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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Ugandans welcome 2017 with pomp

BY OUR REPORTER K K Like it has been in the past, the New Year’s eve celebrations on Saturday saw hundreds of Ugandans throng different night...

MP Betty Nambooze’s Alcohol bill earns her celebrity status in Sri Lanka

The spear reporter The 21st Century Alcohol Prevention and Policy conference which closed at Mahaweli Beach hotel, in Kandy city in Sri Lanka has lauded...

MP Nambooze illness strikes again, doctors advise her to seek treatment in London

The spear reporter Betty Nambooze is a woman of immense courage that she will continue to pursue her duties amidst all troubles. Since she returned from South...

Music maestro AKON in Africa to launch his “Lighting Africa” Project

Famed award-winning artist, Aliaune Damala Bouga alias AKON last night landed in Gambia on a mission to launch his "Akon Lighting Africa initiative” and...

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The rise and fall of Museveni’s whistle-blower Pius Bigirimana

May 13, 2018 – In ancient numerology, a cat can cheat death only nine times while the Muslims believe that a thief can only...

Is Museveni on a beggars mission or are his cadres getting the better of...

May 12, 2018 – A letter attributed to President Museveni in which he solicits for financial assistance for his party has raised a number...

The untold story of M7s govt of the 90’s

The US was monitoring Ugandan weapons shipments to the RPF in 1992, but instead of punishing Museveni, western donors including the US doubled aid to his government and allowed his defence spending to balloon to 48% of Uganda’s budget, compared with 13% for education and 5% for health, even as Aids was ravaging the country.
In 1991, Uganda purchased 10 times more US weapons than in the preceding 40 years combined.
Between April and July 1994, hundreds of thousands of Rwandans were murdered in the most rapid genocide ever recorded. The killers used simple tools – machetes, clubs and other blunt objects, or herded people into buildings and set them aflame with kerosene. Most of the victims were of minority Tutsi ethnicity; most of the killers belonged to the majority Hutus. The Rwanda genocide has been compared to the Nazi Holocaust in its surreal brutality. But there is a fundamental difference between these two atrocities. No Jewish army posed a threat