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Museveni chases Kusasira off the mic.

Museveni chases Kusasira off the mic.

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Presidential Advisor Catherine Kusasira was left shocked after her boss, President Museveni chased her off stage. During President Museveni’s recent public appearance in Masaka, Kusasira was given an audience. She then told the President how she’s grateful to him for appointing her a presidential advisor. However she’s disgruntled that she can’t access him whenever she wants to despite her position. Museveni replied by informing her how she will get audience with him in June. Kusasira then informed the President of how with his help she’s managed to provide employment for over 30,000 youths. As she was still addressing him, Museveni informed to stop there and then and give the less privileged chance to speak to him. He informed her and the public that she’s a rich woman and the chance shou...
Nigeria’s new president to swear in today.

Nigeria’s new president to swear in today.

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The next president of Africa’s largest democracy, Nigeria, is due to be sworn in today. Bola Tinubu, 71, won February’s election with a promise to renew hope – but he faces tough economic and security challenges. He will take over from two-term President Muhammadu Buhari amid a high inflation rate, record debt levels and increasing cases of kidnap-for-ransom. Mr Tinubu’s victory is being challenged in court by his two closest rivals. They say the outcome was manipulated. But the outgoing president, who did not run in the election after eight years in power, said the results were “credible” and the vote was “fair and transparent”. Dignitaries from across the continent, including South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, are expected at the swearing-in ceremony in the capital, Abuja, reflect...
MP Rukaari requests state house over his arrest.

MP Rukaari requests state house over his arrest.

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Mbarara City North MP, MP Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari has written to the State House Anti-Corruption Unit protesting the manner he was arrested a few weeks ago and remanded to Luzira over a debt. In his petition, Rukaari says his arrest was done in a manner which showed abuse of office and misconduct by all involved. “As a Member of Parliament, I am a keen believer in the rule of law and transparency in the administration justice but the demeaning events that happened on March, 1, 2023 following my arrest and incarceration to Luzira prison leave a lot to be desired and deserve to be addressed as we forge our way for the future,”Rukaari says. The legislator who also doubles as an NRM CEC Member was remanded to Luzira prison by the Commercial Division of the High Court in Kampala for defaulting...
Fear in Masaka as volunteer security officer is killed

Fear in Masaka as volunteer security officer is killed

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Residents in Masaka district are living in fear after a well-known volunteer security officer identified as Bashir Matovu was hacked to death near his home. Matovu, a resident of Bisanje West village in Kimanya Kabonera division, Masaka City had left his home at about 6:30pm when he was attacked by machete welding assailants. He was then found dead, lying in a pool of blood, hours later. The deceased’s wife Maria Nalusiba said that she had not seen him since about 6pm that evening nor heard back from him. Matovu was well known around the village for volunteering to patrol the locality and daunt criminals from attacking the residents. He had taken it upon himself to encourage his fellow villagers to paddock their animals in one place where he would keep watch with others after there had bee...
TikTok recognises African creators, no Ugandan on the list.

TikTok recognises African creators, no Ugandan on the list.

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The first-ever TikTok creator awards took place in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, over the weekend, held to celebrate TikTokers from sub-Saharan Africa. The nominees were chosen by TikTok in recognition of the “immense talent and creativity they brought to the platform in the past year”. TikTokers – or creators as they’re known on the platform – make short-form vertical videos with many of the African nominees showcasing their dance moves, beauty tips and cooking skills. TikTok’s head of content programming in sub-Saharan Africa, Boniswa Sidwaba, said: “With these inaugural awards, TikTok aims to give creators in sub-Saharan Africa the recognition they deserve and to encourage them to tell the African story while spreading joy at all times.” The winners and runner-ups represented the four regio...
Former NUP candidate Simon Toolit, who ran in the recent Omoro by-election, is dead

Former NUP candidate Simon Toolit, who ran in the recent Omoro by-election, is dead

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Former National Unity Platform (NUP) flagbearer in the recent Omoro by-election, Simon Toolit has passed on. According to reports, Simon Toolit was admitted to Lacor Hospital in Gulu two days ago and passed on this afternoon. Details about his exact illness are scanty. Toolit, a former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) member, was the representative for Omoro in parliament before the late Speaker Jacob Oulanyah seized the position from the seasoned politician and businessman.
Grandmother kills two of her grandchildren as “revenge” on her sons.

Grandmother kills two of her grandchildren as “revenge” on her sons.

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Police in Rwizi Region and Kiruhura district, have in custody, a grandmother identified as Tumukuzire Mable, aged 59, for the alleged murder of her two grandchildren in revenge for mistreatment by her two sons, who are parents of the two victims. According to the police spokesperson Fred Enanga, on January 11, 2023, at around 3 pm, while at Kenshunga 1 cell, in Kiruhura district, the suspect developed a serious misunderstanding with her two sons, Muramuzi Gastonia and Akatuhwera Onesmus, which prompted her to call her other son, Mwesigwa Justus, aged 29, a businessman of the same village and told him how his brothers wanted to fight her, before threatening to leave the home and never return. The son responded and reached home at around 2 am, but did not find her mother and two grandchildre...
Bandits attack church in Katsina, abduct 25 members.

Bandits attack church in Katsina, abduct 25 members.

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Unidentified gunmen suspected to be bandits riding on motorcycles have, on Sunday, attacked New Life for All Church in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State, kidnapping over 25 worshippers. This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant on Christian Affairs to Governor Aminu Bello Masari, Rev. Ishaya Jurau, in a telephone interview with DAILY POST on Sunday. According to him, bandits attacked the church in Jan-Tsauni, Gidan Haruna at about 10 am. “They abducted over 25 worshippers and left the church pastor with various degrees of injuries while they were conducting service this morning,” he said. Details of the incident are still sketchy.
17-year-old boy arrested after impregnating 10 women.

17-year-old boy arrested after impregnating 10 women.

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Police in Nigeria arrested a 17-year-old boy, Noble Uzuchi, for allegedly impregnating 10 ladies while working for a baby factory. According to different Nigerian news websites, Uzuchi and others still at large were hired by the baby company to have marathon sex with the girls and impregnate them. Reports indicate that the victims were being paid N500,000 (about Shs4 million) after delivery, and then the company would keep the child. The babies would then be sold, according to reports. “All the victims confessed that they were lured to the illicit sale of children because of the need to meet some financial challenges,” the Nigerian police are quoted as saying.