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    Zlatan Returns To Old Trafford Next Month With AC Milan As Arsenal Take On Olympiacos In The UEL Next Round Of 16 First Legs…



    The UEFA Europa League Trophy.

    Fixtures have been drawn, and it’s official that the round of 16 UEFA Europa League (UEL) first legs are scheduled for Thursday 11 March, with the second legs on 18 March.

    Kick-off times are split between 18:55 CET and 21:00 CET. The quarter-final and semi-final draw will be held on 19 March.

    Soccer fanatics who follow the European major leagues are anticipating with so much excitement after the draw that took place today at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.

    Former Manchester United striker, and now AC Milan goal poarcher Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set for a major return to the Old Trafford since he last played their in 2018. Zlatan will however come back to Machester United as an opponent with his Italian side AC Milan to frustrate his former employer’s attempt to win a major title this season.

    Arsenal will make another long trip to Greece to seek revenge against Olympiacos who cost them a potential title when they ousted the London club on the round of 32 at their own Emirates stadium last season. The last 2 encounters between the two teams ended in a win for each of the two teams with a 2-2 aggregate. The gunners won 1-0 in Greece and went on to dramatically loose 2-1 at home to crush out at the hands on Olympiacos who was privileged with a better away goal difference.

    All the fixtures as they were drawn;

    Ajax (NED) vs Young Boys (SUI)
    Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) vs Villarreal (ESP)
    Roma (ITA) vs Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
    Olympiacos (GRE) vs Arsenal (ENG)
    Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) vs Tottenham (ENG)
    Manchester United (ENG) vs AC Milan (ITA)
    Granada (ESP) vs Molde (NOR)
    Slavia Praha (CZE) vs Rangers (SCO)

    For some fans, they’re grieved that the draw was not fair because they were drawn against “hard” teams. But atleast going by basic standards, the draws were fairly held.

    The balls containing the names of the last 16 teams from the round of 32 ties were placed in a large bowl and shuffled. The first team drawn would play its first match at home against the second team drawn. The same procedure was then repeated for the other ties.

    Fixtures were reversed where there are stadium or city clashes, namely Arsenal and Tottenham, or Dynamo Kyiv and Shakhtar Donetsk.

    Note: There is no seeding or country protection.

    By Baron Kironde



    M7 Urges Ugandans To Study European History



    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged Ugandans to study European history in order to gain relevant knowledge to develop the country.

    Museveni, who was represented by Vice President Jessica Alupo, made the statement at a symposium to address the role of universities in responding to Africa’s problems and development needs. The symposium was held on March 30th at Makerere University.

    Museveni told Ugandans to study European history and get exposed to the world.

    “Have seen some people saying what is the use of studying European History. It is very important to study European History cause when you know about the world, it is like a laboratory. You can know how the world is and how society evolves,” he said.

    Museveni said Africans should borrow good ideas from the Europeans and have them implemented in their own countries.

    He also expressed his dismay with colonial influence that is washing away the African culture and values. He said Africans are buying ‘acids’ to bleach themselves due to colonial influence.

    Museveni further said that University education must help Africas regain their confidence.

    “The education system or university education must put confidence back into the African people,” he said.

    The president also urged universities to incorporate integration in the scope of what they teach to students. He said universities should not teach economics without integration or political science without regional integration.

    Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Makerere University’s vice chancellor urged the government to prioritise postgraduate studies, saying that these help countries transform faster.

    “Economies of countries are transformed much faster if you have a mass of PhD and masters’ graduates,” he said.

    According to Nawangwe, postgraduate students are able to conduct research that leads to national transformation.

    Makerere University will in the next academic year cut the number of undergraduate students to create space for postgraduate and PhD students.

    The institution has also called upon government to increase sponsorship slots for postgraduate students. This is aimed at turning Makerere University into a research led institution.

    By Nickson Maberi


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    Karamoja Iron Sheets Protest: Eight Remanded To Luzira Prison



    Court has remanded a total of eight youths to Luzira prison who were involved in a protest on Tuesday calling for the arrest of ministers involved in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal.

    The eight were arrested along Ben Kiwanuka Street as they called for the arrest and persecution of those involved in the Karamoja Iron Sheets Scandal.

    These include Kawooya Sharif, Ssegawa Shafik, Bukenya Moses, Ndyasiima Nelson, Matanda Augustine, Nayebare Gilbert, Najjume Sanyu and Ssemakula Teddy.

    The eight, who allege to be victims of torture, were arraigned before court and remanded to Luzira prison till April 12th, 2023. The group is accused of assaulting a police officer ASP Flavia Musimenta.

    Police on Monday said it was concluding investigations of ministers involved in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal.


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    Minister Rusoke Endorses ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ Campaign



    The Minister of State for Local Government Hon. Rusoke Victoria has endorsed the ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ campaign and urged Ugandans to rally behind president Museveni and make him president again in 2026.

    Rusoke said during the launch of the disbursement of Parish Development Model (PDM) funds to beneficiaries in Lwengo District that Museveni is the only leader that has shown love to the people of Uganda.

    Rusoke told Lwengo residents that by voting Museveni again in 2026, they will make it possible for him to continue with the implementation of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) manifesto.
    The beneficiaries were selected from 43 out of 45 Parishes in Lwengo District.

    The ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ is a campaign manned by youth across the country with an aim of promoting Museveni’s 2026 Presidential candidature.

    Mr Kitatta Ibrahim Almalik, the Lwengo District LCV Chairman hailed the regime for remaining truthful to its core Ideological principles of Nationalism, Pan Africanism, Social Economic Transformation and Democracy.

    Kitatta said the Parish Development Model will help households overcome poverty through establishing income generating projects using the PDM funds.



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