UWECs Flagship Chimp Zakayo’s Legacy Lives On in Entebbe

By Titus Kakembo During his life, everyone who lived in Entebbe or visited UWEC and never saw Zakayo missed the symbol of the area. Not so long ago after his death, Zakayo’s name remains part of the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) as memories are still fresh with this celebrity chimpanzee somersaulting to impress visitors. As the leader of the group, he received young ones salvaged from poachers and helped assimilate them into his family. He raised his biological offsprings and adopted many whom he showed the ropes in the…

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WATCH: Dubai Police Arrest Nigerian Celeb Hushpuppi in a Billion Dollar Money Cyber Scam

DailyNewsUG Foreign News Correspondent, Dubai: A gang of 12 fraudsters involved in a cyber scam has been arrested in Dubai, Dubai Police said on Thursday. Those arrested include well-known Instagram personalities Raymond Abbas (Hushpuppi) and Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka Woodbery. They were arrested with 10 other suspects on allegations of fraud involving millions of dollars. Dubbed “Fox Hunt 2”, the operation revealed a hidden online fraud network that was committing crimes outside the UAE, including money-laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, criminal impersonating, scamming individuals, banking fraud and identity theft. Police said…

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Tanzanian Mine Owner Becomes Overnight Billionaire After Discovery Of US$ 3.3m Gemstones

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, A Tanzanian mining boss has earned more than 7.74bn Tanzanian shillings ($3.35m) after workers at his operation in the southern African country found the two largest tanzanite gemstones ever recorded. The two dark violet-blue gemstones, each about 30cm long and 10cm thick, were discovered by miners employed by Saniniu Laizer in a mine in the north of the country. “There will be a big party tomorrow,” Laizer, from Simanjiro district in Manyara, told the BBC. “I want to build a shopping mall and a school. I want to…

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Kenya’s Coronavirus Deaths Hit 132 as Cases Soar To 5,384

DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Another two Covid-19 patients have died in Kenya as of Thursday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 132, the Health ministry said. A total of 178 people tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi said Thursday. Nairobi is leading with 100 cases followed by Kajiado with 21 cases. Other counties that reported new cases on Thursday are Migori (17), Kiambu (16), Busia (8),  Mombasa (7), Machakos (4) and Nakuru (2). Uasin Gishu, Kericho and Taita…

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