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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017


PICTURES: Military land board – another Museveni tool for land grabbing

Immediately after taking over power in 1986 Museveni and his top NRA officials embarked on land grabbing.  The first casualty was the prime properties in Kampala and other urban areas in the country. Actually, the earliest disagreements amongst themselves arose from the sharing of these properties. After exhausting these properties in urban centres, they embarked on the vast government and privately owned land in the countryside. Initially it was land in the cattle corridor region of Buganda but with the coming on board of infrastructural projects like roads and oil,Read More

Total buys Maersk Oil & Gas business in North Sea, causes panic in Uganda

The decision by French oil major Total to acquire over $7.45 billion stake Maersk’s oil and gas business operations in the North Sea will not affect Total’s Operation in Uganda says its Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Pouyanne. The Company, one of the Joint Venture partners in the Albertine region on Monday announced it was buying Denmark’s Maersk Oil and Gas to enable it produce up to 200,000 b/d in the early 2020s. The announcement that caused surprise to the oil markets equally raised fears that TOTAL could abandon the constructionRead More

Oil report for August 22, 2017

•    The EIA included the Anadarko Region in its Drilling Productivity Report for the first time, a sign that the Oklahoma area is gaining importance for oil and gas exploration. •    The region’s most important areas are the STACK and SCOOP plays, which have seen a surge in investment and drilling in the past few years. •    The Anadarko is expected to produce over 6 bcf/d of natural gas and over 450,000 bpd of oil in September. Market Movers •    Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) is reportedly in talks to purchase natural gas from Israel’sRead More

White house under lockdown over suspicious package

A worker at the White House in June 2017. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) The White House was placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon as law enforcement officials investigate a suspicious package found on the outside of the north fence line, according to the U.S. Secret Service. The Secret Service said that at about 1:15 p.m. pedestrians and others were cleared from the area along Pennsylvania Avenue between 15th and 17th St and LaFayette Park. A spokesman declined to comment further. The incident comes a few minutes after police found a suspicionsRead More

Siemens to fund power generation in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda – Aug. 22, 2017 – PRLog — “In Uganda, Siemens’ primary goal is to assist the government to increase national power generating capacities and to connect the local population to the power grids. A reliable and extensive power supply system is the fundamental prerequisite for sustainable development, economic growth and job creation.” This is according to Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO, Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa, who is a featured panellist at the opening session of the upcoming Future Energy Uganda from 13-14 September in Kampala. Siemens is also the diamond sponsor for the meeting platform forRead More

Rats protest Buhari’s return to work

Image copyright REUTERSImage captionMuhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after two prolonged spells of medical leave this year Nigeria’s president will spend three months working from home after his office was damaged by rats. Muhammadu Buhari has just returned from three months in the UK, amid widespread concerns over his health. But government spokesman Garba Shehu said the office required renovation after damage was done to the furniture and air conditioning in his absence. He told the BBC the president had a “well-equipped” office at home that he could work “perfectly” from.Read More

VIDEO: Court sentences Sheikh Kamoga, others to life in jail

The International Court Division of the High Court has sentenced to life the leader of Tabliq Sect in Uganda Sheikh Mohammad Yunus Kamoga to life in jail. Life imprisonment means spending the rest of one’s natural life in jail. Others to spend their natural life in jail are Sheikh Siraje Kawooya, Sheikh Murta Mudde Bukenya, and Sheikh Fahad Kalungi. The same court that was presided over by a panel of three justices led by Ezekiel Muhanguzi, sentenced two others to 30 years in jail for the same offence. The juristsRead More

Barcelona to sue Neymar over move to Paris St-Germain

Barcelona are to sue former player Neymar over his 222m euro (£200m) world record move to Paris St-Germain. The Brazil international made the move to the French club after they met his buyout clause earlier this month. Barcelona are claiming breach of contract over a bonus payment triggered when Neymar signed a new five-year contract with them in October 2016. The Spanish club say they are seeking “8.5m euros (£7.8m) in damages, and an additional 10% in interest”. BBC  

Telecos appeal for extension of Simcard registration

Mobile telecommunications companies have appealed for the extension of Simcard verification deadline from August 30, instead blaming the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) for the plodding exercise. The deadline for Simcard verification using the national identity  (ID) card was this year extended from May 19 to August 30 in order to allow more time for telecoms to complete the verification exercise of subscribers who had not yet applied for or received their national ID details from NIRA. The telecoms, however say the verification process has been hampered by lackRead More

Sold into early marriage for one cow

Three people in Adekokwok Sub-county, Lira District have been arrested for allegedly marrying off a juvenile. The suspects allegedly forced a 16-year-old girl to drop out of school in February and gave her to a 20-year-old man in exchange for one cow, two goats and two chickens. The girl, a Primary Six pupil at Lango Quran Primary School in Lira Town, was being supported by Platform for Labour Action (PLA).  Police have identified the man who allegedly disappeared with the juvenile upon receiving her with “blessings” from her parents asRead More