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The ‘Fast, Efficient and Incorruptible’ Ministers Forming Museveni’s Cabinet

The ‘Fast, Efficient and Incorruptible’ Ministers Forming Museveni’s Cabinet

President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to drop nearly half of his previous Cabinet, saying he wanted people who could “move fast, are efficient and incorruptible,” has become a subject of debate. One of the ministries being highlighted is Health, which kept the Ugandan President on the defensive during the election period after Kizza Besigye, the Forum […]

What Makes Ramadan A Blessed Month

What Makes Ramadan A Blessed Month

INTRODUCTION But what makes Ramadan a blessed month?  Why do Muslims fast during this month?  What are the spiritual benefits of fasting?  All these questions and more are addressed in this article that introduces you to a month long spiritual journey that over 1.4 billion Muslims engage in worldwide. The Quran says what means: “It […]

Babatunde Okungbowa aka OJB Jezreel, Is dead

Babatunde Okungbowa aka OJB Jezreel, Is dead

He was said to have died this morning, June 14, at Isolo General Hospital in Lagos. The news of his demise is coming just one month to his 50th birthday as a family source claims that his kidney transplant failed completely since last week. He was kept on daily dialysis before his urgent need for […]

FG’s Job Website Gets 25 Million Hits, 400,000 Applications Within 36 Hours

FG’s Job Website Gets 25 Million Hits, 400,000 Applications Within 36 Hours

THE Federal Government jobs portal “N-Power.gov.ng” which was launched at the weekend has already recorded over 400,000 successful registrations under 36 hours. This came against media reports that the site had crashed following high volume of traffic from unemployed Nigerians 24 hours after it was opened. Quoting the Job Creation Unit in the Presidency, a […]

East Africa: Melinda Gates, a Champion for Women

East Africa: Melinda Gates, a Champion for Women

During the Women Deliver 2016 Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark last month, I had the privilege to sit at the same table with Melinda Gates. I was among six East African journalists who had been invited to a roundtable with Melinda, after which we had the opportunity to take photos with one of the most influential […]

Tanzania: Pregnant Women Face Violence

Tanzania: Pregnant Women Face Violence

AN Interdisciplinary research project has come out with preliminary findings that in Northern Tanzania one in every three women experiences violence perpetrated by their partners during pregnancy and many report signs of depression. Presenting the preliminary findings at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo), Dr Geofrey Sigalla and Ms Jane Rogathi, said emotional violence was […]

A Beer To Curb Human Trafficking Introduced In Uganda

A Beer To Curb Human Trafficking Introduced In Uganda

It is rare for one to start up a business with a noble cause rather than making profits. It was not the same case last weekend when Not For Sale Ale, an International beer was launched. For starters, Not For Sale Ale beer is actually for sale but the sales from the beer are used […]

London Bans ‘Unrealistic Body Images’ From Transport System

London Bans ‘Unrealistic Body Images’ From Transport System

From July, London commuters will no longer have to view advertisements that “conform to unhealthy or unrealistic body images,” the city’s transport authority announced. Making good on his campaign promise, newly-elected mayor Sadiq Khan said all advertising on the city’s transport network that is “likely to create body confidence issues, particularly among young people” will […]

Tanzania: Zanzibar Opposition Leader In Washington To Explain Political Situation

Tanzania: Zanzibar Opposition Leader In Washington To Explain Political Situation

The leader of Zanzibar’s opposition Civic United Front (CUF) party said strong opposition political parties and a truly independent electoral commissions are needed to be able to defeat incumbent presidents. Seif Shariff Hamad also says Africans must ensure that the army and all other security forces are kept out of politics because too often they […]

Boko Haram Victims Bounce Back With Businesses in Camps

Boko Haram Victims Bounce Back With Businesses in Camps

Maiduguri — Over 15,000 people have been killed and 2 million displaced in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon With more than one million people living in camps around Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, having fled their homes due to Boko Haram attacks, some are finding innovative ways to rebuild businesses from scratch. Many of the […]