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Wednesday, November 29th, 2017


Muntu loss to POA wake up call for all opposition

By Nathan Span MUNTU’S ELECTION LOSS MUST BE A WAKE UP CALL. We call upon all other regions to stand up and get involved in the politics of our nation especially the central region. Stand up and be counted. Central region has been pushed aside in the politics of Uganda since 1962 by force not by ballots. Buganda and Eastern regions have been dormant in politics and it should change. Those in power for the last three decades cannot develop anything but tribalism and stealing of national properties and SamRead More

Bank of Uganda ready to close more errant banks

DAILY MONITOR Kampala – Bank of Uganda (BoU) deputy governor has warned that as regulators of commercial banks, they are ready to close all deposit-taking financial commercial institutions that put clients’ money at risk. Dr Louis Kasekende says some sections of the public should stop misjudging and attacking the Central Bank because of the number of banks it has closed since it has saved hundreds of depositors from losing their money. “Before we close any bank, we impose constraints on activities of the bank which are threatening depositors’ money,” heRead More

UN war crimes court suspended after Slobodan commits suicide

SPUTNIK – UN judges have suspended an appeal hearings on war crimes after one of the suspects allegedly “takes poison” upon a guilty verdict. During an appeal judgment at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) 72-year-old former Bosnian Croat military leader Slobodan Praljak drank something which is alleged to be poison from a small bottle after judjes announced his 20-year jail sentence, AFP reported. “I am not a war criminal, I oppose this conviction,” Praljak told the court before drinking from a flask. Praljak’s lawyer Natasa Faveau-Ivanovic consequently confirmed that his client “drank poison thisRead More

Sam Allardyce appointed Evertonmanager

Sam Allardyce has been confirmed as Everton’s new manager with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri hailing him as a ‘strong leader’ and pledging ‘he can go as far as he wants.’ Allardyce, 63, returned from a holiday with his wife Lynne on Wednesday and met Moshiri to thrash out the finer details of his contract. He will earn a salary approaching £6million a year during the 18-month deal and the former England manager will begin his tenure with Saturday’s Premier League fixture against Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park. However, he will attend Wednesday night’s home match againstRead More

Pope does not mention ethnic cleansing on Myanmar visit

© REUTERS/ SOE ZEYA TUN Pope’s Emphasis on Religious Harmony a Strong Message to Myanmar   SPUTNIK – During his three-day visit to the conflict-ravaged Southeast Asian nation, His Holiness Pope Francis held a historic mass, where he urged reconciliation, while conspicuously omitting any reference to the plight of over 650,000 Rohingya Muslims who are caught in what top diplomats are calling a “major humanitarian crisis.” Preaching to some 150,000 Catholics in Yangon’s Kyaikkasan Ground Park, Pope Francis underscored that the Christian way is to respond to hatred and violence with “forgiveness and compassion.”Read More

UN asks Brazil for peacekeepers for Central African Republic

BRASILIA (VOA) — The United Nations has asked Brazil to send troops to join its peace mission in the Central African Republic, said Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the U.N.’s head of peacekeeping operations, in an interview Monday. The U.N. Security Council approved this month the deployment of an additional 900 peacekeepers to protect civilians in the impoverished landlocked nation, where violence broke out between Muslims and Christians in 2013. Lacroix said violence had increased in the east, largely due to a security vacuum left by the departure of Ugandan troops, who had beenRead More

Vietnamese blogger jailed for exposing chemical spill

The disaster occurred in April 2016 when hundreds of people became ill from eating poisoned fish. It emerged several months later that a steel factory owned by Taiwanese Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation had leaked chemicals into the adjacent South China Sea. More than 200,000 people working in the region were directly affected by the poisoning, according to the Vietnamese ministry of labour. Formosa took responsibility for the spill, which is considered one of the worst environmental disasters in the country’s history, and agreed to pay $500m in damages. TheRead More