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Kenyan farmers give animals antibiotics to save money

A Kenyan trend in farmers giving their animals antibiotics has seen some farmers drugging their sick flock instead of going to the vet.

Many farmers avoid veterinary services because they see it as an extra cost.

Part of cruise boat wreckage pulled out

Police and UPDF marine units have this afternoon pulled out of the lake, part of the wreckage of the ill-fated boat that capsized on Saturday evening with several revelers on board.

Uganda appeals for a medical management academy

The Uganda Government has asked States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention to consider establishing an academy in Uganda to build local and regional capacity in handling chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear-related affairs.

The appeal was contained in a statement delivered Friday by Mr. Pius Bigirimana, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development at the ongoing fourth special session of the conference of states parties to review the operation of the chemical weapons convention high level conference kicked off on Wednesday and will run until 30thNovember, 2018, at the Hague, Netherlands.

Africa youths now boil used menstrual pads to get high

By Africhanel 

Teenagers are now using menstrual pads to get high by boiling the sanitary product and then drinking the water, Indonesian officials have warned.

Several local newspapers, including the Jakarta Post, Jawa Pos and Pos Belitung, have reported about the worrying trend in recent weeks.

Both new and used sanitary pads are said to be obtained by young Indonesians looking for a cheap and legal way to get high.

Ex-Zimbabwe President Mugabe ‘unable to walk’

Mr Mugabe has been in Singapore for treatment for an undisclosed illness for the past two months, he added.

The former president also made several medical trips there towards the end of his time in power.

Mr Mnangagwa became head of state a year ago after  Mr Mugabe was ousted following the intervention of the army.

South Korea closes largest dog meat slaughterhouse

Officials in South Korea have started to dismantle the country’s largest dog slaughterhouse.

The Taepyeong-dong complex in Seongnam city, south of Seoul, will be cleared over two days

Uganda Court remands sex workers to prison for being a public nuisance

Nine sex workers have been charged and remanded to Luzira prison by City Hall Court for committing a nuisance by defecating in the public.

The nine ladies led by one Harriet Akini on Monday appeared before a grade one magistrate, Patrick Talisuna and pleaded guilty to the charges.

Uganda at high risk of contracting Ebola

The Director General, Ministry of Health Dr. Henry Mwebesa on Friday threw doctors in panic after he revealed that Uganda is at a very high risk of contracting deadly Ebola virus that has ravaged neighbouring DR Congo.

Dr. Mwebesa was representing Health minister, Dr Jane Aceng at the 3rd Grande Annual Doctors Conference at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala. The conference that also recognised the contribution of late Dr. Margaret Mungherera, former President of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) was attended by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah who was the chief guest.

Malawi midwife suspended over labour ward selfie

A nurse in Malawi has been suspended pending further investigation after a selfie of her in a labour ward was posted on social media.

Rukiga district MP and LC V clash over 5 Billion water project fund

The Rukiga District Chairperson Alexander Kampikaho on Monday clashed with the Rukiga District Woman Member of Parliament Caroline Kamusiime Muhwezi and officials from the Ministry of Water and Environment over five billion shillings project to renovate and revamp piped water in Rukiga district.

Ali Bongo: Gabon leader ‘seriously ill but recovering’

Gabonese President Ali Bongo is seriously ill but on the mend, his spokesman says, ending weeks of official silence on his condition.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak: Death toll passes 200

More than 200 people have now died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to health officials.

Patients cry out as Masindi Hospital lack adequate space

Patients at Masindi main hospital are demanding for the building a new hospital to accommodate the increased number of patients referred and admitted at the facility.

The hospital which was built in 1926 by colonialists was planned for 100 bed capacity and has never been expanded despite the increased population in the district.
Masindi hospital which is also used as mini referral currently serves Masindi, Bulisa and Kiryandongo Nakaseke and Nakasongola districts.
Ayesiga Julian Sarah, a resident of Masindi says she was forced to sleep on the flour with her new born twins after delivering last year to give space for the new expectant mothers in labour ward.

German nurse admitted killing 100 patients

An ex-nurse in Germany has admitted at the start of his trial that he murdered 100 patients, making him one of the world’s most prolific serial killers.

Zim prophet Walter Magaya claims he has found cure for HIV/Aids

A well-known Zimbabwean prophet has reportedly claimed to have discovered the cure for HIV and Aids.

Prophetic Healing and Deliverance ministry founder, Prophet Walter Magaya, said

DP Kawanga Ssemwogerere collapses at Rubaga Cathedral

A senior Uganda  opposition figure and former leader of Democratic Party has  collapsed at  Rubaga Cathedral while attending mass service.