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U.S. says millions forced to flee for religious beliefs in 2013

(Reuters) - More members of religious communities around the world were forced to flee their homes last year than at any time in recent memory, the United States said on…

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Khartoum arming South Sudan rebels - report

South Sudan rebels have received weapons from Sudan during the ongoing civil war, according to the assessment of the Small Arms Survey, a non-governmental US research group. In a report…

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Uganda starts using new Air space technology

Kampala. Uganda has started implementing the use of Global Navigation Satellite System that enables pilots to circumnavigate the airspace of a given country without necessarily consulting Air navigators. The technology…

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Kayihura could replace Kagina as URA boss

The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura has been listed among the possible replacement of the outgoing Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) commissioner general, Ms Catherine Allen Kagina. Mr Kayihura…

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Meriam Ibrahim lands in Italy, on way to US: Meets with Pope Francis

There’s plenty of bad news already coming over the transom today and we’ll get to all of it, but one story we’ve followed here has a happy ending. Meriam Yahia…

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Italy: Human Traffickers ‘Stabbed 60 Migrants to Death’

Italian police have arrested five human traffickers under allegations of stabbing 60 migrants to death and throwing their bodies into the sea off the coast of Lampedusa. Gianluca Mezzofiore | | July…

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  • Only Interior transformation is a prerequisite for reach out
    The plight of man becoming a fellow man’s enemy is not uncommon today. One time I met a pilgrim who trekked weeks to his destination (from southern Italy towards northern Italy). He looked extremely tired but gave us a serene smile; which was transmissive. “ Sir didn’t you fear wild animals on the way?” I asked. “I have no fear for wild animals but human beings. People are more dangerous than wild animals. I would make fire at any stage…
    Written on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 10:30 Be the first to comment! Read 143 times

Leading ISSUES

  • Human Trafficking The Modern-Day Slave Trade
    Written by Fr Sebhat Ayale
    Human Trafficking The Modern-Day Slave Trade June 26th and July 23rd are the dates when the international community reflects and lobbies against the evils of Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slave Trade. Starting from the UN and other human rights activists a concerted effort is mounted to create awareness about these plagues that “animalize” millions of human beings. According to many agencies of the UN and other human right activities, Human Trafficking is a crime that often goes underreported due to its covert nature, various misconceptions about…
    Written on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 13:13 Be the first to comment! Read 193 times


  • Chaos outside the gates of Namugongo Uganda Martyrs Shrine
    Written by Driciru Mary Lilly and Leadership reporter
    Chaos outside the gates of Namugongo Uganda Martyrs Shrine Uganda Uganda Martyrs Shrine is gaining popularity day by day as pilgrims begin trekking or take buses from different corners of East Africa; while others take flights from different parts of Africa and the rest of the world to be in time for the annual celebrations of the third June. According to the pilgrim’s desk, the number of the pilgrims has kept swelling over the years despite excessive terror threats. This year an estimated number hit about two million pilgrims…
    Written on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 10:33 in SPECIAL REPORT Be the first to comment! Read 185 times

Leading Youth

  • Choosing the right Vocation
    Written by Byakatonda Roseline
    Choosing the right Vocation Last holiday I discussed vocations with a teenager. After the discussion came an inspiration to discuss the same with a wider group, you being part of it. One request to you is feedback. Please send your comments, insights on this subject or other youth related issues either written on or would like discussed to our editorial address and email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it As body changes manifest in the course of growth, they are an indication of change not only physically but also…
    Written on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 11:05 Be the first to comment! Read 116 times

Leading mission

  • Some Cultural Challenges in the Mission
    Written by Edward Kanyike Mayanja, Mccj
    Some Cultural Challenges in the Mission As a missionary, I have lived in Malawi for ten years. My main apostolate was to teach in a missionary institute of formation in Balaka, Mangochi Diocese. My first community was in Lirangwe Parish, Blantyre Archdiocese, ninety kilometers away from Balaka. This is why I had to leave the parish on Sunday evening only to come back on Thursday afternoon. For three years I was Parish Priest in Lirangwe and Dean of studies in Balaka. This is how I learnt…
    Written on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 11:15 Be the first to comment! Read 80 times Read more...

Plants and People

  • Rosemary
    Written by Richard Komakech
    Rosemary Rosemary plant, also known as the “Herb of Remembrance” is used in many culinary dishes and is commonly used to flavor soups, sauces, and meats. It has also been used as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments over the centuries. Studies have found that our ancestors weren’t wrong in using it medicinally. Rosemary is a Mediterranean herb with needle-like leaves and pink, blue, or purple flowers. The word “rosemary” comes from the Latin words ros (meaning “dew”) and…
    Written on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 12:12 Be the first to comment! Read 59 times

Leading CHURCH

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Another Comboni Priest becomes a Bishop in Karamoja after Bishop Filippi Giuseppe of Kotido Diocese. It amounts to countless blessings from God’s bounty for Moroto Diocese. Bishop Damiano has taken up from Bishop Henry Ssentongo who has starred Moroto Diocese to the heights. Rt Rev Damiano Giulio Guzzetti was consecrated...

Leading UGANDA

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Civil society Organisations have lashed out at President Museveni over his plan to disband the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) programme, saying the government should come up with a concrete programme for agriculture extension in the forthcoming budget than wasting time on an advisory service. The organisations under their umbrella...

Leading AFRICA

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Five Five Arab countries (Syria, Egypt, Algeria, Iraq and Lebanon) elect their top political leaders this spring under dubious circumstances. However, Political business is returning to “normal.” And normal politics in the Arab world is far from being so. It is as if the Arab Spring has not taken place,...
  • Upholding Chastity among Girls in Nebbi Upholding Chastity among Girls in Nebbi
    She walked gently, tears rolling in her eyes, picked a card from the pile placed on the table, read through it painfully and decisively wrote her name, signed on it, and placed the date on which she made...
  • Saint of the month Saint of the month
    St. Ignatius of Loyola: Earthly glory versus Glory of God Lord, teach me to be generous,
    Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
    to give and not to count the cost,
    to fight and not to heed...
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