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Friday, August 16th, 2019

 

UNHCR: 360,000 Displaced in Congo’s Ituri Province Struggling to Survive

FILE – A woman holds a child on her shoulders in an internally displaced persons camp outside the town of Bunia, in Ituri province, June 21, 2019. GENEVA (VOA News) – The U.N. refugee agency warns more than 360,000 people who have fled inter-communal violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri province over the past two months are living in squalor, struggling to survive. The violence, which erupted between the Hema and Lendu ethnic groups over land and other resources in mid-June, is not as acute as itRead More


DRC: 1 Ebola Fatality Confirmed in South Kivu province of Congo

A nurse prepares a vaccine against Ebola in Goma on August 7, 2019. 1 Ebola Fatality Confirmed in New Congo Region By VOA News Congolese officials have confirmed the death of one of at least two new Ebola patients in South Kivu province. The outbreak in Congo has killed more than 1,800 people but this is the first time in the year-long epidemic Ebola has spread to South Kivu. The new cases were reported Friday near the city of Bukavu in Congo’s Mwenga area, near the Rwanda border. Treating EbolaRead More


DRC: 1 Ebola Fatality Confirmed in South Kivu province of Congo

A nurse prepares a vaccine against Ebola in Goma on August 7, 2019. 1 Ebola Fatality Confirmed in New Congo Region By VOA News Congolese officials have confirmed the death of one of at least two new Ebola patients in South Kivu province. The outbreak in Congo has killed more than 1,800 people but this is the first time in the year-long epidemic Ebola has spread to South Kivu. The new cases were reported Friday near the city of Bukavu in Congo’s Mwenga area, near the Rwanda border. Treating EbolaRead More


17 Chinese, Ukrainian Seamen Kidnapped off Cameroon Coast

Buea and Yaounde, Cameroon YAOUNDE (Agence France-Presse) – Nine Chinese and eight Ukrainian seamen were abducted Thursday when two merchant vessels came under attack in Cameroonian waters in the Gulf of Guinea, sources said Friday. “Seventeen Chinese and Ukrainians were kidnapped … (of whom) nine (are) Chinese who were abducted on one of the ships,” an official in the port of Douala told AFP. A security official, likewise speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed the account. The abduction was reported Thursday by sources in the Cameroonian navy and the country’s portRead More


Pirates kidnap eight crew members in raid on German ship off Cameroon

BERLIN (Reuters) – Pirates have kidnapped eight crew members of a German-owned ship in a raid on the vessel off the coast of Cameroon, the Hamburg-based company that owns the ship said on Friday. MC-Schiffahrt said in a statement on its website that it had assembled an emergency team and was cooperating with local authorities in the West African country to deal with the incident, which happened late on Wednesday. It said the ship, the MarMalaita, had 12 crew members on board at the time of the abduction. —— AUTORead More


Autopsy finds Epstein death was suicide by hanging: medical examiner

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An autopsy has determined that financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, died of suicide by hanging, New York’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner said on Friday. Epstein, 66, was found dead on Saturday in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower Manhattan, triggering investigations into the circumstances of his death. The well-connected money manager was arrested on July 6 and pleaded not guilty to federal charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underageRead More


Autopsy finds Epstein death was suicide by hanging: medical examiner

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An autopsy has determined that financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, died of suicide by hanging, New York’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner said on Friday. Epstein, 66, was found dead on Saturday in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower Manhattan, triggering investigations into the circumstances of his death. The well-connected money manager was arrested on July 6 and pleaded not guilty to federal charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underageRead More


Autopsy finds Epstein death was suicide by hanging: medical examiner

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An autopsy has determined that financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, died of suicide by hanging, New York’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner said on Friday. Epstein, 66, was found dead on Saturday in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower Manhattan, triggering investigations into the circumstances of his death. The well-connected money manager was arrested on July 6 and pleaded not guilty to federal charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underageRead More


UGANDA: Who is behind Benard Tamwesigire?

WHO IS BENARD TAMWESIGIRE? CHANGE OF GUARDS – This week Ugandans were once again treated to another spectacular drama depicting the powerful individuals who act with impunity. A one Benard Tamwesigire humiliatingly belittled the Minister of Finance, Matia Kasaija in front of cameras. This was during a parliamentary committee hearing over the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board (DAPCB). Tamwesigire was appearing before the committee in his capacity as a former Executive Secretary (2009 – 2017) of the DAPCB which falls under the Ministry of Finance. Benard Tamwesigire joined the armyRead More


ENERGY: Oil report for August 16, 2019

U.S. Oil Data Brightens A ‘Dark Economic Universe’ By OILPRICE.COM Friday, August 16th, 2019 Oil rebounded in early trading on Friday after data showed that retail sales in the U.S. remain strong, but fears of a global slowdown have not been fully allayed. “The rebound has a corrective look about it on thin volumes, rather than a beachhead for an impending rebound,” Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at OANDA, told Reuters. “Overall, U.S. data continues to be a bright spot in a dark economic universe.” Economic recession fears. The inverted yieldRead More