European champions Real Madrid stunned by CSKA Moscow

European champions Real Madrid fell to a surprise Champions League defeat by CSKA Moscow in Russia. Toni Kroos gifted the hosts their goal in the second minute with a terrible backpass that was picked up by Nikola Vlasic, on loan from Everton, and he fired past Keylor Navas from just inside the penalty area. Karim Benzema, Casemiro and Mariano hit the woodwork for Real, as the Spanish side, without the injured Gareth Bale, pushed for an equaliser. CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was sent off four minutes into injury time for…

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Vice president Ssekandi flags off 120-acres solar project in Gomba

Vice President Edward Ssekandi has laid the first of the 68,000 modules of a pilot solar power park in Kabulasoke in the central district of Gomba. The project being done by Xsabo Group covers at least 120 acres. Last week, construction officially kicked off for a solar power plant that will be the largest in the region when it is commissioned by President Yoweri Museveni in November this year. Kabaka Ronald Mutebi of Buganda is expected to lay the last module. The 25MW project is estimated to cost $24.5m. It is the…

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Lawmakers retain tax on mobile money

Ugandans will dig deeper into their pockets after Parliament last evening passed the contentious Excise Duty Amendment Bill 2018 No 2, approving a 0.5 per cent tax on mobile money transactions. The levy takes immediate effect. In the House, 164 MPs voted by roll-call and tally to support the tax on mobile money while 124 voted against Clause 2 of the Bill that proposed the levy. However, of 463 MPs who constitute Parliament, 288 voted, meaning that some 175 lawmakers were absent when the national assembly was making a critical…

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Police in Rukiga arrests 8 people for allegedly holding unlawful assembly.

Police in Rukiga district is holding 8 people for allegedly holding unlawful assembly. The suspects were found in a house of Addah Kahababo, a resident of Kangondo ward in Rukiga town council, claiming to be operating a church under the name “Full Gospel”. She was also arrested. Others are, Christine Arinda, Apofia Tumusiime, Hope Nyamurungi, Annah Mugabirwe, Moreen Nyangoma, and Angellah Nyangoma, residents in the parishes of Kitojo, Nyarurambi and Kangondo ward. They were arrested their purported pastor identified as, Aggrey Elias Mubangizi, a resident of Kafunda ward in Ibanda…

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Uganda’s domestic and external debt has hit 41.3 trillion Shillings.

Uganda’s domestic and external debt has hit 41.3 trillion Shillings. This is according to Uganda’s indebtedness status report presented on the floor of Parliament yesterday by the State Minister for Planning David Bahati to Parliament. According to Bahati, the external debt accounts to 27.3 trillion Shillings, while domestic debt alone is 13.3 trillion Shillings. He explained that the increase in public debt reflects the increased government budget priorities which he said have necessitated an increase in the level of government debt since Uganda’s tax revenue efforts have remained stagnate. He,…

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34 migrants drown in Mediterranean shipwreck, 26 survivors.

At least 34 migrants, among them two children, have died as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Their countries of origin are not yet known. The boat they were travelling in had been adrift for two days with 60 people aboard, a spokesperson for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) told Reuters news agency yesterday. IOM said that 26 people have survived. They have been taken to the Moroccan town of Nador, according to the Spanish NGO Caminando Fronteras. 2,501 total views, 16 views todayPlease follow and like us:0

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Ugandans asked to embrace the available health care in the country.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has asked Ugandans to embrace the available health care in the country, instead of seeking treatment abroad. Museveni made the call today during the official opening of Mulago Specialized Women and Neonatal hospital at Mulago hill. According to Museveni, there is no need for Ugandans, to seek treatment abroad since government is doing everything in its power, to train and provide the necessary facilities such as the Women’s hospital. Data from the Health Ministry shows that Uganda loses more than 200 billion Shillings on treatment in…

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