Petroleum Report Provides Detailed Financial Information and Statistics from the South Sudan Oil SectorJUBA,
South Sudan, February 20, 2020/ -- The seventh Petroleum Report issued
by the Ministry of Petroleum, Republic of South Sudan (http://www.MOP-RSS.org/),
provides an overview of world oil markets and fundamentals, price
forecasts, oilfield reserves, and the ministry’s marketing performance.
It forms part of continued efforts by Hon. Eng. Awow Daniel Chuang, the
Minister of Petroleum, to promote openness and accountability in this
crucial sector, “We are trying to increase transparency in the country’s
oil and gas sector, specifically concerning the financial aspects. The
Ministry of Petroleum has produced this journal which will provide all
the information about our product...
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...
Kampala, Uganda. MTN Uganda has been recognized by Rohde & Schwarz, with “Highest Network Performance Score” for its data and voice services.
The award was officially presented to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), MTN Uganda – Mr. Win Vanhelleputte at the company’s offices in Kololo, Nyonyi Gardens on Tuesday, 18 February 2020 by Shakil Ahmed, Director Africa together with Paul Mwangi, Manager Mobile Network Testing, Rohde Schwarz.
Rohde & Schwarz bestowed this award on MTN Uganda following tests conducted on ground in Uganda, during the 3rd quarter of 2019, and within the framework of a study that involved extensive tests of voice calls and internet speed evaluations across over 8500km around the country as well as static tests in hot spots.
Members of Parliament have withdrawn the censure motion against
Gen Elly Tumwine after they failed to garner adequate signatures to
propel the motion.
As of last week, only 19 MPs had so
far signed on the censure motion against the security minister, and by
Wednesday evening 39 MPs had signed.A section of MPs started the
process of censuring Gen Tumwine for frustrating investigations into
torture of Ugandans and also blocking Members of Parliament in the Human
Rights Committee from doing their work.The House amended the human
rights committee report to include closing all safe houses in the
country and initiating a censure motion against Gen Tumwine.However, the MPs who had started the censure process have withdrawn the matter due to a lack of interest by some MPs.
Buganda Road Magistrates Court has dismissed a case in which Andrew
Mukasa commonly known as Bajjo was accused of inciting violence and
annoying the President.
Trial magistrate Stella Maris Amabilisi ruled on Wednesday that
prosecution had failed to present a witness. Amabilis said she could not
keep adjourning the case. The case has been in court for seven months.
The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) was not sure of when to bring witnesses.
Court had adjourned Bajjo’s case eight times without the prosecution presenting its witness
Bajjo’s lawyer Erias Lukwago opposed a request by the state
prosecutor Ivan Kyazze to adjourn the case. Kyazze requested that the
court issues a warrant of arrest against Henry Mugumya who had been
presented as a witness but failed to ...
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 ...
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...
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...
The intention of the Federal Government to borrow N 2 trillion from
the N10 trillion accumulated pension fund is incorrect as the fund
cannot be borrowed by law, a pension expert, Ivor Takor has said.
Takor, who is the Director, Centre for Pension Right Advocacy, made
this known in a submission by advocacy group on alleging that the
Federal Government intend to borrow the huge cash from pension fund to
He stated that pension fund is about investment and not borrowing,
adding that Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) are investing
organisations and not borrowing organisations.
He maintained that the N10 trillion Fund is not warehoused in any
account of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), the Central Bank of
Nigeria (CBN), the PFAs or Pension Fu...
The African Energy Chamber’s delegation advocated for local content as a pillar of the industry’s sustainability effortsDAKAR,
Senegal, February 18, 2020/ -- As Senegal’s first oil and gas projects
are under-development and first production is expected within two years,
the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org)
conducted this week a working visit in Dakar to promote investment into
the country and support local content development and capacity
building.Led by Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk, the African Energy
Chamber’s delegation advocated for local content as a pillar of the
industry’s sustainability efforts and offered all its support to
continue pushing and financing Senegal’s initiatives to build capacity
and build a new generation of Senegalese oil & gas workers an...
“The amount of nature that is available is reducing. But the
number of people looking for nature is increasing; so it is important we
conserve our lakes and take advantage of them, including rivers,” tour
operator and guide, Amos Wekesa, also the director of Great Lakes
Safaris Limited, observes.
