Sunday, April 18We Break the News

Author: TUMUTEGYEREIZE WILBER

Zimbabwe Releases 320 Prisoners in order to Curb Virus Spread

Zimbabwe Releases 320 Prisoners in order to Curb Virus Spread

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, COVID-19, HEALTH, ZIMBABWE
Zimbabwe has released 320 prisoners from its biggest prison as part of a plan to ease overcrowding and combat the spread of Covid-19 in the southern African nation’s jails. Under the presidential amnesty, an estimated 3,000 prisoners across Zimbabwe could be released. While the country’s 46 prisons have a holding capacity of 17,000 people, as many as 20,000 inmates are currently being held in them, according to the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services. To date, Zimbabwe has reported 37,534 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,551 deaths, according to Ministry of Health data.
Today’s Future markets

Today’s Future markets

AFRICA, Asia, EUROPEAN UNION, USA, WORLD, World Bank
Americas NameTime (EDT)Future DateLastNet ChangeOpenHighLowDM1:IND Dow Jones mini4/16/2021Jun 202134,081.00+158.0033,940.0034,144.0033,880.00ES1:IND S&P 500 mini4/16/2021Jun 20214,176.30+13.804,162.754,183.504,154.25NQ1:IND NASDAQ 100 mini4/16/2021Jun 202114,029.50+15.5014,002.0014,059.5013,952.75IS1:IND Mexican IPC4/16/2021Jun 202148,564.00+189.0048,495.0048,830.0048,255.00SCT1:IND S&P/TSX Composite4/16/2021Jun 202119,280.00+30.00------PT1:IND S&P/TSX 604/16/2021Jun 20211,148.40+1.201,146.001,149.901,144.40BZ1:IND Ibovespa4/16/2021Jun 2021121,630.00+562.00121,205.00121,855.00120,620.00LB1:IND IBrX-504/16/2021Jun 202120,358.00+52.0020,335.0020,335.0020,325.00 Europe, Middle East & Africa NameTime (EDT)Future DateLastNet ChangeOpenHighLowVG1:IND Euro STOXX 504/16/2...
Today’s Currency markets

Today’s Currency markets

AFRICA, Asia, EUROPEAN UNION, USA, WORLD, World Bank
CurrencyValueChangeNet ChangeTime (EDT)EUR-USD1.19830.0016+0.13%4/16/2021USD-JPY108.80000.0400+0.04%4/16/2021GBP-USD1.38320.0045+0.33%4/16/2021AUD-USD0.7734-0.0018-0.23%4/16/2021USD-CAD1.2508-0.0035-0.28%4/16/2021USD-CHF0.9201-0.0025-0.27%4/16/2021EUR-JPY130.36000.2100+0.16%4/16/2021EUR-GBP0.8658-0.0025-0.29%4/16/2021USD-HKD7.77130.0040+0.05%4/16/2021EUR-CHF1.1026-0.0011-0.10%4/16/2021USD-KRW1,116.1300-1.2700-0.11%4/16/2021
Today’s Rates & Bonds markets

Today’s Rates & Bonds markets

AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD, World Bank
Americas 10-Year Government Bond Yields CountryYield1 Day1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)United States »1.58%+0-6+944/16/2021Canada1.54%+6-5+904/16/2021Brazil9.25%-21+80--4/16/2021Mexico6.54%+5+5-344/16/2021 Europe, Middle East & Africa 10-Year Government Bond Yields CountryYield1 Day1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)Germany »-0.27%+3+3+214/16/2021United Kingdom »0.76%+3-7+464/16/2021France-0.01%+2+3-44/16/2021Italy0.74%+2+5-1044/16/2021Spain0.39%+2+2-424/16/2021Netherlands-0.13%+2+3+54/16/2021Portugal0.39%+1+14-564/16/2021Greece0.89%+0-7-1214/16/2021Switzerland-0.28%+2+1+244/16/2021 Asia Pacific 10-Year Government Bond Yields CountryYield1 Day1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)Japan »0.08%+0-1+74/16/2021Australia »1.73%-3+2+884/16/2021New Zealand1.61%-5-14+524/16/2021Hong Kong1.06%------4/16...
Today’s Stock markets

Today’s Stock markets

AFRICA, Asia, EUROPEAN UNION, WORLD, World Bank
Europe, Middle East & Africa NameValueNet Change% Change1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)SX5E:IND Euro Stoxx 50 Pr4,032.99+39.56+0.99%+5.11%+39.63%4/16/2021UKX:IND FTSE 100 INDEX7,019.53+36.03+0.52%+4.63%+21.30%4/16/2021DAX:IND DAX INDEX15,459.75+204.42+1.34%+5.74%+45.49%4/16/2021CAC:IND CAC 40 INDEX6,287.07+52.93+0.85%+4.82%+39.74%4/16/2021IBEX:IND IBEX 35 INDEX8,613.50+41.90+0.49%+1.42%+25.27%4/16/2021 Asia Pacific NameValueNet Change% Change1 Month1 YearTime (EDT)NKY:IND NIKKEI 22529,683.37+40.68+0.14%-0.36%+49.18%4/16/2021TPX:IND TOPIX INDEX (TOKYO)1,960.87+1.74+0.09%-2.55%+35.93%4/16/2021HSI:IND HANG SENG INDEX28,969.71+176.57+0.61%-0.07%+18.83%4/16/2021SHSZ300:IND CSI 300 INDEX4,966.18+17.21+0.35%-0.82%+29.34%4/16/2021AS51:IND S&P/ASX 200 INDEX7,063.45+4.83+0.07%+5.30%+28.72%...
President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan to commission officer cadets of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) today.

