Destination Of The Week; Queen Elizabeth National Park



The trips celebrating #UgTravelMonth are just a few days away and what best way to start off with knowledge of where  we will be headed to? The trips are going to last throughout the month of October, with every weekend being covered by a trip to go see Uganda in all her raw beauty.


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The first trip is for a fun filled weekend in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the most famous destinations in Uganda. A park with the largest variety of wildlife, animals and bird species. Why should you be excited to go you ask?


  • Lions and More Lions

You can not think about going to the wild without a picture of a lion popping up in your mind, they define the wild and this park has a whole lot of them. These  lions are known for climbing trees and if you catch them at the right time, you might find a number of them sprawled on branches lazily watching you drive by. The lions are common in the Ishasha area which has earned them the phrase; “tree climbing lions of Ishasha.”


  • Mountain Rwenzori

There is no one to describe the view of the famous “Mountains of The Moon” from the Queen Elizabeth National Park, breathtaking cannot even cut it. The looming but beautiful sight is quite what the view, even better is that the park offers hiking packages for its visitors to get you an upclose view from up at the ranges. And if you cannot make it to the top, you can still get to see how amazing the elephants, giraffes and other animals look at the same time enjoy the snaking kazinga channel.


  • Variety

The park is not just an expansive stretch of property but it is also blessed to be a home to several different types of wild animals ranging from the giant but gentle elephant to the lanky giraffes and even huge creepers like snakes. There is always something for you to see, something new to learn from and this means you will be amazed throughout your tour of the park.


The park has a number of lodges that include; Engiri Game Lodge, Marafiki Safari Lodge among several many others as well as hotels in the neighbouring towns of Kasese and Fort Portal. All hotels and lodges can be easily booked off of Jumia Travel from the comfort of your home with a big discount if you are going for the UG travel month experience.


  • Birding

If you are an avid birding enthusiast, Queen Elizabeth will wow you with its many species of birds of which some are not native to Uganda and stop by on their migrating routes. The biggest number of bird species is native to the park and they are estimated to be over 600 of them.


some of the birds at Queen Elizabeth National Park.

  • Chimpanzee Tracking

The park offers chimpanzee tracking activities for visitors near Kasenyi and the neighbouring Kalinzu forest reserve where you get a chance to spot the mammals in their natural habitat as well as learn about their habits and species.


The trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park for the UG Travel Month is going to take place from the 1st of October till the 2nd, the travel entourage will set off from Garden City parking lot. If you miss this trip, there is a second trip organised from the 8th- 9th of October and will cost you just a little of 250, 000 UGX for it.












Whether you are starting or growing your family, your home must adapt to new arrivals. Regardless of whether you live in a bungalow, shared housing, apartment, gated community, every home needs to make changes to become child-proof.

Global property portal Lamudi asks the question, how can you make your home family-friendly? and the following tips make it worth once followed:

  • Make safety a priority

Whilst the interior design of your home is important, safety should be the focal point when preparing for a new arrival to your household. This includes: installing childproof gates at the top and bottom of staircases; making sure swimming pools are surrounded by a secure fence; and keeping anything out of reach that may be deemed harmful.

  • Hide switches

Today, it is possible to buy shockproof switches and sockets for all electrical outlets. Curious kids are often drawn to plugholes, so invest in advanced designs with automatic shutters, which make it impossible for your children to access the sockets.

  • Don’t scrimp on storage

Children tend to need a lot of things – from toys to clothes, strollers to cribs. Smart storage solutions will not only help make space for all of their essentials, but provide an out-of-reach area for those precious pieces of pottery. Make sure you have enough room, by installing additional shelves, baskets and hangers, and making the most of under bed storage space.

  • Protect your walls

It is inevitable that walls will gather food stains and crayon marks over time. Get ahead of the game by introducing blackboard paint into your interior design plan. This way, drawings can be left on the walls, and you can even use the space to leave notes and lists.

  • Avoid sharp edges

If you have always dreamt of having a circular bed, now would be the time to make the investment. Sharp corners are common enemies for small children, who often bump their heads when exploring the house. If circular furniture is not your style, buy special edge protectors and corner guards to avoid incidents.

