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Saturday, August 26th, 2017


UCC to kick 2 million off the information grid – #SimCardRegistration

Authorities in Kampala say that all unregistered Sim cards will be switched off on August 30, ending months’ long feuds between mobile phone subscribers, telecom companies and the government. Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda told a press conference on Friday that no further deadline extensions would be granted. “That is the decision the meeting took; all unverified/unregistered Sim cards will be switched off at midnight of August 30, when the three months extension granted by President Yoweri Museveni expires,” he said. Information and Communications Technology Minister Frank Tumwebaze said reprieveRead More

VIDEO: Oil report for August 25, 2017

Energy prices are on their way up as a major hurricane is set to hit the U.S. within hours. Hurricane Harvey, at the time of this writing, is forecast to become a high Category 3 hurricane, the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. since at least 2008, and perhaps since 2005. The storm is heading directly for the coast of Texas between Houston and Corpus Christi, where many oil refineries are located. “It is becoming pretty clear this morning that Harvey will be mentioned alongside Katrina and Sandy in theRead More

American journalist among 19 killed in South Sudan – rebels

NAIROBI (Reuters) – A United States citizen working in South Sudan as a freelance journalist was among 19 people killed on Saturday during fighting between government troops and rebels in Yei River state, the rebels and the military said. Christopher Allen, who worked for various news outlets, was killed in heavy fighting in the town of Kaya. South Sudan has been convulsed by conflict since late 2013, pitting President Salva Kiir’s troops against those of rebel leader Riek Machar. “On the ground, about 16 (bodies) have been found around theRead More

VIDEO: ISIS threatens to attack Pope, Vatican

Isis fighters say they are heading for RomeIsis   A recent film shows Isis fighters in the Philippines destroying images of Pope Francis while desecrating a Catholic church they captured in Marawi in the country’s south. Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See’s No. 2 official, told reporters on 26 August he had seen the video.”Remember this, you kuffar [non-Muslims] – we will be in Rome, we will be in Rome, inshallah [god willing],” one of the jihadis says to the camera two minutes into the slickly producedRead More

Les jeunes du parti de Kabila s’afficent avec les Imbonerakure

La ligue des jeunes du Parti du peuple pour la reconstruction et la démocratie (PPRD), formation politique du président congolais Joseph Kabila, a répondu favorablement le weekend dernier à une invitation des Imbonerakure, mouvement de jeunesse burundais affilié au CNDD-FDD, le parti au pouvoir. Ces jeunes sont soupçonnés d’être une milice supplétive des forces armées burundaises. Un affichage assumé qui suscite la controverse à Kinshasa. Depuis quarante-huit heures, la polémique enfle petit à petit sur les réseaux sociaux. Surtout sur l’application mobile de messagerie instantanée WhatsApp où circule un cliché montrantRead More

Kenyan man tries to bury mother alive over land dispute

Police in Kabuchai Constituency, Bungoma County are holding a man who attempted to bury his mother alive following a land dispute. Efforts by Mr Chris Wamalwa aged 40 to bury his mother at Siuno village in Kabuchai constituency were thwarted by people who were passing nearby. They heard the woman crying for help and went to check. They rushed to the scene and found the suspect struggling to bury his mother in a pit latrine that was halfway dug. Ms Beatrice Nasaka narrated how her son had forced her toRead More

Kenya post election violence – bodies found in Kisumu

Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o during a visit at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary, August 25, 2017. /MAURICE ALAL A body with two bullet holes in the chest and a severely damaged leg was found stuffed in a bag at Usoma beach in Kisumu on Wednesday. Locals who found it say it may be of a person who was shot dead during demonstrations over the presidential election. They informed police who took the body to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary. Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o,Read More

Kirr – IGAD doesn’t want Machar in national dialogue

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has denied attempts by his administration to bar exiled rebel chief Riek Machar from returning to the country to participate in the dialogue process, saying the decision to exclude his archival was reached by IGAD member countries in the hope of preventing renewed conflict in the country. “We didn’t really exclude anyone. But for Riek, he knows why. It is not he who is not interested in joining but the whole region does not want him to [join]. That was the agreement because whenever he comesRead More

Museveni crosses Red Line by demanding for age limit, land grabbing bills

Museveni’s cynical land grab and life-presidency plans are key pointers to the final demise of his repressive and corrupt regime. [A Free Uganda Communication about the state of Ugandan Freedom Struggle – By Dr. Vincent Magombe, Secretary Free Uganda Leadership Committee and Press Secretary FU – 26/08/2017] There is no doubt about it, the freedom struggles against Mr. Museveni’s cynical land-grab and life-presidency plans are key to the ultimate liberation of Uganda. And Mr. Yoweri Museveni is best advised to start preparing for an inevitable end to his over 3-decadesRead More