Congolese win Victoria University Cultural gala event

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The Congolese students at Victoria University in Kampala emerged the best during the institution’s international cultural day after putting up a spectacular performance. DR Congo students dance during the cultural event Patrick Tingityabo one of the winners attributed to their success to team work and rich culture of DR Congo “Congo is a rich and wonderful country, we love each other and our country is so amazing,” he said. Rwandese students (left to right) Perez Denis, Tatiana Bunyenyezi, Nsns Gatwetch and Comfort Natangaza display their culture. The event on that…

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Jamwa sent back to Luzira to serve 12-year sentence

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The high court has cancelled former National Social Security Fund (NSSF), managing director, David Chandi Jamwa’s bail and sent him back to Luzira prison to continue serving his 12-year sentence for causing a financial loss of Shs3.1billion to government. In a majority decision, three of the five justices on the panel said that they did not find any merit in Jamwa’s grounds of appeal which were accordingly dismissed. “We find the appellant’s (Jamwa) sentence of 12 years imprisonment for causing financial loss contrary to section 20 of the Anti-Corruption Act…

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Arsenal sack Unai Emery, Ljungberg takes over as caretaker

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Arsenal have sacked head coach Unai Emery after the club’s worst run of results since 1992. Arsenal are without a win in their last seven matches following Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League. The Gunners have won only four of their 13 Premier League games this season and are now eighth, eight points adrift of the Champions League places. Emery was appointed head coach at Arsenal in 2018 on a two-year deal, succeeding Arsene Wenger after his 22 years in charge of the club. However, the…

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CSOs Write to President Museveni Against Building Dam on Murchison Falls

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A section of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have jointly written to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni demanding him to declare that no dam is constructed at Murchison Falls. The letter dated 28th November is signed by Dickens Kamugisha, the Executive Director of Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO). The other eighteen CSOs members who signed include; Oil Refinery Residents Association (ORRA), Citizens Concern Africa (CICOA), Action Coalition on Climate Change (ACCC), Africa Initiative on Food Security and Environment, Centre for Constitutional Governance (CCG), Great Lakes Institute for Strategic Studies, Environment Conservation…

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Fresh Kid tops his class

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While ending this term at Kampala Parents’ School (KPS), Fresh Kid alias Patrick Ssenyonjo was announced among the learners who topped the Primary Two in his stream. The jubilating rapper went on his official social media handles and laughed out loud to those who mocked him when he joined KPS earlier this year. It should be remembered that many people criticized the young rapper for joining Kampala parents while others said that he could not manage the standard at the school. For sometime, Frsh kid has been off the scene…

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Rajiv Ruparelia wins Day One MOSAC Rally Today in Kapeeka. He amused crowds with his master Air pins

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  Like we have always told you, Rajiv Ruparelia is not a joking subject in the field of motorsport. Rajiv has proved his fans that he didn’t join the sport by accident. The young energetic lad has competed in three Autocross events this season and today he has emerged winner of the day one MOSAC Rally in Kapeeka.                                                         RESULTS FOR DAY ONE KAPEEKA MOSAC RALLY The skills and speed while racing in the “DOUBLE TROUBLE” beast have left many fans yearning for more from Rajiv Ruparelia. Today he proved…

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DR Sudhir and his Son Rajiv Ruparelia Grace Kampala Parents School Graduation Ceremony 2019

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It was excitement, pomp and glamour as Kampala Parents School pupils and parents came together for end of year party/ graduation for the school lower classes. Dr Sudhir Ruparelia, of the Ruparelia Group, graced this year’s graduation ceremony at Kampala Parents School together with his son Rajiv Ruparelia We have learnt that over 300 pupils graduated from Kindergarten or pre-primary to Primary level. Kampala Parents School is a private mixed primary school located in Nakawa Division of the City Council of Kampala. It is a day school providing a local…

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StarTimes Kampala Kids Run to be held on 8th December 2019

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The launch of StarTimes Kampala Kids Run 2019 took place at Kampala Parents School on Thursday, 3rd October 2019 under the theme “Safe Drinking Water in Primary Schools”. According to the organisers of the event, about 51 per cent of Ugandans lack access to safe water and 82 per cent do not even have access to improved sanitation facilities with children in primary schools also affected. It’s for this reason that Non-Government Organization (NGO), Kampala Kids Run partnered with StarTimes for the sixth edition of the run that is now…

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Trade minister Michael Kafabusa Werikhe named among forest encroachers

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State minister for Trade Michael Kafabusa Werikhe, has been named among top government officials and other people who have encroached on Namanve Central Forest land in Wakiso District and acquired titles. The minister’s name appeared on a list of eight encroachers who include individuals and companies that National Forestry Authority (NFA) officials presented before the Parliament’s Committee on Natural Resources yesterday. The NFA team led by executive director, Mr Tom Okello, together with minister for Water and Environment, Mr Sam Cheptoris, appeared before the Committee chaired by Mr Keffa Kiwanuka.…

