Sunday, March 31, 2019

NTVUganda has added Business update : Analysing the banks' response to mobile money growth video

Business update : Analysing the banks' response to mobile money growth



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NTVUganda has added TAKE NOTE : Role of meditation in attaining better health video

TAKE NOTE : Role of meditation in attaining better health



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NTVUganda has added KICK STARTER : The saga surrounding the Uganda Airlines purchase and ownership video

KICK STARTER : The saga surrounding the Uganda Airlines purchase and ownership



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Wikipedia article of the day for April 1, 2019 Siege of Aiguillon

The Wikipedia article of the day for April 1, 2019 is Siege of Aiguillon.
The Siege of Aiguillon commenced on 1 April 1346 during the Hundred Years' War, when a French army commanded by John, Duke of Normandy, laid siege to the Gascon town of Aiguillon. The town, with strategic command of the rivers Garonne and Lot, was defended by Anglo-Gascon forces under Ralph, Earl of Stafford. The garrison, some 900 men, sortied repeatedly to interrupt the French operations, while Henry, Earl of Lancaster, concentrated the main Anglo-Gascon force at La Réole as a threat. Duke John, the son and heir of Philip VI, was never able to fully blockade the town. By August, the seriously harassed French supply lines had broken down, there was a dysentery epidemic in their camp, desertion was rife, and Philip was demanding that John's force join up with the main French army. On 20 August the French abandoned the siege and marched away. Six days later Philip's army was decisively beaten by the main English army in the Battle of Crécy, two weeks before John's force arrived in the north.

AFRICA: More tributes pour in for rhumba icon Lutumba Simaro


By DAILY NATION

As messages of condolence continued to pour in following the death of Congolese music legend Lutumba Ndumanueno Simaro Massiya, his family was yet to firm up his funeral arrangements with his burial expected in a fortnight.

Speaking to the Nation from Paris on Sunday, his son Salomon Lutumba said they were waiting for directions from the DR Congo government before announcing burial plans.

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“As of now, we're not sure of the exact date. His body will be flown to Kinshasa until we hear from the government," he said.

In Paris, Salomon was flanked by the widow, Mama Hellen Nkeleni, sisters Laura and Sylvie and brother Robert. Their eldest brother, Jean Claude, is in Kinshasa co-ordinating arrangements at their family home at Linguala.

Also speaking to the Nation from Paris Sunday, Nyboma Mwandido said he would be visiting the Congolese Embassy to discuss Lutumba’s funeral arrangements.

“We will be in a better position to know the way forward after liaising with his family and the DR government,” he said.

Algeria's Bouteflika preparing to announce his resignation: Ennahar TV


CAIRO (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is preparing to announce his resignation in accordance with article 102 of the constitution, Ennahar TV said on Sunday.

Under the article, a constitutional council can declare Bouteflika unfit for office or he can resign himself.

Bouteflika, who has faced more than a month of mass protests, might announce his resignation on Tuesday, the private station said, citing political sources.

Kankunganye Mun G ft Radio & Weasel(Official Music Video)_Dj Brayz Promo +256703164275



Kankunganye Mun G ft Radio & Weasel(Official Music Video)_Dj Brayz Promo +256703164275



Turkey's main opposition declares election victory in all three big cities

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s main opposition party chairman said his party’s candidates had won in all three of the country’s biggest cities in Sunday’s mayoral elections according to his party’s data.

Speaking to reporters in Ankara, Republican People’s Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu said CHP candidates had won in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir along with other cities, defeating rivals from President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party.

Algeria announces new 27-member government

Zohra Bensemra, REUTERS | Algerian Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui speaks during a news conference in Algiers on March 14, 2019
By AFP, Text by:NEWS WIRES

Protest-hit Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Sunday named a new government headed by recently appointed Noureddine Bedoui, a statement from the presidency said.

State television reported that army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah remained as deputy defence minister after calling for Bouteflika to step down, while deputy prime minister Ramtane Lamamra was not named in the new administration.

ADA - ONLY YOU JESUS



ADA - ONLY YOU JESUS

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Michael Jackson feat Akon - Hold my hand [ Lyrics ]



Michael Jackson feat Akon - Hold my hand [ Lyrics ]

RIP MJ :(

NTVUganda has added SUPA 3 JACK POT SHOW EP 29 video

SUPA 3 JACK POT SHOW EP 29



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☛ ☛ Zucchero, Pavarotti AND Bocelli, Miserere (Rare version)



☛ ☛ Zucchero, Pavarotti AND Bocelli, Miserere (Rare version)

Pavarotti, Bocelli and Zucchero are singing Miserere From "Pavarotti and friends for Angola 2002" (a song made by Zucchero) 3 great Italians! On Wikipedia (Italian) it says "Testo e Musica - Text and Music: Zucchero" 12. Miserere - (con Luciano Pavarotti) (Testo e Musica Zucchero) https://ift.tt/2U8rTuz Thanks for your comments! - If you can, please write in English, and I promise that I don't will write in Swedish/Svedesi =) Enjoy! //Vonzy® ........................................ ........................................ ............ MATERIAL IS USED UNDER THE GUIDELINES OF "FAIR USE" IN TITLE 17 § 107 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE. SUCH MATERIAL REMAINS THE COPYRIGHT OF THE ORIGINAL HOLDER AND IS USED HERE FOR THE PURPOSES OF EDUCATION, COMPARISON, AND CRITICISM ONLY.

