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Wednesday, December 28th, 2016



By Kiyimba Bruno Fish price this time round is expected to stay at the normal prices after fishermen coming back from villages over the Christmas season. This was a statement issued by the head of Mulungu Landing site in Munyonyo Mrs Daisy Mabeere as she met the press over the reason as to why the fish was both scarce and highly priced during the Christmas period. Mrs. Mabeere says that during the Christmas period, most of the fishermen had gone to their villages to see their beloved ones, whichRead More

Rwanda Lowers Key Repo Rate to 6.25%

Rwanda’s Monetary Policy Committee has  reduced the key repo rate to 6.25 percent from 6.5 percent, after leaving it unchanged since June 2014. This is the lowest bank rate within the East African Countries. Recently the Bank of Uganda (BoU) also reduced the Central Bank Rate (CBR) to 12 percent in December 2016 from 13 percent in October 2016, according to a Monetary Policy Statement issued to the press by Professor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Governor Bank of Uganda. while the Kenya Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) retained the Central Bank Rate (CBR)Read More

Kenyan Police Tighten Security at Parliament as Senators Debate -Law Changes

Kenyan police tightened security in the capital, Nairobi, as senators debated contentious amendments to the nation’s electoral laws ahead of a presidential vote next year. The Senate is discussing changes approved by the National Assembly last week that allow for alternatives to biometric voter identification and the manual transmission of poll results. The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy, Kenya’s main political opposition group, says the amendments may enable the ruling party to rig the ballot. The speaker directed the chairman of National security to investigate under what circumstances police cameRead More

The Ruins of Kansaga’s Casablanca in Photos

Wide spread fire has taken over Casablanca bar and Restaurant, one of the top hangouts in Kansanga just near Kampala International University (KIU) on Wednesday morning and property worth millions of shillings have been destroyed. According to Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police ( KMP) Deputy spokesperson, Paul Kangave, the cause of the fire is not yet established and that no person died but property including television sets,sofa sets, chairs, fridges among others have been destroyed. Police fire brigade hurriedly came to stop the fire which had almost taken over the wholeRead More

Mumbere Hearing Set for January 12

The High court in Jinja has fixed the 9th/January 2017 to hear a bail application filed by the jailed Cultural leader of the Obusinga Bwerunzululu Charles Wensely Mumbere. The 64 year old King had listed ill health and advanced age among the ten grounds in his bail application. He applied for bail shortly after being charged with treason before the Jinja Chief Magistrate’s court. This is the fourth time Mumbere is appearing before the Jinja Magistrates court. Chief Magistrate Francis Kaggwa postponed the mention of the case till 9th JanuaryRead More

Makerere University sets dates for reporting of students, exams and graduation

Makerere university has issued guidelines for completion of semester one for academic year 2016-2017 after closure of the university in early November by the president, and graduation for students who completed studies. In a letter signed by the VC Prof. John Ssentamu on Wednesday 28/12/2016, it states that reporting back date for continuing students shall be on the Monday 02/01/2017 whereby lectures will resume immediately to complete semester one. End of semester one Exams will start on Monday 30/01/2017 to Sunday 19/02/2017. Thereafter students will break off for a 1Read More