When one grows older, it is not only the hair on the head but that of other parts of the body including the pubis that turns grey. This is because there are cells in the skin and hair pits that produce and supply hair with the black pigment called melanin (melanocytes) that with age die off, leaving hair without pigment (grey).
As we age, the body produces less catalase responsible for breaking down hydrogen peroxide in hair so the hydrogen peroxide builds up and bleaches the hair white (peroxide blonde), the reason greying is associated with age.
Although it may take longer than hair found elsewhere, pubic hair also ultimately turns grey. Men go grey before women, on average, and white people start going grey in their mid-30s, Asians in their late 30s, and Africans in their mid-40s though many Africans are greying earlier nowadays.
Sometimes without even aging, the melanocytes fail to function normally, hence leading to premature greying as early as the 20s. How early one develops grey hair including pubic hair depends on genetics and here the greying is irreversible. Vitamin B-12 deficiency or problems with the pituitary or thyroid gland can cause premature greying that may be stopped and, in a few cases, reversible when the problem is corrected.
Sometimes early pubic hair greying may depend on a combination of factors with, genetics quickening the process for people who are genetically inclined for pubic hair to grey early. Patchy pubic hair greying may result from loss of pigment in the associated skin in a condition called Vitiligo.
Since pubic hair greying is mostly harmless, no treatment is necessary and if one gets cosmetic concerns, he can shave.
Since in a few people the problem may be associated with disease, greying should not be called harmless unless associated diseases are ruled out.
Source: Daily Monitor
After brewing a big cup of tea, the first thing almost all of us do is, a hunt for a trash bin to get rid of that soggy tea bag. “Yeah! a good deed was done”, wrong!
Surprisingly, old tea bags can be used in multiple ways. It is similar to your granny’s advice – might sound weird, but definitely effective when used. They are mentioned below.
1.Revitalises Puffy Tired Eyes
All of us have those nights when we are too engrossed in completing the series, and the result is zombie-like puffy eyes the next day. Tannins in black tea can energise your eyes, and also help in removing that extra baggage under your eyes.
Store used tea bags in an airtight jar, and keep in a fridge. Grab your instant cool “Eye-Lifters” whenever you have those lazy mornings.
2.Fixes Minor Burns
Tannins in tea bags soothe inflammation caused by heat, you can use your refrigerated tea bag to get relief from minor burns as well. It helps in reducing inflammation, and is an effective remedy for minor burns.
Do not worry if instead of getting a nice tan on the beach, you sun-burnt your back. A tea bag can be highly effective in getting rid of the itchiness as well as flaky skin. The acid present in black tea possesses soothing properties, that help in getting rid of the excess heat due to sunburn. So, next time pack a tea bag along with your sunscreen while going to the beach.
Get rid of warts by placing a green tea bag on the affected area. You can secure it by wrapping a bandage on top of the tea bag. Antioxidants present in green tea, prevents warts from growing bigger. Replace the old tea bag with a new one after every 15 minutes.
5.Helps Get Rid Of Dandruff
Dandruff is one stubborn issue that almost all of us face at some point in time. If you are done with spending money on expensive products, here is a simple solution – rinse your hair with tea. Steep your favorite tea for an hour before rinsing. A daily scalp massage with tea not only removes dandruff but also adds shine to your hair.
6. Freshens Your Stinky Shoes
Stinky shoes are a matter of deep embarrassment, especially when you are far away from the comfort of your own home. You can freshen your smelly shoes by placing a tea bag in each shoe. It absorbs moisture and wards off the stink.
7.Shoos Off Odour From Hands
Wash your hands with tea bags to get rid of onion and garlic smell. It is effective in getting rid of odours to some extent.
8.Avoids Sore Gums
Spoiler alert – you will end up looking funny! But who cares if it works. Place tea bags in your mouth to reduce swelling and blood clot.
9. Gets Rid Of Watermarks On Mirror
Nobody likes any kind of distraction in the middle of self-admiration, right? Get rid of those water marks on your bathroom mirror by wiping it with a cloth soaked in brewed tea bags.
10.Helps Cleanse The Dishes
We all understand the struggle of removing grime from the dishes. Here is an easy solution, soak your dirty dishes with tea bags for overnight. You will thank yourself the next day as they are much easier to clean now.
