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First step on my new limbs

A land mine survivor fitted with a new artificial limb at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital

Landmine survivors in Northern Uganda on getting their lives back with prosthetic limbs   “Move your limb, try to move it a bit. No no no, not like that. Let’s try again. Good. Take another step,” said Lucy Angee, an orthopedic therapist while teaching Justine Ojwang, an amputee how to …

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You feed refugees as we die!

Karimojong Women desperately dig their scorched ground to prepare for planting even though the anticipated rains are not forthcoming. The prolonged drought in Karamoja has left many in the subregion starving. Now their leaders say the government is not doing enough

Karimojong turn up the heat on government From their largely remote enclaves in north eastern Uganda the Karimojong are coming out fighting. They can’t tolerate anymore a situation akin to a mother feeding visitors while her children starve. A Member of Parliament (MP) from Karamoja has accused the Uganda government …

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Kwanga’s ambition to change lives in Amolatar

  A fortnight ago, the American Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac awarded certificates to 11 outstanding youth leaders whose business plans had been awarded US$10,000 each as seed capital to help them implement their business ideas. The successful business ideas were chosen for their potential to create jobs and improve …

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Sex at Ushs 7,000/= in Kabalagala

A night in Kabalagala, where a woman’s price is lower than a kilo of meat Kabalagala, a Kampala suburb, is awake, twenty-four hours. When I was still a University student, I used to subscribe to night clubs’ happenings in the manner of admiring Mark Twain’s saying: “Too much of anything …

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New technique kills two maize pests at once

MP Jackson Mbaju

An experiment meant to evaluate the effectiveness of a resistant maize variety against the devastating maize stem borer developed by Ugandan researchers has proved successful in controlling yet another hazardous pest, the leaf eater that had proved a menace to farmers across the Uganda especially during the dry season. According …

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What our history tells us about our Parliament

Milton Obote former president of Uganda

FOCUS ON PARLIAMENT: Although Uganda was born as a parliamentary democracy on October 9, 1962, there were numerous happenings that cast doubt on the continuation of parliamentary freedom that are worth reflecting on as we mark 54 years of independence. According to the Independence Constitution, the party that won the …

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Government school threatens pupils’ lives

The headmaster's office under a tree, (inset) is the former headmaster Kawuma who decided to become a retailer

The lives of over 300 primary level children are placed in constant danger by their parents as well as government officials in Mukono district who keep them in a dilapidated school. Kasana UMEA, a primary school built in the 1940s is an accident waiting to happen because of years of …

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