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Joy Doreen Biira lands new TV job

1 hour 11 min ago

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…”


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Ministry of Health to conduct free mass immunization against Meningitis

1 hour 24 min ago

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.

Dr. Jane Acheng, Minister of Health injects a nursing student to launch the Meningitis A Mass Immunisation campaign at the Omoro district headquarters.

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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Sauti Sol’s Delvin admitted in hospital, set for surgery

1 hour 42 min ago

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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Legendary Nigerian musician is dead

1 hour 54 min ago

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.


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Davido fires manager?

2 hours 7 min ago

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.


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Emirates appoints new Country Manager in Uganda

3 hours 21 min ago

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.

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Hotel Diplomate in massive renovations

3 hours 31 min ago

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.

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JK Kazoora lands mega deal with UBC

4 hours 59 sec ago

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.

Staff Writer

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Roast and Rhyme returns for 3rd edition

4 hours 57 min ago

Navio performing at a previous edition of Roast and Rhyme.

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.

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Irene Ntale’s manager set to launch own singing career

5 hours 5 min ago

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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Queen Monster set to premier Ndebera Video at Night Hawk Club

5 hours 17 min ago

By Staff Writer

After successfully making Ndebera Audio an hit with fair airplay last year, Queen monster this year decided to release it’s video that has also so far got a fair reception and she is set to premier it to party animals this Wednesday at Night Hawk club former kay club.

The singer will today night be performing and premiering the video at the club featuring Dj Miracle in the night dubed Campus Rave

here is the Ndebera video for you to watch

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Bebe Cool set to release Uganda Cranes anthem

5 hours 30 min ago

Bebe Cool is set to release a Uganda Cranes anthem.

The “Byebyo” hitmaker and Uganda Cranes ambassador has announced that the anthem will be titled “Lumba”.

According to Bebe, it will serve as a morale booster to the team. He said, “In this one I urge my team to push forward despite the hardships/criticism and not to worry even if we fall,as long as we can stand up again and again coz when Uganda stands,it stands tall. There fore Uganda Cranes lumba lumba lumba…”

This comes after the Uganda Cranes finally qualified for the biggest football tournament on the continent again after 39 years. They are currently participating in the ongoing African Cup of Nations which is being hosted in Gabon.

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Irene Ntale, Maurice Kirya and Salvado named Wild Aid Ambassadors

6 hours 53 sec ago

The New Year is already looking bright for local musician stars, Irene Ntale and Maurice Kirya.

The two singers have landed a new ambassadorial role alongside local comedian Patrick Salvado Idringi.  The local stars have been named the Wild Aid Ambassadors for Uganda.

They join a rich portfolio of celebrity ambassadors from across the globe that includes renowned sportsmen, musicians, businessmen and movie stars such as Carmello Anthony, Sir Richard Branson, Jackie Chan, Leonardo Di Caprio and Lupita Nyong’o among others.

WildAid is a non-profit organisation that seeks to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes by reducing global consumption of wildlife products through public awareness campaigns and strengthening enforcement.

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Photos: Angella Katatumba enjoys boat cruise, flaunts sexy body

6 hours 45 min ago

Songbird and philanthropist, Angella Katatumba has started the New Year in style.

The “Mulago Yaffe” singer recently took time off to pamper herself and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. She enjoyed a mini-vacation at Cape Palm resort on the shores of Lake Victoria last weekend.

She was pictured enjoying a boat cruise on Lake Victoria, showing off her sexy side in the process. She sported denim shorts and a black top that accentuated her body quite well, completing her sexy look with a wide-brimmed floppy hat.

Check out the photos below.

Staff Writer

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How New Vision Forgot To Take Uncle Money to Gabon?

8 hours 1 min ago

By Our Reporter

A few days back, popular Cranes fan Uncle Money came out with a fundraising campaign to enable him attend the AFCON in Gabon.

Days later, CEO of the Vision Group Robert Kabushenga assured Ugandans that the Newspaper would sponsor Uncle Money to Gabon.

As it turns out, by Tuesday evening, Uncle Money was still in the country and even had to watch the game from Kampala.

