Kabale CDO under fire for withholding Youth livelihood funds

The Kabale district youth livelihood focal person, Moses Akampurira is on the spot for withholding 120 million shillings youth livelihood fund. Late last year, Ministry of Gender, Labor and social development released the funds to benefit youth groups in Kabale district. On 8th January this year, the 20 youth groups were trained but they have waited for funds in vain. According to the Kabira youth dry produce handling group Chairperson in Kyanamira Sub County, Vianney Rukundo and his Nkombe youth brick making group counterpart in Kitumba Sub County, Denis Mutaremwa,…

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Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangira dies aged 65

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died aged 65 after a battle with cancer, party officials have said. Elias Mudzuri, a vice president of the Movement for Democratic Change party, reported Tsvangirai’s death in a post on Twitter on Wednesday. “It is sad for me to announce that we have lost our icon and fighter for democracy,” Mudzuri wrote. Tsvangirai had been in and out of hospital in South Africa after revealing in 2016 that he had colon cancer. Read more about Tsvangirai here, and watch a 2009 interview with him here. He served as prime minister…

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Zuma succumbs to party pressure and resigns

South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned after intense pressure from his own party. In a televised statement he said he was quitting with immediate effect but said he disagreed with his ANC party’s decision. The ANC had told him to step down or face a vote of no confidence in parliament. The 75-year-old has been facing calls to give way to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the ANC’s new leader. Mr Zuma, who has been in power since 2009, faces numerous allegations of corruption. Earlier yesterday, police swooped on…

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Rukungiri police investigating the murder of a 40yr old man

Police in Rukungiri district is investigating the murder of a 40year old man. The deceased is, Herbert Tumuheki alias Kanimi, a resident of Nyarwambu village Ibunga parish Nyarushanje Sub County Rukungiri district. The Kigezi region police spokesperson, Elly Maate, says that the assailants chopped Tumuheki’s throat last night at around 10; 00pm, as he walked through a banana plantation of Edrida Kanemba of the same area. He says that police visited the scene with sniffer dog and three suspects were arrested to help police in investigations and two other suspects…

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Museveni on the run over murder

Police in Kanungu district is hunting for a 28 year old man for allegedly being behind the death of a 48 year old man. The suspect, Erasmus Museveni, a resident of Nkoni cell, Kitojo parish, Rugyeyo Sub County in Kanungu district, is accused for assaulting Mirikiyadi Mugisha, a resident of the same area, which resulted into his death. The duo is alleged to have developed a quarrel yesterday evening at around 4:00pm, while in one of the bars at Nkoni cell, Kitojo parish, Rugyeyo Sub County, where the deceased was…

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The Money was swallowed by a snake, Nigerian official accused of pocketing 36 million naira ($100,000;

  Many a child has told their teacher that their dog ate their homework over the years. But no-one has ever been audacious enough to claim a snake swallowed missing money – until now. A saleswoman working for the Nigerian exam board gave just that excuse after auditors discovered 36 million naira ($100,000; £72,000) was missing from her accounts. Some reports suggest the woman, who worked in the central city of Makurdi, tried to accuse her house help of being in on the plot with one of her colleagues. But…

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Police arrest Prime supect in the Mowzey Radio Murder

Police are holding Godfrey Wamala alias Troy, the prime suspect in the death of populary music artist, Moses Ssekibogo alias Mowzey Radio. The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigire, says Wamala was picked up yesterday evening from his hideout in Kyengera in Wakiso district. He is alleged to have assaulted and pushed Mowzey Radio to the ground on 22nd January, 2018, as he was being led out of Da Bar in Entebbe. The artist became unconscious and was rushed to Nsambya Hospital, before he was moved to case clinic, where…

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South Ankole diocese celebrates 6years of existence

The Bishop of South Ankole Diocese has called on religious leaders not to give up on preaching against poverty and mal-development Bishop Ahimbisibwe made the call yesterday, while speaking at St. Mathew cathedral Kyamate, during a function to commemorate six years of existence for the diocese. South Ankole diocese was curved from Ankole diocese in 2012. He also noted that this year has been earmarked for gospel outreaches in all places including streets, markets, schools, gardens and other service centres. Preaching during the service, the wife to Bishop Ahimbisibwe, Dr.…

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Singer Moses Sekibooga alias Mozey Radio is dead

Ugandan musician Moses Ssekibogo, alias Mowzey Radio of the Goodlyfe Crew is dead. Mr Balaam Barugahara, an events promoter confirmed to our reporter that Radio died today morning at about 6am. Radio died at Case Hospital in Kampala where he had been admitted after reportedly being beaten into coma following a fight at De Bar, a local hang-out spot in Entebbe town last week. This comes just hours after President Museveni contributed Shs30m towards his treatment. Last week, police said they had arrested five people to help with their investigations…

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Anger as State House official takesover Punishment Island on Lake Bunyonyi

There is a public rage among locals of Kabale and Rubanda districts after Mathias Muhereza, an official from State House took over Punishment Island on Lake Bunyonyi. The Punishment Island locally known as “Akampene”, used to be a dumping site for unmarried girls and women, who got pregnant before marriage. As a punishment, they would either starve to death or be saved by poor men who could not afford the regular bride price and did not mind the stigma. The island which borders Bufundi Sub County in Rubanda district and…

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