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Bebe Cool attends youth conference in Kigali

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Ugandan maestro singer Bebe Cool over the weekend attended the universal health coverage conference at the Kigali convention centre in Rwanda and talked to young people all over Africa. Considering the singet is Ambassador for Tuberclosis, he was best candidate to discuss health issues. The singer after he conference had the following remarks “Today, I was honoured to interact with over 400 youth from 25 countries all over Africa and the world at the launch of the Youth for Universal Health Coverage Conference at the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda. These young people have been deliberating for days with an aim of finding solutions to health care access for all youth in Africa. I am happy that for the first time, African youth have been given an opportunity to identify their own challenges and to also participate in finding practical solutions through their talents, connections and passion.These youth under a theme “Nothing about us, without us”, asked that they be included in decision making processes that impact their livelihood. I challenged them to question their motives for demanding a sit on the table of MEN. Are they coming with practical solutions or joining with an attitude of entitlement. I advised them to desist from making impractical demands but to concentrate on identifying challenges and suggesting realistic solutions. On the same day, I was privileged to have interacted with some of the most influential people in the noble business of health care. In meetings with me was the Senior disease coordinator of the Global Fund Dr Eliud Wandwalo, the head of community rights and gender at the Global Fund Ms Kate Thomson, the Group CEO of Amref Health Africa Dr Githinji Gitahi, the Rwanda Minister of Health Dr Diane Gashumba, the Liberia deputy Minister of Health Ms Norwu Howard, Uganda’s National TB and Leprosy Commisioner Dr Stavia, Mr Jacob Creswell, the team lead Stop TB partnership and Thandi Katlholo also of Stop TB partnership, and many other distinguished dignitaries. Tomorrow I will be participating as a panelist in two UNITED NATIONS HIGH LEVEL MEETINGS- TB Symposium”

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Epixode Set For Uganda For 3nity Album Tour

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One of the foremost Reggae Dancehall artistes in Ghana, Epixode is set to take his music a notch higher as he tours Uganda with his 3nity Album Tour.

Speaking to bigeye.ug in an exclusive interview , Epixode noted that as part of his 3nity Album tour, he is set to leave the country and would have the opportunity to perform at five different clubs in Uganda. He stated that all is set for him to perform at clubs such as Fame Club, Laftaz Club, Casablanca, Miggiez Bar as well as Hyve Bar.

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DJs such as DJ Fikie,DJ Shiru,DJ Izo,DJ Ashly and DJ Inno would be available at the clubs to help in the 3nity Album tour .

Preparations for the 3nity Album Tour are far advanced and Epixode is likely to leave for Uganda on March 11 ,2019 and he would be away for a month. The 3nity Album Tour is organized by JAH PUT AH HAND.

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Campusers enjoy fun-filled evening at Hostel Silent disco

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Hostel Silent Disco gamers edition at Ideal Hostel in MUBS.

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The second edition of Bell Jamz Hostel Silent disco returned this weekend with the first event held at Ideal Hostel, Nakawa on Sunday evening giving MUBS students the perfect opportunity to unwind from the tense test environment they had endured during the week.

This edition themed “The Gamers Edition” will feature gaming as a new and exciting addition with cash prizes up for grabs for winning teams.

The mood at Ideal Platinum Hostel on Sunday was jolly as excited students
experienced the first ever gaming silent disco edition hosted at their premises. The revelers started flocking the event as early as 7pm. To keep them entertained were top city deejays like DJ Roja, Slick Stuart, Spinny, XZYL among others.

Hostel Silent Disco gamers edition at Ideal Hostel in MUBS.

Those who had registered for the ultimate campus FIFA 19 tournament immediately headed to the designated playing area. Participants had to register prior through an online ticketing platform at no cost.

Participants played for the initial knockout stages with a duration of four minutes. Bob Grace a resident of Ideal was announced the winner taking home a grand prize of 500k.

To wrap up the night, Feffe Bussi hit the stage, and with his hits like Business, Idi Amin Dada, Campusers in attendance were thrilled.

