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Royal nuptials excite

Prince David Kintu Wasajja of the Buganda Kingdom on April 27 wed Marion Nankya in a religious ceremony at Rubaga Cathedral in Kampala. Dignitaries from the kingdom and government, including the Buganda monarch, Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II and Queen Naginda Nabagereka, and the Vice President Edward Sekandi, attended the …

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Preventing prostate cancer

By Independent Reporter Possible remedies include having more sex and more vegetables A new study published in the British Medical Journal from researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York has resurrected the debate about the benefits or otherwise of preventive prostate cancer screening. The new research suggests that …

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Silent killers

By Pearl Natamba Deaths from high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes go up in Mulago The woman’s leg had rotted away and, from the foot up to just below the knee, it looked like it had been burnt and left as black as soot. Dr Brian Kiggundu, a specialist in …

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The Jesuits of Uganda

By Ian Katusiime Undugu, vows of poverty, and their selfless living Tucked away deep in the Kampala city suburb of Nsambya and its many low cost housing buildings is a Christian catholic mission which until recently was relatively unknown. The Society of Jesus or Jesuits as they are called have …

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Same gender, different gains

By Feliciah Kanyesigye New report assesses impact of affirmative action for women Daphine , a fifth year medical student at Gulu University cannot stop praising `affirmative action’ which is code for the extra 1.5 points that girls seeking public university admission get. Daphine  scored 21 points in the pre-university entry …

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Women no longer at ease

By Joan Akello and Ian Katusiime Is the reduced gender activism today really a bad thing? Winnie Byanyima. Miria Matembe. Joy Kwesiga. Speciosa Kazibwe. Joyce Mpanga. Betty Bigombe. Victoria Sekitoleko. Sylvia Tamale. Ruth Mukama. Maxine Ankrah. Rose Mbowa. Janat Mukwaya. Gladys Kalema. Rebecca Kadaga. Karooro Okurut. There was a time …

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Living with the dead

By Mukama Miriam A visit to Mulago Hospital mortuary shows a mortician’s attempt to cope with his loss The woman lying on the metallic slab was about 60 years old. Her skull was bare, and white with hints of her blood. The skin that normally covers the skull had been …

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