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Tuesday, May 8th, 2018


EAC: Nakumatt shuts 2 more Nairobi branches

Nakumatt Supermarket. FILE PHOTO | NMG NAIROBI (DAILY NATION) – Struggling retail chain Nakumatt Holdings has closed its Galleria Mall and City Hall branches in Nairobi, deepening its loss of territory in the competitive supermarket business. Trouble at the two stores started when power was disconnected owing to unpaid dues. Accumulated rent arrears and lack of stock elevated the troubles, leading to their closure. The shutdowns follow similar events in early April at the Village Market branch which is now set to be occupied by French retail brand Carrefour. At leastRead More

DRCONGO: Ebola outbreak death toll now 17

KINSHASA (Reuters) – At least 17 people have died in an area of northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where health officials have now confirmed an outbreak of Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday. It is the ninth time Ebola has been recorded in the central African nation, whose eastern Ebola river gave the deadly virus its name when it was discovered there in the 1970s, and comes less than a year after its last outbreak which killed eight people. “Our country is facing another epidemic of the Ebola virus,Read More

ENERGY: Oil report for May 8, 2018

OILPRICE.COM – The EIA expects nearly 32 gigawatts (GW) of new electricity capacity to come online this year, the largest single-year capacity growth in over a decade. – To date, wind and solar accounted for 98 percent, or 2 GW, of the capacity additions so far. – But, the EIA sees 21 GW of new natural gas before the end of 2018, which will mark the first year since 2013 that renewables didn’t make up more than 50 percent of new capacity. Market Movers • Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) announcedRead More

UGANDA: Prof. Nuwagaba gets summoned over exposing Makerere University fraud

Police summons Makerere University fraud whistleblower Written by URN, THE OBSERVER Police at Makerere has summoned Prof Elias Nuwagaba, the chief custodian of the College of Health Sciences for releasing information considered to be compromising the university’s image. Sources at Makerere University police say Nuwagaba is wanted to record a statement, following a missive that he shared on the staff webmail accusing top university managers of defrauding the institution. Prof Barnabas Nawangwe (L) and Bruce Balaba Kabaasa, chairperson of the Appointments Board who Nuwagaba accuses of defrauding the university NuwagabaRead More

Liked on YouTube: Dmitri Medvedev nommé Premier ministre par les députés russes

Dmitri Medvedev nommé Premier ministre par les députés russes Le Premier ministre russe en exercice Dmitri Medvedev est reconduit à son poste par les députés de la Douma, chambre basse du Parlement, dont une large majorité a voté pour lui. IMAGES via YouTube —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: May 08, 2018 at 03:38PM

KOREA: North Korean leader Kim visits China, meets President Xi

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited China and met President Xi Jinping, state media of both countries said on Tuesday, their second encounter in two months in a flurry of diplomatic engagement that has eased tensions on the Korean peninsula. People watch a TV news report about the meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Kwak Sung-Kyung Their talks on Monday and Tuesday in the coastal city of DalianRead More

TRUMP takes USA out of Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump takes US out of Iran nuclear deal.© Joshua Roberts / Reuters RT – US President Donald Trump is announcing his decision regarding the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran. Trump is expected to accuse Tehran of violating the “spirit” of the agreement and reimpose US sanctions. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), imposed strict restrictions on Iran’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for relief from UN-imposed sanctions. The 2015 agreement was signed by Iran and the five permanent UN Security Council members (Russia, China, the US, UK,Read More

USA to buy organs from third world countries

Euro chiefs brand US-backed health program as ‘organ trafficking’ RT – Published time: 8 May, 2018 17:15© Rainer_Droese / Global Look Press The Council of Europe’s Committee on Organ Transplantation has rejected a US-backed organ-swapping plan as “human organ trafficking” over concerns that donors will be abused. According to the committee, organ-swapping, as proposed by the Global Kidney Exchange (GKE), goes against the fundamental rule of organ donation – that “the human body and its parts shall not give rise to financial gain or comparable advantage.” Endorsed by a NobelRead More

DRCONGO: Health Ministry confirms ebola outbreak

DRC confirms two cases of Ebola in north-western town. THE GUARDIAN – Further suspected 10 cases of disease come less than a year after country’s last outbreak Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed two cases of Ebola in the north-western town of Bikoro and at least 10 more cases are suspected, the head of the national institute for biological research, Jean Jack Muyembe, has said. A source at the ministry of health said there would be an official announcement about the confirmed cases later on Tuesday. It is the ninth timeRead More

UGANDA: Student self kidnaps to get ransom from her mother

Student, boyfriend remanded for staging own kidnap to get ransom from her mother Julius Atwebembire and his alleged girlfriend in the dock at Buganda Road Court in Kampala on May 8, 2018. PHOTO BY RUTH ANDERAH KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR) – Court in Kampala has remanded a 19-year-old student for staging her own kidnap with the intention to extort money from her mother. The suspect Peace Ansiimirwe, a resident of Bushenyi-Ishaka in Bushenyi District on Tuesday appeared before Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Samuel Kagoda and denied the charges. She is facingRead More