Tuesday, July 31, 2018

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Up and About: The Beauty Of Kabaka's Lake In Rubaga video

Up and About: The Beauty Of Kabaka's Lake In Rubaga



The lake was dug in 1886 by Kabaka Mwanga II, it is one of the largest man made lake in Central Africa. Kabaka Mwanga loved fishing, Swimming and wanted to create a path that can connect him to his palace.

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Up and About: Mbale Grapples With Rampant Human Trafficking video

Up and About: Mbale Grapples With Rampant Human Trafficking



Gerald Matembo in Mbale: The DPC says they have issues of man power with only 15 people manning security around the boarder.

UGANDA: Social media tax will deter foreign investment in IT sector

Uganda's social media tax will harm business, deter investment: executives

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda’s new social media tax will damage business and the economy and cool investor interest in its new IT sector that has wooed global giants Facebook and Google, industry executives said on Monday.

Long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni, 73, has touted the levy as necessary to deter Ugandans from using social media for “lying” and squandering the nation’s hard currency on fees paid to foreign-owned telecoms.

Critics say Museveni’s complaint about “lying” is code for his aversion to political dissent spread online. Local and international rights groups accuse him of increasingly trying to stifle opposition, in part with clampdowns by security forces.


From July 1, a tax has been charged on transactions involving dozens of popular social media sites including WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google Hangouts, Yahoo Messenger, Skype and others.

Described by some as the first of its kind in the world, the tax has stoked widespread anger among Ugandans and triggered a street protest.

Sefik Bagdadioglu, regional director for online retailer Jumia, told Reuters he worried the tax measure would curb Internet use by lower-income Ugandans, potentially putting them beyond the firm’s reach.

“A significant portion of Jumia customers use social media to log into their accounts, see what we do, share our deals and events,” Bagdadioglu said. “A decline in social media use is likely to have an adverse impact on our business.”

Jumia, which describes itself as Africa’s leading online shopping destination, launched in Uganda in 2014 betting on the East African country’s young population and a fast-growing online community.

“My real worry is that it (tax) has the potential to exclude lower-income groups from accessing internet and hence our services,” said Bagdadioglu.

TAX TOUGH ON LOWER-INCOME USERS

The social media sites in question are blocked by Internet service providers including a unit of South Africa’s MTN Group and India’s Bharti Airtel until access is granted upon payment of the tax.

Payment of the 200 shillings ($0.0541) per-user-per-day levy is made via the telecoms’ mobile money platforms. The levy amounts to nearly three-quarters of a low-cost data bundle favored by students and other lower-end data customers.

Kyle Spencer, executive director of Uganda Internet Exchange Point (UIXP), a non-profit organization that connects all of the country’s data networks, said Ugandan officials failed to recognize the economic import of social media.

“(Social media have) permeated the economy in ways they really don’t understand and that this will have an economic impact ... It will definitely slow growth,” he said.

“In terms of perception, we are the laughing stock of the region now...This is embarrassing, it scares away investors.”

Spencer said the tax would trim Uganda’s online audience and ultimately undermine economies of scale in the sector.

Over the last eight years, the number of Ugandan Internet users via both mobile phones, personal computers and public access points has risen fivefold to 19 million, according to state-run sector regulator.

As the sector mushroomed, the lucrative market pricked the interest of U.S. technology giants Google and Facebook.

Last year Facebook partnered with Airtel and Bandwidth & Cloud Services Group (BCS), a Nairobi-based bandwidth investor, to lay 770 km of fiber-optic cable in Uganda to help slash connectivity costs and lower prices of data.

Google has also invested in Uganda with “Project Link”, laying a fiber optic network in the capital Kampala that has helped boost speeds and trimmed costs.

Facebook has declined to comment on the tax while Google had yet to respond to a Reuters request for a comment.

“We’re squandering an opportunity that was very hard-fought and built up,” Spencer said.

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Up and About: No More Airtime Scratch Cards video

Up and About: No More Airtime Scratch Cards



Airtime retailer: The sales from selling airtime have reduced now that we’re using electronic recharge. The profits on the scratch time cards were quite significant and we’re being affected.

UGANDA: NTVUganda has added ON THE GROUND: KCCA bans public smoking video

ON THE GROUND: KCCA bans public smoking



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ZIMBABWE: Ruling party declared winner by ruling party electoral commission

Zimbabwe ruling ZANU-PF party wins elections: Electoral body

Results show President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ZANU-PF party picking up 109 seats against 41 for the opposition.

Zimbabwe''s President Emmerson Mnangagwa romised to deliver change ahead of casting his vote [Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters]


AL JAZEERA - Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party has won the parliamentary election with 109 seats, gaining a clear majority, according to the Electoral Commission.

The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party managed to win only 41 seats with results for 58 seats still to be announced, the election body said on Wednesday.

The election held on Monday was Zimbabwe's first general election since long-term President Robert Mugabe was pushed out of officelast year.

The commission has not yet given any clarity on who might become the country's next president.

On Tuesday, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said he was "winning resoundingly" but the Electoral Commission denied his victory claims.

Hours later, President Emmerson Mnangagwa of the ruling ZANU-PF said he was "positive" of the election outcome.

"I am delighted by the high turnout and citizen engagement so far. The information from our reps on the ground is extremely positive!" Mnangagwa, 75, said on Twitter.

A presidential runoff will be held on September 8 if a candidate does not secure more than 50 percent of the vote.
Relatively peaceful elections

More than five million Zimbabweans registered to take part in the poll. The Electoral Commission said 1.3 percent of the registered voters could not cast their vote because they presented the wrong documents at polling stations.

Previous elections in Zimbabwe have been marred by intimidation and threats, but campaigning this time has been relatively peaceful.

Elections observers from the European Union and the United States have also been allowed to monitor the vote - the first time since 2002.

Twenty-three candidates, 19 men and four women, contested for the presidency - all first-time contenders.

UGANDA: Middle East Consultants Deceipt to youth, they end up as slaves



UGANDA: Middle East Consultants Deceipt to youth, they end up as slaves

This is an audio which Patrick sent me from Norway. It is all in Luganda. The person talking is extremely angry and even threatening Middle East Consultants. He is saying that Uganda is selling slaves. But he gets more specific and says that Middle East Consultants (he mentions names) lie to Ugandans, get a lot of money from Ugandans, promise them high paying jobs and when the Ugandans get to the Middle East, it is suffering to the point where one lady even commits suicide in this recording. The gentleman talks about how Ugandans sell and sacrifice so they can go to the Middle East on a promise of earning a lot and when they get there, the cost of living is too high, their papers are restricted and life becomes unbearable. He does mention something though, that Middle East Consultants started out good but these days they literally just sell slaves. MLN

Martha Leah Nangalama

ZIMBABWE: Elections latest updates; Security forces take to the streets

As opposition renew accusations of fraud, police and water cannons, seen in Harare


Police water cannons are seen in the capital, Harare, Zimbabwe where tensions are high following the general election. ( AP )

THE INDEPENDENT UK - The first results in Zimbabwe’s historic election are trickling in against the backdrop of political rivals engaged in bitter accusations and recriminations over the vote and security forces are on the streets amid apprehension that anger over the outcome may turn into violence.

Initial figures announced by the Zimbabwe Election Commission (ZEC) showed that out of the constituencies declared so far , 30 have gone to the ruling Zanu-PF, and eight to the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) alliance and one to the Robert and Grace Mugabe-sponsored National Patriotic Front (NPF). The outcome in the remaining 203 constituencies, and the race for the Presidency, is expected to be known in the next 48 hours although, officially, the Commission has another four days to make them public.


