The young sons of a mother held in prison in Rwanda have written to the country’s president asking for her to be released.
Violet Uwamahoro from Leeds was arrested on Valentine’s Day after travelling for a family funeral.
The youth worker, who is five months pregnant, is charged with sharing state secrets and organising armed groups.
Her husband Faustin Rukundo said his wife is being victimised because of his role as a political activist.
He is involved with the Rwandan National Congress opposition group.
Mrs Uwamahoro’s children, Samuel, aged eight, and David, 10, have written to Prime Minister Theresa May, and Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, in a bid to help their mother.
They have also sent her Mother’s Day cards, telling her how much they miss her.
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations(FUFA) has Wednesday morning launched the campaign to come up with design of the new national team jersey.
The campaign was officially launched by Fufa President,Engineer Moses Magogo during the weekly press conference held on at the Fufa House in Mengo.
“Like we said that after the AFCON tournament in Gabon that we shall retire the historic jersey, today is the occasion when we officially launch the campaign to usher in a new design,” he said.
“We bring a campaign whereby for one month starting today will be running for any Ugandan, or group of Ugandan or organisation that is interested in coming up with the new design,” Magogo added.
The competition will be open to the general public to submit their best designs to a panel of judges for a month starting today up to 22nd April 2017.
The competition will be open in three categories including the men’s national team(Uganda cranes), Crested Cranes(women) that will each have a unique design.
The competition also caters for the other national teams that include the national beach soccer team (Sand cranes), U23 (The Hippos), U20 (The Kobs) and U17 (the cubs).
Unlike previously where all the national teams have been using the same design, this time round the Uganda cranes and Crested cranes jerseys will be different in design while the other subsequent teams will also have another design.
The selected design will then be handed over to FUFA’s official kit manufacturer Errea with the colors remaining predominantly red and yellow for the home kit and white for away kit.
The overall winner at the end of the campaign will walk away with a cash prize of UGX 5 million shillings and will also watch Uganda cranes games at home for free.
This will be first time that the public will engage in the formulation of the design for the national team Jersey.
In a bid to strengthen the relationship between Uganda and France, the Embassy of France in Uganda decided to celebrate the long-term friendship with a couple of activities.
The Uganda-France friendship week to mark the Francophone Day in the country started on 18th March and will end on 25th March with activities ranging from academics, military, music, art and sports among others.
The game between Uganda cranes and the French Military team on Saturday at Mandela National stadium will be the closing event to climax the celebrations.
Her Excellency, Stephanie Rivoal, the French Ambassador to Uganda believes football is one of the ways that can be used to bolster the bilateral relations between the two countries.
“Uganda is coming to the face of world football after the participation at AFCON and we thought the friendly game will be able to bolster the relations between Uganda and France,” she said in a press briefing held at Fufa house on Wednesday.
“The game between Uganda cranes and the French military team could be the foundation of very many things that may come in future and therefore I call upon the public to embrace this chance,” she added.
Fufa President, Engineer Moses Magogo thanked the ambassador for the great initiative and indicated this is a great opportunity for Ugandan football.
“It is a honour for us to have such a great delegation of this magnitude partnering with the Federation. We are aware of the fact that France has been a platform for many African footballers to showcase their talent including our very own, the late Majid Musisi who played at Rennes in the 1990s,” he stated.
“So as the federation, we value this partnership and we believe it can be important in the years to come,” added Magogo.
Fans will pay UGX 5,000 and 20,000 as entrance fee with artists like Sheebah Karungi, Navio,Bebe Cool all expected to grace the occasion and some of the proceeds will be used to buy sports equipment for schools around Kampala that include Kibuli SS, Lubiri SS, Kisasi Primary school among others.
The game will be handled by FIFA referees, Ali Sabila (centre referee), Hussein Bugembe (1st Assistant referee), Ronald Katenya(2nd Assistant referee), Brian Miiro Nsubuga (4th official), Abbas Ssendyowa (match commissioner).
Makerere University has halted the processing of new academic transcripts until after an internal probe over fake marks is completed.
This move was communicated to the public and the academic community at Makerere in a memo dated March 20th from the Academic Registrar Alfred Masikye Namoah.
The memo reads: “Ahead of the 67th Graduation Ceremony held in February 2017, the University management discovered that there was alteration of marks.
“Subsequently, the academic registrar together with the College Registrars, recalled and scrutinized the names of students on the Graduation list. During the verification, the names of 58 students with altered marks were withdrawn (from the graduation list)”
“This is therefore to inform our Graduates and any other Stakeholders that the Transcript Processing System is temporarily shut down.”
“The University management will continue to provide updates to our Graduates and other Stakeholders regarding this matter.”
The memo is copied to the Chairperson University Council and members of the Makerere Univesity management.
There are celebrities who are so addicted to telling about themselves, to the extent that they reveal to their pals or enemies things which they would have kept to themselves.
