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Mwenda Knocks Boda-Boda Rider, Survives Lynching

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:17
Mwenda Knocks Boda-Boda Rider, Survives Lynching

Veteran Journalist Andrew Mwenda, the proprietor of The Independent Magazine, yesterday survived being lynched by boda-boda riders in Mukono after he knocked one of their colleagues.

The incident happened at Wantoni trading center and an eyewitness says that “After knocking the boda-boda guy down, Mwenda attempted to drive off without even minding about the victim, which prompted other riders to chase him until they intercepted him in front of Mukono International Medical Center along the Kampala-Jinja highway.”

The eyewitness added that “Without asking any questions, they hauled him out of his car like a chicken thief and started banging it, on top of raining slaps and blows on him.”

It was the police in Mukono that rescued Mwenda from being lynched. However, moments after the incident, Mwenda took to his facebook page to make fun of the incident by posting thus;

“Confirming Facebook rumors that today I was chased and killed by boda-bodas in Mukono after knocking one of their own. This post has been uploaded by the spirits of our ancestors. May my soul RIP. I’ve tasked Robert Shaka aka TVO to arrange my funeral. I hereby leave and bequeath all my debts to Kizza Besigye.

Micho Names 23-man Squad Ahead Of Uganda-France Friendship Week Match

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:03
Micho Names 23-man Squad Ahead Of Uganda-France Friendship Week Match

The National team coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic has named a team of 23 players that will face the French Military team in a friendly match that will played on Saturday at Nelson Mandela National Stadium.

All of the players are locally based mostly those who traveled to Kenya for a friendly match that ended 1 all draw.

The addition of players from the other local sides is a clear indication that the coach and the technical team are planning early for the upcoming CHAN 2018 qualifiers.

The team regroups today at Sky Hotel in Ntinda, have lunch and thereafter train as a unit later in the evening at Namboole.

The match against the French Military team will mark the climax of the Uganda-France friendship week.

Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Benjamin Ochan (KCCA), Isma Watenga (Vipers) and Saidi Keni (Proline)

Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Vipers) and Deus Bukenya (Vipers), Aggrey Madoi (Vipers) and Brian Majwega (KCCA), Habibu Kavuma (KCCA), Timothy Dennis Awany (KCCA), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers) and Rashid Toha (Onduparaka)

Midfielders: Shafiq Kagimu (URA), Ivan Ntege (KCCA), Ambrose Kirya (SC Villa), Muzamil Mutyaba (KCCA), Moses Waiswa (Vipers), Martin Kiiza (SC Villa), AbdulMalick Vitalis Tabu (SC Villa)

Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (SC Villa), Geofrey Sserunkuma (KCCA), Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers) Milton Karisa (Vipers) and Nelson Senkatuka (Proline)

Sudhir Drops Off Africa’s Billionaires List

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 20:02
Sudhir Drops Off Africa’s Billionaires List

Africa has 25 billionaires this year up from 24 last year, according to FORBES magazine.

Uganda’s Sudhir Ruparelia’s wealth evaporated when his treasured Crane Bank crushed and burned and got sold off to DFCU bank, and he vanishes from the list.

Nigerian businessmen Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu also failed to make the cut this year and there is no place for Ashish Thakkar of Mara group despite his social media bravado of super affluence.

Mohammed Dewji of Tanzania is still the youngest billionaire in Africa with a fortune FORBES estimates at $1.09 billion.

Isabel dos Santos from Angola and daughter to Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos and oil tycoon Folorunsho Alakija of Nigeria remain the only two female billionaires on the continent.

