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Monday, November 27th, 2017


Raise nsenene all year round

Grasshoppers, locally known as nsenene, are considered a delicacy and they are seasonally harvested in March, April, May and November. But many people, who collect or eat them, hardly know the origin, breeding and migration patterns. Myth Traditionally, it was believed that nsenene fell from the skies. Ensenene zagudde (Luganda for “grasshoppers have fallen”) is a common phrase used to announce their appearance in an area. However, Mr Deo Kiwanuka, 65, picked interest in breeding and rearing them on a small scale. The retired industrial technician is a farmer inRead More

Doctors suspend strike as govt eats humble pie

KAMPALA The Observer – The Uganda Medical Association (UMA) has temporarily called off a strike that had paralyzed services in government health facilities across the country. The doctors laid down their tools on November 6 to protest against low pay and poor working conditions. The decision to halt the strike was declared by the National Executive Committee of the UMA at a meeting held at Silver Springs hotel today. Dr Ekwaro Obuku, the president of the UMA asked doctors to resume work between now and December 16, when they expect toRead More

Tens of thousands stranded, massive evacuations underway as Bali volucano erupts

KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities ordered a mass evacuation of people Monday from an expanded danger zone around an erupting volcano on Bali that has forced the Indonesian island’s international airport to close, stranding tens of thousands of travelers. Mount Agung has been hurling clouds of white and dark gray ash about 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) into the atmosphere since the weekend. A mudflow of volcanic debris and water known as a lahar was filmed moving down the volcano’s slopes. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency raised the alert to theRead More

South African wins Miss Universe

ASSOCIATED PRESS, Las Vegas – Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who represented South Africa, won the Miss Universe crown Sunday. The 22-year-old, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned at The AXIS Theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The runner-up was Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, while the second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett. Ninety-two women from around the world participated in the decades-old competition. This year’s edition had the most contestants ever, including the first representatives in its history of Cambodia, Laos and Nepal. Along withRead More

Museveni’s intelligence community and moles in FDC

Intelligence Community is a term used to collectively refer to a federation of different formal anti-Intelligence agencies of a particular sovereign state.  In Museveni’s Uganda there has been both formal and informal intelligence outfits. Upon taking power in 1986 he has his three bush war intelligence outfits i.e. Civil Intelligence, Military Intelligence (DMI) and Clandestine.  Civil Intelligence came to be known as President’s Office, DMI went to Basiima House and clandestine went ‘underground’. Around the late 1980s, by statute President’s Office became Internal Security Organisation (ISO) at the same timeRead More

Of Museveni’s ‘uneducated soldiers’ – Sgt. Kifulugunyu and Gen. Kazini

Last week social media was awash with discussions over the death of renown musician, Sgt. Kifulugunyu.  Most commentators were stunned by the fact that shortly before he met his death he was carried on a wooden wheelbarrow as he was being rushed to the hospital. Another source of controversy was Sgt. Kifulugunyu’s lower rank despite his 43 years military service.  They even compared him to Museveni’s son, Gen. Muhoozi who has attained the rank of General within a short time.  As usual, regime boot leakers argued that it’s because Sgt.Read More