Six Ugandans locked up for insulting Dictator Museveni

Six people were remanded at Buwama police prison in the outskirts of Ugandan capital Kampala for booing Dictator Yoweri Museveni, police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba said.
Speaking to the local Daily Monitor Monday, Ms Nabakooba said the matter was before court.
“I cannot comment on the matter, but what I can say is that they were arrested, taken to court and remanded,” Ms Nabakooba said, without stating the charges preferred against them.
Early reports, however, published by, allege that 20 people were arrested for booing the Dictator while on a campaign trail at Buwama market.

The report claimed that while addressing a rally at Buwama trading centre on Friday, a group of people started booing and hurling insults at him.
Opposition parties
"A group of young men, who seemed to be from one of the opposition parties, started shouting at the Dictator immediately he started making his speech,” Mr Thomas Bwire, a police officer who was at the scene, said.
According to Mr Bwire, the group shouted: "’We are tired of you, you have been in power for long enough,'’ while others said ''you are a dictator. You are power hungry. You do not want others to rule."

CMI increases tapping of incoming foreign phone calls

Radio Katwe has just received information that the CMI, Uganda's Military Intelligence, has began a campaign to intercept phone calls from abroad into Uganda, as a way of gathering intelligence on what the Ugandan Diaspora is thinking and saying.

A Radio Katwe informer said that the tapping of the phones, using Canadian-made equipment, is taking place at the building across the road from State House called Okello House.
State House owns Okello House and it is the electronic and communications centre of CMI.
The main offices of CMI at Kitante Courts near the Mulago roundabout and opposite the Ministry of Health headquarters are used as an intelligence gathering centre.

That is where the Chief of Military Intelligence and his staff sit. That is also where CMI operatives come in to deliver intelligence reports, receive briefings, and leave on operations.
Many Ugandans also believe that the tapping of Ugandan phones is done using the facilities of the South African mobile phone giant MTN at its switching centre in Bugolobi outside Kampala.
How are phones tapped and who does intelligence listen in on?
Through a local MTN Uganda director, Charles, State House made sure that when MTN was starting its operations in 1998 in Uganda, MTN committed at least one of its employees to work with a CMI engineer who sits at MTN's Bugolobi switching centre.
MTN is the largest mobile phone provider in Uganda, so it is the one where much of the intelligence attention is given.

Currently, CMI can only tap and record 12 lines at a time. This is what they term a "Level 1" report.
Every two days, the recorded phone calls are taken to CMI headquarters at Kitante where they are tallied manually by a sorting team to search for call patterns and filtering for most suspected calls on these computer print outs.

The UTL-Mango network is the second most subscribed to service and is owned by the First Family, with partners like Kampala Casino boss Bob Kabonero and others.
CMI systems engineers sit at switchboards and generate Level 1 reports to the same sorting team at CMI headquarters.

Celtel is the smallest mobile phone network. As of 2005, no CMI engineer was sitting at the Celtel House operations switchboard. CMI, however, requests special reports from Celtel once in a while.
The Civic Communications Monitoring (CCM) section of CMI monitors the mobile and fixed phone traffic in Uganda.
The CCM section at CMI is made up of 12 students from Makerere University, all of whom are Bahima from Nyabushozi county in Mbarara.

Then there is a Calling Team made up of two boys and two girls. These are stationed there to place calls to certain people, to try and identify and interest them using tricks and fake stories.
The third team is the Tracking Team, made up of two people who man the machine that tracks and records conversations of any 12 high risk telephones.
Then there is a fourth group, the Communications Engineers, which is made up of five people who sit at the network operators switch boards and filter from the calling log all foreign and domestic Level 1 reports to be sent to the sorting team.

At present, the countries where CMI and by extension State House has the greatest interest in are Rwanda, South Africa, Kenya, Britain, Sweden, the United States, and Japan, in that order of priority.
A "Level 2" report is based on phone calls from countries of main interest and are selected on the basis of the following: (a) How often in a week has a foreign number called? Anything more than three times a week is picked up and followed (b) What time of the day is the foreign number calling? Interest is taken in numbers that call to Uganda at late Ugandan time hours. (c) Where is a foreign number calling to which area of the country? A foreign number calling politically sensitive parts of Uganda like Gulu, Kitgum, and Kizza Besigye's home area of Rukungiri are made into a "Level 2" report.
The "Level 3" report, category A is about phone numbers from a database that has been created and is constantly being updated.

