Ashinaga’s At Home in the World concert at Ndere Centre sells out

By Mike Ssegawa When a famous director is in charge of a production where performers are from three continents, it is difficult to resist the temptation to be part of the audience. And you guessed it right, tickets for the show “At Home in the World” showing at Ndere Centre tomorrow evening, have sold out. For the past week, performers from Uganda, US and Japan have been working together, learning from each-other and having fun during rehearsals for a production that is aimed at drumming support for Ashinaga’s Africa Leadership Scholarship. The unique collaborative concert will take place on...

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A fusion of modern and traditional dance festival returns at National Theatre

By Watchdog reporter  “Even with drumbeats, banana leaves dance” That is the pennon theme African proverb reportedly motivating the upcoming #BataloDanceFestival  set for this weekend at The National Theatre in Kampala. The Festival is scheduled for the  27th and 28th of August with  a workshops, performances, talks and competitions in dance styles from hip hop to Bakisimba fusing traditional with modern dance. The festival welcomes dancers and spectators of all kinds, with tickets available at the gates at only 10k. This festival concludes another year of monthly workshops and regional dance exchanges with dancers from around East Africa as...

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Rwanda recruits musicians to popularize Paul Kagame’s life presidency in Tubonga nawe style

By Watchdog reporter In Uganda it was Tubonga nawe. In Rwanda, artists are promoting the hashtag #whychangethewinningteam? Ugandan musicians early this year ran into trouble when their core support base in Kampala and its surroundings protested their praise singing for President Museveni which led to his reelection. The so called Tubonga Nawe artists have consequently suffered an economic nose dive, and are only putting up a brave face to look strong. Others have literally apologized to the fans. However, the brothers and sisters in the same trade in Rwanda don’t have much to fear as no one will protest...

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Acholi leaders tell Museveni: We still need you as president

By Watchdog reporter President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday met a delegation of leaders from Northern Uganda at his country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhuura district. The 17-man delegation of NRM Sub County Chairpersons from Northern Uganda’s districts of Gulu and Omoro lead by Northern Uganda vice chairman Sam Engola told the president they still needed him as president of Uganda. The Secretary of the Sub-County Chairpersons, Ms. Christine Olok, who presented the memorandum of the delegation, saluted President Museveni for maintaining security in the country. She said that they are pleased to note that the President has put in place...

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Police to charge with reckless driving officer who knocked Besigye supporter

By Watchdog reporter The man who believed to have knocked a Kizza Besigye supporter in Kampala has been paraded by police on Monday. Police are to prefer reckless driving charges on him. However, there is no complainant lodged against the man who was paraded by Andrew Felix Kaweesi just hours after being announced new police spokesman. “We finally have the culprit. The process took long because the process of gathering the evidence was complex. We had to crosscheck all our vehicles and then also analyze the video,” Kaweesi said. Police’s Professional Standards Unit is said to have arrested the...

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