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Friday, April 6th, 2018


DRCONGO: Church pays $3000 ransom to rescue kidnapped priest

Congo church pays $3000 ransom to rescue kidnapped priest The catholic church priest Father Celestin Ngango who was Kidnapped in Eastern  Congo has been set free after the church paid $3000 as ransom. According to Louis de Gonzague Nzabanita the vicar general of Goma diocese, the priest has been released. “We have just secured the release of Father Ngango after long negotiations with the kidnappers,” Father Louis de Gonzague Nzabanita, told this publication. He added that it was a hurdle to convince the kidnappers to allow the $3000 the churchRead More

UGANDA: What if this year was AD 33?

If this year’s good Friday was in AD 33, and the events were to happen in Uganda. Possibly Judas would complain that the bribe had to be shared among many government officials and for that reason he failed to accomplish the mission. But more money from the consolidated fund would be given and finally the mission would happen. Immediately after Jesus is arrested the chief of police would run to the scene and claim that this is organized crime and they were others who have committed it. He will orderRead More

RWANDA: Kagame sacks minister Musoni who snatched soldier’s wife 

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Rwanda President Paul Kagame has sacked his right-hand Minister James Musoni who was accused of snatching and impregnating a married a woman. James Musoni was replaced by Claver Gatete as the new Ministry of Infrastructure. The minister allegedly snatched Kayitesi Immaculate who was married to Rwanda Defence Force [RDF] soldier Rtd Capt Safari Patrick. Musoni has served as the Deputy Commissioner General of Rwanda Revenue Authority, State minister for Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, Tourism and Cooperatives, Minister for Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, Tourism and Cooperatives,Read More

UGANDA: URA to write off Shs 400bn in govt tax arrears, go after peasant bank accounts instead

URA to write off Shs 400bn in govt tax arrears KAMPALA (THE OBSERVER) – Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has said it will write off Shs 417 billion in tax arrears owed by government as bad debts.This was revealed by the commissioner general, Doris Akol, who was on Thursday presented URA’s budget estimates for the financial year 2018/2019 before the finance committee of parliament. Akol said the money had accumulated over a long period of time. Akol said URA registered a 14.85% decline in government payments. She appealed to the ministryRead More

UGANDA: Makerere University enrolment reduces by 15,000

Students look at the admission lists at Makerere University last year. PHOTO BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA ADVERTISEMENT KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR) – The enrolment at Makerere University has reduced by 15,000 students in the last decade, according to the institution’s management. The Vice Chancellor, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, yesterday said the decision was taken 10 years ago to reduce the enrolment of undergraduate students by 10 per cent annually until the programmes (undergraduate) are all phased out at the country’s oldest university to concentrate on only graduate courses. According to Prof Nawangwe, theRead More

UGANDA: Are you buying air or land? Beware of conmen

‘Buying air’, or how not to invest in land in Uganda KAMPALA, Uganda, April 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The sign is ubiquitous: six words that are painted on walls and homes across Uganda, like a national motto, from quiet banana groves to the frenetic capital Kampala. “This plot is not for sale.” The words are as much to inform the unwary as they are to deter the conmen, who sometimes collude with land officials to obtain fake titles. The sign is meant to ward off “quack brokers”, said VincentRead More

DRCONGO: Refugees who fled DRC when Museveni army invaded on Dec 7, 2018 now die in Uganda of disease, deprivation

Refugees Who Fled Violence in Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo, Face Disease and Privation in Uganda Violence has displaced more than 100,000 people from their homes in Ituri province, Democratic Republic of Congo KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 6, 2018/ — The attackers wore masks and used axes, machetes, and guns to slaughter civilians in the strife-torn Ituri province of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), says Areiti, a mother of seven children. The morning the violence came to her village of Joo, she had no time to prepare herRead More

UGANDA: Many Ugandans Moving to Kenya to Escape Violence and Brutal Kidnappings

BREAKING NEWS UGANDA, Published on 4 Apr 2018 Thousands of Ugandans are leaving the country, especially wealthy Ugandans who feel they are likely to be targets of kidnapping for ransom. Many in Uganda are living in fear after a series of brutal kidnappings in Kampala and other cities. The police, army and other security organs are powerless and at the mercy of the criminals. Also, rogue police officers are involved in the kidnapping rackets. Serial killer Kanyankole and his friend Patrick Agaba who together kidnapped and murdered Susan Magara haveRead More

RWANDA: Kagame builds African Union but can’t save Rwandese from famine

Kagame Is Building The African Union — But His Regime Can’t Even Save Rwandans From Famine DAVID HIMBARA (THE MEDIUM) – On April 4, 2018, The Rwandan Senate which is usually docile, dropped a bombshell. In the event of climate change-related failures such as famine, there would be no food to feed the people of Rwanda. The Rwandan Senate has discovered that Rwanda’s national grain strategic reserve which is supposed to store 200,000 tonnes of grains is empty. Presently, there isn’t enough grains to feed the country for at least three consecutiveRead More

UGANDA: How digital agriculture is helping grow the middle class

FORBES – George Muwereza lives in Uganda on the island of Kalanga in Lake Victoria. He used to cut and sell wood but was just eking out a living for himself and his family. Since 2007, George has been farming palm for oil and over the past 10 years has been able to establish a steady income. He has a bank account (which he accesses through his mobile device), is in the process of building a bigger home for his family and can afford to send his children to betterRead More