The Voice Newsmagazine
If Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga had personally opened all correspondence addressed to her two weeks ago, she could have been a victim of a bomb delivered in one of the parcels sent to her office.
Instead, it is an attendant at Kadaga's Parliament office who suffered serious facial injuries after opening the "letter bomb" sent to the speaker.
The attendant, Herman Kaboggoza, was rushed to Mulago hospital, where he spent a week in intensive care. By Friday, Kaboggoza was reported out of danger, although he is still recuperating at Mulago.
The Observer has learnt that Kaboggoza picked the parcel from Kadaga's mail box at the general post office in Kampala.
Kampala — Uganda's nascent mining industry could do more harm than good for indigenous people unless the government makes reforms and mining companies start respecting rights, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Uganda's government has promoted private investment in mining in the remote northeastern Karamoja region to bring economic development, but should implement reforms to respect the rights of indigenous people to determine how their lands are used.