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POLITICS

Uganda at 59: Can there be a peaceful transition?

By Our Reporters. Uganda turns 59 on October 9 2021, but is still dogged by the question of a peaceful transfer of power, having exchanged eight Presidents all through violent regime change. Former colonial power Britain granted independence to Uganda at the Kololo historical airstrip more than five decades ago. The British colonial  union flag […]

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Business

Kenya Co-op bank gives Nairobi SACCO 45 buses

By James Wafula in Nairobi. Fresh from winning the African  award as the best performing bank in the continent, Kenya’s Cooperative Bank has clinched a deal with  Metrotrans,  one  of  the  leading Savings  and  Credit Co-operatives in Kenya’s Transport sector. This comes under a backdrop of sustained transformation of the banks services that have consolidated […]

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ITUC condemns UAE over brutal deportation of African workers

By Our Reporters. The African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC Africa) has condemned the acts of dehumanization meted out by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) against over 700 African migrants legally working in the UAE. A statement signed by (ITUC Africa) General Secretary , Mr Kwasi Adu-Amankwah said using excessive force, […]

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POLITICS

RUTO – RAILA BATTLE NOW AWAITS VOTERS

BY JAMES WAFULA IN NAIROBI. It was a battle to the touchline, arguably one of the fiercest election campaigns witnessed in Kenya in recent times since the troubled  2007  polls that almost plunged the country into total anarchy. Kenya’s tough talking Deputy President Dr. William Ruto, 57, proved his unremitting vitality by addressing up to […]

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POLITICS

PRESIDENT KENYATTA CONFIDENT ODINGA WILL WIN KENYAN ELECTIONS

BY JAMES WAFULA IN NAIROBI. Outgoing Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he is confident former Prime Minister Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga will win Tuesday’s (August 9) Presidential elections.  Kenyatta, 62 whose two term tenure is drawing to a close said Odinga was best suited to take the country to the next level , warning […]

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POLITICS

PROF WAJACKOYA DENIES PULLING OUT FOR RAILA ODINGA

BY JAMES WAFULA, POLITICAL ANALYST THE WORKERS EYE IN NAIROBI. Eccentric heavily bearded US trained professor has denied pulling out of the Presidential race in support of Raila Amolo Odinga just three days before 21 million Kenyans go to polls to elect fifth president in a peaceful change of guard. Prof. George Wajackoya of the […]

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AMERICAN EMBASSY ACCUSED OFSPREADING UNFOUNDED PANIC

BY JAMES WAFULAIN NAIROBI. The NGO council of Kenya has taken issue with the latest travel advisory from the US embassy in Nairobi urging its citizens not to travel out of the  city and avoid Kisumu county over “credible fears” of  election related violence ahead of polls next Tuesday.Addressing a media briefing on state of […]

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POLITICS

KENYA OPINION POLL GIVES ODINGA  WIN , RERUN POSSIBLE

BY JAMES WAFULA POLITICAL ANALYST WORKERS EYE IN NAIROBI. Kenya’s fifth  transition General elections for the Kenyatta succession slated for August 9 2022 is proving to be a tightly fought race that is likely to snowball into a re-run as none of the front runners has edged past the 50 percent constitutional threshold. The main […]

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SPORTS

Rugby Cranes All Set to Lock Horns with Sables in the 2022 Victoria Cup

By Dorothy Nekesa. Focus for Rugby Cranes now shifts to Victoria Cup slated for this weekend Saturday 30th July, 2022 at Legends Sports Club. Fresh from the Rugby Africa Cup that served as a World Cup qualifier held in France, Uganda will be hosting the Zimbabwe Sables for the inaugural Victoria cup. The Cranes last […]

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SPORTS

Cheptegei Bows out of Birmingham Competitions

By Dorothy Nekesa. Uganda Athletics ace and long distance runner Joshua Cheptegei will not be taking part at the forthcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham kicking off in a few days. The multiple World record holder had been listed on the contingent to represent Uganda in Birmingham but he has opted to take a break, […]

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Business

Kenya Co-op bank safest investment portfolio, report

By James Wafula in Nairobi. Kenya’s Co-operative Bank has intensified efforts to bail out small and medium scale enterprises hit hard by the Covid- 19 global pandemic 2020-2021 and are yet to recover. The bank has extended up to Ksh6.3 billion ($56.06 million) advanced from the European Investment Bank to help shore up SMEs in […]

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SPORTS

Uganda ready for  Birmingham Commonwealth Games

By Kenneth Arereng. Ugandan athletes are ready to reap medals at the forthcoming 18th  dition of the Commonwealth Games that takes place July 28 to August 8, 2022 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.  President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni officially flagged off the national teams on July 11, 2022 at Kololo Independence Ceremonial grounds and stressed the value […]

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LABOUR

Uganda halts registration of labour companies

By  Araphat Yawe. Uganda cabinet has halted registration of new labour export companies in until GLSD Ministry provides a report on the measures being taken to enforce  safety and protection of migrant workers. Gender, Labour and Social Development, Minister Hon. Betty Amongi told Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies (UAERA) conference this month at Africana […]