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Omukazi amunobyeko n’afumita abaana be 5 ebiso

Bukedde TV - 35 min 21 sec ago

OMUSAJJA akutte ekiso atte abaana be bataano be yazaala mu mukyala we eyamunobako kati myaka ebiri ng’agamba nti bamumazeeko emirembe . Agamba talina kyakubaliisa ng’ate ne nnyaabwe bwe bandibadde bateesa...

4 Prisoners Killed in Kabarole Accident

Chimpreports - 1 hour 19 min ago

A total of four Prisoners have been killed on spot and an unconfirmed number of others critically injured in a grisly accident that occurred this afternoon in Kabarole district.

The Prisoners were involved in a collision with a speeding truck on the Kamwenge-Fort Portal Road, about four kilometers from Fort Portal Town.

The vehicles which were involved in the accident

According to eye witnesses the Mitshubishi pick up number UAE 213Y which was transporting the prisoners, collided with a truck number UAY 699 Q, whose driver is being blamed for reckless driving.

The Prisoners from Katojo Government Prison in Fort Portal were apparently being taken to work onfarm in a village called Ngweri.

Among those critically injured and rushed to hospital were the Prisons Officers who were guarding the prisoners on the pickup.

More on this development will follow later on.

Formerly Conjoined Twins Return Home After Being Separated in US

Chimpreports - 1 hour 49 min ago

Two-year-old Acen and Apio Akello are finally returning home with their mother Esther Akello, after a gripping operation in the United States that separated them for the first time since they were born.

The girls were born conjoined at the spine and hip region , but are now separate and can walk by themselves, all thanks to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

The girls were taken to the Hospital in September of 2015 where they underwent a 16-hour separation surgery on September 3.

On February 8 of 2016, they were discharged and began the outpatient and clinical therapy appointments that would teach them how to walk.

The girls are now able to walk by themselves

The marathon surgery involved at least 30 members of the hospital’s medical staff and a delicate procedure to divide nerves between the two girls without causing lasting damage, doctors said.

It was all one big success, US Media reported. Nearly a year later, and 18 months after their separation surgery, the toddlers have come back home.

More than 30 doctors were involved in the operation to separate the girls

“My main goal for when they arrived home in Uganda was for them to be able to walk off the plane independently, without any assistance,” said Dr. Gail Besner, chief of Pediatric Surgery at Nationwide Children’s. “The determination of the girls and the outstanding work of our occupational therapy and physical therapy teams helped them do just that.”

“I fully expect the girls will lead happy and healthy lives thanks to their determination and the bravery of their mom, Ester, who entrusted the girls in our care.”

Kabaziguruka Survives the Wrath of Court Martial As Constitutional Court Blocks the Case

Red Pepper - 1 hour 55 min ago
Kabaziguruka Survives the Wrath of Court Martial As Constitutional Court Blocks the Case

The Nakawa Municipality MP, Michael Kabaziguruka has survived facing the wrath of Court Martial’s Gen. Gutti after constitutional court issued an interim order halting the trial.

This comes on the heel of Kabaziguruka’s application which he filed last year challenging the court martial’s jurisdictions trying him yet he is a civilian.

The constitutional court presided over by Justice Remmy Kasule suspended the trial which was scheduled to commence on January 19 before the seven members of court martial until the 31stJanuary 2017.

The said order has been issued in the presence of Jane Francis Nafuma who represented the Attorney General and Medard  Lubega Ssegona, Kabaziguruka’s advocate.

The state alleges that Kabaziguruka connived with serving army officers to contrive a plot to overthrow the Government of Uganda between February and June last year.

He spent several months on remand at Kigo prison until October last year when he was granted bail by the High court.

He then petitioned the Constitutional court calling for dissolution of the General Court Martial on grounds that it is unlawfully established and has no powers to either try  civilians or  UPDF officers as its jurisdiction is  limited to instilling discipline in errant soldiers.

In the petition Kabaziguruka also seeks for orders discharging him and any other persons facing trial before the court which he terms as an administrative tribunal.

MP Nsereko Promises Cash Prize for Every Cranes Goal Against Egypt

Chimpreports - 3 hours 2 min ago

Kampala Central Member of Parliament, Hon. Muhammad Nsereko still has the belief that Uganda cranes can overturn the 1-0 defeat suffered in the game against Ghana on Tuesday and progress to the next level.

Just a day after Democratic Party pledged UGX 500,000 for every goal, Nsereko has also come out to promise a cash prize for every goal that the Uganda cranes will score against in the game against Egypt.

