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Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

 

Wikipedia article of the day for May 17, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for May 17, 2018 is Ngô Đình Cẩn. Ngô Đình Cẩn (1911–1964) was a younger brother and confidant of South Vietnam’s first president, Ngô Đình Diệm, who put Cẩn in charge of central Vietnam, stretching from Phan Thiết in the south to the border at the 17th parallel. Based in the former imperial capital of Huế, Cẩn earned a reputation as the most oppressive of the Ngô brothers, operating private armies and secret police that controlled the central region. Cẩn’s influence began to waneRead More


UGANDA: Museveni is gonna get TVO – Thug Nation

When Ugandans said Gen. Kayihura was gonna lose his job as god of police, I half cried. Do you know know how much I miss Gen. Teargas? Uganda stories are no longer the same. Kayihura always made news. I watched one time when he was talking in Entebbe or Nansana that he wanted all the girls to register their boyfriends.  For me such a database could not work. Next thing you know, husband will be shooting BF. Guns are for hire in Uganda for ten bucks.  So the shooting ofRead More


UGANDA: Kidnappers demand ransom for murdered girl

MASAKA (DAILY MONITOR) –  Yet another kidnap, killing of a young girl and grieving parents. Except this time, the police authorities at Old Kampala reportedly asked the father of the 17-year-old girl, kidnapped last week, to buy fuel so as to speed up investigations. But police spokesperson Emillian Kayima yesterday said he has cross-checked the claims with officers at Old Kampala Police Station who have dismissed the allegations as baseless.The girl is now feared dead with her kidnappers sending mixed signals about her being alive or dead. Mr Fred Kasagga,Read More


UGANDA: China gives Uganda Shs200m for dragon boat festival on Kabaka lake

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – This will be the second-time Uganda is taking on the water sport and China has pledged to support Uganda in bidding for hosting of the International Dragon boat competitions in future due to the country’s enthusiasm, capacity and political commitment towards the promotion and development of the water sport. According to the Chinese Ambassador in Kampala, Zheng ZhuQiang, Uganda has the facilities needed for the sport but needs further development and preparation to reach the standard required and asked Uganda Government to consider investing in the sport. TheRead More


AFRICA: UN extends Amisom mandate in Somalia – SUCKERS!

DAILY NATION – A UN-backed peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which faces attacks by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, received unanimous Security Council backing Tuesday until July 31. The African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom), with about 21,600 troops, operates with the approval of the UN and relies on international funding. By extending Amisom’s mandate to the end of July, the United Nations Security Council allowed for a review of recommendations expected in a “joint assessment” report on Somalia to be presented by June 15. In its resolution, the Security Council recalled that itRead More


UGANDA: Acholi sugarcane growers seek Parliament help over stalled factory

Sugarcane farmers led by Ms Santa Joyce Laker (R), the chairperson of Atiak out growers Sacco at Parliament on May 16, 2018. PHOTO BY MOSES KYEYUNE PARLIAMENT (DAILY MONITOR) – About 300 sugarcane out growers have run to Parliament seeking intervention into the failure for Atiak Sugar Factory to take off.The farmers are from the district of Amuru, Gulu, Adjumani and Lamwo, and are worried about their trapped livelihoods. It is five years, since Atiak Sugar Factory under Haryal investment Holdings Limited was rolled out in Amuru District, to commenceRead More


UGANDA: CAF: KCCA humbles Egypt’s Al Ahly

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Football Club registered a 2-0 home win against Egyptian side Al Ahly Sporting Club at the Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on Tuesday. This was during the second group A of the CAF Champions League for the two respective clubs. Midfielder Ibrahim Sadam Juma scored the opening goal after 73 minutes, with a stunning long range shot from about 25 yards after being assisted by Uganda Hippos’ player Allan Okello. KCCA players celebrate one of their two goals at Mandela National Stadium onRead More


UGANDA: Police chief claims media blackmail for printing POLICE crimes

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – The Inspector General of Police (IGP) John Martins Okoth Ochola has today hosted News Editors and Managers of various media houses at Police Headquarters, Naguru. “First of all I wish to thank the media for the contribution they have made to the development of this country. I know the importance of the fourth estate. It can do good or bad but am going with consciousness that we need the good side of the media,” Mr. Okoth Ochola said in his opening remarks. He added: “It’s good that todayRead More


UGANDA: Police chief claims media blackmail for printing POLICE crimes

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – The Inspector General of Police (IGP) John Martins Okoth Ochola has today hosted News Editors and Managers of various media houses at Police Headquarters, Naguru. “First of all I wish to thank the media for the contribution they have made to the development of this country. I know the importance of the fourth estate. It can do good or bad but am going with consciousness that we need the good side of the media,” Mr. Okoth Ochola said in his opening remarks. He added: “It’s good that todayRead More


UGANDA: Police chief claims media blackmail for printing POLICE crimes

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – The Inspector General of Police (IGP) John Martins Okoth Ochola has today hosted News Editors and Managers of various media houses at Police Headquarters, Naguru. “First of all I wish to thank the media for the contribution they have made to the development of this country. I know the importance of the fourth estate. It can do good or bad but am going with consciousness that we need the good side of the media,” Mr. Okoth Ochola said in his opening remarks. He added: “It’s good that todayRead More