This is Africa’s true Rich Gang:

  1. Aliko Dangote, Nigerian (Pictured below)
Net Worth: $12.2 billion

Source Of Wealth: Cement, flour, sugar, salt

  1. Nicky Oppenheimer, South African (Pictured below)

Net Worth: $7 billion

Source Of Wealth: Diamonds

  1. Mike Adenuga, Nigerian (Pictured below)
Net Worth: $6.1 billion

Source Of Wealth: Telecom, Oil, Real Estate

  1. Johann Rupert, South African (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $6.3 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Luxury Goods

  1. Nassef Sawiris, Egyptian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $6.2billion

    Source Of Wealth: Construction, Chemicals

  1. Christoffel Wiese, South African (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $5.9 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Retail

  1. Nathan Kirsch, Swazi (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $3.9 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Retail

  1. Naguib Sawiris, Egyptian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $3.8 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Telecom

  1. Isabel dos Santos, Angolan (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $3.1 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Investments

  1. Issad Rebrab, Algerian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $3 billion

    Source of Wealth: Food

  1. Mohamed Mansour, Egyptian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $2.7 billion

             Source Of Wealth: Diversified

  1. Koos Bekker, South African (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $2.1 billion

              Source Of Wealth: Media, Investments

  1. Allan Gray, South African (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.99 billion

             Source Of Wealth: Money Management

  1. Othman Benjelloun, Moroccan (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.9 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Banking, Insurance

  1. Mohamed Al Fayed, Egyptian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.82 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Retailing

  1. Patrice Motsepe, South African (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.81 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Mining

  1. Yasseen Mansour, Egyptian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.76 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Diversified

  1. Folorunsho Alakija, Nigerian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.61 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Oil

  1. Aziz Akhannouch, Moroccan (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.58 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Petroleum, Diversified

  1. Mohammed Dewji, Tanzanian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.4 billion

             Source Of Wealth: Diversified

  1. Stephen Saad, South African (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.21 billion

              Source Of Wealth: Pharmaceuticals

  1. Youssef Mansour, Egyptian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.15 billion

              Source of wealth: Diversified

  1. Onsi Sawiris, Egyptian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.14 billion

              Source Of Wealth: Construction, Telecom

  1. Anas Sefrioui, Moroccan (pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.06 billion

              Source Of Wealth: Real Estate

  1. Jannie Mouton, South African (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1 billion

             Source Of Wealth: Financial services

SOURCE: FORBES MAGAZINE

Muk Don Brands NRM Die-Hards ‘Masqueraders’

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 19:46
Muk Don Brands NRM Die-Hards ‘Masqueraders’

 By Venenscias Kiiza

Dr. Ssimba Sallie Kayunga, a political science lecturer at Makerere University has, said that there is no any level of institutionalization in Uganda’s political parties, questioning the royalty of even the so-called National Resistance Movement (NRM) self-proclaimed supporters.

He says there is a need to strengthen various opposition political parties’ grass root structures if they are to mount any serious challenge against NRM.

“Dr.Besigye knows this very well, all these political parties lack a level of institutionalization. He [Besigye] clearly knows that all he needs is to take over power and everything will sort itself. All these NRM supporters you see are just masqueraders. Incase Besigye takes over like this, within one month, they will all turn to him,” Dr. Simba said.

He said it’s high time, FDC listened to party president’s (Mugisha Muntu) call, to strengthen the grass root structures, internal democracy and as well to have youth well mentored into politics and leadership.

Dr. Simba gave the remarks while making a presentation on Youth in Multiparty political dispensation, on Tuesday, during the National Youth Council symposium in conjunction with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung at Royal Suites Bugolobi.

He also said, there is a need for the maturity age to be reduced from 18 to 16 years to allow the youths take part in the political decisions of the country.

“There must be a debate on the voting age which should be reduced to 16. Why can’t an S.4 student be allowed to vote? I believe at that age, a youth can make independent political decisions such as voting. We need empirical evidence from government on that,” he said.

Giving an example of Britain’s William Pitt who became a prime minister at the age of 24 in 1783, he, said that there is no reason why youths younger than 35 years in Uganda should not be allowed to aspire for the presidency of the country, before, advising political parties which fail to field candidates for political positions to de-register instead of wasting resources.

The symposium was attended by the various political party youth leagues, NYC boss Lillian Aber, East African legislative Assembly Member of Parliament Mukasa Mbidde, and the state minister for Youth and children, Florence Nakiwala.

Nakiwala in her remarks said that the problem with today’s youth is that they cannot openly say that they need a job, lack respect for leadership and are too proud to listen to any authority.

