KAMPALA, Feb 28 — United States (US) and Australia have contributed US$17.7m (Sh 49.56b) to Uganda to help in resumption of distribution of full- sized food rations to all refugees in Uganda. The donation was announced Friday by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Kampala. According to a statement by the WFP, the […]

EPL: Man City face resurgent Liverpool

Manchester City’s European aenture stalled with a 2-1 home loss to Barcelona and a sizeable speed bump in the shape of a English Premier League trip to in-form Liverpool could all but derail their trophy aspirations this season. Champions City, out of the League and FA Cups, are five points adrift of leaders Chelsea, but […]

Louis van Gaal claims Man Utd have no 20-goals-a-season striker

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has bemoaned the face that he has no 20-goal striker in his squad. Speaking at his press conference ahead of today’s Premier League clash with Sunderland, the Dutchman claimed nobody on his squad was capable of hitting the magical milestone for a top quality striker. According to The Guardian, […]

Liverpool good for share of spoils

Arsenal 2 Everton 0 Only Liverpool rank higher than Arsenal on the current form table. Everton have on the other hand won just one of their last ten Premier League games. This points to an Arsenal victory. Although I expect Everton to give Arsenal a good run for their money, Romelu Lukaku’s indifferent goal scoring […]

Lessons from all this footballing impunity

So Azam TV will have to wait a bit longer before they can broadcast local football. Hardly surprising considering that there are so many claims to those rights, it’s now almost impossible to determine with certainty who owns the right to rent them out. The latest in this incessant saga is actually an irony of […]

URA counting on forwards for progress

KAMPALA. After seeing his team gift the opposition two goals in the first leg, URA coach Alex Isabirye admitted the easier way for his side progress past Madagascan outfit ASSM Elgeco was to outscore their opponents. URA take a 3-2 lead going into today’s Caf Confederations Cup preliminary round second leg against Elgeco with Isabirye […]

Uganda now back to 1980 but without a Museveni

We shall just have to accept it: The socio-political atmosphere in the country is experiencing a sense of apprehension but cannot touch it. There is near unanimity that something is wrong and that things are not working out as would be expected. A Cabinet minister touring a constituency breaks down in tears when she encounters […]

When is a doctor, nurse responsible for death?

In one of the legally enlightened countries, an anaesthetist had a very rough encounter with the law. The encounter arose from the death of a patient the anaesthetist was attending to during surgery. A disconnection of the tube (endo-tracheal tube) occurred during the surgery and the anaesthetist did not notice, for up to 10 minutes, […]

‘The Beast’: Our past must be our future too

My memory is a bit fuzzy on the finer details, but on the whole I do remember my one previous encounter with John ‘The Beast’ Mugabi as having come some 28 years ago. It is not as if we had a meeting scheduled for an interview or any such thing, this was long before I […]

Don’t ignore communities affected by oil exploration

President Museveni visited the Bunyoro oil rich region to commission the 92km road from Hoima town to Kaiso in the Albertine Graben where large deposits of oil have been discovered. He will also go ahead and commission the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of another road from Hoima to Bulisa district, a road leading […]

Kole Woman MP seat race gains momentum

Kole- Kole District Woman Member of Parliament Joy Ruth Acheng seems to be up against it in the 2016 general elections although she remains confident about her chances, insisting that her critics are blind to what she has achieved for the constituency. When this district was carved out of Apac in 2010, Ms Acheng became […]

Ssebuguzi ready to slug it out with rivals in Mbarara

Kampala. Charlie Lubega is credited for having won the National Rally Championship title four times in the modern era. After winning his third title last year, Ronald Ssebuguzi is all out to join legend Charlie, but there is the small matter of starting the season on a winning note. The Mbarara Rally, the traditional season […]

Trophy Derby

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has no fears about facing Tottenham in tomorrow’s Capital One Cup final, despite being on the receiving end of a 5-3 beating at White Hart Lane on New Year’s Day. Courtois, 22, said the outcome of league games would have no impact on the final, but pointed out that Chelsea had […]