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Saturday, December 24th, 2016


Miracle in Africa; Kabila to leave power by end 2017

President Joseph Kabila of Democratic Republic of Congo is set to leave power in 2017 and elections to be held the same year under a political deal close to completion, opposition leaders say. Kabila took power after his father, Laurent, was assassinated in 2001, and critics saw the violence as an attempt to crush dissent and enable the extension of his constitutional mandate, which ended on Tuesday after two terms in power. As a result, any deal resulting from the weeks of talks between the ruling coalition and the opposition mediatedRead More

President Museveni officially Opens Makerere University

According to this letter from Janet Museveni, the president has directed university council to “make necessary arrangements for university to reopen” According to Dr Wana-Etyem, President Museveni having satisfied himself with the patriotic act of members of MUASA who agreed to resume teaching, has directed the council to take immediate steps to re-open the university. “I am therefore, on behalf of the council, announcing the opening of Makerere University with immediate effect,” Wana-Etyem said at a press conference addressed by himself alone at the Main Administration building. He added thatRead More

Vendor Stubbed In a fight at the Market

Furugyensiyo a vendor at Nakesero market was stabbed by Paul Kateete, a vendor in Nakasero Market at about 10:00am. Eye witnesses say the two started quarreling and pushing each other as to who was the rightful owner of the space. During the incident, Kateete got a knife and stubbed Furugyensio on the head. Furugyensio  has been rushed to the hospital where he’s being treated.

Health guide: Learn about hangover, its home remedies & prevention

A hangover generally consists of unpleasant signs and symptoms that develop after drinking too much alcoholic beverages. Symptoms typically begin when the blood alcohol concentration drops significantly and is at or near zero. They’re usually in full effect the morning after a night of heavy drinking. Depending on what and how much you drank, you may notice; Fatigue, weakness, thirst, headaches and muscle aches, nausea, vomiting or stomach pain, poor sleep, increased sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness, shakiness, decreased ability to concentrate, depression, anxiety, irritability, unpleasant feeling of heartbeat.Read More

Avoid Political Trespass – Shaban Bantereza

By COL SHABAN BANTARIZA. Today, there is an emerging trend in Uganda, where some traditional and cultural Leaders, and sections of their supporters seem to think, or even aspire to equate these cultural leaders with the Feudal Kings of the pre-capitalist system of yester millennia like King George V or King Henry V111 of England! Whatever emotional or any other attachments we may have or feel about our traditions, customs and cultures, and our traditionally hereditary leaders, today, in this era of Capitalist Republicanism and democracy, with the attendant demands forRead More

9 tech skills that will Earn you Big in 2017 and are in demand

If you’re an expert in a rare tech skill, you will almost certainly be paid well. But the jobs requiring that skill could be harder to find. Therefore the best thing to do is to be able to strike a balance in that the tech skill you’re pursuing is high enough in demand and also specialized enough to command decent pay. A startup called Paysa, which uses artificial intelligence to help people determine their market worth and to advise them on which skills to learn to boost their salaries, recently conductedRead More

Ebola Vaccine to be Available by 2018

A highly effective vaccine that guards against the deadly Ebola virus could be available by 2018, says the World Health Organization. Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission. Trials conducted in Guinea, one of the West African countries most affected by an outbreak of Ebola that ended this year, show it offers 100% protection. The WHO’s Marie-Paule Kieny said the resultsRead More