Jailed Rwanda Mother Denies Plotting Against Kagame

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 19:34
Jailed Rwanda Mother Denies Plotting Against Kagame

A pregnant mother from the UK has appeared in court in Rwanda on charges of spreading state secrets, trying to harm President Paul Kagame and attempting to form an armed group.

Violette Uwamahoro, a Rwandan-British national, pleaded not guilty to the charges when she appeared in the High Court in the capital, Kigali.

She looked calm during her court appearance, and smiled as she left the building, reports journalist Phocas Ndayizera from the scene.

She was remanded in police custody until her bail hearing, which is scheduled for Monday.

Uwamahoro, a youth worker from Leeds who is five months pregnant with her third child, was arrested on Valentine’s Day after travelling to Rwanda for a family funeral.

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.

Uwamahoro’s co-accused, a policeman, pleaded guilty to the charges, saying they had conversations on WhatsApp about “conspiring” to overthrow the government.

President Paul Kagame has been accused by his critics of leading a repressive regime, which he denies.

Uwamahoro’s children, Samuel, aged eight, and David, 10, have written to UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Kagame in a bid to help their mother.

Uganda at ‘Breaking Point’ over Refugee Influx

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 19:21
Uganda at ‘Breaking Point’ over Refugee Influx

The United Nations refugee agency says the huge number of people who’ve fled to Uganda from South Sudan has pushed the country to breaking point.

Uganda currently hosts 800,000 refugees. Almost three-quarters of them have arrived since July.

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said the unprecedented influx was placing an enormous strain on public services and local infrastructure.

Uganda and the UN are appealing for urgent support to deal with the situation.

MYSTERY: Did Kaweesi Show Priest ‘I Will Kill You’ SMS?

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 18:11
MYSTERY: Did Kaweesi Show Priest ‘I Will Kill You’ SMS?

Reports have emerged that murdered AIGP and former Police spokesman Felix Kaweesi, days before his murder, told a Catholic priest in confidence of a threat to kill him.

The strange claim has not been verified and the priest has not been named but published reports have quoted sources saying the information was coming from the unnamed priest.

The claim is even more strange because Kaweesi seems not to have done anything to improve his personal security both at home in Kulambiro and on the road.

Kaweesi, who normally wore a helmet when he would participate in breaking up political riots, didn’t even change his mode of transport or try to conceal his movements and yet he could tell a priest about fears about his life.

It has been reported that Kaweesi showed the priest a message on his mobile phone in the SMS app that read: “I will kill you.”

Apparently the message was sent from an unregistered telephone line or one with the caller ID concealed.

Kaweesi had at his disposal the entire police investigative machinery and it’s surprising that he didn’t deploy them to investigate such a serious threat and yet he deemed it threatening enough to tell it to a priest who at best could only offer prayers. That all this happened days to his murder makes the threat stunning.

It has been reported that the priest on reading the message even took a screenshot of the message and wondered why in this day and age, unregistered numbers were still in use.

Tech experts say that whereas the caller ID can be hidden on the part of the receiver of the message, the telecoms have a way of revealing the ID of the phone number that sent the threatening message and Kaweesi being highly trained and educated would in the least be aware of this.

It’s not clear if Kaweesi asked the police investigators to probe this threat by SMS.

It was reported that Kaweesi also revealed to the priest that he had just helped thwart a fraudulent transaction by a fellow police officer. It is not clear if the message was in response to the foiled transaction.

What is not clear also is whether Kaweesi knew the person responsible for the threatening SMS since he was aware of the ‘high ranking police officer’ whose lucrative deal he had scuppered. It is also not clear if the foiled deal and the ‘I Will Kill You’ SMS are related.

It is also not clear whether Kaweesi was constantly receiving such messages to the extent that he had grown immune to there threatening nature.

But then the question emerges, if he was immune to such anonymous threats, why did he confide in a catholic priest in this particular case. Was he just tying to highlight the professional hazards of working as a policeman in highly corrupt country like Uganda.

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Ex-NTV’s Basajja Lands S. Africa Kyeyo

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 18:11
Ex-NTV’s Basajja Lands S. Africa Kyeyo

Former NTV employee Hassan Basajja seems to have landed in sweet things.

