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Shocked!! - Ndeeba Anglican church building demolished, Three police commanders and 11 others arrested.

  • Deo Kalema
  • August 10, 2020
  • Social

 This is a warning to the general public thwho are planning to evict people during this period of COVID19 that they risk being arrested.

Police have arrested three of their own and 11 other people over demolition of St. Peter's Church Ndeeba in Rubaga division, Kampala, contrary to the government directive stopping evictions during the lockdown.
Those arrested are; the DPC Katwe, SP David Epedu, OC Station Ndeeba Police Station, ASP Mugira Yeko Kato, and the Field Force Unit commander Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) South Region, ASP Isabirye Kaloli.
 

They are being charged with neglect of duty. We want to warn the general public who are planning to evict people during this period of COVID19 that they risk being arrested and charged in courts of law if they go ahead with their intentions,-  Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson said in a statement.

 

Onyango revealed that they are investigating circumstances under which St. Peter's Church of Uganda, Ndeeba, was demolished this morning, disregarding government directives that stopped all evictions during this COVID-19 period.

Onyango said 11 other people who were found at the scene while demolishing the church were also apprehended.


Katwe Police Station got information of the demolition at 01:00 hours and a team was dispatched to the scene.

Police were not informed about the eviction and demolition as the practice is. 

The team found people demolishing the said church and arrested 11 suspects,-  Onyango stated.

 

He identified the suspects as; Mohammad Kawooya, Minority Bbosa, Amza Kiberu, Abbasid Mutebi, Ali Bulega, Simon Matovu, Ali Kalika, Andrew Mujuzi, Barry Ssekito, John Isirinya and Bashir Maruti.

They are currently detained at Katwe Police Station to help with investigations. The suspects are charged with malicious damage to properties, added  Onyango.

Onyango explained that they arrested the police officers because they were supposed to provide security to Church properties, which they failed to do..
Police also impounded two motor vehicles that were recovered from the scene and these are; a  white Toyota Canter registration number UAY 796N, which was loaded with metals, and a tractor/engineering plant excavator registration number UBG 682Q.

Lord Mayor at the schene

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I Took Down Ghetto TV - Blogger Ashburg Kato Comfirms

Bobi Wine online Facebook channel, Ghetto TV had been hacked. This was after the TV posted on their Facebook platform that President Museveni would win the 2021 elections.

Administrators of the TV said they had been removed the page. The page was also deleted off the social APP. On Monday, blogger Ashburg Katto has revealed that he is responsible for hacking and taking down the account.

Ashburg’s statement comes after presumptions that he is behind the hack. He confirmed that he is the one, but said it was not a hack.

I did not hack Ghetto TV. I only took what is mine. ashburg

The blogger claims to be a founder of the channel. He was formerly working with Ghetto TV before he was removed from the page months back when he crossed from People Power to NRM

National Unity Platform President Bobi Wine claimed that the TV’s accounts had been hacked by operatives loyal to President Museveni.

Regime operatives have tried so many times to capture my Facebook account and take hold of it, but they have not yet succeeded. Today, the criminal regime has succeeded in hacking into, and taking hold of the Ghetto TV page.

They have removed all administrators to the page and right now it’s under their control. A shameful, shameful regime. They are scared of the live broadcasts which Ghetto TV has been doing of all our activities. They talk of a scientific election, yet can’t even stand a Facebook page! -. Bobiwine Posted on Sunday.

 

CRIME ALERT: Regime operatives have tried so many times to capture my Facebook account and take hold of it, but they...

Posted by Bobi Wine on Sunday, August 9, 2020

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ABDALLAH KITATTA RELEASED FROM JAIL

  • HUDSON
  • August 8, 2020
  • Social

Abdallah Kitatta Released From Jail
The former patron of Boda -Boda 2010, was released hours after the Army Appeals Court reduced the jail term of from eight years to three years.

Kitatta returned to the Makindye based Court Martial Friday for the ruling on his case in which he appealed against eight-year prison sentence.

Kitatta and his former bodyguard, detective constable Sowali Ngobi spent two years on remand.

According to this development, they now be in jail for one year, eight months and six days.

Howeveraccording to the prisons spokesperson Frank Mbaine, Kittata is now out since his time had been fully served concurrently.

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BOBI WINE WANTS REBECCA KADAAGA OUT OF PARLIAMENT

 

Kamuli Woman Member of Parliament Rebecca Kadaaga could take quite longer to have any sigh of political relief after Kyadondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu joined the long list of people who are after her political career.

Kadaga is currently fighting for her political position with her fiercest rival and State Minister for Lands Persis Namuganza who is determined to eject her out of the ruling National Resistance Movement party [NRM] Central Executive Committee [CEC].

It’s however not only Namuganza that is after the Busoga’s most respected politician’s political life.

Long time ally cum foe Proscovia Salaamu Musumba of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change has already launched an offensive that could finally see one of Uganda’s longest serving lawmaker sent into a forced political retirement.

To add to the already known Kadaga’s troubles, People Power leader Bobi Wine has emerged as a surprise force that wants Kadaga out of Uganda’s politics at all costs.

Recently, a list reportedly identified by the big politician herself made rounds in major news tabloids with names of political foes who are after her political life.

Among them were; Ministers Sam Kuteesa, Pacis Namuganza, Isaac Musumba, Elly Tumwine, NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba among others.

This News website has reliably learnt that the determined youthful Presidential hopeful had barely a month ago tasked his political handlers to identify a candidate that would hold NUP’s flag to finally give the Speaker a bloody nose in next year general elections.

Although Bobi Wine’s blue eyed boy Moses Bigiirwa denies there being any bad blood between his master and Kadaga, he confirms there has been such instructions from Bobi Wine to establish a formidable force that will see Africa’s first speaker of Parliament politically discarded.

” It’s not right to suggest that my President has got anything personal against Mama Kadaga. That’s not true. But all I can confirm is that we as the party leadership in the district received instructions to identify a candidate to challenge for the seat just like in other constituencies,” Bigirwa told our reporter.

Resultantly, a 23 year old girl identified as Nabirye Bridget has been identified for the task ahead.

Bobi Wine, who has also deployed another youngster in Taliyiwula Sharon to oust Minister Isaac Musumba from Buzaaya strongly believes that deploying young tucks to claim political offices is the way to go for his pro youths new party NUP.

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UGANDA REGISTER'S MORE DEATH AS RESULT OF COVID-19

  • HUDSON
  • August 8, 2020
  • Health

More Sad News For Uganda After Recording The Highest New COVID-19 Cases And More Death


The ministry of health of Uganda today has delivered more sad new after the country continued to record more Covid-19 cases and deaths. According to the ministry of health, 31 people tested positive for Coronavirus in the last twenty four hours. This brings the total confirmed cases in Uganda to stand at 1,254 cases.

On the other hand the ministry of health delivered more sad news that one more patients succumbed to Coronavirus. This brings the total number of fatality to six (6).


The deceased was a 70 years old man who is a Ugandans citizens. The ministry of health reports that the man was taken to Lubaga hospital in Kampala with Covid-19 signs like mild fever, coughing and difficult with breathing. He was admitted and was kept at the ICU.

Uganda was one of the country which responded very first to Coronavirus after it was announced from China. For a long period of time Uganda maintained very low Covid-19 new cases and zero deaths. This good trend was broken after the country announced it's first death case on 25th of July 2020.

The Ugandans spent a long period of time under a total lockdown which led to their success in recording the least number of cases in a single day. After the lockdwown was lifted things begun going wrong as the new cases now kept increasing and the new Covid-19 deaths begun to be announced.


Uganda has joined other East Africa Countries which have been reporting Covid-19 deaths at least every day. Kenya is one of the countries in East Africa which it's cases are increasing at the highest rate. Let everyone stay at home for their safety and for their families and friends.

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Singer Jose Chameleone Terribly sick

Jose Chameleone Terribly Sick, Battling with Kidney 

Singer Jose Chameleone is currently fighting for his life and battling serious organ and stomach pain after doctors confirming how he has a serious Kidney Infection.

Two days ago Chameleone was admitted at Nsambya Hospital where he was being treated from and now medics have confirmed that Uganda’s top AfroBeat artiste and Kampala Lord Mayorship aspirant Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleon has a kidney infection.

In one of the photos we have managed to get, Chameleone is seen lying on the bed in hospital ward. He has a medical cannula fixed in his left hand and look to be exhausted.

Lord mayor to be Jose Chameleone sick....naye lwaki mutuloga. Mutide race?

Posted by James Literature on Friday, August 7, 2020

Chameleone who is currently being treated from his home said that he went to the hospital on Wednesday where he got admitted till yesterday the 6th of August when they confirmed it’s a kidney infection.

By press time, the Kampala Mayor Lordship aspirant had come out of the hospital and could barely walk. Chameleone was asked by medical doctors to have have rest for a whole month.

However, Chameleone assured his electorates that he is ready to face his opponents for the Kampala Lord Mayorship following a scientific election as pronounced by the Electoral Commission

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Ex Chelsea striker Drogba applies for presidency of the West African country’s football association in Ivory coast

  • HUDSON
  • August 8, 2020
  • Sports

Ex-Chelsea Striker Didier Drogba Applies For Presidency Of Ivory Coast FA

Yamoussoukro: Thousand of supporters thronged the city of Abidjan to watch football superstar Didier Drogba submit his candidacy for next month’s Ivory Coast Football Federation elections.

The 42-year-old former Chelsea striker and two-time African Footballer of the Year is one of four candidates seeking the presidency of the West African country’s football association, although he is still not certain to be on the ballot for the September 5 vote.

On top of needing nominations from three of the 14 Ligue 1 clubs and two from the lower divisions, Drogba must have the endorsement of any of five special interest groups: coaches, doctors, current and former players and referees.

They have not all made public who they are backing, and the candidates are first vetted by an electoral commission before qualifying to stand in the elections.

That outcome is expected to take five days, a federation spokesman said.

Drogba had until 5pm local time on Saturday to submit his candidacy and was eagerly followed as he arrived at the Ivorian federation’s offices in a presidential-style convoy of cars.

Supporters Cheer As They Surround A bus Carrying Drogba

Football is everyone’s sport, football brings people together, football unites. We can see it today with all these people gathered in front of the headquarters of the Ivorian football federation,- Drogba said.

It’s no secret that our football is going badly, and that is why with my team we are committed to contributing to the rebirth of Ivorian football.


If my goal was not driven by a deep desire to give back to Ivorian football all that it has given me, to contribute to the development of football in my country, and if God was not in this candidacy, it would be difficult to be in front of you today.

Drogba played in three World Cups and twice helped Ivory Coast to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, also earning cult status at Chelsea after helping the Blues win four Premier Leagues, four FA Cups, three League Cups as well as scoring the winning penalty in the 2012 Champions League final win over Bayern Munich.

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Catholic church makes sad announcement

  • HUDSON
  • August 8, 2020
  • Health

Catholic Headquarters makes Sad announcement for Catholics and other 
believers across the world
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Catholic church sometimes known as Roman Catholic church is the largest Christian church in the world. It has approximately 1.3 billion Catholics world wide as of 2018.

The church has played key role in the western civilisation. Currently it is headed by Pope Francis. Its headquarters is in Vatican city,Italy.

Sad news comes after report on Monday by Passauer Neue Presse reported that pope Benedict is sick and is suffering from virus infection that is causing rashes .

Pope Benedict who was succeeded by Francis due to health issues and old age is now 93 years old.

Serial writer who is Benedict biographer said that Benedict is sick and has lost his vocals and his health is deteriorating.

Pope is very sick but he is mentally okay but he has lost his voice-. Seewal biographer said.

Therefore all believer are requested to pray for pope Benedict for recovery.

Wish Pope quick recovery,God will hear our prayers.

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GODS PLAN DUMPS SHEILA GASHUMBA

God's Plan Dumps Sheila Gashumba, He Announces their Breakup to Public


Marcus Ali Lwanga aka God's Plan has come out and revealed how he dumped his girlfriend and former TV Presenter Sheila Gashumba after a bitter fight.

God’s Plan has announced through his Snapchat, that he has officially parted ways with Sheila Gashumba.

Reports indicate that the fairytale relationship between the two socialites had hit rock bottom with strings of allegations of infidelity from both sides.

Unable to tolerate each other, God’s plan last night announced; “I can confirm me and lil stunner have parted ways.”

We are not sure if this is the usual stunt celebs pull to seek attention or perhaps, the couple is trying to promote their new show, dubbed ‘God’s Plan and Gash Lounge’ which has been in the pipeline for a while now.

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WORLD REGISTER'S FIRST CORONA VIRUS VACCINE

  • HUDSON
  • August 8, 2020
  • Health

Moscow’s Gamelei Center will register the world’s first coronavirus vaccine on August 12, Russia’s deputy health minister has revealed. Oleg Gridnev says medical workers and the elderly will be given priority for immunization.

The senior minister at the department, Mikhail Murashko, announced last week that a nationwide mass vaccination program is planned to begin in October. Murashko added that all expenses will be covered by the government.

“The registration of the vaccine developed at the Gamalei Center will take place on August 12,” Gridnev told journalists in Ufa on Friday morning. “Now the last stage, the third, is underway. This is the testing part and is extremely important. We have to understand that the vaccine itself must be safe.”

Clinical trials of the formula began at Moscow’s Sechenov University on June 18. In a study involving 38 volunteers, it passed safety protocols. It was observed that all those who took part developed immunity to the infection.

The speed with which Russia has managed to research and approve a formula has raised some eyebrows in the West, but Vadim Tarasov, a top scientist at Sechenov, said the country had a head start as it has spent the last 20 years developing skills in this field and trying to understand how viruses transmit.

