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Why are BMWs catching fire?

BMWs are catching mysterious fires in the U.S. and owners have filed more than 90 complaints about the issue to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But the government watchdog for automotive safety does not have an active investigation into possible causes. “These BMWs have [had] these fire problems for …

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TAX DISPUTE: URA closes Observer

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA has sealed off the offices of The Observer at Tagore Crescent in Kamwokya Kampala for reported non-tax compliance. A team of URA enforcement officers stormed the offices on Wednesday afternoon and locked the main gates with seals. The Observer has confirmed …

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Feeding the ten billion

It requires transforming the food system to address obesity, improve health, and protect the environment COMMENT | Line Gordon | Our current diets are bad for our health and are harming the planet. Two billion people are now overweight or obese. Poor diet is the biggest cause of noncommunicable disease …

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HIV and young girls

New study starts on choice in prevention methods Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Something unusual is happening at the Makerere University – John Hopkins University (MUJHU) research collaboration facility at Mulago hill in Kampala. The walls of the aging building have been freshly painted white with carefully coated patches …

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Construction of Kiruddu Hospital lagoon to start next month

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Construction of the lagoon at Kiruddu Hospital is expected to start next month. The construction is estimated to cost sh3.5 Billion. The Minister of State for Health, Sarah Opendi says that the government procured land near the hospital where the lagoon will be constructed. …

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Romance is dead

A psychologist’s reflections on today’s dating scene and what comes next | MARYANNE FISHER | One of my main areas of research is on how women compete amongst each other for mates. So, as I was having lunch with a girlfriend recently, we somehow ended up on the topic of …

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MPs query $379M Gov’t support to Lubowa hospital investor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have questioned the move by Government to guarantee a loan of $379 million to an investor for the construction of an International Specialized Hospital in Lubowa, Wakiso district. The government approved the construction of the hospital, to be operated as a world-class …

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