Shisha, the silent killer

(Photo by Patrick Massa)

BY AGATHA MUHAISE It is a chilly Friday night at the famous Casablanca II nightclub in Mukono town. Files of youths make their way to the little, black, ramshackle gate that we will later realise is the entrance to club. We are ushered in by a mean-looking man, who barely makes an effort to check us, into a crowded compound of what looks like a poorly lit residential house. The Music is blaring and deafening, drowning out random screams and loud conversation. We squeeze our way to the back of the…

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UCU Law graduates to practise in the UK

By NICHOLAS OPOLOT and AGATHA MUHAISE Uganda Christian University’s (UCU’s) law degree holders have been officially accredited to apply for the bar course in England and Wales. This means that law graduates of UCU meet the standards required for one to apply for a bar course in the United Kingdom (UK) and become barristers (equivalent to an advocate in Uganda), in the UK. The news came after Hope Atuhaire, an alumnus of the university who graduated in 2015, was accepted to sit for the bar course after a significant struggle….

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Make your church a place of belonging

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BY STAFF WRITER Showing up on a Sunday morning at Church is good, but it is not enough. Church is not like a shop where you go to purchase what you want at a particular moment, and forget about the rest of the time when you do not need anything from it. Spiritual development requires discipline and constant connection. Church is a community and as a Christian you have to be part of it all the time. The same way you feel comfortable and at ease at your home should…

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Idleness, a disrupt to mission work

Prof Christopher Byaruhanga

2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 By Prof Christopher Byaruhanga Every culture says something about idleness. For instance, the Romans said, by doing nothing, men learn to do evil. One of the Fathers of the English hymns, Isaac Watts wrote, “For Satan finds some mischief still, for idle hands to do”. The Jewish scholars taught that he who does not teach his son a trade, teaches him to be a thief. Some Christians in Uganda say idleness is the devil’s workshop. You and I have heard it said from our Sunday school days…

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Not all policies are always good

I am a man who likes titles – legitimate or otherwise and I have accumulated quite a number already. That said, although this column will delve on policy issues, I cannot claim to be a policy analyst but I do not need to be one to tell a good policy from a bad one. Public and private enterprises in Uganda derive their operational mandate from clearly written and stipulated guidelines otherwise known as policies. Therefore, for a citizen to be a good one, or for an employee to thrive, he/she…

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The virtue of rational behaviour in society

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BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT There is an African proverb that says that, “If a man wants to grow a long tooth, he should have the lip to cover it”. Although this saying basically means that whoever makes a decision should have the ability to handle its consequences, it also refers to the issue of rational behaviour in any circumstance. Rational behaviour can be viewed as having the ability to commit one’s convictions, values, goals and actions based on reasonable thought. In the economical perspective, everything has a price, and an opportunity…

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