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Month: February 2024

CPS and IPS Bombing: Nine take charges of terrorism as five are acquitted

CPS and IPS Bombing: Nine take charges of terrorism as five are acquitted

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The International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala has confirmed nine suspects to stand trial for their alleged involvement in the manufacture and detonation of 2021 Kampala twin bombings at CPS and IPS building. On Tuesday, Justice Richard Wejuli Wabwire ordered that the suspects start trial on charges of Terrorism and belonging to a terrorist organization before a yet to be named panel of three Justices. They are: Ismail Kiyemba , Wambedde Twaha, Nsubuga Nadir Faisal, Ishaq Jero, Kiryowa Jamadah Afan, Ssebunya Hassan, Musinguzi Sadiq and Bbumba Ammar. The same Judge has set free five people after ruling that the Prosecution evidence did not point at their involvement in the bombings. Justice Wejuli has ruled that the evidence presented by the Prosecution during the Pre-trial ...
Most memorable day of my life – Fireboy DML

Most memorable day of my life – Fireboy DML

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Nigerian singer Adedamola Adefolahan, aka Fireboy DML, has relished going on a date with legendary American pop star, Madonna. Speaking in a recent interview with Billboard News, he described the experience as the “most memorable day” of his life. The ‘Peru’ crooner said, “Madonna sent me a DM on Instagram. I think she told me she was a fan and she loved the most unlikely song on my debut album. She is so weird and funny. I just love her. That is one of the highlights of my career; having a song with Madonna is really something to be proud of because that’s the Queen of pop. “I went out on a date with Madonna and I would say that was probably the most memorable day of my life. It was an experience.”
I was bullied  because of my voice – Singer Tems

I was bullied because of my voice – Singer Tems

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The Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Tems has recalled how she was bullied over the pitch of her voice. Tems in an interview with The Cut, narrated that she didn’t speak until age three. She said she grew up feeling self-conscious because her voice didn’t sound like other girls. “I was bullied to the point of tears and was a target of ridicule. This led to the belief that I sounded like a boy, or a frog, with the impression that my voice was ugly. “I was always in my own little world. When I did make friends, I would try to make them sing my songs and other girls had these sweet, high voices and my voice had a bass.” Recall that the songstress had previously stated that she started making music because she doesn’t have friends.
MTN and Huawei Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Joint Innovation Tech Lab to Boost Digital Transformation in Africa

MTN and Huawei Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Joint Innovation Tech Lab to Boost Digital Transformation in Africa

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MTN Group and Huawei signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a Joint Innovation Technology Lab, aiming to deepen cooperation in technological innovation. The signing ceremony, which held at MWC Barcelona, Spain was attended by senior delegations from MTN and Huawei. This strategic partnership will see the creation of an Innovation Technology Lab at MTN Group's headquarters in South Africa. The lab will serve as a neutral platform for collaboration within the Africa's digital ecosystem, accelerating the development, deployment and adoption of innovative digital solutions driven across the continent. Together, the two companies will leverage this initiative to focus their research and development efforts on key areas such as 5G and beyond, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data analytics...
 Felista the superstar cancels maiden concert after organizer allegedly runs away with Shs50m

 Felista the superstar cancels maiden concert after organizer allegedly runs away with Shs50m

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Young rapper Felista Di Superstar has announced that her maiden concert, ‘Felista Fest Concert,’ which was scheduled to take place on April 1 at Wankulukuku, will not be happening as one of the organizers ran away with over Shs50 million. Through her official Facebook page, the youngster disclosed that the stolen money was to be used for organizing the concert. “I have a lot of pain in my heart,” reads part of Felista’s post. However, she vowed to remain determined to pursue her music career. Felista Di Superstar, who is now in Senior Two burst onto the music scene in 2019. Her music is characterized by fast rap and playful lyricism. She has also been often commended for having a more mature approach to music than her fellow youngsters. Her fan base has been anticipating her concert, whi...
Police summon lawyer Ssemakadde over criminal libel

