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Monday, April 30th, 2018

 

KENYA: Heavy rains, landslides kill at least 100 in Kenya – Red Cross

A boy stands outside his family home, which has been submerged by floods following prolonged heavy rains in Tana Delta, Coastal Kenya, April 27, 2018. MOMBASA (Reuters via VOA) — Hiribae Mame stood waist-deep in water outside her wrecked house in eastern Kenya, one of around 200,000 people forced to flee by weeks of floods, landslides and heavy rains. Kenya’s Red Cross estimates at least 100 have also died in the downpours since early April, a humanitarian disaster that it says needs emergency funding. “I have lost 12 chicken andRead More


UGANDA: What if “Magara killer suspect” had run to a church?

CHANGE OF GUARDS – On 26/4/2018, Museveni’s security machinery raided USAFI Mosque in the suburbs of Kampala. They shot dead two people, arrested 36 Muslim worshipers, “rescued” 18 women and 94 children, destroyed the mosque and “recovered” 60 rounds of AK 47, one bow and arrow, 23 pangas and a laptop. Immediately after, the Minister of Internal Affairs organised a press conference meant to dupe the public over this daylight heinous crime. He disclosed that the security had raided a terrorist radicalization centre. He went further to disclose that twoRead More


UGANDA: VOA video on Museveni’s tax on social media

Ugandan Government Eyes Tax on Mobile Data Use  KAMPALA (VOA) – Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni was criticized this month when he asked the Finance Ministry to find a way to tax social media use, in order to control what he called “gossip” online. Officials have since walked back that characterization, though they say they are pushing ahead with efforts to add a daily tax on mobile data use beginning this July. For VOA, Halima Athumani reports from Kampala. —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: April 30, 2018Read More


Liked on YouTube: Saba Saba- Amin _Uganda Liberation song.

Saba Saba- Amin _Uganda Liberation song. Any one interested in watching this liberation song.I my self searched it on for years. via YouTube https://youtu.be/FgUS4phEcDY —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: April 30, 2018 at 04:03PM


BURUNDI: Nkurunziza jails one of his henchmen for “inciting”

Melchiade Nzopfabarushe and his lawyer during the trial in Bujumbura on April 30, 2018. MOSES HAVYARIMANA | NATION MEDIA GROUP THE EAST AFRICAN – Burundi’s high court has sentenced a former official in the president’s office to three years in prison for the hate speech and trying to cause a conflict between the government and the citizens. Melchiade Nzopfabaru, also a former official of the ruling party CNDD-FDD, was accused of inciting terror and fear in Burundians, after a video in which he was calling on party supporters to fightRead More


Liked on YouTube: News Wrap: Scary details emerge on city mosque raid

News Wrap: Scary details emerge on city mosque raid New details have emerged about the mosque near Usafi Taxi Park in Kampala that was raided by security operatives on Friday. New Vision TV offers analyzed news content on trending stories in Uganda, be it politics, business, and the day today life This is broadcast in various shows such as The daily News bulletin, the hourly news updates, the business show called The Handshake and Music News show. Since Uganda is known as the Pearl of Africa, New Vision TV hasRead More


UGANDA: Museveni Army using terror to kill off Muslims, says MP – Kampala Mosque massacre

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Kawempe South MP Hon. Mubarak Munyagwa is accusing government of using terrorism as an excuse to destroy the Muslim community in the country. “There is nothing like radicalisation of Muslims. This is an excuse used by the government to kill Muslims in this country,” Munyagwa told NBS television on Monday. “They [government] say that there were sheikhs teaching children to be radical. That is wrong. They just wanted to grab Muslim land.” He says that the person who sold Usafi land wrongly claims that the land the mosqueRead More


UGANDA: NBS host Muyanga Lutaaya sent to Kirinya prison

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – NBS television host Muyanga Lutaaya has been arrested and sent to Kirinya prison for six months for failure to pay over Shs300m resulting from an election petition. On Monday, the journalist was sentenced to six months by Jinja Grade I Magistrate, Samanya Kasule. Lutaaya hosts the “One-On-One” show with Tamale Mirundi, the presidential advisor on media matters. He is also the Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] Secretary for Mobilisation in Kaliro District. According to court, the journalist failed to pay a lawyers’ fee of Shs51m. In January thisRead More


ENERGY: Trump’s revenge – U.S. oil floods Europe, hurting OPEC and Russia

MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) – As OPEC’s efforts to balance the oil market bear fruit, U.S. producers are reaping the benefits – and flooding Europe with a record amount of crude. Russia paired with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries last year in cutting oil output jointly by 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd), a deal they say has largely rebalanced the market and one that has helped elevate benchmark Brent prices LCOc1 close to four-year highs. Now, the relatively high prices brought about by that pact, coupled with surging U.S.Read More


SYRIA: Military targets in Hama & Aleppo, hit by missiles – state TV

Screen shot from a footage showing large explosion at a Syrian military base in the province of Hama following reports of a missile attack © Ruptly RT – Powerful explosions have been heard in the countryside of Hama and Aleppo provinces, the Syrian state news agency reports. The state media says military bases there were hit by rockets launched by an unspecified enemy. The alleged attacks were reported by Syria’s Sana news agency on Sunday evening. Citing a military source, it said that “a new aggression with hostile missiles” tookRead More