Help Your Child Balance Academics and Talent

[Monitor] Derrick Ariho, an upcoming artiste, doubles as a mass communication student at Kampala International University. He says he struggles to balance education and develop his talent since secondary school days.

[Monitor] Derrick Ariho, an upcoming artiste, doubles as a mass communication student at Kampala International University. He says he struggles to balance education and develop his talent since secondary school days.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Rita Nsereko, Donation, Kidney, Husband

[Monitor] Walking the stairs of the department of Microbiology and sometimes the department of pathology, at the School of Medicine Makerere University, Dr Nsereko Mukasa and Rita cast the first glances at themselves decades ago.

[Monitor] Walking the stairs of the department of Microbiology and sometimes the department of pathology, at the School of Medicine Makerere University, Dr Nsereko Mukasa and Rita cast the first glances at themselves decades ago.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Chronicles of a Data Collector

[Monitor] When Henry Mugulo was given a job as a records officer at Busaba Health Centre III, Butaleja, in 2008, he was delighted. Four years of volunteering, were finally over. But when he was showed to his office, part of the joy waned. He had to sha…

[Monitor] When Henry Mugulo was given a job as a records officer at Busaba Health Centre III, Butaleja, in 2008, he was delighted. Four years of volunteering, were finally over. But when he was showed to his office, part of the joy waned. He had to share space with health service providers for activities such as immunisation of children and a cold chain fridge - the vaccines storage.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

The Allure of Birding

[Monitor] Two weeks ago, I was part of a team comprising less than 50 people, mostly young women that went birding at Kiyanja Forest behind Chakig Eco Tourism Centre (CETC), Mukono District. About five kilometres from the right turn into Namuyenje-Chak…

[Monitor] Two weeks ago, I was part of a team comprising less than 50 people, mostly young women that went birding at Kiyanja Forest behind Chakig Eco Tourism Centre (CETC), Mukono District. About five kilometres from the right turn into Namuyenje-Chakig Road on Jinja Road, the serene environment welcomes one to observe and identify birds in their respective natural surroundings.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

FOSABU Fundraises for School

[Monitor] Kampala -South African companies under the umbrella, the Forum for South African Businesses in Uganda (FOSABU), organised a charity event which saw different platforms raising money for the same cause last Saturday.

[Monitor] Kampala -South African companies under the umbrella, the Forum for South African Businesses in Uganda (FOSABU), organised a charity event which saw different platforms raising money for the same cause last Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Economy, Land Belongs to All – Dlamini-Zuma

[News24Wire] The economy and land must belong to all who live in South Africa, former African Union committee chair and ANC NEC member Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Sunday.

[News24Wire] The economy and land must belong to all who live in South Africa, former African Union committee chair and ANC NEC member Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Debt Trap Killing Future of Zambian Children – Antonio Mwanza

The PF Government is killing the future of our children with the enormous debt-trap that they have put our country into and their mismanagement of the country’s economy. What is more worrying about this whole situation is not just the … Continued

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The PF Government is killing the future of our children with the enormous debt-trap that they have put our country into and their mismanagement of the country’s economy. What is more worrying about this whole situation is not just the ballooning debt levels we are witnessing but the imprudent use of the debt money, the high fiscal indiscipline and the sheer incompetence of the government to effectively manage the economy, eradicate poverty, create decent jobs and open business opportunities for our people, especially the women and youths. This Government cannot account for the huge debt that they have accrued since coming into office in 2011. It is clear that the bulk of the debt money has been squandered through corruption, over-pricing of projects, embezzlement, misapplication of funds and sheer incompetence on the part of the state to effectively and efficiently apply national resources to the productive sectors of our economy in order to spur growth and reduce the high poverty levels, destitution and squalor among our people. The full ramifications of the debt-trap the PF has plunged this country into are yet to be felt since most of these debts have not yet matured. The impact of these debts will be devastating as government shall be forced to cut down on social and economic expenditure to finance the debt most of which was contracted at very high interest rates. And if the long-term fiscal challenges remain unaddressed, our economic environment will weaken further as confidence will continue to suffer, access to capital will continue to shrink, the interest costs will continue crowding out key investments in our future, leading to conditions for growth to deteriorate, hence putting our nation at greater risk of economic crisis. If our long-term fiscal imbalance is not addressed, our future economy will be diminished, with fewer economic opportunities for individuals and families, and less fiscal flexibility to respond to future crises. The following summarizes several of the negative ramifications of our growing debt: Reduced Public Investment. As the national debt increases, the government will spend more of its budget on interest costs, increasingly crowding out public investments. And the more that resources are diverted to interest payments, the less that will be available for the government to invest in areas such as education, agriculture, energy, processing and manufacturing that are important to economic growth. This will eventually lead to more joblessness, more energy deficits, more youths forced out of the education system owing to high tuition fees, more sick children due to malnutrition, high mortality rates and generally high poverty levels across the country. Reduced government expenditure in key economic areas is stifling innovation and slowing the advancement of new breakthroughs that could improve our lives. Investors are beginning to doubt the government’s ability to repay debt and could demand even higher interest rates, further raising the cost of borrowing for businesses and households. Over time, lower confidence and reduced investment would slow the growth of productivity and wages of our workers. Growing long-term debt also has a direct, real world effect on the economic opportunities available to every Zambian. In short, the PF has morgaged our country to shylocks due to incompetence, theft of public resources, corruption and general mismanagement of our country’s economy. Mutatinomics is not working and Zambians must brace themselves for harder economic times. As the economy continue to slide and people’s lives become harder, the PF will resort to more oppressive tactics to silence the opposition, dissenting voices, the church as well as independent media in order to stifle debate and send terror in the spines citizens, gagging them from voicing their discontent at regime that has caused so much suffering. Issued by Antonio Mwanza, FDD Deputy National Secretary and Party Spokesperson The post Debt Trap Killing Future of Zambian Children – Antonio Mwanza appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Man Found With Human Head, Male Private Parts – Reports

[News24Wire] A Zimbabwean man, 22, was reportedly arrested after being found in possession of a human head and male private parts in what was suspected to be a ritual murder case.

[News24Wire] A Zimbabwean man, 22, was reportedly arrested after being found in possession of a human head and male private parts in what was suspected to be a ritual murder case.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe