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Month: June 2020

UPDF Soldiers Charged With Murder Of Anglican Church Cleric

UPDF Soldiers Charged With Murder Of Anglican Church Cleric

FEATURED, NEWS
By Elite News Reporter The  General Court Martial has charged four Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers with the murder of Benon Nsimenta, a lay reader who was shot dead in the wee hours of June 24 at Hima, in Kasese District. Nsimenta’s widow, Allen Musimenta, told  the media on June 24 that she was with her husband riding on his motorcycle at around 7:00Am heading to their garden in Kanamba village, Karusandara sub-county, when they met soldiers at Karungibati along Hima-Kasese road, one of whom shot her husband at close range, killing him instantly. The four soldiers identified as Pte Abraham Lokwap, Pte Jackson Nyero, Pte Joel Otim and Lt. Talent Akampurira, all attached to the 6th Mountain Brigade Battalion (Hima, Kasese) were on Monday arraigned before t
WHO Warns Of New Pandemic Swine Flu Outbreak From China

WHO Warns Of New Pandemic Swine Flu Outbreak From China

FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza The World Health  Organisation (WHO) has warned of a new swine flu with "pandemic potential" which has been discovered by researchers in China. The warning came after Chinese researchers discovered a new type of swine flu that can infect humans and has the potential to cause a future pandemic, according to a study released on Monday. The disease, which researchers called the G4 virus, is genetically descended from the H1N1 swine flu that caused a global pandemic in 2009. G4 now shows "all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus," said the study, published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The new study comes as the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, which has now infected more than 10.3 ...
NRA Bush War Hero Brig. Bell  Breathes His Last

NRA Bush War Hero Brig. Bell Breathes His Last

NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza Grief has engulfed the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) and all security officers following the untimely demise of senior National Resistance Army (NRA) bush-war hero Brig. Jackson Bell Tushabe,61, who passed away on Tuesday morning, at Nakasero Hospital, Kampala. It is not yet clear what he succumbed to but he had been recently hospitalized and some family sources reveal that he had been battling cancer for a long time. Brig. Bell during his youthful days in the NRA Bell, who participated in the five-year bush war that ushered President Yoweri Museveni and National Resistance Movement (NRM) to power in 1986, previously served as UPDF 4th Division commander. In the bush, Bell belonged to the dare devil category of commanders like Jet Mwebaze (RIP), S...
Tanzania, Uganda To Resume Crude Oil Pipeline Talks

Tanzania, Uganda To Resume Crude Oil Pipeline Talks

FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza The future of Uganda’s oil sector is brightening up after President John Pombe Magufuli’s government agreed to resume talks of constructing   the crude oil pipeline from the Albertine Graben an oil refinery in Tanzania. This website has learnt that Negotiations for a Host Government Agreement (HGA) for the East African Crude Oil Pipe-line (EACOP) project will start soon. This follows completion of Total Oil's acquisition of 33.334 percent of Tullow Oil's stake, thus paving way for the French oil giant to own a 66.7 percent of upstream stake in the project. Also, this has given it legal ownership and the right to fast-track execution of the Crude Oil Pipeline project. The HGA is an agreement between a foreign investor and the local government which
Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 870 As World Death Toll Hits 500,000

Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 870 As World Death Toll Hits 500,000

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Ministry of Health has announced that the number of cumulative Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Uganda has risen to 870, after results from samples tested on  June 28th, 2020 confirmed 11 new COVID-19 cases, who are all Ugandans. Officials from the Ministry revealed that 4 of the confirmed cases are among 1,784 cases tested from Points of Entry, while 7 are among 546 samples of alerts and contacts and that  the Total COVID-19 recoveries are  808. Statement from the Ministry of Health announcing the new cases of COVID-19 in Uganda It was also revealed in a statement from the Ministry that  Uganda currently has 190 active cases on admission and to date, no COVID-19 related death has been recorded in the country. In addition, a ...
Iran Issues Arrest Warrant For US President Trump; Tasks Interpol To Hunt Him Down

