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Farmers’ demonstrations in Delhi turn violent as protestors clash with the police

Farmers’ demonstrations in Delhi turn violent as protestors clash with the police

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Groups of protesting farmers entered the historic Red Fort and hoisted flags after clashing with police officers in the national capital. The farmers' agitation has been going on for over two months as the stand-off between the government and the farmers continues over the new agriculture laws, enacted in September, to deregulate the farming sector. - Farmers have been protesting for over two months over farm reforms, enacted in September - These reforms were meant to deregulate the agriculture sector, allowing farmers to sell to buyers beyond government-regulated wholesale markets - Small farmers fear the changes will mean the end of guaranteed minimum prices for their crops and leave them at the mercy of big retailers - The agitating farmers had called for a tractor rally in Delhi on...
Uganda: Sserunjoji obtains a landslide victory in Kawempe mayoral seat elections

Uganda: Sserunjoji obtains a landslide victory in Kawempe mayoral seat elections

AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
The incumbent Kawempe division mayor, also NUP candidate in this race Emmanuel Sserunjogi has retained his seat with 44,130 votes. Sserunjogi, beat NRM’s Juma Ssekyazi with 36,087 votes after Ssekyazi getting 8,043 votes. He has been declared winner by the Kawempe returning officer Robert Mugabe at the tally centre in Kololo where all the Kampala division mayors have been announced this morning. Other candidates in the Kawempe race include FDC’s Muhamad Mutazindwa, DP’s Isihaq Lukwago and independents Issac Kyaze and Juuko Kiwanuka.
Groovy Photos Take Us Back To The Best Years To Be Alive

Groovy Photos Take Us Back To The Best Years To Be Alive

Entertainment
In this exact moment in time, the world is blinded by fear, uncertainty, and loss. With an uncertain economy, fear of sickness and death looming, and worldwide restrictions, we are all faced with meeting our own personal challenges and fears. Bad things may be happening around us, so let's go to the past and to the happy times...let's relive some of those golden years and escape reality even if it's just for the length of this gallery. We tend to look back on the past with rose tinted glasses.  The reason the future and the present moment can feel uncomfortable at times like these is due to uncertainty...we just don't know if that outcome is going to provide us what we need to feel safe, secure, and happy.   The beautiful thing about revisiting history is it gives us ...
Latest Movies, TV Shows, Web Series, Short Films Cast & Crew

Latest Movies, TV Shows, Web Series, Short Films Cast & Crew

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Death to 2020 Cast, Actors, Producer, Director, Roles, Salary Take a look back at the mad glory of the year 2020 in this comedic retrospective. AK vs AK Cast, Actors, Producer, Director, Roles, Salary A filmmaker kidnaps the daughter of a movie star, and while the star searches for his daughter the director films the desperate search in real time for his next blockbuster movie. Better Call Saul Movie Actors Cast, Director & Crew Roles, Salary The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the time before he established his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fast Five Cast, Actors, Producer, Director, Roles, Salary Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a power...
8 Things You Didn’t Know About Sakshi Chaudhary

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Sakshi Chaudhary

Entertainment
An Indian film actress, Sakshi Chaudhary exclusively works in the Telugu film industry and flaunts her acting talent as she has the ability to steal the hearts of many. Everyone adores her for her ravishing beauty as her photoshoots always win her fans’ hearts. The actress made her Telugu debut film Potugadu which was released in the year 2013. Apart from this, she also modeled for many notable brands. However, her fans also want to know more about the gorgeous lady. 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Sakshi Chaudhary 1- Famous for Sakshi Chaudhary is famous for appearing in the Telugu debut film named “Potugadu” which was released in the year 2013. 2- Achievements Among various achievements, the actress won the “Gladrags Mega” model contest held in the year 2011. 3- As ...
Odeya Rush: 10 Facts You (Probably) Didn’t Know About The Israeli Actress

Odeya Rush: 10 Facts You (Probably) Didn’t Know About The Israeli Actress

Entertainment, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES
1. Who is Odeya Rush? Source: Instagram She is an Israeli actress and model known for her roles in The Giver and Lady Birds. Odeya shortens her screen name, and her real last name is Rushinek. 2. When was Odeya Rush born? Source: Instagram Odeya was born on May 12, 1997, making her 23 years-old. 3. Where was Odeya Rush born? Source: Instagram Odeya was born in Haifa, Israel. Her family moved to the Birmingham, Alabama when she was 9, and then later moving to New Jersey. In 2013 the family moved once again to L.A 4. Odeya Rush could only speak Hebrew Source: Instagram When Odeya moved from Israel to Alabama, she could only speak Hebrew. In Birmingham, she attended a Jewish day school and learned English. 5. Odeya Rush has 6 brothers Source: Instagram ...
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Transfer news and rumours LIVE: ‘Championship clubs battling for Aston Villa striker’

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Bournemouth and Swansea are among the clubs who want to sign Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis on loan, according to PA. The Cherries want Davis should in-demand forward Josh King move to the Premier League, while the Swans are looking at other targets after Southampton striker Michael Obafemi suffered an injury in training. Davis has played seven times for Villa this season, scoring once, but his only starts have come in the Carabao Cup.
‘No reason for RB Leipzig to be nervous’ – Nagelsmann not interested in taking over as Dortmund coach

‘No reason for RB Leipzig to be nervous’ – Nagelsmann not interested in taking over as Dortmund coach

HUMAN INTEREST STORIES
The 33-year-old has denied there is any chance of him swapping his current post for the one at Signal Iduna Park Julian Nagelsmann has no intention of swapping RB Leipzig for Borussia Dortmund despite being suggested as a permanent successor to Lucien Favre.  Leipzig boss Nagelsmann is considered one of the most promising coaches in European football and led his team to the Champions League semi-finals last season.  The 33-year-old, who has a contract at the Red Bull Arena until 2023, has been touted as a candidate to take over Dortmund next season, with Edin Terzic having replaced Favre on an interim basis in December.  However, former Hoffenheim coach Nagelsmann insists there is no need for anyone associated with Leipzig to worry about what...
Arteta discusses the latest on Mesut Ozil

Arteta discusses the latest on Mesut Ozil

premier league, Sports
Much of Mikel Arteta's press conference on Wednesday was dominated by talk of one man: Mesut Ozil. Our manager was quizzed about the playmaker's next move, whether he could leave the club this month and more. This is what he said: on Mesut Ozil's future...I don't know what is going to happen. Obviously now he's free to negotiate with other clubs. We will discuss internally what the best situation for him is for the near future, obviously with the player and the agent too, and try to find the best solution for everyone. on whether he would want to play every game if he was in Ozil's shoes...I think every player wants to play football. This is why we picked this profession and we are so lucky to be doing what we do. For every player that's not playing, it's always hard. o...
‘Balogun will keep having chances with us’-Mikel Arteta

‘Balogun will keep having chances with us’-Mikel Arteta

premier league, Sports
Mikel Arteta has hailed Folarin Balogun's "incredible" progress as the club remain in talks about extending his contract. The teenage striker has scored twice since making his first-team debut at the end of October and our manager is keen to keep him. "His progression and the use of the time that he's had with us has been incredible. He will keep having chances while he's with us," Arteta said. "You need three parties to make a deal. For sure, the club wants to make a deal, the manager wants to make a deal, the player wants to stay and I'm not sure about the agent. "No, I'm not saying he's stopping [the deal]. I'm saying that we need to find an agreement with him. We are negotiating with an agent, with a player that wants to stay at the club and we need to find an agreem...
Saka is our December Player of the Month!- Arsenal

Saka is our December Player of the Month!- Arsenal

premier league, Sports
Congratulations Bukayo Saka - our December Player of the Month! The teenage forward was the overwhelming winner after a string of superb displays, despite some mixed results in the Premier League and Carabao Cup. 00:27 Saka played a key role in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal against Southampton, and then scored our third in our crucial victory against Chelsea at Emirates Stadium. 00:26 The England international then claimed a brilliant assist for Alex Lacazette as we beat Brighton & Hove Albion in our final game of 2020. Saka claimed more than 70 per cent of the votes cast, with Kieran Tierney in second place and Lacazette in third. 
MAMA KAMPALA 2021: B2C, WINNIE NWAGI, PALLASO, JOHN BLAQ, SLICK STUART AND ROJA IN THE RACE FOR LISTENERS’ CHOICE AWARD

MAMA KAMPALA 2021: B2C, WINNIE NWAGI, PALLASO, JOHN BLAQ, SLICK STUART AND ROJA IN THE RACE FOR LISTENERS’ CHOICE AWARD

HUMAN INTEREST STORIES
UGANDAN ARTISTS GO HEAD TO HEAD WITH OTHER TOP AFRICAN ACTS FOR THE LISTENERS’ CHOICE AWARD CATEGORY Kampala, 6 January 2021:  One lucky Ugandan artist is set to compete against 19 other African musicians for the coveted Listeners’ Choice award at the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 that will be hosted virtually in partnership with Uganda, the Pearl of Africa on 20 February 2021. The Listeners’ Choice award is a very popular, fan-focused category that gives music lovers across Africa an opportunity to vote for one nominee to represent their country at the MAMAs. Winners from each country will be added to the official Listeners’ Choice nominee category, which will include 20 finalists who will be voted for by the continent on the MAMA website. Music lovers...
NRM Secretary General applauds  Opposition member Col Dr Kiiza on Covid19

NRM Secretary General applauds Opposition member Col Dr Kiiza on Covid19

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, NRM, POLITICS, UGANDA
The National Resistance Movement party Secretary General Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates The National Resistance Movement party Secretary General Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba has aplauded former President of Forum For Democratic Change (FDC) Retired Col Dr Kiiza Besigye for his efforts of advising Ugandans on Covid19 from time to time. The National Resistance Movement party Secretary General Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates Yes we may belong to different Polical Parties but when it comes to Corona issues, Dr Besigye doesnt joke.We therefore would like to extend our thanks to him for not going political like other members on the Opposition. Kasule Lumumba said that following the suspension of political activit...
Emirates takes A380 experience to new heights, unveils Premium Economy plus enhancements across all cabins

Emirates takes A380 experience to new heights, unveils Premium Economy plus enhancements across all cabins

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD
Dubai, UAE, Emirates is taking its signature A380 experience to the next level with the unveil of a brand-new Premium Economy cabin product, together with enhancements and a refreshed look across all cabins onboard its newest A380 aircraft. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “The Emirates A380 is already one of the most sought-after travel experiences in the skies, and now we’ve made it even better. While others cut back, Emirates is working hard to restore the products and services that we’ve had to suspend or adjust due to pandemic precautions and introduce new offerings and enhancements. True to our fly better promise, Emirates continues to invest to offer our customers the best possible experience.” The airline received its newest A380 aircraft from Airbus’...
UGANDA DECIDES 2021: Bobi Wine to Museveni , you will soon be history.

UGANDA DECIDES 2021: Bobi Wine to Museveni , you will soon be history.

AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
The NUP presidential candidate Hon Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has lashed out to president Museveni after being arrested in Kalangala Islands earlier today. The arrest also so other Bobi Wine campaign team arrested , it also sparked off social media trends calling for his release before he was dropped at his house in Magere. He narrates :Today yet again, Museveni’s regime of blood and national shame attacked us in Kalangala! As soon as we landed on the islands for our campaign, we found lots of military police, regular UPDF and police officers who were deployed to arrest us on arrival! As soon as we arrived, they started arresting our people one by one. All our security team members were arrested, then the media team, and then the team close to me, including Nubian Li, Dan Magic a...
Central African Republic: ICRC condemns attack on its Bouar office and calls for humanitarian workers to be respected

Central African Republic: ICRC condemns attack on its Bouar office and calls for humanitarian workers to be respected

AFRICA, Central African Republic, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, WORLD
BANGUI, Central African Republic, December 29, 2020/APO Group The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been forced to drastically reduce its humanitarian activities in Bouar in Nana-Mambéré prefecture after its office was raided. Some ICRC staff will be moved to other locations in the Central African Republic until security in the town can be restored. During the night of 27 December, armed individuals broke into the ICRC's premises in Bouar. They injured three guards before looting the buildings and removing all equipment and supplies, including veterinary products that were destined to support livestock owners. "This attack is completely unacceptable. We cannot work in these conditions," said Bruce Biber, the ICRC's head of delegation in the Central African R...
Natural Gas Monetization Binds Africa and Mozambique’s Oil and Gas Industries

Natural Gas Monetization Binds Africa and Mozambique’s Oil and Gas Industries

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, South Africa, UGANDA
Mozambique is already benefiting from its collaboration with the African Energy Chamber, the largest energy industry lobby group in the continentJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 30, 2020/ -- For many years, and as it was pursuing ambitions to become a global LNG exporter, Mozambique has struggled to generate enough energy for its domestic market. We are now about to see an energy revolution thanks to great gas discoveries made by international investors over the past decade. While international technological innovation and skillful know-how will be driving such projects, we must all push for a transfer of knowledge throughout the development of Mozambique’s LNG projects.The need for more collaboration and shared experience among African energy experts is going to be critical for Mozam...
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British firm developing Viagra rival that takes effect in five MINUTES

British firm developing Viagra rival that takes effect in five MINUTES

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HEALTH, World Health Organization
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Orange reveals the winners of the 10th edition of the Orange Africa and Middle East Social Entrepreneur Prize

Orange reveals the winners of the 10th edition of the Orange Africa and Middle East Social Entrepreneur Prize

AFRICA, Business, France, Orange
  PARIS, France, November 9, 2020 In 2020, the Orange (Orange.com) Africa and Middle East Social Entrepreneur Prize (POESAM) celebrates its tenth birthday! In addition to the International Grand Prix that has historically rewarded three prize winners with prizes ranging from €10,000 (3rd place) to €25,000 (1st place), Orange has added two new prizes for this edition: The International Women's Prize with a value of €20,000, supported by the Orange Group Diversity and Inclusion unit And the Special 10th Anniversary Prize with a value of €10,000.   In addition, a project was also awarded the special, "Jury's Favourite" prize. So, a total of six prizes were awarded by the POESAM International Grand Prix jury.   After a round of domestic com...
African monitors ie AU, ECOWAS say Guinea election conducted properly, opposition decries fraud.

African monitors ie AU, ECOWAS say Guinea election conducted properly, opposition decries fraud.

AFRICA, POLITICS
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Nigerian security forces kill protesters after curfew imposed

Nigerian security forces kill protesters after curfew imposed

AFRICA, COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL
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Champions League round-up. group stages match one results.

Champions League round-up. group stages match one results.

INTERNATIONAL, Sports
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Police Apologizes For Teargassing Emeritus Bishop Baptist Kagwa,Mbogo Clan as Police plans meet the Katikiro

Police Apologizes For Teargassing Emeritus Bishop Baptist Kagwa,Mbogo Clan as Police plans meet the Katikiro

CRIME, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, WORLD
Uganda police led by the chief political commissar, AIGP  Asan Kasingye, Tuesday visited retired Masaka Diocesan Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa, to apologise over an incident in which officers fired teargas to disperse a Mbogo clan meeting he had been invited to officiate. The Uganda Police Force-UPF have apologized to the Buganda Kingdom and the Catholic Church members who were directly affected by the fired teargas on the event. On Saturday, police in Mityana District used teargas to disperse members of Buganda Kingdom’s Mbogo Clan who had convened at their ancestral site at Mugulu – Ziggoti Town Council to attend thanksgiving prayers for their leader, Elder Gajuule Kayiira Kasibante. Kasibante served as head of Buganda’s 52 clans for seven years until recently when the Kabaka...
Government unveils new company to replace Face Technologies in issuing driving permits.

Government unveils new company to replace Face Technologies in issuing driving permits.

Business, UGANDA
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Uganda: Buchaman Hands over Army Uniforms to Police.

Uganda: Buchaman Hands over Army Uniforms to Police.

POLITICS, UGANDA
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SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY HON. UHURU KENYATTA, C.G.H., PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES DURING THE 11TH MASHUJAA DAY CELEBRATIONS ON TUESDAY, 20TH OCTOBER, 2020 AT GUSII STADIUM, KISII COUNTY

SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY HON. UHURU KENYATTA, C.G.H., PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES DURING THE 11TH MASHUJAA DAY CELEBRATIONS ON TUESDAY, 20TH OCTOBER, 2020 AT GUSII STADIUM, KISII COUNTY

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, POLITICS
Fellow Kenyans, Ladies And Gentlemen, Happy Mashujaa Day. President Uhuru Kenyatta acknowledges greetings from Kisii residents while enroute to Gusii Stadium for 11th Mashujaa Day celebrations, Kisii County.  Let me first and foremost thank you, the Abagusii, for your warm reception. To celebrate the cultural diversity of Kenya and strengthen our nationhood, my Administration made the decision to hold our national celebrations in the counties, on a rotational basis. President Uhuru Kenyatta acknowledges greetings from Kisii residents on arrival for the 11th Mashujaa Day celebrations at Gusii Stadium, Kisii County. Today, Kisii joins the counties of; Nakuru, Nyeri, Machakos, Meru, Kakamega, Narok and Mombasa in having played host to a national celebration.   In the nea...
Constitutional consensus key to entrenching equity and national unity, President Kenyatta says

Constitutional consensus key to entrenching equity and national unity, President Kenyatta says

EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA
KISII,Kenya:  President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for a constitutional consensus that accommodates all communities and entrenches equity and national unity.  President Uhuru Kenyatta during the 11th Mashujaa Day celebrations at Gusii Stadium, Kisii County. Saying the country is staring at a constitutional moment, President Kenyatta reiterated his caution against rigidity that breeds negative and divisive politics.  Robert Kibochi, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto and Mrs. Rachael Ruto during the 11th Mashujaa Day celebrations at Gusii Stadium, Kisii County. “Our Founding Fathers and constitutional heroes did not intend our constitutional order to enslave us. They constructed it to serve us. And when it ceased to serve us, we are meant to borrow fr...
Manchester United (2) Shock PSG (1)

Manchester United (2) Shock PSG (1)

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by Lars Magnus Igland Røys Tuesday 20 October 2020 23:38 Share With twitter Share With facebook Marcus Rashford praised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's tactics as Manchester United pulled off another win against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League. Like he did in March 2019, the Academy graduate was the match-winner with a late strike to secure an impressive 2-1 win at Parc des Princes.  When speaking to the media after a special night in the capital of love, our hero wanted to applaud the boss. “I think the manager got it spot on today," Rashford told us. “The system allowed us to express ourselves going forward and to be tight defensively, which I think we did as well as we could. Of course, it’s a big win and a perfect position to be in...
MTN Uganda launches training program to support SMEs withstand the Covid19 Economic shocks

MTN Uganda launches training program to support SMEs withstand the Covid19 Economic shocks

AFRICA, Business, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
Tuesday 20th October 2020: Kampala, Uganda; MTN Uganda has today launched a training program aimed at equipping SMEs with knowledge and techniques on business survival and continuity amidst and post the COVID-19 pandemic. Ibrahim Senyonga the GM MTN Enterprise Business Unit The program will benefit 600 SMEs in six districts of Uganda namely; Kampala, Wakiso, Masaka, Mbarara, Jinja and Lira selected on the basis of economic sector, turnover, number of employees and the threat arising out of the pandemic on the business survival and continuity. Prior to the training, a needs assessment will be conducted for each participating SME to tailor elements of the training to the participants and will cover topics of digitization, effective people management, leadership and strategic think...
What’s your love language?

What’s your love language?

