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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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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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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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Presidential envoy Buchaman releases his first proposal demanding for better services for the disabled people in the coming elections

Buchaman extended his advocacy to the disabled minority in the country. He has used his appointment by the President to reach out to the disabled.

Buchaman has tabled a proposal for the disabled and is advocating for better services for the disabled people more so now that the forthcoming campaigns will be scientific. A peep into his proposal demands that PWD have equal access to radio and television considering some are either deaf or blind or both.

His argument is they get an equaliser with their counterpart who have all senses active. He adds that a sign language interpreter is present during TV lessons for pupils and students while they await school reopening. Buchaman has also asked the lame to have a provision for enough wheelchairs also isolated places for leverage.

Mark Bugembe alias Buchaman was born in Mukono on 25th Sept 1982. He was raised as a ghetto child and rose to fame in the ghettos to attain superstar status. The name Buchaman was derived because most of his family members including his father were butchers.

He is a Dancehall/Reggae singer/humanitarian Activist and Actor. He was just of recently appointed by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of Uganda to be his Presidential Advisor on Ghetto matters.

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Chameleone’s 18 Years Old Daughter Ayla Mayanja Graduates

Jose Chameleone’s first born, Ayla Onsea Mayanja, born with the singer’s first wife Griet Onsea alias Dorotia has graduated. A landmark that is having her old man teary and lovey-dovey.

Known among Ugandan music lovers as the real force behind Chameleone’s eventual success, Dorotia met Chameleone in Nairobi as he was hustling with Redsan, a Kenyan musical powerhouse.

By the time of Ayla’s birth in May, 2002, Chameleone was already a star and deeply in love with her mother a Belgian by ancestry. The two love birds were to later separate under unclear circumstances and Dorotia left Uganda with a young Ayla.

Chameleone’s daughter turned 18-years on May 28th 2020. According to sources in Belgium, she is into Art, Photography, Fashion and Design.

Her graduation is highly speculated to be in one of those fields even if her father has not yet announced. He only left a note congratulating her and promising to go and see her once the lockdown is lifted.

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Lydia Jazmine speaks out after being insulted by MC Ibrah Live on a national Tv.

Just as the dust was settling on the Sheilah Gashumba vs Tina Fierce battle, Lydia Jazmine has decided to retaliate against Star TV presenter and Wolokoso Extra YouTube content creator Ibrah K. Mukasa a.k.a MC Ibrah.

Lydia Jazmine is now up in arms about MC Ibrah’s alleged constant attacks which she claims that have “deeply affected” her mother, family and friends.

Through a Tweet, Lydia Jazmine claims that MC Ibrah has constantly attacked and dragged her name in dirt which has affected her sick mother, family and friends.

Jazmine claims that the celebrated journalist has attacked her for a long time but she has always kept her cool and not responded but due to the much pain it has caused her, she demands a full apology from MC Ibrah

Lydia has also requested the Uganda Communications Commission to put an end to shows that humiliate celebrities.

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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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Eleven Ugandans who returned from Afghanistan last week have tested positive for the pandemic coronavirus.

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 30, 2020
  • Health

Eleven Ugandans who returned from Afghanistan last week have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Henry Mwebesa, the dirctor General health servises said the returnees were all under quarantine at the time of tests. They are part of the 91 Ugandans who returned on June 28, from Afghanistan. They were mostly private security guards.

The 11 are part of the 19 Ugandans who tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 2,170 samples tested on June 29, 2020.

The other 8 are community cases; seven from Amuru district and one from Kyotera district. They are all contacts of the previously confirmed cases.

Mwebesa revealed that 25 foreign truck drivers tested positive and were all handed back to their countries of origin. These include 15 Kenyans, seven Tanzanians, two Egyptians and one Burundian.

Uganda's total confirmed cases is now 889. No COVID-19 related death has been recorded yet.

Uganda has so far recorded about 819 recoveries.

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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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Barcelona's Marc Jurado set to Manchester United, - 'Today it’s time to say goodbye'.

  • Deo Kalema
  • June 30, 2020
  • Sports

Manchester United appear to have won the race to sign Marc Jurado after the player officially confirmed that he is leaving Barcelona.

According to a host of Spanish and English outlets, the full-back will sign a deal with Manchester United in the coming days.

- It’s never easy to leave a team that has given you everything. FC Barcelona has been my second home, my second family, where I have developed as a player and as a person.

- Today it’s time to say goodbye, but not before expressing my gratitude to each of the people who have helped me since I started in in the year 2011. I have been lucky to share my passion with a fantastic generation,.

- We started as boys who just wanted to run after a ball and I say goodbye, nine years later, calling them friends. Only we know the immense luck we have had with all the coaches who have developed us and helped us.

- Every stage has a beginning and an end. Mine, having reflected a lot with my family, has come. I leave behind unforgettable memories which will always stay with me.  Jurado wrote in his farewell message

The player was reportedly offered a contract would’ve seen him earn €60,000 annually in the first year, rising to €100,000 by the third year of his Barcelona spell.

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People Power movement has called upon all its interested supporters intending to stand for political offices to show their interests

Today June 30 2020, the people power leader also a presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has issued a call of expression of interest for candidates willing to stand under the people power flag.

From his Facebook post Bobi has stated that People Power National Elections Management Committee has kick started their Election processes and preparations with objectives of winning the Presidential Elections by more than 75%, a comfortable Parliamentary majority of 75% and control Local Government Chairpersonship and Councils.

He has continued calling upon, all interested People Power candidates intending to vie for any political to submit their Expression of Interest Forms to Elections Management Committee at the head office in Kamwokya or filling and submitting the online Form, https://forms.gle/c87wtFrxDVwH131H9.

Expression of Interest should not be construed as confirmation of People Power flag bearership as candidates have to apply, be: Screened/Vetted, Confirmed and Unveiled to the public for recognition and support by all the oppressed, concerned, and common Ugandans. The Committee reserves all rights to declare People Power flag bearers., He Noted

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MP Kato Lubwama to undergo another cancer surgery - needs Shs140m.

  • Deo Kalema
  • June 29, 2020
  • Health

The legendary singer and comedian has been at Medipal International Hospital in Kampala since April this year with complex Medical problems.

The Rubaga South Member of Parliament Kato Lubwama needs another Shs140 million for another surgical operation on his large intestine colon which is infected with cancer.

Kato Last month  had a successful operation on his coron which had displayed a spot of cancerous cells. According to sources close to his family after the successful operation, Lubwama was advised to stay in hospital as the medics monitored his health condition.

However, in the process of monitoring, doctors diagnosed another cancerous tumour in the exact spot where the last operation was done. Doctors stated that the next operation would cost Kato Lubwama Shs140m since it’s in  the same spot which is very dangerous.

During the first encounter, Lubwama would have been operated on earlier but money for it was not in place until his fellow legislators came in to support him.

kato title=Kato Lubwama with bebecool in hospital.

Doctors have recommended Lubwama to seek efficient chemotherapy services promptly after the operation in countries with better health system such as India or Australia.

Despite the fact, that he is in need of money Kato Lubwama is one of the Members of Parliament that returned  the controversial Shs20m Covid-19 cash that was received by each legislator to help them in fight against the pandemic.

It’s not comfortable for me to have this money on my bank account, because am not aware of its exact source,.. he said.

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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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People Power movement has called upon all its interested supporters intending to stand for political offices to show their interests

Today June 30 2020, the people power leader also a presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has issued a call of expression of interest for candidates willing to stand under the people power flag.

From his Facebook post Bobi has stated that People Power National Elections Management Committee has kick started their Election processes and preparations with objectives of winning the Presidential Elections by more than 75%, a comfortable Parliamentary majority of 75% and control Local Government Chairpersonship and Councils.

He has continued calling upon, all interested People Power candidates intending to vie for any political to submit their Expression of Interest Forms to Elections Management Committee at the head office in Kamwokya or filling and submitting the online Form, https://forms.gle/c87wtFrxDVwH131H9.

Expression of Interest should not be construed as confirmation of People Power flag bearership as candidates have to apply, be: Screened/Vetted, Confirmed and Unveiled to the public for recognition and support by all the oppressed, concerned, and common Ugandans. The Committee reserves all rights to declare People Power flag bearers., He Noted

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Pay Tribute to Major General Kasirye Gwanga

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 9, 2020
  • Social

Kasirye died at Nakasero hospital where he was receiving treatment.

Gen.Kasirye was admitted at the UPDF Senior Officers Diagnostic Centre based in Mbuya in early April 2020.

According to Mr Joseph Luzige, the chairman LC5 Mityana District, the entire district is currently mourning the death of the General.

”He cared a lot about the common person, worked on our roads and led by example. As a district we have lost a strong person like Kasirye Ggwanga,” he said.

Luzige adds that Kasirye Ggwanga was born a hero and he lived a life of a hero.

Luzige reveals that the members of his family are very sad and are beginning to gather at his residence. At his farm in Manyi sub county, people are already gathering to pay their last respect to him.

Major Kasirye was born in 1952 to a father who was a hunter. He was commonly known as a proud military officer and a farmer. 

