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The 666 sect has been banned in Ssembabule district for reportedly sabotaging the ongoing enumeration exercise.

Authorities in Ssembabule district have banned the ‘666’ sect from carrying out prayers in the area after it was reported to be sabotaging the population and housing census.

The district internal security officer Capt. Muwanga Lutaaya, said most of the followers denounced the cult after the police arrested their leaders.
He said the district security authorities stopped the cult’s activities after they started mobilising residents to shun the population census exercise, which kicked off on Thursday.

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2014_8$largeimg201_Aug_2014_172239063As Uganda commemorates the International Conference on Population and Development – Programme of Action at 15 years (ICPD+15), it is important to note that it created considerable awareness on the intricate interrelationships between population and development.

State of Uganda Population Report 2009 New

http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/658300-the-state-of-uganda-population-report-2009.html

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2014_8$largeimg212_Aug_2014_144930013The Inspectorate of government has teamed up with civil society organizations on a country-wide campaign to sensitize the general public in the struggle against corruption.

The anti-corruption campaign (Caravan) which is to mobilize the communities to name and shame the thieves of public opportunities and resources was launched by the Director of Education and Prevention of Corruption, Jules Rwereeza in Kotido district.

The caravan that is to traverse 15 districts in North-East and Eastern Uganda is under the theme: ‘stop the silence; shame the corrupt; fame the good leaders’ (more…)

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Couple-pullHmm; research to the rescue! A new study at the University of Virginia in the USA by the National Marriage Project has thrown a spanner in the casual sex works.

For the madam who has been convinced she needs to test-drive her men and be test-driven in return before taking home the most compatible ‘machine’, well, recent research validates the church’s stand that sex before marriage has a negative impact on marital sex. (more…)

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Education, said Greek philosopher Socrates “is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel”. History may not relate whether he delivered this nugget of wisdom with a saucy wink or a solemnly disapproving brow. Either way, in regard to the present situation of Uganda’s education, he hit the nail on the head.

The set-up of the Ugandan education system is simply geared towards ‘filling vessels’ rather than ‘kindling a flame’, to use Socrates’ words. Students are pumped with too much theory with little emphasis on problem solving skills and how their theoretical knowledge can be practically useful – and as a result, most products of the current system, be it Arts or Sciences, have little or no ability for proficiency in thinking out-of-the-box, let alone having the ability to inspire holistic national development through new artistic or scientific breakthroughs.

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relationships005pxI am a fan of the Lonely Hearts section in this magazine. I am also a regular at places where African, contemporary or reggae music plays. At such places like the National Theatre, you hardly miss sight of an interracial couple spending a romantic evening as the music plays away.

Mixed race romance isn’t a new thing. Even without love involved, there is something that attracts people to other cultures. In the days of slave trade, for example, when Africans were thought an inferior race, half caste babies were a common sight!

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Jenkins Kisekwa (L), the promotions coordinator at Capital FM thinks times have changed, and that any 25-year-old woman who plays hard to get is in big trouble. Seanice Kacungira (R), the director of Blu Flamingo advertising agency, thinks women with the right kind of standards, get the right kind of men.

Jenkins Kisekwa (L), the promotions coordinator at Capital FM thinks times have changed, and that any 25-year-old woman who plays hard to get is in big trouble. Seanice Kacungira (R), the director of Blu Flamingo advertising agency, thinks women with the right kind of standards, get the right kind of men.

A week ago, I was treated to unique kind of relationship drama, the kind I should say is usually a reserve for movie scripts.

A young woman took to Facebook to vent her rage after her boyfriend dumped her, having seen a late night text that read “Hi sweetheart”, from another man, flash on her phone screen. “How can he even be angry at such a thing? It was just a text from a friend. He always suspects that I am cheating on him,” she explained herself in the Facebook post.

Her naivety was quite baffling. Honestly, any man in the same shoes, would have most likely reacted that way. What did she expect? That the message would flash on her screen and he would look away like nothing had happened? I don’t think so.

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