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Tuesday, March 13th, 2018


RUSSIA: UK police investigate death of emigre Nikolai Glushkov found in London home

London (CNN)Nikolai Glushkov, a Russian businessman the UK refused to extradite to Russia on fraud charges, has died in his London home, his neighbor Pat Egan told CNN. According to Egan, police knocked on her door in Kingston, southwest London, at 3.30 a.m. local time to ask whether she or her husband had seen or heard anything. In a statement, British police confirmed they were investigating the death of a man in his 60s in southwest London, but did not identify him. Police said the death was being treated asRead More

UGANDA: Makerere University starts mass production of tear gas for thug regime

Makerere to stop providing meals to students Makerere University has resolved to stop providing meals in the halls of residence effective June this year. The position was reached at a recent council meeting where a report from the Finance and Planning Committee of Council presented findings of the survey conducted among students. Samuel Falcao Mugarura demonstrating how his teargas works Makerere students set for mass production of teargas in July KAMPALA (URN via OBSERVER) – A team of Makerere University students is working round the clock, to complete the standardisationRead More

HEALTHCARE: Uganda regime statement on fake Hepatitis B vaccine

Media presentation on Hepatitis B.pdf null KAMPALA (URN) – National Drug Authority (NDA) is investigating the source of counterfeit Hepatitis B vaccines currently circulating on the Ugandan market. The Authority has already impounded counterfeit Hepatitis B vaccines from 8 private health facilities and two immunization camps. The vaccines were impounded from Family Doctors’ Clinic- Ntungamo, UMC Hospital-Bukoto, Malcolm Health Care-Kisaasi and Kampala Medical Chambers. The others were Mbarara Community Hospital, Devine Mercy, Mbarara City Clinic and Mayanja Memorial Hospital. Helen Byomire Ndagije, the Director of Product Safety at NDA says that theyRead More

SOUTH SUDAN mourns fallen war veteran Andrew Makur Thou

RADIO TAMAZUJ – South Sudanese from different ethnic backgrounds are mourning the death of Andrew Makur Thou, a former civil war veteran. Makur died today morning in the Sudanese capital Khartoum where he was seeking medical treatment after referral from Juba. Presidential advisor on military affairs Daniel Awet Akot told Radio Tamazuj today that Makur was one of the army generals of who had served diligently after a long journey of sacrifice, struggle and the service with all sincerity and dedication. “I was shocked when I was told of the passing away ofRead More

POLITICS: World’s 7 longest-serving rulers

As of today, the world’s longest serving president is Teodoro Obiang. AL JAZEERA – Vladimir Putin is expected to win Russia’s presidential election on Sunday, giving him a fourth term that would take him to nearly a quarter-century as a head of state or government. Other leaders who have been in power for more than a quarter of a century include Tajikistan’s Emomali Rakhmon, Cameroon’s Paul Biy and Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema. Here is the list of the world rulers who have held power the longest – excluding monarchs enthroned for life. Longest record Cuba: ToppingRead More

UGANDA police steal Uhuru’s Twitter account for their new chief

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Police spokespersons found themselves in a fix on Tuesday when reports circulated on social media that the new Inspector General of Police, John Martin Okoth Ochola, “hijacked” a twitter account.The Twitter account in question, according to reports, was formerly owned by Kenya president Uhuru Kenyatta. Before being sacked by President Museveni recently, former IGP Kale Kayihura, was using a handle designated for the Office of IGP. It was apparently changed to Kale Kayihura [personal account] after his removal from office. Police social media handlers then allegedly modifiedRead More

TILLERSON retires from Exxonmobil with USD $180M

Rex Tillerson cuts ties with Exxon Mobil via $180m retirement package THE GUARDIAN – Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state will surrender all unpaid stock for a cash payment before his Senate confirmation hearing starts next week If Tillerson re-enters the oil and gas industry within 10 yeras, he will forfeit the remaining money in the trust, which would be paid out to charities of the controlling trustee’s choosing. Exxon boss Rex Tillerson will receive more than $180m from the company as he severs financial ties with the oil industry toRead More

TILLERSON: Latest is Senator Corker says was taken by at Tillerson firing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the Foreign Relations Committee chairman, says President Donald Trump’s decision to fire his chief diplomat caught him by surprise. Corker, who has been Tillerson’s most vocal supporter on Capitol Hill, acknowledged “there’s been tensions” between Tillerson and Trump. But he says, it had seemed “that they had learned to work together a little bit better.” Corker said he didn’t know what precipitated the firing. Trump announced TuesdayRead More

SOUTH AFRICA plans Eurobond of as much as $3 Billion ‘shortly’

The city skyline in Johannesburg.  Photographer: Dean Hutton BLOOMBERG – South Africa plans to tap international markets for as much as $3 billion as the country seeks to take advantage of relatively low rates and strong demand from yield-hungry investors. “We will be coming shortly and taking advantage of the favorable market conditions,” Tshepiso Moahloli, chief director of liability management at the National Treasury, told reporters in London after meetings with investors. “The market is conducive and we’re keen to access that. We are opportunistic in terms of the approach we take.”Read More