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Uganda offers to pay Shs 500bn UTL liabilities to attract Buyer

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Government has offered to waive all the liabilities held by Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL), as one of the attempts to attract a buyer for the company. This is according to two people, who are familiar with the search.

This means that the government will be responsible for up to Shs 500 billion of liabilities that UTL had at the time it sunk into administration two years ago.  The new investor will only have to invest to overhaul the network because it is obsolete.  

North Korea tests weapon with a powerful warhead , Kim celebrates

Meanwhile, North Korea says it has test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon”.

A report, carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), gave few details but said the weapon came fitted with a “powerful warhead”.

This would be the first public weapons test since talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump ended without agreement.

Samsung’s folding phone is reportedly breaking after just a few days’ use

Some of Samsung’s brand-new folding smartphones, which are due to be sold for almost $2,800 each, appear to be breaking after being used for only a couple of days.

A number of journalists who received the phones to review before their official launch said the Galaxy Fold screen started flickering and turning black before completely fizzling out.

Two engineers drown at Isimba dam:dam spirits to blame


Two engineers have drowned at Isimba dam in Kayunga District.

The deceased were employees of the DIVETEPH Uganda Limited that was contracted to clean and maintain the turbines.

Boeing CEO’sorry’ for lives lost in 737 MAX accidents


The pilots on board Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 battled the plane’s automated flight control systems for almost the entire duration of the six-minute flight, according to a preliminary report into the crash obtained by whisper eye media team on Thursday.

The captain and the first officer struggled as the Boeing 737 Max 8’s systems, designed to prevent the plane stalling, repeatedly forced the nose of the plane down. For nearly six minutes, the report shows, the pilots worked through a series of procedures to try to regain control of the plane.

UCC backtracks on UBC radio take over by parliament

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Parliament has been told it cannot take over a Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) frequency, 98.0 but can use the broadcasters station to run its own content. 

According to communications regulator, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), parliament can produce the programs, and then UBC’s Red Channel station will host the programs. The station will be made to become an exclusive channel for parliament. Early last month, MPs were told that parliament had finally acquired a frequency to run its own radio station. 

Ugandan Uber driver arrested for reportedly raping woman in USA

An Uber driver of Ugandan origin has been arrested and charged with two counts of rape stemming from an alleged sexual assault that occurred near the Hatch Shell in Boston, according to Massachusetts State Police.


Law enforcement received the report of the incident around 1:15 a.m. Saturday morning, and an investigation by authorities led to the arrest of the driver, Daudah Mayanja, 37, of Waltham.

Samsung launches flagship Galaxy S10 series

The launch of the Galaxy S series smartphones coincided with the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy family since the first Galaxy S mobile phone made its debut a decade ago.

South Korea’s top smartphone manufacturer Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Wednesday officially launched its flagship Galaxy S lineup of smartphones at its Unpacked event in downtown San Francisco.

U.S. lawmakers say Boeing 737 MAX 8 grounded for at least ‘weeks’


U.S. lawmakers said after a briefing with the acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday that Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes will remain grounded for “weeks” at a minimum, until a software upgrade could be tested and installed in all of the planes.

FAA Administrator Dan Elwell told reporters on Wednesday the software update will be ready within a couple of months after regulators around the world grounded the plane following a second fatal crash in the 737 MAX 8 since October.

Online activists are silencing us, scientists say


Scientists researching treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome say they face online abuse and harassment. Some are leaving the field. It’s a ‘new normal,’ they say, and patients may lose out.

The emails, tweets and blog posts in the “abuse” folder that Michael Sharpe keeps on his computer continue to pile up. Eight years after he published results of a clinical trial that found some patients with chronic fatigue syndrome can get a little better with the right talking and exercise therapies, the Oxford University professor is subjected to almost daily, often anonymous, intimidation.

Ethiopia crash pilot had in-plane issues, victims mourned


The Ethiopian Airlines pilot whose jet crashed killing 157 people had reported internal control problems, the firm said on Wednesday, as it prepared to send the black boxes to Europe from a disaster that has rocked the global aviation industry.

The still unexplained crash, which happened just after take-off from Addis Ababa, followed another involving a Boeing 737 MAX in Indonesia five months ago that killed 189 people.

Boeing 737 MAX 8 groundings spread across the globe


British authorities were the latest to ban or ground the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft on Tuesday in the aftermath of the fatal crash of a plane of the same type in Ethiopia on Sunday.

China and Indonesia have grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by their airlines, Singapore and Australia have suspended operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in and out of their airports and Ethiopian Airlines has grounded its MAX 8 jets.

Full Text: President Museveni’s speech at the Africa Now summit 2019

  • Your Excellencies, Heads of States and Governments,
  • Rt. Hon. Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament,
  • The Chief Justice,
  • Their Excellencies the Heads of Delegations,
  • Rt. Hon. Prime Minister,
  • Hon. Ministers, 
  • Hon. Members of Parliament,
  • Distinguished Delegates, 
  • Ladies and Gentlemen.

THE LEADERSHIP NEEDED TO CATALYSE AFRICA’S TRANSFORMATION

Uganda assembled buses to cost 400M UGX

Metu Zhoungtong Industries, the company that is assembling buses in Uganda, has disclosed that its vehicles will each cost at least Shs400 million.

Mr. Metu Katabazi, the director of Metu Zhountong Industries, said the buses assembled in Uganda will be cheaper than the imported ones and urged the government to protect the local industry.

“Our buses assembled here will go for at least Shs400m but our people are still importing buses from abroad. We now need protection from the government because we will make loses if people leave buses here and import,” said Katabazi.

China orders its airlines to suspend use of Boeing 737 Max aircraft: media

China’s aviation regulator has ordered domestic airlines to suspend their Boeing 737 Max aircraft, Chinese media outlet Caijing reported on Monday, following a deadly crash on Sunday of a 737 MAX 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines.

Citing industry sources familiar with the matter, Caijing said domestic airlines, which operate some 60 such airplanes, had received orders from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and halted their use on Sunday.

Tension as Rwanda launches satellite in orbit

OneWeb, a UK based global communications company, has successfully sent its first six initial satellites into low-earth orbit, one of which is expected to provide broadband internet to remote schools in Rwanda.

Billionare Richard Branson of Virgin Group, top managers of Soft Bank of Japan, Airbus leaders, and other several dignitaries, including French ministers were in presence to witness the launch of OneWeb’s initial satellites.