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Month: August 2020

Housing Finance Bank Dragged to Court.

Housing Finance Bank Dragged to Court.

Business, FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza Housing Finance Bank was dragged to court over fraudulent sale of city property at 8billion rather than 30billion at the current market value. A city businesswoman and widow has dragged Housing Finance Bank to court over fraudulent sale of her property at Kyadondo Road Nakasero in Kamapala. Ida May Kwesiga who owns Mayflower Apartments sitting on an acre of land at Nakasero has ran to land division of the high court in Kampala to sue Housing Finance Bank together with Balaji Group East Africa limited. The businesswoman says she entered into an agreement with bank in 2013 to develop her property by erecting the apartments and the bank approved a loan of $2.7m to her, which was to be paid back in 10 years. According to court documents, the loan fac...
East African University Proprietor Hassan Alwi and Family drown in River Nile.

East African University Proprietor Hassan Alwi and Family drown in River Nile.

Education, FEATURED, NEWS
The Family of East African University proprietor, Hassan Alwi, are said to have drowned in an accident on River Nile. According to a statement from Uganda Police, Hassan Alwi’s wife Super Shakirah, and one their daughters Amirror Alwi drowned when their boat experienced engine failure and sailed through spillways of River Nile. Although the police claim that Hassal Alwi drowned with the family, reports from different sources maintain that he is alive, and getting treatment for an injury on the head. The reports from Eskom Uganda Ltd, also maintain that the boat that had Alwi’s family (Four members) experienced engine failure on River Nile, and sailed helplessly towards high pressured spillways that hit it and spilled all those that were on board. The boat also had a to
Ugandans to Pay shs 240,500 For Covid-19 Testing.

Ugandans to Pay shs 240,500 For Covid-19 Testing.

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
Government has introduced a mandatory shs. 240,500 fees for Covid-19 testing services across the country, the Ministry of Health has announced. According to a statement seen by our reporter, the fees will serve as a cost recovery mechanism that will enable the Ministry of Health to acquire more test kits for continued access to testing services in the country. The health ministry’s Permanent Secretary Dr. Diana Atwine said in a statement that the charge will however be incurred by a certain group of individuals and companies. Dr. Atwine said, “The Ministry continues to receive requests from organisations to have their staff tested, which makes it difficult to sustain due to inadequate in-country stock of test kits, resource constraints and the high cost of Covid-19 testing,”
Chennaiyin FC rope in Csaba László as new head coach

Chennaiyin FC rope in Csaba László as new head coach

FEATURED, NEWS, SPORTS
The former Lithuania and Uganda national team coach will succeed Owen Coyle at the Marina Machans... Chennaiyin FC have announced the appointment of former Uganda and Lithuania national team coach Csaba Laszlo as their head coach for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season. The Hungarian coach will take over from Owen Coyle who had led the side to the ISL final last season before joining Jamshedpur FC. The 56-year-old has managed a number of Hungarian outfits including Ferencvaros and has also coached Uganda and Lithuania national teams. He has also been in charge of Scotland's Hearts (2008-10) and Dundee United in the 2017-18 season where he managed to lead them to the third spot in the Scottish Championship. He was last in charge of Romanian outfit Sepsi Sfântu Gh
‘Very Happy for Arsenal!’ – Rwanda President Kagame celebrates Community Shield win

‘Very Happy for Arsenal!’ – Rwanda President Kagame celebrates Community Shield win

FEATURED, Rwanda, SPORTS
The East African Country’s President hailed the latest achievement by his beloved Gunners after winning a second trophy in August Rwanda President Paul Kagame has celebrated Arsenal’s latest achievement to win another trophy in England. The Gunners won their second trophy in August as the FA Cup winners beat Premier League champions Liverpool 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the Community Shield on Saturday. Just 28 days after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice to sink Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley, the Gunners triumphed in the new season's curtain-raiser in London. Mikel Arteta's side were forced to do it the hard way, with Takumi Minamino's first Liverpool goal having cancelled out Aubameyang's 12th-minute op
Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott Mocks Arsenal’s Community Shield Victory During Instagram Live

Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott Mocks Arsenal’s Community Shield Victory During Instagram Live

FEATURED, NEWS, SPORTS
Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott has laughed off Arsenal's Community Shield victory and dubbed it a 'McDonald's trophy.' Arsenal won the trophy on Saturday afternoon with a 5-4 win on penalties after a 1-1 draw in normal time. The Gunners players celebrated on the pitch emphatically but Elliott didn't seem too bothered by his side's loss. Elliott, who was an unused substitute in the game, stated on Instagram Live: "I'm not worried bro McDonald's trophy anyway." He then added "six Champions Leagues," in reference to Liverpool's European haul. Fans have reacted to the 17-year-old's outburst and his sly dig at Arsenal. Arsenal took the lead at Wembley through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Bukayo Saka beautifully switched play to the left wing to pick out Aubameyang, who c...
Planes Can’t Fly Over Lionel Messi’s Luxurious House In Barcelona

Planes Can’t Fly Over Lionel Messi’s Luxurious House In Barcelona

FEATURED, NEWS, SPORTS
Lionel Messi's luxurious house in Barcelona is a no-fly zone with the superstar forward linked with a mega move to Manchester City. Messi, 33, has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish giants. Man City are said to be the frontrunners to sign the six-time Ballon d'Or winner this summer. And if he does indeed swap Barcelona for Manchester, then he'll leave behind his swanky property in Castelldefels. Messi's home is just 12 miles away from the Camp Nou and features a small football pitch, a swimming pool, an indoor gym and a playground. It also overlooks the Balearic Sea, offering a stunning coastal view. And, most interestingly, planes are banned from flying over his house due to environmental restrictions. His house is ...
Shell Gives $1.7m to Support Energy Access to Africa

Shell Gives $1.7m to Support Energy Access to Africa

FEATURED, Health, NEWS, Oil & Gas
Shell has granted $1.7 million to six companies providing electricity in India, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda to support customers in financial difficulty because of the pandemic. Shell’s grants to d.light, PowerGen, Husk Power Systems, Orb Energy and SolarNow will help their customers pay for electricity for up to six months, and contribute to the installation of solar power systems in hospitals and schools. Shell is a minority investor in these companies. The grants will also support customers of RVE.SOL, a company that Shell partners with to deliver social investment programs providing access to energy in east Africa. Through these companies’ existing customer networks, Shell’s grants will reach up to 700,000 people. “Working jointly with our partners, we
Mercy Baguma’s family cancels memorial service

Mercy Baguma’s family cancels memorial service

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
A prayer service in Uganda for a mother found dead at her home in Glasgow has been cancelled as the family await more details about her death. Mercy Baguma's body was found next to her crying baby in their flat in Govan a week ago. Friends had not heard from her for four days. Her death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious. Ms Baguma's death has led to calls from campaigners for changes to the way asylum seekers are treated in the UK. Her father, Abdul Nakendo, said a planned service in her home town of Bugiri in Uganda would not go ahead on Saturday morning. He told waiting journalists prayers in memory of his daughter were cancelled because of the media attention surrounding her death while the family was still waiting for more detailed information. The c...
Vipers SC Congratulate Mucureezi on Wedding Day

Vipers SC Congratulate Mucureezi on Wedding Day

FEATURED, NEWS, SPORTS
The Venoms star finally married his long-time fiance after a proposal that was made at St, Mary’s stadium six months ago Uganda Caf Champions League representative Vipers SC have congratulated their star Paul Mucureezi after wedding fiance Esther Sabale. Mucureezi finally married Sabae after proposing to her on February 26 at the club's St Mary's Stadium, Kitende. “Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Mucureezi. May God bless this marriage and bring many blessings upon your new family, Paul Mucureezi,” Vipers wrote the short message meant for their star on Facebook. “For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and cherish, until death does us part, said Paul Mucreezi,” Ugandan Cranes Tweet read. 'For better, for worse, for richer, for poo