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Alisher Usmanov makes £1bn offer to buy Arsenal from owner Stan Kroenke

Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has reportedly made a £1bn bid to buy out rival shareholder Stan Kroenke at Arsenal. Usmanov, a Russian metals magnate, owns 30 per cent of the club and has approached Kroenke, the sports mogul who controls a 67 per cent stake, to buy out the American. According to the Financial Times, Kroenke has yet to formally respond...

The LaBa! Arts Festival is back

By Norah Mukimba The LaBa Arts Festival, which is now in its 11th edition, is back. Arguably the oldest street art festival in Uganda that focuses on sharing art, the festival will be held on Bukoto Street, Kamwokya on Saturday, 27th May. It will be celebrated under the theme, “Ubuntu”, a word in the Ndebele language, which ...

Sheraton Hotel Golf Challenge Set for this weekend

By Kampala Sun writer Sheraton Kampala Hotel has announced the return of the Sheraton Golf Challenge, their traditional Golf tournament that takes place in the Sheraton Gardens, happening this weekend on Saturday, May 20. This year’s theme is celebrating the heritage of Uganda as Sheraton Kampala Hotel formerly known as Apolo Hotel celebrates its Golden Jubilee. “Sheraton is very passionate about...

MTN Uganda warned over unfair practices against other players

Executive Director Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) Mr. Godfrey Mutabazi addressing members of the press. By Kampala Sun writer Last week, the media was awash with news reports about last Tuesday’s unfortunate incident where MTN Uganda switched off Africell subscribers from calling MTN numbers. In one of the stories posted on www.chimpreports.com, MTN claimed to have switched off Africell services...

CINDY, GEO STEADY FOR SKY BEACH GRAND OPENING

By Norah Mukimba Singers Cindy Sanyu and Geosteady Blackman have been confirmed for the Sky Beach Lounge grand opening this Friday. The two will also be joining forces with dynamic DJ duo Slick Stuart and Roja who will be the official spin masters of the night. The event will be hosted by Urban TV’s event emcee Andrew...

DJ Shiru features on CNN

By Emmanuel Ssejjengo DJ Shiru once said that he will leave the other DJs who perform in English to shout while he mixes his way to the top. He was referring to the DJs (especially DJ Aludah and Apeman) who claimed that he was not good because he could not speak English. Well, he has since spun the disks to the...

Unregistered phones to be switched off at midnight- ICT minister.

By Kampala Sun writer The temporary reprieve that greeted holders of unregistered sim cards yesterday following parliament’s move to extend the registration grace period has not lasted. The latest news we have learnt is that the deadline of 19th May set by government will be enforced at midnight. A statement released by Frank K. Tumwebaze, the Minister of ICT...

Radio and Weasel unveil new manager, announce concert dates

By Norah Mukimba The singing duo of Radio and Weasel has appointed a new General Manager, called Emotions. He takes over the roles performed by former singer-turned manager Godfrey Kyaggambiddwa (Chagga), who has managed the singers for the past three years. A bashful looking Emotions was officially unveiled to the world on social media on Monday as...

Teens out of control at the Zzina Beach Carnival

By Musa Ssemwanga Last Sunday at one love beach Busabala was the much anticipated Zzina Beach Carnival that saw holiday makers dance,swim and win different prizes from the organisers. Aside that,were performances from musicians known to be favorites to the youth and these included Bobi wine,Nutty Neithan,B2C,Geosteady,Fik Fameika,Ziza Bafana,Roden Y,Vinka and others. ​ BobiWine excited the youths with his political songs like Situka,Bikwaase Kyagulannyi and Specioza...

South African Generations star Mandla Hlatshwayo “Sipiwe” killed

South Africans are paying tribute to a former actor on popular local TV series Generations who was killed during a mugging on Sunday night. Mandla Hlatshwayo and his friend were shot after confronting a group of men who had robbed women of their mobile phones in a pub in Soweto. Those who knew the 40-year-old have described him as a selfless...

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