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Tuesday, April 10th, 2018


SOUTH AFRICA could halve number of poor by 2030 – World Bank

A resident carries water to her home in the Khayelitsha township, Cape Town Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/BloombergAddressing corruption, getting free education right may help; Nation must build on comparative advantage as skilled economy. BLOOMBERG – South Africa could more than halve its number of poor people to 4 million by 2030 if it addresses corruption, gets free higher education right and reduces policy uncertainty in its mining industry, the World Bank said. “Slow private investment growth and weak integration into global value chains prevent the country from reaping the new economic opportunitiesRead More

UGANDA: Mob lynches to death notorious robber, murderer, escapee

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Notorious robber Muhammad Kiddawalime has finally met his end at the wrath of angry residents in Kalungu residents. Assistant Inspector General of Police Asan Kasingye, the Chief Political Commissar, confirmed the report saying the deceased was with Musa Galiwango, who recently escaped from the chief magistrate’s court in Masaka. “Yes, I can confirm Kiddawalime was killed in a robbery in Mukoko, Bukulula, Kalungu district,” Kasingye said in a tweet. “Apparently, he was with Musa Galiwango who took off. We are pursuing him.” The duo had drilled aRead More

TRUMP: Lawyer raid is an attack on America???

AP FACT CHECK: An angry Trump twist facts about raid, probe WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI raid on the office and hotel room of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer provoked visceral rage from the president and a burst of misstatements. Here’s a look at his remarks: TRUMP: “So I just heard that they broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys, a good man, and it’s a disgraceful situation.” — comments at a meeting with military advisers Monday. THE FACTS: It was not a break-in. The FBI executedRead More

ENERGY: Oil report for April 10, 2018

OILPRICE.COM – U.S. oil production growth has mostly come in the form of light, sweet crude, with API gravity of 35 or higher, and sulfur content of 0.3 percent or less. – The EIA estimates that 90 percent of the 3.1 million barrels per day of supply growth since 2010 has come from light sweet sources, such as in the Bakken, Permian and Eagle Ford. – Medium-gravity (API between 27 and 35) come mostly from Alaska and offshore Gulf of Mexico. – Light sweet crude will also dominate future growth,Read More

AFRICA: Ecobank Group partners with MTN

Ecobank Group partners with MTN to deepen financial inclusion across Africa LOME, Togo, April 10, 2018/ — MTN ( has announced a collaboration with Africa’s leading independent banking group, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) (, enabling both companies to leverage each other’s assets that will ultimately offer more value to their respective customers across the continent. MTN’s large subscriber base, comprehensive distribution, innovative digital products and drive for mobile financial services are being linked with Ecobank’s trail blazing digital banking products to provide instant bank accounts and remittances through Africa’s largestRead More

SOUTH AFRICA: Top Court dismisses Pistorius’ bid to appeal murder sentence

FILE – Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius appears for sentencing for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp at the Pretoria High Court, South Africa, June 14, 2016. JOHANNESBURG (Reuters)  — South Africa’s Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius to appeal his sentence for murdering his girlfriend, legal documents showed on Monday. Pistorious was initially jailed for six years for shooting dead Reeva Steenkamp, but prosecutors argued that sentence had been “shockingly lenient” and an appeal court agreed in November to more than double the term toRead More

UGANDA: Parliament tells URA to stay away from Ugandans’ bank accounts

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Cabinet in a meeting at State House on Monday agreed that Uganda Revenue Authority[ URA] is given mandate to get information on accounts of suspected people but those who pay their taxes and have no bad records shouldn’t disturbed. The Cabinet noticed that it would bring chaos in the public, according to ICT minister Frank Tumwebaze. He said the Cabinet therefore agreed that URA should use the existing mandate given by the Constitution of Uganda but not ask for access all citizen’s information from banks. A totalRead More

UGANDA: Cabinet approves Kiira EV project, sets aside Shs24bn

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Cabinet Sitting on Monday 9th April 2018, at Statehouse Entebbe approved the roadmap for Commercialisation of the Kiira Electric Vehicle Project. This is to be undertaken in a phased manner with the market-entry point being assembly of vehicles (including electric vehicles) in partnership with reputable vehicle manufacturers. This should progressively position the Kiira Vehicle Plant for growth prospects in cutting-edge vehicle technology innovation, according to Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye, Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation. During the four-year start-up phase (FY2018/19 – 2021/22) with a seed fundingRead More

Latest News: Library Launches Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration

Latest News: Library Launches Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the Library of Congress has made available online—for the first time—musical manuscripts and scrapbooks from the legendary composer’s personal and professional archives housed in the nation’s library. Click here for more information. Published April 10, 2018 at 12:57PM Read more on AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: April 10, 2018 at 01:02PM

UGANDA: Agoro Rwot dies, leaves behind several kids

UGANDA (URN) – Rwot Olok Amos Sempa Rom Aroma, the chief of Agoro chiefdom in Lamwo district is dead. The 69-year-old chief breathed his last at Kitgum Mission Hospital at around 8:30pm on Monday night. His wife, Akumu Ajija, says her husband was admitted at Kitgum Mission Hospital eight days ago with high blood pressure, tuberculosis and lung complications, which he has been battling since January this year. Yusuf Okwonga Adek, the chief of Patiko Clan, says his counterpart has been complaining of deteriorating health over the past three months.Read More