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Thursday, March 22nd, 2018


SEX for grades thumps Uganda education institutions

SEX FOR MARKS THUMP UGANDA`S LEARNING INSTITUTIONS Most personnel in Uganda`s high institutions for learning have persistently continued with the un professional conduct in performing their duties. The male personnel have tried to prove that other than teaching/lecturing and examining the students, their position can be used for other personal benefits from students most especially the FEMALES. For some years now sex for marks has been on high in most of the Universities and other Institutions Country wide and many lecturers have been spotted harassing female students that has alwaysRead More

UGANDA: Former life insurance agents busted for $1.9 million scam in California

Quartet allegedly scammed insurers with fraudulent life insurance applications LOS ANGELES (CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE)  — Former life insurance agents Mohammed Kakooza, 44, Margret Birabwa, 35, Michael Chibueze Monday, 43, and Denis Osikol, 36, all from the Southland area were arrested yesterday on multiple felony counts for their role in an alleged $1.9 million scam where the suspects submitted fraudulent life insurance applications to score advance commissions from insurance companies. A joint investigation by the California Department of Insurance and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations revealed that betweenRead More

SOMALIA: Car bomb blasts leave 14 dead in Mogadishu, scores injured

The powerful explosion struck a busy street filled with civilians, witnesses said [Feisal Omar/Reuters] AL JAZEERA – Explosion outside popular hotel in Mogadishu kills at least 14 people and wounds 10, interior ministry spokesman says. At least 14 people have been killed in a car bomb blast outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, according to a government official. The explosion on Thursday happened near Weheliye hotel on the busy Maka Al-Mukarrama Road. A spokesman for the Somali interior ministry confirmed the death toll to Al Jazeera, adding that 10Read More

UGANDA: Agents eat clients’ premiums at ICEA (Insurance Company of East Africa)

TADDEWO WILLIAM (BUSINESS FOCUS) – A top insurance firm in Uganda is in trouble after senior agents started quitting and others stealing customers’ premiums (money paid by policy holders), Business Focus exclusively reports. ICEA (Insurance Company of East Africa) Life Assurance is the company under fire. A source privy to the rot at ICEA Life Assurance reveals that unfair policies at the company have left agents financially constrained so much so that some collect the money physically from policy holders and ‘eat’ it. The source of trouble is the ‘ClawRead More

UGANDA: Undeniable truth on removing Museveni from power

SPAN – The truth of the matter is that many Ugandans are in denial about removing Museveni from power.  Museveni came by the gun and he will go that way.  He has been preparing for that moment when it comes to use of force and all this talk of elections are just to hoodwink the international community and the international community is very much aware that Museveni will never relinquish power without bloodshed. It Is just a matter of when. All indicators from Museveni are pointing to one direction andRead More

FOOTBALL: Manchester United terminates Zlatan Ibrahimovic

MANUTD – The club released the following statement on Thursday afternoon… “Manchester United confirms that it has agreed to the termination of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract with immediate effect. Everyone at the club would like to thank Zlatan for his contribution to the team since his arrival and wishes him well for the future.” Zlatan posted on his Instagram page shortly after the news and said: “Great things also come to an end and it is time to move on after two fantastic seasons with Manchester United. Thank you to the club,Read More

SUDAN: Putin accepts Bashir invitation to Sudan

CAIRO (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted an invitation from his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir to visit the North African country, Sudan’s state news agency said on Thursday. Putin, fresh from an election victory granting him his fourth term and extending his leadership of Russia by six years, called Bashir on Thursday to discuss bilateral relations, SUNA said. Bashir congratulated Putin who affirmed his country’s commitment to investing in Sudan’s energy, oil, gas, and gold mining sectors. “The president extended an invitation to the Russian president to visit SudanRead More

TRUMP slaps China with $60B worth of tariffs

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump during a ceremony at the White House on Thursday signed a memorandum to impose new tariffs on imports from China. “It will make us a much stronger, much richer nation,” Trump said during a speech shortly before signing the document on the $60 billion package of anti-China tariffs in the Roosevelt room. “This is the first of many [tariffs],” Trump said during the ceremony. A senior Trump administration’s office said earlier in the day the tariffs will apply mainly to technology products andRead More

UGANDA: Museveni regime trades blame with investor in failed Railways

Kampala (DAILY MONITOR) – The controversy surrounding the termination of the 25- year contract between Rift Valley Railways (RVR) and government continues, with the former claiming the concession was a bad deal. The RVR, which signed a concession agreement with both Uganda and Kenya in 2006 to run the railway from Mombasa to Kampala, said it was unfairly treated when Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) sealed off its offices and forcefully took over its operations last year in October even after it invested $309m in the railway. Take over The RVRRead More

TRUMP: US Intelligence Committee concludes here was no Russia meddling

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said in a statement on Thursday that it voted to end its probe into allegations of Russia’s meddling in the US election and release its findings and recommendations. The committee stated in the report that it had not found evidence of collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia. “[The] House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence voted to release the Russia investigation report out of Committee, and to release its findings and recommendations publicly,” the committee’s statement said. The report willRead More