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South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela has died

Johannesburg, South Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | Reports from South Africa indicate that legendary  trumpeter, composer and singer Hugh Masekela,78, has died after a battle with prostate cancer that started in 2008. “After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg, South Africa surrounded by …

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These headphones cost Shs11m

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sennheiser has announced its priciest headphones yet — a pair of $3,000 (Approx. Shs11 million) glass-covered portable headphones aimed at the hardcore audiophile. The HD 820, is a pair of wired headphones that go over your ears and according to Sennheiser, serve up “astonishingly …

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Oprah for president? Speech ignites frenzied US speculation

New York, United States | AFP | Could Oprah Winfrey run for president and beat Donald Trump? The United States was ablaze Monday with speculation that the billionaire talk show queen might be nurturing White House ambitions after an impassioned Golden Globes speech. Winfrey had barely heralded a “new day” following …

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Bryan White out on bail

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | A Kampala City  socialite Brian Kirumira aka Bryan White  was on Monday granted bail by Makindye Chief Magistrate’s court. Chief magistrate Elias Kakooza ordered Kirumira to pay a cash bail of  sh10 million, deposit his passport in court and never to fly out of …

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And the Golden Globes goes to… press freedom

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  The organization behind the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday announced $2 million to a journalism consortium and a media rights group as it hoped to combat growing threats to press freedom. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which runs the first gala of the …

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