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Uganda’s Tendo Nagenda Joins Netflix Inc

By Norah Mukimba Tendo Nagenda, a top film executive is reported to have joined Netflix, Inc. an American over –the-top media services provider with headquarters in Los Gatos, California. Born of a Ugandan father and a Belizean mother, Nagenda was born and mostly raised in Los Angeles, California. Before being poached by Netflix, Nagenda was the Executive Vice President of Production at...

South Africa’s president to fly in for son’s introduction

By Paul Waiswa Latest news reaching our desk is that South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa will be in the country this weekend to attend his son’s introduction ceremony (Kuhingira). Thirty-six-year-old Andile Ramaphosa, the son to South Africa’s president will pick his yet to be wife, 37-year-old Bridget Rwakairu, a niece to former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi today August 2. The star-studded...

Big Brother Naija season 3 back on

The highly anticipated third edition of Africa’s biggest reality television show, Big Brother Naija, premiered on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 9pm Ugandan time. The premiere follows weeks of excitement as auditions for the show held across regions in Nigeria. Big Brother fans were also treated to nostalgic fun as housemates from the second edition gathered for a special...

Fishy business: Ugandan woman’s arrest blows lid off drug racket

A joint team of the counter-intelligence wing of Jalandhar Police and the Jagraon police in India have busted a gang of drug peddlers that transported the contraband through its supply chain in dead fish. According to Indian news site Hindustan times, a Uganda-based woman Rogget Namotabi, 22, was arrested with with 1.5-kg heroin concealed inside the dead fish on ...

Kenyan election official found dead days before national vote

A senior Kenyan election official has been found dead three days after he went missing, prompting fears of potential disruption in national elections in August. The chairman of Kenya’s electoral commission said he had helped identify the body of Christopher Msando at the city morgue, adding that it appeared to be a murder because of injuries to his neck and...

Leading HIV activist Prudence Mabele dies

South Africa’s leading advocate for people living with HIV and Aids and a respected gender activist, Prudence Nobantu Mabele, has died from pneumonia at the age of 46. Mabele was the president for the Society for Women and Aids in Africa. She broke ground in 1992 when she became the first black woman to publicly reveal her HIV-positive status in...

Benni McCarthy unveiled as the new Cape Town City head coach

The worst-kept secret so far in South African football has been let out of the bag: Benni McCarthy has been unveiled as the new Cape Town City coach on a three-year deal. The former Ajax Amsterdam, FC Porto‚ Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United striker has replaced Eric Tinkler‚ who joined SuperSport United last week. With Tinkler having steered the side...

SILENT PROTEST: Saudi Arabia football team fail to line up for minute’s silence as it is ‘not in keeping with their culture’

THE Saudi Arabia football team ignored a minute’s silence held in memory of the victims of the London Bridge terror attack There was outrage among fans as the Saudi players failed to pause in tribute to the eight people killed in London when three terrorists struck on Saturday night. The pause was held before the country’s World Cup qualifying match against...

Winnie Byanyima listed on World’s influential list

By Kampala Sun writer Winnie Byanyima, the Executive Director of Oxfam International has been listed among the 100 most reputable people on earth for the year 2017. According to information shared by the watchdog online portal, A South African research-based, Global Performance-Management Consulting Company conducted the research on individuals across the globe who have amassed high reputation for themselves...

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...

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