The haste is fairly easy to grasp when you consider the effect Covid-19 has had on the world’s largest country. With more than 870,000 cases, it is among the four countries worst affected by the epidemic, along with the US, Brazil, and India. Russia’s 14,725 fatalities is the 11th highest in the world, although when measured per capita, the death rate ranks 47th, below Germany, but above Austria.

The technology behind the Russian vaccine is based on adenovirus, the common cold. Created artificially, the vaccine proteins replicate those of Covid-19, triggering “an immune response similar to that caused by the coronavirus itself,” Tarasov said. In other words, immunization is similar to having survived the virus, but without its life-threatening risks.

Kirill Dmitriev, the head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, which has bankrolled the research, last week compared the vaccine discovery process to the Space Race. “Americans were surprised when they heard Sputnik’s beeping, it’s the same with this vaccine. Russia will have got there first,” he told US TV. He previously noted that Russian experience in working on remedies for Ebola and MERS gave its scientists an advantage in responding to the current pandemic.

Other countries are also developing their own potential vaccines, most notably Britain and the US. Last month, researchers at the University of Oxford said their formula appears safe and seems to trigger an immune response. It is made from a genetically engineered virus responsible for giving chimpanzees the common cold. The UK government has already ordered 100 million doses..

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MUSEVENI PROTESTS DEATH SENTENCE FOR LDU MURDERS CONVICT

  • HUDSON
  • August 7, 2020
  • Social

Museveni Protests Life Sentence for LDU Murder Convict

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President Yoweri Museveni has condemned what he called too much lenience being shown to serious offenders by Ugandan courts of law, including the Military courts.

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The President while speaking at an Anti-Corruption event at State House in Entebbe on Wednesday, said the small sentences being handed out to offenders are affecting the trust that the public has in the court system.

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He went on to point out a recent murder case against a Local Defense Unit personnel who was handed a life sentence for killing an unnamed civilian.

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“I actually want to protest because I have seen even in the court martial; some two weeks ago I saw that some Court Martial had sentenced an LDU who had killed people in Kamudini to life sentence. Life sentence? We don’t know life sentence. For us, you kill, you die. This is our concept of justice we the Africans,” he said.

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In this case, Thomas Jolly Opoka was found guilty of murder by the army court sitting Oyam district.

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Opoka is said to have shot and killed 65-year-old Francis Ogwang Munu during enforcement of the night curfew, back in June.

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The deceased was a member of the local Covid19 task force.

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According to President Myseveni, the life sentence was not commensurate to the offence, adding that life sentence isn’t often as punitive is it sounds.

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“This life sentence is calculated in a way that after some years, if the convict has showen good conduct, he could be released. Death must be answered with death.”

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President Museveni has often agitated for the ressurectioin of the death sentence, which despite still being in Uganda’s law books, has not been effected for over 20 years now.

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ANOTHER DEADLY VIRUS IS SPREADING IN CHINA,70 INFECTED,6 DEAD

  • HUDSON
  • August 7, 2020
  • Health

Another Virus is spreading in China called 'SFTS Virus' 7 Dead, At Least 60 People Already Infected

While the world is still fighting against the novel Coronavirus pandemic, which first appeared in China's Wuhan and then spread across the globe, Chinese media reported about another virus, which has already killed seven people.

Local media reported that as of Wednesday, August 5, a new infectious disease caused by a tick-borne virus has infected at least 60 people in China and warned about the possibility of its human-to-human transmission.

In East China's Jiangsu Province, over 37 people contracted the SFTS virus in the first half of the year and later, 23 individuals in East China's Anhui province were found to have been infected.

SFTS virus or Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus, also known as 'Huaiyangshan banyangvirus', was first identified in China in 2010 and later, found in Japan and Korea. The tick-born virus appears to be more related to the Uukuniemi virus serogroup than to the Sandfly fever group. Human SFTS infections have a high case fatality rate, which was initially 30 percent though currently, as per China Information System for Disease Control and Prevention, the fatality rate is hovering between 10 and 16 percent.

Recent reports revealed that a woman from Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu, had contracted the SFTS virus infection and showed symptoms such as fever and coughing. After medical check-up, doctors noticed a decline of leukocyte or white blood cells. After several months of treatment in a hospital, she recovered from the illness and discharged.

But the report revealed that in Anhui and East China's Zhejiang province the virus infection has already killed at least seven people. Virologists believe that it may have likely come from ticks to humans and can be transmitted among humans, the way coronavirus is spreading rapidly all over the world.

A doctor from the first affiliated hospital under Zhejiang University, Sheng Jifang said that the possibility of human-to-human transmission cannot be ignored as those already infected may pass it on to others through blood or mucous.


Haemaphysalis longicornis CDC

This virus can be transmitted to humans by Haemaphysalis longicornis, a member of the Ixodidae family, and has a wide variety of hosts including livestock, birds, wild and domestic mammals, mostly in Asia-Pacific region.

In humans, the symptoms associated with SFTS Virus infection include high fever, nausea, myalgia, abdominal pain, a dramatic reduction of platelets and leukocytes, raised serum enzyme levels, and, in some cases, multi-organ failure.

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Museveni orders action against Rwanda

Museveni Orders Action Against Rwanda Soldiers Crossing Border to Kidnap Ugand

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has issued an advisory for Ugandans to stop traveling to neighboring Rwanda, in yet another twist in the ongoing diplomatic negotiations between the two countries.

President Museveni this week ordered Resident District Commissioners (RDC) of the districts neighboring Rwanda to start implementing this directive.

For the Ugandans that must travel to Rwanda, Museveni said, they should do so “at their own risk.”

The directive is entailed in a letter from the Minister for the Presidency Hon Esther Mbayo to the RDCs.

It follows a string of incidents in which Rwanda security forces have killed citizens of both countries accusing them of smuggling goods across the border.

The most recent victim is Sydney Muhereza, a Ugandan businessman who was shot dead by Rwandan soldiers on the night of 2nd June 2020 in Kamatengu village Rwere sector, Burera District. Rwanda accused him of smuggling match boxes into the country.

In the letter dated Tuesday August 4th, Hon Mbayo says President Museveni had ordered the RDCs to inform the citizens of the current situation.

“His Excellency the President has sent a directive to you all the RDCs especially those in the districts bordering Rwanda to inform the Ugandans of the criminal Rwandan government policy of shooting smugglers that are not armed, although what they are doing is illegal,” she wrote.

“Ugandans should stop going into Rwanda, or those who go, should do so at their own risk.”

Peter Mugisha, the RDC Kisoro District told ChimpReports he had not yet received the letter from Minister Mbayo. He said however, that Rwanda had gone overboard by killing unarmed civilians and that Uganda’s response was long overdue.

“Once I receive that letter, we are ready to implement the president’s directives. This cannot continue to happen,” he said.

The move by President Museveni is an unpredicted reciprocation of the directive by Rwanda President Paul Kagame early last year, barring all Rwandans from traveling to Uganda.

At the peak of the diplomatic row between the two nations, Kagame closed the Katuna border, which remains closed to this date.

Subsequent talks to iron out the misunderstandings between the two countries have been stalled among others by the Covid19 pandemic.

Meanwhile in the letter, President Museveni also hinted on possible response from Ugandan security forces in case Rwandan soldiers stray into Ugandan territory has been alleged in the past.

“As for the Rwandan soldiers infiltrating into Uganda to kidnap people, the concerned agencies are already briefed as to how to deal with that provocation.”

Just last month, Uganda accused Rwanda of kidnapping its citizen from the Ugandan side of the border.

Levi Karuhanga, a 45-year-old resident of Mushenyi village in Rubaya sub county in Kabale District was reportedly grabbed by Rwandan soldiers from his work station.

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RESUMING ACADEMICS, MINISTER MUYINGO NARRATES WHEN SCHOOLS TO BE REOPENED

  • HUDSON
  • August 7, 2020
  • Social

RESUMING ACADEMICS: Education Ministry ready to reopen schools

Muyingo

KAMPALA- The Minister of state for Higher Education, Hon John Chrysostom Muyingo says they are only waiting for permission from the government and Ministry of Health to reopen schools.

According to Muyingo, his Ministry has already sent a team of experts to find out how these institutions are prepared for reopening.

“We are set to start provided the Ministry of Health gives us a go ahead,”said Muyingo.

“We have a team of Education Inspectors who are in the field to find out whether our institutions are prepared so that they also contribute to the final decision whether schools will be reopened or not,” he added.

Hon Muyingo however could not commit to a date for schools re-opening, saying that is up to the government and Health Ministry to decide.

Schools in Uganda were closed on 20th March 2020 in an effort to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic alongside other lockdown measures.

While lockdown is being partially eased with the lifting of the ban on public and private transportation and opening of businesses downtown, a few measures remain in place including a 9pm to 5:30Am curfew.

The airport, schools, bars and places of worship have also remained closed as the government looks at the possibility of reopening them.

Neighbouring Kenya declared a dead year, but Uganda still holds ambitions to salvage the academic year.

The ministry has been promoting distance learning at home with a cocktail of educational TV shows, radio programmes, online courses and printed study materials

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Just In!! Prof.Baryamureeba has been arrested for knocking and killing a female pedestrian.

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • July 1, 2020
  • Health

Former Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Venansius Baryamureeba has been arrested for knocking and killing a pedestrian.

According to the deputy spokesman of the Kampala Metropolitan Police, Luke Owoyesigyire, Prof Baryamureeba’s car also hit a perimeter wall at Kibuli-Muyenga junction, Makindye division in Kampala on Wednesday.

The vehicle that was being driven by Prof. Baryamureeba Venansius knocked two female pedestrians and a perimeter wall, killing one person on spot. The deceased was identified as Mariam Jagenda and her body was taken to Mulago City Mortuary for postmortem, Owoyesigyire said.

The car also injured another woman identified as Mariam Namusoke who has been admitted to Mulago hospital.

Mr Owoyesigyire said Prof Baryamureeba is currently detained at Kabalagala Police Station as investigations continue into the cause of accident.

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TamaleMirundi's son unveiled as a people power member.

The son of controversial Presidential adviser for media affairs Tamale Mirundi was on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 unveiled as a member of the People Power movement.

Tamale Mirundi Junior was unveiled alongside Bukedde TV’s Innocent Tegusulwa and actor Lydia Nakiito, aka Mama Sam, and several others at a press conference attended by chairman Fred Nyanzi and Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine.

Kyagulanyi hailed Tamale Junior for believing in fundamental change.

Come and we beat it together as a new generation. He (Tamale Junior) is a son to noble media personality Tamale but he believes in change and not just words, Kyagulanyi said.

Robert Kyagulanyi also unveiled new leaders of the People Power secretariat who include; Aisha Kabanda (Deputy executive secretary in charge of finance and fundraising), Mary Selumaga (Head of policy and manifesto), Katana Benjamin (Legal team) and Shamim Malende (Deputy head of legal). Others are Anthony Wamala (Head on international and diaspora affairs), Waiswa Mufumbilo (Head of patriotism), Joel Muyende (Special interest groups in charge of professionals) and Ssasi Marvin (Diaspora liaison officer).

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MC Ibrah  brutally attacks Lydia Jazmine Live on a National TV..

Wolokoso Xtra Host andTV Presenter , MC Ibrah has come out and brutally attacked Lydia Jazmine and on National TV calling her foolish for accepting to be bonked by the young and ignorant Fik Fameica.

MC Ibrah who has always been known for being humble and very friendly this time around out of the Blue threw out a tantrum of words to Lydia Jazmine.

I haven't heard of any Musisi yet but if what am hearing is true then it is very bad, I am being told that Lydia Jazmine lost Fik Fameica's baby and if this is true then it is very bad

Two stupid musicians can't be together, now Imagine the kind of child they would bring into this world, hey are both just cows and i can;t even picture them chewing each other, Ibra 

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Bizonto Arrested Over a Tribalistic Comedy skit

Security officials have on  Friday 24/07/2020  morning raided a Kampala based local radio station (Radio Simba) and arrestedsome of its staff membders kanown as Bizonto.

It is alleged that this comedy group is being Arrested for touching into the Lion's open mouth in a comedy political skit. According to sources, they were rounded off by security operatives at their work place, each of them grabbed by the collar, dumped in the standby police van and drove away at a high speed to unknown destination.

Friday, July 24, 2020

In the clip,  the four hilarious chaps, Julius Sserwanja alias Kidomoole, Maliseeri Mbabaali, Uncle Luyuguumo, Ssabakaaki Peter and Gold Ki Matono Opeto , dressed in their usual ‘blue and white uniform’ mockingly name Uganda’s top leaders and advises parents and kids to pray for them.

 

They claim that they did this in order to teach the kids who are now home with their parents.

Let’s pray for the nation and those people who lead us…if you don’t know them let us remind you since you are home with the kids. Tell the kids that Mr. Y.K Museveni is the president and should always be prayed for”, they asserts before Naming Security chief, General Eli Tumwine, Army commander Gen. Muhoozi, Deputy Inspector Gen. of Police, Sabiti Muzeyi, Commissioner General of Prisons can. Dr. Johnson Omuhunde Rwashote Byabashaija, CMI chief Abel Kandiho, ISO boss Kaka Bagyenda and many others.

Apparently the five are charged with promoting tribalism which is allegedly exhibited in their clip.

These tribal talks are not a new thing in the comedy industry as this has been the focal point of all jokes cracked by comedians both on radio, television and on comedy shows.

 Uganda Police is yet to release an official statement on the matter.

 

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Nakudatta is my song not Goodlyfe's - Singer O.S reveals.

The Nakudatta song was recorded in 2008 and it was one of the best songs of the Radio and Weasel crew.

According to Omulangira Ssuna, the song which helped Goodlife's breakthrough was his own but the duo claimed it and never wanted him to be credited.

