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UAE astronaut begins six-month mission.

UAE astronaut begins six-month mission.

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) began one of its major space missions in 2023, with the Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi travelling to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the six-month mission, titled, “Zayed Ambition 2.” The mission is one of a series of ambitious Emirati missions, which include the launch of MBZ-Sat and the arrival of the Explorer Rashid to the moon. Zayed Ambition 2, a part of the UAE Astronaut Programme, is a crucial addition to the scientific achievements of the UAE’s space sector and will see Al Neyadi conduct 19 research experiments and advanced studies. It is also the second mission to dispatch Emirati astronauts to the ISS. The mission took off at 9:34 on Thursday from Complex No.39A at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on NASA’s Kennedy Space C...
High court approves journalists body UJA to hold its AGM.

High court approves journalists body UJA to hold its AGM.

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High court judge Musa Ssekaana has okayed Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) leadership and its members to hold their Annual General Assembly AGM and its other activities like recruiting new members as they await for the judgment on a petition contesting the upcoming elections. In his ruling, the learned judge guided that only the electoral process should be stayed but other UJA activities that are supposed to be conducted including the Annual General Assembly to enable a smooth running of the association should continue since the executive committee is still in office. According to the UJA electoral guidelines, among others one to qualify to contest on any position he or she must have been a fully member of the association for the past two consecutive years to the elections which the or...
Why girls have performed better then boys in 2022 UACE results.

Why girls have performed better then boys in 2022 UACE results.

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Female candidates have performed better than boys in last year’s Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) exams, Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) has revealed. The national examination board has been observing this trend for the last four consecutive years, raising eyebrows and drawing attention to the changing dynamics in education in the country. The Executive Director of UNEB, Daniel Odongo, said that a total of 96, 557 candidates sat for UACE, with 40, 219 of them being female and 56, 023 being male. But despite female candidates being fewer than the boys, they performed better. Odongo notes that the percentage of passes at the upper level of 3 and 2 principal passes is higher for female candidates, while the percentage passes and failure rate at the lower level among gi...
IRA to proceed with awareness drive.

IRA to proceed with awareness drive.

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Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) has said it will continue with its awareness drives among members of the public as one of the ways to narrow the awareness gap in insurance acceptance. Speaking during the launch of the insurance week at the Railway grounds, IRA Chief Executive Office Alhaji Kaddunabbi Ibrahim Lubega said they have for several years been carrying out awareness drives but said these will continue. “We have taken several steps to narrow the awareness gap in the insurance sector but fundamentally, as a regulator we have improved and increased our budget to move to the entire country at different levels. We have different teams moving around the country to ensure people are made aware of what they ought to know,” Kaddunabbi said. He noted that they have continued to partner...
NRM speaks out on their  position on Serere by-election.

NRM speaks out on their  position on Serere by-election.

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The National Resistance Movement (NRM) secretary general, Richard Todwong has fortified the party’s decision to back Philip Oucor, their candidate in the recently concluded Serere County by-election. Earlier to the election, over 250 NRM leaders from Serere district had asked the party top executive to front and back Emmanuel Omoding, the son to the late MP Patrick Okabe in the by-election, but the party preferred Oucor. Oucor, lost to Omoding who came on an independent card in the hotly contested race, polling 13, 306 votes against the latter’s 15,638. Todwong defended NRM’s decision to back Oucor, saying supporting another aspirant would breach the party’s constitution. He added that they supported Oucor purposely to show voters and the population that the NRM has guiding principles whic...
“Emyooga is the final solution to the problem of poverty” – minister Kasolo.

“Emyooga is the final solution to the problem of poverty” – minister Kasolo.

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The State Minister for Microfinance, Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo has said that unlike the past, Ugandans no longer have a choice but to become rich, courtesy of Emyooga program. Speaking during the monitoring of Emyooga program in Hoima district, Kasolo said in the past, government has introduced several poverty alleviation programs but they have not been successful because the public has not embraced them fully. “You remember Entandikwa? It was medicine for getting out poverty but the problem was that we failed to take the medicine in time. This can be equated to a patient who is prescribed with medicine and asked to take it but refuses. The disease becomes persistent,”Kasolo said. He noted that because the disease of poverty became persistent, President Museveni introduced another program, NA...
Assailants attack priests at nakanyonyi school of mission, injures two.

Assailants attack priests at nakanyonyi school of mission, injures two.

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The attack on Gorover C Wilcox school of Mission in Mukono is believed to have been caused by a land dispute between tenants and Mukono diocese. The land in contention is situated at Nakanyonyi village in Mukono district. At the scene we found that the attackers had already fled and we found pangas and knives abandoned, but the preachers also got out of their way and knocked down the houses that were being built on their land illegally Police from Nagalama division swung into action to restore sanity at the scene, they searched the house where the attackers were staying but it was empty. The preachers later launched a manhunt for the assailants and arrested some people and handed them over to police. The preachers told us that they are in fear because they could be attacked by the goons a...
Luzira fortebet-Alex Muhangi soccer tour thrills punters.

Luzira fortebet-Alex Muhangi soccer tour thrills punters.

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It will be a moment to remember as Fortebet-Alex Muhangi soccer tour burst-up everyone that set his/her eyes onto it. The tour was organized by Fortebet in conjunction with the company brand ambassador, Alex Muhangi, and it was aimed at having a come together moment with Luzira clients, branch operators and administrators. The tour started with a give back to the community, specifically giving out mama kits to Luzira Health Centre IV. The kits were handed over by Muhangi. Fortebet and Muhangi then proceeded to Luzira Play Ground where the soccer battle took place. Fortebet branches then battled out in knockout encounters until the victors, Luzira Branch emerged. The victors took on Muhangi’s team, winning a match that excited watchers. These victors were prized with 500,000/=, footballs an...
URC enters partnership with SafeBoda, East Matatu to enable travelers purchase train tickets online.

URC enters partnership with SafeBoda, East Matatu to enable travelers purchase train tickets online.

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Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) has signed a trust with safe boda ride and Easy Matatu to enable travelers to purchase train tickets online and also offer first and last-mile transport services. The new partnership will see train commuters purchase tickets using the ride-hailing company’s platform and taxi platform to book rides to and from the train stations. “This partnership is aimed at offering our passengers the much-needed first and last mile to and from our train at specified terminals including, Kampala Station, Namboole and Namanve using Easy Matatu and Safe Boda services. The Corporation’s overall objective is to make rail the preferred freight and passenger service provider in Uganda and beyond, and thus, this initiative and more to come feed into this objective,” said Jesca ...
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