The small Jewish community in Uganda is trying to make its voice heard and get greater recognition as a fully-fledged member of the Zionist global family. It is not often that new Jewish communities are added to the global Zionist fraternity, but it appears possible that this is precisely what will happen next month for the small but flourishing Jewish community of Uganda. Because the Abayudaya community in Uganda has formally applied to form a Zionist Federation within the World Zionist Organization and a decision on their application is set to be decided by the Zionist General Council of the WZO next month. The Abayudaya community, numbering between 2,000 to 3,000, adopted Judaism in the early 20th century, after their leader, having been exposed to the Hebrew Bible and t...
By Keefa Nuwahereza The State Minister of Education and Sports Hon. Hamson Obua has today concluded the 2020 Huawei seeds for the future program. During the ceremony organized on Zoom video system, the Minister commended Huawei for ‘walking the talk’ through the seeds for the future program that skills students to become Information and Communication Technology ( ICT) experts. “We want to salute Huawei that they are walking the talk. I feel honored to associate myself with this program that trains Ugandan students to become ICT experts. We are proud of the training opportunities you’re according to the citizens of Uganda. We are not taking that for granted,” said Hon. Hamson Obua. This comes after 37 top ICT students from various universities participated in the seeds for the
By Keefa Nuwahereza In a bid to protect the environment while promoting infrastructural development and sanitation for all, the Ruparelia Group has unveiled Eco-Bricks, a type of building bricks that are made out of recycled material, which are different from the usual bricks that are made out of clay and earth. According to Rajiv Ruparelia, the Managing Director, Ruparelia Group of Companies, these Eco Bricks are not only an innovation aimed at protecting the environment but also creating employment for thousands of youth in the country. Rajiv Ruparelia's tweet about unveiling the Ruparelia Eco Bricks “In most cases bricks are made by digging mounts of soil, which often leaves huge gaping holes in the ground, which are a risk to human life. However, Eco Bricks are made out
By Keefa Nuwahereza President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has award certificates to Chinese investors in recognition of the great work they have done at accelerating industrialization in Uganda, especially in the Kapeeka Industrial Park. During the function that was held in Kapeeka on Tuesday, President Museveni hailed Liao Shan group for investing over USD200m in Uganda in a bid to expand their operations in the East African region, which he said is one of the ways of fulfilling the National Resistance Movement (NRM) manifesto of job creation for all Ugandans. “I met Chinese Investors led by Sam Zhang Hao, the MD of Liao Shan Industrial Park, Kapeeka. I awarded them a certificate of recognition for establishing the first model industrial park which will be a benchmark fo
By Our Reporter President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden traded personal insults in the first 2020 presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, on Tuesday. President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden engaged in a heated and at times ugly exchange of words in the first presidential debate of the US election. At some point, Trump accused Biden of being a leftist and promoting socialism. In reply, Biden openly called Trump a racist and told him to “shut up” as Trump repeatedly tried to goad Biden with interruptions. The debate did little to illuminate the policy choices facing Americans in the election and probably did not shift the dynamic of a rac
Today 30th September 2020, marks exactly one year since Johnathan Mckinstry took over as Uganda Cranes head coach from French man Sebastein Desabre. Coach Johnathan McKinstry giving instructions to players during a training session for the CHAN team at GEMS Cambridge play ground, Butabika Following a convincing 2019 TOTAL Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Egypt that saw the Uganda Cranes proudly bow out in the round of 16, Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Executive Committee agreed to have a change in the technical department. Johnathan McKinstry was warmly welcomed by FUFA CEO Edgar Watson at FUFA Headquarters in Mengo – Kampala. Fast forward, hundreds of coaches openly expressed interest in the job. Northern Irish born coach, a holder of UEF
By Our Reporter The Police in Entebbe are holding one Geoffrey Wandera,39, a fisherman resident of Abaita Babiri, in Entebbe municipality, over allegations of duping Stanbic Bank clients with intent to steal money from the bank’s Auto Teller Machines (ATM). According to the police, the suspect was arrested on September 28, 2020 by Stanbic bank security officers and handed over to Entebbe police after he attempted to steal money from a client’s account. According to ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy police spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police, it is alleged that the suspect joined an old woman in an ATM enclosure and pretended to be helping her. In the process, he switched his fakeATM card with that of the victim. The ATM rejected the fake card and the suspect, ha
The 2020 FIFA Member Association (MA) Referees online course officially started on Monday at new FUFA complex in Mengo and it was graced by FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo. Unlike the previous years were this fitness and physical course has been held at the FUFA technical centre in Njeru for five days, this time round because of the Covid-19 Pandemic no instructor travelled in due to travel restrictions. Zambian instructor Gladys Lengwe and physical instructor Mark Murwengo from Malawi tipped (via zoom) the referees with the latest about refereeing in the football world. FUFA President Eng. Magogo urged referees to keep themselves in shape and fit no matter the current situation globally as well as being much comfortable using ICT. But when one fails either the medical or...
‘This is only the start’: Woman wrongly deported from UK encourages others removed under unlawful policy to come forward Exclusive: Ugandan mother, now back in Britain, encourages others in the same position to seek justice A woman who was wrongly deported from the UK and is now back in the country after successfully challenging the Home Office has called for other asylum seekers who were removed under the same unlawful policy to come forward. On Monday, the courts rejected an attempt by the Home Office to overturn a High Court decision to bring the Ugandan national, 27, back to the UK last year. Lawyers and campaigners described the ruling as a “nail in the coffin” for the policy, known as “detained fast-track”, under which she and thousands of o
Uganda is set to reopen its air borders on Oct. 1 after lifting restrictions on international travel, the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has announced. With airports shut for over six months due to COVID-19 restriction measures, flights into the country will resume on Thursday. All tests must be carried out within 72 hours of arrival from an accredited laboratory. Ugandans returning to the country will be allowed to go home without quarantine measures if in possession of a negative test result. However, the Health Ministry will take addresses in the event of any necessary follow-ups. When will flights resume? International flights are scheduled to resume this Thursday, October 1. The UCAA has scheduled 13 flights on that day, with ten more flights the next day. U...