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SIM cards not yet reactivated

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SIM cards not yet reactivated

- A day after President Yoweri Museveni directed that the SIM card verification exercise be extended for three more months, phone users whose cards were deactivated remain inactive. At midnight on Friday, telecom operators deactivated unregistered and unverified sim cards, in accordance with the Uganda Communications Commission’s (UCC) directive. The move left many phone users unable to make or receive calls while chaotic scenes played out at SIM card registration centres subscribers struggled to get reconnected

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Museveni meets Rockefeller Foundation president 

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Museveni meets Rockefeller Foundation president 

- President Museveni (2 R) in a group photograph with the Rockefeller President Dr. Rajiv J Shah (2 L) and some of the board members shortly before their meeting at State House in Entebbe. PPU Photo. President Yoweri Museveni has today received and held a meeting at State House, Entebbe, with a delegation from the Rockefeller Foundation, led by Foundation’s President, Dr

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Kenyan marathon stars withdraw from London worlds

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Kenyan marathon stars withdraw from London worlds

- Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenyan athletics selectors have been forced into wholesale changes to the marathon team for the August 4-13 World Athletics Championships in London following the withdraw of four top runners including Olympic men’s champion Eliud Kipchoge. Kipchoge, who narrowly missed out on becoming the first athlete to run a sub-two hour marathon last month, said he needed to rest after the gruelling record attempt in Monza, Italy

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Britain raises terror threat level, deploys army

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Britain raises terror threat level, deploys army

- London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain raised the terror threat level to “critical” on Tuesday meaning a new attack is believed to be imminent, and soldiers are being deployed to assist armed police, British Prime Minister Theresa May said. “It is a possibility we cannot ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack,” she said after a suicide bomber killed 22 people, including several children, at a pop concert in Manchester

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Uganda's Arch. Kasujja assumes position as Apostolic Nuncio in Belgium

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Uganda's Arch. Kasujja assumes position as Apostolic Nuncio in Belgium

- Brussels, Belgium | MFA UGANDA | Archbishop Augustine Kassujja from Uganda has assumed his position as Apostolic Nuncio in Belgium. The Apostolic Nuncio in Belgium is automatically the Dean of all Ambassadors in Belgium. The Diplomatic Club of Belgium was created in 1988 with the approval of the then Belgian Foreign Minister, Leo Tindemans and the Nuncio Apostolico, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps of Belgium, Most Reverend Msgr Angelo Pedroni

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Suspect named after youngsters killed in UK concert attack

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Suspect named after youngsters killed in UK concert attack

- Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Police on Tuesday named a young man — reportedly British-born of Libyan descent — as the suspect behind a suicide bombing that ripped into young fans at a concert in Manchester, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the carnage. Manchester police identified the suspect behind the attack which killed 22 people, including an eight-year-old girl, as 22-year-old Salman Abedi but declined to give any further details

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Tags: Death & Dying | 
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Drama as MPs disagree on Nalufeenya

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Drama as MPs disagree on Nalufeenya

- Uganda’s Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights has produced two conflicting reports on the alleged torture of suspects at Nalufenya Police Detention facility in Jinja, sparking debate on the matter. In the report that was intended to examine the status of Nalufenya and the alleged cases of torture, the Committee Chairperson Jovah Kamateeka said Nalufenya appeared reasonably clean. “Nalufenya is a gazetted police station that has been in existence since independence and on the face of it, the committee found no evidence of inhumane conditions,” said Kamateeka

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KCCA FC lads shoot down giants Club Africain

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KCCA FC lads shoot down giants Club Africain

- KCCA 2 Club Africain 1. Wednesday. Rivers Utd (Nigeria) vs FUS Rabat (Morocco) KCCA showed they will have a big say in Group A of the CAF Confederaton Cup Tuesday by rallying from a goal down to shoot down giants Club Africain of Tunisia at Lugogo. Derrick Nsibambi put the Kampala side level on the stroke of halftime, before Tom Masiko produced some second half magic to secure the lead, and win

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Ethiopia's Dr Tedros is new WHO Director-General

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Ethiopia's Dr Tedros is new WHO Director-General

- Geneva, Switzerland | WHO MEDIA|Today the Member States of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr Tedros was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017. He will succeed Dr Margaret Chan, who has been WHO’s Director-General since 1 January 2007. Prior to his election as WHO’s next Director-General, Dr Tedros served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia from 2012-2016 and as Minister of Health, Ethiopia from 2005-2012

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James Bond star Roger Moore dies aged 89

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James Bond star Roger Moore dies aged 89

- "It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer," his children said in a statement published on Twitter. "We are all devastated," Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian said, adding: "Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people

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Tags: Death & Dying |  Passed Away |  Obituary | 
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Photos of Tanzania superstar Diamond Platinumz' wife that no one is talking about

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Photos of Tanzania superstar Diamond Platinumz' wife that no one is talking about

- - Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan and Bongo superstar Diamond Platinumz are family and relationship goals for many people. - But then, did you know, like every other socialite's starter park, she bleached her skin? - Check out these photos of Zari Hassan unbleached! Everything she does now is for the purpose of serving some self interest. Fashion, flat tummy teas, hubby's perfume and so on but Zari Hassan is a household name in the entertainment scene

