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FBI interventions cost me – Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has blamed her defeat in the US presidential election on interventions by the FBI director. James Comey’s announcement of a new inquiry into her use of email while secretary of state shortly before election day had stopped her campaign’s momentum, Mrs Clinton said. The Democratic candidate was speaking to top party donors in a phone call, which was leaked to the media. Protests are continuing against the victory of her rival, Donald Trump. In New York, about 2,000 marchers headed for the skyscraper where the president-elect lives, shouting “not my president”. Anti-Trump activists have held daily protests in US cities since his election victory was confirmed on Wednesday. The Republican is due to be sworn in on 20 …

Farouk Miya the Hero again

Uganda Cranes ascended aloft of group E in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers following a slim 1-0 victory against Congo Brazzaville at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on Saturday. Farouk Miya was once again Uganda’s hero as the Standard Liege forward’s first half strike earned Uganda a 1-0 victory over Congo Brazzaville at Namboole on Saturday. Scorer against Comoros at the same venue in September, Miya exchanged neat passes with substitute Kizito Luwagga to re-echo his importance to the Cranes cause. Victory, Uganda’s first in two 2018 World Cup qualifying matches, moves the Cranes top of Group E with four points. Egypt have three points after one match. The Pharaohs entertain Ghana, who drew with Uganda last month, in …

Over 100,000 students to sit for UACE Exams starting Monday

By Damali Mukhaye. Over 100,000 students are set to sit for the upcoming Uganda Advanced Certificate examination across the country slated to take place on Monday, the 14th of November 2016. The examination is the last batch of Examinations after Uganda certificate of education Primary living examinations which kicked. According to the press statement from the Executive Director of Uganda National Examination Board, Dan Ondongo, 104,361 students were registered for the examination of which 61,834 are male and 42,527 are female meant to take their Exams from 1887 centers. Mr Odongo explained that the Board will deploy over 727 scouts and about 8000 invigilators to monitor the conduct of the examinations throughout the country. “About 500 Police personnel will be …

BBC African Footballer of the Year nominees announced

The five men in the running for the award have been named with the public now able to vote on who should be crowned this year’s winner Out of the five nominees, three of them have claimed the award before, as they now set their sights on becoming the first players since Jay-Jay Okocha to win the gong twice. The nominees are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Andre Ayew, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane and Yaya Toure who make up the five-man shortlist for the BBC African Footballer of the Year award. Launched in 1992, when Ghanaian footballer Abedi Pele was the inaugural winner, the prize has since developed into its current format.   The winner will be decided by fans from across the world, …

Lord mayor on HIV in urban centers

By Damalie Mukhaye Kampala lord mayor Erias Lukwago has raised concern over the increasing level of HIV infections among Ugandans most especially in urban centers. Speaking during the ongoing forum of Alliance of Mayors and Municipal leaders on HIV/AIDS in Kampala, Lukwago argues that despite the tremendous efforts put in place to fight the scourge, statistics still indicate that the prevalence of HIV is too high in the country and especially in urban areas. Figures by UNAIDS, indicate that an estimated 33 new HIV infections occur per day among young people between the ages of 15 and 24 years. Lukwago has called for more resource allocation to the Health sector, to ensure a tremendous reduction of HIV infection cases. He has …