London, England: British actor Daniel Kaluuya who is of Ugandan origin has been nominated for an Oscar Award as Best Actor for his role in the hit horror film "Get Out". He will have to beat off strong competition from Denzel Washington, Daniel Day-Lewis, Gary Oldman and Timothee Chalamet if he is to win the Award for Best Actor. He becomes the first actor of Ugandan origin to get nominated for an Oscar. I feel what the film’s done is articulate an experience. It’s a touchstone where people can go, ‘Yeah, this,’ and feel like they aren’t crazy. “I feel what the film’s done is articulate an experience. It’s a touchstone where people can go, ‘Yeah, this,’ and feel like they aren’t crazy,” says Kaluuya. Kaluuya who is now 28 years old, has already received a BAFTA nominati
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame upon his election as the new president of the Africa Union (AU). In a bilateral meeting shortly after President Kagame had assumed the seat, President Museveni congratulated the Rwandan leader on the new responsibility and wished him a successful tenure at the helm of the continental body. The news of President Kagame’s election was broken by the African Union Commission chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat during the official opening ceremony of the 30th AU Heads of State Summit at the organisation’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia yesterday on Sunday. President Museveni was among the tens of leaders who attended the ceremony, whose running theme is “Winning the fi
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Africa should continue to honour and celebrate the women who made a significant contribution towards the continent’s liberation, President Museveni has said. The President made the remarks on Sunday evening as he presided over the re-launch of the Pan African Women Organisation’s (PAWO) East Africa Chapter at the Multi-Purpose Hall in the African Union Complex in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event, held on the sidelines of the Africa Union Heads of State Summit, saw several female icons of the African anti-colonial struggle recognized and honoured. Those present at the function were Maria Nyerere, Miria Obote, Joyce Mpanga, Phoebe Asio and Muthoni Likimani. For Joyce Mujuru, Rebecca Mulira and Hellen Faith Nkrumah, their awards were picked by their f
KAMPALA, Uganda: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Sam Kutesa held a meeting with the German Ambassador H.E. Albrecht Conze at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on January 23rd 2018. Amb. Conze delivered a special invitation from H.E. Sigmar Gabriel Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany to Hon Kutesa to attend the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, 2018 hosted at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin in this April. The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue has been hosted by the Federal Foreign Office for the past three years to promote fruitful exchange with international partners. In 2017, Foreign and Energy Ministers met with some 2000 participants from more than 90 countries to discuss ways in which national governments and energy sector stakeholders coul
Marrakesh, Morocco: Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastian Desabre has declared to finish in the third place of group B during the pre-match press conference ahead of the last games of CHAN finals on Monday night in Marrakesh, Morocco. Uganda will play Ivory Coast in the fight for the third place, whereas, already qualified Zambia and Namibia will meet in the second match of group B. Ivory Coast lost 1:0 and 2:0 to Namibia and Zambia respectively, while, Uganda fell to Zambia by 3:1 before narrowly losing to Namibia by 1:0 in the injury time. Despite of losing both games in group B, Uganda had dominance slightly missing several chances. However, The Cranes faced painful blunders in both games from the goal keeper and the Defense. Desabre, had made some improvement in the defe...
KAMPALA, Uganda,: Uganda today inaugurated a new radiotherapy machine to resume essential treatment services for cancer patients after the country’s only previous such equipment broke down in 2016. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) provided technical and financial support for the re-establishment of radiotherapy services in Uganda. Responding to a Government request, the IAEA helped buy the new equipment and ensure its safe installation at the Uganda Cancer Institute in the capital Kampala. IAEA assistance totalling more than € 500,000 included the decommissioning of the old radiotherapy machine and the purchase of a new one on a cost-sharing basis with the Government. The IAEA also provided advice in adapting the existing facility to accommodate the n
Washington DC, United States: Dickson Ogwang a Ugandan ambassador to Washington DC, was confirmed kicked out of the office due to reports by the US Police, he had beaten his wife a month ago. The police found Ogwang’s wife covered in bruises after being battered. Police took the battered woman to hospital. As a penalty, the State Department asked the Foreign Affairs Ministry to recall Amb Ogwang to Kampala since he could not be arrested or prosecuted in the US. Ogwang is remembered for speaking out on the US deployment of troops to Uganda during the 2012 hunt for Lord’s Resistance Army warlord, Joseph Kony. He took over from H.E. Amb. Oliver Wonekha, the outgoing Ambassador of Uganda to USA, last year. The spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Margaret Ka
Victoria, Seychelles: National parliaments need to be facilitated to play an additional role of fostering national diplomacy amongst countries, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has said. Kadaga, who was speaking in Seychelles, said inter-parliamentary meetings enhanced dialogue among legislators from various countries, some of whose presidents are at loggerheads. “Parliaments are an integral part of national diplomacy. It is important that we have such meetings, to talk to one another and break barriers that our bosses (Presidents) have,” said Kadaga. Speaker Kadaga is attending the 24th Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of Commonwealth Parliaments in Seychelles, 8 – 13 January, 2013. Kadaga cited a time when an unnamed President of an Organizat