My name is Musana and I am a student of IT at Makerere University and I am in my final year. Towards the Tuition payment deadline which was Monday 16th January, I put my money up on a bet for an AFCON match where Guinea Bissau was playing against Gabon on 14th January. I thought Gabon would win but it came out as a draw and I lost it all yet I had expected to make an extra Ugx300,000. I have tried all other avenues so I can clear my tuition but all have failed, surely, tuition money is cursed. What should I do?
Hey Musana, sorry about your ordeal but, didn’t you know that betting is for the clever and you don’t fit right into that category? Time and time again we worn you from messing with tuition money but well, you just had to do the opposite for closure, congratulations, you just played yourself.
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Ugandan media personality Joy Doreen Biira has some good news in her life. She has bagged a new job.
She is taking over from Edith Kimani as she begins a new role as an anchor for DW News in berlin.
Edith tweeted the news saying, “Time now for another step. Permanent move to Berlin as a news Anchor with @dwnews. Greatful. Excited. Ready. Bis bald.”
Joy Doreen will still be working with KTN; she will be a corespondent for the international media house where she will be covering pressing environmental issues and exciting solutions from Africa and Europe alongside their mainstay host from Nigeria, Nneota Egbe.
Announcing the new role, Joy Doreen wrote, “We shall be rocking our natural hair (which is also eco friendly I might add) on @dw_globalideas #EcoAfrica show or Eco@Africa, which I’m happy and honoured to now be a part of…”
Uganda is one of the countries with highest rates of the meningitis A disease and also one of the 26 countries that lie within the extended meningitis belt of Sub-Saharan Africa, stretching from Senegal in the West to Ethiopia in the East. In Uganda, the most susceptible regions include West Nile, parts of Bunyoro, Acholi and Lango regions, Teso and Karamoja.
Though treatable, the disease can best be prevented through immunisation. The Ministry of Health with support from World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners have planned to conduct free Mass Immunization Campaign in the high risk 39 districts in Uganda to prevent any outbreak starting on 19th January to 23rd January 2017 for all persons aged between 1 year and 29 years.
The areas in which this immunisation exercise will be carried out for the next two weeks will be; Arua, Zombo, Koboko, Adjumani, Nebbi, Maracha, Moyo, Yumbe, Gulu, Amuru, Kitgum, Lamwo, Nwoya, Pader, Agago, Omoro, Dokolo, Lira, Alebtong, Kole, Otuke, Amolatar, Apac, Oyam, Hoima, Masindi, Buliisa, Kiryadongo, Amuria, Kaberamaido, Katakwi, Soroti, Abim, Amudat, Kaabong, Kotido, Moroto, Nakapiripiriti, and Napak.
The immunisation campaign was officially launched in Omoro district at Lalogi Grounds on Tuesday 17th January, with the Minister of Health Dr. Jane Acheng. The Ministry of Health and partners have deployed Medical personnel across the affected districts to oversee the success of the immunisation exercise.
All persons and care givers are advised to go to the nearest health centres and other outreach immunisation posts in their districts for the the free vaccine. The vaccine is safe and effective and has been approved by the World Health Organisation. The vaccine will be administered by a trained health worker using a single injection on the upper arm.
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Celebrated singer of the multi-award winning group Sauti Sol, Delvin Mudigi, was admitted at The Nairobi Women’s Hospital on Tuesday night following a fracture on his leg.
Delvin explained that the fracture occurred when he was doing team building with his friends in Karen.
“We were playing outdoor games such as rock climbing and paintball and during that time, I seem to have landed on my leg. I thought it was a sprain and as we left Karen, the leg was swollen. At that time we were on Ng’ong road and decided to get visit the nearest hospital for an X-ray. The results revealed that it was a fracture. The hospital staff members have treated me very well. And as I prepare for theatre, I ask my fans to include me in their prayers.” says Delvin.
He is scheduled for surgery on his leg today.
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William Onyeabor, groundbreaking synth funk musician, has died at the age of 70.
The Nigerian artist died on 16 January, according to a statement released by David Byrne’s record label Luaka Bop. Describing him as “the great Nigerian business leader and mythic music pioneer”, the statement explained that Onyeabor died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Enugu, Nigeria, following a short illness.
Starting his career in 1977, Onyeabor composed and self-released nine albums of electronic funk over his lifetime, albums which he recorded, pressed and printed at his own pressing plant in southeast Nigeria, Wilfilms Limited.
His career was given a new lease of life in recent years with the release of a best of album entitled Who Is William Onyeabor? in 2013, the 2014 film documentary Fantastic Man and a series of live tribute shows performed by the likes of Damon Albarn, Alexis Taylor, Lijadu Sisters and Ghostpoet.
“William Onyeabor would never speak about himself and for a long time refused many of the interview requests that came his way,” continues the statement. “Having become Born Again in the latter part of life, he only wanted to speak about God. We would like to send our deepest condolences to his family and thank each and every one of you who has helped share the love for his music around the world.”