Entertainment
What's your love language? Lately it seems the world of dating and romance has been gravitating towards the topic of love languages. Many people know there are different ways of expressing love, but few people know the origins of this conversation, or that it's far from new.  It actually stems back to 1992, when a man named Gary Chapman published a book called ‘The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate.’ It outlines five different ways to express and experience love, for which Chapman coined the term "love languages." The Five Love Languages book pdf.Download He claims that the five love languages are: receiving gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service, and physical touch. According to this theory, each person has...
Republic  of Moldova : Russian Advisers ‘Working for Moldovan President’s Re-Election Campaign’

Republic of Moldova : Russian Advisers ‘Working for Moldovan President’s Re-Election Campaign’

INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, WORLD
Political advisers close to Kremlin are working for pro-Russian President Igor Dodon in his re-election campaign, claimed an investigation published on Monday by the Dossier Centre in Moscow and RISE Moldova. The investigation alleges that a team of Russian political consultants close to Kremlin came to Chisinau and joined Igor Dodon’s political staff to assist in the campaign for the presidential elections on November 1. The investigation says the Russian consultants have been working at the headquarters of Moldova’s Socialist Party, PSRM, and at the presidency. RISE Moldova took photographs of Dodon leaving the PSRM headquarters, while on the building’s second floor, on the balcony, was one of the strategists from Moscow, Yuri Gudilin and the Socialist MP, B...
Russian cyber-attack spree shows what unrestrained internet warfare looks like

Russian cyber-attack spree shows what unrestrained internet warfare looks like

Business, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
The Sandworm team of Russian military intelligence, alleged to have unleashed computer chaos against the Kremlin’s enemies around the world, is said to operate out of a blue-tinted glass skyscraper known simply as “the tower”. From that address, 22 Kirova Street in the Moscow suburb of Khimki, the Sandworm hackers, also known more prosaically as the unit 74455 and “the main centre for special technologies”, launched attacks on the Ukrainian power system, Emmanuel Macron’s presidential bid in France in 2017, the South Korean Olympics in 2018 and the UK investigation into the 2018 Russian nerve agent attack in Salisbury. According to cyber security experts, the same unit was involved in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s election campaign in 2016, d...
Romania: Private placement of RO cyber security firm Safetech heavily oversubscribed

Romania: Private placement of RO cyber security firm Safetech heavily oversubscribed

Business, INTERNATIONAL
Romanian cybersecurity company Safetech Innovations closed a private placement for 20% of its shares within 37 seconds on October 19. The company planned to raise RON 2.5 million (some EUR 500,000) from Bucharest Stock Exchange investors, but the offer was quickly oversubscribed. By the end of the day, the investors placed orders for 8.57 times more shares than the company had on sale. The investors were allotted shares on a pro-rata basis. Following the private placement, the market capitalization of Safetech Innovations is RON 12.5 mln (EUR 2.58 mln). The company's controlling shareholders are Victor Gansac, who is also the CEO, and Paul Rusu, the CFO, each holding 40% of the shares. Once its shares float on the AeRO market, Safetech Innovations' free-float will amount to 20%. ...
Azerbaijani, Armenian foreign ministers to ‘meet Pompeo in Washington’

Azerbaijani, Armenian foreign ministers to ‘meet Pompeo in Washington’

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia are scheduled to separately meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington, DC on October 23, Politico reported on October 19. The media outlet said it was not clear whether the envoys would meet with each other or whether US officials would try to convene a trilateral session. But their same-day visit was said to signal that the US is deepening its efforts to tamp down the resurgent conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, which has killed hundreds and possibly thousands of combatants and civilians since September 27. The visits will also offer the Trump administration a chance to demonstrate an attempt at global leadership just days before President Donald Trump faces his reelection test. According to US government documents see...
Romanian: Company ready to deliver robots that kill coronavirus with UV light

Romanian: Company ready to deliver robots that kill coronavirus with UV light

COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Romanian company Modulab is ready to deliver robots able to kill pathogenic microorganisms including coronavirus (COVID-19) using UV-C radiation, announced the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which has helped the company optimise the production process under the European Union Horizon 2020 programme. The company initially designed an autonomous robot for more mundane, industrial scenarios such as cleaning or carrying spare parts. As the coronavirus pandemic gripped the world in March, Modulab redesigned the robot and accelerated its development in order to give hospitals in Romania a much-needed weapon against the virus.  By adding powerful ultraviolet C-lamps to the robotic platform, the company created a device that can disinfect an area of 20 m2 in a...
Ukraine: Fire nearly destroys the legendary Fischer ski factory.

Ukraine: Fire nearly destroys the legendary Fischer ski factory.

Business, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
The Fischer ski factory in Ukraine must be one of the country’s best kept secrets. Set up in the 40s and employing over 1,000 people, it produces about 60% of all the skis and snowboards that ride the mountains of Europe each season, and many other pieces of equipment to boot, not that most punters are aware as they don't carry a “made in Ukraine” sticker on them. Huge Fire Destroys Europe's Biggest Ski Factory Now disaster has struck. A fire burned almost half of factory, by far Europe’s largest ski manufacturer, at the weekend, which is located in Mukachevo in the Carpathian mountains in western Ukraine. Firefighters battled the blaze on the 20-hectare site for most of Sunday night and only brought the blaze under control in the small hours of Monday morning. Thankfully they sa...
Votes of Americans living overseas could be crucial in this USA 2020 election

Votes of Americans living overseas could be crucial in this USA 2020 election

INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, USA
There are at least 70,000 people living in Ireland today who are eligible to vote in this year’s Presidential election contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The candidates could not be more different. Yet, if historic trends are a guide , fewer than 7% of these eligible voters will cast a ballot in this all important election which has global implications, especially in the country where they now reside-Ireland. All American citizens over the age of 18 living abroad are eligible to vote. If you do not have a current U.S. residence, you are eligible to vote. If you haven’t lived in the U.S. for years, or decades, you are eligible to vote. If you have never before voted in the U.S., you are eligible to vote. Even if you have never lived in the U.S., but were born of American parent...
The Cranberries praise Miley Cyrus’ Zombie cover

The Cranberries praise Miley Cyrus’ Zombie cover

Entertainment, INTERNATIONAL
The Cranberries have heaped praise on Miley Cyrus' version of Zombie admitting "it's one of the finest covers of the song that we’ve heard" and said late frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan "would be very impressed". Watch Miley Cyrus Cover the Cranberries' “Zombie The 27-year-old went viral with her cover of the iconic track during her appearance at Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles for the virtual #SaveOurStages (#SOS) Fest to raise funds to support grassroots music venues who are at risk of shutting down because of the pandemic. Taking to the band's official Twitter account, The Cranberries shared a link to Cyrus' performance, along with posting: "We were delighted to hear of Miley Cyrus' cover of Zombie at the Whisky a Go Go #SOSFEST in LA at the weekend. It’s one of the finest covers o...
ireland: Buildings and cars damaged by flooding in Cork city as River Lee bursts its banks.

ireland: Buildings and cars damaged by flooding in Cork city as River Lee bursts its banks.

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Around 100 buildings and dozens of parked cars have been damaged by flooding in Cork city centre following this morning's high tide, with damage estimated to run to millions of euro. Significant flooding has also been the county following this morning's high tide. Cork city experiences 'worst flooding in years The flood water has begun to recede but many streets in Cork city were under up to a metre in water and while flood warnings had been issued in advance, the speed at which the flood waters rose appear to have taken many people by surprise.  The streets affected are the South Mall, Oliver Plunkett St, Malboro St, Princes St, Pembroke St and extending onto Patrick St.  It is estimated that the damage will run to millions of euro with signif...
Lily James says taking on Rebecca role was “deeply terrifying”

Lily James says taking on Rebecca role was “deeply terrifying”

Entertainment, INTERNATIONAL
Lily James has said that following in Joan Fontaine's gilded footsteps to take on the lead role in the new movie adaptation of the much-loved book Rebecca was "deeply terrifying". Mamma Mia star James plays Mrs. de Winter in the Netflix adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s famous book, opposite Armie Hammer, who also has big boots to fill as the enigmatic Maxim de Winter, who was played by acting great Laurence Olivier in Alfred Hitchcock’s celebrated 1940 film. Lily James says Rebecca role was "deeply terrifying Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment about the role, James said, "You know sometimes it’s a double-edged sword because it’s so intimidating and terrifying and in another way you have someone to draw on and be inspired by or mimic who is one of the greatest actors of all ...
James Redford Dies at 58: Filmmaker, Activist & Son Of Robert Redford.

James Redford Dies at 58: Filmmaker, Activist & Son Of Robert Redford.

Entertainment, INTERNATIONAL
James Redford, the filmmaker son of actor-director Robert Redford, has passed away after a battle with liver cancer. He was 58. The documentary director, producer and activist died on Friday, with his wife of 32 years, Kyle, announcing his passing. "He lived a beautiful, impactful life & was loved by many," she wrote on Twitter. "He will be deeply missed. As his wife of 32 yrs, I'm most grateful for the two spectacular children we raised together. I don't know what we would've done w/o them over the past 2yrs." Robert Redford's publicist, Cindi Berger, subsequently released a statement on the 84-year-old's behalf, saying: "The grief is immeasurable with the loss of a child. Jamie was a loving son, husband and father. His legacy lives on through his children, art, filmmaking a...
How Kelly Clarkson Is Putting the Pieces Back Together After Her Big Split

How Kelly Clarkson Is Putting the Pieces Back Together After Her Big Split

Entertainment, INTERNATIONAL
Already in the process of so movin' on, Kelly Clarkson is translating the pain of her divorce from Brandon Blackstock into your next favorite new album. It's not as if we expected anything less than, you know, a moment like this. But when Kelly Clarkson took the stage at Los Angeles' Dolby Theater Oct. 14, kicking off her third go-round hosting the Billboard Music Awards with a rendition of Whitney Houston's "Higher Love" backed by percussionist Sheila E., a cappella group Pentatonix and a whole virtual choir of singers—my word it was moving.   Kelly Clarkson Describes Divorce As the "Worst Thing Ever" It was, as she'd promised in an interview just a day earlier, the perfect respite from the seemingly inescapable negativity that 2020 has brought. "We're just h...
Jubilee Insurance and Allianz forge Strategic Partnership

Jubilee Insurance and Allianz forge Strategic Partnership

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA
Jubilee Insurance and Allianz forge Strategic PartnershipIt aims to expand and broaden the insurance markets across East AfricaNAIROBI, Kenya, October 20, 2020/ -- Partnership covers general insurance in five East African countries; it aims to expand and broaden the insurance markets across East Africa; transaction is subject to regulatory approvalsJubilee Holdings Limited (“JHL” or “Jubilee Insurance”) (www.JubileeInsurance.com), East Africa’s largest insurance group, and Allianz (www.Allianz.com), one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers, have signed an agreement to establish a strategic partnership in the five African countries where Jubilee Insurance currently operates. The partnership covers the general insurance business (also known as the property & casualty i...
Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Announces Speaker Line-up for AWIEF2020 Conference

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Announces Speaker Line-up for AWIEF2020 Conference

AFRICA, Business, INTERNATIONAL
The AWIEF has remained Africa’s largest and most prestigious women entrepreneurship platform where participants can network, connect and build new business relationshipsJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 20, 2020/ The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) has announced plans to hold its 6th Annual Conference and Awards on 2nd and 3rd December 2020. Since its inception, the AWIEF has remained Africa’s largest and most prestigious women entrepreneurship platform where participants can network, connect and build new business relationships.This year’s Conference themed “Reimagining business and rebuilding better” is hoping to bring together more than 1,300 pan-African and global stakeholders to engage inspiring industry experts and thought leader...
Tiger King Star Carole Baskin Says She’s Bisexual

Tiger King Star Carole Baskin Says She’s Bisexual

Entertainment, INTERNATIONAL
Tiger King and Dancing With the Stars alum Carole Baskin says she's always known she's bisexual, explaining, "I could just as easily have a wife as a husband." Hey, all you cool cats and kittens! Carole Baskin of Tiger King fame shared some details about her sexual identity, revealing that she is bisexual. The Big Cat Rescue founder explained on Monday, Oct. 19, "I have always considered myself to be bisexual." She told PinkNews, "Even though I've never had a wife, I could just as easily have a wife as a husband as far the way I feel about us. I think we are all one." The Dancing With the Stars alum said she became familiar with the LGBTQ community during the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. "I became very close to people in that community then," she added. Baskin said th...
U.S. to remove Sudan from state terrorism sponsors list after payment to victims-Trump

U.S. to remove Sudan from state terrorism sponsors list after payment to victims-Trump

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
President Donald Trump announced on Monday the United States would remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism Trump: Sudan to be delisted as terrorism sponsor as soon as Khartoum sets aside the $335 million it has agreed to pay to American victims of militant attacks and their families. The deal could also set in motion steps by Sudan toward establishing diplomatic relations with Israel, a U.S. official told Reuters, following similar U.S.-brokered moves by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. The details were still being worked out, the source said. Although Trump made no mention of Israel in his tweet announcing the breakthrough with Sudan, rapprochement between Israel and another Arab country would give Trump a new diplomatic achievement as he seeks re-elect...
US official went to Syria seeking Americans’ release

US official went to Syria seeking Americans’ release

INTERNATIONAL, USA, WORLD
A White House official traveled to Damascus earlier this year for secret meetings with the Syrian government seeking the release of at least two U.S. citizens thought to be held there, a Trump administration official said on Sunday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, named the official as Kash Patel, a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump and the top White House counterterrorism official, saying he had flown to Damascus. “It is emblematic of how President Trump has made it a major priority to bring Americans home who have been detained overseas,” said the official, who was confirming a report in the Wall Street Journal. The White House and the State Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The newspaper, citing Trump administration ...
Winners of Uganda Press Photo Award and East African Photography Award Announced Canon strengthens

Winners of Uganda Press Photo Award and East African Photography Award Announced Canon strengthens

AFRICA, DUBAI, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
Canon celebrates its sixth year partnership of UPPA and EAPA awardsDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, October 20, 2020/ Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (www.Canon-CNA.com) is delighted to announce the winners of the ninth annual Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA) and the third East African Photography Award (EAPA).Download Caption document: https://bit.ly/2HfCL4JThe UPPA and EAPA recognizes, celebrates, supports and promotes the best photojournalists and photographers in Uganda and wider East Africa.This is the sixth year that Canon, through its Miraisha Programme, has been involved as the sole imaging partner of the Awards. The programme aims to promote job opportunities and future livelihoods in Africa by sharing skillsets and knowledge for photographers, videographers and filmmakers.Kulob...
US official warns Taliban attacks could derail Afghanistan peace.

US official warns Taliban attacks could derail Afghanistan peace.

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation warned on Monday that increasing attacks by the Taliban could undermine the historic peace deal signed between Washington and the militant group in February. Zalmay Khalilzad also said the strikes could derail the ongoing intra-Afghan talks in Doha, Qatar, that look to end the protracted conflict in the country. “Continued high levels of violence can threaten the peace process and the agreement, and the core understanding that there is no military solution. Violence today remains distressingly high in spite of the recent reaffirmation of the need for a substantial reduction,” he said in tweets on Monday. Since last week, the Taliban have unleashed a series of attacks in parts of Afghanistan, particularly in the southern...
5th Africa Fintech Summit to be held virtually

5th Africa Fintech Summit to be held virtually

AFRICA, COVID-19, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, USA, World Health Organization
This year’s Summit will host over 1,000 attendees and 60+ speakers calling in from 10 different time zones across 6 continentsWASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, October 20, 2020/ -- The fifth Africa Fintech Summit (www.AfricaFintechSummit.com) will be hosted virtually this year through the Accelevents (https://bit.ly/3ki0PC8) platform on November 9th, 10th, and 12th, 2020. The Summit takes place at the backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic that has brought unprecedented need for digital trade & finance and positioned fintech as key to economic recovery.This year’s Summit will host over 1,000 attendees and 60+ speakers calling in from 10 different time zones across 6 continents. Each day’s theme has been built to explore the new insights we uncovered in preparing the soon-to...
Turkey withdraws some observation posts from northern Syria

Turkey withdraws some observation posts from northern Syria

BREAKING NEWS, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
A Turkish military base in the Syrian town of Morek is being completely demolished by Sunday evening, according to Turkish sources who said that other observation points and military sites were also due to be dismantled. Control towers and logistical equipment inside the base are being taken down and the walls are being removed. The Syrian Arab Army, which surrounded the post from all sides, is expected to take full control of the zone that became Turkey’s weakest point against military attacks. Turkey’s presence in northwestern Syria has come under increasing pressure since mid-September, with a Turkish Red Crescent worker being killed and two others injured. Afrin Liberation Forces also targeted a Turkish observation point in the Al-Ghazawiyah area of Afrin city, northwestern Alep...
Romania buys Kongsberg naval strike missiles from the United States

Romania buys Kongsberg naval strike missiles from the United States

BREAKING NEWS, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
The US Department of State has cleared the potential sale of Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) anti-ship missile systems originally developed by Norwegian Kongsberg to Romania. Interestingly, they will be purchased from the US government along with the entire command system According to Romania’s request, approval was given for two Coastal Defense Systems (CDS) consisting of two fire control centers, four mobile rocket launchers, 10 multi-functional MIDS-JTRS communication systems with Link 16 system, Inert Handling / Loading Missile ( IHM), a logistics and training package plus an unknown number of rockets and transport vehicles alone. The maximum size of the proposed weapons is to cost USD 300 million. The lack of information on the number of missiles that Romanians want to acquire is p...
Date set for Rugby World Cup 2021 Draw

Date set for Rugby World Cup 2021 Draw

AFRICA, Sports
RWC 2021 Draw to be live streamed to global audiences via World Rugby digital channelsDUBLIN, Ireland, October 20, 2020/ -- Rugby World Cup 2021 Draw confirmed for 20 November 2020; Draw event to be held at SkyCity Theatre in the heart of Auckland; RWC 2021 Draw to be live streamed to global audiences via World Rugby digital channels; World Rugby Women’s Rankings to be used for first time to determine draw bandings for direct qualifiers.World Rugby (www.WorldRugby.org), and hosts New Zealand Rugby (NZR), have today announced the Rugby World Cup 2021 Draw will take place in Auckland on Friday, 20 November, 2020.SkyCity Theatre in the heart of Auckland’s central business district will be the location for the draw which will be streamed live for rugby fans worldwide via World Rugby’s digital...
Five Key Factors for a Future-Oriented Digital Transformation of Electric Power Enterprises

Five Key Factors for a Future-Oriented Digital Transformation of Electric Power Enterprises

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
IDC and Huawei Jointly Released the White Paper for the Electric Power IndustrySHANGHAI, China, October 20, 2020/ -- At HUAWEI CONNECT 2020, IDC and Huawei (www.Huawei.com) jointly released the white paper for the electric power industry — Building the Future-Ready Power Enterprise: Road to a Successful Digital Transformation.In the white paper, IDC proposed a methodology for the transformation of electric power enterprises. This methodology supports and aligns with Huawei's digital transformation methodology. IDC and Huawei follow a similar approach with frameworks and blueprints to help organizations design their digital transformation priorities and set their agenda, which in turn enables power enterprises to deliver business value of scale.Electric Power Enterprises Urgently Need New ...
Guinea’s opposition leader claims election victory

Guinea’s opposition leader claims election victory

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS
Guinea opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo said on Monday he had won the first round of the Oct. 18 presidential election, but his claim was quickly disputed by the electoral commission and the government, setting the stage for a stand-off. "Despite the serious anomalies that marred the smooth running of the ... election and in view of the results that came out of the ballot boxes, I am victorious in this election in the first round," Diallo told journalists and cheering supporters. He did not give any figures but said the tally was based on his party's count, not an official tally being conducted by the national election commission, which has yet to publish results. The electoral commission said Diallo's claim carried no weight. "The Independent National ...
COVID-19 Resource Toolkit

COVID-19 Resource Toolkit

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, USA, World Health Organization
The U.S. Mission in Kampala has been working closely with the Ugandan Ministry of Health and many other partners to address risk communications as a critical piece of the COVID-19 response in Uganda. As the cases in Uganda increase and lock down restrictions are lifted, it becomes increasingly important for vital resources to be shared as widely as possible.  The U.S. Mission in Kampala believes we can assist with this by leveraging our wide network of colleagues to disseminate coordinated, strategic, and comprehensive risk communications messaging. We are asking you as community leaders in Uganda to take the COVID-19 communications resources in this toolkit; and utilize, implement, and most importantly share them as extensively as possible. The more people who know how to keep th...
Harry Maguire, Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood among Man United players left at home

Harry Maguire, Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood among Man United players left at home

