The Sunrise

Ugandas leading weekly Newspaper The Sunrise is a secular news paper published in English to reach Uganda’s business community, company executives, politicians, development partners, policy makers and the youth in higher institutions of learning.

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Is the Politics or the Military to blame for Africa’s coups? – Sunrise 22/09/2021

Is the Politics or the Military to blame for Africa’s coups? – Sunrise

Sudan's latest unsuccessful coup attempt has made it four military affronts on elected governments in just 5 months in central Africa.

Is the Politics or the Military to blame for Africa’s coups? – Sunrise In just five months, Africa has experienced three violent but successful military takeovers in the countries of Mali, Chad and Guinea, where new leaders have ascended to power from their respective militaries. First came Mali, where on the night of May 24, the Malian Army led by then Vice President....

US donates 1.6m more COVID-19 vaccines doses to Uganda – Sunrise 21/09/2021

US donates 1.6m more COVID-19 vaccines doses to Uganda – Sunrise

New effort by gov't and donors to cover more of the unvaccinated millions in Kampala. #KijjaKuggwa ekya #Covid19ug

US donates 1.6m more COVID-19 vaccines doses to Uganda – Sunrise The United States has delivered 1,674,270 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Uganda. Combined with the September 6 delivery of 647,080 Moderna doses, the United States has to date donated a total of 2,321,350 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Uganda. The Ministry of Health said through it’s spokesper...

20/09/2021

Be safe today to secure tomorrow.
Better safe than sorry.
Seek treatment now.
It’s not a trick.
Treat yourself now.
Sick or treat.
#Kijjakugwa
#Covid19UG

16/09/2021

●Be safe today to secure tomorrow.
●Better safe than sorry. Seek treatment now.
●It’s not a trick. Treat yourself now.
●Sick or treat.
#Kijjakugwa #COVID19UG
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A prayer for Peace in Afghanistan – Sunrise 13/09/2021

A prayer for Peace in Afghanistan – Sunrise

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A prayer for Peace in Afghanistan – Sunrise Almighty Father, I come before you today with a heavy heart, one that is filled with sorrow, particularly regarding the state of affairs and the on-goings in Afghanistan in these past few weeks following the Taliban’s state capture on August 15. Oh God, the desperate scenes of chaos, panic and tra...

13/09/2021

● Don’t put it off until tomorrow.
● Give yourself a head start.
● The sooner you’re better
● Heal yourself today. Heal the world tomorrow.
● Get treatment. Get better.

#KijjaKuggwa
#Covid19UG.

Ashlie Watson, the Black American beauty queen represents Uganda at Miss Global – Sunrise 10/09/2021

Ashlie Watson, the Black American beauty queen represents Uganda at Miss Global – Sunrise

Speaking to The Sunrise, Watson revealed that she chose Uganda as her ancestral home because she is an offspring of slaves and also because the earliest human remains were found in Uganda.

Ashlie Watson, the Black American beauty queen represents Uganda at Miss Global – Sunrise Ever since Ghana started encouraging black Americans to return to their African countries in 2019, some African American celebrities like actor Idris Elba and Rapper Ludacris became citizens of Sierra Leon and Gabon respectively. Other personalities decided to trace their ancestral roots to other Af...

09/09/2021

●Be safe today to secure tomorrow.
●Better safe than sorry. Seek treatment now.
●It’s not a trick. Treat yourself now.
●Sick or treat.
●The early patient gets better.
#Kijjakugwa #COVID19UG
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Unusually dry conditions forecast in most parts of Uganda – Sunrise 08/09/2021

Unusually dry conditions forecast in most parts of Uganda – Sunrise

If September - the wettest month of the season, already looks this dry, we're finished. This coming amidst #Covid19, Uganda faces a tough time ahead. Economic planners @RamathanGgoobi have been put on Notice.

Unusually dry conditions forecast in most parts of Uganda – Sunrise The delay in the offset of rains for the normal planting season in some areas, coupled with baking heat that has already destroyed planted seeds in other parts like the central region, are signs of worse conditions to come over the next three months across the country. The latest seasonal forecast r...

Uganda Cranes Vs Mali game ends goalless despite red card to Jjuuko – Sunrise 07/09/2021

Uganda Cranes Vs Mali game ends goalless despite red card to Jjuuko – Sunrise

Micho's second spell with the Cranes has not had a great start. The national team has just two points from two games In a relatively weak group.

Uganda Cranes Vs Mali game ends goalless despite red card to Jjuuko – Sunrise Uganda Cranes earned their second successive point in the on-going FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers with a hard fought draw against West African side Mali at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Monday, September 6, 2021. In a rain marred game, Uganda finished the game with 10 men following a red...

