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Uganda's COVID-19 cases rise to 939 as 3 more Ugandan returnees test positive.

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • July 5, 2020
  • Health

Three more Ugandan returnees have tested positive for COVID-19. Among the positive returnees is one from South Africa and two from DR Congo.

A further nine other people including two cross border drivers who arrived from Mutukula and Malaba and 9 contacts from Amuru also tested positive for coronavirus disease from the 2,103 tested on Saturday. 

This brings to 939 the number of confirmed Covid19 cases in the country. So far 16 returnees from Afghanistan, DR Congo, India, and South Africa have tested positive for coronavirus. 

 

According to the Ministry of Health, the three travelers are undergoing treatment at Mulago national referral hospital and Entebbe General hospital.

On Friday, the Internal Affairs ministry halted the process of Ugandans from returning because of congestion in quarantine centers. Over 1,000 Ugandans have since returned to the country under this arrangement since the airport was reopened. A further 23 recoveries were registered on Saturday to increase the total number of recoveries in Uganda to 891. Uganda has not yet registered any coronavirus deaths. 

Meanwhile, on Sunday, Kenya registered a further 309 cases and one more death. The total number of infections in Kenya now increases to 7,886 and 160 deaths.

In Djibouti, a further 56 infections were registered on Sunday while Madagascar that has since reimposed lockdown following a spike in coronavirus cases, recorded 3 more deaths (total 32) and a further 213 infections to increase its tally to 2,914 cases

Rwanda’s cases stand at 1,188 cases and 3 deaths while South Sudan stands at 38 deaths and 2,021 infections. 

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Kanye West to face Trump, Biden as he declares his intentions to run for US presidency in 2020

The unlikely challenger to Donald Trump – of whom he has been a vocal supporter – and Joe Biden, chose American independence day to make the surprise announcement on Twitter, triggering a social media storm.

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision, and building our future,” Kanye wrote. “I am running for president of the United States.”

With just four months to go before polling day on 3 November, it was not clear whether West’s tweet would have been more fitting on April Fools’ day than American Independence Day.

The announcement came days after West, who has taken a very public turn towards Christianity in recent years, released a new song, "Wash Us In the Blood," along with an accompanying video including imagery from recent anti-racism protests.

Since 2018, his wife, reality star Kim Kardashian, has formed her own contacts with the White House as she champions criminal justice reform: she has successfully lobbied Trump to pardon a sexagenarian woman for a non-violent drug offense.

For weeks now Trump, criticized for his response both to the coronavirus pandemic and to anti-racism protests, has been lagging in the polls behind his Democratic rival, Joe Biden.

There was no immediate response to West's announcement from either candidate Saturday.

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Diamond Platnumz Is The Best Dad Ever- Zari Speaks Out On Reuniting With The Father Of Her Two Kids

Judging from their latest online interactions, socialite Zari Hassan and her baby daddy Diamond Platnumz have been getting along quite well.

One of her ardent followers by the name Jennifer asked Zari to clear the air about her relationship with Diamond, insinuating that the singer was trying every means possible to win back Zari’s heart.

The mother of five dismissed the social media user, sarcastically asking her to narrate her life since she had it all figured out.

So, tell me more. You seem to have details and all figured out,” said Zari responded before clearing the rumor.

…i and Baba Tee are not back together but rather co-parenting. Everything is well and i what to put it clear that he is the best dad to his kids. He is doing everything to make kids happy both financially and spiritually. He calls to check on them everyday…, she said while addressing her fans on Facebook live broadcast yesterday night.

Recently Zari accused the Jeje hit star of child neglect when he announced his plans of paying rent to over 500 families affected by COVID-19 crisis.

Zari took it to her Instagram and blasted;

But you don’t know what your kids eat, or how they sleep if fees and medical insurance is paid. You will never please the world when your own are not happy and taken care of. You are selling a lie. Some people have become clowns to some of us, she wrote.

 

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Asian property owners reveal how they are being harrased by Ugandan Mps

  • Parrot Collections
  • July 4, 2020
  • Social

Ugandan-Asian businessmen invlolved in property repossesions more than twenty years ago, under their umbrella body, the Association of Expropriated Properties Owners Limited have taken strong exception to the conduct of the select task-force of the Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) that is currently inquiring into the affairs of the properties, saying the MPs have ignored court orders.

The task-force has since July last year, been probing the acquisition or repossession of properties by individuals after their former owners who were expelled in 1972 have either not returned to repossess them or were compensated by the government in 1976.

City businessman Muhammed Allibhai, the chairman of the association says the MPs are disregarding the current situation of lockdowns worldwide due to the Coronavirus pandemic and have resorted to issuing defamatory statements against their persons, and also resorted to blatant contempt of existing court orders.

In an interview, through his lawyers of Ambrose Tebyasa & Company Advocates, Mr Allibhai, who has been one of the several property managers or owners subjected to reported warrant of arrest for failure to appear before the MPs, also says Parliament has wrongly depicted him as a criminal in the the public domain, and as owning 700 properties which is false.

Properties were repossessed for and on behalf of clients. They were not repossessed as owners by the agent, Mr Allibhai says.

Accordingly, the certificates of repossession was issued in the names of the owner and not in the names of the holder of the Powers of Attorney.
On claims that he owns 700 properties, Mr Allibhai says: “Majority of the clients took the properties and gave them to other agents or friends and colleagues to manage. Most of them have been sold either directly or through the agent of the owners’ choice,” he says.

According to the association,  80 to 90% of the properties were sold to locals working in the area, especially up country.

In a lot of cases, the owners signed the transfer document or gave special powers to the agent to sell,  Mr. Allibhai says.

The association says that  sell funds were sent directly to the owners account or their beneficiaries.

“In some cases the owners actually came to Uganda to visit the property after repossession and sold it at that time.The ministers in-charge at that time and the President made various visits to UK, America and Canada requesting and inducing the repossessors to come back to repossess and if they felt comfortable to invest in Uganda,” says Mr. Allibhai.

Mr Allibhai together with other members of the Association of Expropriated Properties Owners Limited last appeared before the task force in September last year. They all testified on oath and the businessman said he only  managed about 400 properties twenty years ago, on behalf of expropriated Asians under his company Alderbridge Management and Real Estates Ltd. He told MPs that after returning to Uganda in 1991, he was three years later given powers of attorney by owners to help in the repossession process because they were scattered in Canada and the United Kingdom. There wasn’t any foul play in the process, the MPs heard.

On charges some of the members of the Association of Expropriated Properties Owners Limited were on the run and have failed to appear before the committee, the allegation has been dismissed as defamatory.
For example, businessman Mr NK Radia says he learnt of such a position through the media.

Mr Radia, like Mr. Allibhai, who is  currently out of the country, was too never summoned and was therefore unable to attend any meetings as the MPs interviewed officials from the Departed Asians Properties Custodian Board.

Committee chairman Ibrahim Kasozi then purportedly issued a warrant of arrest for the businessman but Mr Radia however says that he cannot be in contempt of Parliament when it never served him because for there to be contempt of Parliament or court, there must be first knowledge/awareness of this by the person who is summoned to appear.

Mr Radia says that being a person of advanced health, he cannot easily appear before MPs amidst the Covid-19 spread. Mr Allibhai too, and others have never received the summons.

The COSASE taskforce too has been faulted for failure to respond to the two letters written by the association raising issues to why he could not appear even before the lockdown.

The first letter was written on March 10 questioning the legitimacy of the investigations because the matters were in court while the second one dated March 18 raising similar concerns after reading in the press that a warrant of arrest had been issued.

The above said communications were a clarion call to the committee to discontinue the investigations as they openly contravene the law and the Constitution but our client has never received any response or position taken by Parliament on his communications,the lawyers say.

 

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Trump to wear a face mask after long opposition against wearing a face mask

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • July 2, 2020
  • Health

After long resisting wearing a face mask in public during the coronavirus pandemic, US President Donald Trump has now struck a different tone, saying he is in favor of the protective covering. 

"I'm all for masks. I think masks are good," Trump told Fox Business in an interview on Wednesday.

The Republican president's comments came a day after politicians from his party suggested he wear a mask in public to set a good example as the number of daily coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 50,000 for the first time on Wednesday

"If I were in a tight situation with people, I would absolutely," Trump said in the interview, adding that people have seen him wearing a mask before.

Yet, Trump has faced criticism for refusing to wear a mask, whether at the White House where officials and aides are tested regularly, or in public settings. 

The president did not wear a mask when he visited a medical swab manufacturing plant in Maine on June 5 to tout increased production of testing supplies. In May, he was briefly required to wear a mask while visiting a Ford manufacturing plant in Michigan but took it off before he appeared in front of media cameras.

I don't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it, Trump said at the time.

 

In early April, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended people wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other physical distancing measures were difficult to maintain.

Trump immediately undercuts the CDC guidance by flatly stating that he would not be following it, suggesting it would be unseemly for the commander-in-chief to wear a mask as he meets with heads of state.

But on Wednesday, he sounded a different tone, saying he liked the way he looked wearing it.

"It looked like the Lone Ranger," he said, a reference to the fictional law-and-order character who wore a black eye mask. "I have no problem with that, and if people feel good about it, they should do it."

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Just In!! Prof.Baryamureeba has been arrested for knocking and killing a female pedestrian.

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • July 1, 2020
  • Health

Former Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Venansius Baryamureeba has been arrested for knocking and killing a pedestrian.

According to the deputy spokesman of the Kampala Metropolitan Police, Luke Owoyesigyire, Prof Baryamureeba’s car also hit a perimeter wall at Kibuli-Muyenga junction, Makindye division in Kampala on Wednesday.

The vehicle that was being driven by Prof. Baryamureeba Venansius knocked two female pedestrians and a perimeter wall, killing one person on spot. The deceased was identified as Mariam Jagenda and her body was taken to Mulago City Mortuary for postmortem, Owoyesigyire said.

The car also injured another woman identified as Mariam Namusoke who has been admitted to Mulago hospital.

Mr Owoyesigyire said Prof Baryamureeba is currently detained at Kabalagala Police Station as investigations continue into the cause of accident.

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Prophet Elvis Mbonye continues to stir controversy among religious circles with his strong, deep and itching statements

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • July 1, 2020
  • Social

Over the years, Prophet Elvis Mbonye has been branded ‘controversial’ by fellow religious leaders but he has overtime proved them wrong with prophecies that have come to pass.

This man of God has now struck yet again to those who doubt that Zoe Grounds where Zoe fellowships are held is not full of God’s Manifestations more than any other place simply because God is everywhere.

This was through a video online that is about the truth in encountering God. The video talks about how God is in Manifestation at Zoe Grounds.

Mbonye insists that God is Everywhere but does not meet people everywhere.

Mbonye insists that Zoe Grounds is conducive for God to meet with people and this can be witnessed in miracles and prophecies that happen at this place.

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Presidential envoy Buchaman releases his first proposal demanding for better services for the disabled people in the coming elections

Buchaman extended his advocacy to the disabled minority in the country. He has used his appointment by the President to reach out to the disabled.

Buchaman has tabled a proposal for the disabled and is advocating for better services for the disabled people more so now that the forthcoming campaigns will be scientific. A peep into his proposal demands that PWD have equal access to radio and television considering some are either deaf or blind or both.

His argument is they get an equaliser with their counterpart who have all senses active. He adds that a sign language interpreter is present during TV lessons for pupils and students while they await school reopening. Buchaman has also asked the lame to have a provision for enough wheelchairs also isolated places for leverage.

Mark Bugembe alias Buchaman was born in Mukono on 25th Sept 1982. He was raised as a ghetto child and rose to fame in the ghettos to attain superstar status. The name Buchaman was derived because most of his family members including his father were butchers.

He is a Dancehall/Reggae singer/humanitarian Activist and Actor. He was just of recently appointed by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of Uganda to be his Presidential Advisor on Ghetto matters.

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Chameleone’s 18 Years Old Daughter Ayla Mayanja Graduates

Jose Chameleone’s first born, Ayla Onsea Mayanja, born with the singer’s first wife Griet Onsea alias Dorotia has graduated. A landmark that is having her old man teary and lovey-dovey.

Known among Ugandan music lovers as the real force behind Chameleone’s eventual success, Dorotia met Chameleone in Nairobi as he was hustling with Redsan, a Kenyan musical powerhouse.

By the time of Ayla’s birth in May, 2002, Chameleone was already a star and deeply in love with her mother a Belgian by ancestry. The two love birds were to later separate under unclear circumstances and Dorotia left Uganda with a young Ayla.

Chameleone’s daughter turned 18-years on May 28th 2020. According to sources in Belgium, she is into Art, Photography, Fashion and Design.

