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Day: March 22, 2023

Ramadan starts tomorrow– UMSC

Ramadan starts tomorrow– UMSC

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The Muslim holy month of Ramadan will begin this Thursday, March 23, according to Dr Ziyad Swalleh Lubanga, director of Sharia at the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC). Lubanga also announced that Taraweeh prayers at the National Mosque and other mosques across the country will commence every evening at 08:30 pm. He then added that Islamic seminars, known as Darasas, will be conducted every Sunday from 10:00 am throughout the holy month. Ramadan which is a month-long observance of fasting from dawn to dusk is one of the five pillars of Islam. Ramadan is also a time for self-reflection and spiritual growth. Despite being one of the 12 months in the Islamic calendar, the timing of Ramadan varies each year due to the lunar calendar being shorter than the Gregorian calendar by approximately...
Does an acre of land in Kisenyi cost ush.37billion?

Does an acre of land in Kisenyi cost ush.37billion?

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City Lord Mayor Mr Erias Lukwago last week lifted-a-lid off a deal which involved a one John Bosco Muwonge and Kampala Capital City Authority in a land transaction of $100million. Mr Lukwago says in the deal he calls “shoddy” that each acre of land in Kisenyi, down town city was sold at Shs37billion after which all vendors in the area were resettled. The 10 acres of Kisenyi land were allegedly allocated by President Museveni who wrote to Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) urging them to negotiate with the one Bosco Muwonge on matters about the land to secure a workplace for street sellers and hawkers. Last Thursday Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) took interest into the matter and during the crossfire, KCCA and the Kampala Minister to expla...
Robbers raid catholic seminary, two priests left injured.

Robbers raid catholic seminary, two priests left injured.

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On Sunday night, two robbers broke in Nswanjere Junior Seminary in Mpigi District and vandalised the chapel, stole some property and brutally injured two priests. Archbishop Paul Ssemogere, the head of Archdiocese Kampala has declared a three-day prayer period as an act of reparation to Nswanjere Junior. In a statement he made on Monday, the Archbishop, he noted that the robbers vandalised the chapel, stole some property and injured Fr Emmanuel Mukukule and Brother John Bosco Mwasa, who are providentially in a stable condition. Mr Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala metropolitan police deputy spokesperson said that during the robbery, Fr. Kyeyune Godfrey, the Vice Rector at Nswanjere Junior seminary, was beaten and injured on the left hand. Fr. Emmanuel Mukukule was also beaten and injured on ...
Tanzania confirmed 5 dead in new marburg outbreak.

Tanzania confirmed 5 dead in new marburg outbreak.

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At least five have been reported dead as the Marburg disease outbreak is confirmed in Tanzania this evening with neighboring countries staying alert. Tanzania health minister Ummy Mwalimu confirmed the outbreak of Marburg virus indicating that five people had dead while three others hospitalised and contact tracing ongoing. “Our public health laboratory results have confirmed that this disease is caused by the Marburg virus,” Ms Mwalimu said. According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the disease is rare but a severe hemorrhagic fever which affects both people and non-human primates. “The disease is caused by the Marburg virus, a genetically unique zoonotic (or, animal-borne) RNA virus of the filovirus family. The six species of Ebola virus are the only other known...
A Ugandan singer Ricardo Omutto survives a deadly accident.

A Ugandan singer Ricardo Omutto survives a deadly accident.

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Singer Ricardo Omutto is currently battling with an alleged curse of denying his family, his father passed away last weekend and as he was driving with his family, they got involved in a deadly car accident that has left all of them nursing serious wounds.Appearing in an interview, Richard Kibaale aka Ricardo Omuto revealed how he is currently heartbroken and nursing wounds after surviving a deadly car accident that saw his car flip and leave him and his father in deep pain.Ricardo almost lost his life over the weekend following a car crash that he was involved in with three other family members as he traveled to Bupadhengo for the burial of his dad Mr. Robert Kibaale who lost a battle with prostate cancer. The burial of his dad took place yesterday in Bupadhengo . Ricardo’s father handed ...
Parliament passed the anti-homosexuality bill, 2023- death penalty.

Parliament passed the anti-homosexuality bill, 2023- death penalty.

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Homosexuals will face a death sentence upon conviction after Parliament passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2023. The Bill as passed will attract a maximum sentence of death for persons convicted of homosexuality, while persons who attempt to commit the offence of homosexuality upon conviction, will face up to 10 years in prison. The new law also penalizes protection and promotion of homosexuality with legal entities liable for a fine of Shs1 billion for promoting the act. Laroo-Pece Division MP Charles Onen said homosexuality is distasteful and unjustifiable. “There is nothing so sweet and so good for a man more than a woman. There should be no reason for a man to run after a man,” he said. State Minister for Defence, Markson Jacob Oboth Oboth said the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023, resto...
New Era Music is excited to release a new song from Cata vybz & Lau wyne ft Alex Muhangi.

New Era Music is excited to release a new song from Cata vybz & Lau wyne ft Alex Muhangi.

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New Era Music a management that seeks to promote talent from Western Uganda is soon releasing a new banga called "Action" from Cata Vybz & Lau Wyn featuring Alex Muhangi CEO comedy Store. "Action" is the song for the duo Cata Vybz and Lau Wyn under New Era management and these are promising more hits including Ondobise, I'm the man and Beibe ft Daddy Andre that are still in studio. According to the manager, Obed Agaba, says the duo featuring Alex Muhangi on the project has been an amazing experience. "Featuring Alex Muhangi on the project has been an amazing experience. The Boyz (Cata Vybz &Lua Wyne) have learnt alot and the Knowledge will help them maneuver the industry. We have another amazing project from the best producer in Uganda. It's in Runyakitara. We hope the audience in...
Parents deserting cleft lip and cleft palates babies .

Parents deserting cleft lip and cleft palates babies .

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Medical practitioners have expressed concern over the spiritual myths associated with babies born with Cleft lip and Cleft palate deformity; it has resulted in acts of parents deserting their babies in hospitals leaving them to guidians and relatives. They revealed the challenge while being trained as speech therapists to the children with speech articulation issues after being operated against the deformity. Guardians of the victims narrated to us how these children were discriminated against before being treated in communities starting from their biological parents and relatives, they opted to hide them from the rest of the public because they were called all sorts of names. According to Dr. Eric Mugoya, the children face speech articulation challenges after surgery, thus facing stigma a...