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Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

 

UGANDA: MTN subscriber numbers drop by 700,000

Mr Wim Vanhelleputte, the MTN chief executive officer. COURTESY PHOTO  DAILY MONITOR – MTN subscriber numbers have dropped by 700,000 subscribers from 11.2 million in 2017 to 10.5 million in the year ended June 30, 2018 due to regulatory activities that were recently instituted by government. The telecom, according to details released yesterday, registered a 1.8 per cent drop in subscriber numbers for the period ended June 30, 2018. The drop was mainly attributed to new rules on the sale and mandatory registration of Simcards that was enforced by Uganda CommunicationsRead More


UGANDA: MTN subscriber numbers drop by 700,000

Mr Wim Vanhelleputte, the MTN chief executive officer. COURTESY PHOTO  DAILY MONITOR – MTN subscriber numbers have dropped by 700,000 subscribers from 11.2 million in 2017 to 10.5 million in the year ended June 30, 2018 due to regulatory activities that were recently instituted by government. The telecom, according to details released yesterday, registered a 1.8 per cent drop in subscriber numbers for the period ended June 30, 2018. The drop was mainly attributed to new rules on the sale and mandatory registration of Simcards that was enforced by Uganda CommunicationsRead More


UGANDA: MTN subscriber numbers drop by 700,000

Mr Wim Vanhelleputte, the MTN chief executive officer. COURTESY PHOTO  DAILY MONITOR – MTN subscriber numbers have dropped by 700,000 subscribers from 11.2 million in 2017 to 10.5 million in the year ended June 30, 2018 due to regulatory activities that were recently instituted by government. The telecom, according to details released yesterday, registered a 1.8 per cent drop in subscriber numbers for the period ended June 30, 2018. The drop was mainly attributed to new rules on the sale and mandatory registration of Simcards that was enforced by Uganda CommunicationsRead More


UGANDA: Museveni prides himself in adopting apartheid South Africa’s tools of suppression – PHOTOS

MUSEVENI PRIDES IN ADOPTING APATHEID S.A’S TOOLS OF SUPPRESSION Today, Uganda’s military dictator, Museveni toured and commissioned the Nyoka military conversion facility at Magamaga military barracks in Mayuge District. During the occasion he said; “I thank the UPDF for the iniative and Impala Company for working with our army in using this mine-resistant technology that had been iniatiated by the South African white army.When in the Bush, we had 100 mines from Libya but we used them to do much damage to the government. By the time we finished theRead More


Wikipedia article of the day for August 9, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for August 9, 2018 is Helicopter 66. Helicopter 66 (US Navy bureau no. 152711) was a Sikorsky Sea King used for the water recovery of many of NASA’s Apollo astronauts, including those returning from the first manned moon landing in 1969. Space historian Dwayne A. Day has called it “one of the most famous, or at least most iconic, helicopters in history”. Delivered to the navy in 1967, Helicopter 66 was in the inventory of U.S. Navy Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Four for the durationRead More


BUSINESS: U.S. Congressman Collins, son charged with insider trading

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Christopher Collins, a Republican U.S. congressman from New York who was one of President Donald Trump’s earliest supporters, was criminally charged on Wednesday with taking part in an insider trading scheme involving an Australian biotechnology company on whose board he served. The indictment came as Collins, 68, was seeking a fourth two-year term in November’s elections, where Democrats hope to recapture the House of Representatives. “These charges are a reminder that this is a nation of laws, and that everybody stands equal before the bar ofRead More


VENEZUELA: Ruling party cracks down on opposition lawmakers

Venezuela ruling party cracks down on opposition lawmakers CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s pro-government constitutional assembly stripped two opposition lawmakers of their immunity from prosecution on Wednesday, accusing them of having roles in a drone attack that authorities say was an attempt to kill socialist President Nicolas Maduro. The National Constituent Assembly voted unanimously to lift the protection for Julio Borges and Juan Requesens, who have seats in the opposition-controlled legislature. The move came after the Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Borges, who lives in in exile in Colombia’sRead More


Liked on YouTube: How to manage a large poultry farm

How to manage a large poultry farm To reduce the cost of the bill of water she uses on the farm. This innovative farmer pumps it from underground. New Vision TV offers analyzed news content on trending stories in Uganda, be it politics, business, and the day today life This is broadcast in various shows such as The daily News bulletin, the hourly news updates, the business show called The Handshake and Music News show. Since Uganda is known as the Pearl of Africa, New Vision TV has a showRead More


KENYA: Woman demandds KEs. 100,000 to breastfeed her baby

Mother who ‘refused’ to breastfeed charged On July 31, 2018 at Kiganjo in Thika, Ms Faith Nyokabi deserted her four-month-old baby and demanded the money from her husband in order to continue breastfeeding the child. . PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUUP  DAILY NATION – A 25-year-old woman who allegedly demanded Sh100,000 from her husband in order to breastfeed her child was yesterday charged with child neglect in a Thika magistrate’s court. The court heard that on July 31 at Kiganjo in Thika, Ms Faith Nyokabi deserted her four-month-old babyRead More


UGANDA: Goods Express closed with millions of its shoppers money locked in its wallet

DIGEST AFRICA – In November last year, e-Commerce platform Goods Express made an announcement to its Ugandan customers that it was shutting down “temporarily”. However, this eventually turned into a closure from the Ugandan market. To many, the company either rebranded or was acquired by Bazebo – it is hard to tell the difference. But, confessions from a couple of customers indicate the process wasn’t handled in the best way possible. Additionally, many claim the company could have closed with millions of shillings of its shoppers’ money in their wallet.Read More