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Debswana and huawei unveil world's first 5G-oriented smart diamond mine project

Debswana and huawei unveil world's first 5G-oriented smart diamond mine project

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Today, at MWC Barcelona 2023, Botswana's Debswana and Huawei jointly announced the world's first 5G-oriented smart diamond mine project. Debswana's Head of Information Management Molemisi Nelson Sechaba said that the Huawei-enabled smart mine solution has been deployed at Debswana's Jwaneng open-pit diamond mine, and the project started operation in December 2021. Huawei's 4G eLTE private network solution provides stable connectivity for the Jwaneng mine, connecting more than 260 pieces of equipment, including drilling rigs, excavators, heavy trucks, and pickup trucks. This enables interconnection between the mine's production, safety and security systems. Before this solution was adopted, the previous solution has two limitations. First, it has limited coverage. Second, it uses public wir...
Shock as a primary school teacher  died in lake Bunyonyi.

Shock as a primary school teacher  died in lake Bunyonyi.

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A Primary school teacher has drowned in water as he struggled to swim back to the dock at Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale district. The Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman ASP Elly Maate identified the deceased as Ochet Christopher 27, a teacher at Genesis Nursery and primary school Kekubo in Kabale Municipality. The incident happened on Sunday 26th Feb 2023 at around 7:30Am after the deceased signed out with some pupils for morning jogging up to the lake and later opted to swim but on his way back to the Dock, he failed to make it to the shore. His body was retrieved from the water on Monday at around 14:00hrs by the Local divers and the Marine Police. A joint team of the security leadership of both Kabale and Rubanda had early in the morning addressed the community operating Business around the Lak...
Detained issuance of Licenses irks nursing students.

Detained issuance of Licenses irks nursing students.

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The challenge of delayed issuance of licenses by the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council was raised by many students especially those upgrading their studies during a three day annual general assembly-AGM for Uganda National Association of Student Nurses and Midwives-UNASNM leaders held at St. Francis School of Health Science, Namataba in Mukono. The Chairperson for the Principals of Health Training Institutions in Uganda, Rose Nassali has advised nurses and midwifery students in their final year to always remember applying for practicing licenses immediately after graduation to avoid complaints of delays. Nassali, who has represented Dr. Safina Musene, the Commissioner for Health Training Institutions at the Ministry of Education and Sports at the closure of the assembly noted that current...

Detained issuance of Licenses irks nursing students.

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The challenge of delayed issuance of licenses by the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council was raised by many students especially those upgrading their studies during a three day annual general assembly-AGM for Uganda National Association of Student Nurses and Midwives-UNASNM leaders held at St. Francis School of Health Science, Namataba in Mukono. The Chairperson for the Principals of Health Training Institutions in Uganda, Rose Nassali has advised nurses and midwifery students in their final year to always remember applying for practicing licenses immediately after graduation to avoid complaints of delays. Nassali, who has represented Dr. Safina Musene, the Commissioner for Health Training Institutions at the Ministry of Education and Sports at the closure of the assembly noted that current...
Bullying in Schools- The Story behind the Kyamate SS Fire.

Bullying in Schools- The Story behind the Kyamate SS Fire.

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Monday morning is always stressful by nature but as a parent, nothing prepares you to a social media story of a school Dormitory in flames no matter the day of the week. Sad as it may sound, from that moment, every parent wishes that the children are safe despite destruction of property. It matters not whether they have a child in that school or not. The Monday 27th Feb 2023 SM pictures of a burning Kyamate Secondary School were simply stressing until it was discovered that a S.1 student, a child had perished in the fire and it became heart wrenching. Nothing torments your heart as a parent than sending your budding boy to school and stay with a thought of a possibility of even never seeing his body. The Kyamate parent will simply come to pick ashes 4 days after Ash Wednesday and the schoo...
Secretes revelled why Rwandan President Kagame fired IGP  Munyuza, defence PS Baingana.

