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Tuesday, April 17th, 2018


UGANDA: Woman on trial for stealing a kidney

Miria Rwigambwa, a businesswoman in Mbarara District in the dock at Nakawa Magistrate’s Court on April 17, 2018. PHOTO BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR). A woman has been committed to the High Court for trial on charges of aggravated human trafficking and luring her shop attendant into donating his kidney to her husband. Miria Rwigambwa, a businesswoman in Mbarara District is accused by Brian Arinaitwe of duping and facilitating him to India for removal of his body part. The accused appeared before Nakawa Grade One Magistrate, Noah Sajjabi whoRead More

BUSINESS: General Electric (GE) announces Q1 earnings on April 20, 2018

GE Earnings Date Earnings announcement* for GE: Apr 20, 2018 General Electric Company is expected* to report earnings on 04/20/2018 before market open. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Mar 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 5 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.11. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.21. New to earnings? Here’s a quick guide for how to read an earnings report. Consensus Recommendation Read the latest: Press Release for GE   GE Quote  Read More

ENERGY: Oil report for April 17, 2018

OILPRICE.COM – U.S. oil production is expected to rise by another 125,000 bpd in May, compared to a month earlier. – The gains will, unsurprisingly, come from the Permian basin, which is expected to add 73,000 bpd. – Interestingly, the number of drilled but uncompleted wells (DUCs) continues to rise, an indication that supply chain bottlenecks are causing some delays. Market Movers – Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) is seeking compensation from ION Geophysical Corp for patent infringement in a case that was heard before the Supreme Court on Monday. If Schlumberger prevails, it will expandRead More

UGANDA: Rebel cop Kirumira @PoliceUg demands for media to be let in courtroom

via IFTTT April 17, 2018 at 04:04PM Video from Kampala. Copyright NTV. UGANDA: Rebel cop Kirumira @PoliceUg demands for media to be let in courtroom. This officer is one of the most defiant police officers in Uganda. Most of the charges against ASP Kirumira have been dropped by the State Prosecutor. Only one key charge seems to remain. He ate a ROLEX! Imagine how expensive a Rolex is and the officer ate a go damn watch! Although in Uganda, since the country launched the ROLEX, our international friends need toRead More

CAMEROON: UK’s ACTIS to build Douala Grand Mall and Business Park

The laying of the foundation stone took place at the Douala project site in the presence of British High Commissioner to Cameroon and the Minister of Commerce YAOUNDE, Cameroon, April 17, 2018/ — The British High Commissioner to Cameron, H.E. Rowan Laxton, and Mr. Luc Maglire Mbarga Atangana, Cameroon’s Minister of Commerce and personal representative of the Head of State, on the 11th of April 2018, laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Douala Grand Mall and Business Park. The $200 million (FCFA 80 billion) worth investment fundedRead More

UGANDA: UK company ACTIS pulls out of Umeme

Do you remember when the British company pulled out of Uganda?  This was in 2016 when they foresaw UMEME problems becoming worse.  Here is the article that was written at that time by REUTERS. Just found it because ACTIS is investing in another African country.  That story just broke today (April 17, 2018) and it follows. UK private equity firm Actis sells out of Ugandan utility Umeme KAMPALA, Nov 16 (Reuters) – British private equity firm Actis has sold its remaining 14.3 percent stake in Uganda’s sole power distributor, UmemeRead More

SCIENCE: Jérôme Hamon gets ‘third face’ in new transplant – VIDEO

Image copyright AFP Image captionProf Lantieri next to a screen showing the different steps of Mr Hamon’s face Jérôme Hamon: Frenchman gets ‘third face’ in new transplant BBC – Media captionMr Hamon is still recovering in hospital in Paris after the January transplant The first person in the world to receive two facial transplants says he is feeling well, three months after his latest groundbreaking operation. Jérôme Hamon had his first transplanted face removed last year after signs of rejection following a treatment with an incompatible antibiotic during a cold.Read More

BURUNDI: Repression Linked to Presidential-Term Vote / Répression à l’approche du référendum sur le mandat présidentiel

La version Français suit l’anglais Opponents Killed, Imprisoned, and Threatened BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 17, 2018/ — Burundi government forces and ruling party members have killed, beaten, and intimidated perceived opponents of a constitutional referendum set for a May 17, 2018 vote that would enable the president to extend his term in office, Human Rights Watch said today. The abuse reflects the widespread impunity for local authorities, the police, and members of the ruling party’s youth league, the Imbonerakure. Since December 12, 2017, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced the referendum, stateRead More

Liked on YouTube: BREAKING! Diplomatic leaks: UAE dissatisfied with Saudi policies

BREAKING! Diplomatic leaks: UAE dissatisfied with Saudi policies Source: DONT’ FORGET TO SUBSCIBE TO OUR CHANNEL Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed (MbZ) is working on breaking up Saudi Arabia, leaked documents obtained by Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar revealed. via YouTube —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: April 17, 2018 at 01:25PM

MIDDLE EAST: UAE dissatisfied with Saudi policies – Diplomatic leaks VIDEO

According to the documents, UAE believes that “Saudi policies are failing both domestically and abroad” [Reuters] AL JAZEERA – Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar publishes secret diplomatic documents claiming UAE disapproval of Saudi policies. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed (MbZ) is working on breaking up Saudi Arabia, leaked documents obtained by Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar revealed. Al Akhbar said that the leaked documents contained secret diplomatic briefings sent by UAE and Jordanian ambassadors in Beirut to their respective governments. MORE ON UAE LEAKS WATCH: Leaked documents show Saudi, UAE bid to influenceRead More