Ugandan refugee Okumu beats Australia’s finest actors to multimillion Shakespeare scholarship

Ugandan refugee Okumu beats Australia’s finest actors to multimillion Shakespeare scholarship

Most native English speakers struggle to grasp the meaning of Shakespeare’s poetic language. Joel Loum Okumu – who migrated to Australia without knowing one word of English – went above and beyond by putting his own spin on the classic plays. The 17-year-old high school graduate from Newcastle, New South Wales, has been chosen from […]

Left by Anne Kansime, Mujungu hooks Nigeria’s Emmanuella

Left by Anne Kansime, Mujungu hooks Nigeria’s Emmanuella

London based Johnson Mujungu mastered the spin of marketing talent . Mujungu after being left by him fellow mukiga last month has hit the hunt – signing West African comic outfit Mark Angel Comedy comprises of Comedian Emmanuella, Denilson Igwe and Mark Angel to his Grajoh Talent Management/Public Relations  as International Manager. The trio with […]

Court frees Besigye man who posted President Museveni picture in coffin

Court frees Besigye man who posted President Museveni picture in coffin

Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court has released Swaibu Nsamba Gwogyolonga, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC chairperson for Katikamu South Constituency in Luweero district who posted a picture of president Museveni in a coffin. Mr Gwogyolonga is accused of circulating an offensive social media post against President Museveni. His problems begun when allegedly expressed himself via […]

President Museveni, Brig Elweru to be tried by ICC over Kasese killings

President Museveni, Brig Elweru to be tried by ICC over Kasese killings

The International Criminal Court has confirmed receipt of petition to open investigations of human rights violations perpetuated and co-perpetrated by President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni over the Kasese clashes in November. Rwenzururu king Wesley Mumbere and some of his subjects were arrested and later charged with murder, after soldiers and police attacked his Kasese-based […]

Cash-strapped Nakumatt takes Shs1.75 billion loan ahead of massive sale

Cash-strapped Nakumatt takes Shs1.75 billion loan ahead of massive sale

After months of empty stalls at several Nakumatt outlets around sparked speculation over the future of the largest supermarket chain in Uganda, the retailers’ parent company in Kenya – Nakumatt Holdings has raised Ushs1.75 billion (about Kenyan Sh500 million) through a short- term loan. In October last year, Nakumatt Managing Director Atul Shah revealed that […]

Gulu injects Shs90 million into fixing village roads

Gulu injects Shs90 million into fixing village roads

The district leadership of Gulu has for this quarter of the financial year 2016/2017 turned its focus on improving community access roads. According to the Chief Administrative Officer of Gulu, Ms Odwar Santa, the District Local Government is injected about Shs 90 million for community access roads maintenance in the three sub counties of Paicho, […]

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Global bus, taxi accident in Lwengo kills 14

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Global bus, taxi accident in Lwengo kills 14

A taxi driver’s attempt to dodge a cow which was crossing the road has Wednesday morning led to a fatal accident in Lwengo involving a bus and Fuso truck. A taxi, registtation No. UAX 715G travelling from Lyantonde District to Kampala collided with a Global coach bus registration number UAU 710U and a Fuso truck loaded […]

Prime Minister’s aide recklessly kills three in Arua

Prime Minister’s aide recklessly kills three in Arua

Things change in the blink of an eye in Uganda. Rushing from enjoying the Christmas holidays with his family, Michael Openytho, an accountant with the Office of the Prime Minister based in Arua district is in trouble for knocking dead a boda boda rider and his two passengers. According to West Nile based URN journalist, […]

Bukedde TV journalist Setimba, Police bosses ‘robbed Chinese tycoon at gunpoint’

Bukedde TV journalist Setimba, Police bosses ‘robbed Chinese tycoon at gunpoint’

Three senior security officers, including a senior police officer and an internal security agent have been arrested and detained in connection with an armed robbery in Makindye Division, Kampala. The security operatives were in the company of a Bukedde TV journalist, Joseph Setimba. The suspects, including a cadet police officer, Mr Kasim Kakembo, also the […]