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Twinamatsiko – Making Excuses Is Futile, Focused On Baza Game

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The Saints head coach Mark Twinamatsiko feels that extracting excuses over his team’s two successive draws would be “futile” at this current stage of the season, claiming “we are in this together”.

The Saints FC push for FUFA Super League promotion suffered a setback in recent weeks when they fell to back-to-back draws to Lweza FC and Artland...

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Awesome FingerReader Gadget Lets the Blind Read Printed Text

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FingerReader is the name of a wearable gadget that could help visually impaired people read printed text in books and even on electronic devices, thus opening up additional possibilities to them.

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Developed by MIT researchers, FingerReader wants to help the blind access more resources than what’s already available in Braille format.

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Police Saves Three Suspected Thieves from Mob

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Police in Mityana have rescued three suspected thieves, who had been arrested by a mob that wanted to lynch them.

The suspects were apprehended around Matte hills, in Kikandwa sub county in Mityana district this afternoon.

Mukasa Simon, one of the local leaders, says the residents found the suspects slaughtering a cow, which they believed to...

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Radio Manager Fired For Hosting Muntu, Mao And Besigye

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Radio Manager Fired For Hosting Muntu, Mao And Besigye

Opposition leaders at a press conference about their free campaign rallies

The Manager Spice radio in Hoima has lost his job for offering airtime to opposition activists and politicians. On Saturday opposition leaders and civil society activists were in Hoima to popularize their electoral reforms campaign ahead of the 2016 general elections.

The...

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UCU ZUKU League Title Conquest Returns

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Saturday at UCU Mukono
UCU Vs UMU
Makerere Vs IUIU
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UMU Vs IUIU
UCU Vs Makerere

OtimUganda Christian University (UCU) continue with their ZUKU Tv University Basketball league title conquest on Saturday when they host conference A games at their Mukono main campus courts.

Uganda is entering the final two weeks of the ZUBL.

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GNL’s Ceazar Concert Called Off

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The latest reaching our gossip desks indicate that the much anticipated GNL’s Ceazar Concert has been called off due to unknown reasons.

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GNL Zamba

According to sources, the show was cancelled due to poor organization and GNL feared that the concert would flop.

Through his official Facebook page, The Baboon Forest Entertainment founder confirmed...

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M7 Lauds KCCA Opp. Councillors For Throwing Out Lukwago

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M7 Lauds KCCA Opp. Councillors For Throwing Out Lukwago

President Museveni during his visit to Kisenyi Health Centre on Thursday. PPU PHOTO.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has applauded opposition councilors who joined hands with their National Resistance Movement (NRM) counterparts to throw out embattled Kampala city Lord Mayor Lukwago who was found to be incompetent. 

The President was on...

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South Sudan Conflict: Attack On UN Base ‘kills dozens’

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Dozens of civilians sheltering in a UN base in the South Sudan town of Bor have been killed in an attack by armed youths, the UN says.

Toby Lanzer, the UN’s top aid official in South Sudan, told international media that the youths broke through the gates and opened fire.

UN peacekeepers returned fire and eventually repelled the attackers,...

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Ivan, King Lawrence ‘Dating’ – Zari

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City socialite and business woman Zari Hassan has revealed that South African based sangomas Ivan Ssemwanga and King Lawrence are ‘dating’.

Ivan, King Lawrence ‘Dating’ – Zari

Zari says that Ivan and King Lawrence are dating

Zari said that the father of her children and King Lawrence are so close to each other up to the extent that Zari is no longer Ivan’s first p...

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16-year-old Jailed for Stealing 9 Eggs

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Mayuge Grade One Magistrate, Francis Matenga Dawa, has sentenced a 16-year-old boy to 12 months in prison for stealing nine chicken eggs.

Prosecution sitting at Mayuge grade one magistrate’s court on April 16 heard that Umar Basage committed the offence on April 1.

The Tsetse zone resident broke into  Kusaine Biiso’s house and stole...

