Tuesday, 30 April 2013

84 suspects in Welsh child sex-abuse scandal: police

Investigators into claims of past abuse at 18 children's homes in Wales on Monday said they had uncovered evidence of "serious criminal offences" carried out by 84 suspects between 1963 and 1992.
Seventy-six new claimants have come forward to Operation Pallial investigators, making a total of 140 allegations of offences against boys and girls aged between seven and 19.
The independent investigation, set up by interior minister Theresa May, said claimants had identified a total of 84 suspects -- 75 male and nine female.
"Offenders quite rightly should have to look over their shoulders for the rest of their lives," said North Wales Chief Constable Mark Polin on publishing the report into the first phase of the probe.
"If you believe the passage of time will reduce the resolve of Operation Pallial or any police force to identify people who are still alive and to bring them to justice, you are sorely mistaken."
The report added: "Complainants have provided accounts of serious criminal offences committed against young and vulnerable people by adults charged with their care."
May launched the probe after the BBC aired a child-abuse investigation in the wake of the scandal surrounding former presenter Jimmy Savile, wrongly implicating former politician Alistair McAlpine in the affair.
The broadcaster ended up paying out £185,000 ($287,000, 219,000 euros) in damages to McAlpine.
The false allegations came as the BBC was under intense scrutiny over its earlier decision to spike a report about widespread claims against Savile, plunging the world's largest broadcaster into one of the worst crises in its history.
Keith Bristow, director-general of the National Crime Agency, is reviewing the original police investigations, dating back to the 1970s and 1980s.
An inquiry was previously led by former High Court judge Ronald Waterhouse in the 1990s and reported its findings in 2000.
Following the inquiry, eight people were prosecuted and seven convicted.

Kony’s “Wives” Captured In South Sudan

Kony's Two Wives
                                                   Kony’s Two Wives

Two women claiming to have been married to the wanted leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Joseph Kony, have been arrested South Sudan.
The women, all believed to be Congolese nationals, were found moving with a child whom they said was fathered by the LRA leader. Arrow Boys, a local militia group patrolling the area in Tombura County at the South Sudan border with the Central African Republic, captured the duo on Wednesday last week.
The two, Mibinina Kumboringi and Mingere Nagbakpio with their child named Joseph Opio, said they had come in search of food for their forces.
The acting governor of Western Equatoria State Sapana Abui said the two ladies said they underwent many challenges while in the bush with Kony, adding that they travelled as far as Darfur where Kony has another home.
According to Abui, the women reported that in the last six years they have been wandering in the thick bush of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and Sudan.
They also claimed the Janjaweed militia operating in Darfur and reportedly backed by the Khartoum government also helped them with food and clothing.
Mibinina Kumboringi, one of the women said Kony’s men captured her six years ago in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kumboringi said when captured by LRA, one is forced to know how to speak Acholi dialect so that they understand instructions easily.Mingere Nagbakpio on her part says Opio is not her own child but was given to her by Kony after reportedly killing the real mother last year. She said in the bush, they rely on wild yams and meat.
According to Nagbakpio, Kony has a big home in Darfur and in the Central Africa Republic where he was last week.
Nagbakpio revealed that in case of any mistake while in captivity, a person is both beaten and abandoned or sometimes beaten to death. The training according to her is only for brutal killing of people.
She also said they suffered a lot as they walked thousands of miles without complaints and if one complained he or she was immediately killed.
The Acting governor says the state government will inform the Red Cross to see how they could be re-united with their families or transferred to Uganda.
But when contacted, Lt. Mark Mutono, the UPDF spokesperson for West Nile said they are still trying to establish whether the captured women are real wives of LRA leader Joseph Kony.
In 2005, after almost 20 years of fighting, Kony and his fighters relocated to the vast area between Congo, Sudan and the Central African Republic. He and his top commanders are still wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to answer charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Why do old man like young girls?

Because old men think young girl are weak?

They are attractive? 

They made them feel young again??

I would assume the larger the age gap (25+ years), the more likely something's gotta give *wink* *wink*

 Its probably due to the fact that old women doesn't excite them anymore due to physical attraction, therefore they pursue younger females to achieve the same effect as they had when they were younger.

in other words, they're selfish.

all of above, plus its likely they are rich, and can. Moreso there is a reverse trend with rich and famous women too, preying on young men for their sexual partnering. This proves that MONEY CAN BUY ANYTHING including ANY kind of partner you want, you dont have to succumb to fate of who you meet, it just makes it a whole lot more easier. nt sure why but im sure psychologists might have some interesting 'newish' views upon this, hell, even sociologists (as they tend to explain the social trends in a little more general way, in which a lot of people often underestimate this as 'oh, everyone knows this'. This is not the case, it just looks deceptively simple, only because they used everyday language, (sometimes its definitely not so).

As for me, i guess they are just plain skin deep and probably very lonely, and yet the whole thing does a terrific job of covering up all that.
"Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them."
Albert Einstein 
Well, the answer really depends on the ages you are talking about here. I mean, when you say 'young girls' are you talking about minors or are you talking about a wide age gap? For example, I at 23, I am a young woman...my husband is 40...a middle aged man. Are you talking about the issues of older men in their late 50s-70s going after teens and young twenties, or just signifigant age gaps, like mine? Just curious.
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? 
 Negative. More older female attractive young adult gentleman, because they just want to feel young adult again
id say because for an older man he sees the innocence in the younger girls, and dont get me wrong many girls like older men though not that much older, for security and stability and a model after there own father had to do it needed frued in here lol!!! im just kiding for the older man the innoncence lost on old women and for young girls money security and stability

as for me , hooray for cougars muwhahahah
Better to be Hated for what you are, then Loved for what you are not
 In a lot of ways, I think older men "chase" younger girls becuz he does know they are innocent and he has a better chance to "control". Makes the man "feel younger"....and to have that "candy" on this arm!.......is a boost to his ego.

We women do age faster than men. And when a man is going thru "mid-life crisis", he begins to feel "old" just by looking at his wife. He begins to wonder "if the grass on the other side is greener"...

A wise wife usually lets this run its course, as most men do stray....but in given time, realize it was all wrong! And they come "back home" with their tails under their azzes. It takes a very understanding woman to take her hubby back after he had strayed and left her for "a younger woman". It's a blow to a woman's ego!

But for the children, home and financial reasons, some women do. The old saying...."would I be better off with him or without him" rings true. And if it happened over and over, I would show him the door and take him for everything I could! 
 In a lot of ways, I think older men "chase" younger girls becuz he does know they are innocent and he has a better chance to "control". Makes the man "feel younger"....and to have that "candy" on this arm!.......is a boost to his ego.

We women do age faster than men. And when a man is going thru "mid-life crisis", he begins to feel "old" just by looking at his wife. He begins to wonder "if the grass on the other side is greener"...

A wise wife usually lets this run its course, as most men do stray....but in given time, realize it was all wrong! And they come "back home" with their tails under their azzes. It takes a very understanding woman to take her hubby back after he had strayed and left her for "a younger woman". It's a blow to a woman's ego!

But for the children, home and financial reasons, some women do. The old saying...."would I be better off with him or without him" rings true. And if it happened over and over, I would show him the door and take him for everything I could!
 When my parents got married very young in 1977 my dad was 25 and my mom was 19 hardly manage of marriages and planning having children of me in 1981 and my brother in 1984.

I remind when my mom got remarried again in 1994 when my mom was at 30's and my late step-dad very older than my mom!! but my late step-dad was in 50's

But my dad never got married but im wishes he would married somedays and he would meet nice ladies around in my hometown..im pray for my dad get married again but my dad is 56 years old.