President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan to commission officer cadets of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) today.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, TANZANIA
The Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces and President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan, today April 17th, will commission officer cadets of the Tanzania People's Defence Forces (TPDF). The event will be at the Chamwino Statehouse in Dodoma.
Today’s Commodity Markets

Today’s Commodity Markets

AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD, World Bank
Energy IndexUnitsPriceChange%ChangeContractTime (EDT)CL1:COM WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)USD/bbl.63.13-0.33-0.52%May 20214/16/2021CO1:COM Brent Crude (ICE)USD/bbl.66.77-0.17-0.25%Jun 20214/16/2021XB1:COM RBOB Gasoline (Nymex)USd/gal.203.99-1.19-0.58%May 20214/16/2021NG1:COM Natural Gas (Nymex)USD/MMBtu2.68+0.02+0.83%May 20214/16/2021HO1:COM Heating Oil (Nymex)USd/gal.189.57-0.32-0.17%May 20214/16/2021 Precious and Industrial Metals IndexUnitsPriceChange%ChangeContractTime (EDT)GC1:COM Gold (Comex)USD/t oz.1,780.20+13.40+0.76%Jun 20214/16/2021XAUUSD:CUR Gold SpotUSD/t oz.1,776.51+12.56+0.71%N/A4/16/2021SI1:COM Silver (Comex)USD/t oz.26.11+0.14+0.54%May 20214/16/2021HG1:COM Copper (Comex)USd/lb.417.30-5.20-1.23%Jul 20214/16/2021XPTUSD:CUR Platinum SpotUSD/t oz.1,205.72+7.91+0.66%N/A4/16/2...
Harry Kane scored twice before going off injured as Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 at Everton.

Harry Kane scored twice before going off injured as Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 at Everton.

premier league, Sports
Spurs striker Harry Kane limps off in stoppage time Richarlison shows his frustration after blazing a glorious chance over the crossbar Harry Kane makes it 2-2 with his second goal of the match Gylfi Sigurdsson gives Everton the lead with a sweet first-time finish Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates with Ben Godfrey after scoring his fifth goal of the season Gylfi Sigurdsson equalises for Everton from the penalty spot Sergio Reguilon fouls James Rodriguez and gives away a penalty Harry Kane celebrates after putting Spurs in front against Everton with his 20th goal of the season Spurs striker Harry Kane shoots into the bottom corner to put Spurs 1-0 up Spurs defender Sergio Reguilon challenges Everton's Alex Iwobi during a cagey start from both sides at Goodison Park ...
Museveni Government fires back at Biden administration over US visa ban saying it’s cheap blackmail

Museveni Government fires back at Biden administration over US visa ban saying it’s cheap blackmail

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, POLITICS, UGANDA, USA
President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has castigated the US government’s decision to impose a visa ban on Ugandan officials accused of undermining democracy. On April 16, President Joe Biden administration’s Antony Blinken announced travel restrictions against Ugandans. But secretary Blinken didn’t mention names of those against who the restrictions would work. Reacting to the visa ban, Opondo described the visa ban as “cheap blackmail.” The government spokesperson has urged Washington to list the affected officials and detail the crimes they committed. “Without mentioning the specific officials by name, title, incidents and offences this so-called visa ban is neither here nor there,” said Opondo.
Top Museveni security chiefs, Ministers reportedly on travel ban list after US announced visa restrictions.

Top Museveni security chiefs, Ministers reportedly on travel ban list after US announced visa restrictions.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, CRIME, POLITICS, UGANDA, USA
US secretary of state Antony Blinken on April 16 announced visa restrictions against Ugandans accused of ‘undermining democracy’ and engaging in pre and post-election human rights violations. But Blinken didn’t mention names of those affected by the travel ban and attendant restrictions. These were: OFFICIALS LIKELY TO FACE US SANCTIONS Gen Peter Elwelu, the Commander of Land ForcesMaj Gen James Birungi, former Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC)Maj Gen Don William Nabaasa, former Commander of the Special Forces CommandMaj Gen Abel Kandiho, the commandant of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI)Maj Gen Steven Sabiiti Muzeyi, former Deputy Inspector of General of PoliceFrank Mwesigwa, Commissioner of PoliceCol Chris Serunjogi Ddamulira, the Director of Crime ...
Butembe chiefdom Prime minister, Mr. Munaaba Paul urges Basoga to resort to Agro-forestry and aquaculture than sugarcane growing as Million Trees National Initiative Uganda-MTNi-Ug teaches

Butembe chiefdom Prime minister, Mr. Munaaba Paul urges Basoga to resort to Agro-forestry and aquaculture than sugarcane growing as Million Trees National Initiative Uganda-MTNi-Ug teaches

AFRICA, Buganda Kingdom, Busoga Kingdom, Climate, UGANDA
According to Butembe chiefdom Prime Minister, Mr Munaaba Paul, he explained that all along Basoga are known of sugar canes farming neglecting other short term plants that can yield a lot of Money, foods and Jobs to Communities around Busoga. He explained that Busoga has a very good soil with humus that can support Fruit Planting, Aquaculture as well as tree planting. He went ahead to urge all Communities to use the opportunity brought in by Million Trees National Initiative Uganda, MTNi-Ug to end poverty, unemployment, hunger while growing more Million Trees in every county. Chief Munaaba Paul, showing his Aquaculture Project to Chief Executive Officer of Million Trees National Initiative Uganda, MTNi-Ug Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha. He explains how much he's growing fish in his H...