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Tuesday, March 27th, 2018


UGANDA: Kidnapping advice

Received via #UgandaNewsBriefing group on WhatsApp. IMPORTANT ADVISE: KIDNAP FOR RANSOM. (This may save you, Do not ignore) The case of Joan Namazzi (RIP), the student of St. Mark’s college, Namagoma who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered as the parents failed to raise the 2 million shillings Ransom demanded for. Even days after, the killers still proceed to call and torment the parents, heartlessly. ANALYSIS: 1.The kidnappers had just dumped another body of their victim of about the same age at the same spot a few days earlier. A MUBSRead More

ENERGY: Oil report for March 27, 2018

OILPRICE.COM – Solar costs have fallen rapidly over the past decade. The EIA estimates that solar system costs on a per-watt basis declined by 10 to 15 percent per year between 2010 and 2016. – There are various ways to estimate costs in the solar industry, and a variety of sources, but the EIA puts the installed capital cost of a fixed-tilt PV system at about $1.85 per watt in 2018. – A single-axis tracking system has installed capital costs of about $2.11 per watt this year, although other analysts have thatRead More

UGANDAn murdered in Oman – Video

The following information was received today March 27, 2018 from a Ugandan in the Middle East. It was sent as an audio clip to #UgandaNewsBriefing group on WhatsApp. The image of the murdered young lady is included at this link.  So far, no relative has been reached and this usually takes a while as some Ugandans who go to the Arab countries are trafficked and their families hesitate to claim them since Uganda authorities will likely arrest the family, extort money from them or BOTH. There is also the factorRead More

UGANDA: News round up for March 27, 2018 for those who hate reading

  So much news but let me mention somethings crucial. 1) Middle East Office to be setup in Dubai to help migrant Uganda workers.  Association of employment agencies say they are setting it up but actually it is the Uganda govt. Think about it.  How can you provide diplomatic type of service when you are not with the Foreign Affairs (the diplomatic mission)?  The real worry is those underground human traffickers.  People will have to do more investigation of who is taking them before they get on that plane becauseRead More

AFRICA: Up to 52% of work in Africa susceptible to automation

The research indicates that one in three jobs in South Africa (5.7 million jobs) is currently at risk of total automation. S. Africa Says Automation May Swipe 35% of Jobs JOHANNESBURG (FINANCIAL TRIBUNE) – Reworking the Revolution research estimates that investing in AI and human-machine collaboration could collectively lift profits by $4.8 trillion globally The impact of digital technologies on jobs and economies is an important topic for South Africa as new local research indicates that more than a third of jobs in this country may be automated. An AccentureRead More

ETHIOPIA arrests at least five journalists during state of emergency

The detentions came amid a wider round of arrests in Ethiopia in recent days, according to reports by the Association for Human Rights in Ethiopia and the Addis Standard NAIROBI, Kenya, March 27, 2018/ — The Committee to Protect Journalists today (March 26, 2018) called on Ethiopian authorities to release five journalists. Security forces yesterday arrested Eskinder Nega, Temesghen Desalegn, Zone 9 bloggers Befekadu Hailu and Mahlet Fantahun, and Zelalem Workagegnehu, who were gathered at Temesghen’s house in Addis Ababa, according to reports and a statement by the Swiss-based AssociationRead More

UGANDA: Holland overtakes Uganda as top buyer of Kenya goods

KENYA ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS CHAIRPERSON FLORA MUTAHI. FILE PHOTO | NMG BUSINESS DAILY AFRICA – Goods purchased by Ugandan traders fell by nearly Sh1 billion in January compared to a year earlier, pushing the country down to third position in the list of top buyers of Kenyan products. Exports to Uganda fell by 21.8 per cent to Sh3.52 billion largely on import substitution, data collated by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics indicate. Uganda, which was last year dethroned by Pakistan as a top buyer of Kenyan goods, was inRead More

TANZANIA: Religious leaders warn Magufuli over dictatorship

NATHAN SPAN – Tanzanian religious leaders have come out strongly denouncing president Magufuli of using strong arm or dictatorial methods in order to intimidate Tanzanians into silence. Religious leaders including the President of Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) Rt. Rev. Tarcisius Ngalalekumtwa, Bishop Fredrick Shoo of K.K.K.T, Sheikh Abubakar bin Zubeir Ally among others warned President John Pombe Magufuli to desist from straying from the democratic path but instead use dialogue to reach out to the opposition. The opposition party CHADEMA is also threatening to mobilize country wide youths to demonstrateRead More

POLITICIS: The Middle East’s age of innocence is over

Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Boston on Aug. 29, 2009. (Brian Snyder-Pool/Getty Images) The traditional object of the West’s romantic foreign-policy visions is now the graveyard of its idealism. BY JAMES TRAUB | FOREIGN POLICYThe Middle East is the graveyard of American foreign-policy idealism. For the last generation, the United States has deployed every weapon in its armamentarium in fond hopes of reshaping a recalcitrant, and terribly important, region: regime change, democracy promotion, counterinsurgency, humanitarian intervention, theRead More

FOOD SECURITY: Monsanto, Bayer merge to take full control of world food

ONE MORE WORRY: CORPORATE PIRATES BAYER AND MONSANTO GET CHOKE HOLD ON WORLD AGRICULTURE By Joe Rothstein — March 27, 2018 – EI NEWS You likely didn’t notice the news item a few days ago reporting that the European Commission has approved the sale of Monsanto, the world’s largest supplier of seeds, to Bayer, the world’s second largest supplier of pesticides. I almost missed it, too. My wife found the story buried at the bottom of a business page in our morning newspaper. It was a day when exceptionally turbulentRead More