11.Acts As A Manure For Your Garden
Impress your buddies by this impressive re-use of tea bags. Tannins in the tea lower the pH levels of the soil. Lesser the pH level, fewer chances of fungus accumulation at the base of plants. Place the tea bag in the soil around the plant and enjoy the beautiful blossoms.
Most of us want to get things done easily without any pain or sorrow. Whenever we hit a stumbling block, we get disappointed and tend to fail in life. But you will succeed if you persevere taking pain in right sense. Pain has its own merits. Once you realize the miraculous change a pain can bring in your life, you will never long for the easy path.
1.Boosts Your Confidence
Success earned the hard way is the sweetest. You tend to measure and value your achievements by the number of obstacles you have to overcome to reach a goal. Pain boosts your confidence for the future and teaches to appreciate your work.
The first visit to a gym is never easy. You have endure pain to build a stronger body. And how satisying it is when you like what you see in the mirror! As you invest more time and pain into achieving a goal, you will feel more committed and driven to do your best.
2.Teaches You Life Lessons
Pain is an experience that teaches you how to overcome obstacles in life and move ahead. It equips you to be a better person who does not succumb to tough times. Without having any hurdles to overcome, you will be a man of no experience.
Exam failures, broken relationships, and never-ending job hunts are inevitable experiences that are painful. They may delay our heart’s desires, but in the long run they help us learn to value what really matters. They provide you with ammunition you to face the next challenge. Every failure will, thus, leave a lesson for you and make you stronger.
3. Creates Fond Memories
The pain of today may be a cherished memory tomorrow. Recollecting these memories will make you a stronger person and act as a catalyst for all your future ventures. The painstaking effort you put into achieving a goal will always remain a loving memory for you.
This is best explained by the pain a mother undergoes during labor. There will be no difference of opinion among mothers when it comes to the pain associated with childbirth. However, they will also be unanimous in the joy they experienced when they heard their baby’s first cry. It is timeless.
4. Strengthens Your Memory
You can’t help but wish for things to be easier. It is but natural to think that lessons learnt without stress are easier to learn. But you are wrong. Researchers at Princeton and Indiana University found that students find it easier to retain ideas that are printed in a font that is difficult to read. The students were forced to concentrate on learning the material, more than usual, which helped them recall it effortlessly much later.
Similarly, lessons learned the hard way are the most remembered. For instance, when your business partnership shatters, you learn what went wrong and won’t repeat your mistake the next time around. Pain is short-lived, but the hard-earned lessons survive a lifetime.
It is impossible to have a pain-free life. Whenever pain comes your way, don’t panic. Embrace it and focus on the takeaway. You will emerge as a changed, more confident individual.
Police in Mpigi District are investigating some of their own officers at various police posts and police stations, who ask for national identity cards from complainants to register criminal cases.
According to Mr Phillip Mukasa, Katonga Region police spokesperson, the practice is uncalled for, and culprits will face disciplinary action if found guilty.
Mr Mukasa says some police officers use this as one way of soliciting bribes from unsuspecting residents.
"Really, why do you ask for a national ID from someone who is bleeding and he seeks for help from the counter to register his case of assault? This is why people have abandoned police because if one does not have an identity card, kintu kidogo [bribe] solves it all. Corruption has led to loss of some files, but we are trying to look for culprits and they will face the law if caught," Mr Mukasa said.
He made the remarks during a legal aid clinic organised by Justice Centers, Uganda (JCU) at Mpigi Central Market in Mpigi District on March 14.
He also used the same occasion to warn parents against settling criminal cases like defilement, early child marriages and theft at home.
"Criminal justice begins at the police counter, not in your homes. It is unlawful to settle criminal cases at home. Many matters are not reported to police, but are settled privately and this practice should stop to ensure justice for the victims. Operations have started and parents will be arrested if found in the trap," he added.
Ms Annet Nankya, legal officer at JCU Mengo Center castigated police for holding suspects in custody beyond the mandatory 48 hours and urged the public to go for mediation process in seeking for justice.
"To solve case backlog and delay of justice, let us embrace mediation because it is cheap and tightens mutual relations in the society," she said.