  • Consider color

Whilst white may once have been your color of choice, you cannot escape the fact that it is not practical for your family home. Preparing your home for a new addition often means moving away from more neutral shades. Darker colored carpets will hide those muddy footprints as your children get older and more adventurous, whilst bolder colors are said to stimulate brain growth and development in newborns.

  • Up cycle

When your children are old enough, your favorite coffee table will be turned upside down and used as a boat, and the sofa will become a trampoline. To avoid the risk of ruining fancy furniture, modify old pieces that can handle the wear and tear.

  • Make the most of your space

It is important to create individual spaces that your kids can call their own, including dens, arts and craft areas, and playrooms. Make sure you also have a place for the whole family to spend time together. Whether this is a bigger dining table, or a comfortable, relaxing space in your living room, as your family grows, your home space needs to adapt.


ImageIntroducing the women’s day special by 40 days over 40 smiles is the #5AsideUG that will involve be great music, drinks and eats on sale, play Station, African yoga for ladies as well as the drive in cinema. this will happen on the 8th of March and the entrance is for sure affordable. there will be a panel of judges as viewed from this photo. Each team will have  five players and two substitutes with a girl in a particular team since it’s their day.
Entrance is Shs. 3,000 and the players are paying Shs. 10,000. Each team must have a lady since it is the Women’s Day Edition of the event. hoping to see all of you there



Nyege Nyege International Music Festival (#NNIMF17) releases its final lineup for the 3rd edition of the annual music festival at the source of the Nile River in Jinja, Uganda. All acts are now 100% confirmed.

From 1st – 3rd September 2017 Nyege Nyege presents its unique fusion of international and African sounds at the idyllic venue Nile Discovery Beach.

The festival, which launched in 2015 immediately established its reputation as one of the best new music festivals worldwide and has continued to be celebrated by festival fans and music editors for mixing stellar curation with Uganda’s renowned party vibes.


Pre Sale tickets for this year’s 72-hour celebration are available to purchase for $36 (130,000 Ugandan shillings) online until Wednesday 26th of August. Tickets will be on sale at the door (subject to availability) for 170’000 UGX for the full festival pass, as well as day tickets on Friday at 70’000 UGX, on Saturday at 100’000 UGX and on Sunday at 50’000 UGX #TheUrgeIsReal #TooMuchSauce

Nyege Nyege releases its final additions to this year’s line-up, with the best in influential and eclectic musical acts influenced by the African continent.

Artists added to the line up include rising Ugandan dancehall star Latinum, Canadian Tropical Bass star Ghislain Poirier, UK’s global dancefloor force Cervo, up and coming Kenyan producer Sichangi who is making waves worldwide, as well as Ugandan reggae artist AK Simba who will bring his Belgian-based band “Karamoja” to debut their new EP. French/Brazilian DJ A Macaca and Kenyan techhouse producer Mawe round up the packed line up, joining our Cameroonian headliners Reniss and Jovi, making Nyege Nyege Festival 2017 the biggest music event to have taken place in East Africa yet!  The festival will also showcase Ugandan label Nyege Nyege Tapes, who, since their launch in January 2017, have garnered worldwide critical acclaim showcasing emerging underground East Africa artists including Sisso Records, Disco Vumbi  and Otim Alpha.

With 4 stages this year, the 72-hour musical celebration is sure to impress festivalgoers once again. This year’s sound will be unparalleled in the region, with support from the Nairobi underground who are bringing not one, but two sound systems: the Umojah rig, the first dedicated reggae/dub-style soundsystem built in Kenya, and East Africa’s first Funktion-One soundsystem coming to Uganda for the first time.

In order to fit in all this music, this year’s Nyege Nyege will open for those who are camping on Thursday morning, with a pre-party on Thursday night for the Njeru community where the festival is held, and all 3 -day pass-holders. Those interested in hiring a tent can do so via or for only 100,000ugx (3000 kes), which includes a tent with 2 mattresses. Party buses from Nairobi, Kigali and Dar es Salaam will descend upon Jinja for the weekend, making the festival a true regional music celebration of historic proportions. Jumia Travel is making it easy for Kampala residents to join, by offering tent and hotel travel packages to the festival.

Decoration of the Nile Discovery Beach site is also a priority for Nyege Nyege this year, led by critically acclaimed visual artist Mirembe Musisi, a team of 20 stage builders, visual artists, photographers and installation freaks from all over the region will start building the site 3 weeks in advance.

