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Pensions scheme to Give Loans to MPs

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Legislators have backed a proposal to allow the Parliamentary Pension Scheme advance loans to its members.

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The Parliamentary Pension Scheme was established in 2007 by the Parliamentary Pensions Act, 2007 for the payment or granting of pensions or retirement benefits to MPs and staff of Parliament.

The Act was also intended to make provision for a...

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M7 Remembers Liberation War Heroes

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President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the late Tanzania President Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, the Tanzanian people’s Defense forces and the Tanzanian people for their sacrifice and outstanding support they rendered to the Uganda liberation forces and the Ugandan people in the struggle against the Idi Amin dictatorship.

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The President yesterday made an...

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NTV Producer, Miss Tourism Perish in Accident

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A few months after the death of Rosemary Nankabiwa, Nation Television (NTV) has once again been visited by the angel death.
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On Saturday, NTV’s Login Assistant producer, Acacy Resty Namawejje, Northern Region Miss Tourism, Norah Atim, 21, who is also a 3rd year Information Communication Technology student at Makerere...

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Kampala Is Not Safe—M7

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President Museveni has said that Kampala city is among the areas in Uganda which are not yet peaceful.

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The President disclosed his remarks on Tuesday at State House, Entebbe in a meeting with a delegation of NRM LC5 and NRM District Chairpersons.

Presidential Press Unit (PPU) reported that “All parts of the country are peaceful the only exceptions b...

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Uganda Not Returning To Analogue— Nyombi Thembo

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State Minister for Information and Technology Hon. Nyombi Thembo has called upon Ugandans to ignore the court order issued by Mengo Chief Magistrates Court yesterday directing Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to immediately return to analogue system.

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“We have learnt about the so c...

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Bombers Complete 3 Day National Trials

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2014 Commonwealth Games stars including bronze medalist Mike Sekabembe (super heavyweight), Bantamweight king, Rogers Ssemitala, who captained the Bombers in Glasgow, Scotland were the stars at the National Boxing Union trials.  

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Rogers Ssemitala overcame Nassir Baashir in a 56 weight tie in a 3-0 point split victory.

During the first round in the...

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M7 Must Go — Muntu

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Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) hopeful Presidential aspirant Mugisha Muntu has said that to transform Uganda, dictatorship must go, referring to the current National Resistance Movement (NRM) under the stewardship of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

M7 Must Go — MuntuFDC President Mugisha Muntu

Muntu who was addressing supporters yesterday after his nomination in...

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Sheebah Parades Gigantic ‘Bean’ In Video Shoot

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She is one of the craziest babes the music industry has ever had and she seems not about to stop anytime soon considering her latest footage.

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Recently, she unleashed a huge, never seen before crotch that may see her being crowned as the queen of Kandahar city located in the southern territory.

In a photo that...

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Absenteeism Delays Parliament Business

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Deputy speaker of parliament, Hon Jacob Oulanya yesterday afternoon suspended parliament session for 15 minutes and then adjourned it to Tuesday, next week due to lack of quorum.

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Parliament was discussing Anti Corruption Amendment Bill when Hon Ogwal Cecilia the Dokolo District Woman Representative raised the issue...

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Kenzo Is An Upcoming Artist; I Won’t Take It Back—Bebe Cool

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Just when everyone thought musicians Bebe Cool and Eddy Kenzo had buried the hatchet, the Gagamel boss came out with a shocking social media rant on Wednesday evening.

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In a long post on Facebook, Bebe Cool came out to say, that calling someone an upcoming artist is not a diss, but rather a category.

“Well i want to congratulate my Ugandan b...

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Durban car goes through roof of South African home

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The accident did not cause any injuries

A car has flown off a road and smashed through the roof of a house in South Africa’s coastal city Durban, emergency services firm ER24 says.

The driver said he drove over a ramp, and this led him to crash into the house in Kwamakhutha township, it said.

He escaped injury, while a person sleeping in a room...

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Emirates to Increase Capacity to Uganda

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Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is set to upgrade its services to Uganda with the deployment of larger Boeing 777-200LR on the daily Dubai to Entebbe route from 1st October 2015.

Emirates to Increase Capacity to Uganda

The Boeing 777-200LR will replace the current Airbus A330-200 used on the route, and increase the total number of seats across all cabin classes by 12...

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Police Vows To Arrest Sheikh Kirya Assassins

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Police spokesperson Fred Enanga has said that police started investigations which will be vital in identifying assailants who gunned down Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan Kirya.

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Kirya, who was working as spokesperson of Kibuli Muslim faction was gunned down by yet to be identified assailants in Bweyogerere, a city...

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Ebola crisis: Liberia’s new outbreak spreads

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A second case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, following the death of a teenager from the virus on Sunday, officials say.

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The country had been declared Ebola-free more than seven weeks ago.

The new case was in Nedowein, the same village where the boy died, the ministry of information said.

Liberia’s authorities quarantined the area after...

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NRM Fresh Plot On Mbabazi Leaks

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Amama Mbabazi’s decision to carry out consultations across the country in his quest to scoop NRM chairmanship continues to ring bells in heads of NRM bosses.

NRM Fresh Plot On Mbabazi LeaksNRM MPs have endorsed president Museveni to contest as flag bearer of the party in 2016.

There are some voices that want him blocked through a court injunction while another wants him to be...

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PM Rugunda Speaks Out On Cyber Bullying

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Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda last week opened up on cyber bullying most especially on social media, WhatsApp and twitter.