Top 10 Signs of A Cheating Spouse or Wife

 If you are experiencing 4 or more of these signs by your spouse contact us immediately it could mean that yours is too. mail- princerado2006@yahoo.co.uk we shall advice you.

1. Working a lot of overtime
Your partner claims they need stay late for a meeting when they are really meeting with the lover.

2. Excessive use of the Internet
The Internet has become a dating tool for both men and women to meet others. It has become a way for people to explore their sexuality in private.

3. Unaccountable Hours
Your partner is not able to explain the reason why they have not been where they say they have been. This is the time frame to schedule surveillance.

4. Hiding the phone bill
This is #1 way to find who the lover is. If you partner is hiding the bill and won't let you see it, then obviously there is something on there that they don't want you to see.

5. Saying "It's your imagination"
Your partner might fight back with you and say "It's your imagination" when actually it's an indication that you are getting too close to finding out the TRUTH.

6. Getting hang-up phone calls
The lover wants to speak with your spouse...maybe they had a spat. Calling you is a way to make you aware that there is an affair going on.

7. No longer interested in sex
As years go by, many partners experience changes in their sexual activity. However, if your spouse completely eliminates sex from your relationship then you should consider that there is a possible affair going on.

8. Not wearing a wedding ring
If your spouse no longer wears their wedding ring that is an indication that they want everyone to know that they are single.

9. New sexual techniques
Over the years you and your partner always had sex a particular way and now your partner comes home with new sexual moves that they learned from being with someone else.

10. Saying "I need my space"
Perhaps your marriage is on the rocks and your partner tells you that he needs his space. This could be a way for him to move to the next stage; separation.

Young Women Warned Over Heart Disease

Women are being urged not to ignore the symptoms of heart disease as figures shows it is the biggest killer of females in the 

Young women are being warned not to ignore the symptoms of heart disease 

 Heart Disease Risk To Young Women

Young women are being warned not to fall for the stereotypical belief that overweight, unfit men are the only ones at risk of heart attacks.
On the contrary, research shows more women suffer from cardiovascular problems in the UK than men.
According to British Heart Foundation (BHF) figures 710,000 women aged 16-44 are living with heart disease, compared to 570,000 men.
It is the biggest killer of females in the UK - more than 30,500 die from it each year, three times the number of women killed by breast cancer.
Michelle White, a mother of three from Manchester, was diagnosed with congenital heart disease at the age of 26.
Her frequent fainting spells had been put down to stress, but after she collapsed at work doctors found she was "a walking time bomb" because her heart was so enlarged and needed operating on.
"When I heard I thought 'they've got my results mixed up, there's no way it could be me.' I did contemporary dance, very athletic, so I was in denial, I just thought they'd got it completely wrong."
Doctors believe the higher rates among women are due in part to their susceptibility to certain rarer diseases, such as coronary artery dissection, where around eight out of 10 cases are women.
There is also the problem that traditionally women have been under-represented in clinical research.
Cardiologist Jane Flint said: "The truth is women under 50 often do worse after a heart attack because of the difficulty of recognition and lack of awareness that their risk is important."
But she added that even health professionals can fail to recognise women's potential vulnerability.
BHF has created an online hub called 'Women's Room' for those living with heart disease or who are worried about their health.




What's the Best Way to Burn Belly Fat?

 Burning belly fat isn't as easy as doing a couple
hundred crunches.

We Asked: James Graves, Ph.D., professor of exercise and sport science and dean of the College of Health at the University of Utah.
The Answer: Sadly, there's no such thing as spot reducing fat (short of, say, liposuction). You could do crunches until the cows come home, but if you've got too much belly fat overtop, no one's going to see your six pack.
Fat loss is systemic, meaning it happens throughout your whole body, not one trouble spot at a time. To reduce fat in any one place, you really need an old-fashioned more-calories-out-than-in approach that addresses body fat as a whole. That means a well-rounded exercise program, with a combination of aerobic endurance activities and strengthening exercises all over your body, plus a healthy diet.
Physiologically, the goal is to simultaneously shrink your fat cells and increase the size of your muscle cells. Crunches won't burn calories like running, swimming, or cycling will, so you can't count on them to reduce fat mass. That said, they will get you better abs. Muscle building, unlike fat burning, is done muscle by muscle. Not only will crunches increase your abdominal muscles' strength, they also tone your muscles, so that once you do reduce the size of the fat cells around your middle, you'll see a well-defined set of abs underneath.
What's more, your abs, along with your obliques and lower back muscles, make up your core, so strengthening these muscles increases your stability, minimizes many types of back pain and improves your posture.

 Aim for 20 minutes of aerobic exercise at least three times per week, and strength training activities (including, but not limited to, ab work) at least twice a week.

7 reasons why women cheat

Confessions: 7 reasons why women cheat

 You’ve probably heard that men cheat for physical reasons, women for emotional reasons. Sure, there’s some truth to that, but when we asked real women around the country to share why they strayed from their boyfriends, we learned they had a whole host of explanations — from bad kissing to sheer revenge. Read on for the truth about why women have given in to temptation.

Reason #1: There’s no passion
“I had been with John for about three years — he was a really nice guy, and I enjoyed being with him, but there wasn’t a ton of passion. Most everyone we knew had gotten engaged, and though John would have proposed in a second, whenever he brought it up, I’d change the subject. I took a trip to Australia for work and while I was gone, I got together with a coworker to whom I’d always been insanely attracted. I had a fantastic trip, probably because for the first time in a long time I experienced that excitement I’d been missing. I broke up with John soon after I returned home and began dating the guy from the trip. Even though I’m not super-proud of my actions, things ended up for the best: after dating for a few years, the guy from the trip and I got married and we’re incredibly happy together.”

 Reason #3: Because absence doesn’t make the heart grow fonder
“My boyfriend Greg and I decided to do the long-distance thing after I was accepted to a graduate program 200 miles from where we lived. The first few months were fine, but I soon found myself becoming extremely attracted to my lab partner, Henry. What began as innocent flirting eventually wound up with us getting physical. After the program was over, I returned home to Greg. Being with him was really difficult, but I didn’t break up with him initially because I was still attracted to him, too. I visited Henry a few times and realized that he was really more of a fling, probably done out of boredom, and that Greg was the one for me. I eventually stopped communicating with Henry. I never told Greg about what happened, which occasionally makes me feel guilty, but I chalk my cheating up to being young and silly. He and I are still together, four years after my program ended.”

 Reason #2: To delay a breakup
“Right before I was going to break up with my ex, Sean, he found out that he had to put his beloved dog to sleep. He was so broken up about it that I didn’t have the heart to end things, so I waited a month or so until he was in better shape. When things seemed to be better and I was ready, he lost his job, so I felt like I was back to square one! By that time I had met someone else that I really wanted to start seeing, so I went ahead and did it. I eventually ended things, never telling Sean about my extracurricular dating. I think I rationalized that I was trying to spare his feelings.”
 Reason #4: To avoid being left out in the cold

“I began dating Eric shortly after I had been dumped by Dave, my boyfriend of two years. I was devastated and Eric was definitely a rebound thing. After Eric and I had dated for five months, Dave came back and wanted to give things another shot. I still really missed him, so I began seeing him, but never ended things with Eric. I think I sort of kept Eric around for insurance purposes, just in case things didn’t end up well with Dave. Dave and I didn’t make it on round two, and after Eric discovered through mutual friends that I had been seeing him again, he ended things with me. I definitely learned my lesson about dating two guys at the same time, not to mention trying to rekindle a relationship that’s just plain over.”

