Author: Namwanja Peter

world news
Golden toilet by Cattelan to be installed at Blenheim Palace

A palace is a fitting place for a throne, and there will soon be a gold one at Blenheim Palace. An 18-karat gold, fully-functioning toilet is to be installed this autumn, and visitors in need of a comfort break will be able to use it. Made by artist Maurizio Cattelan in 2016, it will be […]

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international news
Boeing plane jets into Florida river with 143 on board

Officials said, with terrified passengers all safely evacuated to shore from the stricken jet’s wings. The plane carrying 143 people including crew from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba slammed into shallow water next to a naval air station in Jacksonville after a hard landing that saw the plane bounce and swerve down the runway, passengers said. […]

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EAST AFRICA NEWS
Muslims asked to watch out for the moon in the evening of Saturday

The Director of Sharia, Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC), Sheikh Yahaya Ibrahim Kakungulu on Friday called upon Muslims across the country to look out for the moon during the evening of Saturday 4th May 2019. If the moon is sighted on Saturday evening, it means fasting shall start on Sunday, May 5. Failure to sight […]

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world news
Student held racist promposal sign. Now he’s banned from the prom

A student at an Ohio high school is apologizing for a racist promposal sign that got him banned from prom. Promposals are supposed to be fun. They are not supposed to be racist. “If I was black I’d be picking cotton but I’m white so I’m picking u for prom,” read a Clear Fork High […]

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Premier League
Billy McNeill funeral: Sir Alex Ferguson among mourners for Celtic legend

Sir Alex Ferguson and Kenny Dalglish are among mourners paying their respects at the funeral of former Celtic captain and manager Billy McNeill. The ceremony is held at a church in Glasgow city centre, before the funeral procession makes its way to Celtic Park, where it is thought thousands of fans will pay tribute to […]

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international news
Royal baby: Prince Harry cancels Amsterdam trip amid due date rumours

The Duke of Sussex has cancelled his trip to Amsterdam, where he was due next week, amid furious speculation around his baby’s due date. Prince Harry’s foreign visit was announced on Wednesday and ramped up rumours around when Meghan was going to give birth to their first child. Buckingham Palace had said he would be […]

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african sports
“We will not kneel to ask a player to return” – Rohr coy on Victor Moses Nigeria return

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr discloses he is ready to welcome Victor Moses back to the national team but insists he will not ‘kneel’ to have him rescind his retirement decision. The 28-year-old called time on a six-year international career after the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia. With Nigeria making an 18th appearance at the 2019 Africa Cup […]

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Champions League
Liverpool petition to ban Messi from second leg for Fabinho ‘punch’ passes 3,500 signatures as fans insist ‘he is most protected in world’

MORE than 3,500 fuming fans have signed a petition calling for Lionel Messi to be banned for the Champions League second leg against Liverpool. The Argie superstar, 31, netted twice – including a stunning late free-kick – to hand Barcelona a 3-0 win  on Wednesday. But in winning the set-piece, some Reds supporters claim the five-time Ballon […]

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world news
Local election results: Brexit backlash a mere blip compared to what is coming for main parties

Labour and the Conservatives have been hit by a Brexit backlash, while the Liberal Democrats, Greens and independents are enjoying a Brexit bounce. On a night of town hall turmoil in the local elections, broadly speaking Labour have done badly in the pro-Brexit north of England and better in the pro-Remain south. For the Tories it’s the […]

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international news
Islamic State: What the CIA will be looking at in the Abu Bakr al Baghdadi video

The leader of one of the world’s most notorious terror groups had been rumoured to be dead, after IS’s defeat in Baghouz, eastern Syria, last month. Now, after his first appearance since he declared a caliphate from the pulpit of a mosque in Mosul in summer 2014, intelligence experts will be poring over the images […]

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