After 47 years of serving the Ugandan army, in 2018 Maj Gen Kasirye Gwanga officially retired to concentrate on commercial farming and was commonly known for fighting against deforestation.

Currently, the family is waiting for the official communication from government since Gen. Kasirye is entitled to a state burial.

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Breaking News: General Kasirye Gwanga is dead.

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 9, 2020
  • Health

Bush war hero and strong Museveni confidant Maj. Gen. Kasirye Gwanga has died at Nakaseero Hospital this morning.

Gen. Gwanga breathed his last on the morning of Tuesday June 9th which is also celebrated as international heroes’ day.

Local television NBS further confirmed the reports of the Kasirye's Death.

More details to come.

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Verbal War: Tina Fierce Has 5 Kids- Sheilah Gashumba claims as Tina Fierce’s sympathizers attack Sheilah for being a cry baby..

The war between Sheilah Gashumba and Urban TV’s Lugambo presenter, Tina Fierce is getting worse each day that goes by. It all started when Sheilah accused Tina of defamation and even threatened to publicly expose her of which she achieved in a series of rant posts on her social media pages.

Days after Gashumba threatening to sue scoop on scoop show host for what she called ‘continued media bullying’, social media sympathizers of Tina have come out to attack the former NTV Da Beat show co-host saying that she is not so special as she thinks and that she is prone to any attack like any other person.

I never abused or insulted Tina. I have never abused or attacked her husband or boyfriend or babby daddy!! I have never abused any of her children ( she has 5 children) I have never mocked her, I have never given her any call to either harass her or threaten her but since she started working on this particular tv show, she has made it her daily bread to attack me, abuse, harass, insult, demean, defame me,  Sheilah Gashumba posited

This week, Sheilah together with her boyfriend Ali Marcus Lwanga alias God’s Plan issued an intention to sue/demand notice to Tina for her numerous attacks against them through her television programme dubbed Scoop on Scoop which airs on Urban Television.

The couple has asked Tina to publicly apologise and compensate them with Shs400m for the damages her reckless utterances have caused to them. She was given 14 days to fulfill the demand or face the Courts of law.

 

However, Sheilah’s ‘cry baby’ mentality has not gone well some social media users especially those in support of Tina Fierce commented as follows:-

Olaba we abuse M7 and his family atte nga they have guns atte gwe [We abuse Museveni and his family when we know that they have guns how about you] with just a gap teeth with those big lips lol plus that jaw boyfriend of yours shit!.. Atuhaire Jackline Keila tweeted

@SheilahGashumba come see the world is fade up so better be in your lane Fresh kid big sis...Isa Katongole Wasswa said

She is crying over few words which were right yiven… Enway she wants to trend...Donna Art stated

God’s plan should be blamed for failing to groom his woman, her father did a wonderful job, but God’s plan is the reason Sheila is becoming senseless...Eddy Pages tweeted.

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Big Eye deserves no single coin... Not even the Obote coins, Me and Balaam have told President Museveni - Ashburg Kato

On Thursday June 25, Ashburg in his Facebook post said that for some good days now, they have been trying to find ways on how they can help Big Eye who is currently facing financial constraints but they have failed to assist him because they don’t feel convinced that he needs any financial support.

Ashburg Katto has revealed that him together with events promoter Balaam Barugahara have advised President Yoweri Museveni not to give any single coin to musician Ibrahim Mayanja alias Big Eye.

After failing to mobilise financial support from NRM, the party he passionately subscribes to, early this week, Big Eye decided to change course of action by threatening to sue President Yoweri Museveni over Shs270 million debt.

During the 2011 general elections period, the NRM brought on board a host of musicians to move around the country with President Yoweri Museveni on his campaign trail, Big Eye being one of the artistes.

Through his lawyers, he served President Museveni and the NRM party with an intention to sue, demanding sh270m as payment.

I demand Mr Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the chairman of the National Resistance Movement. I worked for the president in 2011 when he was contesting for presidency. I was one of the people who campaigned for him after singing on his rallies but I was never paid, said Big Eye.

The intention also indicates that should the two fail to fully clear the debt within the next 14 days, necessary legal action will be taken against them.

When I came out last week and painfully exposed my debts, some people thought that I wanted free money. Through my lawyers, I’m here to demand the money I worked for in the 2011 presidential campaigns for Mr. Yoweri Museveni (Chairperson of the National Resistance Movement ), starboss stated.

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Mirundi Blasts, Attacks And Exposes Dirty Secrets About Balaam-You Are Soon Following Kitatta To Prison.

Former presidential press secretary, Tamale Mirundi has prophesied that events promoter, Balaam Barugahara will soon follow former Boda Boda 2010 boss, Abdullah Kitata to Luzira prison.

Tamale says Balaam is being influenced and frontlined by mafias to inflate Coronavirus numbers and have put him in play to be sacrificed in the future.

Tamale "the mafias first fatten and gives you privileges after they put you down. Tamale says Balaam is everywhere; in courts with Sudhir, he is the one paying NRM creditors and advised him to stop showing off".

Mirundi says Balaam should look at a ‘powerless’ who was once powerful Kitata who used to direct president’s convoys, take microphones off the IGPs and asked where is he now.

He prophesied that Balaam will leave Kampala will no shirt

Tamale Mirundi is not the first person accusing Balaam of working for Mafias. Music promoter, Charles Olim aka Sipapa branded Balaam the leader of mafias in Uganda and disclosed how he betrayed him, kicked him out of State House and hijacked ‘Friends of Muhoozi’ project from him.

Balaam has been bailing out people in the name of the president. He paid Big Eye and King Michael 30 cows each, took Evelyn Lagu and Sarah Short to Nakasero Hospital.

Recently he paid Bad Black undisclosed fee as payment for the Coronavirus advert she recorded.

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Panic as State House Aide’s Nudes With Side Chick Leak and Floods The internet, Wife Traumatized.

  • Parrot_Collections.
  • June 26, 2020
  • Social

Very shaming and  shocking  pictures of State House aide Jeff Rwakanuma  and his side dish identified as Olive Agasha have leaked to Thedaily parrot news and the internet in Uganda.

Our parrots reveal Rwakanuma, who is a State House aide, is also the aspiring  Member of Parliament for Isingiro South, is cheating on his gorgeous  wife Allen Karungi and what is worse is that he is doing all these from his marital bed, something that has shocked his wife.

The trouble for this budding politician Rwakanuma started a few days back when  his Side-dish  Agasha lost one of her mobile phones, which landed in to the hands of yet to be identified people, who leaked some of her very sensitive picture online.

According to our sources, some of the pictures that were saved on her phone are those which Agasha took when she was in bed romancing with Rwakanuma.

Very shaming, nude snaps which the two took as they were enjoying a sex marathon at Rwakanuma’s marital home in Lungujja.

In some of the snaps, which we cannot publish because of the Anti-Pornography law, a visibly naked Agasha is seen flaunting her Goodies as she admires Rwakanuma’s ...........

In other pictures, they are seen relaxing together and romancing in his marital bed, which he shares with wife Karungi, the mother of his son.

Pictures of Rwakanuma in bed with some of his side-dishes have since gone viral on social media and reports  indicate that his wife Karungi was devastated on seeing some of them, because she thought he was a caring, loving and faithful husband.    

However, apart from Olive Agasha,  Rwakanuma is said to have been juggling Karungi with  several other babes, among them being Sabrina Agasha, a popular TV presenter.

We have learnt from our sources that Karungi keeps telling pals of how she is tired of Rwakanuma’s scandals and that  because of his troubles, she  has since dedicated the biggest part of her daily activities to prayer, as a way of seeking divine intervention for her current problems.

One of Olive Agasha’s nudes that have since leaked to social media

It should be noted that although Rwakanuma is married to Karungi, he spends most of his time at their marital home in Lungujja alone,  because the wife works with a bank in Kigali Rwanda.

Rwakanuma and Karungi got married in 2014, but a few years later they developed misunderstandings after she was linked to Kampala Member of Parliament Mohammed Nsereko, although they both refuted the allegations and later reunited.

Rwakanuma might be using the opportunity of his wife being away to enjoy endless sex marathons in their marital bed, well-knowing that she will never know,  because he is convinced  that no one can know about his secret boking sessions.

Jeff in bed with his Side-dish

However, the current expose is  bound to be another thunderous blow to their rather tumultuous relationship and it should be noted that efforts to reach Rwakanuma on his known phone numbers didn't secceed after he refused to answer repeated calls from our parrots.

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FIFA announces £1.2bn coronavirus relief plan to help football through Covid-19 crisis

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • June 25, 2020
  • Sports

A coronavirus relief plan for world football which could cost up to £1.2 billion ($1.5bn) has been announced by FIFA.

The game’s governing body has revealed its three-step plan, which includes specifically allocated funding to help women’s football through the Covid-19 crisis.

In a lengthy statement, FIFA also confirmed a number of changes to the men’s international match calendar, including a new pan-Arab tournament to be played in Qatar in 2021.

The FIFA Council convened by videoconference on Thursday to approve the new developments.

