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Wednesday, February 28th, 2018


UGANDA: But the country with kidnapping people! Congolese found safe

Kampala (DAILY MONITOR) –  Ms. Nganga Bibiche Bola, the Congolese lady who was allegedly kidnapped from her construction site in Lower Konge, Makindye Division has surfaced. Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima said in a statement that Nganga had been held by the Internal Security Organization (ISO). Kayima gave no reason as to why Nganga had been held. Nganga who was kidnapped on February 23, resurfaced Wednesday afternoon at her home in Lukuli, Makindye Division and went to the area police post and recorded a statement. Nganga’s resurfacing comes just a day afterRead More

SOUTH AFRICA: Government mulls forceful land seizure

South Africa Explores Constitutional Change to Allow Land Seizures JOHANNESBURG (VOA) — South Africa’s parliament voted Tuesday to examine how to amend the constitution to allow land seizures without compensation, a move that resonates deeply in a nation where the white minority still controls much of the farmland. But the strongest proponent of the motion immediately sought to reassure the nation that nothing too drastic would come of it. “No one is going to lose his or her house, no one is going to lose his or her flat, no oneRead More

UGANDA: “Poor reading habits are the enemy of civilisation”

By Prof. Abdu Kasozi Uganda suffers from a low reading culture. A reading culture is a set of behavior where reading is not only part of people’s way of life but is also constantly used by a good number of the population to read in order to search for information, seek the truth, look for intellectual pleasure and for the sake of reading as a hobby. A poor reading culture, where people do not value or do not do any reading except to look for a few necessary items, isRead More

REFUGEES: German town wins right not to accept any more refugees

German town successfully pleads for no more refugees AL JAZEERA – The small, economically depressed town of Pirmasens saw more than a 1,000 refugees move into its many empty apartments. But opposition politicians argue that only looking at one town’s plight is not enough. The town of Pirmasens will not have to take in any more refugees, the Interior Ministry of the western state of Rhineland-Palatinate said on Wednesday. The move came after a meeting of the state government and community leaders, who have been saying for months that theirRead More

AFGHANISTAN: Taliban becomes recognised as political party

Afghanistan: Taliban offered status as political party AL JAZEERA – The offer was made during the Kabul Process peace conference, where 25 countries were meeting to try and initiate a meaningful process aimed at ending the 16-year-long war. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has offered to recognise the Taliban as a legitimate political party. The offer was made during the Kabul Process peace conference, where 25 countries were meeting to try and initiate a meaningful process aimed at ending the 16-year-long war.

AFRICA: Trade and Investment Global Summit in Washington DC announced

Over 150 High-Level Speakers to Grace the Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) 2018 in Washington, D.C “Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development: the Gateway to African Markets” WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, February 28, 2018/ — Business leaders and prominent personalities are expected to speak at the Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) 2018 ( to be held on June 24 to June 26 at World Trade Center – Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The prestigious biennial business conference and exhibition will bring together delegates from moreRead More

UGANDA: Museveni called Susan Magara’s dad to announce her death

Magara narrates how daughter Susan met her gruesome death Written by BAKER BATTE LULE (THE OBSERVER) The father of murdered 28-year-old Susan Magara, John Fitzgerald Magara says he now somehow feels relieved that his daughter’s anguish has finally come to an end. Susan, a cashier with Bwendero Dairy Farm was kidnapped on February 7 and later found dead 21 days later on February 27. Speaking at her requiem mass today at Our Lady of Africa Catholic Church Mbuya presided over by Rev. Father John Mungereza, Magara said ever since his daughterRead More

OLYMPICS: IOC lifts suspension on Russian Olympic Committee

RT – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has lifted its suspension on the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), which was imposed prior to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. “We received a letter from the IOC, regarding the reinstatement of the ROC. As you know, the IOC Executive Board convened on February 25. In the meeting, important decisions were made with regard to the reinstatement of the ROC’s status,” ROC president Alexander Zhukov told journalists Wednesday. Triumphant Russian hockey team defies ban, sings national anthem after Olympic win (VIDEO) “This corresponded withRead More

UGANDA: Minister Pornography Mini-Skirt Lokodo airlifted to Kampala from Kalangala

DAILY MONITOR – Ethics and Integrity minister, Rev Fr Simon Lokodo has this afternoon been airlifted in a UPDF helicopter from Kalangala District to Kampala for attention after he collapsed. He was airlifted to Kololo Airstrip from where he was driven to Uganda Heart Institute for further management. Fr Lokodo was scheduled to open an anti-corruption workshop organised by the ministry at Ssese Islands Beach Hotel in Kalangala town. However he was unable to do so as he collapsed before getting to the venue. He was rushed to Kalangala HealthRead More

UGANDA: 2nd Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project – Procurement Plan

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