Before Radio’s death, he (Radio) was not in good terms with faded singer Omulangira Ssuna. The two were beefing over the ‘Nakuddata’ song that was claimed by both parties.

On a local TV, Os said the he buried the hate and moved on, he is no longer interested in beefing a dead person. He says he forgave Radio after his death. He had no reason to keep beefing a dead person.

We had many differences but I forgave him. I have no time to beef a dead person, said OS in an interview 

The Nakudatta Song

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Museveni updates the country about the current situation in as far as the spread of covid-19 is concerned

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • July 21, 2020
  • Health

President museveni gave out his 19th address to the Ugandans about the deadly covid-19. Museveni was live on all TVs and Radios in the country on Tuesday 21 July 2020. 

Museveni started with explaining and reminding the people how they situation of covid-19 has been handled right from the start up to date.

He saluted the scientists and pleaded for their salary increments though He said that cabinet always take his thoughts for granted. 

While giving his speech the daily parrot noted out some of the key highlights as some of them have been long awaited as described below.

BOBA BODA: will open on the 27th day of July, 2020 and they should do the following; 

 

 

1. Record every passenger the carry. (Names, Telephone number and NIN)

2. Wear masks & helmet. The passenger should wear mask.

3. They Should sanitize themselves & passengers.

4.They Should have temperature guns.

5. They should stop moving at 6:00 pm.

CURFEW: extended, it starts at 9:00pm. SALONS To open tomorrow but the following must be done.

1. Customers must wear masks.

2. Observe social distancing

3. Have temperature guns.

4. Hairdressers & barbers to wear masks & face shield.

ARCADES: Those that meet the requirements will open tomorrow with observing the following as a must.

1. Should have enough toilets.

2. Presence of temperature guns.

3. Everybody should wear mask

4. No traders on load side is allowed

5. All customers should be registered (Names, Telephone numbers and NIN). 

6. No air conditioning at all.

7. No traders on verandah

8. No people in the corridors

9. There might be Washing of hands.

10. Social distancing is a must.

Churches & Mosques still closed Schools still closed. The ministry of Education & Sports together with ministry of health will come up with a proper strategy in September. (Either allowing candidates to go back to school or declare a dead year in case the COVID-19 vaccine is not invented) Airports & Borders are still closed. "Amagara nigakira amagana", museveni quotes.

Museveni continued to tell the country that the government is working hard to find outside market for milk, sugar cane, maize and others.

 

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Four police officers injured by machette attacks by Imbalu cultural dancers in Manafwa District Uganda.

  • Our collection
  • July 19, 2020
  • Social

Four critically injured police officers are fighting for their lives in hospital after they were allegedly attacked by machete-wielding Imbalu ritual dancers in Manafwa District in eastern Uganda.
Imbalu is a cultural ritual dance performed by the Bamasaba during the circumcision ceremony.

The officers attached to Kato police post commanded by ASP David Wakasero had on Saturday been deployed to disperse a group of people who had gathered to launch this year’s Imbalu ceremony at Nabalosi cultural site in Namakhele Village, Bumukhama Parish in Bunabutsale Sub-county, Manafwa District.
The injured officers include ASP Wakasero, Corporal Paul Hasahya, Corporal David Bamenka and Sergeant Tom Okirya.

The officers who said they were implementing presidential directives against gatherings in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus reportedly fired teargas and live bullets to disperse the group. This only provoked the seemingly incensed dancers armed with machetes, stones and sticks to attack the officers.

Two civilians believed to have been among the gathering also sustained injuries during the scuffle. They were identified as Rogers Werike and Bernard Shimanya.
An eye witness, Mr Patrick Madoi, said ASP Wakasero’s motorcycle was set ablaze when the officers were overpowered by the angry mob.
The Elgon regional Police Commander, Wesley Nganizi, confirmed the attack and said they were looking for the suspects as investigations continue.
We got a problem with the attack of our officers and we are handling it. Our officers were attacked,”Mr Nganizi said.

Police spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga told this reporter that the assailants had organized to launch Imbalu flouting measures against the spread of covid-19

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President Museveni commissions another set of donated covid-19 field vehicles

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • July 19, 2020
  • Health

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has flagged off 25 vehicles donated to Covid-19 Response Team to help in the fight against the spread of Corona virus pandemic in the country.

During the function that took place at Kololo Independence grounds, Museveni warned Ugandans about the Corona Virus disease saying it is still here and very dangerous.

This disease is one of the biggest challenges to the human race. We have not had this kind of problem before. Museveni said.

He warned, that because of the mobility of people traveling from one destination to another, the disease can spread anywhere quickly. “People who are joking with the disease are playing with fire. Over 13 million people have been infected and half a million people have died globally, so this is not a joke,” he warned.

The President revealed that as of Saturday, July 18, 2020, Uganda had registered 1062 positive cases of Covid-19 out of 238,000 total tests. He said 1023 people have recovered and discharged from hospital with no death yet.

He attributed this success mainly to Ugandans who have continuously listened to the government’s message and advise to minimize the infections and control the spread not forgetting the health workers who are at the front line of fighting the pandemic.

“I want to congratulate Ugandans for listening to our message and doing what we advised them to minimize the infections and save the few infected,” he said.

He revealed that some health workers, who were initially infected by the virus and healed, were again re-infected when they returned to hospital to work.

This disease is not a joke, apparently it can attack you again. I thank those who take the disease serious and avoiding to endanger those around them,” he said.

The President commended the Covid-19 response team for a job well done and thanked everyone who has donated to this noble cause. “I thank you for donating and I know that when you give, God blesses you”

He appealed to all Ugandans and well-wishers to donate more and more and assured them that their money is in safe hands and will do what it is supposed to do.

Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda said that everyone has a responsibility to fight and defeat the virus. He commended the health workers and the political leadership led by President Museveni for guiding the country well during this period.

I salute the health workers, political leadership headed by H.E the President and those who have donated to the response team. The Pandemic is still with us but we should defeat it and every one of us has a responsibility, PM Rugunda said.

Minister Mary Karooro Okurut who is the political head on the Covid-19 response team thanked President Museveni and Government for their exemplary and strategic leadership during the Pandemic. She appreciated all those who have come out to donate to this cause.

God helps those who help themselves. Ugandans have been creative during this period and now the country can make masks, sanitizers etc, Karooro said.

The Chairman Covid-19 response team, Mr. Emmanuel Katongole revealed that so far 51.3 billion shillings has been donated as of July 17th, 2020, out of which 34 billion are physical donations. He added that 70 vehicles have been donated so far including the 25 flagged off on Saturday.

The last three months have seen what Uganda can do when they come together. Despite Covid-19, Ugandans have donated to this cause, from big to small, companies to individuals, from Bodaboda riders to school children. This is inspiring, Katongole said.

Mr. Katongole revealed that they are going to use part of the money to construct border holding facilities at 9 entry points of this country, buy 100 vehicles for upcountry hospitals and build a Blood Bank in Soroti Hospital.

President Museveni is expected to address the nation on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 to update the on the country’s efforts in fighting Covid-19 Pandemic.

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Uganda Clays Reports UGX88 Million Loss In 2019

Uganda Clays Limited has announced a loss of 88 million Shillings for the 2019 calendar year, ending a short spell at returning profit.  The construction materials maker said today that its gross profit dropped drastically from a 1.9 billion Shilling profit recorded in 2018.

The announcement will come as a disappointment to shareholders who had hoped that after many years of turning in losses, the company had finally turned around the clock with a marginal profit in 2017 and 2018.

Uganda Clays attributes the drop to the machine breakdown at the Kamonkoli plant in Budaka district, in Eastern Uganda, during the annual maintenance shutdown. It also says it didn’t have enough coffee husks, reducing its firing capacity and therefore production.

To note also Uganda Clays has been embroiled in leadership squabbles. In March, the company announced it was firing its top management of the company, without divulging details on the genesis of the decision. The then Managing Director George Inholo, Head of Procurement Nelson Kizza and head of human resources Peter Kiwanuka were let go at once.

In the financial statement released today, the company shows that administrative expenses jumped up to 8.2 billion Shillings in 2019 from 6.2 billion Shillings in 2018, making up a big chunk of costs to operate a business which increased by 29 per cent. The statement says that this is majorly attributed to professional and consultancy costs incurred in the period and increased distribution costs.

Meanwhile, investors are not impressed with the direction Uganda Clays is taking. The company’s share price at the Uganda Securities Exchange has fallen from 29 Shillings per share in 2017 to just 8 Shillings apiece today – representing a 72 per cent drop in value.

In 2017 and 2018, the company reported profit, majorly because National Social Security Fund, the biggest shareholder, had agreed to turn a huge loan owed to it by Uganda Clay’s into equity. This meant the company was relieved from paying interest, retaining much of its earnings. The company also received payments from the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) for the land that they took for the construction of Entebbe Expressway.

Uganda clays now faces competition from cheaper options like versatile iron sheets that look like their roofing tiles.  Also, other companies have set up on the fringes making similar products as Uganda Clays’.  These nip away the market share even when their quality is not as superior as Uganda Clays products.

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PEP to close Uganda shops

PEP stores, a leading clothing discount retailer in Africa, would have closed shops in Uganda close of 2020, rendering more than 80 employees jobless. The 13 PEP Stores in Uganda are known for offering some of the most affordable prices on clothing, footwear.

One of the reasons resulting into closure of PEP operations in Uganda is the pressure occasioned by coronavirus (COVID-19) disruptions.

PEP Group of Companies Country General Manager, Mr Liaan Max Scholtes, confirmed the development told Daily Monitor on Thursday evening.

“PEP Group of Companies have decided to wind down business in Uganda as a result of adverse market conditions in the retail industry,” he said

“The performance of PEP in Uganda has been impacted by macroeconomic factors including a very competitive retail environment, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The difficult decision was taken to close operations in Uganda which employs 85 loyal employees,” Mr Liaan added.

Operations comprise 13 retail stores and one distribution centre. It is the largest clothing discount retailer in Africa, with 300 stores across 7 African countries.

PEP Uganda started operations in 2016 and it served as a strategic platform to enter the East African market with plans to expand and scale operations. These plans, according to PEP haven’t proved feasible, considering the current and future operating environment.

Mr Liaan noted that discussions are currently underway with potential local investors regarding a possible sale of PEP Uganda as a running concern.

He said the affected employees have already been consulted and should the potential sale don’t go as planned, the closure of the stores will follow, but in a phased approach which is expected to conclude by the end of December 2020.

He also stressed that PEP will be providing the affected employees in Uganda with a retrenchment package in accordance with legislative requirements.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 leak reveals amazing secret weapon against iPhone 12

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 could double up as a wireless desktop computer, thanks to a DeX upgrade

Samsung’s DeX, the system that helps turn its phones into a form of desktop computer, could soon be going wireless with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Code that hinted at a wireless mode for DeX was uncovered by XDA Developers in the Samsung Tips app under the ‘Become a power user section’. The tip, which looks to have been added prematurely into the app, comes with an animation that shows how a DeX quick toggle list will display all devices in the user’s vicinity that can be connected to DeX wirelessly. 

Originally launched with the Galaxy S8 back in 2017, DeX provided the means by which a Galaxy phone could be plugged into an external monitor and serve up a desktop interface that's similar to a Chrome OS experience you’d have on a Chromebook. 

Initialy, DeX required a dedicated dock, then a pad, and then a dedicated cable. But now Samsung simply allows you to connect, say a Galaxy S20, to a display via a multiport adapter, USB-to-HDMI or a standard USB-C cable. Using the latter cable also allows you to plug a compatible Galaxy phone or tablet into your PC or laptop and access DeX features within a Windows 10 or macOS environment, adding an additional selection of apps and features to the desktop. 

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Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal latest transfer rumours

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • July 16, 2020
  • Sports

The summer transfer window officially opens at the end of the month - which means Premier League giants can now get down to business and plan their strategies ahead of the new 2020/21 season.

Top-flight clubs yesterday agreed a 10-week summer transfer window which opens on July 27.

Subject to the approval of football's world governing body FIFA, the window will open the day after the 2019-20 season finishes and end on October 5, the date UEFA had recommended for the closure of registration periods across Europe.

The Premier League said that following consultation with the English Football League, a domestic-only window will also be added from October 5 and close on October 16.

And so, expect plenty of rumours and deals to be done by the big guns including Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.

Will Jadon Sancho finally make the move to Old Trafford. Can Frank Lampard tie a deal down for Kai Havertz? And what about Liverpool-linked Thiago Alcantara?

1. Jurgen Klopp does not want David Luiz for Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp was quick to play down suggestions that David Luiz is the man to fix his Liverpool side's unusually shaky defence at Arsenal.

The Premier League champions lost their second game since clinching the title when they surrendered a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

It was put to Klopp after the game that Luiz, a defender known for his frequent errors, would be able to solve his side's issues to at the back. A journalist told Klopp that he "needs to get David Luiz in this summer" to "shore up that defence".

However the German simply replied: "He's signed a new contract, right?" as he referenced the new deal the Brazilian penned with the Gunners at the end of last month.

 

2.  Yasser Larouci leaving Liverpool?

Liverpool seem likely to dip into the transfer market for a backup left-back this summer after Yasser Larouci moved to the brink of leaving the Premier League champions.

Larouci, 19, is set to leave the club in search of more first-team football, with Championship promotion chasers Leeds United and Brentford both credited with an interest in the Algerian.

The teenager has one year left on his contract after joining the Reds from French side Le Havre in 2017, and he has featured twice in the 2019/20 campaign - with both matches coming in the FA Cup.

 

3.  Man City ship youngster to Portugal

Man City have reached an agreement to loan out 20-year-old Pedro Porro to Sporting Lisbon, according to Portuguese newspaper Record.

The right-footed youngster, who plays in defence or midfield, has suffered an injury-plagued spell in La Liga this season with Real Valladolid.

