Category Archives: Interview

Daily Monitor’s Alex Esagala, a Photo Journalist Wins Uganda Press Photo Audience’s Choice award of the Decade

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Daily Monitor’s Photo Journalist Alex #Esagalaa Wins Uganda Press Photo Audience’s Choice award of the Decade

Esagala who was announced as winner at Motiv in industrial area in Kampala yesterday thanked people for voting him.

“I thank people who voted me to top as Uganda’s Photo Journalist of the Decade.This is not simple,I don’t take it for granted,I want to thank God for this gift. Indeed this is my year,” Esagala said.

120 days, no bail for NUP detainees! families say it’s heartbreaking

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When National Unity Platform (NUP’s) Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine met families of his campaign crew who were arrested during a Campain Rally in Kalangala four months ago, some spouted anguish.  

A parent of one of the detained crew members told Bobi Wine during the meeting at the NUP headquarters in Kamwokya this month that he was solely responsible for the detention of his son, wondering why the candidate himself wasn’t detained with them for this long. Bobi Wine’s soothing words did not soothe this parent in any way.

Pitch: IMF printing new money to increase Uganda’s quota to provide covid 19 relief funds

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By Obedgiu Samuel


This story hasn’t been covered by mainstream media in Uganda yet carries a lot of significance to the economy of Uganda. Various regional economic bodies in Africa such as SADC convened their parliamentary forum to discuss and add their support to the IMF printing its special drawing rights (SDR) money instead of advancing loans to a debt stressed continent. However, looks like the Ugandan political establishment is quiet about this development.

It now appears very likely that the membership of the IMF will approve a special drawing rights (SDR) allocation equivalent to as much as $675 billion. This is good news. It will provide some immediate relief to countries that are liquidity constrained because of the health and economic crises resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uganda’s First Policewoman Recounts Tough Conditions Females Officers Endured

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Pauline Maniraguha Bangirana, one of the four surviving female police pioneers, recounts how it was mandatory for a policewoman to ask for permission to get married.

Maniraguha, who was in pioneer cohort of 10 females to join Uganda Police Force in 1960, says although male police bosses could allow a policewoman to get married, it was always an abomination for the logical outcome of marriage -getting pregnant – to happen.

In her autobiography, which she intends to launch in the coming few weeks, Maniraguha narrates that pregnancy was always enough to show policewomen the exit from the force. In 1965, Maniraguha applied for marriage and her request was granted. A number of her seniors include her immediate boss who she refers to as ‘Sir Richard’ attended the wedding at Christ the King Church.

I only speak when it is necessary”, VP Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi

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“I only speak when it is necessary.” Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi

Mr Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi was answering back to critics who say that he is so mute and one of the most dormant vice presidents Uganda has ever had.

On answering back, Ssekandi said he is not the usual average politician who loves to comment on anything that takes place in society. He said that his comment only comes when it is necessary.

RIP: Counsel Kasango Bob – I wear my defence as a crown

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“I pleaded not guilty. When I testified in defence, I took the Bible on my right hand – the only right hand I have – and swore to tell the truth and asked God to help me and told God the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

“This is your court and you are the judge, your word is law, mine an opinion,” said Kasango.

Wowed into Salvation by Luwum; 114-Year-Old Recounts Journey

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Norah Langa,  now aged 113, owes her salvation to the late Janan Luwum, the former Archbishop of the Church of Uganda. She believes that her salvation journey wouldn’t have been possible if their paths had not crossed.  

Langa, a resident of Lamit Kapim Cell in Pager Division, Kitgum District and believed to be the oldest person alive in Acholi sub-region was born into a Pagan family around 1907. She turned to Christianity in 1948 and now recounts how hesitant she was to follow Christianity until a young Janan Luwum wowed her with the Gospel.

Big Tale: Ashraf Kasirye (Ghetto Tv) Lives to Tell his Story, Recalls Moments Before Shooting

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The morning of December 27, 2021, was like any other daybreak for Ashiraf Saif-Allah Kasirye, a reporter working with and for Ghetto Media, an online, TV affiliated with the National Unity Platform former presidential candidate, Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert. 

By December 27, Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine had spent 47 days traversing the breadth and width of this country convincing Ugandans that he was the best candidate to end Yoweri Museveni’s 35-year grip on power as president of Uganda. 

Herbalists Submit 40 Traditional Remedies for Covid-19 to Gulu University Lab

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Herbalists in Acoli Sub region have submitted 40 potential herbal remedies for Covid-19 to Gulu University Pharm-Bio Technology Traditional Medicine Center (Pharmbiotrac) of Excellence, for testing.  

Dr. Alice Veronica Lamwaka a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Bio-Technology and Pharmaceutical Studies, also the center head at Pharmbiotec told URN in an interview on Friday that the herbs were not taken at the Natural Chemotherapeutics Research Center, NCRI, for studying and analysis, because Gulu University has a well-equipped laboratory to do the testing and analysis of the herbs.   

If Malawi did it, Uganda will did it, Dr Kiyingi assures Ugandans

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If Malawi did it, Uganda will did it, Dr kiyingi assures Ugandans . Whisper Eye Updates

Uganda Federal Democratic Organisation (UFDO) chairman Dr Aggrey Kiyingi assures Ugandans about changing government.

Ugandan Cardiologist has sent a congratulatory message to his friend the newly elected presented of Malawi.

Six African countries have embraced Pan African Think Tank , says US pop star Nichole

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Six African countries have embraced Pan African Think Tank

Six African countries are to work with Pan African Think Tank to create unity, youth unemployment and change lives a cross boarders.

Christine Nichole, the founder of Pan African Think Tank told Whisper Eye how young people across the Continent have welcomed the organisation.

Change your mindset and exploit opportunities , Pan African Think Tank founder tells Uganda’s youths

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Change your mind set and exploit opportunities in this global village, US pop music star tells Uganda’s youths.

Change your mind set and exploit opportunities in this global village, US pop music star who doubles as the founder of Pan African Think Tank tells Uganda’s youths.Whisper Eye Reports.

Climate change: A major global threat

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Climate change: A major global threat

The climate change, that is, the change of the global climate and in particular the changes in meteorological conditions that extend on a large time scale, is a major global existential threat.

The greenhouse effect causes the increase of temperature of the planet primarily due to the tremendous increase in carbon dioxide, which has increased by 35% since the beginning of the industrial revolution. And of course the lion’s share in pollution of the atmosphere with 50% of all carbon dioxide have Europe and North America.