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Thursday, May 10th, 2018


SPAIN: Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont opts out of presidency

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionFrom self-imposed exile in Berlin, Mr Puigdemont named Quim Torra to be a candidate for regional president BBC – Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has nominated a political newcomer to be the region’s new president. In a video from his self-imposed exile in Berlin, Mr Puigdemont named Quim Torra to be a candidate for the presidency of the region. Mr Torra is an MP from Mr Puigdemont’s pro-independence party, Together for Catalonia (JxCat). Spain declared the 2017 referendum on the region’s independence as illegal. After Madrid imposedRead More

UGANDA: Guess how much Cubans earn per month

People buy groceries at a store in Havana, on April 22, 2016. Cuba announced a reduction of up to 20% in the controlled prices of some foods in order to raise the purchasing power of a society stuck living on pre-1950s wages. (Photo by JORGE BELTRAN/AFP/Getty Images) FORBES published on Apr 26, 2016. Sorry investors, outside of the tourism business, Cuba’s economy isn’t that interesting and the purchasing power of the locals is a paltry $25 per person, per month. Unless Apple can make a MciPhone and General Motors canRead More

WIKILEAKS: Ecuador’s new rules ban Assange from taking visitors and phone calls

Julian Assange on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London in May last year © Peter Nicholls / Reuters RT – Julian Assange has been hit with new rules limiting his communications by officials at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. The new measures include bans on using the phone and having visitors, according to WikiLeaks. READ MORE: Assange Twitter account back tweeting as #ReconnectJulian campaign takes over The founder of the whistleblowing website has reportedly found himself isolated within the embassy recently. In March, he had his internet accessRead More

UGANDA: Jobs with the LDC Kampala & Mbarara campuses; online applications

JOB OPPORTUNITIES – Full job description for each is on the link provided with this post. The Law Development Centre (LDC) invites applications from qualified Ugandans to fill the following vacant posts: A. LDC Main Campus, Kampala: 1. Secretary Salary scale LS3 2. Head – Human Resource and Administration Salary scale LS3 3. Deputy Head – Post Graduate Legal Studies/Legal Aid Salary scale LS4(S) 4. Manager – Human Resource Salary scale LS4 5. Legal Officer – Law Reform Salary scale LS6 B. LDC Mbarara Campus: 1. Senior Legal Officer –Read More

SUDAN: Teenage sentenced to death for killing husband who raped her

At 16, Hussein was forced by her parents to marry her cousin, forcing her to flee [File: AP] Sudanese teen sentenced to death for killing husband after rape AL JAZEERA – Noura Hussein, 19, was forced by her parents to marry her cousin three years ago, activists say. Noura Hussein, a 19-year-old Sudanese woman, was sentenced to death by a court for stabbing to death a man she was forced to marry after he raped her. The death penalty for Hussein was confirmed by a judge on Thursday after her husband’sRead More

GAMBIA: Barrow to sell ex-leader Jammeh’s luxury cars, planes amid mounting debt

BANJUL (Reuters) – Gambia is selling several planes and a fleet of luxury cars bought by former president Yahya Jammeh as it seeks to reduce a mountain of crippling debt contracted during the authoritarian leader’s decades-long rule. Jammeh, who seized power in a 1994 coup, fled Gambia early last year as West African neighbors were poised for military intervention to topple him after he refused to step down following an election loss to current President Adama Barrow. While most of his people struggled in poverty under one of West Africa’sRead More

UGANDA: Athletics fore development project launched in Uganda – SPORTS

Children participating in the Athletics for Development project launch in Apac, Uganda (Günter Lange ) © Copyright IAAF – Sports can play a role in achieving development goals and supports children and young people in their development. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) have now kicked off a project in Uganda in cooperation with local partners that puts this approach into practice. On 10 May 2018 the Athletics for Development project was officially launched by Uganda’s Minister of EducationRead More

UGANDA: Wealth generation from Arabica Coffee

Antony Welishe MBALE (NEW VISION) – Until you visit his home, somewhere in the remote steep slopes of Wanale hill, you are tempted to presume that his assertion to fame is a pack of lies. When Antony Welishe failed to realise his childhood ambition of ever becoming a district agricultural officer (because he was not lucky to pursue education up to university level), he set himself another target in life. “I dreamt of becoming an outstanding model farmer and I am happy this has been achieved.” At 36 now, AntonyRead More

SCIENCE: US soldier receives transplant of new ear grown inside her arm

US Soldier Receives Transplant of New Ear Grown Inside Her Arm (PHOTO) SPUTNIK – A report released this week by the US Army announced that surgeons were able to give a soldier a brand new ear by growing it inside her arm. The soldier had lost the ear in a car accident in 2016.According to the report, surgeons at William Beaumont Army Medical Center created the new ear by harvesting cartilage from Pvt. Shamika Burrage’s ribcage and then inserting it beneath the skin on her arm, allowing the ear toRead More

UGANDA: Regime mouth piece says UN Entebbe base to remain

UN Regional Services Centre to remain in Entebbe The centre employs over 400 Ugandans and is contributing significantly to the economy of the Entebbe municipality and Uganda at large. KAMPALA (NEW VISION) – The United Nations Regional Services Centre (RSCE) in Entebbe will remain in place, the Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa has revealed. The minister, speaking to New Vision from Cairo, Egypt today, said that the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has written to President Yoweri Museveni giving assurances that Uganda will continue to host the RSCE. The centre employs overRead More