As the opposition renewed accusations of fraud there was a rise in the presence of the police and water cannons, in Harare. It was the first overt sign of the security forces patrolling the streets of the capital in an election campaign which had remained largely peaceful despite a grenade attack in a rally addressed by the acting President, 75 year old Emmerson Mnangagwa, a month ago.

The MDC declared it has won the election, the first for nearly four decades without Mr Mugabe being in power, and that it was taking legal action to force the election authorities to start announcing results from the 210 constituencies nationally much more rapidly. Any delay, it claimed, would give more scope for Zanu-PF to manipulate the outcome.

Tendai Biti, a MDC official and former finance minister, said: “Some election results that were supposed to be posted outside voting stations were not available and there has been a deliberate interference with the people’s will, shown by delays in announcing the elections results.”

The MDC, however, later modified its position, saying it was not the party but civic society groups who were taking the legal action. No confirmation of this has come from any of the groups.

The MDC maintains that mandatory voting results form were not posted at more than 20 per cent of the country’s polling stations in an effort to hide the fact that it had won. However, the 40 year old opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, had been claiming he had won even before voting had taken place, addressing his rallies as “President” Chamisa, and, according to a number of diplomatic sources, the ruling Zanu-PF may be edging into pole position, although they acknowledge that is not certain and the result is expected to be close.

With repeated declarations of victory coming from their leaders, MDC supporters began to gather outside party headquarters in the afternoon. The mood was celebratory with dancing to music mounted on a lorry. But there was annoyance and anger as water cannon trucks passed them twice on the road heading for the city centre.

“I hope they are not going to be used against the people. I hope Zanu-PF are not up to their tricks again to steal the election as they have done in the past”, said 26 year old Evermore Tsitsi taking a break from the dancing. “ If they are, there will be big trouble, big trouble”. His companion, Andrew Tawananyasha, 29, wanted to stress that “ZEC has shown that it cannot be trusted."

Former leader Mugabe arrives to vote in Zimbabwe election

"It is working with Zanu-PF," Mr Tawananyasha said. "In the past we have backed down to avoid bloodshed, but this time we must seize our chance, we shall fight of we have to, we are prepared.”

Mr Chamisa has stated a number of times that there would be protest marches if he was denied victory through fraud, adding that they would be peaceful.

ZEC insisted that the election has been fought cleanly. “The atmosphere has remained peaceful” said its chairwoman Priscilla Chigumba. “We will not subvert anything. We have not received any major complaint about how the election was conducted."

One candidate must get more than 50 per cent of the votes, under the constitution, to win the election with a second round run-off scheduled for September if this does not happen. MDC claimed that one of reasons it is claiming victory is a late boost given by Robert Mugabe backing Mr Chamisa. The former President, the longest serving head of state in Africa until his overthrow eight months ago, said at a press conference that he would not back Zanu-PF, the party he once led and that of Mr Mnangagwa, his former Vice-President who replaced him.

MEXICO: Officials confirm Embraer 190 plane with capacity of 100 passengers was involved in northern Mexico 'accident'




MEXICO CITY (AP) — An Aeromexico airliner crashed after taking off in the northern state of Durango on Tuesday, a federal official confirmed, but authorities had no immediate word on any casualties.

The civil defense office of Durango state said the plane landed in a field near the airport for the state capital, also named Durango. The agency published photos of a smoking but seemingly relatively intact plane lying on its belly in a field. Lines of ambulances were waiting at the accident site.

Gerardo Ruiz Eparza, head of Mexico’s Transport Department, said that “the plane fell upon takeoff.” He said there were 97 passengers and four crew members aboard.

The airline said in its Twitter account that it was “trying to verify the information and obtain details.” Aeromexico said the incident involved an Embraer 190 plane with a capacity of 100 passengers on a flight from Durango to Mexico City.

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IRAN: Imagine they do not wanna meet Trump or negotiate with USA - WHAT IS WRONG WITH IRANIANS? Camera shy

Iran’s elite guards shoot down Trump’s meeting offer


© Christian Ohde / Global Look Press

RT - The head of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) has said that Iranian officials would never meet with Donald Trump, “or any other US president.”

“Mr Trump! Iran is not North Korea to accept your offer for a meeting,” said IRGC commander Mohammad Ali Jafari as quoted by the state Fars News agency. “Even US presidents after you will not see that day.”

Jafari’s statement comes just one day after Trump expressed a willingness to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani “anytime they want,” with no preconditions. Meeting his Iranian adversaries, Trump said, would be “good for the country, good for them, good for us and good for the world.”
Is Trump planning to strike Iran next month? Here’s what you need to know

Officials from both sides, however, have stressed the need for certain conditions to be met before a meeting could take place. Hours after Trump extended the offer to Tehran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo contradicted Trump and placed a raft of conditions on any future meeting.

“If the Iranians demonstrate a commitment to make fundamental changes in how they treat their own people, reduce their malign behavior, can agree that it's worthwhile to enter into a nuclear agreement that actually prevents proliferation, then the president said he's prepared to sit down and have the conversation with them,”Pompeo told CNBC.

Since Trump withdrew the US from the JCPOA, the nuclear deal which guaranteed Iran some sanctions relief in exchange for a halt on nuclear weapons development, Pompeo’s State Department has kept up its pressure campaign against Iran’s government.

In May, Pompeo set out 12 demands that Iran’s leadership would have to meet before the US would enter into a new nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic. These conditions included putting a complete stop to Iran’s nuclear weapons programs, a complete withdrawal of its forces from Syria, and an end to its support of foreign terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas.

Iran too has set its own preconditions to any meeting with the US. Hamid Aboutalebi, one of Rouhani’s advisers, tweeted on Monday that the US would have to rejoin the JCPOA, give “respect to the great nation of Iran,” and “reduce hostilities,”before any meeting could take place. Deputy Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Motahari echoed Aboutalebi's words, saying it would be "humiliating" for Iran to hold talks with the US right now.

Hamid Aboutalebi
✔@DrAboutalebi

· 30 Jul

سال گذشته در مجمع عمومی UN پس از تهدید ملت بزرگ ایران، موضوع ملاقات دو رییس جمهور مطرح شد؛ اکنون هم پس از خروج از برجام، ملاقات بدون پیش شرط عنوان می شود!
کسانی که به گفتگو به عنوان روش حل اختلافات در جوامع متمدن باور دارند، باید به ابزار آن هم ملتزم باشد: pic.twitter.com/NN0jK8evmh

Hamid Aboutalebi
✔@DrAboutalebi


احترام به ملت بزرگ ایران،
کاهش خصومت ها،
وبازگشت آمریکابه برجام،
هموارکننده مسیر سنگلاخ کنونی است؛ گفتگوی تلفنی روسای جمهوردوکشور درUN در۱۳۹۲،بر این باوراستواربودکه می توان با التزام به ابزارگفتگودرمسیر اعتمادسازی گام برداشت.
برجام دستاورد التزام به گفتگو است؛بایدآن را پذیرفت.

While the Revolutionary Guards do not speak for Rouhani, they are an influential force in Iran. On Monday, they issued a warning to Rouhani to take “revolutionary actions” to stop the collapse of Iran’s currency, which fell to a record low of 112,000 rials to the dollar, losing half its value in four months.

