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Day: September 4, 2020

Kateshumbwa, Kimosho Sweep Votes In NRM Primaries

Kateshumbwa, Kimosho Sweep Votes In NRM Primaries

FEATURED, Politics
By Keefa Nuwahereza Former Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Commissioners Dickson Kateshumbwa is likely to sail through the National Resistance Movement (NRM) primaries victorious, because preliminary results indicate that is leading the Sheema Municipality contest with 64% of the votes cast. Our sources reveal that results so far tallied show that Kateshumbwa aka Katesh has scored 6248 votes from 54 cells out of the total 228, while his opponent Dr Elioda Tumwesigye is trailing with 2764 votes (28%) and the other two contestants are sharing 8%. The total number of votes so far counted is 9755. Tumwesigye is the current Member of Parliament (MP)  for Sheema Municipality and also the Minister of Science and Innovations, although Kateshumbwa has since vowed to oust him in the...
Dr Tanga Odoi Suspends Bukono NRM Primaries Election After Min. Namuganza’s Agent Is Killed

Dr Tanga Odoi Suspends Bukono NRM Primaries Election After Min. Namuganza’s Agent Is Killed

FEATURED, Politics
By Keefa Nuwahereza Dr. Tanga Odoi, the Chairperson of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Electoral Commission has Friday afternoon suspended the NRM primaries elections in Bukono Constituency, Namutumba District after an agent of Persis Namuganza, the state minister for  lands, was killed. Persis Namuganza faces stiff competition from Emmanuel Katoko, the current Speaker of Namutumba District and brother of State Minister for Agriculture Hon. Aggrey Bagiire. Shortly after the incident, Dr Tanga Odoi announced that he had suspended the elections to pave way for investigations into the murder,  although he did not reveal details of the deceased. “I have suspended elections in Bukono constituency because Hon. Persis Namuganza’s agent was killed this morning. We hav
President Museveni Talks About Retirement

President Museveni Talks About Retirement

FEATURED, NEWS
By Our Reporter His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who has been in power for over 30 years, has finally come around and talked about retirement. President Museveni broached the subjected during one of his interactions with thousands of immunized Bazukulu who follow him on social media. He wrote thus in his latest missive to his Bazukulu; “Museveni should retire?  There is no problem with Museveni retiring.  My family never joined the modern religion until 1947, almost 50 years from the coming of the Europeans.  In my family, prior to my taking up a temporary teaching job in 1965, after our O – levels, nobody had even ever been a Muruka chief.  My father and a number of my uncles died recently, all of them in their 90s.  None of them
Ugandans Embrace Hill Water With Gusto

Ugandans Embrace Hill Water With Gusto

FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza Millions of Ugandans across the country have embraced Hill Water as their most favourite mineral water. Hill Water is pure natural mineral water because it is extracted  from natural water sources, purified and bottled using  state of the art technology to ensure that it has no additives. Hajji Haruna Ssemakula Certified by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), Hill Water has become a household item these days, especially because it comes in several quantities like 1.2 litres, 500Ml, 18.9 litres, dispensers, among others. Hajji Haruna Ssemakula, the properitor of Hilla Water Bottling company, who is contesting for the Mukono District LC5 Chairmanship, contends that Ugandans are taking pride in drinking Hill Water because it is a produ...
Uganda May Lose Up to $2 Billion Tourism Revenue Due to COVID-19.

Uganda May Lose Up to $2 Billion Tourism Revenue Due to COVID-19.

FEATURED, NEWS, Tourism
Uganda could miss out on as much as $2 billion in tourism revenue this year due to travel restrictions implemented after the coronavirus outbreak, according to Tourism The East African nation, a popular gorilla-trekking and safari destination, recorded 1.3 arrivals in the year through June 2019, earning it $1.6 billion. Before the onset of Covid-19 the government had forecast this year’s number at 1.5 million, Kiwanda said by phone Thursday. Most visitors to the country are from the U.S. and Europe, along with Japan, China and India. The country plans to reopen Entebbe International Airport about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the capital, Kampala, later this month as lockdown measures are eased, Kiwanda said. Uganda is in talks with lenders including the World Bank to
US Demands Due Process for Detained ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero

US Demands Due Process for Detained ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero

FEATURED, Latest News, Politics, Rwanda
America's top diplomat for Africa has urged a fair trial for "Hotel Rwanda" hero Paul Rusesabagina, as concern mounts over the mysterious circumstances of his arrest and return to his home country. Rusesabagina, who saved more than 1,200 Rwandans during the 1994 genocide by sheltering them in a hotel, appeared in handcuffs in Kigali this week accused of serious charges including terrorism after a quarter century in exile abroad. It remains unclear how the strident opponent of long-ruling President Paul Kagame, who had been living in the US and Belgium since leaving Rwanda in 1996, was extradited to his homeland. Tibor Nagy, US assistant secretary for African Affairs, said he met Wednesday with Rwandan ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana to discuss the circumstances around Rusesabagin...
BUL FC unveil seventh signing from SC Villa; Ambrose Kirya

BUL FC unveil seventh signing from SC Villa; Ambrose Kirya

FEATURED, NEWS, SPORTS
The Jinja-based club has continued with the signing process as they beef up the squad for the new season BUL FC have confirmed the signing of midfielder Ambrose Kirya ahead of the new Ugandan Premier League (UPL) season. “Confirmed and seal,” BUL confirmed on their social media pages. “BUL FC are delighted to announce the signing of Ambrose Kirya from SC Villa on a one-year working contract. “Welcome home, the home of football.” Kirya becomes the seventh signing for BUL who have also signed Ibrahim Mugulusi and Ibrahim Madoi. Mugulusi was signed from Busoga United while Madoi was acquired from Wakiso Giants and both players agreed to sign two-year deals. Coach Arthur Kyesimira has now moved with speed to bolster BUL, who struggled last season. Kyesimira rep
Brazil Announce Equal Pay For Male And Female Footballers

Brazil Announce Equal Pay For Male And Female Footballers

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Brazil have announced they will be paying their male and female national teams equally going forward. 'Seleçao' join the likes of Australia, Norway, New Zealand and Finland in taking a huge step towards equality. Rio de Janeiro - Seleção brasileira de futebol feminino disputa semifinal com a Suécia, no Maracanã. O Brasil perde nos pênaltis e vai disputar o bronze (Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil) It means female stars such as Marta and Cristiane will be paid the same amount as Neymar and Roberto Firmino. CFB president Rogerio Caboclo explained: "The CBF has equalled the prize money and allowances between men's and women's football, which means the women players will earn the same as the men." The initiative will be rolled out for next year's Olympic as well as future Wor