Iran Issues Arrest Warrant For US President Trump; Tasks Interpol To Hunt Him Down

FEATURED, NEWS
By Elite News Reporter The government of Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining American President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad. Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said on Monday that Trump and over 30 others who Iran accuses of involvement in the January 3 strike that killed General Qassem Soleimani face "murder and terrorism charges", the semi-official ISNA news agency reported. Alqasimehr did not identify anyone else sought other than Trump, but stressed Iran would continue to pursue his prosecution even after his presidency ends. However, Interpol, based in Lyon, France, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Alqasimehr also was quo...
Huawei Uganda PRO Kyobe On Cloud 9 After Proposing To Lover

Huawei Uganda PRO Kyobe On Cloud 9 After Proposing To Lover

FEATURED, GOSSIP
By Elite News Reporter Allan Kyobe Kaggwa, who is the Public Relations Officer (PRO) Huawei Uganda, is one of the happiest man in Uganda currently after he proposed to his lover Lydia Nakigudde and she said ‘Yeees!’ Our Moles reveal that Kyobe and Nakigudde held a private engagement ceremony on Saturday afternoon at one of the city hotels, where she accepted to take him as the love of her life, forever. Allan Kyobe prepares to put a ring on Lydia's finger The couple hooked up a few years ago and pals say that after cohabiting for a long time while bonking ‘illegally’ for several months, they decided to make their relationship official and the first step was an engagement. Shortly after the engagement, Kyobe wrote on Facebook thus; “Today marks a very important milestone in
Stalemate: NRM CEC Meeting Hits Snag, Museveni Appointees Not Approved After Lumumba Clashes With Nankabirwa

Stalemate: NRM CEC Meeting Hits Snag, Museveni Appointees Not Approved After Lumumba Clashes With Nankabirwa

FEATURED, Politics
By Elite News Reporter The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting held Saturday June 27, 2020 hit a snag, after it ended without anything being concluded. One of the key matters that were expected to be handled was the approval of the new bureaucrats President Yoweri Museveni unveiled during the last week session, who are set to run the official work at party headquarters along Plot 10 Kyaddondo Road, in Nakasero. But  the meeting was unable to progress on that agenda item of approving the new party secretariat bosses after Government Chief Whip (GCW) Ruth Nankabirwa, renowned for having a cold war with powerful SG Kasule Lumumba, raised strong objections disputing the suitability of some of the new officials meant to tak
Jubilation After Chakwera Is Inaugurated As New Malawi President

Jubilation After Chakwera Is Inaugurated As New Malawi President

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By Elite News Reporter Lazarus Chakwera has Sunday June 28, 2020, been sworn in as Malawi's new president Sunday after the announcement the previous night that he had won the southern African country's rerun elections. Chakwera is Malawi's sixth president after winning the historic election held last week, the first time a court-overturned a vote in Africa,   which resulted into the defeat of an incumbent leader. Following a hard-fought campaign, Chakwera urged national reconciliation in his inaugural speech in the capital, Lilongwe, and spoke directly to supporters of defeated incumbent president Peter Mutharika. “Perhaps the prospect of my presidency fills you with fear and grief. I want you to remember one thing, that this new Malawi is a home to you, too," said C
People Power Mouthpiece Ssenyonyi Parades Wife After Holding Secret Wedding

People Power Mouthpiece Ssenyonyi Parades Wife After Holding Secret Wedding

FEATURED, GOSSIP
By Keefa Nuwahereza MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi has survived cold nights and ‘bonking behind the scenes’ after he officialised his bonking marathons by the tying the knot with his longtime lover. Our Moles intimate that Ssenyonyi  and his to be identified wife were united in holy Matrimony during a Scientific wedding that was held on Saturday morning and attended by a few of their close friends and relatives. Health Ministry Publicist Emmanuel Ainebyoona was among those that congratulated the couple Shortly after the wedding, Ssenyonyi posted a picture of his with his lovely wife, which he accompanied with the caption; ‘Behold, Mr, &  Mrs. Ssenyonyi. Several of Ssenyonyi’s followers online have since started showering the c