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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

 

UGANDA: Unglish is not shorthand

Shorthand has traditionally been used by stenographers and secretaries to take notes while listening to a lecture or in court a testimony or in many cases your boss dictating a letter and you have to use SHORTHAND to make notes then later transcribe it to full English (or whatever language). In 2013, a kid inboxed me..hia swiri, hw z u dia.  I asked him what kind of language is that. Imagine my shock when the kid proceeds to tell me that obviously I must be new on Facebook because heRead More


New Sudan Sovereign Council Woman Vows to Uphold Rights of All

The leader of Sudan’s transitional council looks on as military and civilian members of Sudan’s new ruling body, the Sovereign Council, are sworn in at the presidential palace in Khartoum, Sudan, Aug. 21, 2019. KHARTOUM (VOA News) – One of two women appointed to Sudan’s newly created Sovereign Council on Wednesday said she will uphold the rights of all Sudanese people. Raja Nichola Abdulmessih, the only Christian on the 11-member council, said all Sudanese deserve to have their constitutional rights protected. “Our rights are stipulated and enshrined in the constitution.Read More


New Sudan Sovereign Council Woman Vows to Uphold Rights of All

The leader of Sudan’s transitional council looks on as military and civilian members of Sudan’s new ruling body, the Sovereign Council, are sworn in at the presidential palace in Khartoum, Sudan, Aug. 21, 2019. KHARTOUM (VOA News) – One of two women appointed to Sudan’s newly created Sovereign Council on Wednesday said she will uphold the rights of all Sudanese people. Raja Nichola Abdulmessih, the only Christian on the 11-member council, said all Sudanese deserve to have their constitutional rights protected. “Our rights are stipulated and enshrined in the constitution.Read More


New Sudan Sovereign Council Woman Vows to Uphold Rights of All

The leader of Sudan’s transitional council looks on as military and civilian members of Sudan’s new ruling body, the Sovereign Council, are sworn in at the presidential palace in Khartoum, Sudan, Aug. 21, 2019. KHARTOUM (VOA News) – One of two women appointed to Sudan’s newly created Sovereign Council on Wednesday said she will uphold the rights of all Sudanese people. Raja Nichola Abdulmessih, the only Christian on the 11-member council, said all Sudanese deserve to have their constitutional rights protected. “Our rights are stipulated and enshrined in the constitution.Read More


Uganda: UCC launches public consultation for American Tower’s acquisition of Eaton Towers

(Ecofin Agency) – Uganda’s communications commission (UCC) launched a public consultation process for the acquisition of telecoms firm Eaton Towers by rival American Tower Corporation (ATC). The regulator is inviting citizens and sector players to provide written comments, during the consultation period which runs from August 19 to September 2, regarding the looming merger between the two companies. This measure lies within the framework of the section 38(2) (d) of the Act and Regulation 7 (2) (d) of the Telecommunications Licensing Regulations SI No. 20 of 2005 which stipulates thatRead More


Uganda abolishes mandatory death penalty

A hangman’s noose. Uganda has 133 inmates on death row and no-one has been executed in the last 20 years. PHOTO | FILE  By BBC Parliament in Uganda has passed a law that abolishes the mandatory death penalty for certain crimes, amending four different laws that had earlier prescribed capital punishment, including the Anti-Terrorism Act. If approved by President Yoweri Museveni, the amendments will restrict the death penalty to just the most serious of crimes, only at the judge’s discretion. Legislators say it is a step towards the complete abolitionRead More


Uganda lost $920 million by the end of July in Rwanda border closure – Ministry of Trade

President of the Republic of Angola Joao Lourenço (C) shakes hands with Rwandan president Paul Kagame (R) next to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (L) after the signing an agreement, Aug. 21, 2019, in Luanda, Angola. Doubts Come a Day After Uganda, Rwanda Sign Pact KAMPALA, UGANDA (VOA News) – A day after the presidents of Uganda and Rwanda signed an agreement to lower tensions that led to a six-month border closure, political and economic analysts are casting doubt on what will follow. Observers say underlying trade issues have not beenRead More


Uganda lost $920 million by the end of July in Rwanda border closure – Ministry of Trade

President of the Republic of Angola Joao Lourenço (C) shakes hands with Rwandan president Paul Kagame (R) next to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (L) after the signing an agreement, Aug. 21, 2019, in Luanda, Angola. Doubts Come a Day After Uganda, Rwanda Sign Pact KAMPALA, UGANDA (VOA News) – A day after the presidents of Uganda and Rwanda signed an agreement to lower tensions that led to a six-month border closure, political and economic analysts are casting doubt on what will follow. Observers say underlying trade issues have not beenRead More


Uganda lost $920 million by the end of July in Rwanda border closure – Ministry of Trade

President of the Republic of Angola Joao Lourenço (C) shakes hands with Rwandan president Paul Kagame (R) next to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (L) after the signing an agreement, Aug. 21, 2019, in Luanda, Angola. Doubts Come a Day After Uganda, Rwanda Sign Pact KAMPALA, UGANDA (VOA News) – A day after the presidents of Uganda and Rwanda signed an agreement to lower tensions that led to a six-month border closure, political and economic analysts are casting doubt on what will follow. Observers say underlying trade issues have not beenRead More


UGANDA: Who is the mafia chief?

WHO IS UGANDA’S MAFIA CHIEF CHANGE OF GUARDS – Museveni’s cabinet Minister and top regime cadre, Evelyn Anite has lamented to the world that the Mafias in Museveni’s regime are plotting to kill her over government property that she is trying to salvage from their jaws. She made the matters worse by linking the same so-called Mafias to the deaths of former Speaker of Parliament, Francis Ayume who died in a motor accident and the former Arua M.P, Hon. Col. Abiriga who was gruesomely shot dead. This shocking revelation comesRead More