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Thursday, September 6th, 2018


UGANDA: 63pct of University graduates have no market job skills

EPTEMBER 7 2018New university training model to fight unemployment Islamic University In Uganda Mass Communication graduates jubilate during the university’s 23rd graduation ceremony at the Female Campus at Kabojja, Kampala. PHOTO BY ALEX ESAGALA DAILY MONITOR – Troubled with the brunt of unemployment faced by many graduates, universities in East Africa have adopted a new strategy aimed at preparing undergraduates with adequate skills to enable them compete favourably in the job market. Titled Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa (Tescea), the project is being implemented by four universitiesRead More

TANZANIA: Govt to fit 13 elephants with GPS collars

DAR ES SALAAM, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) — Thirteen adult elephants will be fitted with satellite collars in the next 10 days in Tanzania’s Mikumi National Park and Selous Game Reserve, WWF Tanzania said in a statement on Thursday. The statement said the fitting with satellite collars of the 13 elephants will bring to 20 the total number of elephants fitted with the global positioning system (GPS) satellite collars on adult elephants in core areas and outside the core areas of the Selous ecosystem. “The fitting of satellite collars with improvedRead More

Wikipedia article of the day for September 7, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for September 7, 2018 is Good Girl Gone Bad. “Don’t Stop the Music” is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna (shown performing it) for her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad. It was released worldwide on September 7, 2007, as the fourth single of the album. The song was written by Tawanna Dabney and StarGate; Michael Jackson also received a songwriting credit for the sampling of the line “Mama-say, mama-sa, ma-ma-ko-ssa” from his 1983 single “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’”. “Don’t Stop theRead More

TRUMP will not answer obstruction questions – Giuliani

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump will not answer federal investigators’ questions, in writing or in person, about whether he tried to block the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, one of the president’s attorneys told The Associated Press on Thursday. Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said questions about obstruction of justice were a “no-go.” Giuliani’s statement was the most definitive rejection yet of special counsel Robert Mueller’s efforts to interview the president about any efforts to obstruct the investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and Russians.Read More

Liked on YouTube: Why gov’t withdrew the land amendment bill

Why gov’t withdrew the land amendment bill It provides that no person shall be compulsorily deprived of property or any interest in right over property, except under conditions 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

BRAZIL: Presidential candidate stabbed, gets to hospital ‘almost dead’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Jair Bolsonaro, a leading Brazilian presidential candidate whose heated rhetoric has electrified some voters and angered others in a deeply polarized electorate, was stabbed during a campaign event Thursday and was undergoing surgery. Officials and his son said the far-right candidate was in stable condition, though the son also said Bolsonaro suffered severe blood loss and arrived to the hospital “almost dead.” Numerous videos on social media showed Bolsonaro, who has promised to crack down on crime in Latin America’s largest nation, being stabbed withRead More

TANZANIA: Fate of unique coastal forest species hangs in balance

The Zanzibar Red Colobus is endemic to Tanzania. Shutterstock The fate of unique species in Tanzania’s coastal forests hangs in the balance By Neil Burgess, THE CONVERSATION Professor at the Center for Marcoecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen Tanzania is known for its tapestry of lush forests, expansive grasslands and tropical beaches, and abundant and diverse wildlife. Its coastal forests are part of the Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa biodiversity hotspot – a place recognised for its wealth of wildlife but threatened with destruction, making it a high priority forRead More

UGANDA: ‘EU not funding Ugandan youth to topple Museveni’

Head of governance and human rights at the European Union delegation to Uganda, Thomas Tiedemann  Written by URN, THE OBSERVER The European Union (EU) has dismissed government accusations that foreign countries are behind a new political movement demanding leadership change in the country. Lately, several cabinet ministers and other state officials have claimed Ugandan youth are being mobilised and funded by foreign countries and agents to destabilise the country through protests and other criminality so as to bring an end to President Yoweri Museveni’s 32-year rule. However, the head ofRead More

TECHNOLOGY: Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones, Infowars citing abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter permanently banned right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars show for abusive behavior — a day after CEO Jack Dorsey testified before Congress about alleged “conservative bias” on the platform. The company said Jones won’t be able to create new accounts on Twitter or take over any existing ones. In a tweet, it said it would continue to monitor reports about other accounts potentially associated with Jones or Infowars, and will “take action” if it finds any attempts to circumvent the ban. Twitter saidRead More

LIBYA to reopen Tripoli airport on Friday: government

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya will reopen on Friday its only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli, a week after it closed because of fighting among rival groups, the Tripoli-based government said on Thursday. On Tuesday, the United Nations brokered a ceasefire to end fighting lasting more than a week in Tripoli that has killed more than 60 people. —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: September 06, 2018 at 07:36PM