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A Ugandan woman who was wrongly deported, Returns back to UK.

A Ugandan woman who was wrongly deported, Returns back to UK.

FEATURED, NEWS, TRAVEL
‘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 Prepares to Welcome International Flights from Thursday

Uganda Prepares to Welcome International Flights from Thursday

FEATURED, NEWS, Tourism, TRAVEL
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...
Uganda to Help Build Roads Inside Congo, Citing Trade Goals

Uganda to Help Build Roads Inside Congo, Citing Trade Goals

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics, Rwanda
Uganda's government said Tuesday it would help finance projects to surface over 200 kilometers (124 miles) of road inside neighbouring Congo as part of plans to boost trade between the countries. Uganda will contribute about 20% of the project value while the rest will be met by Congo's government in an envisaged public-private partnership, Ugandan Works and Transport Minister Gen. Katumba Wamala told reporters. Such an arrangement is unheard of in a region where governments struggle to expand road networks within their borders. Despite its vast size and wealth of natural resources, Congo remains one of the poorest countries in the world. Eastern Congo is particularly plagued by rebel violence. "There is always a first time for everything," Wamala said. "This is a joint project b...
German Insurer Buys into Jubilee Holdings

German Insurer Buys into Jubilee Holdings

Business, FEATURED, NEWS
The deal is worth Sh10.8 billion Allianz to acquire a controlling stake of between 51 and 66 per cent in Jubilee’s General Insurance businesses. Jubilee Holdings chairman Nizar Juma (L) Allianz Africa CEO Coenraad Vroliik (R) The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals in five countries including Kenya and Uganda. The African subsidiary of the global insurer and asset manager Allianz plans to buy an eight per cent stake in Kenya’s Jubilee Holding Plc (JHL). The offer, subject to regulatory approvals, will see the Germany based firm acquire a controlling stake of between 51 and 66 per cent in Jubilee’s General Insurance business Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Mauritius, forming Jubilee-Allianz General Insurance Limited. JHL will retain ownership of its Life
France to Rule on Fate of Alleged Rwanda Genocide Financier

France to Rule on Fate of Alleged Rwanda Genocide Financier

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics, Rwanda
A top French appeals court is to rule Wednesday on whether alleged Rwandan genocide financier Felicien Kabuga will stand trial in France or face a UN tribunal in Tanzania. Kabuga, who is 84 according to officials but claims to be 87, was arrested in May at his home outside Paris after 25 years on the run. The 1994 Rwanda genocide of some 800,000 people by Hutu extremists targeted rival Tutsis as well as also moderate Hutus. Once one of Rwanda’s richest men, Kabuga is alleged to have funnelled money to militia groups as chairman of the national defence fund. He is also accused of setting up the Interahamwe militia that carried out massacres as well as the Radio-Television Libre des Mille Collines whose broadcasts incited people to murder. A French court ruled in June that Ka
Ugandan lawmakers Reject Plan for Murchison Falls Hydropower Dam

Ugandan lawmakers Reject Plan for Murchison Falls Hydropower Dam

FEATURED
Activists praise decision to reject energy ministry’s proposal to dam the world-famous waterfall Conservationists in Uganda have hailed a bipartisan decision to reject the government’s plan to construct a hydro-power dam at the country’s biggest tourist attraction. Lawmakers unanimously adopted a report by the 28 member parliamentary committee on environment on Thursday, rejecting the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development proposal to build a 360MW at Uhuru Falls on Murchison Falls national park. “Whereas the benefits of hydroelectricity are numerous, the country needs to pursue means of sustainably utilising its natural resources, a feat that requires a delicate balance of trade-offs,” said the report, presented by Keefa Kiwanuka, the committee’s cha
Putin Offers to Supply Russian Covid-19 Vaccine to UN Staff for Free

Putin Offers to Supply Russian Covid-19 Vaccine to UN Staff for Free

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
On August 15, the Russian Health Ministry announced the launch of vaccine production.  Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko informed that the vaccine had shown its effectiveness and safety on the outcomes of clinical trials. Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered to supply Russian Covid-19 vaccine "Sputnik-V" to UN employees free of charge. "A dangerous virus can affect anyone. The coronavirus has struck the staff of the United Nations, its headquarters and regional structures just like everyone else. "Russia is ready to provide the UN with all the necessary qualified assistance; in particular, we are offering to provide our vaccine, free of charge, for the voluntary vaccination of the staff of the UN and its offices. "We have received requests from our UN co...
Video of Young Lady Begging Hawker for Kiss while in Traffic Causes a stir online

Video of Young Lady Begging Hawker for Kiss while in Traffic Causes a stir online

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
 In a video that emerged on social media recently, a drunk Nigerian lady could be seen begging a street hawker for a kiss - The lady was in a car and someone was filming her as she called the street hawker as if she wanted to patronise him, after which she grabbed and begged him to kiss her. The drunk lady also told the street hawker that she would like to be slept with. A video has emerged in which a drunk lady can be seen grabbing a street hawker and begging him for a kiss. In the video which was shared on Instagram by one Media Gist, the lady who was inside a car, called the hawker as if she was going to buy something from him, and when the man obliged, the lady grabbed him and requested for a kiss. The man was shocked by the lady's demand and told her that he does n...
“Marriage is an Enslavement, be Careful” Chris Kirubi

“Marriage is an Enslavement, be Careful” Chris Kirubi

FEATURED, GOSSIP, NEWS
Chris Kirubi said he believed marrying one wife was a foreign concept introduced by missionaries and marriage was a type of enslavement.  To him, anyone who decided to settle down needed to be ready to be someone else's slave for life.  Kirubi reiterated that once someone makes the decision to go to "marriage jail", divorce should never be an option. Billionaire Chris Kirubi is a man admired for his success, power and freedom. The tycoon who loves his alone time admitted he views marriage as a form of enslavement or jail. Chris Kirubi said Ugandan women made the best wives thanks to their gentility and respect. The father and businessman added people needed to be careful when it came to settling down and advised them to be sure of their decisions whenever they c...
Exiled ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero Claims he was Duped into Flying Back to Kigali

Exiled ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero Claims he was Duped into Flying Back to Kigali

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics, Rwanda
Paul Rusesabagina, depicted in a Hollywood movie as a hero who helped save Tutsis during the Rwandan genocide, told the New York Times he believed he was flying to Burundi at the invitation of a pastor, but was instead lured to Rwanda and arrested on terrorism charges, Rusesabagina was speaking to the US daily in an interview the paper said had been authorised by the Rwandan government and had taken place in the presence of government officials. "How I got here – now that is a surprise," he told the newspaper. "I was actually not coming here." The 66-year-old Hutu political dissident and former hotel manager was propelled to fame after the Oscar-nominated film "Hotel Rwanda" portrayed him using his connections with the Hutu elite to protect Tutsis fleeing sl