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The 2016 edition saw over 200 local and international artists take to the stage in front of 3000 festival-goers, and attracted a global audience thanks to its forward thinking curation of African music. In previous years the festival has served as the East African debut for Kuduro pioneer DJ Marfox, the satirical Ghanaian rappers FOKN Bois, Scottish soundsystem Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Niger-based synth pioneer Mamman Sani, South African house producer Aero Manyelo, Burkinabe rapper Joey Le Soldat, North African electronic music collective Arabstazy, Senegalese electronic producer Ibaaku and Mozambican/ Ghanaian duo Gato Preto.


Nyege Nyege: (noun, Luganda) The feeling of a sudden uncontrollable urge to move, shake or dance.


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Ronald Sserunjogi Wins Airtel Mega Masappe Car.



What started as a mission to ascertain the truth ended in celebrations when Ronald Sserunjogi, a resident of Entebbe, was handed a brand new car courtesy of the ongoing Airtel Uganda Mega Masappe promotion.

“After reading about people winning again and again, I opted into the promotion to find out whether Airtel was really rewarding people. Today, I have won myself a brand new car!” exclaimed Sserunjogi amidst ululations from his family members who escorted him to receive his gift.


Airtel Uganda Supply Chain Director. Michael Opwonya, handing over the car keys to Ronald Sserunjogi the 4th car winner of the Airtel mega Masappe promotion.This is the fourth car that Airtel has given out as part of the Mega Masappe promotion – a promotion which will see subscribers win daily and weekly prizes such as motor bikes, brand new cars and cash for a 90-day period.As part of ‘Mega Masappe’, subscribers are required to opt into the promo by dialing *162# and selecting option 1 to opt in, option 2 to check target and option 3 to redeem their data bonus – which will be broken down into Voice, SMS and Data at 50%, 10% and 40% respectively. This bonus however does not apply to social packs, quarterly, annual and free bundles.

Other winners in this week’s draw include Ntege Innocent, Kasozi Justus, Balamu Jane and Kavuma Mustafa who took home a brand new motor bike each as well as Turyasima Barnabas, Ahimbisibwe Innocent and Ankunda Damalie who won one million shillings each.

Airtel Uganda Supply Chain Director. Michael Opwonya (4th left) poses with the Airtel Mega Massape lucky winners.

Handing over the prizes,Mr. Michael Opwonya, the Airtel Uganda Supply Chain Director congratulated the winners and thanked them for taking part in the promotion, saying the promotion was introduced for the purpose of rewarding Airtel Uganda subscribers.

“When we launched ‘Mega Masappe’, we had one major objective; to change the lives of our customers by rewarding their loyalty to the Smartphone network. With this promotion, we are able to give back to our subscribers all over the country and in turn, change their lives positively,” he commented.

Opwonya urged all Airtel Uganda subscribers to participate in the promotion. “I am excited to be handing over these prizes to this week’s lucky winners- but I am more excited to say that there are more prizes to be won.” he added.

Airtel Uganda Supply Chain Director. Michael Opwonya, handing over the Motorbike keys to Kavuma Mustafa during the Airtel Mega Masappe draw.

Mega Masappe promotion subscriber bonus will be given instantly on the achievement of the daily target. For example, if a subscriber’s bonus target is Ushs. 2,000 and they recharge with that Ushs. 2,000, they will receive 100% bonus of the same value under the Voice, SMS & Data split. However, if they recharge with another Ushs. 2,000 on the same day, they will not get a 2nd bonus.

Daily and weekly prizes will be given away every Friday for the entire duration of the promotion.






dfcu Bank increases support to St. John’s Ambulance Uganda’s emergency medical services.


As part of its Responsibility & Sustainability program, dfcu Bank Uganda has today renewed its support of emergency medical services- announcing an increment in its financial contribution to St. John’s ambulance Uganda. The announcement was made during a press briefing at the St. John’s ambulance services offices on Buganda Road.