The first two stages of the coronavirus relief plan saw member associations receive forward operational-cost payments in advance, with forwarding development grants able to be converted into Covid-19 operational relief funds. A minimum of 50 percent of these funds was to be allocated to women’s football.

Thursday saw the approval of stage three, with further financial support to be provided through grants and loans to member associations.

All member associations will be given a universal solidarity grant of $1m, with an additional $500,000 grant specifically for women’s football. Each confederation will also receive a grant of $2m.

In terms of loans, member associations are able to apply for interest-free loans amounting to up to 35 percent of their audited annual revenues. Loans will be between $500,000 and $5m. Each football confederation will also be able to access a loan of up to $4m.

The statement added: “Both grants and loans can be directed by member associations to the wider football community in their respective territories, including clubs, players, leagues, or others that have been affected.”

As well as the coronavirus relief fund, FIFA also confirmed a pan-Arab tournament to be played next year, using the facilities for the following year’s men’s World Cup.

The as-yet-unnamed tournament will feature Arab nations from Africa and Asia, using home-based players only.

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Ugandan campaigners seek to decolonise Kampala's streets

KAMPALA: A campaign to rename street names in Uganda's capital has gained traction as the Black Lives Matter protests and decolonization movement that erupted after the US police killing of George Floyd sweep the globe.

Launched on June 9, the online petition urging the government to remove the names of British colonial figures from the streets, monuments, and landmarks in Kampala has received more than 5,000 signatures.

The campaigners say they will take the petition to Parliament on Friday, seeking action in the next 90 days.

Almost 60 years after independence, streets across Uganda are still named after British colonial soldiers, including Major-General Henry Colville and Lord Frederick Lugard among others.

The military figures were responsible for waging expeditions in the late 19th century to depose kings and impose authority over kingdoms that existed for centuries before British colonial rule (1894-1962).

Hundreds, if not thousands of people, were killed during such campaigns, and at least once a scorched earth policy was used to expand British territory at the height of Europe's scramble for Africa.

This is not the first time that there has been an attempt to get rid of colonial names from road signage in Kampala.

During the government of former leader Idi Amin, who ruled Uganda from 1971 to 1979, many streets in the capital were renamed.

Speke Road

 

Malcolm X Avenue after the Black liberation crusader and Nkrumah Road after the revolutionary leader who led Ghana out of British rule still survive to this day after being renamed in 1972.

These changes happened against a backdrop of newly independent African countries reclaiming African or "authentic" names.

In what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the name of the country, cities, street names and even names of people were changed to show increasing cultural pride in African names, in an ideology known as Mobutuism after the then-leader Mobutu Sese Seko.

But often the new names were reversed with the failure of the regime.

Makubuya said some of these attempts failed because there were no comprehensive guidelines to review the naming culture and objectives.

"Amin had a big fight with Britain, and Britain cut off diplomatic ties with Uganda - one could say that his renaming of streets was a knee-jerk response to that situation," he said.

"Because it was a one-man drive, it missed critical aspects which would have made the naming more legitimate and more acceptable to people. There was no parliament in Amin's time. He was ruled by decree. So it is understandable that the names he picked were not all popular [and] some of them were reversed."

But now, increasing cultural confidence and receding memory of the colonial period appears to give new impetus to renaming streets in Kampala.

Meanwhile, the May 25 killing of Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of white police in Minneapolis sparked major protests in the United States and elsewhere, including in the United Kingdom where demonstrators in Bristol toppled the statue of slave-trader Edward Colston.

"Social media has helped to bring this subject [renaming streets] to the fore," Makubuya said. "It is not because of George Floyd that we are doing this, but our petition has been given a new momentum because of the world today."

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Uganda Police Arrests Two Mobile Money/Mpesa Robbers in Entebbe

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 24, 2020
  • Social

Entebbe Police Station is holding two suspects on allegations of theft. The two suspects were arrested on Monday and have been identified as Hussein Umar, 18, and Akasah Faizo.

According to Luke police spokes person Afande Luke owoyesigyire, these suspects were arrested after they robbed money from James Ongom, a Mpesa agent.

It is alleged that the duo hires Vehicles and is always in company of either their sister Talal Kaibo or their grand mother, Wahil Ibrahim, 64, who are currently on the run.

The two prime suspects approach their victim and send him or her for water or any refreshment as they rob whatever is in the cabin. If he or she refuses to move, they signal the person in the car (lady) to come and produce a spray agent suspected to chloroform making the victim pass out and thereafter rob the victim's money.

The suspects have been conducting their criminal activities in Katwe, Jinja Municipality, Abayita Ababiri, Mbale and Kabalagala Townships.

So far two victims have reported to Entebbe Police Station and investigations are still ongoing , three vehicles that were used in these thefts have also been impounded after they were tracked down with the help of the CCTV cameras.

"We want to caution all mobile money and MPesa agents to remain vigilant and always report suspicious people to the police", Asp Luke Owoyesigyire in his writings.

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2020 African Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON Qualifiers to take place between September and October.

  • Deo Kalema
  • June 24, 2020
  • Sports

The elimination phase of the 2020 African Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON Qualifiers which was postponed due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus but sources around CAF indicate that the organizer of this competition, has sent correspondence to the countries concerned regarding this resumption and might take place between September and October 2020 according to reports . 

AWCON 2020 that was originally scheduled to be held in Democratic Republic of Congo, is still without a host country after the withdrawal of initial though Nigeria has expressed her intention to host the tournament.

The continental governing body of African football released the health guidelines to facilitate the safe return of football which is also consistent enough with developments.

Earlier last year, Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed an increase in the number of teams that will take part in the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.

The development was confirmed on 17th July during the 41st CAF Congress in Cairo, Egypt implying  that 36 nations entered the 2020 edition qualification stage and the final tournament now goes from eight to 12 teams, a record for the African Football Confederation.

Super Falcons of Nigeria are defending Champions of the competition after defeating Cameroon and South Africa at the last two editions of the tournament in 2016 and 2018 respectively.

Falcons’ striker takes on Cameroon players during the 2018 AWCON tournament.

Uganda Women’s national team-Crested Cranes will face Burundi in the preliminary round of the 2020 African Women Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The two nations were meant to  face off in the two-legged tie that was to be played between April 6th and 14th.

Uganda will be away from home in the first leg before hosting Burundi in Kampala.

The first round draws includes:

HOME AWAY
Zambia Mozambique
Zimbabwe Mauritius
Malawi Eswatini
Namibia Botswana
Gabon Central Africa Republic
Angola Congo Brazavil
DRC Sao Tome and Principe
Tanzania Kenya
Burundi Uganda
Ethiopia Djibouti
Liberia Senegal
Guinea Bissau Gambia
Togo Niger Republic
Algeria Burkina Faso

Winners of first-round fixtures will play the top-seeded sides like defending Champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria, South Africa, Indomitable Lioness of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, and Morocco in the second round for AWCON 2020 Qualification spot.

CAF has scheduled a video conference Executive Committee meeting on June 30. This meeting will discuss the future of this AWCON amongst other competitions.

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Uganda to have a second football Stadium that meets international required standards, second to Vipers' St Mary’s Stadium as Namboole was proved Substandard by CAF/FIFA inspectors.

  • Deo Kalema
  • June 24, 2020
  • Sports

The home of  StarTimes Uganda premier league club Vipers SC, St Mary’s Stadium has been (is currently) the only pitch that meets  international required standards after Mandela National Stadium, Namboole was proved Substandard by CAF/FIFA inspectors.

A modern football Stadium is being constructed at Katebe Bugabo Village, on Garuga road , Katabi Sub county, Busiro County, The daily parrot can reliably report.

This Football facility under construction,  is anticipated to be the best in the country after completion with Vipers’ St Mary’s Stadium that meet the international standards.

This construction is expected to consume billions of Ugandan shillings according to parrot reports.

According to the plan, the facility will be beneficial to the Ugandan Sports fraternity because it will have most of the Sports disciplines with a Sports college and a Shopping mall.

Hotel buildings are as well being constructed near by the Stadium.

However, the facility owner is yet to be identified as we promise to continue to following up on the story.

The construction has been going on quietly without the awareness of the media, football people and other Ugandans until when some concerned community people started questioning, on what was happening in their area.

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Kenya policeman charged with murder after curfew killing of teenager

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • June 23, 2020
  • Social

A Kenyan policeman has been charged with the murder of a 13-year-old boy while enforcing the COVID-19 curfew order.

Officer Duncan Ndiema Ndiwah, who is accused of shooting Yasin Hussein Moyo on March 30th on a balcony at his parent's home, denied the charges on Tuesday.

Court proceedings were being held in a makeshift tent because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Local artists have painted a mural in memory of Yasin Moyo near where he lived in Nairobi

Yasin Hussein Moyo's death has caused widespread protests in Kenya and calls by the public for an end to police brutality.

In recent weeks, hundreds have turned out to protest in solidarity with those allegedly killed by police in Kenya, as well as the killing of George Floyd in the United States.