 Reason #5: To make a break from a bad relationship
“When I was younger, I dated a guy named Ethan who was really critical of me. He constantly made little snide comments about my weight, how stupid I was and how clumsy I was. For whatever odd reason, I was into him, despite the fact that all of my friends and family hated him. One weekend when he was away, I met Will at a party and we completely hit it off. He was the complete opposite of Ethan — kind, sweet and generous, yet completely cool and fun, too. We hung out all weekend and it was like a light bulb went off in my head: This is how mature, relationship-worthy guys act. I kissed Will the night before he left and broke up with Ethan soon after. Will and I dated for three years and now we’re married.”
 Reason #6: To find that missing piece

“I’m from Florida, so I adore going to the beach and boating, but my former boyfriend, Chris, a total city boy, hated it. We always argued about where we’d take trips, and he always won. About eight months into our relationship, I took a trip to Key West with my friends and we chartered a boat for the day. The captain of the boat was this totally hot, complete ‘beach guy for life’ type, and I spent the whole day flirting with him. We met him out that night and spent time alone together. I never told Chris about it after I got home and I never felt guilty; I think part of me felt like that’s what Chris got for being so stubborn! Chris and I didn’t make it, and after we broke up, I made sure any future boyfriends loved the beach!”

 Reason #7: To give him a taste of his own medicine
“My last boyfriend was a total player before we got together. I thought I could change him but I was wrong. I always heard rumors that he was seeing other girls while we were dating, but he always denied it. One night, I got a call from a girl he had been secretly dating, and she detailed their three-month-long relationship to me and told me about another girl she had discovered he was seeing as well. I was so mad that I went out with my friends that night, dressed to kill, and spent time with the most attractive guy; I felt like it was the least he deserved! I loved seeing the look on his face when I told him about what I did and that I knew about the other girls. And then I dumped him!”

Why Women Lie?

Why Women Lie

 Regardless of the fact that nobody enjoys being lied to, it seems that lying within all types of relationships is common, and is thereby often forgiven or overlooked. While it’s true that most of us are guilty of a little white lie now and again, relationships that are plagued with frequent lies can easily become hurtful and destructive.

Women often tell horror stories about how they’ve been lied to in past relationships, but the truth is that women are as guilty of lying as men, although perhaps for different reasons. And sometimes their lies are more personal and hurtful. Chris Rock hit the nail on the head when he declared that “men lie the most, women tell the biggest lies.” In any case, defining a lie and deciding how it should be dealt with often depends on what the basis for the lie is.

While some lies have obvious causes and can therefore be dealt with in a straightforward way, other lies have much more elusive justifications that can make it difficult to know how to respond.

Although there can sometimes seem to be a legitimate reason for lying, it is nonetheless an unhealthy and damaging habit. For this reason, it’s a good idea to reevaluate any relationship in which there’s been dishonesty. Read on for some of the most common reasons women feel the need to lie to you, and what you should do to get around it.

She wants to spare your feelings

If there’s something about you that she doesn’t like, she may think that it’s preferable to keep you in the dark about it. Although this is a lie spoken with a generous heart, if she never tells you the things that bother her, she might start to resent you, which could spell the end of the relationship.

What you should do: Assess what the intention behind the lie was and how it reflects on her. Is she so insecure that she couldn’t come to you with the problem? Or is she just waiting for the right time to blow you off? If the lie is serious and affects the foundation of your relationship, then it’s time to cut the ties. If, however, it’s a minor problem in an otherwise solid structure, face the situation head-on and make it clear that lying is not an option in the future.

She wants to make herself look good

This type of lie is often told because it makes her seem more glamorous or successful. Although this might seem like a harmless attempt to make people like her, it can be a sign of a more devious personality.

What you should do: If she lied to you to try to impress you, you might feel flattered. On the other hand, this is a deliberate and mischievous lie, the sort that could denote an underhanded person. Be aware that she might tell lies about you to make you seem more glamorous to outsiders. Also, ask yourself what she might do to get ahead, and whether she’d leave you at the drop of a hat for somebody who is higher on the social ladder.

Woman dies at Nairobi airport

        IN SUMMARY

  • The middle-aged woman arrived aboard an international airline from Entebbe, Uganda.
  • She alighted from the plane and after entering the airport collapsed and died.
  • Her body was taken to hospital where doctors discovered drugs in her stomach.
A woman believed to have been carrying narcotics in her stomach died at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi on Monday.
The middle-aged woman arrived aboard an international airline from Entebbe, Uganda.
She alighted from the plane and after entering the airport collapsed and died.
Her body was taken to hospital where doctors discovered drugs in her stomach.
Airport CID boss Joseph Ngisa said: “The doctors have indicated the narcotics burst in her stomach leading to her death.
“We are still analysing them to know what it was and the amount,” said Ngisa.
He said security has been stepped up at the airport to curb drug trafficking.
Mr Ngisa also revealed that the courts ordered for the destruction of narcotics that were earlier seized.
The drugs, which served as exhibits in various cases were destroyed on Monday at an open field near the airport.

State TV: Syrian premier escapes bomb attack

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian fire fighters extinguishing burning cars after a car bomb exploded in the capital's western neighborhood of Mazzeh, in Damascus, Syria, Monday, April. 29, 2013. State-run Syrian TV says the country's prime minister has escaped an assassination attempt when a bomb went off near his convoy. The TV says Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi was unhurt in the attack in the capital's western neighborhood of Mazzeh. (AP Photo/SANA)
 Syrian fire fighters extinguishing burning cars after a car bomb exploded in the capital's western neighborhood of

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's prime minister escaped an assassination attempt Monday when a bomb went off near his convoy in Damascus, state media reported, the latest attack targeting a top official in President Bashar Assad's regime.
Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi was unhurt in the bombing in the capital's western neighborhood of Mazzeh, state TV said. The TV showed footage of heavily damaged cars and debris in the area of the blast as firefighters fought to extinguish a large blaze caused by the explosion.
The daring attack in the upscale neighborhood, which is home to many embassies and officials, was another blow to the government, exposing its vulnerability in the very seat of Assad's powerbase.
A Syrian government official told The Associated Press that an improvised explosive device was placed under a car that was parked in the area and was detonated as al-Halqi's car drove by. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
The state-run Al-Ikhbariya station said al-Halqi went into a regular weekly meeting with an economic committee straight after the bombing and showed him sitting around a table in a room with several other officials.
The TV said it was showing the video as a proof that al-Halqi was not hurt. But the prime minister's comments after the meeting did not refer to Monday's blast and he was not asked about it by reporters, leaving doubts as to whether the footage was filmed before or after the bombing.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the blast killed al-Halqi's bodyguard and that one of his drivers was in critical condition. The group relies on a network of activist around the country.
Monday's bombing also showed that anti-government elements in Syria are becoming increasingly brazen, striking in a highly secure Damascus neighborhood, only about 100 meters (yards) from the residence of the Swiss ambassador. Mazzeh is also home to a major military air base and top officials live in the posh district.
The attack was not the first targeting a high official in the Syrian capital over the past year.
On July 18, a blast at the Syrian national security building in Damascus during a meeting of Cabinet ministers killed the defense minister and his deputy, who was President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law. That attack also wounded the interior minister.
In December, a car bomb targeted the Interior Ministry in Damascus, killing several people and wounding more than 20, including Interior Minister Mohammed al-Shaar. Initially, Syrian state media said al-Shaar was not hurt in the Dec. 12 blast. News of his injuries emerged a week later, after he was brought to neighboring Lebanon for treatment of a serious back injury.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Monday's attack.
Massive bombings like the one that struck the prime minister's convoy have been a trademark of Islamic radicals fighting alongside the Syrian rebels, raising concerns about the extremists' role in Syria's civil war.
Al-Halqi, a senior member of Assad's ruling Baath party, took office last year after his predecessor, Riad Hijab, defected to Jordan. Al-Halqi was Syria's health minister before taking the post. He is a member of Assad's ruling Baath party and hails from the southern city of Daraa, the birthplace of the Syrian uprising.