The plunge in value comes as businesses prepare for the full force of new American sanctions on Iran, set to come into effect in August and November.

Relations between the US and Iran, while usually rocky, have steadily worsened since President Trump withdrew from the JCPOA in May. Rouhani and Trump have exchanged harsh words in recent days, with Rouhani warning Trump that US action against Iran would lead to the “mother of all wars,” and Trump responding with a bizarre, all-caps tweet threatening Rouhani with “CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE”

Inquiring Minds: Olmsted Holdings Offer Blueprint for Preserving Historical Landscapes -- Library of Congress

Inquiring Minds: Olmsted Holdings Offer Blueprint for Preserving Historical Landscapes
By Wendi Maloney
Published July 31, 2018 at 06:55PM

Arleyn Levee

Landscape historian Arleyn Levee first visited the Library’s Manuscript Reading Room in the early 1980s to consult the records of Frederick Law Olmsted and his firm. A 19th-century pioneer who developed the field of American landscape architecture, Olmsted shaped many notable sites throughout his career – New York’s Central Park, the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Biltmore estate in North Carolina and the park systems for Buffalo and Boston, among many others. Last week, the Library announced the online availability of Frederick Law Olmsted’s papers.

Levee was initially drawn to the Library’s Olmsted holdings through the National Association of Olmsted Parks, a coalition of scholars, municipal officials, citizen activists and preservation professionals who came together in 1980 to highlight Olmsted’s legacy. At the time, historical parks in many cities across the country were in a state of neglect and disrepair, and the association sought – and still seeks – to educate people about the origins of these beautiful spaces and to advocate for their preservation.

More than 30 years later, Levee is a recognized specialist on the Olmsted firm, and she continues to consult the Library’s holdings to inform her work with preservationists and landscape architectural firms to rehabilitate Olmsted-designed historical landscapes.

Levee has written many articles about the design work of the Olmsted firm and about its professionals. Her latest work, published in 2016, “The Blue Garden: Recapturing an Iconic Newport Landscape,” traces the creation, decline and renewal of a Newport, Rhode Island, garden designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.

Here she answers questions about her career and her experience as a researcher at the Library.

Please tell us a little about your background.
I have degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University. Until a graduate school course in American intellectual history, however, I had never heard of Frederick Law Olmsted Sr.  But I had always been around gardens and landscapes. With roots in Scotland and relatives who owned an Edinburgh nursery, being out in nature and observant was a given. As soon as I became a homeowner, I began to manipulate my own hillside space into something with seasonal appeal both for the eye and the “table,” making lots of design errors along the way, but trying to learn from my mistakes. It became clear that some professional guidance was required, so I enrolled in what was then the Radcliffe Seminars Program for Landscape Design. Beyond learning the craft of shaping and planting the land, there were informative courses offered in American landscape history – and Olmsted entered my scope of interest!

Frederick Law Olmsted designed the grounds of the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. Photo by William Henry Jackson, circa 1900.

For a paper on planning history, I decided to tackle the “unknown Olmsted” – John Charles Olmsted, the nephew and adopted son of Frederick Law Olmsted Sr., whose papers had recently been acquired by Harvard. Unlike his younger half-brother, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., John Charles did not bear his father’s name; thus he was continually overlooked in references.

After hours, too many to count, spent in pencil transcriptions of his letters and other documents, I was hooked. The “middle” son led to the Frederick Law Olmsteds, senior and junior, and then to all those working “hands” behind the vast output from the Olmsted firm.  Slowly, the significant impact of the firm’s work, both on the American land and beyond –mostly unrecognized in the early 1980s – began to unfold before my eyes and stimulate my curiosity to explore further.

Two other events coincided at this time. In the first, the National Association for Olmsted Parks was born, bringing with it an ever-changing but enduring family of friends, mentors, colleagues and citizen advocates, all of whom want to share and learn from a mutual passion for “things Olmsted.”

Central Park’s terrace reflects Olmsted’s vision, circa 1894. Photograph by J.S. Johnston.

Second, activism had brought about the acquisition of Fairsted, the Olmsted home and office in Brookline, Massachusetts, which became the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. This modest farmhouse at a curve in a road revealed a treasure trove of information – thousands of plans, photographs and other documents about sites across the country and abroad.

Conserving and making this trove of documents publicly accessible was only part of the challenge. The senior Olmsted’s voluminous writings had been gifted to the Library of Congress, followed later by the gift and acquisition of thousands of client files and other records from the Olmsted firm. These records are critical to interpreting and fully comprehending the visual records at Fairsted.

With my burgeoning interest in matters Olmsted, I became inextricably involved in both these occurrences, an involvement that has continued unabated to the present.

How did you uncover the story of the Olmsteds and their firm at the Library?
Before the age of microfilm, laptop computers and scanning devices, I spent hours – and a fortune – at the copy machines, acquiring critical documents from the hundreds of files relevant to my search for information about community designs or the work of John Charles Olmsted. As a result, I am now saddled with file cabinets of paper records that cry out to be scanned.

Another view of Olmsted’s work in Central Park, circa 1905.

Augmenting my Olmsted files research, I branched out into other, but connected, Manuscript Division collections – the papers of Laura Wood Roper, the biographer of Olmsted Sr., and the records of the American Society of Landscape Architects. I have also ventured into the Main Reading Room to look at collections of park reports from various cities, and into periodical literature from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The collections of the Prints and Photographs Division and the Geography and Map Division have added to my visual understanding of the design and landscape planning that molded communities nationwide.

My research is a never-ending fascination that I hope will keep me engaged and productive for decades, not just for personal interest, but also because of the importance of gathering and sharing critical information about this design heritage with the people who are fortunate enough to inhabit or use these historic landscapes and to those who are responsible for their stewardship.

What is the significance of the firm’s story?
We are really still in the infancy of understanding the full impact of the Olmsted firm, both the individuals and their endeavors, on the culture and the landscape of this country. Not only were there the three Olmsted principals and their partners over the firm’s nearly 100 years of existence, but there was a remarkable staff of professionals, from various disciplines, trained at the firm. Some spent their entire careers associated with it. Others moved on to establish their own practices, bringing their skills and philosophical approach into ever-expanding venues.

Olmsted designed the grounds surrounding the U.S. Capitol. Circa 1908.

Research has yet to follow all these diverging paths to fully recognize the considerable contributions and influence of the Olmsted firm. With more than 4,000 commissions, and projects across the country and in Canada, Bermuda, Venezuela and beyond, each with a story to explore, there is material aplenty for curious scholars and practitioners for decades to come.

You were a consultant for the renovation of the Olmsted-designed U.S. Capitol grounds in the 1990s. Can you tell us a little about that?
I have had the good fortune to be engaged as a landscape historian on a number of significant projects, beginning initially in the mid-1980s with research for a park in Fall River, Massachusetts. From that work, other projects, both public and private, came my way, which enabled me to explore so much more of the Olmsted oeuvre in different locations and in different design modes. I began examining the development of the U.S. Capitol grounds, beginning in the late 1990s, with my colleague and mentor Charles Beveridge, editor of the Olmsted Papers Project. Our research took us into the depths of archival material, tucked away in various repositories besides the Library of Congress, bringing to light information that has hopefully helped to reshape the thinking about this iconic and complex American landscape.

Over the recent decades, other on-the-ground preservation projects have taken me across the country to Louisville, to the Pacific Northwest, to California, to Wisconsin, to Rhode Island and presently to Cleveland.

