A boda boda rider has been found guilty of raping his female passenger and handed a handed a 30-year in jail term.
Mpigi High Court that was presided over by Lady Justice Winifred Nabisinde found
Christopher Damulira, a resident of Kanoni in Gomba District, guilty of raping a 17-year-old passenger.
told court that on March 29, 2018, Damulira was hired by his victim to
take her to home several miles from Kanoni town.
according to prosecution, along the way, the convict pretended that his
motorbike had run out of fuel in the middle of a forest.
to prosecution, Damulira tried to seduce his victim to have sex with
him but he was turned down. He later wrestled her to the ground, tore
her knickers and forcefully had sexual interc...
A strange disease has hit bananas in western region and is fast
spreading in more than 10 districts with little or no response from
The disease, which agricultural
experts have not defined, was first reported mid last year but
intensified last month and has reached epidemic scale.
Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) scientists told Daily Monitor
that the disease has not yet been characterised since it was first
reported in July 2019.
The western region produces up
to 68 per cent of the country’s banana output, according to the 2009
findings of Uganda National Bureau of Statistics.
Local farmers say technocrats and leaders have ignored them every time they approach them for help.Mr
Fred Ndagano, one of the farmers in Kibaare in ...
Investing for income is not just about picking the shares with the biggest yields.
glance down the FTSE 100’s list of big payers is enough to reveal that
there are some hefty payouts on offer from its corporate giants, but
plenty of risks that may be lying in wait too.
So how can you combine investing for high income with dodging the dividend traps?
David Smith, of Henderson High Income, joins us on this episode of the Investing Show to explain how his investment trust aims to do that for investors.
It predominantly invests in shares, but the trust also has about a fifth in corporate bonds and currently yields 5.3 per cent.
of the Footsie’s big hitters are in Henderson High Income’s portfolio,
but it also holds a number of FTSE 250 firms, including National E...
A new study published in the journal JAMA Network Open
in February 2020 reports that Danish men who followed a healthy diet
had the highest total sperm counts, and a better hormonal profile
concerning hormonal regulators of fertility, compared to those on a
Western or other less healthy types of diet.
Male fertility trends and contributing factors
Over the last few decades, fertility in men has gone down
significantly. Recent studies show a 50% to 60% reduction in total sperm
count over the years 1973 to 2011 in the developed nations of the
world. This is merely the continuation of a trend that began to be seen
in the 1940s.
Other studies suggest that testosterone levels are also falling over
time. The reasons for these changes are not clear but may have to do
Asian currencies slid on Monday as the rapid spread of the coronavirus outside China drove fears of a pandemic and sent investors to the safety of gold, dollars and the Swiss franc.
Italy, South Korea and Iran posted sharp rises in infections over the
weekend. South Korea now has more than 760 cases, Italy more than 150
and Iran 43 cases.
The World Health Organization is now worried
about the growing number of cases that have no clear link to the
epicentre of the outbreak in China.
“The omens are not
particularly good today,” said Ray Attrill, head of FX strategy at
National Australia Bank in Sydney. “The presumption was that we would
see intermediate supply chains quickly reconnected and I think the
market’s had to go through a period of questioning that logic.”
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo
signed into law the electoral bill on Friday, jumping one more hurdle
for the country to hold planned polls this year.
president signed the bill into law during the closing ceremony of the
6th assembly of Somalia’s 10th parliament, allowing the legislators to
take a two-month break.
gathering that started on Thursday evening and went on beyond midnight
was held at the Villa Somalia, the official residence of the Somali
President in Mogadishu.
President Farmajo termed the signing historic.
“You, the people of Somalia, can see that the bill had been endorsed by both the Peoples’ Hall and the Upper House. It returns the power to you so you can vote for the (political) party and the person you want,” he said.
ambassadors are young African men and women living on the continent,
passionate about books, and involved in their communitiesOUAGADOUGOU,
Burkina Faso, February 21, 2020/ -- On February 14, 2020, the American
Center at the Embassy of the United States of America in Burkina Faso
welcomed three new Nouveaux Horizons (NH) ambassadors to its Public
diplomacy family. Nouveaux Horizons translates books by American authors
into French, markets them in French-speaking Africa, and distributes
them to American embassies who use them in support of their programs.
