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Day: August 13, 2020

I Wasn’t Behind St. Peter’s Church Demolition’-Gen. Salim Saleh

I Wasn’t Behind St. Peter’s Church Demolition’-Gen. Salim Saleh

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Veteran Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) General Caleb Ankandwanaho aka Salim Saleh has refuted allegations that he was behind the demolition of St. Peter’s Church Ndeeba, which occurred early this week. Gen. Saleh revealed this on Wednesday August 12, 2020, during a meeting with several bishops and religious leaders from the Church of Uganda. Some of the Church of Uganda Bishops who attended the meeting “In the name of God. I want to swear to you that I am not involved in breaking churches,” Gen. Salim Saleh said.   He added that; “I don’t have any property in Kampala, the only one I have is the one in Mbuya, a house. I sold everything in Kampala….when I was chased from the army. The house in Mbuya is still there because my wife stopped me [fro
Lessons For NUP From Current FDC Crisis

Lessons For NUP From Current FDC Crisis

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By Andrew Mwenda Last week, The National Unity Platform of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine launched itself with two defections of NRM MPs and other two independent legislators. This was presented as a big event. The MPs from NRM are nonentities whose names no one I have met can remember. Only Latif Sebagala from DP has some gravitas. It has since received a couple of other nonentities joining the new party. Yet for all the hype, NUP seems to me to be a stillbirth. This is especially so if we compare it to the birth of forum for democratic party FDC in 2005.  FDC was formed with many MPs, elected local leaders and other leading figures on Uganda’s political scene from across the entire country. Let’s do a quick roll call of the key founders. From Western, it had Kizza Besgye,
Bloodshed: Scores Killed In Sudan Tribal Clashes

Bloodshed: Scores Killed In Sudan Tribal Clashes

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By Our Reporter At least 25 people have been killed in clashes between ethnic groups in a port city in eastern Sudan, according to a doctors' association. The Central Doctors' Committee said in a statement on Wednesday that about 90 others were wounded in the fighting that began on Sunday between members of the Bani Amer and Nuba ethnic groups in Port Sudan, a key international trade harbour on the Red Sea. Local media reported that several houses and shops were set on fire in the violence. "This is not the first time that clashes have broken out between the Bani Aarem and Nuba tribes," said Hiba Morgan, reporting from Khartoum. "This has been going on for years and has escalated for the past 12 months," she added. The latest tensions between the two tribes date back to ...
Police Hunts For teachers, Parents Of Over Defying COVID-19  School Closure

Police Hunts For teachers, Parents Of Over Defying COVID-19 School Closure

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By Our Reporter The Police in Wakiso District have summoned parents, teachers and the administrators of Focus Primary School, after they landed on pupils in a class studying, which is total  contravention of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) presidential directives about closure of schools, universities and tertiary institutions in a bid to prevent the spread of the pandemic. The development came after the police landed on primary seven pupils from Focus Primary school located in Kasokoso, Kira municipality, Wakiso District, who were found taking classes as normal, in total defiance of the presidential directives. It should be noted that as one of the measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, all institutions of learning where temporarily closed in March. However, Kampala d...
2021 Election Race: Nambooze, 8 Other DP MPs Join Bobi Wine’s NUP

2021 Election Race: Nambooze, 8 Other DP MPs Join Bobi Wine’s NUP

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By Our Reporter The race to the 2021 elections has heated up after several Democratic Party (DP) Members of  Parliament on Thursday August 13th, 2021 decided to quit their party and joined the National Unity Platform (NUP), led by  Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. Some of the MPs that were unveiled at the NUP headquarters in Kamwokya include; Betty Nambooze (Mukono Municipality), Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye West), Moses Kasibante (Rubaga North), Medard Sseggona (Busiro East), Mathias Mpuga (Masaka Municipality), among others. Robert Kaygulanyi aka Bobi Wine after unveiling musician Jose Chameleone before the National Unity Platform (NUP) members Another key political contender in the 2021 election is musicians Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone, who ...
TDB, partners commits $1m to agribusiness SMEs in East Africa

TDB, partners commits $1m to agribusiness SMEs in East Africa

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The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) SME Programme announced the signing of an initial 4-year senior/ mezzanine debt facility of $1 million to be managed by Grassroots Business Fund (GBF), to finance agribusiness SMEs in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The facility will focus on women or youth-led missing middle SMEs operating in the agricultural sector with solid managerial foundations and high potential for social impact. The transaction is enhanced with a partial risk guarantee from the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) of 50% with up to 75% in the case of women-led SMEs. The facility will be blended with two technical assistance contributions from TDB and AGF totalling $110,000 for the execution of mutually agreed upon co-funded investee capacity building activitie...
Uganda and Gor Mahia striker Balinya sets eyes on Azam FC move

Uganda and Gor Mahia striker Balinya sets eyes on Azam FC move

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Gor Mahia is in danger of losing striker Juma Balinya to Tanzania Mainland League side Azam FC. The Ugandan was signed by the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side in January from Yanga SC to replace Ivorian Gnamien Yikpe, who moved in the opposite direction, and Ghanaian Francis Afriyie, who joined Township Rollers of Botswana. Balinya has since struggled to settle at his new team and the Chamazi-based side is giving him a way to get back to Tanzania. Reportedly, the player's representatives have made contact with the 2014 league winners and proceedings are in an advanced stage. "Yes, we have talked to a number of clubs in these past weeks including Azam," the player's agent told our reporter. "I can’t go into details right now, but one thing I can say, he wants to play in Tanzania once agai
Gen. Salim Saleh donates 60bn to Bishops for Wealth Creation.

Gen. Salim Saleh donates 60bn to Bishops for Wealth Creation.

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The Coordinator of the Operation Wealth Creation has promised shs60 billion to be injected in various wealth creation and income generating projects for Anglican Church Bishops. The coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation General Salim Saleh has also refuted allegations that he is somehow connected to the demolition of St Peter’s Church in Ndeeba. Saleh said this during a meeting with the Church of Uganda's house of Bishops who were led by the Archbishop of Uganda Dr. Stephen Kazimba Mugalu. During the meeting that took place at the National Agricultural Research Organisation in Kawanda, the church asked for more financial support from government and help fighting land grabbing. The Chief of Defence Forces in the UPDF who was also in attendance, Gen.David Muhoozi told the Bishops that