INTERNATIONAL, Sports
Harry Maguire, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood are among five Manchester United players not to have travelled for their Champions League opener against Paris Saint-Germain. Defender Eric Bailly and midfielder Jesse Lingard are also missing with injuries in a blow for Ole Gunnar Solksjaer ahead of the Group H clash at Parc des Princes on Tuesday. New signing from PSG Cavani is not fit enough to play, having only trained with his team-mates for the first time on Sunday following a mandatory 14-day coronavirus quarantine after arriving in the UK - but he is in contention for Saturday's Premier League game against Chelsea. Bruno Fernandes, meanwhile, will captain the team in the absence of Maguire, manager Solskjaer has confirmed, after the England centre-back had made a step back...
President Kenyatta cautions against letting global Covid-19 response disrupt Malaria fight in Africa

President Kenyatta cautions against letting global Covid-19 response disrupt Malaria fight in Africa

AFRICA, COVID-19, HEALTH, KENYA, POLITICS, World Health Organization
NAIROBI, 20th October 2020 President Uhuru Kenyatta has appealed to the global community not to allow the fight against Covid-19 interfere with efforts to eradicate malaria, polio, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other diseases in Africa. President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday evening at State House, Nairobi when he participated in this year's End Malaria Annual Council meeting convened virtually by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Also present is Health CS Hon. Mutahi Kagwe. The President said success stories and lessons from the global Covid-19 response should be harnessed and applied in the battle against these diseases to hasten their eradication. President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday evening at State House, Nairobi when he participated in this year's End Malaria Annual Council ...
“Avoid internal political fights, promote economic empowerment,” President Museveni

“Avoid internal political fights, promote economic empowerment,” President Museveni

AFRICA, POLITICS, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
KIRUHURA DISTRICT: President Yoweri Museveni has said since the NRM government came to power, there has been a ray of hope in the agriculture sector that has seen surplus in production. President Museveni shares a light moment with Bishop Namanya (C) of North Ankole Diocese after performing groundbreaking ceremony for a proposed community hospital at Rushere on Saturday. PPU Photo “Ugandans have been awakened. Most of the agriculture produce like matooke, coffee, maize…and even minerals like cement are being produced in big quantities. Everything is produced in surplus,” he said. The President was yesterday Sunday 18, addressing a scientific congregation of North Ankole Diocese in Kiruhura district during which he performed the ground breaking ceremony of a proposed a community h...
Turkey Caught Greece, EU, Germany Off Guard with Energy Hunt

Turkey Caught Greece, EU, Germany Off Guard with Energy Hunt

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
The move by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to again send an energy research vessel and warships off the Greek island of Kastellorizo, caught the Greek government, along with the European Union and Germany, which was acting as a mediator in a seas dispute, unawares. In an interview with Kathimerini, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Turkey’s renewed deployment of the Oruc Reis was “a very bad surprise,” although he had done it twice before. The first time he withdrew it after being persuaded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who refused to back Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' demand the EU impose sanctions. After Mitsotakis and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades – where Turkey is already drilling – pulled back the sanctions demands at an EU meeting with...
COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON WISHES HEALTH MINISTER A FULL AND SPEEDY RECOVERY

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON WISHES HEALTH MINISTER A FULL AND SPEEDY RECOVERY

AFRICA, COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL
COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON WISHES HEALTH MINISTER A FULL AND SPEEDY RECOVERY Parliament, Monday, 19 October 2020 – The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, wishes the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, and his wife, Dr May Mkhize, a speedy and a full recovery after they tested positive for Covid-19. “The Minister has done so much in the fight against Covid-19. I have full confidence that this too shall pass,” Dr Dhlomo said. Dr Dhlomo has called on all South Africans to support government’s call to fight the pandemic and adhere to the safety protocols: wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, and washing and sanitising our hands. ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMI...
Webinar: Vaccination in Africa – A Public Health Priority

Webinar: Vaccination in Africa – A Public Health Priority

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
Webinar: Vaccination in Africa - A Public Health PriorityThe webinar will be a platform to educate and inform journalists on the importance of vaccination and on concepts related to immunisation in sub-Saharan AfricaNAIROBI, Kenya, October 19, 2020/ -- Global NGO Amref Health Africa (https://Amref.org/home/), biopharmaceutical company MSD (www.MSD.com) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) (https://AfricaCDC.org) will hold a webinar for journalists to discuss the importance of vaccination, and the media’s central role in creating awareness of the value of immunization as a public health intervention.What: Africa Vaccines Journalist Webinar 2020Who: Immunization experts from Africa CDC, independent research, academia, the private sector and the media.When: ...
Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 19 October 2020, 9 am EAT

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 19 October 2020, 9 am EAT

COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL
Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 19 October 2020, 9 am EATADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 19, 2020/ -- African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,644,780) deaths (39,738), and recoveries (1,356,239) by region:Central (59,285 cases; 1,125 deaths; 52,849 recoveries): Burundi (542; 1; 472), Cameroon (21,441; 423; 20,117), CAR (4,855; 62; 1,924), Chad (1,379; 93; 1,181), Congo (5,156; 92; 4,400), DRC (11,028; 302; 10,473), Equatorial Guinea (5,070; 83; 4,954), Gabon (8,881; 54; 8,430), Sao Tome & Principe (933; 15; 898)Eastern (194,277; 3,642; 121,915): Comoros (502; 7; 485), Djibouti (5,459; 61; 5,375), Eritrea (452; 0; 388), Ethiopia (89,137; 1,3; 42,649), Kenya (44,881; 832; 31,857), Madagascar (16,814; 238; 16,215), Mauritiu...
Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 case update (18 October 2020)

Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 case update (18 October 2020)

AFRICA, COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL
Coronavirus - Rwanda: COVID-19 case update (18 October 2020)KIGALI, Rwanda, October 19, 2020/ -- Total cases: 4,974 (+3)Recovered: 4,783 (+15) | 96%Active cases: 157Tests: 534,409 (+1,881)Deaths: 34 (+0) | 0.7%Test positivity rate: 0.2%Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Republic of Rwanda. View multimedia contentSOURCEMinistry of Health, Republic of RwandaMultimedia contentDownload logoImage: Coronavirus - Rwanda: COVID-19 case update (18 October 2020)ShareTwitter |  Facebook |  LinkedIn |  Google+ |  Tumblr |  Reddit |  Pinterest |  StumbleUpon
The Islamic Development Bank and The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation hold a webinar on AgriTech & Digital Supply Chain

The Islamic Development Bank and The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation hold a webinar on AgriTech & Digital Supply Chain

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
The Islamic Development Bank and The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation hold a webinar on AgriTech & Digital Supply ChainThe webinar explored opportunities for leveraging the digital transformation to drive the global supply chain, trade, and investments in the agricultural sectorJEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, October 19, 2020/ -- The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) (Agriculture Division) in collaboration with IsDB Group Business Forum (THIQAH) jointly held a live webinar entitled “The Role of AgriTech in Food Security & Sustainability” to discuss sustainable climate-smart agricultural technologies for achieving food and nutrition security.The AgriTech webinar series  is an initia...
FUFA: Kataka 7: 6 Kitara – StarTimes FUFA Big League Play-Offs

FUFA: Kataka 7: 6 Kitara – StarTimes FUFA Big League Play-Offs

BREAKING NEWS, Sports, UGANDA
Kitara FC booked a berth in the FUFA Big League promotion playoff final after beating Kataka FC 7-6 on penalties in the first semi final at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru. Following a goalless draw in full-time, both sides headed for a shoot out to decide who progress to the final stage of qualification. Kitara FC goalkeeper Jamil Kiyimba saved two penalties of Yusuf Enzama and Peter Lusimbula. Second half substitute Peter Lomoro was the only Kitara player who saw his penalty saved by Edward Kasibante the Kataka FC goalkeeper. Phillip Ssempira, Samuel Adibo, Patrick Mugume, Musa Docca and Dennis Monday scored their penalties for Kitara FC. Emmanuel Mukisa, Joel Onziku, Hassan Wambedde, Moses Ssenkasana, Nandala Nassur and Tifu Kahindi scored for Kataka. Mark Twinamatsi...
FUFA: Kiboga Young 3:1 Ndejje University.

FUFA: Kiboga Young 3:1 Ndejje University.

BREAKING NEWS, Sports, UGANDA
StarTimes FUFA Big League Promotional Play offs: 1st Semi-final: Kataka 0 (6) – 0 (7) Kitara 2nd Semi-final: Kiboga Young 3-1 Ndejje University Wednesday, 21st October 2020 – Final: Kitara Vs Kiboga Young (12 PM) – FUFA Technical Center, Njeru Kitara will square up with Kiboga in the final of the promotional play-offs this Wednesday, 21st October 2020 under closed doors. In the first semi-final, Kitara ejected Kataka 7-6 in post match penalties after normal time had ended goal-less. Denis Monday, Phillip Sempira, Samuel Adibo, Patrick Mugume, Musa Docca, skipper Maxwell Owachgiu and Dan Ekoyu scored for Kitara Peter Lumolo missed his kick. Emmanuel Mukisa, Joel Baba Onziku, Hassan Wadenga, Moses Ssekasana, Azizi Nambobi ...
Uganda: Four Suspects Arrested Over Death of Waitress

Uganda: Four Suspects Arrested Over Death of Waitress

BREAKING NEWS, CRIME, UGANDA
Four suspects have been arrested in connection to the death of a waitress in Lumule Cell in Pabbo Town Council, Amuru district on Saturday night.  The suspects, whose names have been withheld for fear of jeopardizing investigations are accused of strangling to death, Margaret Aloyo. Lucy Aber, a resident of Agoro Cell and owner of the restaurant where the deceased was working, says Aloro was strangled to death around 9:00 pm. She revealed that another waitress was later discovered alive but unconscious in the same makeshift structure where Aloyo’s body was recovered. Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema says preliminary findings indicate that there was a scuffle in the restaurant as plastic chairs and tables were found scattered with water splashed on the...
Tipper Drivers Protest Relocation to Gazetted Taxi Park

Tipper Drivers Protest Relocation to Gazetted Taxi Park

UGANDA
Tipper drivers in Aduku town council in Kwania district are protesting their proposed relocation to the newly gazetted Taxi / Bus Park. It comes a few days after the town council authorities resolved to relocate tipper drivers to the newly gazetted Taxi / Bus Park effective October 21st, 2020 to enhance local revenue collection. The meeting resolved to fine any driver who will defy the directive Shillings 100,000. However, a group of tipper drivers under Aduku Transporters and Tipper Driver’s, says there is no business in the taxi park.    They also argue that they can’t mix with buses and Taxis due to the nature of their operations. Geoffrey Odic, the Vice-Chairperson Tipper Driver’s Association, says the new Taxi Park is unable to accommodate many vehicles as part o...
Uganda Police to recruit 50000 Special Police Constables -SPCs for 2021 elections.

Uganda Police to recruit 50000 Special Police Constables -SPCs for 2021 elections.

BREAKING NEWS, POLITICS, UGANDA
Uganda police force has announced recruitment for 50000 Special Police Constables -SPCs to guard polling centres. As the activities to prepare for the 2021 general elections gather momentum, Uganda Police Force has announced recruitment for 50,000 Special Police Constables -SPCs to guard the polling centres. The Force Spokesperson,  COmmissioner of Police Fred Enanga, said the exercise is going to be spearheaded by Regional Police Commander -RPCs. Enanga explained that all the recruits will have to present National ID, Senior Four certificate or it's equivalent, and must be known to being of good conduct in their respective areas of residence. Police says the SPCs who will be trained for three months will be deployed a month towards the elections period. Commissioner E...
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGES MATCH DAY 1 FIXTURES.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGES MATCH DAY 1 FIXTURES.

INTERNATIONAL, Sports
Tuesday 20 October 2020 Zenit 19:55 Club Brugge Dynamo Kyiv 19:55 Juventus Rennes 22:00 Krasnodar Chelsea 22:00 Sevilla Lazio 22:00 Dortmund Barcelona 22:00 Ferencváros Paris 22:00 Man. United Leipzig 22:00 İstanbul Başakşehir Wednesday 21 October 2020 Salzburg 19:55 Lokomotiv Moskva Real Madrid 19:55 Shakhtar Donetsk Bayern 22: 00Atlético Internazionale 22:00 Mönchengladbach Olympiacos 22:00 Marseille Man. City 22:00 Porto Ajax 22:00 Liverpool Midtjylland 22:00 Atalanta
Armenian servicemen wounded in Karabakh battles refusing to get back on battlefield

Armenian servicemen wounded in Karabakh battles refusing to get back on battlefield

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Armenian servicemen, wounded during the battles in Karabakh, refuse to get back on the battlefield, Doctor of Psychology and Professor of the Armenian Pedagogical University named after Abovyan and the Russian-Armenian University Mels Mkrtumyan told journalists, Trend reports referring to the Armenian media outlets. According to Mkrtumyan, Armenian servicemen are mentally weak, so there are psychologists working in military hospitals. "From their stories it becomes clear that they won’t be able to forget this. They are in fear, very much scared," said Mkrtumyan. He went on to say that overall situatio is totally different from that of the 1990's. "The psychological situation in the army is tense. Many servicemen resolutely refuse to return to the ranks of the army," ...
Armenian Armed Forces targeted pipelines in Azerbaijan’s Khizi district – Prosecutor General’s Office

Armenian Armed Forces targeted pipelines in Azerbaijan’s Khizi district – Prosecutor General’s Office

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
The Armed Forces of Armenia, violating the norms and principles of international law, the 1949 Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocols to them, as well as the demands of a humanitarian ceasefire, continue to subject the settlements and strategic objects of Azerbaijan to missile and heavy artillery strikes, Trend reports on Oct.19 citing press service of the General Prosecutor's Office. According to the press service, on October 18, 2020, at about 13:00 (GMT +4), the Armenian side targeted crude oil and condensate pipelines in the Khizi district of Azerbaijan, applying methods that could cause significant damages. “The Armenian Armed Forces launched rockets in the direction of Khizi district, located more than 300 kilometers away from the combat zone, however, these mis...
Armenia’s withdrawal from Nagorno Karabakh – matter of time, Russian media outlets say.

Armenia’s withdrawal from Nagorno Karabakh – matter of time, Russian media outlets say.

BREAKING NEWS, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
The Armenian army with the tactics and weapons of the 1980s cannot stop the army of Azerbaijan, which possesses the tactics and weapons of the 21st century and has high fighting morale and the desire to bring what has been started to the end, Trend reports citing Russian media. According to the media, Azerbaijan achieves a brilliant victory, while Armenia suffers a military defeat in Karabakh and its withdrawal from there is a matter of time. "The key factor that "has predetermined the difference" was a new approach to defense planning, the quality of command and control, including space, air supremacy, and modern air defense suppression tactics,” the media said. “Armenia has already announced more than 710 of its killed soldiers, which means, taking into account the wound...
IFAD: As FAO turns 75, its mission to end hunger and nourish the world is as relevant today as ever

IFAD: As FAO turns 75, its mission to end hunger and nourish the world is as relevant today as ever

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
16 October 2020, Rome - Today, World Food Day marks the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Born on the wake of catastrophe - World War II, three-quarters of a century later, FAO's mission to end hunger and nourish the world has been made more relevant because of another global scourge - the COVID-19 pandemic, said QU Dongyu, FAO Director-General. Along the way, the world, and with it FAO, went from growing more food, to getting attuned to its environmental footprints, setting up regulatory frameworks in response, getting animal diseases under control, and, finally, seeing the fight against hunger as inseparable from other development goals.   Hence, also, this year's World Food Day's theme: grow, no...
UNICEF: UNICEF to stockpile over half a billion syringes by year end, as part of efforts to prepare for eventual COVID-19 vaccinations

UNICEF: UNICEF to stockpile over half a billion syringes by year end, as part of efforts to prepare for eventual COVID-19 vaccinations

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
As the world awaits a COVID-19 vaccine, UNICEF has begun laying the groundwork for the rapid, safe and efficient delivery of the eventual vaccine by purchasing and pre-positioning syringes and other necessary equipment. UNICEF to stockpile over half a billion syringes by year end, as part of efforts to prepare for eventual COVID-19 vaccinations As soon as COVID-19 vaccines successfully emerge from trials and are licensed and recommended for use, the world will need as many syringes as doses of vaccine. To begin preparations, this year, UNICEF will stockpile 520 million syringes in its warehouses, part of a larger plan of 1 billion syringes by 2021, to guarantee initial supply and help ensure that syringes arrive in countries before the COVID-19 vaccines. During 2021, assuming the...
UNESCO: Online Meetings on Underwater Cultural Heritage in Paraguay

UNESCO: Online Meetings on Underwater Cultural Heritage in Paraguay

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
When, Local Time From Oct 20, 2020, 9:00 AM To Oct 21, 2020, 11:00 AM Where:Online from Montevideo,,Online,,Uruguay Event Type:Cat III - Non-governmental conference Online meetings with national stakeholders to present the team and objectives of the technical mission appointed by the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body to the UNESCO 2001 Convention and to address the needs for coordinated and specific measures for the protection of the country's underwater cultural heritage. On 4 June 2020, the Bureau of the Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (2001) approved Paraguay's request to receive support in safeguarding three wrecks belonging to the War against the Triple Alliance (1864-1870), which were exposed to looti...
UNESCO: Fifth Edition – Series of Regional Expert Consultations against Racism and Discriminations – Asia-Pacific

UNESCO: Fifth Edition – Series of Regional Expert Consultations against Racism and Discriminations – Asia-Pacific

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
When, Local Time FromOct 20, 2020, 9:00 AM To Oct 20, 2020, 10:30 AM Where: Online from Paris,,Webinar,,France The fifth edition of the series of Regional Expert Consultations against Racism and Discriminations will deconstruct racism, and unpack the societal challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic related to racism and discriminations. Today’s global conjuncture calls for a deep reflection on what direction the international community wants to take in the midst of a renewed emergence of racist purposes. The online consultations seek to contribute to the global rethinking in the lead-up to the 20th anniversary in 2021 of the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, as well as to the International Decade for People of African Des...
UNESCO: Transcultura launches first Cultural Heritage and Cultural and Creative Industries Training Advisory Board in the Caribbean

UNESCO: Transcultura launches first Cultural Heritage and Cultural and Creative Industries Training Advisory Board in the Caribbean

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Cultural Heritage and Cultural and Creative Industries senior level experts, artists and practitioners from eight of the seventeen countries targeted by the Transcultura Programme participated in the first meeting of the Caribbean Experts' Voice initiative. Transcultura is a cooperation programme funded by the European Union and implemented by UNESCO, aiming to deepen integration within the Caribbean region through culture.  It was the initial of a series of virtual meetings that will gather relevant information and recommendations on Cultural Heritage and Cultural and Creative Industries training areas identified as most needed by culture professionals, young artists and entrepreneurs in the Caribbean.  The event is the result of a joint endeavour betw...
UNITED NATIONS: Yemen- Combatants ‘have to find strength’ to end fighting, says UN humanitarian official

UNITED NATIONS: Yemen- Combatants ‘have to find strength’ to end fighting, says UN humanitarian official

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
“Innocent Yemenis continue to die and suffer because of this terrible war,” Lise Grande, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, said in a statement on Saturday.  Since the end of September, several civilians – including children – have been killed and many more injured in fighting in Hudaydah governorate and Taizz, according to the statement. Important civilian infrastructure, including schools and health centres have also been damaged.  “We share our condolences with the many grieving families and wish the injured a swift recovery, added Ms. Grande.  Famine looming  In the statement, Ms. Grande also said that with famine looming and funding for humanitarian assistance running out, the parties “have to find the strength” to end fighting and start d...
UNITED NATIONS: Twelve migrants dead, others missing off the coast of Djibouti: IOM

UNITED NATIONS: Twelve migrants dead, others missing off the coast of Djibouti: IOM

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Twelve migrants have died and others are missing after being thrown off a boat by smugglers off the coast of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported.  The bodies of those who perished washed up on the coast near Obock (a small port town on the Gulf of Aden) are being recovered and buried by IOM staff, the UN agency said in a news release on Friday.  The victims were part of a group of about 50 Ethiopians, including women, on a boat returning from Yemen, when the violence began. Some 34 migrants, who survived, are being treated for minor injuries and shock, and are being cared for by the UN agency at its migrant response centre in Obock.  The tragedy – which comes just 12 days after ...
UNITED NATIONS: UN chief urges inclusive, peaceful elections in Guinea

UNITED NATIONS: UN chief urges inclusive, peaceful elections in Guinea

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
On the eve of the presidential elections in Guinea, the UN Secretary-General has called on all national stakeholders to ensure that the polls are conducted in an inclusive and peaceful manner.  Secretary-General António Guterres urged all political leaders and their supporters to refrain from acts of incitement, inflammatory language, ethnic profiling and violence, his spokesperson said in a statement on Saturday.  “The Secretary-General urges political leaders and their parties to resolve any disputes that may arise through legal means,” the statement continued.  “He reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to support the country’s efforts to promote national cohesion,” it added.  The UN chief also called on the defence and security f...
UNITED NATIONS: ‘Biocups’, electric motorcycle taxis and recycling 500 billion bottles for a sustainable Thailand:

UNITED NATIONS: ‘Biocups’, electric motorcycle taxis and recycling 500 billion bottles for a sustainable Thailand:

INTERNATIONAL, World Health Organization
In Thailand, as elsewhere in the world, the private sector has an essential role in addressing poverty and inequality, promoting sustainability, and working collectively to build a better world, despite the challenges of COVID-19. IOM Thailand/Jidapa KhoonsinsUnited Nations Resident Coordinator in Thailand Gita Sabharwal (left) visits the northeast of the country in July 2020. The United Nations and members of the Global Compact Network of businesses in Thailand are already working in exciting and practical ways towards a more sustainable post-pandemic world. For example, one company is manufacturing ‘biocups’ from palm trees rather than plastic cups from oil, another is trialing electric motorcycle taxis in a neighbourhood of the Thai capital, Bangkok and yet another is aiming...
Kaka Bagyenda appointed Uganda’s ambassador to Angola.