Loan Rates Scare Away Acholi Farmers

Farmers Drying their Cassava
                                                  Farmers Drying their Cassava

Lack of security for agricultural loans has remained a major problem for farmers in Acholi sub region.
Majority of the farmers can’t afford modern farm implements such as tractors as their prices machine remain high.
Richard Okumu, a progressive commercial farmer from Parabongo in Amuru district, says that land opening has remained a major challenge to many farmers forcing them to open small plots which are not profitable.
According to Okumu, majority of the farmers are unable lack security or collateral to secure loans from lending institutions.
Besides, Geoffrey Obina, the Amuru District Production Coordinator, noted that there is no bank in Amuru where farmers can go and ask for bank loans for their progress.
In June last year, the 3rd Deputy Prime Minister, General Moses Ali, noted that high interest rates imposed by commercial banks on agricultural loans have remained a challenge to farmers.
Speaking during a workshop for farmers in Gulu, Gen Ali explained that the high interest rates on loans has prevented farmers from progressing since they are unable to borrow money to acquire modern farm equipments.
Interest rates on loans from commercial banks across the country are currently between 29-31 percent.
Norbert Mao, the former Gulu District Chairman, says nine of the ten banks in Gulu are charging farmers 30 percent on the money borrowed and this keeps farmers away.
Geoffrey Akena, the Manager Kasubi- Bardege SACCOs in Bardege Division, Gulu Municipality, noted that majority of farmers who intend to borrow agricultural loans lack security, making it difficult for them to access financial support from financial institutions.
Akena explains that without collateral such as land and other property, no financial institution is ready to give loans to any farmers.

I have ended up with a sex addict for a husband


Dear Drive Hot,
I met this man, a teacher, early in 1999 and moved in with him in January 2000. I was then pregnant, so I brought a girl from our village to help with household chores.
Two days later, she informed me that my “husband” had asked her to go to bed with him. When I asked him, he said he could deal with any woman, arguing that after all, we were not legally married. This hurt me but because I was carrying his child, I chose to stay.
I gave birth to a baby boy in October 2000 and thought this would bring some love to the family. However, neighbours would still warn me about his irresponsible sexual behaviour.
In May of 2001, he brought home a woman whom he said was his neighbour from upcountry. The woman left immediately after supper and he escorted her.
One night, he failed return home and his friends told me that he was seeing someone else whom he wanted to marry. I came to learn that he had spent the night at the woman’s place. We had a fight and I left.
The separation did not last long. I had no money and my son needed so much. I left his house in May but by July I had returned.
The ghost of this woman kept haunting my marriage and in July 2002, I left, this time vowing never to return.
In April 2004, he sent his elder brother to talk to me and I agreed to go back. He was transferred from the institution he was teaching in 2005 and life got better.
That was until I found out that I had new enemies. He started having an affair with a woman at the new school. He would even send airtime to her, yet my phone had none.
By that time I was pregnant with our second child. I gave birth in August 2008 and we moved from Limuru to Uthiru. Life became harder and he decided to start a taxi business in the evening after classes.
The business took off and so did his urge for women. One day, I saw a text from his “client” whom wanted to be picked up from her house. I followed and found him in bed with a woman I knew. He was naked and so was she.
I left the scene after a fight. When he came home, I refused to open the door and he sent an SMS saying he was going to kill himself. I notified his relatives who stay in Nairobi, but all they could tell me was “arume ni nyamu” (men are like animals). This hurt me but I promised to be strong. He later apologised but I did not forgive him.
We moved from Uthiru to Eastlands near his new school in Nairobi, this time with the promise that he was a changed man. The relationship with his colleague started again. I handled this with wisdom and it stopped.
During the Easter of 2012, we went for a retreat. On our way back, a happy couple, my house help called to tell me she was not coming back because my husband had been pestering her for sex. I was deeply hurt.
My husband was later involved in an accident that almost took his life. He was admitted to Nairobi Hospital. I used all my savings to pay the hospital bill and he came out a strong man. We even decided to legalise our union and the planning for the wedding began. But worse was in store.
I got a new house maid this February and last month, I travelled to Kabarak to see my niece. I came back and the house maid started crying. It turned out my husband had tried to have sex with her.
That was the worst day of my life. All through, I thought the man had changed. He explained that he had realised that he had a problem and had sought professional counselling, but it was a lie. I am so fed up and no longer want to live like this. I am currently a parallel student at the University of Nairobi and my son is sitting for his KCPE exams this year. Please advise before I go crazy.

Jobless man sets self ablaze in Tunisia revolt town

The mother of Mohamed Bouazizi, the fruitseller whose self-immolation sparked the revolution that ousted a dictator and ignited the Arab Spring,  Manoubia (L), attends on November 22, 2011 the opening of the first session of the constituent elected assembly in Tunis. A young jobless man, Brahim Slimani, 23,  set himself ablaze and was seriously wounded on Sunday in front of the town hall of Sidi Bouzid. AFP PHOTO
The mother of Mohamed Bouazizi, the fruitseller whose self-immolation sparked the revolution that ousted a dictator and ignited the Arab Spring, Manoubia (L), attends on November 22, 2011 the opening of the first session of the constituent elected assembly in Tunis. A young jobless man, Brahim Slimani, 23, set himself ablaze and was seriously wounded on Sunday in front of the town hall of Sidi Bouzid.


Mohamed Bouazizi's death ignited a mass uprising that toppled ex-dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali the following month and touched off the Arab Spring.

A young jobless man set himself ablaze and was seriously wounded on Sunday in front of the town hall of Sidi Bouzid, birthplace of Tunisia's 2011 revolution, witnesses said.
Brahim Slimani, 23, doused himself with petrol and set himself alight in front of the closed town hall, to the alarm of passers-by who rushed to his rescue.
He was taken to the local hospital where doctors said he had third degree burns over three-quarters of his body.
Witnesses said the man did not utter a word before his action but a friend told AFP that he was unemployed and living in poverty.
The number of people committing suicide or trying to take their own lives has multiplied since a young Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire on December 17, 2010, in a drastic act of protest against police harassment.
Mohamed Bouazizi's death ignited a mass uprising that toppled ex-dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali the following month and touched off the Arab Spring.
Limited economic prospects, especially in the neglected interior, were key factors behind Tunisia's revolution. Two years on, nearly a quarter of the population lives in poverty, with unemployment at around 18 percent.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Court jails two for poaching

The Magistrate’s Court in Amuru District has sentenced two men to four years imprisonment each for killing an elephant in a national park and selling its ivory. Richard Odong and Ismail Canogura, all residents of Latogoro Village in Nwoya District, pleaded guilty to killing the elephant.
The duo were sentenced to one year in prison for each of the four charges including illegal entry into the national park, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of the ammunition and illegal trading in wildlife products.
Trial magistrate explained that the punishment was based on the magnitude of the offence. The court heard that the convicts were arrested by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) game rangers in Pakwach Town, Nebbi District after they shot dead an elephant at Tangi Valley in Murchison Falls National Park and took its tusks.
Prosecution told the court that the convicts hired the gun from a civilian in Oyam District, who has since gone into hiding. Mr Canogura also confessed to court that he had killed 10 elephants in three years.
Sentences commended
The court at a separate session also sentenced another poacher, Isaac Kirama to four years in prison for illegal entry into Murchison Falls National Park, illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of 60 rounds of ammunitions with an intention to kill an elephant.
Ms Lillian Nsubuga, the UWA spokesperson, commended the court for the sentences, saying they would serve as a deterrent to would-be poachers. She said poachers had previously been given light sentences. “They would be given very light sentences of one month or fined Shs100,000 which they would pay and immediately go back to the park,” she said.
She appealed to police and the Judiciary to continue working with the wildlife authority. “We hope that heavy sentences will reduce the rate of poaching. We are going to target the market and manufactures of wire snares and traps for arrest because they are the ones providing equipment for poaching,” she added.

