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Monday, March 12th, 2018

 

UGANDA: Sleep making Ugandans poor – Museveni

UGANDA, Dokolo (DAILY MONITOR) – President Museveni has said Ugandans, and Africans more generally, are poor because they spend too much time sleeping. “Africa is so rich because we have got water, land, minerals, good weather. So, how does this (poverty) come about? It is because of nino (Langi for sleeping),” Mr Museveni said. In Africa, he noted, there is also a lot of “oversleeping”. “People, as the prayer book of the Church of Uganda says, ‘leave undone as they ought to do and they do things that they are notRead More


UGANDA: What is future of Chemical Ali Kayihura’s 11 million crime preventers?

What happens to General Kale Kayihura’s ‘eleven million’ Crime Preventers? The fate of crime preventers, who were a key plank of outgoing police chief Gen. Kale Kayihura community policing programme, hangs in balance following his removal. The fate of crime preventers, who were a key plank of outgoing police chief Gen. Kale Kayihura community policing programme, hangs in balance following his removal. Police spokesman Emilian Kayima told a media conference that the new Police leadership would decide how to relate with or engage the crime preventers, said to be aboutRead More


UGANDA: UPDF will not allow anyone to destabilise Uganda – Gen. Rwabantu

Ugandans with intentions of destabilizing the country have been told they will fail because the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces was more than capable of handling any threat to the country’s security. Ugandans with intentions of destabilizing the country have been told they will fail because the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces was more than capable of handling any threat to the country’s security. General David Muhoozi, who was speaking at a pipping ceremony for 62 recently promoted UPDF officers, has also given assurances that the security situation in the country wasRead More


UGANDA: Experts struggling with questions on how to stimulate economic growth

There is no doubt a continuous search for answers on how Uganda’s growth can be reawakened is on, and this time around the International Monetary Fund has joined the search for answers because the old rosy economic growth story is no more. There is no doubt a continuous search for answers on how Uganda’s growth can be reawakened is on,  and this time around the International Monetary Fund has joined the search for answers because the old rosy economic growth story is no more. At this point, it is notRead More


NEPAL: Plane carrying 71 people crashes, catches fire in Kathmandu leaving 50 dead

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, killing at least 50 people, officials and witnesses said. A top airport official said the pilot of US-Bangla Airlines flight BS211 did not follow landing instructions from the control tower, and had approached the airport’s one runway from the wrong direction. “The airplane was not properly aligned with the runway. The tower repeatedly asked if the pilot was OKRead More


US packages exploding in Austin Texas, victims are black

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators believe a package bomb that killed a teenager and wounded a woman in Austin on Monday is linked to a similar bombing that killed a man in another part of the city this month, and they’re considering whether race was a factor because all of the victims were black. The explosion Monday happened inside of a home near the Windsor Park neighborhood and killed a 17-year-old boy and badly wounded a woman who is expected to survive, said Austin’s police chief, Brian Manley. It happenedRead More


ENTERTAINMENT: Fired Uganda Chemical Ali Kayihura advised to reserve cell in prison

I Told Kayihura To Call Prisons Boss And Book A Cell For Himself – Mirundi Meets Kayihura By: Jamil Lutakome (DAILY MONITOR) Presidential adviser on media Joseph Tamale Mirundi, one of Kayihura’s longtime friends has revealed that he advised Kayihura to call Prisons boss Johnson Byabashaija and ask him to reserve a cell for him because his haters are going to fight until they put him down. Mirundi said that he visited his friend at his home in Muyenga Kampala after  being fired by his boss. He said that heRead More


UGANDA: Police want body scanners at Entebbe airport

NTV published on March 12, 2018 Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima has revealed that drug traffickers have developed increasingly sophisticated methods of trafficking. Kayima, however also noted that Entebbe Airport lacks body scanners for easy detection of the traffickers, which has made it harder to arrest and prosecute them.


UGANDA: Police are holding 2 Europeans on drug trafficking at Entebbe airport

Police at Entebbe International Airport are holding two Europeans over allegations of drug trafficking. Police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, said Laudato Nassimo, 37, an Italian and Antonio Manuel, 64, a Portuguese were arrested as they tried to use Entebbe Airport as transit route on March 4 and 9, respectively. Mr Kayima said Nassimo’s documents confiscated at the airport indicate he was in transit to Belgium aboard Brussels Airline whereas Manuel was aboard an Egyptian Airline and his destination was Amsterdam in The Netherlands. “The police at Entebbe Airport have continued crackdownRead More


AFRICA: Feasibility study consultant, production of spices for Lesotho

The Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho has received financing from the African Development Bank towards implementation of the Economic Diversification Support Project and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this grant to payments under the contract for consultancy services to undertake a feasibility study for the production of herbs, spices ad aromatic plants. The overall objective of the consultancy is to conduct a feasibility study on the market and financial viability and socioeconomic implications for the commercial production of herbs, spices and aromatic plants for export,Read More