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Friday, April 20th, 2018


SOUTH SUDAN: Kiir now wants to assassinate Malong since Machar got away

File photo Rebels reveal a $5 million alleged plot to kill Malong Members of South Sudan’s United Front, a rebel group led by former army chief Gen. Paul Malong, claimed they have discovered a $5 million alleged plot to kill their leader. Sunday de John, a spokesman for the South Sudan United Front (SSUF), told Radio Tamazuj on Friday that the alleged plot to assassinate Gen. Paul Malong and his associates originated with National Security Service (NSS). “Last week, National Security Service had requested the president’s office to approve $5Read More

SOUTH SUDAN: China gets back into South Sudan

Chinese peacekeepers patrol around the perimeter of UN House in Juba on 27 January 2016 (UNMISS Photo) China to send peacekeeping police to South Sudan JUBA (SUDAN TRIBUNE) – China will send 19 peacekeeping police officers to South Sudan and Cyprus to carry out United Nations peacekeeping missions, its ministry of public security said Thursday. According to ECNS news agency, the police crew bound for South Sudan will be the seventh to be deployed in the country, starting on 22 April. The average age for the members is 37 andRead More

AFGHANISTAN: Taliban block cellphone service in S. Afghanistan

FILE – An Afghan man talks on his mobile phone on a street in Kabul, March 24, 2011. Taliban insurgents recently shut down private telecommunication companies in several parts of the country. VOA – Taliban insurgents recently forcibly shut down the services of private telecommunications companies in areas under their control in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province. Residents said the action cut off their mobile phone service for the past five days. Local communications officials said the Taliban “believe the Afghan government is utilizing private communication systems for military and intelligenceRead More

UGANDA: Dozens of murders remain unsolved in lawless country

Emilian Kayima, the police spokesperson UGANDA: THINGS FALL APART WITH DOZENS OF UNSOLVED MURDERS NORMAN KAY, MARCH 03,2018, BLACKSTAR NEWS There have been several unsolved murders and disappearances in Uganda and now the public is saying —enough is enough. They want dictator Yoweri Museveni and his police and security forces to explain who are the people behind these murders? The bodies of at least 24 brutally murdered young women have been discovered over the last year in and around Kampala the capital of Uganda. In some cases the Uganda authoritiesRead More

UGANDA: 2yr old daughter of police officer of Very Important Persons Protection Unit (VIPPU) kidnapped, murdered

RIP LOWENA MURUNGI Pastor Kidnaps, Kills Police Officer’s Daughter in Mbarara CHIMPREPORTS – Police in Kinoni, Rwampara in Mbarara is holding two people for kidnapping and killing a two-year-old girl. Godfrey Ngasirwe, a self-proclaimed pastor in the area and Amon Kamugisha, a saloon attendant in Kikoni trading center on April 12, 2018 at 11pm at Kinoni Trading center allegedly kidnapped Lowena Murungi, a daughter to Marion Musimenta and Andrew Muhumuza, a police officer attached to Very Important Persons Protection Unit (VIPPU) in Nsambya. The kidnappers using SIM card number 0700623115Read More

TRUMP: Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement – VIDEO

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director’s memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to hunt down leakers. The two men bonded over the idea of a proposed leak crackdown, even sharing a chuckle over a crude joke involving jailed journalists, according to memos written by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press. The jocularity over leakers and journalists is striking given the otherwise tense nature of their conversations, which touched on loyalty pledges, RussianRead More

SOUTH SUDAN: Kiir’s army chief dies in Egyptian hospital

File photo: James Ajongo RADIO TAMAZUJ – Ailing South Sudan army chief, Gen. James Ajongo Mawut has been confirmed dead in an Egyptian hospital. Ajongo was said to have died on Friday morning after he battled with an illness for months. The cause of his death remains unclear. Confirming his death in a statement‎ Friday morning, South Sudan’s government said the sad event occurred in Cairo today morning. Kiir’s statement read out by his information minister said‎ “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the untimely death ofRead More

SPORTS: Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal at end of season – VIDEO

BBC – ‘Arsene Who?’ – Wenger remembers joining Arsenal Arsene Wenger is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, ending a near 22-year reign as manager. The Frenchman departs a year before his latest contract was due to expire. The Gunners are sixth in the league and set to miss out on a top-four spot for the second straight season, with their hopes of reaching the Champions League resting on winning the Europa League. Wenger, 68, won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, including the DoubleRead More

ENERGY: Oil report for April 20, 2018

OILPRICE.COM – Geopolitics and an ever-tightening oil market are pushing prices up to fresh multi-year highs. “Brent crude oil is ticking higher by the day as OPEC+ cuts are intact, global oil demand growth is firm…Venezuela oil production is in a death spiral, renewed Iran sanctions are imminent (12 May) and sanctions towards Russia on oil and not just aluminum is possible,” Bjarne Schieldrop, chief commodities analyst at SEB, wrote in a note. “Barring a global recession we think there is more room on the upside and as we statedRead More

PARENTING: Rebecca is going to be the Director for If/Then for University of Toronto

  I have been working on a piece “Parenting is not as easy as I thought. Small kids small problems. Big kids, big problems”.  Then all of a sudden big kid with big problems says that she will be the director for one of the most acclaimed musicals. Okay maybe in our madness, we did right and she is gonna rock this like her previous shows where she was director, producer or stage manager. Congratulations pumpkin. PS: She is a Trinnie. ——-Review: ‘If/Then’ a musical about lives chosen Kerry Reid,Read More