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Wikipedia article of the day for June 4, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for June 4, 2018 is King Island emu. The King Island emu lived on King Island, in the Bass Strait between mainland Australia and Tasmania. This extinct subspecies, the smallest of all emus, may have exhibited insular dwarfism. It had darker plumage, black and brown, with naked blue skin on the neck, and its chicks were striped like those on the mainland. The behaviour of the King Island emu probably did not differ much from that of the mainland emu. They fed on berries,Read More


Wikipedia article of the day for June 4, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for June 4, 2018 is King Island emu. The King Island emu lived on King Island, in the Bass Strait between mainland Australia and Tasmania. This extinct subspecies, the smallest of all emus, may have exhibited insular dwarfism. It had darker plumage, black and brown, with naked blue skin on the neck, and its chicks were striped like those on the mainland. The behaviour of the King Island emu probably did not differ much from that of the mainland emu. They fed on berries,Read More


UGANDA: Ugandan officials manipulate refugee statistics to con the UK out of millions.

At a market, left, Ian Birrell finds a stall selling items from aid convoys – and holds up a UNICEF child nutrition pack. He also spotted on sale, right, a box from the UN’s emergency agency containing goods that should have gone straight to refugees. The foreign aid ghost camp: Shocking investigation reveals how corrupt Ugandan officials are manipulating refugee statistics in order to con the UK out of millions. DAILY MAIL UK – Millions have been given by the EU and UN to help Uganda deal with refugees £13billionRead More


UGANDA: Ugandan officials manipulate refugee statistics to con the UK out of millions.

At a market, left, Ian Birrell finds a stall selling items from aid convoys – and holds up a UNICEF child nutrition pack. He also spotted on sale, right, a box from the UN’s emergency agency containing goods that should have gone straight to refugees. The foreign aid ghost camp: Shocking investigation reveals how corrupt Ugandan officials are manipulating refugee statistics in order to con the UK out of millions. DAILY MAIL UK – Millions have been given by the EU and UN to help Uganda deal with refugees £13billionRead More


NORTH KOREA: No sanctions relief for N. Korea until ‘verifiable & irreversible’ denuclearization – Mattis

US Defense Secretary James Mattis © Edgar Su / Reuters RT – Pyongyang will have to demonstrate clear steps towards denuclearization before any sanctions are eased, US Defense Secretary James Mattis has warned, ahead of highly anticipated US-North Korean leaders’ talks. “We will continue to implement all UN Security Council resolutions on North Korea. North Korea will receive relief only when it demonstrates verifiable and irreversible steps to denuclearization,” Mattis stated in Singapore on Sunday. The remark was given at a meeting with the South Korean and Japanese defense ministers,Read More


UGANDA: $4m earmarked to improve trade with South Sudan – SO YOU CAN FEED YOUR KIDS

A checkpoint at Nimule border (Easthams) JUBA (SUDAN TRIBUNE) – At least $4m has been set aside for the upgrade of key infrastructure connecting Uganda to South Sudan through Nimule border, TradeMark East Africa announced this week. The money, an official told Uganda’s Daily Monitor, will help establish a one-stop border post at Nimule, help to upgrade the road infrastructure between the two countries in about six months, which will in turn improve trade. The TradeMark East Africa South Sudan director, John Kalisa said the move would promote transparency andRead More


UGANDA: Forced land grabbing for Agriculture must be resisted fully

By Nita Karume : The question of land grabbing for commercial agriculture in Uganda FARMERS REVIEW AFRICA – Recently, a Ugandan sparked controversy in the media upon uttering a statement in support of land grabbing for commercial agriculture. The young man Andrew Mwenda went on record saying that even Europe has managed to industrialize through land grabbing for commercial agriculture and that Uganda should follow suit. However, one should be quick to notice that Mwenda is but one among several people who share that resource accumulation mindset. So much soRead More


LIFE: In praise of women who read

One morning a husband returns to the cabin after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap . Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out, since it is such a beautiful day.  She motors out a short distance, anchors, and reads her book.  Along comes a Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, ” Good morning, Ma’am, what are you doing?” “Reading a book,” she replies , (thinking, “Isn’t that obvious?”) ” You’re in aRead More


GERMANY: Police shoot ‘rampaging’ man at Berlin Cathedral – VIDEO

Police is seen in front of the Berliner Cathedral after a German policeman shot a man at the building, Germany, June 3, 2018. © Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters RT – German police have opened fire at a man said to be “rampaging” at the Berlin Cathedral. The landmark has been cordoned off and ambulances have been dispatched. The Berlin police department confirmed in a Twitter post that an officer had opened fire at a “rampaging” person in the Berlin Cathedral, adding that the suspect had been shot in the leg.Read More


KENYA: Raila denies hand in Uhuru’s looming Cabinet reshuffle

STANDARD MEDIA – Instead Raila described such reports as malicious, retrogressive and diversionary and meant to undermine the war on graft while failing to take cognizance of the interest of the Kenyan public. Through his spokesman Dennis Onyango, Raila said that such reports are only an attempt to put the country back on the tired path of personalizing and politicizing the war on theft of public resources by public officers and private business people. “The Building Bridges Initiative, has identified that path to have been the biggest impediment to Kenya’sRead More