These books cover various subjects such as leadership, management,
media, democracy, science, education, and American civilization. A large
youth catalog is also available. NH ambassadors are young African men
and women livi...
Some 3.6 million voters are being called to the polls until 4 p.m. (1600 GMT)
in some 9,000 polling stations across the country, but many of them
have already announced that they want to boycott a poll they consider
neither free nor transparent.
In Lomé, in the sandy courtyard of the Kodjoviakope high school
where Jean-Pierre Fabre, the historic leader of the opposition, is
expected to vote today, Eric, a driver in his thirties, arrived before 7
a.m. (local and GMT) to make sure he put his ballot in the ballot box before leaving for work.
have warned, however, that they will unite to block Faure Gnassingbé in
the event of a second round, but this scenario seems rather unlikely.
“We are suffering too much in Togo, this time it has to change. I
Court has set April 1 to decide in the case in which events promoters
are challenging the Police decision to indefinitely stop them from
organizing ‘Kyarenga extra concerts’ in which Kyadondo East MP Robert
Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine was the main performer.
High Court Judge Esta Nambayo has set the date on Tuesday, February
20 after both parties the government and the events lawyers filing
written submissions as directed by court.
The concerts were to be at One Love Beach Busabala in Wakiso District, Lira, Gulu and Arua.
In April last year, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mr
Assuman Mugenyi directed police commanders to block all planned music
concerts by Mr Kyagulanyi.
The move prompted the promoters Abby Musinguzi trading as Abtex
Productions and Bajjo Eve...
U.S. military commanders say the United States will support African
governments in their efforts to secure and stabilize their countries.
The eighth Africa Land Forces Summit in Ethiopia ended with a call on
African troops to improve their human rights record.
top U.S. military commanders met their counterparts in Africa to discuss
ways of protecting African countries from violence and instability.
recent years, the threat of terrorist groups like Boko Haram and
al-Shabab has increased, and criminal networks have become more brazen
U.S. Army Africa Commanding General Roger Cloutier said the continent needs professional armies to combat the armed groups.
keeping with this theme, tomorrow’s security demands leadership today.
We have bee...
Kenya-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) would build on the success Kenya
has experienced in producing and exporting a range of value-added
products to the U.S. marketNAIROBI, Kenya, February 20, 2020/ -- Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) (https://www.CorporateCouncilonAfrica.com/)
in partnership with Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) hosted a
roundtable discussion with Kenyan and U.S. business leaders and
government officials to explore how the private sector can support this
bilateral effort and take full advantage of investment and trade
opportunities that will arise from a Kenya-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.This
comes as a follow up to the recent visit of H.E. President Kenyatta to
the United States, where the U.S. and Kenyan Government announced the
launch of talks aimed a...
The Electoral Commission (EC) top management has cleared air on the
controversial tax clearance requirement for all those intending to
contest for political offices in the coming election, saying for now
there is no law.
EC chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama speaking Tuesday during the
launch of display of National Voters’ Register at EC head offices said
that currently no law guides the commission to demand a tax clearance
certificate from all candidates.
now we don’t have that law. May be if the law is amended to include
that as our requirement, that is when EC will begin demanding that
qualification, “Byabakama said.
the recent past, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Commissioner General
Doris Akol had alerted all Ugandans who are harbouring political
interests to r...
President Museveni today morning summoned Speaker of Parliament,
Rebecca Kadaga to State House ahead of the appearance of the first lady,
Janet Kataha Museveni, before Parliament.
Janet Museveni, who is
the minister of Education and Sports, is scheduled to appear before
Parliament to explain why cabinet ignored a resolution of parliament
regarding the implementation of the new lower secondary school
She had been set to appear on Tuesday February 18 but she was not able to.
on Tuesday, warned that the first lady could face parliament’s
committee on Rules, Discipline and Privileges if she does not appear
today, February 20.
Sam Obbo, the press secretary of Kadaga confirmed that her boss had been called to Entebbe. He however did not give details.