Miserere - Pavarotti, Bocelli and Zucchero



Miserere - Pavarotti, Bocelli and Zucchero

In questo video il maestro Luciano Pavarotti, il tenor italiano Andrea Bocelli è il cantante di musica pop Zucchero con la canzone "Miserere". Magnifico! En el siguiente video, el maestro Luciano Pavarotti en compañía del tenor italiano Andrea Bocelli y el cantante de música pop Zucchero interpretan juntos la canción del "Miserere" Visita Operblog: https://ift.tt/2sfnXqT Despierta tus sentidos con Operblog

NTVUganda has added HEALTH FOCUS: Combating multi drug resistant tuberculosis video

HEALTH FOCUS: Combating multi drug resistant tuberculosis



More than 30,000 people in Uganda are out there living with Tuberculosis and not on treatment. These people are part of the eighty six thousand new TB cases registered annually. 10 million people still fall ill with Tuberculosis each year, with too many missing out on vital care. In this week’s health focus, WALTER MWESIGYE speaks to experts from the Health Ministry on the progress of ending TB as a public health threat. #NTVNews 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

Queen - Live at LIVE AID 1985/07/13



Queen - Live at LIVE AID 1985/07/13

This is the absolute ULTIMATE experience of Queen's set at LIVE AID, this is the best video mixed to the absolutely superior stereo radio broadcast. This vastly superior audio mix takes a huge dump on all of the official mixes. Best viewed in 1080p. ENJOY! ***MAKE SURE TO READ THE DESCRIPTION*** 00:36 - Bohemian Rhapsody 02:42 - Radio Ga Ga 06:53 - Ay Oh! 07:34 - Hammer To Fall 12:08 - Crazy Little Thing Called Love 16:03 - We Will Rock You 17:18 - We Are The Champions 21:12 - Is This The World We Created...? Short song analysis: - "Bohemian Rhapsody": Although it's a short medley version, it's one of the best performances of the ballad section, with Freddie nailing the Bb4s with the correct studio phrasing (for the first time ever!). - "Radio Ga Ga": Although it's missing one chorus, this is one of - if not the best - the best versions ever, Freddie nails all the Bb4s and sounds very clean! Spike Edney's Roland Jupiter 8 also really shines through on this mix, compared to the DVD releases! - "Audience Improv": A great improv, Freddie sounds strong and confident. You gotta love when he sustains that A4 for 4 seconds! - "Hammer To Fall": Despite missing a verse and a chorus, it's a strong version (possibly the best ever). Freddie sings the song amazingly, and even ad-libs a C#5 and a C5! Also notice how heavy Brian's guitar sounds compared to the thin DVD mixes - it roars! - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love": A great version, the crowd loves the song, the jam is great as well! Only downside to this is the slight feedback issues. - "We Will Rock You": Although cut down to the 1st verse and chorus, Freddie sounds strong. He nails the A4, and the solo from Dr. May is brilliant! - "We Are the Champions": Perhaps the high-light of the performance - Freddie is very daring on this version, he sustains the pre-chorus Bb4s, nails the 1st C5, belts great A4s, but most importantly: He nails the chorus Bb4s, in all 3 choruses! This is the only time he has ever done so! It has to be said though, the last one sounds a bit rough, but that's a side effect of belting high notes for the past 18 minutes, with nodules AND laryngitis! - "Is This The World We Created... ?": Freddie and Brian perform a beautiful version of this, and it is one of the best versions ever. It's both sad and hilarious that a couple of BBC engineers are talking over the song, one of them being completely oblivious of the fact that he is interrupting the performance, on live television... Which was being televised to almost 2 billion homes. All rights go to their respective owners! -----Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use

koffi olomide feat papa wemba ' wake up'



koffi olomide feat papa wemba ' wake up'

koffi olomide and papa wemba 'wake up'(2)koffi olomide feat papa wemba

NTVUganda has added Allocate more money to local governments - CSOs video

Allocate more money to local governments - CSOs



Civil Society Organisations have urged government to ensure that more money should be allocated to the local governments to ensure proper service delivery, in the next financial year. Addressing the media, the Civil Society Budget advocacy group also called upon government to put more money in the agricultural sector to mitigate against the ever-changing climatic conditions #NTVNews 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

