Clashes Between Army and Ugandan Rebels Kills Dozens in DRC: Reports (Newsweek)

At least 24 people died on Sunday in battles between a Ugandan rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and U.N. and local forces. The deaths included seven civilians who were hacked to death in a hospital, the BBC reported. The fighting took place in Eringeti, a town in northeastern DRC close to the Ugandan…

Dozens killed in DR Congo rebel attack (Al Jazeera)

At least 25 people have been killed – including seven civilians hacked to death – in an overnight attack by the Ugandan rebels in an eastern town of Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the Congolese army. Clashes broke out in Eringeti, 55 km north of the regional hub of Beni, when the rebels, known as…

Pope in Africa: Christians and Muslims Are ‘Brothers and Sisters’ (Newsweek)

Pope Francis called for an end to interreligious violence as he visited a mosque in a Muslim neighborhood of the Central African Republic (CAR) capital, where thousands of beleaguered Muslims have been trapped by Christian militias. The pontiff concluded his three-nation Africa visit with a two-day trip to CAR, which has been beset by fighting between…

UGANDA SEEKS TO SPEND 75 MLN USD TO IMPROVE INTERNET CONNECTIVITY

By John Odyek KAMPALA, Nov 30 (NNN-NEW VISION) — The Ugandan government is seeking parliamentary approval to borrow 75 million US dollars to improve Internet connectivity and broadband services in the country in line with regional initiatives. The Parliamentary Committee on the National Economy is considering the request to borrow the funds from the World […]

Code 9 band celebrates five years in the game

We never got to know Chris Ireland for anything else but karaoke. He made it popular and as such turned places like Alleygators at Garden City, popular for karaoke sessions. He went on to work for corporate companies but never let go of his career of doing cover renditions of big songs. Along the way, […]

UPDF tasked on rights abuses

Arua. Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) officials have appealed to the Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF) to cooperate with the rights body during investigations of human rights abuses. They made the appeal at Bondo Army Barracks in Arua District while sensitising army officers on the anti-torture law last week. “Sometimes we receive all these cases […]

I get problems having sex, bending and sitting due to my pot belly

Dear Doctor: My brother and I have big stomachs yet we were very small when younger. I get problems sitting, bending and having sex. How can I reduce this belly? Does it run in the family? Mark Karuhije Dear Mark: Abdominal obesity, also known as a pot belly, and medically as central obesity, refers to […]

I miss meals most times, but am gaining weight instead

Dear Doctor: I am 25 years old and a widow with three children. I have to use my meagre resources to tend to these children and it is very stressful. Sometimes, I miss meals so that my children can eat. Surprisingly, I am putting on weight instead of losing it. Can stress cause this weight […]

Civil service can draw a lesson or two from LDC

The Law Development Centre’s pre-entry exam has become a plague for prospective aocates. Those that have taken the exam and passed it would tell you it’s so difficult the majority of practitioners would struggle to make the minimum mark required. Those that have not been fortunate enough to pass it will moan that the pre-entry […]

Scarce Dollar Scuppers Uganda – South Sudan Trade (allAfrica.com)

A South Sudan bound truck beign loaded at Arua Park in Kampala. INDEPENDENT/JIMMY SIYA 38 Nov.No hope in sight for settlement of $60m owed to Ugandan traders Following the signing of a peace agreement between South Sudan President Silva Kiir and his former Vice President Rieck Machar on Oct. 26, Uganda’s traders expected to make huge…

Climate concerns unite activists at Alternative Nobels (dpa German Press Agency)

Stockholm (dpa) – The need to control climate change was the unifying topic Monday as winners of the 2015 Right Livelihood Awards were honoured Monday for work ranging from gay rights to protection for the Inuit to nuclear disarmament to aid for victims of conflict. The ceremony was conducted in the Swedish parliament chambers. Tony De…