 PM: Gender and Labour Minister Janat Mukwaya denies reports that 48 Ugandans died in Arab countries



1:05 pm FDC to sue police over human rights violations

The Secretary General of the Forum For Democratic Change Nandala Mafabi says they will take police to court for issuing illegal directives that are in violation of human rights. He also accuses police of continuing to use of force against those opposed to the lifting of the presidential age limit from the constitution. He spoke to the media at the FDC headquarters in Kampala.


12:00pm Tarantino admits he knew of Weinstein misconduct complaints

Quentin Tarantino has admitted knowing for decades about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, confessing in an interview published Thursday to feeling ashamed that he did not stop working with the mogul.


11:25 Churches rush for relics of Ugandan martyrs

 Catholic churches across the world are in stiff competition for the relics of two Ugandan martyrs, Daudi Okelo and Jildo Irwa.


11:15am South Sudan forces 'assaulted' UN commander

South Sudanese forces stopped a UN peacekeeping convoy at gunpoint and beat the unit's commander in the latest clash with peacekeepers in the war-wracked African country, a report obtained by AFP on Thursday said.


11:00am Age limit vote shocks MPs

Countrywide. As Members of Parliament continue to consult their constituents about the amendment of Article 102(b) of the Constitution, Kayunga District local leaders were shocked when residents subjected the matter to a vote.


9:44am Barack Obama slams 'politics of division' on return to campaign trail

Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail, railing against the "politics of division" after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor since leaving office.


9:00AM Government considers scrapping new towns in Mukono

The controversy surrounding the creation of three new town councils in Mukono District has taken a new twist with government hinting at the possibility of degazetting the administrative units.