NTVUganda has added NATIONAL SCHOOLS BOXING: Organisers encouraged by number of competitors video

NATIONAL SCHOOLS BOXING: Organisers encouraged by number of competitors



The national schools boxing ends today at the MTN arena lugogo. According to the organisers, all the schools that took part have consistently competed and look up to the trophy because no any knock out has been registered. The public affairs officer at the America Embassy to Uganda, Ron Hawking who represented the American ambassador said besides, competitions, the platform should be used to preach to the youth against HIV in the country #NTVNews 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

NTVUganda has added Ugandan importers welcome idea of special inland port in Naivasha video

Ugandan importers welcome idea of special inland port in Naivasha



On Thursday during President Museveni’s visit to Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta offered Uganda land to construct a dry port in Naivasha about 75km west of Nairobi. The idea of having a dry port in Kenya, nearly 600 km inland from the port of Mombasa, has many advantages for Ugandan importers who have welcomed the move as an opportunity to cut down on delays and costs of transporting goods through Kenya. The move has also been seen as an opportunity for Kenya to secure the commitment of Uganda to follow through on building its section of the standard gauge railway from Malaba to Kampala. #NTVNews 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

NTVUganda has added Archbishop Ntagali criticises neglectful parents video

Archbishop Ntagali criticises neglectful parents



The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali has called for the strict implementation of laws enacted for the purpose of protecting children’s rights and freedoms. Archbishop Ntagali, who was speaking during the launch of the church’s year of the child, also has condemned parents who neglect their children instead of looking after them. He observes that whereas children are a gift from God, many people who get them fail to fulfill their duties and obligations to the children. #NTVNews 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

NTVUganda has added NTV PANORAMA: The harrowing experience of a premature baby’s mother video

NTV PANORAMA: The harrowing experience of a premature baby’s mother



30-year-old Jane Atukunda, lived a normal life until she conceived and, after five months gave birth to a premature baby who survived to become a healthy boy. Five years later, Atukunda had another preterm birth. Her attempt to preserve the life of the baby at a private hospital led to the accumulation of a 35 million shillings bill. When she failed to pay, the administrators of the hospital asked her to stake a land title or car logbook as collateral, a practice popular with moneylenders. Atukunda failed to meet the demands and she was kicked out of the hospital with her fragile baby. JJINGO FRANCIS reports in a Panorama story titled ‘Sent Home to Die #NTVNews 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

Save The Last Dance For Me - Michael Bublé



Save The Last Dance For Me - Michael Bublé

Lyrics: Well you can dance Every dance with the guy Who gives you the eye Let him hold you tight And you can smile Every smile for the man Who held your hand 'Neath the pale moonlight But don't forget who's taking you home And in whose arms you're gonna be So darling, save the last dance for me Oh I know That the music's fine Like sparkling wine Go and have your fun Laugh and sing But while we're apart Don't give your heart To anyone And don't forget who's taking you home And in whose arms you're gonna be So darling, save the last dance for me Baby, don't you know I love you so Can't you feel it when we touch I will never, never let you go I love you, oh so much You can dance Go and carry on Till the night is gone And it's time to go If he asks If you're all alone Can he walk you home You must tell him no Cause don't forget who's taking you home And in whose arms you're gonna be Save the last dance for me Oh I know That the music's fine Like sparkling wine Go and have your fun Laugh and sing But while we're apart Don't give your heart To anyone And don't forget who's taking you home And in whose arms you're gonna be So darling, save the last dance for me So don't forget who's taking you home Or in who's arms you're gonna be So darling save the last dance for me Oh baby, won't you save the last dance for me Ooh, you make a promise That you'll save the last dance for me Save the last dance The very last dance For me

Al-Shabab says it executed 4 accused spies in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (Associated Press) — Somalia’s al-Shabab Islamic extremist group says it has executed four men accused of spying for the British, Djibouti and Somali intelligence agencies.

Al-Shabab announced the killings on its Andalus radio station on Sunday, saying they were carried out by a firing squad in a public square in Kamsuma, a town in the Lower Jubba region.

The group’s spokesman said its recent spate of attacks on hotels in the capital, Mogadishu, have been part of its drive against Somali intelligence agents and other government officials who he said were staying at the hotels.

“We don’t attack every hotel in Mogadishu, but those specific ones (hotels) attacked by Mujahideen fighters have got specific features meriting them for attacks,” said Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage, on the rebels’ radio station.

“A standard public hotel that civilians stay in is not protected by blast walls and soldiers. These apostates have got no distinct offices, and most of those men were killed at hotels they use as their offices,” he said, apparently referring to Somali government officials.

