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Proverb of the week: A funeral offers the opportunity for reconciliation.

Akavia kakhuanyisivyanga mumasika. (Nyala, Kenya) Mazishi hutoa nafasi ya Upatanisho. (Kiswahili) Le deuil est une occasion de réconciliation. (French) A funeral offers the opportunity for reconciliation. (English) The proverb, which is used amongst the Abanyala group in Kenya, teaches the importance of peace and reconciliation amongst people, which leads to social progress.  Abanyala is one of the dialects of the Luhya (also called Luyia or Abaluyia) ethnic group, which made up about 16% of Kenya’s total population of 38.5…

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Taking dreadlocks to another level

Dreadlocks have become so common now in both men and women. Unlike a few years ago, people who spotted dreadlocks were said to be wayward. A common misconception then about people with dreadlocks is that they don’t wash their hair. Now, it’s the in –thing with both young and old fighting for space in the dreadlock world! As much as many people think wearing dreadlocks is the easiest hairstyle, it is well, not easy or cheap if you want…

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Proverb of the Week

The old woman looks after the child to grow its teeth and the young one in turn looks after the old woman when she loses her teeth. (English) Aberewa hwe abofra ma ofifir se nna abofra so hwe aberewa ma nese tutu. (Akan)  Bibi ukuza mtoto akiona meno, yanakua, mtoto pia ushudia bibiye meno yakingooka. (Swahili) La vieille dame veille a l’enfant grandit ses dents, et l’enfant a son tour veille a cette derniere perd les siennes. (French) The…

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Somalia: Five men sentenced to death for gang-rape

Five men have been sentenced to death by firing squad for the gang-rape of a woman in Galkayo, a town in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland. According to the prosecutor, the accused  – four of whom are 18 years old and one 19 – pleaded guilty to raping the woman, whose name was not mentioned, on 22 February. The verdict, which took place in a civilian court is very significant because until now, most rape cases in Puntland had…

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Africa: Just Do Like others And Remain Where You Are

Aside from corruption, one of the greatest problems facing Africa today is the desire to copy from others, instead of being authentic. Innovation is the mother of creativity. There is nothing terrible about getting ideas from existing concepts and modifying them to fit one’s situation, environment or needs. But copying an existing concept, which is developed to fit a particular environment and using it in a completely different setting only leads to mediocrity because what works for, say, the…

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The Other Side of The Mobile Phone Technology

Technology, and for that matter, the mobile phone, has drastically changed our lives and behaviour. Ironically, in our present globalised world, mobile phones have not only made our lives easier, but they have also simultaneously enslaved us. Can you image your day – to – day life without a phone?  Hardly not. The degree of the effect of the mobile phone addiction is such that we all now compete not to be left behind as far as mobile phone…

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UGANDAN EDITION OF KATA KATA MAGAZINE IS OUT!!!!

At last, your educative, informative, yet humorous magazine Kata Kata Cartoon Magazine is on the street in Uganda, featuring humorous cartoon illustrated story over “Minority and their Rights,” exclusive interview with Ugandan talented musician GAMIT, entertainment, fashion, health, technology, food, literary circle, beauty etc all for just UGX 4000 Grab your copy at: WANDEGEYA: MM supermarket, Outside Hot Loaf, Outside Stanbic bank, Outside Barclays bank, KAMPALA: Shell Kampala road, Outside Bank of Baroda, Outside Bata shoes opposite Charm Towers,…

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NEW: PROVOCATIVE BOOK!!!!!!!

Wide Sargasso Sea: Themes Of Colonialism And Patriarchy Our everyday discourse throws light on the nature of the human relationship and experience, and equally shows how deeply human beings are entangled in the web of the dominant ideologies, amongst them, sexism and racism. How does the past explain our present social relationship and give meaning and legitimacy to the everyday discourse?  As a counter-text to Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, published in 1847, Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea  reveals “the…

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2019 SAG Awards: Black Panther wins top prize

Black Panther has once again demonstrated its popularity and confirmed its enviable position in the film industry after it won the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAGs). The Superhero film won the best ensemble cast award in a motion picture, which is almost equivalent to the SAG’s best film prize. The prize for the best action performance by a stunt ensemble equally went to Black Panther. Many in the film industry have always seen Black Panther…

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The mother of my boyfriend has a strong influence on him, should I still go on with the Marriage?

Dear Aunt Silvia, I am a 28-year old lady in a six-year-old relationship with my boyfriend. We are about to get married, but I am sometimes terrified to take that next important step because I have the feeling that the mother of my boyfriend has a strong influence on him. She might have a negative influence on our marriage. I really love my boyfriend and want to spend the rest of my life with him, but that fear persists….

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Will You Live Up To Your Dreams and Responsibilities In the Year 2019?

2018 has come to an end. It is time to count your gains and losses. Time for a sober reflection. More than anything else, the end of the year means the end of a chapter in your life. While New Year comes with new life, it equally, brings one a step to their ultimate end. It means, logically speaking, that one does not have the luxury of time in this world. That calls for an economy of your time….

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Health: Depression

Depression is eating away many people today, as well as causing enormous social, financial and medical repercussions to the society. Globally, a lot of suicide deaths stemming from depression have been registered over the past two years. Clearly, depression is not limited to the poor; affluent and rich people, including celebrities, are not immune to depression. Notably prominent celebrities, from Mac Miller, Avicci, Chester Bennington to Robin Williams, have fallen victims to depression. Depression is a mood disorder characterized…

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