Reggae Star Buju Banton Released From Jail


Buju Banton was finally released after serving eight years at the McRae Correctional institution. The United States embassy in Kingston are tight-lipped about when the 45-year-old entertainer can return to the country. Buju, born Mark Myrie, was arrested in December 2009 after he was met by a convicted drug trafficker on a flight from Spain who planned to set up a cocaine deal for him. After his conviction of drug trafficking in February 2011, the reggae icon was sentenced to 10 years in prison. His initial release date was February…

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Corruption is defeatable – President Museveni


President Yoweri Museveni has assured Ugandans that the problem of corruption is still defeat-able and that the country now has the manpower to handle the issue more firmly. The President was  speaking during the celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of Transparency International Uganda (TIU) at Imperial Royale Hotel where a national anti- corruption dialogue was held under the theme ‘Citizen’s participation in the fight against corruption: A Sustainable Path to Uganda’s Transformation.’ Mr. Museveni who was the chief guest at the celebrations congratulated the TIU on its anniversary and…

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Assurance: IPOD summit set for next week-Kasule Lumumba


The National Resistance Movement (NRM) secretary general, Justine Kasule Lumumba, has said everything is set for the summit of five major political parties under the framework of the Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) on Wednesday next week. The meeting that President Yoweri Museveni last month agreed to attend at Speke Resort Munyonyo in his capacity as NRM’s national chairman and not as the President will be organised twice annually. Lumumba said on Friday that they had already agreed on the agenda as IPOD. “So everything is set. Let’s present ourselves…

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Masaka: Man sentenced to 37 years in jail for defiling 10-month old baby

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High Court in Masaka has convicted a 22-year-old man for defiling a 10-month-old baby. Moses Rukundo, a resident of Kaboyo, Kisekka Sub County in Lwengo District was convicted by Justice Winfred Nabisinde upon his plea of guilty. Prosecution led by Ivan Nkwasibwe told court that on the fateful day, the victim’s mother asked Rukundo to help her with the baby for a few minutes. However, she was surprised to find him in a bathroom while sleeping on top of the baby with his penis inside the baby’s private parts. Prosecution…

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