Addressing journalists at the event, dfcu Bank’s Head of Brand Marketing Communication, Jude Kansiime said the renewed commitment was the Bank’s way of increasing its support to what is a dire situation.

dfcu Bank_s Head of Brand Marketing Communication, Jude Kansiime (C) hands over fuel cards to Christine Kasirye, the National Executive Secretary, St. John_s Ambulance during the eve

dfcu Bank has been supporting the services offered by St. John’s Ambulance for the last 5 years. This support has been in the form of monthly fuel, which is a key need if an organization wishes to provide timely emergency medical services. Today, dfcu Bank is glad and honored to announce that we will both continue with and increase our contribution to this crucial service.”


“As part of the emergency support pillar under our Sustainability strategy,  I am pleased to announce that dfcu Bank will double our monthly contribution to St. John’s Ambulance Uganda- which will allow them to operate a second ambulance and in turn provide urgently needed emergency medical services to those in need,” Kansiime added.


“Lack of sufficient emergency services is one of the leading causes of death in Uganda. Less than 10% of patients are transferred to hospitals and clinics by ambulances, which results in tragedies that could have been prevented. This is why our commitment to St. John’s Ambulance is important to us as an institution- we see it as a way to give back and improve the quality of life in the communities in which we operate,” he continued.

Christine Kasirye, the National Executive Secretary, St. John’s Ambulance commended dfcu Bank for their continued and unwavering reinforcement to its operations.

“Over the last 5 years, dfcu Bank has proved itself a dedicated and stable partner to the work that we do. One of the key elements needed for the successful provision of emergency medical services is timely arrival to the scene of the emergency and thereafter to a hospital or clinic. The monthly fuel contributions from dfcu Bank have helped us save countless lives,” Ms. Kasirye said.

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“By providing fuel for a second ambulance, dfcu Bank is giving us the ability and means to reach more patients, provide urgent medical aid and as a result, save more lives. On behalf of St. John’s Ambulance, I extend our gratitude to the management of dfcu Bank for their pro-active support of emergency medical services,” Ms. Kasirye concluded.


With the increased funding, dfcu Bank’s contribution to St. John’s Ambulance will add up to UGX 24,000,000/- per year.

Tusker Malt Lager increases its sponsorship into this year’s edition of the Uganda Golf Open.


… Ladies Open added to the Tusker Malt Uganda Open category……..




Uganda Breweries Limited, through its premium brand Tusker Malt Lager, has today announced sponsorship of the 75th edition of the annual Tusker Malt Uganda Open Golf Tournament scheduled for the 7th September, 2017 – 30th September, 2017 at the prestigious and historic Uganda Golf Club.

Tusker Malt Lager has injected over UGX 500 million into this year’s tournament as assurance to show its support for the development of the game golf in Uganda. There has been an increase in the cash sponsorship from UGX 230 million to UGX 250 million.

In a bid to further raise the profile of the Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open within the region and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as attract notable professional players from across the globe, Tusker Malt Lager has amplified its cash sponsorship of this year’s tournament.

Joseph Bagabo Captain of the Uganda Golf Club speaks during the launch of the Uganda Golf Open 2017

The Uganda Breweries Limited marketing director, Juliana Kaggwa, made the announcement during a press conference to communicate the upcoming tournament dates.

“Our partnership with the Uganda Golf Union from 2010 has yielded tremendous results. Our ultimate aim is to work closely with the Union to turn the Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open into one of the biggest and most sought after tournaments in Africa.” She said.

Set to be played over 18 holes on one of the toughest courses in Uganda, the Tusker Malt Uganda Golf Open will attract over 500 amateurs, pros, seasoned pros and unseeded local players for the ladies, amateur and professional ranks tee off, in what is expected to be one of the most competitive and exciting tournaments in recent history.

According to the Uganda Golf Union, this year’s Open will have three parts of the tournament. The ladies will be playing from 7th September – 9th September, 2017, the amateurs will play from 13th September – 16th September, 2017, while the professionals will play from 27th September – 30th September, 2017.

Juliana Kagwa, Uganda Breweries Ltd Marketing Director speaks during the launch of the 2017 Uganda Golf Open as Johnson Omolo and Joseph Bagabo look on

“The game of golf has steadily grown in Uganda and we have seen a rise in the number of club memberships across the country, both by male and female golfers, young and old. The Uganda Open offers golfers a chance to shine at the big stage, and to showcase Uganda to international golf tournaments as well as generate revenue for the country.” said the Uganda Golf Union President, Mr. Johnson Omolo.

