Articles tagged 'uganda'

Anxious wait for Mighty Warriors 18 September 2018 HARARE - The Mighty Warriors will have to face an anxious wait to see if they can qualify for the 2018 Cosafa Women’s Championship semi-final following yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to Uganda in South Africa. Second half substitute Juliet Nalukenge put Uganda in the lead in the 63rd minute just seven...
Uganda introduces social media tax 2 July 2018 KAMPALA - Millions of people in Uganda now have to pay to use popular social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter as new rules come into force. In late May, the Ugandan parliament passed legislation that introduced a tax on the use of the so-called Over The Top (OTT) social m...
I love Trump for being frank with Africans: Uganda president 25 January 2018 KAMPALA - President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has given a speech declaring his "love" for US President Donald Trump. Earlier this month, Mr Trump was accused of referring to African nations as "shithole" countries during an immigration meeting. Mr Trump has denied making the remarks but US ...
Nyamutsamba salutes Cheetahs 9 October 2017 HARARE - The Zambezi Cheetahs coach Gilbert Nyamutsamba heaped praises on his charges after they fought bravely over the weekend in Uganda to clinch qualification for the Sevens World Cup next year. Nyamutsamba’s charges sealed qualification for next year’s Rugby World Cup Sevens finals to be ...
Zambezi Cheetahs arrive in Uganda 5 October 2017 HARARE - The Zambezi Cheetahs arrived in Kampala, Uganda early yesterday morning ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup Sevens rugby tournament which kicks off tomorrow. Zimbabwe flew out for Kampala just after midnight and in the morning, the squad was already in the Ugandan capital.    “We travelle...
Cheetahs sweat over Mudariki 3 October 2017 HARARE - The Zambezi Cheetahs are hoping captain Hilton Mudariki will be fit to take part in the Africa Cup Sevens rugby tournament which gets underway in Kampala, Uganda on Friday. Mudariki has been struggling with a hamstring injury he picked up in last month's Lusaka Sevens tournament in Za...
Chaos in Uganda's Parliament 28 September 2017 KAMPALA - The motion to remove presidential age limits from Uganda's constitution in parliament is inching forward after several disruptions by lawmakers opposed to the change. Fist fights, chair throwing, heckling and singing have become regular scenes in the house since the age limit motion ...
Zimbabwe ladies aim at Uganda 12 September 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe women cricket team are not entertaining any elements of complacency after posting two wins in two matches in the on-going ICC Women’s World T20, Africa Qualifier in Windhoek, Namibia. A win against hosts Namibia on Saturday and another over Tanzania on Sunday gives the lo...
Sables make four changes 5 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe 15s rugby coach Cyprian Mandenge has made four changes to the starting line-up to face Uganda in Kampala in a Rugby Afrique Gold Cup match this afternoon. The Sables take on the Cranes at the Kyadondo Rugby Club hoping to bounce back from last weekend's humiliating 23-31 home...
Sables safe for now 3 August 2017 HARARE – With only one win from four matches, the Zimbabwe national 15s rugby team will most likely retain their Rugby Afrique Gold Cup status for next season. The Sables left for Kampala last night for Saturday’s final round robin match against Uganda to be held at the Kyadondo Rugby Club. ...
Uganda bans miniskirts for civil servants 5 July 2017   KAMPALA - Public servants in Uganda are facing a strict dress code after the government issued a circular warning them to "dress decently". Female staff have been told not to show any cleavage, wear brightly coloured nails, braids or hair extensions, sleeveless or transparent blouses. ...
Hundreds protest against Chinese traders in Uganda 20 April 2017 KAMPALA - Hundreds of traders in Uganda's capital are protesting what they call unfair competition from Chinese investors operating retail businesses. The protest on Wednesday is backed by Kampala's mayor and other local officials. Many shops in downtown Kampala have been shuttered by their...
