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DR Congo launches offensive against FDLR rebels

Army takes on group made up of mainly Rwandan Hutu rebels in South Kivu province, sparking fear among civilians.   The army of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has…

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Army will abandon Museveni - Besigye

By Dan Wandera(The Daily Monitor) Prediction. The former FDC leader says an unstoppable people’s revolution will sweep away the incumbent regime   Former FDC party president Kizza Besigye has once again…

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13,000 Makerere transcripts held

By  PATIENCE AHIMBISIBWE(The Daily Monitor) Students claim their transcripts have not been issued pending investigation   Makerere University students who graduated last month may wait a little longer to get…

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MPs reject Museveni directive on cancellation of wetland titles

By Yasiin Mugerwa(The Daily Monitor) Protest. Legislators say the move is counterproductive as there is no law in place to regulate wetlands. Lawmakers yesterday rejected President Museveni’s orders on the reclamation…

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Kenya anti-terror laws: Court scraps main clauses

Kenya's High Court has thrown out key aspects of a tough new anti-terrorism law after a legal challenge by the opposition. Eight clauses were annulled, including those which curbed media…

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Acute water shortage hits Karamoja region

By DAVID MAFABI(The Daily Monitor) The water shortage has been attributed to the persistent dry spell that has affected the water table. Women and children in Karamoja sub-region are being forced…

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Editorial

  • Renewed life calls for personal responsibility
    Pope Francis in his Lenten message says: “Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for all communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor 6:2).… Each one of us has a place in his heart…” This message appeals to all regardless of our colours, race, status, and faith. It calls for individual believer to be conscious about core values and social responsibility that the society demands of us. A friend once…
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Leading ISSUES

  • Lent
    Written by Sr. Mary Lilly Driciru
    Lent Time to enjoy the merciful love of God Lent, in Latin is: Quadragesima (Fortieth) which refers to a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar (Christian year), that begins on Ash Wednesday and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday. The traditional purpose of Lent is to prepare the believer through prayer, fasting, repentance of sins, almsgiving, atonement and self-denial. Christians observe this event along with its pious customs that is believed to break barriers between them…
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COVER STORY

  • Christians choose Common Ground for Unity
    Written by Sebhat Ayele MCCJ
    Christians choose Common Ground for Unity Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – INTERFAITH 2nd - 8th February "Please give me a drink" John 4:7 Annually, the Christian Churches dedicate the first week of February to Pray for the “Unity of the Church of Christ.” This year the Christian Churches are celebrating this week overshadowed by terrorism and Muslim extremists slaughter all over the world in an unprecedented way. The Christian persecution exasperated when the ISIS declared their caliphate in June last year. Despite the Christian…
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Health

  • Cancer
    Written by Dr. Teame Kifleyesus
    Cancer Self and screen exam a must! Humanity now lives in a very unsafe and challenging environment. Every micro-second to a second length of time exposes human life to danger with unlimited risk causing cancer (carcinogens). Hence, we are victims of cancer unless we have a vigilant prevention method. Cancer, also known as malignant tumor or malignant neoplasm, is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells with the potentials to invade or spread to other body parts. Cancer appears to occur when…
    Written on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 11:41 Be the first to comment! Read 49 times

Leading mission

  • Called to Extend God’s love beyond our imagination
    Written by Fr. Guiseppe Xotta OSM
    Called to Extend God’s love beyond our imagination Between the 10th and the 22nd of July 2014, I had a good chance to revisit Uganda, after having abandoned it because of a serious sickness. How did I consider the experience of my 12 years in Uganda, as a missionary coming from Italy? I dedicated the time of the week to formation of candidates towards the choice of religious life, as a religious of the Servants of Mary; my first purpose was to form friars who would follow the…
    Written on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 11:59 Be the first to comment! Read 28 times

Leading CHURCH

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ARCHBISHOP Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, ETHIOPIA Archbishop Berhaneyesus from Ababa is one of the new cardinals declared by Pope Francis on January 4th. Berhaneyesus 66, is a Vincentian head of the Ethiopian Catholic Church. He also serves as president of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA), and...

Leading UGANDA

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The Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology (UICT) received new Principal and Deputy Principal. Mr Ambrose Ruyoka and Dr. Grace Ssekakubo, were induced as Principal and Deputy Principal of UICT respectively. Mr. Ruyoka, who was, until his new appointment, Acting Commissioner for Information Technology in the Ministry of Information...
  • Nothing is impossible – Part II
    Victory is a state of mind, an attitude. The Bible shows that the only thing you need for success is faith. As they were fleeing from Egypt, the Israelites thought they had come to the end of the road...
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  • Street Preachers Nuisance or Blessing? Street Preachers Nuisance or Blessing?
    Street preachers are becoming more and more common in Kampala streets and common places. People often consider them a nuisance and it is a matter of fact that when people are busy going about their routine...
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