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Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

Her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health earlier on Thursday.

The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change.

With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new King and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

“The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

All the Queen’s children travelled to Balmoral, near Aberdeen, after doctors placed the Queen under medical supervision.

Her grandson, Prince William, is also there, with his brother, Prince Harry, on his way.

Queen Elizabeth II’s tenure as head of state spanned post-war austerity, the transition from empire to Commonwealth, the end of the Cold War and the UK’s entry into – and withdrawal from – the European Union.

Her reign spanned 15 prime ministers starting with Winston Churchill, born in 1874, and including Liz Truss, born 101 years later in 1975, and appointed by the Queen earlier this week.

She held weekly audiences with her prime minister throughout her reign.

At Buckingham Palace in London, crowds awaiting updates on the Queen’s condition began crying as they heard of her death. The Union flag on top of the palace was lowered to half-mast at 18:30 BST.

The Queen was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, in Mayfair, London, on 21 April 1926.

Few could have foreseen she would become monarch but in December 1936 her uncle, Edward VIII, abdicated from the throne to marry the twice-divorced American, Wallis Simpson.

Elizabeth’s father became King George VI and, at age 10, Lilibet, as she was known in the family, became heir to the throne.

Within three years, Britain was at war with Nazi Germany. Elizabeth and her younger sister, Princess Margaret, spent much of wartime at Windsor Castle after their parents rejected suggestions they be evacuated to Canada.

After turning 18, Elizabeth spent five months with the Auxiliary Territorial Service and learned basic motor mechanic and driving skills. “I began to understand the esprit de corps that flourishes in the face of adversity,” she recalled later.

Through the war, she exchanged letters with her third cousin, Philip, Prince of Greece, who was serving in the Royal Navy. Their romance blossomed and couple married at Westminster Abbey on 20 November 1947, with the prince taking the title of Duke of Edinburgh.

She would later describe him as “my strength and stay” through 74 years of marriage, before his death in 2021, aged 99.

OTT Tax Ends Today

Ugandans will, starting Thursday, July 1, 2021, stop paying the daily social media tax of Shs 200.

The tax on so-called Over-the-Top (OTT) services required telecom subscribers to pay a daily subscription in order to access popular social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp.

The 10th Parliament passed the Excise Duty (Amendment) bill, 2021, repealing item 13(b) of schedule 2 to the Excise Duty Act which provides for a shs200 daily excise duty rate for Over the Top Services (OTT).

The move was welcomed by millions of internet users across the country. Entrepreneurs use social media to promote their products and also connect with friends and loved ones.

The social media tax was introduced in 2018, sparking domestic and global outrage.

President Museveni argued that the Excise tax of Shs 200 was to curb on what he termed as “Lugambo” (literally meaning gossip) among social media users who share opinions, prejudices, insults and friendly chats.

Government envisaged to collect a total revenue of between Shs 400billion and Shs 1.4 Trillion annually. The introduction of OTT followed the passing of 1 % Excise duty on mobile money transactions.

The social media tax received criticism from various groups and resulted into people taking to the streets to demonstrate against the tax on grounds that it was unfair to Ugandans.It is a consumption tax which can be avoided as evidenced by the number of taxpayers currently using VPN to circumvent the tax

To avoid the social media tax, most Ugandans opted to use the Virtual Private Network (“VPN”) and wireless networks in offices.

Several activist groups expressed concerns that the social media tax was an instrument to muzzle freedom of expression and denied Ugandans their basic human right to freely use the internet.

Revenues

The justification to introduce the social media tax was that the Government needed money to further develop infrastructure in rural areas.

Three years down the road, the Government which had projected to collect revenue worth Shs 284bn from social media by 2019, was only able to register Shs 49.9bn which is just 17.4 % of the annual projected revenue.

Tax advisor, Zuriat Nakayenga, says policy makers should take into account in making tax laws such as Convenience, Economical, Simplicity and ability to pay.

“One of the reasons is, it is a consumption tax which can be avoided as evidenced by the number of taxpayers currently using VPN to circumvent the tax. Secondly, the mode of payment for the tax is rigid, a taxpayer is only allowed to pay daily, weekly or monthly which has encouraged more VPN usage and less payment of tax,” said Nakayenga.