“Golf is fast becoming a lifestyle preference for a considerable number of Ugandans and Tusker Malt Lager will continue with the sponsorship of premier golf events such as the Uganda Open which allow us to support the development of the game, as well as connect with customers by sharing their passion and interests.” concluded Ms. Juliana Kagwa

Tusker Malt Lager embodies the spirit of the game of golf. Tusker Malt lager is slow brewed with an ingredient base of 100% malt giving it that unmistakably rich, smooth premium taste that is widely recognized and that consumers have grown to love.

The top star treasure hotel in Entebbe

Entebbe is one of the most beautiful parts of Uganda. Set right beside Lake Victoria, it’s peaceful, serene and scenic nature makes it a common getaway destination. With the airport, beach and Wildlife centre in Entebbe, it is a favourite  local and foreign tourist location. The people are very warm and calm and it’s a short drive from the main capital of Kampala. Combine all these things with a top star hotel experience and you are in for a beautiful, unforgettable time.
Quality is one of the things most people look for in a product, service, relationship and more importantly a restaurant or hotel. If you live in Entebbe or like to take trips there to get away from the hecticness of Kampala then you should definitely check out Best Western Premier Garden Hotel. Just as it’s name suggests, if you get the opportunity to head there you will be sure to receive nothing but premier 5 star treatment. Located at Victoria Mall Entebbe, right in the heart of the ever so beautiful and quiet town, Best Western Hotel has a striking garden area outside that catches your attention as soon as you arrive. With a concierge at the entrance to greet you and help you with any luggage and a valet service for your car, immediately you feel important and special. Walking in you are greeted with a very spacious, well lit lobby that has great artistic pieces hang all around.

On your right, there is a cute looking dining area at the Jacaranda restaurant where you can have lunch or dinner depending on the time you arrive. From Monday to Sunday they have a buffet spread that has quite the wide selection of food ranging from local to fancy delicious desserts. If you are the kind of person who prefers to order straight off the menu that too is possible and the it has quick to go bites as well as main course dishes. One thing that is outstanding about the menu is that the drinks section is rich with so many options that you would definitely not fail to treat yourself. From Champagnes, to wines, vodkas to whiskeys and cocktails they definitely have you sorted in that department from the fully stocked bar, guests can unwind at the terrace bar-also known as The Ark Bar.
Three different conference rooms with capacity of between 25-350 guests are available for hire, travel desk to offer car hire and travel advice, complimentary Airport shuttle, an open gym, business centre, ample parking lot are available onsite. The premises are also guarded by security personnel supplemented by CCTV cameras. The fact that this hotel is strategically located at a mall means that you have access to other services like a Salon option, a bank and soon to be opened supermarket.

Saving the best for last, the rooms. The rooms at Best Western Hotel are absolutely breathtaking. Each with great additions depending on your preference for example a balcony and a spa if you like long relaxing baths.

Uganda Zaabu and this one of the many reasons why! To book your stay at Best Western Hotel Entebbe head to (


Airtel Uganda Partners with KCCA for Charity Concert


  • Signs on as Silver sponsor for KCCA Pre Festival Concert


Telecommunications solutions provider, Airtel Uganda announced a partnership with Kampala Capital City Authority to sponsor the pre-festival charity concert.

The concert scheduled to take place on 6th October 2017 at the Kololo Independence grounds, proceeds from the pre festival party will all be geared towards improving the state of KCCA UPE schools currently providing free primary education for over 80,000 children from low income households.

Airtel Uganda officials led by the Managing Director Anwar Soussa(left), KCCA ED, Jeniffer Musisi recieves a dummy cheque of Ush50million to Sponosr the Pre-Festival Charity concert. (1)

Speaking at the press conference, Airtel Uganda Managing Director Mr. Anwar Soussa applauded KCCA for the work that they do to ensure that the city remains clean, beautiful and organized.

“Partnering with KCCA is not a new venture for us at Airtel Uganda. Over the years, we have partnered on many different projects such as the beautification project at the Wampewo road roundabout and the KCCA fees payment project using our Airtel Money platform,” he said, adding that Airtel Uganda has also been a KCCA festival partner for the past few years.

Soussa further clarified that Airtel Uganda is very passionate about this partnership because of its impact on education in Uganda.