“They had tried to make a fool of me. But I was also clever, I kept engaging other media houses about the status of my travel,” Uncle Money says.

According to our investigations, Uncle Money’s name had been omitted by mistake from the list of those going to Gabon. However he has now been put on the next flight and will be able to watch the last two Uganda Cranes matches in the group stages.

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Persistent illness threatens Penny Patra’s Career

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 22:04

By Prim Kembabazi
Musician Penny Patra who is a force to reckon with in Western Uganda has been down with an unknown persistent disease for months that is threatening her music career.
The singer who did a song called Nantamegwa could stop singing if the disease continues as she has been off the social scene for some time now.
The once energetic singer is now being looked after by family who have left everything in God’s hands to make sure that their gal gets back on her feet and sings gain.
We will keep you posted.

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Nina Roz takes after Sheebah Karungi

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 22:01

By Prim Kembabazi

Team No Sleep singer who has being rising fast thanks to her manager Jeff Kiwa’s stewardship is taking after Sheebah.

The Mekete singer shocked revelers recently at the Night In the Emirates party when she stole the show with her skimpy dressing.

The singer who was in a see through dress made sure that everyone at the event got a glimpse of her.

Her outfit was designed in a way that it left al the vital parts on her body hanging for all to see.

Her boobs were peeping through her blue top as if asking for more oxygen while her booty was left bare for everyone who had time for a glance.

Although the singer has been at loggerheads wither fellow TNS singer Sheebah, it is clear she knows that Sheebah’s public secret of letting the biggest part of her body to be seen at events works and that it will work for her.

We will keep you posted.


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5 Ways to add passion to your makeup sex

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:59

Arguing with your partner is not recommendation by counselors but it causes the secretion of the same hormones as those secreted during sex.

Those fights are inevitable; they are bound to happen. The most important question is what happens after those bitter exchange of words? What you can do is start having make-up sex to ease up the situation and connect deeper with your spouse.

1. Yell his name

Yell his name with the same fighting tone but be more romantic and tell him how he turns you on at that moment. It will turn him on like little else can.

2. Smack that ass

Get rolling with the act of sex. Just spank him to signal your readiness to get laid. He will also do the same to add pleasure heat things up.

3. Get your bossy pants on

Tie up his hands and blindfold him. Do role playing; act as the seductress and make him beg for sex on his knees.

4. Striptease

There is nothing more fun than teasing. Let him remove one piece of clothing for every foul word said during the argument.  Tease him and strip bit by bit, till he can’t wait any longer to make love to you.

5. Get competitive and sweaty

There are better ways to solve that petty brawl. Get competitive in the bed while you arouse each other. Try amazing sex positions and get the adrenaline pumping.

The competition will always make the love-making gratifying.


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7 Hidden signs that your husband is falling out of love with you

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:47

Things tend to happen when you least expect them to, including the painful things as well. When you realize your husband is not in love with you anymore, you are left with a painful and lonesome feeling.

You ask yourself a million questions, where did I go wrong? Why did this happen to me? No amount of thoughts can salvage a man who has fallen completely out of love with his wife.

For that reason, you need to be aware of what signs to look for in a husband who seems to be acting unusual compared to his natural identity:

1. He leaves you on the backburner

When his focus relocates to other hobbies or he takes more interest in his work then you, it could be a dead giveaway that he is falling out and away from you. A man in love makes you the priority, but if he is putting other parts of his life at the frontline rather then you, make time to talk with your husband and figure out why he is behaving oddly.

2. Eye contact

They say eyes are the window into the soul. When your husband no longer can hold a gaze, it might be because he feels you will see the truth of your relationship at hand. Next time you try to hold a conversation with your husband take note of how often he makes eye contact with you, if he can hold a gaze then most likely you have nothing to be concerned over.

3. Initiation is lost

He no longer initiates anything of a physical nature with you. Not a kiss, no holding hands, not even a simple hug. You are left to be the initiator, and this alone can leave you with a strong sense of where your relationship stands. At no time should one partner decide to quite reassuring the other of their affection.

