Ugandans dominate top 10 African trailblazers on the TEDGlobal 2017 list

An Egyptian micro biologist, Ugandan investigative journalist and Zimbabwean standup comedian are among the new class of 2017. Ten of the 21 TED Global Fellows are African, from countries such as Egypt, Uganda, Liberia, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Somalia and Nigeria. Each of these visionaries will deliver a talk at TED Global this August in Arusha, Tanzania joining a growing list of 436 other Fellows from 94 countries around the world. It will be the first time in a decade that TED will be held in Africa. “We choose fellows not only based on their accomplishments so far, but also...

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Photos: Uganda’s Ambassador to Rwanda Richard Kabonero bids farewell to staff of Uganda High Commission Kigali

It has been an emotional day as Amb. Richard Kabonero bid farewell to the staff of Uganda High Commission Kigali. A lot of spoken and unspoken words have been said upon him by both fellow Diplomats and other support of the mission. Both male and female staff shed tears as they bid him farewell. They all applauded him for being a good leader, mentor, advocate for staff welfare, a father figure and above all a good team player. Many failed to speak and others spoke in between sobs. He thanked the team for working together to ensure the mission...

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Movie translator VJ Junior granted bail

On Tuesday, Ethics and Integrity minister Fr. Simon Lokodo ordered for the arrest of VJ Junior accusing him of distributing pornographic content and posting photos of members of Uganda Film Producers Association in a WhatsApp group & referred to them as pigs after a heated conversation

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Teen to sell her virginity to the highest bidder

An 18-year-old girl has put her virginity up for auction through a sinister website that boasts about having doctors who can verify that the girls have not had sex. Kim, who is half Austrian and half German, decided to sell her body through the agency Cinderella Escorts to fund her studies, a flat and a car. Bidding for the 5ft 8in student starts at £86,640 (100,000 Euro), of which 20 percent will go to the agency, according to local media. According to German media, she contacted a specialist escort agency selling virgins for millions with the words: ‘Hello, my name...

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Pigeon ‘arrested’ after being caught smuggling drugs

They’ve been dubbed ‘rats of the sky’, but it seems pigeons deserve far more credit for their abilities than they currently receive. Since the 12th century they’ve been used to deliver messages long-distances – but it seems in the 21st century, the small birds have a much more modern use. Authorities in Kuwait this week caught a bird with a backpack full of ecstasy tablets strapped to its back, in what is believed to be the newest drug smuggling technique used by traffickers, Al Arabiya reports. Pictures of the pigeon after its ‘arrest’ show the the grey bird and the bag...

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