Pep Guardiola signed off an £11million deal with Catalan club Girona to bring in Porro on Deadline Day last summer.

 

4. PSG make Rashford top transfer target

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly made United forward Marcus Rashford their top priority ahead of the upcoming transfer window.

The French champions are believed to be interested in signing the 22-year-old from United, according to The Independent.

Thomas Tuchel has previously praised the talent of the United academy graduate as well as insisting that England don’t appreciate how good he is as a player.

However, any move for the forward in the upcoming transfer window will cost the Ligue 1 club an extraordinary amount of money for a number of reasons - not least because United boast a relatively strong position with Rashford having grown up as a passionate United fan.

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UK, US, Canada accuse Russia of hacking virus vaccine trials

Britain, the United States and Canada accused Russia of trying to steal information from researchers seeking a COVID-19 vaccine.

The three nations alleged that hacking group APT29, also known as Cozy Bear and said to be part of the Russian intelligence service, is attacking academic and pharmaceutical research institutions involved in coronavirus vaccine development.

"It is completely unacceptable that the Russian Intelligence Services are targeting those working to combat the coronavirus pandemic,'' Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in a statement.

"While others pursue their selfish interests with reckless behaviour, the UK and its allies are getting on with the hard work of finding a vaccine and protecting global health.''

TASS cited Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying Russia had nothing to do with any alleged hacker attacks on pharmaceutical companies and research institutes in Britain.

RIA cited Peskov as saying the Kremlin rejected London's allegations, which he said were not backed by proper evidence.

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COVID-19 kills four Kenyan health workers and Lockdowns return in Catalonia as coronavirus cases surge

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • July 16, 2020
  • Health

Coronavirus has killed four Kenyan health workers and infected 450, the health ministry said, as word emerged of a slew of cases in Kenya's biggest maternity hospital.

"Health workers handling patients with confirmed or suspected cases of coronavirus disease face an increased risk of exposure to the virus," Rashid Aman, the chief administrative secretary at the ministry of health, told a news briefing.

At least 41 of the staff at Pumwani maternity hospital in the capital Nairobi have been infected, said Patrick Amoth, the acting director-general of health at the health ministry, adding that the cases were mild.

"Nobody has gone to the hospital for care, and we are hopeful that they will be able to pull through without developing any symptoms of COVID," Amoth told the private Citizen TV on Tuesday.

Nairobi-based Doreen Lugaliki, who worked at a different Nairobi hospital, became Kenya's first doctor to die of the virus last week.

 

In Catalonia, 

Some 160,000 people in the Spanish region of Catalonia went back into confinement as authorities scrambled to control a fresh surge of coronavirus infections in the area, just weeks after a nationwide lockdown was lifted.

But just as a judge approved the regional government's stay-at-home order for residents of the Lleida area, about 180 km (110 miles) west of Barcelona, tensions rose over how to handle an increase in cases in a suburb of the Catalan capital.

Tourism-dependent Spain, one of Europe's hardest-hit countries with more than 28,000 deaths from the pandemic, brought a tough national lockdown to an end on June 21.

Since then, more than 170 clusters have sprung up, prompting regional authorities to impose a patchwork of local restrictions, confusing locals and angering businesses.

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Kabale police arrests two brothers over mob justice.

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • July 13, 2020
  • Social

Police in Kabale has detained two people for allegedly battering a 33 year old man after they accused him of stealing a mobile phone.

The Kigezi Region Spokesperson Elly Maate has identified the suspects as Arinda Louis 23, and Birungi John Fisher 20 . The two are brothers and residents of Rwamukundi cell Mwanjari ward Southern division Kabale Municipality.

They allegedly assaulted one Bwete Tonny 33, a business man from Kekuubo in Kirigime ward Southern Division.

The incident happened at at Kiwel's pork joint in Kekubo where the trio was watching a football match between English Premier League clubs Arsenal and Tottenham.

It's alleged that while they were watching the football match , one of the arrested men lost his phone and suspected Tonny to be the one who had stolen it.

They mobilised others and badly battered him but unfortunately during the assault, the phone was discovered from the room they were earlier watching from.

According to Maate, after they were alerted, Police rushed there and arrested the two suspects who are now in custody at Kabale Police station.

Maate added that a case of assault has been registered with reference number 44/12/7/2020 while police continues with Inquiries.

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Shocked!! - Ndeeba Anglican church building demolished, Three police commanders and 11 others arrested.

  • Deo Kalema
  • August 10, 2020
  • Social

 This is a warning to the general public thwho are planning to evict people during this period of COVID19 that they risk being arrested.

Police have arrested three of their own and 11 other people over demolition of St. Peter's Church Ndeeba in Rubaga division, Kampala, contrary to the government directive stopping evictions during the lockdown.
Those arrested are; the DPC Katwe, SP David Epedu, OC Station Ndeeba Police Station, ASP Mugira Yeko Kato, and the Field Force Unit commander Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) South Region, ASP Isabirye Kaloli.
 

They are being charged with neglect of duty. We want to warn the general public who are planning to evict people during this period of COVID19 that they risk being arrested and charged in courts of law if they go ahead with their intentions,-  Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson said in a statement.

 

Onyango revealed that they are investigating circumstances under which St. Peter's Church of Uganda, Ndeeba, was demolished this morning, disregarding government directives that stopped all evictions during this COVID-19 period.

Onyango said 11 other people who were found at the scene while demolishing the church were also apprehended.


Katwe Police Station got information of the demolition at 01:00 hours and a team was dispatched to the scene.

Police were not informed about the eviction and demolition as the practice is. 

The team found people demolishing the said church and arrested 11 suspects,-  Onyango stated.

 

He identified the suspects as; Mohammad Kawooya, Minority Bbosa, Amza Kiberu, Abbasid Mutebi, Ali Bulega, Simon Matovu, Ali Kalika, Andrew Mujuzi, Barry Ssekito, John Isirinya and Bashir Maruti.

They are currently detained at Katwe Police Station to help with investigations. The suspects are charged with malicious damage to properties, added  Onyango.

Onyango explained that they arrested the police officers because they were supposed to provide security to Church properties, which they failed to do..
Police also impounded two motor vehicles that were recovered from the scene and these are; a  white Toyota Canter registration number UAY 796N, which was loaded with metals, and a tractor/engineering plant excavator registration number UBG 682Q.

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I Took Down Ghetto TV - Blogger Ashburg Kato Comfirms

Bobi Wine online Facebook channel, Ghetto TV had been hacked. This was after the TV posted on their Facebook platform that President Museveni would win the 2021 elections.

Administrators of the TV said they had been removed the page. The page was also deleted off the social APP. On Monday, blogger Ashburg Katto has revealed that he is responsible for hacking and taking down the account.

Ashburg’s statement comes after presumptions that he is behind the hack. He confirmed that he is the one, but said it was not a hack.

I did not hack Ghetto TV. I only took what is mine. ashburg

The blogger claims to be a founder of the channel. He was formerly working with Ghetto TV before he was removed from the page months back when he crossed from People Power to NRM

National Unity Platform President Bobi Wine claimed that the TV’s accounts had been hacked by operatives loyal to President Museveni.

Regime operatives have tried so many times to capture my Facebook account and take hold of it, but they have not yet succeeded. Today, the criminal regime has succeeded in hacking into, and taking hold of the Ghetto TV page.

They have removed all administrators to the page and right now it’s under their control. A shameful, shameful regime. They are scared of the live broadcasts which Ghetto TV has been doing of all our activities. They talk of a scientific election, yet can’t even stand a Facebook page! -. Bobiwine Posted on Sunday.

 

CRIME ALERT: Regime operatives have tried so many times to capture my Facebook account and take hold of it, but they...

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ABDALLAH KITATTA RELEASED FROM JAIL

  • HUDSON
  • August 8, 2020
  • Social

Abdallah Kitatta Released From Jail
The former patron of Boda -Boda 2010, was released hours after the Army Appeals Court reduced the jail term of from eight years to three years.

Kitatta returned to the Makindye based Court Martial Friday for the ruling on his case in which he appealed against eight-year prison sentence.

Kitatta and his former bodyguard, detective constable Sowali Ngobi spent two years on remand.

According to this development, they now be in jail for one year, eight months and six days.

Howeveraccording to the prisons spokesperson Frank Mbaine, Kittata is now out since his time had been fully served concurrently.

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BOBI WINE WANTS REBECCA KADAAGA OUT OF PARLIAMENT

 

Kamuli Woman Member of Parliament Rebecca Kadaaga could take quite longer to have any sigh of political relief after Kyadondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu joined the long list of people who are after her political career.

Kadaga is currently fighting for her political position with her fiercest rival and State Minister for Lands Persis Namuganza who is determined to eject her out of the ruling National Resistance Movement party [NRM] Central Executive Committee [CEC].

It’s however not only Namuganza that is after the Busoga’s most respected politician’s political life.

Long time ally cum foe Proscovia Salaamu Musumba of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change has already launched an offensive that could finally see one of Uganda’s longest serving lawmaker sent into a forced political retirement.

To add to the already known Kadaga’s troubles, People Power leader Bobi Wine has emerged as a surprise force that wants Kadaga out of Uganda’s politics at all costs.

Recently, a list reportedly identified by the big politician herself made rounds in major news tabloids with names of political foes who are after her political life.

Among them were; Ministers Sam Kuteesa, Pacis Namuganza, Isaac Musumba, Elly Tumwine, NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba among others.

This News website has reliably learnt that the determined youthful Presidential hopeful had barely a month ago tasked his political handlers to identify a candidate that would hold NUP’s flag to finally give the Speaker a bloody nose in next year general elections.

Although Bobi Wine’s blue eyed boy Moses Bigiirwa denies there being any bad blood between his master and Kadaga, he confirms there has been such instructions from Bobi Wine to establish a formidable force that will see Africa’s first speaker of Parliament politically discarded.

” It’s not right to suggest that my President has got anything personal against Mama Kadaga. That’s not true. But all I can confirm is that we as the party leadership in the district received instructions to identify a candidate to challenge for the seat just like in other constituencies,” Bigirwa told our reporter.

Resultantly, a 23 year old girl identified as Nabirye Bridget has been identified for the task ahead.

Bobi Wine, who has also deployed another youngster in Taliyiwula Sharon to oust Minister Isaac Musumba from Buzaaya strongly believes that deploying young tucks to claim political offices is the way to go for his pro youths new party NUP.

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UGANDA REGISTER'S MORE DEATH AS RESULT OF COVID-19

  • HUDSON
  • August 8, 2020
  • Health

More Sad News For Uganda After Recording The Highest New COVID-19 Cases And More Death


The ministry of health of Uganda today has delivered more sad new after the country continued to record more Covid-19 cases and deaths. According to the ministry of health, 31 people tested positive for Coronavirus in the last twenty four hours. This brings the total confirmed cases in Uganda to stand at 1,254 cases.

On the other hand the ministry of health delivered more sad news that one more patients succumbed to Coronavirus. This brings the total number of fatality to six (6).


The deceased was a 70 years old man who is a Ugandans citizens. The ministry of health reports that the man was taken to Lubaga hospital in Kampala with Covid-19 signs like mild fever, coughing and difficult with breathing. He was admitted and was kept at the ICU.

Uganda was one of the country which responded very first to Coronavirus after it was announced from China. For a long period of time Uganda maintained very low Covid-19 new cases and zero deaths. This good trend was broken after the country announced it's first death case on 25th of July 2020.

The Ugandans spent a long period of time under a total lockdown which led to their success in recording the least number of cases in a single day. After the lockdwown was lifted things begun going wrong as the new cases now kept increasing and the new Covid-19 deaths begun to be announced.


Uganda has joined other East Africa Countries which have been reporting Covid-19 deaths at least every day. Kenya is one of the countries in East Africa which it's cases are increasing at the highest rate. Let everyone stay at home for their safety and for their families and friends.

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Singer Jose Chameleone Terribly sick

Jose Chameleone Terribly Sick, Battling with Kidney 

Singer Jose Chameleone is currently fighting for his life and battling serious organ and stomach pain after doctors confirming how he has a serious Kidney Infection.

Two days ago Chameleone was admitted at Nsambya Hospital where he was being treated from and now medics have confirmed that Uganda’s top AfroBeat artiste and Kampala Lord Mayorship aspirant Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleon has a kidney infection.

In one of the photos we have managed to get, Chameleone is seen lying on the bed in hospital ward. He has a medical cannula fixed in his left hand and look to be exhausted.

Lord mayor to be Jose Chameleone sick....naye lwaki mutuloga. Mutide race?

Posted by James Literature on Friday, August 7, 2020

Chameleone who is currently being treated from his home said that he went to the hospital on Wednesday where he got admitted till yesterday the 6th of August when they confirmed it’s a kidney infection.

By press time, the Kampala Mayor Lordship aspirant had come out of the hospital and could barely walk. Chameleone was asked by medical doctors to have have rest for a whole month.

However, Chameleone assured his electorates that he is ready to face his opponents for the Kampala Lord Mayorship following a scientific election as pronounced by the Electoral Commission

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Ex Chelsea striker Drogba applies for presidency of the West African country’s football association in Ivory coast

  • HUDSON
  • August 8, 2020
  • Sports

Ex-Chelsea Striker Didier Drogba Applies For Presidency Of Ivory Coast FA

Yamoussoukro: Thousand of supporters thronged the city of Abidjan to watch football superstar Didier Drogba submit his candidacy for next month’s Ivory Coast Football Federation elections.

The 42-year-old former Chelsea striker and two-time African Footballer of the Year is one of four candidates seeking the presidency of the West African country’s football association, although he is still not certain to be on the ballot for the September 5 vote.

