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Lotome Primary school pupils receive free sanitary pads to fight absenteeism.

Lotome Primary school pupils receive free sanitary pads to fight absenteeism.

PARIS – Girls who consume lots of sugary drinks start menstruating at a younger age, a study said Wednesday.

The findings are important because early onset of menstruation is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in later life, the paper said, although other experts saw flaws in the probe.
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The executive director of Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda, Cissy Agaba addressing participants during the release of MPs survey on money and politics at Hotel Africana in Kampala on January 27, 2015.

The executive director of Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda, Cissy Agaba addressing participants during the release of MPs survey on money and politics at Hotel Africana in Kampala on January 27, 2015.

The parents have been warned against designing expensive campaign posters for their children as it breeds corruption.

The executive director of Anti- Corruption Coalition Uganda, Cissy Agaba said parents especially in urban areas make expensive campaign posters than Members of Parliament. (more…)

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It is no secret that the youth unemployment rate in Uganda is a major concern for all the stakeholders. The numbers have been repeated at almost every major function that involves the youth, and for good reason. Unemployment comes with a host of burdens. First, it makes people idle, and as clichéd as the saying “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop” might be, there is truth to it. A walk around the city will show many youth at the betting houses, trying to make some quick money, or sleeping away in the small leisure parks because they lack what to do. Second, unemployment makes people desperate and in a bid to make money, some fall prey to prostitution, human trafficking and other such ills. (more…)

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Fethullah-Gulen2CmykinsertBy Fethullah Gulen

QUESTION: How can we use religion to promote democracy, understanding and human rights in the world? In the face of all inequalities in the world today, how would you rate the role of religion in conflict resolution and social understanding?

ANSWER: Religion is not only used to promote democracy, understanding and human rights, but we can say that these values can also be guaranteed through religion. (more…)

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Pope Paul II with Ugandan catholic faithfuls in 1993

Pope Paul II with Ugandan catholic faithfuls in 1993

The martyrs, first African priests and first African bishop make Uganda a truly blessed country, writes Robert Mugagga.

Last week’s confirmation that Pope Francis will visit Uganda later this year makes the country the only one in Africa so far to have been visited by three different reigning pontiffs after Paul VI and John Paul II.

Kenya and Ivory Coast were visited three times each but by Pope John Paul II. (more…)

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In all things, be grateful When was the last time you expressed any gratitude after making love?

Wives and their husbands approach lovemaking with a sense of entitlement; as a result; one of them often feels ‘used’ or even dirty afterwards. Instead of just rolling over and promptly snoring, try cuddling, complimenting their efforts or even pampering your spouse afterwards even if you are feeling worn out.

The Buganda ssengas taught their soon-to-be married nieces how to use a soft cloth and warm water to ‘bathe’ their future husbands after sex. On top of ensuring his quick rejuvenation, this was also a way of expressing gratitude. Today with advanced amenities, many couples simply jump into the shower together. (more…)

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health02+picMwesigye is a dashing young man doing what most Ugandans would call “a good job”. However, behind closed doors, he is a sad man, to the point that he has attempted to kill himself several times. Did it have to reach this stage? Is there something that could have been done to avoid the climb to suicide?

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