4. Distance

If he is always out and never home, if he seems to be making up an excuse all the time about why he will be coming home late then it could be for an obvious reason. A man in love wants to be with the woman he adores. A man out of love will stretch the distance with him and his partner.

5. Emotionally disconnected

If you ever feel the urge to confront him about his erratic behavior and he continues to distance himself and avoid an emotional talk it could be one of two things: he either is simply a man that does not want to get sensitive and speak about his emotions, or he is afraid to hurt your feelings and admit the truth or that he no longer loves you. Regardless, this matter needs to be confronted at one point or another.

6. Criticism

There is positive criticism that can help you learn and grow to be better. Then there is negative criticism where a person mocks your own innate being. Meaning if your husband complains about something ridiculous, such as the way you brush your teeth, and it sincerely disgusts him, that is searching for criticism that he does not like about you. He does it to ease the guilt he feels over not loving you anymore. Instead, a man should search for the attributes that he loves in you and choose to ignore the nitpicky things.

7. He doesn’t care

He simply just puts no effort into anything that has to do with you and on so many sad occasions that does include even abandoning you and your children. It is in these times when you realize these are the things you need to grow stronger. If he fell out of love, he should end it correctly and not with you searching and looking for the signs of his distance.


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12 Simple ways to bring a smile to your lover’s face

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:37

You don’t have to do something extravagant to show your husband that you love him. Here are 12 simple things you can do to put a smile on his face:

1. Compliment him

Ladies aren’t the only ones who enjoy compliments. Make a comment like, “You look good today!” and see your husband grin. Simple but meaningful compliments like this can be a real self-esteem booster.

2. Plan a date night

This one isn’t as easy if you’re a parent, but one-on-one time with your spouse will be worth it. If you can’t afford to get out of the house, then consider watching a movie at home or tackling a challenging puzzle together.

3. Express your appreciation

When you see your husband do something you appreciate, mention it. Even if it is an everyday task, he will be happy to see that his efforts don’t go unnoticed.

4. Give him a massage

Help him wind down at the end of the day with a back or foot massage. This is one way to show you are thankful for all he does for you and your family.

5. Hide love notes around the house

When my husband and I lived apart for a few months, I left sticky notes around the house with messages for him to find throughout the week after I left from a weekend visit.

Even if you aren’t going out of town for work, leave kind notes for your husband in different areas around house. Try hiding them in the fridge, by the television, in the bathroom cabinet, on the car steering wheel or on his pillow.

This is a fun way to show your husband you love him even if you don’t get to see each other much during the day.

6. Initiate positive daily reunions

Pay attention to how you address your spouse when you reunite at the end of the day. Instead of listing off the tasks that need done (dinner, dropping off the kids at soccer practice, making cookies for the bake sale this weekend) take a moment to embrace or kiss your spouse and ask how their day was. Addressing your spouse first shows that they are important to you, and it allows them to take a moment to compose themselves before jumping back into daily tasks.

7. Let him tell you you’re beautiful (and believe it!)

Imagine how you would feel if you gave someone a compliment and they rejected it. When he tells you you’re beautiful, instead of listing off the things you dislike about your appearance, thank him. Most importantly, believe him!

8. Love your children

Being a parent can foster a new love and appreciation for your spouse, and seeing you being a loving mother will bring a smile to your husband’s face.

9. Send a text to let him know he’s on your mind

When your husband is having a stressful day, one text from you can make a big difference. Send him an “I love you” text to let him know you’re thinking of him.

1o. Surprise him

You can surprise your husband in simple ways by bringing home a movie or his favorite treat. Just like the notes, this will let him know you’re thinking of him.

11. Straighten up before he comes home

If you are home before your husband, try to straighten up one area before he arrives. It can be a load off his shoulders to come home to a tidy room. Set the kids up with a toy and let them play till daddy comes home.

12. Take on a task he would normally do

What does your husband normally do around the house? Take out the trash? Clear the table after dinner? Whatever the chore, try completing one of his tasks.

The day-to-day routine can be busy, and showing love to your spouse in simple ways can help his day feel a little bit brighter.


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