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Africa seeks Boko Haram fighting force as Chad captures town

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Chadian forces captured a Nigerian border town from Boko Haram as African leaders seek a strengthened multinational force to help combat the growing Islamist insurgency. Chad's military…

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Boko Haram crisis: Chad 'captures Nigerian town from militants'

Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger has told the BBC. The reported capture of the town, which…

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Troops killed in attacks in Egypt's North Sinai

Ansar Beit al-Maqdis says it targeted a police station and a military base in El-Arish, Sheik Zuwayid and Rafah. Suspected fighters have fired a barrage of rockets and set off a…

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NOTU joins teachers in bid to push Alupo out

By LILIAN NAMAGEMBE(The Daily Monitor) Fresh calls for Education minister Jessica Alupo to resign over the alleged mismanagement of a multi-billion shilling national teachers’ loan fund were made yesterday as the…

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Schools set S.1 fees

By Patience Ahimbisibwe(The Daily Monitor) Government says it resumed the income tax because its exemption in 2007 achieved its purpose. Private schools proprietors have said they will increase tuition in the…

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World's largest Ebola unit dismantled as outbreak retreats

Monrovia (AFP) - A potent symbol of the nightmare enveloping west Africa at the height of the Ebola outbreak, the ELWA-3 treatment centre is being dismantled and incinerated bit by…

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  • Peace is not pleasure
    Peace according to the Scriptures is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, Gal. 5:22. It is contrary to pleasant feeling, which is often at emotional level. Peace is not determined by any external influence but it is experienced from within even when other things are NOT constant. That is when all is contrary to ceteris peri bus: one who is spiritually, emotionally balanced and physically fit or unfit would even remain at peace! This means that an individual…
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Leading ISSUES

  • Peace in the world, reality or dream
    Written by Sr. Jilda Anzoa MSMMC
    Peace in the world, reality or dream What is Peace? Peace has various definitions according to philosophies of different people. It is translated from hebrew word - Shalom which is more than just simply peace; it is a complete peace. It is a feeling of contentment, completeness, wholeness, well being and harmony. When asked: “what is peace?” Some people during Peace Education workshop, gave the following answers: Peace is the basis of life, conflict resolution and problem solving, good governance, prosperity, absence of interpersonal problems, unity, good…
    Written on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:33 Be the first to comment! Read 132 times


  • Facts about Leprosy (Hansen’s disease)
    Written by Dr.Teme Kifleyesus
    Facts about Leprosy  (Hansen’s disease) January 30th or the closest Sunday to this date is the World Leprosy Day internationally. The main purpose of this World leprosy day is to increase public awareness of Leprosy. This particular day was actually chosen to commemorate the death of Indian leader, Mahatma Gandhi, who understood the importance of leprosy. Anything which is in excess to its limit is a poison. But nature plays a key role on balancing its limit and keeps its beauty through means of avoiding…
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Leading mission

  • Experience of Bro Francis Chinappan a salesian Missionary of St. Don Bosco
    Written by Br Francis Chinappan.
    Experience of Bro Francis Chinappan a salesian Missionary of St. Don Bosco I  am a Salesian Missionary of St. Don Bosco, my name is Brother Francis Chinappan. My motto as a Salesian missionary is, “whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers you have done unto me.” I have been a missionary for 31 years. My first six years were spent in Juba - South Sudan, sixteen years in Khartoum and eight years in Bombo - Uganda. Later I moved back to India for a two year renewal course and I…
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Plants and People

  • Carrots
    Written by Richard Komakech
    Carrots Relevant Plant for human life Carrot is one of the most healing foods that provide the finest and highest quality in nutrients. Indeed, these root vegetables come with wholesome health benefiting compounds such as beta-carotenes, falcarinol, vitamin A, minerals and anti-oxidants in ample amounts. Carrot is one of the favorite juice ingredients. It does not only tastes good, but also has so many health benefits and is highly cleansing. This wonder root plant belongs to the plant family: Apiaceae; genus:…
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As Adjumani Parish celebrated fifty years, his Excellency Michael A. Blume, the Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda called pastoral agents to address some of the challenges: “Cultural and other barriers, which keep people from entering into holy Matrimony have to be correctly understood and pastorally dealt with… As you pursue more...

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Electricity users could start paying UGX 304.5 instead of the current UGX 518 from 2016 for each unit of electricity. This follows the awarding of solar energy contracts to two companies to feed 20m megawatts to the national electricity grid. The Director Electricity Regulatory Authority Ms. Ziria Tibalwa Waako said...
  • Consecrated Life Consecrated Life
    A Parable of Joy From the beginning of his Pontificate, Pope Francis tries to show to the world a humane face of the Church by bringing the Church close to the people. He has made the Gospel message appealing...
  • Islamic Scholars denouce Muslim Extremist Islamic Scholars denouce Muslim Extremist
    In a courageous act over 120 Islamic scholars from around the world, many of them leading Muslim voices in their own countries, have issued an open letter denouncing Islamic State militants and refuting...
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SERVANTS OF THE GOSPEL Author: Comboni Sisters, Brothers and FathersPublisher: Paulines Publications Africa, 2014, 235ppAvailable: St. Paul’s Bookshop This volume, Servants of the Gospel, Witnesses in the Footsteps of Saint Daniele Comboni in Sudan and South Sudan is prepared to...


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