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MPL launches the East Africa Spelling Bee.

By Andrew Ibona Kabagambe In a move meant to improve articulation of the English language, Pepea Initiative Africa in partnership with Monitor Publications Ltd has launched the East Africa Spelling Bee. Officiating at the launch in Kampala this morning, the State Minister for Primary Education, Rosemary Sseninde said the campaign will help improve the children’s confidence, speech and articulation. She has pledged commitment to supporting such initiatives meant to boost education at the lower level as well as improving literacy levels in East Africa. According to Pepea Initiative Africa Executive Director Anthony Kenshuri, the spelling bee competitions will be held at national level to select 10 participants from each East African country for the final event slated May 10th. He …

Sigh of relief for Wenger as Arsenal secure FA Cup final meeting with Chelsea

Alexis Sanchez’s scrambled extra-time winner secured Arsenal an FA Cup final date with Chelsea – and ensured Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will end a season without a trophy for the first time in his coaching career. Sanchez settled a contentious semi-final 11 minutes into the extra period after Manchester City failed to clear Mesut Ozil’s free-kick. Arsenal showed great resilience to come from behind – and eased the pressure on manager Arsene Wenger – after Sergio Aguero raced clear of Nacho Monreal to put City ahead in the 62nd minute. Monreal made amends with the equaliser 11 minutes later as he drilled in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s cross at the far post – but City were left nursing a serious sense …

Magical Messi Messes up Real Madrid tittle hopes!

Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal to send them top of La Liga with an injury-time winner against 10-man Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. It puts Barcelona level on points with Real Madrid, but with a better head-to-head record but Madrid have a game in hand on Barcelona Casemiro scored first for the hosts before Messi and Ivan Rakitic put Barcelona in front and Sergio Ramos was shown a red card for a wild lunge. Substitute James Rodriguez thought he had earned Madrid a point late on. But Messi, who scored his first with a superb jinking run and finish, fired in from the edge of the area to win it for Barcelona. Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos continued …

Eddy Kenzo “Talking doesn’t win you an award, Only making good music does”

By David Kugonza dkugonza@ug.nationmedia.com  The Only Ugandan Artist to win a BET award has a message for Ugandan Musicians. “Stop talking, Judging and fighting each other and make music so we can match up to the competition” Musuuza as he is referred to by those close to him and fans says “a lot of Ugandan artists are being taken up by fights and the so called beef forgetting that doesn’t get anyone an award or show. I don’t know but no one has ever hired me because I am in a fight or because I have beef with someone. “Many have come out to attack me, said all they want to but look at me, I am growing and getting …

Uganda and Tanzania rated the most attractive investment destinations in East Africa

Uganda and Tanzania have been rated the most attractive investment destinations in East Africa with Burundi and South Sudan rated worst. According to the Africa Index the two countries scored highly in domestic investment, doing business and economic growth. In EAC, Kenya came fourth due to credit rating and economic growth followed by Rwanda scoring in import cover, doing business and exchange rate. Burundi is fifth while South Sudan trails in the region. According to the report, the top five African investment destinations attracted an overall Foreign Direct Investment of $13.6 billion. On the continent, Botswana tops the list followed by Morocco. Egypt comes in third place with South Africa taking the fourth position and Zambia taking fifth place. In …