These are celebrities who are known to kiss and tell about the people they kissed. Although they are very many, here are the most popular ones;
Raymond Mayanja aka Mo Red- Fabiola
Struggling singer Mo Red, who is son of businesswoman Sarah Kizito, was in a relationship with former Miss Uganda model cum TV star Anita Fabiola Kyalimpa. Snoops reveal that when Anita joined NTV as ‘Be My date presenter’ she started distancing herself from Mo Red. The relationship went sour and Fabiola upped her status by hooking loaded dudes that included Meddie Sentongo. Out of anger Mo Red avenged by leaking Fabiola’s nude photos and allegedly assuring pals of how she is dry. They are sworn enemies now.
South Africa based attention-seeker Sangoma Lawrence Kiyingi aka King Lawrence likes to blow his own trumpet. He shocked the nation when he divulged his sex escapades with singer Juliana Kanyomozi. Apart from Juliana, Lawrence has been rumored to not only openly discuss his sexual escapades, but also display them. Juliana Kanyomozi and Kenyan socialite Huddah Monroe will never forget him for what he did to them.
Desire Luzinda-Franklin Emuobor
Curvaceous singer Desire was being banged by Franklin, a Nigerian and they were so into each other until their affair hit rocks. However, when Desire got closer to Sc Villa boss engineer Ben Misagga, Franklin got so pissed and decided to leak her nudes, before assuring the world that she is fake in bed.
When zari dumped her hubby Ivan Ssemwanga for Tanzanian singer Diamond platinumz, things did not go well with her former lover. Ivan was consoled by his hangers-on and they planned many things to discredit Zari, including Ivan claiming that she had been ballooned by King Lawrence but not Diamond. Ivan also allegedly leaked Zari’s sex video, before assuring his pals that she has Kalahari desert down there.
Cameroon Gitawo-Vivienne Angella Birungi
Sangoma Gitawo also banged SK Mbuga’s wife Birungi and later boasted about it, before leaking pictures of them together in a lodge. It all started when Gitawo got a Shs70m loan from Mbuga and promised to give him a BMW car as collateral. However when Gitawo realized that Mbuga was battling court cases with his ex-lover Leila Kayondo, which culminated into his arrest, Gitawo sneaked out to South Africa with Birungi and sold off the car, before they enjoyed themselves.
Farouk Ssempala-Ruth Kasule
This dude had turned himself into a gigolo of sorts in Kampala and is also known for having loose lips. He will never be forgiven by Ivan Ssemwanga because he is the one who humiliated him a lot during the time he was dating Zari. He also admitted to having been in a relationship with several married and loaded babes. It is said that when he went too far on his social media platforms, his baby mama Ruth leaked his nude photos to silence him. But Farouk also unleashed Kasule’s nude photos in revenge.
Thomas Christopher-Ruth Komuntale
This dude is a disgrace to the Tooro kingdom after he embarrassed their princess. Sources reveal that he could have been cursed by the Tooro African spirits. He has never been the same ever since he disorganized Komuntale’s life. While in Uganda, he turned into a junkie and drunkard who often exposed his Congolese lover’s sex secrets to pals.
Keith Nasasira-Ann Kamala
Keith is the son of minister John Nasasira. It is said that when his ex-girlfriend Ann Kamala dumped him for another guy, he got so furious and decided to embark on revenge.
President Museveni has spoken out on his succession plans saying whereas it is necessary, it is not an important topic for the time being.
“We (NRM) are not a group that just begins to do something… When time comes, we shall talk about it, It is important but its time will come,” he said.
Museveni make the remarks to journalists he had taken on a tour of his farm at Kawumu demo farm on Tuesday.
‘I’m currently focused on poverty eradication, we haven’t talked about succession, not that it isn’t important but it will happen in its time,” the president said.
The wife of former Busiro South Member of Parliament Joseph Balikuddembe has gotten in touch with Pepper Online and revealed to this leading news Website that her husband is well and very healthy.
Vicky Nyirasoni, who was reacting to a story we published on this website titled ‘Ex-MP Balikuddembe Battles for Life’, assured us this morning that; “To all family and friends I would like to clarify that Hon. Balikudembe is well. The person in hospital is Balikudembe Joseph senior who is a lawyer too, he has been in Nsambya hospital for some time battling with cancer. ….”
When we contacted Hon. Balikuddembe, he also confirmed Vicky’s assurance by saying that “You guys, for me I’m well and very fine. I was hospitalized in Bangalore, India, between 2014-2015; that is true. But it was because of stomach complications, specifically Gastro Blockage. But I am now fine. I went back to India early this year for review and the medics have since declared me healthy and fit to work normally.”
Another source also revealed that the sick Balikuddembe is the one who represented Dr. Kizza Besigye some time back.
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