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Kenya president signs tough 'anti-terror' law

President Kenyatta signs into law contested security bill which gives sweeping powers to crack down on suspects. Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a contested security bill, saying…

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Nigerian soldiers given death penalty for mutiny

A Nigerian court martial has sentenced 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants. The soldiers, who were found guilty of mutiny, were accused of refusing…

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Hundreds of M23 rebels escape repatriation

Almost 1,000 M3 rebels flee over safety concerns as Uganda tries to repatriate them to Democratic Republic of Congo. About 1,000 former fighters from Democratic Republic of Congo's rebel group…

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Speaker Zziwa impeached

By Stephen Kafeero(The Daily Monitor) The Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Margaret Nantongo Zziwa has been impeached.Ms Zziwa was on Wednesday impeached in a majority vote of 36…

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Kenya 'deregisters' NGOs in anti-terror clampdown

Kenya has deregistered 510 non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including 15 accused of links with terrorism, an official has said. The government has also frozen their bank accounts and revoked the work…

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VATICAN: Presentation of the Logo for the ‘Year of Consecrated Life’

The Logo for the Year of Consecrated Life expresses through symbols the fundamental values of consecrated life In it we recognize the “unceasing work of the Holy Spirit, who in…

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Editorial

  • Time to witness without Compromise
    As we are set to celebrate Christmas, the image of an ideal family can never be ignored. After celebrating the birthday of Jesus, the celebration of the Holy family, which many Catholic dioceses promote and propagate, becomes imminent. Thus confronting us to contemplate challenges facing our own family settings. Both Spiritual and natural family issues have become common problems affecting the old and the young, leader and the led. Many family heads that ought to stir the family to great…
    Written on Friday, 28 November 2014 10:24 Be the first to comment! Read 83 times

Leading ISSUES

  • Bishops' Synod on Family
    Written by Sebhat Ayele Mccj and Fr. Lazar Arasu SDB
    Bishops' Synod on Family Why did the Pope call the Synod? Family life has been a point of discussion and theological reflection in the past Church gatherings at least from the time of the Second Vatican Council of 1960s.This Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops was the third ever held; previous Extraordinary General Assemblies were held in 1969 and 1985. Africa hosted several gatherings deliberating on the issues of family. In the late 80s the Eucharistic Congress that was held in Nairobi,…
    Written on Friday, 28 November 2014 10:27 Be the first to comment! Read 139 times Read more...

Health

  • HIV/Aids kills about 33 Million people in 33 years (1981- 2014)
    Written by Dr. Teame Kifleyesus
    HIV/Aids kills about 33 Million people in 33 years (1981- 2014) Today Life is full of challenges; there is always a new emerging disease that challenges human life with big threat. Most of these challenges are viral strain origin that causes diseases such as HIV virus, influenza viruses, Ebola viruses ….The life cycle of these viruses is so complicated and the changing of their genomic makeup continuously makes them very difficult to have a definitive treatment up on controlling their spread. The HIV virus is one of the bigest challenges to…
    Written on Friday, 28 November 2014 11:19 Be the first to comment! Read 147 times Read more...

Leading mission

  • Health service: with endless learning opportunity in Orussi
    Written by Angela, Katia & Valentina
    Health service: with endless learning opportunity in Orussi This is an experience of three Italian “mundu” (white people), by names Angela, Katia and Valentina. We are two nurses and a midwife who decided after graduation to leave our mother country and get experience in Africa, specifically in Uganda. Through our friend Dr. Carlo Spagnolli, we got to know Sr. Florence and “The Our Lady of Fatima Orussi Health Centre III” in Nebbi District. After six months, we felt proud to call Orussi “our home.” The first things that…
    Written on Friday, 28 November 2014 11:38 Be the first to comment! Read 58 times Read more...

Plants and People

  • Peanut (Groundnuts)
    Written by Richard Komakech
    Peanut (Groundnuts) Relevant Plant for human life Peanuts, along with beans and peas are members of the legume family, which are the best sources of protein in the plant kingdom. Peanuts are found in a wide variety of products. They can be eaten salted, dry roasted, boiled and even raw. Peanuts, popularly known as groundnuts, monkey nuts and pig nuts belong to the Fabaceae (bean) family; genus Arachis and species A. hypogaea. In many parts of Africa, peanuts are more commonly known…
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Leading CHURCH

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The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, in their pastoral recommendations, in the light of the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), recommends among other things, “that communion be given in the hand during this period of the Ebola virus epidemic”. Since the issuance of the recommendation, questions have been...

Leading UGANDA

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E-learning was launched on October in Uganda, by Permanent Centre for Education (PCE) in Luzira together with SES broadband services. The launch premiered its live interactive classroom application with partners from the Catholic University Eichstatt-ingolstadt Germany and school teachers who gathered at the Permanent Centre for Education in Kampala. The...

Leading AFRICA

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The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has won the general elections in the world’s largest diamond producing country. It secured at least 33 of the 57 parliamentary seats being contested, the national electoral commission says. A party needs 29 seats to take power. Opposition group Umbrella for Democratic Change has...
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