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Pastor Augustine Yiga has been embroiled in a string of child neglect cases.

Pastor Augustine Yiga has been embroiled in a string of child neglect cases.

By Emmanuel Luganda

 

PASTOR Augustine Yiga of Revival Church Kawala, has been dragged to police over charges of child neglect. (more…)

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Students of Ntare School in Mbarara District take out their property from the school premises after they were suspended recently following a riot on Tuesday. The riot is said to have started after some students attempted to lynch their colleagues who they accused of practising homosexuality.

Students of Ntare School in Mbarara District take out their property from the school premises after they were suspended recently following a riot on Tuesday. The riot is said to have started after some students attempted to lynch their colleagues who they accused of practising homosexuality.

Having attended a single sex Jane Tugume,( not real name) says there were rumors from time to time about certain girls that were suspected to be in a relationship with each other. Not any type of relationship though, the frowned upon gay relationships. She says a number of students were dismissed from the school because of this.

This is somewhat a common occurrence in single school with the most recent being the strike in Ntare school where students protested and wanted to beat up boys who were suspected to be in a relationship.

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A few days ago, I came across a story on Daily Monitor’s online portal titled, “Mentally ill patient kills 5 year old boy”. In it, the police spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga, in reference to a mentally ill murder suspect, was quoted as saying ‘we were told that the leaders were aware of the person’s mental illness’. He not only blames ‘the leaders’ but also suggests that all such persons with mental illness be ‘removed from the streets’. To clear any clout regarding what (more…)

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woman03pixWhat does this ruling mean for the rural woman?
In many rural communities, the practice of demanding a refund of bride price has been the norm. Now, from the legal point of view, anyone found doing this will be acting outside the law.

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A Catholic priest has allegedly attempted to kill himself after receiving numerous calls to his lover’s phone from an unidentified man.

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The government has drafted new rules for private schools particularly on recruitment and employment of teachers.

The new rules which are yet to be formalised into a policy require private schools to recruit qualified teachers, give them appointment letters with clear employment terms and conditions of service, among other things.

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A house being demolished following a land wrangle. This destruction of property is common when land is under dispute.

A house being demolished following a land wrangle. This destruction of property is common when land is under dispute.

Remember the Amuru women who stripped naked condemning the boundary demarcations in their land? For those who don’t, let me juggle your memory a little.

Back in April, the group of women undressed before minister of Lands, Daudi Migereko and Internal Affairs minister, Aronda Nyakairima over the disputed land in Apaa parish, Amuru District.

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