Facebook expands reach with buy-and-sell ‘Marketplace’

Facebook expands reach with buy-and-sell ‘Marketplace’

Facebook launched Monday a “Marketplace” trading platform that lets users of the vast social network buy and sell goods with each other in a mighty challenge to the likes of eBay and Craigslist. The new feature puts Facebook — with a global base of 1.7 billion users — squarely in competition with local online selling […]

Deputy Speaker Oulanyah told to pay Shs 23M in child support

Deputy Speaker Oulanyah told to pay Shs 23M in child support

The High Court Family Division has granted Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah and wife Winnie Amoo Oulanya the long sought after divorce. The judge ordered Oulanyah to pay a monthly maintenance fee of $690 approximately Ushs23,235,666 for the children. Oulanyah rushed to court in 2015 accusing his wife of abandoning their Ugandan marital home […]

City Deejay buys self fresh Toyota car

City Deejay buys self fresh Toyota car

This is evidence that the hundreds of people that filled up Laftaz Lounge in Centenary Park for The Mixtape party actually paid the entrance fee and weren’t given free tickets. DJs Roja and Slick-Stuart left the place in the wee hours of Sunday morning smiling, after making a sizable amount of money from the gate […]

European firm called in to fill ‘$2.2 Billion Karuma dam’ cracks

European firm called in to fill ‘$2.2 Billion Karuma dam’ cracks

Following relentless alarms trumpeted on the poor quality of work on both Karuma and Isumba Hydro Power Plants — including a public interest law suit –, government and the dam contractors have been compelled to take swift action. Sika Group, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for construction based in Switzerland has been contracted as a […]

KAMPALA CARNIVAL AFTERMATH: 200 arrested, 20 children lost

KAMPALA CARNIVAL AFTERMATH: 200 arrested, 20 children lost

Police say they are holding up to 200 suspects arrested on various offences during the Kampala Capital City carnival on Sunday. Mr Joseph Bakaleke, the commander at Kampala Central Police Station (CPS), said those in custody committed petty crimes including theft, fighting, and being public nuisance. “We have two hundred and nineteen suspects in our […]

Ugandan woman jumps to her death from 16th floor of Bangkok building

Ugandan woman jumps to her death from 16th floor of Bangkok building

Thailand Police are investigating circumstances under which a 22-year-old Ugandan woman jumped to her death from the 16th floor of a building in Bangkok on Monday morning. It is understood the unidentified woman received a distressing call before committing suicide. Bangkok media house, Khaosodenglis, reports that Police were questioning a Briton who was in company of the […]

‘I was like a terrorist’, Besigye narrates his arrest

‘I was like a terrorist’, Besigye narrates his arrest

Four-time challenger of President Museveni, Dr Kizza Besigye has described his arrest at Entebbe International Airport moments after he landed from a month trip overseas as ‘inhumane’. The opposition leader has been abroad for a month and was arrested at around at 8:15am and whisked away in a waiting vehicle escorted him to his home […]

Tackling Uganda’s lack of school places

Tackling Uganda’s lack of school places

It’s always good to have your preconceptions punctured. Uganda, like many sub-Saharan African countries, faces major challenges to build up its education system. At the most fundamental level it has to provide enough places for one of the world’s fastest growing populations. There are more Ugandans under the age of 18 than there are adults. […]

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