“Evidently, the government has not achieved its objective and the tax is now a deadweight loss since it has caused a decrease in demand for Internet Usage especially for the low-income earners,” she argues.

Nakayenga says the telecommunications industry has been negatively impacted in form of loss in revenue from the consumption of Internet data and moreover the system of collection and administration of the social media tax contradicts the Adam Smith’s four maxims of an effective tax system, fairness, certainty, convenience and efficiency.

Data tax

However, the 10th Parliament introduced a 12 percent duty on internet data, a move that could increase the cost of internet in Uganda.

Internet data, except data for provision of medical and educational services will, under clause 4(f) pay an additional 12 per cent of taxes on the fee charged.

According to Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), 50 percent of the Ugandan population use internet.

A recent study by telecom regulator, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) put the cost of acquiring 1 gigabyte of internet in Uganda at $2.67(Shs9819).

Compared to Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda at $2.41(Shs8863), $2.18(Shs8017) and $2.18(Shs8017) respectively, Uganda’s is the highest.

More taxes on internet will worsen the situation.

According to Nakayenga, whereas the Government may limit avoidance of taxes on data, consumption of data in the economy will drastically drop.

She says the tax will make consumption of internet data quite expensive for an economy that is in the process of recovering from the economic crisis created by the COVID-19 strict measures and lockdown imposition on non-essential activities.

“The likely incidence of tax in circumstances of a tax on internet data would be the final consumer with telecommunication companies being at liberty to transfer a bigger percentage of the burden of the tax to the end user,” she argues.

“This will however, depend on the end user’s perception of demand for internet data. If one believes they can do without internet data, we shall witness another migration of users abandoning the service.”

uTorrent Download Speed So Slow (uTorrent Web).

I uninstalled uTorrent (the desktop application) because it installed some third-party software that left a mess on my laptop. After reinstalling windows, I refused anything to do with uTorrent. But I missed it. I really needed to watch my shows.

 A “uTorrent web” ad came on so I gave it a try. It is absolutely THE BEST. The download speed was just fine as usual. I didn’t have any problems with the web version but I was curious to check out the settings and while doing so, I must have tweaked something.

I am the kind on a budget so I chose to leave my download speed at (Unlimited) and I decided to change the upload speed from (unlimited) to (1).

After that I didn’t download any torrent for day and when I did, I realized that the downloads were stalling because I used to download at 5mbps per second but it took me 2 days to download a 500mb file!!!

 I checked everything, YouTube was fine. I was about to complain to my ISP why the download speed was slow but after digging on the net apparently I was a leacher (someone who downloads but sets the upload speed to unreasonable speed so that others don’t waste his data).

Well, uTorrent Web was not having any of that, they stalled my speed until I changed back the upload speed to (0, Unlimited). The speeds immediately jumped back to normal. Now you know. All you have to do is to set your upload limit speed to (0, unlimited). Everything will turn back to normal. If you world about data; after downloading, you can turn off seeding. Happy downloading!

Ugandan Musicians In War With Promoters

it is alleged that the promoters have been receiving money from government in secret. They also aren’t happy about UgaTunes; the new way for musicians to earn.

Listen to the Voicenotes of Betty Mpologoma, Chance Nalubega, Jennifer Full Figure and more complaining about promoters who have stained their job.

They claim that the Promoters (Mbalese)  have tarnished their job yet they were uninvited. They just fixed themselves in it.

Full Figure Says She Knows English But Deliberately Speaks The Broken Kind

Full Figure says she doesn’t want to speak English because she doesn’t really want to spread it.

She also admits to speaking broken English just to shit on it.

People who criticise her when she speaks (buffalos) should know that she does it deliberately.

Full Figure was speaking about the books she has read such as Ham Kiggundu’s and Museveni’s Mastard Seed.

She wishes that these had a Luganda version, she would definitely be reading those versions.

In the rant, Full Figure was advising the nation on stagnant ideologies and encouraged Ugandans to work hard now that elections are done.

Watch full rant below:

Tanzania President Magufuli Dead Official Announcement Video

John Pombe Magufuli has died at 61. The news of his passing has broken moments ago.

He was undertaking treatment in a Dar Es Salaam hospital.