A stereograph card shows the grounds around the east front of the Capitol Building, circa 1903.

What has your experience been like working at the Library and with Library staff?
Working with the staff of the Manuscript Reading Room over the years has been a great pleasure, as we have all learned together about the dimensions and implications of the very complex Olmsted collections. I am in awe of the staff’s knowledge and in continuing appreciation of all their courtesies in helping me with my numerous queries.

The digitization of the papers of Olmsted Sr. and their availability online is a remarkable step forward by the Library to aid the intensively used Olmsted collections. For landscape scholars and practitioners, for stewards of and advocates for the properties designed by the senior Olmsted and for the interested public, providing easy access to the words of the “master” will greatly enhance our understanding of the process of his thinking and his design and the philosophical and social intentions behind his endeavors.

I am very glad the Library plans to continue this progress in the digital processing of Olmsted documents to include the much larger collections from the Olmsted Associates records, where the bulk of the client files for the thousands of design and planning projects across the country reside. These records contain correspondence and other material critical to comprehending and protecting the diverse and often city-shaping Olmsted projects.



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Liked on YouTube: Unpacking Zimbabwe election 2018



Unpacking Zimbabwe election 2018

As vote counting continues in Zimbabwe, credibility issues continue to be watched with a close eye. International observers have been criss-crossing the country to check there was no vote-rigging in yesterday's election. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has reported a 75 per cent turnout, and expects to release the results on Saturday. For more analyses on the Zimbabwean elections we are joined in studio by Izak Khomo. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com

Liked on YouTube: Reaction to delayed Zimbabwe election results: Leslie Mudimu



Reaction to delayed Zimbabwe election results: Leslie Mudimu

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has released results for seven parliamentary seats out of a total two hundred and ten, following voting in the country yesterday. The electoral commission has urged Zimbabweans to be patient. Earlier, Tendai Biti from the MDC said civil society groups are working on a court application to force the electoral commission to get all polling stations to publish results. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com

SOUTH AFRICA: ANC to amend constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation


South Africa's ANC to amend constitution to allow land expropriation

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday the ruling African National Congress will push ahead with plans to amend the constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.

“The ANC will through the parliamentary process finalize the proposed amendment to the constitution that outlines more clearly the conditions under which expropriation of land without compensation can be effected,” Ramaphosa said in a recorded address to the nation.

NORTH KOREA provided just 1 dog tag with 55 sets of war remains



WASHINGTON (AP) — When North Korea handed over 55 boxes of bones that it said are remains of American war dead, it provided a single military dog tag but no other information that could help U.S. forensics experts determine their individual identities, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday.

The official, who discussed previously undisclosed aspects of the remains issue on condition of anonymity, said it probably will take months if not years to fully determine individual identities from the remains, which have not yet been confirmed by U.S. specialists to be those of American servicemen.

The official did not know details about the single dog tag, including the name on it, or whether it was even that of an American military member. During the Korean War, combat troops of 16 other United Nations member countries fought alongside U.S. service members on behalf of South Korea. Some of them, including Australia, Belgium, France and the Philippines, have yet to recover some of their war dead from North Korea.

The 55 boxes were handed over at Wonsan, North Korea last Friday and flown aboard a U.S. military transport plane to Osan air base in South Korea, where U.S. officials catalogued the contents. After a repatriation ceremony at Osan on Wednesday, the remains will be flown to Hawaii where they will begin undergoing in-depth forensic analysis, in some cases using mitochondrial DNA profiles, at a Defense Department laboratory to attempt to establish individual identifications.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said last week that the return of the 55 boxes was a positive step but not a guarantee that the bones are American.

“We don’t know who’s in those boxes,” he said. He noted that some could turn out to be those of missing from other nations that fought in the Korean War. “They could go to Australia,” he said. “They have missing, France has missing, Americans have. There’s a whole lot of us. So, this is an international effort to bring closure for those families.”

Vice President Mike Pence, the son of a Korean War combat veteran, is scheduled to fly to Hawaii for a ceremony, which the military calls an “honorable carry ceremony,” marking the arrival of the remains on American soil at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Wednesday. This will mark a breakthrough in a long-stalled U.S. effort to obtain war remains from North Korea, but officials say it is unlikely to produce quick satisfaction for any of the families of the nearly 7,700 U.S. servicemen who are still listed as missing and unaccounted for from the 1950-53 Korean War.

North Korea provided the 55 boxes in a delayed fulfillment of a commitment its leader, Kim Jong Un, made to President Donald Trump at their Singapore summit on June 12. Although the point of the summit was for Trump to press Kim on giving up his nuclear weapons, their joint statement after the meeting included a single line on an agreement to recover “POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.”

North Korea had told U.S. officials more than once in recent years that it had about 200 sets of U.S. war remains, although none was “already identified.” It remains unclear whether the boxes provided on July 27 include all of the bones North Korea has accumulated over the years. In the past, the North has provided bones that in some cases were not human or that were additional bones of U.S. servicemen already identified from previously recovered remains.

The Pentagon estimates that of the approximately 7,700 U.S. MIAs from the Korean War, about 5,300 are unaccounted for on North Korean soil. Many were buried in shallow graves near where they fell on the battlefield; some others died in North Korean or Chinese-run prisoner of war camps.

Efforts to recover remains in North Korea have been fraught with political and other obstacles since the war ended on July 27, 1953. Between 1990 and 1994, North Korea unilaterally handed over 208 caskets to the U.S., which turned out to contain remains of far more than 208 individuals, although forensics specialists thus far have established 181 identities. In addition, a series of U.S.-North Korean recovery efforts, termed “joint field activities,” between 1996 and 2005 yielded 229 caskets of remains, of which 153 have been identified, according to the Pentagon.

The Trump administration, as part of the Singapore agreement, is pursuing discussions with North Korea on resuming those “field activities,” for which past administrations have paid millions of dollars in donated vehicles, equipment, food and cash at the request of the North Koreans. The U.S. official who discussed aspects of the return of the 55 boxes on condition of anonymity said the U.S. is considering the possibility of including South Korea in future searches for remains in North Korea. It’s not clear whether negotiations for such an arrangement are under way.

Richard Downes, whose father, Air Force Lt. Hal Downes, is among the Korean War missing, says this turnover of remains, having drawn worldwide attention, has the potential to put the U.S. back on track to finding and eventually identifying many more.

Downes, 70, was 3½ when his father’s B-26 Invader went down on Jan. 13, 1952, northeast of Pyongyang, the North Korean capital. His family was left to wonder about his fate. Downes, now executive director of the Coalition of Families of Korean and Cold War POW/MIAs, which advocates for remains recovery, said he hopes the boxes that arrive in Hawaii on Wednesday prove to be a vanguard that leads to a fuller accounting for families.

“These 55 can set the stage for more to come,” Downes said.