 It was an unforgettable experience for many. The next event will be held at
Nana Hostel Makerere.

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Bollywood stars marvel at Uganda’s tourist attractions

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The delegation from India and local tour guides pose for a photo during Gorilla tracking in Bwindi

The delegation from India and local tour guides pose for a photo during Gorilla tracking in Bwindi

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Having successfully completed an eight-day tour of Uganda, a delegation from India comprising Bollywood stars and members of Travel Agents of India (TAFI) has today, Monday March 4, 2019 flown out, full of praise for the country’s rich and numerous attractions.

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The group, led by Bharat Dabholkar, a distinguished film director, actor, writer and advertising guru, arrived in the country on Wednesday February 28, 2019 and almost immediately flew out to Kidepo National Park.

The team started off with a game drive and sight-seeing, giving them just a glimpse of the diverse wildlife in Uganda before proceeding to meet the Karimojong in their indigenous homesteads, the Manyatta. The team also went gorilla tracking at Bwindi, visited Queen Elizabeth National Park and also enjoyed a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel, among other activities.
As they concluded their Ugandan visit, the team met President Yoweri Museveni yesterday at State House Nakasero where they discussed several issues.

The President urged them to encourage more tourists from India to come and experience the beauty of Uganda. He also said that linkages between India and Uganda have the potential to boost trade and investment.

Dabholkar, who has directed and starred in over 17 Bollywood films promised the President that they would promote Uganda as a tourist destination for Indians and also as a location for filmng Bollywood movies where Ugandans will participate.

He also stated that they will bring big film tourists to Uganda saying that film tourism will be a big deal.

Asked how his Uganda visit was, Dabholkar couldn’t hide his excitement, saying he would gladly jump onto another opportunity to visit Uganda.
“We came to Uganda to also experience the numerous stories we had been told about this place (Uganda) and to be honest, this is an extremely beautiful country. There’s a lot for one to take in here and I think I would need another trip to experience more of this,” he said.

Dabholkar was particularly excited about the Gorilla tracking experience and the Manyatta cultural attributes. He noted, “Niche tourism with special package like the Gorilla tracking is very easy to sell and for our team this is a take home package for all.”

Other members of the delegation included; Shobanadri Yarlagadda, lead producer of Baahubali, a famous trilogy in Bollywood cinema, accompanied by his spouse Lakshmi Yarlagadda and Prasad Devinemi who helped co-producer the same film.

Others were Bharat Shah, Chairman of TAFI, Pradeep Lulla, Vice President of TAFI, Aditi Bhende, National General Secretary of TAFI and Ramji Natarajan, Chairman of Travel Masters India Corporation.

Also in the team was Veena Patel Sandeed, owner of Veena Travel, a Mumbai-based Indian tour company specializing in budget travel packages, Karad Anand, Head of Relationships and Supplier Management of Cox and Kings, a famous global travel agency with an Indian base.

Sumit Chaturvedi, an Executive Producer at India’s World Is One News (WION) global channel who was part of the delegation disclosed that most of the footage attained from the visit will be featured in a televised program offering, which will be free advertising for Uganda tourism industry.

Grace Akello, the Uganda High Commissioner to India, while welcoming the delegation to Uganda, stated that the visit aimed at unmasking Uganda’s tourism potential, opening up the space for newer opportunities and for the film stars onboard to spot out potential sites for possible film shoots. “This visit paves way for the possibility of local film makers working with this world-class film giant in southern Asia, to promote Uganda,” Akello said.

Uganda has in recent years become a haven for the production of internationally acclaimed movies. Hollywood blockbusters such as Queen of Katwe, The last King of Scotland, Victory at Entebbe, 7 Days in Entebbe, Mississipi Masala starring Denzel Washington, are some of the movies to have featured Uganda.

Adding Bollywood onto that portfolio would be a huge steal given the global appeal this burgeoning Asian movie industry has gained.

The team’s visit was as a result of cooperation between Uganda’s Mission in New Delhi with government tourism agencies; Uganda Tourism Board and Uganda Wild Life Authority; as well as the private sector.

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