“Education is one of our key Corporate Social Responsibility pillars. Through our Adopt-A-School program, we have managed to refurbish over 5 schools in Uganda – one of them being St. Ponsiano Primary School located in Makindye, here in Kampala district,” he added.

Mrs. Jennifer Musisi, the KCCA Executive Director praised the telecommunications company for always sponsoring and participating in different projects that benefit the city.

“Allow me to appreciate Airtel Uganda for being approachable and always willing to participate in our different projects. We have done a lot of work together and I encourage you to maintain this relationship as we build our city,” she said.

As a silver sponsor, Airtel Uganda handed over a 50 million shillings cheque to the KCCA Executive Director, Mrs. Jennifer Musisi. Airtel will also offer locations for the concert tickets to be sold as well as branded merchandise to boost up the event.

Airtel Uganda Reiterates Commitment as Masaza Cup Progresses to Quarter Finals


Airtel Uganda, the nation’s number one supporter of football reiterated its commitment to the ongoing Masaza Cup as it progresses to the Quarter finals stage.

This announcement was made this morning at the Buganda Kingdom offices in Mengo at a press conference attended by Airtel Uganda officials led by Ms. Remmie Kisakye the Head – Brand and Communications alongside Buganda kingdom officials who included the Katikkiro Owek. Charles Peter Mayigga, who represented the Kabaka of Buganda and the Sports Minister Owek. Henry Sekabembe.

Speaking at the press conference, Kisakye thanked the Kabaka of Buganda as well as his officials for continuing to mobilize the kingdom subjects and encouraging them to work together to better their lives and the Kingdom at large. She also noted that Airtel will continue invest in football – a platform that offers opportunities to hundreds of talented players across the country to better themselves and represent the country at an international stage .

Airtel Uganda Head of Brand and Communication, Remmie Kisakye, addressing the media at Bulange, Mengo. (1)


“….At Airtel Uganda, we remain committed to sponsoring the Masaza Cup – a tournament that boosts talent amongst the young people from Buganda Region while mobilizing them to participate in development programmes and activities that ultimately positively impact their lives and the communities in which they live,” she concluded.

Speaking on behalf of the Buganda Kingdom, Katikkiro Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga thanked Airtel for their continued dedication to football in Uganda.

“We thank Airtel Uganda for continuing to value and invest in the different activities that are carried out in the kingdom. It’s a strong re-affirmation that strong partnerships can indeed achieve a lot in the community together with the right shared objectives. We invite all Baganda and Ugandans to come watch and support the teams in the quarterfinals in this tournament,” he said.

The Masaza Cup is an annual tournament that has been played since 2004 and features nineteen teams from 19 different Buganda Kingdom regions. Over the weekend, the Masaza Cup group stages came to a close with Mawokota, Gomba, Singo, Bugerere, Bulemezi Busiro, Kooki and defending champions Buddu emerging victorious and securing spots into the upcoming first leg of the quarter finals due on 23rd July.





Two of East Africa’s leading and most talented ladies from Uganda: Sheebah Karungi and Lydia Jazmine are in Kenya to participate in the recording of Coke Studio Africa -2017. While Sheebah is making her debut on the show this year, Lydia is making her big return on the show – after being on the show’s Big Break segment last year performing alongside Bahati (Kenya) and Kiss Daniel (Nigeria).

This year, Lydia has been paired with Liloca from Mozambique – to be produced by top South African producer – Sketchy Bongo. Sheebah has been paired with Asgegnew Ashko from Ethiopia. The two will also be collaborating with Tanzanian rapper Bill Nass in music collaborations that will be produced by Gemini Major – acclaimed music producer.

Lydia Jazmine in the studio

Sheebah, Lydia Jazmine, and other artistes were unveiled at a Coke Studio Africa Nairobi press conference held at the Stanley Hotel, this week. Speaking at the presser, Sheebah said, “My dream is to be the biggest super star I can ever be. Being on Coke Studio Africa this year is one of the things that make me feel like am on my way now – I am so honoured to be here and that Coke Studio has recognized me,” adding, “Africa is recognizing me and I am happy to be working with talented producers and musicians. I am going to use this opportunity to do everything I can to go the next level. Looking forward to knowing everybody and Africa knowing me.”