Uganda receives 647,080 doses of Moderna Vaccine from USA – Sunrise 07/09/2021

Uganda receives 647,080 doses of Moderna Vaccine from USA – Sunrise

Uganda's first doses of the Moderna vaccine are here. Ekya #COVID19UG #Kijjakuggwa

Uganda receives 647,080 doses of Moderna Vaccine from USA – Sunrise Uganda has received a donation of 647,080 doses of the Moderna vaccine from the Government of the United States of America under the through the COVAX facility. The Ministry of Health has said the consignment will supplement the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination exercise in the country. Jane Ruth Aceng t...

06/09/2021

● Be safe today to secure tomorrow.
● Better safe than sorry. Seek treatment now.
● It’s not a trick. Treat yourself now.
● Sick or treat.
● The early patient gets better.
● Don’t put it off until tomorrow.
● Give yourself a head start.
● The sooner you’re better
● Heal yourself today. Heal the world tomorrow.
● Get treatment. Get better.

#KijjaKuggwa
#Covid19UG.

Six dead, 7 rescued from collapsed building in Kisenyi – Sunrise 06/09/2021

Six dead, 7 rescued from collapsed building in Kisenyi – Sunrise

Yet another building collapsed in Kampala

Six dead, 7 rescued from collapsed building in Kisenyi – Sunrise Uganda Police force said it has recovered six bodies from a collapsed four-storeyed building in Kisenyi after a rescue operation by Police, Uganda Red Cross and the community. Uganda Police force said the dead included a five men and one woman. The operation that was led by the Uganda Police Fire br...

Minister accused of mistreating staff – Sunrise 04/09/2021

Minister accused of mistreating staff – Sunrise

Staff of the Ministry of STI have taken their fight employment rights, to the Parliament of Uganda.

Minister accused of mistreating staff – Sunrise More than 40 of the affected technical staff petition Parliament and Prime Minister The atmosphere at the Ministry of Science and Technology has turned poisonous and staff have been gripped with anxiety following the appointment of a new minister for the vital docket. The Staff of the Ministry of Sc...

How offshore financing is aiding corruption in poor countries – Sunrise 03/09/2021

How offshore financing is aiding corruption in poor countries – Sunrise

Brian Mukalazi argues that countries that seemingly have a clean record, in Transparency International's ranking, are major hiding places for stollen finds from poor countries

How offshore financing is aiding corruption in poor countries – Sunrise In the Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released for the year 2020, which rated the perceived levels of public sector corruption in 180 countries around the world, most of the African countries, especially those in Sub-Saharan Africa, were included in the “Highly co...

Uganda’s security arrest Victoria University VC Dr. Muganga – Sunrise 03/09/2021

Uganda’s security arrest Victoria University VC Dr. Muganga – Sunrise

"The arrest of Dr. Muganga could prove to be another low point in the ever worsening trend in relations between Uganda and Rwanda"

Uganda’s security arrest Victoria University VC Dr. Muganga – Sunrise The Vice Chancellor of Kampala-based Victoria University Dr. Lawrence Muganga has been arrested by Uganda’s security agents, UPDF Spokesperson Brig. Flavia Byekwaso said. Byekwaso posted on Twitter that Dr. Muganga was arrested in connection with espionage. Social Media posts suggest that Dr. Muga...

NDA warns on arming kids with COVIDEX – Sunrise 01/09/2021

NDA warns on arming kids with COVIDEX – Sunrise

NDA has warned that arming kids with the therapy to use when unsupervised, is dangerous

NDA warns on arming kids with COVIDEX – Sunrise The National Drug Authority has warned of significant safety implications relating to misuse, overuse, poor storage, unsupervised use of Covidex by learners. Although Covidex was approved as a supportive treatment for viral infections including COVID-19, NDA says it is not a cure and also requires s...

Christian Ronaldo in sensational return to Man Utd – Sunrise 29/08/2021

Christian Ronaldo in sensational return to Man Utd – Sunrise

Can Cristiano Ronaldo recreate the magical touches he enjoyed at Madrid and Juve?

Christian Ronaldo in sensational return to Man Utd – Sunrise Five-time Ballon D’Or winner Christian Ronaldo has made a sensational return to Old Trafford, twelve years after he left the English club. The 36-year old Portuguese player was reportedly persuaded to return to United by his former manager at Old Trafford Sir Alex Ferguson who allegedly told him h...

Vipers unveil Brazilian Robertinho as head coach – Sunrise 27/08/2021

Vipers unveil Brazilian Robertinho as head coach – Sunrise

Vipers raise the stakes!

