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Month: October 2023

Balaam takes singer Alien Skin to Court over 250M.

Balaam takes singer Alien Skin to Court over 250M.

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Events promoter Balaam Barugahara Ateenyi has revealed how Deluxe Lounge, the esteemed entertainment hub of Mbarara, Western Uganda, is considering legal action against singer Alien Skin, following a breach of contract that left the venue and its patrons high and dry during a much-anticipated event scheduled for October 28, 2023. The looming lawsuit, initially announced by events promoter Balaam Barugahara Ateenyi, stems from Alien Skin’s failure to fulfill his performance obligations as agreed upon in the contract inked with Deluxe Lounge. The contractual arrangement laid out the terms and conditions, including the substantial fee agreed upon, reflective of Alien Skin’s immense popularity and talent. Fans had eagerly anticipated his performance, but on the event day, Alien Skin was conspi...
MTN Uganda celebrates successful conclusion of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Enganda Football Tournament.

MTN Uganda celebrates successful conclusion of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Enganda Football Tournament.

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MTN Uganda, the leading telecommunications company in the country, is proud to announce the successful conclusion of the 2023 Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Enganda Football Tournament. The tournament, generously sponsored by MTN Uganda, brought together the vibrant communities of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom for a thrilling display of talent and unity. The championship match, held at Booma Grounds in Hoima City, was an intense clash between the Abasaigi Clan from Kibaale District and the Abahango Clan from Hoima District. The match ended in a spectacular penalty shootout, with Abasaigi Clan emerging as the champions with a 5-4 victory. Abel Mwesigye, the Western Region Business Manager for MTN Uganda, expressed his delight in being part of this remarkable event. He stated, "MTN Uganda is committ...
Woman jailed for poisoning her stepchildren.

Woman jailed for poisoning her stepchildren.

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A stepmother identified as Komuhendo Harriet has been arrested by Masindi Police for the alleged murder by poisoning of her two stepchildren, aged 8 and 6, and the attempted murder by poisoning of a third victim, a 2-year-old child who is currently undergoing treatment at Masindi General Hospital. The incident happened on October 26 in Labongo sub-county, Masindi district, where the suspect is said to have given the three siblings a meal laced with suspected poison. As a result, all three children became unconscious, sending their family into a state of panic. They were immediately rushed to Masindi General Hospital for urgent medical attention. Katusiime Patience, an 8-year-old female juvenile, and Asobora James, a 5-year-old male juvenile, could not be saved and lost their lives. The thi...
MTN Foundation announces selection of 25 projects for the inaugural MTN Changemakers Initiative.

MTN Foundation announces selection of 25 projects for the inaugural MTN Changemakers Initiative.

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MTN Uganda's corporate social responsibility arm, MTN Foundation, is excited to announce the selection of 25 projects for the inaugural MTN Changemakers Initiative. This initiative, designed to create a lasting impact on the lives of millions in Uganda focusing on youth, women, persons with disabilities, and communities in need, aligns with the company's 25-year celebration of transforming Uganda's communities. It also reflects MTN's belief in collaborative efforts to create an unstoppable wave of change in the communities countrywide. MTN Foundation is committing UGX 500 million to these selected projects, aligning with its core focus areas of economic empowerment, education, health, water, and the environment. The 25 projects span five sub-regions, ensuring widespread sup...
Nakazibwe returns to NTV’s Mwasuze Mutya program.

Nakazibwe returns to NTV’s Mwasuze Mutya program.

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Renowned media figure Faridah Nakazibwe is poised to return to the screen on NTV’s Mwasuze Mutya program. This development has left many in awe, considering her reported departure from the Serena-based station just a few weeks ago. Nakazibwe had been a prominent and familiar face on NTV for a remarkable 17 years, where she hosted various programs and anchored news bulletins, earning her a substantial following and an esteemed reputation. Following her reported departure, Ruth Kalibbala Bwanika took up the mantle as the host of the Mwasuze Mutya show. However, a poster circulating on social media has sparked excitement among fans as it hints at Nakazibwe’s return as the host for today’s episode, coinciding with the program’s 9th-anniversary celebration. The special episode is set to feature...
14 year old boy found dead in lira city west division.

