Category: world news

Academics
Kyambogo to host the first African leather and leather products conference 2019

Kyambogo University in collaboration with Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute is planning to host the first Academic and Practical Skills Inter-university Show for Africa Leather and leather products. The event will promote sense of creativity, innovation and invention among the participants […]

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Business
Uganda’s growth forecast to rise – IMF

IMF confirms in a statement that Uganda’s economic growth to gain momentum in a recent forecast, while the progress on social indicators is still mixed and poverty reduction has stalled. The economy expanded by 6.1 percent in FY17/18, supported by improvements in the services sector and a pick-up in the agriculture sector. The supportive monetary […]

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Technology
Shocking Facts: World’s first website still online

The first website created was info.cern.ch, and it is still online. It’s a basic HTML site, and the page contains a few lines of text. The page was written with the help of the first version of HTML. Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. While working at CERN, he wrote the code […]

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Entertainment
Rapper “Rich the Kid”robbed at Hollywood recording studio

Rich the Kid, 26, was one of several men targeted and his bodyguard was severely pistol whipped, according to police. Reported the ABC News. A man who was seen running away from the studio fired several shots before escaping in a car, said one eyewitness. “He took out a gun, he fired six shots into the […]

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Crime
UCC suspends Daily Monitor over Kadaga “witchcraft” story

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the communications sector regulator has Wednesday, February 6 ordered Monitor Publications to cease Online publications effective today. Ibrahim Bbossa, the head of Public relations at UCC has confirmed the development. According to dated February 6 latter to Monitor Publications also copied to Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, UCC Executive Director […]

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Entertainment
Black Panther bags the top prize in SAG Awards 2019

Black Panther has won the top film award in at the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, putting it in strong contention for an Oscars win this February. Reported The Guardian. Congratulations to the cast of Marvel Studios’ #BlackPanther for winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a […]

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Africa
Zimbabwe Pastor arrested for selling tickets to Heaven

Sunday 13th January 2018 A Pastor in Zimbabwe was arrested together with his wife for allegedly selling tickets to heaven. Pastor Tito Wats told thousands of people that it was Jesus who appeared to him, then gave him tickets to sale to people especially sinners so that they could also enter heaven. “I don’t care […]

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Opinion
Social Media: Should Social Media Be Held Responsible For The Atrocities And Deaths It Facilitates?

Not a week goes by without another tragic story of how social media directly facilitated the injury, death or suffering of someone in the world. Earlier this month a young female child was sold in South Sudan using Facebook to increase the bidding price, while two months ago a false rumor spreading on WhatsApp in Mexico led […]

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Technology
Sci-fi plane with no moving parts takes first flight

The first ever “solid state” plane, with no moving parts in its propulsion system, has successfully flown for a distance of 60 metres, it does not rely on fossil fuels to fly. Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) said The plane uses technology featured in the cult sci-fi fantasy series, and scientists say […]

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Africa
Video: Opposition MPs removed from Parliament after refusing to stand up for president, Zimbabwe – video

Police in Zimbabwe have forcibly removed some opposition members of parliament after they refused to stand up for President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Parliamentary speaker Jacob Mudenda on Thursday asked the opposition members to leave the chamber, accusing them of disrespect. When they refused, he called in the police and scuffles ensued. Opposition MDC party spokesman Jacob […]

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