Ugandan athlete held by police after going missing in Japan

Ugandan police said Wednesday they were interrogating a weightlifter who disappeared in Japan after failing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, as his family appealed for his release from custody. Julius Ssekitoleko, 20, vanished from an Olympic training camp after…

Africa Cup of Nations: Burkina Faso qualify for Cameroon 2021

Burkina Faso qualified for the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon after drawing 0-0 in Uganda on Wednesday with one round of group games still to play. The Stallions become the sixth team through to the finals, joining…

Uganda Election: President Museveni has early lead, rival alleges fraud

President Yoweri Museveni took an early lead in Uganda’s presidential election, according to preliminary results released on Friday morning by the electoral commission. This is as his main rival said he had proof that the poll had been marred by…

Fatal mistake: Ugandan football player ‘killed by teammates after defensive error’

A football game in Uganda ended in tragedy after Churchill Owaci was reportedly beaten to death by his own teammates for committing a defensive error which led to his squad conceding a goal. The fatal accident is said to have…

Uganda’s Mustafa Kizza thrilled to work with Thierry Henry at Montreal Impact

Uganda’s Mustafa Kizza says he is extremely thrilled at the thought of playing under his childhood idol Thierry Henry at Montreal Impact. The 20-year-old signed his two-year deal with the Major League Soccer (MLS) side on Monday with the contract…

Uganda players wait on government response in bonus row

Uganda national team captain Dennis Onyango has told BBC Sport Africa he has had no response from the Ugandan government after several senior players took to social media to remind President Yoweri Museveni to fulfil a $1million pledge he made…

Winners of FirstBank-sponsored national competition to contest against African peers

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that Taidob College Abeokuta, the 2019 winners of the National Company of the Year competition organised by Junior Achievement Nigeria would compete against student teams from 10 other Junior Achievement member countries across…

Onyango to retain Uganda captaincy under new coach McKinstry (BBC)

Uganda’s first choice goalkeeper, Denis Onyango, will retain the captaincy of the Cranes under new head coach Johnny McKinstry who described the player as “a huge asset to the team.” Onyango, 34, has been wearing the armband since April 2017…

Ugandan Government to Issue Birth Certificates to Cows (Guardian)

The Ugandan government has announced its plans to begin the issuance of birth certificates to cows in the East African country. This was made known by the country’s Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Mr Vincent Ssempijja who confirmed…

Uganda to issue birth certificates to cows (Punch)

Uganda’s Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Mr Vincent Ssempijja, has said that the government would be issuing birth certificates to cows and registering farmers henceforth Ssempijja, while speaking at the official opening of the National Agricultural Show at the Source…

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