14 year old boy found dead in lira city west division.

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The North Kyoga police spokesperson, SP Jimmy Patrick Okema, has released a statement regarding the tragic death of a 14 year-old boy from Anai ward. The young boy, Okello Haward, was allegedly killed by unknown individuals and found tied to the veranda of an unfinished building using a rope. The territorial police in Lira-City West Division is actively investigating the suspected murder of Okello Haward, the 14-year-old victim. According to SP Jimmy Patrick Okema, the incident is believed to have occurred on the 26th of October 2023, around 01:00 hours, in Anai Ober Cell, Anai Ward, Lira-City West Division. This investigation began following a report filed by the local LCI chairman, Ogwal Dickens of Anai Ober Cell, Anai Ward, Lira-City West Division. It is alleged that around 07:30 hours ...
Entebbe International Airport expanding to serve 3.5 million passengers by next year.

Entebbe International Airport expanding to serve 3.5 million passengers by next year.

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Entebbe International Airport, located in Uganda, is in the process of expanding its capacity to handle 3.5 million passengers each year by the middle of 2024. This development was shared by Mr. Fred Bamwesigye, the Director General of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA), during a meeting with the Parliamentary Committee on Physical Infrastructure while they were visiting the airport. The expansion and improvements at Entebbe Airport are part of the ongoing efforts to enhance the facility. A significant milestone in Uganda’s aviation industry was the recent Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme – Continuous Monitoring Approach (USOAP-CMA), which took place from September 6 to 18, 2023. This audit, conducted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), assessed Ugand...
President M7 expresses condolences for MP Rukaari’s Father.

President M7 expresses condolences for MP Rukaari’s Father.

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President Yoweri Museveni has expressed his condolences over the passing of Maitland Lawrence Rukaari, the father of Mbarara North MP Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari. Maitland Lawrence Rukaari, a well-known farmer and businessman in the Ankole sub-region, succumbed to diabetes at the age of 89 at the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital on October 23. During the burial ceremony held in Nkokonjeru ward in Mbarara City, President Museveni was represented by the Minister of State for Animal Industry and Isingiro North MP, Bright Rwamirama. President Museveni shared a family connection, stating that his late mother, Esiteeri Kokundeka, was from the Beene Rukaari clan. President Museveni acknowledged the Rukaari family’s contributions to the liberation struggle and commended Maitland Lawrence Rukaari for...
President M7 calls on young scientists to collaborate with nrm for free education.

President M7 calls on young scientists to collaborate with nrm for free education.

Education, FEATURED, Latest News
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni addressed a group of 91 young scientists who recently completed a two-month training program at Sera Kasenyi Training School. During his speech on October 25, 2023, he emphasized the importance of education in Uganda’s social and economic transformation. President Museveni encouraged the young scientists to join forces with the National Resistance Movement (NRM) government to combat individuals who oppose free education in government schools. He expressed his belief that education is a fundamental catalyst for transforming the country and stressed the need for unity in this endeavor. The President also touched upon the principles of the NRM, including patriotism, Pan-Africanism, socio-economic transformation, and democracy. He highlighted the significance o...
Norway to Continue Supporting Uganda through NORAD.

Norway to Continue Supporting Uganda through NORAD.

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The Norwegian Government has pledged to continue supporting its existing partnerships and programs with Uganda despite of the looming closure of its Embassy next year. The assurance was delivered by Her Excellency Anne Kristin Hermansen, the new Ambassador of Norway to Uganda, during a courtesy call at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development headquarters in Kampala on Monday. The courtesy visit was an occasion to celebrate the fruitful collaboration between the two countries on various projects aimed at promoting gender equality and women's empowerment. Ambassador Hermansen's visit was also an opportunity to address the upcoming closure of the Embassy of Norway in Uganda, which is set to take place in July 2024. She noted that the closure is only part of a broader res...