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Dutch National Jhinkole Rai alias Ruben arrested over drugs

Dutch National Jhinkole Rai alias Ruben arrested over drugs

The anti-narcotic unit under the Aviation police is holding one Jhinkole Rai alias Ruben a Dutch national for allegedly unlawfully possessing Narcotic drugs, he was intercepted yesterday at about 1:00 pm while at the departures hold baggage screening machine. He was destined to travel to Italy aboard Emirates and was …

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One Dead in Ebola Related Case in Kasese

A five-year-old boy who tested positive for Ebola in Kasese District in western Uganda has died, a health ministry official said Wednesday, in the first spread of a deadly outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. “The boy who tested positive for Ebola in Kasese yesterday passed on last night …

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MTN Group launches Africa’s first artificial intelligence service for mobile money

MTN Group has launched Africa’s first Mobile Money (MoMo) artificial intelligence service or “chatbot”. The chatbot went live in Ivory Coast in May and will be rolled out across MTN’s MoMo footprint in the next few months. The artificial intelligence mobile money “assistant” enables customers to engage with MTN’s MoMo …

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Rwanda to Open Katuna Border

Authorities in Rwanda have indicated that they will open Katuna (Gatuna) border post to heavy trucks starting today June 10 until June 22. The border post was abruptly closed on February 28, 2019 leading to a souring of relations between Uganda and Rwanda. The re-opening of the border, however temporal, …

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Uganda Police Buys 21 Billion Plane to Transport Delegates and Staff

Uganda Police Buys 21 Billion Plane to Transport Delegates and Staff

The Uganda Police Force has purchased a state of the art P180 Avanti EVO 11 Plane from an Italian Aeroplane Manufacturer called Piaggio Aerospace. The Plane was delivered at Entebbe Airport on Wednesday by Piaggio Aerospace Engineers and they handed it over to the Assistant IGP Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzeeyi. …

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Campaign to Have Kaveera Free Martyrs Day Kicks Off

Campaign to Have Kaveera Free Martyrs Day Kicks Off

A campaign that started out with just three partners, NBS Television, The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and VIVO Energy Uganda, rallying people to abandon single-use plastics (kaveera) has turned into a national affair. The Tuve Ku Kaveera drive has this year seen the Catholic Church, Anglican Church and Century …

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MTN Shuts down the Gaga Wednesday Promo

MTN Shuts down the Gaga Wednesday

Many had become so used to the Gaga Wednesday promo at its start that majority weren’t even Buying Normal Data Bundles Anymore. The “Kakensas” got wind of a trick that could enable you stay connected even after the 3 day Grace Period This got MTN lots and lots of subscribers …

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Bobi Wine arrested in Zimbabwe

People Power founder, singer and Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, alias Bobi Wine’s invitation to attend the Zimbabwe opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) conference turned into nightmare after he was arrested by security personnel. The singer who had been invited by MDC chairperson Nelson Chamisa as a key …

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Kenya upholds law Against gay sex

Kenya’s High Court has ruled against campaigners seeking to overturn a law banning gay sex. The three judges rejected claims that the colonial-era law violated the new constitution, which guarantees equality, dignity and privacy. The penal code criminalises “carnal knowledge against the order of nature” – widely understood to refer …

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Time Masters (U) Ltd Bows to Pressure, Returns Enslaved Girl from Saudi Arabia

Time Masters (U) Ltd Bows to Pressure, Returns Enslaved Girl from Saudi Arabia

Labour Companies have in the past few months been under the spotlight for taking Ugandans to work in the middle east countries and after abandoning them entirely to their “masters” That was the case with Nakiyemba Rashida, the girl seen on Facebook imploring authorities to repatriate her from Saudi Arabia …

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