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Wikipedia article of the day for June 5, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for June 5, 2018 is Harry R. Truman. Harry R. Truman (1896–1980) was a resident of the U.S. state of Washington who lived on the Mount St. Helens volcano. The owner and caretaker of Mount St. Helens Lodge at Spirit Lake, at the foot of the mountain, he came to brief fame as a folk hero in the months preceding the volcano’s 1980 eruption after he stubbornly refused to leave his home despite evacuation orders. He appeared on the front page of The NewRead More

AFRICA: Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia to soon celebrate GERD on Nile

KHARTOUM (SUDAN TRIBUNE) – The Ethiopian Ambassador to Khartoum Mulugeta Zewdu on Sunday said 65% of the construction works of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have been completed. In statements to the official news agency SUNA, Zewdu said Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt would soon celebrate the completion of GERD construction. He pointed out that the three countries managed to overcome their contention, saying all fears would disappear when the three parties reach a technical agreement on the dam. The Ethiopian Ambassador underscored the three countries would benefit from theRead More

UGANDA: Highway robbery done by army officers

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Police is holding two Uganda People’s Defence Force [UPDF] soldiers who have been waylaying and robbing unsuspecting motorists Entebbe–Kampala Expressway. Cpl Michael Ssewanyana and Cpl Badru Kayongo were arrested a fortnight ago. They were arrested while orchestrating an illegal operation in Katale-Kikajjo, Wakiso District. The two soldiers were produced in court in Mpigi District and remanded on armed robbery charges. Three other soldiers are on the run over the same matter. Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman, Luke Owoyesigire, said most of the robbery victims are motorists who have beenRead More

GUATEMALA: Double whammy as earthquake strikes, death toll rises to 38

HO / National Police of Guatemala / AFP RT – A 5.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Guatemala. The seismic event comes just hours after the eruption of the country’s Fuego volcano which killed 38 people and forced thousands to flee their homes. The quake was recorded 65 miles (105km) south of Champerico, a district along Guatemala’s southwestern coastline, according to the US Geological Survey. With the earthquake’s epicenter out at sea and close to an oceanic trench known as the Middle America plate boundary, it’s not immediatelyRead More

UGANDA: Karamoja gets own office to survey for minerals

Karamoja Regional office for Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. OILINUGANDA.COM – In a landmark development, the directorate of geological survey and mining has commissioned a regional office for Karamoja sub region based in Moroto. The office, will among other things, carry out geological, geochemical and geophysical surveys; process and disseminate related information and above all, promote and attract investment in the sector. This is a huge boost for the mining sub sector in Uganda owing to the fact that Karamoja has the highest mineralization in the country. The region hasRead More

ETHIOPIA: British man found out about his release on Facebook

Andargachew Tsege says he thought he would never see his family again. Photograph: Reprieve/PA Briton on death row in Ethiopia saw news of release on Facebook. Andargachew Tsege saw comment from attorney general about pardoning THE GUARDIAN – A British citizen released last week after being imprisoned on death row in Ethiopia said he only found out that he would be freed after a government official commented on an appeal on Facebook. Andargachew Tsege, who has been an outspoken critic of the Ethiopian regime, was arrested at an airport inRead More

UGANDA: Parents abandon kids at Martyrs shrine Namugongo – JUST TO AVOID BEING ARRESTED FOR NOT FEEDING THEIR KIDS

NAMUGONGO AFTER MATH: Police still stuck with 23 children NTV – According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, many of the children were separated from their parents at the time of drawing holy water.  Meanwhile, police say they are still holding 28 people suspected of engaging in crime during the Martyrs day celebrations and they are currently being held at Kira Division Police Station. —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: June 04, 2018 at 12:42PM

SOUTH AFRICA: Deutsche Bank announces cut backs – LOUSY DAY FOR SA TODAY I WOULD SAY!

Deutsche Bank scales back in South Africa in turnaround plan JOHANNESBURG, June 4 (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank will shut down its South African corporate broking, advisory and sponsor-services, it said on Monday, as part of its plan to return to profitability under new Chief Executive Christian Sewing. “There will be an orderly wind-up of the Advisory, Corporate Broking and Sponsor Services businesses over a period of up to six months,” spokesman Stuart Haslam said in a statement. —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: June 04, 2018Read More

MADAGASCAR: Prime Minister resigns amid population discontent – SOMEONE SEND A MEMO TO JARUKANGA!

President Hery Rajaonarimampianina approved last month an election law under which the main opposition candidate, Marc Ravalomanana, could run for office [Reuters] ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) – Olivier Mahafaly quits to comply with a court ruling that ordered the formation of a new consensus government. Madagascar’s Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly resigned on Monday to comply with a court ruling that ordered the formation of a new consensus government to end the country’s political crisis. “I unconditionally accept this decision because I do not want to block a solution. I hand in myRead More

GUATEMALA: Volcano eruption kills at least 25, displaces thousands

Guatemala’s most violent volcano eruption in more than a century has killed at least 25 people. BBC – The Fuego volcano, about 40km (25 miles) south-west of the capital Guatemala City, spewed rock, gas and ash into the sky on Sunday. Fast-moving flows hit villages, killing people inside their homes. Hundreds were injured and many are missing. The country’s main airport is closed. President Jimmy Morales has declared three days of national mourning. In a statement issued late on Sunday, he spoke of the nation’s “deep pain” caused by theRead More