Vice President Samia Suluhu has confirmed. See video below.

More information below:

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has died aged 61, the country’s vice-president has announced.

He died on Wednesday from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, Samia Suluhu Hassan said in an address on state television.

Mr Magufuli had not been seen in public for more than two weeks, and rumours have been circulating about his health.

Opposition politicians said last week that he had contracted Covid-19, but this has not been confirmed.

“It is with deep regret that I inform you that today… we lost our brave leader, the president of the Republic of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli,” Vice-President Hassan said in the announcement.

She said there would be 14 days of national mourning and flags would fly at half mast.

Obituary: Tanzania’s ‘bulldozer’ president John Magufuli
Mr Magufuli was declared president on his 56th birthday in October 2015. He was elected for a second term following a disputed poll last year.

He was one of Africa’s most prominent coronavirus sceptics, and called for prayers and herbal-infused steam therapy to counter the virus.

Tanzania has not published details of its coronavirus cases since May, and the government has refused to purchase vaccines.

Mr Magufuli was last seen in public on 27 February, but Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa insisted last week that the president was “healthy and working hard”.

On Monday, police said they had arrested four people on suspicion of spreading rumours on social media that the president was ill.

Dr. T Make Writes To Bobi Wine

Ebbaluwa Ya Bobi Wine ( Kiyita Mulugya)
Okuva Ewa DR T.Amale
Nsazeewo okuwandiika Mu Luganda Abawagizi bo basobole nabo okugoberera.

Lwaki Dr T Amale Alumba Bobi Wine?
Dr T Amale Talumba Bobi Wine,wabula Okwawukanako ne Opposition zetubadde nazo emabega nga mwami Besigye,Kawanga Ssemwogerere nabalala,kyaberera banna Uganda kyangu okuwakanya oluwabula okuwahgira nokuwa endowooza ye Ku bonna abesimbyeewo.

Gwe Hon Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Bwewajja wayagala mubugenderevu otukwate Omugeto otupakire mu kkutiya emu lwampaka olwo nofana nga Dictator Museveni gwoyagala okujjako.

Nze mmanyi bulungi Obukodyo bwabanabyabufuzi bonna kaabe Museveni,gwe wakibala nti abakoowo bangi,abatalina mirimu naddala abavubuka abali mu Uganda nebweru weggwanga.

Wasalawo Gwe wenyini okutondawo ebibinja ebivuma nokuwemula buli muntu enkola eyo gyebayita SCIENTIFIC PANDA GGALI.

Wadde abobwongo obutono basobola okugamba nti sigwe AGAMBA abantu okuvuma nokutyobola abantu naye wakati wange naawe okimanyi Nti Gwe watandika Ensonga ezo kusindika abavubuka bawemule nokuvuma nokutyobola buli muntu okuva kumukulembeze weggwanga YOWERI Kaguta Museveni

Bangi nekubannnabyabufuzi aba opposition abatali basanyufu kubanga wassawo embeera gyebayita “WAGIRA BOBI WINE LWAMPAKA,OBA TOMUWAGIRA SIRIKA,NEBWOSIRIKA TULINA EDDEMBE ERIKWOGEZA WETWAGALIDDE,BWOGAANA TUKUWEMULE TUKUWE LEVEL”

Okimanyi Ensonga yokuwemula okuvuma nokutyobola nene,bambi bangi abatasobola kwelwanako abakafiriddemu bangi abakuwahisde olwempaka nabalala abandyagade okukuwabula nga bakwagala naye nga batya abavubuka okubawemula nokibatyoboola ekikolebwa mubugenderevu

Mugamba nti Yoweri Kaguta Museveni alina drone era EWAMBA ABANTU Naamwe Mulina Drone yokuwemula era abantu bagikaaba okuli bannadiini,Besigye,Bannabyabufuzi abayimbi nabalala.

Nkiddamu TEAM BOBI WINE Gwe Awemula nokuvuma abantu,bonna sigwe abalagira wabula enkola eyo gwewagitandika olwo Abalala nebagibukira

Ensobi omuntu gyakola at a personal Level Tunenya maama we,ensobi Omuntu gyakola at a public level Tunenya kitaawo eryo lyeggwanga lyo.