Her graduation is highly speculated to be in one of those fields even if her father has not yet announced. He only left a note congratulating her and promising to go and see her once the lockdown is lifted.

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Lydia Jazmine speaks out after being insulted by MC Ibrah Live on a national Tv.

Just as the dust was settling on the Sheilah Gashumba vs Tina Fierce battle, Lydia Jazmine has decided to retaliate against Star TV presenter and Wolokoso Extra YouTube content creator Ibrah K. Mukasa a.k.a MC Ibrah.

Lydia Jazmine is now up in arms about MC Ibrah’s alleged constant attacks which she claims that have “deeply affected” her mother, family and friends.

Through a Tweet, Lydia Jazmine claims that MC Ibrah has constantly attacked and dragged her name in dirt which has affected her sick mother, family and friends.

Jazmine claims that the celebrated journalist has attacked her for a long time but she has always kept her cool and not responded but due to the much pain it has caused her, she demands a full apology from MC Ibrah

Lydia has also requested the Uganda Communications Commission to put an end to shows that humiliate celebrities.

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TamaleMirundi's son unveiled as a people power member.

The son of controversial Presidential adviser for media affairs Tamale Mirundi was on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 unveiled as a member of the People Power movement.

Tamale Mirundi Junior was unveiled alongside Bukedde TV’s Innocent Tegusulwa and actor Lydia Nakiito, aka Mama Sam, and several others at a press conference attended by chairman Fred Nyanzi and Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine.

Kyagulanyi hailed Tamale Junior for believing in fundamental change.

Come and we beat it together as a new generation. He (Tamale Junior) is a son to noble media personality Tamale but he believes in change and not just words, Kyagulanyi said.

Robert Kyagulanyi also unveiled new leaders of the People Power secretariat who include; Aisha Kabanda (Deputy executive secretary in charge of finance and fundraising), Mary Selumaga (Head of policy and manifesto), Katana Benjamin (Legal team) and Shamim Malende (Deputy head of legal). Others are Anthony Wamala (Head on international and diaspora affairs), Waiswa Mufumbilo (Head of patriotism), Joel Muyende (Special interest groups in charge of professionals) and Ssasi Marvin (Diaspora liaison officer).

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Eleven Ugandans who returned from Afghanistan last week have tested positive for the pandemic coronavirus.

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 30, 2020
  • Health

Eleven Ugandans who returned from Afghanistan last week have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Henry Mwebesa, the dirctor General health servises said the returnees were all under quarantine at the time of tests. They are part of the 91 Ugandans who returned on June 28, from Afghanistan. They were mostly private security guards.

The 11 are part of the 19 Ugandans who tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 2,170 samples tested on June 29, 2020.

The other 8 are community cases; seven from Amuru district and one from Kyotera district. They are all contacts of the previously confirmed cases.

Mwebesa revealed that 25 foreign truck drivers tested positive and were all handed back to their countries of origin. These include 15 Kenyans, seven Tanzanians, two Egyptians and one Burundian.

Uganda's total confirmed cases is now 889. No COVID-19 related death has been recorded yet.

Uganda has so far recorded about 819 recoveries.

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TamaleMirundi's son unveiled as a people power member.

The son of controversial Presidential adviser for media affairs Tamale Mirundi was on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 unveiled as a member of the People Power movement.

Tamale Mirundi Junior was unveiled alongside Bukedde TV’s Innocent Tegusulwa and actor Lydia Nakiito, aka Mama Sam, and several others at a press conference attended by chairman Fred Nyanzi and Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine.

Kyagulanyi hailed Tamale Junior for believing in fundamental change.

Come and we beat it together as a new generation. He (Tamale Junior) is a son to noble media personality Tamale but he believes in change and not just words, Kyagulanyi said.

Robert Kyagulanyi also unveiled new leaders of the People Power secretariat who include; Aisha Kabanda (Deputy executive secretary in charge of finance and fundraising), Mary Selumaga (Head of policy and manifesto), Katana Benjamin (Legal team) and Shamim Malende (Deputy head of legal). Others are Anthony Wamala (Head on international and diaspora affairs), Waiswa Mufumbilo (Head of patriotism), Joel Muyende (Special interest groups in charge of professionals) and Ssasi Marvin (Diaspora liaison officer).

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MC Ibrah  brutally attacks Lydia Jazmine Live on a National TV..

Wolokoso Xtra Host andTV Presenter , MC Ibrah has come out and brutally attacked Lydia Jazmine and on National TV calling her foolish for accepting to be bonked by the young and ignorant Fik Fameica.

MC Ibrah who has always been known for being humble and very friendly this time around out of the Blue threw out a tantrum of words to Lydia Jazmine.

I haven't heard of any Musisi yet but if what am hearing is true then it is very bad, I am being told that Lydia Jazmine lost Fik Fameica's baby and if this is true then it is very bad

Two stupid musicians can't be together, now Imagine the kind of child they would bring into this world, hey are both just cows and i can;t even picture them chewing each other, Ibra 

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People Power movement has called upon all its interested supporters intending to stand for political offices to show their interests

Today June 30 2020, the people power leader also a presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has issued a call of expression of interest for candidates willing to stand under the people power flag.

From his Facebook post Bobi has stated that People Power National Elections Management Committee has kick started their Election processes and preparations with objectives of winning the Presidential Elections by more than 75%, a comfortable Parliamentary majority of 75% and control Local Government Chairpersonship and Councils.

He has continued calling upon, all interested People Power candidates intending to vie for any political to submit their Expression of Interest Forms to Elections Management Committee at the head office in Kamwokya or filling and submitting the online Form, https://forms.gle/c87wtFrxDVwH131H9.

Expression of Interest should not be construed as confirmation of People Power flag bearership as candidates have to apply, be: Screened/Vetted, Confirmed and Unveiled to the public for recognition and support by all the oppressed, concerned, and common Ugandans. The Committee reserves all rights to declare People Power flag bearers., He Noted

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Pay Tribute to Major General Kasirye Gwanga

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 9, 2020
  • Social

Kasirye died at Nakasero hospital where he was receiving treatment.

Gen.Kasirye was admitted at the UPDF Senior Officers Diagnostic Centre based in Mbuya in early April 2020.

According to Mr Joseph Luzige, the chairman LC5 Mityana District, the entire district is currently mourning the death of the General.

”He cared a lot about the common person, worked on our roads and led by example. As a district we have lost a strong person like Kasirye Ggwanga,” he said.

Luzige adds that Kasirye Ggwanga was born a hero and he lived a life of a hero.

Luzige reveals that the members of his family are very sad and are beginning to gather at his residence. At his farm in Manyi sub county, people are already gathering to pay their last respect to him.

Major Kasirye was born in 1952 to a father who was a hunter. He was commonly known as a proud military officer and a farmer. 

After 47 years of serving the Ugandan army, in 2018 Maj Gen Kasirye Gwanga officially retired to concentrate on commercial farming and was commonly known for fighting against deforestation.

Currently, the family is waiting for the official communication from government since Gen. Kasirye is entitled to a state burial.

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Breaking News: General Kasirye Gwanga is dead.

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 9, 2020
  • Health

Bush war hero and strong Museveni confidant Maj. Gen. Kasirye Gwanga has died at Nakaseero Hospital this morning.

Gen. Gwanga breathed his last on the morning of Tuesday June 9th which is also celebrated as international heroes’ day.

Local television NBS further confirmed the reports of the Kasirye's Death.

More details to come.

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MP Kato Lubwama to undergo another cancer surgery - needs Shs140m.

  • Deo Kalema
  • June 29, 2020
  • Health

The legendary singer and comedian has been at Medipal International Hospital in Kampala since April this year with complex Medical problems.

The Rubaga South Member of Parliament Kato Lubwama needs another Shs140 million for another surgical operation on his large intestine colon which is infected with cancer.

Kato Last month  had a successful operation on his coron which had displayed a spot of cancerous cells. According to sources close to his family after the successful operation, Lubwama was advised to stay in hospital as the medics monitored his health condition.

However, in the process of monitoring, doctors diagnosed another cancerous tumour in the exact spot where the last operation was done. Doctors stated that the next operation would cost Kato Lubwama Shs140m since it’s in  the same spot which is very dangerous.

During the first encounter, Lubwama would have been operated on earlier but money for it was not in place until his fellow legislators came in to support him.

kato title=Kato Lubwama with bebecool in hospital.

Doctors have recommended Lubwama to seek efficient chemotherapy services promptly after the operation in countries with better health system such as India or Australia.

Despite the fact, that he is in need of money Kato Lubwama is one of the Members of Parliament that returned  the controversial Shs20m Covid-19 cash that was received by each legislator to help them in fight against the pandemic.

It’s not comfortable for me to have this money on my bank account, because am not aware of its exact source,.. he said.

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3 SFC soldiers arrested for torturing a man in Kisaasi as appeared on camera.

  • Deo Kalema
  • June 29, 2020
  • Social

In a video that’s been moving allover social media, three officers were captured beating up and kicking their civilian victim as he pleads for mercy from his indifferent captors.

Uganda People’s Defence Forces has apprehended these soldiers who appeared in a video beating up a civilian.

UPDF Spokesperson  confirmed the arrest of the officers and stressed that discipline and respect for human rights is a priority in the army and re-echoed commitment to reprimand the culprits caught in violation of that principle.

I can confirm that three of our officers attached to SFC have been detained following the video circulating where a civilian was tortured in the areas of Kisaasi. It’s very unfortunate and as UPDF, we condemn acts of torture and human rights abuse.  in a telephone call on Monday.

Human Rights initiative's Dr Livingstone Ssewanyana said there was need for authorities in the army to take responsibility by cautioning it’s officers against torture and human rights abuse which he says has tainted the image of the force.

This arrest comes in after a human rights report released last week which names security organs at the top of human rights violators in the country.

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Archbishop of Canterbury His grace Justin Welby said portrayal of Jesus as White should be reconsidered

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Church of England,has said the church should reconsider its portrayal of Jesus as a White man.

While Speaking to the BBC Today Programme,Welby was asked whether the way the western church "portrays Jesus" needed to be "thought about again" and "re-imagined" in light of recent Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd.

"Yes, of course it does," he said, adding that Jesus was portrayed differently in countries around the world. He was regularly in touch with Anglican Church leaders from around the world, he said, who did not portray Jesus as White.

"You go into their churches and you don't see a White Jesus you see a Black Jesus,or Chinese Jesus, or a Middle Eastern Jesus which is of course the most accurate.

"You see a Fijian Jesus you see Jesus portrayed in as many ways as there are cultures, languages and understandings."

elby added that the representations of Jesus were not, however, "who we worship" but rather served as a "reminder of the universality of the God who became fully human."

Addressing calls for monuments with links to the UK's imperialist history and slave trade to be removed, he said statues in Canterbury Cathedral would be put under review.

"We're going to be looking very carefully and putting them in context and seeing if they all should be there," Welby said.

"The question about whether they should all be there arises,of course it does,and we've seen that all over the world."

The movement to take down and deface controversial statues has gained traction in the UK,as well as Europe and the US but has divided public opinion with critics slamming it as "mob rule" while others applaud it as a way of addressing "systematic racism."

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Verbal War: Tina Fierce Has 5 Kids- Sheilah Gashumba claims as Tina Fierce’s sympathizers attack Sheilah for being a cry baby..

The war between Sheilah Gashumba and Urban TV’s Lugambo presenter, Tina Fierce is getting worse each day that goes by. It all started when Sheilah accused Tina of defamation and even threatened to publicly expose her of which she achieved in a series of rant posts on her social media pages.

Days after Gashumba threatening to sue scoop on scoop show host for what she called ‘continued media bullying’, social media sympathizers of Tina have come out to attack the former NTV Da Beat show co-host saying that she is not so special as she thinks and that she is prone to any attack like any other person.

I never abused or insulted Tina. I have never abused or attacked her husband or boyfriend or babby daddy!! I have never abused any of her children ( she has 5 children) I have never mocked her, I have never given her any call to either harass her or threaten her but since she started working on this particular tv show, she has made it her daily bread to attack me, abuse, harass, insult, demean, defame me,  Sheilah Gashumba posited

This week, Sheilah together with her boyfriend Ali Marcus Lwanga alias God’s Plan issued an intention to sue/demand notice to Tina for her numerous attacks against them through her television programme dubbed Scoop on Scoop which airs on Urban Television.

The couple has asked Tina to publicly apologise and compensate them with Shs400m for the damages her reckless utterances have caused to them. She was given 14 days to fulfill the demand or face the Courts of law.

