Thousands are flocking to see what they claim is the face of Jesus that appeared on a hillside in a small town in southern Colombia, close to the border with Ecuador.
Archive for March, 2015
On the morning of June 11, 2009, hundreds of Buyinja Zone dwellers in Nangabo Sub-county in Wakiso District converged near Dr kizza Besigye’s gate, all eyes were fixed to one point. Blood was all over; a lifeless body of a young man with several wounds lay on the ground. He is known to many dwellers around the area since he was a resident just metres away from Dr Besigye, the former leader of Forum for Democratic Change’s home.
Last week’s events touching on the Judiciary are nothing to be proud of. The media that prides itself to be independent and courageous was found napping.
Following the now challenged appointment of one judge as Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of Uganda, all the media houses and their editors except The Observer, went into hiding in the same way the registry and court officials at the Constitutional Court hid or ran away from justice and the rule of law when two deeply concerned citizens wished to file a petition.
In the Sunday Monitor, March 22, Bishop Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa made two assertions that need some attention. See “Western Secularism is like Islamic Fundamentalism”.
Bishop Mwesigwa writes that “Western secularism is under-guarded by values that squeeze religion out of the public sphere and instead promote a materialistic or mundane notion of life that glorifies the sanctity of a human being who is not accountable to God.”
Clad in a striped shirt, grey trousers and sandals, I asked Fr Anthony Musaala why he was not wearing a cassock or white collar. He answered, “Even if I was an active priest, I’m not compelled to wear it all the time.” Speaking in an American accent, if looks were anything to go by, the 58-year-old could be mistaken for someone in his mid-30s. His sitting room has a shelf full of books and wall hangings of Mary and Jesus.
Explaining his post (more…)
The Women’s Legal Centre, an independent local group, and the international Her Rights Initiative say they have received 48 complaints over coerced sterilisation that occurred between 1986 and last year. (more…)
The subject of sudden deaths among the middle-aged population in Uganda requires attention. Many young people are dying of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes which show a rising trend and yet rampant deaths from some of these chronic illnesses could be avoided.
On July 13, 2011, the New Vision reported that about 8,200 people die of diabetes-related complications annually. The report estimated that 8.2 million Ugandans could be diagnosed with the disease. Subsequent seminal work by Roy William Mayega (more…)