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Kabaka alambudde ku Ssebaana

Bukedde TV - 34 min 7 sec ago

Bya Dickson Kulumba   KABAKA RONALD Muwenda Mutebi II alambudde ku musajja we John Ssebaana Kizito e Nakasero Hospital gyajjanjabirwa.   Kabaka ayaniriziddwa Joseph Kiwanuka Munywanyi wa Ssebaana...

Abatujju bakubaganye n’abakuumi e Mecca

Bukedde TV - 34 min 7 sec ago

MECCA, Saudi Arabia   ABASERIKALE bamuntunsolo balemesezza abatujju okukuba Abasiraamu mu kibuga ekitukuvu e Mecca mu Saudi Arabia.   Abatujju bano baabadde bazinzeeko omuzikiti omukulu mu kiseera...

Minisita Maria Mutagamba afudde

Bukedde TV - 34 min 7 sec ago

BYA JOHNBOSCO MULYOWA Eyaliko Minisita w’amazzi n’obutonde bw’ensi era Minisita w’ebyobulambuzi era eyali Omubaka omukazi owa disitulikiti ye Rakai Hon.Maria Emily Nakalema Lubega Mutagamba yafudde....

9 dead, 13 injured in Masaka road accident

The Monitor - 1 hour 38 min ago
Police say the number of the dead could increase because some of the injured are in critical condition

Eid al-Fitr celebrations in pictures

The Monitor - 6 hours 30 min ago
Eid al-Fitr celebrations in pictures

Over 80,000 People have fled violence in DRC

Red Pepper - 6 hours 55 min ago
Over 80,000 People have fled violence in DRC

More than 80,000 people have fled their homes in Pool province surrounding Congo Republic’s capital since the government began a military operation there last year, a joint U.N. and government statement said.

The campaign, involving occasional aerial bombardments, aims to curb what the government says is a resurgent rebellion led by Pastor Ntumi, an enemy of President Denis Sassou Nguesso from the oil-rich country’s 1997 civil war.

While it has been hard to confirm death tolls and the impact on residents, any clear evidence of escalating violence could be damaging to Sassou Nguesso’s ruling party, the Congolese Party of Labour, ahead of legislative elections next month.

The United Nations is seeking around $20 million in emergency funding to provide humanitarian assistance in the province, after a recent visit found widespread signs malnutrition, the statement released late on Friday said.

Many of the displaced remain beyond the reach of aid workers, it added.

“In non-accessible zones… there is reason to fear an even more complicated situation as the number of (displaced) continues to increase and living conditions worsen more every day.”

@Reuters

East Libyan Forces Claim Control Of Central Benghazi Neighbourhood

Red Pepper - 7 hours 4 min ago
East Libyan Forces Claim Control Of Central Benghazi Neighbourhood

East Libyan forces said they had gained control on Saturday over one of two remaining districts of Benghazi where they faced armed resistance.

The advance in the central Souq al-Hout neighbourhood was the latest step in the slow progress of the self-styled Libyan National Army commanded by Khalifa Haftar, which has been waging a campaign against Islamists and other opponents in Libya’s second city for more than three years.

In unusually heavy fighting in Benghazi over the past two days at least 13 men from the LNA were killed and 37 wounded, a medical official said. Many of those who died were killed by land mines, a military source said.

Along with Sabri, Souq al-Hout was one of the final holdouts of the LNA’s rivals.

Since 2014, shifting alliances have been battling for power. The LNA and an eastern-based government have rejected a U.N.-backed government that has been in the capital, Tripoli, since last year.

Saturday’s advance came after the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB), an anti-Haftar armed group that includes fighters who retreated from Benghazi and have since tried and failed to advance again towards the city, said it was prepared to disband and be integrated into national security forces.

@Reuters

Guinea’s President Criticises Foreign Countries’ Interference in AU Matters

Red Pepper - 7 hours 20 min ago
Guinea’s President Criticises Foreign Countries’ Interference in AU Matters

The President of Guinea Alpha Conde has urged African leaders to continue taking charge about issues that affect their countries and the continent and stop taking foreign funding in the African Union.