 

However, Sheilah’s ‘cry baby’ mentality has not gone well some social media users especially those in support of Tina Fierce commented as follows:-

Olaba we abuse M7 and his family atte nga they have guns atte gwe [We abuse Museveni and his family when we know that they have guns how about you] with just a gap teeth with those big lips lol plus that jaw boyfriend of yours shit!.. Atuhaire Jackline Keila tweeted

@SheilahGashumba come see the world is fade up so better be in your lane Fresh kid big sis...Isa Katongole Wasswa said

She is crying over few words which were right yiven… Enway she wants to trend...Donna Art stated

God’s plan should be blamed for failing to groom his woman, her father did a wonderful job, but God’s plan is the reason Sheila is becoming senseless...Eddy Pages tweeted.

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Big Eye deserves no single coin... Not even the Obote coins, Me and Balaam have told President Museveni - Ashburg Kato

On Thursday June 25, Ashburg in his Facebook post said that for some good days now, they have been trying to find ways on how they can help Big Eye who is currently facing financial constraints but they have failed to assist him because they don’t feel convinced that he needs any financial support.

Ashburg Katto has revealed that him together with events promoter Balaam Barugahara have advised President Yoweri Museveni not to give any single coin to musician Ibrahim Mayanja alias Big Eye.

After failing to mobilise financial support from NRM, the party he passionately subscribes to, early this week, Big Eye decided to change course of action by threatening to sue President Yoweri Museveni over Shs270 million debt.

During the 2011 general elections period, the NRM brought on board a host of musicians to move around the country with President Yoweri Museveni on his campaign trail, Big Eye being one of the artistes.

Through his lawyers, he served President Museveni and the NRM party with an intention to sue, demanding sh270m as payment.

I demand Mr Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the chairman of the National Resistance Movement. I worked for the president in 2011 when he was contesting for presidency. I was one of the people who campaigned for him after singing on his rallies but I was never paid, said Big Eye.

The intention also indicates that should the two fail to fully clear the debt within the next 14 days, necessary legal action will be taken against them.

When I came out last week and painfully exposed my debts, some people thought that I wanted free money. Through my lawyers, I’m here to demand the money I worked for in the 2011 presidential campaigns for Mr. Yoweri Museveni (Chairperson of the National Resistance Movement ), starboss stated.

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Mirundi Blasts, Attacks And Exposes Dirty Secrets About Balaam-You Are Soon Following Kitatta To Prison.

Former presidential press secretary, Tamale Mirundi has prophesied that events promoter, Balaam Barugahara will soon follow former Boda Boda 2010 boss, Abdullah Kitata to Luzira prison.

Tamale says Balaam is being influenced and frontlined by mafias to inflate Coronavirus numbers and have put him in play to be sacrificed in the future.

Tamale "the mafias first fatten and gives you privileges after they put you down. Tamale says Balaam is everywhere; in courts with Sudhir, he is the one paying NRM creditors and advised him to stop showing off".

Mirundi says Balaam should look at a ‘powerless’ who was once powerful Kitata who used to direct president’s convoys, take microphones off the IGPs and asked where is he now.

He prophesied that Balaam will leave Kampala will no shirt

Tamale Mirundi is not the first person accusing Balaam of working for Mafias. Music promoter, Charles Olim aka Sipapa branded Balaam the leader of mafias in Uganda and disclosed how he betrayed him, kicked him out of State House and hijacked ‘Friends of Muhoozi’ project from him.

Balaam has been bailing out people in the name of the president. He paid Big Eye and King Michael 30 cows each, took Evelyn Lagu and Sarah Short to Nakasero Hospital.

Recently he paid Bad Black undisclosed fee as payment for the Coronavirus advert she recorded.

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Panic as State House Aide’s Nudes With Side Chick Leak and Floods The internet, Wife Traumatized.

  • Parrot_Collections.
  • June 26, 2020
  • Social

Very shaming and  shocking  pictures of State House aide Jeff Rwakanuma  and his side dish identified as Olive Agasha have leaked to Thedaily parrot news and the internet in Uganda.

Our parrots reveal Rwakanuma, who is a State House aide, is also the aspiring  Member of Parliament for Isingiro South, is cheating on his gorgeous  wife Allen Karungi and what is worse is that he is doing all these from his marital bed, something that has shocked his wife.

The trouble for this budding politician Rwakanuma started a few days back when  his Side-dish  Agasha lost one of her mobile phones, which landed in to the hands of yet to be identified people, who leaked some of her very sensitive picture online.

According to our sources, some of the pictures that were saved on her phone are those which Agasha took when she was in bed romancing with Rwakanuma.

Very shaming, nude snaps which the two took as they were enjoying a sex marathon at Rwakanuma’s marital home in Lungujja.

In some of the snaps, which we cannot publish because of the Anti-Pornography law, a visibly naked Agasha is seen flaunting her Goodies as she admires Rwakanuma’s ...........

In other pictures, they are seen relaxing together and romancing in his marital bed, which he shares with wife Karungi, the mother of his son.

Pictures of Rwakanuma in bed with some of his side-dishes have since gone viral on social media and reports  indicate that his wife Karungi was devastated on seeing some of them, because she thought he was a caring, loving and faithful husband.    

However, apart from Olive Agasha,  Rwakanuma is said to have been juggling Karungi with  several other babes, among them being Sabrina Agasha, a popular TV presenter.

We have learnt from our sources that Karungi keeps telling pals of how she is tired of Rwakanuma’s scandals and that  because of his troubles, she  has since dedicated the biggest part of her daily activities to prayer, as a way of seeking divine intervention for her current problems.

One of Olive Agasha’s nudes that have since leaked to social media

It should be noted that although Rwakanuma is married to Karungi, he spends most of his time at their marital home in Lungujja alone,  because the wife works with a bank in Kigali Rwanda.

Rwakanuma and Karungi got married in 2014, but a few years later they developed misunderstandings after she was linked to Kampala Member of Parliament Mohammed Nsereko, although they both refuted the allegations and later reunited.

Rwakanuma might be using the opportunity of his wife being away to enjoy endless sex marathons in their marital bed, well-knowing that she will never know,  because he is convinced  that no one can know about his secret boking sessions.

Jeff in bed with his Side-dish

However, the current expose is  bound to be another thunderous blow to their rather tumultuous relationship and it should be noted that efforts to reach Rwakanuma on his known phone numbers didn't secceed after he refused to answer repeated calls from our parrots.

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FIFA announces £1.2bn coronavirus relief plan to help football through Covid-19 crisis

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • June 25, 2020
  • Sports

A coronavirus relief plan for world football which could cost up to £1.2 billion ($1.5bn) has been announced by FIFA.

The game’s governing body has revealed its three-step plan, which includes specifically allocated funding to help women’s football through the Covid-19 crisis.

In a lengthy statement, FIFA also confirmed a number of changes to the men’s international match calendar, including a new pan-Arab tournament to be played in Qatar in 2021.

The FIFA Council convened by videoconference on Thursday to approve the new developments.

The first two stages of the coronavirus relief plan saw member associations receive forward operational-cost payments in advance, with forwarding development grants able to be converted into Covid-19 operational relief funds. A minimum of 50 percent of these funds was to be allocated to women’s football.

Thursday saw the approval of stage three, with further financial support to be provided through grants and loans to member associations.

All member associations will be given a universal solidarity grant of $1m, with an additional $500,000 grant specifically for women’s football. Each confederation will also receive a grant of $2m.

In terms of loans, member associations are able to apply for interest-free loans amounting to up to 35 percent of their audited annual revenues. Loans will be between $500,000 and $5m. Each football confederation will also be able to access a loan of up to $4m.

The statement added: “Both grants and loans can be directed by member associations to the wider football community in their respective territories, including clubs, players, leagues, or others that have been affected.”

As well as the coronavirus relief fund, FIFA also confirmed a pan-Arab tournament to be played next year, using the facilities for the following year’s men’s World Cup.

The as-yet-unnamed tournament will feature Arab nations from Africa and Asia, using home-based players only.

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Ugandan campaigners seek to decolonise Kampala's streets

KAMPALA: A campaign to rename street names in Uganda's capital has gained traction as the Black Lives Matter protests and decolonization movement that erupted after the US police killing of George Floyd sweep the globe.

Launched on June 9, the online petition urging the government to remove the names of British colonial figures from the streets, monuments, and landmarks in Kampala has received more than 5,000 signatures.

The campaigners say they will take the petition to Parliament on Friday, seeking action in the next 90 days.

Almost 60 years after independence, streets across Uganda are still named after British colonial soldiers, including Major-General Henry Colville and Lord Frederick Lugard among others.

The military figures were responsible for waging expeditions in the late 19th century to depose kings and impose authority over kingdoms that existed for centuries before British colonial rule (1894-1962).

Hundreds, if not thousands of people, were killed during such campaigns, and at least once a scorched earth policy was used to expand British territory at the height of Europe's scramble for Africa.

This is not the first time that there has been an attempt to get rid of colonial names from road signage in Kampala.

During the government of former leader Idi Amin, who ruled Uganda from 1971 to 1979, many streets in the capital were renamed.

Speke Road

 

Malcolm X Avenue after the Black liberation crusader and Nkrumah Road after the revolutionary leader who led Ghana out of British rule still survive to this day after being renamed in 1972.

These changes happened against a backdrop of newly independent African countries reclaiming African or "authentic" names.

In what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the name of the country, cities, street names and even names of people were changed to show increasing cultural pride in African names, in an ideology known as Mobutuism after the then-leader Mobutu Sese Seko.

But often the new names were reversed with the failure of the regime.

Makubuya said some of these attempts failed because there were no comprehensive guidelines to review the naming culture and objectives.

"Amin had a big fight with Britain, and Britain cut off diplomatic ties with Uganda - one could say that his renaming of streets was a knee-jerk response to that situation," he said.

"Because it was a one-man drive, it missed critical aspects which would have made the naming more legitimate and more acceptable to people. There was no parliament in Amin's time. He was ruled by decree. So it is understandable that the names he picked were not all popular [and] some of them were reversed."

But now, increasing cultural confidence and receding memory of the colonial period appears to give new impetus to renaming streets in Kampala.

Meanwhile, the May 25 killing of Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of white police in Minneapolis sparked major protests in the United States and elsewhere, including in the United Kingdom where demonstrators in Bristol toppled the statue of slave-trader Edward Colston.

"Social media has helped to bring this subject [renaming streets] to the fore," Makubuya said. "It is not because of George Floyd that we are doing this, but our petition has been given a new momentum because of the world today."

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Uganda Police Arrests Two Mobile Money/Mpesa Robbers in Entebbe

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 24, 2020
  • Social

Entebbe Police Station is holding two suspects on allegations of theft. The two suspects were arrested on Monday and have been identified as Hussein Umar, 18, and Akasah Faizo.

According to Luke police spokes person Afande Luke owoyesigyire, these suspects were arrested after they robbed money from James Ongom, a Mpesa agent.

It is alleged that the duo hires Vehicles and is always in company of either their sister Talal Kaibo or their grand mother, Wahil Ibrahim, 64, who are currently on the run.

The two prime suspects approach their victim and send him or her for water or any refreshment as they rob whatever is in the cabin. If he or she refuses to move, they signal the person in the car (lady) to come and produce a spray agent suspected to chloroform making the victim pass out and thereafter rob the victim's money.

The suspects have been conducting their criminal activities in Katwe, Jinja Municipality, Abayita Ababiri, Mbale and Kabalagala Townships.

So far two victims have reported to Entebbe Police Station and investigations are still ongoing , three vehicles that were used in these thefts have also been impounded after they were tracked down with the help of the CCTV cameras.

"We want to caution all mobile money and MPesa agents to remain vigilant and always report suspicious people to the police", Asp Luke Owoyesigyire in his writings.

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2020 African Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON Qualifiers to take place between September and October.

  • Deo Kalema
  • June 24, 2020
  • Sports

The elimination phase of the 2020 African Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON Qualifiers which was postponed due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus but sources around CAF indicate that the organizer of this competition, has sent correspondence to the countries concerned regarding this resumption and might take place between September and October 2020 according to reports . 

AWCON 2020 that was originally scheduled to be held in Democratic Republic of Congo, is still without a host country after the withdrawal of initial though Nigeria has expressed her intention to host the tournament.

The continental governing body of African football released the health guidelines to facilitate the safe return of football which is also consistent enough with developments.

Earlier last year, Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed an increase in the number of teams that will take part in the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.

The development was confirmed on 17th July during the 41st CAF Congress in Cairo, Egypt implying  that 36 nations entered the 2020 edition qualification stage and the final tournament now goes from eight to 12 teams, a record for the African Football Confederation.

Super Falcons of Nigeria are defending Champions of the competition after defeating Cameroon and South Africa at the last two editions of the tournament in 2016 and 2018 respectively.