Michael Jordan Marries Yvette Prieto in Palm Beach!

Michael Jordan Marries Yvette Prieto in Palm Beach!
 Michael Jordan Marries Yvette
 Prieto in Palm Beach!

Michael Jordan is a married man -- again. The basketball legend wed Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto in Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday, Apr. 27. The couple met in 2008 and got engaged three years later.
In early March, Jordan, 50, and Prieto, 34, were photographed applying for a marriage certificate in a Palm Beach County courthouse. The newlyweds have been living together since 2009 in Kendall, Fla.
This is the second marriage for the former Chicago Bulls player, as he was previously wed to Juanita Vanoy for 17 years. They divorced in 2006, and Vanoy received a reported $168 million settlement. The former spouses share three children: sons Jeffrey Michael, 24, and Marcus James, 22, and daughter Jasmine, 19. Prieto, meanwhile, was in a long-term relationship with singer Julio Iglesias, Jr.
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Michael Jordan Marries Yvette Prieto in Palm Beach!

Algerian President Bouteflika in hospital after mini-stroke

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was in a Paris hospital for examinations Sunday after suffering a mini-stroke, but is reportedly not experiencing any lasting effects from his latest health scare.
The 76-year-old, who has been in power since 1999, suffered a "transient ischemia" Saturday, a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain often called a "mini-stroke", said Rachid Bougherbal, the director of Algeria's National Sports Medicine Centre.
"An initial investigation has already been opened and his excellency the president of the republic must observe a period of rest to undergo exams," Bougherbal told the APS news agency.
He insisted there was no cause for "any anxiety" over the president's health.
Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal also urged calm in comments reported by APS.
"Several hours ago the president felt a little faint and was hospitalised, but his situation is not at all serious," said Sellal, who did not interrupt a visit Saturday to the northern city of Bejaia.
APS said Bouteflika had been taken to the French capital for "further tests under the recommendation of his doctor", citing a medical source who said his condition was stable but that he would need several days of rest.
The Algerian president arrived at Le Bourget airport outside Paris and was driven under army escort to the Val de Grace military hospital, which often treats high-profile patients from France and abroad.
A veteran of Algeria's war for independence from France, Bouteflika later helped end a decade-long civil war that killed at least 150,000 people, and is known abroad for bringing stability to the country.
But he still comes under criticism from rights groups and opponents who condemn him as authoritarian, despite launching political reforms in April 2011 in the wake of the Arab Spring unrest that toppled other long-standing rulers in the region.
Elected president in 1999 and re-elected in 2004, then again in 2009 thanks to a constitutional change ending term limits, Bouteflika had a previous health scare in late 2005, when he underwent surgery in Paris for a bleeding stomach ulcer and spent three weeks in Val de Grace.
His hospital stay was shrouded in secrecy, and the lack of official information fuelled fears his condition might be more serious than admitted.
But the government dismissed as "crazy rumours" the speculation about his health, including suggestions that he may be suffering from stomach cancer.
In early 2006 he spent a week undergoing post-operative medical exams at the same hospital.
Several months later he disappeared from public view for 50 days, again sparking speculation about his health and whereabouts.
A year after his surgery, he said he had been "very, very sick" but had "come out absolutely fabulous".
"People need to stop talking about my health," he said.

Burundi reporter shot by police officer

A journalist in Burundi on Saturday sustained serious gunshot wounds after a police officer he saw extorting money from men carrying fruit to market opened fire on him, witnesses said.
Patrick Niyonkuru, a reporter with independent radio station African Public Radio (RPA), surprised the police officer in the capital before dawn on Saturday.
The officer beat up Niyonkuru and then shot him in the arm, witnesses said. The journalist is now in hospital.
The policeman, identified as Pierre Havyarimana, was indicted for attempted homicide and tried in a fast-track procedure. On Saturday evening he was sentenced to 15 years in prison, an AFP journalist at the courtroom said.
"The policeman was to blame for what happened, and as you've seen he was immediately kicked out of the police and brought before the courts," police spokesman Elie Bizindanvyi told AFP.
The attack comes one day after a journalist with a private TV station was attacked and wounded in his home by assailants armed with guns and machetes who made off with his computer and several recordings.

Justin Bieber - Shirtless With Selena Gomez (Photo)

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez -- Instagram

It appears Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are happily "Jelena" once more.
The Biebs, 19, posted a semi-racy photo of the apparently-on-again couple to his Instagram account on Friday night.
In the black and white picture, a shirtless Justin is seen working on his laptop, while Selena sits behind him, with her arms wrapped around his waist.
"'You've been makin music for too long babe come cuddle' - her," Justin captioned the pic.
The photo is the latest in a string of hints dropped by the couple suggesting they've reunited since their Novemeber 2012 breakup.
PHOTOS: Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez
Last weekend, Justin posted - then quickly deleted - a photo of himself and the "Come & Get It" singer getting very cozy.
The photo tease came on the heels of a report that the duo was spotted packing on the PDA in Norway, as previously reported on AccessHollywood.com.
PHOTOS: Hollywood's Smokin' Hot Couples
"They were holding hands, hugging and they kissed on the lips," a source, who spotted the pair in Oslo where Justin was performing, told People at the time. "They looked really in love, like no fights ever happened before."
Adding, "It definitely looked like they were back together."
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Nigeria kills Boko Haram commander

People walk past burnt houses, on April 21, 2013 in Baga, after a two-day clash between officers of the Joint Task Force and members of the Islamist sect Boko Haram.
 People walk past burnt houses, on April 21, 2013 in Baga, after a two-day clash between officers of the Joint Task Force and members of the Islamist sect Boko Haram. 

Nigerian military said it killed a Boko Haram commander, Mohammed Chad, on Saturday in the northeast city of Maiduguri during an operation coordinated and executed by security agents. 
Spokesman of the military-led Joint Task Force (JTF), Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa said in a statement reaching Xinhua that the late Chad was linked to many terrorist attacks in Borno and other states in the recent past.
"A special operation was conducted at Ruwan-Zafi area of Maiduguri by troops of the JTF and operatives of the State Security Services (SSS)," he added." The operation led to the death of a notorious terrorist commander, a.k.a. Mohammed Chad, an indigene of Marte, Borno, who had been on the wanted list of the JTF," the military spokesperson said.
According to Musa, intelligence reports indicated that he was involved in the planning and execution of many terror attacks in and outside Borno. "For instance, he masterminded the attack on Sanda Karami Secondary School at Ruwan Zafi on March 13, where a teacher was killed and some female students injured," he said.
"He is believed to be the successor to the late Ba'ana Assalafi, a key commander who lost his life during a shootout with security agencies in Sokoto on March 13," Musa added.  
Maiduguri, located in Nigeria's north eastern region, is a Boko Haram flashpoint, where the Nigerian government had declared and lifted some curfews due to wave of attacks.

