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Saturday, April 21st, 2018


UGANDA: UK MP Paul Williams supports Ugandan’s struggle against “Colonial” ruler Museveni

Youth unemployment is at 85% but here dictator Museveni boards the $50 million he bought with stolen foreign aid money. By DR. VINCENT MAGOMBE, BLACKSTAR NEWS Yes, the world is finally talking about Gen. Yoweri Museveni, the man who wants to rule Uganda for life. This was in the UK parliament Wednesday as the Ugandan dictator was arriving in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The parliamentarian who delivered the verbal wake up is Dr. Paul Williams, who is not new to Uganda. He used to operateRead More

UGANDA: How to make your phone show you more on the Internet – LEARNING ENGLISH

A friend in Kampala just brought it to my attention that when I said “SWITCH TO DESKTOP VIEW” some people will not understand what I mean.  This option is actually available when you are on Facebook and most Ugandans use their phones for only Social Media.   Opening LINKS (web links) launches your web browser (you need data or you have to be on a WIFI connection or hard wired cable Internet).  Just use what you have.  Now on the link I sent earlier of where to find the LEARNING ENGLISHRead More

UGANDA: NDA closes Friecca Pharmacy over license

A woman reads a public notice on closed Friecca Pharmacy premises in Wandegeya on April 21, 2018.  KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR) – National Drug Authority (NDA) has closed Friecca Pharmacy in Wandegeya, a Kampala suburb for allegedly operating without a license.  “Friecca Pharmacy located in Wandegeya; Kampala has been operating without a license issued by the Authority contrary to section 14 of the NDA Act Chapter 206 of the laws of Uganda. We wish to reassure the public that the pharmacy will open as soon as a 2018 license is obtained,” readsRead More

LEARNING ENGLISH: US Orders Engine Inspection after Deadly Airplane Accident – AUDIO

A National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, April 17, 2018. (NTSB via AP) VOA LEARNING ENGLISH – United States airline officials have ordered inspections of some jet engines after a passenger airplane suffered a deadly accident this week. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the order late Wednesday. However, the engine’s manufacturer and European officials had called for careful inspections several months earlier. The engine on a Southwest Airlines planeRead More

LEARNING ENGLISH: Southwest Airlines Pilot Praised for Her ‘Nerves of Steel’ – AUDIO

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, Lt. Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first women to fly Navy tactical aircraft, poses in front of an F/A-18A with Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 34 in 1992. Shults was the pilot of the Southwest plane that made an emergency landing on April 17, 2018, after an engine explosion. (Thomas P. Milne/U.S. Navy via AP) This is What’s Trending Today… VOA LEARNING ENGLISH – An American pilot who made an emergency landing Tuesday after the plane lost an engine is beingRead More

LEARNING ENGLISH: Rapper Kendrick Lamar Makes History by Winning Pulitzer Prize – AUDIO

FILE – Musician Kendrick Lamar arrives at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California, Aug. 27, 2017. VOA LEARNING ENGLISH – The Pulitzer Prize is one of the top awards for reporting and the arts in the United States. The 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced earlier this week. Among them was rapper Kendrick Lamar. He is the first musician who is not a classical or jazz artist to win the award. He will win $15,000. Lamar, 30, earned the Pulitzer for his record album “DAMN.” Judges saidRead More

LEARNING ENGLISH: Japanese Cuisine at Washington’s Sakura Matsuri – AUDIO

The 58th Annual Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival VOA LEARNING ENGLISH – The yearly National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., has come to an end. One of its final events was a huge celebration of Japanese arts and culture. The celebration is called Sakura Matsuri. Sakura means “cherry blossom” in Japanese, while Matsuri is the Japanese word for “festival.” It is the largest one-day Japanese culture event in the United States. Thousands of people attended the 58th annual Sakura Matsuri Street Festival. They enjoyed the tastes, sounds and feelRead More

LEARNING ENGLISH: Russia Blocks Telegram Messaging Service – AUDIO

Two men pose with smartphones in front of a screen showing the Telegram logo in this picture illustration taken in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina November 18, 2015. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic) Russia has begun enforcing a nationwide ban on the popular messaging service Telegram. VOA LEARNING ENGLISH – A Russian government agency said on Monday that it had sent a notice to telecommunications providers to block Telegram. The order came from the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media. Last Friday, a Russian court ruled against the messagingRead More

TRUMP: Borowitz report on Mueller, Trump, Giuliani

Photograph by Win McNamee / Getty Mueller Says That Until Yesterday He Had Almost Forgotten to Investigate Giuliani WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The independent counsel, Robert Mueller, told reporters that, prior to news reports on Thursday, he had “almost forgotten” to investigate the former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani. “Like most Americans, I had totally forgotten about Rudy Giuliani’s existence,” he said. “But then when he popped up on the news I was, like, ‘Hold on—shouldn’t we be investigating him?’ ” Mueller was at a loss to explain why he hadRead More

INDIA passes law giving death penalty for child rapists

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s cabinet on Saturday approved the death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years amid outrage in the country after a string of horrific cases of sexual violence. In the emergency meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the cabinet passed an executive order, or ordinance, to amend the criminal law to also include more drastic punishment for convicted rapists of girls below the age of 16 years. Sexual violence against women is a highly charged political issue in India, whereRead More