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Wikipedia article of the day for July 6, 2019 Yellow-tailed black cockatoo

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 6, 2019 is Yellow-tailed black cockatoo. The yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus) is a large cockatoo native to the south-east of Australia. It has a short crest on its head, its plumage is mostly brownish-black, and it has yellow cheek patches and a yellow tail band. The male has a black beak and pink eye-rings and the female has a bone-coloured beak and grey eye-rings. The cockatoos flap deeply and slowly in flight, and their loud wailing calls carry for long distances.Read More


Egypt hikes fuel prices by up to 22 %

CAIRO (Associated Press) — The Egyptian government hiked up fuel and cooking gas prices Friday in another round of subsidy cuts designed to overhaul the country’s ailing economy and meet the requirements of a large bailout from the International Monetary Fund. The move was expected to further squeeze the country’s poor and middle class, which have seen their purchasing power shrink under the current reforms. The new prices were announced in Egypt’s official Gazette late Thursday and came into effect Friday morning. The price of 92 octane gasoline increased byRead More


Tunisia bans face veils in public buildings for security

TUNIS, Tunisia (Associated Press) — Tunisia has banned face-covering veils in state-run buildings for security reasons, ending a policy of official tolerance with the garment. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed signed an order on Friday demanding that ministers, governors and heads of public establishments “take the necessary dispositions to stop all people whose faces are covered from entering public buildings.” The measure said the ban was needed “to preserve public security” and assure the smooth running of establishments. The “niqab” that hides the face was banned in state-run spaces under leaderRead More


ENERGY: Oil report for July 5, 2019

Why Oil Prices Are Refusing To Rally By OILPRICE.COM Despite the OPEC+ agreement and a de-escalation of the trade war, oil prices are refusing to rally as bearish fundamentals and global economic fears put traders on edge. Oil prices are set to post a loss for the week despite being bolstered by the OPEC+ deal and the forthcoming restart of trade talks between Washington and Beijing. It seems that economic concerns will continue to weigh on the market in the coming weeks. U.S. shale production faces spacing problem. According to theRead More


NTVUganda has added Parliament orders Judiciary to name staff who received 32 billion shillings video

Parliament orders Judiciary to name staff who received 32 billion shillings The Chairperson of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee Nandala Mafabi has instructed the Permanent Secretary to the Judiciary Expedito Kagole Kivumbi to furnish the Criminal Investigations Department with a list of staff members and their and Bank accounts as part of investigations into how 32 billion shillings was disbursed through private accounts. This money was allegedly advanced on the staff personal bank accounts with the authorisation of the Permanent Secretary in the 2017/2018 financial year. The committee is also investigatingRead More


UGANDA: @PoliceUg; Teargas as police drives FDC leaders from Aulogo radio

Teargas as police drives FDC leaders from Aulogo radio By EDGE.UG  Police has fired teargas at Adjumani town based  Aulogo 96.5FM to disperse FDC and People’s Government leaders. According to Ronald Muhinda, the leaders had gone to the station to engage Radio Management after the RDC blocked a scheduled and paid for Radio Program1. He said the radio was besieged by police acting on the orders of the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Taban Data. Taban cancelled a planned radio programme featuring opposition figure Kizza Besigye and FDC President Patrick AmuriatRead More


NTVUganda has added Government explains contentious clauses in Landlord-Tenants Bill video

Government explains contentious clauses in Landlord-Tenants Bill The Landlord -Tenant Bill, 2018 that was passed by parliament recently continues to draw mixed reaction, and resistance from some circles. The bill seeks to among other things regulate the housing sector and the relationship between landlords and tenants, was passed with several amendments relating to duties and rights of landlords and tenants. However, the most controversial provision is that, requiring all rent to be paid in shillings rather than dollars as earlier proposed. Lands minister Betty Amongi has explained why all transactionsRead More


NTVUganda has added Government explains contentious clauses in Landlord-Tenants Bill video

Government explains contentious clauses in Landlord-Tenants Bill The Landlord -Tenant Bill, 2018 that was passed by parliament recently continues to draw mixed reaction, and resistance from some circles. The bill seeks to among other things regulate the housing sector and the relationship between landlords and tenants, was passed with several amendments relating to duties and rights of landlords and tenants. However, the most controversial provision is that, requiring all rent to be paid in shillings rather than dollars as earlier proposed. Lands minister Betty Amongi has explained why all transactionsRead More


NTVUganda has added Government explains contentious clauses in Landlord-Tenants Bill video

Government explains contentious clauses in Landlord-Tenants Bill The Landlord -Tenant Bill, 2018 that was passed by parliament recently continues to draw mixed reaction, and resistance from some circles. The bill seeks to among other things regulate the housing sector and the relationship between landlords and tenants, was passed with several amendments relating to duties and rights of landlords and tenants. However, the most controversial provision is that, requiring all rent to be paid in shillings rather than dollars as earlier proposed. Lands minister Betty Amongi has explained why all transactionsRead More


AFCON: Uganda cannot broadcast the matches – UBC

By EDGE.UG Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC TV) has apologized to Ugandans for not being able to broadcast African Cup of Nations (AFCON) currently ongoing in Egypt. The national broadcaster cited circumstances beyond its control. Management said the Confederation of African Football ( CAF ) which holds Afcon broadcast rights required that all countries pay for the rights in advance. “However the release of funds by the ministry of Finance could not have been done in time for the tournament, a position which CAF rights policy didn’t support. “ “While there Read More