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“You are failing Makerere University”, MPS accuse Prof. Nawangwe

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A Member of Parliament has suggested to his colleagues on the Education Committee to relieve embattled Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe of his duties for sometime because “he has failed to make independent decisions.” Mr Emmanuel Ongiertho, the Jonam County MP says Prof. Nawangwe’s does not seem to be in charge given what he described as his erratic decision making in the face of crisis. “My first submission is to relieve him of his responsibilities for some time. You [Nawangwe] seems to be getting instructions from somewhere,” Mr…

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5 Reasons why you need to enroll at Victoria University Kampala

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Over the past few years, Victoria university has dominated East Africa in being the most popular university destination for students from all over Africa. Somehow, even with the growth of other options in other countries, students continue to choose to pursue their Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Victoria University What makes Victoria University so special? To answer this question, we will run through the top five reasons students tend to always choose Victoria University for their education, and what sets this university apart. 1. Victoria university invests in optimized classroom experiences As technology…

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SCANDAL: LDU arrested for shooting man

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A Local Defence Unit (LDU) officer by the names of Abdul-Aziz Mwanjje was arrested for allegedly shooting dead a civilian at Kabusu in Rubaga Division in Kampala Tuesday morning. Mwanjje is being detained at Old Kampala Police Station on suspicion of killing Jimmy Ssetumba, a resident of Bunamwaya in Wakiso District. The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says trouble started around 5am when a female entertainer whom witnesses described as a commercial sex worker raised an alarm accusing Ssetumba of snatching her bag containing among other things money. According to…

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President Museveni passes out 18 UPDF Air Force airmen

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has passed out 18 airmen of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Air Force. Mr Museveni said at Gulu Airport in Gulu town, on Tuesday that all feeder roads in Bardege Division, near the airport should be tarmacked. Mr Museveni asked the Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi to discuss the matter with road companies to ensure that the work is done without delay. “We are going to improve the airport to international standards so that it can be used by  big and international planes,” Mr Museveni…

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Uganda Police sabotages FDC women march to Parliament

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Police have today dispersed members of the Women League of the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change who were attempting to march to Parliament to petition Speaker Rebecca Kadaga over the continued brutality by police against opposition politician. About 30 women converged at FDC offices in Najjanakumbi, on Entebbe Road to prepare for the march. Ms Anna Adeke, the national youth female MP said the protest was to express their dissatisfaction with security forces torment Ugandans and their resolve to side with the ruling National Resistance Movement party yet they are…

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Kampala Parents’ School PLE Candidates begin exams with blessings from Archbishop Ntagali

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The Archbishop of Church of Uganda, The Most Rt. Rev. Stanley Ntagali on Thursday prayed, blessed and dedicated primary seven candidates of Kampala Parents’ School (KPS) to God ahead of Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) that took place on Monday and Tuesday. The dedication service started at 7:00 am in the Main Hall with praise and worship songs, led by the pupils’ choir. The 236 KPS prepared candidates are among the 695,793 candidates that sat for the exams administered by the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB). The Archbishop urged all candidates…

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Rajiv Ruparelia wins Kalangala rally

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Rajiv Ruparelia won the fifth round of the autocross/enduro championship held in Kalangala on Saturday, October 26, 2019. This follows the club rally championship (CRC) he won in hoima recently. The budding rally ace [Rajiv with Enoch Olinga as co-driver] won in a time of 4:56 ahead of Andy Musoke’s 5:13. Saturday Results The duo’s fine debut season is not only the talk in town but continues to attract a growing fan base including Rajiv’s dad, property mogul, Sudhir Ruparelia. Speaking after the race, Sudhir Ruparelia said that, “In sports,…

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Uganda Airlines delays flight over glitch

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A Uganda Airlines plane headed for Nairobi from Entebbe was yesterday delayed for one hour after the aircraft developed a technical hitch. The airline’s acting chief executive officer, Mr Cornwell Muleya, confirmed  that the crew detected the problem before aircraft No. UR 202 took off and made a decision to return to the terminal. “The aircraft was still on the ground when there was an indication of a problem. We had 30 passengers on board but they have now reached their destination after we put them on another aircraft,” Mr…

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MPs want Nawangwe to resign

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A section of Members of Parliament have called for the resignation of Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe following a protracted student strike and subsequent ‘brutal’ arrests of students. The call by MPs comes just days after armed military officers stormed Lumumba Hall, a male students’ residence and reportedly broke into about sixty rooms where they destroyed students’ property on top of beating them up as reported in the media. The raid on the students’ hall was a subsequent of the students’ protest against a 15 per cent tuition…

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