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Cranes Captain Sekagya retires

Cranes Captain Ibrahim Sekagya has announced his retirement from international football. His retirement takes effect on 1st March, when he joins Nestroy Kizito who also announced his departure a week ago. Now playing for Salzburg, Sekagya’s has had an illustrious career and has been a big inspiration for the Uganda Cranes. Born in 1980, he has played for KCC FC, Atletico in Argentina, F.Carril in Argentina, Arsenal also in Argentina and is currently with Salzburg. Sports analysts say his calm, strong leadership and high level of discipline will be greatly missed by the national team and the country at large. Below is the message Mr. Sekagya posted on his facebook wall. I would like to express my appreciation to the …

Court to rule on oil probe today

The Constitutional Court is today expected to give its ruling in the case in which a lawyer is seeking to block the probe into the oil sector by Parliament. Saverino Twinobusingye, a voter from Kikizi West is challenging the Parliamentary Adhoc Committee set up to probe allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi and internal affairs minister Hilary Onek. The committee was set up following accusations of ministers receiving billions in bribes to favor some oil companies against others. Saverino, through his lawyer John Mary Mugisha told court that Parliament could not form a fair and independent committee since the MPS had already condemned the ministers. He also argued that the house was biased and that the accused ministers …

Cholera outbreak in Mbale

A Cholera outbreak has been confirmed in Mbale district, with 2 deaths already reported. According to the Uganda Red Cross society, at least 26 victims of the disease are admitted at Busuwo health centre. The Red Cross Assistant Director in charge Disaster Management Kevin Nabutuwa , the outbreak has been reported in the villages of Maluku and Namatala both located in Mbale municipality. She notes that the district health team has already set up a cholera treatment centre at Namanyonyi where they are providing medical treatment to all affected residents. Nabutowa says a sensitization campaign has kicked off on how to maintain proper hygiene. The same disease was reported in Kasese district last week, with 2deaths and over 100 victims …