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Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

 

Wikipedia article of the day for June 20, 2019 Echo parakeet

The Wikipedia article of the day for June 20, 2019 is Echo parakeet. The echo parakeet (Psittacula eques) is a species of parrot endemic to the Mascarene Islands of Mauritius and formerly Réunion. It is the only living native parrot of these islands; all others have become extinct due to human activity, including the subspecies P. e. eques, the Réunion parakeet. The echo parakeet is 34–42 cm (13–17 in) long and weighs 167–193 g (5.9–6.8 oz), with a wing-span of 49–54 cm (19–21 in). It is generally green; the male has one black and one pink collar, andRead More


UGANDA: More families evicted from their land in Mubende

Mubende evictions shatter dreams By THE OBSERVER In 2014, Francis Lubyaayi retired after serving many years as head teacher of various primary schools in Mubende. As he walked out of Kigamba primary school in Kasambya subcounty – his last duty station, Lubyaayi had his sights set on his 8.5-acre piece of land at Kijaki village in Mubende town council. In retirement, he hoped to eke out a living by farming. That was only three years before a one George Kaweesi developed interest in a 322.5 hectare piece of land coveringRead More


UGANDA: More families evicted from their land in Mubende

Mubende evictions shatter dreams By THE OBSERVER In 2014, Francis Lubyaayi retired after serving many years as head teacher of various primary schools in Mubende. As he walked out of Kigamba primary school in Kasambya subcounty – his last duty station, Lubyaayi had his sights set on his 8.5-acre piece of land at Kijaki village in Mubende town council. In retirement, he hoped to eke out a living by farming. That was only three years before a one George Kaweesi developed interest in a 322.5 hectare piece of land coveringRead More


UGANDA: More families evicted from their land in Mubende

Mubende evictions shatter dreams By THE OBSERVER In 2014, Francis Lubyaayi retired after serving many years as head teacher of various primary schools in Mubende. As he walked out of Kigamba primary school in Kasambya subcounty – his last duty station, Lubyaayi had his sights set on his 8.5-acre piece of land at Kijaki village in Mubende town council. In retirement, he hoped to eke out a living by farming. That was only three years before a one George Kaweesi developed interest in a 322.5 hectare piece of land coveringRead More


Turkey urges adherence to U.N. report’s recommendations on Khashoggi murder

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s foreign ministry on Wednesday called on all U.N. member states and international institutions to insist on carrying out the recommendations made in a report by a U.N. rights investigator on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Earlier on Wednesday, Agnes Callamard, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, said evidence suggests Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials were liable for Khashoggi’s murder. In a statement late on Wednesday, the foreign ministry said the report confirmed the findings byRead More


Mali attack: Forces deployed as survivors recall killings

The Dogon village of Sobane Da in central Mali came under attack on June 11 [Malick Konate/Reuters] It was the second time this month that Dogon villages have come under attack by suspected ethnic Fulani gunmen. By AL JAZEERA & NEWS AGENCIES The attackers behind the latest attack to have hit central Mali identified victims one by one before executing then, survivors have said. Monday’s attack on the Gangafani and Yoro villages in the Mopti region was the last in a cycle of apparent tit-for-tat violence between the Dogon andRead More


UGANDA: Central Bank Fraud – BoU

Dr. Louis Kasekende, Deputy Governor of Bank of Uganda – Central Bank Dr. Louis A. Kasekende is a Ugandan economist. He is the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda. There are 3 schools of thought about the scandals at Bank of Uganda.  Apparently, and according to group one, the scandals are meant to tarnish the image of Dr. Kasekende so that he cannot become the BoU Governor after Muchebile retires soon.  Mbu, some important people want Muhakanizi to be the next BoU Governor.  The second group alleges that Kasekende knewRead More


UGANDA: Central Bank Fraud – BoU

Dr. Louis Kasekende, Deputy Governor of Bank of Uganda – Central Bank Dr. Louis A. Kasekende is a Ugandan economist. He is the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda. There are 3 schools of thought about the scandals at Bank of Uganda.  Apparently, and according to group one, the scandals are meant to tarnish the image of Dr. Kasekende so that he cannot become the BoU Governor after Muchebile retires soon.  Mbu, some important people want Muhakanizi to be the next BoU Governor.  The second group alleges that Kasekende knewRead More


UGANDA: Central Bank Fraud – BoU

Dr. Louis Kasekende, Deputy Governor of Bank of Uganda – Central Bank Dr. Louis A. Kasekende is a Ugandan economist. He is the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda. There are 3 schools of thought about the scandals at Bank of Uganda.  Apparently, and according to group one, the scandals are meant to tarnish the image of Dr. Kasekende so that he cannot become the BoU Governor after Muchebile retires soon.  Mbu, some important people want Muhakanizi to be the next BoU Governor.  The second group alleges that Kasekende knewRead More


UGANDA ebola medics have gone 4 months without pay

Health Minister Aceng Ebola health workers not paid a shilling for months By EDGE.UG The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, stunned MPs with a revelation that they are yet to receive money from the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to deal with the Ebola outbreak. “Unfortunately, the Ministry of Finance has not released any funds to us to respond to Ebola…with support from partners, we managed to get US$8.8 million which we have been using,” said Aceng. Health workers managing the outbreak, she said, have goneRead More