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Migrant deaths crossing Mediterranean top 3,000 in 2014

More than 3,000 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean this year, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). In a report published on Monday, the IOM said the 3,072…

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Driver on the run after bus kills 35 Ugandans

By ISMAIL MUSA LADU & CISSY MAKUMBI(The Daily Monitor) Death toll is likely to rise in the accident that involved mainly Ugandans. South Sudan police are still hunting for a driver…

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Sudan apostasy woman Mariam Ibrahim 'to campaign'

Mariam Ibrahim, the Sudan woman who escaped a death sentence imposed for renouncing her faith, says she wants to campaign for others who face religious persecution. Speaking to the BBC…

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Resign, Mukula tells Mbabazi

By Yasiin Mugerwa(The Daily Monitor) * Capt Mukula, a senior member of NRM, says Mbabazi should resign from the party’s Central Executive Committee.* Kanungu District leaders resolve to petition President Museveni…

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AMECEA: Asks Church leaders to be the Moral Voice of the People

The AMECEA Chairman Most Rev. Berhaneyesus D. Souraphiel has called on the Catholic Church leaders to continue being the moral voice and conscience of the people in the region. Archbishop…

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Kenyan nurse gets death penalty for abortion

A Kenyan nurse has been sentenced to death after being found guilty of carrying out an abortion five years ago on a woman who later bled to death. Abortions are…

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  • Empowering citizens in national affairs is authentic democracy
    As the definition of democracy dictates it is the citizens who rule a nation through their elected political leaders. They delegate their rulers to administer state affairs according to a rectified and voted constitution. Any type of governance that tampers with the constitution automatically snubs the rule of law. As our cover story narrates, many African leaders who seized power through armed struggle from the bush or military coup tend to overstay in power. As power easily corrupts human beings,…
    Written on Monday, 01 September 2014 12:08 Be the first to comment! Read 193 times

Leading ISSUES

  • Africa needs original stories
    Written by Akite Beatrice
    Africa needs original stories Non-fiction is often a genre in writing that takes a lot of punch to get it on paper. However, the women in Africa have vowed to rejuvenate the story and change the African chapter. It is on this note that FEMRITE in partnership with African Women Development Fund (AWDF) hosted female writers across Africa to tell the African story. The women were involved in different literary conversations, which were held at the National Theater, Hotel Africana and the National Museum…
    Written on Monday, 01 September 2014 14:42 Be the first to comment! Read 651 times


  • Democracy and Dictatorship in Africa
    Written by Sebhat Ayele
    Democracy and Dictatorship in Africa Every year Leadership Magazine tries to sensitize its readership on the values of democracy taking advantage of the International Democracy Day commemorated on September 14th. Despite the Declaration of the Universal Human Rights, democracy still has several loopholes all over the world, including in the so-called “developed” world. Article 21(3) of the Declaration states: “The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government: this will, shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall…
    Written on Monday, 01 September 2014 12:39 in SPECIAL REPORT Be the first to comment! Read 321 times


    Written by Dr. Teame Kifleyesus
    EBOLA VIRUS OUTBREAK A NIGHTMARE IN AFRICA (1976-2014) Today one of the biggest challenges to the world is the emergence of the Ebola virus outbreaks in the Western Africa. The main issue at stake is how to stop its uncontrolled spread to other countries. As there is no cure and definitive treatment to the virus, focus should be on identifying the means of transmission and prevention. Ebola virus disease (EVD) formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a severe and often fatal illness…
    Written on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 10:46 Be the first to comment! Read 1153 times

Leading mission

  • Second African Assembly of the Comboni Lay Missionaries in Kinshasha
    Written by Innocent Mwetise
    Second African Assembly of the Comboni Lay Missionaries in Kinshasha The coordinators of the Comboni Lay Missionaries (CLM) of the African Comboni Provinces, held their second African Assembly on July 21-26 at Comboni residence of Kinshasa-Kimwenza, in DRC -Congo. The gathering was called to reflect on the past so as to plan future activities. This second African Assembly attracted 25 people: 18 lay people, 5 Comboni Missionaries with two Comboni Sisters. The meeting comprised of two informational sessions, current Congolese situation and missionary vision in the light of Evangelii Gaudium.…
    Written on Monday, 01 September 2014 15:08 Be the first to comment! Read 775 times

Plants and People

    Written by Richard Komakech
    GUAVA Guava is a popular tropical fruit; a powerhouse of nutrients including Vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, copper, manganese, fibre, flavonoids and other phytochemicals. It has a unique flavor, taste, and health-promoting qualities. Botanically, this wonderful fruit belongs within the family of Myrtaceae of the genus: Psidium. Scientific name: Psidium guajava. This inexpensive and humble food is regarded as one of the ‘super foods’ nature has blessed us with. It has numerous health benefits as below. Guava is one…
    Written on Monday, 01 September 2014 12:10 Be the first to comment! Read 419 times

Leading CHURCH

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Pope Francis made a five – day visit to Korea and arrived in Seoul on August 14, marking the first papal visit to the country in 25 years, after Pope St. John Paul II’s in 1989. The historic visit is also a nod to Catholicism’s shifting demographics (10-11 percent) as...

Leading UGANDA

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Uganda Police has denied allegations that it is politically indoctrinating students in the three weeks crime prevention and skills enhancement course undertaken at Kabalye. The Public relations officer Uganda police Fred Enanga said, “First and foremost, it is not true that the students who volunteered to participate in the three-week...

Leading AFRICA

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The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed that an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever in the north of the country has been identified as Ebola. Health Minister Felix Numbi told the BBC that tests on two people had confirmed the disease in Equateur province, where 13 had already died. But he...
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