Uganda misses out again as Pope Francis appoints five new CARDINALS, only ONE in Africa

By Watchdog reporter Uganda will not get a new cardinal in the near future as Pope Francis makes fives people princes of the church, the most prestigious title most priests can reach, away from the papacy. Uganda with four archbishops including Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala, Paul Kamuza Bakyenga of Mbarara, Odama John Baptist of Gulu and Emmanuel Obbo of Tororo. However, none of these was named among the five new cardinals by Pope Francis who was here in 2015. According to the National Catholic Register, the cardinal-designates will be elevated to the College of Cardinals at a consistory...

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St Mary’s Kitende students badly fail Makerere law pre-entry exams, only 9 out of 100 passed this year

By Watchdog reporter Students from the best school in Uganda, St Mary’s Kitende, according to Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) results of the previous year, miserably failed in the simple pre entry examinations set by Makerere University before one qualifies to join its law course. The school owned by sports administrator Lawrence Mulindwa, has been left naked after a decade of suspicion that its students were not exactly passing on their own. St Mary’s Kitende is always competing for honours among the best schools in O and A levels in the country. Most students that made the list are...

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How Generals Henry Tumukunde, Kale Kayihura personal differences are compromising Ugandan security

By Lawrence Kazooba Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde has not left anything to imagination that he has a personal problem with the police force led by his comrade in arms Gen Kale Kayihura. For almost a year, Tumukunde has not missed an opportunity to highlight how the police and particularly its head, Kayihura have failed to do their work professionally. He is like a man on a mission to pin point whatever his adversary does wrong, using every platform available! Gen Tumukunde is right on one thing though; police is not where Ugandans want it to be. That fact not...

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Museveni’s spokesman accuses Kenya Airways staff of stealing his property

By Watchdog reporter Losing luggage while travelling is not uncommon, although, airlines usually explain that the luggage could have been delayed or was mistakenly put on a plane headed elsewhere. Responsible airlines usually trace that luggage and bring it to the owners. However, cases of airline crew opening luggage of passengers and get away with their property (read steal) are unusual. On Thursday morning however, the spokesman of the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni had an unusual rant on his Facebook page. Mr Don Wanyama posted, “There is always some apprehension when boarding Kenya Airways. But then I remembered reading...

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Tycoon Bitature: I learnt business from Sudhir, Mukwano, Karim Hirji

By Namugerwa Martha Mr Patrick Bitature, the Chairman of Simba Group and the Honorary Consul of Australia in Uganda is a respected businessman in his own right and what he says about business is something worth paying attention to. Recently, Bitature was interviewed by Urban Television and he shared the journey and tips that has made him reach the top of the business ladder. Bitature who chairs several boards in Uganda said that he was inspired and has learnt a lot from Indian businessmen in Uganda. He named renown business people such as Ali Mohamed Karmali aka Mukwano, the...

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