On top of needing nominations from three of the 14 Ligue 1 clubs and two from the lower divisions, Drogba must have the endorsement of any of five special interest groups: coaches, doctors, current and former players and referees.

They have not all made public who they are backing, and the candidates are first vetted by an electoral commission before qualifying to stand in the elections.

That outcome is expected to take five days, a federation spokesman said.

Drogba had until 5pm local time on Saturday to submit his candidacy and was eagerly followed as he arrived at the Ivorian federation’s offices in a presidential-style convoy of cars.

Supporters Cheer As They Surround A bus Carrying Drogba

Football is everyone’s sport, football brings people together, football unites. We can see it today with all these people gathered in front of the headquarters of the Ivorian football federation,- Drogba said.

It’s no secret that our football is going badly, and that is why with my team we are committed to contributing to the rebirth of Ivorian football.


If my goal was not driven by a deep desire to give back to Ivorian football all that it has given me, to contribute to the development of football in my country, and if God was not in this candidacy, it would be difficult to be in front of you today.

Drogba played in three World Cups and twice helped Ivory Coast to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, also earning cult status at Chelsea after helping the Blues win four Premier Leagues, four FA Cups, three League Cups as well as scoring the winning penalty in the 2012 Champions League final win over Bayern Munich.

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Catholic church makes sad announcement

  • HUDSON
  • August 8, 2020
  • Health

Catholic Headquarters makes Sad announcement for Catholics and other 
believers across the world
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Catholic church sometimes known as Roman Catholic church is the largest Christian church in the world. It has approximately 1.3 billion Catholics world wide as of 2018.

The church has played key role in the western civilisation. Currently it is headed by Pope Francis. Its headquarters is in Vatican city,Italy.

Sad news comes after report on Monday by Passauer Neue Presse reported that pope Benedict is sick and is suffering from virus infection that is causing rashes .

Pope Benedict who was succeeded by Francis due to health issues and old age is now 93 years old.

Serial writer who is Benedict biographer said that Benedict is sick and has lost his vocals and his health is deteriorating.

Pope is very sick but he is mentally okay but he has lost his voice-. Seewal biographer said.

Therefore all believer are requested to pray for pope Benedict for recovery.

Wish Pope quick recovery,God will hear our prayers.

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GODS PLAN DUMPS SHEILA GASHUMBA

God's Plan Dumps Sheila Gashumba, He Announces their Breakup to Public


Marcus Ali Lwanga aka God's Plan has come out and revealed how he dumped his girlfriend and former TV Presenter Sheila Gashumba after a bitter fight.

God’s Plan has announced through his Snapchat, that he has officially parted ways with Sheila Gashumba.

Reports indicate that the fairytale relationship between the two socialites had hit rock bottom with strings of allegations of infidelity from both sides.

Unable to tolerate each other, God’s plan last night announced; “I can confirm me and lil stunner have parted ways.”

We are not sure if this is the usual stunt celebs pull to seek attention or perhaps, the couple is trying to promote their new show, dubbed ‘God’s Plan and Gash Lounge’ which has been in the pipeline for a while now.

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WORLD REGISTER'S FIRST CORONA VIRUS VACCINE

  • HUDSON
  • August 8, 2020
  • Health

Moscow’s Gamelei Center will register the world’s first coronavirus vaccine on August 12, Russia’s deputy health minister has revealed. Oleg Gridnev says medical workers and the elderly will be given priority for immunization.

The senior minister at the department, Mikhail Murashko, announced last week that a nationwide mass vaccination program is planned to begin in October. Murashko added that all expenses will be covered by the government.

“The registration of the vaccine developed at the Gamalei Center will take place on August 12,” Gridnev told journalists in Ufa on Friday morning. “Now the last stage, the third, is underway. This is the testing part and is extremely important. We have to understand that the vaccine itself must be safe.”

Clinical trials of the formula began at Moscow’s Sechenov University on June 18. In a study involving 38 volunteers, it passed safety protocols. It was observed that all those who took part developed immunity to the infection.

The speed with which Russia has managed to research and approve a formula has raised some eyebrows in the West, but Vadim Tarasov, a top scientist at Sechenov, said the country had a head start as it has spent the last 20 years developing skills in this field and trying to understand how viruses transmit.

The haste is fairly easy to grasp when you consider the effect Covid-19 has had on the world’s largest country. With more than 870,000 cases, it is among the four countries worst affected by the epidemic, along with the US, Brazil, and India. Russia’s 14,725 fatalities is the 11th highest in the world, although when measured per capita, the death rate ranks 47th, below Germany, but above Austria.

The technology behind the Russian vaccine is based on adenovirus, the common cold. Created artificially, the vaccine proteins replicate those of Covid-19, triggering “an immune response similar to that caused by the coronavirus itself,” Tarasov said. In other words, immunization is similar to having survived the virus, but without its life-threatening risks.

Kirill Dmitriev, the head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, which has bankrolled the research, last week compared the vaccine discovery process to the Space Race. “Americans were surprised when they heard Sputnik’s beeping, it’s the same with this vaccine. Russia will have got there first,” he told US TV. He previously noted that Russian experience in working on remedies for Ebola and MERS gave its scientists an advantage in responding to the current pandemic.

Other countries are also developing their own potential vaccines, most notably Britain and the US. Last month, researchers at the University of Oxford said their formula appears safe and seems to trigger an immune response. It is made from a genetically engineered virus responsible for giving chimpanzees the common cold. The UK government has already ordered 100 million doses..

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MUSEVENI PROTESTS DEATH SENTENCE FOR LDU MURDERS CONVICT

  • HUDSON
  • August 7, 2020
  • Social

Museveni Protests Life Sentence for LDU Murder Convict

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President Yoweri Museveni has condemned what he called too much lenience being shown to serious offenders by Ugandan courts of law, including the Military courts.

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The President while speaking at an Anti-Corruption event at State House in Entebbe on Wednesday, said the small sentences being handed out to offenders are affecting the trust that the public has in the court system.

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He went on to point out a recent murder case against a Local Defense Unit personnel who was handed a life sentence for killing an unnamed civilian.

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“I actually want to protest because I have seen even in the court martial; some two weeks ago I saw that some Court Martial had sentenced an LDU who had killed people in Kamudini to life sentence. Life sentence? We don’t know life sentence. For us, you kill, you die. This is our concept of justice we the Africans,” he said.

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In this case, Thomas Jolly Opoka was found guilty of murder by the army court sitting Oyam district.

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Opoka is said to have shot and killed 65-year-old Francis Ogwang Munu during enforcement of the night curfew, back in June.

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The deceased was a member of the local Covid19 task force.

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According to President Myseveni, the life sentence was not commensurate to the offence, adding that life sentence isn’t often as punitive is it sounds.

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“This life sentence is calculated in a way that after some years, if the convict has showen good conduct, he could be released. Death must be answered with death.”

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President Museveni has often agitated for the ressurectioin of the death sentence, which despite still being in Uganda’s law books, has not been effected for over 20 years now.

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ANOTHER DEADLY VIRUS IS SPREADING IN CHINA,70 INFECTED,6 DEAD

  • HUDSON
  • August 7, 2020
  • Health

Another Virus is spreading in China called 'SFTS Virus' 7 Dead, At Least 60 People Already Infected

While the world is still fighting against the novel Coronavirus pandemic, which first appeared in China's Wuhan and then spread across the globe, Chinese media reported about another virus, which has already killed seven people.

Local media reported that as of Wednesday, August 5, a new infectious disease caused by a tick-borne virus has infected at least 60 people in China and warned about the possibility of its human-to-human transmission.

In East China's Jiangsu Province, over 37 people contracted the SFTS virus in the first half of the year and later, 23 individuals in East China's Anhui province were found to have been infected.

SFTS virus or Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus, also known as 'Huaiyangshan banyangvirus', was first identified in China in 2010 and later, found in Japan and Korea. The tick-born virus appears to be more related to the Uukuniemi virus serogroup than to the Sandfly fever group. Human SFTS infections have a high case fatality rate, which was initially 30 percent though currently, as per China Information System for Disease Control and Prevention, the fatality rate is hovering between 10 and 16 percent.

Recent reports revealed that a woman from Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu, had contracted the SFTS virus infection and showed symptoms such as fever and coughing. After medical check-up, doctors noticed a decline of leukocyte or white blood cells. After several months of treatment in a hospital, she recovered from the illness and discharged.

But the report revealed that in Anhui and East China's Zhejiang province the virus infection has already killed at least seven people. Virologists believe that it may have likely come from ticks to humans and can be transmitted among humans, the way coronavirus is spreading rapidly all over the world.

A doctor from the first affiliated hospital under Zhejiang University, Sheng Jifang said that the possibility of human-to-human transmission cannot be ignored as those already infected may pass it on to others through blood or mucous.


Haemaphysalis longicornis CDC

This virus can be transmitted to humans by Haemaphysalis longicornis, a member of the Ixodidae family, and has a wide variety of hosts including livestock, birds, wild and domestic mammals, mostly in Asia-Pacific region.

In humans, the symptoms associated with SFTS Virus infection include high fever, nausea, myalgia, abdominal pain, a dramatic reduction of platelets and leukocytes, raised serum enzyme levels, and, in some cases, multi-organ failure.

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Bizonto Arrested Over a Tribalistic Comedy skit

Security officials have on  Friday 24/07/2020  morning raided a Kampala based local radio station (Radio Simba) and arrestedsome of its staff membders kanown as Bizonto.

It is alleged that this comedy group is being Arrested for touching into the Lion's open mouth in a comedy political skit. According to sources, they were rounded off by security operatives at their work place, each of them grabbed by the collar, dumped in the standby police van and drove away at a high speed to unknown destination.

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In the clip,  the four hilarious chaps, Julius Sserwanja alias Kidomoole, Maliseeri Mbabaali, Uncle Luyuguumo, Ssabakaaki Peter and Gold Ki Matono Opeto , dressed in their usual ‘blue and white uniform’ mockingly name Uganda’s top leaders and advises parents and kids to pray for them.

 

They claim that they did this in order to teach the kids who are now home with their parents.

Let’s pray for the nation and those people who lead us…if you don’t know them let us remind you since you are home with the kids. Tell the kids that Mr. Y.K Museveni is the president and should always be prayed for”, they asserts before Naming Security chief, General Eli Tumwine, Army commander Gen. Muhoozi, Deputy Inspector Gen. of Police, Sabiti Muzeyi, Commissioner General of Prisons can. Dr. Johnson Omuhunde Rwashote Byabashaija, CMI chief Abel Kandiho, ISO boss Kaka Bagyenda and many others.

Apparently the five are charged with promoting tribalism which is allegedly exhibited in their clip.

These tribal talks are not a new thing in the comedy industry as this has been the focal point of all jokes cracked by comedians both on radio, television and on comedy shows.

 Uganda Police is yet to release an official statement on the matter.

 

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Nakudatta is my song not Goodlyfe's - Singer O.S reveals.

The Nakudatta song was recorded in 2008 and it was one of the best songs of the Radio and Weasel crew.

According to Omulangira Ssuna, the song which helped Goodlife's breakthrough was his own but the duo claimed it and never wanted him to be credited.

Before Radio’s death, he (Radio) was not in good terms with faded singer Omulangira Ssuna. The two were beefing over the ‘Nakuddata’ song that was claimed by both parties.

On a local TV, Os said the he buried the hate and moved on, he is no longer interested in beefing a dead person. He says he forgave Radio after his death. He had no reason to keep beefing a dead person.

We had many differences but I forgave him. I have no time to beef a dead person, said OS in an interview 

The Nakudatta Song

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Museveni updates the country about the current situation in as far as the spread of covid-19 is concerned

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • July 21, 2020
  • Health

President museveni gave out his 19th address to the Ugandans about the deadly covid-19. Museveni was live on all TVs and Radios in the country on Tuesday 21 July 2020. 

Museveni started with explaining and reminding the people how they situation of covid-19 has been handled right from the start up to date.

He saluted the scientists and pleaded for their salary increments though He said that cabinet always take his thoughts for granted. 

While giving his speech the daily parrot noted out some of the key highlights as some of them have been long awaited as described below.

BOBA BODA: will open on the 27th day of July, 2020 and they should do the following; 

 

 

1. Record every passenger the carry. (Names, Telephone number and NIN)

2. Wear masks & helmet. The passenger should wear mask.

3. They Should sanitize themselves & passengers.

4.They Should have temperature guns.

5. They should stop moving at 6:00 pm.

CURFEW: extended, it starts at 9:00pm. SALONS To open tomorrow but the following must be done.

1. Customers must wear masks.

2. Observe social distancing

3. Have temperature guns.

4. Hairdressers & barbers to wear masks & face shield.

ARCADES: Those that meet the requirements will open tomorrow with observing the following as a must.

1. Should have enough toilets.

2. Presence of temperature guns.

3. Everybody should wear mask

4. No traders on load side is allowed

5. All customers should be registered (Names, Telephone numbers and NIN). 

6. No air conditioning at all.

7. No traders on verandah

8. No people in the corridors

9. There might be Washing of hands.

10. Social distancing is a must.

Churches & Mosques still closed Schools still closed. The ministry of Education & Sports together with ministry of health will come up with a proper strategy in September. (Either allowing candidates to go back to school or declare a dead year in case the COVID-19 vaccine is not invented) Airports & Borders are still closed. "Amagara nigakira amagana", museveni quotes.

Museveni continued to tell the country that the government is working hard to find outside market for milk, sugar cane, maize and others.

 

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Four police officers injured by machette attacks by Imbalu cultural dancers in Manafwa District Uganda.

  • Our collection
  • July 19, 2020
  • Social

Four critically injured police officers are fighting for their lives in hospital after they were allegedly attacked by machete-wielding Imbalu ritual dancers in Manafwa District in eastern Uganda.
Imbalu is a cultural ritual dance performed by the Bamasaba during the circumcision ceremony.

