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We're not deploying in S.Sudan- UPDF

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 19:28
Uganda people’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has said it has no intention of deploying in South Sudan following fresh fights in the youngest East African country

800 South Sudan refugees flee to Uganda over fresh clashes

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 17:06
Atleast 896 South Sudanese nationals have fled Juba capital to Uganda since Thursday following renewed clashes between President Salva Kiir's soldiers and those of his vice Riek Machar

Matador gored to death in the ring

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 14:05
A Spanish bullfighter was gored to death in front of horrified spectators at a corrida Saturday, the first to be killed in the ring in more than three decades

Witness account of Juba fresh gunfire

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 13:08
After a silent Saturday night, the South Sudan capital, Juba has been put under security lockdown after fresh fighting broke out Sunday morning near the United Nations base and the opposition military base in Jabel

Fresh firefight in South Sudan capital

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 10:35
Gunfire was once again heard in South Sudan's capital on Sunday as former rebels and government soldiers exchanged fire on the outskirts of the city

He wanted food at a restaurant but got a wife

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 01:00
William Amos Jjuuko, 41, a head teacher at Villa Road Primary School met Annet Nanyonga, 28, a businesswoman, at a restaurant in Nyendo in October, 2003. The couple wedded this year. They spoke to Shamim J. Nakawooya about their love journey.

Antics to get bride price paid

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 01:00
When you pay bride price, you appreciate the girl’s parents but some families are abusing it, explores Brenda Kenyonyoozi.

Are parents too busy to bond with their children?

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 01:00
When a mother is away, the quality of the services the housemaid chooses determines the emotional wellbeing of her children, writes Gillian Nantume

Three decades as an army nurse

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 01:00
“I always wanted to be a nurse for as long as I can remember. Spending days in the field treating wounded soldiers is what I did whole heartedly,” says Monica Otto, 52. Otto did this for three decades and she shares her story with Amos Ngwomoya.

Is there a plan B after Brexit?

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 01:00
Could Britain’s leaving EU have consequences on the EU employees

Oh these vandals!

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 01:00
The key would probably be attached to a key holder the size of a plate from ancient Aztec civilisation. Those key holders, on a serious note, apart from the risk of causing bodily harm like knocking out teeth, are designed to embarrass their users.

IT graduate blaring reggae

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 01:00
Robert Kanoonya, aka Rob Prophet, is a graduate of Information Technology who does reggae music, writes Edgar R. Batte

Style that breaks runway boundaries

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 01:00
People with disabilities took part in a fashion show that left the crowd awed, writes Esther Oluka.

When uncle takes sides with my wife

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 01:00
What would you do if your uncle kept taking sides with your wife

Saza chief condemned to hanging for aiding Muteesa escape

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 01:00
In the last part of our series, former Mawogola saza chief Mumiransanafu Kitayimbwa recounts Kabaka Edward Muteesa’s last moments in Uganda and how he was betrayed by one of his juniors in Mawogola County on return from Burundi.

When Israelis came back to Uganda

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 01:00
Before Mr Netanyahu spoke, an Israeli band played a sombre tune as he, President Museveni and the rest of the guests stood in silence while one of the sons of the former hostages, now a trooper in the IDF Artillery Corps, lit the torch. On the side were two Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircrafts that were used during the night operation, Frederic Musisi writes

Kibedi: Story of a man who was misunderstood

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 01:00
Dr Vali Jamal writes from his book Uganda Asians on his meetings with ambassador Wanume Kibedi on his alleged role in the Asian expulsion in 1972. We publish the piece as it tells us about life in exile for many Africans in the dark decades. Dr Jamal has included many other similar stories in his book. Dr Jamal’s book is now completed at 2,100 pages and should appear in early 2017, almost 10 years in writing.

How Besigye visit ended in strip-search

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 01:00
The thoroughness of the State’s scrutiny of the goings on at Dr Kizza Besigye’s new address is top-notch. The State has an eagle on every visitor, keeping its ear on the ground for whatever he discusses with them and its heart closer to anything that can cause trouble, writes Ivan Okuda.

A day at Ggaba Landing Site

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 01:00
At 7:21am, Fishmongers start arriving. They slowly walk in, all standing by the rails to watch for any signs of fishing boats coming from the lake. The fishmongers come in all forms; young, old, men, women, on boda bodas, bicycles and vehicles, writes Henry Lubega.

All-Africa passport high on agenda as AU summit starts

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 01:00
The 27th African Union (AU) Summit begins in Kigali today with a bold statement of where it is headed to actualise the AU vision, which is towards “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena.”