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Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

 

Wikipedia article of the day for June 20, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for June 20, 2018 is Ontario Highway 61. King’s Highway 61 is a provincially maintained highway in the Canadian province of Ontario that forms part of the Lake Superior Circle Tour. The 61-kilometre (38 mi) route extends from a junction at Highway 11, Highway 17 and the Harbour Expressway in Thunder Bay south to a bridge over the Pigeon River, where it crosses into the United States and becomes Minnesota State Highway 61. The roads on either side of the river were completed in 1916, but there wasRead More


CANADA legalises recreational marijuana – BREAKING

Canada has passed a landmark law that legalises the recreational use of marijuana nationwide. BBC – The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed, and sold. Canadians will be able to buy and consume the drug legally as early as this September. The country is the first in the G7 to legalise the drug’s recreational use.


UGANDA: Remittances from diaspora (nkuba kyeyo,toilet cleaners) drop by Shs593b

THE STORY IS NOT COHERENT THOUGH.  I GUESS EVEN MONITOR IS BAKOOWU. Matia Kasaija had different numbers last week which were much worse.  All the same, it is bad though.  Sh.593bln in one year cannot be good news for the NRM #alNakba occupation.  I guess it is time to invade another country blaming terrorism so UPDF gets deployed and that fetches money. Do not forget to cause more influxes of refugees too since that pays per head by the defunct useless UN which funds all the terror in Africa.  MLNRead More


MALI: Mass graves found implicating troops

Human rights groups accuse the Malian military of conducting extrajudicial killings and kidnappings against suspected sympathisers of armed groups [File: Philippe Desmazes/AFP] Mali says troops implicated in killings after mass graves found AL JAZEERA – Defence minister orders inquiry as 25 bodies found after a military crackdown on suspected fighters and ethnic militia. Mali’s defence minister has admitted soldiers were involved in killings in the country’s troubled central region which has been plagued by violence between security forces and fighters.The comments by Tiena Coulibaly on Tuesday came after local mediaRead More


BURUNDI: Presidential, political crisis engulfing even Christians

 The President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, attending the World Economic Forum on Africa, in Cape Town, 2008. / World Economic Forum, CC Burundi is the latest setting that shows how one can become eternally ingrained in power. EVANGELICAL FOCUS – The majority party in Parliament and the Senate, the National Council for the Defence of Democracy-Forces for the Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) – the party that also shaped the politics of the country’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza – last March named the Head of State the “Eternal Supreme Leader” of the nation. NkurunzizaRead More


MAURITIUS: Govt to start selling citizenship and passports

Mauritius to sell citizenship and passport PORT LOUIS (BBC) – Opposition politicians say Mauritian nationality should not be a “commodity” Mauritius is offering foreigners the chance to obtain Mauritian citizenship in exchange for a non-refundable contribution of $1m (£757,400) to the national sovereign wealth fund. Applicants’ spouses and dependents are also eligible with an additional contribution of $100,000 per family member. The announcement was made by the prime minister and finance minister in the country’s 2018 budget.   The move has been condemned by opposition politicians. Leader of the populistRead More


MAURITIUS: Discover an island of emotion – Unravel Travel TV

Discover Mauritius An Island Of Emotion – Unravel Travel TV, Published on 30 Dec 2012 Mauritius in the Indian Ocean is known for its sparkling crystal and turquoise waters. The contrast of colours, cultures and tastes makes the island a location for an unforgettable holiday. Mauritius offers the opportunity to unparalleled luxury, a level of refinement that is ahead of many other other tropical holiday destinations. Mauritius was named after Dutch Prince Maurice Van Nassau. Mauritius’ white beaches are protected by a coral reef barrier that encircles almost all ofRead More


RWANDA: Paul Kagame slides towards dictatorship – analysis

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JUNE 13, 2018: Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame during a meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin at Moscow’s Kremlin. Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS Alexei Nikolsky\TASS via Getty Images In Rwanda, a country still reeling from genocide, Paul Kagame is a study in the long-term nature of post-conflict resolution, as well as a gradual slide into dictatorship, writes journalist Anne Bouleanu. KIGALI (NEWSDEEPLY.COM) – At the end of 100 days, between 800,000 and 1 million people were dead. The 1994 genocide in Rwanda, a period manyRead More


RWANDA: Tyrant Kagame auctions off Diane Rwigara’s assets

Image copyright AFP Image caption Diane Rwigara was arrested along with her mother last year BBC – Rwandan authorities have auctioned off assets from the family business of a jailed critic of President Paul Kagame. Diane Rwigara was barred from running in last year’s election, and was later arrested on accusations of forgery and inciting insurrection. The Rwanda Revenue Authority sold machinery from the family’s tobacco business for almost $2m (£1.5m) in a bid to recover $7m in tax arrears. The family says the auction and charges against her areRead More


ENTERTAINMENT: Kenyan woman sues Tanzania’s DiamondPlatinumz for child support

A Kenyan woman has sued Tanzania heavy-hitter Diamond Platinumz for child support. MWAKILISHI – The lady, identified as Gladys Butoto, says that the star bongo flavor musician is the father of her one-and-a-half year-old daughter. Gladys said that she has been reaching out to the “Sikomi” hit maker for help, but the singer has only been making fake promises. She further claims that the artiste had previously agreed to have a DNA test conducted to prove paternity, but failed to show up on the day of the examination. The womanRead More