The former cameraman threw in the towel at the Kampala Serena Hotel based television station for greener pastures and seems to have finally gotten his wish.

Info reaching this website is that Basajja is now working with Universal Records in Johannesburg and Durban.

A source close to Basajja reveals that he relocated to South Africa after signing a two-year contract with the company where he now shoots music videos and documentaries.

Basajja is also reported to be super excited about leaving our Banana Republic for Madibaland, where he is enjoying himself.

Fans Demand Smiles From Juliana

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 18:04
Fans Demand Smiles From Juliana

Veteran songbird Juliana Kanyomozi has been bashed by her fans for not smiling enough.

The sexy but ageing ‘Woman’ hit maker revealed how shocked she was when a number of her loyal fans described her as ‘The Chic that never smiles” a few days back.

Juliana could not believe it and took to social media to ask if it is true that she never smiles. The singer explained that it could be true because she doesn’t know how to be smiley all the time, although she is always smiling in her heart.

She has since promised to smile more often. “The chic that never smiles??????????… That’s what some of you guys are always telling me anyway. I guess i don’t know how to be smiley smiley lol. But I promise you, my heart always has the biggest smile????????… Hope you guys are having a great day,” Juliana posted on her Instagram.

Whether smiling or not, one thing remains a constant; Juliana is one of the sexiest female musicians in Uganda and certainly one of the most lusted after.

Mugisha Turns Love Doctor, Blasted by Fans

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:52
Mugisha Turns Love Doctor, Blasted by Fans

Roger Mugisha is with no doubt a Jack of all trades, having literally and practically engaged in all sorts of jobs. From being the head of Shadow’s Angels to a media personality, emcee, pastor, now actor with Second Chance Uganda, he has done it all.

However, he seems not to be done yet because he has become a sort of self-styled Love Doctor these days. On Thursday morning, Mugisha proclaimed himself a love doctor on social media.

He posted on Facebook how he was going to share secrets about men that most babes did not know, like how to get a man to commit or why men cheat.

He went on to reveal how men are not as complicated as ladies claim they are, assuring his fans how he has experience in these matters, considering how long he has been around.

“In the next couple of days, I am going to share with you secrets about men that most of you ladies didn’t know. Like; How do you get a man to commit? Why would a man cheat? I will still keep my memes. Men are not as complicated when you get to understand our 5 pillars. I speak from a lot of experience. We’ll start when you are ready,” Roger posted on his wall.

Whereas many of his fans were eager to read what Mugisha had, others were not impressed. As such, they wondered why people with the most confused relationships know much about love issues.

A one Lucky Mutesi commented, “Why is it that people with most confused relationships think know much to do with relationships???”

Honestly, Mutesi has a point, knowing how troubled Mugisha’s love life has been. It should be noted that Mugisha has over the years been the ‘face’ of bad relationships considering how many times he made headlines for hooking and dumping different babes, neglecting his alleged tots and many other love-related scandals.

It was until last year that Mugisha settled down with his baby mama Shibah Nassali Richards.

Nwagi Exports Booty To South Africa

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:46
 Nwagi Exports Booty To South Africa

Curvaceous songbird Winnie Nwagi is finally enjoying the fruits of her sweat.

Our Snoops reveal that the Swangz Avenue singer early this week flew to South Africa for a music gig. The sexy ‘Musawo’ hit maker landed in South Africa on Wednesday ahead of her much anticipated performance at the ‘Kano Kozze Musawo Ndiwamululu’ themed show on Saturday March 25th, 2017 at Club Red Randburg in Johannesburg.

Nwagi is expected to perform alongside ‘Owooma’ star Geo Steady whom she travelled with, Ambassador Ssali and Hassan Ndugga. Ever since she was confirmed for the gig, Nwagi never stopped talking about the show and she could not wait to fly to Madibaland.

However, we have also established that a number of Ugandan based businessmen (Sangomas) are busy sharpening their Whoppers hoping to taste Nwagi’s Kitone and some have vowed to spend whatever it takes to enjoy her.