Rights activists claim that 19 people, all from low-income areas, have died from police enforcement of the coronavirus curfew including Yasin Hussein Moyo.

Yasin Hussein Moyo's mother likened Floyd's killing to that of her son.

This has been going on for too long and it has to stop, she said as she looked at photos of her son with her family.

Kenya's Independent Policing Oversight Authority said it is investigating another six deaths allegedly linked to the police since May 29th.

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Big Eye threatens to drag NRM to courts of Law for failing to pay him 270 millions.

Ibrahim Mayanja alias Big Eye has threatened to drag the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party to court, accusing them of failing to pay him UGX 270 million for his performances in the Presidential campaigns of 2011

In his intention to sue June 22 letter through his lawyers of KM Advocates and Associates, Big Eye gave NRM fourteen days within which to clear this debt of face the law.

It suffices to mention that our client ought to have been fairly and reasonably remunerated not only on a contractual basis but also on grounds of intellectual property law, reads part of the letter.

Last month, Bigeye together with a fellow musician Mugwanya Michael aka DJ Michael reconciled with promoter Balaam Barugahare whom they had earlier accused of failure to deliver the cows which president Museveni had promised them.

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Robbers Cutt-off two fingers of a security guard in an act of robbing a Bank Of Uganda Clinic

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 23, 2020
  • Social

A group of money-hungry thugs is on the run after cutting off the fingers of a security guard while attempting to rob a Bank of Uganda (BoU) clinic in Kampala.

The thugs who were disguised in hoods stormed the clinic armed with sharp blades and an AK47 rifle.

The thugs reportedly threatened to kill the alert security guard who spotted them trying to force entry into the building.

Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says the security guard was able to identify the thugs during a foot night patrol.

Owoyesigyire further states that the guard screamed thereby alerting nearby police who rushed to the scene.

However before the police arrived at the scene, they found the security guard lying down , conscious but with two of his fingers cut off and the thugs had already fled.

Owoyesigyire says the guard is in a stable state and is currently receiving treatment at Case Clinic.

He says Police are trying to get Closed Circuit Television –CCTV footage from the offices and nearby building to aid in establishing the identity of the thugs.

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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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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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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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Presidential envoy Buchaman releases his first proposal demanding for better services for the disabled people in the coming elections

Buchaman extended his advocacy to the disabled minority in the country. He has used his appointment by the President to reach out to the disabled.

Buchaman has tabled a proposal for the disabled and is advocating for better services for the disabled people more so now that the forthcoming campaigns will be scientific. A peep into his proposal demands that PWD have equal access to radio and television considering some are either deaf or blind or both.

His argument is they get an equaliser with their counterpart who have all senses active. He adds that a sign language interpreter is present during TV lessons for pupils and students while they await school reopening. Buchaman has also asked the lame to have a provision for enough wheelchairs also isolated places for leverage.

Mark Bugembe alias Buchaman was born in Mukono on 25th Sept 1982. He was raised as a ghetto child and rose to fame in the ghettos to attain superstar status. The name Buchaman was derived because most of his family members including his father were butchers.

He is a Dancehall/Reggae singer/humanitarian Activist and Actor. He was just of recently appointed by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of Uganda to be his Presidential Advisor on Ghetto matters.

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Chameleone’s 18 Years Old Daughter Ayla Mayanja Graduates

Jose Chameleone’s first born, Ayla Onsea Mayanja, born with the singer’s first wife Griet Onsea alias Dorotia has graduated. A landmark that is having her old man teary and lovey-dovey.

Known among Ugandan music lovers as the real force behind Chameleone’s eventual success, Dorotia met Chameleone in Nairobi as he was hustling with Redsan, a Kenyan musical powerhouse.

By the time of Ayla’s birth in May, 2002, Chameleone was already a star and deeply in love with her mother a Belgian by ancestry. The two love birds were to later separate under unclear circumstances and Dorotia left Uganda with a young Ayla.

Chameleone’s daughter turned 18-years on May 28th 2020. According to sources in Belgium, she is into Art, Photography, Fashion and Design.

Her graduation is highly speculated to be in one of those fields even if her father has not yet announced. He only left a note congratulating her and promising to go and see her once the lockdown is lifted.

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Lydia Jazmine speaks out after being insulted by MC Ibrah Live on a national Tv.

Just as the dust was settling on the Sheilah Gashumba vs Tina Fierce battle, Lydia Jazmine has decided to retaliate against Star TV presenter and Wolokoso Extra YouTube content creator Ibrah K. Mukasa a.k.a MC Ibrah.

Lydia Jazmine is now up in arms about MC Ibrah’s alleged constant attacks which she claims that have “deeply affected” her mother, family and friends.

Through a Tweet, Lydia Jazmine claims that MC Ibrah has constantly attacked and dragged her name in dirt which has affected her sick mother, family and friends.

Jazmine claims that the celebrated journalist has attacked her for a long time but she has always kept her cool and not responded but due to the much pain it has caused her, she demands a full apology from MC Ibrah

Lydia has also requested the Uganda Communications Commission to put an end to shows that humiliate celebrities.

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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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Eleven Ugandans who returned from Afghanistan last week have tested positive for the pandemic coronavirus.

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 30, 2020
  • Health

Eleven Ugandans who returned from Afghanistan last week have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Henry Mwebesa, the dirctor General health servises said the returnees were all under quarantine at the time of tests. They are part of the 91 Ugandans who returned on June 28, from Afghanistan. They were mostly private security guards.

The 11 are part of the 19 Ugandans who tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 2,170 samples tested on June 29, 2020.

The other 8 are community cases; seven from Amuru district and one from Kyotera district. They are all contacts of the previously confirmed cases.

Mwebesa revealed that 25 foreign truck drivers tested positive and were all handed back to their countries of origin. These include 15 Kenyans, seven Tanzanians, two Egyptians and one Burundian.

Uganda's total confirmed cases is now 889. No COVID-19 related death has been recorded yet.

Uganda has so far recorded about 819 recoveries.

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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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Barcelona's Marc Jurado set to Manchester United, - 'Today it’s time to say goodbye'.

  • Deo Kalema
  • June 30, 2020
  • Sports

Manchester United appear to have won the race to sign Marc Jurado after the player officially confirmed that he is leaving Barcelona.

According to a host of Spanish and English outlets, the full-back will sign a deal with Manchester United in the coming days.

- It’s never easy to leave a team that has given you everything. FC Barcelona has been my second home, my second family, where I have developed as a player and as a person.

- Today it’s time to say goodbye, but not before expressing my gratitude to each of the people who have helped me since I started in in the year 2011. I have been lucky to share my passion with a fantastic generation,.

- We started as boys who just wanted to run after a ball and I say goodbye, nine years later, calling them friends. Only we know the immense luck we have had with all the coaches who have developed us and helped us.

- Every stage has a beginning and an end. Mine, having reflected a lot with my family, has come. I leave behind unforgettable memories which will always stay with me.  Jurado wrote in his farewell message

The player was reportedly offered a contract would’ve seen him earn €60,000 annually in the first year, rising to €100,000 by the third year of his Barcelona spell.

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People Power movement has called upon all its interested supporters intending to stand for political offices to show their interests

Today June 30 2020, the people power leader also a presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has issued a call of expression of interest for candidates willing to stand under the people power flag.

From his Facebook post Bobi has stated that People Power National Elections Management Committee has kick started their Election processes and preparations with objectives of winning the Presidential Elections by more than 75%, a comfortable Parliamentary majority of 75% and control Local Government Chairpersonship and Councils.

He has continued calling upon, all interested People Power candidates intending to vie for any political to submit their Expression of Interest Forms to Elections Management Committee at the head office in Kamwokya or filling and submitting the online Form, https://forms.gle/c87wtFrxDVwH131H9.

Expression of Interest should not be construed as confirmation of People Power flag bearership as candidates have to apply, be: Screened/Vetted, Confirmed and Unveiled to the public for recognition and support by all the oppressed, concerned, and common Ugandans. The Committee reserves all rights to declare People Power flag bearers., He Noted

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MP Kato Lubwama to undergo another cancer surgery - needs Shs140m.

  • Deo Kalema
  • June 29, 2020
  • Health

The legendary singer and comedian has been at Medipal International Hospital in Kampala since April this year with complex Medical problems.

The Rubaga South Member of Parliament Kato Lubwama needs another Shs140 million for another surgical operation on his large intestine colon which is infected with cancer.

Kato Last month  had a successful operation on his coron which had displayed a spot of cancerous cells. According to sources close to his family after the successful operation, Lubwama was advised to stay in hospital as the medics monitored his health condition.

However, in the process of monitoring, doctors diagnosed another cancerous tumour in the exact spot where the last operation was done. Doctors stated that the next operation would cost Kato Lubwama Shs140m since it’s in  the same spot which is very dangerous.

During the first encounter, Lubwama would have been operated on earlier but money for it was not in place until his fellow legislators came in to support him.

kato title=Kato Lubwama with bebecool in hospital.

Doctors have recommended Lubwama to seek efficient chemotherapy services promptly after the operation in countries with better health system such as India or Australia.