The officers attached to Kato police post commanded by ASP David Wakasero had on Saturday been deployed to disperse a group of people who had gathered to launch this year’s Imbalu ceremony at Nabalosi cultural site in Namakhele Village, Bumukhama Parish in Bunabutsale Sub-county, Manafwa District.
The injured officers include ASP Wakasero, Corporal Paul Hasahya, Corporal David Bamenka and Sergeant Tom Okirya.

The officers who said they were implementing presidential directives against gatherings in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus reportedly fired teargas and live bullets to disperse the group. This only provoked the seemingly incensed dancers armed with machetes, stones and sticks to attack the officers.

Two civilians believed to have been among the gathering also sustained injuries during the scuffle. They were identified as Rogers Werike and Bernard Shimanya.
An eye witness, Mr Patrick Madoi, said ASP Wakasero’s motorcycle was set ablaze when the officers were overpowered by the angry mob.
The Elgon regional Police Commander, Wesley Nganizi, confirmed the attack and said they were looking for the suspects as investigations continue.
We got a problem with the attack of our officers and we are handling it. Our officers were attacked,”Mr Nganizi said.

Police spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga told this reporter that the assailants had organized to launch Imbalu flouting measures against the spread of covid-19

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President Museveni commissions another set of donated covid-19 field vehicles

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • July 19, 2020
  • Health

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has flagged off 25 vehicles donated to Covid-19 Response Team to help in the fight against the spread of Corona virus pandemic in the country.

During the function that took place at Kololo Independence grounds, Museveni warned Ugandans about the Corona Virus disease saying it is still here and very dangerous.

This disease is one of the biggest challenges to the human race. We have not had this kind of problem before. Museveni said.

He warned, that because of the mobility of people traveling from one destination to another, the disease can spread anywhere quickly. “People who are joking with the disease are playing with fire. Over 13 million people have been infected and half a million people have died globally, so this is not a joke,” he warned.

The President revealed that as of Saturday, July 18, 2020, Uganda had registered 1062 positive cases of Covid-19 out of 238,000 total tests. He said 1023 people have recovered and discharged from hospital with no death yet.

He attributed this success mainly to Ugandans who have continuously listened to the government’s message and advise to minimize the infections and control the spread not forgetting the health workers who are at the front line of fighting the pandemic.

“I want to congratulate Ugandans for listening to our message and doing what we advised them to minimize the infections and save the few infected,” he said.

He revealed that some health workers, who were initially infected by the virus and healed, were again re-infected when they returned to hospital to work.

This disease is not a joke, apparently it can attack you again. I thank those who take the disease serious and avoiding to endanger those around them,” he said.

The President commended the Covid-19 response team for a job well done and thanked everyone who has donated to this noble cause. “I thank you for donating and I know that when you give, God blesses you”

He appealed to all Ugandans and well-wishers to donate more and more and assured them that their money is in safe hands and will do what it is supposed to do.

Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda said that everyone has a responsibility to fight and defeat the virus. He commended the health workers and the political leadership led by President Museveni for guiding the country well during this period.

I salute the health workers, political leadership headed by H.E the President and those who have donated to the response team. The Pandemic is still with us but we should defeat it and every one of us has a responsibility, PM Rugunda said.

Minister Mary Karooro Okurut who is the political head on the Covid-19 response team thanked President Museveni and Government for their exemplary and strategic leadership during the Pandemic. She appreciated all those who have come out to donate to this cause.

God helps those who help themselves. Ugandans have been creative during this period and now the country can make masks, sanitizers etc, Karooro said.

The Chairman Covid-19 response team, Mr. Emmanuel Katongole revealed that so far 51.3 billion shillings has been donated as of July 17th, 2020, out of which 34 billion are physical donations. He added that 70 vehicles have been donated so far including the 25 flagged off on Saturday.

The last three months have seen what Uganda can do when they come together. Despite Covid-19, Ugandans have donated to this cause, from big to small, companies to individuals, from Bodaboda riders to school children. This is inspiring, Katongole said.

Mr. Katongole revealed that they are going to use part of the money to construct border holding facilities at 9 entry points of this country, buy 100 vehicles for upcountry hospitals and build a Blood Bank in Soroti Hospital.

President Museveni is expected to address the nation on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 to update the on the country’s efforts in fighting Covid-19 Pandemic.

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Uganda Clays Reports UGX88 Million Loss In 2019

Uganda Clays Limited has announced a loss of 88 million Shillings for the 2019 calendar year, ending a short spell at returning profit.  The construction materials maker said today that its gross profit dropped drastically from a 1.9 billion Shilling profit recorded in 2018.

The announcement will come as a disappointment to shareholders who had hoped that after many years of turning in losses, the company had finally turned around the clock with a marginal profit in 2017 and 2018.

Uganda Clays attributes the drop to the machine breakdown at the Kamonkoli plant in Budaka district, in Eastern Uganda, during the annual maintenance shutdown. It also says it didn’t have enough coffee husks, reducing its firing capacity and therefore production.

To note also Uganda Clays has been embroiled in leadership squabbles. In March, the company announced it was firing its top management of the company, without divulging details on the genesis of the decision. The then Managing Director George Inholo, Head of Procurement Nelson Kizza and head of human resources Peter Kiwanuka were let go at once.

In the financial statement released today, the company shows that administrative expenses jumped up to 8.2 billion Shillings in 2019 from 6.2 billion Shillings in 2018, making up a big chunk of costs to operate a business which increased by 29 per cent. The statement says that this is majorly attributed to professional and consultancy costs incurred in the period and increased distribution costs.

Meanwhile, investors are not impressed with the direction Uganda Clays is taking. The company’s share price at the Uganda Securities Exchange has fallen from 29 Shillings per share in 2017 to just 8 Shillings apiece today – representing a 72 per cent drop in value.

In 2017 and 2018, the company reported profit, majorly because National Social Security Fund, the biggest shareholder, had agreed to turn a huge loan owed to it by Uganda Clay’s into equity. This meant the company was relieved from paying interest, retaining much of its earnings. The company also received payments from the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) for the land that they took for the construction of Entebbe Expressway.

Uganda clays now faces competition from cheaper options like versatile iron sheets that look like their roofing tiles.  Also, other companies have set up on the fringes making similar products as Uganda Clays’.  These nip away the market share even when their quality is not as superior as Uganda Clays products.

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PEP to close Uganda shops

PEP stores, a leading clothing discount retailer in Africa, would have closed shops in Uganda close of 2020, rendering more than 80 employees jobless. The 13 PEP Stores in Uganda are known for offering some of the most affordable prices on clothing, footwear.

One of the reasons resulting into closure of PEP operations in Uganda is the pressure occasioned by coronavirus (COVID-19) disruptions.

PEP Group of Companies Country General Manager, Mr Liaan Max Scholtes, confirmed the development told Daily Monitor on Thursday evening.

“PEP Group of Companies have decided to wind down business in Uganda as a result of adverse market conditions in the retail industry,” he said

“The performance of PEP in Uganda has been impacted by macroeconomic factors including a very competitive retail environment, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The difficult decision was taken to close operations in Uganda which employs 85 loyal employees,” Mr Liaan added.

Operations comprise 13 retail stores and one distribution centre. It is the largest clothing discount retailer in Africa, with 300 stores across 7 African countries.

PEP Uganda started operations in 2016 and it served as a strategic platform to enter the East African market with plans to expand and scale operations. These plans, according to PEP haven’t proved feasible, considering the current and future operating environment.

Mr Liaan noted that discussions are currently underway with potential local investors regarding a possible sale of PEP Uganda as a running concern.

He said the affected employees have already been consulted and should the potential sale don’t go as planned, the closure of the stores will follow, but in a phased approach which is expected to conclude by the end of December 2020.

He also stressed that PEP will be providing the affected employees in Uganda with a retrenchment package in accordance with legislative requirements.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 leak reveals amazing secret weapon against iPhone 12

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 could double up as a wireless desktop computer, thanks to a DeX upgrade

Samsung’s DeX, the system that helps turn its phones into a form of desktop computer, could soon be going wireless with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20

Code that hinted at a wireless mode for DeX was uncovered by XDA Developers in the Samsung Tips app under the ‘Become a power user section’. The tip, which looks to have been added prematurely into the app, comes with an animation that shows how a DeX quick toggle list will display all devices in the user’s vicinity that can be connected to DeX wirelessly. 

Originally launched with the Galaxy S8 back in 2017, DeX provided the means by which a Galaxy phone could be plugged into an external monitor and serve up a desktop interface that's similar to a Chrome OS experience you’d have on a Chromebook. 

Initialy, DeX required a dedicated dock, then a pad, and then a dedicated cable. But now Samsung simply allows you to connect, say a Galaxy S20, to a display via a multiport adapter, USB-to-HDMI or a standard USB-C cable. Using the latter cable also allows you to plug a compatible Galaxy phone or tablet into your PC or laptop and access DeX features within a Windows 10 or macOS environment, adding an additional selection of apps and features to the desktop. 

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Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal latest transfer rumours

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • July 16, 2020
  • Sports

The summer transfer window officially opens at the end of the month - which means Premier League giants can now get down to business and plan their strategies ahead of the new 2020/21 season.

Top-flight clubs yesterday agreed a 10-week summer transfer window which opens on July 27.

Subject to the approval of football's world governing body FIFA, the window will open the day after the 2019-20 season finishes and end on October 5, the date UEFA had recommended for the closure of registration periods across Europe.

The Premier League said that following consultation with the English Football League, a domestic-only window will also be added from October 5 and close on October 16.

And so, expect plenty of rumours and deals to be done by the big guns including Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.

Will Jadon Sancho finally make the move to Old Trafford. Can Frank Lampard tie a deal down for Kai Havertz? And what about Liverpool-linked Thiago Alcantara?

1. Jurgen Klopp does not want David Luiz for Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp was quick to play down suggestions that David Luiz is the man to fix his Liverpool side's unusually shaky defence at Arsenal.

The Premier League champions lost their second game since clinching the title when they surrendered a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

It was put to Klopp after the game that Luiz, a defender known for his frequent errors, would be able to solve his side's issues to at the back. A journalist told Klopp that he "needs to get David Luiz in this summer" to "shore up that defence".

However the German simply replied: "He's signed a new contract, right?" as he referenced the new deal the Brazilian penned with the Gunners at the end of last month.

 

2.  Yasser Larouci leaving Liverpool?

Liverpool seem likely to dip into the transfer market for a backup left-back this summer after Yasser Larouci moved to the brink of leaving the Premier League champions.

Larouci, 19, is set to leave the club in search of more first-team football, with Championship promotion chasers Leeds United and Brentford both credited with an interest in the Algerian.

The teenager has one year left on his contract after joining the Reds from French side Le Havre in 2017, and he has featured twice in the 2019/20 campaign - with both matches coming in the FA Cup.

 

3.  Man City ship youngster to Portugal

Man City have reached an agreement to loan out 20-year-old Pedro Porro to Sporting Lisbon, according to Portuguese newspaper Record.

The right-footed youngster, who plays in defence or midfield, has suffered an injury-plagued spell in La Liga this season with Real Valladolid.

Pep Guardiola signed off an £11million deal with Catalan club Girona to bring in Porro on Deadline Day last summer.

 

4. PSG make Rashford top transfer target

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly made United forward Marcus Rashford their top priority ahead of the upcoming transfer window.

The French champions are believed to be interested in signing the 22-year-old from United, according to The Independent.

Thomas Tuchel has previously praised the talent of the United academy graduate as well as insisting that England don’t appreciate how good he is as a player.

However, any move for the forward in the upcoming transfer window will cost the Ligue 1 club an extraordinary amount of money for a number of reasons - not least because United boast a relatively strong position with Rashford having grown up as a passionate United fan.

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UK, US, Canada accuse Russia of hacking virus vaccine trials

Britain, the United States and Canada accused Russia of trying to steal information from researchers seeking a COVID-19 vaccine.

The three nations alleged that hacking group APT29, also known as Cozy Bear and said to be part of the Russian intelligence service, is attacking academic and pharmaceutical research institutions involved in coronavirus vaccine development.

"It is completely unacceptable that the Russian Intelligence Services are targeting those working to combat the coronavirus pandemic,'' Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in a statement.

"While others pursue their selfish interests with reckless behaviour, the UK and its allies are getting on with the hard work of finding a vaccine and protecting global health.''

TASS cited Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying Russia had nothing to do with any alleged hacker attacks on pharmaceutical companies and research institutes in Britain.

RIA cited Peskov as saying the Kremlin rejected London's allegations, which he said were not backed by proper evidence.

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COVID-19 kills four Kenyan health workers and Lockdowns return in Catalonia as coronavirus cases surge

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • July 16, 2020
  • Health

Coronavirus has killed four Kenyan health workers and infected 450, the health ministry said, as word emerged of a slew of cases in Kenya's biggest maternity hospital.

"Health workers handling patients with confirmed or suspected cases of coronavirus disease face an increased risk of exposure to the virus," Rashid Aman, the chief administrative secretary at the ministry of health, told a news briefing.

At least 41 of the staff at Pumwani maternity hospital in the capital Nairobi have been infected, said Patrick Amoth, the acting director-general of health at the health ministry, adding that the cases were mild.

"Nobody has gone to the hospital for care, and we are hopeful that they will be able to pull through without developing any symptoms of COVID," Amoth told the private Citizen TV on Tuesday.

Nairobi-based Doreen Lugaliki, who worked at a different Nairobi hospital, became Kenya's first doctor to die of the virus last week.

 

In Catalonia, 

Some 160,000 people in the Spanish region of Catalonia went back into confinement as authorities scrambled to control a fresh surge of coronavirus infections in the area, just weeks after a nationwide lockdown was lifted.

