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Monday, May 14th, 2018

 

UGANDA: Gen. Saleh blasts Museveni over “westage” of OWC funds – PICTURES

CHANGE OF GUARDS – In 2013 when Gen. Ssejusa sought asylum in the UK and threatened to militarily dislodge Museveni from power, the latTer took some counter insurgency measures. Mindful of the presence of a handful of “disgruntled” army officers who had for long been on Katebe (un-deployed), Museveni saw in them potential recruits for Gen. Ssejusa. These are are the officers who for fear that they would join the opposition as has always been the trend, Museveni could neither deploy nor retire. Also targeted were the equally disgruntled civilian andRead More


SOUTH AFRICA recalls ambassador to Israel over IDF slaughter of Palestinians

Yannis Behrakis / Reuters South Africa removes Israel ambassador over IDF’s ‘violent aggression’ in Gaza RT – The South African government is withdrawing its ambassador to Israel in response to the “violent aggression” by Israeli forces at the Gaza border, which saw 55, including six children, killed on Monday. “The latest attack has resulted in scores of other Palestinian citizens reported injured, and the wanton destruction of property,” the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) said in a statement on Monday, as cited by Eyewitness News. “Given the indiscriminateRead More


AFRICA: UN to support African Union stem corruption – LIARS! UN SUPPORTS, REWARD CORRUPTION

Recent findings by the African Union show that the continent loses $150 billion every year to corruption compared to $57 billion it receives in aid. PHOTO | FILE ADVERTISEMENT THE EAST AFRICAN – Africa must fight hard against corruption which is a major drawback on its progress, the African Union was told. To do this, the United Nations advises the continent to adopt global megatrends – artificial intelligence, technology, infrastructure development, and resilience/response to climate change. “In every sphere of our lives, the question of corruption is holding us back; itRead More


UGANDA: Tumwine draws meticulous security plan – But did he check with Kadaga?

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Security minister Gen Elly Tumwine has pledged to continue with professionalisation and modernisation of the Defence and Security Forces. He was addressing press Monday at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala as part of the NRM Government 2016-2021 Manifesto Week, whose theme is “Strengthening Security, Good Governance and Democracy”. He said this will done through; acquisition and maintenance of equipment, human capital development, establishment of a national Defence College, establishment of the Institute of Security Studies, increasing Police recruitment to keep law and order and establishing a PoliceRead More


LIBYA: Beheaded Coptic Christians returned to Egypt

BBC – The bodies of 20 Coptic Christians are being returned to Egypt more than three years after they were beheaded by extremists in Libya. Pictures show the coffins of the 20 murdered Egyptians being loaded onto a plane in the coastal city of Sirte. A video of the men being beheaded on a beach in February 2015 was posted online by Libyan jihadists who pledge loyalty to the Islamic State militant group. Their bodies were found in October in an area taken back from the jihadists. A Libyan official saidRead More


MINERALS: Rio shells out $57mln for Sipa project in Kitgum Pader Uganda

Sipa Resources’ Kitgum-Pader project in Uganda. Rio Tinto shells out A$77.6m to Sipa Resources for Kitgum-Pader joint venture SMALL CAPS – Mining giant Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO) has announced it will farm into Sipa Resources’ (ASX: SRI) Kitgum-Pader base metals project in northern Uganda. Rio will serve up US$57 million (A$75 million) in exploration funding and US$2 million in cash payments over up to 11 years as it takes a stake of up to 75% in Kitgum-Pader. The cash component of the joint venture deal will be payable in stages, whileRead More


ENERGY: West Africa taps solar energy potential

FILE – People stand next to solar panels of the solar energy power plant in Zagtouli, near Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Nov. 29, 2017, on its inauguration day. BAMAKO (VOA) — In South Africa, workers will soon begin construction of a new 100 megawatt solar power plant near the town of Pofadder. In Morocco, expansion of a giant solar power plant near the city of Ourzazate will soon increase its capacity to 580 megawatts. Solar energy has been slower to arrive in West Africa, but growth is underway. West Africa’s largestRead More


BURUNDI: Nkurunziza warns against foreign meddling into his life presidency ahead of mandatory referendum

Burundians in Kabezi on May 11, 2018 react during the opposition’s campaign against the referendum for the constitutional amendment that allows President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in power. kurunziza to rule the country until 2034. BUJUMBURA (THE EAST AFRICAN) – Campaigns for Burundi’s May 17 constitutional amendment referendum came to an end on Monday with the ruling party warning that foreign countries should not meddle in the country’s affairs. “It is now up to Burundians to decide their future and there should be no interference from outside countries,” said Gen.Read More


OUGANDA: Début du procès du chef des ADF, Jamil Mukulu

procès des présumés rebelles des ADF à Beni. Radio Okapi. Ph/Martial Papy MukebaLe procès de Jamil Mukulu, chef de la rébellion ougandaise des ADF, active dans le territoire de Beni, a débuté lundi 14 mai à Kampala (Ouganda). KAMPALA (RADIO OKAPI) – La société civile de Beni demande au gouvernement congolais d’user de moyens diplomatiques pour que les victimes des tueries des ADF sur le territoire congolais participent à ce procès en se constituant partie civile. Le président de cette structure, le pasteur Gilbert Kambale, rappelle que ce mouvement rebelle aRead More


ENTERTAINMENT: Superman actress Margot Kidder dies at 69

Actors Christopher Reeve, as Superman, and Margot Kidder, as Lois Lane, appear in a scene from the 1978 movie Superman. (TMS & DC Comics Inc.) Kidder’s family has publicly confirmed the death. CBC – She was an advocate for mental health issues, speaking out about living with bipolar disorder Superman actress Margot Kidder, born in Yellowknife, N.W.T., has died at age 69. She died Sunday at her home in Livingston, Mont., according to an obituary posted online Monday by the Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory. The cause of death was notRead More