President Condé now on a two-day State visit to Uganda is a man on a mission with a message that is galvanizing hope by Africans to reclaim the right of the continents destiny back in their hands.

He said African leaders need to speak openly and frankly so that when Africa speaks, it does so with one voice that is heard.

“We need to take charge of our own affairs. When we are united, we win. You don’t have to be super intelligence to know that the problem faced by Africa is interference in its affairs. We need to use our own resources to fund our organization (AU) ourselves. Currently our main funding is by the European Union. How can you speak freely if you are funded by someone else,” he said.

He is also advocating for a continental court instead of having African issues dealt with by the International Criminal Court.

He said as the AU they can no longer accept for a country to be isolated.

“Three weeks ago I was in Sudan to show support of AU to Bashir. Is it an International Criminal Court or is it a court against Africans,” he said.

Busoga Leaders Urge Gov’t To Step Up Child Protection

Red Pepper - 7 hours 43 min ago
Busoga Leaders Urge Gov’t To Step Up Child Protection

The Kyabazinga of Busoga has asked local communities, government and leaders to make child protection a priority and ensure that their rights are observed.

Kyabazinga William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Gabula Nadine was speaking at the Day of the African Child celebrations in Kamuli district.

“There should be a combined effort from parliament, guardians, teachers, students, and well-wishers in order to make sure children rights are well observed.

School Children also asked government to intervene and stop child marriage and punish defilers.

It should be noted that child marriages constitute to the increasing number of school dropouts.

The recently released report by ministry of education indicates that 30% of girl-children who start primary do not complete primary seven.

It also indicates that in most cases, child marriages are mostly influenced by parents in bid to get bridewealth.

 

Lwengo chairman Godfrey Mutabazi explains why he was ejected from plane

The Monitor - 8 hours 3 min ago
The flight company did not give details of Mutaabazi’s disorderly behaviour

Mild-May Uganda Launches 30 Year Master Plan to Combat HIV/AIDS

Red Pepper - 8 hours 20 min ago
Mild-May Uganda Launches 30 Year Master Plan to Combat HIV/AIDS

Mild-May Uganda says all children born at their facility in 2014 by HIV positive mothers have remained HIV negative.

The Executive Director of Mild-May Uganda, Dr. Babara Mukasa made the comments as Mild-May Uganda launched a 30 year master plan that will see it transformed into a modern teaching hospital.

“We have supported to partner with other health organisations and the ministry to bring down the mother-child transmission rate from an average of greater than 19% in 2012 to an average of 3% today,” Mukasa said.

In 1998, Mild-May Uganda began comprehensive HIV care with just over 3000 children waiting for the life-saving drugs through PEPFAR in 2004.

Today, Mildmay Uganda supports care for over 100,000 with 7,000 of them children.

In her remarks, the state minister of health for general duties, Sarah Opendi warned the youth to be careful because there is no cure for HIV/AIDS.

The Vice President, Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi was the chef guest at the function.

Security tight as Muslims celebrate Eid

The Monitor - 8 hours 42 min ago
In Uganda, the Muslim believers across the country thronged different mosques for prayers as part of the celebrations

Ex-minister, Mutagamba Succumbs to Stomach Complications

Red Pepper - 8 hours 46 min ago
Ex-minister, Mutagamba Succumbs to Stomach Complications

Former Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Maria Emily Lubega Mutagamba has died at 64.

Mutagamba has been admitted at Case Hospital in Kampala for close to three weeks with stomach complications until Saturday evening when she breathed her last. She also had liver cancer.

She was first admitted at Rubaga Hospital, which later referred her to Case hospital when her condition worsened.

Mutagamba was also reportedly suffering from Gallstones. Gallstones occur when cholesterol and other substances found in bile form stones.

