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Service and Sacrifice: Ugandan ‘Blue Helmets’ Support UN Efforts to Bring Peace to Somalia

By United Nations A contingent of 530 Ugandan “Blue Helmets” (63 women, 467 men) is playing a crucial role in the United Nations’ efforts to help bring peace and stability to Somalia. They make up the United Nations Guard Unit (UNGU, that is tasked with protecting UN compounds in Mogadishu in order to assist the United Nations Assistance Mission […]

Thou shall know them by their schools

Nurture: Two things will define someone’s character; nature and nurture. Many of us are reflected by the schools we attended. For example, it is easy to spot a Sunsas chick from a Gungas chick…one is allover the place and the other is calm and co...

Game of Thrones fans fired up for final season

  Three hundred die-hard Game of Thrones fans laughed, howled and moaned their way through the premiere of the hugely popular fantasy saga’s last season in New York on Sunday. More than an hour before the episode began, a crowd gathered at c...

A broken heart should not mean suicide

NURSING HEARTBREAKS: There have been stories on different social media platforms of youth crying about their broken relationships. Sadly, some of these stories have been quite gut-wrenching as they have included suicidal tendencies. But, as we all know...

Food that evokes craftsmanship

  Good food, ambience and customer service are three major aspects that draw customers to place. Dancing Cup also lets you bask in the inviting tranquillity of mother nature, within the Kampala urban. Coffee is one of their signature charms but th...

Uber needs to come clean….

  I am never the kind to bash brands for the sake of it. You err and we check you. It has been hard to ignore the constant complaints about Uber drivers allegedly attacking customers or even worse cheating them on their rides. In fact, in most cas...

Pastors you will meet only in UG churches

Hallelujah: From the ones who call God ‘gad’ to those that will google Greek words to fake the speaking in tongues, pastors in Ugandan churches come in all forms. Is your pastor listed among these?     Pastors have been unveiled in different ...

The Lawns: For the love of food… and nature

  II have been to The Lawns more than once and it was the first place to show me the big difference between night and day. During day, it is simply a chill place, the savana, their play with nature, the water, the little bridge and, of course, the...

Fresh Kid: Too young to rap?

FRESH KID: Last month, seven-year-old rapper Patrick Ssenyonjo emerged out of nowhere and took the music industry by storm under the alias Fresh Kid. What this new kid brings to the industry is in the name…fresh vibes. In the short time he has been aro...

I’m still packed for hard shots – Awilo

Lingala time: Celebrated Congolese artiste Awilo Longomba will be in concert in Kampala tonight and in Arua on Sunday, returning to the country almost 10 years later, writes Jacobs O. Seaman.Awilo Longomba will be exactly a month shy of his 57th birthd...

How to declutter your computer

A slow computer can be quite irritating to use, especially when you have that tight work deadline to beat. A few of these tips will help you work around this issue. Clear your downloads You download folder stores all files such as pictures, music, vide...

I am a promising artiste, not an upcoming one – Alvin Kizz

Break out: Alvin Kizz is one of the artistes representing Uganda at this year’s Coke Studio. Although he was little-known, Kizz caught his big break even before his career started. He shares his story and Coke Studio experience with Isaac Ssejjombwe. 1...

Eleanor: Using film to mirror society ills

Bed of Thorns: In 2010, Eleanor Nabwiso graced our silver screens in the television drama, The Hostel. With Matthew Nabwiso, they fell in love, creating a story within a story. Tonight Nabwiso, who got into film-making, premieres her first film, Bed of...

TAKE 5: I have new music, just holding on

YKEE BENDA: For three months, Wycliff Tugume, known to many as Ykee Benda, has been preparing for his debut concert set for tonight at Kampala Serena Hotel. Isaac Ssejjombwe caught up with him. 1.You first named your concert ‘Kireka boy, and now Singa....

How the Range Rover skit sold Martha Kay

Range Rover girl: You have most likely seen a clip or more of her making rounds on social media. Martha Kay got her limelight breakout when her Range Rover video clip went viral. The attention she got thereafter seems to have shocked her too as Andrew ...

Majik expressing himself with his camera

LENS MAN: Erik Majik’s skill is in the name…he makes magic when he gets his hands on a camera. When he started out, all Majik had was the passion to take pictures. Today, he is a celebrated photographer in Mbale District. Why photography? One of ...

Nimrod: The spinning psychologist

JUGGLING: DJ Nimrod is a motormouth and this has earned him his share of ‘haters’ and trolls on social media, but the guy does put passion in what he gets his hands on. Having started out as a deejay and later taking on radio, Denis Bbosa caught up wit...

Selling art comes with its challenges

Artist’s life: Violet Nandera is only 24 years old, yet she is earning a living from her passion. She is a painter, sculptor and graphics designer. Violet Nandera has always wanted to be a visual artist since her primary school days. Then, she would al...

Sex workers exposed to new dangers as prostitution goes digital

As the sun sets beyond the skyscrapers of Nairobi, many Nairobians rush to catch buses to their homes after a busy day at work. Others, though, make the journey in the opposite direction to start night shifts in various workplaces. Among the commonest ...

Nokia 3310 review: A blast from the past

If you are at least 30 years old, you probably remember the Nokia 3310. Released in 2000, the 3310 was the James Bond of all phones. The model sold 126 million pieces worldwide due to its popularity. Made from an almost indestructible plastic, the case...

FASHION: Perfecting the shorts suit look

Suit up: The weather gives us all excuse to wear as minimal clothing as we can bear. But that does not mean we lose our taste, class and elegance. The shorts suit look is one of those that will come in handy if you are looking to switch up things. How ...

Tonny Musaazi, the recording trumpeter

Talking music: Tonny Musaazi, known to many as Tonny Trumpeter, is one of the famous trumpeters in the country and while his skill is not unique to many, he has gone on to record music. Lawrence Ogwal caught up with him about his plan for the future as...

Moro: The making of a Jap songstress

THE SOULFUL ONE: Call her Uganda’s Adele, and even though she may not like it, Apio Moro has a soulful voice. In an industry marred by competition, the artiste has stuck to singing in her mother tongue. Give Samantha Lillian Apio a guitar and she will ...

Moro: The making of a Jap songstress

THE SOULFUL ONE: Call her Uganda’s Adele, and even though she may not like it, Apio Moro has a soulful voice. In an industry marred by competition, the artiste has stuck to singing in her mother tongue. Give Samantha Lillian Apio a guitar and she will ...

Aine finding joy in helping the downtrodden

Helping needy: He may be a graduate of business administration, but that is not the path Dixon Aine wanted to take. Looking back to his journey growing up, he had different dreams for what he wanted to do. Dixon Aine, a graduate of Business Administrat...