His Worship Muhammad Kasakya, the Mpigi Chief Magistrate encouraged the public to make use of the small claims court to save time and money.
"Most of the victims of land disputes are women because men sell off family estates without spousal consent. People should also stop killing their relatives and forceful evictions are not okay for our nation's stability," he said.
As from: Daily Monitor
President Museveni has broken his silence on Mr Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, the businessman at the heart of Rwanda-Uganda stand-off.
In a letter published by the New Vision, a government owned newspaper, on Tuesday, President Museveni on March 10, 2019 wrote to his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame explaining circumstances under which he met the businessman and other Rwandans the Kigali government declared as rebels.
Rwanda has accused the Ugandan government of harbouring and supporting its dissidents under their umbrella Rwanda National Congress (RNC) and torturing its citizens among others.
However, Mr Museveni, in the said letter states that he refused to support Rwandan dissidents because the issues they were raising are an “internal matter of Rwanda” and that it is against the stand of the African Union for one country to interfere in the internal affairs of sister countries.
According to the President, Ms Charlotte Mukankusi approached him accusing the Kagame government of killing her husband before she asked him (Museveni) for support.
“I told her that we could not support them because what was happening in Rwanda was an internal matter of Rwanda. I explained to her that the stand of the African Union is a scientific one and it is correct. Interfering in the internal affairs of sister countries is wrong because, first of all, outsiders cannot understand situations of sister countries well. They can make mistakes. Secondly, those mutual interferences in one another’s internal affairs will interfere with the bigger normal, non-controversial, State to State activities — trade, transport, etc,” he said.
Below is Museveni’s full letter as published in the New Vision
Your Excellency Paul Kagame,
Greetings from the people of Uganda and from myself. I am writing to let you know that by accident, I, at last, had a meeting with a Rwandan who admitted to being a member of the group you told me about — Rwanda National Congress (RNC). This is a lady known as Mukankusi, whom, I am sure you know, but I had never met before.
One of my National Resistance Movement (NRM) contacts kept telling me that there was a Rwandan lady who had some important information to give me and that she wanted to come with somebody known as Gasana, who also had important information.
When I heard of Gasana, I thought that it was the Gasana who was behind me at Ntare and who, for a long time, had worked in the foreign affairs ministry of Uganda. When they came a few days ago, I discovered that Gasana was a completely different person. I think I had seen this gentleman once when the delegation of the Security Council had visited Uganda some years ago.
I then asked them what they wanted to tell me. Mukankusi told me that her husband, Rutagarama, had been killed by the agents of the Rwanda State. She mentioned Nziiza, Munyuza, etc. How had she confirmed this? That she had been told by those very people. I then asked her what she wanted me to do about it because this is an internal matter of Rwanda.
She said she wanted me to know bad things that were happening in Rwanda. She further told me that she had joined the RNC to resist Your Excellency’s Government and she wanted us to support them.
I told her that we could not support them because what was happening in Rwanda was an internal matter of Rwanda. I explained to her that the stand of the African Union is a scientific one and it is correct. Interfering in the internal affairs of sister countries is wrong because, first of all, outsiders cannot understand situations of sister countries well.
They can make mistakes. Secondly, those mutual interferences in one another’s internal affairs will interfere with the bigger normal, non-controversial, State to State activities — trade, transport, etc.
It is, therefore, correct to only concentrate on bilateral or multilateral issues and never involve oneself in the internal affairs of other countries. She was disappointed with my reply and I told her that I will inform you in writing.
Gasana, on the other hand, said that he was not involved with the RNC, but that he came to help a white lady, Wolfson, who we had declared persona-non-grata, to come back and continue with her charity work.
Some of our (people in the) diaspora had worked on it with him. He told me that he works with the Jewish Agency and, apparently, they are the ones who support Wolfson.
Mr. Rujugiro also came, separately. He seems to be resisting the idea of selling his businesses, which he had accepted (to do) before. He countered the idea of giving money to Kayumba by saying that even if he sells the factories in Uganda, he still has more lucrative factories in Angola, DR Congo, etc., a total of eight of them. He can send money from those.
He denied sending money to Kayumba or being a politician. He said that he had only supported RPF at the late Rwigyema’s request and your request.
