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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018


Wikipedia article of the day for May 23, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for May 23, 2018 is 1988 Giro d’Italia. The 1988 Giro d’Italia was the 71st running of this annual race in cycling’s Grand Tour. It started in Urbino on 23 May with a 9 km (5.6 mi) individual time trial, and concluded in Vittorio Veneto on 12 June. A total of 180 riders from 20 teams entered the 21-stage race, which was won by Andrew Hampsten of the United States, with Erik Breukink of the Netherlands finishing second and Urs Zimmermann of Switzerland third. It was theRead More

UGANDA: Struggling to break out of poverty cycle

Born to a Teenage Mother, These Sisters Struggle to Break Through The Vicious Cycle of Poverty STORIES4HUMANRIGHTS.COM – Madina and Rehema were born in 2000 and 2002 respectively, to a teenage mother. Eighteen years later, they work alongside their mother selling foodstuffs and looking after their five siblings. Their source of income is selling picked jackfruit, roasting maize, plantain on the streets of Kisenyi. “Our parents met in the Mehta factories in Lugazi where they worked as sugarcane growers. Our mother got married at 13 and had me shortly after.Read More

NIGERIA: Shell’s oil spill dispute with Nigeria’s Bodo villagers back in UK court

LONDON (Reuters) – Lawyers for the Bodo community in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta, which was devastated by two major oil spills a decade ago, went to court in London on Tuesday to fend off what they said was an attempt by Shell to kill off their litigation. The Bodo oil spills have been the subject of years of legal wrangling. In 2015, Shell accepted liability for the spills, agreeing to pay 55 million pounds ($83 million at the time) to Bodo villagers and to clean up their lands and waterways.Read More

TRUMP: Cohen’s business partner agrees to plea deal with govt prosecutors

© Getty Images THE HILL – A longtime business associate of President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen has reportedly agreed to cooperate with government prosecutors as part of a plea deal. The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Evgeny Freidman agreed to cooperate with state and federal prosecutors, potentially raising pressure on Cohen to assist in the special counsel investigation into Russia’s 2016 election meddling. In return, Freidman got five years of probation for pleading guilty Tuesday to a single count of evading $50,000 worth of taxes. Freidman, whoRead More

UGANDA: Museveni gives insight into state of nation – 1st quarter of 2018

WARNING:    This is satire by CHANGE OF GUARDS Qn:   WHATS YOUR TAKE ON THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR BEING DOMINATED BY INSECURITY? Ans:   Those isolated incidents of killings and kidnaps don’t amount to insecurity because they don’t threaten our hold on power.  It can only be termed as insecurity if they were targeting government infrastructure like security installations and personnel, government officials and party members. Qn:   BUT DONT THOSE SO CALLED ISOLATED INCIDENTS POSE A CHALLENGE TO GOVERNMENT’S CREDIBILITY IN PROTECTING THE LIVES AND PROPERTY OF CITIZENS? Ans:   NotRead More

SOUTH SUDAN proposes creation of 3rd vice president – I THOUGHT JUBA WAS BROKE????

JUBA (SUDAN TRIBUNE) – The South Sudanese government has proposed to the mediation team from the regional bloc (IGAD) that the position of the third vice president be created in an effort aimed at expanding the government size, instead of trimming it down. S. Sudan cabinet affairs minister Martin Elia Lomoro (Photo KT Press)The country’s cabinet affairs minister, Martin Elia Lomuro said significant progress were made and that issues upon which the parties did not make a consensus were left to the mediation team to make a bridging gap. “ThereRead More

TANZANIA: Cholera kills 7 in western Tanzania

ARUSHA, Tanzania, May 22 (Xinhua) — At least seven people have died from cholera outbreaks in western Tanzania’s district of Sumbawanga, authorities said Tuesday. Halfan Haule, Sumbawanga District Commissioner, said that about 166 cases of the disease have been registered, just ten days after the killer disease was reported to hit the area. Sumbawanga is one of the three districts of Rukwa Region. Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water and can lead to death if untreated. Haule revealed this when speaking duringRead More

TWITTER suffers brief outage across Europe & US

© Kacper Pempel / ReutersRT – Social media users have reported a major Twitter outage across Europe and the US on Tuesday. Downdetector received reports of an outage from Egypt to Washington, DC before the social media site returned to its former working glory. An image from mapping complaints of a Twitter service outage on Tuesday.Outage Report, another site dedicated to monitoring the internet’s systematic malfunctions, received over 1,400 reports of a Twitter outage in 20 minutes. Users reported that the social media site was crashing on the desktopRead More

UGANDA: Mulago officials hiding oxygen cylinders – health minister

Oxygen cylinders at Mulago hospital Written by URN, THE OBSERVER The minister of Health in Charge of General Duties Sarah Opendi has attributed the alleged shortage of oxygen cylinders at Mulago hospital to the health officials, who, she accused of hiding the cylinders. Opendi was today responding to a matter of national importance raised on the floor of parliament by Adjumani Woman MP Jessica Ababiku. Ababiku narrated that she recently lost a brother who was admitted at the hospital’s casualty ward where only two cylinders were in the ward withRead More

RWANDA: Court adjourns the Rwigaras case to July 24

Ms Adeline Rwigara (left) and her daughters Diane Rwigara (centre) and Anne Rwigara are escorted by security officers to a police van after a Kigali court adjourned the pre-trial hearing in which they are facing criminal charges on October 9, 2017. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP THE EAST AFRICAN – The case involving Rwanda’s former presidential contender and government critic Diane Rwigara and her mother Adeline Rwigara was Tuesday adjourned to July 24.The court in Kigali made the decision after lengthy deliberations over additional individuals prosecutors want tried alongside theRead More