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Real estate developers – Ugandan prefer renting houses in city suburbs

By Moses Ndhaye. Real estate developers in Uganda says tenants in Uganda are now preferring to rent houses in city suburbs than renting in the prime residential areas such as Kololo Naguru and Nakasero. The Managing director Knight Frank Judy Rugasira  while releasing the sector performance report for the last six month says the tenants are now opting accommodation in these areas because the prices are lower and the quality of the stock of houses available is newer similar to those in the prime residential areas. She says, in fact most of the tenants opting for this are good caliber people in middle income class . She says this has registered a decline of 5% from 86% to 81% in …

Growing up with a pet can bring social & emotional benefit to children and adolescents.

New studies have confirmed that growing up with a pet can bring social, emotional and educational benefit to children and adolescents. According to studies done by the University of Liverpool and published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Youngsters with pets tend to have greater self-esteem, less loneliness, and enhanced social skills. Dr Carri Westgarth, project leader said that anyone that has grown up with, and loved a family pet intrinsically feels the value of their companionship. He explained that they dug up into that evidence to understand which potential benefits were most strongly supported.

British-Ugandan actor Daniel Kaluuya’s movie tops the US box office in its opening weekend

Daniel Kaluuya

By David Kugonza Get Out is a 2017 American comedy horror film written, co-produced and directed by Jordan Peele, marking his directorial debut. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams, LaKeith Stanfield, Bradley Whitford and Stephen Root, and follows a young interracial couple who visit the mysterious estate of the woman’s parents. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2017, and was released in the United States on February 24, 2017, by Universal Pictures. The film received praise from critics and has grossed $37 million.  it took $30m in its first weekend in the US Summary: Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she …

UGANDA THE MOST FRIENDLY COUNTRY

Compiled by David Kugonza To determine where expats might find the best success of fitting in fast, global community network InterNations recently conducted their annual Expat Insider survey of more than 14,000 expats from 191 countries, asking residents to rate a number of aspects about life abroad, including how easy it was to settle in, a country’s friendliness and ease of making friends. Uganda received the highest marks for friendliness. According to the InterNations report, 57% of expats in Uganda gave ‘general friendliness’ the best possible rating (the global average was 26%). Not only that, not a single respondent ranked this factor negatively. Charlotte Beauvoisin, a British expat who writes about living in the capital Kampala at Diary of a Muzungu, said that welcoming …

Janet Jackson gives birth at 50

Singer Janet Jackson has at the age of 50 given birth to her first child, a baby boy A rep for Jackson confirmed the news saying, “Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world.” The rep added, “Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably.” News of Jackson’s pregnancy first surfaced in April of 2016, when she postponed her Unbreakable tour to plan her family. She did not say she was pregnant at the time, but it was later confirmed by her brother Tito Then, in October 2016, the music icon appeared in an exclusive photo in People Magazine showing her growing baby bump. With her pregnancy, Jackson joined …