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MPs probe 40 boards

Written by Sadab Kitatta Kaaya (The Observer) Failed politicians dominate Independent research on the membership of management boards of 40 state enterprises has found that at least half of them…

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Ebola could wreck W Africa economies, warns World Bank

The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic impact on the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Bank says. The organisation says the economic impact of the virus…

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Deaths in attack on Nigeria teachers' college

At least 15 people killed in Kano city as suspected Boko Haram fighters set off explosions and open fire on students. Suspected Boko Haram fighters have stormed a teacher training…

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City minister moves to change KCCA law

Written by DEO WALUSIMBI(The Observer) Behind closed doors, Minister for Kampala Frank Tumwebaze recently unveiled plans to amend the KCCA Act, 2010. Tumwebaze says the changes will draw a clear…

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'Worst shipwreck in years' leaves 500 boat migrants feared dead

As many as 500 migrants are feared to have drowned after traffickers reportedly rammed and sank their boat in what the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) described Monday as "the…

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How al-Shabaab entered Uganda

By RISDEL KASASIRA & ALBERT TUMWINE(The Daily Monitor) Close watch. Highly-placed security sources say suspects, who entered Uganda from Kenya and South Sudan, had been trailed from Mogadishu. Supects’ five hideouts…

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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 28 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 186 times


  • 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 105 times


    Written by Dr. Teame Kifleyesus
    EBOLA VIRUS OUTBREAK A NIGHTMARE IN AFRICA (1976-2014) Today one of the biggest challenges to the world is the emergence of the Ebola virus outbreaks in the Western Africa. The main issue at stake is how to stop its uncontrolled spread to other countries. As there is no cure and definitive treatment to the virus, focus should be on identifying the means of transmission and prevention. Ebola virus disease (EVD) formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a severe and often fatal illness…
    Written on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 10:46 Be the first to comment! Read 189 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 291 times

Plants and People

    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…
    Written on Monday, 01 September 2014 12:10 Be the first to comment! Read 30 times

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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...

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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...

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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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