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

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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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Masaka Tycoon’s Wife Pinned Over Killing Hubby

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By PEACOCK KAWEESA Masaka Tycoon Edward Miiro was found  killed from inside his house on the 8th April 2018 by unidentified person with a blood stained cloth tied  around his neck .The money bag was found poisoned and killed from his residential house at Kimaanya village in the town suburbs. The police arrested two persons including the deceased’s wife Joan Nalweyiso and  one Winnie Namaganda also house maid. The duo were arrested and put behind bars after police investigations pinning them down over plotting the fishy move. The killer suspects, since…

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TIDAL and MTN Announce Trailblazing Partnership Bringing Pioneering Music and Video Streaming Service to Millions of Customers Across Africa, Starting with Uganda

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Global music and video streaming platform, TIDAL in partnership with the leading communications operator in Uganda offering mobile & fixed telecommunications, MTN Uganda, have today announced an exciting, first-of-its kind collaboration.   The partnership provides MTN Uganda customers a variety of options for a data-inclusive TIDAL membership as part of their mobile plan to gain access to exclusive high-quality streaming music, videos, concerts and more.   “Africa is a continent that has long been an inspiration for music heard around the world and TIDAL is excited to highlight the vibrant…

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PHOTOS: Here Is What You Missed At Royal Ascot Goat Races


Speke Resort Munyonyo was the place to be on Saturday as The Royal Ascot Goat Races returned on Uganda’s social life calendar. Like in the past, the Royal Ascot Goat Races was big on fashion, food, drinks and a relaxing ambiance fit for a weekend party. The goats actually raced and owners of goats that won their races walked away with prizes. The guests at this years Royal Ascot Goat Races were composed of people from different backgrounds. These included corporates, entrepreneurs, socialites, cultural leaders, media personalities and children. The…

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What You Should Expect At Tomorrow’s Royal Ascot Gaot Races


This Saturday, 25th August, all roads lead to Speke Resort Munyonyo for the return of the much acclaimed Royal Ascot Goat Races after a six year lull. The Royal Ascot Goat Races, which was last held in 2012, was the most popular event on Uganda’s social calendar. This year’s event, according to Sheen Ruparelia, one of the organizers, will bring that amazing experience back with fun-filled activities everyone can participate in. The goat races will entail six races over the course of the day, with each race featuring 10 goats. Many…

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