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Rats force Nigerian president to work from home

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home after rodents damaged his official office during a more than 100-day overseas medical absence, a presidential spokesman told AFP Tuesday

Sheikh Kamoga sentenced to life imprisonment

Others to spend their natural life in jail are Sheikh Siraje Kawooya, Sheikh Murta Mudde Bukenya, and Sheikh Fahad Kalungi.

Men accused of burning 'witches' alive in Tanzania

The men, aged between 18 and 75 and including some local officials in the region of Uchama, 50 kilometres southeast of Mount Kilimanjaro, are due on trial on September 4, said the official at the district court in Nzega.

Three relatives held for marrying off underage girl

The suspects allegedly forced a 16-year-old girl to drop out of school in February and gave her to a 20-year-old man in exchange for one cow, two goats and two chickens

Uganda MX Team for Botswana named

The continental showpiece will be held over three days in Gaborone, the capital city of the Southern African nation

Army, Police quiz Brig. Ggwanga over tractor

Presidential Advisor Brig. Kasirye Ggwanga has been released on police bond after being interrogated by a team comprising of officers from the army and Directorate of Criminal Investigations at Military Police headquarters in Makindye

Army, Polices quiz Brig. Ggwanga over tractor

Presidential Advisor Brig. Kasirye Ggwanga has been released on police bond after being interrogated by a team comprising of officers from the army and Directorate of Criminal Investigations at Military Police headquarters in Makindye

Businessman behind Nansana, Entebbe women murders - IGP

The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, has said a businessman is behind the Nansana and Entebbe women murders for his ritual sacrifice

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417 mn to cancer patient

The case was one of thousands of lawsuits brought nationwide alleging the company failed to warn consumers of the risk of cancer from talc in its products.

UPDF soldier shoots one dead

The soldier is said to have killed the suspect in self defence

1 killed, 24 injured in Kibuku car accident

One person was yesterday afternoon confirmed dead and 24 others sustained multiple injuries after the vehicle they were travelling in over-turned several times along Tirinyi-Pallisa road

Kibuku DEO under investigation over forgery and theft

The Directorate of Criminal Investigation Department has taken over investigations into allegations of forgery, theft and abuse of office against the Kibuku District Education officer , Mr Christopher Wamika

South Africans condemn Mugabe wife pardon

The Congress of South Africa Trade Unions has slammed the government's decision to grant Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity

Kadaga accuses Education officials of failing government projects

The Speaker said had it not been her swift intervention, there would have been no work done apart from construction of pitlatrines

Is it true that wounds around the mouth are a sign that a family member will die?

Is it true that wounds around the mouth are a sign that a family member will die hence the name ekyebikiro?

My urine smells

I pass urine that has a very bad stench. What can I do to treat it?

Fitness products you must have

My 25 year old niece is addicted to trends. Whether it is a diet, church or TV show she will always want to be at the forefront

What is the most effective means of treating ulcers?

For three years, I have tried to cure ulcers using herbal medicines to no avail. What is the most effective means of treatment ?

Foods that make you sleep better

Bernard Ongom suffered from insomnia so severe that it almost cost him his job. He says it all started when he got a promotion at work

Do you look older than your peers? Change your lifestyle

However, if you look like the elder among your peers, it is time to stop and reconsider what it is you are doing that is accelerating your aging process

Solid foods: How to get your baby started

Unless there are medical complications that call for giving a child other foods before six months, the child should never be fed on solid foods besides milk according to Julian Eyotaru

Beauty courses taking big place in vocational training

After completing Senior Six in 2012 at St. Peter's Senior Secondary School, Nsambya, Darius Olivia enrolled for a Diploma in Cosmetology at YMCA Comprehensive Institute, in 2013

Do you know where your child resides?

It is an unspoken truth, that as students look for hostels, parents remain concerned, not just about the money they spend on them, but about the safety and the truth of their children's residential

Skilling lessons impact students' lives

With the ever changing times, it is becoming increasingly difficult for one to survive on only theoretical knowledge

Decades of being college principal

Today, she is one of the longest serving principals of Primary Teacher Training Colleges having been at the helm of two of the country's PTCs for more than 30 years

Meaning of uncertainty and its categorisation

The second basic principle, after prohibition of riba , on which Islamic banking is founded is the prohibition of gharar

How smartphones are threatening photo studios

A report by Lensvid, a photography monitoring site, concluded that smartphones largely contributed to the biggest drop in compact camera production last year

Oxygen plant saving lives at Jinja hospital

Sister Molly Nakalemba, the officer in charge of the surgical ward at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, described the oxygen plant as a saviour of life.

