Bukomansimbi Murder Suspects Escape From Court

Two key suspects in the recent wave of murders and robberies that occurred in the greater Masaka sub-region have today afternoon escaped from court. Musa Galiwango and Muhammad Kidawalime had been arrested as part of a group that attacked four villages in Lwengo and Bukomansimbi districts killings five people on New Year’s Day. The suspects had been produced before Masaka Chief Magistrate’s court for the mention of the case before committal to the High Court.  Drama ensued inside a fully-packed courtroom when the duo went on a rampage and suddenly…

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Case Against Museveni Mock Funeral Youths Adjourned

Court in Mbarara has today afternoon adjourned the hearing of the case against three youth activists who staged a mock funeral of President Yoweri Museveni. The three are Abert Nangumya,aged 20, a student at Bishop Stuart University, Rodgers Asiimwe, aged ,26 and Maxi Muhumuza, a spokesperson of Ankole Kingdom. They were found in possession of a coffin with an inscription, “Rest in Peace Museveni”, and a portrait of President Museveni. In the same coffin, were names of Justice Minister Kahinda Otafiire and those of several Members of Parliament. The protestors…

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Teddy Seezi Cheeye is dead

Veteran journalist Teddy Seezi Cheeye is dead. Cheeye, the publisher of Uganda Confidential news Magazine, was reportedly knocked dead by a speeding boda boda in Nakawa, Kampala today.   Cheeye, 60, has had a controversial career that took him from the newsroom to the Internal Security Organization-ISO where he served as director of economic monitoring. In April 2009, the Anti-Corruption Court convicted Cheeye for embezzling 120 million shillings of the Global Fund and sentenced him to 10 years in jail. He was also ordered to refund 110 million of the money…

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Tottenham reaches the FA Cup quarter-finals

FT Tottenham 6:1 Rochdale Tottenham reached the FA Cup quarter-finals after surviving a scare against League One Rochdale in a fifth-round replay littered with video assistant referee controversies. Amid persistent snow at Wembley, Fernando Llorente scored a 12-minute hat-trick early in the second half after Rochdale’s Stephen Humphrys cancelled out Son Heung-min’s opener. Son added the fifth and substitute Kyle Walker-Peters the sixth yet the match will be remembered for a number of incidents involving VAR. Erik Lamela thought he had given Spurs an early lead only for his goal to…

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8000 primary school children at risk after latrines fill up

Lives of more than 8000 primary school children in Nakaseke District are at risk, after school latrines in 15 schools got filled up. The pupils are now reportedly using the nearby bushes to ease themselves. The district councilors yesterday raised the red flag to the concerned district authorities, at a heated council meeting, where the Councilors led by the Chairperson for Education and Health Services Committee, Juliet Dian Nassimbwa, claimed that the situation may become worse once the rainy season starts. The Ngoma Sub county district councilor, Julius Nabimanya, claimed…

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Kasese RDC Implicated in illegal evictions

The Kasese Resident district Commissioner, Lt. Col. James Mwesigye, has been implicated in illegal evictions in Kasese district. Appearing before the commission of inquiry into land matters, the Kasese District LC5 Chairperson, Sibendire Bigogo, accused Mwesigye of illegal evictions of Bakonzo cultivators off their land in the villages of Ibuga, Bigando, Nkoko and Rwehingo in Kitswamba Sub County, Busongora County. Bigogo told the commission led by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire that Mwesigye also connived with Basongora pastoralists to grab huge chunks of land. In 2007, Basongora pastoralists from the Democratic Republic…

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First slot of Kampala flyover to start in July-Eng Andrew Kitaka

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Director for Engineering, Andrew Kitaka, has said construction of the first lot of Kampala flyover is expected to start in June this year. Kitaka says Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), which will oversee the construction, is now evaluating bids. According to UNRA timeline, contract signing with tender winners is expected to take place in May this year. Kitaka says KCCA representatives sit on the committee that will oversee the implementation of the project. He says after construction, the flyover will be handed over to KCCA…

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Papua New Guinea’s earthquake death toll rises to 31

The death toll from the strongest earthquake to strike Papua New Guinea’s rugged interior in almost a century, has climbed to 31 and would probably rise further, officials said today, as damage to roads, runways and phone lines slowed relief efforts. Remote hamlets closest to the epicenter of the 7.5 magnitude quake in the Southern Highlands were buried, killing 13 people, said James Justin, a research officer at the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in Port Moresby in an email, citing a two-way radio call from a mission station in…

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