Three years ago, Olivier Van
Pee sat his family down to tell them about the potential they could
exploit in the marine industry in Uganda, on Lake Victoria - Africa’s
biggest fresh water body in Africa.
His family is
seasoned in the transport business under Nyanza Evergreen Waterways,
running MV Vanessa and MV Nathalie active in transportation of people
and cargo on Lake Victoria as well as barge/ferries operated on Lake
Wekesa’s tour company operates a 65-seater
The state Minister for Animal Industry Mr. Bright Rwamirama has noted
that the locusts have been laying eggs and should the latest eggs
hatch, Uganda may be faced with an outbreak.
The minister made the remarks on February 18, while he was addressing the press at the Uganda Media Center in Kampala.
According to Rwamirama, the swarms of locusts continue to spread to
other districts in the region and laying of eggs is expected to continue
while other locust swarms are still invading Uganda from Kenya.
“It is worth noting that a female locust lays at least 300eggs in one
sitting and will lay eggs three times in its lifecycle,” he said.
Rwamirama said that the existing locusts have not caused significant
damage to vegetation cover however, there’s is an imminent threat to
Members of Parliament have honoured their shs100 million pledge to
rescue the Uganda dance group, the Triplets Ghetto Kids from being
evicted from a home which they had failed to fully pay up for.
MPs who in December 2019 pledged to each contribute shs250,000
towards the cause raised over shs114 million that will clear the
outstanding debt on the house and support the dance group.
“The shs100 million will be paid to the landlord while shs14.25
million will go to the kids to support them in school and performances,”
the Clerk to Parliament, Jane Kibirige said.
While handing over the dummy cheque to the Ghetto kids at Parliament
on Tuesday, 18 February 2020, the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga thanked the MPs
for adhering to the cause saying it was a worthwhile venture owing to
The Ugandan government has released another set of Rwandan nationals
who have been in custody since their arrest last year over various
On Tuesday afternoon, the Foreign Affairs Minister, Sam
Kutesa presided over the handover of 13 people to Noel Mucyo, the First
Counsellor at Rwanda’s High Commission in Uganda to make it 24 people
who have been released and handed over to Rwanda this year.
at the function, Kutesa said this was part of the Kampala
establishment’s efforts to normalize tensions with their brotherly
neighbours which have not been at their best for the past two or so
withdrawal of the charges from these people does not in any way suggest
that they are innocent . It is simply done for government to facilitate
the peace pro...
Opposition parties had accused the army of orchestrating a massacre,
but army spokesman Colonel Cyrille Atonfack Guemo described the
allegations as “duplicitous”.
The United Nations said up to 22 civilians, 14 of them children,
died in Friday’s incident, which happened in in the village of Ntumbo in
Cameroon’s Northwest Region, one of two English-speaking regions that
have been grappling with separatist violence since October 2017.
The army’s explanation
An army investigation, he said, found that the deaths happened after
fuel was set ablaze during a gunfight with anglophone separatists.
Five civilians, a woman and four children, died, and “seven terrorists” were “neutralised”, Atonfack told AFP in Libreville by phone.
More than 3,000 people have died and at least 700...
Kenya's Ambassador to South Sudan, Chris Karumba Mburu, is dead.Mburu,
a former director at the National Intelligence Service (NIS), collapsed
and died at his residence in the capital Juba on Sunday, the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs says.
In his condolence message,
President Uhuru Kenyatta described the late Mburu as a distinguished
career public servant and a great Kenyan diplomat who was committed to
building strong bilateral ties between Nairobi and Juba.“Death has
robbed us of a great public servant who served his country with
distinction. Since his appointment as our envoy to Juba, Ambassador
Mburu has worked hard to ensure free flow of trade and investment
between Kenya and South Sudan,” the President wrote.The official cause of death had not been established by the time...
In a renewed bid to commit to democratic ideals and transparency in
handling elections, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), of which I
am the chief administrator, has come up with a ten point plan for free
and fair internal elections. This move is aimed at averting fallouts,
anger and antagonism arising out of questionable party primaries which
motivate the aggrieved to go independent or to work with our opponents
to the disadvantage of official party candidates.
The most significant measure instituted is queuing (lining up) behind
candidates. This method will be employed at all electoral levels
(Parliamentary, Local Councils and special structures elections); if
necessary, even in choosing a Presidential flag bearer. That is how
resolute we are on this new modus operandi...