Despite the fact, that he is in need of money Kato Lubwama is one of the Members of Parliament that returned  the controversial Shs20m Covid-19 cash that was received by each legislator to help them in fight against the pandemic.

It’s not comfortable for me to have this money on my bank account, because am not aware of its exact source,.. he said.

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Verbal War: Tina Fierce Has 5 Kids- Sheilah Gashumba claims as Tina Fierce’s sympathizers attack Sheilah for being a cry baby..

The war between Sheilah Gashumba and Urban TV’s Lugambo presenter, Tina Fierce is getting worse each day that goes by. It all started when Sheilah accused Tina of defamation and even threatened to publicly expose her of which she achieved in a series of rant posts on her social media pages.

Days after Gashumba threatening to sue scoop on scoop show host for what she called ‘continued media bullying’, social media sympathizers of Tina have come out to attack the former NTV Da Beat show co-host saying that she is not so special as she thinks and that she is prone to any attack like any other person.

I never abused or insulted Tina. I have never abused or attacked her husband or boyfriend or babby daddy!! I have never abused any of her children ( she has 5 children) I have never mocked her, I have never given her any call to either harass her or threaten her but since she started working on this particular tv show, she has made it her daily bread to attack me, abuse, harass, insult, demean, defame me,  Sheilah Gashumba posited

This week, Sheilah together with her boyfriend Ali Marcus Lwanga alias God’s Plan issued an intention to sue/demand notice to Tina for her numerous attacks against them through her television programme dubbed Scoop on Scoop which airs on Urban Television.

The couple has asked Tina to publicly apologise and compensate them with Shs400m for the damages her reckless utterances have caused to them. She was given 14 days to fulfill the demand or face the Courts of law.

 

However, Sheilah’s ‘cry baby’ mentality has not gone well some social media users especially those in support of Tina Fierce commented as follows:-

Olaba we abuse M7 and his family atte nga they have guns atte gwe [We abuse Museveni and his family when we know that they have guns how about you] with just a gap teeth with those big lips lol plus that jaw boyfriend of yours shit!.. Atuhaire Jackline Keila tweeted

@SheilahGashumba come see the world is fade up so better be in your lane Fresh kid big sis...Isa Katongole Wasswa said

She is crying over few words which were right yiven… Enway she wants to trend...Donna Art stated

God’s plan should be blamed for failing to groom his woman, her father did a wonderful job, but God’s plan is the reason Sheila is becoming senseless...Eddy Pages tweeted.

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Big Eye deserves no single coin... Not even the Obote coins, Me and Balaam have told President Museveni - Ashburg Kato

On Thursday June 25, Ashburg in his Facebook post said that for some good days now, they have been trying to find ways on how they can help Big Eye who is currently facing financial constraints but they have failed to assist him because they don’t feel convinced that he needs any financial support.

Ashburg Katto has revealed that him together with events promoter Balaam Barugahara have advised President Yoweri Museveni not to give any single coin to musician Ibrahim Mayanja alias Big Eye.

After failing to mobilise financial support from NRM, the party he passionately subscribes to, early this week, Big Eye decided to change course of action by threatening to sue President Yoweri Museveni over Shs270 million debt.

During the 2011 general elections period, the NRM brought on board a host of musicians to move around the country with President Yoweri Museveni on his campaign trail, Big Eye being one of the artistes.

Through his lawyers, he served President Museveni and the NRM party with an intention to sue, demanding sh270m as payment.

I demand Mr Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the chairman of the National Resistance Movement. I worked for the president in 2011 when he was contesting for presidency. I was one of the people who campaigned for him after singing on his rallies but I was never paid, said Big Eye.

The intention also indicates that should the two fail to fully clear the debt within the next 14 days, necessary legal action will be taken against them.

When I came out last week and painfully exposed my debts, some people thought that I wanted free money. Through my lawyers, I’m here to demand the money I worked for in the 2011 presidential campaigns for Mr. Yoweri Museveni (Chairperson of the National Resistance Movement ), starboss stated.

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Mirundi Blasts, Attacks And Exposes Dirty Secrets About Balaam-You Are Soon Following Kitatta To Prison.

Former presidential press secretary, Tamale Mirundi has prophesied that events promoter, Balaam Barugahara will soon follow former Boda Boda 2010 boss, Abdullah Kitata to Luzira prison.

Tamale says Balaam is being influenced and frontlined by mafias to inflate Coronavirus numbers and have put him in play to be sacrificed in the future.

Tamale "the mafias first fatten and gives you privileges after they put you down. Tamale says Balaam is everywhere; in courts with Sudhir, he is the one paying NRM creditors and advised him to stop showing off".

Mirundi says Balaam should look at a ‘powerless’ who was once powerful Kitata who used to direct president’s convoys, take microphones off the IGPs and asked where is he now.

He prophesied that Balaam will leave Kampala will no shirt

Tamale Mirundi is not the first person accusing Balaam of working for Mafias. Music promoter, Charles Olim aka Sipapa branded Balaam the leader of mafias in Uganda and disclosed how he betrayed him, kicked him out of State House and hijacked ‘Friends of Muhoozi’ project from him.

Balaam has been bailing out people in the name of the president. He paid Big Eye and King Michael 30 cows each, took Evelyn Lagu and Sarah Short to Nakasero Hospital.

Recently he paid Bad Black undisclosed fee as payment for the Coronavirus advert she recorded.

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Panic as State House Aide’s Nudes With Side Chick Leak and Floods The internet, Wife Traumatized.

  • Parrot_Collections.
  • June 26, 2020
  • Social

Very shaming and  shocking  pictures of State House aide Jeff Rwakanuma  and his side dish identified as Olive Agasha have leaked to Thedaily parrot news and the internet in Uganda.

Our parrots reveal Rwakanuma, who is a State House aide, is also the aspiring  Member of Parliament for Isingiro South, is cheating on his gorgeous  wife Allen Karungi and what is worse is that he is doing all these from his marital bed, something that has shocked his wife.

The trouble for this budding politician Rwakanuma started a few days back when  his Side-dish  Agasha lost one of her mobile phones, which landed in to the hands of yet to be identified people, who leaked some of her very sensitive picture online.

According to our sources, some of the pictures that were saved on her phone are those which Agasha took when she was in bed romancing with Rwakanuma.

Very shaming, nude snaps which the two took as they were enjoying a sex marathon at Rwakanuma’s marital home in Lungujja.

In some of the snaps, which we cannot publish because of the Anti-Pornography law, a visibly naked Agasha is seen flaunting her Goodies as she admires Rwakanuma’s ...........

In other pictures, they are seen relaxing together and romancing in his marital bed, which he shares with wife Karungi, the mother of his son.

Pictures of Rwakanuma in bed with some of his side-dishes have since gone viral on social media and reports  indicate that his wife Karungi was devastated on seeing some of them, because she thought he was a caring, loving and faithful husband.    

However, apart from Olive Agasha,  Rwakanuma is said to have been juggling Karungi with  several other babes, among them being Sabrina Agasha, a popular TV presenter.

We have learnt from our sources that Karungi keeps telling pals of how she is tired of Rwakanuma’s scandals and that  because of his troubles, she  has since dedicated the biggest part of her daily activities to prayer, as a way of seeking divine intervention for her current problems.

One of Olive Agasha’s nudes that have since leaked to social media

It should be noted that although Rwakanuma is married to Karungi, he spends most of his time at their marital home in Lungujja alone,  because the wife works with a bank in Kigali Rwanda.

Rwakanuma and Karungi got married in 2014, but a few years later they developed misunderstandings after she was linked to Kampala Member of Parliament Mohammed Nsereko, although they both refuted the allegations and later reunited.

Rwakanuma might be using the opportunity of his wife being away to enjoy endless sex marathons in their marital bed, well-knowing that she will never know,  because he is convinced  that no one can know about his secret boking sessions.

Jeff in bed with his Side-dish

However, the current expose is  bound to be another thunderous blow to their rather tumultuous relationship and it should be noted that efforts to reach Rwakanuma on his known phone numbers didn't secceed after he refused to answer repeated calls from our parrots.

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FIFA announces £1.2bn coronavirus relief plan to help football through Covid-19 crisis

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • June 25, 2020
  • Sports

A coronavirus relief plan for world football which could cost up to £1.2 billion ($1.5bn) has been announced by FIFA.

The game’s governing body has revealed its three-step plan, which includes specifically allocated funding to help women’s football through the Covid-19 crisis.

In a lengthy statement, FIFA also confirmed a number of changes to the men’s international match calendar, including a new pan-Arab tournament to be played in Qatar in 2021.

The FIFA Council convened by videoconference on Thursday to approve the new developments.

The first two stages of the coronavirus relief plan saw member associations receive forward operational-cost payments in advance, with forwarding development grants able to be converted into Covid-19 operational relief funds. A minimum of 50 percent of these funds was to be allocated to women’s football.

Thursday saw the approval of stage three, with further financial support to be provided through grants and loans to member associations.

All member associations will be given a universal solidarity grant of $1m, with an additional $500,000 grant specifically for women’s football. Each confederation will also receive a grant of $2m.