Onyeabor was given the honorary title justice of the peace in the 1980s. In the early 1990s, he became the president of Enugu’s Musician’s Union and chairman of the city’s local football team, the Enugu Rangers.
He is survived by his wife, four children and four grandchildren.
Nigerian Afropop singer, David ‘Davido’ Adeleke has said he will manage himself in 2017.
The singer who is managed by Kamal Ajiboye of Twenty20 Media disclosed this on Tuesday via his Snapchat account.
“I’m my own manager 2017!! Don’t put your life for another man’s hand,” the singer wrote.
Davido, who signed a record deal with Sony Music in 2016, noted that he’s “back to the basics” while subtly deriding his international foray.
The Aiye singer was largely (in)active on the international scene in 2016 following his record deal with Sony Music.
Emirates, which flies daily direct from Entebbe to Dubai, has promoted Commercial Manager Mohammad Al Attar to the expanded role of Country Manager for Uganda.
Mr. Al Attar, whose appointment became effective 1 January 2017, was appointed Commercial Support Manager Uganda in April 2016 and has vast experience in commercial management and operations at Emirates. He is now responsible for Emirates’ overall business in Uganda overseeing sales and service functions for the airline’s passenger, cargo, management and airport operations and reports directly to Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations Africa.
Mr. Al Attar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the American University in Dubai and brings with him a deep knowledge and understanding of the aviation sector.
He has been with Emirates for almost 3 years, during which time he enrolled in the Commercial Outstation Programme learning about the airline’s sales, commercial operations, staff management and finance processes.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Al Attar said, “I’m both honored and very excited to be leading Emirates operations in Uganda. I look forward to working with our local team of dedicated and talented staff to ensure Emirates growth and continued success in the market.”
Customers travelling on Emirates can look forward to world class service and hospitality from the airline’s multi-national cabin crew, while enjoying complimentary gourmet meals and beverages. Emirates also offers over 2500 channels of on demand audio and visual entertainment on its ice system, from the latest movies, music and games, including 90 dedicated channels for children.
The airline’s young and environmentally friendly fleet comprises entirely wide-body aircraft – largely the popular Boeing 777 and 73 iconic Airbus A380 aircraft currently in service.
EK 729 departs Dubai International Airport every day at 0920hrs and arrives at the Entebbe International Airport at 1350hrs. The return flight, EK730, leaves Entebbe at 1550hrs and lands in Dubai at 2235hrs.
By Our Reporter
Hotel Diplomate is getting a new look.
We have learnt that the Muyenga based hotel is undergoing massive renovations.
H.E Prof. Boney Katatumba and Gertrude Katatumba, Hotel Diplomate’s owners have confirmed the massive renovations and say that the hotel’s new look will be unveiled very soon along with new management.
The Katatumba Family is excited about the new changes and believe that with the hotel’s new look, it will once again be one of the best hotels in the country.
Engraved in stone, half bricks and clay tiles, Hotel Diplomate was opened in the 1970’s by former President Milton Obote and was a favourite among UN diplomats, government guests, and honeymooning couples.
The hotel is currently under stewardship of songbird Angella Katatumba, who is Managing Director.
Renowned TV personality JK Kazoora has landed a mega deal with UBC.
We have learnt that Kazoora, through his Buddies Production House, has signed a contract with the national broadcaster to provide content for UBC TV’s youth-oriented sister TV station, Magic One and radio station, Magic 100FM.
This comes following local tabloid reports that JK Kazoora had been appointed CEO at UBC, which have since dismissed by the station.
According to UBC public relations manager, Abbey Rafsanjan, there has been no change in management at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation.
“We only have an agreement with Kazoora to provide content. We’re looking to refresh things over here and all new ideas are welcome,” Abbey clarified.
By Derrick Luyombya
Roast and Rhyme is returning for the third edition.
Dubbed ‘Reggae Nyam nyam’, the third edition is aimed at bringing together all the reggae music fanatics as they roast their favorite bites, we have exclusively learnt.
Roast and Rhyme, an event organized by Swangz Avenue, has over the past editions cemented a legacy of bringing together the most classy audience, entertained by purely Ugandan artists.
We have however not established the crooners and divas likely to headline this edition as we expect most of the performers to be reggae stars.
The quarterly out-door event is slated for Sunday, 26th February at their usual home, Jahazi Pier Munyonyo.
By Derrick Luyombya
Irene Ntale has been under direct supervision of her gorgeous manager Veronica better known as Vero among her pals.
Latest information we have from the corridors of Swangz Avenue is that Veronica is set to venture into active music, this time as a singer.
Under the stage name ‘Vinka’, we’re informed by impeccable sources that Veronica will likely be doing RnB and Zouk music, just like her camp-mates Irene and Winnie Nwagi.
On why she could have taken such a step, our sources speculated that Vero has always loved singing though she wasn’t ready to come out of the shell yet.
Our moles further revealed that she could already have potential hit songs just waiting for the right time to unveil.
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