Meet 17-year-old Semanda Charles, Uganda fashion’s latest icon

Meet 17-year-old Semanda Charles, Uganda fashion’s latest icon

The look was modeled by Ronald Waiswa (left) The third edition of Kampala Fashion Week kicked off with the grand finale of The Seed show where a 17-year-old young designer Semanda Charles Brown emerged winner. The Skilled Expressive Entrepreneurial Designers show (SEED Show) is a fashion project designed by US Mission Kampala in collaboration with […]

Mellissa Akullu; Uganda basketball’s hot cake

Mellissa Akullu; Uganda basketball’s hot cake

Akullu dreams of senior Uganda Gazelles debut Seventeen-year old Mellissa Akullu belongs to a new generation of young Ugandan female basketball players that are talented, physically astute and exposed at a young age. Akullu, who attends Gayaza Senior Secondary School, represented Uganda at this year’s FIBA Africa U18 Championship for Women in Cairo, Egypt, helping the […]

An open letter to the Fufa delegates

An open letter to the Fufa delegates

Dear Fufa delagates Tomorrow Saturday 22nd October 2016 is an important day on the Fufa Calendar as delegates converge in the Buganda region town of Luweero to discuss issues related to football development in this country and it happens once a year. Therefore all roads will lead to Nimrod Hotel for this occasion, eyes will […]

Customers dwindle as Crane Bank business slows

Customers dwindle as Crane Bank business slows

The bank has about 500,000 customers. Just a few Crane Bank branches upcountry operated normally today as Bank of Uganda announced the take-over of the country’s third largest bank, reports URN. After months of speculation on the status of the bank, BOU announced Crane Bank was significantly under-capitalized. In some of the branches, clients walked […]

China’s Wuhan City, Jinja sign pact

China’s Wuhan City, Jinja sign pact

Uganda’s former industrial giant town of Jinja is set for a revival after signing an agreement of mutual interests with Wuhan Municipality in China. Witnessed by Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, His Worship Wan Yong and Jinja’s Majid Batambuze signed a cooperation agreement putting in place a relationship expected to benefit both Municipalities. The pact […]

Uganda Police ‘giving up’ on Chinese who drowned in Karuma dam

Uganda Police ‘giving up’ on Chinese who drowned in Karuma dam

The police chief overseeing the force who ‘have failed to properly search’ for a Chinese national who drowned near the Karuma Dam construction site in Kiryandongo district says they are ‘clueless’ now. Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson says that the marine unit of the police is continuing the search, upstream and downstream, but […]

Gunmen who killed two in Dokolo used South Sudanese bullets -Police

Gunmen who killed two in Dokolo used  South Sudanese bullets -Police

New information from Police indicates that the identity of the unknown gunmen that killed two members of the same family in Dokolo district could be South Sudanese. David Ongom Odong, the North Kyoga police spokesperson said the offciers investigating the murders discovered that the bullet cartridges found at the scene indicate that the bullets used […]

Ugandan trader murdered in bizarre ritual at Migingo Island

Ugandan trader murdered in bizarre ritual at Migingo Island

The body of a Ugandan water vendor who had been missing for five days was found floating on Lake Victoria on Tuesday. Kennedy Mugwaru is believed to have been murdered for rituals as his ears, eyes, lips and nose had been removed. John Obunge, chairman of the Migingo Island Beach Management Unit, said his killers […]

Gulu inmates dancing their way out of jail, poverty

Gulu inmates dancing their way out of jail, poverty

You think you can dance? Try out these inmates at Gulu Main Prison. They have a break-dance club and oh boy, they can dance! I have, together with several colleagues especially from Advance Afrika, these past two days been visiting prisons in northern Uganda, four of them in Lira and Gulu. It has been a […]

Sheikh Kamoga pinned on muslim clerics’ murders

Sheikh Kamoga pinned on muslim clerics’ murders

The trial of 14 suspects accused of killing Muslim clerics between 2014 and 2015 kicked off yesterday with a prosecution witness, a medical billing clerk, telling the International Crimes division (ICD) of High court that a dying Sheikh Mustafah Bahiga refused treatment. The trial is presided over by justices: Ezekiel Muhanguzi, Percy Tuhaise and Jane […]

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