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Day: February 2, 2024

Ugandan singer Baby Deo perishes in car accident.

Ugandan singer Baby Deo perishes in car accident.

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Baby Deo, real name Deo Tadeo Mbaziira, was widely known for his song ‘Kawanga Yogera’. He was also the voice behind songs like Omuwuttufu, Akanyonyi, and Obwenzi Bwabasajja, among others. Reports indicate that the 35-year-old was involved in a car crash that claimed his life while traveling to Nabbingo in the wee hours of Friday morning. Condolences from the music fraternity continue to pour in as we gather more details regarding his demise.
Blogger denies cyber harassment charges.

Blogger denies cyber harassment charges.

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Cox Kibedi, a 48-year-old man residing on Kyanja Ring Road, has been remanded to Luzira until February 2, 2024, following three counts of cyber harassment. Kibede allegedly posted an obscene video link on Facebook directed towards one Agaba Rebecca, leading to his appearance before Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Samuel Kayiizi. In court, Kibedi denied the charges, arguing that Facebook is not based in Uganda and, therefore, he is wrongly accused. The magistrate, however, ordered his remand pending further investigations. This incident is not the first involving Kibede, as records indicate a pattern of inappropriate behavior towards women since 2021. Accusations suggest that he has been harassing and abusing girls who reject his proposals, often resorting to derogatory language, including la...

Impressive innovations leave Katikkiro enthralled at NARO results.

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The Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga, on Tuesday toured four institutes of the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), during which he expressed admiration at the array of advanced research products. From liquid soap, hand wash gels, pesticides, and animal feeds, all produced from cow dung, to facial and body scrubs, as well as body creams derived from coffee, the tour unveiled a remarkable spectrum of innovations. Accompanied by a delegation of Ministers and Kingdom officials, the Katikkiro's visit was part of an official tour of NARO facilities, aligning with a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the research body and the Kingdom last year. The partnership focuses on collaborative efforts to leverage NARO's expertise in advancing transformative agricu...