Mutagamba who was also former Raka district Woman Member of Parliament, served in several key ministries in the government of President Yoweri Museveni.

She served as Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities from 15 August 2012 until 6 June 2016.

Before joining government, she served as Democratic Party Secretary General.

Museveni to Muslims: Don’t Misuse Freedom of Worship

Chimpreports - 8 hours 59 min ago

President Museveni has in his Eid-El-Fitir day message, urged the Muslim community to boldly and with knowledge face the challenges of poverty, which lead to poor living conditions of our people and avoid misusing freedom of worship.

“On behalf of the government of the Republic of Uganda and on my own behalf, I congratulate the Muslim community upon the successful completion of the sacred month of Ramadhan and wish you happy Eid-El-Fitir celebrations,” said Museveni.

“Freedom of worship is among the fundamental human freedoms, which this government has guaranteed and ought not to be misused in any way,” he added in a statement shared by State House on Sunday.

Cases of abuse of freedom of worship have been on the rise in recent years with many promoting extremist Islamic ideology.

This year’s Eid-El-Fitri celebrations are being celebrated today all over the world.

Museveni said God has given Uganda a beautiful country with enormous natural resources.

“The challenge now is for us to have the wisdom to effectively use these resources to ensure a decent and harmonious living among our people,” said Museveni.

“Our task therefore, is to boldly and with knowledge, face the challenges of poverty which lead to poor conditions of living among our people.”

Meanwhile, Sheikh Yahaya Kakungulu congratulated all Muslims upon fasting and completing the Holy month of Ramadhan.

He wished all Muslims a happy Eid-El-Fitri and urged them to celebrate in line with the Islamic teachings.

He also appealed to all Muslims to pay Zakatul-Fitri before the Eid prayers and to fast the six days of Shawwal.

At the National Mosque – UMSC Headquarters Old Kampala, Eid-El-Fitri prayers started at 9:00am under the guidance of His Eminence the Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje.

The Eid-El-Fitri Khutuba (Sermon) will be delivered by Shk. Ali Juma Shiwuyo.

Turkey, Uganda To Sign MoU To Resettle Refugees

Red Pepper - 9 hours 8 min ago
Turkey, Uganda To Sign MoU To Resettle Refugees

The government of Turkey has expressed willingness to support Uganda in its efforts to resettle refugees.

Turkey is currently the leading refugee host country in the world with a total of about 4 million refugees with majority coming from Syria.

Turkish ambassador to Uganda Sedef Yavuzalp on Saturday said that Turkey is ready to offer technical assistance and capacity building for Ugandan officials.

“The government of the republic of Turkey is very committed to support Uganda as it deals with this refugee crisis,” Yavuzalp said.

She urged government to ensure the MOU on setting up a coordination office for the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency is cleared for signing to ensure more development and humanitarian assistance to Uganda.

NWSC Gives Back to Disabled Muslim Community at Nakivubo School

Chimpreports - 9 hours 27 min ago

It is more blessed to give than to receive.

On Friday National water and sewerage corporation shared Eid goodies with our disabled Muslim brothers and sisters at Nakivubo Blue primary school.

A number of food items were shared to enable our customers break fast and celebrate EID.

The same activity was happening in all NWSC areas of operation as is the norm during the holy month of Ramadan.

The colourful ceremony was graced by Kampala water General manager Eng Andrew Ssekayizi who appreciated the customers for supporting NWSC through bill payments and reporting leaks and bursts.

Semakula on the mat

For the past years during the holy month of Ramadan, the corporation gives back to the disabled Muslim community at Nakivubo Blue Primary school.

During the event, the Muslim leaders requested the corporation to help semakula Fahad a disabled 12 year old boy with a wheel chair and medical assistance.

PR manager Sam Apedel interacting with NWSC customers

NWSC management team and staff

Beneficiaries wait to receive their share

Kampala water GM Eng Andrew Ssekayizi on behalf of the corporation pledged to buy Semakula a brand new wheel chair on Monday.