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Nakasongola gets agricultural college

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Nakasongola gets agricultural college

- Koreans have embarked on a USD8m project to establish an international agricultural college in Nakasongola District.The training complex whose ground breaking ceremony was performed in Nakasongola District over the weekend, is to train agriculturalists in Uganda and the East African region.The implementation is being undertaken by Seohyun Foundation, a Korean Missionary NGO that is headed by its founder Dr. Lee Hyunsoo who is also the brainchild behind the project

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Archbishop Lwanga mourns Papal Knight Kalungi

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Archbishop Lwanga mourns Papal Knight Kalungi

- The archbishop of Kampala, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, has described the fallen John Pool Kalungi as a true faithful, who loved his church until death.“He was a true Christian who was devoted to the church activities despite his old age. He has been a man of great wisdom; who the young people loved to be with,” Lwanga said.Lwanga made the remarks on Monday at a requiem mass held at Sacred Heart of Mary Cathedral Lubaga

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UPDF leaves CAR as AU, citizens express concern

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UPDF leaves CAR as AU, citizens express concern

- UPDF Chief of Defence Forces, David Muhoozi, flanked by UPDF spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire delivers his remarks while in Central African Republic. Photo by Hamuza Nganwa. A wave of uncertainty continued to sweep across the village of Obo in Central African Republic (CAR) as the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) held its last ceremony in the war-torn country. To some civilians in Obo, without UPDF, the future remains uncertain

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Jjuuko creates food for thought art

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Jjuuko creates food for thought art

- Imagine a food market, almost anywhere in Uganda. Often it will have a section for matooke (green bananas). Usually, it is a beehive of calling out to customers, haggling, exchanging money, and carrying bunches of matooke about on bicycles, the head, shoulder, or arms. By Dominic Muwanguzi. Now imagine a food market where the nearest customer to you is standing sluggishly as if stuck or uncertain and the seller is looking away, bending yet the stalls are packed full of unsold bananas as other customers dejectedly wander about aimlessly

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Museveni warns South Sudan leaders on violence

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Museveni warns South Sudan leaders on violence

- President Yoweri Museveni has advised the ruling South Sudan party, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), to employ dialogue rather force when dealing with internal and external contradictions. “The use of violence in every situation is dangerous. It should be of last resort and specific. Speak frankly within the [SPLM] party. Reach decisions by voting or by consensus. Never use force,” Museveni said this morning at the swearing in ceremony of the South Sudan national dialogue steering committee in Juba, South Sudan

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Tags: Social Issues |  Violence | 
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Nakumatt embarks on Shs51.1billion cost cutting drive

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Nakumatt embarks on Shs51.1billion cost cutting drive

- Two outlets to be closed in Kampala in the new plan. Regional retail chain, Nakumatt Holdings, is targeting Ksh1.5billion (Shs51.1bn) in cost cuts annually with the closure of several branches across East Africa starting this month. The chain has already closed Katwe outlet in Kampala over accumulated rent arrears estimated to be Shs297million. “This is a decision that cuts across the region and we are at the moment working on the restructuring process and determining which outlets to be closed,” he said, “In Uganda, we are looking at closing may be one more outlet based on performance and this will be communicated once all the necessary processes have been concluded

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    Museveni meets Rockefeller Foundation president 

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    President Museveni (2 R) in a group photograph with the Rockefeller President Dr. Rajiv J Shah (2 L) and some of the board members shortly before their meeting at State House in Entebbe. PPU Photo. President Yoweri Museveni has today received and held a meeting at State House, Entebbe, with a delegation from the Rockefeller Foundation, led by Foundation’s President, Dr

    Categories: Politics & Government | 
    Tags: Government |  President |  State House | 
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Politics & Government

  • Museveni meets Rockefeller Foundation president 
    Museveni meets Rockefeller Foundation president 

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    President Museveni (2 R) in a group photograph with the Rockefeller President Dr. Rajiv J Shah (2 L) and some of the board members shortly before their meeting at State House in Entebbe. PPU Photo. President Yoweri Museveni has today received and held a meeting at State House, Entebbe, with a delegation from the Rockefeller Foundation, led by Foundation’s President, Dr

    Categories: Politics & Government | 
    Tags: Government |  President |  State House | 
    Places: Uganda | 

Sports

Business

  • Banks setting up company to wipe off bad loans
    Banks setting up company to wipe off bad loans

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    Banks setting up company to wipe bad loans off their balance sheets. After years of struggling to cope with borrowers failure to pay loans, Ugandan commercial banks have come together to form a joint company to deal with the problem on their behalf. Formation of the company currently called the Asset Reconstruction Company (ARC) is ongoing and the banks appear reluctant to describe how it will be structured or work but it is clear the banks aim to use it to wipe bad loans, technically called Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) off their books

    Categories: Business | 
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Technology

  • West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle
    West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

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    Dakar, Senegal | AFP | West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities. The Pan-African Robotics competition (PARC) in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Saturday reflects the growing consciousness of science education as a top priority for a government growing the economy and getting development off the ground

