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Lesbian survives lynching in Kampala

Lesbian survives lynching in Kampala

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA, WORLD
7th November 2018 Doreen Katushabe, a renowned LGBT member and activist has survived being lynched by assailants who accuse her of promoting homosexuality. Katushabe who is involved in  guidance and counselling service for an institution in Kampala was waylaid by men riding on a motorbike along Kabaka Njagala Road in the suburbs of Kampala city. When contacted by this reporter, Doreen said that she was pulled off a motorcycle on which she was traveling as she headed to LUBIRI Nabagereka primary school. Reportedly, two men riding on a motorbike dragged her off her passenger motorbike (boda boda) and pounced on her inflicting a heavy beating on her in the process. She was only saved  when a passerby who appeared at the scene of assault stopped and threatened to...
Standard Chartered Bank Uganda in partnership with the Inclusion Works Consortium Award Ugx 18 million to youth with disabilities to help them generate entrepreneurial solutions that solve community needs as part of the ‘Innovation Challenge” Initiative

Standard Chartered Bank Uganda in partnership with the Inclusion Works Consortium Award Ugx 18 million to youth with disabilities to help them generate entrepreneurial solutions that solve community needs as part of the ‘Innovation Challenge” Initiative

Business, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, PRAU, Standard Chartered Bank, UGANDA
20 April 2021: Kampala - Uganda– Standard Chartered Bank Uganda in partnership with the Inclusion Works Consortium rewarded finalists of the ‘Innovation Challenge for Youth with Disabilities’ with USD 5,000 (Ugx 18 million) to help them realise their entrepreneurial aspirations at a ceremony held at Golf Course Hotel in Kampala recently and presided over by the Commissioner for Disability and Elderly Affairs, Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development – Mr. Emilly Ajjambo. This the ‘innovation challenge’ initiative is part of the Bank’s Diversity & Inclusion agenda initiated a means to empower youth with disabilities as job creators through self-motivated innovations.The Inclusion Works consortium led by Sightsavers announced the five winners of the ‘innovation challenge ...
Parliament to expedite creation of council on Islamic Banking

Parliament to expedite creation of council on Islamic Banking

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, Parliament, UGANDA
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has pledged to expedite the formation of the Central Shari'a Advisory Council that will operationalise Islamic Banking in Uganda. Kadaga asked the Head of Islamic Banking at Tropical Bank, Dr Suleiman Lujja, to present her with names of Muslim scholars that she will forward to the finance minister. “We recently took on the Minister of Finance on the issue of Islamic Banking and he said they were waiting for scholars to make the advisory board. MPs said we have scholars in the country who can handle Shari’a Islamic Banking,” said Kadaga. She made the remarks while addressing the Muslim community at an Iftar Dinner hosted by Parliament on Friday, 16 April 2021. Islamic Banking is provided for in the Financial Institutions Amendment Act,...
Lionel Messi scored twice as he lifted  his first Trophy as Captain

Lionel Messi scored twice as he lifted his first Trophy as Captain

AFRICA, Barcelona, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, WORLD
Lionel Messi scored twice, including a stunning solo goal, as Barcelona blew away Athletic Bilbao to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday, consigning their opponents to a second final defeat in two weeks. The cup was won and lost in a whirlwind 12 minutes in Seville, which saw Barca score four times to clinch an emphatic 4-0 victory, with Messi at his devastating best. It remains to be seen if his seventh Copa del Rey triumph is the last trophy Messi lifts in Barcelona colours but if this was to be a final flourish, the 33-year-old crafted a fitting farewell. “It’s very special to be captain of this team where I have spent my whole life and very special to be able to lift this cup,” Messi said. His first goal, and Barca’s third, started with the Argentinian in his own ...
Nketiah strikes late to deny Fulham victory

Nketiah strikes late to deny Fulham victory

AFRICA, Arsenal, EAST AFRICA, FUFA, Fulham, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, premier league, UGANDA, WORLD
Substitute Eddie Nketiah scored in the seventh minute of second-half stoppage time as Arsenal earned a 1-1 home draw to deny Fulham a win in their battle for safety. Arsenal started the match brightly, Gabriel Martinelli clipping wide in the second minute and then testing Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola five minutes later.  Josh Maja had a shot deflected narrowly off target at the other end before Dani Ceballos thought he had headed the hosts into a first-half lead, but Bukayo Saka was offside in the build-up.  Maja broke the deadlock just before the hour, finding the roof of the net from 12 yards after Gabriel had fouled Mario Lemina.  The Gunners applied plenty of late pressure which eventually paid off, Nketiah reacting quickest to the loose ...
Greenwood’s brace helps Man Utd reduce gap to Man City

