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Saturday, July 29th, 2017


South Sudan news updates for July 29, 2017

Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Juba, Reverend Santo Laku Pio (ST Photo) July 29, 2017 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese Catholic Bishop said efforts to resuscitate South Sudan’s peace process would not be successful, if the rebel leader, currently in exiled in South Africa, was excluded. Bishop Santo Loku of the Auxiliary Catholic Dioceses of Juba said President Salva Kiir and his main political rival are responsible for the more than three-year civil war in the country and must be personally involved in resolving it. “I hear IGAD [Intergovernmental Authority onRead More

South Sudan rebels attack Jale barracks near Uganda border

Heavy gunfire rocked Jale barracks of SPLA IG on Friday causing fears among the residents along the borderline in Moyo District MOYO- Heavy gunfire rocked Jale barracks of SPLA IG on Friday causing fears among the residents along the borderline in Moyo District. Lt Ahmed Hassan Kato, the UPDF 4th division spokesperson said at 6.00am, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) attacked Jale, one of the bases of the SPLA in Government in Kajo-Keji Country, about two kilometres from the borderline of Moyo District in Uganda. “It is true there was exchangeRead More

Letter to Canada Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau on #Uganda #AgeLimit

Martha Leah Nangalama Scoudouc (Moncton), New Brunswick Canada July 29th, 2017 Justin Trudeau House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Honorable Justin Trudeau, Re: Uganda to lift Age Limit to allow President Yoweri Museveni rule for life My name is Martha Leah Nangalama.  I am a Uganda-Canadian citizen currently living in Scoudouc, New Brunswick. Like many concerned citizens of Uganda, I am writing to express my disappointment in the way the Canadian government continues to use tax payer money to support and cement in the dictatorship of Museveni.  AllRead More

VIDEO: Kenya DP Ruto attack update

The attack that is still happening at Deputy President William Ruto’s Sugoi home has raised eyebrows as no clear information has been relayed by the relevant authorities to explain what is really happening. Security officers have been deployed to control the situation. Media and members of the public have been barred from the scene and kept at least 500m away. One GSU officer has been shot. STANDARD MEDIA  

Brighter Monday is hiring for Uganda ICT

Job Summary: The ICT Manager is responsible and accountable for the smooth running of Solarnow’s computer systems in Uganda within the limits of requirements, specifications, costs and timelines. The incumbent will supervise the implementation and maintenance of Solarnow’s computing needs. The ICT manager will provide leadership to ICT operations and infrastructure ensuring that an appropriate technical support framework is in place, including the management and delivery of service support and service delivery. The incumbent will work closely with other departments to identify, recommend, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions. As well as these responsibilities,Read More

Unicef is hiring for Uganda

Communications for Development Specialist, (NO-C), Kampala, Uganda (Fixed Term Post) Open to Only Ugandan Nationals Apply nowJob no: 505950 Work type: Fixed Term Staff Location: Uganda Categories: Communication for Development (C4D) UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – toRead More

Letter to US ambassador to Uganda re: #AgeLimit

July 29th, 2017 The Honorable Ms. Deborah Malac Ambassador of USA US Embassy Kampala Ggaba Road Kampala Uganda +256414259791 Dear Honorable Ambassador My name is Nathan Span.  I am a Uganda-American citizen currently living in Boston Massachusetts. Like many concerned citizens of Uganda, I am writing to express my disappointment in the way the government of the United States and other donor partners have kept supporting the regime of President Yoweri Museveni, given its Human Rights Records that stands out as a sore thumb. Honorable ambassador the government of UgandaRead More

Uganda kids are going to school hungry, many have stunt growth

KAMPALA – Most of Uganda’s children are going to school hungry and 29 percent of those aged under five are stunted due to poor feeding. Nearly half of all the country’s citizens overall, meanwhile, are consume less calories than they require each day. Uganda does not store food for use in emergencies and the land tenure system, while recently improved, is undermining the country’s agricultural potential. These are some of the findings of a ground-breaking independent review of hunger conducted over the last 11 months in Uganda. The review wasRead More

Kenya DP Ruto home attacked

Unknown number of gunmen have stormed into the home of Deputy President William Ruto in Sugoi, Uasin Gishu County. DP Ruto is on the campaign trail and started with a rally in Kitale before heading to Kapkatet Stadium in Kericho County where he addressed the rally but did not mention the incident. He is expected to attend another rally in Narok. Here is what we know so far: Unknown time: DP Ruto spent the night at the Sugoi home before leaving Saturday morning to accompany President Uhuru Kenyatta for a seriesRead More

Micho terminates contract over salary arrears

Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has terminated his contract as coach of Uganda’s national team over the issue of unpaid wages. His future as coach of The Cranes had been the source of much speculation all week which led to him meeting Uganda FA (Fufa) officials on Monday. On Saturday, Micho confirmed to BBC Sport that he was leaving his position. “It is a notice of termination due to non payment of salaries,” the Serbian stated. The 47 year old had been in his position as Uganda coach since his appointment in May 2013.Read More