    Categories: Technology | 
    Tags: Robotics |  Automaton | 
    Places: Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Senegal |  Uganda | 

Health

Family & Parenting

  • Mothers to share experiences on parenting and career
    Mothers to share experiences on parenting and career

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    In contemplation of the mother’s roles and the challenges she faces each day in balancing family and career roles, Gals Forum International will bring mothers, mothers- to- be and all women together to network through bonds of motherhood and share experiences through an event called, ‘The Mother’s Summit’. The summit is scheduled for May 13, 2017 at 9am to 5pm. Thereafter, they will be a Red Carpet Mothers’ Dinner scheduled for May 14, 2017 (5pm) at Silver Springs Hotel Bugolobi

    Categories: Life & Style |  Family & Parenting | 
    Tags: Women |  Careers |  Parenting |  Motherhood | 
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Society & Culture

  • James Bond star Roger Moore dies aged 89
    James Bond star Roger Moore dies aged 89

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    "It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer," his children said in a statement published on Twitter. "We are all devastated," Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian said, adding: "Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people

    Categories: Society & Culture | 
    Tags: Death & Dying |  Passed Away |  Obituary | 
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Religion & Spirituality

Entertainment & Arts

Education

  • Indian student made to remove bra over exam cheat fears
    Indian student made to remove bra over exam cheat fears

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    New Delhi, India | AFP | An Indian student said Monday she was made to remove her bra in public by school authorities over exam cheating fears, minutes before sitting a crucial test. Authorities issue strict dress codes to tackle widespread cheating on the entrance test for India’s prestigious medical colleges. But there is no mention of bras on this year’s prohibited articles list which includes dark clothes, long sleeves, brooches, badges, closed shoes and socks

    Categories: Education | 
    Tags: Students |  Examinations | 
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Farming

  • Gov’t sets deadline for irrigation policy
    Gov’t sets deadline for irrigation policy

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    The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has set June 30, 2017, as the deadline for the approval of the National Irrigation Policy by cabinet. According to Vincent Ssempijja, the Minister for Agriculture, the final draft of the policy has undergone stakeholder consultations as required, adding that the ministry had already sought a certificate of financial implication from the Ministry of Finance

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Travel & Recreation

  • Luxury resort opens two safari lodges in Rwanda
    Luxury resort opens two safari lodges in Rwanda

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    The Dubai-based luxury resort company, One&Only is to open two new properties in Rwanda, namely, One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. The move into Rwanda follows the success of One&Only’s first landlocked property; the Australia’s Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. Until Australia and Rwanda, One&Only has been renowned for its ultra-luxe beachside resorts. One & Only Resorts Ltd is known for developing and operating resorts, hotels, and casinos in many parts of world

    Categories: Travel & Recreation | 
    Tags: Lodgings |  Resorts | 
    Places: Rwanda |  Uganda | 

Law & Crime

  • 19 killed in suspected terror attack
    19 killed in suspected terror attack

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    Manchester, United Kingdom | Nineteen people have been killed in a suspected terrorist attack during a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in the northwest English city of Manchester, police said Tuesday. There were scenes of panic as Grande’s audience of youthful fans fled the 21,000-capacity venue after what eyewitnesses described as a “huge bomb-like bang” in the foyer area at the end of the concert

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    Tags: Wars |  Terrorism |  Terror |  Death & Dying |  Terrorist attacks | 
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Real Estate

Motoring

  • 'No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks in 8 years time'
    'No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks in 8 years time'

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    Australia| FINANCIAL REVIEW| No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will be sold anywhere in the world within eight years. The entire market for land transport will switch to electrification, leading to a collapse of oil prices and the demise of the petroleum industry as we have known it for a century. This is the futuristic forecast by Stanford University economist Tony Seba

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    Tags: Fuel |  Petrol |  Diesel |  Cars |  Car Types |  Diesel cars | 
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Life & Style

  • Study on HIV-preventing vaginal ring launched
    Study on HIV-preventing vaginal ring launched

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    The success of the study could mean a massive reduction in the transmission of HIV. (AFP/Getty Images) HEALTH FOCUS. A research study to test a vaginal ring designed to simultaneously prevent HIV and unintended pregnancy was launched this week.Over a three-month period, the ring slowly and concurrently releases two drugs -- Dapivirine, an antiretroviral that prevents HIV and levonorgestrel, a contraceptive hormone

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    Tags: Research |  Academic studies |  Vagina |  Vaginal rings | 
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Media & Information

  • Uganda drops 10 places in World Press Freedom Index
    Uganda drops 10 places in World Press Freedom Index

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    The constant attacks on journalists by security operatives have seen Uganda drop 10 by places in the just released 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Uganda stands at 112, down from 102 it occupied last year with an index score of 35.94. The attacks on journalists shot up before and after the 2016 presidential election. Reporters Without Borders, the publishers of the survey said in a statement about Uganda “Acts of intimidation and violence against journalists are an almost daily occurrence in Uganda

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    Tags: Journalism |  Journalists |  Media rights | 
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Science & Nature