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Thursday, March 29th, 2018

 

UGANDA: Most jobs in Africa are going to be automted

In our #UgandaNewsBriefing group on WhatsApp, a member shared a link that Kharma (out going president of Botswana) had stepped down after a 57 stop tour. Someone then said “do you have pictures?” I replied: GOOGLE. For the life of me, I do not understand why many Ugandans do not use GOOGLE. Then another forum member replied: “we are spoon fed”. That is the point when I should have said that kids GOOGLE what they do not know. I swear this is a true story. One time, I told NatashaRead More


X-files from the village

X-FILES FROM THE VILLAGE Denis Wabuyi Monday There are various ways in which ancestors visit us especially during the dry season. The people that passed on have a way of keeping in touch with the living and one of that is through the whirlwind “ishifuutsa” During the dry season, it is very common for one to meet a ghost especially in the mid of the day when the sun burns most (mwiyangilwe). That is why children are cautioned from moving at that time. It is also at that time thatRead More


KENYA: Update by @MigunaMiguna on @Ukenyatta @Emirates @RailaOdinga

Emirates has conspired with Uhuru thugs while Baba Not plays golf. Kenyans who refuse to see that their country is being turned into a SHITHOLE like Uganda will pay a price. The whole EAC and Great Lakes is litred with bodies and soaked with blood by KKKK. Shocking that even the Canadian govt is mute. But we are gonna vote Trudeau out anyway. Today it is Dr. Miguna Miguna but soon they will come for you too. As an East African, I stand with Muguna. As a Canadian, I willRead More


DRCONGO: UN extends peace keeping mission

  Security Council renews UN mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo The Security Council on Tuesday extended for one year the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC, making it a priority for the operation to protect civilians and provide support for implementation of a 31 December 2016 agreement on holding elections MONROVIA, Liberia, March 29, 2018/ — Adopting a unanimous resolution, the 15-member body authorized the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) to maintain the troop ceiling of 16,215 military personnel, 660 militaryRead More


UGANDA: Makrere university to be completely privatised

Photo: The Observer KAMPALA (THE OBSERVER) – Makerere University supreme governing body, the university council, has passed a resolution seeking to abolish government scholarships and replace them with loans for all university students. The university council headed by Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem made the recommendation while responding to the 2016 visitation committee report. The visitation committee report proposed that Makerere implements a diversified funding model on international best practices so as to make the university financially sustainable. “The university council already recognised the need for a diversified funding model and cameRead More


UGANDA: UMEME warns government against cancellation

UMEME’s Managing Director, Selestino Babungi, who was speaking at an event in which the firm released its financial results for 2017, insisted that their running investments worth $100 (360B) must generate benefit instead of a termination Power Utility firm Umeme, says further threats on terminating its concession by Government, will instead bring on table discussion around over $500m or approximately 1.8 Trillion shillings in compensation. UMEME’s Managing Director, Selestino Babungi, who was speaking at an event in which the firm released its financial results for 2017, insisted that their runningRead More


MOZAMBIQUE: Journalist abducted, assaulted

The journalist told his wife that the gunmen received instructions on what to do with him via cellphone NEW YORK, United States of America, March 29, 2018/ — Mozambican authorities should launch a credible investigation into the abduction and assault of Ericino de Salema, a prominent journalist and human rights lawyer, and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Three unidentified gunmen yesterday abducted Salema outside the headquarters of the National Union of Journalists (SNJ) in the capital, Maputo, beat him with their AK-47 assaultRead More


FRANCE: Nicolas Sarkozy renvoyé en correctionnelle pour corruption

L’ancien président français Nicolas Sarkozy, ici en octobre 2016. STEPHANE MAHE / REUTERS Nicolas Sarkozy renvoyé en correctionnelle pour « corruption » et « trafic d’influence » à la Cour de cassation Les juges financiers ont signé l’ordonnance de renvoi ouvrant la voie au procès de cette affaire de trafic d’influence à la Cour de cassation, dans laquelle l’ex-président avait été placé sur écoute. LE MONDE – Les déboires judiciaires de Nicolas Sarkozy se multiplient : quelques jours après avoir été mis en examen dans l’affaire libyenne, l’ancien président deRead More


FRANCE: Sarkozy to face trial for corruption, influence peddling

BBC – The case centres around wiretapped phone-calls in 2014, in which Mr Sarkozy allegedly sought to influence judges who were looking into suspected illegal financing of his campaign. The judge, Gilbert Azibert, and Mr Sarkozy’s lawyer are also expected to stand trial. They have denied any wrongdoing. In a separate case, the ex-president is accused of receiving campaign funding from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Both Le Monde newspaper and AFP news agency quote judicial sources as saying Mr Sarkozy will stand trial in the influence peddling case. InRead More


REFUGEES: Israel deportation of Africans racist, bigotry,human trafficking

Pepole take part in a protest against the Israeli government’s plan to deport African migrants, in Tel Aviv, Israel on March 24, 2018 [Corinna Kern/Reuters] Black lives do not matter in Israel Israeli state and religious authorities’ racist attitudes towards African refugees may have deadly consequences. Comments made by Israel’s top political and religious leaders earlier this month are a dismal reminder of how little black lives matter in the country, and how African refugees remain in mortal danger, whether or not the government’s plan to deport them is temporarilyRead More