If, therefore, he is still a problem to Rwanda, the correct option is to use the Courts of Uganda to prove the case of terrorism and then his assets can be frozen. You did not respond to my letter of October 15, 2018, which contained that proposal.
All these people left Uganda after only a few days. This was to inform you of these encounters. As I told you when we met, there is no question of Uganda supporting anti-Rwanda elements.
Indeed, I have not heard Rwanda saying that Uganda “supports” these elements. What I heard and what you told me when we met was that some of these elements were “operating” from or “in’’ Uganda to recruit, etc. It is this aspect that the joint teams should work on.
I invited Ambassador Mugambagye and I linked him with our people and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. This is easy to follow up. What is wrong is for Rwanda agents to try to operate behind the Government of Uganda. I get a lot of stories; but I will never raise them unless I have confirmed them.
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of the Republic of Uganda March 10, 2019
About 12 Rwandan students were on Friday stranded at Kigezi High School after the school administration decided to close the school until further notice. The school has been closed because the students were intending to strike after they were banned from participating in the forthcoming Copa Coca-cola football competitions in the district.
While other students were carrying their belongings outside the school's gate that was being manned by the police, the Rwandan students camped at the office of the head master seeking help.
“We are worried that if we cross to Rwanda, we shall not be allowed to come back because of the recent directive form the government restricting Rwandans from entering Uganda. We need mercy from the school administrators because we still love to study in Uganda,” one of the Rwandan students said on condition of anonymity for fear of being victimised.
Three weeks ago, the Rwandan government closed its borders with Uganda
at Cyanika and Gatuna border posts and stopped all its nationals from entering
The school head teacher Mr Stephen Mugume and the Kabale District police commander Mr Donald Muhwezi advised them to stay at their relatives' homes because the school was closed for all students until the parents' meeting, that is yet to sit, decides the best way forward.
About 589 students were on Friday morning sent home after the police foiled their attempted strike which they hatched on Thursday as they protested the decision of their school administration banning them from participating in the
football competitions that are scheduled to begin next week.
The head teacher, Mr Stephen Mugume, said that it was the decision of the board of governors to stop the students from participating in the football competition.
“The school board of governors meeting chaired by Dr Medard Rugyendo early this week resolved to stop the students from participating from the Copa Coca-cola foot ball competitions because its a costly venture and besides its diverting the students from academics. Its true Kigezi High School is the defending champion for the last years at Copa coca-cola at district and regional level but the academic performance of the students was demoralising as we only got 28
students in grade one out of 160 students that sat for Uganda Certificate of Education and yet they have been among the academic giants in the region,” Mr Mugume said. He added that last year, as the students returned to the school after they were declared the winners of the football competitions, for Kigezi region, the school bus was pelted with stones and all the glass windows destroyed by unknown people.
Mugume said that because of the poor academic performance and
concentration on games and sports, the school enrollment has reduced
from 1,200, three years ago to 589 as of today.
Source: Daily Monitor
Police and military personnel have been deployed in downtown Kampala, after traders at the Qualicel Bus Terminal closed their shops in solidarity with a colleague whose shop was locked up this morning, after he protested a move to have the traders pay rent arrears.
The traders claim that city tycoon Drake Lubega directed them to pay rent arrears, yet they have been paying rent to Charles Muhangi’s family.
Traders say they won’t accept to be victims of the wars between Muhangi’s family and Lubega.
The vice chairman of Qualicel traders, Mr Mboowa said Mr Lubega called a tenants’ meeting on Wednesday to devise means of resolving the standing rift between him and traders, but they were surprised when he closed the shop of their colleague who questioned him during the meeting.
"We need government to intervene because we're being victimised by landlords. Why do you call a meeting and afterwards victmise people who spoke on our behalf? We're also being cheated through electricity and water bills," Mr Mboowa said.
Police and army deployed to disperse traders who had blocked Nabugabo Road protesting.
As the debate on Raphael Magyezi’s bill to amend Article 102(b) rages, BAKER BATTE LULE looks back at the journey President Museveni has walked to where he is now.
Some pundits refer to his 31 years in power as a life presidency project. That from the outset, Museveni was never going to let go of the presidency.