Falcons’ striker takes on Cameroon players during the 2018 AWCON tournament.

Uganda Women’s national team-Crested Cranes will face Burundi in the preliminary round of the 2020 African Women Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The two nations were meant to  face off in the two-legged tie that was to be played between April 6th and 14th.

Uganda will be away from home in the first leg before hosting Burundi in Kampala.

The first round draws includes:

HOME AWAY
Zambia Mozambique
Zimbabwe Mauritius
Malawi Eswatini
Namibia Botswana
Gabon Central Africa Republic
Angola Congo Brazavil
DRC Sao Tome and Principe
Tanzania Kenya
Burundi Uganda
Ethiopia Djibouti
Liberia Senegal
Guinea Bissau Gambia
Togo Niger Republic
Algeria Burkina Faso

Winners of first-round fixtures will play the top-seeded sides like defending Champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria, South Africa, Indomitable Lioness of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, and Morocco in the second round for AWCON 2020 Qualification spot.

CAF has scheduled a video conference Executive Committee meeting on June 30. This meeting will discuss the future of this AWCON amongst other competitions.

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Uganda to have a second football Stadium that meets international required standards, second to Vipers' St Mary’s Stadium as Namboole was proved Substandard by CAF/FIFA inspectors.

  • Deo Kalema
  • June 24, 2020
  • Sports

The home of  StarTimes Uganda premier league club Vipers SC, St Mary’s Stadium has been (is currently) the only pitch that meets  international required standards after Mandela National Stadium, Namboole was proved Substandard by CAF/FIFA inspectors.

A modern football Stadium is being constructed at Katebe Bugabo Village, on Garuga road , Katabi Sub county, Busiro County, The daily parrot can reliably report.

This Football facility under construction,  is anticipated to be the best in the country after completion with Vipers’ St Mary’s Stadium that meet the international standards.

This construction is expected to consume billions of Ugandan shillings according to parrot reports.

According to the plan, the facility will be beneficial to the Ugandan Sports fraternity because it will have most of the Sports disciplines with a Sports college and a Shopping mall.

Hotel buildings are as well being constructed near by the Stadium.

However, the facility owner is yet to be identified as we promise to continue to following up on the story.

The construction has been going on quietly without the awareness of the media, football people and other Ugandans until when some concerned community people started questioning, on what was happening in their area.

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Uganda's COVID-19 cases rise to 939 as 3 more Ugandan returnees test positive.

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • July 5, 2020
  • Health

Three more Ugandan returnees have tested positive for COVID-19. Among the positive returnees is one from South Africa and two from DR Congo.

A further nine other people including two cross border drivers who arrived from Mutukula and Malaba and 9 contacts from Amuru also tested positive for coronavirus disease from the 2,103 tested on Saturday. 

This brings to 939 the number of confirmed Covid19 cases in the country. So far 16 returnees from Afghanistan, DR Congo, India, and South Africa have tested positive for coronavirus. 

 

According to the Ministry of Health, the three travelers are undergoing treatment at Mulago national referral hospital and Entebbe General hospital.

On Friday, the Internal Affairs ministry halted the process of Ugandans from returning because of congestion in quarantine centers. Over 1,000 Ugandans have since returned to the country under this arrangement since the airport was reopened. A further 23 recoveries were registered on Saturday to increase the total number of recoveries in Uganda to 891. Uganda has not yet registered any coronavirus deaths. 

Meanwhile, on Sunday, Kenya registered a further 309 cases and one more death. The total number of infections in Kenya now increases to 7,886 and 160 deaths.

In Djibouti, a further 56 infections were registered on Sunday while Madagascar that has since reimposed lockdown following a spike in coronavirus cases, recorded 3 more deaths (total 32) and a further 213 infections to increase its tally to 2,914 cases

Rwanda’s cases stand at 1,188 cases and 3 deaths while South Sudan stands at 38 deaths and 2,021 infections. 

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Kanye West to face Trump, Biden as he declares his intentions to run for US presidency in 2020

The unlikely challenger to Donald Trump – of whom he has been a vocal supporter – and Joe Biden, chose American independence day to make the surprise announcement on Twitter, triggering a social media storm.

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision, and building our future,” Kanye wrote. “I am running for president of the United States.”

With just four months to go before polling day on 3 November, it was not clear whether West’s tweet would have been more fitting on April Fools’ day than American Independence Day.

The announcement came days after West, who has taken a very public turn towards Christianity in recent years, released a new song, "Wash Us In the Blood," along with an accompanying video including imagery from recent anti-racism protests.

Since 2018, his wife, reality star Kim Kardashian, has formed her own contacts with the White House as she champions criminal justice reform: she has successfully lobbied Trump to pardon a sexagenarian woman for a non-violent drug offense.

For weeks now Trump, criticized for his response both to the coronavirus pandemic and to anti-racism protests, has been lagging in the polls behind his Democratic rival, Joe Biden.

There was no immediate response to West's announcement from either candidate Saturday.

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Diamond Platnumz Is The Best Dad Ever- Zari Speaks Out On Reuniting With The Father Of Her Two Kids

Judging from their latest online interactions, socialite Zari Hassan and her baby daddy Diamond Platnumz have been getting along quite well.

One of her ardent followers by the name Jennifer asked Zari to clear the air about her relationship with Diamond, insinuating that the singer was trying every means possible to win back Zari’s heart.

The mother of five dismissed the social media user, sarcastically asking her to narrate her life since she had it all figured out.

So, tell me more. You seem to have details and all figured out,” said Zari responded before clearing the rumor.

…i and Baba Tee are not back together but rather co-parenting. Everything is well and i what to put it clear that he is the best dad to his kids. He is doing everything to make kids happy both financially and spiritually. He calls to check on them everyday…, she said while addressing her fans on Facebook live broadcast yesterday night.

Recently Zari accused the Jeje hit star of child neglect when he announced his plans of paying rent to over 500 families affected by COVID-19 crisis.

Zari took it to her Instagram and blasted;

But you don’t know what your kids eat, or how they sleep if fees and medical insurance is paid. You will never please the world when your own are not happy and taken care of. You are selling a lie. Some people have become clowns to some of us, she wrote.

 

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Asian property owners reveal how they are being harrased by Ugandan Mps

  • Parrot Collections
  • July 4, 2020
  • Social

Ugandan-Asian businessmen invlolved in property repossesions more than twenty years ago, under their umbrella body, the Association of Expropriated Properties Owners Limited have taken strong exception to the conduct of the select task-force of the Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) that is currently inquiring into the affairs of the properties, saying the MPs have ignored court orders.

The task-force has since July last year, been probing the acquisition or repossession of properties by individuals after their former owners who were expelled in 1972 have either not returned to repossess them or were compensated by the government in 1976.

City businessman Muhammed Allibhai, the chairman of the association says the MPs are disregarding the current situation of lockdowns worldwide due to the Coronavirus pandemic and have resorted to issuing defamatory statements against their persons, and also resorted to blatant contempt of existing court orders.

In an interview, through his lawyers of Ambrose Tebyasa & Company Advocates, Mr Allibhai, who has been one of the several property managers or owners subjected to reported warrant of arrest for failure to appear before the MPs, also says Parliament has wrongly depicted him as a criminal in the the public domain, and as owning 700 properties which is false.

Properties were repossessed for and on behalf of clients. They were not repossessed as owners by the agent, Mr Allibhai says.

Accordingly, the certificates of repossession was issued in the names of the owner and not in the names of the holder of the Powers of Attorney.
On claims that he owns 700 properties, Mr Allibhai says: “Majority of the clients took the properties and gave them to other agents or friends and colleagues to manage. Most of them have been sold either directly or through the agent of the owners’ choice,” he says.

According to the association,  80 to 90% of the properties were sold to locals working in the area, especially up country.

In a lot of cases, the owners signed the transfer document or gave special powers to the agent to sell,  Mr. Allibhai says.

The association says that  sell funds were sent directly to the owners account or their beneficiaries.

“In some cases the owners actually came to Uganda to visit the property after repossession and sold it at that time.The ministers in-charge at that time and the President made various visits to UK, America and Canada requesting and inducing the repossessors to come back to repossess and if they felt comfortable to invest in Uganda,” says Mr. Allibhai.

Mr Allibhai together with other members of the Association of Expropriated Properties Owners Limited last appeared before the task force in September last year. They all testified on oath and the businessman said he only  managed about 400 properties twenty years ago, on behalf of expropriated Asians under his company Alderbridge Management and Real Estates Ltd. He told MPs that after returning to Uganda in 1991, he was three years later given powers of attorney by owners to help in the repossession process because they were scattered in Canada and the United Kingdom. There wasn’t any foul play in the process, the MPs heard.

On charges some of the members of the Association of Expropriated Properties Owners Limited were on the run and have failed to appear before the committee, the allegation has been dismissed as defamatory.
For example, businessman Mr NK Radia says he learnt of such a position through the media.

Mr Radia, like Mr. Allibhai, who is  currently out of the country, was too never summoned and was therefore unable to attend any meetings as the MPs interviewed officials from the Departed Asians Properties Custodian Board.

Committee chairman Ibrahim Kasozi then purportedly issued a warrant of arrest for the businessman but Mr Radia however says that he cannot be in contempt of Parliament when it never served him because for there to be contempt of Parliament or court, there must be first knowledge/awareness of this by the person who is summoned to appear.

Mr Radia says that being a person of advanced health, he cannot easily appear before MPs amidst the Covid-19 spread. Mr Allibhai too, and others have never received the summons.

The COSASE taskforce too has been faulted for failure to respond to the two letters written by the association raising issues to why he could not appear even before the lockdown.

The first letter was written on March 10 questioning the legitimacy of the investigations because the matters were in court while the second one dated March 18 raising similar concerns after reading in the press that a warrant of arrest had been issued.

The above said communications were a clarion call to the committee to discontinue the investigations as they openly contravene the law and the Constitution but our client has never received any response or position taken by Parliament on his communications,the lawyers say.

 

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Trump to wear a face mask after long opposition against wearing a face mask

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • July 2, 2020
  • Health

After long resisting wearing a face mask in public during the coronavirus pandemic, US President Donald Trump has now struck a different tone, saying he is in favor of the protective covering. 

"I'm all for masks. I think masks are good," Trump told Fox Business in an interview on Wednesday.

The Republican president's comments came a day after politicians from his party suggested he wear a mask in public to set a good example as the number of daily coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 50,000 for the first time on Wednesday

"If I were in a tight situation with people, I would absolutely," Trump said in the interview, adding that people have seen him wearing a mask before.

Yet, Trump has faced criticism for refusing to wear a mask, whether at the White House where officials and aides are tested regularly, or in public settings. 

The president did not wear a mask when he visited a medical swab manufacturing plant in Maine on June 5 to tout increased production of testing supplies. In May, he was briefly required to wear a mask while visiting a Ford manufacturing plant in Michigan but took it off before he appeared in front of media cameras.

I don't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it, Trump said at the time.

 

In early April, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended people wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other physical distancing measures were difficult to maintain.

Trump immediately undercuts the CDC guidance by flatly stating that he would not be following it, suggesting it would be unseemly for the commander-in-chief to wear a mask as he meets with heads of state.

But on Wednesday, he sounded a different tone, saying he liked the way he looked wearing it.

"It looked like the Lone Ranger," he said, a reference to the fictional law-and-order character who wore a black eye mask. "I have no problem with that, and if people feel good about it, they should do it."

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Just In!! Prof.Baryamureeba has been arrested for knocking and killing a female pedestrian.

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • July 1, 2020
  • Health

Former Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Venansius Baryamureeba has been arrested for knocking and killing a pedestrian.

According to the deputy spokesman of the Kampala Metropolitan Police, Luke Owoyesigyire, Prof Baryamureeba’s car also hit a perimeter wall at Kibuli-Muyenga junction, Makindye division in Kampala on Wednesday.

The vehicle that was being driven by Prof. Baryamureeba Venansius knocked two female pedestrians and a perimeter wall, killing one person on spot. The deceased was identified as Mariam Jagenda and her body was taken to Mulago City Mortuary for postmortem, Owoyesigyire said.

The car also injured another woman identified as Mariam Namusoke who has been admitted to Mulago hospital.

Mr Owoyesigyire said Prof Baryamureeba is currently detained at Kabalagala Police Station as investigations continue into the cause of accident.

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Prophet Elvis Mbonye continues to stir controversy among religious circles with his strong, deep and itching statements

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • July 1, 2020
  • Social

Over the years, Prophet Elvis Mbonye has been branded ‘controversial’ by fellow religious leaders but he has overtime proved them wrong with prophecies that have come to pass.

