MTN Marathon Gulu Run Attracts 3,000 as Uganda Police Win Big


  Elite runners set off after the start of the 10KM run On Sunday morning, the erstwhile quiet town of Gulu came alive courtesy of MTN Uganda as the newly paved Kaunda Grounds played host to a crowd of 3,000 plus as the second leg of the MTN Marathon Series came to Northern Uganda’s most famous town. Participants await instructions from the course lead It was a spectacle to behold as runners young and old from as far as Adjumani, Amudat, Apac, Arua, Kitgum and Lira came to take part in…

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Museveni, warns youth against extravagant life while sending off his Uncle


President Museveni ,First Lady Janet and Speaker Kadaga (L) attending the burial of his uncle Mzee Eriya Riisi in Nyakibungo, Kashari in Mbarara district President Yoweri Museveni has challenged Ugandans and the youth in particular to appreciate the goodness in keeping their culture and heritage in the face of modernity in order to sustain the stability of their cultural traits. “Africans have a challenge of keeping culture and combining it with modernity without picking what is relevant. People are too quick to behave like those in the western world. Although…

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The breast cancer awareness month


Breast cancer is a common and widespread non communicable health concern for the society, increasing burden over the health care sector expenses. In sub Saharan Africa , current reports reveals an increasing number of breast cancer cases diagnosed in ages 35-49 years with many presenting at advanced late stage disease. Average incidence rate for sub Saharan Africa including Uganda and northern Africa estimates about 25 per 100000 women population mostly presenting in advanced stages requiring different modalities of treatment simultaneously with less cure rate. To address the challenge of reducing…

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Kids Of Africa Marathon To Benefit Gov’t Schools With No Toilets By Peacock Kaweesa

Aba Kids of Africa mu kutongoza emisinde gyaabwe ku wooteri ya Sheraton mu Kampala.Ekif-FRED KISEKKA.

By Peacock Kaweesa Four government schools  with  no  toilet  facilities  to benefit from  this year’s charity  marathon scheduled  for  the 14th Oct 2018 and  organized by the Kids Of Africa children’s  home off  Entebbe road These public schools include Kigero primary School, St Paul Bulenga, St Kizito Namagonde and Bugiri public school all located in Katabi town council. This  year’s  charity run  is  aiming at collecting  over  one hundred and seventy million shillings (shs170m) to  construct  different  toilet facilities  in  government aided schools. The Kids Of Africa Deputy Director Florence …

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Government bans ministers treatment abroad

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All patients, including Members of Parliament, who require taxpayers’ money for lifesaving treatment abroad, will soon have to look elsewhere for funds after Cabinet resolved to compel public officials who need specialised care to seek the required services from a private facility on Entebbe Road. Ms Enrica Pinetti, the chairperson of the Italian-based Finasi Company, is in the process of setting up a specialised high-tech hospital at Lubowa on Entebbe Road with the backing of government. Cabinet on Monday heard that the facility will have specialised units, modern equipment and…

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More than 100 die in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

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The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 100 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with searches to find scores of more people feared drowned. The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers — double the ferry’s capacity — when it capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island on Thursday, according to reports on state media. Witnesses reached by AFP said the ferry sank when passengers rushed to one side to disembark as it approached the dock.…

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cholera epidemic strikes again in Zimbabwe

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Sixty-year-old Emma Zhakata winces, struggling to hold back tears as she relates how her husband, one of 32 cholera victims in Zimbabwe, died within hours of falling ill. She never suspected her 69-year-old husband, Wonder Zhakata, would die suddenly after complaining that he felt weak and was suffering stomach pain. After she rushed her husband to a clinic, he was led to a tent to wait for treatment among patients suffering from cholera. She never saw him alive. “That was the last time we were allowed to see him… When…

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UBL Collects over 400 units of Blood in donation drive

A UBL Staff donating blood in Luzira (3)

Kampala–The national blood bank has been boosted with 433 units of blood following a successfulweeklong blood drive championed by Uganda Breweries Limited in partnership with Uganda Blood Transfusion Services (UBTS). This was in response to an appeal for safe blood in country. The drive which was also aimed at raising awareness and collecting blood for the Uganda Blood Bank was held from Monday, September 3rd to Saturday, September 8th 2018 at five locations: Nakawa Market, Uganda Breweries Portbell, Luzira Market, Kireka Market and Mukono Market.   Rhona Arinaitwe Uganda Breweries’…

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MTN Nyege Nyege Festival ends on a high

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Earlier this year, MTN Uganda unveiled a three year sponsorship deal to support the promotion of East Africa’s largest music festival, promising to grow it from strength to strength. From Thursday 6th September to Sunday 9th September 2018, over ten thousand revelers packed Nile Discovery Beach in Jinja to experience the MTN Nyege Nyege music festival which ended on a major high .    Set on a magical background along the shores of the longest river in Africa at the source of the Nile, revelers could not resist the urge…

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INTERVIEW: Victoria University Seeks to Reduce Unemployment Rates through Producing Best Skilled Graduates


            Vice Chancellor – Dr. Krishna N. Sharma Victoria University is one of the top and fastest growing Universities in Uganda and standing out as a centre of academic excellence in the region. Started operation in 2010, the university offers fresh and intellectually stimulating environment that nurtures critical thinkers. our own reporter of xpresstimes an online newspaper caught up with the university Vice Chancellor – Dr. Krishna N. Sharma and below are the excerpts of our interview with him about new developments at the university,…

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