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As it happened: Uganda Today - Monday April 15

By Yvonne Turahiriwe

Added 15th April 2019 09:00 AM

City lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi has dragged the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe to the High Court over purported delayed age limit verdict.

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City lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi has dragged the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe to the High Court over purported delayed age limit verdict.

ROLLING NEWS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

Presented by Yvonne Turahiriwe

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6:34 pm

Good evening!

That is all we had for today folks. 

(Just getting here, remember to scroll down for earlier updates)

A quick reminder of our inspirational quote today: 

"Sometimes we are tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths" - Lydia Sweatt

Adios!

 


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6:12 pm

Uganda to host club licensing seminar 

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that Uganda will host the club licensing seminar that will attract 26 countries across the continent.
 
The four-day seminar will start on 22nd of this month at Serena Hotel and will be fully funded by CAF.
 
FUFA licensing committee chairman Ivan Bayige says the participants will be divided into two groups and each country will be represented by two representatives.
 

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5:55 pm

Easter Monday, What is it about?

Easter Monday is the last day of the holiday celebrations before work starts again.
 
Easter Sunday is the day when Jesus emerged from the tomb after his crucifixion, proving (for Christians) there is life beyond death.
 
Easter Monday has religious significance, because it is the day after Christians believe the messiah returned to earth.
 
The holiday is prominent mostly in Catholic circles. For those in the Eastern Orthodox Church, Easter Monday, also called Bright Monday or Renewal Monday, is the beginning of Bright Week.
 

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5:30 pm

Use digital transactions to fight money laundering -experts 

Government has been urged to amend the Anti-Money Laundering Act to limit cash transactions and promote digital transactions.

A financial Intelligence expert, Samuel Wandera, who also doubles as the Director of International Relations and strategic Financial Intelligence Authority says, the move will ease tracking of financial sources to curb money laundering.

 irector of nternational elations and trategic inancial ntelligence uthority amuel andera hoto  credit ilfred anya Director of International Relations and Strategic Financial Intelligence Authority, Samuel Wandera. (Photo credit Wilfred Sanya.)
 
 
 

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5:00 pm

Age limit: Mabirizi drags Chief Justice to High Court 

City lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi has dragged the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe to the High Court over purported delayed age limit verdict.
 
In an application lodged at the Civil Division of the High Court, Mabirizi is seeking an order compelling the Chief Justice to immediately deliver the age limit verdict or give him reason why it has not yet been delivered within 60 days as required under the law.
 
The Chief justice is being sued in his capacity as the administrative head of the judiciary and the Supreme Court together with the Attorney General, William Byaruhanga.
 
 
 


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4:30 pm

Have you thought about using plastic tiles to beautify your home?

Tiling a house is one thing that comes at a cost but also gives your house a good look that you might have longed for.
 
Much as there are different types of tiles on the market, whatever type one goes for, should be intended to add beauty and style to their home.
 
Isaac Mutyaba, a businessman, who is constructing his home has already invested in plastic tiles as he believes it will satisfy his flooring needs.
 
He notes that much as his house is at the roofing level when it gets to flooring, he will simply place concrete then have the plastic tile placed on his floor.
 
“I saw this at a friend’s place and I loved it. The look was seemingly good that I couldn’t believe it was a plastic tile. Mixed with stone and other ingredients, it works well,” says Mutyaba.
 
 ngineers demonstrating how the tile is being installed icture by tella aigino Engineers demonstrating how the tile is being installed. (Picture by Stella Naigino)

 

 (Read full story here)

 


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3:45 pm

Four held over murder

Police has arrested four suspects  in connection with the  murder of Arot Gorette, a female adult aged 25, a resident of Namugongo which occurred on 14 April 2019 near Nsambya Police Barracks.

The  arrested are  Hawumba Harriet, (19 years) student of Cavendish University, Senabulya Wycliffe (23 years), Kalyango Watson Davis (22 years) and Seremba John Julius (22 years).

The victim had been in a relationship with Senabulya Wycliffe (the suspect) and they had one child together.

The suspects are detained at Kabalagala Police Station.

  


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3:30 pm

Exchange rates update  (Bank of Uganda)

Currency Buying Selling
USD (Opening) 3,736.58 3,746.58
USD (Mid) 3,735.42 3,745.42
USD (Closing)    
GBP (Mid) 4,888.65 4,901.74
EUR (Mid) 4,211.29 4,222.57
KSH (Mid) 36.97 37.07
     
TSH (Mid) 1.61 1.62

 

2:50 pm

Scientists unveil 'first' 3D print of heart with human tissue, vessels

 

Scientists in Israel unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels on Monday, calling it a first and a "major medical breakthrough" that advances possibilities for transplants.
 