The flamboyant legislator is confident Uganda can upset Egypt come Saturday and promised a cash prize of $1,000 (about UGX 3.6M) for every goal.

“We shall fight together to upset Egypt,” he said. “My offer is every goal against Egypt shall attract a reward from me of 1,000 dollars for the team,” promised Nsereko.

Nsereko thinks the Cranes can put the loss behind their back and focus on the game against Egypt.

“Great people are not those that win every battle, but those who put defeat behind them, learn lessons and rise up to correct their mistakes,” he stated.

“I’m personally coming to cheer you our great players and give you more courage to go for gold. We are one family and shall do better,”

“Clearly other than the defensive lapse, which happens in football, we had a few chances created,” Nsereko cited.

The outspoken MP hinted out on how Portugal had a poor start at the 2016 UEFA EURO championship but went ahead to win the title.

“Remember during the Euro 2016, Portugal started at a low but fought back, qualified narrowly but later lifted the trophy. In soccer, everything is possible,” he noted.

Uganda started their campaign in group D with a 1-0 loss to Ghana and resume action on Saturday against record champions Egypt in Port Gentil.

AFCON 2017: Hosts Gabon Seek Redemption Against Burkina Faso

Chimpreports - 3 hours 22 min ago

African cup of Nations 2017
Group A (Match day 2)
Gabon vs Burkina Faso 7pm

After all the 16 teams at 2017 African cup of Nations playing a game each, the tournament enters match day 2 with two games in group A.

Indomitable Lions of Cameroon take on debutants Guinea Bissau while hosts Gabon will play tricky Burkina Faso.

Gabon will have themselves to blame after failing to pick maximum points against minnows Guinea Bissau in the opening game.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 52nd minute strike seemed to have set the hosts on course for victory against unfancied Guineau-Bissau on Saturday but the AFCON debutants struck back in injury time as defender Juary Soares secured them a point.

And now the Panthers are faced with an uphill challenge of making it out of the group with fixtures against Burkina Faso and Cameroon.

First on the menu is Burkina Faso as the two sides lock horns on Wednesday at stade de L’Amitie in Libreville.

The Panther’s skipper Pierre Emerick Aubameyang believes they squandered the chance to earn victory in the first game but he is confident they can turn around fortunes in today’s game.

“We have learnt from our mistakes,” captain and striker Aubameyang said.

“I remain positive that we can reach our first goal, which is qualifying for the knockout phase.”

“We have lofty ambitions in this tournament and playing at home in front of our wonderful supporters is a great advantage,” he said in an interview with Fourfourtwo.

“Mistakes were made against Guinea-Bissau, like conceding a goal in the final minute. We must now rectify those errors and defeat Burkina Faso,” Aubameyang stressed.

Burkina Faso is a boggy side that always thrive on team work and will seek to get a positive result against Gabon to brighten their chances of advancing to the next stage.

Bakary Kone,n Charles Kabore, Jonathan Petroipa and Alain Traore among others form the backbone of the team that will be key in today’s encounter.

Chief Justice Orders Probe of High Court Judge Over Bribe, Disappeared Case File

Chimpreports - 3 hours 32 min ago

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on instructions of the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe are investigating corruption and judicial misconduct allegations brought against Justice Joseph Murangira, the Deputy head of the Kampala High Court’s Criminal Division.

Justice Murangira is being accused by one of the people he sentenced to death 8 years ago, of soliciting a bribe from him.

The Chief Justice Katureebe though the Principle Judge Yorokamu Bamwiine ordered the JSC to look into allegations that Murangira deliberately hid a case file in which he sentenced one Joseph Ekusai to death for murder.

Read Also: Pastor Petitions Principle Judge Over ‘Biased’ Buganda Road Magistrate

The High Court Judge allegedly declined to produce a certified copy of the proceedings and his judgment, when the suspect though his lawyers tried to appeal the ruling in the Court of Appeal.

Murangira reportedly demanded a bribe from Ekusai’s lawyers of Mushabe, Munungu and Co. Advocates if they wanted the copies, and the lawyers in July 2011 reported this to the Principle Judge Bamwiine.

Bamwiine later last year, brought this matter to the attention of the Chief Justice, who ordered an immediate probe and possible action.

According to Bamwiine, all attempts to recover the file were unsuccessful, as the judge claimed it had been misplaced.  In the meantime in 2012, the convict and his lawyers managed to secure bail.

Bamwiine in his letter to the JSC, reveals that he was informed by the lawyers that the judge demanded for a bribe from the suspect (through the lawyer) and the lawyer refused to comply, which started bad blood between the two.