Mogadishu has seen series of attacks by al-Shabab in recent weeks, highlighting challenges facing the Somali government, which said recently that it is considering imposing a state of emergency in Mogadishu to try to contain the attacks.

Rage also said that the recent withdrawal of Kenyan forces, who are part of the multinational African Union forces in Somalia, from villages were made as result of increased attacks and deaths and budget constraints faced by the Kenyan government.

Al-Shabab, which is al-Qaida’s East Africa affiliate, has fought for years to impose a strict version of Islam in the Horn of Africa nation. Despite losing territory in recent years, the extremist group continues to carry out deadly attacks in many parts of the country, especially in Mogadishu. A truck bomb there in October 2017 killed more than 500 people.

Today in History - March 31 -- Library of Congress

Today in History - March 31

On March 31, 1917, the U.S. took formal possession of the Danish West Indies. Continue reading.

Click here to search Today in History for other historic moments.



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NTVUganda has added Minister Kiwanda says Uganda's good climate is also a tourist attraction video

Minister Kiwanda says Uganda's good climate is also a tourist attraction



The state minister for Tourism, Godfrey Kiwanda, has said it is important for Uganda to mitigate against climate change because the countries weather and environmental attributes were one of the major attractions for tourists. Kiwanda was speaking during the commemoration of Earth Hour 2019 at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel. #NTVNews 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

NTVUganda has added CSOs call for increased funding for Local Governments video

CSOs call for increased funding for Local Governments



Civil Society Organisations have urged government to ensure that more money should be allocated to the local governments to ensure proper service delivery, in the next financial year. Addressing the media, the Civil Society Budget advocacy group also called upon government to put more money in the agricultural sector to mitigate against the ever changing climatic conditions. #NTVNews 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

NTVUganda has added Uganda Golf Union, UTB launch the Uganda Open Golf Tour video

Uganda Golf Union, UTB launch the Uganda Open Golf Tour



The Uganda Golf Union is joining the Uganda Tourism Board and Nile Breweries have launched the Uganda Open Golf Tour that will take place in several parts of the country, over the next six months. According to the president Uganda Golf Union, Innocent Kihika, the tournament will feature six rounds of golf in six regions the country as a means of spreading the various with cultures of the country. #NTVNews 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

NTVUganda has added Rainstorms destroy 60 houses in Budaka video

Rainstorms destroy 60 houses in Budaka



Over 60 homes and crops in Budaka were yesterday wiped out by a heavy downpour, leaving several families stranded on where to sleep. In many of the cases, the storm saw the roofs of several buildings blown away, leaving the occupants homeless. The one hour storm, which started at 2pm, affected 3 cells in Namengo ward Budaka town council. #NTVNews 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

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Wikipedia article of the day for March 31, 2019 Georgetown Car Barn

The Wikipedia article of the day for March 31, 2019 is Georgetown Car Barn.
The Car Barn is a historic building in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Designed by the American architect Waddy Butler Wood, it was built between 1895 and 1897 by the Capital Traction Company as a union terminal for several Washington and Virginia streetcar lines. The Exorcist steps, later named after their appearance in William Friedkin's 1973 horror film The Exorcist, were built during the initial construction to connect M Street with Prospect Street. Almost immediately after its construction, it was converted to accommodate electric streetcars. The building has undergone several renovations, the most extensive in 1911, when the original Romanesque Revival façade was significantly modified and the interior was almost completely gutted. Changing ownership over time, it maintained its original function of housing streetcars until 1950, when it was redeveloped as office space. Today, it is used as an academic building by Georgetown University.

South Africa's Denel may wind down manufacturing for Airbus A400M


JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African state arms company Denel is in talks with Airbus about winding down production of parts for the European planemaker’s A400M military aircraft, Denel said on Saturday.

Denel, a cornerstone of South Africa’s once mighty defense industry, is battling to emerge from a financial and operational crisis. In February it said it could sell stakes in some divisions as part of a strategy to return to profits within two years.

The company has also been trying to renegotiate onerous contracts and exit parts of its business which are no longer viable, after making a 1.7 billion rand ($117 million) loss in the 2017/18 financial year.

Denel said it was yet to finalize terms with Airbus for the winding down of production for the A400M.

“The two companies agreed that the continued manufacturing of aircraft parts by Denel is no longer sustainable in its current form,” Denel said in a statement. “Alternative options are now being considered between the two parties.”

Denel will try to minimize the impact on jobs at its Aeronautics division, it added.

