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Seven youth charged over unlawful assembly

In Summary A similar incident happened in June this year, at Parliament when two youth; Robert Mayanja and Norman Tumuhimbise smuggled two piglets into Parliament Seven youth who were arrested on Kampala streets on Monday over taking part in unlawful assembly have been charged before Buganda road court. 11:42 30.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

‘I hire out my car at Shs2m per day’

Farooqi opens his vintage car. He likes restoring old vehicles. PHOTO BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA  In Summary Peji Farooqi is a car mechanic in Kibuli whose car, one of the rarest types in Uganda, a Citroen Light 15 1937. Roland Nassasira interviewed him. How have you been able to maintain your car?It has not been difficult in a way that its spare parts are got from Kenya. 11:15 30.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Should I buy the Mazda Axela?

The Mazda Axela is available in both sedan and hatchback versions.   Is it okay for me to buy a Mazda Axela. Is it strong enough to withstand Ugandan standards?Kaggwa. S The Mazda Axela (Mazda 3) replaced the Mazda Demio in 2003, when it was launched in Japan. The Axela is a stylish and well-designed compact sports car which comes as a sedan or hatchback. 11:14 30.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Chaos at Mubs-KIU game

KIU team officials attend to their player Mbarushimana after he was hit on the head by an unknown fan. PHOTO BY AMINAH BABIRYE  University leagueYesterday’s resultMubs 1-0 KIU(Game abandoned in the 61st minute)Today at 2pmNkumba vs. Kyambogo(First leg ended 1-0 in favour of Kyambogo) Soccer. The semifinal tie at Mubs aborted after host fans hit a KIU player. KAMPALA. Violence is back in the University Football League (UFL). 11:00 30.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Lawd! The emptiness I felt when she left

I saw it coming. I knew she was going to leave, to tell me it was over, but, nothing can prepare you for that actual moment. No amount of preparation, or advance warning is enough, not when you are still in love with her. Not even when you know that whatever you do, there was no way to save that relationship. That’s it for men, that is what it means to be in love for us. Ours was an old school kind of love. 10:47 30.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

He wants marriage but I’m not ready

The problemDear Heart to Heart, I am 22 years old and my boyfriend of two months is 30. He is loving, caring and always there for me. We both seem happy, but the problem is we have different goals at the moment. While he wants marriage and children, I do not think I am ready. And although he seems to respect my decision, I know he is not because when he came to see me recently, I suspect he played around with the condom. 10:47 30.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Why you pay more taxes on ‘newer’ used cars

A used 2001 (2400cc) Toyota Ipsum may cost about $1,500 (Shs4m) or less in Japan but may attract a tax of $3,128 (Shs8. 4m). URA insists that these rates are global and that is why they are revised after some months. FILE PHOTO  Vehicle taxation is a bit tricky for an average person to understand. According to URA’s current validation guide, an Opel Zafira made in 2002 with 2200cc is charged $3,356 (Shs8. 10:46 30.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Parliament approves Kayihura’s re-appointment

Police Chief Major Gen Kale Kayihura (pictured) has been approved by parliament for another term as the Inspector General of Police. File photo  In Summary The last time Gen Kayihura was there to seek his current term, it was not a walk in the park Parliament has approved Gen Kale Kayihura’s appointment for another term of office as the Inspector General of Police. 10:17 30.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Do women really push their men to cheat?

Not long ago, my friend Renitah and I had an argument about why men cheat, even when they are in a committed relationship. I have always believed that couples have the potential to sort out any issue in their relationship. Could I be wrong?So, during our conversation, Renitah alleged something that I have totally failed to agree with. She said: “Men who cheat do not do it because they want to, it’s women who push them to do so. 10:14 30.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Turn your unhappy home into a blissful world

Recently as my friends and I met for a little girly chit-chat, a story came up about a woman who was married to a rich man. He stopped her from finding a job, and gave her all the money she needed, but he wasn’t fulfilling most of his duties as a man (let’s skip the details). She was as lonely as hell! The girl in me woke up and we decided to think like girls. 10:14 30.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Yesterday (29.10.2014)

Housewife serves husband cooked condoms

A housewife and mother of three in Kole District prepared for her husband condoms as meal following repeated domestic fights  In Summary Mr Okello Caka, the Okarowok clan secretary, where Mr Okello belongs, confirmed the incident and said clan elders will meet to address the seemingly endless domestic wrangles between the two A housewife and mother of three in Kole District prepared for her husband condoms as meal following repeated domestic fights. 11:25 29.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

PM Rugunda lauds Canada for antiterrorism support

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda (L) receives Canadian High Commissioner to Uganda Mr David Angell(R) at his office on Tuesday. 09:37 29.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Zambia's President Sata dies in UK

In Summary Sata, who was 77, had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness Zambian President Michael Sata has died in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, three private Zambian media outlets said. The reports on the private Muzi television station, and the Zambia Reports and Zambian Watchdog websites, said the southern African nation's cabinet was about to meet. 08:23 29.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Sorghum for beer provided many farmers with another way to make more money

Scientists inspecting sorghum planted at one of the fields at the research institute in Serere. PHOTO BY LOMINDA AFEDRARU.   In Summary Close to his retirement age, the soft spoken Johnnie Ebiyau still lights the torch of breeding epuripur making him a leading scientist behind one of the world’s best sorghum varieties for brewing beer. 01:00 29.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

More than 2,000 youth in Lwengo District train in modern farming methods

Agricultural production in Uganda remains low because of minimal youth involvement in farming and other challenges such as climate change, urbanisation and competition for land. Like in any other district, youth unemployment is a serious issue in Lwengo where many youths have abandoned villages to look for jobs in town. This has affected agricultural production. 01:00 29.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Our food, our identity: Promoting indigenous food crops

Members of the Ugandan delegation arrange items on their stall at the Terra Madre in Turin, Italy. Photo by Michael J Ssali.   In Summary Food is more than just something to eat but a rallying point for identity and culture in various communities. Three thousand delegates from 150 countries gathered in Turin, Italy, from October 21-27, to exhibit their traditional food and demonstrate how it is prepared. 01:00 29.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Understanding bees link to higher yields

Far left, a sample of bees species in a laboratory. Left, an on-farm demonstration of how vital bees are to crop production. PHOTO SBY LOMINDA AFEDRARU.   In Summary In Kenya, a research has been going on whose findings would be of interest to Ugandan scientists and farmers. For crops that require pollination, insects such as bees are a necessity in their growth cycle. 01:00 29.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

A semi-detached house saves construction costs

A two-bedroomed semi-detached house as indicated in this plan and the artistic impression below is a good way of saving construction costs. Illustration by julius eryenyu jojo.   In Summary Semi-detached houses are a good way of saving construction costs. A semi-detached house is a setting of two houses one joined to another by a common wall. 01:00 29.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

I built with more than 2,000 stones

Amis Cheshari house in Kapchorwa. Below, he helps the labourers pile some of the remaining stones in a hip and his kitchen. Photos by Esther Oluka.   In Summary When building a house, it is important to use materials that are within your means. This is why Amis Cheshari opted to use stones because they were within his compound. When building a house, it is important to use materials that are within your means. 01:00 29.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Our mission is empowering farmers get more for their yields

Dr Bigirwa on a study visit to a plantation that belongs to a seed company. Above, researchers at a field trial site for Wema maize variety, which is being tested for drought tolerance. PHOTOS BY LOMINDA AFEDRARU  In Summary Maize is the most widely grown crop in Uganda, and research has developed several varieties from which farmers yield more and earn better. Lominda Afedraru talked one of those who have been involved in this research. 01:00 29.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

 

 

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