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Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

 

UGANDA: Museveni regime bans blood donation

Despite there being a severe shortage of blood in Uganda, the USA funded blood handling agency has conspired with the dictator regime of President Yoweri Museveni to ban opposition members from donating blood.  AND this is not because the regime sycophants donate blood. They do not. Because they fly their relatives to expensive hospitals abroad and do not care what happens to the masses in Uganda. It is truly shocking to see Ambassador Debrah Malac and her fellow diplomats who wine and dine with Museveni watch such injustice be nettedRead More


UGANDA: How the fake arms deal with Poland became public

First published by Change of Guards blog on November 17, 2016 In May, 2015, a clique of Uganda ‘mafias’ set off to play their usual money games.  This time around they zeroed in on a Polish arms company, BPM Poland.  Masquerading as top army officers of the Museveni army, they sought to buy a big consignment of assorted military equipment from the same company.  Such equipment included armor for battle tanks, light armored cars for reconnaissance, Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) and self propelled artillery pieces.  After a series of communications,Read More


ZAMBIA: Seeks restructuring massive China debt after IMF warning

BLOOMBERG – Zambia’s cabinet approved plans to restructure the country’s loans from China after the International Monetary Fund said Africa’s second-biggest copper producer was at high risk of debt distress. The government will also source financing directly from Chinese lenders rather than through contractors in a bid to cut the cost of borrowing, the presidency said Tuesday in an emailed statement. Zambia’s external debt grew to $7.6 billion, or 29 percent of gross domestic product, by the end of August, according to Finance Ministry data, a situation that prompted a warning in October fromRead More


USA: 2019 budget favors wars abroad over poor Americans

SPUTNIK – On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump released his “efficient, effective and accountable” budget for fiscal year 2019 and, to no surprise, social programs are on the chopping block. Aside from wanting to privatize the International Space Station and eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, Trump is also looking to cut food assistance programs by $214 billion. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program is also going to be cut by $21 billion. While both Medicaid and Medicare say goodbye to $250 billion and $550 billion, respectively, inRead More


REFUGEES: Congolese refugees drown while seeking safety in Uganda

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply saddened by reports of four Congolese refugees who drowned as they were seeking safety in Uganda, after their boat capsized on Lake Albert. UNHCR warns that even more lives could be lost on the often perilous lake routes, as increasing numbers of refugees escape intercommunal violence and conflict, across theRead More


UGANDA: Museveni’s security operatives strike again – 2 Europeans dead over another fake arms deal

CHANGE OF GUARDS – Stealing, extortion, and outright robbery from the so called foreign investors is the order of the day by the Museveni regime security entrepreneurs. In 2016 a group of army officers conspired with well connected civilians in a racket to defraud a Polish company of millions of Euros.  Claiming to be Uganda’s Ministry of Defence contractors, they deceived an arms company BMP Poland SP that the government of Uganda intended to procure a large cache of arms worth Euro 71m.  In September 2016 Mr. Celler Marek theRead More


ENERGY: Oil report for February 13, 2018

OILPRICE.COM –  The EIA predicts that the U.S will become a net energy exporter by 2022. –    Natural gas exports and crude oil exports are both rising, after a long history in which the U.S. was a major importer of both. –    To be sure, the U.S. is still one of the largest net-importers of crude oil, but the rising volume of exports is cutting down on that total. –    In future scenarios in which oil prices are higher relative to a baseline assumption, the U.S. becomes a net energy exporter sooner,Read More


UGANDA: Entire village in Napak gets burnt to ashes

One of the largest villages in Napak district comprising of about 179 house holds in Nabwal Sub county was on Monday night (February 12, 2018) burnt to ashes by unknown cause/persons. It was around 10:40pm when every one had already gone to sleep when people suddenly saw the fire catching one of the houses. Being that there was too much wind, the fire spread rapidly to the whole village.  Since it was at night and with strong winds, people were unable to rescue any of their property. The fire thatRead More


AGRICULTURE: 36 Uganda farmers paid in Bidco project dispute

THE EAST AFRICAN – Farmers whose land was acquired for a controversial Bidco palm oil project in Uganda have been compensated. The payoff to the 36 farmers follows mediation by the dispute resolution office of the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC). A Ugandan environmental lobby had last year filed the case at the IFC’s ombudsman on behalf of the Bugala Farmers Association (BFA), claiming that their land was grabbed and that Bidco had degraded the environment to pave way for palm oil production. The case went into dispute resolution.Read More


AFRICA: 5th Annual Commonwealth Africa Summit in London UK

You are invited to participate in the 5th Annual Commonwealth Africa Summit holding in London from the 12th – 15th March 2018 in London under the theme: Common Good The event will spark new thinking on how to achieve Shared Prosperity and Common Good for Africans and how Africa’s growing youth population can transform the continent LONDON, United Kingdom, February 13, 2018/ — More than 300 global and African thought leaders, eminent and emerging leaders from Africa and other parts of the Commonwealth, and friends of Africa will converge at the 5thRead More