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Posts Tagged ‘spotlight’

Diaspora Events | Bobi Wine | Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu’s Townhall Meeting in Boston – Saturday 10th February 2018

On Saturday evening February 10th 2018 Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu a.k.a Bobi Wine held a Townhall meeting in opposition stronghold of Boston at the Hilton Hotel Woburn, Massachusetts. The discussions centered around the Sta...


Business | Uganda Telecom (UTL) Bailout | Government Should Have Saved ThreeWays Shipping

By the time protestors dragged Muammar Gaddafi through the streets of Sirte in Libya during the height of the Arab Spring in late 2011, Uganda Telecom Limited (utl) was spiralling from one financial pitfall to another. The then...



OPM Refugee Scandal | Uganda Investigates Allegations of Refugee Aid Fraud

Reuters — The East African country hosts more than 1 million people who fled war in neighboring South Sudan and some 400,000 more from Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo, a massive aid operation that whistleblowers ...



SMW Consulting Engineers | A Solution to Construction and Building Needs For Diaspora Ugandans!

SMW Consulting Engineers — Many of us living in diaspora have either heard or got some remarkable stories to tell about building or trying to build in our motherland, Uganda. As members of diaspora community ourselves, we...


Dual Citizenship Dilemma | The Government of Kenya Deports Politician Miguna Miguna Back to Canada!

A Kenyan opposition politician was charged with treason on Tuesday over the symbolic presidential “swearing in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga, reigniting street protests in which one person was killed.  Two opposit...



Death Announcement | Mrs. Rosemary Lwande Mutahakana Passes On After Battling Breast Cancer in Boston.

Death Announcement — On behalf of the family of Mr. Franklin Mutahakana of World Bank Group, I wish to announce the passing on of Mrs. Rosemary Lwande Mutahakana, which occurred at 2 a.m. on Sunday 4th 2018 at Lahey Hospi...



Real Estate | Universal M. Enterprises Introduces Affordable Housing For Low Income Families in Kampala

Universal Affordable Housing — In recent years, increasing numbers of households using housing infrastructures have moved to the suburbs, following a general trend for minority and low-income families. Suburban residents ...


Police | Maverick DPC Kirumira in dramatic arrest

Police from the flying squad have this morning fired several gunshots while arresting one of their own, Buyende district police commander ASP Muhammad Kirumira. Maverick Kirumira, who was locked inside his house located in Bule...



UNAA Repeat Elections | Mr. Franco Wantsala, Chairman, UNAA Electoral Commission Response to Mr. Monday Atigo – And The Proposed Election Feb 9th – 12th

Executive Committee Mr. Monday S. Atigo Tuesday January 30″ 2018 From: Mr. Monday Atigo,  To: Mr. Franco Wantsala, Chairman, UNAA Electoral Commission Dear Mr. Franco Wantsala, RE: Exclusion of My Name From Any Non U...


Reuters | Chinese-built expressway divides Uganda as debts mount

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Traffic will soar above the muddy swamp between Uganda’s capital and its international airport when a new Chinese-built highway opens in a few months time, but the road itself is mired in controversy...



Al Jazeera | Raila Odinga ‘Sworn in’ As Kenya’s People’s President

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has taken an unofficial oath to be “sworn in” as the nation’s people’s president. Odinga took his oath on Tuesday afternoon, cheered on by thousands of supporters wh...



Hollywood | Daniel Kaluuya, British Born Actor with Roots from Uganda Nominated Best Actor, 2018 Oscar Awards

British actor Daniel Kaluuya who is of Ugandan origin has been nominated for an Oscar Award as Best Actor for his role in the hit horror film Get Out, the Actor whose parents are Ugandan, was born in the UK in 1989 and started ...


The New York Times | In Kenya, and Across Africa, an Unexpected Epidemic – Obesity

NAIROBI, Kenya — As she walks through the alleyways of her poor neighborhood, to a job washing other people’s clothes, Valentine Akinyi weathers the jeers yelled at her: “Elephant, elephant, elephant.” She has gotten us...



Tour & Travel | The Qatar Airways Experience — And Why It Is The Airline to Fly In 2018.

By Ronnie Mayanja — Returning from Uganda to Boston this month I had the opportunity to travel on Qatar Airways, an airline that has been the recipient of numerous travel awards for excellence, and I was excited to see ho...



UNAA Impasse | Clarification on Recent Communication from Mr. Monday Atigo and The UNAA Board Of Trustees

January 19, 2018. Dear Mr. Atigo, I have received your letter dated 18 January 2018 in which you have stated that you have disbanded the UNAA Board of Trustees (BOT) effective immediately, because of an acrimonious stance causi...


UNAA By-Elections 2018 | Repeat Elections For UNAA President and South Pacific 2 Regional Representative – Processes and Procedures!

Voter eligibility — Any UNAA member who was in good standing, in accordance with the UNAA constitution, and had paid or renewed membership no later than 30 days prior to the Miami elections (i.e., by August 1, 2017),...



Contaminated Meat | How chemicals end up on your plate

The Observer — Last week’s crackdown on butchers and fishmongers accused of dousing their meats in inorganic salts and formalin, a preservative for dead bodies, to expand the meat’s shelf life, has resurrected old que...


Travel | Qatar Airways Brings its Award-Winning Qsuite To the U.S. Capital

Qatar Airways kicks off 2018 by introducing its innovative Qsuite on Washington, D.C. flights, making the city the second U.S. destination to offer the innovative new Business Class product. Qsuite features the industry’...



Power Outage | Kenya, Uganda in nationwide blackout

Kenya and Uganda were plunged into darkness on Tuesday evening after large parts of the two neighboring countries experienced power outage. Utility firms in the two nations said they were working to address the problem. “...



Twin Lakes Safari Lodge — The Hidden Gem on the Fringes of Queen Elizabeth National Park

By Ronnie Mayanja — Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) is the most visited of Uganda’s national parks and for good reason. If you plan on taking a safari it is a must see. The 52 crater lakes that surround the area on...


Diaspora Gala 2017 | Fashion designer Stella Atal flying Uganda’s flag higher!

Paris-based Ugandan fashion designer, Stella Atal, has dominated the industry for at least 10 years. A professional artist, painter and self-taught fashion designer, she describes her trade as “wearable art”.  “Profe...






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