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Wednesday, December 6th, 2017


Going home for Christmas in the village

Before you take off from Kibuga or some other small rural communities you tell us are cities, take heed because now we also have WhatsApp, FBzero and Social Bundles. Times have changed.  We shall no longer fund your city lives and this time you have to finance our Christmas in the village. Below are important things to consider: 1) Bring your own data bank.  We have no electricity and will not let you use our gadgets when yours die from dead batteries. 2) Do not bring for us pictures ofRead More

If your president’s name starts with K, he is likely an EAC dictator!

By BEAM HILLARY DETERMINANTS OF A DICTATORSHIP: A dictatorship is a form of government characterised by the absolute rule of one person or a very small group of people who hold all political powers. While a dictatorship is a form of government in some nations, Dictatorship is dangerous and cruel because of the way they treat their citizens. The essential determinants of dictatorship include; You won’t find a dictator who calls himself a dictator, instead dictators have ordinary titles such as President, Emperor, Great leader and similar Monikers. This isRead More

Is DSTv wicked or what?

By Ernest Bazanye Dear Dstv How are you and how is everything? I hope they are fine. You have been very diligent in sending me sms keeping me informed of every service update, special offer, price change and so forth. Very dilliget. Even though I have not sent you a single shilling in subscription fees for five years, you have not taken this as a slight and you have not let my neglect of our relationship sour your heart, which still stays warm towards me. This sort of love isRead More

Trump declares Jerusalem Israel capital

Washington DC (New York Times) – President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and setting in motion a plan to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely contested Holy City. “It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” said Mr. Trump, speaking from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, saying that past approaches to the conflict, like delaying that recognition, had not moved the peace process forward.Read More

Israeli firm’s spyware used against Ethiopian dissidents: Canadian Group

TORONTO/TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Surveillance software from Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems Ltd was used in an espionage campaign targeting Ethiopian dissidents living outside the East African nation, a Canadian research institute said on Wednesday. Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs said it found evidence Ethiopian dissidents in Britain, the United States and other nations were targeted with emails seeking to infect their computers with surveillance tools that Elbit sells to law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Elbit shares fell 1 percent in early NasdaqRead More

Museveni has no intentions of ending poverty in the country

BLACKSTAR NEWS – A typical grandmother in rural northern region has to take care of their grandchildren. “However, Uganda’s success is not without caveats. In 2013, more than a third of its citizens lived below the international extreme poverty line of US$1.90 a day….For every three Ugandans that moved out of poverty, two fell into poverty. Poverty has also become increasingly concentrated in the Northern and Eastern regions of the country” “It is true that there are disparities in economic development. This is not a new thing. The north and eastRead More

Uganda sends regime cadre judge to ICC even as Museveni calls withdrawal from ICC???

KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR) – A Ugandan judge has been elected to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands. The Assembly of State Parties sitting in New York on Tuesday elected Justice Solome Bossa, a judge of Uganda’s Court of Appeal, after four rounds of voting. BENIN Ambassador Adonia Ayebare, Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the UN, said they worked hard to ensure she is elected. The ICC was created by the 2002 Rome Statute to try cases of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Africa, Mr AyebareRead More

Johnny Hallyday s’éteint à l’âge de 74 ans

PARIS (LA PRESSE) – Pour tous, c’était simplement «Johnny»: l’incarnation du rock français, une voix puissante ayant traversé les modes, une vedette à la vie tempétueuse et accidentée, mais aussi un survivant chantant la solitude, finalement vaincu par le cancer… Johnny Hallyday est mort dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi à l’âge de 74 ans. C’est par un communiqué envoyé à l’AFP à 2 h 34 (20 h 34) que son épouse Laeticia a annoncé le décès de celui qui se nommait Jean-Philippe Smet dans le civil: «Johnny Hallyday est parti.Read More

Govt not to import Cuban doctors

Kampala (DAILY MONITOR) – The government has backtracked on a plan to import 200 doctors from Cuba, with the State Minister for Health, Ms Sarah Opendi, saying the matter has never been discussed. Ms Opendi told the House Committee on Health on Wednesday that “someone merely mooted the idea.” “On the matter of importing doctors from Cuba, that matter was mooted at the time when the doctors were on strike,” she said. “…nothing has been discussed. As we speak, we do not have anything concrete regarding the importation of the CubanRead More