13 killed, dozens injured in Mexico prison riot

Thirteen inmates were killed and 65 others injured in a prison riot Saturday in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, local authorities said.
A clash erupted when a group of inmates, fed up with harassment by other prisoners, attacked their rivals before daybreak at the La Pila prison in the state capital, according to the state attorney general's office.
At least 100 inmates were involved in the deadly riot. State Governor Fernando Toranzo said at a press conference that 13 inmates had died and 22 of the 65 injured were in serious condition.
Violent disputes between rival cartels and drug gangs have often spilled over to Mexico's overcrowded prisons.


Saturday, 27 April 2013

Shock as Mutula found dead in bed

GRIEF: The late Makueni Senator and former Cabinet minister Mutula Kilonzo was found dead at his ranch in Maanzoni, Machakos County. PHOTO/FILE
 The late Makueni Senator and former Cabinet minister Mutula Kilonzo was found dead at his ranch in Maanzoni, Machakos County.

The country was Saturday thrust into mourning following the sudden death of Makueni Senator and former Cabinet minister Mutula Kilonzo at his ranch in Maanzoni, Machakos County.
Mr Kilonzo was found dead in bed yesterday at around 11 am by his workers. Brother-in-law Chris Musau, who was the first relative to arrive at Mr Kilonzo’s home, confirmed the death after he was notified by the workers.
Police and medical personnel were called in to investigate what had caused the sudden death that left the family devastated and the country searching for answers.
Mr Kilonzo arrived at the ranch on Friday at around 3 pm as is his routine on most weekends when he does not have engagements that would keep him away. The workers said he was in a jovial mood when he arrived at the ranch driving himself.
“He alighted and went round the flower beds, giving instructions here and there on how the place should look,” a worker said.
He was alone and inspected the ranch before he was served dinner at around 7 pm. The rest of his family lives in Nairobi and the former Education minister visits the ranch regularly.
According to the workers who cannot be named because they were instructed not to speak to the media, the Senator went to bed immediately after dinner. He had been served githeri (a meal of maize and beans) but instead asked to be given roast meat.
He ate alone and then retired for the night. Breakfast was served yesterday morning but the workers noticed that Mr Kilonzo had not touched it at around 10 am which they found unusual.
After calling him out without an answer, they proceeded to his bedroom that had not been locked and found him lying in bed with foam covering his mouth. There was vomit in the sink in his bathroom.
The workers then rushed to call Mr Musau who heads the Maanzoni Lodge located about five kilometres away from Mr Kilonzo’s ranch. On arrival, Mr Musau tried to wake him up but the Senator did not respond.
He then rushed to the hotel where members of the Kenya Medical Association (KMA) were holding a conference and called in doctors who accompanied him back to Mr Kilonzo’s home where they confirmed he was dead.
Family members, close relatives and various leaders were then called with information about the death.
In the afternoon, Mr Musau emerged from the house to brief the media.
“For now all we can confirm is that Mr Kilonzo is dead,” Mr Musau, speaking on behalf of the family, said.
His son Mutula Kilonzo Junior, daughter Kethi Kilonzo and wife Nduku Kilonzo had arrived at the ranch from Nairobi.
Mr Kilonzo’s house was immediately secured by police officers as investigations got under way to establish the cause of the death that shocked the country.
As at 6 pm last evening, Mr Kilonzo’s body was still at his ranch as medical and police investigators got down to establishing the possible cause of death.
The team of doctors included a government pathologist and his personal physician.

GOSSIP:Toniks Worryingly Close to Nickita’s Kid Sis

RnB Star Toniks
                                 RnB Star Toniks

Celebrated R&B singer,Toniks has been branded a ladies’ man and seems to be living up to it.Sourcse have learned that the Tukyekole’ singer is worryingly close to one Lucky.
According to sources, Lucky is former Club Rouge Events Manager, Nickita’s young sister and also works at Kabalagala based club Venom as a marketer. The two have been seeing each other for close to a month until recently when the pair went public.
Insiders at Venom further reveal that Toniks and this babe are always at the club getting touchy-feely.However; not so long, the singer was rumoured to have ballooned a city party animal Barbara Kigyagi although he vehemently denied.
Toniks has been romantically linked to a string of another city babe including Judith Heard, Helen Lukoma and GNL current Zungu Lover.

10 Things Never to Say to Singles person.



 Learn which questions 

 and statements annoy 


unattached women most

 The next time you're tempted to advise single friends, bite your tongue. "You may believe you're empathizing, but intrusive comments may offend your friend," says Helen Friedman, PhD, a clinical psychologist in St. Louis who specializes in relationships. "Before you open your mouth, ask yourself what's more important: your opinion or your friendship?" Here's what to avoid saying to your single friends, what you can sometimes say or do instead and when to simply zip your lips.

1. "Why aren't you married?"

This question almost universally pushes single people's buttons. "Perhaps the answer is 'none of your business,'" says *Grace from Detroit. In fact, it's rude to assume singles are looking for a relationship. "This question presumes that the single person is unhappily single," says Bella DePaulo, PhD, author of Singled Out and Singlism who blogs about singles. "Many unattached people live their best, most authentic lives as singles." So stay away from this question and its variations-"Don't you want to be married?" "Have you ever been married?"

2. "Have you tried online dating?"

True, people find relationships online. But this assumes your friend is clueless and hasn't thought of it herself. "I can't tell you how many people have suggested online dating like it's never been suggested before," says *Idora from Boston. "The truth is the ratio of disappointing dates is the same online as it is offline.'" Furthermore, avoid sharing details about people you know who've found someone online; it has zero bearing on your friend's life. Finally, remember that offering dating advice implies there's something wrong with being single, says Dr. Friedman.

3. "Stop being so picky."

"Avoid name-calling. This comment basically slaps your friend's wrists and accuses her of faulty judgment, as if she can't trust her own wants and needs," says Dr. Friedman. If she brings up being frustrated with the dating pool, a better approach is to respond with, "It's challenging to find the right person for you," which acknowledges the realities of dating without criticizing her. And while it's OK to ask about what qualities she's looking for in a mate, don't add what she should be seeking.

4. "You'll find the perfect guy when you're not looking."

This is a lose-lose comment. On one hand, this assumes your friend is on the hunt when she may be content with single life. On the other hand, "This comment is disempowering if your friend actually is seeking a relationship," says Dr. Friedman. "It's the equivalent of saying, 'Just sit and wait for someone.'" Instead, affirm how much you care for your friend by continuing to do things you both love together and inviting her to events because you enjoy her company-not because you feel sorry for her.

5. "What ever happened with [insert ex's name here]?"

This is one of the worst things you can say to your friend, according to experts. "When a relationship ends, there's usually some degree of sadness, even if your friend is the one who initiated the breakup," says Diana Kirschner, PhD, author of Find Your Soulmate Online in Six Simple Steps. "Dredging everything back up is hurtful." Skip this question; if she wants to talk about it, she'll bring it up on her own.