The situation is particularly worrying in the areas hardest hit by
the 2019 floods, where food security has deteriorated significantly
since last June according to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report
released today by the Government of South Sudan, the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations
Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP).
at risk are 20,000 people who from February through April will be
suffering from the most extreme levels of hunger (“catastrophe” level of
food insecurity or IPC 5) in Akobo, Duk and Ayod counties that were hit
by heavy rains last year, and need urgent and sustained humanitarian
Hunger is projected to get progressively worse betwee...
The Resident District Commissioner (RDC) for Kumi, Hussein Kato, has
been detained at Entebbe police station over corruption and for
threatening to fight security officers who tried to intervene in wrangle
over sand mining in Kassanda district.
According to the
commandant of police Mineral protection Unit at Entebbe, Jessica
Keigomba, Kato will be charged with eight counts of
abuse of police, assaulting a police officer on duty, obstructing a
police officer on duty, criminal trespass, threatening violence,
corruption tendencies and forgery.
will also be charged with spreading harmful propaganda to all
government offices, media houses and fighting the police mineral
protection unit in addition to sabotaging government programmes.
told the press that police ...
Mr Tesler started working in Silicon Valley in the early 1960s, at a
time when computers were inaccessible to the vast majority of people.
was thanks to his innovations - which included the "cut", "copy" and
"paste" commands - that the personal computer became simple to learn and
Xerox, where Mr Tesler spent part of his career, paid tribute to him.
inventor of cut/copy & paste, find & replace, and more, was
former Xerox researcher Larry Tesler," the company tweeted. "Your
workday is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas."
Mr Tesler was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1945, and studied at Stanford University in California.
After graduating, he specialised in user interface design - that is, making computer systems more user-friendly.
Ministry of education has said that they will start to close
schools that have are operating without licences across the country. Mr
Edward Ssebuchu, the commissioner of private schools at the Ministry of
Education said they have received numerous intelligence about
mushrooming private schools without licenses and they will close them
starting this week.
“There is always a tendency of
some people opening up and starting schools at the start of the year to
target the new entrants from primary seven and those going to senior
five. We have already received information and we shall go around the
country arresting and closing them starting this week,” Mr Ssebuchu said
during a thanks giving ceremony of Maryland High School Entebbe.A
school survey done by Ministry of Education in...
The returns are supported by the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of AfricaADDIS
ABABA, Ethiopia, February 18, 2020/ -- The costs of dangerous,
sometimes lethal passages some irregular migrants make in Africa can be
measured in many ways: in currencies, even in lives. Tamrat and
Debebe – two young men newly returned to their native Ethiopia – measure
their hardships in years. They’re not alone. In fact, they’re
among 463 Ethiopian migrants already brought home this month thanks to
the cooperation of the Governments of Tanzania and Ethiopia, working
together to facilitate their release and return while the International
Organization for Migration (IOM) with the European Union (EU) provided
the post arrival assis...
In 2015 the World Bank selected IGN FI to roll out an efficient, reliable and transparent Land Information System nationallyPARIS, France, February 19, 2020/ -- Between 2010 and 2014 IGN FI (www.IGNFI.com)
carried out the design, supply and installation of a Land Information
System (LIS) for 6 decentralised offices of the Ugandan ministry
responsible for land administration affairs, and at the same time
created a National Land Information Centre.In 2015 the World
Bank selected IGN FI to roll out an efficient, reliable and transparent
Land Information System nationally. The two phases involved in total:Roll-out in 22 districts,More than 800,000 property titles scanned and then indexed,More than 90,000 existing paper maps restored, scanned and then geo-referenced,Approximate...
Ambassador Hesham bin Mohammed Al Jowder reviewed the close historical relations between Bahrain and brotherly EgyptCAIRO,
Egypt, February 18, 2020/ -- The Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of
Bahrain to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Hesham bin Mohammed Al Jowder,
met today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters, the Permanent
Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the League of Arab
States, Ambassador Alaa Rushdie.During the meeting,
Ambassador Hesham bin Mohammed Al Jowder reviewed the close historical
relations between Bahrain and brotherly Egypt. He also stressed the
importance of continuing cooperation and joint coordination between the
two brotherly countries in light of the convergence of views on issues
facing the Arab nation, noting the Kingdom’s keenn...