BOBI WINE olabizissa Abaganda kubanga buli omu Alabye amagezi gaffe wegakoma Ku kigambo Kimu “KOMANYOKO” “MAZZI GWE”. “MATAKO GWE” lwaki ngamba nti baganda kubanga wosinga obuwagizi era gyewafunye obululu.

LWAKI SIWAGIRA BOBI WINE?
1) Sitekeddwa Kuwagira Bobi Wine Lwampaka

2) Nze Siwagira Baganda kubanga Bachamukiriza Tebawaburwa bamalala ate tebagaliza (balogo)

3)Nakoowa Chaakaali wa ba Opposition kubanga it always ends in Tears like Besigye

4) Bobi Wine Museveni Yeykuleeta let me support who brought you instead of who was brought

5)Newankubadde Museveni Alina Shida ze,naye naawe tomatiza CV yo nafu lwakuba abakoowu mu Uganda bangi abategefu okugenda nabuli Kuyita Mulugya

6) Your past have become your enemy and you deny it Bobi Wine

7) Nina Ensonga kasanvu lwaki sikuwagira but nkuwa ekitiibwa nga Hon Bobi Wine

Nze Dr T Amale #ststus_benz

VIDEO: Ugandan Woman Beats Her Child To Near Death!

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In a viral video, A Ugandan woman is seen disciplining her child in a very grotesque way. She is seen caning, tramping on the child, lifting and throwing him like a wrestler.

In the video, she’s upset about the child not doing what she told him not to do. The video is similar to the “MAID FROM HELL” woman who was sentenced to Luzira.

WARNING: The video is very graphic 🙆‍♀️🙆‍♀️

Stop Child Abuse! 🙆‍♀️🙆‍♀️🙆‍♀️🙆‍♀️

Woman Tramps on Child

More Details:

Police has finally arrested Uwimana Patience, who was recently seen in a viral video torturing her child.

AIGP Asan Kasingye confirmed this development via his Twitter platform.

“Suspect Uwimana Patience has finally been arrested. Thank you @PoliceUg” – AIGP Kasingye tweeted.

Uwimana’s arrest comes few days after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations intensified its effort in tracking down the 25-year old female suspect.

In a viral video that circulated on social media last week, suspect, Uwimana appeared thrashing, kicking and stamping upon the head of 5 yrs Ssebandeke Alfred, a male juvenile who was seen crying helplessly.

The video led to massive callings especially on social media for the suspect’s arrest. Later, Police said in a statement that they were fast tracking all leads, at their disposal, including clues from social media suggesting how both the victim and the suspect were residents of Kinoni-Kyangwe in Lwengo District.

Fortunately, Police’s efforts in arresting the suspect have yielded efforts.

Following increased cases of child related threats, police last week, tasked the Child and Family Protection Officers, to take interest on all forms of child abuse.

“We strongly condemn such cruel and inhumane acts of child torture, because there is no justification whatsoever. All children rely on parents, adults, guardians for their survival and well-being, which rights we must all observe” police said in a statement.

Dr. Ruth Aceng Appears To Fake Covid-19 Vaccination!

In a viral video courtesy of NBS, Dr. Ruth Aceng -Minister of Health, Uganda appears to fake a Covid-19 vaccination. In the video, a nurse appears to pretend to inject but doesn’t pierce the doctor’s skin.

On this event, Dr. Aceng was speaking to journalists on the commencement of countrywide vaccination of Covid-19 after the vaccines came in.

NB: We are not sure why Dr. Aceng would fake the vaccination but its probably because she had already been vaccinated thus putting on a show for the cameras. Welp!!

Watch video above

DUA Lipa – We’re Good – Behind The Scenes

Coming as the most added song at Pop radio last week, the Sly-produced cut ascended to #16 on this week’s Pop radio charts thanks to a whopping 30 million impressions.  Translating to a #49 entry on the Hot 100 when streaming and digital downloads were factored in, the Pop bop – thanks to enduring commercial performance and a ‘Titanic’-inspired music video – is showing no signs of sinking on the charts.

Directed by Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia, Lipa’s looking to land more eyes on the visual by inviting viewers in to see the magic that went into its creation.

Look inside to take a behind the scenes peek at the ‘We’re Good’ music video.

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