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Rugunda made the remarks while representing the President at the official opening of the 21st annual meeting of the East African Communications Organization EACO at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala.

“As I wind up,...

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MPs Create Extra 230 Seats For Councilors

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The cost of public administration is expected to rise after parliament created more 230 seats for councilors.

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This development comes after plans to widen the size of parliament in terms of numbers have also been finalized.

The next parliament is expected to have over 400 legislators due to new constituencies and districts that are in offing.

However,...

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Bummy Alupo Sexually Starving

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In 1995, international artists; The Suggs, released a hit called Cecilia! and it goes: Cecilia, you’re breaking my heart, you’re shaking my confidence daily, oh Cecilia, I’m down on my knees, I’m begging you please to come home……..!

Bummy Alupo Sexually StarvingMinister of Education and Sports Jessica Alupo

This song seems to suit the current situation which education, science,...

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Jamil Ssentongo’s Child Neglect Scandal Deepens

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City businessman Jamil Ssentongo is in deep trouble over a child he is alleged to have abandoned with his side dish identified as Beryl Namubiru.

Jamil Ssentongo’s Child Neglect Scandal DeepensBerryl Namubiru who accuses Ssentongo of child neglect

We are told Ssentongo’s wife Mariam Kalumba has threatened to quit their marital home if he doesn’t come out to either deny or clarify upon Namubiru’s...

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MTN Dealers donate Shs4m to St Francis Naggalama Hospital

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MTN Dealers Forum donated four million shillings towards the construction of a new surgical ward at St. Francis Naggalama Hospital in Mukono District.

MTN Dealers donate Shs4m to St Francis Naggalama HospitalMTN Uganda and Executive committee of Dealers forum handed over a dummy cheque worth 4 million shilling to St. Francis Naggalama Hospital officials in Mukono District. 

The donation came the same...

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We Are Not Perfect As Police — Gen Kayihura

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Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has admitted that police is not perfect and that there have been weaknesses on their part when it comes to giving protection to Muslim clerics who are being gunned down by unknown assailant.

We Are Not Perfect As Police — Gen KayihuraIGP Gen Kale Kaihura at Kibuli mosque. Photo: Halima Athumani ‏

Kayihura was yesterday morning addressing Muslims...

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Lukwago Questions Kayihura’s Ability To Provide Security

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Embattled Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has questioned Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura’s ability to provide security to all Ugandans, especially to Muslim clerics who are being gunned down.

Embattled Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.Embattled Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.

His comment came after another Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan Kiirya, spokesperson of Kibuli Muslim...

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Nile Breweries, FUFA Deal Worth Shs4bn

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Nile Breweries have renewed their partnership with FUFA in a new 4 year deal worth Shs4bn towards Uganda Cranes activities.

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Nile Breweries Marketing Director Daniel Ogong revealed that the company has decided to renew their partnership with the Cranes after a successful marriage.

The unveiled four-year sponsorship package will see part of the cash...

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Mun*G Dry Humps Babe in Night Club

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Luga Flow rapper Mungi Matovu famously known as Mun*G left revelers in club Amnesia shocked when he took on a chubby, sexy babe and humped her live on stage.

Mun*G Dry Humps Babe in Night ClubMun G dry humping a babe At Club Amnesia

Among the many babes who were yearning to have a dance with the Byayanga star, was a soupy light-skinned babe dressed in tiny pants.

When she approached...

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Police Teargas Canister Injures Red Pepper Scribe

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Uganda Police teargas canister has today morning injured Red Pepper’s senior political reporter Nicholas Mwesigwa while covering the FDC presidential nominations at Najjanankumbi, along Entebbe road.

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“I sustained a back injury. Some pieces of canister are stuck in my back,” Nicholas said adding that; “T...

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V Pub Re-launches Juice FM Sponsored Old School Nite

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All roads lead to Forest Mall based corporate hangout V Pub/V Lounge for re-launch of the popular Juice Fm sponsored Old School night.

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According to Marketing Manager Robert Muhumuza Kazibwe, the night will also be the official launch of the much anticipated ‘Beer per Hour Nite’ where all beers will go for Shs3000 starting from 6pm but will keep cha...

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Police Shoots Besigye Supporter

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News reaching Red Pepper online reveal that one supporter of Presidential hopeful Dr. Col. Kizza Besigye has been shot by a police officer at Forum for Democratic change party head quarters in Najjanankumbi along Entebbe road.

Police Shoots Besigye SupporterBesigye supporter on the ground after being shot with a rubber bullet

One of Besigye’s aide Shawn Mubiru, at the scene p...

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Masaka Road fatal Accident kills 3

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Three People have been confirmed dead and over 7 seriously injured in a fatal car accident along Kampala-Masaka Road.

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The accident that involved six cars, occurred today morning at Katende, Mpigi district.

Masaka Police spokesperson Philip Mukasa confirmed the accident and attributed it to reckless driving.

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Baryamureeba Unleashes 12 Point Programme to transform Uganda

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When Idi Amin ousted Obote on January 25th 1971, he came with an 18 point programme, when President Museveni took over power in 1986, he came with a 10 points programme, former prime minister who announced his desire to contest for presidency in 2016 elections promised to work on an 8 points manifesto but former Makerere University Chancellor...

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Airtel Named Third Largest Mobile Operator In The World

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Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa, today said that it has become the third largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscribers.

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As per the latest data published by WCIS, Airtel with over 303 million mobile...

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