Land grabbing cases on the increase in Busoga – survey

The commission of inquiry into land acquisition and management chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire recently expressed concerns over the manner in which public land in Jinja District has been grabbed by government officials.

Former soldier finds gold in arts, crafts

Mr Fabian Mawuso has found a niche in arts and crafts. He encourages the youth to engage in the business instead of sports betting

Deal with causes of child marriages

When Celestine Cheredio's story was published in the Sunday Monitor of August 13, the reactions were of shock, sympathy and anger

Lack of financial discipline ruining Ugandan businesses

Since time immemorial, business has been driven by three major factors, namely: Trust, ii) Commitment, and iii) Resilience

Why presidential age limit debate bores me

Dear Tingasiga: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who will be 77 years old at the time of the next elections in 2021, wants Article 102 of the Constitution amended to give him legal cover for his plan to continue to rule his

Trump is the best thing that has happened to the US in a long time

Once again the uncomfortable question of race has reared its ugly head in the USA; the so-called leader of the civilised world.

Falcons spring to life as second round tips off

In no particular order City Oilers, Pemba Warriors, Betway Power KIU Titans and UCU Canons seem assured of finishing among the top five seeds in the National Basketball League

Silverbacks set for Egypt camp after government fulfils pledge

With just over two weeks to the start of the Fiba Afrobasket tournament, domestic basketball governing body Fuba and the national team committee can breathe a sigh of relief.

Mudoola optimistic about Lady Cranes' chances in Tunisia

To the current generation of Lady Cranes players, Charlotte Mudoola is a source of wisdom and inspiration

Kutchi Tigers laud Indian quartet

New comers Aziz Damani are seated top of the eight-team log with 55 points from 10 matches and literally three wins away from a maiden top-flight league title on the first time of asking

Why Uganda footballers fail trials in South Africa

It is becoming a norm for Ugandan players to land invites to have trials with South African clubs and end up failing miserably

Muslim clerics acquitted of murdering sheikhs

Other found guilty of the terrorism acts were; Sheikh Siraje Kawooya, Sheikh Murta Mudde Bukenya, Sheikh Fahad Kalungi, Kakande Yusufu alias Abdallah and Sekayaja Abdulsalam alias Kassim Mulumba.

Red Cross warns unpaid wages deepening South Sudan crisis

Maurer said he had "rarely seen another conflict in the world where the fighting and the economic fragility -- the inability of the state to pay salaries -- has had so much humanitarian impact."

Farmers and scientists embrace Naro technologies

There has also been an initiative by the scientists who breed these crops using modern biotechnology approach mainly addressing issues of pests and diseases, drought tolerance and food nutrient

Gen Katumba proposes military training for scouts

Gen. Wamala who is the State Minister for Works, is the chief commissioner of the Uganda Scouts Association

KAVC settle for bronze after 5 years of going empty handed

Kirehe VC also from Rwanda, were making their maiden appearance in this tournament won silver in the men's category to be followed by KAVC men who settled for bronze .

APR win men's title at NSSF-KAVC International

 APR, who had won over most of the local crowd during their impeccable displays against Ugandan sides Sky and KAVC in the quarters and semis respectively, took that set that lasted 21 minutes 25-15 but Kirehe bounced back in the 24-minute second and 30-minute third sets

Government resumes normal issuance of passports

 According to a Monday press statement, the backlog that was caused by low stock will be cleared within the next two weeks

Court pushes Muslim clerics murders case verdict to 2pm

Former leader of the Tabliq Muslim faith, Sheikh Yunus Kamoga and others are accused of assassinating rival sheikhs Mustafa Bahiga at Bwebajja Mosque on Entebbe Road, Ibrahim Hassan Kirya in Bweyogerere near Kampala and others in diverse places about three years ago

30 clubs to grace National Cadet Boxing Championships

Unlike previous years where organisers have been weighed down with buying utilities like trophies and medals, this year's event has attracted sponsors like Hima Cement and Sun Industries

Three family members killed in lorry accident

Mr Patrick Agenonga, one of the elders in Jupa-Achora family says they have lost great and youthful personalities who were capable of taking over from them

Burglars break into police armoury, steal guns

The police officers are said to have been guarding the station when unknown thugs raided the station and took off with two AK47 guns and 60 bullets