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Day: September 15, 2020

Pallisa woman MP Faith Alupo Dies

Pallisa woman MP Faith Alupo Dies

FEATURED, Health, NEWS, Politics
By Keefa Nuwahereza Pallisa Woman MP Faith Alupo is dead. Alupo passed on today Tuesday from Mulago hospital.  Alupo lost in the recently concluded ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party primaries to Kevin Kaala Ojinga. Jacob Opolot the Pallisa County MP said that they are yet to find out the cause of death. He says that her death is a shock since she hasn’t been sick. Hellen Kawesa the assistant director communication & public Affairs of parliament says that parliament will issue a statement regarding Alupo’s death. She says the cause of death is still being investigated. Alupo came into parliament in June 2018 after the former Forum for Democratic Change's (FDC) Woman MP candidate for Pallisa, Catherine Achola was disqualified by the Electoral Commission from
Hon. Mwesigwa Rukutana Granted bail, declared winner of the Rushenyi County.

Hon. Mwesigwa Rukutana Granted bail, declared winner of the Rushenyi County.

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics
State Minister for Labour, Mr Mwesigwa Rukutana has been granted bail after spending 10 days in prison. He’s facing charges ranging from attempted murder, assault, malicious damage to property, and threatening violence, following an incident where he allegedly shot and injured a one Mr Rweiburingi in an election-related brawl. Ntungamo Magistrate’s Court presided over by Ms Sara Mponye Kolya on Tuesday granted a Shs4 million cash bail to Mr Rukutana and bonded each of his four sureties at a non-cash bail of Shs50 million. The four sureties include; former Minister for Information Rtd Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi, Igara East MP Michael Mawanda, Rubaare businessman Hajji Ali Muteeba and Kampala businessman Mr Robert Bob Kabonero. “Basing on the cases here quoted, the fear by the stat
Express FC Sign Ugandan Star John Byamukama; on Two-year Deal

Express FC Sign Ugandan Star John Byamukama; on Two-year Deal

FEATURED, NEWS, SPORTS
The midfielder becomes the 11th new signing made by the Red Eagles and is the fourth player to leave Tooro United for the top-flight side Ugandan Premier League side Express FC have completed the signing of John Byamukama. The former Tooro United midfielder joins the Red Eagles on a two-year as coach Wasswa Bbosa strengthens the club and aims to help them regain their lost league glory. Coach Bbosa revealed his satisfaction with the new players and said they will help the club be more competitive than before. “Every one of those players will come good during the season because what we want is to see the club compete again,” the tactician said in an earlier interview. He is the latest new player after goalkeepers Denis Otim, Cryspus Kusiima, defender Richard Bbosa, midf
118 Ebola Cases Detected in DR Congo

118 Ebola Cases Detected in DR Congo

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
At least 118 Ebola virus cases have been recorded in the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization announced Tuesday. Ebola, a tropical fever that first appeared in 1976 in Sudan and the DRC, is transmitted to humans from wild animals. So far there are 118 cases, with 112 confirmed and six probables, 48 deaths and 52 recoveries in the 11th Ebola virus outbreak in Mbandaka, Equateur province, the WHO African Region tweeted. More than 25,000 people have been vaccinated against Ebola virus in Equateur since June, including many frontline health workers, according to the UN health agency. For several months, the DRC has been battling with several diseasing including, cholera, Ebola, measles, as well as coronavirus. Spread beyond bo...
Museveni Postpones Reopening Of Schools As Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Surge

Museveni Postpones Reopening Of Schools As Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Surge

Education, FEATURED
By Keefa Nuwahereza President Yoweri Museveni has suspended the reopening of schools, universities and other educational institutions as a result of the increasing numbers of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections. The decision to halt the reopening of all educational institutions was carried a resolution by the Cabinet Meeting that  sat at State House, Entebbe, on Monday September 14th, 2020, during which  the President concurred with the National COVID-19 Taskforce that it was not advisable to reopen schools at such a time. Our sources at State House reveal that officials on the National COVID-19 Taskforce  advised government that given the current situation and upsurge in number of infections, reopening schools, universities and tertiary institution might lead to spo...
Hajji Ssemakula Jubilates After Winning Mukono LC5 Primaries With Landslide Victory

