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President Museveni reshuffles RDCs and Deputy RDCs

President Museveni reshuffles RDCs and Deputy RDCs

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
ENTEBBE, Uganda   In Exercise of the Powers conferred on President Yoweri Museveni by Articles 108(1), 108 (2), 113(1), 114(1) and Article 99(1) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, he has carried out a reshuffle of Resident District Commissioners and Deputy Resident District Commissioners as indicated below: NAMES                                                                                                                          DISTRICT MPIMBAZA HASHAKA                                                                                        ABIM TABAN DATA PETER                                                                                     ADJUMANI NGOMPEK LENOS                                                                                 
“We shall defeat the people behind these killings,” says President Museveni

“We shall defeat the people behind these killings,” says President Museveni

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
KAMPALA, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has said that the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Government will defeat the murderers who are behind the senseless killings of Ugandans. The President made the remarks today after the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Mr. Matia Kasaija had read 2018/2019 budget to the nation at the Kampala Serena Conference Centre.         “I am sad, angry but confident that we shall defeat the people behind these killings. We have dealt with bigger threats before and we shall deal with these people too. Those that have been involved will be crushed,” he said. The President, who was accompanied by the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Museveni, also ca

Kwesé TV to bring the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018 live

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, SPORTS, UGANDA
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Pan-African broadcast network Kwese TV is bringing the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018 live and exclusive on Kwesé Free Sports, Kwesé Sports 1, the newly launched Kwesé Iflix and Facebook Live from 16th June to 18th August. As the exclusive rights-holder for both TV and all digital platforms, Kwesé TV will be using local facility houses to deliver excellent and seamless coverage of the tournament. 2017 Gold Cup teams Uganda, Namibia, Tunisia, Kenya and Zimbabwe will be joined by Silver Cup winner Morocco to fight for their chance at lifting the 2018 title trophy and an opportunity to accompany South Africa to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. “We are using local facilities to bring African Rugby fans the best broadcast of their favourite game.
Gen Kayihura under arrest

Gen Kayihura under arrest

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
LYANTODDE, Uganda Uganda's Former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen Kale Kayihura has been arrested by Army Officers who picked him from his home in Lyatonde and flown to army headquarters in Mbuya. According to a statement released by the Uganda Peoples Defense Force (UPDF) Spokes person Brid. Richard Karemire, states that on 12th June, a helicopter was dispatched to Lyantonde by "Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi to take him from there, but on arrival, Gen Kale Kayihura had travelled to Mbarara and so it had to return to Entebbe Airforce Base." However, on 13th June, a helicopter has been sent back to Kashagama, Lyantonde where Kayihura has been staying since 15th March, after handing over as IGP. Karemire says the helicopter has safely returned to Kampala with ...
Rugby Genocide Memorial Sevens Tournament to Kick-Off on 23rd June in Rwanda

Rugby Genocide Memorial Sevens Tournament to Kick-Off on 23rd June in Rwanda

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, RWANDA, SPORTS, UGANDA
KIGALI, RwandaRwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) has announced that this year’s  Rugby, Genocide Memorial  Tournament (GMT) will take place on June 23rd at the  Amahoro national  stadium. The competition is the sixth edition of the annual memorial Rugby sevens organised to commemorate victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi who included sports personalities. RRF Secretary General Tharcisse Kamanda said there will be some changes in the number of participating teams which are expected to increase to 12 from eight that participated in last year’s edition and include one from Uganda, one from DRC, . The competition will be exciting for the fans. We have invited one team from Uganda, Mbarara University, as well as Okapi from Goma DRC “The competition will be exciting for t
It’s time for the Rugby Africa Gold Cup

It’s time for the Rugby Africa Gold Cup

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, SPORTS, UGANDA
NAIROBI, Kenya The Rugby Africa Gold Cup kicks off on Saturday 16th June with two matches on the cards. Zimbabwe get the campaign underway with a clash at home to the unknown quantity that is Morocco while champions Namibia host Uganda in the day's late kick off. This year's competition is of great significance to all six teams competing in the top tier of African test rugby as the overall winner earns direct qualification to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan in addition to being crowned champions of Africa. The competition runner up will proceed to play a repechage tournament later in the year against sides from the Americas, Europe and Asia for the final slot in Japan. Kenya, champions in 2011 and 2013 enter the fray with an away fixture against Morocco on Saturday 23rd June
Mukono woman MP Betty Nambooze arrested

Mukono woman MP Betty Nambooze arrested

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
KAMPALA, Uganda Uganda Police has arrested Mukono woman MP Hon. Betty Nabooze over allegations that she incited or participated in the assassination of the slain Member of Parliament, Aura Municipality, Hon Ibrahim Abigira, on 8th June. 2018. Hon. Betty Nabooze was picked from her home this morning and is held in one of the cells in the capital city, Kampala.
9 Held Over Fake Gold Deal

9 Held Over Fake Gold Deal

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
ENTEBBE, Uganda Nine people have been arrested and held at Aviation Police Station in Entebbe for involving in a fake gold deal worth USD160000 ( Shs 576m) The suspects include; Dorcus Chibasi, Samson Onyango Wesonga a Kenyan national; Godfrey Kadimba, a security guard at Rangers Security Limited; Manda Mpoyi Rajiv a Congolese national; Immaculate Nsimire a receptionist at Gold Soko Africa Limited; Bachigeya Milenge and Hagen sadiki Mustafa Ahongeze-all workers of Gold Soko Africa Limited. They were arrested from Entebbe and in Kampala before a search at their other premises in Kiwafu, Kansanga in Makindye Division. The Police has recovered exhibits that include 15 and a half rolls of brass rods, a fake gold refinery at Gold Soko Africa Limited premises in Kiwafu estates Kasang...