Student scoops photography award

The photo Kartende submitted for the competition (Photo by Andrew Kartende)

BY JOEL OSEKENY Andrew Kartende, a third-year student of Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics at Uganda Christian University, Kampala campus, has been voted second best photographer out of 200 entrants for a photo competition in Germany. The inaugural photography competition organized by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Uganda, a Germany political foundation based in Uganda, was organised under the theme: “Confidence in the future”. Entrants from all over the world submitted photographs from April 30 to June 7 this year. On June 8, the jury selected four winners, in Berlin. Zahara Abdul,…

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Exploring Uganda one waterfall at a time

BY HENRY MATOVU When you ask Ugandans what their dream destination would be, the majority would cross not only just the Ugandan border but the oceans beyond to find it. They mention lands far away, glorifying foreign beauty over their motherland. I on the other hand would opt to visit Uganda any day. I totally agree with Sir Winston Churchill who called our country “The Pearl of Africa”. So, over the June public holiday break, thanks to social media, I retreated to the eastern part of Uganda. My journey was…

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The journalism of survival over value

A trip to the eastern Uganda district of Tororo over the Easter holidays came for me with a lot of lessons into the state of the media in the country today. During my short stay there I interacted with journalists on several occasions, especially at the local radio stations. Most times, their stories were full of grievances;.“Can you believe I earn Shs 250,000 a month yet I pay rent, have a wife and two children…?” “We work so much yet earn so little; “We are being exploited.” Do you know…

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Behaviour deepening corruption

Clare Cheromoi Recently I received a Whatsapp message of a traffic officer who stopped a pastor for speeding. The message goes: Pastor: (Seeing that he is in wrong yells) I am a pastor, not a thief. Traffic officer: If you are a pastor then you must have a Bible. Can you present it? Pastor: (Hurriedly brings his Bible to prove his honesty and be freed). Traffic officer: Can you please read Matthew 5:25-26 to me? Pastor: (Reads text) Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court….

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Uganda’s unemployment nurtures bad choices

The  2014 Uganda  Population Census revealed the country’s total population stands at 34.9 million. But we all know the anomalies that were associated with the 2014 Census processes! According to the CIA World Factbook, Uganda’s demographic is profiled at 38.3 million people as of 2016. Which one of the two reports is to be believed is a discussion for another day, SOLOMON MWIJE writes Both reports indicate that according to the country’s age structure, the biggest percentage is between 15 and 40 years old. This is an indicator of high…

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