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Speaker Kadaga condition worsens as she is airlifted to Nairobi

The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Rt Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaaga has regained life after a team of doctors at Nakasero Hospital teamed up for the battle to save her life before being airlifted to Agha Khan hospital in Kenya.

Information coming on Whisper Eye desk , a team of Nakasero hospital doctor indicates that Kadaga condition was worrying although the situation was under control however the Kamuli district legislator was still in danger.

Bullets, teargas at striking taxi operators, five arrested in Entebbe

Monitor

Police in Entebbe fired live bullets and teargas canisters to disperse angry taxi operators in Kitooro Taxi Park protesting against payment of Shs6, 000 to the operators association per route. 
Mr Ismail Kalungi, a taxi operator said they have been paying the said fees but no receipt is issued.

“Today (Friday), a group of people invaded us forcing us to pay the money. They also impounded some of our taxis claiming that the owners had defaulted. As we insisted, the scuffle ensued and we started fighting them back until police led by the officer in charge Entebbe police station ASP James Mwesigye with the help of military police had to fire bullets and teargas to disperse the angry operators,” said Mr Kalungi.

Uganda Airlines pilots to earn Shs 42m per month – Minister

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The pilots of the much-awaited revived Uganda Airlines will each earn at least Shs 42 million every month while their co-pilots will receive a monthly payment of Shs 38 million. The money will be in addition to allowances the pilots and co-pilots will be entitled to for every hour in flight.  

The revelation was made by Works minister Monica Ntege Azuba during an interaction with parliament’s Budget Committee, which is reviewing a supplementary expenditure request of Shs 770.2 billion.   

MP Ssebunya admits how Museveni gave one cow to every NRM MP sole project

Nansana Municipality legislator Robert Kibirige Ssebunya has revealed how National Resistance Movement (NRM) Members of Parliament (MPs) were given a com each from a government farm after passing a sole candidature motion at Kyankwanzi.

Ealy this week MPs from NRM Parliamentary caucus passed a resolution making Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the sole candidate for the ruling NRM.

People Power roast MP Kivumbi over his selfish remarks on Mao

Social Democratic Party (SDP) secretary general Mr. Henry Lubowa has bluntly attacked Butambala MP Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi over his allegations against DP president Norbert Mao that Mao was paid by Mr. Museveni to appear on the Presidential ballot in 2021 to weaken People Power candidate Bobi Wine.

Lubowa has accused MP Butambala for being ignorant of the operation of People Power and the DP block who innovated the ‘One 2 One’ formula which is aligned to defeat Mr. Museveni and his National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidates.

Mayor Kagimu organises people power crusade for Mp Nambooze downfall

Mukono incumbent mayor Mr Fred Kagimu popularly known by his business name Fesitino has organised a leaders crusade at Festino City in Mukono to plan for Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze Bakireke’s downfall.

Democratic Party (DP) leaders in greater Mukono district are to attend the crusade today 23rd March 209 at DP head quarters which doubles as fesitino . Reports indicate National party leaders lead by PG Norbert Mao ,Ag. SG Mr. Siranda Blacks and other top DP / people power leaders are to attend.

6 perish in Luwero fatal accident -Police

Six people have been confirmed dead when a taxi heading to Kampala from Luweero registration number UAU 526A collided with a lorry registration number UBB 030D last night at around 11pm.

The accident happened at Lukomera village, Luweero Sub County on Kampala-Gulu Highway.

Museveni’s Minister for Trade asks for a third term, Hilderman is my son

Whisper Eye Reporter

Uganda Minister for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives who doubles as Mawokota MP Hon. Ann Amelia Kyambadde has declared to stand for a third term.

Amelia speaking to Mpigi residents at Kammengo sub County during the celebration of the district Women’s day yesterday day, she called upon all Mpigi residents to support the developments in the district to fight poverty.

Amelia said that she is still doing whatever possible to see that Mpigi residents benefit from government programs mainly those in Mawokota North, thus asking the votes to give her more time to accomplish her programs.

ISIS territory ‘100 percent eliminated’ in Syria


The US Defense Department said on Friday that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ( ISIS) no longer holds any territory in Syria, according to a White House spokeswoman.

US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan briefed President Donald Trump as he was travelling to Florida on Air Force One, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

Rwandan court convicts 15 on terror-related charges


A Rwandan high court on Friday sentenced 13 people to five years and two others to ten years in jail after convicting them of belonging to extremist groups including al Shabaab and Islamic State and providing them support.

The court in Rwanda’s southern Nyanza area acquitted 25 others after the prosecution failed to prove their involvement in extremist acts.

SDA Church Christians beat up their bishop


The leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church in Uganda has condemned the attack and assault of the Western Field Bishop Samuel Mwebaze by a group of Christians.    

Bishop Mwebaze who is nursing injuries, was assaulted in his office on Moldina Street in Fort Portal on Tuesday, by a group of Christians from various SDA churches in Kabarole District. 

US: Mueller concludes Russia probe, delivers report to Barr


US Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency, entangled Trump’s family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president’s closest associates.

The report, still confidential, marks the end of Mueller’s probe but sets the stage for big public fights to come. The next steps are up to Trump’s attorney general and Congress, as well as potentially the federal courts. 

Christchurch mosque attack victims laid to rest in mass burial


At first, the victims of last week’s Christchurch mosque attacks went to their graves in ones and twos.

From Wednesday onwards, bodies were slowly released from coroners to relatives eager to say a final goodbye to their loved ones.

Las Vegas; sex trafficking ;’What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas’


Survivors of the illegal sex trade say the city’s culture and high rates of homelessness give traffickers the advantage.

The first time Angela* was sold for sex, she wasn’t looking for work.

Sudan’s Gen Bashir cuts jail term for violations to state of emergency

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has cut the maximum jail term for violating the country’s state of emergency from 10 years to six months as protesters staged rallies against his rule Thursday.

Deadly protests have rocked Sudan since December, and Bashir imposed a nationwide state of emergency on February 22 to quell the demonstrations seen as the biggest challenge to his three-decade rule.

Rwanda asks Rwandan students studying in Uganda to start afresh

Observer Team

Rwandan students who were studying in Uganda have reportedly been asked by Rwandan universities to start afresh because the “curricula are different in the countries.”

Diplomatic relations between Uganda and Rwanda soured late last month when Rwanda closed its borders to Ugandan goods and traders and also blocked its nationals from crossing into Uganda. Among those directly affected are students and traders from both countries.