Secretes revelled why Rwandan President Kagame fired IGP  Munyuza, defence PS Baingana.

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame has sacked the all-powerful police chief, Dan Munyuza. In a statement issued on Monday night by the Prime Minister , Kagame appointed Felix Namuhoranye to replace Munyuza. Namuhoranye has been serving as the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Operations. Namurohanye previously served as Commandant National Police College. Munyuza, a controversial figure, took over as police chief from Emmanuel Gasana in 2018. He had served as Police’s head of operations. Munyuza had a long stint at the directorate of Military Intelligence where he headed clandestine operations in the region and beyond. He has been accused of human rights abuses by international human rights groups. In the changes announced today, Kagame also dropped Maj Gen Emmanuel Baingan...
BoU dismisses claims of selling Governor’s house.

BoU dismisses claims of selling Governor’s house.

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The Bank of Uganda (BoU) has dismissed claims of selling off the governor’s residence as untrue. On Monday, shared a bid notice, BoU announcing the disposal of two assets; Plot 7-9 Elizabeth Avenue in Kololo and Plot 41 Kampala-Masaka Road. BoU had invited bidders to inspect these assets in the period February 22, 2023, to March 14, 2023. Following the bid notice, some media reports had indicated that the asset in Kololo is the governor’s residence, however, in a statement, BoU has clarified that the asset in Kololo being sold is an empty plot of land and not the governor’s residence. ”This is to notify the public that BoU is not selling the residence of the governor,” BoU said in a statement. The central bank added, “BoU appeals to the public to disregard the misinformation about the gove...
NUP rejects talks with gov’t over detained NUP supporters.

NUP rejects talks with gov’t over detained NUP supporters.

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The National Unity Platform (NUP) party president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has said that they will not negotiate with President Yoweri Museveni to secure the release of their detained supporters. It should be remembered that prior to and after the 2021 general elections, several youthful NUP supporters have been arrested on various allegations. Some are still in detention to date while some were released only to return with hollowing tales of torture while in detention. Speaking on Thursday at NUP headquarters at Makerere-Kavule while commissioning the NUP mobilizing committees dubbed ‘Kunga’ intended to mobilize NUP support at all levels across the country, Kyagulanyi said there is no way they can negotiate with the government to secure their God-given fundamental rights. Following the ...
The recently ordained Mukono Bishop vows to fight church land grabbers.

The recently ordained Mukono Bishop vows to fight church land grabbers.

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The new Bishop of the Diocese of Mukono, Enos Kitto Kagodo, has been ordained at a ceremony held at Bishop SS grounds in Mukono. The Archbishop urged him to start with his successor where he left off to grow the church and help people develop themselves. The inauguration ceremony of the new bishop of the Diocese of Mukono, started with a long line of clergy from the diocesan headquarters to the Bishop ss grounds where the main ceremony took place. In the sermon led by Bishop Patrick Wakula of central Busoga urged the new Bishop kitto to stand firm in defending the biblical teachings. " My brother Enos Kitto the lord has called you in the challenging times of Homosexuality, i beg you to be firm and defend the true biblical teachings" As the norm of the church Bishop, Olwa Alfred and Dan Zol...
Indian investor accused of raping a female job seeker.

Indian investor accused of raping a female job seeker.

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The Mukono Chief magistrates court has charged Indian investor Singh Sher Shekhawat with forcing a female friend to apply for a job. Singh Sher Shekhawat was charged before Judge Mukoye Maureen of the Mukono grade one, with one count of sexually forcing a woman without her consent, contrary to the Ugandan constitution section 123 and 124. According to the prosecution, Singh Sher Shekhawat a Salesman at Steema Industries allegedly committed the act on 13th march 2023 at his apartment which is next to Steema Industries factory in Namanve, Mukono district. However, Judge Mukoye adjourned the case till March 16, 2023, as there is still evidence to be gathered and the investor was remanded in custody at Kawuga government prison. The 28 year old woman who preferred anonymity, told us that she w...