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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...
Ayra Starr- I started university at 14

Ayra Starr- I started university at 14

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Nigerian singer Ayra Starr has revealed that she got admitted to the university at the age According to her, she had bagged her degree early because her mother said she must graduate before pursuing her music career and she wanted to be a teenage pop star. She disclosed this in a recent interview with American media giant Billboard News. Starr recounted: “I got into the university at 14. I feel like my mum has been using music to blackmail me since I was a child. She was like, ‘If you want to do music, you have to do this.’ When she suggested we relocate to Lagos from Benin Republic, I declined initially, but she convinced me that Lagos is the land of music. “She insisted that if I want to do music, I would have to finish school first. Usually, a lot of people in Nigeria finish secondary s...
I introduced Etania to my parents – Joshua Baraka

I introduced Etania to my parents – Joshua Baraka

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Musician Joshua Baraka has confirmed his relationship with media personality and events emcee Etania Mitoni. Speaking in an interview with BBS Terefayina, Baraka said that the two are dating and are not shy about it because they are focused on loving each other. He also revealed that Etania is known by his family and that his father has already met her. "I am dating Etania, and we have been in a relationship for almost a year now. My father is aware of my relationship because he is my buddy, but I haven't shared it with my mother yet," he said. The "Nana" hitmaker believes that his relationship with Etania has been blessed by God, and it's up to him to decide when it will end
Bad Black reveals bitter secrets about SB4 and Ann Taylor

Bad Black reveals bitter secrets about SB4 and Ann Taylor

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Media personality Ann Taylor confirmed her breakup with YouTuber SB4 Media. She revealed that the two can never get back together in marriage, but they can continue cooperating as the father and mother of their twin children. "It's not a stunt; the fact is that we broke up, and we are no longer together. This is an assurance from me that I have moved on," Ann Taylor said in an interview with Ruth Kalibala. Now, Bad Black revealed that SB4 Media is in love with a London-based chic who promised to sponsor his travel to the Queen's Land. He is apparently processing paperwork to travel to London and start a new life there with the loaded chic. "SB4 has been distracted by the woman who wants to take him to London. He has forgotten everything he went through with Ann Taylor, and all his focus is...
Global Bishops welcomed by  UCU

Global Bishops welcomed by  UCU

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Uganda Christian University (UCU) hosted a delegation of 60 bishops from the Global South Fellowship of Anglican Bishops. The bishops, on a visit to the UCU Main Campus in Mukono, engaged with university management, led by Vice Chancellor Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi. The goal of their visit was to learn about the university’s rich academic legacy. The group met with university officials, led by vice-chancellor Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi. The bishops expressed their appreciation with recent campus enhancements such as newly paved and rebuilt pathways, refurbished infrastructure, and newly created buildings. Many of the visiting bishops, who are UCU alumni, reminisced about their academic path as they wandered over the campus, admiring the rich flora and pristine atmosphere. The conference provided...
Ssemujju to quit FDC

Ssemujju to quit FDC

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Kira Municipality member of parliament who is also the spokesperson of the Forum for Democratic Change based at Katonga Road in Kampala Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda has said he will be leaving the party next year. Ssemujju said there is no future for him in the party he has belonged to for the last 13 years. According to the law, any elected official is free to change political affiliation without losing his/her seat in the last year of his/her term of office. For the 2021-26 term, the last year of term of office will begin in May 2025. Ssemujju is one of the senior leaders of the FDC that broke ranks with the leadership of party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat and secretary general Nathan Nandala Mafabi after they accused them of taking money from President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni during the gen...
MTN Uganda Breaks Ground for New MTN Halfway House at Entebbe Club.

MTN Uganda Breaks Ground for New MTN Halfway House at Entebbe Club.

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MTN partners. MTN Uganda, in partnership with the Entebbe Club, marked a significant milestone today with the groundbreaking ceremony for the new MTN Halfway House at the Entebbe Club premises. This groundbreaking event symbolizes MTN Uganda's commitment to supporting the development of the Entebbe Club and the growth of golf in Uganda. In April 2023, MTN Uganda pledged an investment of close to UGX 1 billion over three years, consisting of operational and infrastructural support, as part of its partnership with the Entebbe Club. This investment includes funding for the construction of the new MTN Halfway House, which will serve as a vital amenity for golfers during their rounds. Brian Mugisha, the acting manager of the Entebbe Club, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, "As...
Davido announces donation of N300m to orphanages

Davido announces donation of N300m to orphanages

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Afrobeats star, David Adeleke, aka Davido, has announced plans to donate the sum of N300 million to orphanages across Nigeria. The singer said he would make the donation through his foundation, The David Adeleke Foundation, as his yearly contribution to the nation. Davido, who made the announcement via his X handle on Tuesday, promised to reveal details of the disbursement tomorrow, Wednesday. He wrote, “I and my foundation pledge the sum of 300 million Naira to orphanages around Nigeria… as my yearly contribution to the Nation.. details of disbursement tomorrow.”