Weasel Parades New Girlfriend

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:29
Weasel Parades New Girlfriend

Celebrated singer Douglas Mayanja aka Weasel has always been known to be a serial dater, thanks to the well documented history with city babes.

It is because of his serial dating that he has reportedly fathered over thirty children from different babes, although he only acknowledges six of them.

Snoop intimate that he seems to be at his bed games again after word leaking that he recently hooked a new lover.

A few days back, Weasel paraded a babe believed to be his girlfriend on his Instagram wall for all to see. The gorgeous dark skinned chubby babe has been identified as Uwase Phaiimah.

According to info we have gathered about Uwase, she is self-employed, an old student of Eden International School in Mbarara and Kawempe Muslim SS, lives in Kampala but hails from Rwanda.

Weasel posted a picture of the lovely pair in what appears to be a bar with a caption reading, ‘me and my bestest friend’. The picture has since raised eyebrows with many of the ‘Wiggle Wiggle’ singer’s fans wondering whether Uwase could have replaced his official bonkmate Samira Tumi.

Weasel’s post was followed by questions from his fans as to whether he is capable of having a female best friend given his seemingly insatiable horn.

This comes just weeks after reports emerged that Weasel had reunited with his gorgeous baby mama/fiancée Samira. It remains to be seen how Samira will react to Weasel’s new ‘bestest friend’.

Court Halts Kato Lubwama’s case Hearing Again

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 16:10
Court Halts Kato Lubwama’s case Hearing Again

By Serestino Tusingwire

Court of Appeal has issued another interim order staying the hearing of an election petition in which a voter challenges the academic papers of the Rubaga South MP, Paul Kato Lubwama. The orders have been issued by Justice Cheborion Barishaki.

It should be noted that Kato Lubwama appealed against the High Court Judge Margaret Oumo Oguli’s ruling in which she allowed his tormentor Habbib Buwembo file an election petition against him past the stipulated time.

While issuing the orders, Justice Barishaki said that MP Lubwama’s appeal would be rendered worthless if the High Court went ahead to hear the election petition filed challenging his election.

“An interim order is hereby granted pending the disposal of the main appeal by the applicant [Lubwama]. Costs of the suit below and here [Court of Appeal] await the determination of the main application here,” part of Barishaki’s ruling delivered by Deputy Registrar Deo Nizeyimana reads.

The appeal is expected to be heard by a panel of three Justices, including Deputy Chief of Justice Steven Kavuma on a date yet to be announced.

7 Hospitalised, One Dead Over Poisoned Food

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 15:18
7 Hospitalised, One Dead Over Poisoned Food

One person has died and seven others hospitalised in  Busia district for eating suspected poisoned food.

The poison victims members of the same family and residents of Nangudi village, Busitema parish Busitema Sub-County in Busia district.

The deceased has been identified as Ronald Makokha, aged one and half years, while those admitted at Busia Health Center IV include Teddy Nabwire, Bernard Makokha, Ronald Wandera, Sylvia Nanjala, Beatrice Balibawa, Scovia Erumbi, and Iren Gloria Irene. Dr. Yusuf Lule, the In-charge Busia Health Centre IV, says the victims were rushed to the health center on suspicion that they ate food laced with poison.

Wandera, one of the victims and head of the family, says he bought 10 kilograms of dry cassava at Namungodi trading center on Tuesday, which was ground by his family member to make flour to prepare supper for the family.

However, the children started complaining of stomach pain at around 12am before Mukasa died at 2am.  Auma, the mother of the children, suspects the problem could have started from the cassava flour.

The family members were later rushed to the Health Centre for detoxification and the police have already embarked on investigations into the matter.

Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Uganda this Weekend

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:29
Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Uganda this Weekend

By Emmanuel Sekago

The Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay will be arriving in Uganda this weekend From Rwanda.

The Queen’s Baton Relay departed Buckingham Palace on 13 March and will visit every Commonwealth Country as it journeys to Australia where the 2018 Commonwealth Games will take place starting from April 4-15.

During the commencement ceremony at Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty the Queen placed her message into the specially designed Baton and entrusted it to the first Baton bearer, legendary Australian track cyclist and Gold Coast 2018 Ambassador Anna Meares OAM (Order of Australia).

