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Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

 

KENYA: World Bank rains on Kenya’s parade about eliminating poverty

Food distribution in Turkana County. FILE PHOTO | NMG World Bank pours cold water on Kenya’s war against poverty NAIROBI (DAILY NATION) – At least 16 million Kenyans could still be wallowing in poverty in the next 12 years, the World Bank has warned, casting doubt on the government’s promise to deliver high-quality life to all its citizens by 2030.The global lender, citing a slow reduction pace averaging 1.8 per cent between 2005 and 2015, said more than a quarter of the Kenyan population will continue to live below theRead More


AFRICA: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office wants peace in Great Lakes @theresa_may

Know one thing, there will never be peace in the Great Lakes of Africa Region (GLAR) as long as you keep funding the war mongers Museveni. You consider him your ally and let him kill daily and never condemn his killings.  Why do you cry over a few deaths in your county when Museveni committed a massacre in Kasese on November 26, 27 2018 including killing children (46 of them) and you still sent him money and still stand by him. You can issue all statements but you fund allRead More


AFRICA: Mandela legacy – ode to Winnie Mandela

Students of the Trent University International Program (TIP) learned a lot about the injustices of the world.  TIP is a very powerful program.  Trent University alone is a very small liberal arts University in Canada but what the students learn lasts for life. The years preceding Nelson Mandela’s release from Roben Island, we had our own South Africans who were teaching us about their struggles. The beauty of attending an Internationl School is that every student has a story from their country. Our school used to show us films onRead More


UGANDA: Ex-mayoral candidate sent to Luzira for conning Museveni aide

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court has sent a former Kampala mayoral aspirant Leon Muhammed Kasule to Luzira prison on remand for conning Shs500m in a gold scam. The Chief Magistrate James Ereemye charged Kalule with three counts of obtaining money by false pretences which the suspect denied. He tried to apply for bail but the state prosecutor Jonathan Muwaganya requested court to remand him until April 13. According to prosecution, Kasule on June 26, 2017 defrauded over Shs177m from Florence Kiremerwa, an aide to President Museveni, while falselyRead More


UGANDA: Naro boss Agona arrested fleeing the country

Agona being escorted by police [Daily Monitor photo].jpg KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Airport police has arrested Dr Ambrose Agona, the Director General of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO). Dr Agona was arrested at Entebbe airport as he attempted to fly out of the country. He was then handed over to the land probe committee chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire. He is accused of refusing to vacate land owned by the Uganda Christian University (UCU) in Mukono. The 649-acre land is located at Ntawo-Muzingo Village in Mukono Municipality is part of theRead More


UGANDA: Health ministry wants Shs700m to cater for oxygen plants

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – The Ministry of Health needs an additional shs700 million for 14 regional referral hospitals and Health Centre IVs to cater for maintenance of oxygen plants. Appearing before the Parliament Committee on Health, the Minister of state for Health (General Duties), Dr Ruth Aceng said with the funds and better oxygen plants, there would be a reduction in deaths due to lack of oxygen. The Minister made this clarification after MPs raised concern following the death of babies as reported in media on 4th April 2018. The media reportedRead More


UGANDA: We must invest in our people to attract investors – traitor house speaker Kadaga

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, calls for effective skilling of the Ugandan and African population large for effectiveness of public-private partnerships (PPPs). The Speaker, while attending a meeting at the 8th Annual Investment Meeting(AIM) in Dubai, premised on the use of public-private partnerships for public infrastructure development noted that economies in developing countries were not benefitting much from such partnerships. “The Mayor of Moscow told us that PPPs enabled him to work on projects outside his ordinary budget; but I told them that African countries go forRead More


AFRICA: UN met and discussed Great Lakes Africa Region – but did not discuss war mongers Museveni, Kagame

  Know this one thing.  Until the UN stops funding the war monger, Uganda’s Life President Dictator Yoweri Museveni, there will never be any peace in GLAR.  UN and all the funders of Museveni are very well aware of the invasions Museveni’s army does, the genocides, the merciless killings, the forcing of refugee influx into Uganda. Museeveni invades all the surrounding countries to import refugees.  These refugees then need land upon which the refugee camps are built. Not too recent ago, it was public knowledge on all global media thatRead More


UGANDA: Continuous learning is key to your future

“We do not hire graduates so we can tell them what to do. We hire them so they can tell us what to do”… Steve Jobbs, Apple Inc. “People will not lose jobs because of being illiterate. They will lose jobs because they do not learn”… I think Richard Branson said this. CONTINUOUS LEARNING It is the reason why some companies grow and some economies grow.  It is because they believe in continuous learning. Continuous education of their employees or their citizens. Let me tell you a story. During myRead More


Inquiring Minds: Uncovering the Many Meanings of Slave Narratives

Inquiring Minds: Uncovering the Many Meanings of Slave Narratives By Wendi Maloney Published April 11, 2018 at 12:40PM Ohio State University undergraduate Carley Reinhard stands beside a poster about her research in the Slave Narratives Collection that she displayed at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Historical Association. Carley Reinhard first encountered stories of slave capture in early 2017 in Professor Stephanie Shaw’s African-American history course at Ohio State University. Reinhard became fascinated by one narrative that tells of red cloth being used to entice Africans onto ships boundRead More