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Thursday, December 7th, 2017

 

North Korea – Kim Jong-Un shuns UN official

  SPUTNIK – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is continuing his trend of avoiding meeting high-profile visitors to the country. Jeffrey Feltman, United Nations undersecretary-general for political affairs, is slated to leave North Korea Thursday after spending four days in the country. According to the Korea Times, there is virtually no chance Feltman will get a meeting with Kim. © REUTERS/ KCNA Photoshopped?! Pyongyang Forged Photos of Latest ICBM Test – Expert (PHOTOS)  Feltman’s visit was triggered by North Korea’s most recent, and most powerful, intercontinental ballistic missile test. While Feltman has met on this visit with North KoreanRead More


Ballon d’Or 2017: Ronaldo beats Messi to win 5th award

BBC – Cristiano Ronaldo was named man of the match in the 2017 Champions League final Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d’Or award for the fifth time – and the second year in a row. Victory took the 32-year-old Portugal international level with 30-year-old Argentine Messi, who won the most recent of his five awards in 2015. Messi’s ex-Barcelona team-mate Neymar, now at Paris St-Germain, was third. Last season, Ronaldo helped Real Madrid win the Champions League and their first La Liga title since 2012.Read More


X-Files From The Village

BY WABUYI DENIS Monday It is very common for a person to visit us and stay for a week or month. There is this woman who when she visits our neighbors can stay for almost a year. She normally comes during harvest and leaves immediately after the “big days” of Christmas. This woman is barren and whenever we are having a meal, mother will tell us to finish in time lest Wolayo finds you “amuse”. Legend has it that if a barren woman finds you eating, you also become barren.Read More


Gaza Prof – Trump’s Jerusalem move will launch very big intifada

SPUTNIK – US President Donald Trump’s announcement of recognition for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will intensify anger against Israel in Palestine and across the Arab world, Dr. Waleed AlModallal, Head of the Department of Economics and Political Science at the Islamic University of Gaza, told Radio Sputnik. On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump declared recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and ordered the Department of State to take measures for the relocation of the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. However, he did sign a waiver to delay the relocation by six months, something all US presidents have signedRead More


Broke South Sudan stills owes $1.3B Oil payments to Sudan

South Sudan still has to pay US$1.3 billion to Sudan out of an original deal for US$3 billion worth of payments for using Sudan’s infrastructure to export its oil, South Sudan’s deputy finance minister Mou Ambrose Thiik told Reuters, just hours before he was dismissed from his post by the president. According to now former deputy finance minister Thiik, the outstanding payment still due to Sudan is equal to eight years of oil export income for South Sudan at current oil prices. Although it was already known that South Sudan owedRead More


Gunmen assassinate South Sudan MP in Uganda

DAILY MONITOR – Gunmen suspected to be operating in South Sudan last night entered into Yumbe District in Uganda and assassinated Jacob Kuwinsuk Gale, the Member of Parliament for Yei River State Transitional Legislative Assembly. In press statement released by Mr Alfred Kenneth Duku, the Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sport Yei River State, the MP was in company of other people making consultations as part of the National dialogue in Uganda. “This is to inform the people of Yei River State in particular and South Sudan in generalRead More


Somalia, US sign $300M development pact

DALSAN RADIO – Somalia government has for the first time in 30 years signed a development assistance agreement with the US A $300M pact signed on Wednesday will now see Ministry of Planning co-authorize all US development assistance to Somalia. Planning Minister Gamal Hassan termed the pact “a landmark” achievement in Somalia’s development. USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa Julie Koenen said the U.S. Government is committed to support the Federal Government of Somalia’s efforts in achieving stability through such assistance. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo who this week saw aRead More


Kigezi / Kinkinzi FM journalist drops dead

DAILY MONITOR – Passy Kamusiime, a radio presenter at the Kabale based Voice of Kigezi FM is dead. The cause of her death is still a mystery as her parents and workmates say they are waiting for the post-mortem report from Kabale regional referral hospital where she was admitted and died shortly after. Kamusiime, 31, was a renowned radio presenter, news anchor and a host of different talk shows at the radio station. Kamusiime’s mother, Ms Angella Byamugisha said she travelled from Rukungiri municipality on Monday morning after the deceasedRead More


Chinese ‘investor’ evicts 10,000 off land with help of Museveni goons

KAMPALA (THE OBSERVER) – The space for artisanal miners in Uganda is slowly shrinking. As the country tries to strike a deal between artisanal miners and a developer of a gold mine in Mubende, a similar problem is playing out in Buhweju district. A Chinese company, Hubei Jiu Zhou Geological Exploration Company Limited, has sued artisanal miners for encroaching on its gold site. In a suit that Hubei has filed, the company says nearly 10,000 artisanal gold miners are operating illegally on its site, and, therefore wants them evicted. TheRead More


Uganda Oil refinery – General Electric to cut 12,000 jobs

ZURICH (Reuters) – General Electric Co (GE.N) is axing 12,000 jobs at its global power business, the struggling industrial conglomerate’s latest effort to shrink itself into a more focused company. The U.S. company launched the cuts to save $1 billion in 2018, saying it expected dwindling demand for fossil fuel power plants to continue. “Traditional power markets including gas and coal have softened,” GE said. Rumors of sweeping job cuts were confirmed by labor union sources on Wednesday, with staff in Switzerland and Germany among those badly hit. “This decisionRead More