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Thursday, April 12th, 2018


REFUGEES: Modern human tragedy

Many of us take our safety for granted and do not speak out loudly against wars. We need to care. Some years ago, I came face to face with a refugee. A very young kid in a school I attended in Canada and he was applying to a university I know well. He had to write a personal statement so he was asking me to help him.  In case you did not know, I write rather well. His personal statement had to say why he deserved the scholarship. I toldRead More

X-Files From The Village

X-FILES FROM THE VILLAGE Monday Our community just like all other African communities are known for generosity. As much as ownership of property is not communal and despite the infiltration of civilisation, to the core we believe in communalism. That is why it is a long held belief that a child belongs to the whole village When eating, the man of the home sits under his mango tree and whoever passes by the roadside is always greeted in a way welcoming to join the meal; “Hey, Wandwasi for we areRead More

TECHNOLOGY: Google Releases new Africa App to beat slow Internet speeds

Google Go reduces data needed for searches by 40 percent. App will be available in 26 sub-Saharan African countries BLOOMBERG – Google is releasing an app in Africa that will help internet users overcome obstacles such as the lack of high-speed connectivity and the cost of data on the continent.The release of Google Go is the U.S. technology giant’s latest attempt to extend its reach into emerging markets such as sub-Saharan Africa, where Facebook Inc. is also making inroads. The Alphabet Inc. unit has laid fiber-optic cable on the continent,Read More

AFRICA: US evaluates value of relations with continent

FILE – U.S. Senator Chris Coons speaks during a press conference with Senator Lindsey Graham, in Amman, Jordan, Feb. 20, 2018. Senators Seek to Reaffirm Value of US-Africa Relations WASHINGTON (VOA) — A bipartisan delegation of five U.S. senators has returned from a week-long trip to four African countries to show America’s commitment to the continent. The four Democrats and one Republican participated in a series of high-level meetings with heads of state and religious, business and military leaders in Burkina Faso, Niger, South Africa and Zimbabwe. “The five ofRead More

Liked on YouTube: That’s Amore by Dean Martin with Lyrics!!!!

That’s Amore by Dean Martin with Lyrics!!!! Enjoy! In Napoli where love is king When boy meets girl here’s what they say When the moon hits you eye like a big pizza pie That’s amore When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine That’s amore Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling And you’ll sing “Vita bella” Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay Like a gay tarantella When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fazool That’s amore When you dance down the street with a cloudRead More

WORDS: CIAO means slave!

SOURCE: URBAN DICTIONARY ciao an italian loan word meaning goodbye. if said by anyone who isn’t from italy, it actually means, i think i’m better than you and act pretentious all the time because i think i’m much more interesting than i am. it usually is an invitation to punch them in the face before they leave so long as it isn’t used ironically. ciao Ciao was originally an Italian word meaning ‘hello’ or ‘goodbye’, but culturally diffused into various European nations with Romance languages. In the United States, itRead More

That’s Amore by Dean Martin with Lyrics!!!!

AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: April 12, 2018 at 02:07PM

UGANDA: We’ll reduce patients flying to US & India, says Museveni

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – President Museveni and First Lady Janet have visited Restoration Gateway project in Bebmont Village, Mutunda Sub-county, Kiryandongo District. The project, which was founded by Dr David Tim MCcal and his wife, Janice, has now set up a 180-bed hospital with dental and surgical theatres. It also runs an orphanage, a primary and secondary schools. Museveni thanked Dr MCcal and his wife for thinking of this idea. Somewhere in the Bible it says “Let your light so shine before men that they see your good deeds and praiseRead More

SOCIAL MEDIA: Uganda plans tax on social media use from July, rights activists cry foul

KAMPALA, April 11 (Reuters) – Uganda plans to slap a new tax on social media users from July to raise revenue, which human rights activists denounced as another attempt by President Yoweri Museveni to stifle freedom of expression and quash dissent to his 32-year-rule. The move is unlikely to go down well in a country where more than 40 percent of people use the internet. Data costs in Africa are already among the world’s highest, according to digital advocacy group World Wide Web Foundation. Finance Minister Matia Kasaija told ReutersRead More

AFRIQUE: Le Comité pour la protection des droits des travailleurs migrants examine le rapport de l’Algérie

Le Sénégalais Ahmadou Tall a été élu Président du Comité GENEVA, Suisse, 12 avril 2018/ — Le Comité pour la protection des droits de tous les travailleurs migrants et des membres de leur famille a examiné, hier après-midi et ce matin, le rapport de l’Algérie sur les mesures prises par ce pays pour donner effet aux dispositions de la Convention internationale sur la protection des droits de tous les travailleurs migrants et des membres de leur famille. Présentant ce rapport, M. Lazhar Soualem, Directeur des droits de l’homme au MinistèreRead More