The colourful function was attended by local leaders,Muslim leaders, NWSC PR manager and the NWSC management team.

Guinea’s Conde to Museveni: AU to Discuss UN Occupation of DRC

Chimpreports - 9 hours 38 min ago

President Museveni has commended President Alpha Conde of Guinea, and also Chairman of the African Union, for his personal efforts aimed at accelerating the implementation of strategic issues of high importance to Africa.

“We have had long talks on various issues in Africa. Also, Guinea is a valiant country, a proud African country whose politics and ideology are important. It’s also a country with rich natural resources,” he said.

President Museveni who held a bilateral meeting with his guest shortly before addressing a joint press conference urged African leaders to push for non-sectarian tendencies to avoid conflicts and confrontation in situations where there are problems.

President Condé now on a two-day State visit to Uganda is a man on a mission with a message that is galvanizing hope by Africans to reclaim the right of the continent’s destiny back in their hands.

He said African leaders need to speak openly and frankly so that when Africa speaks, it does so with one voice that is heard.

“We need to take charge of our own affairs. When we are united, we win. You don’t have to be super intelligence to know that the problem faced by Africa is interference in its affairs. We need to use our own resources to fund our organization (AU) ourselves. Currently our main funding is by the European Union. How can you speak freely if you are funded by someone else,” he said.

President Conde while addressing a joint Press Conference with President Yoweri Museveni said with a new dynamism in Africa, the continent will realize its vision.

‘Our champion for reform is President Paul Kagame. In these changes President Museveni is one of our founding fathers of this new dynamism. With this new vision, we discuss further how to bring these positive changes about. Museveni is one of our champions and is in charge of political integration,” he said.

President Conde said they have already established the African Renewable Energy Initiative Agency to push access to cheap energy and more recently united as a continent to support an African to the World Health Organisation.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia is due to assume office on July 1st, 2017.

“Our challenge is to show that we are capable of taking charge. I am here to consult President Yoweri Museveni ahead of the upcoming AU summit,” he said.

President Museveni is the current chairman of the East African Community.

“We have experienced what President Museveni has done to move forward in development. My visit is to show admiration and support what he has done for Uganda. I always have admiration for Museveni, for his frankness and courage of speaking his mind even when it does not please others,” he said.

President Conde said during the summit they would discuss various issues including conflicts in Libya, DR Congo, South Sudan and Mali including the continuous occupation of UN forces in the DR Congo even when there is no progress.

“President Museveni has a great track record and can help us move forward. Museveni is focused and has the ideology. We want to use that to be able to deliver with our new vision. Our countries need to be managed for the benefit of the youth and the women. Our wealth needs to be used for the good of our peoples. We want no interference but also no impunity. We need to have our own and not be told what to do.

Libya

On the situation in Libya, President Conde said AUs goal is to stop the crisis.

“It’s not easy but it has got to be done. We must find a solution. It’s like a cancer, if we don’t solve it, it will spread to the rest of Africa.”

On the issue of African countries pulling out of the ICC, President Conde said it is not individual countries deciding but rather but the AU.

“In ICC what do you notice, big countries who have never ratified the treaty are not affected. It’s only African leaders. We can’t accept that any longer. Majority voted to withdrawal but we also can’t support impunity that is why we want an African count in place,” he said.

Conde said as the AU they can no longer accept for a country to be isolated.

“Three weeks ago I was in Sudan to show support of AU to Bashir. Is it an International Criminal Court or is it a court against Africans?” he asked.

On the issue of a refugee fund for the AU, Conde said the fund is not practical but rather leaders should work towards stopping causes of conflict.

“Its good to have funds in place, but isn’t it better to fight causes of conflict. Fight the causes that push people from their homes. We are against countries closing their borders. We are for solidarity in Africa,” he said.

Puff sleeve wrap shirts

The Monitor - 17 hours 31 min ago
Sometimes all you have to do is let your sleeves do the talking. And also make a fashion statement by opting for a shirt look-alike

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