This man of God has now struck yet again to those who doubt that Zoe Grounds where Zoe fellowships are held is not full of God’s Manifestations more than any other place simply because God is everywhere.

This was through a video online that is about the truth in encountering God. The video talks about how God is in Manifestation at Zoe Grounds.

Mbonye insists that God is Everywhere but does not meet people everywhere.

Mbonye insists that Zoe Grounds is conducive for God to meet with people and this can be witnessed in miracles and prophecies that happen at this place.

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Presidential envoy Buchaman releases his first proposal demanding for better services for the disabled people in the coming elections

Buchaman extended his advocacy to the disabled minority in the country. He has used his appointment by the President to reach out to the disabled.

Buchaman has tabled a proposal for the disabled and is advocating for better services for the disabled people more so now that the forthcoming campaigns will be scientific. A peep into his proposal demands that PWD have equal access to radio and television considering some are either deaf or blind or both.

His argument is they get an equaliser with their counterpart who have all senses active. He adds that a sign language interpreter is present during TV lessons for pupils and students while they await school reopening. Buchaman has also asked the lame to have a provision for enough wheelchairs also isolated places for leverage.

Mark Bugembe alias Buchaman was born in Mukono on 25th Sept 1982. He was raised as a ghetto child and rose to fame in the ghettos to attain superstar status. The name Buchaman was derived because most of his family members including his father were butchers.

He is a Dancehall/Reggae singer/humanitarian Activist and Actor. He was just of recently appointed by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of Uganda to be his Presidential Advisor on Ghetto matters.

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Chameleone’s 18 Years Old Daughter Ayla Mayanja Graduates

Jose Chameleone’s first born, Ayla Onsea Mayanja, born with the singer’s first wife Griet Onsea alias Dorotia has graduated. A landmark that is having her old man teary and lovey-dovey.

Known among Ugandan music lovers as the real force behind Chameleone’s eventual success, Dorotia met Chameleone in Nairobi as he was hustling with Redsan, a Kenyan musical powerhouse.

By the time of Ayla’s birth in May, 2002, Chameleone was already a star and deeply in love with her mother a Belgian by ancestry. The two love birds were to later separate under unclear circumstances and Dorotia left Uganda with a young Ayla.

Chameleone’s daughter turned 18-years on May 28th 2020. According to sources in Belgium, she is into Art, Photography, Fashion and Design.

Her graduation is highly speculated to be in one of those fields even if her father has not yet announced. He only left a note congratulating her and promising to go and see her once the lockdown is lifted.

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Lydia Jazmine speaks out after being insulted by MC Ibrah Live on a national Tv.

Just as the dust was settling on the Sheilah Gashumba vs Tina Fierce battle, Lydia Jazmine has decided to retaliate against Star TV presenter and Wolokoso Extra YouTube content creator Ibrah K. Mukasa a.k.a MC Ibrah.

Lydia Jazmine is now up in arms about MC Ibrah’s alleged constant attacks which she claims that have “deeply affected” her mother, family and friends.

Through a Tweet, Lydia Jazmine claims that MC Ibrah has constantly attacked and dragged her name in dirt which has affected her sick mother, family and friends.

Jazmine claims that the celebrated journalist has attacked her for a long time but she has always kept her cool and not responded but due to the much pain it has caused her, she demands a full apology from MC Ibrah

Lydia has also requested the Uganda Communications Commission to put an end to shows that humiliate celebrities.

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TamaleMirundi's son unveiled as a people power member.

The son of controversial Presidential adviser for media affairs Tamale Mirundi was on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 unveiled as a member of the People Power movement.

Tamale Mirundi Junior was unveiled alongside Bukedde TV’s Innocent Tegusulwa and actor Lydia Nakiito, aka Mama Sam, and several others at a press conference attended by chairman Fred Nyanzi and Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine.

Kyagulanyi hailed Tamale Junior for believing in fundamental change.

Come and we beat it together as a new generation. He (Tamale Junior) is a son to noble media personality Tamale but he believes in change and not just words, Kyagulanyi said.

Robert Kyagulanyi also unveiled new leaders of the People Power secretariat who include; Aisha Kabanda (Deputy executive secretary in charge of finance and fundraising), Mary Selumaga (Head of policy and manifesto), Katana Benjamin (Legal team) and Shamim Malende (Deputy head of legal). Others are Anthony Wamala (Head on international and diaspora affairs), Waiswa Mufumbilo (Head of patriotism), Joel Muyende (Special interest groups in charge of professionals) and Ssasi Marvin (Diaspora liaison officer).

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Eleven Ugandans who returned from Afghanistan last week have tested positive for the pandemic coronavirus.

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 30, 2020
  • Health

Eleven Ugandans who returned from Afghanistan last week have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Henry Mwebesa, the dirctor General health servises said the returnees were all under quarantine at the time of tests. They are part of the 91 Ugandans who returned on June 28, from Afghanistan. They were mostly private security guards.

The 11 are part of the 19 Ugandans who tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 2,170 samples tested on June 29, 2020.

The other 8 are community cases; seven from Amuru district and one from Kyotera district. They are all contacts of the previously confirmed cases.

Mwebesa revealed that 25 foreign truck drivers tested positive and were all handed back to their countries of origin. These include 15 Kenyans, seven Tanzanians, two Egyptians and one Burundian.

Uganda's total confirmed cases is now 889. No COVID-19 related death has been recorded yet.

Uganda has so far recorded about 819 recoveries.

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MP Kato Lubwama to undergo another cancer surgery - needs Shs140m.

  • Deo Kalema
  • June 29, 2020
  • Health

The legendary singer and comedian has been at Medipal International Hospital in Kampala since April this year with complex Medical problems.

The Rubaga South Member of Parliament Kato Lubwama needs another Shs140 million for another surgical operation on his large intestine colon which is infected with cancer.

Kato Last month  had a successful operation on his coron which had displayed a spot of cancerous cells. According to sources close to his family after the successful operation, Lubwama was advised to stay in hospital as the medics monitored his health condition.

However, in the process of monitoring, doctors diagnosed another cancerous tumour in the exact spot where the last operation was done. Doctors stated that the next operation would cost Kato Lubwama Shs140m since it’s in  the same spot which is very dangerous.

During the first encounter, Lubwama would have been operated on earlier but money for it was not in place until his fellow legislators came in to support him.

kato title=Kato Lubwama with bebecool in hospital.

Doctors have recommended Lubwama to seek efficient chemotherapy services promptly after the operation in countries with better health system such as India or Australia.

Despite the fact, that he is in need of money Kato Lubwama is one of the Members of Parliament that returned  the controversial Shs20m Covid-19 cash that was received by each legislator to help them in fight against the pandemic.

It’s not comfortable for me to have this money on my bank account, because am not aware of its exact source,.. he said.

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3 SFC soldiers arrested for torturing a man in Kisaasi as appeared on camera.

  • Deo Kalema
  • June 29, 2020
  • Social

In a video that’s been moving allover social media, three officers were captured beating up and kicking their civilian victim as he pleads for mercy from his indifferent captors.

Uganda People’s Defence Forces has apprehended these soldiers who appeared in a video beating up a civilian.

UPDF Spokesperson  confirmed the arrest of the officers and stressed that discipline and respect for human rights is a priority in the army and re-echoed commitment to reprimand the culprits caught in violation of that principle.

I can confirm that three of our officers attached to SFC have been detained following the video circulating where a civilian was tortured in the areas of Kisaasi. It’s very unfortunate and as UPDF, we condemn acts of torture and human rights abuse.  in a telephone call on Monday.

Human Rights initiative's Dr Livingstone Ssewanyana said there was need for authorities in the army to take responsibility by cautioning it’s officers against torture and human rights abuse which he says has tainted the image of the force.

This arrest comes in after a human rights report released last week which names security organs at the top of human rights violators in the country.

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Archbishop of Canterbury His grace Justin Welby said portrayal of Jesus as White should be reconsidered

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Church of England,has said the church should reconsider its portrayal of Jesus as a White man.

While Speaking to the BBC Today Programme,Welby was asked whether the way the western church "portrays Jesus" needed to be "thought about again" and "re-imagined" in light of recent Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd.

"Yes, of course it does," he said, adding that Jesus was portrayed differently in countries around the world. He was regularly in touch with Anglican Church leaders from around the world, he said, who did not portray Jesus as White.

"You go into their churches and you don't see a White Jesus you see a Black Jesus,or Chinese Jesus, or a Middle Eastern Jesus which is of course the most accurate.

"You see a Fijian Jesus you see Jesus portrayed in as many ways as there are cultures, languages and understandings."

elby added that the representations of Jesus were not, however, "who we worship" but rather served as a "reminder of the universality of the God who became fully human."

Addressing calls for monuments with links to the UK's imperialist history and slave trade to be removed, he said statues in Canterbury Cathedral would be put under review.

"We're going to be looking very carefully and putting them in context and seeing if they all should be there," Welby said.

"The question about whether they should all be there arises,of course it does,and we've seen that all over the world."

The movement to take down and deface controversial statues has gained traction in the UK,as well as Europe and the US but has divided public opinion with critics slamming it as "mob rule" while others applaud it as a way of addressing "systematic racism."

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Verbal War: Tina Fierce Has 5 Kids- Sheilah Gashumba claims as Tina Fierce’s sympathizers attack Sheilah for being a cry baby..

The war between Sheilah Gashumba and Urban TV’s Lugambo presenter, Tina Fierce is getting worse each day that goes by. It all started when Sheilah accused Tina of defamation and even threatened to publicly expose her of which she achieved in a series of rant posts on her social media pages.

Days after Gashumba threatening to sue scoop on scoop show host for what she called ‘continued media bullying’, social media sympathizers of Tina have come out to attack the former NTV Da Beat show co-host saying that she is not so special as she thinks and that she is prone to any attack like any other person.

I never abused or insulted Tina. I have never abused or attacked her husband or boyfriend or babby daddy!! I have never abused any of her children ( she has 5 children) I have never mocked her, I have never given her any call to either harass her or threaten her but since she started working on this particular tv show, she has made it her daily bread to attack me, abuse, harass, insult, demean, defame me,  Sheilah Gashumba posited

This week, Sheilah together with her boyfriend Ali Marcus Lwanga alias God’s Plan issued an intention to sue/demand notice to Tina for her numerous attacks against them through her television programme dubbed Scoop on Scoop which airs on Urban Television.

The couple has asked Tina to publicly apologise and compensate them with Shs400m for the damages her reckless utterances have caused to them. She was given 14 days to fulfill the demand or face the Courts of law.

 

However, Sheilah’s ‘cry baby’ mentality has not gone well some social media users especially those in support of Tina Fierce commented as follows:-

Olaba we abuse M7 and his family atte nga they have guns atte gwe [We abuse Museveni and his family when we know that they have guns how about you] with just a gap teeth with those big lips lol plus that jaw boyfriend of yours shit!.. Atuhaire Jackline Keila tweeted

@SheilahGashumba come see the world is fade up so better be in your lane Fresh kid big sis...Isa Katongole Wasswa said

She is crying over few words which were right yiven… Enway she wants to trend...Donna Art stated

God’s plan should be blamed for failing to groom his woman, her father did a wonderful job, but God’s plan is the reason Sheila is becoming senseless...Eddy Pages tweeted.

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Big Eye deserves no single coin... Not even the Obote coins, Me and Balaam have told President Museveni - Ashburg Kato

On Thursday June 25, Ashburg in his Facebook post said that for some good days now, they have been trying to find ways on how they can help Big Eye who is currently facing financial constraints but they have failed to assist him because they don’t feel convinced that he needs any financial support.

Ashburg Katto has revealed that him together with events promoter Balaam Barugahara have advised President Yoweri Museveni not to give any single coin to musician Ibrahim Mayanja alias Big Eye.

After failing to mobilise financial support from NRM, the party he passionately subscribes to, early this week, Big Eye decided to change course of action by threatening to sue President Yoweri Museveni over Shs270 million debt.

During the 2011 general elections period, the NRM brought on board a host of musicians to move around the country with President Yoweri Museveni on his campaign trail, Big Eye being one of the artistes.

Through his lawyers, he served President Museveni and the NRM party with an intention to sue, demanding sh270m as payment.

I demand Mr Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the chairman of the National Resistance Movement. I worked for the president in 2011 when he was contesting for presidency. I was one of the people who campaigned for him after singing on his rallies but I was never paid, said Big Eye.

The intention also indicates that should the two fail to fully clear the debt within the next 14 days, necessary legal action will be taken against them.

When I came out last week and painfully exposed my debts, some people thought that I wanted free money. Through my lawyers, I’m here to demand the money I worked for in the 2011 presidential campaigns for Mr. Yoweri Museveni (Chairperson of the National Resistance Movement ), starboss stated.

