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Thursday, March 8th, 2018


TILLERSON confirms that Trump was joking when he called Africa SHITHOLE

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, flanked by his chief of staff Margaret Peterlin (L), meets with Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 8, 2018. Tillerson Reaffirms US Commitment to Africa ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (VOA)  — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has re-affirmed the U.S. commitment to Africa, two months after President Donald Trump’s reported derogatory comments about the continent. “I think the United States commitment to Africa is quite clear in terms of the importance we place on the relationship,” said Tillerson at the AfricanRead More

AFRICA: Tillerson assures AU in Addis Ababa that they do not live in a SHITHOLE

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson holds a news conference with African Union (AU) Commission Chairman Moussa Faki, of Chad, after their meeting at African Union headquarters, Thursday, March 8, 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Tillerson Works to Ease US Tensions with Africa ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (VOA)  —  U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has re-affirmed the U.S. commitment to Africa, in an effort to end the controversy caused by President Donald Trump’s reported derogatory comments about the continent. The top U.S. diplomat’s meeting Thursday with African Union Commission Chairperson MoussaRead More

AFRICA: Tillerson announces USD $533M in humanitarian assistance for SHITHOLE countries

La version française suit la version anglaise. United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for African Countries Facing Severe Food Insecurity Of the newly announced funds, nearly $184 million is for affected populations from South Sudan WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, March 8, 2018/ — Today (March 6, 2018), U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced nearly $533 million in humanitarian assistance for the people of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, as well as countries in the Lake Chad region, where millions are facing life-threatening food insecurity and malnutrition asRead More

UGANDA targets USD $1M at Berlin expo despite murders of foreigners

UTB Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Asiimwe. Photo/File By Gerald Tenywa (NEW VISION) “Our participation in the Vakantiebeurs, which was supported by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Uganda, gave the nine Ugandan companies that participated, business worth over sh3.64billions ($997,734). This figure was established from the monitoring and evaluation forms the tour operators filled out after the expo,” said Stephen Asiimwe, the Chief Executive Officer at UTB. Thirty tourism and travel firms from Uganda are set to make tourism deals worth Sh3b at the ITB Berlin 2018 in Germany, according toRead More

UGANDA: How one woman is fighting Museveni thug regime land grab

THE INDEPENDENT UK – Women are often disproportionately affected by global issues, from education to healthcare, work to sexual violence. Yet even in the darkest of situations, there are real women working, learning, loving and laughing. By looking at the lives of individuals you can see the reality behind broader issues more clearly. It’s not easy to hear marginalised women through the noise, so Forgotten Women, a brand new Independent column, hopes to shed light on their stories. One such woman is Patience. A 30-year-old mother, with six children, doing everything she can to rebuild her life.Read More

UGANDA: Kayihura boasted of how he set up criminals in country

Sacking me won’t stop crime – Kayihura September 18, 2017 by Sadab Kitatta Kaaya (THE OBSERVER) In the wake of increased criticism of his work methods, Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura has said sacking him will not stop the rise in crime around the country. In an hour-long address to local government leaders at their 23rd annual general meeting held on Saturday in Mubende, Gen Kayihura said he was fed up with the relentless criticism of the police. Under his watch, the police stands accused of operating as a militia — protectingRead More

UGANDA: Jackie Mbabazi warned Ugandans about Kayihura in 2014

Monitor Weekend’s Managing Editor Charles Odoobo Bichachi (L) interviews Ms Mbabazi at her home in Kololo, Kampala on Friday. Photo by Faiswal Kasirye By Charles Odoobo Bichachi (DAILY MONITOR) SUNDAY MARCH 30 2014 Kayihura doing politics instead of police work – Ms Mbabazi A number of NRM youth have been arrested and their offence is that they were mobilising fellow youth and collecting signatures to endorse your husband’s presumed presidential bid, what do you make of the charges? I think the charges leveled against the youth are very unfortunate, youRead More

UGANDA: Kangaroo court set to try ADF boss Mukulu

Justice Mukiibi, Elubu & Okalany to try Jamil Mukulu KAMPALA (RADIO ONE) – A Panel instituted to try Rebel Leader of the Allied Democratic Forces Jamil Mukulu, has been named. Three Judges of the International Crimes Division of the High court, including the Head of this court Justice Moses Mukiiibi, Justice Michael Elubu and Justice Susan Okalany will be handling the main trial, while Justice Eve Luswata has been allocated for the pre-hearing session whose date she is yet to fix. Jamil Mukulu and 34 other people including Australian CardiologistRead More

UGANDA murders 6 foreigners in February then pays $3M to promote tourism

BLACKSTAR NEWS – “Uganda has been stable for the last 32 years during the National Resistance Movement (NRM) government and is going to be safe for tourists” “We have complaints that several people are involved in the sale of a strong substance, which is a mixture of dangerous drugs popularly as ‘enchwiri’. It is sold to unsuspecting people, including foreigners” “Narcotic department and law are not working well. People should not come and smoke marijuana and die in our country. It is bad for our reputation. Tourism is a very sensitive industryRead More

UGANDA: NRM thugs sold 52 crater lakes

Uganda’s prophets of doom are real and walking among us. THE EAST AFRICAN – In a fascinating prophecy made 50 years ago, renowned poet Prof Timothy Wangusa, in his parody of Psalm 23, thanked the state for filling his pockets with cash as a senior official in the face of the currency devaluation. In 30 years, devaluation and inflation have reduced half a million shillings to a mere 3,600 shillings, but senior government officials are shielded with pocketfuls of allowances, as Wangusa foresaw 50 years ago. Welcome to Uganda, theRead More