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Day: September 4, 2023

MTN Uganda-sponsored Bunyoro Kingdom Sports Extravaganza Serves Double Delight for Buliisa Residents.

MTN Uganda-sponsored Bunyoro Kingdom Sports Extravaganza Serves Double Delight for Buliisa Residents.

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In a thrilling showcase of sportsmanship and community unity, residents of Buliisa District were treated to a double dose of excitement with the second edition of MTN Uganda-sponsored Bunyoro Kitara Bicycle Races and the Enganda Football Tournament. The streets of Buliisa came alive as athletes and football enthusiasts converged to witness these thrilling events. The day kicked off with the much-anticipated Bunyoro Kitara Bicycle Races, sponsored by MTN Uganda. The event, held in collaboration with Bunyoro Kingdom, saw dozens of cyclists from the district, both male and female, compete in a fierce battle for top honors. The race, which started at the Buliisa town council at around 10:30 am, was flagged off by the prime minister of Bunyoro Kingdom, Owek. Andrew Byakutaga. MTN Uganda's Weste...
Gabon’s borders reopen.

Gabon’s borders reopen.

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Central African merchants and Gabon's civilians who were stranded in Kye-Ossi, a southern Cameroon city, are pleased that Gabon's military is reopening the borders that were sealed after a coup removed Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba from power this week. On Saturday, Gabon's military junta said it was reopening the borders, three days after closing them during a military coup in which President Ali Bongo Ondimba was ousted. 26-year-old Gabonese truck driver Nguea Rene, who has been stranded in Cameroon, said he is waiting for border troops to respect the military rulers' instructions and reopen the border so he can be with his family in Gabon's capital, Libreville. Nguea said he came to Cameroon to buy spare motor parts but could not return because the border was sealed. Nguea said he w...
How S.3 student conned Shs.13m out of 179 youths.

How S.3 student conned Shs.13m out of 179 youths.

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Security has rescued at least 179 youths from the home of a 38-year-old woman, Harriet Nasuuna. Nasuuna was allegedly working for as a recruitment agent for a S.3 student William Mugenyi, 18 for fake jobs in Kenya. They recruited the youths from various parts of the country and kept them at Nasuuna's home in Kakiri, Wakiso district. “Mugenyi told me to recruit energetic young men and women for jobs in Kenya. I have been getting these people by telling one person to inform another about this employment opportunity. My boss is Mugenyi William, and is a resident of Kapeka Semuto in Nakaseke district,” Nasuuna said. Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson and UPDF First Division spokesperson, Maj Charles Kabona, said the information already gathered shows Mugenyi is a S.3 ...
Mafabi rejects Birigwa’s request for delegates’ conference funds.

Mafabi rejects Birigwa’s request for delegates’ conference funds.

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The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has rejected the request for funding the Extraordinary National Delegates Conference, which was called by the party chairman, Mr. Wasswa Birigwa on grounds that the party’s governing bodies were not informed in advance. In his letter dated August 24th, Birigwa had requested Shs638.2 million to support his conference scheduled for September 19th. In his letter, Birigwa stated, “The office of the party Chairman has called for an extraordinary National Delegates Conference on Tuesday, September in Kampala. The total number of expected participants is 1,970, including 1,560 delegates and 410 other guests.” According to the budget attached to the letter, the funds were intended for facilitating the attendance of delegates, providing security in the form of ...
Navio celebrates 20-year music in style.

Navio celebrates 20-year music in style.

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Renowned Hip Hop artiste Daniel Kigozi, aka Navio, marked two decades in the music industry with an electrifying concert last night at the picturesque Sheraton Hotel gardens. This milestone event also coincided with the 50-year celebration of Hip Hop, making it an unforgettable night for music enthusiasts. Navio’s collaboration with Hennessy, which named him as their ambassador, provided attendees with a VVIP experience. Hennessy’s impeccable service was readily available throughout the night, adding to the overall enjoyment of the event. Navio, who began his musical journey with Klear Kut, showcased his versatility with four sessions, two accompanied by a live band and two using CDs. Out of his catalog, Navio and his team carefully curated a selection of 27 tracks for the concert. The ent...
Sinach to perform in Kampala this Friday.

Sinach to perform in Kampala this Friday.

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Osinach Egbu commonly known as Sinach, the internationally acclaimed gospel artist known for her chart-topping hits and inspirational lyrics is set to grace Uganda for a highly-anticipated live concert. The event, scheduled for this weekend at the Lugogo Hockey grounds, has already generated significant buzz across the country. With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Sinach has captured the hearts of millions worldwide with her powerful and uplifting songs. Her timeless classics like "Way Maker," "I Know Who I Am," and "The Name of Jesus" have become anthems in churches and gatherings across the globe, touching souls and spreading the message of faith and hope. Sinach's music transcends borders, cultures, and languages, making her a beloved figure in Uganda and around the wor...