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Saturday, March 17th, 2018

 

UGANDA: Kasese massacre genocide, plan to weaken opposition leaks

On November 26, 27 in 2016, the Uganda government committed a massacre in Kasese. this came about 2 years after the regime had committed a massacre in Rwenzururu. Our relatives were burried in mass graves.  Media was given a gag order.  Our people have never gotten justice.  This is how President Yoweri Museveni works. Museveni has impoverished Ugandans so much that people are in inertia with hardly any voice to speak about the suffering they face daily. Museveni has ensured that all security organs in the country work for onlyRead More


UGANDA: How Museveni applies the laws of holding onto power

Written by DR JIMMY SPIRE SSENTONGO, THE OBSERVER In 1998, Robert Greene, an American writer, released a book titled The 48 Laws of Power. If I was looking for a one reference point to help me understand the actions of President Museveni and those around him, then this is it – of course not forgetting the Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince. Here I will only pick a few of the ‘laws’ he suggests and demonstrate them with examples from home to help us understand how and why certainRead More


LINGUISTICS: Conference Interpreters; earn money with languages

If you have never thought about how you attend a conference and push a button to hear your preferred language choice or how you select your language for a movie on a plane, now you know.  Behind all the translation, and most especially for conferences, there is a team of people who have specialised in languages.  You select English and get a speaker from China or Russia speaking to you in English. Real time translation poses challenges but it is appreciated globally.  The only consistency is one has to knowRead More


OXFAM: Charity boss tried to ‘contain’ prostitution claims

THE MIRROR – Oxfam has apologised over fresh allegations about its handling of serious sex allegations involving staff responding to the Haiti earthquake crisis.According to an internal report seen by The Times, the charity attempted to “contain” sexual harassment claims involving Raphael Mutiku, an aid worker who led Oxfam’s installation of water supplies in the stricken country. ALSO READ: Oxfam says former Haiti director admitted hiring sex workers The documents claim to show a final written warning was issued to Mr Mutiku, a Kenyan in his 40s, in June 2010,Read More


SWAHILI: Hakuna matata, a brief history

WIKIPEDIA – Swahili, also known as Kiswahili (translation: coast language[7]), is a Bantu language and the first language of the Swahili people. It is a lingua franca of the African Great Lakes region and other parts of eastern and south-eastern Africa, including Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).[8] Comorian, spoken in the Comoros Islands is sometimes considered to be a dialect of Swahili, though other authorities consider it a distinct language.[9] Official language in Tanzania, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, African Union, East African Community Regulated byRead More


RUSSIA expels 23 British diplomats in retaliation

British consulate in St. Petersburg also ordered closed Foreign Ministry tells British Council to stop work in Russia BLOOMBERG – Russia ordered the expulsion of 23 British diplomats in retaliation for the U.K.’s ouster of the same number of Kremlin envoys over the nerve-agent poisoning near London of a former spy and his daughter. The British consulate in St. Petersburg was also ordered to close and the British Council must stop its work in Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a website statement Saturday. U.K. Ambassador Laurie Bristow wasRead More


UGANDA: On the Anniversary of KaweSI murder

Today in history — 17th March 1017 Ancient China had many kingdoms. These kingdoms were complete with coercive apparatus such as the Army and the Police. One such kingdom was called Yu. The king of Yu was Yo. Yo was a mixed bag of an autocrat and a people person. He reigned supreme for more than three decades – something that was unprecedented. Yo fused his Police Force and Army that by the year 1010, a distinction could not be made between the army and the police. Many officers andRead More


TRUMP forces Sessions to fire FBI director Andrew McCabe

Trump on McCabe Firing: ‘A Great Day for Democracy’ WASHINGTON (VOA) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been fired — effective immediately — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement released late Friday.“Based on the report of the Inspector General, the findings of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, and the recommendation of the department’s senior career official, I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately,” Sessions said in the statement. FILE – Then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, MayRead More


KENYA: Facebook suspends Trump, Uhuru campaign data analytics company

Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica linked to Jubilee campaign STANDARD MEDIA – Social media and networking company Facebook has suspended the accounts of Cambridge Analytica, which is linked to President Uhuru’s 2017 re-election campaign, after finding data privacy policies had been violated.Facebook said in a statement dated March 16 that is suspended from Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) the parent company of Cambridge Analytica. The social media giant claims that in 2015 Cambridge Analytica secured Facebook user information without their approval. The data was from a previous work Facebook did with aRead More


UGANDA: Single mother of 44 kids. Amazing scary story; old into marriage at age 13

via IFTTT Video from Elotu. Copyright unknown. UGANDA: Single mother of 44 kids. Amazing scary story. Sold into marriage at age 13. This woman’s doctors told her a lie that she would risk death if her tubes were tied…because she is too fertile. I should Google this condition or ask my Gyno. Poor kid dropping twins and triplets starting age 13. Some parents in Uganda can be crude. Nevertheless, she feeds and houses them and pays school fees. Self taught many skills. It is an inspiring story. Heart breaking butRead More