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Father of 100 who finds pleasure in more kids and wives

A 94-year-old Uganda who has over hundred children still wants to give birth to extra kids, saying he finds pleasure in that. Nulu Ssemakula according to the Daily Monitor has married new four wives with his youngest wife aged 24 years. Ssemakula’s youngest child is 10 months old and he wants to have more. Currently living with 66 of his young children, some of Ssemakula’s children have grandchildren, making him a great grandfather. Despite the large number of children the Ugandan says he still hopes to have more children and…

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Uganda: Father beats daughter to death over food

Police in Uganda have arrested a father from the Mukono District who allegedly beat his daughter to death for eating his food. The man, Isma Ssesangahe is reported to have been outraged after finding out that his food packed from a party had been eaten by his children. Ssesanga reportedly returned from a neighbour’s party with packed food. He briefly went out of the house and returned around 9pm local time on Sunday. The man then directed the children to bring the food so that he serves them but he…

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Uganda: Woman jailed for feeding step daughter menstrual blood

A Ugandan woman has been jailed two years by a court for forcefully feeding her step daughter menstrual blood. The court in the town of Mukono delivered the judgment on Thursday on the convicts own plea of guilty. The court reduced Annet Namata’s sentence from seven to two years because she pleaded guilty. The judge considered her decision to plead guilty an act that saved court time so had to be lenient on grounds that she is a mother of three children. According to court proceedings, on June 6, 2019…

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Uganda revives national airline, makes first trip in 20 years

Uganda’s national carrier has been revived with the airline making a trip to Kenya for the first time in two decades. Uganda Airlines was first founded in 1976 and but was grounded in 2001 due to financial challenges, corruption and asset-stripping. On Tuesday the airline started commercial operations and has plans to fly to major cities in Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan and Somalia. Cornwell Muleya, a technical adviser at the carrier told Bloomberg that the nation took delivery of two of four Bombardier jets in April. Other jets for the…

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Man loses wife to his pastor who presided over their wedding

A Ugandan businessman is reportedly in distraught after his wife of 26 years left him to be with a pastor that presided over their wedding. The man and his wife have had five children during the period of their marriage. John Kanyua is reported by the Daily Monitor to be shocked that “someone who supported them during their young days and even signed their marriage certificate” could take away his wife. Kanyua said he may have been blindfolded not to spot the pastor’s admiration of his wife, Leah Wambui. According…

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Rwanda, Uganda end hostilities after leaders signed a pact

Rwanda’s Kagame said “The MoU addresses all these matters very clearly and I don’t think we should be picking and choosing what we implement and what we don’t. We are going to address all these problems. By doing that indiscriminately, we will get where we want to be.” “We have agreed on issues that will be implemented between our two countries largely meant to improve our security, trade, and political relations. Uganda is fully committed to enforcing this agreement,” said Museveni. The dispute virtually threatened and impacted cross-border trade between…

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At least nine killed in fuel tanker explosion in Uganda

A fuel tanker explosion on Sunday has killed at least nine people, with several others reportedly unaccounted for. Local media reported that the incident occurred in Kyambura trading centre, Rubirizi District, in western Uganda. A local official Harriet Nabukenya told Daily Monitor that the driver of the fuel truck lost control and rammed into two commuter taxis parked on the roadside. The collision resulted in the explosion with about 40 retail and wholesale shops being burnt. Many residents and traders have reported of losing all their goods and property in…

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Uganda and Zambia reject Huawei spying claims

Uganda has denied allegations it hacked into the encrypted communications of musician-turned-MP Bobi Wine. The Wall Street Journal alleges Ugandan officials worked with technicians from telecoms company Huawei to infiltrate the politician’s WhatsApp chat group, named Firebase crew after his band. It says authorities then “scuppered his plans to organise street rallies” and arrested Bobi Wine and his supporters. Huawei described the allegations as “unfounded and inaccurate”. It also dismissed allegations that its representatives were involved in similar intelligence-gathering operations in Zambia and Algeria. Zambia has also rejected the report. Information…

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Uganda’s Winnie Byanyima secures top job at UNAIDS

Ugandan Winnie Byanyima has secured the top job at UNAIDS, a global body helping to fight the AIDS disease. Byanyima currently heads UK charity Oxfam but has now been appointed as the next executive director of UNAIDS. UNAIDS said in a statement that “Ms Byanyima brings a wealth of experience and commitment in harnessing the power of governments, multilateral agencies, the private sector and civil society to end the Aids epidemic around the world.” She is a former Member of Parliament in Uganda and engineer by training. Ms Byanyima will…

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Uganda: Bobi Wine charged with annoying Museveni

Outspoken Ugandan MP and musician Bobi Wine has been charged with intending to annoy, alarm or ridicule President Yoweri Museveni. He is also charged with possessing fire arm. These charges add to an already charge of treason against him. If convicted, Wine could face life in prison. In 2018 Bobi Wine and his supporters were arrested for masterminding the hurling of stones at the presidential convey during. That alleged incident happened days before a by-election in the northern town of Arua. He was then reported to have been tortured while…

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