Greenwood’s brace helps Man Utd reduce gap to Man City

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, Football, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, London, Manchester United, premier league, UGANDA, WORLD
Man Utd3-Burnley1 Mason Greenwood's brace and a late Edinson Cavani strike earned Manchester United a 3-1 victory over Burnley at Old Trafford. Burnley's Chris Wood found the net in the first minute but the goal was disallowed for offside, before Paul Pogba forced goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell into a flying save nine minutes later. Man Utd did open the scoring three minutes into the second half when Bruno Fernandes dummied Marcus Rashford's cross for Greenwood to slot in at the far post. But that lead lasted only two minutes as James Tarkowski headed Ashley Westwood's corner past Dean Henderson. Greenwood became United's joint-highest scoring teenager in Premier League history, equalling Wayne Rooney's 15 for the Red Devils in his teenage years, when he doub...
MTN Partners with Tooro Kingdom to donate 80 fully kitted hospital beds to health center IIIs in the kingdom

MTN Partners with Tooro Kingdom to donate 80 fully kitted hospital beds to health center IIIs in the kingdom

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, Mengo, MTN, Parliament, POLITICS, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, Tooro Kingdom, UGANDA, WORLD
MTN partners with Tooro kingdom to donate 80 fully kited hospital beds to various health center IIIs in Tooro KingdomThe donation is part of a commitment the telecom company made mid this year in which it signed over a commitment of shs700million to support social, economic and cultural programs of the kingdom.MTN believes that working with cultural institutions is a worthwhile partnership as they promote shared values in the communities. Saturday 17th April 2021- Fort Portal, Western Uganda: MTN Uganda and the Tooro kingdom have donated 80 kitted patient beds to various health center III’s in Tooro Kingdom. The donation is part of MTN’s commitment to support the kingdom in her efforts to uplift the social, economic and cultural life of the people of Tooro. MTN hands over bed...
We still need Kadaga to be our Speaker- General Moses Ali

We still need Kadaga to be our Speaker- General Moses Ali

AFRICA, Diplomats, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, Parliament, PRAU, UGANDA, WORLD
Uganda's Deputy Prime Minister Moses Ali has declared that he Supports Rt Hon Rebbecca to still be the Speaker Of Parliament. (L_R) Uganda's Speaker of Parliament Rt.Hon. Rebecca Kadaga talks to the Imam Of the Parliamentary Mosque Hajji Latif Sebagala during the Event.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. He declared his support for the Current Speaker while presiding over Iftar dinner organised by Rt Hon Alitwala Kadaga at the Parliamentary Premises.This will be Kadaga’s third term bid, saying Uganda still needed her and that the country was peaceful because of her. (L_R) Uganda's Speaker of Parliament Rt.Hon. Rebecca Kadaga talks to the President of Jeema Party Hon.Asuman Basalirwa during the Event.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. "She is a very experienced lead...
Museveni Government fires back at Biden administration over US visa ban saying it’s cheap blackmail

Museveni Government fires back at Biden administration over US visa ban saying it’s cheap blackmail

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, POLITICS, UGANDA, USA
President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has castigated the US government’s decision to impose a visa ban on Ugandan officials accused of undermining democracy. On April 16, President Joe Biden administration’s Antony Blinken announced travel restrictions against Ugandans. But secretary Blinken didn’t mention names of those against who the restrictions would work. Reacting to the visa ban, Opondo described the visa ban as “cheap blackmail.” The government spokesperson has urged Washington to list the affected officials and detail the crimes they committed. “Without mentioning the specific officials by name, title, incidents and offences this so-called visa ban is neither here nor there,” said Opondo.
Top Museveni security chiefs, Ministers reportedly on travel ban list after US announced visa restrictions.

Top Museveni security chiefs, Ministers reportedly on travel ban list after US announced visa restrictions.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, CRIME, POLITICS, UGANDA, USA
US secretary of state Antony Blinken on April 16 announced visa restrictions against Ugandans accused of ‘undermining democracy’ and engaging in pre and post-election human rights violations. But Blinken didn’t mention names of those affected by the travel ban and attendant restrictions. These were: OFFICIALS LIKELY TO FACE US SANCTIONS Gen Peter Elwelu, the Commander of Land ForcesMaj Gen James Birungi, former Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC)Maj Gen Don William Nabaasa, former Commander of the Special Forces CommandMaj Gen Abel Kandiho, the commandant of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI)Maj Gen Steven Sabiiti Muzeyi, former Deputy Inspector of General of PoliceFrank Mwesigwa, Commissioner of PoliceCol Chris Serunjogi Ddamulira, the Director of Crime ...
Butembe chiefdom Prime minister, Mr. Munaaba Paul urges Basoga to resort to Agro-forestry and aquaculture than sugarcane growing as Million Trees National Initiative Uganda-MTNi-Ug teaches

Butembe chiefdom Prime minister, Mr. Munaaba Paul urges Basoga to resort to Agro-forestry and aquaculture than sugarcane growing as Million Trees National Initiative Uganda-MTNi-Ug teaches

