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Thursday, August 15th, 2019

 

General Electric bigger fraud than Enron – Reports

General Electric shares plunge after report alleges it’s a ‘bigger fraud than Enron’ The whistleblower who sounded the alarm on Bernie Madoff contends the conglomerate is shielding $38 billion in losses Madoff whistleblower alleges ‘bigger than Enron fraud’ at General Electric On Aug. 15, fraud investigator Harry Markopolos released a report alleging the company was short on cash and hiding $38 billion in losses. (Reuters) By WASHINGTON POST General Electric shares sank Thursday after a Madoff whistleblower accused the conglomerate of using accounting tricks to mask the extent of itsRead More


ZIMBABWE: Mnangagwa bans opposition demonstrations, activists abducted

Zimbabwe bans opposition demonstrations, police on high alert HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwean police have banned street demonstrations planned by the main opposition on Friday and anyone who takes part would be committing a crime, a police spokesman said, likely escalating political tension in the southern African nation. The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said the protests will be peaceful, but police earlier issued a statement saying they believe the protest will turn violent. National police spokesman Paul Nyathi said the police commander for Harare central district had issued “aRead More


Death toll from Tanzania fuel tanker blast climbs to 85, official says

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – The death toll from a weekend fuel tanker explosion in eastern Tanzania rose to 85 on Thursday, a regional official said. The tanker burst into flames on Saturday as crowds gathered to siphon petrol from the vehicle in Morogoro, about 125 miles (200 km) west of the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. Government officials initially reported at least 60 deaths. “The official death toll now stands at 85 … there are 17 accident victims with burn injuries admitted here at the regional hospital who areRead More


Sudan’s ex-spy chief banned from the US

AFP Feared security chief Salah Gosh resigned hours after the coup that toppled Omar al-Bashir  BBC – The former head of the Sudanese intelligence service, Salah Gosh, has been banned from entering the United States because of his alleged involvement in human rights violations. In a statement, the US State Department said it had credible evidence that Mr Gosh was involved in torture when he was in charge of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS). Members of his family have also been barred. Omar al-Bashir, the country’s former president underRead More


Report: Levi’s, Wrangler, Lee seamstresses harassed, abused

Pages from a report released from the Washington-based Worker Rights Consortium, photographed in Washington, Thursday, August 15, 2019. The report from labor rights groups says women sewing blue jeans for Levi’s, Wrangler, Lee and The Children’s Place in several African factories faced sexual harassment and gender-based violence and some were coerced into having sex with supervisors. (AP Photo/Wayne Partlow) By ASSOCIATED PRESS Women sewing blue jeans for Levi’s, Wrangler, Lee and The Children’s Place faced sexual harassment and gender-based violence and some were coerced into having sex with supervisors toRead More


Trump says jump, Netanyahu asks ‘how high?’ Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib denied entry to Israel

© Reuters / Nir Elias US lawmakers denied entry to Israel after WH pressure By RT  Israel has barred US lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting the country over their support for BDS, which was no secret. The move comes just prior to their planned trip, after President Trump panned the initiative. Though the two representatives had discussed an upcoming political visit to Israel in recent weeks, those plans have now been scrapped, with Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely announcing Thursday that the Democratic lawmakers’ support forRead More


UGANDA: Why the ULS president may soon play host to ‘unknown people’

WHY THE ULS PRESIDENT MAY SOON PLAY HOST TO ‘UNKNOWN PEOPLE’ CHANGE OF GUARDS – The President of Uganda Law Society (ULS), Simon Peter Kinobe is again up in arms threatening to institute criminal proceedings against Museveni’s security agencies and in particular the Director General of Internal Security Organization (ISO), Col. Kaka Bagyenda over alleged kidnappings, torture and detention of people in illegal detention facilities. Such illegal facilities dubbed Safe Houses are not new under the Museveni regime. The current uproar arises out of the recent kidnap and illegal detentionRead More


UGANDA: Why the ULS president may soon play host to ‘unknown people’

WHY THE ULS PRESIDENT MAY SOON PLAY HOST TO ‘UNKNOWN PEOPLE’ CHANGE OF GUARDS – The President of Uganda Law Society (ULS), Simon Peter Kinobe is again up in arms threatening to institute criminal proceedings against Museveni’s security agencies and in particular the Director General of Internal Security Organization (ISO), Col. Kaka Bagyenda over alleged kidnappings, torture and detention of people in illegal detention facilities. Such illegal facilities dubbed Safe Houses are not new under the Museveni regime. The current uproar arises out of the recent kidnap and illegal detentionRead More


UGANDA: Why the ULS president may soon play host to ‘unknown people’

WHY THE ULS PRESIDENT MAY SOON PLAY HOST TO ‘UNKNOWN PEOPLE’ CHANGE OF GUARDS – The President of Uganda Law Society (ULS), Simon Peter Kinobe is again up in arms threatening to institute criminal proceedings against Museveni’s security agencies and in particular the Director General of Internal Security Organization (ISO), Col. Kaka Bagyenda over alleged kidnappings, torture and detention of people in illegal detention facilities. Such illegal facilities dubbed Safe Houses are not new under the Museveni regime. The current uproar arises out of the recent kidnap and illegal detentionRead More


Sudan protest group nominates ex-UN economist Hamdok for PM: officials

Abdalla Hamdok. He has been nominated as the first prime minister of the Sudan’s three-year transition government. PHOTO COURTESY | UNECA  By AFP Sudan’s protest leaders agreed Thursday to nominate former senior UN official Abdalla Hamdok as the first prime minister of the country’s three-year transition government, two protest leaders told AFP. The veteran economist, who stepped down last year as deputy executive secretary of the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa, is due to be formally selected on August 20. “The leaders of the Alliance for Freedom and Change haveRead More