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Day: September 11, 2023

Football Showdown: Bunha Triumphs in Mayuge Derby.

Football Showdown: Bunha Triumphs in Mayuge Derby.

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In an electrifying showdown at the Buluba hospital playground, Bunha reigned supreme in a heart-pounding Mayuge derby, edging out Bunhole Bunanumba 4-3 in the MTN Busoga Masaza Cup. The fiercely contested match left fans on the edge of their seats, showcasing the relentless intensity of Busoga's football scene. The game got off to a roaring start with Bunhole Bunanumba's skipper, Emmanuel Kizza, scoring a pinpoint towering header just 12 minutes into the match, stunning the home fans. However, Bunha swiftly countered the blow with Joram Ogeni's equally impressive header off Ruben Obbo's corner, levelling the score just five minutes later. As drizzles began to fall, Bunhole Bunanumba capitalized on Bunha's defensive lapses, with Ausi Masaba finding the net in the 28th minute. But Bunha refu...
Am ready to die after completing my life mission.

Am ready to die after completing my life mission.

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After facing national shame, socialite Sheilah Gashumba now claims that death has nothing on her! A fortnight ago, Sheilah had intimate videos of her and partner in passion, Rickman Manrick, leak on social media. Following the leak, perhaps many thought that the self-styled Lil Stunner would hide for a lengthy period or even break but guess what? She is proving that she got a thick skin! While breaking the silence on the matter, Sheilah revealed that she has always been scared of two things: her private videos getting exposed and her own death, along with the well-being of her loved ones. Having already faced one of these fears, she declared that death no longer scares her, as she has accomplished what she set out to do in life. “Since one is done, I’m here to tell you that death doesn’t s...
Exciting day of sports in Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom: Bicycle races and football matches thrill fans.

Exciting day of sports in Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom: Bicycle races and football matches thrill fans.

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In a thrilling display of athleticism and community spirit, Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom (BKK) recently hosted both bicycle racing and Enganda football tournaments in Kiryandongo district. The event, organized in collaboration with MTN Uganda, brought together sports enthusiasts and clans from across the region. Bicycle Racing Heats Up the Track The day kicked off with a high-octane bicycle racing competition that had fans on the edge of their seats. The racers, both men and women, battled it out for glory and cash prizes. Mr. Brian Young emerged victorious in the men's category, taking home an impressive prize of shs500,000. Right on his heels was Mr. Rogers Alinaitwe, securing the second position with shs400,000. The third, fourth, and fifth place finishers received shs300,000, shs200,000, and...
Man marries seven women on the same day.

Man marries seven women on the same day.

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In a weekend spectacle that left onlookers in awe, Hajji Habibu Nsikonnene embarked on a matrimonial journey, exchanging vows with not one, not two, but an astounding seven brides in a single ceremony. The event happened in Kijjo Namasengere village, Mukono district. According to Habibu, he was initially introduced to each of his women’s parents before convening a collective ceremony at his own residence. A viral video that has taken social media by storm captures the moment when each bride gracefully took her place in a personalized vehicle, displaying the names of the wives; Rashidah, Aisha, Fatuma, Shanifah, Mariam, Zainah, and yet another Aisha. The Muslim faith honours polygamy but imposes a limit of four wives per husband. However, Habibu defied the norms, citing his enduring relatio...
UPDF soldier arrested for life over murder.

UPDF soldier arrested for life over murder.

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The 5th Division Court Martial in Agago district has sentenced Private Mukanja Micheal attached to 79 Battalion to life imprisonment over murder. The court chaired by Colonel Ismail Ssendagire was informed that on May 31, 2023, at around 5pm, Mukanja while at Kokil trading centre, shot and killed Omol Justine after a disagreement over a football match. Major Flavia Terimulungi, the 5th Division spokesperson says the court also sentenced Private Okello George of 81 Battalion to 30 years for attempted murder. Court heard that on the afternoon of 27th August 2023 while in Lira Kato sub-country, Agago district the soldier shot and injured Odwel John after developing a disagreement. According to Terimilungi, the injured is still undergoing treatment at Lacor hospital. During the same session, a...
World Bank Team on Mission to Assess GROW Project Implementation.

World Bank Team on Mission to Assess GROW Project Implementation.

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A team from the World Bank commenced a 10-day mission on Monday to assess the progress in implementing the new Generating Growth Opportunities and Productivity for Women Enterprises (GROW) project. The project aims to increase access to entrepreneurial services that enable female entrepreneurs to expand their enterprises in targeted locations, including host and refugee districts. It is a government initiative funded by the World Bank with a $217 million grant. The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) is the lead implementing Agency with the Private Sector Foundation Uganda as an implementing Entity. The team from the Bank is led by Ms. Margarita Puerto Gomez, a Senior Social Development Specialist who is also Task Team Leader for GROW Project,...