Five stray Elephants invade villages in Masindi and destroy food crops

Five stray Elephants from Murchison falls National Park have invaded three villages in Pakanyi Sub-county Masindi district and destroyed several hectares of food crops, including maize, beans and cassava. Frank Asiimwe, the Pakanyi LC3 Chairperson said yesterday that the elephants invaded the villages of Nyakarongo, Nyakatiti and Katongole on Wednesday last week. Asiimwe said they alerted Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA to take back the elephants to the Park, but nothing has been done. Tom Okello, the Chief Warden Murchison Falls National Park could not be reached for a comment since his…

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Okwi and Jjuuko guide Simba to 2017/18 Tanzania Premier League title.

Uganda Cranes striker Emmanuel Arnold Okwi and defender Murushid Jjuuko guided Simba Sports Club to the 2017/18 Tanzania Premier League title. Simba was crowned as Tanzania champions for the 2017/2018 season after losing their unbeaten run following a 1-0 loss to Kagera Sugar in the penultimate match of the season. Simba won the league title with three games to spare but their celebrations turned sour after former striker, Edward Christopher fired Kagera to victory with a strike six minutes from time. The match was also watched by Tanzania President John Magufuli…

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55 year-old Man found lying dead on the roadside in Bukinda Sub County

Residents of Ibaso Cell, Bukinda Sub County Rukiga District yesterday woke up in shock after they found a body of 55 year-old Justus Ndiheihi lying along Kahondo road. The deceased is a resident of Ibaso cell, Highland Ward. According to Andrew Twesigye, the deceased’s neighbor, they were with Ndiheihi at burial of another neighbor Robert Katete, until at around 10:00pm when Ndiheihi went to Bukinda Trading Centre to buy some items, but never returned. Twesigye says that it was until yesterday morning at around 7:00am when his body was found.…

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Preparations in high gear ahead of Martyrs’ day celebrations

Preparations are in high gear ahead of the June 3rd Martyrs’ day celebrations. Several works such as renovations, erecting pilgrims’ tents, cleaning and paintings are going on. Martyrs’ day is celebrated in remembrance of the 45 converts who were executed on orders Kabaka Mwanga between 1885 and 1887. The government also announce the day a public holiday. Major construction works are going on at the Anglican shrine. A perimeter wall around the shrine and two public toilets are being constructed while the grave of the former Archbishop, Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo was…

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