During its time in Uganda, the British High Commission, together with National Council of sports and the Uganda Olympic Committee, will take the Baton to Kololo where activities like tress planting and running across town will be done and on Tuesday it will head to Parliament of Uganda.

The Gold Coast 2018 Relay is the longest and most accessible in history, travelling through the entire Commonwealth for 388 days and 230,000 kilometers in order to share the excitement of the Games with as many people as possible.

The Queen’s Baton Relay is a tradition of the Commonwealth Games that celebrates themes of diversity, community pride, and the sporting values of fairness, inclusivity and perseverance.

Meet The 25 African Billionaires

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:24
Meet The 25 African Billionaires

Africa has 25 billionaires this year up from 24 last year, according to FORBES magazine.

Uganda’s Sudhir Ruparelia’s wealth evaporated when his treasured Crane Bank crushed and burned and got sold off to DFCU bank, and he vanishes from the list.

Nigerian businessmen Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu also failed to make the cut this year and there is no place for Ashish Thakkar of Mara group despite his social media bravado of super affluence.

Mohammed Dewji of Tanzania is still the youngest billionaire in Africa with a fortune FORBES estimates at $1.09 billion.

Isabel dos Santos from Angola and daughter to Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos and oil tycoon Folorunsho Alakija of Nigeria remain the only two female billionaires on the continent.

This is Africa’s true Rich Gang:

  1. Aliko Dangote, Nigerian (Pictured below)
Net Worth: $12.2 billion

Source Of Wealth: Cement, flour, sugar, salt

  1. Nicky Oppenheimer, South African (Pictured below)

Net Worth: $7 billion

Source Of Wealth: Diamonds

  1. Mike Adenuga, Nigerian (Pictured below)
Net Worth: $6.1 billion

Source Of Wealth: Telecom, Oil, Real Estate

  1. Johann Rupert, South African (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $6.3 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Luxury Goods

  1. Nassef Sawiris, Egyptian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $6.2billion

    Source Of Wealth: Construction, Chemicals

  1. Christoffel Wiese, South African (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $5.9 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Retail

  1. Nathan Kirsch, Swazi (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $3.9 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Retail

  1. Naguib Sawiris, Egyptian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $3.8 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Telecom

  1. Isabel dos Santos, Angolan (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $3.1 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Investments

  1. Issad Rebrab, Algerian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $3 billion

    Source of Wealth: Food

  1. Mohamed Mansour, Egyptian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $2.7 billion

             Source Of Wealth: Diversified

  1. Koos Bekker, South African (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $2.1 billion

              Source Of Wealth: Media, Investments

  1. Allan Gray, South African (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.99 billion

             Source Of Wealth: Money Management

  1. Othman Benjelloun, Moroccan (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.9 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Banking, Insurance

  1. Mohamed Al Fayed, Egyptian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.82 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Retailing

  1. Patrice Motsepe, South African (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.81 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Mining

  1. Yasseen Mansour, Egyptian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.76 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Diversified

  1. Folorunsho Alakija, Nigerian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.61 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Oil

  1. Aziz Akhannouch, Moroccan (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.58 billion

    Source Of Wealth: Petroleum, Diversified

  1. Mohammed Dewji, Tanzanian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.4 billion

             Source Of Wealth: Diversified

  1. Stephen Saad, South African (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.21 billion

              Source Of Wealth: Pharmaceuticals

  1. Youssef Mansour, Egyptian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.15 billion

              Source of wealth: Diversified

  1. Onsi Sawiris, Egyptian (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.14 billion

              Source Of Wealth: Construction, Telecom

  1. Anas Sefrioui, Moroccan (pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1.06 billion

              Source Of Wealth: Real Estate

  1. Jannie Mouton, South African (Pictured below)
    Net Worth: $1 billion

             Source Of Wealth: Financial services

SOURCE: FORBES MAGAZINE

Cop Put Out Of Action by Colleagues in Sembabule

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:08
Cop Put Out Of Action by Colleagues in Sembabule

By Serestino Tusingwire

Policemen in Sembabule district shot and killed their colleague identified as Vicent Ssemivumbi attached to Lwebitakuli police post, while chasing a group of people suspected to have been terrorizing residents in the greater Masaka region.