AFRICA: Kagame, Museveni seek to cement friendships

Presidents Yoweri Museveni, Uhuru Kenyatta and Paul Kagame. Suddenly they are meeting and making the right diplomatic noises but there is still deep unease. TEA GRAPHIC | NMG
By THE EASTAFRICAN

East Africa has seen a rare flurry of high-level shuttle diplomacy over the past couple of weeks as presidents move to protect their country’s strategic interests in the face of leadership changes and simmering tensions.

ut while some meet-and-greet tours were expected following the installation of Ethiopia’s first female President Sahle-Work Zewde last year and Felix Tshisekedi in the Democratic Republic of Congo in January, threats to long-term interests have left the presidents ill at ease.

That is with the possible exception of Tanzanian President John Magufuli, who appears to be on a watching brief, and Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza, who appears to be increasingly isolated after he ran and won a controversial third term in office in May 2015.

Over the past month alone, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has made state visits to Kenya whose President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has been to Ethiopia, Eritrea, Rwanda, Uganda and Namibia.

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has been to Tanzania, Morocco and Angola. President Tshisekedi has been to Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda while President Zewde has been to Rwanda.

The intentions of the visits are usually couched in diplospeak but at the Africa CEO Forum held in Kigali this past week, three of the region’s presidents who attended — Kagame, Tshisekedi and Zewde — proffered there was more to the visits than bilateral relations and regional integration.

The diplomatic tiff between Rwanda and Uganda, instability in South Sudan and trade have been at the core of the shuttle diplomacy. On the tiff between Kigali and Kampala, President Tshisekedi came close to revealing what the mediation had achieved so far.

“I have discussed with the two presidents but I will not go into detail. What I can report is that there will be no escalation to war,” he said.

But President Tshisekedi is not bringing just mediation to the table. He seeks support from neighbouring countries against militia in his country that he has vowed to disarm.

As has happened in the case of Rwanda, militia tend to regroup across the border of a sympathetic country.

President Tshisekedi does not want the groups — which he describes as petty business people — to find accommodation outside the country.

He is also seeking regional assurances that they would buy electricity from the country once the potential of River Congo is fully harnessed. And that would put DRC in direct competition with Ethiopia for the region’s bulk power market.

Back to the basics
President Zewde said Ethiopia had decided to go back to basics in relations with neighbouring countries, challenging all countries in the region to do more for stability.

“We are seeking better relations with the north. That is what our peace deal with Eritrea signified,” said President Zewde.

Other areas in which Ethiopia is seeking input from the region include bringing stability to South Sudan and Somalia, expediting of cross-border infrastructure such as interconnection of power systems and support in its long-standing dispute with Egypt over Nile waters.

The dispute between Rwanda and Uganda puts Kenya and DRC in a delicate position as far as logistics are concerned. A long-term blockade would make it difficult for goods imported through the Mombasa port to reach Rwanda and eastern DRC, which Kenya is targeting together with Zambia to reverse its falling trade in the region.

UGANDA: How the defacto IGP Brig. Sabiti is executing his mandate through ISO & Gen. Tumwine



HOW THE DEFACTO POLCE CHIEF, BRIG. SABIITI IS EXECUTING HIS MANDATE THROUGH ISO AND GEN. TUMWINE.

CHANGE OF GUARDS - When Museveni sacked his trusted police chief, Gen. Kalekyezi and replaced him with Gen. Sabiiti Muzeyi, he was mindful of the cold reception and hostility he would encounter from the police personnel. Consequently, Gen. Sabiiti is more relying on ISO, CMI, SFC and the Minister of Security to execute his mandate.

In August 2018, Museveni's redundant Security Minister, Gen. Tumwine banned movement of livestock at night ensuring that all vehicles transporting animals from one place to another were stop at every animal or police check point along the route for checking and verification of documents.
“Any transporter who fails to stop at the said check points commits an offence and will be liable for prosecution,” Tumwine said in his letter dated August 27, 2018. He ordered all Resident District Commissioners (RDCs), LCV chairpersons and Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) to ensure maximum compliance to the guidelines.

In February 2019, the same Gen. Tumwine threatened to take action against Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) who had failed to submit daily Situational Reports (Sitreps) to his office. In a February 8 letter, Gen Elly Tumwine pointed out the districts that were non compliant and others that were fond of sending, Nothing To Report (NTP)."
“I do not believe that there can be nothing to report about a whole district. I ask those sending the Sitreps to keep up the vigilance and I will not hesitate to take appropriate measures on those defaulting,” it added.

Gen Tumwine said the Sitrep is supposed to give a whole account of what has gone on in the district the entire day and is supposed to be a yardstick for those RDCs who are performing in their districts. When the Daily Monitor contacted for a comment, Mr Asiimwe Stephen, the Kabarole RDC, said he neither reports to Daily Monitor nor the Security ministry before advising that instead, the people he reports to should be the ones to be contacted.
“I report to the Minister for Presidency. Call them and ask whether I have been reporting or not. The minister for security is less concerned and neither is Daily Monitor."

