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Life

Opinion | This American Life By Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo – Correct Me If I am Right!

You come to America, young and dashing, on full scholarship, finish school, get a great job, marry a glamorous spouse, have cute children, and retire at a young age with a great pension, portfolio and posture. …And live happi...


In Loving Memory | Pictures and letter of appreciation from Suzan Nabweteme’s family

Dear brothers and sisters in Diaspora, last April 2012, I approached you in desperate sorrow after learning the death of our sister Suzan Nabweteme. The inner strength and soldier fighter instinct in each of us to never give up...



New York Times | Desperate Ugandans Seek Makeshift Healers as Mysterious Illness Strikes Young

OJURU, Uganda — Haunted by a merciless and debilitating disease that doctors cannot cure, villagers in this remote enclave in northern Uganda have turned to traditional healers like Alfred Ojara. On a recent day, Mr. Ojara de...



Opinion | Till Death Do Us Part – A Ugandan Group Life Insurace Policy is Long Over Due!

For many of us who now live abroad there is always a grim reality of one day death knocking on each of our doors. But with that reality comes the fear of how to have our remains repatriated back home. For whatever reason, buyin...


Meet The First Ugandan-American PhD Female Environmental Scientist In Dallas – Dr. Sala Senkayi

Reported By: Rev. Joseph William Kamugisha, Ronnie Mayanja  and the UNAA Times News Team Hurst, TX. Email: jokaruka@hotmail.com Tel: 817.500.6147 Every parent’s dream is to see their kids grow up and graduate from col...



Billy Graham’s son: Obama, on gay marriage, has shaken a fist at God

By Richard Fausset May 11, 2012, Franklin Graham — son and legatee of Billy Graham, the traditional spiritual advisor to the nation’s presidents — is lashing out at President Obama for his support of gay marri...



Witnesses describe apocalyptic scenes after Congo Weapons Explosion

Stunned residents of Congo’s capital surveyed damage caused bydeadly blasts at a weapons depot Sunday that levelled homes, destroyed military barracks and blew out windows in aneighbouring city. “I experienced...


Has the world Forgotten Us? Life in war-torn Somalia Photo Essay

Photographer Anthony Karen visited the Somali capital to document life in the region. “I’m drawn to places that most aren’t willing to go,” he says. Photojournalist Karen’s Somalia Photo Essay &nbs...



Death of Whitney Houston, 48 ~ Her music spanned an era, breaking barriers and records

  By Faith Karimi and Azadeh Ansari, CNN ~  Another musical titan whose soaring voice ruled the charts for decades has fallen. Whitney Houston joins an august list of the departed since Michael Jackson’s death nearl...


Diaspora Nuptials: Another Bostonian, Charles Kampororo Weds In Style

Charles Kampororo a Ugandan based in Boston, was the latest in the string of December diaspora nuptials that will go on till January. Mr. Kampororo wed his long time sweetheart Edwina Ahabwe at St. Luke’s Church of Uganda...



British actress Helen Mirren hails Nobel Peace Prize laureates

By BJOERN H. AMLAND | AP ~  OSLO, Norway — British actress Helen Mirren hailed this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to three women as historic, but said Sunday it’s shameful that so few women have won the award s...



Nobel Prize shows women are leaders, winners say

Liberian Peace activist Leymah Gbowee, (left), Human Rights activist Tawakkol Karman of Yemen, (center), and Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, (right), raise their hands together in solidarity during a press conference ...


Olivia and Paul Kim’s Story Featured in Sunday Vision ~ He Was Taken Too Soon

By Elizabeth Agiro,  SUNDA VISION, UGANDA ~ It is every girl’s dream to meet the man of her dreams and to be swept off her feet. Sometimes, the romance is short lived as for Olivia Kim. Her husband, Paul, was suddenly taken...



Ugandan Giant’s wrestling career over ~ His True Identity Revealed, Not Ugandan

By TIM BAINES – Ottawa Sun ~ It looks like James Harris’ wrestling career is over. And it wasn’t his age, 61, that caught up with him. After terrorizing opponents for many years as Kamala The Ugandan Giant, Harris...



Ugandan woman faces gallows in syabu smuggling case

GEORGE TOWN: A 56-year-old Ugandan woman was ordered by the High Court here to enter her defence to a drug-trafficking charge after the prosecution succeeded in establishing a prima facie case against her. Nabweteme Hadija is a...


Chicago Cops: Ugandan Man with loaded handgun arrested in robbery incidents

By Jennifer Delgado, TribLocal reporter ~ A 26-year-old Chicago man will appear in Skokie court Oct. 28 after he attempted to rob a hotel with a loaded handgun and later stole cash from another hotel using the weapon, Des Plain...



BBC undercover ~ Where child sacrifice is a business, Uganda

By Chris Rogers, BBC News, Kampala ~ The villages and farming communities that surround Uganda’s capital, Kampala, are gripped by fear. Schoolchildren are closely watched by teachers and parents as they make their way ho...


India ~ Ugandan woman held with 5 kg heroin

Mumbai, India ~ A 26-year-old African woman was arrested by Customs officials at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here for trying to smuggle out five kg heroin, worth Rs five crore in the international market, Naka...



BBC ~ Cape Verde ex-leader Pedro Pires wins Mo Ibrahim prize, $5 Million

BBC ~ Former Cape Verde President Pedro Verona Pires has been awarded this year’s $5m (£3.2m) Mo Ibrahim prize for good governance in Africa. The prize committee said Mr Pires, who stepped down in August, had helped make...



“Plant a Tree” ~ Environmentalist Wangari Maathai’s Global Campaign and Legacy to the Youth

By Solomon W. Jagwe, www.sowl.com | With the world Bank kicking off its global Connect 4 Climate campaign this month, the subject of the protection if the worlds forests is once again in the limelight. In Africa, where many of ...


Kenyans Mourn Nobel Prize Winning Environmentalist, Wangari Maathai

A Legacy of  “I will do the Best I can”  ~ By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, NYT ~ Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan environmentalist who began a movement to reforest her country by paying poor women a few shillings to plant trees...






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