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Rapper Cuts Off Penis And Throws Himself Off Balcony In ‘suicide attempt’

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Rapper Cuts Off Penis And Throws Himself Off Balcony In ‘suicide attempt’

SUICIDE ATTEMPT: Rapper Christ Bearer cut off his penis before jumping off a balcony [YOUTUBE]

A RAPPER connected to hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan cut off his own penis before throwing himself off a balcony in a violent suicide attempt.

Andre Johnson, AKA Christ Bearer, was rushed to hospital after allegedly hurling himself off a second floor...

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Nile Breweries Renew USPA Sponsorship With Shs 460M Bounty

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USPABeer giants Nile Breweries Limited have renewed their made good their sponsorship deal with Uganda Sports Press Association for a further three years at a tune of Shs 230 million annually.

Nile Breweries sponsorship manager Isaac Sekasi unveiled the new package from the Shs130 million for the last two years alongside Mark Namanya, the Uganda...

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KCCA @3: How Jennifer Musisi Has Put Her Critics to Shame

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I struck cord with Mrs. Jennifer Musisi, the Kampala City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director in April 2011.

Around that time, I had travelled to Dubai for a Printers’ exhibition from where I received an unusual call from Uganda. The caller, a female voice, asked me;

‘Where did you get that story from?’

‘Which story?’ I asked.

‘The story about me...

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Mirinda Comedians Excite Jinja

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For an upcountry reveler, having a evening characterized by a top artiste in Khalifa Aganaga and a bunch of the best comedians from Kampala is quite expensive venture.Laftas7
For Jinja residents who last Saturday thronged Latfaz Lounge in Jinja for an exclusive night during the launch a series of comedy shows across the country; Khalifa Aganaga’s s...

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Ivan Ssemwanga Vows To Take Zari Back

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South African based Ugandan sangoma Ivan Ssemwanga has vowed to win back the love of his wife Zari who of recent hooked herself a security operative identified as Farouk Sempala.

Ivan Ssemwanga Vows To Take Zari Back

Zari and Ivan locking lips on Near Year, testament they are back together

In the past few weeks, Farouk confirmed that he took over Zari and that Ivan is now history.

“W...

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Athletics Sexual Assaulting Coach A Kenyan Sorcerer

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Athletics Sexual Assaulting Coach A Kenyan Sorcerer

Coach Peter Wemali is allegedly Kenyan and born in Kakamega.

The Kenyan born athletics coach at centre of the sexual harassment scandal that has rocked Uganda athletics that has even attracted the attention of a Parliament was a sorcerer initially.

Coach Peter Wemali born in Kakamega was recruited by Uganda Police as an athletics coach...

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What Happens to Umeme Shareholders if the Contract is Terminated?

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umemeThe National Social Security Fund (NSSF) owns about 8percent shares worth 48billion Uganda Shillings in power distributor Umeme. NSSF is one of the shareholders in Umeme that have not been moved by the last month’s decision by MPs to have the power distributors’ concession agreement cancelled over inefficiency and failure to reduce e...

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Radio, Weasel Nominated For MTV Africa Music Awards

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Uganda’s singing duo Radio and Weasel have once again lifted the Ugandan flag high as they scooped a nomination in the Prestigious MTV Africa Music Awards.

Radio, Weasel Nominated For MTV Africa Music Awards

The Dybamic duo Weasel and Radio had previously been nominated for the 2013 BET Awards

The Kiboko Changu song was nominated in the Best Collaboration category.

In the song, they collaborated...

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Sentamu In Transfer Talks With AS Vita Of Congo

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Yunus Sentamu

Uganda’s best player at the 2014 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN), Junior Yunus Sentamu looks set to join Democratic Republic of Congo for talks side AS Vita after he began negotiations with the club.
Red Pepper has learnt the 19-year-old striker ho scored against Burkina Faso and Morocco at the CHAN event, is in DR Congo and...

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Buganda Kingdom Moves to Redevelop Mengo Palace

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Mengo Palace is scheduled for redevelopment.

Mengo Palace is scheduled for redevelopment.

Buganda Kingdom has created a board to oversee the redevelopment of Mengo Palace and make use of the 250 acres of land on which the palace sits.

Buganda Kingdom Premier Charles Peter Mayiga introduced the board to the public on Wednesday.

The board members include Francis Kamulegeya as the Chairperson...