Kaka Bagyenda appointed Uganda’s ambassador to Angola.

BREAKING NEWS, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
President Museveni has appointed sacked Frank ‘Kaka’ Bagyenda the ambassador to Angola. Kaka’s name has been sent to Parliament for approval. The sacked ISO boss will head the new consulate opened in the central African country. Kaka was sacked recently amid the widening rift in the spy agency, with sources revealing that following the rising allegations of extortion, robbery and internal bickering, the President resolved that it was time to let Kaka go. “The files against ISO were damaging the reputation of the state spy agency; that is why the President decided to act,” the source added. The raid by Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) on several ISO safe houses in Kampala in July surprised many but also signalled that Kaka had a big fight for survival on his hands ...
WFP: Hunger Map 2020.

WFP: Hunger Map 2020.

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Hunger Map 2020 WFP's Hunger Map 2020 depicts the prevalence of undernourishment in the population of each country in 2017-2019 - If current trends continue, the number of hungry people will reach 840 million by 2030. Our downloadable Hunger Map provides invaluable info that helps school teachers and children to learn more about the biggest single risk to global health.
WFP: New WFP report shows access to food grossly unequal as coronavirus adds to challenges

WFP: New WFP report shows access to food grossly unequal as coronavirus adds to challenges

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
A basic meal is far beyond the reach of millions of people in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic joins conflict, climate change and economic troubles in pushing up levels of hunger around the world, according to a new study released today by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). WFP’s Cost of a Plate of Food 2020 report highlights the countries where a  simple meal such as rice and beans costs the most, when compared with people’s incomes. South Sudan is once again top of the list, with basic ingredients costing a staggering 186 percent of a person’s daily income. Seventeen of the top 20 countries featured in the index are in sub-Saharan Africa. “This new report exposes the destructive impact of conflict, climate change and economic crises, now compounded by COVID...
Absolute fiasco for Erdogan- Turkish S-400 missile system test failed-The Greeks

Absolute fiasco for Erdogan- Turkish S-400 missile system test failed-The Greeks

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
The test launch of the S-400 missile opened the debate on whether it poses a threat to the Greek Air Force and whether with this system Turkey “locks” the Aegean as well as the majority of the Battle Wings that take off the blue wings First of all, Russian media reports speak of failed test shots from Turkey, as they claim that they failed to hit the missile – the target for which it was intended. Maybe this is the real reason why they have not released – so far – videos from the Turkish Ministry of Defense, nor has there been any other leak that proves the opposite of the Russian allegations Therefore, the return last night from Sinope to Ankara of the Russian anti-aircraft system, probably has to do in the context of the reorganization and not for the “calming of the US”, which sh...
South African President H.E Ramaphosa has this to say

South African President H.E Ramaphosa has this to say

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS
View this email in your browser • Monday, 19 October 2020 •     Dear Fellow South African, The launch of the Presidential Employment Stimulus last week marks a fundamental shift in our approach to tackling unemployment. We are undertaking a far-reaching and ambitious public investment in human capital, with the state as both a creator and an enabler of jobs. The Presidential Employment Stimulus is unprecedented in its scale and breadth, involving a public investment of R100 billion over the next three years. We will protect and create directly-funded jobs and livelihood support interventions while the labour market recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Each of these is ready for implementation, and is additional to existing commitments. While some of the i...
The Armenians shot down an Azerbaijani plane or UAV just before the air strike

The Armenians shot down an Azerbaijani plane or UAV just before the air strike

CRIME, INTERNATIONAL
The hostilities in the region of the unrecognized republic of Nagorno-Karabakh continue with no prospect of ending soon and a truce will take place. Some of them [sources – ed.] Shared video footage of an Azerbaijani plane or drone being shot down by Armenian air defense systems just before the plane completed its mission and bombed the area. It is not yet clear what caused the Azeri aircraft to come so close to the system and the system’s radar, given that the range of such air defense systems is tens or hundreds of kilometers. The video clearly shows the moment when the aircraft fell to the ground and exploded in flames a moment after it was hit by a rocket. According to analysts, it is possible on the basis of the force of the explosion to determine how many bombs the aerial vehi...
Erdogan accused Russia, US and France of supplying weapons to Armenia

Erdogan accused Russia, US and France of supplying weapons to Armenia

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
We continue to monitor not only the development of the conflict, by informing about the actual hostilities in the heart of Nagorno-Karabakh, but also the military-political issues concerning the two warring countries – Armenia and Azerbaijan. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has officially accused the Minsk Troika of supplying weapons to the Armenian military during their conflict with the Azerbaijani army over the disputed and unrecognized territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Erdogan made the accusation during a depot with lawmakers from the Justice and Development Party in Turkey, Anadolu Ajani reported. We remind you that the so-called The Minsk Troika includes three major military nations – Russia, the United States and France, better known as the OSCE Minsk Group. In a speec...
Guinea Votes 2020: Vote Counting Under Way in Guinea’s Presidential Election

Guinea Votes 2020: Vote Counting Under Way in Guinea’s Presidential Election

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS
Polls closed in Guinea's presidential election on Sunday with the vote-counting process beginning immediately after as some 5.4 million people were registered to vote and mobilised at the polls in this year’s high stakes electoral process — which has been intense in light of current president Alpha Condé is seeking a controversial third term. Many fear post-election discord as main opposition rival, Cellou Dalein Diallo, suggested the president — with whom he has already exchanged insults during the campaign, may "cheat" in order to fulfil a life presidency. Initial ballot results are expected to be announced in several days with second-round run-off vote scheduled for November 24, if needed. The election follows months of political unrest, where dozens of people have lost their ...
Premier league table after match 5 season 2020-2021

Premier league table after match 5 season 2020-2021

INTERNATIONAL, premier league, Sports
PosClubPlGDPts1 Everton5+7132 Aston Villa4+10123 Liverpool50104 Leicester5+495 Arsenal5+296 Spurs5+787 Chelsea5+488 West Ham5+479 Leeds4+1710 Man City40711 Southampton5-1712 Newcastle5-2713 Crystal Palace5-2714 Man Utd4-3615 Wolves4-3616 Brighton5-2417 Sheffield Utd5-5118 West Brom4-8119 Fulham5-8120 Burnley3-50 However there are still more matches scheduled for today. Monday 19 October WBA  19:30  BUR  LEE  22:00  WOL 
The National Unity Platform Party has submitted the required number of signatures of supporters endorsing Party Leader Robert Kyagulanyi’s bid to run for President.

The National Unity Platform Party has submitted the required number of signatures of supporters endorsing Party Leader Robert Kyagulanyi’s bid to run for President.

INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, UGANDA
This comes days after party officials alleged that files containing 7 million signatures had been seized during a raid on their offices by the police and army. The Forum for Democratic Change Party, Democratic Party and Alliance for National Transformation, say they will soon hand signatures endorsing their candidates including Patrick Oboi Amuriat, Norbert Mao and Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu respectively before the Presidential nomination dates.
23 people have been arrested by aviation police at Entebbe airport for attempting to fly out of the country with fake COVID-19 results certificates.

23 people have been arrested by aviation police at Entebbe airport for attempting to fly out of the country with fake COVID-19 results certificates.

AFRICA, COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
The 23 who are both Uganda and foreign nationals are currently detained at Entebbe international airport. The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson says they will be charged in courts on Monday. Following today's arrests, Aviation Health authorities have also revealed that diplomats and senior government officials are some of the travelers that occasionally refused to present COVID-19 certificates.
German court rules Muslim who refused to shake woman’s hand should not receive citizenship

German court rules Muslim who refused to shake woman’s hand should not receive citizenship

INTERNATIONAL
The man aced the German naturalization test, but refused to shake hands with the female official handing over his citizenship. Despite claims he will not shake hands with men either, his citizenship has been rejected. A German court ruled on Friday that a Muslim man who refused to shake the hand of a woman should not receive German citizenship. The 40-year-old Lebanese doctor, who came to Germany in 2002, said he refuses to shake women's hands for religious reasons. The Administrative Court of Baden-Württemberg (VGH) ruled that someone who rejects a handshake due to a "fundamentalist conception of culture and values" because they see women as "a danger of sexual temptation" was thereby rejecting "integration into German living conditions." Promise to his wi...
USA Presidential debates 2020: When is Trump and Biden’s final face-off?

USA Presidential debates 2020: When is Trump and Biden’s final face-off?

INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, USA
Donald Trump and Joe Biden were supposed to go head-to-head in three debates. But these clashes were thrown into doubt after the president tested positive for the coronavirus. Mr Trump refused to participate in the second event, set for October 15, after it was announced the event would be held virtually. "I'm not going to do a virtual debate," Mr Trump told Fox News, calling the decision "ridiculous" moments after the Commission on Presidential Debates announced the changes. And on Friday the Commission on Presidential Debates made it official, scrapping the debate, leaving an October 22 event the final Trump-Biden showdown before election day on November 3. Instead, the two candidates took part in live town hall events. ...
PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH 5 EARLY KICK OFF RESULT: EVERTON 2-2 LIVERPOOL

PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH 5 EARLY KICK OFF RESULT: EVERTON 2-2 LIVERPOOL

INTERNATIONAL, premier league, Sports
TOP SIX Premier League PosTeamPlGDPts1 EVE5+7132 LIV50103 AVL3+994 LEI4+595 ARS4+396 TOT4+77 16:27 FULL-TIME Everton 2-2 Liverpool 16:25NO GOAL! Everton 2-2 Liverpool (90+1 mins)After taking a closer look, the VAR has decided Sadio Mane was slightly offside as he was played in down the left. It's as you were at Goodison Park. 16:23GOAL! Everton 2-3 Liverpool (HENDERSON, 90+2 mins)Captain, leader, MATCH WINNER! Sadio Mane is set free down the left and picks out Jordan Henderson in the box, who sweeps in a Liverpool third despite Jordan Pickford's best efforts. 16:21RED CARD! RICHARLISON, Everton (88 mins)Yerry Mina wins an aerial duel against Sadio Mane and when the loose ball is up for grabs in the middle, Richarlison&n...
Kenya’s Jepchirchir breaks women-only world record at World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

Kenya’s Jepchirchir breaks women-only world record at World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

BREAKING NEWS, INTERNATIONAL, Sports, WORLD
In an arena where endurance is king, speed also proved a precious commodity. In the end, Peres Jepchirchir needed both to reign supreme in the women’s race at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 on Saturday (17), powering to gold in 1:05:16, a world record* in a women-only race. Kenya's Jepchirchir sets world mark in women's half marathon Jepchirchir breaks women-only world record at World Athletics  She led home Germany's Melat Yisak Kejeta, who smashed the European women-only record to take silver in 1:05:18, with Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw a close third in 1:05:19.
Uganda’s Kiplimo breaks men-only world record at World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

Uganda’s Kiplimo breaks men-only world record at World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

BREAKING NEWS, INTERNATIONAL, Sports, UGANDA, WORLD
The absence of four-time champion Geoffrey Kamworor proved detrimental as Kenya relinquished the World Half Marathon men’s title as Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo clinched the crown in a new Championship Record time of 58:49. Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo wins the #WorldHalfMarathon in a Championship Record and Nations Record time of 58:49 in Gdynia Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo wins the #WorldHalfMarathon in a Championship Record and Nations Record time of 58:49 in Gdynia, Poland.Joshua Cheptegei with a PB of 59:21 finished 4th while Victor Stephen finished 16th and Stephen Kissa 19th to secure a Team Bronze.The women’s team finished fourth with Juliet Chekwel in a National Record of 1:08.44 finishing 14th, Doreen Chemutai 17th, Doreen Chesang 30th and Rachael Zena Chebet 57th. Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo...
A quick review of premier league match five fixtures.

A quick review of premier league match five fixtures.

INTERNATIONAL, premier league, Sports, WORLD
Saturday 17 October 2020 Everton14:30 Liverpool  Goodison Park, LiverpoolChelsea17:00 Southampton  Stamford Bridge, LondonMan City19:30 Arsenal  Etihad Stadium, ManchesterNewcastle22:00 Man Utd  St. James' Park, Newcastle Sunday 18 October 2020 Sheffield Utd14:00 Fulham  Bramall Lane, Sheffield Crystal Palace16:00 Brighton  Selhurst Park, LondonSpurs18:30 West Ham  Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, LondonLeicester21:15 Aston Villa  King Power Stadium, Leicester  Monday 19 October 2020 West Brom19:30 Burnley  The Hawthorns, West BromwichLeeds22:00 Wolves  Elland Road, Leeds 
Canada won’t stop calling for human rights in China-Justin Trudeau

Canada won’t stop calling for human rights in China-Justin Trudeau

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday his government will not stop standing up for human rights in China. On Thursday, the Chinese ambassador to Canada warned Ottawa against granting asylum to Hong Kong residents fleeing the situation. Cong Peiwu said if Canada cares about 300,000 Canadian citizens in Hong Kong — and Canadian companies doing business there — it should support efforts to fight what he called fight violent crime. “We will stand up loudly and clearly for human rights,” Trudeau said. “Whether it’s talking about the situation faced by the Uighurs, whether it’s talking about the very concerning situation in Hong Kong, whether it’s calling out China for its coercive diplomacy.” Trudeau said Canada stands with with allies around the world and the United Stat...
‘It’s a crime family’: Trump lashes out at Biden in rambling speech to seniors

‘It’s a crime family’: Trump lashes out at Biden in rambling speech to seniors

INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, USA, WORLD
President Donald Trump accused Democratic challenger Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden of being part of a “crime family” during a rambling speech at a rally for seniors. At a rally for seniors in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Friday, President Trump took aim at Mr Biden and his son. Mr Trump said: “Does anybody know a middleman? It’s Biden’s son, it’s Hunter,” before moving away from the microphone as the crowd cheered. “I bet Hunter is a middleman, he’s like a vacuum cleaner, he follows his father around collecting ... what a disgrace, it’s a crime family,” the president added, without citing any evidence. “You want to know something? It’s a crime family, he’s following in his father. Hunter Biden is a middleman … Hunter made no money until he father became vice president and...
Kim has a missile that could hit the United States, but it is not Hwasong-16

Kim has a missile that could hit the United States, but it is not Hwasong-16

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
The American online magazine National Interest pays considerable attention to North Korea’s new missile capabilities, especially after such an impressive and well-choreographed military parade in honor of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Workers’ Party. According to the author of the article in the American edition, this parade was followed quite closely by Western military analysts to find out whether Kim Jong-un has managed to change or increase its missile potential in recent years. Of course, everyone’s attention was focused on the latest North Korean missile Hwasong-16, which is now considered a direct threat not only to South Korea but also to the United States. It should be noted that this missile is a successor to its previous version Hwasong-15. Howe...
Missile strikes on the city of Ganja in Azerbaijan, 12 civilians were killed

Missile strikes on the city of Ganja in Azerbaijan, 12 civilians were killed

BREAKING NEWS, CRIME, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Twelve people were killed and dozens were injured in a rocket attack by the Armenian army on Azerbaijan’s second largest city, Ganja [population 320,000]. This was announced by the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan The attack on the city was carried out around 01:00 a.m. this morning, and at least two rockets hit a residential area. The more powerful – according to the Azerbaijani military, it was a ballistic “Elbrus” (SCUD), exploded behind a school, where there are mostly one-story houses. Now there are only debris. The school building is also damaged, the windows of many buildings around are broken. Armenian attack kills 12 civilians in Ganja, Azerbaijan Rescuers are clearing the wreckage in search of survivors of the rocket attack. The official data of the General Prosecutor’...
Regional countries could potentially launch counterterrorism actions inside Azerbaijan, says Artsakh

Regional countries could potentially launch counterterrorism actions inside Azerbaijan, says Artsakh

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Turkey’s involvement in the NK conflict with its support to Azerbaijan and transfer of mercenaries from terrorist organizations from Syria and Afghanistan doesn’t simply focus on assisting the Azeris to in their goal of capturing Artsakh, according to the Artsakh presidential advisor Davit Babayan. Babayan says Turkey instigated the war and exploited it with the purpose of deploying the thousands of terrorist not only deep inside Azerbaijan, but also to Russia and Iran – something the Armenian side has warned of and these warnings have been confirmed. “The infiltration of terrorists is extremely serious. According to our intelligence data there are already several thousands of terrorists who have been transferred to Azerbaijan through Turkey. But not all of them are participating in...
Iran Issues Warning Over Stray Fire From Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Iran Issues Warning Over Stray Fire From Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Iran's Foreign Ministry has issued a fresh warning to Armenia and Azerbaijan after stray fire from their conflict over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region reportedly wounded one person on the Iranian side of the border."If there is any repetition of such fire, the Islamic Republic of Iran will not remain indifferent," Foreign Ministry spokesman Said Khatibzadeh tweeted on October 16, without elaborating.Ten rockets hit two villages in the county of Khoda Afarin in Iran's East Azerbaijan Province, destroying a building and wounding one person, the official IRNA news agency quoted a local official as saying. Khoda Afarin borders territory controlled by ethnic Armenian authorities in Azerbaijan adjacent to Nagorno-Karabakh, which is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan but g...
U.S. Sailors Provided Assistance To Iranian-Flagged Vessel In Distress

U.S. Sailors Provided Assistance To Iranian-Flagged Vessel In Distress

INTERNATIONAL, USA, WORLD
A U.S. guided-missile destroyer came to the aid of an Iranian-flagged vessel in distress in the Arabian Sea, an international maritime coalition said on October 16. The dhow broke down due to a motor problem and launched a distress call to the USS Winston S. Churchill on October 15, according to the Combined Maritime Forces. "When hailed over bridge-to-bridge radio, the vessel's crew explained that their engine would not start due to a dead battery and they had run out of food and water," the coalition said in a statement. The USS Winston S. Churchill established that it was not carrying the type of battery the vessel required, so it sought assistance from Oman's Coast Guard. Navy sailors provided the mariners with food and water and remained in the area until the Omani C...
End Of Arms Embargo Unlikely To Bring Flow Of Weapons To Iran

End Of Arms Embargo Unlikely To Bring Flow Of Weapons To Iran

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
October 18 marks the end of a decade-old United Nations arms embargo against Iran after the United States failed overcome opposition within the UN Security Council to get it extended -- including opposition from Washington's European allies.The expiration date for the embargo was agreed upon under the 2015 nuclear deal that Washington unilaterally withdrew from in 2018.In theory, Iran will once again be able to purchase and sell conventional weapons that include tanks, combat aircraft, and heavy artillery.The development has been condemned by Washington as a threat to global security.In Tehran, it is already being celebrated by Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rohani.On October 14, Rohani said: "Ten years of unjust arms sanctions will end on October 18."Rohani said that,...
U.S. Rejects Putin’s Proposal On Nuclear Disarmament Treaty As ‘Nonstarter’