6. "You're so lucky to be single!"
Even if you're reminiscing about your own carefree days of singledom, no one wants to hear this. "Just because I've never experienced marriage doesn't mean I don't miss that experience or think of what it might mean to me," says Grace. "I'm sure people in a relationship think the independence of being single is preferable at times. Yet singles have all the responsibilities of life without someone to share them." How you can help: "Be cognizant of the fact that singles don't have a partner to do something with 24/7 and may need someone occasionally," says Idora. So offer her a ride to the airport, help moving and whatever else she could use.

7. "If you'd get out there, you'd find someone."

"This rubs me the wrong way because you have no idea what I've tried or how aggressive or passive I might be," says Grace. "Maybe I'm shy and it isn't my personality to be the pursuer. Or maybe my workplace doesn't put me in contact with many other singles." Still, there's no harm in seeing if she's open to meeting someone you know. "Just don't spring it on her," says Dr. Kirschner. "Say something like, 'So-and-so is coming to the party on Sunday and he's funny and nice. You might enjoy talking to him." And leave it at that.

8. "You should smile more/flirt more/wear your hair differently/wear more makeup."

It's hard to imagine anyone finding these useful, but singles say they frequently hear these rude suggestions. "It's smug to think that because I'm single, I clearly am doing something wrong," says Idora. Most of all, "This assumes that you're the all-knowing superior person who can diagnose the 'problem' and dole out advice about how to fix it," says Dr. DePaulo. "Plenty of single people don't think they need to be fixed. And they're right. Even singles who want to be coupled don't always welcome unsolicited advice." Refrain from all attempts to teach your friend how to act or look, and respect and love her for her unique self.

9. "You're still young. You'll find someone."

You're probably trying to make her feel good about herself, but this kind of remark usually backfires. "She may think: 'I must look old. Why else would she feel the need to reassure me?'" says Dr. Kirschner. Besides, age has no bearing on one's ability to love or be loved, so don't spout platitudes that only perpetuate this myth.

10. "Maybe you're meant to be single."
You don't have a crystal ball any more than your friend does. "I want to share my life with someone; I don't need to," says *Nicola in New York City. "But I'm not giving up on lasting love simply because it hasn't happened yet-same as I wouldn't tell someone to give up on her dream at any age to go to college or start her own business or see the world. How dare anyone tell me to?" With that bit of common sense, this is one thought that should never be said aloud.





4 service members die in Afghanistan plane crash

Afghan men surround a burned bus after it collided with the wreckage of a truck that was attacked by Taliban insurgents in Maiwand district, on the highway between Kandahar and Helmand, Afghanistan, Friday, April 26, 2013. Scores of people aboard the bus were killed in the fiery crash, officials said. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaliq Kandahari)
 Afghan men surround a burned bus after it collided with the wreckage of a truck that was attacked by Taliban insurgents in Maiwand district, on the highway between 

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says a plane crash in southern Afghanistan has killed four international service members.
The alliance says initial reporting of Saturday's crash indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time.
The brief statement did not say what province the crash occurred in.

FBI removes boat used by Boston bombing suspect to storage

Members of the FBI Evidence Recovery Team inspect the boat where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding at 67 Franklin St. in Watertown, Massachusetts, April 20, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Members of the FBI Evidence Recovery Team inspect the boat where
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was hiding at
 67 Franklin St. in Watertown, Massachusetts, April 20, 2013

  Investigators have removed from its Watertown, Massachusetts, backyard the now-famous boat used as a hiding spot by one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, and have taken it to an evidence storage facility, the FBI said on Saturday.
The boat was the scene of high drama when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old ethnic Chechen charged with the April 15 bombing that killed three people and wounded 264, was captured by authorities on April 19 after a tense day of searching in the Boston area.
The owner of the boat called police after he lifted the tarp of the boat stored in his backyard and saw blood. Police found a wounded Tsarnaev inside the boat.
The boat was processed for evidence at the scene and then moved on Friday to an undisclosed FBI facility for storage, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.
Tsarnaev's older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is also a suspect but was killed by police on April 18.
Also on Friday, the FBI concluded their search at a landfill in New Bedford for evidence connected to the bombings, she said. Eimiller declined to say what evidence investigators hoped to find and whether they found anything.
"We were seeking evidence but we are not commenting on the nature of what was being sought or what was found," she said. "We can confirm that we were there Thursday, Friday and left yesterday."
The landfill is near the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, attended by the younger Tsarnaev.
Local media reported the FBI were trying to find the younger Tsarnaev's laptop.

How Kiswahili dying in Kenya and being buried in Uganda.

Kikuubo “free trade zone” in central Kampala, Uganda, has become a hub for regional trade and Kiswahili is the medium of trade. Photo/JOACHIM BUWEBO
 Kikuubo “free trade zone” in central Kampala, Uganda, has become a hub for regional trade and Kiswahili is the medium of trade.


If you enjoyed the old Tanzanian joke of Kiswahili being born in Zanzibar, growing up in Tanganyika, dying in Kenya and being buried in Uganda with its ghost fleeing to Congo, you may soon have to revise it

For several decades until a few years ago, if you met a smart woman who spoke Kiswahili in Kampala, chances were that she was a lady of the night. They reputedly picked and mastered the language in Mombasa where they plied their trade.
Well, that was then. A smart girl who speaks Kiswahili in Kampala today is most likely a Kenyan or Tanzanian student. But surprise, surprise! she could as well be a Ugandan businesswoman who has never stepped out of the country.
Such is the power of the profit motive (what Adam Smith called the baker’s greed that guarantees us our dinner) that it has achieved what legislation and coercion could not do — making Ugandans voluntarily learn Kiswahili.
The regional evolution of trade has had a lot to do with the silent lingual revolution taking place in Kampala. A walk through the city’s bustling wholesale business hub called Kikuubo can be quite revealing.
Here, Kiswahili is used by all traders, and competes with Luganda for supremacy. Actually, in Kikuubo, Kiswahilli is more than a strong added advantage, it is a necessity.
Kikuubo means ‘alley’ in Luganda and that is what it started as during the days of economic hardship when the military government crushed the economy by expelling the Asian business class from the country in the 1970s.
It was the improvising Ugandan traders who started congregating in the alley adjacent to the main bus station and Nakivubo Stadium to buy and sell goods.
With return to normalcy and the subsequent modernisation of the economy, the supermarket lifestyle finally came to Kampala and has matured in the past decade or so.
Now almost all consumers get their groceries from the supermarket. And the supermarket in turn gets its supplies direct from different manufacturers. So the Kikuubo wholesale market was bound to die.
It didn’t. Instead it transformed and evolved into a very important regional trading centre. The alley has in recent years grown to cover several streets.
The growth has not only been in terms of area covered, but the shops therein have also been qualitatively styled up. (And thanks to the increase in electricity supply since last year after the commissioning of Bujagali Dam, the din of diesel generators that used to engulf Kikuubo is no more.)
The growing stability, improved infrastructure and revival of the East African trading bloc are helping Uganda to re-position from lamenting over its ‘landlockedness’ to capitalising on its ‘landlinkedness’, making Kikuubo Eastern Africa’s Dubai of sorts.
So traders in the original Kikuubo Lane and those operating in the adjacent William Street, the nearby Kisekka, Nakivubo and Shauri Yako markets buy merchandise from different EAC states and supply to markets in the region.
Cereals from Uganda attract buyers from the region to Nakivubo while hardware and manufactured domestic goods from Kenya are collected from Kikuubo by Rwandan, Congolese, South Sudanese and of course Ugandan dealers.
And the language that brings them all together is Kiswahili. So the thousands of Ugandans operating in Kikuubo have no option but to learn the language they previously despised.
If you enjoyed the old Tanzanian joke of Kiswahilli being born in Zanzibar, growing up in Tanganyika, dying in Kenya and being buried in Uganda with its ghost fleeing to Congo, you may soon have to revise it for Kiswahili is slowly but surely getting reborn in Uganda. Kampala could, in a decade, come be the resurrection site of Kiswahili.
In the past, Kiswahili in Uganda used to be a preserve of the armed forces. This is probably due to the fact that the Ugandan Army was born from the Kings African Rifles which was an East African colonial force, whose service language was Kiswahili. To date, it is the language of the army and some senior officers speak the language so well that even neighbours get impressed.
Many Tanzanians who hear the immediate former army spokesman, Colonel Felix Kulaigye on the BBC Kiswahilli Service wonder how a Ugandan can speak Kiswahili so well