November 2018, Chimpreports, the regime's online propaganda mouthpiece, accurately reported that Gen. Tumwine had ordered District Police Commanders, District Internal security officers (DISOs) and Residence District commissioners (RDCs) to regularly update his office on incidents of murder that occur in their respective districts. His directive was contained in a circular that read in part;
“You are requested to report to the Ministry of Security on any murder case in your district every day,”

Mid this week, Museveni's Director General of Internal Security, Brig. Kaka met all the Local Council (LC) in what looks like a community policing drive. He, among other manoeuvres, implored the local leaders to work with ISO to fight crime.
“As security actors, we must work together for sustainable security. Sometimes, there are issues but we sit together. You also ought to sit together. I urge all DISOs (District Internal Security Officers) to work together with LC to fight crime,"

“When I had just been appointed ISO director, there were wrangles among boda bodas, I urged them to make SACCOs and it worked out. You too can copy from them,”

Earlier, in November 2017 the same Brig. Kaka had held a press conference at ISO headquarters where he allayed fears that his organisation was usurping the powers of the police.
“ISO is not taking over the role of the police neither are we in conflict with them but we are only providing support. In this work of ending rampant criminality in Kampala Metropolitan and elsewhere, we are working with External Security Organization and the police,”

Instead, ISO doubled its overt role in carrying out the mandate of the police. It arrests, detains, tortures, releases on bond, and carries out extra judicial executions. Some Concerned citizens this week filed a civil suit at the High Court against ISO's continued gross human rights abuses. The plaintiffs allege that the agents of the government under ISO engage in acts of kidnap and detention of Ugandan citizens in ungazetted places. They contend that these agents operate a safe house in Kyengera from where Ugandan citizens are tortured.

Just watch the space; it won't take long before this scheme backfires with dire consequences.

INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENISM




ENTERTAINMENT: Stones postpone tour as Jagger receives medical treatment

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017 file photo, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs during the concert of their 'No Filter' Europe Tour 2017 at U Arena in Nanterre, outside Paris, France. The Rolling Stones are postponing their latest tour so Jagger can receive medical treatment. The band announced Saturday, March 30, 2019 that Jagger “has been advised by doctors that he cannot go on tour at this time.” The band added that Jagger “is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.” (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
NEW YORK (Associated Press) — The Rolling Stones are postponing their latest tour so Mick Jagger can receive medical treatment.

The band announced Saturday that Jagger was told by doctors “he cannot go on tour at this time.” The band added that Jagger “is expected to make a complete recovery so that he can get back on stage as soon as possible.”

No more details about 75-year-old Jagger’s condition were provided.

The Stones’ No Filter Tour was expected to start April 20 in Miami. Other stops included Jacksonville, Florida; Houston; the New Orleans Jazz Festival; Pasadena and Santa Clara in California; Seattle; Denver; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Foxborough, Massachusetts; East Rutherford, New Jersey; Chicago; and Ontario, Canada.

“I really hate letting you down like this,” Jagger tweeted Saturday. “I’m devastated for having to postpone the tour but I will be working very hard to be back on stage as soon as I can.”

Tour promoters AEG Presents and Concerts West advise ticketholders to hold on to their existing tickets because will be valid for the rescheduled dates.

TECHNOLOGY: Ten Fascinating Things - March 30, 2019


Roundup of today's top tech news to get you thinking and debating.

 

1 The US housing department is suing Facebook for advertising discrimination
Facebook is accused of hosting racially-targeted adverts on its platform. (Axios)
  + Here’s why the lawsuit comes as a surprise. (The Verge)
  + Facebook has promised to stop letting advertisers target by gender, race, or age. (TR)

2 Inmates in two prisons in Finland are training AI
Prison labor, 2019 style. (The Verge)
  + Finland has an ambitious plan to teach the basics of AI to the general population. (TR)

3 A robot apple-picker is now harvesting fruit in New Zealand
It will work alongside human laborers to pick fruit 24 hours a day. 🍎 (TR)
  + Robots could be used to help bees talk to fish. 🤯 (IEEE Spectrum)
  + Your barista could be a robot one day. ☕ (The Economist)

4 This fungus has wiped out more species than any other disease
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is responsible for killing off 90 types of amphibian. (Science)

5 The data mining of failure could teach us the secrets of success
When it comes to messing up, it’s all about learning from experience. (TR)

6 Russia has threatened to ban VPN providers
The telecoms regulator has given the companies 30 days to comply with a law banning anonymizers. (FT)
  + It’s all part of Russia’s plan to carve out its own national internet infrastructure. (TR)

7 How Instagram became the way we make connections
Who actually swaps phone numbers anymore? (Atlantic)

8 Twitter says it won’t delete Trump’s offensive tweets, but it might label them as such
The chances of this ever actually happening? I’d say small to zero. (WP)
  + Should we break up Google, Amazon and Facebook? And if so, how? (BBC)

