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Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

 

Sudan army and protesters agree on 3-year transitional period

The two sides say a final agreement on the make up of a legislative council will be struck within 24 hours. By AL JAZEERA, NEWS AGENCIES Sudan’s military leaders who seized power last month by overthrowing longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir have agreed with opposition groups to a three-year transition period, as the country slowly moves closer to civilian rule. “We agreed on a transitional period of three years,” Lieutenant General Yasser al-Atta, a member of the military council told reporters in the early hours of Wednesday. Atta said a finalRead More


Wikipedia article of the day for May 15, 2019 Tropical Depression Nineteen-E (2018)

The Wikipedia article of the day for May 15, 2019 is Tropical Depression Nineteen-E (2018). Tropical Depression Nineteen-E was a weak tropical cyclone that caused flooding in northwestern Mexico and the United States during the 2018 Pacific hurricane season. By September 7, 2018, the storm had entered the northeastern Pacific Ocean, after crossing Central America. Despite disorganization and its close proximity to land, the meandering disturbance developed into a tropical depression in the Gulf of California on September 19, with peak maximum sustained winds reported as 35 mph (55 km/h). Although theRead More


ENERGY: Oil report for May 14, 2019 (CHARTS)

By OILPRICE.COM  – New England does not have a major gas storage facilities, and can see constrained supplies during winter. Spot natural gas prices at Algonquin Citygate spiked to nearly $80 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) on January 4, 2018.– However, prices never topped $14/MMBtu in January and February of 2019, owing to higher levels of LNG imports.– Pipeline capacity from the Marcellus Shale has been limited as new pipelines have had trouble obtaining buy-in from dense populations on the eastern seaboard. Market Movers • Equinor (NYSE: EQNR) shut oil and gasRead More


AFRICA: Museveni’s ‘mobilisation against Rwanda moves to dupe army veterans

MUSEVENI’S ‘MOBILISATION’ AGAINST RWANDA MOVES TO DUPE ARMY VETERANS CHANGE OF GUARDS – Whenever Museveni is facing a potential ‘security threat’ from both within and outside, he moves to dupe army veterans. He moves to take a census of these veterans with a view of establishing their numbers, geographical distribution and state of welfare. Mindful of their appalling welfare situation, he promises them heaven and earth but once the threat level falls, he just forgets about them. Such manoeuvres usually take place during election periods when he anticipates that theRead More


Zimbabweans Air Anger Amid Economic Meltdown (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

 EMBED SHARE Zimbabweans Air Their Anger Amid Economic Meltdown  EMBED SHARE The code has been copied to your clipboard.   width  px height  px Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The URL has been copied to your clipboard   No media source currently available 0:000:04:000:00  Direct link  CHINHOYI, ZIMBABWE (VOA News) —  Pro-government statements are the norm in Chinhoyi, the hometown of former president Robert Mugabe. But that was not the case at a public meeting Saturday, as Zimbabweans grappling with poverty amid the flailing economy are using every chance they can to voice toRead More


Zimbabweans Air Anger Amid Economic Meltdown (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

 EMBED SHARE Zimbabweans Air Their Anger Amid Economic Meltdown  EMBED SHARE The code has been copied to your clipboard.   width  px height  px Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The URL has been copied to your clipboard   No media source currently available 0:000:04:000:00  Direct link  CHINHOYI, ZIMBABWE (VOA News) —  Pro-government statements are the norm in Chinhoyi, the hometown of former president Robert Mugabe. But that was not the case at a public meeting Saturday, as Zimbabweans grappling with poverty amid the flailing economy are using every chance they can to voice toRead More


Zimbabweans Air Anger Amid Economic Meltdown (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

 EMBED SHARE Zimbabweans Air Their Anger Amid Economic Meltdown  EMBED SHARE The code has been copied to your clipboard.   width  px height  px Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The URL has been copied to your clipboard   No media source currently available 0:000:04:000:00  Direct link  CHINHOYI, ZIMBABWE (VOA News) —  Pro-government statements are the norm in Chinhoyi, the hometown of former president Robert Mugabe. But that was not the case at a public meeting Saturday, as Zimbabweans grappling with poverty amid the flailing economy are using every chance they can to voice toRead More


Zimbabweans Air Anger Amid Economic Meltdown (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

 EMBED SHARE Zimbabweans Air Their Anger Amid Economic Meltdown  EMBED SHARE The code has been copied to your clipboard.   width  px height  px Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The URL has been copied to your clipboard   No media source currently available 0:000:04:000:00  Direct link  CHINHOYI, ZIMBABWE (VOA News) —  Pro-government statements are the norm in Chinhoyi, the hometown of former president Robert Mugabe. But that was not the case at a public meeting Saturday, as Zimbabweans grappling with poverty amid the flailing economy are using every chance they can to voice toRead More


Zimbabweans Air Anger Amid Economic Meltdown (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

 EMBED SHARE Zimbabweans Air Their Anger Amid Economic Meltdown  EMBED SHARE The code has been copied to your clipboard.   width  px height  px Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The URL has been copied to your clipboard   No media source currently available 0:000:04:000:00  Direct link  CHINHOYI, ZIMBABWE (VOA News) —  Pro-government statements are the norm in Chinhoyi, the hometown of former president Robert Mugabe. But that was not the case at a public meeting Saturday, as Zimbabweans grappling with poverty amid the flailing economy are using every chance they can to voice toRead More


Give me weed or give me Bobi: Happiness is coming to Uganda

For while we have always talked of the great agriculture potential of Uganda, we were not willing to break our backs to exploit it. But growing weed? ILLUSTRATION | JOHN NYAGA | NMG  By Joachim Buwembo, THE EASTAFRICAN People given to high-sounding jargon talk of something called the resource curse. Sometimes they get more specific and talk of the oil curse. In their pessimism, they will soon talk of the weed curse. But for us optimists, we predict that Uganda will soon become one large happy family, thanks to impendingRead More