Category Archives: Hardball

World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities List Is Out: Diddy, Beyoncè, Drake & The Weeknd Are In Top 10

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The Weekend: Turned 3.2 Billion Streams into $92 Million

Forbes Magazine has just unveiled its 2017 list of Highest Paid Celebrities, and on top it, with a career-high $130 million in the last year is Sean “Diddy” Combs. It emerged earlier this month, that the rapper had also topped the magazine’s list of Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists of 2017.

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Usain Bolt Wins His Final 100m Race In Jamaica In Emotional Farewell & Twitter Has Not Rested Since…

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Usain Bolt does his signature pose for last time as a competitor in Jamaica

Having started at a slow pace, Usain Bolt had to overcome a rather unusual feeling of nervousness to produce a winning farewell in front of his home fans in Jamaica.

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PICTURES: Uganda Budget Reading For FY 2017/18

Are Some Ugandans Really So Forgetful Or Are They Just Daft?

A few months ago all hell broke loose as a bunch of Uganda’s artistes were threatened to lose their careers in music because of their involvement in partisan politics. This followed the infamous Tubonga Naawe project which not only became the official campaign song of the NRM Camp but was also an instant hit.         Continue reading Are Some Ugandans Really So Forgetful Or Are They Just Daft?

List: The Faces Behind The Clout Uganda Has So Far Garnered On The World Stage [Part One]

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Winnie Byanyima

To this point Uganda swanks of not much as far as economic advancement or social sophistication is concerned.

Nonetheless Uganda today stares closely at a glimmer of hope because of what we could accomplish with our human resource in the near future – especially now that the younger Ugandan “dreamers” have human faces, like accolades, that they can look up to and derive an audacity to go somewhere and happen.

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Why The Newly Elected Members Of EALA Should Focus More On Mending Bridges Among Peoples Of East Africa & Popularize The Ideology Of Community Integration

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President Museveni addressing NRM Caucus at State House, Entebbe

February 28, 2017 the Parliament of Uganda, in an event that attracted such diverse reviews, nine (9) members out of 45 Candidates were voted to represent Uganda in the East African Legislative Assembly in Arusha, Tanzania.

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Why Regional Integration Is The First Right Step Towards Correcting An Injustice Done To East Africans

Recently Uganda was privileged to host the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala. The country received scores of rave reviews – not only for being such a hospitable [unprejudiced and accommodative] people but also for our ‘clean air’ and good weather – of course. The event was a success and an outright bag of bliss.

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The Misnomer of “American Exceptionalism”

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President Barack Obama on American Exceptionalism

In its classic forms, according to Ian TyrrellAmerican Exceptionalism refers to the special character of the United States as a uniquely free nation based on democratic ideals and personal liberty.

Of course, I grant it to the Americans who so hang on to their respective successes as their “Exceptionalism”. They are undeniably unique. What I sternly dissent is when they misunderstand every other civilization to be a second-rate class of humans. That is a misnomer.

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Donald Trump Is Domineering And Repressive But He’s Got A Snag – The Media, Pan-Africanism & Democracy

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America First” was one of Donald Trump’s catchphrases during the Campaign, from which he emerged as America’s 45th President. This refrain continued into his Presidency and so has it epitomized his first month in office.

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Just Who Is Robert Shaka?

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TVO ADMIN: Robert Shaka

Earlier this year, internationally acclaimed journalist, Andrew M. Mwenda came out strongly against TVO, a Facebook page that has long been bent on a campaign to smear the government of Uganda.

According to Mwenda, this TVO entity has hacked into poorly protected government of Uganda websites and apparently negotiated deals to buy alleged classified content from them.

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Flashback: It’s Been A Week Since America’s 45th President

Why The Youngest Obama Missed At Her Dad’s Farewell Address?

The other day, January 10, 2017 as US President delivered his farewell speech, the goodbye photo clearly only showed 18-year-old Malia Obama on stage with mum and dad, Michelle and Barack, but there’s no sign of her 15-year-old sister.

Everyone was wondering where Malia was, and social media went crazy over the same.

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Sasha and Malia were seven and 10 when Barack Obama became president

However, BBC finally ascertained where Sasha Obama was while her dad delivered his farewell speech to the nation.

It turns out, according to the grapevine, that she stayed in Washington because she had an exam at Sidwell Friends private school on Wednesday morning.

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Appointments, Transfers & Promotions In The Uganda People’s Defense Forces

As Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and President of the Republic of Uganda, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, made appointments, transfers and promotions in the Uganda People’s Defence Forces and they are as follows:

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Obama’s Photographer Presents His Last Year In Review – BBC

The president’s photographer, Pete Souza, December 2016 selected the finest photos from inside the White House and beyond for his final annual review, before the Obama administration is replaced in January.

Have a peek at the pictures.

A Perfect Guide To 2017 Resolutions: I Am Done Being My Own Enemy!

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NEW YEAR NEW IDEAS: Time To Ponder

This year has been long… I feel all too whacked. Some people tend to have this idea that they know me more than I know myself, so they think they have the right to define for me what is appropriate.

Yet the more I adopt their “stuff” to earn my recompense, the more I get shortchanged. And I am wondering; how am I supposed to make something out of my life?!!!

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Barack Obama Meets Donald Trump In Oval Office After Feuding With Each Other For Years

Newly elected US President, Donald Trump and incumbent President, Barack Obama never met once in the last eight years; the two had instead been at it, rivaling each other. But events have taken such an unprecedented twist and it looks like the two might finally bury the hatchet. Today, “the Donald” has actually met with President Obama and the two could not be more cordial to each other.

Well, it turns out, it is the presidential thing to do. And according to K’Brocking, this is interesting. Continue reading Barack Obama Meets Donald Trump In Oval Office After Feuding With Each Other For Years

Donald Trump Crashes Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Dream After Historic Election Victory

VOX – Against all odds, polls, and projections, Donald Trump claimed victory in the presidential election Tuesday, delivering a speech at the Hilton Hotel in New York City on Tuesday to a cheering crowd of supporters Continue reading Donald Trump Crashes Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Dream After Historic Election Victory

Indonesia To Castrate Sex Offenders – President Joko Widodo

In a sweeping interview with the BBC’s Yalda Hakim, President Widodo – also known as Jokowi – discussed topics including the South China Sea Continue reading Indonesia To Castrate Sex Offenders – President Joko Widodo

Why Next Generation Extremism Could Be Pan-Africanism Against American Jingoism

TIMES HAVE CHANGED: IT’S AFRICA’S TURN TO AUDIT THE WORLD

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AFRICANS AT WORK: Fighting For The Cause Of African Exceptionalism

The other day, Sunday, October 9, Uganda was celebrating its 54th year since it reclaimed its independence from the British in 1962. Then watching the live telecast of the event from Luuka District, somehow my mind wandered off and I began to audit us, reflecting on where we are, how we came to be here and inevitably the numerous malfunctions that are still terribly handicapping us Continue reading Why Next Generation Extremism Could Be Pan-Africanism Against American Jingoism

Music Stars In Uganda Who Rose To Prominence Without Help Of Talent

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POWER COUPLE: Zari Hassan & Diamond Platinumz

Many superstars in Uganda command such cosmic clout within the social circles because of the talent they are known to possess. Talent hits a target no one else can hit. However, there has also remained this question of whether only talent can get one to the pinnacle of life’s fairest things Continue reading Music Stars In Uganda Who Rose To Prominence Without Help Of Talent