U.S. Rejects Putin’s Proposal On Nuclear Disarmament Treaty As ‘Nonstarter’

INTERNATIONAL, USA, WORLD
The United States says Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal to extend the New START nuclear disarmament treaty without freezing nuclear warheads is a “nonstarter.”White House national-security adviser Robert O'Brien made the statement on October 16 on Twitter in response to Putin’s proposed extension of the bilateral treaty for one year without preconditions.O’Brien said the U.S. proposal of an extension of New START for one year in exchange for Russia and the United States capping all nuclear warheads during that period “would have been a win for both sides.”O’Brien said the United States believed the Russians were willing to accept the U.S. proposal when he met with his Russian counterpart in Geneva earlier this month. He added that Washington is “serious about arms control that ...
Missiles strike residential areas in Azerbaijan after shelling of Armenia separatist capital

Missiles strike residential areas in Azerbaijan after shelling of Armenia separatist capital

CRIME, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
A missile strike levelled several homes in Azerbaijan's second city of Ganja on Saturday, with one resident telling that he saw seven victims pulled out of the rubble. The strike, which came hours after a shelling attack on the Nagorno-Karabakh capital Stepanakert, marked a new escalation in the three-week conflict between ethnic Armenians and Azerbaijanis over the separatist region. An AFP team in Ganja saw a block of buildings turned to rubble, with people fleeing the scene in tears, some wearing bathroom robes and pajamas, and many still in their house slippers. Dozens of rescuers in red helmets struggled to find survivors with their bare hands in the dark as clouds of dust lifted from the site. A few hours into their search, one team brought black bags containing body part...
President Macron calls teacher’s beheading in France “Islamist terrorist attack”

President Macron calls teacher’s beheading in France “Islamist terrorist attack”

CRIME, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
The teacher, who showed caricatures of Prophet Muhammad to his class, became a victim of an Islamist terrorist attack, President Emmanuel Macron said. "They won't win... We will act," told Macron to reporters from the western suburb in capital Paris, where the teacher was decapitated on Friday afternoon (local time). The attacker was shot dead by police. Here's what went down. Teacher beheaded in France after showing Mohammed cartoons In this article Teacher showed Charlie Hebdo's caricatures to class, received ire Muslim parents took offense, one filed a complaint A meeting with teacher, furious parents, and principal was held A video about the class was uploaded by one parent Attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar," beheaded teacher with kitchen knife Didn't see this coming, said locals B...
BJP leader shot dead, his colleague among three detained

BJP leader shot dead, his colleague among three detained

CRIME, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
A BJP leader was shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad district last night and three people, one a party colleague, were detained.The deceased Dayashankar Gupta, was attacked at a local market after he closed his shop for the day. He was rushed to the hospital but didn't survive.The accused was identified as Viresh Tomar, who has recently joined BJP. BJP leader Shiva Kumar shot dead in Greater Noida In this articleTwo uncles of the main accused were heldTomar's uncle, Gupta contested against each other in polls: CopGupta's supporters protested outside the hospital, demanded arrestsGupta lent support to BJP's candidate for Tundla by-pollsNot long ago, man was shot dead in broad daylightDetailsTwo uncles of the main accused were heldPolice said Tomar's uncles...
Malaysia’s Anwar grilled by police over bid to become PM

Malaysia’s Anwar grilled by police over bid to become PM

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Malaysian police are investigating opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim for his role in six cases, including the circulation of a purported list of Members of Parliament who he claimed are backing his bid to become Prime Minister. In a statement on Saturday (Oct 17), Federal Criminal Investigation Department Director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said that the police recorded a statement from Datuk Seri Anwar on Friday. The former deputy prime minister is being investigated for disturbing public order in relation to the list, among other things. The list purportedly identifies 121 MPs who are backing Mr Anwar's bid to form a new parliamentary majority and become Malaysia's third prime minister in 2020. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and his Perikatan Nasional (PN) government hold ...
Well-Being and Security of Migrant Workers in Lebanon Deteriorate Since Beirut Blast

Well-Being and Security of Migrant Workers in Lebanon Deteriorate Since Beirut Blast

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
The twin explosions in the Port of Beirut have left over the past two months thousands of the country’s migrant workers destitute and in dire need of assistance, according to recent data collected by the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).  Lebanon, a country of nearly seven million people, has an estimated 400,000 migrant workers*, many coming from some of the world’s most impoverished countries. In the aftermath of the blast, many are suffering today.  “Migrants in Lebanon are facing an increasingly desperate reality. A growing number need a more sustainable income, a safe place to stay, a way out of abusive or exploitative situations or simply a chance to return home,” said Carmela Godeau, IOM Regional Director for t...
United Nations Migration Start-Up Fund Kicks Off 12 Million USD Joint Programmes

United Nations Migration Start-Up Fund Kicks Off 12 Million USD Joint Programmes

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
The Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund (the “Migration MPTF”) announced this week the first six joint initiatives selected to support the implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).  From reducing exposure to sexual violence, exploitation, and forced labour of women migrants in South Africa, to addressing the vulnerabilities of families in Tajikistan dependent on migrant relatives, through strengthening the capacity of the Government of Philippines to support overseas workers, the Migration MPTF is poised to address migration challenges and make a positive impact on the lives of migrants all over the world.  Other joint programmes will be implemented in North Macedonia to support the development of an evidence-based migration policy;...
Twelve more African Migrants Dead, Others Missing off Horn of Africa

Twelve more African Migrants Dead, Others Missing off Horn of Africa

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Twelve migrants are dead and others are missing after being thrown off a boat by smugglers off the coast of Djibouti, Horn of Africa. The bodies of the deceased washed up on Champ de Tir, off the Coast of Obock, and are being recovered and buried by staff from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).   The thirty-four who survived are being treated for minor injuries and shock and are being cared for by IOM at the Obock, Migrant Response Centre.  The victims were among roughly 50 Ethiopians, including women on a boat, returning from Yemen, when the violence began. The tragedy comes just twelve days after eight migrants were killed and several injured by smugglers in the same area.  COVID-19 movement restrictions have left at least 14,500 African mig...
COMMITTEE CALLS FOR NECESSARY COST-EFFECTIVE INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

COMMITTEE CALLS FOR NECESSARY COST-EFFECTIVE INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE PROJECTS

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
COMMITTEE CALLS FOR NECESSARY COST-EFFECTIVE INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE PROJECTS Parliament, Friday, 16 October 2020 – The Joint  Standing Committee  on  the  Financial  Management  of  Parliament today received updates on Parliament’s infrastructure-related matters, on the appointment of the Secretary to Parliament, the Director to the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO), on the   establishment   of   the   Treasury   Advice   Office, and a progress report from the Executive Authority on the implementation of the Public Service Commission’s (PSC’s) recommendations emanating from its inquiry  into  the  tragic death  of  Mr  Lennox Garane in  September ...
Sweden to increase military spending by 40% as tension with Russia grows

Sweden to increase military spending by 40% as tension with Russia grows

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Sweden will increase military spending by about 40% in the next five years and double the number of people conscripted into its armed forces as it aims to strengthen its defence amid growing tensions with Russia, the government has said. The country, which is not a member of Nato but enjoys close ties with the alliance, ran down its military forces after the cold war to save money. “We have a situation where the Russian side is willing to use military means to achieve political goals,” the defence minister, Peter Hultqvist, told reporters on Thursday. “Based on that, we have a new geopolitical security situation to deal with.” He said the new proposals would mean an increase in the military budget of 27.5bn Swedish kronor ($3.10bn) by 2025.Swedish navy ...
Somali army kills 61 al-Shabab militants in attack near Mogadishu

Somali army kills 61 al-Shabab militants in attack near Mogadishu

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Somali army killed 61 al-Shabab militants in an ambush near the town of Afgoye, some 30 km west of the capital Mogadishu, police confirmed on Thursday. Dhame Sadik Adan, a police spokesman, said 18 soldiers died after the insurgents ambushed Somali National Army (SNA) troops on their routine patrol in an area near the town of Afgoye on Wednesday afternoon. "A group of militants ambushed the SNA soldiers who were on their routine patrol near Afgoye town. The army fought hard, killing 61 militants. The SNA lost 18 of its soldiers in the ambush," Adan told Xinhua on the phone. "The fighting started at around 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday and ended at 3:00 a.m. on Thursday," he said, noting that the soldiers fought hard but were overwhelmed by a large number of al-Shabab attackers. The l...
Trump insists he doesn’t owe Russia money as he refuses to reveal financial details at town hall

Trump insists he doesn’t owe Russia money as he refuses to reveal financial details at town hall

INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, USA, WORLD
Donald Trump claimed he does not owe any Russians or “sinister” people large sums of money when pressed to name those he allegedly owes hundreds of millions of dollars. “No, I don't owe Russia money. It’s called mortgages. I will let you know who I owe, whatever small amount it is,” he said during a town hall on NBC, adding of debts laid out in a recent New York Times report: “It’s very very straight. Tiny percentage of the [net] worth. I am extremely underleveraged.” The report, however, citing tax documents the newspaper obtained put its total debts at over $300m, most of it coming due over the next few years. “I don’t owe money to any of these sinister people,” he said. “It's leveraged with normal banks, not a bi...
USA POLITICS: Kamala Harris suspends travel after 2 campaign staffers test COVID-19 positive

USA POLITICS: Kamala Harris suspends travel after 2 campaign staffers test COVID-19 positive

COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, USA, WORLD
A senior member of Kamala Harris’s campaign team has tested positive for coronavirus. Liz Allen, Ms. Harris’s director of communications, tested positive Wednesday night, as did a crew member on a flight the vice-presidential candidate took on Oct. 8. Ms. Harris has suspended personal events until Monday. She was due to travel to North Carolina on Thursday to encourage voters to cast ballots early. The vice-presidential candidate has tested negative for COVID-19 twice since the flight and hasn’t been in close contact with any of the people who came back positive – which means she doesn’t have to self-isolate, according to a statement from Joe Biden’s president campaign. Mr Biden’s campaign said the presidential candidate was not known even though he and Ms. Harris spent sev...
NATO developed traps for Russia’s S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems

NATO developed traps for Russia’s S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
The Royal Air Force and Italian military electronics company Leonardo tested an autonomous swarm of lightweight drones last week This was reported in sufficient detail three days ago on the Leonardo website. However, the next day, the Italians deleted all information related to these tests – a press release on the website and iconography on Twitter. Apparently, this was done at the request of the British, who classify the work on this project as classified. However, The Drive, using an archive copy of the page available through a Google search engine, told the world about the direction in which the thought of NATO designers was moving. I must say that experiments with a swarm of drones are not something so prohibitively unique and secret. Periodically, there are reports from the ...
Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijani army attacks at night despite a ceasefire

Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijani army attacks at night despite a ceasefire

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
As reported by the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in the night battles that took place the day before yesterday in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijani army was to repel strikes by the Armenian army in several sections of the front line and inflict significant losses on it New clashes took place in the northern and south-eastern part of Nagorno-Karabakh, where battles were fought on the bridgeheads captured by Azeri forces. According to the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense, Armenian forces attack some sections, which met with a strong response from the Azerbaijani side and ended with their arrest. As a result of the fighting, as a result of the actions taken by Azerbaijan, several pieces of military equipment used by the Armenian land forces were destroyed or damaged...
Is Germany preparing for a nuclear war after conducting a secret military exercise?

Is Germany preparing for a nuclear war after conducting a secret military exercise?

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
In Germany, secret exercises were held to practice military operations using nuclear weapons. As noted in the media, today the risk of nuclear war has grown significantly, in particular after the termination of the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, which was torn apart on August 2 last year. Germany has conducted clandestine nuclear warfare exercises, Bild reported. The publication clarified that the exercises called “Persistent Noon” took place at the Nörfenich airbase in North Rhine-Westphalia. According to the information in the material, the specified area is an alternative storage location for the US B61 hydrogen bombs, which are located in Büchel, Rhineland-Palatinate. According to the information of journalists, at the...
Armenian Ministry of Defense: Turkish F-16 shot down our Su-25 fighter

Armenian Ministry of Defense: Turkish F-16 shot down our Su-25 fighter

CRIME, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Since the start of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on September 27 this year, there has been a case that remains a cornerstone of Armenia’s claims that this war is being waged by three countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey. We remind you that on September 29, an Armenian Su-25 of the Armenian Air Force was shot down by a rocket fired. Even then, Armenian media launched the idea that the plane had fallen victim to a Turkish F-16, a claim that Azerbaijan and Turkey have repeatedly denied. The other major problem in this case is the second allegation by the Armenian authorities that the Turkish F-16 violated the country’s airspace. Weeks after these comments, Yerevan made the same statement again, this time citing “information and data provided” by their Air Defense Forces...
Israel is about to sell Sabrah light tanks to the Philippine land forces

Israel is about to sell Sabrah light tanks to the Philippine land forces

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
As reported by the Israeli media, the Elbit Systems concern in cooperation with General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) offers the Sabrah vehicle in the program of acquiring a new light tank for the Philippine land forces. According to unconfirmed information, he was to be pre-selected the winner of this procedure. As part of the submitted offer, Elbit Systems is responsible for the tower system, and GDELS for the chassis in two versions – wheeled and tracked. The first one is based on the Pandur II 8 × 8 wheeled armored personnel carrier, and the second one is based on the ASCOD 2 infantry fighting vehicle. Both of these designs will compete with three other proposals. The first was presented by the Korean Hanwha Systems concern with the K21-105 structure based on the K21 in...
Ivory Coast opposition candidates to boycott electoral process

Ivory Coast opposition candidates to boycott electoral process

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, WORLD
The two leading opposition candidates in Ivory Coast's October 31 presidential vote on Thursday asked their supporters to actively boycott the electoral process as the West African nation officially began its 2020 presidential campaign.ADVERTISING "The electoral process under way does not concern us... we ask our supporters for an active boycott through all legal means," former prime minister Pascal Affi N'Guessan told reporters in a joint appearance with another leading opposition candidate, former president Henri Konan Bedie. They did not say whether they would pull out of the election. The vote has sparked tensions in Ivory Coast as incumbent President Alassane Ouattara seeks a controversial third term, prompting fears of violence. Affi N'Guessan asked supporters to "refrai...
Evolution made mosquitos into stealthy, sensitive vampires

Evolution made mosquitos into stealthy, sensitive vampires

INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY, WORLD
The mouthparts in flies are as spectacular and as diverse as their choice in food. And not just between the species, but also across the life stages. All larvae have mouthparts, though some can be very simple in structure, and are adapted for chewing or sucking at foods that range from plants to flesh. One such flesh-feeding group are in the genus Philornis, in Muscidae (the house fly family) and are found in the Americas, from Florida down to Argentina. All of the 50 or so species in the genus have larvae that are dependent on birds for their nutrition; to date they are known to parasitize over 150 birds, from hawks to hummingbirds. Different species have larvae that either feed on birds' feces or on the blood of nestlings and occasionally of adults, sometimes attaching themselves t...
NIGERIA: Political activities set on move as INEC declares date for 2023 presidential election

NIGERIA: Political activities set on move as INEC declares date for 2023 presidential election

INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the next presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023. Speaking on Thursday, October 15, the electoral commission's chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known while addressing pressmen during a media briefing in Abuja. INEC boss also inaugurated a special Adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution. According to him, the country has 855 days to the next general election, charging members of the House of Representatives to make a swift move on the amendment. This publication notes that the disclosure comes on the heels of manifold controversies trailing the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as commissioner of the INEC by President Muhammadu Buhari It would be recalled that the president on...
Donald Trump declares that the only person more famous than him is Jesus

Donald Trump declares that the only person more famous than him is Jesus

INTERNATIONAL, USA
Donald Trump has bragged that the only person more famous than him is Jesus Christ. Addressing a rally of supporters in Greenville, North Carolina, on Thursday afternoon, Trump shared a conversation he’d had, saying: ‘Somebody said to me the other day “You’re the most famous person in the world by far” ‘I said “No I’m not.” He said “Yes you are,”, I said “No I’m not” He said “Who’s more famous?” I said “Jesus Christ.”‘ Trump then basked in the cheers of fans after delivering his punchline, adding: ‘I’m not taking any chances.’ Thursday’s rally also saw Trump repeatedly brand rival Joe Biden ‘corrupt’ and claim the Democratic presidential nominee was in the pocket of the Chinese government. Trump also attacked White House immunologist Dr Anthony Fauci, the country’s top coronavirus doc...
Bodies of 13 rescuers recovered from Vietnam landslide

Bodies of 13 rescuers recovered from Vietnam landslide

INTERNATIONAL
Rescuers in Vietnam recovered the bodies of 11 army personnel and two other people who were buried in a landslide while trying to reach victims of another landslide, state media reported Friday. The army officers were resting at a forest ranger outpost when part of a hill collapsed and engulfed the building with earth, rock and debris on Tuesday. Only eight people in the team escaped, Vietnam News reported. They were on their way to a landslide at a hydroelectric plant construction site in Thua Thien-Hue province that left dozens missing. That site is still inaccessible. Flooding in central Vietnam has killed at least 36 people since last week. Floods are receding but the country is bracing for another rain spell this weekend as a tropical depression heads toward the region.
What is Python Used for? | Major Industries

What is Python Used for? | Major Industries

AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL
  How is Python used in the real world? Python is one of the most popular languages for coding in the world. The majority of top U.S. colleges even use Python in their introductory coding classes: teaching students to use Python to build simple games, parse information from web pages, and even conduct language processing! Still, many parents and students alike often wonder — how is Python actually used in companies or various fields? Read on to learn how Python powers today’s leading industries, and plays a major role in numerous computer science disciplines. Why Python? Python is a high-level and general-purpose coding language — meaning that it’s easier to understand and can be used to solve a variety of problems! Wit...
Highlights and Key Moments From Trump and Biden Town Halls

Highlights and Key Moments From Trump and Biden Town Halls

INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, USA
The dueling town halls were held in lieu of the second presidential debate, which was scrapped last week after Trump rejected the Commission on Presidential Debates's plan to hold the event virtually following the president's coronavirus diagnosis. Biden's town hall, hosted by ABC News in Philadelphia, was a calm affair, in which he was asked and answered questions on everything from criminal justice reform to climate change and foreign policy. In one of the most notable exchanges of the evening, the former vice president left the door open to adding justices to the Supreme Court. He noted that he was "not a fan" of such a move, but expressed openness to the issue if he believed Senate Republicans were moving too quickly to confirm Trump's latest Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barr...
Christian Eriksen makes Tottenham exit admission as Jose Mourinho teases Gareth Bale selection

Christian Eriksen makes Tottenham exit admission as Jose Mourinho teases Gareth Bale selection

INTERNATIONAL, premier league, Sports
The latest news from around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Jose Mourinho's side prepare to face West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon Here's all the news from around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium over the past 24 hours. Jose Mourinho has spoken about the potential role Gareth Bale can play against West Ham United on Sunday. Bale, 31, returned to Tottenham on loan from Real Madrid and has spent the international break training with his new team. He has been recovering from a knee injury, and Mourinho was asked whether Bale will be available for selection on Sunday. “The team is the most important thing, Gary….Gareth is here to help the team but at the same time we care about him, we care about the body,” he told Sky Sports News. "The d...
China’s ‘involvement’ in deep sea fishing angers local fishermen-Pakistan

China’s ‘involvement’ in deep sea fishing angers local fishermen-Pakistan

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Several fishing organizations in Pakistan told DW that the government was planning to give Chinese companies deep sea fishing rights when several Chinese fishing trawlers arrived in the southern city of Karachi a month ago. “About 12 Chinese trawlers have docked in the coastal area of ​​Karachi. If the authorities do not intend to grant fishing rights to Chinese companies, then with whose permission are these trawlers allowed to dock?” Muhammad Ali Shah, chairman of the Pakistan Fishermen Forum, told DW. “We have brought this matter to court, who told the government to convince all stakeholders about this matter,” said Shah, adding that if Chinese companies get permission to fish in deep sea in Pakistan, the livelihoods of more than 2 million fishermen will be affected. “We will ...
Greater Manchester expected to move to tier 3 lockdown

Greater Manchester expected to move to tier 3 lockdown

COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, UK
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham is to hold last-minute talks with No 10 this morning amid mounting expectation the region will be the next to face the toughest coronavirus controls. Map of Greater Manchester Mr Burnham has been resisting pressure to follow the Liverpool City Region into the Tier 3 restrictions – which would see bars, gyms and betting shops forced to close – despite soaring infection rates. However following a briefing with the deputy chief medical officer for England Dr Jenny Harries on Wednesday, he said he expected to have a further meeting with Boris Johnson’s team on Thursday. The move came amid reports the Government’s Joint Biosecurity Centre had recommended most of the North West and North East of England, as well as parts of Yorkshire and the Mid...
Everton out to exploit Liverpool with James, a throwback to a bygone era

Everton out to exploit Liverpool with James, a throwback to a bygone era

INTERNATIONAL, premier league, Sports
Liverpool Football ClubFounded - 1892Ground - AnfieldCapacity - 45,276Head Coach - Jurgen KloppLeague - Premier League Everton Football ClubFounded - 1878Ground - Goodison ParkCapacity - 39,572Head Coach - Carlo Ancelotti League - Premier League James Rodriguez's move to Everton invoked polarising opinions from fans and pundits alike – it seemed his signing was either destined to be a masterstroke or an expensive flop. Many suggested that, while undoubtedly gifted, James' qualities were those of a bygone era when teams were built around a number 10 whose only real job was to create chances and score goals. The common conception was that, in introducing a player who does little work off the ball, Everton were putting themselves at a disadvantage to every other team. Even Jam...