Vipers unveil Brazilian Robertinho as head coach – Sunrise Vipers Football club have unveiled Roberto Oliviera aka Robertinho as thier new head coach. He replaces Fred Kajoba, who left the club towards the close of last season. Oliviera was unveiled by club President Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa before at St. Mary’s Kitende Stadium press room. Mulindwa revealed ...

First batch of Afghan evacuees arrive in Uganda – Sunrise 25/08/2021

First batch of Afghan evacuees arrive in Uganda – Sunrise

Afghan 'evacuees' are hosted at Four-Star Imperial Resort Beach Hotel

First batch of Afghan evacuees arrive in Uganda – Sunrise The first batch of Afghan evacuees has arrived in Uganda aboard a privately chartered flight at the Entebbe International Airport. A statement by Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the group comprises 51 persons who include men woman and children. They are being hosted at Entebbe based Impe...

Is Africa really cursed? – Part III – Sunrise 24/08/2021

Is Africa really cursed? – Part III – Sunrise

"Despite the prevailing challenges, there are real opportunities ahead. And with success stories, such as Botswana, I have no doubt in my mind that in the decades to come, Africa can make the leap from poor to good and eventually to great," argues Brian Mukalazi as a summery of his 3-part series on Africa's development conundrum.

Is Africa really cursed? – Part III – Sunrise It is up to us, really I recently had a conversation with a colleague who controversially intimated that if, by any chance, a vote or referendum was to be held today regarding whether Africa should be re-colonized or not, we would be shocked with the results. According to him, majority of the Africa...

Shock; Deputy IGP Lokech suddenly dies – Sunrise 21/08/2021

Shock; Deputy IGP Lokech suddenly dies – Sunrise

Breaking: Deputy IGP Gen. Paul Lokech is no more.

Shock; Deputy IGP Lokech suddenly dies – Sunrise The Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj. Gen. Paul Lokech has collapsed and died this morning before he was due to be taken to hospital after breaking a leg a few weeks ago. A statement by the IGP Okoth Ochola confirmed the shocking news noting that: “The IGP with deep sorrow regrets to announc...

Over two dozen leading human rights bodies suspended – Sunrise 20/08/2021

Over two dozen leading human rights bodies suspended – Sunrise

Nicholas Opiyo the executive director of Chapter Four how says his organization submitted all relevant documents, and that the suspension is out of a misunderstanding.

Over two dozen leading human rights bodies suspended – Sunrise The NGO Bureau has halted operations for Chapter Four Uganda, Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda and other 52 Non Governmental Organizations over non-compliance with the NGO Act 2016. 23 NGOs. were found operating with expired permits. 15 failed to file annual returns and audited b...

Bush war hero Gen. Pecos Kutesa is dead – Sunrise 17/08/2021

Bush war hero Gen. Pecos Kutesa is dead – Sunrise

He was considered one of the finest NRA soldiers

Bush war hero Gen. Pecos Kutesa is dead – Sunrise Lt. Gen. Pecos Kutesa, one of the 1986 Bush war heros has died at the age of 65, The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) spokesperson has confirmed. “The UPDF fraternity regrets to announce the passing on of Lt Gen Pecos Kutesa which occurred today in India. More details to follow. MHSRIEP,”...

MTN appreciates Uganda’s Olympic team with UGX175m cash prizes – Sunrise 13/08/2021

MTN appreciates Uganda’s Olympic team with UGX175m cash prizes – Sunrise

Has MTN done it better than Government of Uganda?

MTN appreciates Uganda’s Olympic team with UGX175m cash prizes – Sunrise MTN Uganda has extended a gesture of appreciation and gratitude to Uganda’s entire Olympic team of athletes by giving different cash prizes at a ceremony held today. MTN CEO Wim Vanhellepute handed out the dummy cheques to the winners as well as other members of the team and five coaches, noting t...

Fire guts 2 fuel tankers, coaster at Uganda-Congo border – Sunrise 13/08/2021

Fire guts 2 fuel tankers, coaster at Uganda-Congo border – Sunrise

Huge losses suffered.

Fire guts 2 fuel tankers, coaster at Uganda-Congo border – Sunrise Two fuel tankers caught fire early this morning at Goli on Ugabda’s northern border post with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) spokesperson Ian Rumanyika confirmed the incident but said their offices located nearby were not affected by the fire. “At around 3:00am,...

Cheptegei shares cash reward with running mates – Sunrise 13/08/2021

Cheptegei shares cash reward with running mates – Sunrise

Cheptegei shows that lighting other people's candles does not dim his, as he donates cash and medal to fellow runners

Cheptegei shares cash reward with running mates – Sunrise Star showered with praises for donating UGX25m, medal to running mates from Tokyo Olympic games Uganda’s 5000m Olympic gold medalist Joshua Cheptegei has once again displayed another feat of sportsmanship by donating UGX25m cash prizes given to him by MTN Uganda to his fellow running mates in the ...