However, in an interesting turn of events later last year, when Justice Murangira received a letter from the Principle Judge about these accusations, the file which had disappeared for more than 8 years, miraculously reappeared. He nonetheless didn’t respond to Bamwiine’s letter explain the disappearance.

In Bamwiine’s letter to the judge dated November 28 2016, he noted the resurfacing of the case file, while plausible, doesn’t give credit to the Judiciary.

“Coupled with Council Kanduho’s assertion that the file disappeared after refusing to succumb to your demand for a bribe, we are left with no option but to refer the matter to the Judicial Service Commission for investigation and possible administrative action,” Bamwiine wrote.

“Since…you have opted not to comment on the said Counsel’s serious allegations, you may be pleased to offer the same to the Judicial Service Commission.”

Bamwiine notes that it is suspicious that the file, which could not be traced immediately after the ruling when its whereabouts should have been fresh in people’s minds, had now been recovered with apparent little effort.

If the JSC is satisfied that indeed the judge solicited for a bribe from the suspect, Bamwiine says this will be a clear case of improper conduct, corruption and abuse of office on the part of the judge.

Chimpreports by publications time was still unable to get hold of Maria Tibeeza, the information officer at the Judicial Service Commission for updates on the probe, as we were told she was out of office.

Gambian Parliament Extends Yahya Jammeh’s Term

Red Pepper - 3 hours 34 min ago
Gambian Parliament Extends Yahya Jammeh’s Term

The Gambia’s parliament has extended President Yahya Jammeh’s term, which is due to end on Thursday following his defeat in elections, by 90 days.

It also approved his decision to declare a 90-day state of emergency in the tiny West African state.

Regional leaders have threatened to use military force to oust Jammeh if he refuses to hand power to President-elect Adama Barrow on Thursday.

Gambia was plunged into crisis after Jammeh rejected Barrow’s shock victory in the 1 December election.

Regional leaders have been unsuccessfully trying to persuade him to step down.

Nigeria has deployed a warship to put further pressure on Jammeh to step down.

Regional bloc ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West African States, has prepared a Senegal-led force but maintains that military intervention would be a last resort.

In his televised announcement on Tuesday,  Jammeh said “any acts of disobedience to the laws of The Gambia, incitement of violence and acts intended to disturb public order and peace” were banned under the state of emergency.

He said security forces were instructed to “maintain absolute peace, law and order”.

The parliament passed a motion condemning what it called the “unlawful and malicious interference” of the African Union and neighbouring Senegal in Gambia’s affairs.

@BBC

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Middle East Consultants Extend Wings to Saudi Arabia

Chimpreports - 3 hours 37 min ago

Middle East Consultants Limited (MEC), a top consultancy and recruitment company in Uganda has extended its area of operation to Saudi Arabia.

The development was revealed on Tuesday afternoon by MEC Managing Director, Gordon Mugyenyi as the company sent off a batch of 50 youths to work as waiters, cashiers and cooks at McDonald’s restaurant in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyad.

“McDonald’s asked us to get them a total of 600 workers and this first batch is like a test drive. We are going to be sending groups of 100 in the next rounds,” said Mugyenyi.

“In Saudi Arabia, they asked us to send only males but in other countries we shall be sending ladies too,” he added.

MEC’s areas of operation formerly included United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain. This was the first time the company was taking workers to Saudi Arabia and the Managing Director is optimistic that the opened door will create more opportunities for Ugandan youths.

“You are going to Saudi Arabia, I request you to behave well because you are now Uganda’s ambassadors there. If you perform well, there will be many opportunities for your colleagues to also come and get jobs,” Mugyenyi told the youths during the send off ceremony.

He urged them to work wholeheartedly and earn money since it’s the prime reason why they were going. He however warned them against forgetting where they came from advising them to remember to help their parents and siblings.

Mugyenyi thanked the Police for the good role played in combating human trafficking and illegal recruiters who he say paint a bad picture of other recruitment companies.

“Recruitment companies have an association and we work closely with the police. No one can pass the airport without a license,” he said.

Asked to comment about the security of the recruits, especially since humanitarian reports have indicated Saudi Arabia among the top countries mistreating workers, Mugyenyi stressed that the company takes care of their workers even after they have gone abroad.

“We are going to follow up and assess the conditions under which our people are working. Personally, I am going to visit them next week and we also do quarterly visits to check on how our people are fairing on,” he said.

“Illegal recruiters dump you there and they never check on you. That’s how people end up being mistreated. For us at Middle East, we follow up and make sure our workers are living well so as to get what to tell their parents back in Uganda.”

