Sunday, June 30, 2019

NTVUganda has added TAKE NOTE : Using ICT to reduce maternal mortality rate video

TAKE NOTE : Using ICT to reduce maternal mortality rate



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NTVUganda has added KICK STARTER : Is Government's move to regulate the internet viable ? video

KICK STARTER : Is Government's move to regulate the internet viable ?



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NTVUganda has added BEACH SOCCER: St Lawrence crowned as season champions video

BEACH SOCCER: St Lawrence crowned as season champions



The beach soccer association has concluded its 2018-2019 season crowning st Lawrence as winners. Outgoing champions isabet beach soccer finished on 9 points. St Lawrence wrapped up the title three weeks ago but had to wait for the final day to be crowned. Kutesa royal institute also won the women league with on goal difference over Katuso beach soccer club #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 GENOCIDE MEMORIAL VOLLEYBALL: Nkumba University women win tournament title video

GENOCIDE MEMORIAL VOLLEYBALL: Nkumba University women win tournament title



Nkumba university Women volleyball team has retained the 21st edition of the Rwanda Genocide Memorial Volleyball title after beating home side Rwanda revenue Authority by three sets to nil in the final played at Amahora indoor stadium in Kigali Rwanda. Uganda was represented by seven volleyball club in the championship that saw all the Ugandan men's teams fail to go past the semifinal stage. #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 AFCON 2019: Uganda Cranes gear up for match against Egypt video

AFCON 2019: Uganda Cranes gear up for match against Egypt



Uganda will be facing Egypt in a crucial Group A match. Uganda are on four points, a win could see them qualify as group leaders while a draw confirms their passage in second place. We caught up with some Ugandans to give us their thoughts on the game #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

AFRICA: Why Museveni's family is a target of Rwanda hostilities but not some UPDF personell



WHY MUSEVENI'S FAMILY IS A TARGET OF RWANDA'S 'HOSTILITY' BUT NOT SOME UPDF PERSONNEL

By CHANGE OF GAURDS

"Wars are started by politicians, planned by Generals and fought by men."
A poster on the wall of one of the torture chambers at Museveni's Kololo based JATT Safe House.

The ongoing bad blood between Kigali and Kampala took another twist early this month when Museveni stopped three of his grandchildren from travelling to Kigali for the Africa Basketball League (FIBA) U16 tournament that took place in Kigali.

However, Military medics from Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan are currently in Rwanda providing free medical services to different hospitals until July 3. The four contingents, made of 30 medical experts each, are part of East African Community (EAC) Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC). Both the UPDF and Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) medical teams, are operating at Nyamata District Hospital and offering general medicine, Ear-Nose-Throat ENT) surgery, dental and eye treatment, anaethesia, orthopaedrics, general surgery, and gynaecology, among others, as part of their contribution to this year’s free one-week civil military activities in Rwanda.

The two countries (Uganda and Rwanda) have been bickering over alleged Museveni's support for Rwandan armed dissidents. Usually, such bickering, if not tamed escalates into an armed confrontation which is fought by soldiers. Therefore, under normal circumstances, military personnel are the target. That is why, though a member of the EAC, Burundi, which is facing the same situation with Rwanda did not send its military medics to Rwanda. For Uganda, Museveni feels his grand children are more of a target by Rwanda's hostility than his army officers. As we have repeatedly argued, the key protagonists on the side of Uganda are the Hima clique. That is why you hear of Gen. Saleh, Gen. Tumukunde, Gen. Kandiho and a few others.

In a March 2011 Television interview with a Kenyan Journalist, Jeff Koinange, Museveni blatantly put it as to what he was working for. He was more concerned about his children and grandchildren than other Ugandans.

Jeff Koinange:
"Do you wake up sometimes, and feel, you know what, this is too much. You don't feel appreciated enough."

Museveni:
"It doesn't matter; I am working for myself.  I am not working for other people.  I am working for my grandchildren; for my children."

In January 2017 Museveni corroborated the above statement thus;
‘‘I hear some people saying that I am their servant, I am not a servant of anybody. I am a freedom fighter, that is what I do. I don’t do it because I am your servant, I’m not your servant. I am just a freedom fighter, I am fighting for myself or my beliefs. That’s how I come in, I’m not an employee.
If anybody thinks he gave me a job, he is deceiving himself. I am just a freedom fighter whom you thought could help you also,’‘ he stated.