The heart, about the size of a rabbit's, marked "the first time anyone anywhere has successfully engineered and printed an entire heart replete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers," said Tel Aviv University's Tal Dvir, who led the project.

(Photo credit: AFP)

 

 (Read full story here)

 


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2:42 pm

She Cranes start training for Netball World Cup

New Vision's Mayiga Muzamilu

The National netball team, the She Cranes start training today at Lugogo in preparation for the netball world cup due in July in Liverpool.
 
A team of 20 players was summoned last week and 18 of them are expected to turn up for today’s training. Mary Nuba and captain Peace Proscovia who plays in England will join the team later.
 
Uganda Netball Federation Vice President ,William Bwambale says any kind of assistance is welcome. 
 
 

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2:26 pm

Two killed by stray elephants

Oyam residents of Nora village in Juma parish Kamdini sub county in Oyam district are mourning the death of two people who were attacked and killed by stray elephants over the weekend.

The deceased have been identified as Dorcus Awino, a 29-year-old mother of two, who was seven-months pregnant at the time of the incident, and a 14-year-old pupil of Aber Primary School, identified as Daniel Oryang.

 

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 (Read full story here)

 


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2:07pm 

Registration of fire arms underway

 


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1:50pm 

EC gets sh110b for 2021 elections


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1:25pm 

Funeral service for Nabagereka's father  at Namirembe Cathedral

New Vision's Miriam Namutebi

 

 abageraka ylvia agginda and dith amirumu uswata at the funeral service at amirembe athedral hoto credit iriam amutebi Nabageraka Sylvia Nagginda and Edith Namirumu Luswata at the funeral service at Namirembe Cathedral. (Photo credit: Miriam Namutebi)
 
 
 

 


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1:00pm 

Lunch time break 

Here is a healthy way of taking your meals

Zainah Kiconco, a nutrionist in Wakiso, says 2pm and 3pm is too late for a lunch meal. A healthy lunch meal is one with a balanced diet.

To achieve that, have 2-3 cups of salads or vegetables.

Kiconco says people ignore salads and vegetables when having a meal yet they are very important, especially for digestion purposes.

Part of your lunch meal should be protein-rich foods.

These include fish, beans and chicken.

But to have a balanced meal to push you through the afternoon, carbohydrates should also be included too.

 

 

 


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12:25pm 

Judiciary commissions video conferencing system

New Vision's Betty Amamukirori 

The Judiciary is commissioning the video conferencing system in Buganda Road Court and Luzira prisons for the hearing of cases without having to transport prisoners to court.

Earlier last year, the judiciary also launched a similar system to help in the hearing of cases such as rape and defilement in the high court.

 
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10:35am 

Pine murder case to be heard today

The High Court is resuming today hearing of business woman Dona Katusabe's murder case against pine car bond boss Muhammad Ssebuufu.
 
 
Today Justice Anglin Ssenoga  will  sum up all the evidence to the court assessors who will in return give her their opinion on whether to convict or acquit the accused persons.
 
 
Sebuufu is charged alongside eighht others  for the murder of Katusabe.
 
 
Its alleged that Katusabe was kidnapped from her home at Bwebajja and was driven to pine car bond in the city centre where she was tortured for having failed to clear her debt until she met her death.
 

 

 
The proprietor of pine car deport on Lumumba Avenue Kampala, Muhammad Ssebuwufu, leaving the High Court after a hearing of the murder case against him and seven others.  (File Photo)
 
 
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10:15am 

Sudan protesters demand 'immediate civilian' rule

 
Sudanese protesters on Sunday demanded the country's military rulers "immediately" hand power over to a civilian government that should then bring ousted leader Omar al-Bashir to justice.
 
Thousands remained encamped outside Khartoum's army headquarters to keep up pressure on a military council that took power after ousting Bashir on Thursday.
 
The organisation that spearheaded the protests against Bashir, the Sudanese Professionals Association, called on the council "to immediately transfer power to a civilian government".
 
The SPA also demanded the next "transitional government and the armed forces bring Bashir and all the chiefs of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS)... to justice".
 
"The Sudanese Professionals Association calls on its supporters to continue with the sit-in until the revolution achieves its demands," it added.
 
