8 held over theft of a rifle

Police in Hoima district is holding eight people suspected to have stolen a gun from a private security guard. According to police, the suspects whose names are withheld in order not to jeopardize with investigations are believed to have attacked and robbed a rifle number UG POL 67740 P 7865 from Businge Patrick, a private security Guard attached to ANKA Security Services in the wee hours of yesterday morning. The incident occurred at about 3am at Care Auto mobile opposite Total Kiryatete in Kahoora division in Hoima municipality in Hoima…

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NEWS Namuganza Scoffs at Busoga MPs

Lands Minister, Persis Namuganza has treated with contempt a plan by Busoga Parliamentary Caucus to stop her from entering Busoga region. Sitting in the Government chief whip’s Boardroom at Parliament on Friday, legislators from Busoga resolved to eject Namuganza the Member of Parliament for Bukono County from their caucus as well as block her from going to Busoga. The decision by legislators came after summoning her to appear before the committee to respond to allegations levied against her, which include among others threatening to kill Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga,…

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Zambia deports racey South African dancer Zodwa Wabantu

Zambia has today evening deported a controversial female South African dancer, Zodwa Wabantu, who is popularly known for performing without underwear, on the grounds that her performance would “undermine national values”. According to her Zambian promoter, Lucky Munakampe, Wabantu was deported at about about 05: 20 PM. The dancer had been due to perform on tonight in Lusaka at the launch of a music album organized by a local entertainment company, Sunset Sound Production. The Council stated that Wabantu’s performances were not in the public interest and undermined our national…

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Police officer held for raping suspect

Police in Mbale District is holding a police officer attached to Sukari Police Booth in Namakwekwe Ward, Northern Division on charges of raping a suspect in custody. The Elgon region Police Spokesperson, Suwed Manshur confirmed the arrest today and identified the suspect as, Joel Magombe, 37, who allegedly committed the offence on last night. Manshur said that preliminary investigations indicate that the suspect persuaded the woman, whom he didn’t name, to go and spend a night at his home instead of transferring her to the central police station. Manshur also…

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Heavy rains destroy crops,houses in Kisoro

Heavy rains yesterday evening devastated property, houses, schools and gardens of crops in Kisoro district. The most affected sub counties are; Nyarubuye , Nyarusiza  , Muramba and Murora.  The heavy downpour that lasted for at least two hours started at around 06:00pm. The Bufumbira South Legislator, Hon. Sam Bitangaro says that 56 houses were destroyed. Bitangaro also says that Kibugu and Ngunda Primary schools in Sooko parish Muramba Sub County were also ravaged by the heavy downpour. He adds that gardens of Irish potatoes, beans and sweet potatoes were also…

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USAID donates 37,500 in Ibanda

Ibanda district health department yesterday received 37,500 pieces of condoms in form of a donation from United States Agency for International Development -USAID Rhites, a Non-government organization operating in South Western Uganda, as a way of fighting against the spread of sexual transmitted infections. According to the District Director of Health Services, Vicent Mugisha condoms will be mainly distributed in hotspots of Ibanda municipality, Igorora, Ishongororo and Rwenkoobwa town councils. Mugisha also says that the donation has come at a time when the district was battling a stock out, thus…

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Officials in jail after Burundi President is ‘roughed up’ in game

Two Burundi officials have been arrested after the country’s President Pierre Nkurunziza was allegedly roughed up in a football match that they organized. President Nkurunziza’s football team Haleluya Football Club faced a side from the northern town of Kiremba on 3rd February. Normally, the opposition is well aware they are playing against the country’s president, and it has been said they go easy in the games, even perhaps allowing Nkurunziza to score. But as the Kiremba team contained Congolese refugees who did not know they were playing against Burundi’s president,…

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Former MP Kipoi Extradited to Uganda

Former Bubulo Member of Parliament, Tony Nsubuga Kipoi is set to be deported today to face trial in Uganda. He is wanted by the General Court Martial in Uganda to stand trial for treason. Government spokesman Ofwono Opondo has said in a tweet that Kipoi has been detained since his arrest last month by Botswana authorities. Opondo says that Kipoi Nsubuga is due to be delivered at Entebbe today from Botswana following negotiations by Uganda’s External Security Organization-ESO. Kipoi who was arrested in the first week of February is accused…

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Kenya doctors ‘perform brain surgery on wrong patient’

A Kenyan doctor has been suspended after cutting open the head of the wrong patient. One patient needed surgery on a blood clot on the brain while the other just needed nursing for swelling. The doctors did not realize the mistake until hours into the surgery, when they discovered there was no blood clot in the brain. Kenyatta National Hospital, says that it deeply regrets the mistake and has suspended the doctor. But the doctor’s colleagues have protested the suspension, arguing it should be the person who put on the…

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Environmentalist calls for tree planting

The Executive Director of Africa Disaster Reduction Research Emergency Mission-ADRREM, a Community Based Organization, Milton Kwesiga has urged Ugandans to get involved in tree planting, as a way of conserving environment. Kwesiga made this call while planting forty trees at Nyamweru Secondary School and Kyokyezo Primary School in Nyamweru Sub-County Rubanda district. Kwesiga said that planting of trees especially in hilly areas controls running waters which would result into floods. He also said that it is the role of stakeholders like parents and teachers to educate children on importance of…

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