Rwanda making preparations to take children removed from UK

Hostel in Kigali building football pitches and providing outdoor toys for any children flown to the country A hostel that has been leased by the Rwandan government to house asylum seekers from the UK is making preparations to accept children. The Hope hostel in Kigali is building outdoor facilities that will include football pitches, basketball…

Russia denies dept default, blames Western financial agents.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 0838 EAT on Tuesday 28th June 2022. Russia’s finance ministry asked foreign bondholders to speak directly to those withholding their payments. Russia has rejected claims that is has defaulted on its external dept for the first time in more than a century, telling investors to go to Western financial agents for…

MK Publishers Boss Body will arrive in 2 weeks.

By George Asiimwe & E K Benj – Updated at 0740 EAT on Monday 27th June 2022 A family member on Sunday night during a special service at the home of deceased MK Publishers Mr Majwega Samuel Musoke said that his body will arrive in the country in 2-3 weeks time. The business community is…

War in Ukraine: Missiles hit targets across country as G7 rallies over Russia

Dozens of Russian missiles have struck targets across Ukraine, with the capital Kyiv enduring the heaviest barrage in months. A Kyiv apartment block was destroyed, killing at least one and wounding six others including a seven-year-old girl.  Ukraine says 14 missiles were fired at the Kyiv region on Sunday, but the strikes extended far beyond…

MPs order Arua officials investigated for paying salary to 15 ghost staff.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 2255 EAT on Sunday 26th June 2022. The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee – Local Government has directed three top Arua district officials be investigated for paying 15 ghost staff and causing the government financial loss. They are the chief administrative officer (CAO) Jude Mark Bukenya, principal human resource officer…

6 police officers arrested over Bebe Cool, Capt Namara saga.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 2245 EAT on Sunday 26th June 2022. At least six police officers from Ntinda police station have been arrested in regard to the incident involving renowned local music artist, Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool and one Captain Namara from the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF). Trouble started at City…