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Day: September 18, 2023

32 children die in earthquake.

32 children die in earthquake.

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The thoughts of one Moroccan schoolteacher immediately turned to her pupils when she felt the 6.8-magnitude earthquake strike a week ago. Nesreen Abu ElFadel was in Marrakesh – but Adaseel, the mountain village that was home to her school and pupils, was closer to the epicentre. The Arabic- and French-language teacher returned to Adaseel where she went searching for the children. She discovered that all 32 – ranging from six to 12 years old – had died. “I went to the village and started asking about my kids: ‘Where is Somaya? Where is Youssef? Where is this girl? Where is that boy?’ The answer came hours later: ‘They are all dead.’ “I imagined holding my class’s attendance sheet and putting a line through one student’s name after another, until I had scratched off 32 names; they are all no...
Weekend Thrills in MTN Busoga Masaza Cup with Dramatic Wins,Teargas Chaos, and Historic Moments.

Weekend Thrills in MTN Busoga Masaza Cup with Dramatic Wins,Teargas Chaos, and Historic Moments.

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Kidera, Buyende District - The MTN Busoga Masaza Cup treated football enthusiasts to a weekend filled with exhilarating action, featuring dramatic wins, teargas chaos, and a historic victory for one team. From the lush green pitches to unexpected disruptions, the past weekend had it all. Saturday's Showdowns: Bulamogi 3-4 Bukono The Kaliro High School playground was the stage for an epic Saturday showdown between Bulamogi and Bukono saza in the preliminary rounds of the competition. The sunny conditions provided an ideal setting for the game, in stark contrast to the recent heavy rains that had disrupted matches. Bulamogi saza seemed destined for victory as they raced to a 2-0 lead within the first 10 minutes. Wilson Nfulanyi (3rd minute) and Abbey Tusubira (10th minute) struck early goals...
Singer and actress Evelyn Lagu dies after battling kidney complications.

Singer and actress Evelyn Lagu dies after battling kidney complications.

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Unfortunate news reaching our desk reveals singer and actress Evelyn Nakabira alias Evelyn Lagu a.k.a Evelyn Love has breathed her last after years of battling kidney and heart complications. The singer was pronounced dead early on the morning of Monday 18th September 2023 and the devastating news was confirmed by her son and via her social media accounts. Evelyne Love was in the past few years flown to Turkey to conduct a kidney transplant, however, medical experts stopped her from the procedure reasoning that her health status was not suitable for it. She was hence advised to continue taking dialysis as they reasoned that a transplant could lead to her earlier death than expected. The songstress has been doing dialysis ever since she returned from Turkey. Evelyne Love always had to go th...
Kyegegwa to Host the International Day of Older Persons.

Kyegegwa to Host the International Day of Older Persons.

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Kyegegwa, 14th September 2023 - Kyegegwa district will host this year's National celebrations for the International Day of Older Persons, which is celebrated every 1st October. The day aims to recognize the contributions made by older persons to the development of the society they live in and to raise awareness among the public about the rights and needs of older persons. The theme for this year is: "Healthy Ageing; A Call to Action." This theme is derived from the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020-2023, envisioning a world where everyone can enjoy a long and healthy life. During a joint planning meeting with officials from the Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development held at the district headquarters on Thursday, 14th September 2023, the district team expressed readin...