UGANDA: NTVUganda has added AFRICAN YOUTH GAMES: Uganda qualifies six athletes to youth olympic games video

AFRICAN YOUTH GAMES: Uganda qualifies six athletes to youth olympic games



Team Uganda athletes have returned home after bagging five medals at the recently concluded African Youth Games in the Algerian capital of Algiers. Uganda won five medals and qualified six athletes to the 2018 Youth Olympic Games set to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 6th to 18th. Brian Kasirye, who won a silver medal in badminton, is still waiting to see if his performance won him a wildcard slot. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

UGANDA: NTVUganda has added Government hospitals run of essential supplies video

Government hospitals run of essential supplies



A shortage of drugs, sundries, gloves and other essentials has hit Mbarara and Kawempe government hospitals. According to the Uganda Medical Association, the shortage has lasted for about two months. Doctors are now asking patients to buy drugs from private pharmacies. The ministry of Health attributes the shortage to disruptions in the collapse of the Integrated Management System in the National Medical Stores. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

UGANDA: NTVUganda has added MOBILE CASH TRANSACTIONS: MPs begin considering excise duty amendment bill video

MOBILE CASH TRANSACTIONS: MPs begin considering excise duty amendment bill



Parliament’s committee on finance and economic planning has asked telecom companies explain the criteria they use in taxing mobile money services. Some committee members said telecom companies are charging more than what government set as tax on withdrawals. The committee has started scrutinizing the Excise Duty Amendment Bill that is aimed at reducing the mobile money tax from 1% to 0.5% only on withdrawals. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

UGANDA: NTVUganda has added Dealer gives assurance on Cement price but is there a cartel? video

Dealer gives assurance on Cement price but is there a cartel?



Only if the United States Dollar spirals out of control against the Uganda shilling will the cost of cement ever go anywhere near the 40,000 shs per bag as has happened early this year. This is the pledge made by Chairman Simba cement Raval Narendra one of Uganda’s newest cement factory in an interview with NTV. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

UGANDA: NTVUganda has added AIRTIME SCRATCH CARDS: Outcry as phase out process begins video

AIRTIME SCRATCH CARDS: Outcry as phase out process begins



The Speaker of Parliament has directed for the different stakeholders in the telecom industry and the communication sector to explain to parliament why they want airtime scratch cards phased out. MPs debated the prohibition of the sale of scratch cards, arguing that it will result in loss of jobs while others had concern about what will happen to subscribers in the rural areas. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

UGANDA: NTVUganda has added CLUBMAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP: Sixth event on national rally calendar set for august 12 video

CLUBMAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP: Sixth event on national rally calendar set for august 12



There is no respite for local rally drivers who took part in what a gruelling Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally. This as the sixth event on the national rally calendar is pencilled in for August 12th. Now, as Sam Mpoza reports, the event will take place at Festino Cite in Mukono. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

UGANDA: NTVUganda has added JULY INFLATION: UBOS records 3.1% seven month high video

JULY INFLATION: UBOS records 3.1% seven month high



As earlier warned by the bank of Uganda last month, the Annual inflation rate rose to 3.1 per cent in July, the highest level in seven months, as energy prices surged. (specify which energy) fuel or what? Price growth accelerated from a revised 2.1 per cent in June, UBOS officials say Energy, fuel and utility prices rose 16 per cent from 15.1 per cent in June. Consumer prices rose 0.4 per cent in the month. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

UGANDA: NTVUganda has added UNBS study shows 54% products are counterfeit video

UNBS study shows 54% products are counterfeit



A survey conducted by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards indicates that that 80 percent of Ugandans feel that that most products on the market are substandard. However, in actual terms, the study found that on average, 54% of the sampled products failed tests for compliance to Uganda Standards. Executive Director of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards, Dr. Ben Manyindo says counterfeits are popular because of lower prices. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

UGANDA: NTVUganda has added Kabaka Mutebi condemns rampant corruption video

Kabaka Mutebi condemns rampant corruption



Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has spoken out strongly against what he described as perversive corruption, especially among government officials. He called for tougher action against corruption.The king who was speaking at his 25th coronation anniversary at his palace in Mengo, Kampala said it was unfair for a small group of Ugandans to enrich themselves at the expense of taxpayers. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Edgars Youth Program Scaling Heights video

Edgars Youth Program Scaling Heights



Youngsters set for London Cup

UGANDA: NTVUganda has added Farmers cry out as maize price hits all time low video

Farmers cry out as maize price hits all time low



Low maize prices continue to hurt farmers around the country, even with high demand for Ugandan grain, especially in Kenya where the country has registered an upsurge in maize imports of 70 percent of nearly 400000 tonnes in five months to may according to KRA (Kenya Revenue Authority). Today A kilogramme of maize is at Shs200 in major producing districts such as Kiboga, Masindi, Kibale, Kasese and Kamwenge. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

UGANDA: NTVUganda has added President Museveni undermined the judiciary - Legal practitioners video

President Museveni undermined the judiciary - Legal practitioners



President Yoweri Museveni’s scathing attack on the Judiciary in a letter he released on Monday has attracted criticism from legal practitioners. President of the Uganda Law Society Simon Peter Kinobe says the president's statement could undermine the Judiciary which is supposed to be independent. He added that the people could lose trust in the judiciary that is the main pillar of justice and interpretation of the law. However, government spokesman Ofwono Opondo argues that the President has a right to express his views. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

UGANDA: NTVUganda has added KABAKA'S 25H ANNIVERSARY: The pomp and colour at 25th coronation anniversary video

KABAKA'S 25H ANNIVERSARY: The pomp and colour at 25th coronation anniversary



The 25th anniversary of the coronation of Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II was attended by all and sundry. They came to the Lubiri in Mengo, dressed up in all colors and manner of dress. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

UGANDA: Role of Museveni's FRONASA & NRM in Uganda's independence struggle



THE ROLE OF MUSEVENI'S FRONASA AND NRM IN UGANDA'S INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLE.

CHANGE OF GUARDS - There has been a concerted effort by Museveni to rewrite the history of Uganda. He has endeavoured to portray a picture that Uganda as a nation was born out of the efforts of his briefcase organisation, FRONASA during the struggle to oust the Iddi Amin regime. Museveni has repeatedly demeaned the role of past leaders and is instead bent on replacing Uganda's rich history with his own version of events. In May 2017 he decreed that his autobiograpy, the Mustard Seed must be read in schools.

The Education ministry which is headed by his wife directed head teachers of government-aided secondary schools to get their students to read President Museveni’s book, Sowing the Mustard Seed. It is the first time in recent history that the ministry is asking schools to have their students read a book that was first printed in 1997.

Through a May 2 directive to the school heads, the ministry says availing the books to the schools and thus the students would enlighten the students about Uganda’s history and that would “lay a firm foundation for responsible citizenship”.

“You are required to ensure the book is readily available to students and you are urged to encourage students to read the book.”

That the regime's decision not to stock the libraries of government-aided schools with copies of Uganda’s Constitution but Mr Museveni’s book is telling. Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, Mr Museveni rewrote the book, editing out the names and contribution of the people he was with during the bush war but has since fallen out with. He has also been selectively awarding medals to some Ugandans for their contribution in nation building. He has also been pushing for a scheme to systematically destroy the country's once flourishing standard of education. To achieve this, he has reinforced his wife's efforts with the appointment of his sister, Violet Kajubiri as the chairperson of the Education Service Commission, a government body charged with the recruitment of teachers.

The first Uganda Constitutional Conference on the Constitution of an independent Uganda opened on 18 September 1961, at Lancaster House in London. The most important outcome of the Conference was that the parties to the negotiations agreed that Uganda would attain full Independence on 9 October 1962.

The Conference was attended by delegations representing the United Kingdom, the Uganda Government, the Democratic Party, Uganda Peoples’ Congress, and Buganda Kingdom, as well as the Secretary of State for the Colonies, the Right Honourable Ian Macleod, MP; the Minister of State for the Colonies, the Right Honourable Earl of Perth; and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, the Honourable Hugh Fraser, MBE, MP.

