PLANE WHICH CRASHED IN DR CONGO MONDAY HAD REFUELED AT UGANDA’S ENTEBBE AIRPORT

KAMPALA, Dec 31 — A passenger plane which crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday is not a Ugandan aircraft although it had earlier refueled at Entebbe Airport near here, a Ugandan aviation official says. The Antonov 26 twin-engined turboprop aircraft, registered as 4L AFF, crashed within minutes of take-off from Bujumbura […]

FUNERAL INSURANCE BUSINESS HEATS UP IN UGANDA

An NNN-New Vision Special Report by Faridah Kulabako KAMPALA, Dec 31– Competition in the funeral insurance business in Uganda is heating up as funeral management companies jump into a domain hitherto dominated by traditional insurance companies. As the business death becomes lucrative, A-Plus Management, a funeral management company, was the first to launch its product, […]

Museveni unhappy with Muslim killings in the country

President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to combat the increasing cases of murder that have claimed several Muslim clerics. His remarks come in the wake of police investigations into the murder of Sheikh Dactoor Abdu Kadir Muwaya, the leader of the Shia Muslim Community in Uganda who was shot dead at his home in Mayuge district […]

Spurs shone brightest in 2014

Paris. The NBA’s defining moment in 2014 was supposed to be the San Antonio Spurs return to championship glory, but that was before the Donald Sterling saga took on a life of its own. With the perfect blend of youth and experience, the Spurs dismantled the Miami Heat in one of the most lop-sided finals […]

Use all possible means to put an end to Muslim killings

The recent heinous murder of Muslim leaders, Shiekhs Muwaya in Mayuge and Bahiiga on Entebbe Road, Wakiso, exposes a possible political pattern. And killingscarry the hall marks of Al Qeada and its equally nefarious side kicks, the Allied Democratic Front and Al-Shabab. In Iraq, Al-Qeada and ISIS routinely target Shiite religious and political leaders. For […]

Why are foreigners being issued National IDs?

I would like to register my disappointment and dissatisfaction with non-Ugandans being given National IDs. I went to pick up my ID recently but got the shock of my life when I saw Congolese also lining up to pick up theirs. I personally know these fellows and I know that they are Congolese but what […]

Bulls beat Pacers for 7th straight win

Indianapolis. Jimmy Butler scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds and the Chicago Bulls held off a late rally to beat Indiana 92-90 Monday for their seventh consecutive NBA victory. Spanish star Pau Gasol added 20 points while Derrick Rose contributed 17 despite 5-of-20 shooting for the visiting Bulls, who improved to 22-9, two games […]

Calm tensions among Muslims

The Uganda Police Force should calm the raging tension among Muslims in the wake of killings of their leaders in Kampala and Mayuge District. Already, counter accusations have been traded, risking to fire up the suspicions. Worse, some names have been mentioned in the killings of Sheikh Mustafa Bahiiga, shot dead at Bwebajja mosque on […]

Sheikh Bahiiga killing: Why Protestant, Catholic chieftains should lose sleep

After a break of some months, another Muslim cleric, Sheikh Mustafa Bahiiga, was slain on Sunday at the Bwebajja Mosque on Entebbe Road. There was a time in 2012, especially, when Muslim clerics were being killed virtually every two or so months. This didn’t make sense because Ugandan Muslim leaders, even radical ones, are generally […]

Six arrested as police raid mosque in Kampala

KAMPALA. Police have arrested six people who raided and took over a Tabliq led Mosque at Plot 30 William Street in Kampala. According to eye witnesses, a group of able bodied men raided the Masjid Noor, which was constructed in 1947 with the aid of some police officers and broke into it closing all the […]

Man killed as guard shoots at suspected ATM fraudster

A 40 year old man in Iganga town was shot and died shortly after being admitted at the Jinja Regional Referral Hospital following an incident in which a security guard on duty at Stanbic Bank Iganga Branch attempted to shoot at a suspected ATM fraudster. The deceased identified as Jamada Kakuku, a special hire cab […]

Police close William Street Mosque

Police on Wednesday morning closed Masjid Noor Mosque along William Street, Kampala amid rising anger and allegations that a section of Muslims from another faction have taken over the mosque. Police and security officers led by Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Mr Haruna Isabirye have also deployed at the Mosque to ensure security. This follows allegations […]

Who should facilitate police to carry out investigations?

After almost seven months since we reported a burglary at my parents’ home, the police have finally apprehended a prime suspect. Through the excruciatingly long process of evidence-gathering, one thing that has become evident to me is that the Uganda Police Force is not facilitated well enough to handle complicated cases. As complainants, we paid […]