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Teen Kills Himself Taking Selfie With Gun

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A teenager has died after he accidentally shot himself while posing for a selfie with a gun, say police.

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Deleon Alonso Smith, 19, died from a gunshot wound to the throat on Tuesday.

Police in Houston said Mr Smith found the gun and was taking pictures of himself holding the weapon when it fired.

His cousin, who had also been taking photos with the...

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Rema wins Artist of the Month in the MTN CRBT Online Awards

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MTN Uganda yesterday rewarded the 1st winners of the MTN CallerTunez Online Awards.

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Rema Namakula famous for her “Mchuzi”song was rewarded 2.5milion shillings as the artist of the month of August for her song “Mchuzi” being the most downloaded song in the Month of August.

“I am very grateful and happy for MTN creating such a unique platform for a...

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Over 10 dead, 100 wounded in twin blasts in northern Cameroon

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Around 10 people were killed and over 100 wounded on Thursday when a bomb went off near an army camp in northern Cameroon, where soldiers are battling Boko Haram fighters from Nigeria, army and police sources said, and another blast hit a market.

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“For the moment there are around 10 dead and about 100 wounded in the attack near the camp...

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Ugandan soldiers killed in Al-Shabaab Attack Flown Home

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The bodies of 10 Ugandan soldiers killed in Somalia by militant Islamist group Al-Shabaab have been flown home.

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The attack was a “game changer”, and Al-Shabaab should expect an “appropriate response”, Paddy Ankunda added.

Twelve Ugandan soldiers were killed in Tuesday’s raid on an African Union (AU) base in southern...

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Nantume Starves baby Over UK Show

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Barely four months after dropping her second tot, Golden Band singer Maureen Nantume is said to have stopped breastfeeding her baby.

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According to sources close to the singer, Nantume made the decision to stop her baby from suckling due to the forthcoming show with the band in the UK.

Nantume who...

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Fashionista Flavia Drops tot

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City fashionista Flavia Nakafero better known as Flash Nak is finally a mother after dropping a tot on Friday morning last week.

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According to sources, Flavia gave birth to a bouncing baby girl at Paragon Hospital.

Family sources reveal to us that Flavia, founder and Chief Executive Officer Flash Models Uganda is very...

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Biriggwa warns FDC on Divisions

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Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) National Chairman Amb Wasswa Biriggwa has warned party members not to give in to divisions which could injure the party ahead of 2016 presidential elections.

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Biriggwa who was speaking at the opening of the party National Delegates Conference...

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I am Convinced The Boys Put Up Good Fight— Gen. Katumba

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Uganda’s Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala yesterday visited and briefed AMISOM frontline troops in Janaale, Somalia after Tuesday Al-Shabaab attack on the UPDF manned based that resulted into death of 12 Ugandan peace keepers.

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UPDF spokesperson said that ten bodies of those who died have arrived today morning at Entebbe Army...

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No One Is Bonking Me—Winnie Nwagi

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Winnie Nwagi has been in the entertainment industry for a short time but the remarkable impact she has on the fans is beyond human description.

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She has been branded the booty queen, sex goddess among others, all because of her soupy look.

She has blessed the screens, radio airwaves and other media outlets with her soothing love melodies well knit in...

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MTV’s Ehiz in Town to Host Uganda Entertainment Awards

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MTV Base VJ Ehizojia Okoeguale famously known as Ehiz is in town to host the Uganda Entertainment Awards slated for tomorrow, September 04, 2015 at the Common Wealth resort, Munyonyo.

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Ehiz arrived yesterday night at Entebbe International Airport and was welcomed by organizers of Uganda Entertainment Awards led by the flamboyant Vincent Nsubuga.

The...

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You Will Get To Understand Me At Some Point—Muntu

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FDC President Mugisha Muntu who last night lost party presidential flag bearer contest to Rt. Dr. Col. Kizza Besigye conceded defeat, promised to rally behind the latter but said Ugandans will at one time understand his principles.

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Kizza Besigye scored 718 votes while Gen Mugisha Muntu trailed him with only 289 votes bringing the question of party...

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Mun G’s Byayanga Concert Called Off

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Matovu Mungi famously known as Mun G should be nursing psychological wounds after his second major concert was called off by KCCA.

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However, instead of consoling the lugaflow rapper, snoops have blamed him for choosing a very lousy name for his concert—‘Byayanga’—which literally means ‘They have failed’.

Mun G made the heartbreaking announcement...

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BACK OFF! Muyisa Warns Fabiola

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Fabiola’s pretty face might soon be deformed after South Africa based Kenneth Muyisa vowed to thump her for calling him broke.

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The ex-Be My Date host said that Muyisa is very broke and that could have been the reason singer Cindy Sanyu dumped him about three months back.

Fabiola made the revelations on Friday morning while co-hosting the Big...

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New Ebola death confirmed in Sierra Leone

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A woman who recently died in northern Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola.

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It comes as a setback to the country’s effort to eradicate the deadly disease.

Sierra Leone was celebrating last week when it discharged its last known Ebola patient from hospital.

News of the new case means the country is no longer Ebola-free. High-risk contacts...

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Besigye is FDC’s 2016 Presidential flag-bearer

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Ex FDC President Rtd. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye has emerged as the party’s flag-bearer in the 2016 presidential elections after defeating Rtd Maj. Gen Mugisha Muntu in an election held at Mandela National stadium, Namboole on Wednesday night.