The United Kingdom delegation was headed by Sir Hilton Poynton, KCMG; the other delegates were Sir John Martin, KCMG, CB, CVO, Mr W.B.L. Monson, CMG, and Mr. F.D. Webber, CMG. Messrs J.M. Kisch, A.R. Rushford, M.G. Smith and M.G. de Winton, CBE, MC, served as advisers to the delegates.

The Uganda Government delegation was led by Sir Frederick Crawford, GCMG, OBE (Governor) ; the other delegates were Sir Walter Coutts, CMG, MBE (Governor-Designate), the Honourable B.K.M Kiwanuka (Chief Minister), the Honourable R.I.E Dreschfield, CMG, QC (Attorney-General), the Honourable C.G.F.F Melmoth (Minister of Finance), the Honourable B.K. Bataringaya (Minister of Local Government), and the Honourable C. K. Patel, CBE, QC (Minister of Commerce and Industry). Messrs C.P.S. Allen and A.C. Badenoch served as advisers to the delegates.

The Democratic Party delegation was headed by the Hon. R.A. Mbonye Byombi, MP for Bufumbira County, and included the following Honourable Members of Parliament: A.A. Kaduyu, R.B. Bwambale, H.A. Vuciri, J.H. Obonyo, P. Auk, A. Oriekot, N.K. Rugyemwa, P.J. Wilkinson, QC, M.K. Patel and A.W.K. Mukasa.

The Uganda Peoples’ Congress delegation was headed by the Hon. A.M. Obote, MP for Lango (Leader of the Opposition), and included the following Honourable Members of Parliament: J.K. Babiiha, M.L. Choudry, Y.M. Chemonges, G.S.K. Ibingira, S.W. Kulubya, CBE, A.G. Mehta, W.W.K. Nadiope, and M.M. Ngobi. The Honourable I.D. Hunter and the Honourable G.B.K. Magezi served as advisers to the delegates.

The Buganda Kingdom delegation was headed by Mr. M. Kintu (Katikkiro). The other delegates were Mr. A.K. Sempa, Mr. L.N. Basudde, Mr. A.D Lubowa, Dr. E.M.K. Muwazi, and Dr. E.B.S. Lumu. Messrs E.W. Kiggundu, A.F. Mpanga, E.F.N. Gratiaen, CMG, QC, J.G.M. Flegg, Dingle Foot, QC, MP, and D.S. Downs served as advisers to the delegates.
All 13 District Councils were also represented at the Conference, as were the only two Urban Authorities at the time.

The District Council delegates were N. Androvile (West Nile), E. Athiyo (Karamoja), D.K. Baguma (Tooro), J.N. Bikangaga (Kigezi), J.W.R. Kazoora (Ankole), Y.M. Kirya (Bukedi), Z.H. Kwebiiha (Bunyoro), D. Luga (Madi), S.W.M. Wanambwa, MBE (Bugisu), Y.K. Mulondo (Busoga), the Honourable C.J. Obwangor (Teso), T. Okeny (Acholi), and Y.H. Wacha Olwol (Lango).

The District Council delegates were advised by Messrs R. Imalingat (Teso), E. Kasoma (Tooro), D.K. Luboga (Busoga), K.M.S. Kikira (Kigezi), the Honourable S. Mbabi-Katana (Bunyoro), T.K. Mudanye, MBE (Bukedi), and S.K. Mutenyo (Bugisu).

The delegates of the Kampala and Jinja Urban Authorities were Messrs C. Lewis, CBE, and K. Evans; Mr. G.F. Brooks served as their adviser.

From the aforegoing narrating, it is clear that Museveni's FRONASA and NRM was absent at such an important historical event. The only space in our recent history for Museveni's FRONASA and NRM is that of self seeking anarchists who emerged only 35 years ago and is bent on distorting history. All citizens need to jealousy preserve, protect and defend the country's rich history for the current and future generation and fiercely resist any attempt to distort it.

INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENISM



UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Ugandans Allegedly Tortured in China video

Ugandans Allegedly Tortured in China



State Minister for Foreign affairs Okello Oreyem has confirmed allegations of Ugandans living in China being persecuted regarding their alleged involvement in the drug trafficking. The minister however says as of Saturday last week the issue has been sorted by the Chinese government and business has returned to normal Sheila Tusiime Mugisha has the details

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Government Moves to Stabilize Grain Prices video

Government Moves to Stabilize Grain Prices



Government has earmarked 300bn shillings from the Agricultural Credit Finance to immediately start evacuating all the bumper maize harvest in the Country. The matter that generated a chaotic debate in Tuesday’s parliamentary sitting chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga also saw two contradictory statements from the Minister for Trade Amelia Kyambadde and the Minister for Agriculture VicentSsempijja on how much each kilogram of maize will be bought at.

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Legal perspective on Age limit judgement (Lawyers Hassan Mabirizi and Elison Karuhanga) video

Legal perspective on Age limit judgement (Lawyers Hassan Mabirizi and Elison Karuhanga)



Age limit judgement

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Ex-Express Defender, Vincent Onyebuchi Plotting a Return video

Ex-Express Defender, Vincent Onyebuchi Plotting a Return



Vincent Onyebuchi with a resurrected dream

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Basena Holds Second Villa Training video

Basena Holds Second Villa Training



Concedes inexperience in his team

UGANDA: NTVUganda has added Regional bank adds oil funding to portfolio video

Regional bank adds oil funding to portfolio



Oil and Minerals funding is the new focus for the the Trade and Development Bank, whose Balance Sheet has grown over the past 5 years from $1.8 Billion dollars to $5.2 Billion dollars. Maurice Lalanne, the Outgoing Board Chairman, the East and Southern Africa Bank, also discloses that the regional lender's Non Performing Loans, has now declined to 2.5%, arguing that the trend has since attracted more shareholders including Madagascar. He was speaking at the 34th Annual General Meeting of the Trade and Development Bank, underway here in Kampala. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

UGANDA: NTVUganda has added NTV GREEN: Impact of the upcoming Tororo fertilizer plant video

NTV GREEN: Impact of the upcoming Tororo fertilizer plant



Suhail Mugabi was in the District of Tororo exploring the Sukulu Phosphate mines, Limestone Mines and Cement Manufacturing Plants. We focus on the anticipated production of inorganic fertilizer in Uganda, and look at countering pollution, what with rising number of Cement Industries in Tororo district. Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Taekondo: Uganda Equipping for Africa video

Taekondo: Uganda Equipping for Africa



As Uganda prepares for the upcoming Africa Taekwondo championships in Ethiopia, the federation has flown in a Swedish instructor to equip the local athletes with more advanced skills to compete at the international stage.

UGANDA: NTVUganda has added WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS: Uganda’s women team win gold as men settle for bronze video

WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIPS: Uganda’s women team win gold as men settle for bronze



it looks like Entebbe International Airport was the place to be today. This after a 22-strong Ugandan contingent, which took part in the World Cup Championships in Thailand, returned home with a spring in its collective step. Now Uganda placed second overall in the wood ball event after lifting 11 trophies and 21 medals across different categories. The women, who finished second in overall, landed gold in the fairway competitions as their male counterparts settled for bronze in straw competitions. This is what team captain Isaac Ariyo and National Council of Sports Chairman Bosco Onyik had to say about the feats Subscribe to Our Channel For more news visit http://www.ntv.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our Facebook page https://ift.tt/1bbEIWm

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Residents on the Verge of Losing 8 Square Miles of Land to Land Grabbers video

Residents on the Verge of Losing 8 Square Miles of Land to Land Grabbers



Residents of Madudu in Mubende district have petitioned the commission of inquiry into land over forceful eviction and harassment by a one Naava Namubiru, a teacher at Nakaseo primary school. Naava in connivance with some security officers is said to be evicting hundreds of families that are settled on an 8 square mile piece of land. The residents want an immediate halt to evictions on the land and an investigation on the matter.

