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Saturday, December 30th, 2017


Who is the new Cranes coach Sébastien Desabre

Sébastien Desabre is a French born football coach and former player.  He was appointed as the Manager of the Ugandan national team, The Cranes starting on December 28, 2017. Sébastien replaces the Serbian Coach Milutin Sredojevic (‘Micho’) who left The Cranes in July 2017 to go coach the Orlando Pirates Club in South Africa..  Micho’s departure from Uganda was clouded in many months of none payment of his salary and other benefits. It will be interesting to see if The Cranes (FUFA) can play this game with Sébastien for theRead More

Uganda govt deports 5 more Rwandese after torture in “safe” houses

KIGALI (KTPRESS) – Uganda has again deported five more Rwandans today. The deportees who looked very tired and weak narrated to media how relieved they feel after surviving death from torture while held incommunicado for weeks in undisclosed detention centres in Uganda. At about 19h30 local time, Rwanda National  Police van dropped five deportees at Police headquarters in Kacyiru, City of Kigali, following two weeks of detention in Uganda. Those deported include; Hubert Munyangaju Mugwaneza – a consultant who owns a firm in Uganda’s capital Kampala, Dinah Kamikazi – aRead More

USA bought Alaska from Russia for USD $7.2M in 1867

USA BOUGHT ALASK FOR $7.2M FROM RUSSIA IN 1867. Over 150 years ago Russia sold Alaska for $7.2M. In 2017, Museveni bought Uganda by paying each MP a measly $19,000. A country that has oil, minerals, jet fighters, 38 millions people and much more. I never knew how poor our MPs were till when they got paid such less money to sell off their nation. From Maama Mabira to most of NRM and independent MPs who voted to amend the constitution are facing it rough from their constituencies while dictatorRead More

Return to tradition – millet beats droughts, improves diet

NPR – Getting people to change what they eat is tough. Changing a whole farming system is even tougher. The southern Indian state of Karnataka is quietly trying to do both, with a group of cereals that was once a staple in the state: millet. Until about 40 years ago, like most of India, the people of Karnataka regularly ate a variety of millets, from finger millet (or ragi) to foxtail millet. They made rotis with it, ate it with rice, and slurped it up at breakfast as porridge. In the sixties, the GreenRead More

Kidnappers release Ukrainian Bitcoin analyst after getting $1M ransom

KYIV, UKRAINE (VOA) —  Kidnappers in Ukraine have released an employee at a United Kingdom-registered cryptocurrency exchange after getting more than $1 million in bitcoins as ransom, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister told Reuters on Friday. Pavel Lerner, a leading analyst and expert in blockchains, or decentralized public ledgers, was abducted by unknown masked people on December 26, according to a statement by his company, EXMO Finance, on its website. “This is the first such case in Ukraine linked to bitcoins,” Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Interior Minister ArsenRead More

FBI to help Egypt fight corruption

CAIRO, Egypt, December 28, 2017/APO Group/ — The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Egyptian Administrative Control Authority (ACA) to facilitate ongoing cooperation between the two agencies. The MOU between the two agencies, both responsible for investigating government corruption, was signed during a visit to Cairo by a delegation of senior agents from the FBI.   “The ACA has much in common with the FBI. We continue to be impressed with the ACA’s professional abilities and dedication to improving life for the averageRead More

Govt slashes healthcare budget, UMA head speaks out

KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR) – Patients in government hospitals across the country will suffer more hardships in the next financial year as funding to the health sector in 2018/2019 budget has been cut. According to the Ministry of Finance’s National Budget Framework Paper submitted to Parliament, the health sector budget has been cut further from the previous Shs1.85 trillion in 2017/2018 to Shs1.714 trillion in the coming 2018/2019 financial year. This means the reduction will widen from the current Shs35b to Shs137b in the next financial year. As a result, allRead More

Oil report for December 29, 2017

What Does 2018 Hold For Oil Markets? Friday, December 29, 2017 OILPRICE – Oil prices are set to close out the year up more than 11 percent, hitting their highest level since 2015. However, the road to higher prices was rocky. In the first half of the year, the OPEC cuts appeared to have little effect, and oil prices gyrated. But the cuts started to take a large bite out of inventories in the third quarter and the price rally ensued. Other notable developments included the return of geopolitics asRead More

UCC – Uganda to launch own version of Facebook, Twitter

KAMPALA (THE OBSERVER) – Telecommunications regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) will next year launch local social media platforms in a bid to lower internet costs, the executive director Eng. Godfrey Mutabazi has said. “That is one of the projects we are working on next year. There is an investor who is bringing our own social media platforms. Instead of Twitter, you’re going to have something local that you’re going to use,” Mutabazi told URN. He says that hosting of content outside Uganda is the reason for the prohibitive internetRead More