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Kizza Besigye garnered 718 votes while Gen Mugisha Muntu trailed with only 289 votes.

Besigye will now raise...

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Plot to Assassinate DPP Chibita Leaks

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Security organs in the country have busted a deadly plot that was hatched to assassinate the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Justice Mike Chibita.

According to documents seen by Red Pepper, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militants are behind this planned murder.

“The terrorists want the DPP eliminated because h...

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Radio Weasel Thank Chameleone as their Mentor

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Goodlyfe crew singers Radio & Weasel seem to have finally matured and put their troubled past behind them.

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As a result, the ‘Magnetic’ singers have finally accepted and thanked singer Jose Chameleone as their mentor.

It should be noted that ever since Radio & Weasel broke off from Leone Island to...

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Museveni Donates US$ 210,000 to Cranes

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President Museveni has donated US$210,000 to Uganda Cranes, the national team ahead of 2017AFCON game with Comoros

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President’s Press Secretary Lindah Nabusanyi revealed the news of president’s offer yesterday evening in a social media post.

“President Museveni has announced a government donation of US$210,000 to the Uganda Cranes team for AFCON 2017...

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Rwanda’s Active in Tawoo for Uganda Entertainment Awards

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Rwandan music group, Active is in the country ahead of the much anticipated Uganda Entertainment Awards slated for September, 04 at the Commonwealth resort hotel, Munyonyo, Kampala.

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They jetted into town today morning aboard RwandAir and they were received by Uganda Entertainment Awards organizing committee.

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Massa Joins Camp Ahead of AFCON 2017 Qualifier

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AFCON 2017 Group D Qualifier: Saturday, 5th September 2015: Comoros Vs Uganda, Mitsamiouli Stadium – 15:00

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The Cranes preparations for AFCON Gabon 2017 qualifier geared up after the arrival of Geoffrey Massa.

He is the latest to join the national team training base at the FUFA technical center in Njeru.

The South African based, Bloemfontein Celtics...

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M7 Commissions Buliisa Health Facility

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Buliisa health facility was yeterday commissioned by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

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The hospital was majorly constructed by constructed by Tullow Oil.

The construction of the health facility in partnership with Buliisa district local government and the Ministry of Health is aimed at establishing mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders and...

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Ntaganda pleads not guilty at ICC trial

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Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda has pleaded not guilty to all charges at the start of his war crimes trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague.

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The 18 charges include murder, rape and the recruitment of child soldiers.

More than 2,000 victims have been cleared to take part in the trial, including former child soldiers...

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Uganda’s Victor Ochen Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

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Victor Ochen, the youngest ever African to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize is joining the campaign to help make the Global Goals for Sustainable Development famous across northern Uganda. 

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He will be raising a flag representing Goal 16 – Peace and Justice, demonstrating his commitment to victims of war and campaigning for a peaceful Africa.

On...

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FDC DECIDES: Muntu, Besigye Face Off

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Today is the D-day for Uganda’s largest opposition party, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) to choose its presidential flag bearer for the 2016 general elections.

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On the ballot are two maverick politicians, Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu, the party president who took over from Dr. Kizza Besigye, a fellow competitor for the...

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Parliament donates Shs10m for Mengo Rotary Blood Bank

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Parliament of Uganda has donated UShs10m towards the construction of a new Blood Bank at Mengo Hospital.

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The funds were donated through Rotary, which led the drive with the Rotary Cancer Run (Marathon), started at the Kololo Ceremonial Grounds on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.

The Clerk to Parliament, Mrs. Jane Lubowa Kibirige led a team of over fifty staff...

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LEAKED!! M7 Secret Strategy To Reclaim Wakiso, Kampala Finalized

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President Museveni has come up with a secret strategy to defeat the opposition in Kampala and neighboring districts.

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In the plan, Museveni is mainly concentrating on key districts of Kampala and Wakiso where there are key government and state institutions.

In Wakiso for example, plot 1 [read state house-Entebbe] is located in this...

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Odrek Rwabwogo Wrong on Ideology— Rwakakamba

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Special Presidential Assistant on Research and Information, Rwakakamba Morrison has questioned Rwabwogo’s desire to “teach the Movement ideology” as one of his chief reasons for contesting for National Resistance Movement (NRM) western Region Vice chairperson.

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In a detailed opinion article posted on his Facebook account today morning,...

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Konshens’ Bearded Armpits Shock Nation

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When one is a celebrity, fans always expect to see him or her in the cleanest and most inspiring in any way possible; however, this one seems not to be the case with Jamaican singer Konshens real name Garfield Spence.

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While performing at Lugogo cricket Oval, Konshens couldn’t stop to swing his hands in the air; l...

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FDC Invites M7 To Grace Party Delegates Conference

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Uganda’s main opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have invited President Museveni, the NRM chairman and sole candidate for the coming presidential elections to grace the party’s delegates conference.

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The conference will elect party flag bearer between contestants Mugisha Muntu and Kizza Besigye...

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I am In Love With Ugandan Women—Busy Signal

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For the multiple times he has been in Uganda, Jamaican musician Busy Signal real name Glendale Goshia Gordon seems to have found hidden treasures in Ugandan women.

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While performing at Lugogo cricket oval last Friday, the ‘come over’ hit maker revealed how he is yearning and anticipating to get married in Uganda.

“I’m anticipating to get married in Ug...

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