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Uganda Markets Flooded with Substandard Products, UNBS Blames Shortage in Human resource video

Uganda Markets Flooded with Substandard Products, UNBS Blames Shortage in Human resource



The Ugandan market is still flooded with substandard products. A report from the Uganda national bureau of standards indicates that 54% of both imported and domestically produced products are substandard as of 2017 . The Ben Manyindo Executive Director UNBS attributes the failure to limited human resource to check the system. The bureau has only 290 workers.

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Kabaka Mutebi's Silver Jubilee Marked in Style video

Kabaka Mutebi's Silver Jubilee Marked in Style



As early as 6am, all roads were leading to lubiri mengo the venue for celebrations to mark 25 years of Kabaka Ronald muwenda Mutebi 11. While the special invited guests had a special route earmarked for them, the rest simply walked or drove through the different diversions to get here. In fact it was an exhibition of culture that the public was equally amused by the different cultural dress codes. Take a look

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Did Kadaga, Museveni Dupe MPs? video

Did Kadaga, Museveni Dupe MPs?



Members of parliament appear caught up in a state of confusion as they try to figure what exactly happened between parliament and the presidency after it emerged that even the speaker refused to issue a certificate of compliance to the annulled sections of the constitution While every legislative process is concluded with the certificate of compliance before it’s sent for presidential ascent, one wonders why the speaker omitted the same in respect to extension of the tenure of parliament

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Brian Isiko Serving Jail over Love Messages Seeks Bail video

Brian Isiko Serving Jail over Love Messages Seeks Bail



A 25year student of YWCA Brian Isiko who was sentenced to two years in jail over unsolicited love messages to Kabarole woman MP has asked the high court to temporarily release him pending an appeal which challenges his sentence. Prosecution however says Isiko should not be released on grounds that besides an admission there is no proof that he is a student whose education maybe affected if he is kept in jail.

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added World Vision, Improving Lives in Butaleja video

World Vision, Improving Lives in Butaleja



Before the introduction of East Africa Maternal New born and health project, to Butaleja, the district registered the worst health statistic. Maternal and neonatal deaths were at a record high, while Health facilities lacking capacity to handle lifesaving incidences has made the situation dire.

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added The 34th Trade and Development Bank Annual General Meeting video

The 34th Trade and Development Bank Annual General Meeting



The Trade and Development Bank has re-committed itself to continue funding a number of projects in Uganda as a way of promoting development in countries where it is present. According to Admassu Tadesse, the bank's president and Chief Executive Officer, by this time, TDB has been part of successful stories in the tourism, agro processing and manufacturing among others in Uganda and is looking forward to increasing its risk appetite to other areas.

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Wood-ball Team Finishes Second in World Cup video

Wood-ball Team Finishes Second in World Cup



The Uganda wood ball national team returned champions from Thailand where they represented at the 8thwoodball world cup. Team Uganda finished second overall at Chiang Dao, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Kibadde Kijobi ku Jubireewo video

Kibadde Kijobi ku Jubireewo



Namungi w'omuntu okuva ebuule n'ebweya yeyiye mu lubiri e Mengo okujaguza anatikkira Jubireewo. Omukolo ogubade mu lubiri e mengo, gukunganyiza abanene ababuli kika nga NE Asentehene Osei Tutu II okuva mu bwaAshente e Ghana talutumiddwa mwana. Kayonga Paul alondodde embeera era k'alutuviire just ntono

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Saabasajja Akooye Okusirika, Auddemu Omwasi video

Saabasajja Akooye Okusirika, Auddemu Omwasi



Ssaabasajja Kabaka wa Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II leero yegatiddwako abagenyi be okuva e bule nebweya okujaguza amatikkira ge agomulundi 25. Kabaka mu kwogerakwe yeekokkodde obulyake mu bitongole ebyenjawulo nga buno bwebulemesezza enkulaakulana ya Uganda

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Basena Atendeka Villa FC video

Basena Atendeka Villa FC



Newankubade tiimu ya sports club villa ekyalina enkayana mu ngeri gyefugibwamu, ye omutendesi wa tiimu eno Moses Basena yatandise dda emirimu gy'okutendeka era olwalero abade n'okutendekebwa kwe okwokubiri Ku Islamic university e Kabojja. Wabula woowulirira bino nga Misagga nenkambibye bakyemulugunya Ku ngeri gyeyayisibwamu nga akyali pulezidenti wa tiimu eno

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Kabaka Mutebi Warns on Corruption at His 25th Coronation, Asantehene King in Attendance video

Kabaka Mutebi Warns on Corruption at His 25th Coronation, Asantehene King in Attendance



A call to end corruption was the central theme of the message delivered by Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi at celebrations to mark his silver jubilee at Lubiri Mengo This as the Kabaka addressed thousands of his subjects and friends of Buganda kingdom from within the country and the continent including the Asantehene Nana Osei Tutu II of the Ashanti Kingdom in Ghana, . Canary Mugume reports.

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Opondo Ofwono Defends Museveni's Tough Talk on Age Limit Ruling video

Opondo Ofwono Defends Museveni's Tough Talk on Age Limit Ruling



Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has defended President Museveni’s remarks on the ruling of the constitutional court that nullified the 7-year term for members of parliament, saying the relationship between the two arms of government are not under any threat. He said, as opposed to the interpretation by a section of the public, the president didn’t intend to intimidate the judge in his missive. President Museveni was quoted in a statement among others that judges are not in charge of the country, sparking public debate.

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Government Tables New Mobile Money Tax video

Government Tables New Mobile Money Tax



The ministry of Finance has tabled the new tax amendments on mobile money that will see the country raise more money than the previous 1% State minister for Finance David Bahati while tabling the o.5% amendments before the finance committee of parliament also announced that government will soon introduce an electronic mode of payment on all transactions

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Ab'e Rubirizi Amazzi Amacaafu Bagawonye video

Ab'e Rubirizi Amazzi Amacaafu Bagawonye



Abatuze be Mushumba mu disitulikiti y’e Rubirizi balaajana baagala gavumenti ebayambe ebafunire amazzi amayonjo mubanga agaliwo baganywa na nte. Abatuze bagamba nti bamaze ebbanga eriwera nga banywa amazzi amakyafu agava mu nnyanja nga gatandise okubalwaza endwadde eziwera.

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Eyanwedde Endingi Tazuukuse video

Eyanwedde Endingi Tazuukuse



Abatuuze b’e Ssumbwe -Bulenga mu District y’e Wakiso bamaze essaawa kumpi ssatu nga batubidde n’omulambo gw’obuvubuka Jamil Sekitoleko ow’emyaka 23 oluvannyuma lwa polisi y’e Buloba okulererwa okuguddukira, yadde nga sentebe w’ekyalko yagyikubidde essimu wabula n’ekamutema nti erina mafuta. Omugenzi Jamil Sekitoleko asangiddwa ng’afiiride mu nnyumba wabula ng’eccupa z’omwenge zimwetolodde.