In his September 2018 public address, Museveni urged parents to plan for their children saying that his children are lucky not to have suffered thanks to his planning.

“I have planned at a personal level for your sisters and brothers who stay in my house. That is why you don’t see my daughters looking for jobs. I saved for them assets, property.”

Talking about the high youth unemployment, Museveni said parents are to blame as they did not plan well for their children causing many to leave the country to work in Middle East countries.

"................You don’t see my children looking for jobs because they are busy with their wealth. Some parents don’t plan for their children and neither do they bequeath their wealth to them,” Museveni said.

In Oct 2003, Museveni spent at least £20,000 from state coffers flying his daughter to Europe in his presidential jet so she could have a baby in a western hospital. Natasha Museveni gave birth to a daughter in Germany and was flown home to Uganda a month later. Opposition politicians attacked the "waste" but Museveni refused to apologise, claiming security threats against his family left him no choice. 

"When it comes to medical care for myself and my family there is no compromise," he said in a statement.

Sources in Uganda said the round-trip for Mr Museveni's daughter cost £70,000 but the presidency in Kampala said it cost around £20,000. It would take a Ugandan on the average national wage 85 years to earn that amount. In his defiant statement, Museveni said he was a constant target for assassins, who would not hesitate in using local doctors to breach his security services. 
 
"I regard myself and my immediate family as a principal target for the criminal forces," he said.

Therefore, it is now clear that unlike the Burundi situation, Rwanda is not hostile to the Uganda army but to Museveni's family which comprises of all the Bahima ethnic group. That is why Gen. Kandiho cannot dare step in Rwanda but Col. Edson Nahabwe who led the team of medics from Uganda was warmly received.

INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENISM






NTVUganda has added Boda boda cyclist’s murder captured on CCTV camera video

Boda boda cyclist’s murder captured on CCTV camera



The Boda Boda cyclist whose brutal murder was caught on CCTV and circulated widely on social media has been identified as Derrick Mulindwa a resident of Nabweru in Nansana Municipality. However, Police say Investigations to identify the killers are underway and very soon their faces will be made public. #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 Preserving old buildings as tourist attractions video

Preserving old buildings as tourist attractions



The future of tourism in Uganda is likely to be affected by environmental change, technology and extinction of species; in the case of countries like Uganda that depend on wild-life tourism. This means that countries have to start to prepare for the changing trends in the industry. Uganda is still virgin in many aspects of tourism. History is one such area marketers have to sell to the world. History can be about the arts, buildings, culture or lifestyle which, sometimes, is generalised as cultural tourism #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: Stateless refugees; Eritreans flee their country in droves video

NTV PANORAMA: Stateless refugees; Eritreans flee their country in droves



Thousands of Eritreans have fled their country to seek refugee abroad as they escape the authoritarian regime of Isaias Afewerki. Many have taken the dangerous journey to Europe and Israel. However, some Eritreans have been expelled from Israel and others have been forced to relocate to Uganda. Many of these now live in Najjanakumbi a suburb of Kampala. Bart Kakooza reports for Panorama in part one of a two-part series on the lives of these Eritrean refugees. #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 HEALTH FOCUS: Mitigating against global health threats video

HEALTH FOCUS: Mitigating against global health threats



The aspect of global health security is now an integral component of efforts to accelerate progress towards a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats. It is meant to urge countries to prioritise capacity to prevent, detect and rapidly respond to biological threats. In 2014, Uganda became one of the countries that agreed on the need to measure progress of the set priorities in respect to International Health Regulations. WALTER MWESIGYE has more on why countries need to critically assess how to to mitigate the impact of global health threats #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 A LIFE OF SERVICE: Bishop Kaggwa reflects on his time in Masaka diocese video

A LIFE OF SERVICE: Bishop Kaggwa reflects on his time in Masaka diocese



After 24 years of service the Bishop of Masaka Diocese, John Baptist Kaggwa will retire next week, following Pope Francis’ decision to accept his request to leave office. As a bishop, Kaggwa has been instrumental in developing the Masaka diocese and being outspoken to government. As he goes though his last week as prelate of Masaka, SOLOMON KAWEESA took time off to speak to man about his quarter century as head of Masaka diocese #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 EAC court to rule on case against Martin Ngoga video

