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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

 

Wikipedia’s Article of the Day May 24, 2018: Wonder Stories

Wonder Stories Wonder Stories was an early American science fiction magazine published under several titles from 1929 to 1955. It was founded by Hugo Gernsback after he lost control of his first science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories. In 1936 he sold Wonder Stories to Ned Pines at Beacon Publications; retitled Thrilling Wonder Stories, it continued for nearly 20 years. The editors under Gernsback’s ownership were David Lasser, who worked hard to improve the quality of the fiction, and later Charles Hornig. They published some well-received fiction, such as Stanley G.Read More


AFRICA: US rejects UN funding proposal for West African Sahel force

DW – The five-country African force has been fighting jihadists in the dangerous Sahel region. But it has been dependent on donations from individual countries since it was set up with French backing in 2017. The United States on Wednesday dismissed a proposal from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a multinational West African force to receive direct UN funding. In a report, Guterres proposed direct funding for the Sahel force, a band of 5,000 troops from five countries — Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad — that border theRead More


UGANDA: Human sacrifice, devil worship are symptoms of bigger problem – LONG READ

CHANGE OF GUARDS Published on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 Why the #Museveni regime promotes superstition and fake pastors – #Uganda When Museveni came to power 31 years ago, he came with the Marxist ideology which views organized religion as divisive and exploitative to the masses. He also viewed the Catholic and Protestant churches as historical strongholds of the traditional political parties, DP and UPC respectively. He had a mission of asserting his authority and destroying these traditional political parties. He has, for the last 31 years been promoting the Pentecostal/BornRead More


IRAQ – Suicide blast kills at least 4, injures 15 in Baghdad

RT – At least four people have been killed and 15 injured in a suicide attack in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, according to the local security services. DEVELOPING STORY…


SYRIA: US drops missiles on Syria targets – BREAKING

US-led strike hits government targets in Syria – state media RT – US-led coalition warplanes have bombed several Syrian army positions in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, state media outlet SANA reports, citing a military source. SANA reported that the US-led coalition aircraft inflicted limited material damage. It is unknown if the attack caused any casualties. The airstrikes, which hit near the city of Al-Bukamal, were reportedly coordinated with anti-government militants. Earlier, Lebanon’s Hezbollah group, an ally of the Syrian forces in the fight with Islamic State (IS,Read More


CANADA: Toronto to open emergency housing for asylum seekers – PICTURES

Canada’s largest city to open emergency housing for asylum seekers TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s largest city said on Wednesday it is activating an emergency contingency plan to shelter refugee claimants as it prepares for an influx of migrants this summer, a rare move that underscores the strain caused by the inflow of asylum seekers. Toronto will house 800 asylum seekers in college dorms over the summer, the city said in a statement. But after August, it will need a new contingency plan and may house people in community centers instead,Read More


UGANDA: Museveni rebrands Operation Wembley – BACKGROUND INFO ON KIDNAPPINGS

CHANGE OF GUARDS published on Wednesday, 4 May 2016 Operation Wembley is a codename that was given to a countrywide security operation to arrest, detain, torture and arbitrarily execute “armed robbers”.  It was initiated in 2001 as a political response by the Museveni regime amidst  fears that following the rigged election and the persecution of the opposition that ensued, some patriotic Ugandans were contemplating taking up arms to fight the regime.   After the then figurehead IGP, Katumba Wamala refused to oversee it, Museveni appointed then Col. Elly Kayanja who had beenRead More


JERUSALEM: University of Houston students walk out on Nikki over US Embassy move – VIDEO

‘You sign off on genocide’: Protesters attack Haley over Palestine (VIDEO) RT – US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley received the wrong kind of welcome at the University of Houston when she was met with chants accusing her of having blood on her hands and of signing off on genocide in her support for Israel. Haley was mere moments into her speech at the university on Tuesday and had just referred to the “very busy few weeks in American foreign policy” when she was interrupted by a protester shouting,Read More


UGANDA: Stalled Atiak sugar factory works leaves 3,500 farmers in distress

Delayed. Construction of Atiak sugar factory in Gem Village, Atiak Sub-county in Amuru District has stalled since last year after the developer ran out of funds. PHOTO BY STEPHEN KAFEERO Serves you right for giving our land to a foreigner and now even wanting to give her our tax money.  Do you not even remember that she was given free money to build Acacia Mall. Then you people go and give her 15,000 acres of land.  May jiggers and Poverty bite you the way they did in Busoga. Amen.  YouRead More


LEARNING ENGLISH: News Literacy: Establishing the Truth – VIDEO

VOA LEARNING ENGLISH – Let’s examine the verification process a little closer. Becoming a literate news consumer requires us to be able to identify legitimate journalism. Legitimate journalism seeks truth. But how do we define that truth? Truthful reporting comes from using facts that can be confirmed. All the details may not be known. But a news story should include the latest version of events based on verified facts. Truth is a journey that evolves over time. It is not possible for us to read one newspaper on one dayRead More