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Monday, May 21st, 2018


UGANDA: Mbale town stinks from garbage and shit

Poor sanitation. Sewage flowing through Mbale Town last week. PHOTO BY LEONARD MUKOOLI Mbale residents grapple with leaking sewer lines MBALE (DAILY MONITOR) – Residents of Mbale Town are at risk of contracting sanitation-related diseases as a result of leaking sewer lines and uncollected garbage. Most of the business areas such as Taxi Park, Bus Park, Mbale Central Market are surrounded by broken sewers and garbage heaps, which produce an unpleasant smell. Residents are forced to hold their breath when passing through the street alleys, especially when it has just rained.MsRead More

Wikipedia article of the day for May 22, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for May 22, 2018 is Elizabeth David. Elizabeth David (1913–1992) was a British cookery writer. In the mid-20th century she helped revitalise home cookery in her native country and beyond with articles and books about European cuisines and traditional British dishes. Born to an upper-class family, she studied art in Paris and travelled to Greece, where she was nearly trapped by the German invasion in 1941. Returning to England in 1946, she was dismayed by the contrast between the bad food served in BritainRead More

UGANDA: Child kidnapped in Kampala tonight May 21, 2018

We have received a report from Kampala that this child has vanished. Below is VERBATIM.  Please alert the nearest police station if you see this child. ——– Members this is an alert: Arthur Tazenya of Kira town near Pax Junior School announces the abduction of his daughter Chelsea (picture below) this happened this evening and the suspect is the House Maid. Please be on the lookout for any suspicious looking woman with a child in your neighborhood and report to the nearest police immediately if you spot this child below.Read More

UGANDA: Massive land grabbing / theft is great for development!

Eviction. Mr Peter Kalibbala, a property owner (2nd right), shows police officers and brokers proof of ownership of his house on Plot 19 Wilson Avenue in Jinja District in March. Mr Kalibbala and his associate later regained ownership of the premises. PHOTO BY ABUBAKER KIRUNDA Land grabbers target private properties in Jinja JINJA (DAILY MONITOR) – On the morning of March 20, Mr Peter Kalibbala was in Lugazi Municipality on his way to Kampala when he received a call. “John is being evicted,” the caller told him. “There must be someRead More

NORTH KOREA: Pence warns Kim Jong-un not to ‘play Trump’

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionMike Pence made the comments in a Fox News interview to be broadcast on Monday night North Korea summit: Pence warns Kim Jong-un not to ‘play Trump’ BBC – US Vice President Mike Pence has warned North Korea’s Kim Jong-un not to “play” President Donald Trump if they meet next month. “It would be a great mistake for Kim Jong-un to think he could play Donald Trump,” Mr Pence said, according to excerpts of a Fox News interview.Mr Pence also said Mr Trump could walk away fromRead More

ISRAEL releases Palestinian protesters as footage of arrest goes viral

Israeli forces in action (photo) © Mohamad Torokman / Reuters RT – An Israeli court has ordered the release of 19 protesters following the emergence of footage showing them being violently arrested at a demonstration Friday. Some 17 Palestinians and two Israelis were among those held. The protesters were released by the Haifa Magistrates’ Court Monday after a nine-hour overnight hearing in the northern city. The court threw out the claim by police that the protesters attacked officers. This was after footage shared on social media showed a police punchingRead More

AFRICA: What’s behind Pompeo’s calls to African Leaders?

ALLAFRICA.COM – Less then a month after taking office as U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo spoke by telephone last week to four African leaders. Announced on Twitter by State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, the calls were with Presidents Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. President Buhari had an April 30 meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House. Below are the texts of the brief announcements of each call. On May 17,Read More

NIGERIA: Girls defy Boko Haram and return to school – VIDEO

The Dapchi girls’ secondary school in Nigeria has reopened its doors, nearly three months after terrorists kidnapped 109 students. DAPCHI, NIGERIA (V0A) — The students of the Government Girls Science and Technology secondary school stand under the gaze of the morning sun, belting out the national anthem. “…To serve with heart and mind, one nation bound in freedom, peace and unity,” they sing in unison. It’s Monday, May 7, the first time in nearly three months these students have sung the anthem together on their school grounds. On February 19,Read More

SOUTH SUDAN: Very little progress made at peace talks

South Sudan’s Information Minister Michael Makuei , spokesperson of the South Sudanese government, addresses a news conference during South Sudan’s negotiation talks in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, Jan. 5, 2014. ADDIS ABABA (VOA) — After four days of closed-door negotiations at the high-level peace talks in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, a South Sudan government official said warring parties in South Sudan have made some progress on security issues but admits there has been little headway on governance and other big sticking points. “On security arrangements, people have agreed on the cantonment,Read More

TANZANIA: Govt sets aside USD$4.8mln to connect Dar households to natural gas

Dar es Salaam (THE CITIZEN) — The second phase of construction of infrastructures that will see Dar es Salaam households are connected with natural gas for domestic purpose is expected to get underway in July, it has been revealed. The project aims at supplying natural gas pipelines in Kigamboni, Mbagala and Mkuranga areas, according to the Energy Minister, Dr Medard Kalemani. Mr Kalemani made the remark on Sunday, May 20, when launching Phase One of the project, which aims to connect Ubungo and Mikocheni residents with the natural resource fromRead More