Kabaka in Germany for specialized health check-up, says Katikkiro Mayiga – Sunrise 11/08/2021

Kabaka in Germany for specialized health check-up, says Katikkiro Mayiga – Sunrise

Katikkiro has acted proactively after a bitter lesson.

Kabaka in Germany for specialized health check-up, says Katikkiro Mayiga – Sunrise The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has come out to explain why the Kabaka has taken a trip to Europe. In a proactive move by the Katikkiro, that could be seen as aiming to stop speculation by stating the reasons and whereabouts of Buganda’s monarch arising from among his subjects, Katik...

Church of Uganda receives 5 brand new tractors in fulfilment of Museveni’s pledge – Sunrise 11/08/2021

Church of Uganda receives 5 brand new tractors in fulfilment of Museveni’s pledge – Sunrise

This is part of a wider effort to support religious bodies to support the government's Agricultural mechanization drive to spur food and income, and mindset change.

Church of Uganda receives 5 brand new tractors in fulfilment of Museveni’s pledge – Sunrise The Minister of Agriculture Frank Tumwebaze on Tuesday Aug 10, handed over five brand new TAFE tractors to the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Dr. Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu as fulfilment of President Museveni’s pledge to support Agricultural mechanization efforts by Religious Institutions. Archbis...

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Uganda finishes strong 2nd in Africa – Sunrise 08/08/2021

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Uganda finishes strong 2nd in Africa – Sunrise

King Joshua Cheptegei and Queen Peruth Chemtai, and compatriot Jacob Kiplimo are largely to thank for the historic 4-star performance at the @Tokyo2020Olympics

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Uganda finishes strong 2nd in Africa – Sunrise Most successful performance in history of Olympics Uganda has recorded the best ever performance in the history of the Olympics with a global ranking of 35th and second in Africa, only behind Kenya, thanks largely to the double gold victories of Joshua Cheptegei and Peruth Chemtai. Uganda reached th...

Uganda shines once more with Cheptegei’s gold – Sunrise 06/08/2021

Uganda shines once more with Cheptegei’s gold – Sunrise

Undisputably Uganda's greatest Ambassador Joshua Cheptegei

Uganda shines once more with Cheptegei’s gold – Sunrise Uganda’s long distance runner Joshua Cheptegei has for the second time in a week helped brought ultimate glory when he won the 5000 metres at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan. Already a national hero, having won Silver last week, Cheptegei, powered to the finish line with incredible energy with 12...

Uganda’s Peruth Chemtai wins Olympic gold in 3000m steeplechase – Sunrise 04/08/2021

Uganda’s Peruth Chemtai wins Olympic gold in 3000m steeplechase – Sunrise

A historic day for Uganda and Peruth Chemtai as she becomes first ever Olympic female gold medalist.

Uganda’s Peruth Chemtai wins Olympic gold in 3000m steeplechase – Sunrise BREAKING: Uganda’s Peruth Chemtai has won a gold medal in the 3000 metre steeplechase race at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. She is the first Ugandan to win a medal in the games and the history of the race. Comments comments

Museveni, Kabaka hold talks – Sunrise 03/08/2021

Museveni, Kabaka hold talks – Sunrise

The meeting between the two leaders is the first since Feb 2019, and comes amid tensions over the Mailo Land system which the government allegedly wants to abolish.

Museveni, Kabaka hold talks – Sunrise The Kabaka of Buganda His Royal Highness Ronald Muwenda Mutebi has today Tuesday August 3, paid a courtesy visit President Museveni at State Lodge Nakasero. A tweet by Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga confirmed the meeting and said they talked about a number of issues although he did not divulge detai...

Police warns it is resuming enforcement of curfew, starting today – Sunrise 03/08/2021

Police warns it is resuming enforcement of curfew, starting today – Sunrise

Police Spokesperson Owoyesigire says Kampala and Wakiso residents must all be home by 7pm

Police warns it is resuming enforcement of curfew, starting today – Sunrise Police in Kampala has warned the general public against continuous violation of curfew hours. Asp. Luke Oweyisgire, the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson said that the public (motorists and pedestrians) have continuously abused curfew time. “It should be noted that as per the recent ...

03/08/2021

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) is this morning unveiling Serbian football coach Multin Sredejovic alias Coach Micho as the Head Coach for the National football team "The Cranes".

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) is this morning unveiling Serbian football coach Multin Sredejovic alias Coach Micho as the Head Coach for the National football team "The Cranes".

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