EAC court to rule on case against Martin Ngoga



The East African court of justice based in Arusha Tanzania will on Tuesday deliver it’s judgement on a case challenging the election of Martin Ngoga the speaker of the East Africa legislative Assembly. The case, which was brought by Burundi threatens to increase existing tensions between Burundi and Rwanda, from where Martin Ngoga hails. #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 UTL MANAGEMENT ROW: David Bahati defends Evelyn Anite’s actions video

UTL MANAGEMENT ROW: David Bahati defends Evelyn Anite’s actions



The Minister of Finance in charge of Planning David Bahati has defended the actions of Minister Evelyn Anite in the UTL management row. Anite, who is the minister of state for investment, has on several occasions accused the UTL administrator Bemanya Twebaze of mismanagement and demanded for a forensic Audit of the telecommunications company. #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

Today in History - June 30 -- Library of Congress

Today in History - June 30

President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Valley Grant Act, Senate Bill 203, on June 30, 1864. The legislation gave California the Yosemite Valley and the nearby Mariposa Big Tree Grove "upon the express conditions that the premises shall be held for public use, resort, and recreation." Continue reading.

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NTVUganda has added 2019 06 30 STANBIC MUG video

2019 06 30 STANBIC MUG



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NTVUganda has added Police confirms murder of 50 year old man in Kasese video

Police confirms murder of 50 year old man in Kasese



Police in Kasese are investigating the killing of a 50 year-old man, Milton Baluku. Speaking with NTV on phone the area police spokesperson ASP Vincent Twesige, confirmed the incident and said the deceased was a resident of Kirembo cell in Kagando ward in Kisinga sub county Kasese district. #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 Miss World Africa Abenakyo calls for revamping of various tourism sites video

Miss World Africa Abenakyo calls for revamping of various tourism sites



Miss World Africa Quiin Abenakyo has asked government to revamp the various tourism sites within the country if tourism is to be boosted. Abenakyo observes that tourism is one of the main contributors to the country’s revenue and should therefore be taken more seriously. #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 2019 06 30 POLICE KABALYE PASS OUT video

2019 06 30 POLICE KABALYE PASS OUT



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NTVUganda has added Minister Senninde decries new trend of cram work in school pupils video

Minister Senninde decries new trend of cram work in school pupils



State Minister for Primary Education Rosemary Seninde says that cram work among learners could hinder the country’s education targets if teachers don’t resume the teaching culture of creative thinking. She was speaking at a pupils’s exhibition at Namagunga Primary School in Mukono district where she also hinted on parents’ moral decay. #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 Report on performance of district Local Governments draws criticism video

Report on performance of district Local Governments draws criticism



On Wednesday, government released a report assessing the performance of district local governments and a few municipal councils across the country. The report placed Bukedea, Adjumani, Kumi, Butambala and Buikwe as the best 5 performers while districts like Kitgum, Buliisa and Rubanda were the worst performing district local governments. #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 Dialogue on the Budget under the theme 'leaving No One Behind' video

National Dialogue on the Budget under the theme 'leaving No One Behind'



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Sudan’s security forces storm opposition premises ahead of Sunday’s protests



KHARTOUM (Sudan Tribune) - The Sudanese security forces stormed the premises of the Sudanese Professionals (SPA) Association in Khartoum and prevented a press conference held on the eve of rallies the opposition plans to hold on Sunday.

The attack took place as the international community has called to ensure the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and warned against violence on the opposition groups which peacefully call for a civilian-led transitional authority.

"Regular military forces of the putschist military council stormed the premises of the (Sudanese) Professionals Association and prevented a press conference which was scheduled for 07:00 pm on June 29," said the SPA, a coalition of trade unions that spearheads the protests.

"We condemn this repressive behaviour, which reflects the extent of the Council’s fear of continuing communion between the SAP and the masses of our steadfast people," further said the statement.
The opposition alliance accepted a draft agreement on the transitional institutions made by the Ethiopian mediator but it was rejected by the military council.

