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Friday, February 9th, 2018


UGANDA: Minister Janat Mukwaya attacks Ankore Kingdom over land

Uganda government is going to force people in Ankore off their land to build a barracks and only heaven knows what else. The Minister for gender, labour and Social development, Janat Mukwaya is threatening them in this video clip which is a combination of 6 short audios received from Uganda. She held the meetings with Ankore Kingdom on February 8, 2018 and February 9, 2018. The second day of the meeting is when she told them that she is a fighter and will fight them. This is not the firstRead More

Oil report for February 9, 2018

OILPRICE.COM – After a bit of a hiatus mid-week, instability in the global financial markets returned on Thursday. Benchmark oil prices appeared to be headed for steep losses to close out the week. Oil prices crash on more market turmoil. WTI and Brent lost another 1 percent on Thursday, as global equities sold off yet again. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by another 4 percent. That dragged down the entire energy sector. As this newsletter has noted in the past, the preponderance of bullish bets on oil futures from hedge funds andRead More

UGANDA: Woman alleges domestic abuse by American husband

Three videos have been circulating on Social Media among Ugandans alleging abuse by a woman who is in Uganda claiming that her ex-husband (maybe husband) whom she ran away from in USA has now gone back to Uganda determined to kill her. A source has disclosed that the woman in question wants all the investments her husband made in Uganda and hence has refused to sign some documents that would allow her husband to get Ugandan citizenship.  The pictures enclosed tell a story of a happy couple and happy family.Read More

Child labour persists despite new anti-exploitation laws

DEUTSCHE WELLE – A new law introduced in 2016 which criminalizes child labor has failed to stop exploitation due to inadequate implementation. More than 2 million children in Uganda are estimated to be affected. Thirteen-year-old Bugembe is just one of more than 2 million children in Uganda who are currently being exploited as child laborers. “I am not in school because I have no school fees, so I sell my uncle’s polythene bags in Nakasero Market and I get here at 5 am – I have not been here for long,”Read More

GHANA: Akufo-Addo vows to step up fight against youth unemployment

DEUTSCHE WELLE – President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to create thousands of jobs. But it’s a daunting challenge and many young people remain skeptical over the government’s ability to deliver. The unemployment situation in Ghana remains a major talking point, just over a year on from President Nana Akufo-Addo‘s election victory. Prior to his win, Akufo-Addo had promised to create thousands of new jobs – but so far it appears that little has changed.According to the latest Ghana Labour Force Survey report published in 2016, more than 1.2 million GhanaiansRead More

WISDOM: 4 rituals that will make you happy from ancient days

THE LADDERS – Reading ain’t the same as doing. You wouldn’t expect to read some martial arts books and then go kick ass like Bruce Lee, would you? All behavior, all changes, must be trained. The ancient Stoics knew this. They didn’t write stuff just to be read. They created rituals — exercises — to be performed to train your mind to respond properly to life so you could live it well. From The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living: That’s why the philosophers warn us not to beRead More

SOCCER: If football were a school

via #SoccerChat256 1. Principal- Jurgen Kloop. 2. Vice principal- Carlo Ancelotti. 3.Woodwork Teacher- Diego Simeone 4. Professor of Chemistry- Pep Guardiola 5. Professor of Philosophy- Louis Van Gaal 6. Spoiled Student who always dodge classes and run after fancy girls – Neymar. 7. Student who always wants to see himself with high marks- Cristiano Ronaldo. 8. Student who is always sick- Daniel Sturridge 9. Missing 10. Student who always bites other school children- Luis Suarez. 11. Student who calls the teacher to come to class all the time- Gerrard. 12.Read More

LIBYA: Blast hits mosque in Benghazi

SPUTNIK – The explosion rattled an adjacent mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazi, leaving eight people dead, city residents told RIA Novosti. “A bag with explosives was blown up near the entrance to the Abu Huraira Mosque in the Majuri area. At the moment, we know of eight dead,” a local resident told RIA Novosti by telephone. Just In: First image emerges of worshippers carrying the wounded in the improvised explosive device blast at Abu Horira mosque in Majouri neighborhood of #Benghazi — The Libya Observer (@Lyobserver) FebruaryRead More

REPRODUCTION: Scientists grow early-stage human eggs in lab to full maturity

DEUTSCHE WELLE – Scientists have succeeded in growing early-stage human egg cells to full maturity in a laboratory for the first time, according to a study released on Friday. The findings, which were published in the journal Molecular Human Reproduction, could be used to create new fertility treatments in the future. The work by researchers at the University of Edinburgh and the Center for Human Reproduction took ovarian tissue and matured it to the point at which it could be fertilized. Previous studies had created live offspring from mice eggsRead More

ENERGY: Tullow turns a profit after 3 years in the red

Barry O’Halloran (IRISH TIMES) – Irish explorer Tullow Oil reported a surprise €18 million operating profit on Wednesday after three years in the red and said it expected the first oil from its Kenya prospect in 2021 or 2022.The London-listed company is targeting east Africa as its next frontier after developing two large fields in Ghana earlier this decade. Tullow entered Kenya in 2010 and has more 48,000 sq km of acreage in the country. It said after appraisal drilling and well tests at the South Lokichar basin, it estimated the land-locked basin to contain 560 million barrels of oilRead More