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Sergeant Kifulugunyu dead, leaves behind 40 children

Sgt. Steven Ssempagala 74, aka Kifulugunyu, the chief composer of 1986 NRA liberation war songs such as Kino kyekiseera, O’motonawaaka, Nitasonga and Kibonge, among others is dead. After serving in the army [from the Late Idi Amin army to UPDF] for over 40 years, Kifulugunyu died a poor man. He limelight when his music videos were often featured on UTV ...

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south africa sangoma business

South africa Sangomas

South Africa’s traditional sangoma (Healers) are modernising and becoming big business. After decades in the shadows, South Africa’s traditional “sangoma” healers are modernising and becoming big business, raising questions about the need for strict regulation. “Granny” Mahlasela Matcheke runs her practice from a squeaky clean white floor-tiled home in Johannesburg’s up-and-coming Soweto township. Her consultation room is ringed by orderly ...

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Safaricom Linked into Kenya August 8 election rigging by Raila Odinga

On Tuesday 26 September, National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga linked Kenya’s leading telecommunication firm, Safaricom into August 8 election rigging. Raila said that Safaricom was contracted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to transmit election results from the polling stations to a server in France instead of transmitting them to Kenya Integrated Electoral Management Systems (KIEMS) ...

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Hard Truth, Your password does not protect your account anymore

One of the warnings that the technology industry has been making for years is that passwords are no longer enough to protect anyone. And 2016 reminded everyone that this is truer than ever. A password no longer has enough power to keep your data safe. The year was packed with cases of prominent online hacked profiles, including those of great ...

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Where to buy cheap property in South Africa

The average price for a small home in Port Elizabeth is currently around R514 000 compared to R593 000 in the central and southern suburbs of Johannesburg, which is the next cheapest area, followed by Durban/Pinetown, where a small home costs an average of R711 000. Medium sized homes in Port Elizabeth, East London and the central and southern suburbs of Johannesburg offer the ...

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Army worms, how to fight them?

After more than a year of wreaking havoc across western and southern Africa, armyworms have now been reported in  East Africa  which include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Burundi. This destructive garden pest gets its name because it travels in small insect armies and consumes just about everything in its path. Here’s the natural, organic way to get rid ...

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Miss Tourism North, PINE Avenue 5 in Child Cancer Awareness Drive

Miss Tourism Northern Uganda in collaboration with PINE Avenue5 a local music label have hatched a campaign to help support kids battling with cancer in the region. The event running under the theme “Childhood Cancer Awareness” will be held on 14th FEB with all process going directly to St Mary’s Lacor children cancer ward.  “Together we can put a smile ...

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Otunu Dished out of UPC

  Lira Municipality Member of parliament Jimmy Akena is set to become Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) Party President, after being endorsed by majority of district delegates. Akena, son to UPC’s founding leader and former president Apollo Milton Obote, awaits confirmation at next month’s delegates’ conference.  

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Survival and Suffering in Karamoja

So, local leaders struck a compromise, get the school to where the learners are, and enable an education. It is a unique method governed by two schools of thought. The traditionalists are hoping that the learners will continue to have an education, while living the traditional life – possibly the best of both worlds, according to them. However, the modernists ...

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