The police officer was killed when his colleagues mistook him to be part of the armed gang that they had been called to contain.

The armed assailants had attacked houses in the early hours of Wednesday, injuring several people in Nakatoogo village in Lwebitakuli sub-county.

Two different police units were separately deployed to deal with the gangs and in the confusion that followed a gunfight ensued between the two units, each mistaking the other to be the armed gang.

In the process an officer was shot dead.

The southern regional police spokesperson Diana Nandaula said the uncoordinated police movement was so unfortunate and that four policemen have been arrested as investigations continue.

King Oyo’s Pal Gets Jittery Over London Attack

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:49
King Oyo’s Pal Gets Jittery Over London Attack

A gorgeous, juice-dripping babe only identified as SK Wills, who is Tooro king Omukama Oyo Kabamba Iguru’s pal, is amongst the survivors of yesterday’s terrorist attack in London, Westminster.

SK Wills is amongst several people who cheated death by a whisker after a yet to be identified suspected terrorist killed six people and injured 40 others by  crashing into them on Westminster Bridge with a car, before attacking the UK Parliament where he was shot dead after killing a police officer.

Following the attack, SK Wills, who had to be at Westminster Abbey today assured her friends, family and relatives that she will be okay in a post saying thus; “It’s unfortunate that I have to be here today after yesterday’s Terror attack. Am sure God is watching us.”

Although currently based in Europe, where she is married with kids, SK Wills was a few years back very friendly with Oyo and would at times visit the palace in Fort Portal, being a Mutooro by tribe.

 

Mukono DPC Fired Over Kyambogo Varsity Don Shooting

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:12

 

Mukono DPC Fired Over   Kyambogo   Varsity Don Shooting

SP Boniface Kinyera, who was formerly the Mukono District Police Commander, is no longer holding  that position, after reportedly being suspended recently for fatally shooting a Kyambogo University lecturer identified as Emmanuel Khauka.

Kinyera was arrested a few weeks ago for shooting Khauka after they engaged in a fierce bar brawl at  Lingo bar, in Misindye, in Goma, Mukono.

Khauka, who is  still nursing bullets wounds, was driving in  a Toyota Corona car registration number UAJ 824A with his brother Amos Mangeni on Saturday night when they were allegedly shot by SP Kinyera, who was flanked by other cops.

Kinyera accused Khauka and Mangeni of being car thieves, but they explained to him that they owned the car they were driving and even showed him the logbook. He insisted at that they were thieves and shot at them, fatally injuring  Khauka. It however later emerged that they had developed a disagreement over a yet to identified sexy barmaid. But as you read this, SP Kinyera has been replaced with James Herbert Mwanga as the Mukono District Police Commander.

Our Snoops at Mukono police reveal that DPC Mwanga has already taken over Kinyera’s office and is executing his duties diligently. Meanwhile, Kinyera was reportedly put on Katebe as investigations into the shooting scandal continue.

 

Three Clubs Thrown Out Of National Luddo League 2017

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:48
Three Clubs Thrown Out Of National Luddo League 2017

By Emmanuel Sekago

The Uganda Luddo competitions committee has thrown out three clubs namely: Nabweru super from Wakiso, Freedom Square from Iganga and Dice Masters from Mukono over failure to meet the national super league requirements.

They have therefore been replaced by Anthony Kitega from Mukono, Kawanda Giants from Wakiso and Freedom from Kawempe to play in the top super National Luddo league.

16 clubs will this year play in the National Luddo Super league which starts on the 2rd April 2017, with eight games on card and all will be played at Whispers Club Kanyanya starting at 10am.

Opening Fixtures:

Anthony Kitega vs Kwangala,

Bassajja Bayiiya vs Nansana Galaxy,

Entebbe Gerege vs Kisansa Kireka,

Freedom vs Kamwokya Corner,

Kawanda Giants vs Nansana All star,

Kazo Hill vs Celludo,

Ssaza Mukono vs Silver sport,

Sunami vs Ddembe Vegas

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