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Mirundi Blasts, Attacks And Exposes Dirty Secrets About Balaam-You Are Soon Following Kitatta To Prison.

Former presidential press secretary, Tamale Mirundi has prophesied that events promoter, Balaam Barugahara will soon follow former Boda Boda 2010 boss, Abdullah Kitata to Luzira prison.

Tamale says Balaam is being influenced and frontlined by mafias to inflate Coronavirus numbers and have put him in play to be sacrificed in the future.

Tamale "the mafias first fatten and gives you privileges after they put you down. Tamale says Balaam is everywhere; in courts with Sudhir, he is the one paying NRM creditors and advised him to stop showing off".

Mirundi says Balaam should look at a ‘powerless’ who was once powerful Kitata who used to direct president’s convoys, take microphones off the IGPs and asked where is he now.

He prophesied that Balaam will leave Kampala will no shirt

Tamale Mirundi is not the first person accusing Balaam of working for Mafias. Music promoter, Charles Olim aka Sipapa branded Balaam the leader of mafias in Uganda and disclosed how he betrayed him, kicked him out of State House and hijacked ‘Friends of Muhoozi’ project from him.

Balaam has been bailing out people in the name of the president. He paid Big Eye and King Michael 30 cows each, took Evelyn Lagu and Sarah Short to Nakasero Hospital.

Recently he paid Bad Black undisclosed fee as payment for the Coronavirus advert she recorded.

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Panic as State House Aide’s Nudes With Side Chick Leak and Floods The internet, Wife Traumatized.

  • Parrot_Collections.
  • June 26, 2020
  • Social

Very shaming and  shocking  pictures of State House aide Jeff Rwakanuma  and his side dish identified as Olive Agasha have leaked to Thedaily parrot news and the internet in Uganda.

Our parrots reveal Rwakanuma, who is a State House aide, is also the aspiring  Member of Parliament for Isingiro South, is cheating on his gorgeous  wife Allen Karungi and what is worse is that he is doing all these from his marital bed, something that has shocked his wife.

The trouble for this budding politician Rwakanuma started a few days back when  his Side-dish  Agasha lost one of her mobile phones, which landed in to the hands of yet to be identified people, who leaked some of her very sensitive picture online.

According to our sources, some of the pictures that were saved on her phone are those which Agasha took when she was in bed romancing with Rwakanuma.

Very shaming, nude snaps which the two took as they were enjoying a sex marathon at Rwakanuma’s marital home in Lungujja.

In some of the snaps, which we cannot publish because of the Anti-Pornography law, a visibly naked Agasha is seen flaunting her Goodies as she admires Rwakanuma’s ...........

In other pictures, they are seen relaxing together and romancing in his marital bed, which he shares with wife Karungi, the mother of his son.

Pictures of Rwakanuma in bed with some of his side-dishes have since gone viral on social media and reports  indicate that his wife Karungi was devastated on seeing some of them, because she thought he was a caring, loving and faithful husband.    

However, apart from Olive Agasha,  Rwakanuma is said to have been juggling Karungi with  several other babes, among them being Sabrina Agasha, a popular TV presenter.

We have learnt from our sources that Karungi keeps telling pals of how she is tired of Rwakanuma’s scandals and that  because of his troubles, she  has since dedicated the biggest part of her daily activities to prayer, as a way of seeking divine intervention for her current problems.

One of Olive Agasha’s nudes that have since leaked to social media

It should be noted that although Rwakanuma is married to Karungi, he spends most of his time at their marital home in Lungujja alone,  because the wife works with a bank in Kigali Rwanda.

Rwakanuma and Karungi got married in 2014, but a few years later they developed misunderstandings after she was linked to Kampala Member of Parliament Mohammed Nsereko, although they both refuted the allegations and later reunited.

Rwakanuma might be using the opportunity of his wife being away to enjoy endless sex marathons in their marital bed, well-knowing that she will never know,  because he is convinced  that no one can know about his secret boking sessions.

Jeff in bed with his Side-dish

However, the current expose is  bound to be another thunderous blow to their rather tumultuous relationship and it should be noted that efforts to reach Rwakanuma on his known phone numbers didn't secceed after he refused to answer repeated calls from our parrots.

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FIFA announces £1.2bn coronavirus relief plan to help football through Covid-19 crisis

  • Ramadhan Atukwase
  • June 25, 2020
  • Sports

A coronavirus relief plan for world football which could cost up to £1.2 billion ($1.5bn) has been announced by FIFA.

The game’s governing body has revealed its three-step plan, which includes specifically allocated funding to help women’s football through the Covid-19 crisis.

In a lengthy statement, FIFA also confirmed a number of changes to the men’s international match calendar, including a new pan-Arab tournament to be played in Qatar in 2021.

The FIFA Council convened by videoconference on Thursday to approve the new developments.

The first two stages of the coronavirus relief plan saw member associations receive forward operational-cost payments in advance, with forwarding development grants able to be converted into Covid-19 operational relief funds. A minimum of 50 percent of these funds was to be allocated to women’s football.

Thursday saw the approval of stage three, with further financial support to be provided through grants and loans to member associations.

All member associations will be given a universal solidarity grant of $1m, with an additional $500,000 grant specifically for women’s football. Each confederation will also receive a grant of $2m.

In terms of loans, member associations are able to apply for interest-free loans amounting to up to 35 percent of their audited annual revenues. Loans will be between $500,000 and $5m. Each football confederation will also be able to access a loan of up to $4m.

The statement added: “Both grants and loans can be directed by member associations to the wider football community in their respective territories, including clubs, players, leagues, or others that have been affected.”

As well as the coronavirus relief fund, FIFA also confirmed a pan-Arab tournament to be played next year, using the facilities for the following year’s men’s World Cup.

The as-yet-unnamed tournament will feature Arab nations from Africa and Asia, using home-based players only.

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Ugandan campaigners seek to decolonise Kampala's streets

KAMPALA: A campaign to rename street names in Uganda's capital has gained traction as the Black Lives Matter protests and decolonization movement that erupted after the US police killing of George Floyd sweep the globe.

Launched on June 9, the online petition urging the government to remove the names of British colonial figures from the streets, monuments, and landmarks in Kampala has received more than 5,000 signatures.

The campaigners say they will take the petition to Parliament on Friday, seeking action in the next 90 days.

Almost 60 years after independence, streets across Uganda are still named after British colonial soldiers, including Major-General Henry Colville and Lord Frederick Lugard among others.

The military figures were responsible for waging expeditions in the late 19th century to depose kings and impose authority over kingdoms that existed for centuries before British colonial rule (1894-1962).

Hundreds, if not thousands of people, were killed during such campaigns, and at least once a scorched earth policy was used to expand British territory at the height of Europe's scramble for Africa.

This is not the first time that there has been an attempt to get rid of colonial names from road signage in Kampala.

During the government of former leader Idi Amin, who ruled Uganda from 1971 to 1979, many streets in the capital were renamed.

Speke Road

 

Malcolm X Avenue after the Black liberation crusader and Nkrumah Road after the revolutionary leader who led Ghana out of British rule still survive to this day after being renamed in 1972.

These changes happened against a backdrop of newly independent African countries reclaiming African or "authentic" names.

In what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the name of the country, cities, street names and even names of people were changed to show increasing cultural pride in African names, in an ideology known as Mobutuism after the then-leader Mobutu Sese Seko.

But often the new names were reversed with the failure of the regime.

Makubuya said some of these attempts failed because there were no comprehensive guidelines to review the naming culture and objectives.

"Amin had a big fight with Britain, and Britain cut off diplomatic ties with Uganda - one could say that his renaming of streets was a knee-jerk response to that situation," he said.

"Because it was a one-man drive, it missed critical aspects which would have made the naming more legitimate and more acceptable to people. There was no parliament in Amin's time. He was ruled by decree. So it is understandable that the names he picked were not all popular [and] some of them were reversed."

But now, increasing cultural confidence and receding memory of the colonial period appears to give new impetus to renaming streets in Kampala.

Meanwhile, the May 25 killing of Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of white police in Minneapolis sparked major protests in the United States and elsewhere, including in the United Kingdom where demonstrators in Bristol toppled the statue of slave-trader Edward Colston.

"Social media has helped to bring this subject [renaming streets] to the fore," Makubuya said. "It is not because of George Floyd that we are doing this, but our petition has been given a new momentum because of the world today."

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Uganda Police Arrests Two Mobile Money/Mpesa Robbers in Entebbe

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 24, 2020
  • Social

Entebbe Police Station is holding two suspects on allegations of theft. The two suspects were arrested on Monday and have been identified as Hussein Umar, 18, and Akasah Faizo.

According to Luke police spokes person Afande Luke owoyesigyire, these suspects were arrested after they robbed money from James Ongom, a Mpesa agent.

It is alleged that the duo hires Vehicles and is always in company of either their sister Talal Kaibo or their grand mother, Wahil Ibrahim, 64, who are currently on the run.

The two prime suspects approach their victim and send him or her for water or any refreshment as they rob whatever is in the cabin. If he or she refuses to move, they signal the person in the car (lady) to come and produce a spray agent suspected to chloroform making the victim pass out and thereafter rob the victim's money.

The suspects have been conducting their criminal activities in Katwe, Jinja Municipality, Abayita Ababiri, Mbale and Kabalagala Townships.

So far two victims have reported to Entebbe Police Station and investigations are still ongoing , three vehicles that were used in these thefts have also been impounded after they were tracked down with the help of the CCTV cameras.

"We want to caution all mobile money and MPesa agents to remain vigilant and always report suspicious people to the police", Asp Luke Owoyesigyire in his writings.

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2020 African Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON Qualifiers to take place between September and October.

  • Deo Kalema
  • June 24, 2020
  • Sports

The elimination phase of the 2020 African Women’s Cup of Nations, AWCON Qualifiers which was postponed due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus but sources around CAF indicate that the organizer of this competition, has sent correspondence to the countries concerned regarding this resumption and might take place between September and October 2020 according to reports . 

AWCON 2020 that was originally scheduled to be held in Democratic Republic of Congo, is still without a host country after the withdrawal of initial though Nigeria has expressed her intention to host the tournament.

The continental governing body of African football released the health guidelines to facilitate the safe return of football which is also consistent enough with developments.

Earlier last year, Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed an increase in the number of teams that will take part in the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.

The development was confirmed on 17th July during the 41st CAF Congress in Cairo, Egypt implying  that 36 nations entered the 2020 edition qualification stage and the final tournament now goes from eight to 12 teams, a record for the African Football Confederation.

Super Falcons of Nigeria are defending Champions of the competition after defeating Cameroon and South Africa at the last two editions of the tournament in 2016 and 2018 respectively.

Falcons’ striker takes on Cameroon players during the 2018 AWCON tournament.

Uganda Women’s national team-Crested Cranes will face Burundi in the preliminary round of the 2020 African Women Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The two nations were meant to  face off in the two-legged tie that was to be played between April 6th and 14th.

Uganda will be away from home in the first leg before hosting Burundi in Kampala.

The first round draws includes:

HOME AWAY
Zambia Mozambique
Zimbabwe Mauritius
Malawi Eswatini
Namibia Botswana
Gabon Central Africa Republic
Angola Congo Brazavil
DRC Sao Tome and Principe
Tanzania Kenya
Burundi Uganda
Ethiopia Djibouti
Liberia Senegal
Guinea Bissau Gambia
Togo Niger Republic
Algeria Burkina Faso

Winners of first-round fixtures will play the top-seeded sides like defending Champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria, South Africa, Indomitable Lioness of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, and Morocco in the second round for AWCON 2020 Qualification spot.

CAF has scheduled a video conference Executive Committee meeting on June 30. This meeting will discuss the future of this AWCON amongst other competitions.

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Uganda to have a second football Stadium that meets international required standards, second to Vipers' St Mary’s Stadium as Namboole was proved Substandard by CAF/FIFA inspectors.

  • Deo Kalema
  • June 24, 2020
  • Sports

The home of  StarTimes Uganda premier league club Vipers SC, St Mary’s Stadium has been (is currently) the only pitch that meets  international required standards after Mandela National Stadium, Namboole was proved Substandard by CAF/FIFA inspectors.

A modern football Stadium is being constructed at Katebe Bugabo Village, on Garuga road , Katabi Sub county, Busiro County, The daily parrot can reliably report.

This Football facility under construction,  is anticipated to be the best in the country after completion with Vipers’ St Mary’s Stadium that meet the international standards.

This construction is expected to consume billions of Ugandan shillings according to parrot reports.