In terms of loans, member associations are able to apply for interest-free loans amounting to up to 35 percent of their audited annual revenues. Loans will be between $500,000 and $5m. Each football confederation will also be able to access a loan of up to $4m.

The statement added: “Both grants and loans can be directed by member associations to the wider football community in their respective territories, including clubs, players, leagues, or others that have been affected.”

As well as the coronavirus relief fund, FIFA also confirmed a pan-Arab tournament to be played next year, using the facilities for the following year’s men’s World Cup.

The as-yet-unnamed tournament will feature Arab nations from Africa and Asia, using home-based players only.

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Ugandan campaigners seek to decolonise Kampala's streets

KAMPALA: A campaign to rename street names in Uganda's capital has gained traction as the Black Lives Matter protests and decolonization movement that erupted after the US police killing of George Floyd sweep the globe.

Launched on June 9, the online petition urging the government to remove the names of British colonial figures from the streets, monuments, and landmarks in Kampala has received more than 5,000 signatures.

The campaigners say they will take the petition to Parliament on Friday, seeking action in the next 90 days.

Almost 60 years after independence, streets across Uganda are still named after British colonial soldiers, including Major-General Henry Colville and Lord Frederick Lugard among others.

The military figures were responsible for waging expeditions in the late 19th century to depose kings and impose authority over kingdoms that existed for centuries before British colonial rule (1894-1962).

Hundreds, if not thousands of people, were killed during such campaigns, and at least once a scorched earth policy was used to expand British territory at the height of Europe's scramble for Africa.

This is not the first time that there has been an attempt to get rid of colonial names from road signage in Kampala.

During the government of former leader Idi Amin, who ruled Uganda from 1971 to 1979, many streets in the capital were renamed.

Speke Road

 

Malcolm X Avenue after the Black liberation crusader and Nkrumah Road after the revolutionary leader who led Ghana out of British rule still survive to this day after being renamed in 1972.

These changes happened against a backdrop of newly independent African countries reclaiming African or "authentic" names.

In what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the name of the country, cities, street names and even names of people were changed to show increasing cultural pride in African names, in an ideology known as Mobutuism after the then-leader Mobutu Sese Seko.

But often the new names were reversed with the failure of the regime.

Makubuya said some of these attempts failed because there were no comprehensive guidelines to review the naming culture and objectives.

"Amin had a big fight with Britain, and Britain cut off diplomatic ties with Uganda - one could say that his renaming of streets was a knee-jerk response to that situation," he said.

"Because it was a one-man drive, it missed critical aspects which would have made the naming more legitimate and more acceptable to people. There was no parliament in Amin's time. He was ruled by decree. So it is understandable that the names he picked were not all popular [and] some of them were reversed."

But now, increasing cultural confidence and receding memory of the colonial period appears to give new impetus to renaming streets in Kampala.

Meanwhile, the May 25 killing of Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of white police in Minneapolis sparked major protests in the United States and elsewhere, including in the United Kingdom where demonstrators in Bristol toppled the statue of slave-trader Edward Colston.

"Social media has helped to bring this subject [renaming streets] to the fore," Makubuya said. "It is not because of George Floyd that we are doing this, but our petition has been given a new momentum because of the world today."

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Uganda Police Arrests Two Mobile Money/Mpesa Robbers in Entebbe

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 24, 2020
  • Social

Entebbe Police Station is holding two suspects on allegations of theft. The two suspects were arrested on Monday and have been identified as Hussein Umar, 18, and Akasah Faizo.

According to Luke police spokes person Afande Luke owoyesigyire, these suspects were arrested after they robbed money from James Ongom, a Mpesa agent.

It is alleged that the duo hires Vehicles and is always in company of either their sister Talal Kaibo or their grand mother, Wahil Ibrahim, 64, who are currently on the run.

The two prime suspects approach their victim and send him or her for water or any refreshment as they rob whatever is in the cabin. If he or she refuses to move, they signal the person in the car (lady) to come and produce a spray agent suspected to chloroform making the victim pass out and thereafter rob the victim's money.

The suspects have been conducting their criminal activities in Katwe, Jinja Municipality, Abayita Ababiri, Mbale and Kabalagala Townships.

So far two victims have reported to Entebbe Police Station and investigations are still ongoing , three vehicles that were used in these thefts have also been impounded after they were tracked down with the help of the CCTV cameras.

"We want to caution all mobile money and MPesa agents to remain vigilant and always report suspicious people to the police", Asp Luke Owoyesigyire in his writings.

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2020 African Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON Qualifiers to take place between September and October.

  • Deo Kalema
  • June 24, 2020
  • Sports

The elimination phase of the 2020 African Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON Qualifiers which was postponed due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus but sources around CAF indicate that the organizer of this competition, has sent correspondence to the countries concerned regarding this resumption and might take place between September and October 2020 according to reports . 

AWCON 2020 that was originally scheduled to be held in Democratic Republic of Congo, is still without a host country after the withdrawal of initial though Nigeria has expressed her intention to host the tournament.

The continental governing body of African football released the health guidelines to facilitate the safe return of football which is also consistent enough with developments.

Earlier last year, Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed an increase in the number of teams that will take part in the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.

The development was confirmed on 17th July during the 41st CAF Congress in Cairo, Egypt implying  that 36 nations entered the 2020 edition qualification stage and the final tournament now goes from eight to 12 teams, a record for the African Football Confederation.

Super Falcons of Nigeria are defending Champions of the competition after defeating Cameroon and South Africa at the last two editions of the tournament in 2016 and 2018 respectively.

Falcons’ striker takes on Cameroon players during the 2018 AWCON tournament.

Uganda Women’s national team-Crested Cranes will face Burundi in the preliminary round of the 2020 African Women Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The two nations were meant to  face off in the two-legged tie that was to be played between April 6th and 14th.

Uganda will be away from home in the first leg before hosting Burundi in Kampala.

The first round draws includes:

HOME AWAY
Zambia Mozambique
Zimbabwe Mauritius
Malawi Eswatini
Namibia Botswana
Gabon Central Africa Republic
Angola Congo Brazavil
DRC Sao Tome and Principe
Tanzania Kenya
Burundi Uganda
Ethiopia Djibouti
Liberia Senegal
Guinea Bissau Gambia
Togo Niger Republic
Algeria Burkina Faso

Winners of first-round fixtures will play the top-seeded sides like defending Champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria, South Africa, Indomitable Lioness of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, and Morocco in the second round for AWCON 2020 Qualification spot.

CAF has scheduled a video conference Executive Committee meeting on June 30. This meeting will discuss the future of this AWCON amongst other competitions.

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Uganda to have a second football Stadium that meets international required standards, second to Vipers' St Mary’s Stadium as Namboole was proved Substandard by CAF/FIFA inspectors.

  • Deo Kalema
  • June 24, 2020
  • Sports

The home of  StarTimes Uganda premier league club Vipers SC, St Mary’s Stadium has been (is currently) the only pitch that meets  international required standards after Mandela National Stadium, Namboole was proved Substandard by CAF/FIFA inspectors.

A modern football Stadium is being constructed at Katebe Bugabo Village, on Garuga road , Katabi Sub county, Busiro County, The daily parrot can reliably report.

This Football facility under construction,  is anticipated to be the best in the country after completion with Vipers’ St Mary’s Stadium that meet the international standards.

This construction is expected to consume billions of Ugandan shillings according to parrot reports.

According to the plan, the facility will be beneficial to the Ugandan Sports fraternity because it will have most of the Sports disciplines with a Sports college and a Shopping mall.

Hotel buildings are as well being constructed near by the Stadium.

However, the facility owner is yet to be identified as we promise to continue to following up on the story.

The construction has been going on quietly without the awareness of the media, football people and other Ugandans until when some concerned community people started questioning, on what was happening in their area.

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Kenya policeman charged with murder after curfew killing of teenager

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • June 23, 2020
  • Social

A Kenyan policeman has been charged with the murder of a 13-year-old boy while enforcing the COVID-19 curfew order.

Officer Duncan Ndiema Ndiwah, who is accused of shooting Yasin Hussein Moyo on March 30th on a balcony at his parent's home, denied the charges on Tuesday.

Court proceedings were being held in a makeshift tent because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Local artists have painted a mural in memory of Yasin Moyo near where he lived in Nairobi

Yasin Hussein Moyo's death has caused widespread protests in Kenya and calls by the public for an end to police brutality.

In recent weeks, hundreds have turned out to protest in solidarity with those allegedly killed by police in Kenya, as well as the killing of George Floyd in the United States.

Rights activists claim that 19 people, all from low-income areas, have died from police enforcement of the coronavirus curfew including Yasin Hussein Moyo.

Yasin Hussein Moyo's mother likened Floyd's killing to that of her son.

This has been going on for too long and it has to stop, she said as she looked at photos of her son with her family.

Kenya's Independent Policing Oversight Authority said it is investigating another six deaths allegedly linked to the police since May 29th.

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Big Eye threatens to drag NRM to courts of Law for failing to pay him 270 millions.

