Oprah honours Mandela ahead of global charity concert


US television celebrity Oprah Winfrey on Thursday paid emotional tribute to Nelson Mandela as she prepared to host a star-studded concert in Johannesburg to cap celebrations marking 100 years since his birth. Winfrey will co-host the Global Citizen festival on Sunday, where artists including Beyonce, Jay-Z, Cassper Nyovest, Ed Sheeran, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams, Chris Martin and Tiwa Savage will perform. The concert is the climax of a year of events celebrating the centennial of Mandela’s birth in 1918, and is part of a campaign to tackle poverty, child malnutrition…

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Cameroon stripped of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosting rights


The executive committee of CAF are searching for a new site for next year’s expanded Africa Cup of Nations after deeming the original hosts unfit Cameroon have been stripped of hosting duties for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to delays over their preparations for the tournament. The executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced the decision on Friday following a lengthy meeting in Accra, Ghana. Next year’s expanded edition of the biennial tournament will be held in June and July, with 24 nations taking part. Cameroon, who lifted the trophy…

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MPs order arrest of Bagyenda’s aides over missing BOU documents


The parliamentary committee investigating the closure of commercial banks yesterday ordered police to arrest the bodyguard and driver of Ms Justine Bagyenda, the former executive Director for supervision at the central bank, in connection with critical documents that were secretly taken away from the bank. The MPs ordered the arrest of Ms Juliet Adikot (bodyguard) and Mr Job Turyahabwe (driver) after the duo gave contradicting testimonies to the committee in relation to Ms Bagyenda’s itinerary on the day three bags were returned to the central bank on February 10, 2018.…

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Things fall apart: BoU security director links Bagyenda to missing reports


The troubles of Ms Justine Bagyenda, the former director of supervision at Bank of Uganda, yesterday deepened further after Mr Milton Opiyo, the Central Bank’s security director, pinned her on the disappearance of critical documents from the bank. Mr Opiyo told the Parliamentary inquiry that Ms Bagyenda’s driver and bodyguard entered BoU’s head office on Kampala Road in the evening of February 11 and made off with a cache of documents in three bags. The Parliamentary committee investigating alleged irregularities by the Central Bank in the closure of seven banks…

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BREAKING NEWS: Ex-US President George HW. Bush Dies At 94


Washington:  Former US president George HW Bush, who helped steer America through the end of the Cold War, died Friday at age 94, his family announced. “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died,” his son, former president George W. Bush, said in a statement released on Twitter by a family spokesman. “George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for.” Bush’s passing comes just months after…

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