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Car thief runs to cops, after bees attack him

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Car thief runs to cops, after bees attack him

- A Ugandan thief rushed into a police station in Bungoma yesterday with a swarm of bees hot on his heels and confessed to stealing a car. Francis Sikadigu said the bees appeared every time he drove the car that was stolen on Friday. Yesterday, he jumped out of the car as the bees stung him and a curious crowd watched, he ran into the Bungoma police station, confessed, and kept running around the compound asking for assistance

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If you are not part of my journey, stay home - Chameleone

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If you are not part of my journey, stay home - Chameleone

- ENTERTAINMENT | INTERVIEW Singer Dr Jose Chameleone has spent over two decades top of Ugandan music charts, but has in the recent years been silent. This weekend, he is holding a comeback concert to assert his claim to the throne. His ‘Legend: Hit after hit’ concert is slated for June 30 at the Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala. Caroline Ariba had a chat with him about love, life and his career ahead of the show

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Tags: Music |  Concerts | 
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Kyadondo East race: Bobi Wine arrested

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Kyadondo East race: Bobi Wine arrested

- KYADONDO EAST BY-ELECTION. KAMPALA - It was chaotic scenes in Kasangati Tuesday mid-morning after police blocked a campaign rally by candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, best known as Bobi Wine, and took him into custody.It was not immediately clear why he was arrested. But what is certainly clear is that his supporters were angry and frenzied, demanding his immediate release.They were seen chanting slogans of support for their candidate, who is contesting in the Kyadondo East by-election as an independent, and wanted him set free

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US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns ‘heavy price’

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US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns ‘heavy price’

- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing another chemical weapons attack, one that would result in the "mass murder" of civilians, the White House said Monday, warning the regime would pay a "heavy price" if it went ahead with such an assault. The White House said the preparations were similar to those undertaken by the Assad regime ahead of an apparent chemical attack on a rebel-held town in April

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Trump claims victory as court partially reinstates travel ban

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Trump claims victory as court partially reinstates travel ban

- (Credit: AFP) TRAVEL | US COURT The US Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries, prompting the president to claim a victory for national security. The nine justices, who will hear arguments in the case in October, said the ban could now be enforced for travelers from the targeted countries "who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States

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Mongolia to hold first presidential runoff on July 9

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Mongolia to hold first presidential runoff on July 9

- PIC: A voter registers her names before casting her ballot at a polling station during the Mongolian presidential election in Ulan Bator. (AFP) ELECTIONS Mongolia will hold its first ever presidential runoff vote on July 9 after none of the three candidates secured an absolute majority in an election marred by a "sabotage" attempt, electoral authorities said Tuesday. The result of Monday's vote was put off by several hours, angering supporters of the losing candidate who protested the delay as suspicious

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Senkeeto petitions Constitutional Court to block trial

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Senkeeto petitions Constitutional Court to block trial

- Apollo Senkeeto and five others are facing 24 counts of abuse of office, causing financial loss, corruption and theft. Photo by Nicholas Oneal. City businessman Apollo Senkeeto has petitioned the Constitutional Court, seeking an order nullifying all criminal proceedings against him in the Anti-Corruption Court. Senkeeto, who faces charges of causing government financial loss of over sh20b, argues that the proceedings were initiated against him by the Inspectorate of Government (IGG) without the consent of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP)

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Maria Mutagamba's final journey

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Maria Mutagamba's final journey

- Kasule Lumumba, Ruth Nankabirwa and Ssekandi during the requiem mass. Former minister Maria Mutagamba, whose passion for tourism, water and environmental conservation, earned her the nickname ‘Mama Water Africa’ in international forums, has been described as hard working and principled.Speakers acknowledged the work of Mutagamba in promoting Water and Environment both at local and International level. The requiem mass was attended by the Vice-President Edward Sekandi, NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba among other politicians

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200 diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes at medical camp

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200 diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes at medical camp

- (Credit: Adolf Ayoreka)By Adolf Ayoreka in Entebbe. At least 200 patients, mostly elderly women, from Entebbe Municipality were diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes at a medical camp.It was organized by Jehovah Alive for Old Age in conjunction with the Special Forces Command (SFC) and Uganda Peoples Defence Air Force (UPDAF) medical teams.The rampant cases were attributed to lack of consistency in taking of drugs by most patients as well as the long distances they have to trek to reach health centers

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Tags: Diseases & Conditions |  Diabetes |  Patients |  Diagnosis | 
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RAILA ODINGA: Memo to the President

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RAILA ODINGA: Memo to the President

- Nairobi, Kenya RAILA ODINGA| On 7th June, we asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to immediately fly to Ethiopia and ask his counterpart to sell maize to Kenyans. We also asked the President to fire the CS and PS of Agriculture and the CS of Devolution and Planning for deliberately misleading Kenyans on the famine situation. We called for a commission to inquire into the present food shortage with a view to ascertaining and reporting on its causes, and to make recommendations to prevent recurrence

