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MY MIND: Love, the essence of all things

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
Thank heavens the 14th day of February is once again over, and done with. I’m quite sure, there are some content people around who got “happy” through any, and I mean any sign of appreciation, from anyone

Johnson Okili: More than two decades as hotel manager

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
Okili has served under three different directors; Gordon Wavamunno, Hassan Basajjabalaba and Fenne Mwesigwa of this hotel that has often changed management. He has stayed at the top.

First time taking a child to school

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
Realising that it was finally time for my daughter to go to school was met with mixed feelings.

Kansanga parish celebrates 14 years

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
Catholics of Kansanga Parish have celebrated 14 years since Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala granted it independence from St Peter’s Church Nsambya

Thrills of tracking mountain gorillas

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
Rukara’s (the dominant gorilla) visitors, were led by John Baptist Tugumisiriza, a ranger guide. We trekked downhill, uphill and downhill again, tracking the famous gorillas.

Service is on the money

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
A little of a year ago, saw the opening of Café Bravo and our first impression was that they were batting on a sticky wicket thinking that they could attract well to do diners.

Oops! Updating WhatsApp

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
And all assorted taxi guys apart from my one faithful, ‘original’ taxi guy. I also found and deleted strange names eg. ‘Jaymoe – Linda’s friend’, ‘Sammy- Veronica’s boyfriend’. Who are they anyway?

Book review: Uganda My Mission: Fr Grimes’ 41 years in the pearl of Africa

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
He was a man on a mission. He came, saw and conquered and after 41 years he went back home. But the legacy of his mission is bound to live on forever

ONE YEAR AFTER ELECTIONS: Where are the former presidential candidates?

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
One year later. A lot of water has gone under the bridge since former prime minister Amama Mbabazi threatened to be the third force in the more than 15-year contest between Mr Yoweri Museveni and Dr Kizza Besigye.

Ruhindi to MPs: I did not do anything extraordinary

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
Abdu Katuntu [committee chairman]: Many ministries and agencies require money and that money may not be considered or appropriated until this process is finished. So can you please take this process very seriously.

Intrigue, accusations threaten to tear apart already weak City Hall

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
When Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago took oath on June 6, 2016, with all the 34 KCCA councillors that were elected to represent the city electoral zones, a new political script was opened at City Hall.

Janani Luwum: The ever passionate evangelist

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
Janani Luwum, the former Archbishop of Church of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Boga-Zaire, was a man known for many things, including preaching the word of God.

How Kabaka Muteesa’s deportation was planned

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
Before his posting to Uganda in 1952, Andrew Cohen had worked on the post-war colonial strategy in London, England.

Uganda fails to collect Shs42b royalties on cagy gold exports

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
Uganda has never exported gold that is valued at that much and at the moment the capacity to produce such quantities is still considered limited

NPL rate rises to 10.5%

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
The highlights in Bank of Uganda (BoU) Monetary Policy Report (MPR) for February 2016 reveal that asset quality, as measured by the NPLs deteriorated in December 2016

Fuba needs government support for qualifiers

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
The Silverbacks and Gazelles, as the sides are known respectively, are going about their training living in hope

Developmental legislation, not tax exemption will grow insurance

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
Whereas tax exemptions may be essential at a given time in the life of a given business or industry, what the insurance sector in Uganda needs today, is developmental legislation

Spelling names wrongly is demeaning, offensive to the owners

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
So journalists also get angry and cry when their names are spelt incorrectly!

Encourage use of local languages at school, home

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
This year, International Mother Tongue Day will be commemorated at Uganda National Culture Centre

Public officers have freedom of association

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 02:00
Every person has a right to Freedom of association which includes the freedom to form and join associations or unions like trade unions or other political and public organisations

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