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Chinese ‘Ivory Queen’ Yang Fenglan jailed in Tanzania


Tanzania has sentenced Yang Fenglan, a Chinese businesswoman nicknamed the “Ivory Queen”, to 15 years in jail for smuggling hundreds of elephant tusks.

Yang was accused of operating one of Africa’s biggest ivory-smuggling rings, responsible for smuggling $2.5m (£1.9m) worth of tusks from some 400 elephants.

Fake tycoon SK Mbuga’s wife arrested

Reports on Whisper Eye desk indicate the wife of controversial jailed SK Mbuga Ms Angella Vivienne Chebe who is wanted in Sweden on a case of defrauding 53m Krona (about UGx Shs20.9billion) from her Swedish boyfriend Sten Heinsoo, has been arrested and is being held at Katwe Police Station in Kampala.


The controversial couple has been in such troubles since their massive wedding in Kampala , Ms Chebet’s arrest comes only one week after her husband was extradited to Denmark.

Truck overturns in Mukono town:7 Boda boda bikes smashed


A truck load of poles overturned within Mukono town smashing boda bodas which were parked at the stage.

 The driver of the truck suffered a broken arm and leg and was rushed to the nearest  hospital while the tunman jumped off the truck.

MTN CEO deportation linked to Museveni foiled Coup

MTN Uganda CEO Wim Van Helleputte has been deported over allegations that he masterminded a flopped coup against President Museveni last week. Intelligence has revealed that Mr. Wim has worked with a team of MTN employees and other external forces to undermine and help to overthrow Museveni’s government.

Exclusive : A lady sues Hajji Kamoga of property consultants over harassment

A young lady Ms Kenganzi Gloria has filed a civil a suit at Kampala High Court saying the proprietor of Kamoga Property Consultants Hajji Kamoga Muhammed called her a prostitute that she sleeps around with men statements she said was published in Whatsapp Groups of Family of Lords and KIU LAW 2016 containing 90 and 160 members respectively.

A sweet looking young girl said that on 13th January 2019 with full Knowledge the Kamoga Property Consultants owner made such statements aware that are false ,maliciously and grossly defamatory .

Full Text: Erias Lukwago releases late Greenland bank boss Dr Kiggundu dossier

TESTIMONY OF DR. S.I.KIGGUNDU IN CRIMINAL CASE NO. 718 OF 1999

UGANDA GOVERNMENT Vs. DR. S.I. KIGGUNDU

My name is Suleiman Ibrahim Kiggundu. My curriculum vitae is herewith attached.

I hold a BA (Hons) in Economics from Makerere University, a Master’s of Science in Development Economics from Strathelyde University, a Masters of Arts in Mathematical Economics from Purde University, and a Doctorate in Economics from Boston University. I specialized in Development Economics and in money and finance in my doctoral studies at Boston University. I am therefore familiar with how money and finance can enhance development.

Facebook toughens political ad policies in India ahead of election


Facebook Inc is toughening up the rules governing political advertisements in India to create more transparency ahead of the country’s general elections due before May, the social media giant said late on Thursday.

Users will see political advertisements with “published by” and “paid by” disclaimers, the Menlo Park, California-headquartered company said in a statement.

Venezuela shifts oil ventures’ accounts to Russian bank


Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA is telling customers of its joint ventures to deposit oil sales proceeds in an account recently opened at Russia’s Gazprombank AO, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters on Saturday.

PDVSA’s move comes after the United States imposed tough, new financial sanctions on Jan. 28 aimed at blocking Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s access to the country’s oil revenue.

Uganda ministers clash over sex curves tourism

Minister of Ethics and Integrity Fr Simon Lokodo has attacked the State minister for Tourism, Mr Godfrey Kiwanda over a beauty pageant dubbed ‘Miss Curvy Uganda’ that he on Tuesday launched to select sexy curvaceous women.

According to Kiwanda, the curvy and sexy Ugandan women should be added to the list of tourism products to attract tourists.

Amama Mbabazi and other tycoons ask for 300bn before COSASE over bank illegal closure

Former prime minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, tycoon Amos Nzeyi and retired justice George William Kanyeihamba are among the shareholders who are appearing before COSASE committee to testify against bank of Uganda on the controversial closure of their defunct National bank of Commerce(Bank ya Abakiiga).

The team appeared alongside with a team of their lawyers who included Severino Twinobusingye and Fred Muwema.

Kenya decide to lift ban on Uganda poultry imports

The deadly bird flu that led Kenya to place a ban on Ugandan poultry products has now been controlled, paving the way for the lifting of the embargo.

Livestock Principal Secretary Harry Kimutai says Uganda has submitted the report on eradication of the disease to World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Social Media tax payers fall to 6.8m as 1. 7 Billion is lost

By URN

The number of internet subscribers who paid the social media tax reduced from 8.04 million in July 2018 to 6.84 million people, according to a quarterly report by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC).

The amount of money collected from Over The Top-OTT tax commonly known as social media tax equally reduced from Shs5.6 billion in July to Shs 3.9 billion at the end of September, according to the report. 

Hacker steals sensitive data from Uganda govt website

By Daily Monitor

The recent hacking into the External Labour Information Management System at the Ministry of Labour was the work of an insider who intruded into the system to steal sensitive external recruitment information and documents, sources familiar with the operations told Daily Monitor. 
Sources said the hackers took valuable information about export labour recruitments and a number of other sensitive documents from the site.

 
The ministry’s online system to vet labour export companies, confirm availability of jobs and counter human trafficking crashed mysteriously.
The automated system; The External Employment Management Information System, is a component of a broader labour management information system and labour market information analysis system developed by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development recently. 

Uganda to arrest more MTN alleged spies

Uganda police has revealed that it is still following up some individuals of MTN Uganda who had a hand in trying to destabilise the security of the country.

The warning comes after the deportation of the three senior managers of MTN Uganda on charges of espionage on behalf of a foreign country.

The suspects included an Italian, French and a Rwandan who were all shown exit last week by security and immigration department at Entebbe International airport.

Zari Ex Diamond pleads with Tanzania to mark his wedding day as a public holiday


Diamond pleads with Tanzanian government to mark his wedding day as a public holiday

 Diamond Platnumz has always been known to be the type to go above and beyond for the woman of his dreams.

The Bongo star set the bar high when he pleaded with his government to make his wedding day a public holiday.

Norfolk police ‘shocked’ at car driven without front tyre


Police said they were “shocked” to find a car being driven erratically on a major road was missing a front tyre.

The driver was stopped on the A11 near Wymondham, Norfolk, by officers in the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team (NSRAPT) on Saturday.

The vehicle was missing its front right-hand tyre.