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Kenyatta puts jobs, industrialisation at top of Jubilee agenda

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Kenyatta puts jobs, industrialisation at top of Jubilee agenda

- Nairobi, Kenya PSCU President Kenyatta today unveiled the Jubilee Party’s robust plan to continue Kenya’s journey to prosperity, centred on more jobs and rapid industrialisation. The Jubilee Party Manifesto for 2017 was unveiled at a colourful ceremony at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, one of Kenya’s most iconic locations on Monday. President Kenyatta set the stage by speaking to his Administration’s achievements in the last four and half years, which he said had set a firm foundation for the empowerment of Kenya’s 45-million-strong population

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Brazil's Temer: 5 key chapters in a troubled reign

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Brazil's Temer: 5 key chapters in a troubled reign

- Brasília, Brazil | AFP | Brazilian president Michel Temer rode to power last year by helping get his ex-ally Dilma Rousseff impeached, but now he could be forced from office himself. Here are five key chapters from a tumultuous 14 months culminating with Monday’s filing of bribery charges against him by Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot. – Replacing Dilma – Rousseff’s vice president Temer temporarily replaced her as head of state on May 12, 2016, after the Senate voted to hold an impeachment trial over charges that she broke government accounting rules

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UTL esuubizza okuwa ku Bannayuganda yintaneeti esinga okuba layisi

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UTL esuubizza okuwa ku Bannayuganda yintaneeti esinga okuba layisi

- Bemanya Twebaze bw’abadde ayogera ku mbeera ya kkampuni ya UTL, mu lukiiko lwa bannamawulire olubadde ku kitebe kya Minisitule y’ebyensimbi agambye nti nga bakolagana ne kkampuni eno bagenda kusobola okutuusa ku Bannayuganda empeereza ya yintaneeti ku bbeeyi ya wansi, ekigenda okutumbula eby’ensuubulaganaya, amakolero, empuliziganya, eby’obulambuzi n’ebirala. “Nga tukolagana ne kkampuni eno tusobola okutuusa ku Bannayuganda yintaneeti esinga okubeera eya wansi ddala kuba tusobola okusuubula GB ku ddoola 8 bw’ogeraageranya n’eziriwo mu kiseera kino ezisuubula okusoba mu ddoola 25

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Who's the daddy: Digging up the famous for DNA testing

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Who's the daddy: Digging up the famous for DNA testing

- Who’s the daddy: Digging up the famous for DNA testing. Paris, France | AFP | The decision to dig up the remains of surrealist artist Salvador Dali, ordered by a Madrid court on Monday, will lead to the latest high-profile exhumation to settle a paternity claim. Some examples from recent history: – French crooner Yves Montand – The remains of the popular French singer and film star, who died in 1991, were dug up in March 1998 at Paris’s Pere-Lachaise cemetery after a long legal battle

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Respect me and my privacy as I'm trying to have a baby

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Respect me and my privacy as I'm trying to have a baby

- Serena asks McEnroe for respect after comparison to men. New York, United States | AFP | Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, fired back Monday at John McEnroe’s remark that she would only rank about 700th on the men’s tennis circuit. McEnroe, a seven-time Grand Slam singles winner, called Williams “best female player ever — no question,” in comments to National Public Radio aired Sunday

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Three straight wins for superstar Uganda netball team

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Three straight wins for superstar Uganda netball team

- Uganda 69 Namibia 31. Uganda’s netball team have picked up three straight wins and are favourites to defend their title in the six-nation African Championships being held at Lugogo in Kampala. Victory over the top ranked team in the competition Malawi Queens (ranked 6th in the world) on Monday, put 13th ranked Uganda She Cranes firmly in the driving seat for the title – barring an upset

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Botswana's Quett Masire deserves to be remembered as one of the greatest post-colonial African leaders

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Botswana's Quett Masire deserves to be remembered as one of the greatest post-colonial African leaders

- LSE’s Elliott Green examines the life and legacy of Botswana’s second President Quett Ketumile Joni Masire. COMMENT | ELIOTT GREEN| LSE BLOG | Quett Ketumile Joni Masire, President of Botswana from 1980 to 1998, died late on 22 June 2017 at the age of 91. Masire is by no means a household name, even among scholars of Africa, yet he deserves to be remembered as one of the greatest African leaders in post-colonial history, for three reasons

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  • If you are not part of my journey, stay home - Chameleone
    If you are not part of my journey, stay home - Chameleone

    , newvision.co.ug

    ENTERTAINMENT | INTERVIEW Singer Dr Jose Chameleone has spent over two decades top of Ugandan music charts, but has in the recent years been silent. This weekend, he is holding a comeback concert to assert his claim to the throne. His ‘Legend: Hit after hit’ concert is slated for June 30 at the Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala. Caroline Ariba had a chat with him about love, life and his career ahead of the show

