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Friday, January 12th, 2018

 

Trump asks why US would want immigrants from ‘shithole countries’

REUTERS – In bluntly vulgar language, U.S. President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. Trump’s contemptuous description of an entire continent startled lawmakers in the meeting and immediately revived charges that the president is racist. The White House did not deny his remark but issued a statement saying Trump supports immigration policies that welcome “those whoRead More


Tullow Oil exits Uganda

This should not come as a surprise for those who read my oil reports every Tuesday and Friday. I have sometimes done my own analysis on oil outside of the reports I share from oilprice.com, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal. I remember writing an analysis with the title of WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR UGANDA OIL when I used to write the business column for The Insider in early 2015. Tullow had just booked a loss of USD $14 Billion and it was blamed on exploration. Some of youRead More


Kenya Airways starts direct daily flights to US

NAIROBI (DAILY NATION) – Direct flights to the United States will create about 150 jobs at Kenya Airways #ticker:KQ, the national carrier has announced, giving a glimpse of the economic benefits expected from the new route. Kenya Airways on Thursday started booking passengers for the inaugural October 28 flight to the US, which will instantly cut by six hours flight time between New York and the Kenyan capital. The flights are expected to further boost tourism and trade between the two countries. On Thursday, Kenya Airways CEO Sebastian Mikosz saidRead More


Amin, Obote, Okello kids serve me, I don’t believe in vendetta- Museveni

President Museveni was Thursday a chief guest at the Kasese Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) fundraising for the Better Living Centre, a multi-purpose facility that will serve as a church and also host several other income-generating projects. He appealed to the people of Kasese and the Rwenzori region to embrace peace and shun the endless wars and conflicts that have retarded development and cost lives. Rwenzori region is blessed with abundant resources for agriculture, tourism, minerals that are crucial for industrialisation and a brilliant and hard working population. However, the endlessRead More


Museveni did not destroy opposition, he just let them do it themselves

No support for Dr. Kizza Besigye or Gen. Mugisha Muntu was ever lost from my part for I believed in both of them and I still do believe in both gentlemen.  Everything supporting both gentlemen and also criticizing them is public and only a Google search.  The problem for Besigye is letting total diehard hooligans run his campaigns and Andrew Mwenda (love him or hate him) did point this out far too many times and most of you ignored Mwenda. Gen. Mugisha Muntu and his ridiculous politeness and discipline.  ForRead More


Uganda employers need to stop firing employees

As former Apple CEO Steve Jobs famously said “it doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” Uganda has an incredibly high level of unemployment not many managers and leaders care since they can hire and fire anytime with no repercussions at all.  In fact, even the most qualified people for the job rather be told what to do to please the boss since opportunities are far and limited. This is where UgandaRead More