Uganda's Museveni promotes son to special adviser role 11 January 2017 KAMPALA - Uganda's leader Yoweri Museveni has promoted his eldest son to become a special presidential adviser in a reshuffle of army commanders. Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has risen rapidly within the military, fuelling speculation that he is being groomed to become president one day. Ana...
Mandenge wants to stay as Sables coach 26 July 2016 HARARE - Cyprian Mandenge still wants to continue as the Sables’ coach but he is unsure whether the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) will keep him in charge of the national team. The Sables suffered another suffered another demoralising 27-34 home defeat to Uganda at the weekend in the 2016 Africa C...
This is a reality check: Mandenge 26 July 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe rugby side’s relegation to the Africa Cup Group 1B at the weekend following the 27-34 home defeat to Uganda is a true reflection of the state of the game according to coach Cyprian Mandenge.    The Sables put in a better show from the first home defeat to Kenya a fortnigh...
Sables relegated after Uganda defeat 24 July 2016 HARARE - The Sables have been relegated to the Africa Cup Group 1B following another abominable 34-27 home defeat to Uganda yesterday at Police Grounds. The last time Zimbabwe played in the lower tier of Africa’s premier rugby tournament was way back in 2011 when they won promotion to Group 1A...
Sables' moment of truth 23 July 2016 HARARE - With Zimbabwe national rugby team's hope of staying in Africa Cup Group 1A hinging on today's result, Cyprian Mandenge has called on his charges to dig deep and rise above inadequate preparations and low incentives to beat a highly motivated Uganda side. The Sables hosts the Cranes t ...
Sables in must win encounter 21 July 2016 HARARE - Sables coach Cyprian Mandenge is confident his charges will be able to recover from the shocking home defeat to Kenya in a must win African Cup Test match against Uganda at the Police Grounds this Saturday. The Sables suffered a humiliating 61-15 defeat at the hands of the Simbas at t...
Museveni stops motorcade to make roadside phone call 13 July 2016 KAMPALA - The Ugandan president has become a meme sensation after being photographed making an important phone call while sitting on a portable chair at the side of the road. Yoweri Museveni was on his way to a public engagement in the south west district of Isingiro when his motorcade ground ...
Envoys walk out of Museveni inauguration 13 May 2016 KAMPALA - Western delegations attending the inauguration of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni have walked out of the ceremony in protest. US, European and Canadian diplomats left abruptly when Mr Museveni made disparaging comments about the International Criminal Court (ICC). The US state d...
Museveni rival arrested over protest march 22 February 2016 KAMPALA - Uganda's main opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been taken into police custody after vowing to lead a protest march against President Yoweri Museveni's election victory. Mr Besigye was bundled into a police van when he tried to leave his home, where he had been under house arrest. ...
Uganda opposition leader claims poll fraud over Museveni win 21 February 2016 KAMPALA - The main opposition leader in Uganda, Kizza Besigye, has rejected the result of Thursday's elections, in which President Yoweri Museveni won a fifth term of office. Mr Besigye, under house arrest since Friday, said Ugandans had seen "the most fraudulent electoral process". He desc...
Rigging claims, arrest mar Uganda poll 19 February 2016 KAMPALA - Uganda's opposition leader was briefly arrested as the country wrapped up voting in a presidential election his supporters claim was rigged in favour of long-time leader Yoweri Museveni. Al Jazeera witnessed police detaining Kizza Besigye, the main opposition candidate, as he and his...
Museveni takes early lead in Uganda poll 19 February 2016 KAMPALA - Uganda's incumbent President Yoweri Museveni has taken an early lead in the results that have been announced following yesterday's presidential election. The electoral commission has compiled the results from 10,000 of the more than 28,000 polling stations. It says that Mr Museven...
Uganda blocks social media during vote 18 February 2016 KAMPALA - Social media has been blocked in Uganda because of security concerns as tightly contested presidential elections are held, officials say. Mobile money services had also been shut to make sure they would not be used to bribe voters, they added. However, many users have found a way ...