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Monday, December 4th, 2017


How to survive the nurses, midwives’ strike

1• Do not drink and drive. In fact, sleep in the bar because nobody will dress and care for your wounds should an accident occur and your wound will become septic and we amputate should it affect your bones. 2• For those planning to get pregnant, please hold it on for a while, use contraceptives. Who will help in monitoring your pregnancy during those antenatal visits? 3• If you are almost due for delivery this month, I would recommend you rush to the hospital NOW before midnight and fake labourRead More

Raila Odinga – enigma of Kenya politics

AN EXCERPT FROM RAILA’S BIOGRAPHY ; RAILA ODINGA : AN ENIGMA OF KENYAN POLITICS There was a day Raila Odinga arrived in Kisumu, Ugenya and Bondo but the people who normally give him a rousing welcome could not recognise him. That was around the time Raila quietly boarded a motorboat at Ndeda Beach in Bondo at 4pm and sailed with other passengers at night to Uganda without being noticed. Travelling under different names, sometimes dressed as a priest and other times as a Sheikh, Raila staged a dramatic escape fromRead More

NGO grant opportunities for Uganda

Deadline: 8 December 2017 Is your organisation passionate about at facilitating dynamic learning experiences with diverse groups of people? Do you have experience working with civil society groups in Uganda? Do you use participatory, creative and transformative approaches in networking with other stakeholders? Does your organisation undertake research to identify what works and what doesn’t work in development work and replicate best practices? If yes, you could be the organisation that Voice Uganda is looking for and, so you may consider applying for Linking and Learning grant. Voice is looking for a dynamic learning organisationRead More

One more dictator falls – Yemen’s ex-president Saleh shot dead in revenge act

SANAA/DUBAI (Reuters) – Veteran former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed in a shooting on Monday after switching sides in Yemen’s civil war, abandoning his Iran-aligned Houthi allies in favor of a Saudi-led coalition, foes and supporters said. Sources in the Houthi militia said its fighters stopped Saleh’s armored vehicle with an RPG rocket outside the embattled capital Sanaa and then shot him dead. Sources in Saleh’s party confirmed he died in an attack on his convoy. Unverified footage of his bloodied body lolling in a blanket circulated just daysRead More

Helicopter inventor promised air by Winnie Byanyima, MPs

@UG_EDGE – Winifred Byanyima, a Ugandan-born aeronautical engineer, politician, and diplomat, is on the spot for making empty promises to an inventor of Uganda’s first private and locally made helicopter. Byanyima is the executive director of Oxfam International and served as the director of the Gender Team in the Bureau for Development Policy at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) from 2006. “Even Winnie, Kizza Besigye’s wife…when she came to bury her father, I showed her the plane,” Joseph Nkaheza, told That was in May 2017 when Winnie lostRead More

Uganda oil company to increase share of its oil

THE EAST AFRICAN STARDARD –  Uganda National Oil Company Ltd has voted to increase its shares in the upstream oil and gas business by five per cent, in addition to investing in downstream and midstream activities. Upstream activities involve exploration to oil production; midstream activities involve commercialisation of oil and gas, including processing and evacuation to the markets, refinery and pipeline, while downstream activities involve storage of the final products. “Our analysis of the oil and gas projects shows they are not only strategic assets but profitable business ventures asRead More

Kiprotich comes second in Fukuoka Marathon after Norway’s Moen

LETSRUN.COM – Leading results for the 2017 Fukuoka Marathon appear below. Race recap: Norway’s Sondre Moen Makes History, Smashes European Record in Marathon to Win Fukuoka in 2:05:48 2:05:48 to become the first non African born runner under 2:06. Sondre Moen of Norway’s marathon debut was a smashing success as he broke the European record running 2:05:48. Fukuoka Results Top 10 from this tweet 1) Sondre Nordstad Moen Norway 2:05:48 2) Stephen Kiprotich Uganda 2:07:10 3) Suguru Osako Japan 2:07:19 4) Bedan Karoki Kenya 2:08:44 5) Amanuel Mesel Eritrea 2:09:22 6) Daisuke Uekado Japan 2:09:27 7) Yoshiki Takenouchi Japan 2:10:01 8)Read More

Dr. Bayiga beaten, arrested by police while treating elders for free

Jailed. Dr Lulume Bayiga.DAILY MONITOR – Dr Bayiga was picked by police officers in both uniform and plain clothes, who first engaged in a scuffle with residents who attempted in vain to block his arrest Before he was detained, Dr Bayiga was first given treatment at the police clinic after he complained of severe pain all over his body which, according to him, was as a result of police beatings Buikwe. Former Buikwe South Member of Parliament Dr Lulume Bayiga was at the weekend arrested and detained at Lugazi PoliceRead More

Livestock farmers resort to bat poison to fight ticks

DAILY MONITOR – Desperate livestock farmers in Sembabule District have turned to using bat fumigants to kill ticks which have become increasingly resistant to several types of acaricide treatment. According to Mr Moses Ninsiima, the chairperson of Sembabule Cattle Keepers’ Association, although bat fumigants do not eliminate the drug–resistant blue and red ticks completely, those who have sprayed them so far claim that their animals are getting some relief. “Many farmers following advice from one farmer owning a large farm have resorted to applying bat poison to kill ticks andRead More

GRATITUDE: What most successful people do before bedtime

This is what the most successful people do before bed every night Before going to bed, there’s a nightly ritual that successful business leaders like Arianna Huffington, Oprah Winfrey, and Sheryl Sandberg do to prepare for their workdays. It doesn’t involve fancy gadgets or time-consuming, prohibitively-expensive life hacks. All you need to do to prepare like a successful leader is to learn how to count your blessings at night and practice gratitude. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, for example, says she writes down three moments of personal joy, a practice sheRead More