OCTOBER: The breast cancer awareness month


Breast cancer is a common and widespread non communicable health concern for the society, increasing burden over the health care sector expenses. In sub Saharan Africa , current reports reveals an increasing number of breast cancer cases diagnosed in ages 35-49 years with many presenting at advanced late stage disease. Average incidence rate for sub Saharan Africa including Uganda and northern Africa estimates about 25 per 100000 women population mostly presenting in advanced stages requiring different modalities of treatment simultaneously with less cure rate. To address the challenge of reducing…

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dfcu bank

Business has come to stand still at DFCU bank branch in Mukono district after the branch ran out of cash. It followed after one of its clients whose names are withheld wanted to withdraw shs one million from his account. He was however his ATM card bounced with message that “no cash dispensed because of the ATM dispenser error”. He says he was willing to withdraw two hundred thousand shillings five time until he makes one million needed but was further informed that “further withdraws may not be attempted until…

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Barcelona beat Real Madrid 5:1 at Nou Camp


Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as Barcelona outclassed Real Madrid to seal a stylish El Clasico victory that further damages their bitter rivals and Madrid’s stricken manager Julen Lopetegui. The former Spain boss now seems certain to lose his job in the wake of a humiliating defeat in a match crucial to his chances of survival. His side conjured something of a revival in the second half but ultimately they were sunk by an irresistible Barca performance, and it now appears only a question of when he will be fired.…

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Crystal Palace get a point against Arsenal


Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic scored twice from the penalty spot to earn his side a dramatic draw and end Arsenal’s 11-game winning run. The Serb smashed in a late equaliser after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s controversial goal had put the visitors ahead after the break. Milivojevic scored the opener in the first half after Shkodran Mustafi brought down Cheikhou Kouyate. Granit Xhaka’s sublime free-kick had drawn Arsenal level at 1-1 Wilfried Zaha was brought down by Xhaka in the box with seven minutes to go and Milivojevic drilled his spot-kick into…

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Leicester City owner among five helicopter crash victims


The owner of Leicester City FC died when his helicopter crashed outside the stadium, the club has confirmed. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger died when the aircraft crashed at about 20:30 BST on Saturday. Witnesses said the helicopter just cleared the King Power Stadium before it spiralled out of control and crashed in a fireball. Thousands of bouquets and scarves have already been left outside the ground. Leicestershire Police said it believed the dead to be: Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Two members of…

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Police to give Shs20m for information on criminal group


Police have put up 20 million shilling reward for anyone who knows about a criminal group called “People Agency”, on reports that they issue death threats to Investors and asking them money. While addressing the media at the police headquarters in Kampala, the deputy Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said Investigations to find out the people behind the criminal gang has commenced.

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Muntu’s New formation gains momentum in Ankole as 60 defect from FDC to join it


Dozens of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leaders and influential members in Ankole Sub-region have announced that they have resigned from the party to join the new party that Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu is forming. They made the pronouncement in Mbarara District on Friday. Mr Daniel Kafureeka, the FDC general secretary for Mbarara District, read the resignation statement with names of 61 people they say will be joining Gen Muntu. “We, FDC leaders of Ankole Sub-region gathered here, hereby inform members of the press and the general public that with…

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Justice Catherine Bamugemereire blasts judges over land grabbing


A Court of Appeal judge has in a no-holds-barred missive exposed the rot in courts and Judiciary, offered evidence on how judges connive with land grabbers, and lashed out at what she called the “wanton abuse” of criminal justice system. Justice Catherine Bamugemereire, who also chairs the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters has condemned “bogus judgements and orders” in the eviction of bibanja holders, and warned that if the Judiciary, the third arm of the State, “does not rise to the occasion, it will be captured wholly by land…

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Ebola death toll rises to 164 in DRC


The Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 164 lives, according to health authorities. In mid-October, Congolese authorities said they were facing a “second wave” of the outbreak centred on Beni, a town in North Kivu near the border with Uganda. The epicentre had earlier been focussed on Mangina, a town around 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Beni. In total, 257 cases had been recorded in the region, of which 222 were confirmed and 35 were probable, since the start of the outbreak at the beginning of…

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