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Uganda’s Evelyn Namatovu Kironde crowned second runner-up at this year’s Miss International Contest

Uganda’s Evelyn Namatovu Kironde is the second runner up at the just concluded Miss International Contest in Japan. Namatovu takes the third position at this year’s contest, with the crown ultimately being handed to Sireethorn Leearamwat, the first-ever winner from Thailand. Mexico’s Andrea Toscano was named first runner-up. Namatovu was also crowned as the contestant with the best swim suit at the event that had contestants from 83 countries. It should be noted that  this year’s edition is the biggest turnout in the Miss International pageant’s history. This year’s contest revolved around the theme of love, beauty and peace. Miss International is a Japanese-based international beauty pageant organized by The International Culture Association. The pageant was first held in 1960. …

Ugandan First Black Woman to Visit all Countries Around the World

Ugandan Jessica Nabongo has become the first black woman to visit all 195 countries in the world. Nabongo, whose Ugandan parents emigrated to the United States, was born in the Detroit City of Michigan state. She uses both her Ugandan and American passports. Having started travelling at the age of six, Nabongo who is now 34, made history on Sunday when she arrived in the last country on her list, Seychelles.

Man Fined UGX 600,000 for Abusing Own Son

Kaliro court Grade one Magistrate, Wilberforce Egessa has fined a 29-year-old man, to a tune of UGX 600,000 Uganda shillings for abusing the rights of his 4-years old son. The culprit, Soul Mukunya a resident of Namuningi village in Kisinda sub-county was found guilty of committing the offence on July 31st this year. Court heard that the culprit burnt and beat up the minor for allegedly eating a leftover piece of fish from the saucepan after dinner. The Magistrate consequently asked the culprit to either serve four years or pay a fine of UGX 600 000 for the offence committed. Written by Abubaker Kirunda

Lyantonde Teacher Hunted for Stealing UPE Funds

Police and education authorities in Lyantonde district are hunting for a primary school teacher for reportedly stealing school UPE funds. Fred Mbarebaki, the head teacher of  Lwamawungu Primary School in Lyantonde Rural Sub County, in Lyantonde district  is being hunted for making away with a undisclosed amount of UPE funds. Preliminary police investigations indicate that Mbarebaki who is currently on the run withdrew the money from the school account on the 27th September a day after the Ministry of Education and Sports had deposited the money to the school accounts. Hebert Bachenga, the acting District Education Officer notes that he received reliable information from the school authorities that the head teacher had spent weeks without reporting to school which had sparked tension …

Real estate developers – Ugandan prefer renting houses in city suburbs

By Moses Ndhaye. Real estate developers in Uganda says tenants in Uganda are now preferring to rent houses in city suburbs than renting in the prime residential areas such as Kololo Naguru and Nakasero. The Managing director Knight Frank Judy Rugasira  while releasing the sector performance report for the last six month says the tenants are now opting accommodation in these areas because the prices are lower and the quality of the stock of houses available is newer similar to those in the prime residential areas. She says, in fact most of the tenants opting for this are good caliber people in middle income class . She says this has registered a decline of 5% from 86% to 81% in …