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Ekitongole Ky'omutindo Kyogedde, Byemuyita Feeke Bikyali Nkumu video

Ekitongole Ky'omutindo Kyogedde, Byemuyita Feeke Bikyali Nkumu



Ekitongole ekivunanyizibwa ku mutindo ekya UNBs kigumizza bannayufanda nga bwekikendeezezza ku bungi bwebintu ebitatuukana na mulembe ebiri ku katale ka Uganda nga wadde omuwendo guno gukyali wagggulu naye essubi ddene nti bikendedde nnyo. Abakola ku mutindo bagamba ebijingirire bino bisse okuva kwebyo 70 nebidda ku 54 ku buli kikumi nga kino kiwa essuubi

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Abalema Mubajjukira mu Mbalirira? video

Abalema Mubajjukira mu Mbalirira?



Ekitongole ky’ enenkanakana ne ekyabalema mu gwangga bwogedde ku ngabanya yobuyambi mu mbalira ye gwanga 2017 ku hotel Africana olunaku olwaleero. Ebitongole bino bilazze engeri ze’ ngyawulo abalema gye balekeddwa emabeka mu ntekateka ez’ eggwanga.

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Emisiri Gy'omuceere Gyononese e Tororo video

Emisiri Gy'omuceere Gyononese e Tororo



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UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Essuubi Eppya ku Musolo Gwa Mobile Money video

Essuubi Eppya ku Musolo Gwa Mobile Money



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UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Isiko Eyakwaana Omubaka Azziddwa e Luzira video

Isiko Eyakwaana Omubaka Azziddwa e Luzira



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TRUMP: Jury selection underway in Manafort trial



WASHINGTON (AP) — Jury selection got underway Tuesday in the trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, on tax evasion and bank fraud charges.

Manafort, who is already in custody and could spend the rest of his life in jail, appeared in the federal courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia, in a dark suit with his wife, Kathleen. Meanwhile, dozens of potential jurors assembled to answer questions from the judge and lawyers as to whether they can be impartial.

It’s the first trial to result from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia. And while prosecutors weren’t expected to address the question of possible collusion between Trump and Russia, Manafort’s case was widely viewed as a test to the legitimacy of Mueller’s ongoing probe, which Trump has dismissed as a “witch hunt.”

“There was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)!” Trump tweeted early Tuesday.

Manafort is accused of trying to hide tens of millions of dollars in Ukrainian political consulting fees and using that money to fund a lavish lifestyle. He is the only American charged by Mueller to opt for a trial.

Prosecutors have lined up 35 witnesses and more than 500 pieces of evidence they say will show how Manafort earned more than $60 million from his Ukrainian work and then concealed a “significant percentage” of that money from the IRS. Prosecutors will also argue that Manafort fraudulently obtained millions more in bank loans, including during his time on the campaign.

The pool of jurors will face questions from both sides and U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III as they try to weed out potential prejudice in what has become a highly publicized and politically divisive investigation.

Prosecutors say they will introduce evidence that a chairman of one of the banks allowed Manafort to file inaccurate loan information in exchange for a role on the Republican campaign and the promise of a job in the Trump administration that never materialized.

Before the start of jury selection Tuesday, prosecutors filed an expanded list of its evidence exhibits, including several email chains between Manafort and Stephen Calk, the Chicago bank chairman. The added evidence also appears to include documents related to bank accounts in Cyprus.


At the center of much of the trial will be another Trump campaign aide, Rick Gates, who spent years working for Manafort in Ukraine and is also accused of helping him falsify paperwork used to obtain the bank loans. Gates, who cut a plea deal with Mueller earlier this year, is expected to testify against his former mentor.

Gates is also expected to play a key role in Manafort’s second trial, scheduled for September. That trial, set in the District of Columbia, involves allegations that the longtime political consultant acted as an unregistered foreign agent for Ukrainian interests and made false statements to the U.S. government.

The other 31 people charged by Mueller so far have either pleaded guilty or are Russians seen as unlikely to enter an American courtroom. Three Russian companies have also been charged. One of those companies has pleaded not guilty and is fighting the allegations in federal court in Washington.

UGANDA: NBS TV Uganda has added Omusango Gwa Togikwakato Gwogeza Abantu video

Omusango Gwa Togikwakato Gwogeza Abantu



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UGANDA: Kisoro fatal victims in scientific accident rise to 33-police


KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) - Police has clarified that eleven people [not 1 or 17 as earlier reported] died on spot and 22 were injured Monday when a Isuzu truck lost control and over turned several times along Kisoro - Kabale highway.

The injured were rushed to Kisoro hospital.

The truck registration number UAW 739M carrying local business people from Rubanda, Kabale going to a weekly market in Kisoro lost control at a corner near Kigowa village.

According to eye witnesses the driver was driving reckless.

The victims say the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Driver is on the run.

The deceased have been identified as;

1.Kemigisha Samatina female adult 54 years, a resident of Rwabulindi village Muko sub county,

2:Poku Apurunari female adult 52years a resident of Rugarama village Kajerere parish Rubanda district.

3: Kasande Festino female adult resident of Rwabulindi village.

4: Arinaitwe Moses 27 years.

5: Imanishimwe Rogers 19 years a resident of Rwabulindi village.

6: Oriahaba Scovia 30years a resident of Kyogo village Kagumba parish Bugingiro sub county.

7 : Iramashirwe Adrine 28years from Kyogo village Bugingiro sub county.

8: Tindimwebwa Berra 37 years of Butebona village.

9: Akanyijuka Peace juvenile of 2years daughter of Tindimureba who also died.

10: Nyiramenyize Mary 55 years from Sozi village Nakibande Kisoro district.

11: Maxensia Mike 30 years of Bulabonene village in Kisoro.

Names of the injured in the Kisoro Accident

1:Hamulungi Charity 29 years of Kabuye village Kera parish Muko sub county.

2: Tumushabe Leticia 35 years from Kabuye village Kera parish Muko sub county.

3: Twiine Gard 45 year male adult from Rwabulindi village Muko sub county.

4:Nyirabusungu Jesca 50 years from Rwabulindi village Muko sub county.

5:Tindimulegula Vania 32 years old.

6:Mucunguzi Arrestus 33 years old from Butabanana.

7: Katushabe Silvia 30 year's old Kibungo village resident of Kalengele Parish Muko sub county Kisoro district.

8:Owembabazi Frank 27 years old resident of Rwabulindi village.

9: Butusenga Deo a juvenile of 2years.

10: Namara Enock male adult of 23 years resident of Kabaya village.

11: Bikwaso 40years old Kabanana village the owner of the vehicle UAW 739M ISUZU forward.

12: Atanyanimana Nalicitu 40years old Kageno village.

13:Safari Christopher 19years old resident of Kabanana village.

14:Kemigisha Brenda 20years old from Buhera village Bulumba parish Kabale district.

15:Tumwegwasiza Allen 30 year old Bamuba village Bukindila Sub county in kisoro district.

16 :Christopher Banada 30years old resident of Butabonana village.

17:Byamukama Ivan 22 years old Buhinga village.

18: Mugisha Rogers 18years old from Kale village.

19:Ndongyerere Warren 37years from Tabonana village.

20: Irangunda Joan 20 years old from Rwabulindi village Muko sub county in Kisoro district.

21: Akabwere Timothy 14 year old .

22: Aine Norman a resident of Batabonana village.