Hajji Ssemakula Jubilates After Winning Mukono LC5 Primaries With Landslide Victory

FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza City businessman Hajji Haruna  Ssemakula, the proprietor of Hill Water, a mineral water brand, is in jubilating mood after he won the National Resistance Movement (NRM) LC5 primaries for Mukono District. Hajji Ssemakula, who is  one of the prominent businessmen in Mukono District, was competing with the incumbent Andrew Senyonga for the NRM flag bearer ahead of the 2021 general election. Declaration form for polling results indicates Hajji Haruna Ssemakula trounced Andrew Senyonga Ssemakula trounced Senyonga after polling 42,878 votes against 9678, thereby winning his opponent with overwhelming support from the NRM voters in Mukono District in the polls held last Friday. After winning the primaries, Ssemakula is now warming up to contest against any candida
Confirmed: Museveni To Address Nation About COVID-19 On Saturday As Number Of Death Hits 56

Confirmed: Museveni To Address Nation About COVID-19 On Saturday As Number Of Death Hits 56

FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will deliver a national address about Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday September 19th, 2020, impeccable  sources at State House, Entebbe, have confirmed. The scheduled address was also confirmed by the Press Secretary to the President Don Wanyama, who tweeted thus; “ The tentative date for the Presidential Address on the Covid-19 pandemic is Saturday, September 19th at 8pm. In case of adjustments/changes, we shall keep you posted #M7Address.” Statement from Ministry of Health about COVID-19 Updates It should be noted that  Museveni last delivered a COVID-19 National Address July during which he announced partial lifting of the lockdown, lifted curfew hours from 7:00 to 9:00PM and allowed the resumption of operati
‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero Paul Rusesabagina charged With Terrorism

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero Paul Rusesabagina charged With Terrorism

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics, Rwanda
A Rwandan court is charging the man who inspired the film "Hotel Rwanda" with terrorism, complicity in murder and forming an armed rebel group.  Prosecutors accuse Paul Rusesabagina of orchestrating crimes against unarmed, innocent Rwandan civilians in 2018.   Rusesabagina refused to plead to all 13 charges on Monday, including being linked to murders, claiming some of the charges are baseless.  Rusesabagina, who has been detained since late last month, is asking to be released because of poor health. The court will hear his request for bail on Thursday.  The film "Hotel Rwanda" portrayed Rusesabagina, a former hotel manager, as a hero, who protected Tutsis fleeing the 1994 genocide.   Rusesa...
Ministry of Health and WHO Respond to a Spike of Covid-19 Infection in Amuru Prison

Ministry of Health and WHO Respond to a Spike of Covid-19 Infection in Amuru Prison

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
Amuru Prison is just like any other prisons facility in Uganda with prisoners going about their daily chores and routines under the watchful eyes of wardens. The situation has been like this for years, and it continues to be. However, on 22 August 2020, the routine changed when 153 prisoners and one wader tested positive for COVID-19 at the facility. The confirmation changed Uganda's COVID-19 narrative as this was the first and biggest cluster of COVID-19 infection to be detected in the country, significantly increasing the cumulative national tally. The detection of the 154 cases at the prison facility followed risk-based testing conducted following confirmation of three COVID-19 cases at Pece Prisons in Gulu who had transited through Amuru from Elegu on the border with Sou...
Lionel Messi Breaks Billion-dollar Barrier to Beat Cristiano Ronaldo on Football Rich List

Lionel Messi Breaks Billion-dollar Barrier to Beat Cristiano Ronaldo on Football Rich List

FEATURED, NEWS, SPORTS
There are no prizes for guessing why Lionel Messi looked dejected when he returned to full training with Barcelona last week. The 33-year-old superstar was denied a long-awaited transfer away from the Spanish giants despite making it clear that he wanted to cut short his contract and leave. However, he might find solace in the Forbes list for highest-earning footballers in 2020. According to the magazine, Messi's decision to stay put means that he stands to earn 126 million U.S. dollars this year at Camp Nou, beating arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who came in second with earnings of 117 million U.S. dollars. Messi's total earning is split between 92 million U.S. dollars in salary and 34 million U.S. dollars in endorsements. With 457 million followers across his social media ac...