Uhuru Kenyatta summons parliamentary leaders to State House

INTERNATIONAL, KENYA
President Uhuru Kenyatta has summoned parliamentary leaders to State House, Nairobi, for a meeting on Saturday, October 17. President Uhuru Kenyatta chairing a past meeting at State House. Photo: State House. The National Assembly and Senate leaders are expected to attend the conference even as calls to dissolve the two Houses intensify over failure to pass the two-thirds gender rule. According to a report by Citizen TV, chairpersons and deputies of various committees would also be present in the meeting which would start at 10:30am. Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka confirmed he will attend the meeting. Photo: Ken Lusaka. Release of BBI report The release of the second Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report would feature prominently with Uhuru and former prime minister Raila ...
Donald Trump says his 14-year-old son Barron had COVID-19 for ‘like two seconds’

Donald Trump says his 14-year-old son Barron had COVID-19 for ‘like two seconds’

INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, USA
Donald Trump on Wednesday night said that his 14-year-old son Barron was recovering well from coronavirus, adding that he didn't expect him to bounce back so quickly, and insisting that children should be back in school. Addressing a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, the president said the teenager had impressed him with his recovery. 'Barron Trump you know he had the corona 19, the China virus. It's got 20 different names, but to me Corona means Italy,' he said. 'China is China, and it came from China so he had the China virus, right? 'And he had it for such a short period of time, I don't even think he knew he had it. 'Because they're young and their immune systems are strong and they fight it off.' President Donald Trump in 2020 re-election campaign He said Barron had the...
Bangladesh overtakes India in per capita GDP : IMF says.

Bangladesh overtakes India in per capita GDP : IMF says.

Business, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Bangladesh has overtaken its much-larger neighbour India in terms of per capita GDP in 2020, owing to a respectable performance on the economic front despite slowing growth coupled with a steep contraction in the India economy as a result of their coronavirus lockdown. India struggles but Bangladesh's GDP rides high on manufacturing, export boom Per capita gross domestic product (GDP) is a global measure for gauging the prosperity of nations and is used by economists, along with GDP, to analyse the prosperity of a country, to go with its economic heft. It is calculated by dividing the GDP of a country by its population.© Rehman Asad / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing DHAKA, BANGLADESH - SEPTEMBER 21, 2020: A labourer welds at a shipyard bank of the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bang...
UG VOTES 2021: Ugandan pop star politician’s /NUP office raided

UG VOTES 2021: Ugandan pop star politician’s /NUP office raided

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, UGANDA
In an intervie with BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga, Kyagulanyi said he fled his office when dozens of armed soldiers and police arrived to carry out a search. He alleged it was an attempt to thwart his challenge to President Yoweri Museveni in next year's election. Police have not commented on the alleged missing documents but denied the raid was politically motivated. Before Kyagulanyi spoke about the missing papers, police spokesman Fred Enanga stated the raid was due to an investigation into misuse of uniform. The government has outlawed red berets - a trademark of Mr Wine - and other pieces of military wear. "It's not political. We are carrying out operations on misuse of some of the uniforms and accoutrements," Mr Enanga said. Kyagulanyi said that red berets were also seiz...
Two Americans held by Yemeni rebels freed

Two Americans held by Yemeni rebels freed

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Two Americans held hostage by Houthi rebels in Yemen have been released as part of a U.S.-backed deal that includes more than 200 of the group's loyalists returning to the war-torn country, the Trump administration confirmed Wednesday. In addition to the two freed Americans, the remains of a third are also being sent back to the United States under the agreement, which was negotiated between Oman and the Houthis. "The United States welcomes the release today of U.S. citizens Sandra Loli and Mikael Gidada from Houthi custody in Yemen," national security adviser Robert O'Brien said in a statement. "We send our condolences to the family of Bilal Fateen, whose remains will be repatriated as well. We extend our sincerest thanks to Sultan Haitham bin Tariq of Oman and King Salman of Saudi...
Airstrikes on northwest Syria after blast wounds 3 Russians

Airstrikes on northwest Syria after blast wounds 3 Russians

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Russia bombed parts of Idleb province Wednesday morning, just hours after the country was controversially admitted to the UN Human Rights Council. Monitors reported a series of Russian airstrikes in the Jisr al-Shughour region, western Idleb, although no casualties were reported. Monitor Idleb Post reported at least seven strikes on the village of al-Hamama, sharing images and videos of the bombings, while the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed that Russia targeted a Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham base in the area. The strikes come just hours after Moscow was voted onto the UN Human Rights Council, despite strong opposition from Syrian rights campaigners. The timing of the Russian bombing attracted strong condemnation on Twitter. “#UN human rights member #Russia’s ...
UG VOTES 2021: “Papers containing over 7 million signatures for Bobi Wine nomination taken by security”-NUP.

UG VOTES 2021: “Papers containing over 7 million signatures for Bobi Wine nomination taken by security”-NUP.

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
The National Unity Platform has revealed that papers containing over 7 million signatures that were garnered to nominate Robert Kyagulanyi for the presidency have been taken by security personnel. The remarks came shortly after security officers raided the party offices in Kamwokya and took a number of items, according to the officials. Speaking to media shortly after the incident on Wednesday, the NUP Spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi said the state is doing all it can to stop Bobi Wine from contesting in 2021 general elections. As a way forward, Ssenyonyi that they will go back to the field to recollect the signatures ahead of the nomination date. “They have taken all our signatures but our lawyers have began following up these issues because police came and broke into our office...
10 people die in Nigeria’s ongoing protests over police brutality, Amnesty International says.

10 people die in Nigeria’s ongoing protests over police brutality, Amnesty International says.

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
“The extreme use of pressure by the police in response to the protests reveals the longstanding disregard for the proper to life by Nigerian safety forces,” Amnesty mentioned. The company mentioned extreme use of pressure “with out justifiable grounds is a criminal offense beneath worldwide legislation.” EndSARS: At least 10 Nigerians killed in nationwide protests “Amnesty Worldwide subsequently requires an pressing assessment of the usage of pressure and firearms by law enforcement officials towards protesters and thorough, unbiased and neutral investigation into all circumstances of violence together with deaths that occurred throughout the #EndSARS protests,” Seun Bakare, head of packages at Amnesty Worldwide Nigeria, instructed CNN.  CNN contacted Nigeria police ...
Thailand announces emergency decree to quell pro-democracy protests

Thailand announces emergency decree to quell pro-democracy protests

INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Thailand’s government arrested several prominent protest leaders and announced a ban on gatherings of more than five people under an emergency decree Thursday aimed at quelling pro-democracy demonstrations that have gripped the country for more than three months. The decree, which came into effect in the capital Bangkok at 4 a.m. local time, was enforced after thousands of protesters marched from the city’s Democracy Monument and broke through a police barricade to camp outside Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s offices late Wednesday. Demonstrators were calling for Prayut’s resignation and reform of the monarchy. “As it has appeared that there have been several groups inviting, inciting and committing illegal assembly,” the decree read. “There have been activities which a...
Ugandas Covid 19 cases hit 10,000.

Ugandas Covid 19 cases hit 10,000.

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
Ugandas Covid 19 cases hit 10,000 Uganda has registered 124 new COVID-19 cases from bringing the total confirmed cases to 10,069. On Thursday, October 15th, education institutions will be reopening for candidate classes and finalists at primary, secondary and higher institutions of learning after nearly seven months of closure. The new cases, according to the Ministry of Health are part of the tests carried out on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. 122 of the new cases are contacts and alerts to previously confimed cases. “Kampala (37), Luwero (24), Kikuube (13), Rubanda (12), Hoima (7), Wakiso (4), Amuru (4), Omoro (3), Gulu (2), Jinja (7), Kisoro (2), Lira (4), Kwania (1), Masindi (1) and Mukono (1),” the ministry said in a statement. Additionally, 2 returnees from Jordan also...
Court IN Mbarara rejects Molly Kamukama’s second Attempt to block Kazo NRM Flagbearer

Court IN Mbarara rejects Molly Kamukama’s second Attempt to block Kazo NRM Flagbearer

POLITICS, UGANDA
Mbarara High Court has again thrown out Minister Molly Kamukama’s petition seeking to block the nomination of NRM flagbearer for Kazo Woman MP Jennifer Muheesi. Nomination by Electoral Commission for all political party MP flag bearers kick off Thursday (Tomorrow) until Friday. The Acting Deputy Registrar Samuel Twakyire on Wednesday read the ruling arising from Application Number 05 of 2020 where Molly Kamukama appealed the previous verdict. The former President’s Private Secretary (PPS) participated in the hotly contested NRM race seeking to represent the people of Kazo District. However, she lost in a vote recount which took place after a week from the polling day. The NRM Electoral Commission Tanga Odoi thus declared Muheesi the flagbearer which Molly contested. She ...
11 people charged for supporting ADF(Allied Democratic Forces )

11 people charged for supporting ADF(Allied Democratic Forces )

CRIME, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
11 people have been arraigned before the High court International crimes Division for allegedly aiding and abetting terrorism, belonging to a terrorist organization (ADF) and rendering support to a terrorist organization. The group has today appeared before Justice David Wangutusi who further remanded them to Luzira prison until December 1st when they will re-appear for mention of the case. Prosecution’s Joseph Kyomuhendo states that the group led by Abdu Shakur Musoke and others still on the run, between the years 2010 and 2017 in the districts of Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono Jinja, Busia among others aided terrorism by mobilizing commodities and harbouring recruits of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) knowing or having reason to believe that the support rendered could be use...
Money lenders petition EACJ over Ham vs Diamond Trust Bank court decision

Money lenders petition EACJ over Ham vs Diamond Trust Bank court decision

Business, INTERNATIONAL
A group of Ugandan money lenders have petitioned the East African Court of Justice seeking to quash a recent Commercial Court decision in a case involving businessman Hamis Kiggundu and Diamond Trust Bank Uganda and Kenya. Under the Money Lenders Union Limited together with their Secretary General Hassan Male Mabirizi, the group has filed their petition before the regional court’s sub registry in Kampala. They are challenging the October 7th decision by the head of Commercial Court Justice Henry Peter Adonyo who ordered DTB Uganda and Kenya to refund all the money that was illegally taken from Kiggundu’s accounts amounting to Shs34bn and 23.2m dollars (Shs86bn) respectively. The court also ordered the two banks to return all his land titles citing that the evidence on record indi...
Powerful Russian bombing of terrorist camps preparing for the Nagorno-Karabakh war

Powerful Russian bombing of terrorist camps preparing for the Nagorno-Karabakh war

INTERNATIONAL
According to the latest information from Russian news agencies, Russian bombers struck powerful training camps at Syrian mercenaries. Russia's ANNA news agency confirmed the news by posting photos of a Russian attack on training terrorist camps. Analyzing the data from September 27 so far, BulgarianMilitary.com came to the conclusion that the Russian Air Force has bombed a total of three similar camps on the territory of Syria, directly related to the events in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Karabakh emergency service: Azerbaijan targeted of Shahumyan, Martakert, Hadrut civilian infrastructure

Karabakh emergency service: Azerbaijan targeted of Shahumyan, Martakert, Hadrut civilian infrastructure

INTERNATIONAL
Azerbaijan also violated last night the ceasefire agreement reached between the conflicting parties on October 10. The State Emergency Situations Service of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) informs about this, the Artsakh Information Center reported Wednesday. "In particular, civilian infrastructure was targeted—with different types of weapons—in the direction of Shahumyan, Martakert, and Hadrut regions. There are no victims," the Center added.
Russian soldiers verifying information about Azerbaijan’s strikes in Armenia’s direction

Russian soldiers verifying information about Azerbaijan’s strikes in Armenia’s direction

INTERNATIONAL
Spokesperson of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov says Russian soldiers are verifying the information about Azerbaijan’s strikes in the direction of Armenia’s territory, RIA Novosti reports. Today the Ministry of Defense of Armenia declared that Azerbaijan had targeted the military equipment located in Armenia’s territory. “The Russian Ministry of Defense is verifying the information and is in constant touch with the Ministry of Defense of Armenia. Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoygu has held phone talks with the counterparts of the conflicting sides, and the information is being verified and analyzed,” Peskov said in response to a reporter’s question. In response to a specifying question whether this implies the launch of any mechanism...
WAR: Azerbaijan frees 8 more villages from Armenia

WAR: Azerbaijan frees 8 more villages from Armenia

INTERNATIONAL
The Azerbaijani army has liberated eight more villages from Armenian occupation, Azerbaijan’s president announced on Wednesday.  “Azerbaijan’s glorious Army has liberated Garadaghli, Khatunbulag, Garakollu villages of Fuzuli district, and Bulutan, Melikjanli, Kemertuk, Teke and Tagaser villages of Khojavend district. Long live Azerbaijan’s Army! Karabakh is Azerbaijan!” Ilham Aliyev said on Twitter. In Azerbaijani army's operation responding to Armenian forces' occupation, Cebrail, Hadrut, and more than 30 villages were previously liberated. Prosecutors in Azerbaijan said in a statement on Tuesday that 42 Azerbaijani civilians died and 206 civilians were wounded due to the Armenian attacks on Sept. 27-Oct. 13. One more Azerbaijani national was killed by Armenian forces on...
14 Farmers killed by Boko Haram Jihadists in Northeast Nigeria

14 Farmers killed by Boko Haram Jihadists in Northeast Nigeria

CRIME, INTERNATIONAL
Fighters from the Boko Haram jihadist group killed 14 farmers in restive northeast Nigeria, members of a government-backed militia said Tuesday. The sources told AFP that insurgents on Monday seized 15 farmers working on their irrigation fields in Ngwom village, 14 kilometers (nine miles) north of the region’s main city Maiduguri, and cut their throats. “They slaughtered the farmers, killing 14 while one survived with a deep slash. They left him for dead,” Babakura Kilo, a leader of the anti-jihadist group, said. The insurgents captured the farmers as they tended to their crops during the early afternoon, giving them no room to escape, said another member Ibrahim Liman who gave the same death toll. The survivor was taken to a hospital in a “life-threat...
Raids on Base in Central Mopti Region-12 Mali Soldiers Killed.

Raids on Base in Central Mopti Region-12 Mali Soldiers Killed.

INTERNATIONAL
Twelve Malian soldiers were killed in attacks on their base in the volatile center of the country, the army said Tuesday, in the latest violence to hit the West African state. In a statement, Mali’s military said an army outpost in the central Mopti region was attacked overnight, leaving nine soldiers dead and an unidentified number of wounded. Militants also attacked reinforcements sent to the base on Tuesday morning, killing three soldiers and wounding 10, according to a provisional tally. Mali has been struggling to contain a jihadist insurgency that first emerged in the north of the country in 2012, and which has since spread to the center of the country and neighboring Burkina Faso and Niger. Thousands of soldiers and civilians have been killed in the fight...
Afghanistan Villagers Fear Militants’ Return Outside Shadow of US Forces

Afghanistan Villagers Fear Militants’ Return Outside Shadow of US Forces

INTERNATIONAL
The withdrawal of US troops has been a cornerstone of Trump's plans to end America's longest war. Living in the shadow of a US military base had provided protection to villagers in eastern Afghanistan, but locals now say the recent withdrawal of foreign troops has left them exposed to militant attacks. “When the Americans were here, there were drones in the air 24 hours a day and there were no Taliban and Islamic State,” said Kameen Khan, who lives near one former US base in the Achin district of Nangarhar province. “In the months since they left the area, the Taliban and IS have restarted their activities,” he told AFP. Dozens of US special forces set up shop in Achin — and at another base in neighboring Haska Mina — to fight IS after t...
Azerbaijan Says Hit Missile Launch Sites in Armenia

Azerbaijan Says Hit Missile Launch Sites in Armenia

BREAKING NEWS, CRIME, INTERNATIONAL
It appeared to be the first time Azerbaijan claimed to have hit targets inside Armenia itself since heavy fighting broke out last month. Armenia’s defense ministry confirmed that areas inside the country had been targeted, denied its forces were firing into Azerbaijan, and said it now felt justified in targeting military positions inside Azerbaijan. It appeared to be the first time Azerbaijan claimed to have hit targets inside Armenia itself since heavy fighting broke out last month between Azerbaijani forces and Armenia-backed separatists in the disputed Nagorno Karabakh region. The Azerbaijani defense ministry said in statements that it had destroyed a ballistic missile system and a rocket system in Armenia in separate attacks overnight on Wednesday. The systems we...
Moving Closer to Jailing Female Rights Activist for 2nd Time in a Decade for Her Criticism of Government-Iran

Moving Closer to Jailing Female Rights Activist for 2nd Time in a Decade for Her Criticism of Government-Iran

INTERNATIONAL
Iran has moved a step closer to re-imprisoning a female human rights advocate for her peaceful expressions of opposition to the nation's Islamist rulers. A knowledgeable source told VOA the woman was sentenced to six years in prison for criticizing the nation’s Islamist rulers through street protests and social media.
Trump Supreme Court Nominee Faces Another Day of Questioning

Trump Supreme Court Nominee Faces Another Day of Questioning

BREAKING NEWS, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, USA
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett returns to the U.S. Capitol Wednesday for more questioning after a nearly 12-hour session Tuesday in which she declined to answer a range of questions from senators on how she might rule on legal disputes she would face if confirmed to fill a crucial vacancy on the country’s highest court Barrett told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee conducting her confirmation hearing that she wouldn’t let her personal and religious views determine how she would decide cases.   “I have no agenda,” Barrett said. “I’ll follow the law.”  Abortion, gun ownershipBarrett, in initial queries from two Republicans, the panel chairman, Sen. Lindsey Graham, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, and two Demo...
Chief Justice petitioned by Ham’s lawyers  over alleged mismanagement of case file.

Chief Justice petitioned by Ham’s lawyers over alleged mismanagement of case file.

BREAKING NEWS, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
Lawyers representing Kampala businessman Hamis Kiggundu have petitioned the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo over alleged mismanagement of their client’s case file by the Principal Judge. They are questioning why the Principal Judge Flavian Zeija called for their client’s file at time when the Diamond Trust Banks are seeking an interim order to stay orders he neither issued nor can stay in law. In the petition copied to the Principal Judge, Head of Commercial Court division and Diamond Trust Banks lawyers, Kiggundu’s lawyers of Muwema and Company Advocates state that whereas the Principal Judge has administrative powers to call for any file, such powers cannot be misunderstood to extend to the exhibition of continuous interest in a particular file to the extent of calling for it an...
Philippe Coutinho credits Bayern Munich for early-season Barcelona and Brazil form

Philippe Coutinho credits Bayern Munich for early-season Barcelona and Brazil form

INTERNATIONAL, Sports
Philippe Coutinho believes that his treble-winning loan spell at Bayern Munich has helped him achieve his early-season form for Barcelona and Brazil. Coutinho, 28, was previously a bit-part player at the Nou Camp prior to his stint in Germany, but has started all three Spanish league games for the Catalans so far this campaign under Ronald Koeman, having a hand in a goal in every match, coming at one every 72 minutes of playing time. It puts the Brazilian (one goal, two assists) top of the club’s internal leader board alongside teenage prodigy Ansu Fati (three goals), ahead of captain and talisman Lionel Messi (one goal). “I’ve returned to Spain with a lot of desire for things to go well, and it’s also what I want in the national team,” the Rio de Janeiro native told reporters af...
Police has sealed off the National Unity Platform (NUP) offices.

