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Day: August 19, 2022

The tragedy of parasites running a country.

The tragedy of parasites running a country.

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By Muhimbise George As I penned down this article, I reflected on the Luganda adage saying that “sebusilu bwa njoka bugilisa nyinizo”, loosely translated that the foolishness of worms makes them eat the host, of course when the host dies, the worms also die! It is quite devastating speaking about Uganda and its state of affairs where scandals compete for headlines in our news outlets, so much that we have gotten used to them that the best we can do is to make fun of them and life continues! From state house to parliament, from central government to local governments, from public institutions to religious institutions, the scavengers are on the rampage feasting on the carcass called Uganda! It's indeed a carcass because everything has been stolen and we are a skeleton of what we ought to be...
Renowned Somali poet Mohamed Ibrahim passed on.

Renowned Somali poet Mohamed Ibrahim passed on.

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Source: BBC Somalia’s greatest living poet Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame Hadraawi has died in the Somaliland capital, Hargeisa, aged 79. Hadraawi was widely regarded as the greatest living Somali poet – dubbed by some as the Shakespeare of Somalia. Born in 1943 in Togdheer, he was known to Somalis by his nickname Hadraawi, meaning “the master (or father) of speech”. The poet had been ill for some time. Hadraawi wrote the lyrics to more than 200 epic poems and the lyrics to more than 70 songs. His early work was broadcast across the region and in the 1970s he wrote poems that were critical of Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre’s government. He ended up being imprisoned for five years for the work. After his release, he went into exile in Djibouti, but continued his political criticism through a ...
Museveni appoints new chancellor of Mountains of the Moon University.

Museveni appoints new chancellor of Mountains of the Moon University.

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President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Prof. Edward Bitanywaine Rugumayo as the new chancellor of Mountains of the Moon University (MMU), with immediate effect. Rugumayo is appointed on a four year term; subject to recommendation by the university council. His appointment was confirmed in a memo dated August 18, 2022 to all staff, students and all other stakeholders, signed by Dr. Edmond Kagame, the university secretary. “We are thankful to His Excellency, the President of Uganda and the university council for recognizing Professor Edward Bitanywaine Rugumayo’s distinguished service as a politician, diplomat, author, academic and environmentalist and granting him the opportunity to serve Mountains of the Moon University as 1st chancellor as a public university,” the memo partly reads. The...
UNEB releases this year’s examination timetables.

UNEB releases this year’s examination timetables.

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The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has announced that this year’s national examinations will commence on October 14, and end on December 9, 2022. According to the statement by UNEB’s Executive Director, Dan Odongo, the first series of examinations, UCE, shall commence with briefing of students on October 14, with examinations set to end on November 18, 2022, followed by PLE which will be conducted from November 7-9, 2022 and UACE, which is the last series, will commence on November 18 and end on December 9, 2022. In line with the body’s policy of inclusiveness, Odongo noted that braille versions of timetables have been provided to cater for learners with visual impairments. He added that soft copies are being uploaded on school portals while printed copies are being packed along...
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