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Government urged to enforce the copy right law

Government has been urged to strictly enforce the copy right law if artist are to benefit from their hard work. Early this year, parliament passed the Copyright Act with the main aim of safe guarding interests of artists from opportunists. Now according to Judith Babirye the Woman Member of Parliament for Buikwe District who is also a renowned gospel artist, since the passing of law, not much has been achieved in protecting the interests of artists. She adds that government must have goodwill towards the works of artists since this has now turned out to be a source of employment to many people especially youth.

Court Case of a man arrested on his wedding day has kicked off.

The hearing of aggravated robbery case against a man who was arrested on his wedding day has kicked off. Samuel Mutaka who was a shoe trader at Kagujje Plaza at Ring Road in Kampala is charged with two offences of aggravated robbery and kidnap. Mutaka was arrested on the day of his wedding by detectives who stormed SDA church in Najjanankumbi a city suburb. The first prosecution witness Detective Inspector, Paul Muhenda, who was then attached to Najjera Police post in Wakiso district led the team that arrested Mutaka. In his testimony, Detective Muhenda told the trial judge Wilson Masalu Musene that he never gave Mutaka a chance to make his vows to his bride because he had ignored police …

Chelsea offered to make him the ‘most expensive Spanish player ever’.

Alvaro Morata has confirmed that Chelsea showed plenty of interest in fighting for his signature this summer. The 23-year-old revealed that Chelsea made an offer, of ‘roughly’ €70m (£60m) for him this summer, which would have made him the most expensive Spanish player ever. The Spanish forward was heavily linked with a move to London, with both Chelsea and Arsenal interested. However, Morata re-signed for Real Madrid from Juventus in a £23m move and decided that he wanted to fight for his place at the club. Chelsea showed the most interest,’ he told Sport Bild. ‘Antonio Conte had already signed me for Juventus. ‘And it was a very good offer this time. I would have been the most expensive Spanish …

Mongolian wrestling coaches who stripped in protest at the Rio Olympics suspended

Two Mongolian wrestling coaches who stripped in protest at a judges’ decision during the Rio Olympics have been suspended for three years. Tserenbaatar Tsogbayar and Byambarinchen Bayaraa protested after officials ruled against Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran in the bronze-medal match. The pair have been banned by United World Wrestling from all international competition until August 2019. Mongolia’s national body has also been fined 50,000 Swiss francs (£39,324). Mandakhnaran was leading against his opponent, Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan, by seven points to six in freestyle wrestling for his weight class. But he celebrated too soon and danced around Navruzov for the last 18 seconds. The judges penalised him for not engaging in the fight.