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Monday, July 16th, 2018

 

Wikipedia’s Article of the Day July 17, 2018: Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia

Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (18 June 1901 – 17 July 1918) was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last sovereign of Imperial Russia, and his wife, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna.  She was murdered with her family by members of the Cheka, the Bolshevik secret police. The location of her burial was unknown during the decades of Communist rule, and rumors that she had escaped circulated after her death.  A mass grave near Yekaterinburg which held the remains of the Tsar, hisRead More


Wikipedia article of the day for July 17, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 17, 2018 is Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (18 June 1901 – 17 July 1918) was the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last sovereign of Imperial Russia, and his wife, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna. She was murdered with her family by members of the Cheka, the Bolshevik secret police. The location of her burial was unknown during the decades of Communist rule, and rumors that she had escaped circulated after her death. A massRead More


EGYPT passes law that could shield top military brass from prosecution

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s parliament on Monday passed a law that could make senior military officers immune from future prosecution over to violence that followed the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi. The law gives President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the right to name officers to be eligible for immunity from investigation into alleged offences committed while Egypt’s constitution was suspended between Mursi’s overthrow on July 3, 2013 and the reconvening of parliament on Jan. 10, 2016. The law, submitted to parliament as recently as the end of June, alsoRead More


SOUTH AFRICA: A Ugandan living in Pretoria recently threatened to attack Uganda

Martha Leah Nangalama Moncton, New Brunswick Canada email: mlnangalama@gmail.com Tel. 1-506-871-6371 July 16, 2018 South African High Commission – Ottawa15 Sussex DriveOttawa, Ontario K1M 1M8Email: rsafrica@southafrica-canada.ca Dear High Commissioner, Re: Ugandan based South African group threatened to attack Uganda on July 15, 16, 2018 I am writing to you out of concern for Uganda and my life. This month, a group calling itself Federal Labour Democrats [FLD] threatened to attack Uganda with 6000 fighter jets and told people to stay indoors  to shut down the country. Naturally, the threats wereRead More


Museveni warned about being taken down in 2018 Sixth Audio

Museveni warned about being taken down in 2018 Sixth Audio This is the sixth audio which was circulated by Daniels Juuko Brightish Mazinga. I did not listen to it because I imagine that this sixth one went like the fifth one where he diverted from attacking President Yoweri Museveni to attacking Martha Leah Nangalama to shut down her blog (I have 5 blogs though). It is very calous of someone living in exile like South Africa, which is a bilateral friend to Uganda to threaten to attack Uganda from SouthRead More


UGANDA: Israeli firm orders cannabis seeds for Uganda farm, sees sales in 2019

Cannabis plant (Kobi Gideon/Flash90) TIMES OF ISRAEL – Israeli firm Together orders cannabis seeds for Uganda farm, sees sales in 2019 Seeds to come from supplier in the Netherlands; produce to be marketed to Canadian company Israel’s Together Pharma Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of medical cannabis, said Monday it has placed an order for cannabis seeds for a farm it is setting up in Uganda, targeting sales of cannabis produce for January 2019. The order for the seeds has been placed with a supplier in the Netherlands, considered one ofRead More


WORLD CUP 2018: The French World Cup Win and the Glories of Immigration

By Adam Gopnik, THE NEW YORKER In their victory on Sunday, the multiple, polyglot Les Bleus acted as the living refutation of one of the least sportsmanlike people on earth, Donald Trump.Photograph by Koji Watanabe / Getty Those of us who have spent a surprising chunk of our lives rooting for—supporting, as they say in Britain—Les Bleus, the French national football team, have to feel a special exultation and delight in seeing them win the World Cup. Whether or not they gave their best performance against Croatia, they were certainly theRead More


UGANDA: Police Commissioner Okello Makmot Dies in Dubai

Curiosity will kill me one of these days. Either that or wisdom. Media says that Okello Makmot was a consultant for police for small arms.  He was sent by government for 3 months’ training in USA.  He completed the training and then flew home. What is the justification for flying from New York City to Abu Dhabi and transiting in Dubai? After what happened to Gen. Aronda in Dubai on Emirates Air, I would hesitate to fly with Emirates. Anyone who has travelled knows the easiest (shortest) route from NYCRead More


RUSSIA: The Latest: McConnell backs finding of Russian interference

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on reaction to President Donald Trump’s news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is standing behind the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that the Russians interfered in the 2016 elections — despite President Donald Trump’s latest comments. The Kentucky Republican told reporters at the Capitol on Monday: “The Russians are not our friends.” And he said he “entirely” agrees with intelligence agencies’ assessment that Russians meddled in the election. McConnell spoke several hours after Trump stoodRead More


UGANDA: BIZUUSE Ofiisa abadde anoonyereza ku mmundu ezatta Kaweesi bamuwadde but…

TRENDING UGANDA published on July 14, 2018 EBITONGOLE ebikessi mu ggwanga bitandise okunoonyereza ku lugambibwa okuba olukwe mu kufa kwa ofiisa mu Minisitule y’ensonga z’omunda abadde anoonyereza ku by’emmundu ezikozesebwa mu bumenyi bw’amateeka. Wilfred Okello Makmot (CP) ye yabadde akwasiddwa obuvunaanyizibwa bw’okulamba emmundu zonna mu ggwanga, okunoonya emmundu ezaayingizibwa mu ggwanga mu bumenyi bw’amateeka zisaanyizibwewo. Ono era y’abadde avunaanyizibwa ne ku kulondoola emmundu entono omuli pisito n’emmundu ezitali za maanyi nnyo omuli n’ezitagwa mu ttuluba lya (Assault Rifles) oba SMG omuli ne AK47. Okello yafiiridde ku nnyonyi e Dubai. YabaddeRead More