The First Ugandan Miss Uganda Was A Mukiga

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Miss Joy Lehai Kanyarutokye was the first Miss Uganda with both parents Ugandan. This was in 1968. She was the daughter of Dr. Norman Kanyarutokye from Kabale district. Dr Norman Kanyarutokye was a pioneer Doctor who was among early practitioners of Western-style healthcare in Uganda. In 1967 Ugandans set out on a quest to search for the Ugandan girl with the perfect balance of beauty and brains. Interestingly the winner of the 1967 beauty pageant wasn’t of Ugandan ancestry, she was actually British! Miss Salmon as she…

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Financing of New CITIES deferred as MPs Demand Enabling Law

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Dokolo South MP, Felix Okot Ogong, speaks during the House sitting on Thursday 6 August 2020Posted on: 06 Aug 2020 Parliament has rejected a move by Finance State Minister, David Bahati, to provide finances for running newly approved cities in the country through a motion and instead demanded for a substantive amendment to the Appropriation Act. Minister Bahati had brought a motion for a resolution of Parliament authorizing Government to transfer funds initially appropriated for municipalities to be given to the newly created cities. “There is urgent need…

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POST- COVID19 Victoria University NEW Fees Structure UNVEILED

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Victoria University Kampala, a leading state of the art University in Uganda has this week unveiled reduced Tuition Fees. The move comes after several complaints from students and parents affected by the damaging economic impact of COVID-19. Schools and universities in Uganda all shut their doors to stem the spread of the disease and set up distance learning to continue the academic year. The Kampala road based varsity management has reduced fees structure on all courses by 50% for existing, returning students and new students going forward.…

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“Cash Madam” Dorothy Shonga facing LIFE: Charged with Money Laundering & Fraud

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Police have arrested Entrepreneur and Socialist Dorothy Shonga, who owns D.C Brand Cloud, a local branding and marketing company, popularly known as ‘Cash-Madam’ after being implicated in bootleg deals at Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA). Police arrested Shonga on Tuesday following investigations that she was given a contract of supplying golf shirts. Socialite and “self-made” multi-millionaire Dorothy Shonga is facing a potential life sentence if found guilty having been charged with money laundering and fraud this morning over the MERAgate scandal together with her partner, Collins Magalasi.…

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Local Private Enterprise Charts Course to Increase Food Production in Buikwe District

By DailyNewsUG Regional News Correspondent, Pandemic-related restrictions mean there’s interest in boosting local food initiatives in the country and the COVID-19 pandemic is cause for new initiatives to increase its local food supply. Food insecurity is a critical problem affecting about 6.3% of the households in Uganda, with about 21% of the remaining households on the brink of becoming food insecure due to poverty, inequality and drought-related extreme weather events. Until recently, studies have shown that the semi-arid areas of Uganda experience food insecurity more than other parts of the…

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‘Minister of Education Minister Right to Support e-Learning’- Dr. Krishna N. Sharma

By Dr Krishna N. Sharma |OPINION|EDUCATION| Higher education training institutions across the country were excited to know that the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) finally released guidelines for adoption of an emergency Open, Distance and E-Learning (ODeL) system during COVID-19 pandemic.  It is also applauding of the First Lady and education and sports minister Mrs Janet Museveni, gave the go-ahead for online teaching to enable the higher institutions of learning to offer learning during the current lockdown. Though a few institutions had already engaged their students in teaching and learning…

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World’s Rarest Gorillas Spotted with Babies in Dense Nigerian Forest

By Aisha Salaudeen, |DailyNewsUG| In a rare sighting, conservationists have captured new images of the world’s rarest gorillas with several babies in southern Nigeria. The Cross River gorillas were spotted in the dense Mbe Mountains in Cross River state by a camera set up by the Wildlife Conservation Society. The subspecies is critically endangered and at one point only about 300 were known to be alive within the mountainous area in Nigeria and Cameroon, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The most endangered gorilla subspecies in the world has been sighted in southern…

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Real Madrid WIN LaLiga Title as Los Blancos dethrone Barcelona

By DailyNewsUG Sports Correspondent, Real Madrid have won LaLiga the 34th time in their history after beating Villarreal 2-1 on Thursday night. Zenedine Zidanes side needed only two points from their final two fixtures to seal the title from rivals Barcelona, but managed it at the first time of asking with their win at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano. Having trailed Barca by two points prior to the coronavirus-enforced shutdown, Madrid have been in impeccable form since, winning 10 matches in a row to claim the title with one round…

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‘At AC Milan, I am President, Coach & Player’ Zlatan IBRAHIMOVICH after Juventus Win

By DailyNewsUG Sports Correspondent, #DailyNewsUG Zlatan Ibrahimovic was back to his old self on Tuesday, both on and off the pitch. The evergreen 38-year-old led an unlikely AC Milan comeback against Juventus, helping to turn a two-goal deficit into a 4-2 win. Milan has enjoyed an impressive resurgence since Serie A returned following the coronavirus postponement and is now second in the form table, behind only Atalanta. However, its poor form earlier in the season means fifth place and a Europa League spot are the height of its aspirations — but…

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Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool: Klopp Suffers 1st League Defeat by Gunners

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said his side “have to learn” after the champions’ hopes of setting a new Premier League points record ended as they suffered only their third defeat of a stellar campaign at Arsenal. Jurgen Klopp’s side – who will receive the trophy after the game with Chelsea at Anfield next week – needed to win all of their remaining games to eclipse the tally of 100 points set by then champions Manchester City two seasons ago. And they looked on course when Sadio Mane gave Liverpool a fully deserved…

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