9 Artificial wombs are getting better and better
They’re still only in sheep—but the possibility of human trials is a tiny step closer. (Gizmodo)

10 YouTube’s highest-earning star last year was a seven year old boy
He made $22 million in a single year alone. 💰 (The Conversation)

NTVUganda has added Heathens crowned Rugby champions on last league day video

Heathens crowned Rugby champions on last league day



The Nile Special Rugby Premier League came to an end today after eighteen weeks of thrilling action. Heathens Rugby Club had to wait for the final whistle on the 80th minute against Warriors who were out to spoil their party of being crowned champions of the 2018/2019 season. #NTVNews 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

NTVUganda has added Crested Cranes in high spirits ahead of Ethiopia match video

Crested Cranes in high spirits ahead of Ethiopia match



The mood in the Women Nation Team camp, the crested Cranes, is high, ahead of the first round of CAF women’s Olympic qualifier against Ethiopia next week. The squad was boosted by the arrival of US based Sandra Nabweteme and Yudaya Nakayenze. #NTVNews 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

NTVUganda has added Buganda beats Lango in first game of FUFA drum video

Buganda beats Lango in first game of FUFA drum



Buganda has drawn first blood with a 1-0 win against Lango in the opening match of the second edition of the FUFA Drum competition played at Bishop Secondary School in Mukono, Ondupraka’s Vianney Sekajugo scored the only goal of the match in the first half to hand Buganda maximum points. #NTVNews 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

NTVUganda has added Four players to represent Uganda in the para-badminton championship video

Four players to represent Uganda in the para-badminton championship



A team of four players is set to represent Uganda at Dubai International Para-Badminton Championships . This year’s event is among those to reward excellent performers with points to qualify for 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. Uganda has been represented by Elizabeth Mwesigwa who won bronze from last year’s edition, Hadija Khamka as well as debutants Hassan Mubiru and Rita Asiimwe. #NTVNews 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

NTVUganda has added TALK OF THE NATION: Are we ready for the Uganda Airlines Launch video

TALK OF THE NATION: Are we ready for the Uganda Airlines Launch



This week, parliament all but laid the ground work for the operations of Uganda Airlines. Despite queries, the house appropriated funds for the purchase of two aircraft, to be delivered on April 8. We are asking what the management at Uganda Airlines should look out for, to ensure the success of the airliner. To lay the grounds is former pilot Capt FRANCIS BABU. #NTVNews #TalkOfTheNation 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

NTVUganda has added Ugandans urged to do regular medical testing for Hepatitis B video

Ugandans urged to do regular medical testing for Hepatitis B



The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr Diana Atwine has called urged the public to always go for regular medical checks in order to reduce the incidences of non-communicable diseases. Dr Atwine made the call while presiding over the launch of a Medical Camp at Kyambogo University Sports Grounds. #NTVNews 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

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Third day of national athletics trials produces good performances



The third day of the national athletics trials which have taken place today at Mandela national stadium in Namboole has been characterized by good performance. Athletes are looking at competing on an International scene. #NTVNews 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

NTVUganda has added Joshua Cheptegei takes gold at the world cross country championships video

Joshua Cheptegei takes gold at the world cross country championships



In athletics, Uganda's Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei has won a gold medal at the 2019 World Cross Country Championships in Denmark. Cheptegei, who won two gold medals in the 5000m and 10,000m races respectively at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, has become the first Ugandan to win gold in the Men's Senior Category at the IAAF World Cross Country Championship. Cheptegei beat his country mate Jacob Kiplimo into second place, and Kenyan athlete Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor came third. #NTVNews 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

NTVUganda has added Outdated education policies in Africa lead to high dropout rates - Experts video

Outdated education policies in Africa lead to high dropout rates - Experts



Education ministers from selected African countries have come out with what they call solutions for some of the challenges facing learning outcomes on the continent, in order to benefit the largely youthful population. #NTVNews 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

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I’m not interested in becoming president - Besigye



Former FDC President Col. Kiiza Besigye says he is not interested in becoming the president of Uganda, but in fighting for freedom. Dr Besigye explains that people who say that he and Museveni are the same because they have both stayed long fighting for a position are confused. He assures that he will leave when Museveni is out. #NTVNews 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

NTVUganda has added West Nile Tobacco farmers face uncertain future video

West Nile Tobacco farmers face uncertain future



The Tobacco conversation in Uganda is essentially one of divided opinion especially between farmers, politicians, health professionals and anti-tobacco activists. Uganda has one of the toughest tobacco laws in the world and this has made many businesspeople reconsider dealing in tobacco and tobacco products because the future seems very uncertain. #NTVNews 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

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Lugisu Version of Tuliyambala Engule

Lugisu Version of Tuliyambala Engule

Ghana revives its railways


By CHRIS MATTHEWS, AFRICAN BUSINESS MAGAZINE

After decades of neglect, much of Ghana’s railway network has fallen into disuse or is in need of repair. A $21bn plan promises to expand and modernise the network.

