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Idi Amin’s Concrete Boat Sinks During Launch

Idi Amin’s Concrete Boat Sinks During Launch

During his presidency, Idi Amin very much wanted to show off the military strength of the Ugandan army, and how it was going to bomb Cape Town in South Africa to teach the apartheid regime of Pieter Botha a lesson. During the 1975 Organisation of African Unity (OAU) summit in Kampala, the guests were treated […]

Commission of Inquiry Says Human Right Violation Persist

Commission of Inquiry Says Human Right Violation Persist

On 15 May, the Commission of Inquiry on Human rights in Burundi has presented the second oral briefing to the UN Human Right Council. Members of the commission say human right violations persist. Burundi Government accuses the commission of producing biased and politically oriented reports. “We were struck in our investigations by the feeling of […]

Free Underwear Persuade Moroto Males to Dash for Circumcision

Free Underwear Persuade Moroto Males to Dash for Circumcision

The distribution of free underwear for males after undergoing Safe Medical Circumcision (SMC) in Moroto District has boosted the program. Abraham Kizza, a mobiliser from the Health Ministry, says the number of males turning up for circumcision is overwhelming in some places like Rupa Sub County. He says more than 200 males were circumcised in […]

Bald Men Are Being Hunted Down In Mozambique

Bald Men Are Being Hunted Down In Mozambique

Authorities in Mozambique say bald men are being killed, allegedly because of the belief that their heads contain gold. So far five bald men have been killed, all in central Mozambique: two in May in Milange district close to the border with Malawi and three this month in the district of Morrumbala. Bald men across […]

Is Mugabe About to Kick Out Remaining White Farmers?

Is Mugabe About to Kick Out Remaining White Farmers?

Zimbabwe’s main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party led by Morgan Tsvangirai has castigated President Robert Mugabe over his recent threats to embark on fresh land grabs targeting the few remaining white commercial farmers in the southern African country. Mugabe, 93, on Friday said that white commercial farmers who still remained on the […]

Kenya Launches Standard Gauge Railway Train As Ugandans Wait

Kenya Launches Standard Gauge Railway Train As Ugandans Wait

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will, today, take a ride on the passenger services of the $3.44b Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). This is a promise he has delivered on as he embarks on a campaign for a second term in office. Delivering the first phase – Mombasa to Nairobi – of the SGR represents a step […]

‘Democracy Meaningless When the People Are Hungry’

‘Democracy Meaningless When the People Are Hungry’

The political leader of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), Dr. J. Mills Jones has said that democracy as a form of government does not have meaning when those who are governed are hungry. As a result he said Liberians must not choose their leaders out of fear in October elections because they now have […]

African Day – Call for Freedom of Mind

African Day – Call for Freedom of Mind

Members of the Rwandan Chapter of the Pan African Movement (PAM) and other Pan-Africanists gathered in Kigali, yesterday, to celebrate the African Liberation Day. During the celebration, the Pan-Africanists urged all Africans to liberate their minds and bring about self-governance and prosperity in their homeland. Marked on May 25, the African Liberation Day is observed […]

45 Years of Selling Roasted Goat Testicles

45 Years of Selling Roasted Goat Testicles

Meet Matia Okiror, 69, who for 45 years has been living off goat testicles. Yes, goat testicles. Okiror’s story is an interesting one that will make some frown yet to him and others, it is a business with a large clientele in Gulu. For clarity, in many parts of Uganda, animal testicles will certainly find […]

Uganda – Address Rising Cost of Living

Uganda – Address Rising Cost of Living

Yesterday’s Daily Monitor cover story stated that the cost of feeding a family has gone up by 30 per cent since last year. The biggest complaint right now is the price of sugar. Whereas a kilogramme cost Shs3,500 some months back, it now goes for between Shs4,500 and Shs7,000. Prices of other food stuffs have […]

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