But just as a judge approved the regional government's stay-at-home order for residents of the Lleida area, about 180 km (110 miles) west of Barcelona, tensions rose over how to handle an increase in cases in a suburb of the Catalan capital.

Tourism-dependent Spain, one of Europe's hardest-hit countries with more than 28,000 deaths from the pandemic, brought a tough national lockdown to an end on June 21.

Since then, more than 170 clusters have sprung up, prompting regional authorities to impose a patchwork of local restrictions, confusing locals and angering businesses.

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Kabale police arrests two brothers over mob justice.

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • July 13, 2020
  • Social

Police in Kabale has detained two people for allegedly battering a 33 year old man after they accused him of stealing a mobile phone.

The Kigezi Region Spokesperson Elly Maate has identified the suspects as Arinda Louis 23, and Birungi John Fisher 20 . The two are brothers and residents of Rwamukundi cell Mwanjari ward Southern division Kabale Municipality.

They allegedly assaulted one Bwete Tonny 33, a business man from Kekuubo in Kirigime ward Southern Division.

The incident happened at at Kiwel's pork joint in Kekubo where the trio was watching a football match between English Premier League clubs Arsenal and Tottenham.

It's alleged that while they were watching the football match , one of the arrested men lost his phone and suspected Tonny to be the one who had stolen it.

They mobilised others and badly battered him but unfortunately during the assault, the phone was discovered from the room they were earlier watching from.

According to Maate, after they were alerted, Police rushed there and arrested the two suspects who are now in custody at Kabale Police station.

Maate added that a case of assault has been registered with reference number 44/12/7/2020 while police continues with Inquiries.

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Museveni orders action against Rwanda

Museveni Orders Action Against Rwanda Soldiers Crossing Border to Kidnap Ugand

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has issued an advisory for Ugandans to stop traveling to neighboring Rwanda, in yet another twist in the ongoing diplomatic negotiations between the two countries.

President Museveni this week ordered Resident District Commissioners (RDC) of the districts neighboring Rwanda to start implementing this directive.

For the Ugandans that must travel to Rwanda, Museveni said, they should do so “at their own risk.”

The directive is entailed in a letter from the Minister for the Presidency Hon Esther Mbayo to the RDCs.

It follows a string of incidents in which Rwanda security forces have killed citizens of both countries accusing them of smuggling goods across the border.

The most recent victim is Sydney Muhereza, a Ugandan businessman who was shot dead by Rwandan soldiers on the night of 2nd June 2020 in Kamatengu village Rwere sector, Burera District. Rwanda accused him of smuggling match boxes into the country.

In the letter dated Tuesday August 4th, Hon Mbayo says President Museveni had ordered the RDCs to inform the citizens of the current situation.

“His Excellency the President has sent a directive to you all the RDCs especially those in the districts bordering Rwanda to inform the Ugandans of the criminal Rwandan government policy of shooting smugglers that are not armed, although what they are doing is illegal,” she wrote.

“Ugandans should stop going into Rwanda, or those who go, should do so at their own risk.”

Peter Mugisha, the RDC Kisoro District told ChimpReports he had not yet received the letter from Minister Mbayo. He said however, that Rwanda had gone overboard by killing unarmed civilians and that Uganda’s response was long overdue.

“Once I receive that letter, we are ready to implement the president’s directives. This cannot continue to happen,” he said.

The move by President Museveni is an unpredicted reciprocation of the directive by Rwanda President Paul Kagame early last year, barring all Rwandans from traveling to Uganda.

At the peak of the diplomatic row between the two nations, Kagame closed the Katuna border, which remains closed to this date.

Subsequent talks to iron out the misunderstandings between the two countries have been stalled among others by the Covid19 pandemic.

Meanwhile in the letter, President Museveni also hinted on possible response from Ugandan security forces in case Rwandan soldiers stray into Ugandan territory has been alleged in the past.

“As for the Rwandan soldiers infiltrating into Uganda to kidnap people, the concerned agencies are already briefed as to how to deal with that provocation.”

Just last month, Uganda accused Rwanda of kidnapping its citizen from the Ugandan side of the border.

Levi Karuhanga, a 45-year-old resident of Mushenyi village in Rubaya sub county in Kabale District was reportedly grabbed by Rwandan soldiers from his work station.

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RESUMING ACADEMICS, MINISTER MUYINGO NARRATES WHEN SCHOOLS TO BE REOPENED

  • HUDSON
  • August 7, 2020
  • Social

RESUMING ACADEMICS: Education Ministry ready to reopen schools

Muyingo

KAMPALA- The Minister of state for Higher Education, Hon John Chrysostom Muyingo says they are only waiting for permission from the government and Ministry of Health to reopen schools.

According to Muyingo, his Ministry has already sent a team of experts to find out how these institutions are prepared for reopening.

“We are set to start provided the Ministry of Health gives us a go ahead,”said Muyingo.

“We have a team of Education Inspectors who are in the field to find out whether our institutions are prepared so that they also contribute to the final decision whether schools will be reopened or not,” he added.

Hon Muyingo however could not commit to a date for schools re-opening, saying that is up to the government and Health Ministry to decide.

Schools in Uganda were closed on 20th March 2020 in an effort to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic alongside other lockdown measures.

While lockdown is being partially eased with the lifting of the ban on public and private transportation and opening of businesses downtown, a few measures remain in place including a 9pm to 5:30Am curfew.

The airport, schools, bars and places of worship have also remained closed as the government looks at the possibility of reopening them.

Neighbouring Kenya declared a dead year, but Uganda still holds ambitions to salvage the academic year.

The ministry has been promoting distance learning at home with a cocktail of educational TV shows, radio programmes, online courses and printed study materials

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Just In!! Prof.Baryamureeba has been arrested for knocking and killing a female pedestrian.

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • July 1, 2020
  • Health

Former Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Venansius Baryamureeba has been arrested for knocking and killing a pedestrian.

According to the deputy spokesman of the Kampala Metropolitan Police, Luke Owoyesigyire, Prof Baryamureeba’s car also hit a perimeter wall at Kibuli-Muyenga junction, Makindye division in Kampala on Wednesday.

The vehicle that was being driven by Prof. Baryamureeba Venansius knocked two female pedestrians and a perimeter wall, killing one person on spot. The deceased was identified as Mariam Jagenda and her body was taken to Mulago City Mortuary for postmortem, Owoyesigyire said.

The car also injured another woman identified as Mariam Namusoke who has been admitted to Mulago hospital.

Mr Owoyesigyire said Prof Baryamureeba is currently detained at Kabalagala Police Station as investigations continue into the cause of accident.

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TamaleMirundi's son unveiled as a people power member.

The son of controversial Presidential adviser for media affairs Tamale Mirundi was on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 unveiled as a member of the People Power movement.

Tamale Mirundi Junior was unveiled alongside Bukedde TV’s Innocent Tegusulwa and actor Lydia Nakiito, aka Mama Sam, and several others at a press conference attended by chairman Fred Nyanzi and Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine.

Kyagulanyi hailed Tamale Junior for believing in fundamental change.

Come and we beat it together as a new generation. He (Tamale Junior) is a son to noble media personality Tamale but he believes in change and not just words, Kyagulanyi said.

Robert Kyagulanyi also unveiled new leaders of the People Power secretariat who include; Aisha Kabanda (Deputy executive secretary in charge of finance and fundraising), Mary Selumaga (Head of policy and manifesto), Katana Benjamin (Legal team) and Shamim Malende (Deputy head of legal). Others are Anthony Wamala (Head on international and diaspora affairs), Waiswa Mufumbilo (Head of patriotism), Joel Muyende (Special interest groups in charge of professionals) and Ssasi Marvin (Diaspora liaison officer).

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MC Ibrah  brutally attacks Lydia Jazmine Live on a National TV..

Wolokoso Xtra Host andTV Presenter , MC Ibrah has come out and brutally attacked Lydia Jazmine and on National TV calling her foolish for accepting to be bonked by the young and ignorant Fik Fameica.

MC Ibrah who has always been known for being humble and very friendly this time around out of the Blue threw out a tantrum of words to Lydia Jazmine.

I haven't heard of any Musisi yet but if what am hearing is true then it is very bad, I am being told that Lydia Jazmine lost Fik Fameica's baby and if this is true then it is very bad

Two stupid musicians can't be together, now Imagine the kind of child they would bring into this world, hey are both just cows and i can;t even picture them chewing each other, Ibra 

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A MONTH BACK

Kenya loses first doctor to Covid-19

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • July 10, 2020
  • Health

Kenya has lost the first doctor to Covid-19.

Dr. Adisa Lugaliki, an obstetrician and gynecologist, succumbed to the virus on Friday morning at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) the country’s main medics’ union said.

The health ministry at the beginning of the month said that 186 health workers had tested positive for coronavirus and that no doctor had died from the virus.

Dr. Adisa’s death was first shared by her colleague, Dr. Mercy Korir, who described the deceased as a ‘hardworking doctor who still had so much to offer’.

 

KMPDU mourns the death of Dr. Doreen Adisa Lugaliki who passed on due to COVID-19 contracted at the work place. We reiterate & remind GOK & ALL Private health facilities that the Welfare,Occupational Safety & Health of frontline workers is a non-negotiable Minimum!!

— KMPDU (@kmpdu) July 10, 2020 

Dr Adisa was also mourned by her fellow Kenyans who shared their condolence messages online.

 

We have lost one of our own as a doctors’ fraternity to #Covid_19. A young doctor with so much to offer.

— Dr. Mercy Korir (@DrMercyKorir) July 10, 2020
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A MONTH BACK

Coronavirus: Uganda receives US$1 million relief from Denmark towards refugees in Kampala

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • July 10, 2020
  • Health

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received US$1 million from the Government of Denmark today to assist refugees in Kampala struggling because of the socio-economic impact of lockdowns to contain the spread of COVID-19.

 

WFP began delivering cash assistance to an initial group of Kampala-based refugees on 5 June. Thanks to this contribution, WFP can continue rolling out assistance in the coming weeks. Each refugee receives the equivalent of three months’ worth of cash—with this funding supporting almost two months of that.

“The people of Denmark are aware of how desperate the situation for refugees living in Kampala could become without assistance,” said Henrick Jespersen, the Head of Cooperation at the Embassy of Denmark in Uganda. “We hope that this contribution can help stem the dire economic situation of refugees in Uganda’s capital while acting as a symbol of our solidarity and partnership with the people of Uganda and its government during this global crisis.”

Jespersen acknowledged the strategic and effective measures that the Government of Uganda has taken to contain the spread of the COVID-19 in the country while at the same time continuing its progressive refugee policy. “The way you welcome your neighbors in your country is a testimony to Ugandan hospitality and is what makes Uganda the leading country in the world in delivering on the global Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework,” he said.

Kampala hosts over 81,000 refugees who sought refuge from conflicts in neighboring countries. Unlike refugees in designated refugee settlements in Uganda, refugees in Kampala are not normally given food or cash assistance from WFP because they can access markets and services.

Before the pandemic, most refugees in urban centers worked day-by-day in the informal sector for instance as casual workers and were expected to be self-sufficient. COVID-19 and measures to contain its spread however forced tens of thousands out of work and deeper into hunger and poverty.

In a WFP survey in April, 87 percent of refugees said that the pandemic had negative impacts on their livelihoods, with at least 50 percent saying they had lost 75 percent of their income due to lockdowns. Refugee families headed by women, the elderly and the disabled were hardest hit.

Market food prices in Kampala increased by as much as three percent in the first week of the lockdown, making it even more difficult for people to afford enough food for their survival.

“This is an unprecedented emergency and as such, WFP came up with innovative ways to reach those most in need,” said El-Khidir Daloum, Country Representative for WFP in Uganda.

“Despite this global health emergency, the basic needs of refugees in Uganda remain and, in many cases, have deepened,” he added. “We were ready to help when the Government asked for our assistance with Kampala-based refugees. We are extremely grateful to those new donors who came forward to support this urban response.”

WFP’s cash assistance is delivered through mobile phones, which means people don’t have to gather in large crowds. WFP works with the Office of the Prime Minister and the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, to check the identities of Kampala-based refugees. WFP’s cash assistance complements cash transfers by UNHCR to help refugees meet their non-food basic needs.

“With or without COVID, our approach to the way we respond to refugees will not change,” said Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness and Refugees Musa Ecweru. “When people have food in their bellies, they are more likely to cooperate with government safety guidelines. Generous donations from the Government of Denmark and assistance from WFP is actually keeping both refugees and Ugandans safe from COVID-19.”

 

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies, building prosperity and supporting a sustainable future for people recovering from conflict, disasters, and the impact of climate change.

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A MONTH BACK

Speaker Kadaga wants govt to open places of worship with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • July 8, 2020
  • Social

Rebecca Kadaga the speaker forhas backed a proposal by religious leaders to lift a ban on places of Worship, reasoning that the latter can act as places of comfort to the people as the country eases the lockdown.

In a Facebook statement on Wednesday afternoon, the speaker said, “This is actually possible [opening places of worship] with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in place.”

“This year, services were successfully held at the Catholic and Anglican Martyrs Shrines with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in place. The Archbishop of Mbarara was thereafter installed with similar SOPs in place,” he said, noting that she has received overwhelming petitions from religious leaders.

“The Church has spoken to me on this issue to ask that government considers facilitating the churches, mosques, and other places of worship with standard operating procedures,” she noted asking Prime Minister Dr. Rukahana Rugunda to update Parliament on the matter.

Among religious leaders, there is a small but vocal minority who reject the government’s prolonging a ban on religious services, among other measures.

Kampala Catholic Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga late last month emphasized that places of worship are the only places where people can run to seek God’s guidance, protection,and intervention because of the current challenges facing the world.

