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Sunday, May 22, 2016

UPDATES FROM GLOBAL BRIEFING GROUP - #Uganda May 23, 2016

[22/05, 8:01 p.m.] TRAVEL

Luxury redefined:
"No other city replaces Paris.  It is the Internet.  Paris is still the capital city for fashion." Sarah Andelman, co-owner and Creative Director of Parisian boutique Colette.

Let's travel people, be global citizens. Experience the change you deserve. Information is power.
[22/05, 8:04 p.m.] Thousands march against GMO giant Monsanto as Bayer takeover looms

More than 400 simultaneous demonstrations around the world are voicing fury at US biotech leviathan Monsanto, which is facing a hostile takeover from German pharmaceuticals company Bayer.
[22/05, 8:06 p.m.] Ouch. Phama mixed with GMO?
[22/05, 8:07 p.m.] Toxins all the way
[22/05, 8:07 p.m.] Like Cooper's animal and human medicine
[22/05, 8:07 p.m.] Very bad news
[22/05, 8:08 p.m.] No wonder Ugandans are giving ARVs to pigs and the results are as you may think
[22/05, 8:10 p.m.]  Does it make fatter?  The pigs.
[22/05, 8:11 p.m.] Mark: Too much
[22/05, 8:12 p.m.] Interesting.
[22/05, 8:13 p.m.] Not withstanding the associated increase in cancer
[22/05, 11:37 p.m.]  Militants attack Agip (Italian ENI) oil pipeline in Nigeria.

http://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUKKCN0YD0NV?irpc=932
[22/05, 11:53 p.m.] Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet premier, says that he supports Russian President Vladimir Putin’s takeover in Crimea — and that he would have done the same if he’d had the chance.

The once-powerful leader, now 85 and in poor health, spoke in an interview with the Sunday Times of London.

“I’m always with the free will of the people and most in Crimea wanted to be reunited with Russia,” Gorbachev said.

Putin seized the peninsula from Ukraine in March 2014 following a chaotic pro-Western uprising.

Read more at:

Gorbachev backs Putin's invasion of Crimea http://nyp.st/22khqq3
[23/05, 12:03 a.m.] Martha Leah Nangalama: BBC News | Zika virus strain 'imported from the Americas' to Africa -

The WHO said it was concerned that the latest strain was spreading and was "on the doorstep of Africa".

It is currently circulating in Cape Verde, an archipelago off the north west coast of Africa.

Zika has been linked to neurological disorders including babies being born with small brains.

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, said: "This information will help African countries to re-evaluate their level of risk and adapt and increase their levels of preparedness."

http://
www.bbc.com/news/health-36343006?ocid=wsnews.chat-apps.in-app-msg.whatsapp.trial.link1_.auin
[23/05, 12:08 a.m.] Martha Leah Nangalama: BBC News | MH17 crash: Victims' families sue Putin and Russia -

Families of victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are suing Russia and its President Vladimir Putin in the European Court of Human Rights.

The jet was shot down by a Russian-made missile over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 on board.

The West and Ukraine say Russian-backed rebels were responsible but Russia accuses Ukrainian forces.

Read more at:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36350520?ocid=wsnews.chat-apps.in-app-msg.whatsapp.trial.link1_.auin
[23/05, 12:30 a.m.] The State of Israel celebrates her 68th anniversary this year, a very young country, but nevertheless, with quite a lot to celebrate with our friends worldwide, and especially with our friends in Uganda.

The State of Israel was founded in 1948, having been a culmination of many centuries of hope that the Jewish people would one day return to their homeland after 2,000 years of dispersion in exile.

Israel has defied all odds to survive and to thrive. In the past six decades, we have succeeded in building a successful nation populated by a productive people.

The Israeli population has increased from 806,000 in May 15, 1948 (Independence Day) to 8.1 million people now. These numbers include not only Jews but Arabs, Muslims and Christians as well.

Read more at:

http://www.monitor.co.ug/OpEd/Commentary/-/689364/3213440/-/40uoi1z/-/index.html
[23/05, 12:41 a.m.]  VICE is monster of so frightful mien, / As, to be hated, needs but to be seen,” the poet Alexander Pope wrote, in lines that were once, as they said back in the day, imprinted on the mind of every schoolboy. Pope continued, “Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, / we first endure, then pity, then embrace.” The three-part process by which the gross becomes the taken for granted has been on matchlessly grim view this past week in the ascent of Donald Trump. First merely endured by those in the Republican Party, with pained grimaces and faint bleats of reluctance, bare toleration passed quickly over into blind, partisan allegiance—he’s going to be the nominee, after all, and so is our boy. Then a weird kind of pity arose, directed not so much at him (he supplies his own self-pity) as at his supporters, on the premise that their existence somehow makes him a champion for the dispossessed, although the evidence indicates that his followers are mostly stirred by familiar racial and cultural resentments, of which Trump has been a single-minded spokesperson.

Read more at:

http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-dangerous-acceptance-of-donald-trump
[23/05, 12:51 a.m.] BBC News | China 'flooding' social media with fake posts - http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-

[23/05, 2:55 a.m.] Russia’s second-richest man pledges to leave all his money to charity

Billionaire Mikhail Fridman, whose net worth is $13.3 billion according to Forbes, is to leave his children out of his will. The businessman said he wants his children to create something on their own. “I'm not a big fan of such public statements, but I can say that I am going to transfer all my money to charity. I don’t plan to transfer any money to my children,” Fridman said, responding to a question from the audience at the Forbes club.
[23/05, 3:02 a.m.] Martha Leah Nangalama: Thanks





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