Ibrahim Mayanja alias Big Eye has threatened to drag the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party to court, accusing them of failing to pay him UGX 270 million for his performances in the Presidential campaigns of 2011

In his intention to sue June 22 letter through his lawyers of KM Advocates and Associates, Big Eye gave NRM fourteen days within which to clear this debt of face the law.

It suffices to mention that our client ought to have been fairly and reasonably remunerated not only on a contractual basis but also on grounds of intellectual property law, reads part of the letter.

Last month, Bigeye together with a fellow musician Mugwanya Michael aka DJ Michael reconciled with promoter Balaam Barugahare whom they had earlier accused of failure to deliver the cows which president Museveni had promised them.

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Robbers Cutt-off two fingers of a security guard in an act of robbing a Bank Of Uganda Clinic

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 23, 2020
  • Social

A group of money-hungry thugs is on the run after cutting off the fingers of a security guard while attempting to rob a Bank of Uganda (BoU) clinic in Kampala.

The thugs who were disguised in hoods stormed the clinic armed with sharp blades and an AK47 rifle.

The thugs reportedly threatened to kill the alert security guard who spotted them trying to force entry into the building.

Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says the security guard was able to identify the thugs during a foot night patrol.

Owoyesigyire further states that the guard screamed thereby alerting nearby police who rushed to the scene.

However before the police arrived at the scene, they found the security guard lying down , conscious but with two of his fingers cut off and the thugs had already fled.

Owoyesigyire says the guard is in a stable state and is currently receiving treatment at Case Clinic.

He says Police are trying to get Closed Circuit Television –CCTV footage from the offices and nearby building to aid in establishing the identity of the thugs.

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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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People Power movement has called upon all its interested supporters intending to stand for political offices to show their interests

Today June 30 2020, the people power leader also a presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has issued a call of expression of interest for candidates willing to stand under the people power flag.

From his Facebook post Bobi has stated that People Power National Elections Management Committee has kick started their Election processes and preparations with objectives of winning the Presidential Elections by more than 75%, a comfortable Parliamentary majority of 75% and control Local Government Chairpersonship and Councils.

He has continued calling upon, all interested People Power candidates intending to vie for any political to submit their Expression of Interest Forms to Elections Management Committee at the head office in Kamwokya or filling and submitting the online Form, https://forms.gle/c87wtFrxDVwH131H9.

Expression of Interest should not be construed as confirmation of People Power flag bearership as candidates have to apply, be: Screened/Vetted, Confirmed and Unveiled to the public for recognition and support by all the oppressed, concerned, and common Ugandans. The Committee reserves all rights to declare People Power flag bearers., He Noted

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Pay Tribute to Major General Kasirye Gwanga

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 9, 2020
  • Social

Kasirye died at Nakasero hospital where he was receiving treatment.

Gen.Kasirye was admitted at the UPDF Senior Officers Diagnostic Centre based in Mbuya in early April 2020.

According to Mr Joseph Luzige, the chairman LC5 Mityana District, the entire district is currently mourning the death of the General.

”He cared a lot about the common person, worked on our roads and led by example. As a district we have lost a strong person like Kasirye Ggwanga,” he said.

Luzige adds that Kasirye Ggwanga was born a hero and he lived a life of a hero.

Luzige reveals that the members of his family are very sad and are beginning to gather at his residence. At his farm in Manyi sub county, people are already gathering to pay their last respect to him.

Major Kasirye was born in 1952 to a father who was a hunter. He was commonly known as a proud military officer and a farmer. 

After 47 years of serving the Ugandan army, in 2018 Maj Gen Kasirye Gwanga officially retired to concentrate on commercial farming and was commonly known for fighting against deforestation.

Currently, the family is waiting for the official communication from government since Gen. Kasirye is entitled to a state burial.

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Breaking News: General Kasirye Gwanga is dead.

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 9, 2020
  • Health

Bush war hero and strong Museveni confidant Maj. Gen. Kasirye Gwanga has died at Nakaseero Hospital this morning.

Gen. Gwanga breathed his last on the morning of Tuesday June 9th which is also celebrated as international heroes’ day.

Local television NBS further confirmed the reports of the Kasirye's Death.

More details to come.

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Maj. General Kasirye Gwanga Death Rumors are not true.

Since wednesday rumors have been making rounds on several communication sites such as facebook twitter and youtube saying that Maj. General Kasirye Gwanga has kicked the bucket. But according to his family Gwanga is still live and kicking though still in a critical condition.

The family asks the entire world to pray for his healing.

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Racism is a sin. Pope Francis calls death of George Floyd tragic and says racism is a sin

Pope Francis spoke out on Wednesday morning in the Vatican about the "tragic" death of George Floyd.

Speaking at his weekly Angelus prayer, the Pope said, “Dear brothers and sisters in the United States, I have witnessed with great concern the disturbing social unrest in your nation in these past days, following the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd."
“My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life. At the same time, we have to recognize that the violence of recent nights is self-destructive and self-defeating. Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost".


Francis added that he is praying for the “repose of the soul of George Floyd and of all those others who have lost their lives as a result of the sin of racism.”

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China hopes the US will take concrete measures against racial discrimination

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has again voiced its hope that the United States will take "concrete" measures against racial discrimination. 

We hope the US government will take concrete measures to fulfil its obligations under the international convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination to protect the legal rights of minorities,  Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson for China's Foreign Ministry, said Wednesday

China "always opposes racial discrimination," Zhao told a regular Ministry of Foreign Affairs press briefing.

Traditionally, Beijing has portrayed racism as a Western problem. But China itself has come under heavy criticism in recent weeks for its treatment of Africans in the country. 

Last month, many Africans were subjected to forced coronavirus testing and arbitrary 14-day self-quarantine in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, regardless of their recent travel history, and scores were left homeless after being evicted by landlords and rejected by hotels under the guise of various virus containment measures.

The incident caused a rupture in China-Africa relations, with the foreign ministries of several African nations and even the African Union demanding answers from China.

Yet China's official response stopped short of admitting that discrimination took place or apologizing for it.

China has also faced criticism over its treatment of the predominantly Muslim Uyghur minority in Xinjiang. The United States was among 23 nations to issue a joint statement at the United Nations General Assembly last year raising concerns over alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

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UPDF kills 3 South Sudan soldiers in Yumbe district border in a gun fire exchange.

The Ugandan UPDF soldiers on  Monday killed three of the South Sudan soldiers who crossed into the country in the border district of Yumbe.

According to Lt Reuben Ndifula, Ugandan military public information officer, about seven armed soldiers belonging to the South Sudan military entered the country illegally and started robbing Ugandans of money and mobile phones.

We had earlier received information concerning these South Sudanese soldiers who enter Uganda in civilian clothes and steal from our people,  Ndifula said.

"On Saturday, there was exchange of gunfire between our soldiers and the South Sudanese gunmen in the border district of Yumbe. They were about seven of them but we managed to put out of action three. Our soldiers were not hurt," he added.

According to Ndifula, the attackers had moved about 1.5km into the Ugandan territory.

"Yesterday [Sunday] we had a peaceful meeting with our counterparts from South Sudan. We handed over the bodies of the deceased to them. We agreed that the seven soldiers had entered Uganda illegally because there was no prior communication from the authorities across the border," he said. 

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George Floyd's murder case: Protesters rally outside US embassy in Nairobi over George Floyd's death

Dosens of kenyans together with Americans gathered outside the US embassy in Nairobi Tuesday to protest over the death of an African-American man in Minneapolis police custody.

The killing of George Floyd has sprung a global movement against police brutality, inequality and racism.

The demonstrators, who included Kenyans and Americans, marched in solidarity with US protesters chanting "Black lives matter". They called for accountability from the US embassy in law enforcement both in the country and abroad.

In a statement addressed to the US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter, the protesters raised concern over inappropriate police actions and called on leaders to act and change policing in both the US and Kenya.

George Floyd was murdered by a police officer empowered by the government you serve, who acted with the knowledge that the system will protect his actions and condemn Floyd.

This perpetuates the narrative that a black body is a threat and its destruction is not only understood, but expected, the statement read.

In response to the morning protests, Mr McCarter said the US government is working to ensure George Floyd gets justice.

“The actions of the officers involved in the killing of George Floyd were poor and must result to justice and accountability to those involved.

“The voices of the American people, mine included, reflect their horror and anger at the repugnant acts of these officers. The police involved have been arrested, investigations are ongoing and I am confident that justice will prevail,” he said.

The protesters also criticised the Kenyan police force over extrajudicial killings and use of unnecessary force when enforcing Covid-19 rules.

The protesters further accused the US embassy of being silent in the ongoing demonstrations in the US, stating that it be interpreted as a tacit endorsement of a norm.

“You are complicit... A police force devoid of the requirement for police reforms, or adherence to the strict implementation of the rule of law.

"A police force funded and supported by the United States. Your silence endorses these tactics,” the protesters said in the statement.