On the role that Coke Studio played on the trajectory of her career, Lydia said, “I am blessed to be back on Coke Studio 2017, I lack the words to express the experience because It is more than just amazing! It’s the biggest African stage we have and every artist would love to be on the stage. As Lydia Jazmine, I was one of the big break artists last year. Since then my life has never been the same – my career back home boomed! Everyone is now looking at me in a different way and my music is up there!” Sheebah and Lydia are among Uganda artists on this year’s show. The others include Bebe Cool and Eddy Kenzo. All the music they create on the show will be performed and recorded live alongside Coke Studio’s highly talented house band.

Coke Studio Africa also gives a

Sheebah Karungi and Lydia Jazmine (net photo)

chance to upcoming artists to feature on the show as a Big Break artist. The new season is set to premiere in different regions from September this year and will broadcast in more than 30 countries across Africa.


dfcu Bank to support renovation of Pece stadium for 2017 edition of East African Secondary School Games



dfcu Bank handed over 1,000 bags of cement valued at over UGX 30 million that will go towards the rehabilitation of Pece War Memorial Stadium in preparation for the 2017 edition of the East African Secondary School Games. The handover, which was made to representatives of Gulu District took place at Pece War Memorial Stadium.

Over 1,000 schools are expected to take part in the 16th edition of the East African Secondary School Games and will be hosted by St Joseph College, Layibi and Sacred Heart Girls School. The students are expected to take part in a variety of indoor and outdoor games including football, rugby, netball, basketball, volleyball, handball, hockey, chess, swimming and badminton.

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Speaking at the handover ceremony, the dfcu Bank Northern Regional Manager Christopher Kinyera said the contribution to the renovation of the stadium was a display of the Bank’s commitment to the development of the communities in which it operates.


dfcu Bank holds the growth of our communities in high regard- we believe that we have a responsibility to help our society make socio-economic advancements that in turn, benefit us all,” Kinyera said.


“This contribution is going to help with the renovation of Pece Stadium where these regional games will take place, and we are honored to be part of this because we understand the power of sports in Uganda.

We are aware that the people of Gulu are passionate about sports- partnered with their great hospitality, we are confident that this is the perfect venue for an activity of this magnitude. We are excited to be a part of this,” he concluded. The games are scheduled for August this year

Emirates and fly Dubai join forces, announce extensive partnership agreement.

  • Partnership includes an expansive code share agreement, schedule alignment and network optimisation

  • Passenger benefits to include access to over 200 unique destinations, seamless travel experience and frequent flyer programmes alignment

  • Both airlines to continue being managed independently


Emirates and flydubai unveiled an extensive partnership which will see the two Dubai-based airlines join forces to offer customers unmatched travel options. Both airlines will continue to be managed independently, but will leverage each other’s network to scale up their operations and accelerate growth.

The innovative partnership goes beyond code-sharing and includes integrated network collaboration with coordinated scheduling. The new model will give flydubai customers seamless connectivity to Emirates’ worldwide destinations spanning six continents. For Emirates’ customers, it opens up flydubai’s robust regional network.

The two airlines will also further develop their hub at Dubai International, aligning their systems and operations to ensure a seamless travel experience through the ultra-modern airport; currently the world’s busiest for international passengers.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Group and Chairman of flydubai, said: “This is an exciting and significant development for Emirates, flydubai, and Dubai aviation. Both airlines have grown independently and successfully over the years, and this new partnership will unlock the immense value that the complementary models of both companies can bring to consumers, each airline, and to Dubai.”

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Emirates today has a wide-body fleet of 259 aircraft, flying to 157 destinations (including 16 cargo-only points). flydubai operates 58 New-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft to 95 destinations. The current combined network comprises 216 unique destination points.

The partnership is working to optimise the networks and schedules of both airlines, to open up new city-pair connections offering consumers greater choice. Additionally, this will help both airlines feed more traffic into each other’s complementary networks. By 2022, the combined network of Emirates and flydubai is expected to reach 240 destinations, served by a combined fleet of 380 aircraft.

The Emirates and flydubai teams are working together on a number of initiatives spanning commercial, network planning, airport operations, customer journey, and frequent flyer programmes alignment.

The partnership will be rolled out over the coming months, with the first enhanced code-sharing arrangements starting in the last quarter of 2017. Further details will be communicated as they become available.

Fully owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), both Emirates and flydubai are operated independently and under separate management teams.