According to the plan, the facility will be beneficial to the Ugandan Sports fraternity because it will have most of the Sports disciplines with a Sports college and a Shopping mall.

Hotel buildings are as well being constructed near by the Stadium.

However, the facility owner is yet to be identified as we promise to continue to following up on the story.

The construction has been going on quietly without the awareness of the media, football people and other Ugandans until when some concerned community people started questioning, on what was happening in their area.

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TamaleMirundi's son unveiled as a people power member.

The son of controversial Presidential adviser for media affairs Tamale Mirundi was on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 unveiled as a member of the People Power movement.

Tamale Mirundi Junior was unveiled alongside Bukedde TV’s Innocent Tegusulwa and actor Lydia Nakiito, aka Mama Sam, and several others at a press conference attended by chairman Fred Nyanzi and Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine.

Kyagulanyi hailed Tamale Junior for believing in fundamental change.

Come and we beat it together as a new generation. He (Tamale Junior) is a son to noble media personality Tamale but he believes in change and not just words, Kyagulanyi said.

Robert Kyagulanyi also unveiled new leaders of the People Power secretariat who include; Aisha Kabanda (Deputy executive secretary in charge of finance and fundraising), Mary Selumaga (Head of policy and manifesto), Katana Benjamin (Legal team) and Shamim Malende (Deputy head of legal). Others are Anthony Wamala (Head on international and diaspora affairs), Waiswa Mufumbilo (Head of patriotism), Joel Muyende (Special interest groups in charge of professionals) and Ssasi Marvin (Diaspora liaison officer).

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MC Ibrah  brutally attacks Lydia Jazmine Live on a National TV..

Wolokoso Xtra Host andTV Presenter , MC Ibrah has come out and brutally attacked Lydia Jazmine and on National TV calling her foolish for accepting to be bonked by the young and ignorant Fik Fameica.

MC Ibrah who has always been known for being humble and very friendly this time around out of the Blue threw out a tantrum of words to Lydia Jazmine.

I haven't heard of any Musisi yet but if what am hearing is true then it is very bad, I am being told that Lydia Jazmine lost Fik Fameica's baby and if this is true then it is very bad

Two stupid musicians can't be together, now Imagine the kind of child they would bring into this world, hey are both just cows and i can;t even picture them chewing each other, Ibra 

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People Power movement has called upon all its interested supporters intending to stand for political offices to show their interests

Today June 30 2020, the people power leader also a presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has issued a call of expression of interest for candidates willing to stand under the people power flag.

From his Facebook post Bobi has stated that People Power National Elections Management Committee has kick started their Election processes and preparations with objectives of winning the Presidential Elections by more than 75%, a comfortable Parliamentary majority of 75% and control Local Government Chairpersonship and Councils.

He has continued calling upon, all interested People Power candidates intending to vie for any political to submit their Expression of Interest Forms to Elections Management Committee at the head office in Kamwokya or filling and submitting the online Form, https://forms.gle/c87wtFrxDVwH131H9.

Expression of Interest should not be construed as confirmation of People Power flag bearership as candidates have to apply, be: Screened/Vetted, Confirmed and Unveiled to the public for recognition and support by all the oppressed, concerned, and common Ugandans. The Committee reserves all rights to declare People Power flag bearers., He Noted

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Pay Tribute to Major General Kasirye Gwanga

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 9, 2020
  • Social

Kasirye died at Nakasero hospital where he was receiving treatment.

Gen.Kasirye was admitted at the UPDF Senior Officers Diagnostic Centre based in Mbuya in early April 2020.

According to Mr Joseph Luzige, the chairman LC5 Mityana District, the entire district is currently mourning the death of the General.

”He cared a lot about the common person, worked on our roads and led by example. As a district we have lost a strong person like Kasirye Ggwanga,” he said.

Luzige adds that Kasirye Ggwanga was born a hero and he lived a life of a hero.

Luzige reveals that the members of his family are very sad and are beginning to gather at his residence. At his farm in Manyi sub county, people are already gathering to pay their last respect to him.

Major Kasirye was born in 1952 to a father who was a hunter. He was commonly known as a proud military officer and a farmer. 

After 47 years of serving the Ugandan army, in 2018 Maj Gen Kasirye Gwanga officially retired to concentrate on commercial farming and was commonly known for fighting against deforestation.

Currently, the family is waiting for the official communication from government since Gen. Kasirye is entitled to a state burial.

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Breaking News: General Kasirye Gwanga is dead.

  • Asiimwe Delick
  • June 9, 2020
  • Health

Bush war hero and strong Museveni confidant Maj. Gen. Kasirye Gwanga has died at Nakaseero Hospital this morning.

Gen. Gwanga breathed his last on the morning of Tuesday June 9th which is also celebrated as international heroes’ day.

Local television NBS further confirmed the reports of the Kasirye's Death.

More details to come.

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Uganda's COVID-19 cases nears 600 as coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket across East Africa

 

Uganda has confirmed 36 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, bringing the number of total confirmed cases in the country to 593. The new cases were part of 1,310 samples that were tested on Friday. 

All the new cases are Ugandan contacts to people who have already tested positive for the disease. 15 of them are from Kyotera, nine are frontline health workers from Kampala while eight cases were from Yumbe. The rest were picked from the areas of Mayuge, Pader, and Buvuma. 

The nine cases among health workers bring the number of health workers who have tested positive for the disease to 17.  Last week, the first case of an infected health worker was reported at Mulago Specialised Women and Neonatal hospital. 

Doctors under the Uganda Medical Association have in the past attributed the health worker's infections to the poor training of health workers who are placed on COVID-19 treatment wards.

 

In Rwanda, Ten (10) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 1558 samples tested on Saturday. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to four hundred and twenty (420). To date, two hundred and eighty-two (282) patients have recovered and been discharged. The number of active cases is a hundred and thirty-six (136) and two (2) deaths.

The new cases relate to the Rusizi cluster and have been isolated and contacts traced.

All active cases are in isolation in stable condition.

The COVID-19 prevention measures announced by the Government of Rwanda must continue to be rigorously observed, especially frequent hand-washing and physical distancing. In addition, face masks must be worn in public and multi-family compounds.

Withholding information related to contact tracing or COVID-19 symptoms jeopardizes public safety and will be punished in accordance with applicable laws.

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 6 -COVID-19 cases rose to 2,600 in Kenya Saturday, after 126 more people tested positive on the day President Uhuru Kenyatta said it is not yet time to ease restrictions completely.

With new infections on the rise, the President extended the night curfew that has been started at 7 pm to 5 am, to now start at 9 pm to 4 am in what he said will help traders have more hours for a business. The new order takes effect on Sunday and will last for 30 days.

Kenya’s fatality tally from the virus also rose to 83 after four more people succumbed.

The President urged Kenyans to exercise patience, saying the government was working on a plan that will see the economy re-opened, without exposing their lives to the pandemic.

“ I have seen many memes talking about independence and Freedom Day, but we are not doing this to punish anyone. This is about life and we are doing this to protect the lives of Kenyans,” the President said.

He, however, lifted the cessation of movement into and out of Eastleigh area of Nairobi, Old Town in Mombasa, Kilifi, and Kwale from Sunday but restrictions in place for Nairobi, Mombasa, and Mandera counties remain in force for a further 30 days.

“ The experts say opening the economy will be risking the lives of Kenyans and at the end of this, we will have destroyed the economy further,” he said and explained that his decisions were based on advice from scientists and public health experts.

“ Let us unite and see how we can help those who have been hard hit,” he said.

Had we not taken the interventions early the situation could be worse; President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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A MONTH BACK

Overwhelming Miracles happened through the catholic Uganda Martyrs Years ago according to sources.

Miracles are a must in the canonisation process in the Catholic Church. The candidate for sainthood or canonisation ought to have had miracles performed through his or her intercession, once he or she has gone through the first three stages.

The process under which the Uganda Martyrs were canonised had been in place since 1738. However, through the Apostolic constitution, also known as the Divinus Perfectionis Magister of January 25, 1983, Pope John Paul II made some changes in the canonisation process.

Addressing himself to miracles and canonisation, Pope Innocent III, who reigned from 1198 to 1226, wrote: “Two things are required so that somebody may be considered a saint in the Church Militant, namely works of piety during his life and miracles after death."

The Cambridge dictionary defines a miracle as “an unusual and mysterious event that is thought to have been caused by a god because it does not follow the usual laws of nature.”

About miracles
In the case of the Uganda Martyrs, to be canonised, miracles needed to have been performed by people praying to God through their intercession.

In a space of 20 years, two healing miracles happened in Uganda during the canonisation process of the Uganda Martyrs. According to the Rev Fr Joseph Mukasa Muwonge, the promoter of the devotion to the Uganda Martyrs, the healing of the two sisters at Rubaga and Revocato Kalema at Bigada in Kakuto now Kyotera District, were miracles performed by God through the martyrs.

The two sisters were healed in 1941 at the Martyr’s altar in Rubaga Cathedral while Revocate Kalema was healed in 1961 at the altar of the Bigada Parish church.

In the first edition of Obulamu bwa Bajulizi (Life of the martyrs), Msgr Timoteo. M. Ssemwogerere describes the two miracles as some of those that Vatican based on to canonise the Uganda Catholic Martyrs.

Two white sisters, Sr M. Aloyse Criblet and Sr Richildis, had been infected with the bubonic plague ravaging the country at the time when they cared for one of their members, Sister Philothy, who later died in their care.

According to Msgr Ssemwogerere, the two nuns who cared for her are the only ones who buried her. But soon after, they were down with the same disease.

Two medical doctors, one Dr Ahmed, a private practitioner, and one Dr Reynolds from Mulago, were called. The two recommended a quarantine. The Rubaga Parish priest at the time, Fr Joseph Cabana, and Msgr Edward Michaud called for nine days of prayer known as novena.

People were praying from their homes. The two sick sisters were placed at the altar of the martyrs in the cathedral at the start of the novena.

“On the third day, the sisters, whose death was being awaited, were healed,” wrote Msgr Ssemwogerere, who was the vice postulator to the canonisation of the Ugandan martyrs.
Rome spent three years investigating the miracle cure.

Rome sent an official from the Congregation of Rites to Uganda. The official spent a month at Rubaga interrogating eight priests and other witnesses to the cure. He went back with a huge file having concluded that indeed this was a miraculous cure, wrote Msgr Ssemwogerere.

The boy with carved legs
He lost his mother in the hospital soon after his birth and his father followed a few months later. His 80-year-old grandmother took care of him. He was born with the bones of his lower legs not fully developed and the feet carved inwards.

Because of the circumstances of my birth, I and my grandmother were shunned by the villagers. I was taken in by the nuns because my grandmother was too old to look after me, said Revocato Kalema.

In 1961, a novena was declared by then Masaka Bishop Joseph Kiwanuka. People were asked to pray for miracles from the Uganda Martyrs. The nuns at Bigada Parish and other believers prayed for a miracle to cure the three-year-old Revocato who could not stand nor walk.
Augustino Mukiibi was a nine-year-old pupil in Primary One when the miracle happened.

He was the responsibility of a female pupil, Maria Mutagamba (RIP), who later became a minister. Every morning, she carried him to the church and placed him at the martyrs’ altar. He was left there after prayers and she only returned to the convent during lunch break and after the evening holy Mass, recalled Mukiibi.

He added: “On the sixth day of the novena when Mutagamba went to collect him for lunch, she found him on the stairs. She was shocked and made a jubilation alarm that attracted the nuns. Seeing what had happened, Mass was called immediately.”

Witness
Matia Sserugobe, a 71-year-old resident of Gigayaza Village in Kakuto, was a Primary Five pupil at Bigada Boys Primary School. He was a protégé of the Kiterede Bothers and a resident at the parish. He recalls the June 1961 events vividly, as though they happened yesterday.

Towards the last days of the nine day novena, a girl went to pick him up and take him for lunch. She found him seated on the stairs of the church. He demonstrated how he had moved from the altar to come outside. There were jubilations; the miracle we had been praying for through the martyrs had been performed. By the time this happened, I was staying in Bigada parish with the Kiterede brothers.

For Mauricia Nasamula, a resident of Kitasiba Village in Kakuto, witnessing the miracle strengthened her devotion to the martyrs her entire life. “I was 13 years old when the miracle of Revocate happened. I first saw him when our teacher, sister Zaveria, brought him to the convent,” explained 72-year-old Nasamula.

It was on June 14, 1961, on the sixth day of the Novena when the miracle happened. We used to pray with our hands stretched out. After prayers, he was left alone in the church at the altar. There was jubilation, drums were sounded for people to come for Mass. As a catholic, that action of praying through the martyrs and the miracle has made my devotion to them stronger ever since.