Anglican Church Archbishop Samuel Kaziimba was quoted in media as saying that Church Leaders are organised and ready to abide by the standard operating procedures set up by the Ministry of Health and President Museveni to contain the spread of coronavirus.

President Museveni on March 18 imposed restrictions on worship places, schools and social gatherings to prevent the spread of coronavirus, no congregation prayers have since been allowed. This affected celebrations countrywide.

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A MONTH BACK

Producer Diggy Baur continues to Shame singer Jose Chameleone!

Producer Diggy Baur and Jose Chameleone had a bitter exchange a few days ago at his Sabula Record in Luwafu.

Since then, Diggy Baur has been ranting and exposing the singer’s dirty linen-like using “juju” to keep on top of his game.

Besides that, Diggy Baur has been blowing his own trumpet by claiming he resurrected Jose Chameleone’s dead career.

Diggy Baur claims if he has not produced the singer’s “Kibooko” collabo with Aganaga, he would have been dead and gone in regard to his career.

Since producing “Kiboko”, Diggy Baur has gone on to produce hit songs like “Baliwa” for Jose Chameleone

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A MONTH BACK

Fresh Details for the death of Tegu revealed by the relatives of the detained Suspects

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • July 8, 2020
  • Health

A section of Family Members to suspects in the murder of  Makerere student Emmanuel Tegu has on Wednesday morning added their voice to the circumstances in which he died.

A couple of them have revealed that they first heard 3 gunshots being fired by the police at the deceased in what seemed to be a cat and mouse chase.

Jane Aguti, a sister to one of the suspects in police custody Nicholas Omase, told the URN that police action of firing at the deceased could have triggered the reaction of the mob who blindly assumed he was a criminal.

She alleges that police are trying to cover up for shooting the 1st stone by 1st firing.

Aguti claims she still doesn’t know who really battered Tegu because her brother was not at the scene at the time.

Tom Ogwang a father to two arrested suspects Reagan Ogwang and Sharon Ogwang,shares in the same sentiments by claiming police are trying to cover up on their role in Tegu’s death.

Ogwanga, the senior administrative staff at Makerere University, told the URN that police surrounded his home on Monday.

He says without any search warrant , they grabbed his Son in his underwear without any explanation and later summoned his daughter to the Wandegeya police division where she was eventually detained

Fred Enanga the police spokes person says police have CCTV footage showing how the deceased was violent towards police patrol team by pelting stones after he was found half-naked at Makerere University.

Enanga says they suspect his mental health condition -bipolar could have escalated his reaction to police.

Enanga says Tegu started chasing the officers while throwing stones at them as he headed towards St, Agustine church alerting a mob within that pounced on him beating him into a comma. The mob allegedly mistook him for a thief.

The police came to his rescue and rushed him to hospital but he was pronounced dead on the 3rd of July at Mulago Hospital where he had been admitted.

May His Soul Rest In Peace

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A MONTH BACK

Uganda's COVID-19 cases rise to 939 as 3 more Ugandan returnees test positive.

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • July 5, 2020
  • Health

Three more Ugandan returnees have tested positive for COVID-19. Among the positive returnees is one from South Africa and two from DR Congo.

A further nine other people including two cross border drivers who arrived from Mutukula and Malaba and 9 contacts from Amuru also tested positive for coronavirus disease from the 2,103 tested on Saturday. 

This brings to 939 the number of confirmed Covid19 cases in the country. So far 16 returnees from Afghanistan, DR Congo, India, and South Africa have tested positive for coronavirus. 

 

According to the Ministry of Health, the three travelers are undergoing treatment at Mulago national referral hospital and Entebbe General hospital.

On Friday, the Internal Affairs ministry halted the process of Ugandans from returning because of congestion in quarantine centers. Over 1,000 Ugandans have since returned to the country under this arrangement since the airport was reopened. A further 23 recoveries were registered on Saturday to increase the total number of recoveries in Uganda to 891. Uganda has not yet registered any coronavirus deaths. 

Meanwhile, on Sunday, Kenya registered a further 309 cases and one more death. The total number of infections in Kenya now increases to 7,886 and 160 deaths.

In Djibouti, a further 56 infections were registered on Sunday while Madagascar that has since reimposed lockdown following a spike in coronavirus cases, recorded 3 more deaths (total 32) and a further 213 infections to increase its tally to 2,914 cases

Rwanda’s cases stand at 1,188 cases and 3 deaths while South Sudan stands at 38 deaths and 2,021 infections. 

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A MONTH BACK

Kanye West to face Trump, Biden as he declares his intentions to run for US presidency in 2020

The unlikely challenger to Donald Trump – of whom he has been a vocal supporter – and Joe Biden, chose American independence day to make the surprise announcement on Twitter, triggering a social media storm.

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision, and building our future,” Kanye wrote. “I am running for president of the United States.”

With just four months to go before polling day on 3 November, it was not clear whether West’s tweet would have been more fitting on April Fools’ day than American Independence Day.

The announcement came days after West, who has taken a very public turn towards Christianity in recent years, released a new song, "Wash Us In the Blood," along with an accompanying video including imagery from recent anti-racism protests.

Since 2018, his wife, reality star Kim Kardashian, has formed her own contacts with the White House as she champions criminal justice reform: she has successfully lobbied Trump to pardon a sexagenarian woman for a non-violent drug offense.

For weeks now Trump, criticized for his response both to the coronavirus pandemic and to anti-racism protests, has been lagging in the polls behind his Democratic rival, Joe Biden.

There was no immediate response to West's announcement from either candidate Saturday.

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A MONTH BACK

Diamond Platnumz Is The Best Dad Ever- Zari Speaks Out On Reuniting With The Father Of Her Two Kids

Judging from their latest online interactions, socialite Zari Hassan and her baby daddy Diamond Platnumz have been getting along quite well.

One of her ardent followers by the name Jennifer asked Zari to clear the air about her relationship with Diamond, insinuating that the singer was trying every means possible to win back Zari’s heart.

The mother of five dismissed the social media user, sarcastically asking her to narrate her life since she had it all figured out.

So, tell me more. You seem to have details and all figured out,” said Zari responded before clearing the rumor.

…i and Baba Tee are not back together but rather co-parenting. Everything is well and i what to put it clear that he is the best dad to his kids. He is doing everything to make kids happy both financially and spiritually. He calls to check on them everyday…, she said while addressing her fans on Facebook live broadcast yesterday night.

Recently Zari accused the Jeje hit star of child neglect when he announced his plans of paying rent to over 500 families affected by COVID-19 crisis.

Zari took it to her Instagram and blasted;

But you don’t know what your kids eat, or how they sleep if fees and medical insurance is paid. You will never please the world when your own are not happy and taken care of. You are selling a lie. Some people have become clowns to some of us, she wrote.

 

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A MONTH BACK

Asian property owners reveal how they are being harrased by Ugandan Mps

  • Parrot Collections
  • July 4, 2020
  • Social

Ugandan-Asian businessmen invlolved in property repossesions more than twenty years ago, under their umbrella body, the Association of Expropriated Properties Owners Limited have taken strong exception to the conduct of the select task-force of the Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) that is currently inquiring into the affairs of the properties, saying the MPs have ignored court orders.

The task-force has since July last year, been probing the acquisition or repossession of properties by individuals after their former owners who were expelled in 1972 have either not returned to repossess them or were compensated by the government in 1976.

City businessman Muhammed Allibhai, the chairman of the association says the MPs are disregarding the current situation of lockdowns worldwide due to the Coronavirus pandemic and have resorted to issuing defamatory statements against their persons, and also resorted to blatant contempt of existing court orders.

In an interview, through his lawyers of Ambrose Tebyasa & Company Advocates, Mr Allibhai, who has been one of the several property managers or owners subjected to reported warrant of arrest for failure to appear before the MPs, also says Parliament has wrongly depicted him as a criminal in the the public domain, and as owning 700 properties which is false.

Properties were repossessed for and on behalf of clients. They were not repossessed as owners by the agent, Mr Allibhai says.

Accordingly, the certificates of repossession was issued in the names of the owner and not in the names of the holder of the Powers of Attorney.
On claims that he owns 700 properties, Mr Allibhai says: “Majority of the clients took the properties and gave them to other agents or friends and colleagues to manage. Most of them have been sold either directly or through the agent of the owners’ choice,” he says.

According to the association,  80 to 90% of the properties were sold to locals working in the area, especially up country.

In a lot of cases, the owners signed the transfer document or gave special powers to the agent to sell,  Mr. Allibhai says.

The association says that  sell funds were sent directly to the owners account or their beneficiaries.

“In some cases the owners actually came to Uganda to visit the property after repossession and sold it at that time.The ministers in-charge at that time and the President made various visits to UK, America and Canada requesting and inducing the repossessors to come back to repossess and if they felt comfortable to invest in Uganda,” says Mr. Allibhai.

Mr Allibhai together with other members of the Association of Expropriated Properties Owners Limited last appeared before the task force in September last year. They all testified on oath and the businessman said he only  managed about 400 properties twenty years ago, on behalf of expropriated Asians under his company Alderbridge Management and Real Estates Ltd. He told MPs that after returning to Uganda in 1991, he was three years later given powers of attorney by owners to help in the repossession process because they were scattered in Canada and the United Kingdom. There wasn’t any foul play in the process, the MPs heard.

On charges some of the members of the Association of Expropriated Properties Owners Limited were on the run and have failed to appear before the committee, the allegation has been dismissed as defamatory.
For example, businessman Mr NK Radia says he learnt of such a position through the media.

Mr Radia, like Mr. Allibhai, who is  currently out of the country, was too never summoned and was therefore unable to attend any meetings as the MPs interviewed officials from the Departed Asians Properties Custodian Board.

Committee chairman Ibrahim Kasozi then purportedly issued a warrant of arrest for the businessman but Mr Radia however says that he cannot be in contempt of Parliament when it never served him because for there to be contempt of Parliament or court, there must be first knowledge/awareness of this by the person who is summoned to appear.

Mr Radia says that being a person of advanced health, he cannot easily appear before MPs amidst the Covid-19 spread. Mr Allibhai too, and others have never received the summons.

The COSASE taskforce too has been faulted for failure to respond to the two letters written by the association raising issues to why he could not appear even before the lockdown.

The first letter was written on March 10 questioning the legitimacy of the investigations because the matters were in court while the second one dated March 18 raising similar concerns after reading in the press that a warrant of arrest had been issued.

The above said communications were a clarion call to the committee to discontinue the investigations as they openly contravene the law and the Constitution but our client has never received any response or position taken by Parliament on his communications,the lawyers say.

 

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A MONTH BACK

Trump to wear a face mask after long opposition against wearing a face mask

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • July 2, 2020
  • Health

After long resisting wearing a face mask in public during the coronavirus pandemic, US President Donald Trump has now struck a different tone, saying he is in favor of the protective covering. 

"I'm all for masks. I think masks are good," Trump told Fox Business in an interview on Wednesday.

The Republican president's comments came a day after politicians from his party suggested he wear a mask in public to set a good example as the number of daily coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 50,000 for the first time on Wednesday

"If I were in a tight situation with people, I would absolutely," Trump said in the interview, adding that people have seen him wearing a mask before.

Yet, Trump has faced criticism for refusing to wear a mask, whether at the White House where officials and aides are tested regularly, or in public settings. 

The president did not wear a mask when he visited a medical swab manufacturing plant in Maine on June 5 to tout increased production of testing supplies. In May, he was briefly required to wear a mask while visiting a Ford manufacturing plant in Michigan but took it off before he appeared in front of media cameras.

I don't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it, Trump said at the time.

 

In early April, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended people wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other physical distancing measures were difficult to maintain.

Trump immediately undercuts the CDC guidance by flatly stating that he would not be following it, suggesting it would be unseemly for the commander-in-chief to wear a mask as he meets with heads of state.

But on Wednesday, he sounded a different tone, saying he liked the way he looked wearing it.

"It looked like the Lone Ranger," he said, a reference to the fictional law-and-order character who wore a black eye mask. "I have no problem with that, and if people feel good about it, they should do it."

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A MONTH BACK

Just In!! Prof.Baryamureeba has been arrested for knocking and killing a female pedestrian.

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • July 1, 2020
  • Health

Former Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Venansius Baryamureeba has been arrested for knocking and killing a pedestrian.

According to the deputy spokesman of the Kampala Metropolitan Police, Luke Owoyesigyire, Prof Baryamureeba’s car also hit a perimeter wall at Kibuli-Muyenga junction, Makindye division in Kampala on Wednesday.

The vehicle that was being driven by Prof. Baryamureeba Venansius knocked two female pedestrians and a perimeter wall, killing one person on spot. The deceased was identified as Mariam Jagenda and her body was taken to Mulago City Mortuary for postmortem, Owoyesigyire said.

The car also injured another woman identified as Mariam Namusoke who has been admitted to Mulago hospital.

Mr Owoyesigyire said Prof Baryamureeba is currently detained at Kabalagala Police Station as investigations continue into the cause of accident.

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A MONTH BACK

Prophet Elvis Mbonye continues to stir controversy among religious circles with his strong, deep and itching statements

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • July 1, 2020
  • Social

Over the years, Prophet Elvis Mbonye has been branded ‘controversial’ by fellow religious leaders but he has overtime proved them wrong with prophecies that have come to pass.

This man of God has now struck yet again to those who doubt that Zoe Grounds where Zoe fellowships are held is not full of God’s Manifestations more than any other place simply because God is everywhere.

This was through a video online that is about the truth in encountering God. The video talks about how God is in Manifestation at Zoe Grounds.

Mbonye insists that God is Everywhere but does not meet people everywhere.

Mbonye insists that Zoe Grounds is conducive for God to meet with people and this can be witnessed in miracles and prophecies that happen at this place.

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