The carrot and stick have been applied at different points to overcome obstacles to this alleged project.
We start with the first four years after the NRM/A shot its way into office in 1986 when the new government issued Legal Notice No. 1. The notice decreed that the interim government would be in place for only four years, following which a general election would be called in 1989.
However, in the same year, President Museveni, who was the chairman of the NRA [now UPDF] and National Resistance Council [now parliament], shifted.
He told his then minister of Justice and attorney general, George Wilson Kanyeihamba, to draft justifications for the extension of the NRC and its executive arm for another five years until a new constitution under which general elections would be held had been written.
Kanyeihamba, now a retired Supreme court judge, told The Observer recently that there were justifiable reasons for the extension of Museveni’s tenure then. But these reasons no longer exist today, Kanyeihamba says.
“When the Movement came, they had given themselves four years but that was idealistic. Museveni entrusted me to articulate the views why the NRM should extend for another five years. I did; you don’t have to believe my word, go to the NRM secretariat [and check what I said],” Kanyeihamba said.
Today, the retired judge finds himself vehemently opposed to his former boss’ determination to lift age limits from the constitution and remove the last thing standing in the way of a potential presidency for life. Kanyeihamba says the issues which necessitated extending Museveni’s tenure 28 years ago have long disappeared.
“For the president who has served the country for over 30 years making decisions day and night; he is physically and mentally exhausted...,” he said.
In the then expanded National Resistance Council of 270 members, only one member, Joseph Wasswa Ziritwawula opposed the 1989 extension. He famously walked out, resigning his seat as NRC member representing a Kampala constituency.
Ziritwawula has long retreated from active politics. However, in an interview with a local daily, the former Kampala mayoral candidate said he would still resign if the same situation played out now.
“Proclamation No. 1 of 1986, put it that the government would be in power for four years after which they would hold elections. Which they didn’t do,” Ziritwawula said.
“I was saying that parliament (NRC) could not extend its term. It is like parliament sitting today and deciding to extend its term. That is not its mandate; it’s the mandate of the people. Giving a period for government is a mandate of the whole population; not a mandate of parliament,” he said.
LIFTING OF TERM LIMITS
The NRC later approved the Uganda Constitutional Commission headed by former Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki to collect people’s views about the new constitution which was debated and promulgated by the Constituent Assembly in 1995. In there, it had article 105 (b) limiting a person eligible for election as president to two five-year terms.
In the subsequent elections of 1996, a still popular President Museveni defeated his closest rival, the opposition coalition candidate, Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere by 75 percent.
Five years on in 2001, he returned to the people with an election manifesto built around the need to professionalise the armed forces ahead of the transition to full civilian rule.
Credit: The Observer Newspaper.
East African Community, Kampala, Uganda, 28 October, 2016: The second EAC Common Market Scorecard (CMS) 2016 which evaluates implementation of the EAC Common Market Protocol was launched in Kampala, Uganda by the EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Finance and Administration, Hon. Jesca Eriyo. The Scorecard 2016, which measures Partner States' compliance to the free movement of capital, services, and goods, was developed by the World Bank Group together with Trade Mark East Africa at the request of the EAC Secretariat.
The Scorecard was developed over a period of 18 months under the supervision of the EAC Secretariat and Partner States. The areas of capital, services and goods were selected for scoping as they are fundamental to the operations of the Common Market.
Addressing the participants at the launching, the EAC Deputy Secretary General stated that "a number of reforms have been undertaken since the 2014 CMS. These have brought the total number of non-conforming measures (NCMs) down from 63 in 2014 to 59 in 2016.'' While this shows progress it should be noted that all EAC Partner States remain largely non-compliant in their services trade liberalization commitments, added Hon. Jesca Eriyo.
Hon Eriyo disclosed to the participants that In CMS 2016 all Partner States were given full marks for compliance. Subsequent scorecards should consider assessing implementation of these commitments.The Deputy Secretary General informed the participants that the Scorecard is well aligned with the EAC's implementation priorities. "It fosters peer learning and facilitate the adoption of best practice in the region".
"The Scorecard will contribute to strengthen the regional market, grow the private sector and deliver benefits to consumers," stated Hon. Eriyo.