Category A number are numbers of high damage risk personalities that have been compiled clandestinely (without owners knowing from friends and relatives of the suspect being monitored).
Currently the "Level 3, Category A" comprises all army officers from the rank of Lieutenant to General, all vocal anti-NRM opposition Members of Parliament, all police officers from the rank of Assistant Inspector of Police to Inspector General of Police, all cabinet ministers and all key media editors and reporters, and all major players and officials in the Buganda kingdom.
Any foreign number that calls Category A is picked and put in the "Level 3" report for monitoring.
One expert advised that one of the possible ways of realizing that your phone is tapped is when you are speaking and you hear too much noise echoing in the background or you hear your voice own bouncing back as a pronounced echo. But these are of course not 100% reliable methods.

Since Radio Katwe began publishing highly secret and sensitive information on the Museveni regime and since the site was blocked in Uganda last month, the Ugandan Diaspora has been reading things which most of them did not know about and things they would have dismissed as fiction and lies only recently like in 2005.
State House, using the CMI phone tapping facility, is trying to gauge how this new perception of Museveni as a dangerous, manipulative, and scandalous leader is influencing the Ugandan Diaspora and the diplomatic corps based in Uganda.

But as we caution Ugandans at home and abroad to be cautious in what they say during these international phone calls, we can also reveal that the tapping of phones is a very cumbersome and costly process.
It is not possible to tap all of MTN's 700,000 subscribers. The best they can do is tap a few selected phones at a time.
But the word here is, Ugandans should just take additional precautions, just to be on the safe side.

If you are in Uganda, a quick, easy way to beat the Radio blockade is to use any of the hundreds of proxy websites or servers like , Click on English, enter in the space for the url and logon.  NOTE: Some functions like Email this story or send a comment might not work properly when using proxies. In that case, use anonymous email to send your comment to Radio at


Ugandan people have organized a Peaceful Demostration exactly after the 18-2-11 Presidential Poll Results have been anounced. Some of the issues being aired out include: High prices of commodity, Tribalism, Corruption.
To view more about the Demonstration  click here

Remembering Li Wanyun :China

Li Wanyun was tortured nearly to death in the Chaoyanggou Labor Camp. He died on August 3, 2006 , at the age of 43.

Woman breat cut off :Graphical

Women should be protected worldwide, what a fuss to those that can do something horrible like this.

Fun facts you never knew about animals

Fun facts you never knew about animals



What is the meaning of lol,omg,lmao,wtf,thx,ty,rofl, brb, afk,np and other chat words

What is the meaning of lol,omg,lmao,wtf,thx,ty,rofl, brb, afk,np and other chat words

Burned alive, making Abercrombie clothes

One month ago, a tragic and preventable fire claimed the lives of 28 workers at a clothing factory in Bangladesh. 36,619 members banded together to demand justice and prevent another tragedy.

Today, we have good news: GAP, Calvin Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger are all taking the first steps toward providing fair compensation for the families of those killed and instituting an urgent program of factory inspections.

But Abercrombie & Fitch, Target, JC Penney, Jansport, North Face, OshKosh B’Gosh and the other clothing brands are still dragging their feet.

We need to put more pressure on these companies to begin an immediate inspection of their factories to prevent any more deaths and fairly compensate the victims' families. Please add your name to the petition.

The labor activists leading negotiations with the clothing companies have specifically told us that the petition members signed played a significant role in getting brands like Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger on board, and will play a critical role in pressuring Abercrombie, OshKosh and others to do the same.

Please take a moment to add your name now.
It's time to tell these American companies that we're aware of their reprehensible willingness to put workers in danger -- and their refusal to take responsibility for their actions. We expect them to make sure that none of their employees ever burn to death again.
Here's the petition:
Thanks for taking action,

By Patrick and the team



Facebook is shutting down on March 15

Rumor has it that Facebook will be shutting down on March 15 and this has sparked a global fear among many  Facebook users. Several sites have claimed Mark Zuckerberg stated in a press conference that
 "Facebook has gotten out of control, and the stress of managing this company has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness".
and this rumor even made it to the top 10 most searched words today.

Are the rumors true?

Facebook  tweeted stating that the rumors are not true.

It stated on its twitter page -'We didn't get the memo about shutting down, so we'll keep working away. We aren't going anywhere; we're just getting started. '

Why do people think facebook will be shutting down?
  • -The estimated date that Facebook will shut down, March 15th, also happens to coincide with the day Yahoo will shut down Yahoo Video.  That may be why some Facebook fans were worried that Facebook was shutting down.
  • -The recent Goldman Sachs investment of $450 million also sparked some of the rumors that the end of Facebook was near.

Some facts about facebook:
  • -People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
  • -Facebook has more than 500 million active users
  • -The average Facebook user has 130 friends

When the Al-shabab terrorists struck Uganda's capital- Kampala

Those that never survived

One of the few who surved

Some that never survived Photo1(Monitor publications) :Photo2(Bukedde)

What a way to enter the 2011

I wonder whether you enjoyed yours like this? !!!