Police has sealed off the National Unity Platform (NUP) offices.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, UGANDA
Police has sealed off the National Unity Platform (NUP) offices in Kamwokya and closed all access roads. The blocked all roads leading to NUP offices and started confiscating red berets, among other attires printed in the party colors, making several arrests. Yesterday, the party president who doubles as the Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine revealed that next week NUP will carry out a nationwide tour peddled at meeting various party leaders to protract ways on how they will conduct their campaigns ahead of the 2021 general elections. Kyagulanyi who intends to challenge President Yoweri Museveni, is one of a new generation of politicians across Africa who are challenging long-time leaders, hoping to harness deep dissatisfact...
Celebrations in memory Mwalimu Nyerere  in Tanzania

Celebrations in memory Mwalimu Nyerere in Tanzania

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
When is Mwalimu Nyerere Day? Mwalimu Nyerere Day is a public holiday in Tanzania observed on October 14th each year. This holiday commemorates the death of Julius Nyerere, the "father of the Nation", on this day in 1999. History of Mwalimu Nyerere Day Julius Nyerere was born in March 1922. After working as a teacher, he was a founder member of the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU) and became a strong voice in the struggle for independence of Tanganyika from Britain.  After independence was gained, he became the first Prime Minister of Tanganyika from 1961 to 1962 and its first President from 1963 to 1964.  When Tanzania was formed by the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, Nyerere became its first president, ruling from 1964 to 1985. Nyerere did create ...
Premier League Confirms FIVE New Cases Of Coronavirus With Matchday 5 Looming

Premier League Confirms FIVE New Cases Of Coronavirus With Matchday 5 Looming

COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, premier league, Sports
The Premier League has confirmed five new coronavirus cases even as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson initiates the three-tier lockdown system in the UK. The COVID-19 UK crisis seems to be undergoing an unpleasant resurgence. The pandemic has already had a detrimental impact on football across Europe, with the Premier League particularly being affected by the 100-day hiatus. Since the resumption of the competition, the Premier League has been testing its players and staff rigorously, with latest results suggesting five new positive cases. Five positive cases as Premier League Matchday 5 edges closer  According to a report by The Sun, around 1,128 players and club staff have been tested for coronavirus between October 5 to October 11. Among these, five tests have...
La Liga Table 2020-21 Season.

La Liga Table 2020-21 Season.

INTERNATIONAL, Sports
PosClubPWDLGDPts1 Real Madrid43104102 Real Betis5302193 Real Sociedad5221584 Villarreal5221-185 Barcelona3210776 Sevilla3210377 Getafe4211178 Valencia5212079 Cadiz5212-1710 Granada4211-2711 Osasuna42021612 Atletico31205513 Celta Vigo5122-4514 Eibar5113-2415 Huesca5041-2416 Elche3111-2417 Alaves5113-3418 Levante4103-3319 Bilbao4103-3320 Valladolid5023-42 PMatches PlayedWMatches WonDMatches DrawnLMatches LostGDGoal DifferencePtsTotal Points
Russia records over 14,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours for first time

Russia records over 14,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours for first time

COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL
Russia has registered 14,231 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, up from 13,868 on Tuesday, breaking the single-day growth record again and taking the cumulative case total to 1,340,409, the country's coronavirus response center said on Wednesday. "In the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 14,231 COVID-19 cases in 84 regions, of which 3,585 (25.2 per cent) were detected actively, with people showing no clinical symptoms," the response center said in a statement, specifying that the total count has reached 1,340,409. The largest increase was identified in Moscow, where 4,573 new positive tests were registered (down from 4,618 on Tuesday). A total of 602 new cases were recorded in St. Petersburg (up from 557 on Tuesday) and 429 cases were confirmed in the Moscow region (up from 420 ...
Troops, helicopters hunt for survivors after deadly Vietnam landslides.

Troops, helicopters hunt for survivors after deadly Vietnam landslides.

INTERNATIONAL
Vietnam deployed helicopters and soldiers on Wednesday to search for dozens of people feared dead in two catastrophic landslides near a hydropower dam, triggered by adverse weather that aid groups warned could overwhelm the most resilient communities. The first of hundreds of rescuers with boats and army vehicles battled through blocked roads to reach the dam site in the remote mountainous area of central Vietnam early on Wednesday, hoping to find survivors among at least 30 people missing after Monday's mudslides. Intense rains since early October have caused floods and mudslides that have killed at least 39 people in central Vietnam, while more heavy rainfall is expected until early next week on several fronts, including from tropical storm Nangka, which made landfall earlier on W...
Countries welcomed to engage in China’s opening-up

Countries welcomed to engage in China’s opening-up

INTERNATIONAL
China welcomes other countries to participate more in the reform, opening up and development of the country’s special economic zones, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a speech in Shenzhen on Wednesday. Xi, also the general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, said foreign participation has been indispensable in the building of special economic zones over the past 40 years, which in turn has also created vast development opportunities and offered development benefits for other countries. On the last day of his three-day visit to southern China’s Guangdong province, Xi attended a grand gathering and delivered a speech in Shenzhen to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of China’s first...
The Real Argument About The Supreme Court Is Not Barrett, But How The Court Became A Despotic Branch

The Real Argument About The Supreme Court Is Not Barrett, But How The Court Became A Despotic Branch

INTERNATIONAL, USA
In a letter to Abigail Adams in 1804, President Thomas Jefferson wrote that the Constitution meant its two branches (legislative and executive) should be checks on each other. He then warned: “The opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action, but for the legislature and executive also in their spheres, would make the judiciary a despotic branch.” (1) Chief Justice John Marshall had just ruled against Jefferson in Marbury v Madison (1803), a landmark US Supreme Court case that not only established the principle of judicial review and interpreting the Constitution, but gave power to the court to strike down laws, statutes, and some government actions established by both the legislative and execut...
UGANDA: POLICE STATEMENT ON ARRESTS AT COURT PREMISES

UGANDA: POLICE STATEMENT ON ARRESTS AT COURT PREMISES

UGANDA
POLICE STATEMENT ON ARRESTS AT COURT PREMISES This is to inform the public that the re-arrest of persons accused in the murder of the Late AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, by the police in close coordination with sister security agencies, has generated much debate including from senior members of the Judiciary. As parties under the Criminal Justice System, we do complement each other, in many ways. We do respect Courts as places where anyone can seek help or have their cases heard. In addition most of the facilities are guarded by us, reason why they provide a safe and controlled environment. The public should note that, the police have powers to enter premises, to arrest a person, detain a person or execute a warrant, if they believe on reasonable grounds that the person is inside tha...
GAUTENG PROVINCIAL COGTA AND TSHWANE MUNICIPALITY MUST URGENTLY ADDRESS THE ELECTRIFICATION ISSUE OF NELLMAPIUS EXT 22

GAUTENG PROVINCIAL COGTA AND TSHWANE MUNICIPALITY MUST URGENTLY ADDRESS THE ELECTRIFICATION ISSUE OF NELLMAPIUS EXT 22

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
GAUTENG PROVINCIAL COGTA AND TSHWANE MUNICIPALITY MUST URGENTLY ADDRESS THE ELECTRIFICATION ISSUE OF NELLMAPIUS EXT 22 Parliament, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 – The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has instructed the Gauteng Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements to honour a commitment they made to Parliament to electrify Ext 22 in Nellmapius. Parliament resolved on 4 June 2020, following a commitment by the department, that the area will be electrified by February 2021. The committee today visited the area and was astounded that no work has started and no contractor is on site to implement a commitment made by the department. “We know that procurement process in government is leng...
Do not step in Mbarara-Full Figure told.

Do not step in Mbarara-Full Figure told.

POLITICS, UGANDA
A group of rowdy artists in Mbarara city yesterday vandalised the banner of Jennifer Nakanguubi alias Full Figure from the city’s round-about commonly known as “Mahembe Gente”. The artists who were very angry said that particular location known is the proverbial entry point to Mbarara city and the round-about has become the icon of what the multiple cultures, clans, and traditions of the city. They said it’s the proverbial ark of covenant for the city, its untouchable, and cannot be used to drive any other message be it political, religious or otherwise, its sacred, its unheard of for any politician to put a poster there. According to one of the protesters, Mbarara city is a very old town that greatly appreciates its values and traditions just like any place in Uganda. The art...
US announced the first real use of S-400 missile system against NATO fighters

US announced the first real use of S-400 missile system against NATO fighters

INTERNATIONAL, USA
The US Congress is preparing to investigate an incident that took place during the Eunomia-2020 exercise held in late August France, Italy, Greece and Cyprus participated in these war games, aimed “to defend the freedom of navigation in the Mediterranean.” Ankara called them anti-Turkish, as Paris, commenting on its participation in Eunomia-2020, expressed “concern about the tension caused by Turkey’s unilateral decisions on oil exploration.” Recall, on August 10, Turkey sent a seismic research vessel Oruç Reis, accompanied by warships, to the southeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Thus, Erdogan announced his claims to the largest gas field discovered in the region. In the opinion of the European capitals, Ankara claims to “the wealth that belonged to Athens.” T...
F-35s of the US Marine Corps with new multi-role aircraft operation support system

F-35s of the US Marine Corps with new multi-role aircraft operation support system

INTERNATIONAL
The US Marine Corps has implemented on-board equipment for the new F-35B multi-role aircraft operation support system. It is an ODIN [Operational Data Integrated Network] system, which is to fully replace the current problematic ALIS [Autonomic Logistics Information System] within two years. Maritime Infantry informs that the devices with the latest version of the previous ALIS system preloaded, but technically prepared to accept the ODIN software, have been installed in the machines of one of the squadrons stationed at the Yuma base in Arizona. So it is probably one of the units stationed there: Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 [VMFA 122] or Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 [VMFA 211]. The preparations ended on September 29. On the same day, the first flight of such equipped...
West Ham sign Watford defender on season-long loan

West Ham sign Watford defender on season-long loan

INTERNATIONAL, Sports
West Ham have completed the signing of defender Craig Dawson on a season-long loan from Watford. The arrival of the 30-year-old, who could make the switch to the London Stadium permanently in 2021, is expected to end manager David Moyes' search for center-half reinforcements. Dawson made 29 Premier League appearances for Watford, who were relegated last season after five years in the top flight. However, he fell down the pecking order at Vicarage Road under new boss Vladimir Ivic, with Watford since signing defenders Francisco Sierralta and William Troost-Ekong. Dawson, who could make his West Ham debut against Tottenham on Sunday, said: "I'm delighted to be here and really looking forward to being back in the Premier League and working with the manager and group of lads. "...
Mikel Arteta’s exciting plans for Arsenal were key to my move-Thomas Partey

Mikel Arteta’s exciting plans for Arsenal were key to my move-Thomas Partey

INTERNATIONAL, Sports
The new signing arrived at the Gunners' training ground for the first time on Tuesday after international duty and could make his debut against Manchester City this weekend. The Ghana midfielder completed a £45m move from Atletico Madrid on Deadline Day and admits he must adapt quickly to the rigours of the Premier League. "Arteta was very important [for the move]," he said. "Him and (technical director) Edu told me about their plans and it was so exciting, so I had to accept it. "[The manager] has seen me play and knows what I can bring to the team. I think he watched me at Atletico and wants me to bring the same to this team. "I think I have to be quick [to adapt] and learn everything as fast as I can. I have to do everything I have to do in training and make him see me and ...
Missile from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict hit a western province in Iran.

Missile from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict hit a western province in Iran.

INTERNATIONAL
We have just learned that late last night in northwestern Iran in the province of Heris, a missile from the ongoing military conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh hit agricultural land in the village of Aqa-Alilou. According to Governor Harris, no one was injured in the rocket strike. Iranian state media IRNA claims that at least 50 mortar shells have fallen and hit lands in the province in the region since the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict this year. Yesterday, on October 13, an Israeli-made drone crashed on the territory of Iran. This news was confirmed both by a number of Russian news agencies and by the state news agency of Iran – IRNA. The only thing reported so far is the ongoing investigation by the Iranian authorities into the ownership of the drone – Armeni...
Mabira YY bus accident-17 injured.

Mabira YY bus accident-17 injured.

INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
17 people have been injured after a YY Coaches bus Reg no. UAX 852F they were travelling in veered off the road in single vehicle accident that occurred this morning at Kinoni in Mabira forest, along the Kampala- Jinja highway. According to the Sezzibwa regional police spokesperson Hellen Butoto, the bus was en-route to Mbale from Kampala and the injured have been rushed to Kawolo hospital for medical attention. Butoto meanwhile says the driver of the bus is suspected to have lost control and swerved off the slippery road due to a heavy early morning rain fall. She adds though, that further investigations into the actual cause of the accident are underway.
Twitter suspended fake accounts claiming to be Black Trump supporters — but only after they reportedly racked up 265,000 retweets.

Twitter suspended fake accounts claiming to be Black Trump supporters — but only after they reportedly racked up 265,000 retweets.

CRIME, INTERNATIONAL
Twitter has suspended multiple fake accounts that claimed to be Black supporters of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party for violating its policies against platform manipulation and spam, The Washington Post reported Tuesday and Business Insider confirmed. "Our teams are working diligently to investigate this activity and will take action in line with the Twitter Rules if Tweets are found to be in violation. Presently, we've taken action on some of the Tweets and accounts you referenced for violations of our policies on platform manipulation and spam," Twitter spokesperson Trenton Kennedy told Business Insider. Darren Linvill, a social media researcher at Clemson University, told The Washington Post that he had identified a network of more than two dozen account...
Over 211 motor vehicles and 331 motorcycles were impounded during last night’s 9 pm curfew enforcement operation: Police reveals.

Over 211 motor vehicles and 331 motorcycles were impounded during last night’s 9 pm curfew enforcement operation: Police reveals.

COVID-19, UGANDA
According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) spokesperson Patrick Onyango, the operation was meant to strengthen the anti-COVID19 enforcement measures, especially the curfew hours. He says there are some drivers who were however cautioned while others were issued with Express Penalty Scheme tickets. Onyango says the operation will continue today and now asks the general public to plan their journeys early to avoid being caught on the wrong side of the law. Yesterday, Police restored all road blocks and barriers on roadsleading into (and out of) the city for the enforcement of the curfew to be mounted again.
Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer facing Man Utd headache after Edinson Cavani blow

Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer facing Man Utd headache after Edinson Cavani blow

INTERNATIONAL, premier league, Sports
Edinson Cavani have confirmed new signing. Edinson Cavani will not be available for Saturday's trip to Newcastle. Former Paris St Germain striker Cavani, signed on deadline day, has been forced to undergo a two-week isolation period following his arrival in the UK from Paris. The 33-year-old striker will, however, be available to face his old club PSG in the Champions League next Tuesday, when United travel to Paris. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been forced into a selection rethink up front with the enforced absence of Cavani and Anthony Martial, who will begin a three-match ban following his straight red card in the 6-1 defeat at home to Tottenham. United confirmed Cavani's absence on their website and said: "Cavani is being forced to self-isolate due to the COVI...
Premier League player watch: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is thriving at Arsenal under MikeL Arteta.

Premier League player watch: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is thriving at Arsenal under MikeL Arteta.

INTERNATIONAL, Sports
The first two years of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Arsenal career involved as many permanent managers as the north London club had had in its previous 31. After being signed by Arsène Wenger and playing throughout the entirety of Unai Emery’s reign, Mikel Arteta became his third manager at the Emirates Stadium, and Aubameyang has admirably continued to adapt. He immediately adjusted to the Premier League and shared the golden boot in his first full season, when he finished the competition’s joint leading goalscorer, alongside Mo Salah and Sadio Mané, with 22 goals. During their turbulent 2019/20, when Aubameyang again scored 22 league goals, he finished behind only the 23-goal Jamie Vardy. As Arsenal’s captain and their top goalscorer, he has become crucial to Arteta’s t...
Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

BREAKING NEWS, COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, Sports
Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Covid-19, Portugal's Football Federation confirmed on Tuesday. The 35-year-old is said to be "doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation", with no further positive tests reported in the squad ahead of Wednesday's Uefa Nations League match against Sweden. Former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward Ronaldo had played in both of Portugal's matches so far during the international break. Ronaldo started against Spain in Lisbon, coming off late in the second half of the goalless draw, and then played the whole of the Nations League A3 fixture against France in Saint-Denis on Sunday. The 35-year-old had scored in each of his Serie A appearances this season, including a brace in the 2-2 draw against Roma on September 27. Ronaldo i...
Turkey issues new NAVTEX for research ship in the East Mediterranean

Turkey issues new NAVTEX for research ship in the East Mediterranean

INTERNATIONAL
Turkey has issued a new Navigation Telex (NAVTEX) for its research vessel Oruc Reis to conduct seismic operations within the Greek continental shelf in the Eastern Mediterranean, prompting a new round of tensions between the two NATO allies. The NAVTEX issued on Monday foresees that the vessel will be searching for oil and gas from October 12 to 22, with Oruc Reis expected to pass very close to the Greek complex of Kastellorizo, Ro and Stroggili, without entering however, the country’s territorial waters. Two other vessels, the Ataman and Cengiz Han will accompany Oruc Reis over the next ten days. Reacting to the announcement, Greece issued its own counter NAVTEX and called on Ankara to immediately recall the decision, labelling the move as a “direct threat to peace in the regi...
White House green lights arms deals for Taiwan

White House green lights arms deals for Taiwan

INTERNATIONAL
The White House is moving forward with three arms deals for Taiwan, sending in recent days a notification of the deals to Congress for approval, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. The move angered Beijing, which refuses to acknowledge the sovereignty of the country, born of a civil war in China that brought Mao Zedong’s Communists to power on the mainland in 1949. The rival Nationalists, led by Chiang Kai-shek, fled to Taiwan, about 160 kilometres off China’s east coast. Even though Taiwan has never declared independence, it has its own foreign ministry and military. A recent survey found that the majority of Taiwanese have an unfavourable view of China, which regularly pressures the island with military exercises in its vicinity and refuses diplomatic relations with c...
England to implement 3-tier lockdown plan as UK COVID cases continue to rise

England to implement 3-tier lockdown plan as UK COVID cases continue to rise

COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, UK
British prime minister Boris Johnson imposed a new lockdown system on parts of England on Monday, in an effort to curb an acceleration in COVID-19 cases. Johnson said that pubs, bars and banning wedding receptions, as well as gyms, leisure centres, casinos, betting shops and adult gaming centres in the areas classified at the “very high” level will close from Wednesday. Schools, restaurants and most workplaces will remain open in the “very high” risk areas. The other alert levels in the new system are “medium” and “high”. Lawmakers will vote on the three-tiered system on Tuesday. Authorities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have responsibility for their own health arrangements. “If we let the virus rip, then the bleak mathematics dictate that we would suffer not only an...
Coutinho hungry for Barca success after fantastic Bayern spell

Coutinho hungry for Barca success after fantastic Bayern spell

INTERNATIONAL, Sports
Philippe Coutinho is determined to make his spell at Barcelona a success after returning from a trophy-laden loan stint with Bayern Munich. The midfielder had been a long-time target for Barca when at Liverpool and the LaLiga giants finally got their man in January 2018 for a deal worth €120million upfront. However, Coutinho was initially unable to live up to the hefty price tag and last season he spent the campaign with Bayern, who won the treble under Hansi Flick. Coutinho played 38 times in all competitions, scoring 11 times, though he was often used off the bench, including in the 8-2 Champions League quarter-final win over Barca when he scored twice against his parent club. With Ronald Koeman now in charge at Camp Nou, Coutinho has started all three LaLiga games so far and is...
How Thomas Partey was convinced to pick Arsenal over London rivals