The military council later held a press conference at which its spokesman did not respond to the protesters' latest demands. Instead it announced the appointment of a new intelligence chief.
 
Earlier the military council met with political parties and urged them to agree on an "independent figure" to be prime minister, an AFP correspondent present at the meeting said.
 
"We want to set up a civilian state based on freedom, justice and democracy," a council member, Lieutenant General Yasser al-Ata, told several political parties, urging them to agree on the figures to sit in civilian government.
 
The protesters have insisted civilian representatives must join the military council.
 
A 10-member delegation representing the protesters delivered their demands during talks with the council late Saturday, according to a statement by the Alliance for Freedom and Change umbrella group spearheading the rallies.
 
The foreign ministry urged the international community to back the military council "to achieve the Sudanese goal of democratic transition".
 
It said council chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan was "committed to having a complete civilian government and the role of the council will be to maintain the sovereignty of the country".
 
Talks between protest leaders and Sudan's new rulers were followed Sunday by a meeting between Washington's top envoy to Khartoum, Steven Koutsis, and the military council's deputy.
 
Mohammad Hamdan Daglo, widely known as Himeidti, told Koutsis "about the measures taken by the military council to preserve the security and stability of the country," the official SUNA news agency reported.
 
Himeidti is a field commander for the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) counter-insurgency unit, which rights groups have accused of abuses in the war-torn Darfur region.
 
Burhan talks the talk 
On Saturday, the military council's new chief General Burhan vowed to dismantle Bashir's regime, lifting a night-time curfew with immediate effect.
 
He also pledged that individuals implicated in killing protesters would face justice and that protesters detained under a state of emergency imposed by Bashir during his final weeks in power would be freed.
 
Burhan took the oath of office on Friday after his predecessor General Awad Ibn Ouf stepped down little more than 24 hours after Bashir's ouster.
 
The United States, Britain and Norway said Sunday it was time for Sudan's military rulers and other parties to hold talks over the country's transition to civilian rule.
 
"This must be done credibly and swiftly, with protest leaders, political opposition, civil society organisations, and all relevant elements of society, including women," the embassies of the three countries said in a statement.
 
Tens of thousands of people have massed non-stop outside the army headquarters since April 6, initially to urge the military to back their demand that Bashir be removed.
 
Burhan comes with less baggage from Bashir's deeply unpopular rule than Ibn Ouf, a former defence minister and longtime close aide of the deposed president.
 
But while celebrating the fall of both men in quick succession, protesters remain cautious.
 
Protest leaders say their demands include restructuring the country's feared NISS agency, whose chief Salih Ghosh resigned on Saturday.
 
On Sunday night, the council announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Abu Baker Mustafa as the new head of NISS in a televised announcement in which it also announced the sacking of Khartoum's envoy to Washington Mohamed Atta.
 
 Saudi, UAE support 
The newly formed 10-member transitional council contains several faces from Bashir's regime.
 
On Saturday evening, the new military ruler named NISS deputy head Jalaluddin Sheikh to the council, with Himeidti as its deputy head.
 
"Himeidti was part of the crimes that happened previously, but at least now he is on the side of the people," said Mohamed, a protester outside the army headquarters who gave only his first name for security reasons.
 
Key regional power brokers Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have voiced support for the transitional council. 
 
Sudan is part of a UAE and Saudi-led military coalition fighting Iran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen.
 
But Qatar, which wielded some influence over Bashir's regime before Khartoum joined ranks with Riyadh in Yemen, has remained silent on the protests. 
 
The gas-rich country is locked in a nearly two-year-old diplomatic standoff with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.
 
 

(Photo credit: AFP)

 

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10:00am

Rastoon

Parliament has attacked the lands ministry for selective issuance of land titles and eviction of wetland encroachers


 

 
 
 
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9:35am

Palm Sunday

The holy month started yesterday. Many Christians around the country thronged various churches  to celebrate Palm Sunday.


(Photo credit: Wilfred Sanya)

 

 (Photo credit: Wilfred Sanya)

 

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9:25am

Having a safe and healthy Easter

 

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8:30am

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 Inspirational quote


Sometimes we are  tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths - Lydia Sweatt

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8:16am

Good morning

It's a cold and wet Monday morning. Let's get started with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

I am sure the warmth will make all the difference. It's pretty cold here I am sure  it is as well where you are.

But then, let's hit the day!

 



 

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