AFRICA, Buganda Kingdom, Busoga Kingdom, Climate, UGANDA
According to Butembe chiefdom Prime Minister, Mr Munaaba Paul, he explained that all along Basoga are known of sugar canes farming neglecting other short term plants that can yield a lot of Money, foods and Jobs to Communities around Busoga. He explained that Busoga has a very good soil with humus that can support Fruit Planting, Aquaculture as well as tree planting. He went ahead to urge all Communities to use the opportunity brought in by Million Trees National Initiative Uganda, MTNi-Ug to end poverty, unemployment, hunger while growing more Million Trees in every county. Chief Munaaba Paul, showing his Aquaculture Project to Chief Executive Officer of Million Trees National Initiative Uganda, MTNi-Ug Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha. He explains how much he's growing fish in his H...
MTN Uganda & Salam TV hold special Ramadan Dinner for the Muslim Fraternity

MTN Uganda & Salam TV hold special Ramadan Dinner for the Muslim Fraternity

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, MTN, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
At the dinner, MTN Uganda and Salam TV once again  launched their joint campaign to reach out to the Muslim Covid-19 frontline workers during the holy month of Ramadan Outgoing Member Of Parliament Hon.Hajji  Latif Sebagala and Wim Vanhelleputte at the MTN Ramadan Launch Dinner that was held at Hotel Africana MTN Uganda through Salam TV will distribute alms to the Muslim Covid-19 Frontline workers who have been at the forefront of rendering critical services to the country throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic. MTN Uganda has a long-standing relationship with the Muslim community in Uganda which spans many years. Thursday 15th April 2021- Kampala, Uganda: MTN Uganda in partnership with Salam TV Uganda has once again held a Ramadan dinner for the Muslim community to commemora...
Chicago police release video of officer shooting boy

Chicago police release video of officer shooting boy

AFRICA, UGANDA, USA
Chicago police have released graphic footage of an officer shooting dead a 13-year-old boy in a dark alley. Bodycam video shows the policeman shouting "Drop it" before shooting Adam Toledo once in the chest on 29 March. The boy does not appear to be holding a weapon in the split second he was shot, but police video shows a handgun near the spot where he fell. Small protests were held on Thursday evening around Chicago, hours after the city's mayor appealed for calm. The video's release follows the fatal police shooting on 11 April of Daunte Wright by an officer in a Minneapolis suburb. That shooting has sparked violent protests as the city awaits the outcome of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer accused in the death of George Floyd.
Carrefour Uganda Wins Maiden Consumer Choice Award – Best Shopping Supermarket Category

Carrefour Uganda Wins Maiden Consumer Choice Award – Best Shopping Supermarket Category

Business, EAST AFRICA, Entertainment, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, Uganda Banker's association
Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in Uganda, received the Gold Award for Best Shopping Supermarket at this year’s Consumers Choice Awards. The Consumers Choice Awards 2020/2021, which took place on March 31, 2021, recognize business excellence annually by conducting comprehensive and objective independent market research survey, to determine brand reputation, customer satisfaction and business excellence for the quality of their service. In a statement released by the retail giant, Carrefour thanked the Consumer Choice Awards for the prestigious award. “This award is a testament to the hard work of our colleagues and recognizes our efforts to deliver exceptional value for our Ugandan customers through more convenient and modernized shopping experiences,” the s...
Lawyer Mabirizi gives gov’t 21 days to display oil agreements to public

Lawyer Mabirizi gives gov’t 21 days to display oil agreements to public

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, TANZANIA, UGANDA
Lawyer Male Mabirizi has given the government an ultimatum of 21 days to unveil details of the final Agreements for the Lake Albert resources development project signed on Sunday with Tanzania, to the public. In his letter dated 12th April 2021, Mabirizi has threatened to take legal action against the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development on failure to gain access to the agreements. The agreements concluded on Sunday in the presence of President Museveni, Tanzania’s President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of Total and other representatives from partners include the Shareholders Agreement of EACOP and the Tariff and Transportation Agreement between EACOP and the Lake Albert oil shippers. Quoting Article 41 of the Constitution which provides every citizen a right...
I’m still young, wild and free-PM Rugunda

I’m still young, wild and free-PM Rugunda

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, POLITICS, UGANDA
The Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has disputed ongoing rumours that he recently penned down a letter to Mr. Museveni tasking him to relieve him of his cabinet duties in the looming government set up. Dr. Rugunda who has served in almost all preceding governments on Tuesday summoned a presser at parliament where he said he is still energetic and ready to serve till death. “I am going no where because there is still a lot I should do for this country,” Rugunda said. “Whatever is being said that I’m retiring is nothing but a mere rumour. It’s a fabrication, concoction done by people on social media. I have the energy and I’m ready to serve till death,” he added. When asked if he would be step down if not retained as prime Minister, Dr. Rugunda said he would humble himself and awa...
Meet the new Chief Executive Officer Vision Group

Meet the new Chief Executive Officer Vision Group

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, Parliament, UGANDA, Uganda Banker's association
Don Wanyama 2007 - Junior Sub Editor, New Vision 2009 - Deputy Chief Sub Editor, Daily Monitor 2010 - Chief Sub Editor, Daily Monitor 2013 - Managing Editor, Daily Monitor 2015 - Special Media Assistant, Office of NRM Chairman 2016 - Senior Presidential Press Secretary, State House 2021 - Chief Executive Officer, Vision Group