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Thursday, May 24th, 2018


Wikipedia article of the day for May 25, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for May 25, 2018 is Princess Helena of the United Kingdom. Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (25 May 1846 – 9 June 1923) was the fifth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She was educated by private tutors chosen by her father and his close friend and adviser, Baron Stockmar. Her childhood was spent with her parents, travelling between royal residences in Britain. In 1866 she married the impoverished German Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. She was the most active member of theRead More

DRCONGO: River boat accident kills 49: official

KINSHASA (Reuters) – A boat tipped over in a river in northern Democratic Republic of Congo, drowning 49 people on board while about the same number survived the accident, a local official told a Congolese radio station. Richard Mboyo Iluka, vice governor of remote Tshuapa province, in northern Congo, told Radio Top Congo that the whaleboat had sunk with all of its passengers late on Wednesday. Deadly boat accidents are common in Congo, a vast, forested country which has few roads outside of major towns and is carved up byRead More

NORTH KOREA: Kim still wants to resolve issues with US despite Trump’s summit cancellation – state media

RT – The decision by US President Donald Trump to cancel the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is “not in line with the world’s wishes,” the government in Pyongyang has announced. Kim has made the “utmost efforts” to hold a summit with Trump, KCNA said. The meeting between two leaders was scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. Pyongyang is “still willing to resolve issues with the United States,” the news agency said, holding onto the hope that the meeting could still be rescheduled. DEVELOPING STORY.  DETAILS TO FOLLOW

BUSINESS: Companies lose $75bln due to poor customer service

By Shep Hyken, FORBES The numbers are out. NewVoiceMedia’s 2018 “Serial Switchers” report reveals that poor customer service is costing businesses more than $75 billion a year. That’s up $13 billion since its last report in 2016.CEOs of companies large and small are recognizing the importance of delivering a better customer service experience. Some are now emphasizing customer service more than product quality and price. That doesn’t mean quality and price are no longer important. It is. It should be a given that what a customer buys will do whatRead More

RWANDA: The Mass Murder We Don’t Talk About

Ronald Kabuui/AFP/Getty Images Rwandan president Paul Kagame receiving the Pearl of Africa Medal from Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni, Kapchorwa District, Uganda, 2012 Helen Epstein, THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS JUNE 7, 2018 ISSUE In Praise of Blood: The Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front by Judi Rever Random House Canada, 277 pp., CAN$32.00 During the 1990s, unprecedented violence erupted in Central Africa. In Sudan, the civil war intensified; in Rwanda, there was genocide; in Congo millions died in a conflict that simmers to this day; and in Uganda, millions moreRead More

UGANDA: Cabinet approves new mining policy – good for artisanal, small scale miners LONG READ

OILINUGANDA.COM – After five years of rigorous review process, cabinet has finally approved the new Minerals and Mining Policy 2018. The policy is meant to guide Uganda’s mineral’s sector and address the gaps in the mining laws.The policy looks at the need to support formalization and regulation of Artisanal and Small Scale Mining to ensure they optimally benefit from mineral wealth, protect the environment and mitigate health, safety and environmental impacts associated with mining. It also focuses on mainstreaming gender equity, human rights and inclusiveness in the mineral sector asRead More

NORTH KOREA: South Korea ‘very perplexed’ by Trump’s decision – The Latest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 5 p.m. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he’s “very perplexed” that the U.S.-North Korea summit won’t go ahead as planned. Yonhap news agency cited Moon as urging direct talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Moon was speaking at an emergency meeting of his top security officials in Seoul after Trump announced he was canceling the summit because of North Korean “hostility.” Moon was quoted asRead More

NORTH KOREA: Analysing Trump’s letter to Kim Jong-un

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES BY Anthony Zurcher, BBC Donald Trump called off the upcoming US-North Korea summit on Thursday morning, catching much of official Washington, and the world, by surprise. How he did it – in a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un – offers revealing insight at Trump-style diplomacy and what might happen next. Paragraph oneThe missive from Donald Trump – addressed to “his excellency”, an unusual title for Mr Kim – begins a bit like a corporate form letter, thanking the North Korean leader for his “time, patienceRead More

SYRIA: Israel drops missiles on Homs – State Media

© Maxim Shemetov / Reuters Syrian air defenses repel ‘missile aggression’ in Homs – SANA RT – Air defenses around the Dabaa airbase in Syria’s Homs province have repelled a missile attack, according to the Syrian state media. “One of our military airports in the central region was exposed to hostile missile aggression, and our air defence systems confronted the attack and prevented it from achieving its aim,” the state news agency SANA reported. One outlet has identified the Dabaa airbase as a Hezbollah stronghold and the attackers as Israeli.Read More

RDCONGO: Aucun cas d’Ebola confirmé à Kinshasa / No ebola case confirmed in Kinshasa

L’équipe médicale du ministère de la Santé publique dans un laboratoire mobile à l’hôpital de référence de Bikoro le 13/05/2018 dans le cadre de la riposte contre l’épidémie d’Ebola à. Photo John Bompengo THE ENGLISH VERSION FOLLOWS THE FRENCH. RADIO OKAPI – Aucun cas d’Ebola n’a été confirmé dans la ville de Kinshasa, a assuré jeudi 24 mai le président de la sous-commission communication dans la riposte contre la fièvre hémorragique à virus Ebola, Raoul Kamanda. Il a précisé que les échantillons envoyés à l’Institut national des recherches biologiques (INRB) pourRead More