How Thomas Partey was convinced to pick Arsenal over London rivals

INTERNATIONAL, Sports
Thomas Partey’s father has revealed how he convinced his son to join Arsenal over Chelsea and Juventus. Partey arrived at the Emirates on transfer deadline day after the Gunners triggered his £45million release clause. The midfielder was one of Mikel Arteta’s top targets and was always thought to be keen on a move to the Premier League. But Jacob Partey claims his son had doubts over joining Arsenal as he wanted to play Champions League football and admits the 27-year-old was also the subject of interest from Chelsea and Juventus. Jacob Partey told Ghanaian outlet Joy Sports: “I went to a coaching course so I have been reading the sports books and highlights and also another history about sportsmen and women, so I told him this thing is an opportunity that has come to pass some years ...
Wenger calls for scrapping of UEFA Nations League

Wenger calls for scrapping of UEFA Nations League

INTERNATIONAL, Sports
Arsene Wenger says the UEFA Nations League should be binned and claims holding the World Cup and Euros every other year would “be more appropriate for a modern world”. Currently, the Euros and World Cup are held every four years and the Nations League was conceived to give international teams a greater number of competitive fixtures between those tournaments. Wenger, FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development, claims the average fan doesn’t care about or even understand the Nations League. “We need to get rid of the Nations League and find clearer events that everyone understands,” he told Bild. “If you ask people in the street what the Nations League is, you won’t find many able to explain it. “We need to have as few events as possible,” he added. “One World Cup and one European Cham...
NIGERIA: Mad man’ kills security guard in Delta community

NIGERIA: Mad man’ kills security guard in Delta community

INTERNATIONAL
A suspected mad man, last night, killed a private security guard at Our Lady of the Waters Cathedral, Bomadi, administrative headquarters, Catholic Diocese of Bomadi, Delta State. According to a female Catholic who witnessed the incident, the mad man, simply identified as You-boy, was a regular visitor to the Cathedral at odd hours in the night. She said, “we had our harvest festival last Sunday and I was in the Cathedral counting money that fateful night. I witnessed the incident but was afraid to go out. “The incident occurred at about 2 am on Monday when this mad man was caught by a security guard when he was trying to sneak into the Cathedral. “He often beats security and sneaks into the Cathedral where he would poo and pee on the altar, messed up the auditorium and would sneak out...
NIGERIA: Twitter suspends Kemi Olunloyo’s account for supporting SARS, fans rejoice

NIGERIA: Twitter suspends Kemi Olunloyo’s account for supporting SARS, fans rejoice

INTERNATIONAL
…My account was not suspended- Kemi Olunloyo fights back Celebrity journalist and acclaimed investigative reporter, Dr Kemi Olunloyo may have offended a lot of Anti-Sars protesters, as her Twitter account was recently suspended, after a series of reports from Twitter users. Ever since the #EndSars campaign started on social media, Kemi Olunloyo has been one of a few celebrities who believed the protest to end Sars, was a waste of time. She had told whoever cared to listen, that SARS would never be disbanded, rather they will be reformed. These assertions of her never went down with a lot of people. And then, they started reporting her to twitter. Twitter, after receiving a series of petitions against her, finally suspended her account. “We appreciate your help in improving everyone’s e...
FUFA Big League, Regional League Playoffs Schedule Confirmed

FUFA Big League, Regional League Playoffs Schedule Confirmed

Sports, UGANDA
The FUFA Competitions Department has released the dates and fixtures of the StarTimes FUFA Big , Regional League and FUFA Women Elite League Playoffs. All playoffs will be hosted at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru. The FUFA Big League Playoffs will kickoff on the 18th– and end on 21st October 2020. Four teams; Kitara FC, Kataka FC, Kiboga Young and Ndejje University FC are vying for the final promotion slot to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League. The Regional League playoffs commence on 22nd October till 6th November 2020 with sixteen teams battling for four slots to the Second Tier Legaue (StarTimes FUFA Big League). Full playoff schedules: 18th October 2020 – Arrival of Kitara FC, Kiboga Young FC, Ndejje University FC and Kataka FC 19th Oct...
46th Stanbic Uganda Cup Cancelled, Sponsors Confirm Clubs Will Receive Prize Money

46th Stanbic Uganda Cup Cancelled, Sponsors Confirm Clubs Will Receive Prize Money

Sports, UGANDA
A few days ago, Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) issued a circular No. circular No.1119 giving an update about the decisions and state of football competitions. Among the competitions hinted about was an update about the 46th edition of the Stanbic Uganda Cup. FUFA had cancelled the 2019/20 season of the Stanbic Bank Uganda Cup declaring it null and void with no winner due to the continued COVID-19 restrictions on sports. A subsequent press conference held at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 indicated that despite the Cup cancellation, the main sponsors Stanbic Bank will honour its commitment by paying prize monies to clubs that had progressed to the Round of 16 and the Quarter Finals. This press conference was attended by the FUF...
Uganda Cranes Safely Return Home From Dubai

Uganda Cranes Safely Return Home From Dubai

Sports, UGANDA
A 26 man Uganda Cranes contigent composed of players and officials has on Tuesday morning safely landed in Uganda from Dubai aboard Dubai airlines following a successful a five days training camp. Only two foreign based players (Allan Kateregga and TP Mazembe’s Joseph Ochaya) returned with the team with the former expected to connect to Kinshasa on Tuesday evening. Head coach Johnathan Mckinstry aplauded his troops for the efforts and hardwork put up while in Dubai and further urged them to keep working more harder if they are to be considered for the upcoming 2022 AFCON qualification double header against South Sudan in November with the squad expected to be summoned before end of this month. The Uganda Cranes contigent that returned to Uganda. Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda),...
Firmino: I want to be the No9 Brazil can rely on

Firmino: I want to be the No9 Brazil can rely on

INTERNATIONAL, Sports
Firmino scored twice in Brazil’s 5-0 win over BoliviaHe discusses his new position and desire to win Qatar 2022He raves about Alisson, Coutinho, Neymar and Salah Brazil coaches, throughout time, have been pestered by a persistent problem: getting their cosmically gifted but equally carefree attackers to track back. Tite has had a paradox problem. The present Seleção shot-caller, indeed, requested that his spearhead do less tracking back as he endeavours to polish him into a bona fide striker. Roberto Firmino responded by scoring twice as Brazil thumped Bolivia 5-0 in step one of their mission to reach the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. The Liverpool man chatted to FIFA.com about this positional modification, the forthcoming game against Peru, Philippe Coutinho, Neymar and ...
New batch of mercenaries’ bodies arrives in Syria, and Turkish intelligence struggles to recruit fighters and send them to Azerbaijan.

New batch of mercenaries’ bodies arrives in Syria, and Turkish intelligence struggles to recruit fighters and send them to Azerbaijan.

INTERNATIONAL
Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that more bodies of Ankara-backed mercenaries, who have been killed in the “Nagorno-Karabakh” battles, arrived in Syrian territory with a batch of fighters who have returned from Azerbaijan. The death toll of those factions has risen, since the Turkish government sent them to frontlines, to at least 119 dead, including 78 fighters whose bodies were brought to Syria while the rest of bodies remained in Azerbaijan. Observatory sources added that the Turkish efforts to recruit fighters and send them to Azerbaijan are still underway. The Turkish intelligence seeks to recruit fighters providing financial intensives and taking advantage of the factions’ loyalty to Turkey. However, its attempts to recruit fighters and send them to Azerbaij...
Drone Crashes in Northwestern Iran Near Karabakh Battlefield

Drone Crashes in Northwestern Iran Near Karabakh Battlefield

CRIME, INTERNATIONAL
Iran’s official news agency IRNA reported Tuesday morning that a drone crashed on Tuesday morning in the border county of Parsabad-Moghan, in the northwestern Iranian province of Ardebil. The report does not mention the fact that this is an IAI made Harop drone designed to loiter above the battlefield and attack targets by self-destructing into them. IRNA quotes the deputy governor of Ardebil Province, Behrouz Nedaei, who has confirmed the crash. Investigations are underway to determine whether the drone is Azeri or Armenian, Nedaei said. It’s Azeri. Israel’s customers for the Harop are: Azerbaijan, Germany, India, Turkey, and Singapore. Deputy Governor Nedaei noted that the crash caused no damage on the ground. IRNA noted that Iran has repeatedly asked for the settlement of t...
Germany warns Turkey against ‘provocation’ in Mediterranean over gas exploration.

Germany warns Turkey against ‘provocation’ in Mediterranean over gas exploration.

INTERNATIONAL
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Tuesday warned Turkey that it should refrain from provocation in a gas exploration dispute in controversial sea areas in the eastern Mediterranean. "Ankara must end the interplay between detente and provocation if the government is interested in talks, as it has repeatedly affirmed," Maas said in Berlin before embarking on his trip to Cyprus and Greece. "We appeal to Turkey to refrain from closing the dialogue window that has just opened with Greece through unilateral measures," he added. Germany's top envoy warned that the renewed Turkish gas explorations "would be a severe setback for efforts to de-escalate and thus for the further development of EU-Turkey relations."  He appealed to Ankara to remain open to talk...
Trump, Biden Fire Verbal Volleys at Each Other in Battleground States

Trump, Biden Fire Verbal Volleys at Each Other in Battleground States

INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, USA
With three weeks until Election Day, a handful of swing states is expected to determine if former Vice President Joe Biden can deny President Donald Trump a second term. That has the rival campaigns focusing on Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania at the start of a critical week.   “The corrupt political class is desperate to regain their power by any means necessary,” Trump said Monday night in Sanford, Florida. “We’re the ones standing in their way.”   Trump accused Biden of being owned by “radical globalists” and having handed control of the Democratic Party to “the socialists, the Marxists and the left-wing extremists.”   It was the president’s first campaign rally since his hospitalization for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.   “Everyone is g...
Ham Kiggundu’s Courage has ‘Exposed’ the banking system.

Ham Kiggundu’s Courage has ‘Exposed’ the banking system.

CRIME, UGANDA
Until this year, the banking sector in Uganda remained one of those areas of industry held in high esteem and incapable of wrong. Mere mortal Ugandans only ever approached banks when they absolutely had and the word of a bank manager was as respected as a doctor’s. That is until businessman Hamis Kiggundu took Diamond Trust Bank Uganda Limited, alongside its sister bank in Kenya, to court over Uganda Shillings 120 billion. Kiggundu claimed that over a ten-year period, the bank had siphoned the money from his accounts. Many doubters thought the bank case was a trick by the young businessman to gain time to fix his debts with the bank. That all changed now when Justice Henry Peter Adonyo ruled that the credit facilities DTB-Kenya offered to Kiggundu are illegal since it i...
Nationwide tour slated for next week-National Unity Platform (NUP) has revealed

Nationwide tour slated for next week-National Unity Platform (NUP) has revealed

POLITICS, UGANDA
The National Unity Platform (NUP) has revealed that they will be holding a nationwide tour next week as part of the preparation for the forthcoming 2021 general election. The tour will see NUP officially launch its offices in different regions, meet its candidates and mobilisation teams. The announcement was made by the NUP party president, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine while addressing the press at their headquarters in Kamwokya, Tuesday morning. Kyagulanyi said: “Next week, we are going to hold a nation-wide tour where we shall launch our different offices, meet our mobilisation teams to empower them and also get a chance to interact with our candidates.” As the country gears up for the 2021 general election, Kyagulanyi said that this will not be politics as usua...
Poland Evacuates 750 people to defuse WWII Tallboy Bomb that was used to attack a Nazi warship in 1945.

Poland Evacuates 750 people to defuse WWII Tallboy Bomb that was used to attack a Nazi warship in 1945.

BREAKING NEWS, INTERNATIONAL
Hundreds of people in northwest Poland have been evacuated for a few days to allow Navy sappers to neutralize a British World War II giant Tallboy bomb resting under a waterway leading to the port of Szczecin. The 5.4 ton bomb was found in Sept. 2019 during work to deepen the waterway. It's located on the southern edge of a popular Baltic Sea resort of Swinoujscie, that, like Szczecin, was a busy Nazi Germany military port during the war. In a defusing project that began Monday and is expected to last for five days, experts will be seeking to neutralize the Tallboy underwater by causing its explosives to burn out in a controlled way. It is believed to be the first such underwater operation on a Tallboy, which have previously been neutralized on land in Germany, Norway and France....
Nigerians Demand End to Police Squad Known for Brutalizing the Young.

Nigerians Demand End to Police Squad Known for Brutalizing the Young.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, CRIME, INTERNATIONAL
Protesters in Nigeria blocked a key road into the commercial capital and curbed access to the West African nation’s main airport as demonstrations against police brutality entered a second week. Large demonstrations in Nigeria against police violence  The protests continued despite President Muhammadu Buhari announcing on Sunday he’s disbanded the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad, which has been accused by rights groups of widespread abuses. The unit’s alleged killing of a civilian earlier this month triggered the demonstrations on Oct. 5, after a video of the incident was distributed on social media. Buhari pledged further measures on Monday. “The disbanding of SARS is only the first step in our commitment to extensive police reforms,” Buhari said in a statement ...
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) UPDATES-WHO

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) UPDATES-WHO

COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, WORLD
Data last updated: 2020/10/12, 3:29pm The most recent tabular display of the top 10 nations worldwide from the World Health Organization shows similar numbers, the discrepancies due to the updates being taken in different time zones (WHO is based in Europe, and due to time differences the numbers are approximately 10 hours earlier than Johns Hopkins). While the U.S. leads the world in overall case numbers, when the playing field is leveled to reflect cases per 1 million population, the U.S. moved up to 11th place, leapfrogging Brazil. See the complete interactive table where you can rank countries by any of the various metrics here. Taken by region, the Americas daily case gain shot up dramatically this week, joining Europe and Asia as regions of increasing viral ac...
Cranes end Dubai training camp, to return on Tuesday

Cranes end Dubai training camp, to return on Tuesday

Sports, UGANDA
The training camp for Uganda Cranes team hosted in Dubai in preparation for the AFCON 2021 Group B double-header against South Sudan came to an end on Monday, 12th October 2020. The camp that lasted for 6 days following earlier delays for the team to travel from Uganda was met for the crucial team bonding and rehearsals prior to the November 2020 clashes. On Monday as the camp concluded, it was an opportune moment for the leader of delegation, Ronnie Kalema to lecture the group about FUFA and its development programmes among others. Head coach Johnathan McKinstry expressed delight about the camp, a great opportunity to learn new ideas together as well as to bond. The camp was a great opportunity for us to associate, learn a few things as well as build the team chemistry. There...
Patricko Mujuuka quits CBS FM after 17 years of service, joins politics.

Patricko Mujuuka quits CBS FM after 17 years of service, joins politics.

POLITICS, UGANDA
Popular local comedian and actor,Patrick Mujuuka aka Patriko has resigned from his job at Bulange Mengo based 89.2 CBS FM Emanduso radio station to concentrate on active politics as member of Parliament. Apart from being a radio host, Patriko is popularly known for his comedic appearances in theatre, TV and radio. The seasoned actor is now looking at politics, gunning for a seat in Nakifuma county, Mukono district come 2021 where he is set to unseat incumbent NRM MP Robert Kafeero Sekitoleko on an independent ticket after being denied a NUP Party ticket despite being close to the party’s presidential flag bearer, MP Kyagulanyi Sentamu Robert alias Bobi Wine. The Reknown actor had to put an end to his 17-year radio career by saying goodbye to his bosses and colleagues so as to con...
Rwanda reduces night curfew hours.

Rwanda reduces night curfew hours.

COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, World Health Organization
The Rwandan government announced on Wednesday, August 26, that the nationwide curfew introduced due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has been extended by two hours to 19:00 to 05:00 (local time). Travel restrictions have also been increased in Kigali and the western district of Rusizi, with public transport in and out of the capital being banned. Shops and non-essential business in the capital will be expected to operate at a maximum of 50 percent occupancy, although some in high-risk areas have been ordered to close. The scheduled reopening of schools in September has also been postponed. The move follows a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the country in recent weeks, many of which have been concentrated in Kigali and the Rusizi district. Having confirmed...
The Nagorno-Karabakh war: Armenian military shot down an Azerbaijani Su-25 fighter with Igla MANPADS.

The Nagorno-Karabakh war: Armenian military shot down an Azerbaijani Su-25 fighter with Igla MANPADS.

CRIME, INTERNATIONAL
The Nagorno-Karabakh war between Armenia and Azerbaijan continues, despite attempts by Moscow and other countries to reach a ceasefire ceasefire The attack happened a few hours ago, and the information about the incident is quite contradictory. According to field sources, the Armenian forces shot down the Azerbaijani Su-25. According to others, the same plane suffered very serious damage to the hull and it is not clear whether it crashed or managed to return to its base. As we have reported in recent weeks, the air defense systems in Nagorno-Karabakh have been almost destroyed. Armenia is currently providing air defense support to the military in Nagorno-Karabakh, which is why the Azeris believed that their planes would not be threatened over the airspace of Nagorno-Karabakh. Source...
Thomas Partey silencing Jurgen Klopp shows Arsenal exactly what he is all about

Thomas Partey silencing Jurgen Klopp shows Arsenal exactly what he is all about

INTERNATIONAL, premier league, Sports
Thomas Partey was every bit the complete midfielder when Atletico Madrid beat Liverpool at Anfield, and most pleasing from an Arsenal perspective is he did it on a big stage. Arsenal fans wanting to know a little bit more about new signing Thomas Partey need look no further than Atletico Madrid's win over Liverpool in the Champions League last season. The midfielder was the Spanish club's best player as Atletico beat Liverpool 3-2 at Anfield - knocking them out of the competition they were defending in the Round of 16. Partey was every bit the complete midfielder on the night, and most pleasing from an Arsenal perspective is he did it all on a BIG stage. This, coupled with his comments before the match, should tell Arsenal fans everything they need to know about the ...
Premier League clubs could head to court in Man Utd and Liverpool power battle

Premier League clubs could head to court in Man Utd and Liverpool power battle

INTERNATIONAL, premier league, Sports
Premier League clubs could be set to take the Big Six to court over Project Big Picture. A specially-convened meeting of the top flight’s shareholders is expected to be a fiery affair this week over plans condemned as a power grab by the group led by Manchester United and Liverpool. Chief among the concerns is the fear that the Premier League’s top foreign owners want to prevent any threat to their domination - in return for bailing out the cash-strapped EFL. One club source told Mirror Sport: “They will just vote for more and more for themselves over time. “It’s rich, foreign owners trying to create a monopoly. They can even veto new owners, so if a rich new owner - like a Sheikh Mansour - comes along and threatens their position they can veto it. “Liverpool and ...
Arsenal: Eddie Nketiah can be the next Harry Kane or Alan Shearer-Aidy Boothroyd England U21 boss.

Arsenal: Eddie Nketiah can be the next Harry Kane or Alan Shearer-Aidy Boothroyd England U21 boss.

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Aidy Boothroyd believes Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah could follow in the footsteps of Alan Shearer and Harry Kane and become a senior England star. Nketiah is on the brink of surpassing Shearer and claiming the record as England Under 21s' all-time leading goalscorer. The 21-year-old drew level with the mark of 13 set by Shearer and Francis Jeffers when he scored in last week's 3-3 European Championship qualifying draw in Andorra. Shearer became senior England captain and scored 32 goals for the national side and Boothroyd believes comparisons with him, as well current skipper and frontline forward Kane, are valid. The England Under-21s manager said: 'There are always comparisons with top players over generations. 'If you look at Alan and the career he had and Harry Kane a...
Navalny poisoning to trigger sanctions on Russians by European Union

Navalny poisoning to trigger sanctions on Russians by European Union

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European Union foreign ministers backed a Franco-German plan on Monday to impose sanctions on Russians suspected of poisoning Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent, diplomats said. Berlin and Paris made their proposal at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg. They say they have not had a credible explanation from Moscow for what the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said was the presence of the banned Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok in Navalny's body. “This (violation of the chemical convention) cannot remain without consequences,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told reporters as he arrived at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg. Western governments and NATO have said Russia, which has denied accusations by Navalny th...