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A MONTH BACK

Zuckerberg promises Facebook policy review

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Friday promised to review the social network's policies that led to its decision to not moderate controversial messages posted by US President Donald Trump.
The announcement, which came in the form of a letter to employees, appeared aimed at quelling anger inside the company that was so severe it prompted some to quit.
The outrage was sparked when Zuckerberg said Facebook would not remove or flag Trump's recent posts that appeared to encourage violence against those protesting police racism.

Zuckerberg's message Friday seemed to attempt to mollify that anger: "We're going to review our policies allowing discussion and threats of state use of force to see if there are any amendments we should adopt," Zuckerberg wrote.
This, he said, includes "excessive use of police or state force. Given the sensitive history in the US, this deserves special consideration."
Social media platforms have faced mounting calls to moderate the president's comments, most recently because of the unrest gripping the United States in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed while apprehended by police.

"The decision I made last week has left many of you angry, disappointed and hurt," Zuckerberg said in the letter, which he posted on his Facebook page.
Timothy Aveni, a software engineer who resigned from the company, wrote on his Facebook page that the social media platform "will keep moving the goalposts every time Trump escalates, finding excuse after excuse not to act on increasingly dangerous rhetoric."

Zuckerberg said he is exploring possible changes on how policy decisions are made at Facebook, along with more ways to advance racial justice and voter engagement.
"While we are looking at all of these areas, we may not come up with changes we want to make in all of them," Zuckerberg cautioned.
As per voting, Zuckerberg said: "I have confidence in the election integrity efforts we've implemented since 2016."
"But there's a good chance that there will be unprecedented fear and confusion around going to the polls in November, and some will likely try to capitalize on that confusion," he said.

The letter also addressed employees' complaints that minorities have not been sufficiently represented internally.
"We're going to review whether we need to change anything structurally to make sure the right groups and voices are at the table," Zuckerberg said.

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Museveni Orders to recruit a new executive director for NIRA as Gama's contract expires on July 15 2020

Ms Judy Obitre Gama, the executive director National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) will vacate office immediately the process to replace her starts.

Ms Gama, who has been at the helm of the Authority since 2015, will not have her contract renewed on the orders of President Museveni.

Gama's contract expires on July 15, 2020.

In a May 18, 2020 letter to Internal Affairs Minister, Jeje Odongo, Mr Museveni directed that a new executive director with legal and information technology background be identified to head the Authority.

I have been informed that the contract of the current executive director is due to expire. Given the problems faced by NIRA especially relating to the issuance of national identity cards, there is need to identify a new executive director preferably with a legal or Information Technology background. I am, therefore directing you to work with the Board of Directors of NIRA and identify a suitable candidate. Consult me, before a final decision is reached on the matter, Mr Museveni writes.

Ms Gama’s reign at the Authority has been bogged by several issues in the issuance and replacement of identity cards. Some people who applied for IDs three to four years ago have not received them.

In 2018, the Auditor General said NIRA had failed to account for huge sums of money, which had been channeled to individual accounts.
NIRA was also accused of flouting procurement procedures during the exercise that was carried out in primary and secondary schools across the country during the national ID student's enrollment exercise.

NIRA’s mandate as established by the Registration of Persons Act 2015 includes the creation, management, maintenance and operation of the National Identification Register; the registration of all citizens of Uganda; the registration of non-citizens of Uganda who are lawful residents in Uganda; the registration of births and deaths.

In February this year, Mr Museveni appointed a new board for NIRA led by James Biribonwa, a Former Commissioner at Electoral Commission to help push the Authority to be effective.

Mr Biribonwa then tasked the Authority management to explain the detailed process of National ID replacement and explain why it takes longer.

Ms Gama, 50, is an academic who previously served as a lecturer at Makerere University law school and several board, including that of Uganda Registration Services Bureau, and Bank of Uganda.

She worked as head of legal and surveillance at Uganda Securities Exchange and as a lawyer for the National Environment Management Authority.

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A MONTH BACK

WHO encourages masks where virus widespread and distancing tough.

WEAR A MASK IF YOU CAN'T KEEP A DISTANCE - WHO changes COVID-19 mask guidance

The agency previously had recommended that only health care workers, people with COVID-19 and their caregivers wear medical masks.

The WHO has updated guidance on wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, encouraging their use in crowded situations in places where the new coronavirus is widespread.     

"Governments should encourage the general public to wear masks where there is the widespread transmission and physical distancing is difficult, such as on public transport, in shops or in other confined or crowded environments," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

The agency said the widespread use of face masks or coverings by the general public is still not supported by high-quality or direct scientific evidence, but a growing amount of observational evidence from several countries is enough for it to change its advice.

During a press briefing discussing the revised guidance, Tedros added that “masks on their own will not protect you from COVID-19” and emphasized the importance of hand-washing, social distancing, and other infection-prevention strategies.

"I wish to be very clear that the guidance we are publishing today is an update of what we have been saying for months: that masks should only ever be used as part of a comprehensive strategy.

Masks on their own will not protect you from #COVID19"-@DrTedros

— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) June 5, 2020

WHO also widened its mask guidance to specify that health workers in areas where the virus is spreading freely should always wear masks inside medical facilities. Doctors working in cardiology or other wards, for example, should wear medical masks even if the facilities had no known coronavirus patients, Tedros said.

Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO's technical lead on COVID-19, said the updated recommendations were based on new research commissioned by the U.N. health agency.

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A MONTH BACK

Maj. General Kasirye Gwanga Death Rumors are not true.

Since wednesday rumors have been making rounds on several communication sites such as facebook twitter and youtube saying that Maj. General Kasirye Gwanga has kicked the bucket. But according to his family Gwanga is still live and kicking though still in a critical condition.

The family asks the entire world to pray for his healing.

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A MONTH BACK

Racism is a sin. Pope Francis calls death of George Floyd tragic and says racism is a sin

Pope Francis spoke out on Wednesday morning in the Vatican about the "tragic" death of George Floyd.

Speaking at his weekly Angelus prayer, the Pope said, “Dear brothers and sisters in the United States, I have witnessed with great concern the disturbing social unrest in your nation in these past days, following the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd."
“My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life. At the same time, we have to recognize that the violence of recent nights is self-destructive and self-defeating. Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost".


Francis added that he is praying for the “repose of the soul of George Floyd and of all those others who have lost their lives as a result of the sin of racism.”

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A MONTH BACK

China hopes the US will take concrete measures against racial discrimination

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has again voiced its hope that the United States will take "concrete" measures against racial discrimination. 

We hope the US government will take concrete measures to fulfil its obligations under the international convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination to protect the legal rights of minorities,  Zhao Lijian, a spokesperson for China's Foreign Ministry, said Wednesday

China "always opposes racial discrimination," Zhao told a regular Ministry of Foreign Affairs press briefing.

Traditionally, Beijing has portrayed racism as a Western problem. But China itself has come under heavy criticism in recent weeks for its treatment of Africans in the country. 

Last month, many Africans were subjected to forced coronavirus testing and arbitrary 14-day self-quarantine in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, regardless of their recent travel history, and scores were left homeless after being evicted by landlords and rejected by hotels under the guise of various virus containment measures.

The incident caused a rupture in China-Africa relations, with the foreign ministries of several African nations and even the African Union demanding answers from China.

Yet China's official response stopped short of admitting that discrimination took place or apologizing for it.

China has also faced criticism over its treatment of the predominantly Muslim Uyghur minority in Xinjiang. The United States was among 23 nations to issue a joint statement at the United Nations General Assembly last year raising concerns over alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang.

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A MONTH BACK

UPDF kills 3 South Sudan soldiers in Yumbe district border in a gun fire exchange.

The Ugandan UPDF soldiers on  Monday killed three of the South Sudan soldiers who crossed into the country in the border district of Yumbe.

According to Lt Reuben Ndifula, Ugandan military public information officer, about seven armed soldiers belonging to the South Sudan military entered the country illegally and started robbing Ugandans of money and mobile phones.

We had earlier received information concerning these South Sudanese soldiers who enter Uganda in civilian clothes and steal from our people,  Ndifula said.

"On Saturday, there was exchange of gunfire between our soldiers and the South Sudanese gunmen in the border district of Yumbe. They were about seven of them but we managed to put out of action three. Our soldiers were not hurt," he added.

According to Ndifula, the attackers had moved about 1.5km into the Ugandan territory.

"Yesterday [Sunday] we had a peaceful meeting with our counterparts from South Sudan. We handed over the bodies of the deceased to them. We agreed that the seven soldiers had entered Uganda illegally because there was no prior communication from the authorities across the border," he said. 

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A MONTH BACK

George Floyd's murder case: Protesters rally outside US embassy in Nairobi over George Floyd's death

Dosens of kenyans together with Americans gathered outside the US embassy in Nairobi Tuesday to protest over the death of an African-American man in Minneapolis police custody.

The killing of George Floyd has sprung a global movement against police brutality, inequality and racism.

The demonstrators, who included Kenyans and Americans, marched in solidarity with US protesters chanting "Black lives matter". They called for accountability from the US embassy in law enforcement both in the country and abroad.

In a statement addressed to the US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter, the protesters raised concern over inappropriate police actions and called on leaders to act and change policing in both the US and Kenya.

George Floyd was murdered by a police officer empowered by the government you serve, who acted with the knowledge that the system will protect his actions and condemn Floyd.

This perpetuates the narrative that a black body is a threat and its destruction is not only understood, but expected, the statement read.

In response to the morning protests, Mr McCarter said the US government is working to ensure George Floyd gets justice.

“The actions of the officers involved in the killing of George Floyd were poor and must result to justice and accountability to those involved.

“The voices of the American people, mine included, reflect their horror and anger at the repugnant acts of these officers. The police involved have been arrested, investigations are ongoing and I am confident that justice will prevail,” he said.

The protesters also criticised the Kenyan police force over extrajudicial killings and use of unnecessary force when enforcing Covid-19 rules.

The protesters further accused the US embassy of being silent in the ongoing demonstrations in the US, stating that it be interpreted as a tacit endorsement of a norm.

“You are complicit... A police force devoid of the requirement for police reforms, or adherence to the strict implementation of the rule of law.

"A police force funded and supported by the United States. Your silence endorses these tactics,” the protesters said in the statement.

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A MONTH BACK

Pallisa DPC’s car kills primary teacher on a motorcycle

Yesterday a primary school teacher was knocked dead by a speeding vehicle belonging to the Pallisa District Police commander (DPC), Ms Diana Nyamisango, along Pallisa-Kumi road.

The now deceased teacher identified as Sam Gasibo, 42, a resident of Kaitisya village, Kakoro sub-county in Butebo district, was reportedly knocked by the DPC’s car Reg No UAS 143C, which was at that time being driven by a mechanic at Kalaki trading centre, a few kilometers from Pallisa town.

The teacher was returning from Pallisa to Butebo while riding his motorcycle Reg No UEX 919P before he was knocked dead.

The deceased who was a teacher at Kerekerene Primary School in Budaka district, is now survived by a wife and five children.

The DPC’s vehicle had reportedly been taken for mechanical repairs but unfortunately as the mechanic only identified as Amisi Kairanya, was doing a road test, he lost control of the vehicle and knocked the teacher, killing him instantly.

Mr John Omoding, an eyewitness told said the vehicle was being driven by a person putting on mechanic dress. He says he saw the vehicle lose control and crossed to the other side of the road knocking the teacher.

Mr Paul Higenyi, the Budaka district education officer, said, “He was a highly respected and beloved member of our staff who will be greatly missed by all his colleagues and pupils. Our sought and sincere sympathies go out to his family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time.”

However, the DPC declined to comment on the matter referring the reporter to regional police spokesperson.

When contacted, SSP Cyrus Omalla, the North Bukedi regional police commander, said the mechanic who reportedly caused the accident is being detained as investigations into the matter are ongoing.

Relatives of the deceased had to hold discussions with the DPC (owner of the vehicle) together with the mechanic and agreed to meet the burial expenses which was done, Omalla said.

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A MONTH BACK

South Africa postpones reopening of schools over safety concerns

South Africa has pushed back Monday's reopening of schools by a week, the Department of Basic Education said, saying that a substantial number are not ready to welcome back pupils.

The plan for grades 7 and 12, the last years of primary and secondary school respectively, to return on Monday backfired after teachers' unions and governing associations urged school staff to defy the government order, saying schools did not have protective equipment (PPE) to keep educators and pupils safe.

The department said its decision followed three reports by industry players that raised concerns about the state of readiness.

"The Council of Education Ministers was concerned that, in some provinces, personal protective equipment for learners, in particular, had not been received and some schools had not been made ready for the arrival of teachers and learners," it said.

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