UCC hikes Film festival nominees to 145

UCC hikes Film festival nominees to 145

The 2017 edition of Uganda Film Festival will see more local filmmakers involved and empowered, The Uganda Communications Commission has announced. The number of participants from moved from 118 in 2016 to 145 for this year with the festival week feted under the theme; “Celebrating culture through film.” The awards will be in the categories […]

Jack Pemba: Interpol clears businessman’s name

Jack Pemba: Interpol clears businessman’s name

Recently cited in a botched Shs2.5b gold scandal, philanthropist Jack Pemba, the National Central Bureau of Interpol Kampala has awarded him a certificate of “good conduct”. Issued on Monday by Nabirye Lukiya for Interpol Kampala, the letter says in part; “This is to certify that according to the criminal records maintained in Uganda, Pemba Jackson […]

5 children perish in devastating Kyankwanzi house fire

5 children perish in devastating Kyankwanzi house fire

Authorities say five children died in a house fire in Butemba Township Bukwiri Kyankwanzi district. The fire was reported at 2.00am on Tuesday and bodies of the toddlers were taken to Kiboga Hospital for Post mortem. Patrick Onyango, an official at the Police Public Relations office in the capital, Kampala, said cops received a report […]

Cheptegei made to wait in Entebbe

Cheptegei made to wait in Entebbe

Uganda’s sole medalist at the just concluded IAAF World Championship in London, Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei returned home last night. Cheptegei settled for a silver medal behind world champion Mohamad Farah of England. He set a personal best time of 26:49.94, while Farah set a time of 26:49.51. The young athlete however did not take part […]

‘I will have Uganda banned from World Cup’, Micho barks from South Africa

‘I will have Uganda banned from World Cup’, Micho barks from South Africa

Recently departed Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, has threatened to make the national team get banned from 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers if Mengo does not clear his arrears. Micho now coach of South Africa’s Orlando Pirates on Monday issued an ultimatum to Fufa pay his Shs194 million (US$54,000) debt before the team’s next […]

NRM’s Kibedi Nsegumire floored again

NRM’s Kibedi Nsegumire floored again

The court of Appeal in a twist of events confirmed Democratic Party’s Charles Musoke Sserunjogi as the Kampala Central Division mayor after dismissing with costs an appeal filed by his rival National Resistance Movement’s Kibedi Nsegumire (pictured up). Three justice; Remmy Kasule, Richard Buteera and Hellen Obura unanimously resolved that after a careful perusal of the […]

mVisa gives Ugandan traders free mobile money alternative

mVisa gives Ugandan traders free mobile money alternative

Since introduction of mobile money in Uganda by Bank of Uganda (BoU) in 2009, there has been financial inclusion with millions of people acquiring mobile money accounts. Today, transactions this year hit Shs44 trillion and like in the neighbouring Kenya, mobile money is playing a key role in Uganda’s economy in terms of financial inclusion and […]

Gov’t checks Fresh Dairy’s schools program

Gov’t checks Fresh Dairy’s schools program

Dairy Development Authority (DDA) officials have paid a supervisory visit to the Fresh Dairy school’s program held at City Parents School in Rubaga division. The on-going Fresh Dairy school’s program is aimed at educating children on nutrition with an inclination towards encouraging the consumption of 1-Yoghurt-a-Day’ as a healthy and nutritious snack. The program which […]

Uganda opposition leader arrested as anti-Museveni protests rage

Uganda opposition leader arrested as anti-Museveni protests rage

Across the country, thousands of people are expected to c0me out to protest, many of them teenagers. Democratic Party president Mr Nobert Mao turned out to voice dissatisfaction with the government on Thursday; he was instead arrested alongside DP secretary General Gerald Siranda, Mr Hakim Kizza and several others over opposing the proposed Constitutional amendment […]

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