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    EXTRA: Ugandan singer charged with ‘annoying’ the president

EXTRA: Ugandan singer charged with ‘annoying’ the president

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    EXTRA: Henceforth, cows will be issued birth certificates in Uganda

EXTRA: Henceforth, cows will be issued birth certificates in Uganda

The Ugandan government has made it mandatory for farmers in the country to get birth certificates for their cows.Vincent Ssempijja, the country's minister for agriculture, animal industry and fisheries, announced this on Wednesday.The East African reports that the registration is part of requirements for food exportation to European countries so that food can be traced."They want to know where the [...]

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    U17 Afcon: Eaglets qualify for Fifa U17 World Cup, despite draw with Uganda

U17 Afcon: Eaglets qualify for Fifa U17 World Cup, despite draw with Uganda

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets, two-times African champions, have finished as winners of Group A at the ongoing U17 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Tanzania despite a 1-1 draw with Uganda on Saturday.Following Saturday’s draw against Uganda at the Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam, the Eaglets also sealed their place at the 18th Edition of the Fifa U-17 World Cup which will [...]

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    Eaglets to battle Tanzania, Algeria, Uganda for World Cup ticket

Eaglets to battle Tanzania, Algeria, Uganda for World Cup ticket

The Golden Eaglets have been drawn in Group A to face Tanzania, Algeria and Uganda at the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations.The draw was held on Thursday at Mlimani City Conference Centre, Dar Es Salam, Tanzania.The tournament will be held from April 14 to 28, 2019.The semi-finalists will represent the continent at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru.The two [...]

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    Three positives from Super Eagles team fielded against Uganda

Three positives from Super Eagles team fielded against Uganda

Nigeria were held to a goalless draw by Uganda at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Tuesday. Days after securing an automatic ticket to AFCON 2019, coach Gernot Rohr made several changes to the team and many positives that should make an average fan optimistic were evident in the lineup.A youthful sideEven before a ball was kicked, the presence of youngsters such [...]

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    Nigeria vs Uganda: Rohr names starting XI for friendly

Nigeria vs Uganda: Rohr names starting XI for friendly

Gernot Rohr has named the Super Eagles players to face Cranes of Uganda at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta, on Tuesday.The Super Eagles coach made six changes to the squad that faced South Africa at the weekend.Rohr included Semi Ajayi, Daniel Akpeyi, Brian Idowu, Mikel Agu, Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen in his team list.Daniel Akpeyi will be between [...]

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    Mikel Agu, Osimhen return to the fold as Rohr names squad for S’Africa clash

Mikel Agu, Osimhen return to the fold as Rohr names squad for S’Africa clash

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has invited 23 players for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match between the Super Eagles and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.The same group of players will prosecute the friendly encounter against the Cranes of Uganda.Former U17 World Cup-winning forward Victor Osimhen returns after a long time out of the team, with another ex-U17 forward [...]

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    FIBA World Cup: NBBF shelves plan to camp D’Tigers in US, opts for Lagos

FIBA World Cup: NBBF shelves plan to camp D’Tigers in US, opts for Lagos

D’Tigers will begin camping for the FIBA World Cup qualifiers on June 19 in Lagos under the supervision of head coach, Alex Nwora.Chimezie Asiegbu, secretary general of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), made this known to TheCable on Tuesday.The team was initially meant to camp in Buffalo, US, but according to Babatunde Ogunade, NBBF vice-president, after considering all indices, the [...]

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    Uganda introduces WhatsApp, Facebook tax to reduce gossip

Uganda introduces WhatsApp, Facebook tax to reduce gossip

The Ugandan parliament has passed a law that will allow the government impose taxes on citizens making use of social media platforms.The platforms to be covered under the law are Facebook, WhatsApp, Viver and Twitter.Yoweri Museveni, the Ugandan president, had said that the use of these platforms encourages gossip.Under the new law, which will be effective from July 1, affected [...]

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    Air hostess falls off plane in Uganda

Air hostess falls off plane in Uganda

An air hostess sustained serious injuries after falling from an Emirates aircraft's emergency exit at the Entebbe International Airport in Uganda.According to Daily Nation, a Kenyan publication, the flight, EK 730, had just dropped off some passengers at the airport and was preparing for a trip to Dubai when the incident happened.The woman was immediately taken to the hospital. There are [...]

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    Ugandan opposition leader charged with treason

Ugandan opposition leader charged with treason

Uganda's main opposition leader has been charged with treason, days after being arrested for mocking President Yoweri Museveni over the country's recent disputed election.Kizza Besigye was charged at a magistrate court without the presence of his lawyers, justice ministry spokesman, Solomon Muita, said on SaturdayTreason carries a possible death sentence in Uganda.The charges came after the main opposition party, Forum [...]

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    I will report Ugandan election without fear, says Obasanjo

I will report Ugandan election without fear, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who is currently in Uganda as head of the delegation of Commonwealth Observers for the country’s presidential election, says he will report what he sees in the East African nation “without fear or favour”.According to a statement which the Commonwealth secretariat in London issued on Tuesday, the Nigerian leader advised stakeholders in the country to ensure [...]

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    Pope Francis arrives Kenya for first African visit

Pope Francis arrives Kenya for first African visit

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya welcomed Pope Francis at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, on Wednesday, on his first visit to Africa.Kenyan guards also fired 21 gun salute to receive the head of the Catholic Church, while there were numerous messages on the pages of leading newspapers in the country.While delivering his speech, the Pope admonished the people [...]

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    Ugandan court slams $622,000 fine on MTN

Ugandan court slams $622,000 fine on MTN

The fine on MTN group has risen by $622,000 as a commercial court in Uganda ruled that the telecommunications firm pay for sabotaging EzeeMoney Limited.According to an Ugandan newspaper, Daily Monitor, Henry Adonyo, the presiding judge ordered MTN Uganda to pay Shs800m ($239,520) in general damages for loss of business and Shs1.5b ($449,100) to EzeeMoney as punitive damages, saying it [...]

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    Eritrean players ‘refused to go home’ after football match in Botswana

Eritrean players ‘refused to go home’ after football match in Botswana

Eritrea lost on the pitch as well as off it when 10 players from their football team refused to return home after playing a World Cup qualifying match in Botswana.   Botswana progressed to face Mali in the 2018 World Cup second round qualifier after a 5-1 aggregate win over Eritrea following a 2-1 victory in Francistown.But according to the team’s [...]

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    Tara celebrates 14th wedding anniversary with husband Fela

Tara celebrates 14th wedding anniversary with husband Fela

Tara Durotoye, founder House of Tara, and her husband and motivational speaker, Fela Durotoye, are celebrating their 14th wedding anniversary.The day is also Fela’s birthday, which marks a double celebration for the high-profile couple.The beauty entrepreneur shared glowing pictures commemorating their anniversary and also mentioned that their annual getaway will be going down in Uganda this year.Last year, in celebration [...]

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