President Kenyatta mourns senator Mutula Kilonzo

President Uhuru Kenyatta Listens to Permanent Secretary and the late Justice and constitutional Affairs minister Mutula kilonzo (left) during a  past meeting of development partners forum at the KICC in Nairobi on May 19, 2010. Mr Kenyatta sent condolence to his family.
 President Uhuru Kenyatta Listens to Permanent Secretary and the late Justice and constitutional Affairs minister Mutula kilonzo (left) during a past meeting of development partners forum at the KICC in Nairobi on May 19, 2010. Mr Kenyatta sent condolence to his family. 


 President Kenyatta said he was shocked and greatly saddened by the untimely death of Senator Kilonzo.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence and encouragement to the family, relatives, friends and residents of Makueni County following the death of Senator Mutula Kilonzo.
President Kenyatta said he was shocked and greatly saddened by the untimely death of the Makueni Senator.
He described the late Kilonzo as one of the country’s most brilliant minds, a principled politician and a renowned lawyer.
The Head of State further added that the late Kilonzo was an astute politician and leader who was immensely popular among the people of Makueni county and beyond.
“It was on the strength of his charismatic leadership that I nominated him to Parliament in 2003 after which he was elected as the MP for Mbooni and, at the time of his death, as Senator for Makueni,” said President Kenyatta.
The president lauded the late Kilonzo as an outstanding performer who served the country diligently in various capacities including as minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Minister for Nairobi Metropolitan and Minister for Education.
As a politician and as a minister, the late Kilonzo was a competent, consummate and resolute administrator who stuck to his convictions even in the face of opposition, he added.
The president said that although Senator Kilonzo is gone, his legacy will live on.

The Best Exercises for Women

There's a popular saying among fitness experts: "The best exercise is the one you're not doing." The take-home message? To achieve the best results, you need to regularly challenge your body in new ways. So while classic movements like the pushup, lunge, and squat are the staples of any good workout plan, varying the way you perform these exercises every 4 weeks can help you avoid plateaus, beat boredom, and speed fat loss.
That's why we wrote The Women's Health Big Book of Exercises. From start to finish, this makeover manual bulges with full-color photos of more than 600 exercises, along with scores of cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers. All to give you thousands of ways to upgrade your old workout--and sculpt the body you've always wanted. You can start today, with this list of the best new exercises for every part of a woman's body.

Bomb damages police station in Libya's Benghazi, no injuries

A policeman stands inside an office of a police station after a bomb explosion in Benghazi, April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori
 A policeman stands inside an office of a police station after a bomb
 explosion in Benghazi, April 27, 2013.

BENGHAZI (Reuters) - A bomb exploded outside a police station in the restive eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday causing extensive damage to the building but no injuries.
A spate of bombings and assassinations in Benghazi, cradle of the 2011 uprising that ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi, has been attributed to Islamic militants.
"Around six o'clock this morning, an explosive device placed under one of the windows of the building exploded, causing severe damage," said station commander Colonel Matar Mohammer. He said he had no information on who carried out the attack.
Gunmen hit a different police station in Benghazi last week freeing a number of detainees, following a similar attack in the Libyan capital of Tripoli in early April.
On Tuesday a bomb at the French embassy in Tripoli injured several people, and, one diplomat said, the Radisson Hotel in the capital was evacuated on Friday after a bomb threat, as the spread of insecurity from the east intensifies.
(Reporting by Feras Bosalum in Benghazi, Ghaith Shennib and Jessica Donati in Tripoli; Writing by Jessica Donati; Editing by Louise Ireland)

BADILISHA; Chameleon Launches Record 14th Album

Self –styled Uganda’s number one and Africa’s number six artiste, Joseph Mayanja aka Dr Jose Chameloen is with-out doubt already a music Legend.
'Dr.' Jose Chameleone
‘Dr.’ Jose Chameleone
Dr Jose who is launching his Badilisha album yesterday 26th April 26, 2013 at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds, started music far back in 1999 with his Bageya Album.

His musical journey has taken him to Nairobi Kenya where he was a Dj together with Bebe Cool. He has also been Kigali Rwanda. Since his first Album,Dr Jose has never looked back.

His albums include;Bageya1999-2000,Njo Karibu 2001-2001,Dorotia 2002-2003,Beyi Kali-2003-2004,Mambo Baddo-2004-2006,Kipepeo 2005-2006 and Shida Za Dunia 2006-2007.Others include;Befuula 2007,Katupakase 2008-2009,Bayuda 2009-2010,Basiima Ogenze 2010-2011 and Valu Valu 2012.

Chameloen went to Nakasero Primary school, Wobulenzi boys,Mengo secondary, Kawempe Musilm,Katikamu SDAand completed high school at Progressive High School Bweyogerere.

Meanwhile Ghetto gladiator Bobi Wine has also promised to be at the show with his fellow ghetto republic members. He revealed this on his Facebook page urging all the members of the crew to turn up and support Chameleone.

SOROTI: Municipal Council Bans Open Shoes and Sleeveless Blouses

Soroti Municipal Council Has Banned Open Shoes from its Meetings
 Soroti Municipal Council Has Banned Open Shoes from its Meetings

Soroti Municipal Council has banned open shoes, sleeveless blouses and dresses during council meetings. The ban applies to both the civil servants and politicians.
The ban was resolved on Friday during the Municipal Council Meeting at the Council Hall.
Honorant Okello, the Municipal Speaker, communicated to all the councillors and heads of departments the notice on the dress code. Okello said that all councillors and civil servants would from that Friday observe the ban on wearing open shoes and sleeveless blouses to official meetings.
The Speaker said that the ban on open shoes, sleeveless blouses had been amended in the standard rules of procedure.
He said all female councillors and civil servants would be expected to wear long skirts and covered shoes except for those with disabilities. He said male councillors were expected to report for official assignments in long sleeved shirts, a tie and covered shoes.
Okello said he would not tolerate indecent dressing because it undermines the integrity of the council.
Okello adjourned meeting and warned that any councillor who did not adhere to the new guideline would be kicked out of the next council meeting.
During the meeting our reporter  noted that only three heads of department actually satisifed the new dress code: the town clerk who was in a suit, the acting Principle Medical Officer, Dr. Bosco Ojur  who was dressed on long sleeved shirt and a tie and  Hellen Alajo the Community Development Officer who was also in a suit.
Alfred Aruo, the Mayor Soroti Municipality, supported the new ruling.
Aruo said it was important for leaders to dress in a manner that inspired their followers.
Susan Deborah Aino, the Woman Municipal Councillor representing Nakatunya, Oderai/Majengo Ward argued for the ruling saying councillors represented their communities and not just themselves.
Currently there is an anti-pornography bill on the floor of parliament up for debate. The bill, among others, touches on appropriate dress code.