She said the implementation in terms of recognition of certificates of origin, an issue repeatedly identified as a significant non-tariff barrier (NTB) in 2014, Burundi continues to earn full points and Kenya continues to score 90 percent. Tanzania's recognition of certificates of origin has improved from 50 to 60 percent; Rwanda and Uganda's scores have both declined, indicating a worsening performance in terms of recognizing certificates of origin of other EAC Partner States. Most countries improved their score on applying tariff equivalent charges, though such charges persist as barriers to intra-EAC trade, stated the EAC official.
Hon Jesca Eriyo disclosed to the participants that the EAC average of resolution of new NTBs for the 2016 period was about 54 percent, better than the 38 percent rate for CMS 2014. The EAC Deputy Secretary General called for greater information sharing regarding the Treaty and Protocol provisions in the Partner States. Some members of the private sector, including private sector apex bodies, were unfamiliar with the Protocol or with the commitments affecting their operations. Hon Eriyo urged Partner States to strongly engage and inform the private sector on the implications on these reforms on their day-to-day operations across the region and develop a private sector reform champions who could help push for implementation.
Catherine Masinde, the Practice Manager, East Africa, Trade and Competitiveness, World Bank Group, said, EAC Partners have done a commendable effort in removing barriers to free movement of capital, services and goods, but more needs to be done
She said the EAC Scorecard provides transparent, rigorous, unbiased and client-led data on the key implementation gaps to the integration of the region's economies. It also highlights possible reform areas to improve compliance to the Common Market Protocol".
On his part Vice Chairman of East African Business Council Uganda, Kassim Omary, said it is of atmost importance to measure the extent to which the EAC Parter States are translating the Common Market Protocol into policies that support actualization of free movement of people and workers, goods, services and the rights of establishment and residence within the EAC Partner States
Mr Richard Kamajugo, Senior Director of Trade Mark East Africa in-charge of Trade and Environment, said that the TMEA Program of support to the Common Market Scorecard has been running from 2012 to march 2017,under the EAC Investment Climate Programe. He said the total budget support to the program was $ 10.4m, through IFC and EAC (technical support), under a 5 component program aimed at increasing inter and intra-regional trade and investment through investment climate reforms supporting the EAC Common Market.
East African Court of Justice, Arusha, 31st October, 2016: The Judge President of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ), Hon. Justice Dr. Emmanuel Ugirashebuja, has on behalf of the Court congratulated Hon. Justice Isaac Lenaola upon his new appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kenya.
Justice Lenaola who has been a Judge at the High Court of Kenya been promoted to the Supreme Court of Kenya after a rigorous recruitment process. His Lordship has replaced retired Justice Philip Tunoi, former Vice President of the EACJ. Until his appointment, Justice Lenaola was the head of the Constitutional and Human Rights Division at the High Court of Kenya.
The Summit of the EAC Heads of State appointed His Lordship Justice Lenaola as a Judge of the EACJ, First Instance Division, in April 2011 and consequently designated him as the Deputy Principal Judge of the same Division in November 2013, a position he still holds to date. Justice Lenaola replaced retired Hon. Lady Justice Mary Stella Arach Amoko from the Republic of Uganda with effect from 1st December, 2013.
The President of the Court, Hon. Justice Dr. Ugirashebuja hailed Justice Lenaola upon his new appointment and wishes him success in his new role as a Supreme Court judge.
Hon. Justice Dr. Ugirashebuja said that Justice Lenaola's elevation from the High Court to the Supreme Court demonstrates the judge's industriousness and commitment to serve, thus his being entrusted with a greater assignment.
His Excellency, President Uhuru Kenyatta swore in Justice Lenaola as a Judge of the Supreme Court on 28th October, 2016. Also sworn in at the same ceremony was Justice Philomena Mwilu as the Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic of Kenya.
About the EACJ
The East African Court of Justice (EACJ or 'the Court'), is one of the Organs of the East African Community established under Article 9 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community. Established in November 2001, the Court's major responsibility is to ensure the adherence to law in the interpretation and application of and compliance with the EAC Treaty.
Arusha is the temporary seat of the Court until the Summit determines its permanent seat. The Court's sub-registries are located in the respective National Courts in the Partner States.