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Hilderman Joins Golden Production

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The latest reaching our gossip desks indicate that the Double Bed Mazongoto singer has joined the recently formed Golden band that is lead by Mesearch Ssemakula.

Hilderman Joins Golden Production

Dr. Hilderman has joined Golden Production

Sources have revealed that the Sinzeyaleta Enaku singer has been struggling musically and he hopes to get on the music scene when he joins a...

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UN- UPDF Guard Units Sets Off For Somalia

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UN-UPDF Troops marching

UN-UPDF Troops marching

Uganda People’s Defense Forces has sent a contingent of 410 soldiers for deployment to Somalia.

The soldiers were flagged off Wednesday afternoon at Singo Military barracks. Speaking in Singo Military Barracks in Mubende district, Lt Col Wycliffe Keita, the Commanding Officer of the United Nations Guard Unit said the...

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Abject Poverty Accelerating Number Of Children On Streets

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BobiThe high levels of poverty in some societies in Uganda have been blamed for the increased number of children on the streets of Kampala. The revelation was made by Anslem Wandega, the Executive Director, African Network for the Prevention and Protection against child abuse and neglect (ANPPCAN-Uganda) who noted that although family breakdown...

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President Kenyatta, Champion Kipsang In London Selfie And Our Kiprotich Flukes In Too

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The Kenyan Selfie which Uganda's Kiprotich (far left) is spotted in.

The Kenyan Selfie which Uganda’s Kiprotich (far left) is spotted in.

While Ugandans are still poignant about his twelveth place finish at Sunday’s 2014 Virgin London Marathon, Kenya Airways have unleashed a picture on twitter taken on their flight from London of among others Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta.

The reigning World and Olympic...

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Facebook to shutdown popular chat function forcing users to download its Messenger app

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Facebook to shutdown popular chat function forcing users to download its Messenger app

Time for a new conversation: Facebook is notifying users of its popular app that they will soon no longer be able to send messages using it and will instead have to swap to Messenger (pictured), which was launched three years ago

For many people, chatting to friends is a major reason to use Facebook’s app on their smartphone.

But soon they will...

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Uganda Gets 4th FIFA Goal Project

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Uganda Gets 4th FIFA Goal Project

The project will cover the construction of the pavilion stand which also has an Astro Turf Pitch in the Eastern town of Njeru.

The FIFA Goal Project IV to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) was officially launched yesterday at Njeru Technical Centre in Jinja.
FUFA President Engineer Moses Magogo, CEO Edgar Watson and the...

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SCVU Accept Nile Tourney Invite

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SCVUUganda Cup reigning champions SC Victoria University have shown their FUFA Super League peers what to do when a local club gets a chance to showcase and compete with regional giants.
Morley Byekwaso’s side will represent the country in the maiden CECAFA Nile Basin Cup winners’ Cup to be hosted by Sudan from 20h May-5th June, 2014.
SCVU are...

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NSSF Unvieled As New Volleyball League Sponsors

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NSSF Unvieled As New Volleyball League Sponsors

NSSF Managing Director Geraldine Ssali (2nd left) with the Uganda Volleyball Federation Officials at the NSSF Worker’s house boardroom on Wednesday. Photo: Kawowo Sports

The Uganda Volleyball Federation (UVF) today unveiled National Social Security Fund (NSSF) as its new sponsor for the Volleyball National team and National League, which...

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Ukraine Troops Blocked In East As Tension Rises

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Ukraine Troops Blocked In East As Tension Rises

A column of armour flying a Russian flag near Kramatorsk

Ukrainian troops have entered the eastern town of Kramatorsk a day after an operation began to recapture areas seized by anti-government separatists.

But they were blocked by civilians and the situation is unclear, amid reports that some may have abandoned their vehicles or even changed...

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Court Okays Deregistration of Inactive Political Parties

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EC Chief Eng. Badru Kigundu

EC Chief Eng. Badru Kigundu

The High Court in Kampala has granted the Electoral Commission (EC) permission to de-register 10 inactive political parties after finding out that they were non observant with the law.

Justice Steven Musota in his ruling that he delivered today, noted their non-compliance was a breach of public trust and that they...

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