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Pallisa DPC’s car kills primary teacher on a motorcycle

Yesterday a primary school teacher was knocked dead by a speeding vehicle belonging to the Pallisa District Police commander (DPC), Ms Diana Nyamisango, along Pallisa-Kumi road.

The now deceased teacher identified as Sam Gasibo, 42, a resident of Kaitisya village, Kakoro sub-county in Butebo district, was reportedly knocked by the DPC’s car Reg No UAS 143C, which was at that time being driven by a mechanic at Kalaki trading centre, a few kilometers from Pallisa town.

The teacher was returning from Pallisa to Butebo while riding his motorcycle Reg No UEX 919P before he was knocked dead.

The deceased who was a teacher at Kerekerene Primary School in Budaka district, is now survived by a wife and five children.

The DPC’s vehicle had reportedly been taken for mechanical repairs but unfortunately as the mechanic only identified as Amisi Kairanya, was doing a road test, he lost control of the vehicle and knocked the teacher, killing him instantly.

Mr John Omoding, an eyewitness told said the vehicle was being driven by a person putting on mechanic dress. He says he saw the vehicle lose control and crossed to the other side of the road knocking the teacher.

Mr Paul Higenyi, the Budaka district education officer, said, “He was a highly respected and beloved member of our staff who will be greatly missed by all his colleagues and pupils. Our sought and sincere sympathies go out to his family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time.”

However, the DPC declined to comment on the matter referring the reporter to regional police spokesperson.

When contacted, SSP Cyrus Omalla, the North Bukedi regional police commander, said the mechanic who reportedly caused the accident is being detained as investigations into the matter are ongoing.

Relatives of the deceased had to hold discussions with the DPC (owner of the vehicle) together with the mechanic and agreed to meet the burial expenses which was done, Omalla said.

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South Africa postpones reopening of schools over safety concerns

South Africa has pushed back Monday's reopening of schools by a week, the Department of Basic Education said, saying that a substantial number are not ready to welcome back pupils.

The plan for grades 7 and 12, the last years of primary and secondary school respectively, to return on Monday backfired after teachers' unions and governing associations urged school staff to defy the government order, saying schools did not have protective equipment (PPE) to keep educators and pupils safe.

The department said its decision followed three reports by industry players that raised concerns about the state of readiness.

"The Council of Education Ministers was concerned that, in some provinces, personal protective equipment for learners, in particular, had not been received and some schools had not been made ready for the arrival of teachers and learners," it said.

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Rejoicing as Talented Masaka Kids hits one million subscription mark In a space of only 2 years !

Yesterday evening  it was revealed that YouTube had awarded the talented kids with the Golden creator award, a special accolade given to creators  for hitting the one million subscription mark.

Having joined YouTube in 2018 it goes without saying that the talented Masaka kids have made great strides in as far as promoting Ugandan local dance to the world.
With over a million subscribers it is estimated that the dancing group rakes in close to 30 millions per month from YouTube
In a space of only 2 years the viral dance group has managed to garner over one million subscribers on the video sharing platform
While reacting to the wonderful news of receiving the award the amzaing Kids posted on Facebook with gratitude

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Taylor Swift Attacks Trump for calling angry protesters over Floyd’s death thugs.

On  Friday pop star Taylor Swift hit out at Donald Trump after the he suggested law enforcement might shoot protesters angry over the killing of a black man by Minneapolis police.

After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence?” Swift wrote on Twitter, where she has 86 million followers.from Taylor's tweet
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SpaceX, NASA make history with launch of two Nasa astronauts to International Space Station

Since ending its Space Shuttle programme in 2011, Nasa has depended on Russia’s space agency Roscosmos to transport its astronauts to the space station.

TWO NASA ASTRONAUTS have reached orbit on board a SpaceX rocket, in a first for a private company in the history of spaceflight. 

The launch also represents the first launch of astronauts from US soil since 2011, with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on the ground to witness it. 

Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will now head for a rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS). Their Crew Dragon capsule is expected to reach ISS in about 19 hours

The two were due to lift off on Wednesday, but the mission was aborted less than 17 minutes before launch time over concerns that the event could trigger lightning.

Instead the mission, named Demo-2, saw the launch take place today at 3.22pm in Florida (8.22pm Irish time).

In 2014, Nasa awarded SpaceX and Boeing contracts to provide crewed launch services to the space station as part of its Commercial Crew Programme.

According to Nasa, the aim of the Demo-2 mission is to show SpaceX’s ability to ferry astronauts to the space station and back safely.

It is the final major step required by SpaceX’s astronaut carrier, the Crew Dragon, to get certified by Nasa’s Commercial Crew Programme for more long-term manned missions to space.

Blast off

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket took off from the Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Centre carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

Behnken is the mission’s joint operations commander and take responsibility for the rendezvous, docking and undocking of the Dragon capsule, while Hurley was in charge of the launch, landing and recovery of the vehicle in his role as the Crew Dragon spacecraft commander.

Around 10 minutes after lift-off, the rocket successfully separated into a first stage and a second stage.

The first stage then return to a SpaceX landing ship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida, while the second part of the rocket continues the journey with the Crew Dragon.

The craft is expected to rendezvous and dock with the space station tomorrow at 3.30pm Irish time.

Behnken and Hurley will join the three other space station residents – Nasa’s Chris Cassidy and Russia’s Anatoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner to become members of the Expedition 63 crew.

The mission is expected to last anything between one and four months, with a number of tests being performed on the Crew Dragon.


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Trump escalates US-China conflict with new sanctions and measures

United States President Donald Trump on Friday said he was directing his administration to begin the process of eliminating special treatment for Hong Kong in response to China's plans to impose new security legislation in the territory.

Trump made the announcement at a White House news conference, saying China had broken its word over Hong Kong's autonomy. He said its move against Hong Kong was a "tragedy" for the people of Hong Kong, China, and the world.

“We will take action to revoke Hong Kong’s preferential treatment,” he said, adding that the US would also impose sanctions on individuals seen as responsible for smothering Hong Kong’s autonomy.

Trump said he was directing his administration to begin the process of eliminating policy agreements on Hong Kong, ranging from extradition treatment to export controls.

He said he would also issue a proclamation on Friday to better safeguard vital university research by suspending the entry of foreign nationals from China identified as potential security risks – a move believed to be aimed at Chinese graduate students studying in the US.

The moves come after China forged ahead with plans to impose new national security legislation and after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the territory no longer warrants special treatment under US law that has enabled it to remain a global financial center.

Earlier on Friday, representatives from the US and the United Kingdom raised concerns about China’s Hong Kong plans at the United Nations Security Council, prompting protests from both China and Russia.

The 15-member council informally discussed Hong Kong in a closed virtual meeting after China opposed a US call on Wednesday for a formal open council meeting, arguing that it was not an issue of international peace and security.

US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft asked: “Are we going to take the honorable stand to defend the human rights and the dignified way of life that millions of Hong Kong citizens have enjoyed and deserve … or are we going to allow the Chinese Communist Party to violate international law and force its will on the people of Hong Kong?”

“This legislation risks curtailing the freedoms that China has undertaken to uphold as a matter of international law,” the UK’s acting UN ambassador, Jonathan Allen, said after the council discussion. “We are also extremely concerned that … it will exacerbate the existing deep divisions in Hong Kong.”

“Why the US deny China’s right to restore peace & order in Hong Kong while brutally dispersing crowds at home?” Russia’s Deputy UN Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy posted on Twitter after the council discussion. Diplomats said Russia and China responded during the council discussion by criticizing the US over the Minneapolis killing of an unarmed black man – who was seen on video gasping for breath while a white police officer knelt on his neck – and its handling of growing unrest.

China’s UN Ambassador Zhang Jun said in a statement after the meeting that the US and UK should “mind their own business,” adding that: “Any attempt to use Hong Kong to interfere in China’s internal matters is doomed to fail.”

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Kampala flyover project, Clocktower to be demolished and shifted

The Uganda National Roads Authority is set to demolish the existing Clock Tower structure to pave way for construction of a Circular pedestrian bridge and a new tower square/structure.

According to a statement issued from the authority, this is part of the Kampala flyover project which aims at reducing traffic jam in the city.

The sh224 billion project, undertaken by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) involves the construction of flyovers at the Clock Tower, and at Kitgum House as one of the initiatives to decongest the city.

The project will also cover the widening of Nsambya and Mukwano Road and improvements of interfacing roads and junctions.

But the Executive Director of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Allen Kagina says that any delays in the project will be met with a fine of $81,000 (298.2 million Shillings), in line with the terms of the contract.

“When you translate that, it comes to 300 million Shilling per day if the equipment is standing idle. It is in the agreement, it is anticipated that when the contractor is given commencement, he must have access to land. Any delay means he will not work, when he doesn’t work, the contract requires that he charges,” Kagina explained.

The project will see another flyover erected at Kitgum house on Jinja road widening Nsambya and Mukwano roads.

The authority meanwhile reveals that the Japanese contractor for the project, Shimizu-Konoike JV has been undertaking demarcations and excavation as preparatory touches.

Currently, screw piles and concrete pavement have been placed at the site to guide traffic.

The project is expected to be complete within 36 months.

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