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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018


UGANDA: Rangers kill 4 in Queen E Park

Four people disappear in park DAILY MONITOR –  Four people from Kicwamba and Magambo sub-counties in Rubirizi District have not been seen by their family members since they left their homes for Queen Elizabeth National Park on June 25.The community members are suspicious that their people might have been killed by the park rangers over poaching. However, this claim has been dismissed by the Uganda Wild Life Authority (UWA) officials. Those who disappeared are Vincensio Busingye, 47, Julius Mateso, 27, Didas Byamugisha, 40, all from Kyema Village in Magambo Sub-countyRead More

Wikipedia article of the day for July 12, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 12, 2018 is Buckton Castle. Buckton Castle was a medieval enclosure castle and one of the earliest stone castles in North West England, near present-day Carrbrook in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester. It was surrounded by a 2.8-metre-wide (9 ft) stone curtain wall (excavation pictured) and a ditch 10 metres (33 ft) wide by 6 metres (20 ft) deep. It was probably built and demolished in the 12th century, but may never have been completed, and survives only as buried remains, overgrown with heather and peat. InRead More

ISRAEL attacks Syria

Israel Confirms Attack on Syrian Army Positions as Response to Drone Activity Israel Attacks Syrian Army Positions in Quneitra Province – Report SPUTNIK – The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported late Wednesday that Syrian air defenses had responded to an Israeli attack on the Quneitra Province in southwestern Syria. “The aircraft of the Israeli enemy fired several missiles in the direction of some army positions,” SANA quoted the military source as saying. The report indicated the targets were Syrian army posts near the towns of Hadar and Juba. SANARead More

AFGHANISTAN: 11 were killed in suicide bomber attack on Education Centre – VIDEO

11 Killed in Suicide Attack on Afghan Education Office VOA – Two suicide bombers killed at least 11 people Wednesday in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province. Local officials told VOA that both bombers stormed a local education office and opened fire on government civilian employees. Local security forces gunned down one bomber and the other managed to detonate his explosives. At least 10 people were wounded in the attack. VOA’s Zabihullah Ghazi reports from the scene of the deadly assault. —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: JulyRead More

KENYA: Govt tells Kenyans to stop whining about Chinese mistreatment and learn from their masters

FILE – Passengers arrive to purchase tickets for the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line constructed by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) and financed by Chinese government at the Nairobi Terminus in Nairobi, Kenya, July 28, 2017. Kenya Tells Workers to Learn from Chinese, Despite Abuse Allegations NAIROBI (VOA) — The Kenyan government has called on its citizens to “appreciate” the job done by Chinese companies, after workers on the new Nairobi-to-Mombasa railway complained of mistreatment and discrimination. In recent weeks, Kenyan media have been awash with reports andRead More


Congo accuses Uganda of killing 12 fishermen in border dispute GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday accused Ugandan forces of shooting dead 12 Congolese fishermen last week on a lake straddling their shared border, something Uganda’s army denied. One Ugandan soldier was killed when the countries’ navies clashed on Lake Edward. Oil exploration near the lake has raised the stakes along the border, with each side periodically accusing the other of encroaching on its territory. Obed Kambale, a spokesman for Congo’s fishing ministry,Read More

TRUMP rattles allies at NATO summit, trashes Merkel, praises Putin

BRUSSELS (AP) — Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany’s ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign policy for decades. Trump declared that a joint natural gas pipeline venture with Moscow has left Angela Merkel’s government “totally controlled” and “captive to Russia.” So, in a stroke, he shifted attention away from his own ties to the Kremlin just days before he meets one-on-oneRead More

ZIMBABWE launches space agency as millions go hungry

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa. He hailed the launch as a “milestone” as he campaigns ahead of elections at the end of the month. PHOTO | AFP HARARE (AFP) – Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa Tuesday launched a space agency, hailing it as a “milestone” as he campaigns ahead of elections at the end of the month. The Zimbabwe National Geospatial and Space Agency will deploy earth observation satellites, global navigation satellite systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, geospatial and space technologies for better farming, mineral exploration, wildlife conservation, infrastructure management and disease surveillance, heRead More

UGANDA: #SocialMediaTax demo turned violent

UGANDA: #SocialMediaTax demo turned violent Video from Menya. Copyright unknown. The WhatsApp groups are asking the name of the violent cop and we all have no idea. Someone just said Afande Bakaleka. But what difference does it make? These are rogue cops whom Ugandans are taking note of so that after the current regime falls, we ask them what they were thinking. Amin and Obote people were hunted down by the current people in power so do these goons not know that the next govt will also hunt? SMH. MLNRead More


Dr Kizza Besigye  Besigye blames ISO boss over Kayihura prolonged detention KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR) – Dr Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change president has accused the Director of Internal Security Organization (ISO) Col (rtd) Kaka Bagyenda of presiding over impunity in Uganda by detaining suspects without producing them in court. Speaking on CBS FM, a local radio station in Kampala, on Tuesday, Dr Besigye accused Col Kaka and other security organs of detaining suspects like former Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura, beyond the stipulated period ofRead More