Police summon lawyer Ssemakadde over criminal libel

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The Police in Kampala Metropolitan have asked maverick city lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde to present himself before the Criminal Investigations Director at Kampala CPS over an alleged criminal libel case. The summon signed by Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Police (D/ACP) Kagarura Bob who heads the CID Department at KMP require Ssemakadde to appear before the commander CID on Monday, February 26, 2024 (today), at 10. AM. The meeting is in regard to a case of criminal libel and offences prejudicial to judicial proceedings against the city lawyer. “…You are therefore required to report to the CID Commander Kampala Metropolitan Police at CPS Kampala building in Room 75 on Monday the 26th of February 2024 at 1000hrs (10:00 am) for a meeting regarding the alleged case of criminal libel and offences ...
How Buganda Clan chief Daniel Bbosa was gunned down, wife escaped unhurt

How Buganda Clan chief Daniel Bbosa was gunned down, wife escaped unhurt

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On Sunday evening, another spate of gun violence rocked the country when assailants riding on a motorcycle sprayed bullets at Eng Daniel Bbosa Lwomwa, the Head of Ndiga (Sheep) clan in the Buganda Kingdom killing him on the spot. The 6 pm shooting at Kikandwa Zone, Lungujja Parish, Lubaga Division., a Kampala suburb, came barely a week after Police released the Annual Crime Report 2023 throwing the country in the embers of shock and fear. Inside Mr Bbosa’s motor vehicle, Reg No UAH 637X was his wife in the co-driver’s seat, who according to reports survived unhurt, an indication that the assailants primarily had their target on demand. According to reports (not by police), the slain clan chief who is an Engineer by profession and the Director of Transa Electrical had earlier in the day hel...
Morgan Heritage’s lead singer dies at 46

Morgan Heritage’s lead singer dies at 46

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Peter Anthony Morgan, the lead singer of popular reggae band; Morgan Heritage which he founded with four siblings, died Sunday at 46, his family said. The family asked for privacy and thanked people in advance for their love and support. The statement posted on social media did not share a cause of death. Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness wrote on the X social media platform that his “heart is heavy” over the news. He called Morgan’s death a “colossal loss” for Jamaica and reggae music. Morgan, known as “Peetah,” was a son of renowned Jamaican reggae singer Denroy Morgan. He and his siblings formed Morgan Heritage in 1994, and the band won a Grammy for best reggae album in 2016 for “Strictly Roots.” One of his brothers, Roy “Gramps” Morgan, moved to Tennessee, where he aimed to introd...
Huawei Cloud: Infrastructure of Choice for AI with 10 Systematic Innovations Unveiled in MWC Barcelona 2024

Huawei Cloud: Infrastructure of Choice for AI with 10 Systematic Innovations Unveiled in MWC Barcelona 2024

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This year's Huawei Cloud Summit demonstrates how Huawei Cloud is the infrastructure of choice for AI applications. With the theme of "Accelerate Intelligence with Everything as a Service", the 500-strong event brought together executives and experts from diverse industries, such as carrier, finance, and Internet. Huawei Cloud presented 10 AI-oriented innovations and extensive industry expertise of Pangu models. The objective is an AI-ready infrastructure tailored to each industry for a faster journey towards intelligence. Jim Lu, President of the European Region and Senior Vice President of Huawei, stated in his speech that, "Intelligence will open up new opportunities for Europe in the next decade. We hope to use ICT to help global customers and partners unlock the full potential of inte...
MTN Foundation champions diversity, equity, and inclusion with the graduation of 156 youths from empowerment programs

MTN Foundation champions diversity, equity, and inclusion with the graduation of 156 youths from empowerment programs

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MTN Uganda’s corporate social responsibility arm, MTN Foundation, has today facilitated the graduation of 156 youths from its prestigious Computer Applications User Occupation and vocational and business skills programs as it continues with its journey to enhance diversity, equity and inclusiveness in the communities. 123 youths, predominantly women, successfully earned the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) certificates in Computer Applications User Occupation, while another 33 earned the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations certificates in the vocational and business skills. The second cohort of learners in the Computer Applications User Occupation program underwent an intensive one-month training, mastering key software tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Eq...