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Gishu man who had been evading the knife circumcised by force

BY YAHUDU KITUNZI, MBALE A 36 year old Gishu  man in Mbale district who had been evading the knife for the past years was ambushed at his home and circumcised by force. The father of four (whose identity has been concealed) a resident of Busiu village in Busiu sub county-Mbale district is said to have been running away from the village every time circumcision season approached. According to Bagisu traditions, boys undergo the cut. The cultural practices ushers boys into adulthood. According to David MASABA a local surgeon who circumcised the victim confirmed the incident and said a group of Bamasaba was concerned with their colleague who had not been circumcised at his age. He added that the victim was …

Manchester United & Liverpool avoid each other for the semi’s of the EFL Cup.

Manchester United have been drawn against Hull City for the semi-final stage of the EFL Cup. Meanwhile, Liverpool will take on Southampton in the other semi-final tie. The ties, which are decided over two legs, take place in January. Both Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho are looking to win their first major trophies with their sides and the EFL Cup will provide the first real opportunity of the season, with the final to take place in February. United host Hull City in the first leg before visiting the KCOM. Liverpool will travel to St Mary’s for their semi-final first leg. STORY BY DAILY MAIL SPORTS

Residents want assistance in mining.

Residents of Buhweju district have asked the government to equip with appropriate skills and technology that will enable them mine gold in this district. These alleges that some foreigners mainly Chinese, and Indians are steadily penetrating the industry creating fear among local citizens. Now reacting to their concern, the Buhweju Resident District Commissioner Emmy Katera said that as a district, they are planning to stop all foreigners engaging in this mining without authorization. He added that they will invite the minister of Energy and Mineral development to assess the area and see how police can help them.  

Government to pay those affected by construction of the standard gauge railway.

The Parliamentary physical infrastructure committee has grilled the ministry of works officials led by the state minister for Transport Aggrey Bagiire for failure to compensate persons to be affected by construction of the standard gauge railway. The committee noted that government ordered people near the marked land especially at Nagongera in eastern Uganda to reserve 100 meters, but the few that have received money were only compensated for 60 meters. The committee chairperson Denis Sabiiti says many residents had to abandon their land, but up to now, no compensation has been paid. They have now asked government to ensure that it fully compensates all land owners.

Gareth Southgate confirmed as new England manager

Southgate initially took control as interim boss in September following Sam Allardyce’s shock departure. The former England Under-21 boss was promoted to the top job at the end of September after predecessor Sam Allardyce was removed from the position after being caught up in a newspaper sting relating to alleged corruption in football Southgate then went undefeated over four games in the Three Lions’ dugout, earning two wins and two draws, including a 3-0 win over Scotland and 2-2 draw against Spain. The news means the 46-year-old will oversee England’s World Cup 2018 and Euro 2020 campaigns, with the former Middleborough boss revealing his satisfaction at being appointed and outlining his plans for the future. Gareth Southgate says his side …