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A bright future for Ugandan oil and gas sector

A bright future for Ugandan oil and gas sector

The International Monetary Fund recently stated that the oil reserves in Uganda may account for around four percent of the country’s economy annually in the next few years if managed well. These sentiments were echoed by speakers and delegates attending the Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit in Kampala Uganda. Addressing government officials and delegates, […]

The End? Zari Drops Diamond’s Name from Daughter

The End? Zari Drops Diamond’s Name from Daughter

Tanzanian bongo star Diamond Platinumz and his wife Zari Hassan have once again given a clear indication that their marriage is on the rocks. This came after Zari commented that their daughter was no longer Latiffa Dangote but Latiffa Hassan. Diamond’s surname is Dangote. The socialite’s comment came amid speculations among fans that the two […]

God Needs Dollars, Christians Told

God Needs Dollars, Christians Told

The Anglican Chaplain for Parliament, Rev Canon Christine Shimanya, has advised Christians who give offertory in Shillings to also bring dollars and pounds. “Some Christians have dollars and pounds earned from international conferences; instead they change the money to Shillings before bringing it to church as offertory. Bring those dollars and pounds, God needs them,” […]

Ugandan Pupils, Parents Arrested Over Absenteeism

Ugandan Pupils, Parents Arrested Over Absenteeism

Authorities in Pallisa District last Friday arrested and cautioned 26 pupils, one student and their parents for absenting themselves from school without giving any clear reasons. Pupils’ absenteeism is one of the key challenges in the district that has largely contributed to the declining academic performance according to district leaders. The arrest and consequent release […]

Police Defy President Yoweri Museveni Order On His Right of Way

Police Defy President Yoweri Museveni Order On His Right of Way

Police has continued to defy an order by President Yoweri Museveni to stop clearing the way for his convoy while he is moving within Kampala, URN has learnt. The president, in February reportedly issued an order to Traffic Police to stop clearing the way for his vehicles in Kampala so that other road users are […]

Uganda’s Museveni Cancels Multi-Billion Chinese Mining Deal Over Bribe

Uganda’s Museveni Cancels Multi-Billion Chinese Mining Deal Over Bribe

President Museveni has stopped a multi-billion copper mining project with a Chinese company at Kilembe Mines following information that a former minister pocketed a $1m bribe to influence the deal. The President also ordered investigations into allegations that top government officials, including a former minister, received millions of dollars in bribes to influence the award […]

Why Summit On River Nile Ended With No Deal

Why Summit On River Nile Ended With No Deal

Photographs of dignitaries and presidents taken from last week’s Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) heads of state summit at State House, Entebbe suggest the meeting was a tremendous success. But behind-the-scenes accounts of the June 20 to 22 event offer a contrasting narrative. The summit was convened largely to provide an opportunity for all 10 countries […]

FIFA Bringing Video Evidence to Football – A Blessing or Curse?

FIFA Bringing Video Evidence to Football – A Blessing or Curse?

June 8 must have been marked as the anti-Byron Moreno day in Italy. On that exact date back in 2002, South Korea knocked out Italy from the World Cup. But this followed a number of poor refereeing deci- sions by one official from Ecuador called Byron Moreno. First, he denied Italy a would-be winner by […]

6 Women Raped, Killed in Similar Brutal Fashion

6 Women Raped, Killed in Similar Brutal Fashion

The body of Gorret Nansubuga, 19, was found dumped in a banana garden on June 7, just about 10 metres from her home; a one-room house she shared with her friend, Sylvia Kirabo. She was two months pregnant when she was killed. Her body was discovered lying on the back with her legs spread open […]

Muslims Raise Money to Relocate Pork Joints

Muslims Raise Money to Relocate Pork Joints

A section of Muslims in Kamuli District have raised Shs16 million to acquire a piece land that is a hub of several businesses including pork joints. This was during Idd prayers at their new site in the Municipal council on Sunday. The planned site will house a mosque, a nursing and a primary school as […]

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