     

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  • Kenyatta puts jobs, industrialisation at top of Jubilee agenda
    Kenyatta puts jobs, industrialisation at top of Jubilee agenda

    , independent.co.ug

    Nairobi, Kenya PSCU President Kenyatta today unveiled the Jubilee Party’s robust plan to continue Kenya’s journey to prosperity, centred on more jobs and rapid industrialisation. The Jubilee Party Manifesto for 2017 was unveiled at a colourful ceremony at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani, one of Kenya’s most iconic locations on Monday. President Kenyatta set the stage by speaking to his Administration’s achievements in the last four and half years, which he said had set a firm foundation for the empowerment of Kenya’s 45-million-strong population

     

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Health

  • 200 diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes at medical camp
    200 diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes at medical camp

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    (Credit: Adolf Ayoreka)By Adolf Ayoreka in Entebbe. At least 200 patients, mostly elderly women, from Entebbe Municipality were diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes at a medical camp.It was organized by Jehovah Alive for Old Age in conjunction with the Special Forces Command (SFC) and Uganda Peoples Defence Air Force (UPDAF) medical teams.The rampant cases were attributed to lack of consistency in taking of drugs by most patients as well as the long distances they have to trek to reach health centers

     

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  • SPLA soldiers accused of abducting 13 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda
    SPLA soldiers accused of abducting 13 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

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    Gunmen suspected to be members of the SPLA army have raided Bari Village in Metu sub-county, Moyo district, and abducted 13 South Sudanese refugees and drove them back to their country, according to local residents and Ugandan officials last week. The South Sudanese gunmen were also accused of raiding heads of cattle after the attack o Bari village on Tuesday. Bari village has many South Sudanese refugees who have moved across the border and settled among the locals without formally registering with the government authorities

     

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  • Did Jesus Christ have biological siblings?
    Did Jesus Christ have biological siblings?

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    OPINION | RELIGION Did Jesus Christ have biological brothers and sisters? Where is evidence in the Scriptures?Dr. Josue Okoth Many Christian denominations or sects believe that Jesus had biological brothers and sisters. However, the Catholic, Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches as well as some Anglicans and Lutherans believe in the doctrine of perpetual virginity of Mary. Those who oppose the doctrine rely on the Gospel of Mark 6:3 and Mathew 13:55-56 where James, Joses (Joseph), Judas and Simon were cited as sons of Mary and Joseph

     

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Entertainment & Arts

  • If you are not part of my journey, stay home - Chameleone
    If you are not part of my journey, stay home - Chameleone

    , newvision.co.ug

    ENTERTAINMENT | INTERVIEW Singer Dr Jose Chameleone has spent over two decades top of Ugandan music charts, but has in the recent years been silent. This weekend, he is holding a comeback concert to assert his claim to the throne. His ‘Legend: Hit after hit’ concert is slated for June 30 at the Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala. Caroline Ariba had a chat with him about love, life and his career ahead of the show

     

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  • 10 years of the Equity and Merit scholarship
    10 years of the Equity and Merit scholarship

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    PIC: From left, Dean of Law in Cavendish University Uganda, Dr. Olive Sabiiti, the in charge of Equity and Merit Scholarships for Manchester University, Joanne Jacobs and corporate lawyer and old student of Manchester University, Sheila Abamu at the function. (Credit: Ronnie Kijjambu)When he graduated in 2013 with a Master’s of Arts in Global urban planning and development from Manchester University in the United Kingdom, Andrew Amara came back not only with a prestigious degree but a brilliant idea that is now changing people’s lives in Nansana

     

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  • Bride & Groom Expo: The gift that keeps giving
    Bride & Groom Expo: The gift that keeps giving

    , newvision.co.ug

    BRIDE & GROOM EXPO 2017 Promises were made, and promises were delivered. A staked, sh80m fantasy wedding, free trip for two, and best exhibitors award, the fashion show and yes a lingerie show, all were delivered. Oh yes, it was the Bride and Groom expo weekend, and Vision Group had earlier promised things and these were delivered. The free trip for two by Travel Company, Round Bob, was won by a one Gloria Nakato won

     

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  • "Uganda blessed by nature, cursed by greed"
    "Uganda blessed by nature, cursed by greed"

    , newvision.co.ug

    The National Forest Authority (NFA) range manager for forest reserves around Lake Victoria, Leo Twinomuhangi, says there are several illegal land titles issued to high-profile individuals linked to various government institutions, including security. He confirms that the land grabbing syndicate has nearly defeated NFA and swallowed the country’s leadership, which has acquired numerous land titles in protected areas. As a consequence, Twinomuhangi, observes that land grabbing syndicates aided by the corrupt area land committees and district land boards as well as the entire land administration system have rendered NFA powerless and some of its employees have left things to fate

     

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