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S Africa tackles Lesotho 'coup' crisis

Deputy prime minister invited for talks after PM Thabane fled amid reports that army had attempted to seize power. Lesotho's Deputy Prime Minister Mothet Joa Metsing says he has been…

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Second Kyabazinga election deepens Busoga throne wars

Written by TREVOR S BALEKE (The Observer) The drama at the seat of the Busoga kingdom in Bugembe, Jinja district is far from over. Just a few days after the…

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Common enemy drawing Africa’s top spies closer

At the Safari Park Hotel on the outskirts of Nairobi, intelligence agents from across Africa circle each other, nibbling on queen cakes and samosas and making small talk. For years many…

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Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp '100% effective' in animal trials

The only clinical trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100 per cent effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection. The researchers, publishing…

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Why judges rejected Lukwago prayer

by SIRAJE LUBWAMA & DERRICK KIYONGA(The Observer) On August 21, four months after the Supreme court heard his prayer to return to City Hall, Justices Benjamin Odoki, Esther Mayambala Kisaakye,…

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Ebola-hit states slip further into isolation

Airlines withdraw more services from west African nations as ministers hold summit in Ghana to discuss epidemic. Airlines ended more services to African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak that…

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  • Empowering citizens in national affairs is authentic democracy
    As the definition of democracy dictates it is the citizens who rule a nation through their elected political leaders. They delegate their rulers to administer state affairs according to a rectified and voted constitution. Any type of governance that tampers with the constitution automatically snubs the rule of law. As our cover story narrates, many African leaders who seized power through armed struggle from the bush or military coup tend to overstay in power. As power easily corrupts human beings,…
    Written on Monday, 01 September 2014 12:08 Be the first to comment! Read 2 times

Leading ISSUES

  • Africa needs original stories
    Written by Akite Beatrice
    Africa needs original stories Non-fiction is often a genre in writing that takes a lot of punch to get it on paper. However, the women in Africa have vowed to rejuvenate the story and change the African chapter. It is on this note that FEMRITE in partnership with African Women Development Fund (AWDF) hosted female writers across Africa to tell the African story. The women were involved in different literary conversations, which were held at the National Theater, Hotel Africana and the National Museum…
    Written on Monday, 01 September 2014 14:42 Be the first to comment! Read 2 times

SPECIAL REPORT

  • Democracy and Dictatorship in Africa
    Written by Sebhat Ayele
    Democracy and Dictatorship in Africa Every year Leadership Magazine tries to sensitize its readership on the values of democracy taking advantage of the International Democracy Day commemorated on September 14th. Despite the Declaration of the Universal Human Rights, democracy still has several loopholes all over the world, including in the so-called “developed” world. Article 21(3) of the Declaration states: “The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government: this will, shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall…
    Written on Monday, 01 September 2014 12:39 in SPECIAL REPORT Be the first to comment! Read 3 times

Leading Youth

  • Eliquette or swaf; be tredy for all seasons
    Written by Josline W. Byakatonda
    Eliquette or swaf; be tredy for all seasons The last article in the leading youth page, the topic for discussion was lifestyle by a friend and co-writer Rose Inzikuru. This triggered me to thinking more on the subject leading to the current point for discussion; etiquette verses swag. Okay let’s start from here, just the other day a youth was excused from an interview because of entering the interview room while chewing, chewing what?, chewing gum. Can you imagine going through a rigor of interviews with thousands only…
    Written on Monday, 01 September 2014 15:01 Be the first to comment! Read 2 times

Leading mission

  • Second African Assembly of the Comboni Lay Missionaries in Kinshasha
    Written by Innocent Mwetise
    Second African Assembly of the Comboni Lay Missionaries in Kinshasha The coordinators of the Comboni Lay Missionaries (CLM) of the African Comboni Provinces, held their second African Assembly on July 21-26 at Comboni residence of Kinshasa-Kimwenza, in DRC -Congo. The gathering was called to reflect on the past so as to plan future activities. This second African Assembly attracted 25 people: 18 lay people, 5 Comboni Missionaries with two Comboni Sisters. The meeting comprised of two informational sessions, current Congolese situation and missionary vision in the light of Evangelii Gaudium.…
    Written on Monday, 01 September 2014 15:08 Be the first to comment! Read 2 times

Plants and People

  • GUAVA
    Written by Richard Komakech
    GUAVA Guava is a popular tropical fruit; a powerhouse of nutrients including Vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, copper, manganese, fibre, flavonoids and other phytochemicals. It has a unique flavor, taste, and health-promoting qualities. Botanically, this wonderful fruit belongs within the family of Myrtaceae of the genus: Psidium. Scientific name: Psidium guajava. This inexpensive and humble food is regarded as one of the ‘super foods’ nature has blessed us with. It has numerous health benefits as below. Guava is one…
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Leading CHURCH

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Pope Francis made a five – day visit to Korea and arrived in Seoul on August 14, marking the first papal visit to the country in 25 years, after Pope St. John Paul II’s in 1989. The historic visit is also a nod to Catholicism’s shifting demographics (10-11 percent) as...

Leading UGANDA

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Uganda Police has denied allegations that it is politically indoctrinating students in the three weeks crime prevention and skills enhancement course undertaken at Kabalye. The Public relations officer Uganda police Fred Enanga said, “First and foremost, it is not true that the students who volunteered to participate in the three-week...

Leading AFRICA

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The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed that an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever in the north of the country has been identified as Ebola. Health Minister Felix Numbi told the BBC that tests on two people had confirmed the disease in Equateur province, where 13 had already died. But he...
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