More than 100 years ago British colonialists constructed the first railway lines in Ghana.

Linking the coastal town of Sekondi with the gold-rich enclaves of Obuasi and Tarkwa, the railway, established in 1898, was crucial to colonial ambitions for exporting natural resources.

By the mid-1920s rail lines covered large swathes of the country.

Around 80% of cocoa exports were rail transported during the period as Ghana became the world’s largest exporter of the crop, and by the 1960s it is estimated the railways transported 2m tonnes of freight and 8m passengers a year.

Today, the sector is on its knees. Neglected by post-independence governments in favour of road travel and other facilities as the West African country developed to become a regional success story, it is estimated that less than 13% of Ghana’s original networks are operational.

But that could be set to change as Nana Akufo-Addo becomes the latest president to champion the redevelopment of the country’s railways.
Back on track?

Left dormant for nearly two decades, the commuter service between Accra and the port city of Tema, a short 24km ride, re-opened in 2007.

However, it was blighted by poor maintenance and safety concerns and in 2017 it was closed for rehabiliation works following an accident that left several people injured.

In January the service re-launched with much fanfare and politicians are hopeful the revived service will be the first of many network upgrades across the country.

“It’s 120 years since the railway was introduced into our country,” President Akufo-Addo said in December.

“It was the turning point in the establishment of our nation’s infrastructure but one of the greatest tragedies of our country, since we became independent, is that instead of building on the railway sector we inherited from the British we allowed it to go into disuse and neglected the sector.

“I am determined to revive the fortunes of the railway sector in our country.”

Since his election in 2016, Akufo-Addo has formed a dedicated department to work alongside the Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA).

A Master Plan aims to expand and modernise the country’s rail network, with the financing needed for its six phases estimated to top $21bn.

The 330km Eastern Rail Project is a cornerstone of the plan.

Costs are estimated at $1.3bn for the construction of the main line alone, and in late January the GRDA said six bids – believed to be from companies in China, Germany, the US and France – were being considered.

Joe Ghartey, the minister for railways development, said at the January re-launch: “I am convinced beyond reasonable doubt, that in the same way that the railway when it was introduced in 1898 in Sekondi transformed the economy of the then Gold Coast… within 20-30 years time this economy of ours will transform from a middle-income country into a first world country.”
Growth potential

The Ghanaian economy has rebounded in recent years.

After suffering from the global commodities downturn in 2015, growth levels topped 8% in 2017 – more than double the year before – while government debt decreased by 4% over the 12 months to 69.2% at the end of 2017.

However youth unemployment remains a concern and it is hoped that reviving the railways will create jobs, and facilitate trade and commerce.

“Clearly there is a need that can be filled by the train service,” says Nicholas de-Heer, head of programmes at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in Accra.

“Theoretically it is going to enhance trade, benefit the economy in the long run and perhaps reduce the numbers of people travelling by road.”

One area de-Heer believes could be improved is that of food waste.

Income losses from harvests are high due to transport costs and the inability of many farmers to store produce. A strong rail network could potentially reduce such losses.

“If it is going to convey foodstuff – as we have a lot of post-harvest waste in the country and a lot of food that is produced is not able to get to the market – then it could definitely be helpful.”

The general secretary of the Ghana Railway Workers Union, Godwill Ntarmah was enthusiastic about plans for the development.

“Workers are ready to work,” he said in January.

“All that we are urging is that these plans come into fruition for us to play our effective role so we are ready to partner the ministry, partner government and whichever stakeholders, so that we move this nation forward as far as the rail sector is concerned.”

How fast the redevelopment comes to fruition remains to be seen as government pursues external funding.

An agreement was signed with Russia in late 2017 to support the projects, while the line from the second city of Kumasi to the north is to be backed with a China Exim Bank loan, it was reported in July 2018.

The November 2018 budget was set at C73.4bn ($14bn) and over $2bn of that was ring-fenced for infrastructure projects, including rail and road redevelopments, representing 21.3% of GDP.

And while the benefits could be many, de-Heer says the government is burdened by several expensive projects already.

He is sceptical about how the rail plans will be paid for.

When looking across the continent it is clear that poorly planned projects can be mired in inefficiency and mismanagement.

In Ethiopia, Chinese funding for the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway and the Addis Ababa city service was critical.

Yet allegations of corruption stalked the projects, and the Ethiopian government had to ask China to restructure its debt repayments to balance the books on the $4bn Djibouti line.

Whether Ghana can avoid those pitfalls remains to be seen.