OPINION: Africa’s Political Curse: Why Gambia’s Jammeh Nears a Sour Exit

Chimpreports - 4 hours 28 min ago

By: Daraus Bahikire

At a rank of Lieutenant, Yahya Jammeh with a group of young officers in the Gambian National Army captured power from the then head of state Sir Dawda Jawara in a military coup by taking control of key facilities in the capital city, Banjul.

The coup took place without significant bloodshed and executed with little resistance. Identifying itself as the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council (AFPRC), with 29-year-old Jammeh selected as the chairman.

The AFPRC suspended the constitution, sealed the borders, and implemented a curfew. While Jammeh’s new government justified the coup by decrying CORRUPTION and LACK OF DEMOCRACY under Jawara’s regime, the castigators of the coup also army personnel complained of low salaries, poor living conditions, and unfair promotion in the military.

Having served in presidency for four terms, in 2016 elections, he was defeated by Adama Barrow leading a coalition of opposition parties. Jammeh stated that he would not contest the result.

Although he initially conceded defeat, on 9 December 2016, he rejected the result citing “unacceptable abnormalities.” He then filed a petition with the Supreme Court of the Gambia to contest the result.

The African Union among other regional bodies have vehemently stated that it would stop recognizing Jammeh as president as of 19 January 2017.

He attempted to have Barlow’s inauguration blocked, but the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has refused to rule on the matter.

It is thus evident that the way Jammeh overthrew Dawda can possibly turn out to be “better” than how he is likely to find his office exit.

Now, one wonders why most African heads of states will always wait for a bloodshed to hand over power to the compromise of native constitutions? Isn’t this really a curse for Africa?

Let African leaders evolve a more humanitarian and philanthropic approach to ascending in and exiting from power instead of resorting to bloodshed approaches that have kept Africa in black spots of rebellions and coups while the African child remains hopeless of their future lives .

Love and serve Africans.

The writer is a communications officer at the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT)

Middle East Consultants Limited Extends Labour Market to Saudi Arabia

Red Pepper - 4 hours 30 min ago
Middle East Consultants Limited Extends Labour Market to Saudi Arabia

By Serestino Tusingwire

Middle East Consultants Limited has extended its labour market to Asian continent particularly in Saudi Arabia.

On Tuesday January 18, Middle East consultants sent over 50 males to work for Kentucky Fried Chicken under McDonald group of Companies.

McDonald is an international business company that runs a collection of luxury hotels, resorts and spa hotels in U.S and Asia.

According to the managing director Gordon Mugyenyi, the 50 boys who were sent on Tuesday are the pioneers from Uganda to this company, and it’s from them that the bosses will determine whether to require more Ugandan workers or not.

“The MacDonald Company has over 5000 job offers for us, the first bunch we have sent today will have to work and convince the bosses that Ugandans are capable, and we shall be sending other bunches periodically.” Mugyenyi said.

He noted that this Macdonald Company is only interested in males who shall work as cooks, restaurant attendants, receptionists and waiters.

It is the first time Middle East taking workers to Saudi Arabia, though they have taken a number of them to other countries like Qatar, Abudhabi, Dubai and many others in the middle east.

Mugyenyi said that though McDonald is not taking ladies, the company still has many offers for ladies to work as security guards, drivers, receptionists and maids in United Arab Emirates.

Mugyenyi clarified that Middle East Consultants is a certified company and is trusted by many Ugandans since it has taken many of them and they have become successful in life.

He however warned human traffickers who take Ugandans and fail to get them jobs as promised to stop the vice, because if these people meet challenges, they send a bad picture to even legal and clean companies like Middle East.

He urged Ugandans always avoid being taken by human traffickers through the border yet they can use Middle East Consultants and archive more goals than they crave for.

Emphasizing the transparency issue, Mugyenyi said, “Before they travel however, the parents of these people must sign consent so that the parent knows how much his/her daughter or son is going to; earn, work from and the conditions she/he will be working under and the office that has taken him/her.”

Middle East still ensures safety of these workers even when they go abroad.

On this matter, Mugyenyi noted that, “When they start work, I personally visit them on a quarterly basis to ensure that they are working as per the contract signed. If they are facing any challenges, they tell me and we resolve it with the employers immediately.”

Meanwhile, the company conducts interviews almost every day and the successful people are taken to work abroad for big monies. News reaching our desk indicate that today, Middle East Consultants have sent 60 people to work as security guards in Qatar, and on Saturday, another bunch of 60 will also be leaving the country.

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