Until now the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) did not make public their position on the joint proposal by the Ethiopian mediator and the African Union envoy which call to renegotiate the percentage of the opposition at the appointed parliament.
However, opposition sources told Sudan Tribune they accepted the joint initiative and the talks will resume in the upcoming days.
The National Umma Party of Sadiq al-Mahdi welcomed the joint proposal on Friday and said they will announce a joint position with its pro-democracy allies.

According to the opposition, the purpose of the 30 June protests is to express a collective condemnation of the June 30, 1989 coup that brought al-Bashir to power and an invitation to focus on the lesson learned from this coup and its corrupt regime, so that Sudanese void to repeat it.

Also, the protests intend to express a rejection of the use of violence against the peaceful protest movement.
For its part, the military junta warned the opposition groups that they would be held responsible for any destruction or damage by "vandals" and people "with an agenda" ahead of planned protests on 30 June.

The Council further warned against "any destruction or damage" to people and state institutions because of "traffic disruption or road closure" during Sunday’s marches.
In the past, the SPA used social media to mobilize and reach Sudanese in the different parts of the country. Now after the internet cut by the junta, they held small protests in the neighbourhoods and meeting to explain their positions.
The brutal attack on peaceful protesters of 3 June was a turning point in the relationship between the opposition and the military council.

Also, the recent violence that followed the attack did not dissuade youth from taking to the street to express their rejection of the military rule particularly after the deployment in the capital of Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militiamen.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Trump lands at DMZ ahead of meeting with North Korea's Kim

PAJU, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump arrived at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas on Sunday ahead of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited a guard post in the northernmost part of the South Korean side of the DMZ, looking into the North, where he will speak with U.S. and South Korean servicemen.

Trump and Kim are expected to meet at the Joint Security Area patrolled by soldiers from both Koreas near the inter-Korean border.

UGANDA: Not all activists and supporters are looking for a political appointment - @HeBobiWine @MugishaMuntu @FDCofficial1


Some of us are fighting to get back our country for our children, grand children and great grand children.

It would be wrong to think that everyone is working towards a political assignment. Something like Minister, RDC or LDC.  Nonsense.  When you people take power, some of us will take the first vacation in many years and shut off all our gadgets.

The people who claim that they are opposition to the current rogue regime yet ask "how will you reward me when we win?" are not opposition.

They will be no better than the clowns we currently have in government.

You have a better chance counting on people who want nothing, absolutely nothing from you or from the next government.

MARTHA LEAH NANGALAMA
Moncton, Canada
Bududa, Uganda
PS: I qualify for early retirement in 2023 and it will be a descent pension.

I'll Be Missing You (feat. Faith Evans & 112) (Remastered)



I'll Be Missing You (feat. Faith Evans & 112) (Remastered)

Provided to YouTube by Rhino Atlantic I'll Be Missing You (feat. Faith Evans & 112) (Remastered) · Puff Daddy · 112 · Faith Evans No Way Out (Remastered Edition) ℗ 1997 Atlantic Records Second Engineer: John "JM" Meredith Mixer, Recorded by: Michael Patterson Lead Vocals: Puff Daddy Mixer, Producer, Recorded by: Sean "Puffy" Combs Producer: Stevie J. Writer: F. Evans Writer: Sting Writer: T. Gaither Auto-generated by YouTube.

Shaggy - It Wasn't Me with Lyrics!



Shaggy - It Wasn't Me with Lyrics!

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Bryce Vine - La La Land ft. YG [Official Lyric Video]



Bryce Vine - La La Land ft. YG [Official Lyric Video]

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NTVUganda has added TALK OF THE NATION: Promoting local content through certification video

TALK OF THE NATION: Promoting local content through certification



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NTVUganda has added Ugandan schools take part in Chinese language competition video

Ugandan schools take part in Chinese language competition



The Director National Curriculum Development Centre Grace Baguma has praised the speed at which the Chinese Language is developing in Uganda after it was officially approved to be taught in the curriculum of secondary schools. Baguma assured the schools and learners who have embraced Chinese that they will sit their first UNEB examinations in 2023 and obtain certificates in the international language. She was speaking during a competition in Chinese speech and drama by secondary schools held at Makerere University today. #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 30 companies take part in the 2019 Insurance games video

30 companies take part in the 2019 Insurance games



More than 30 insurance firms have taken part in this year’s insurance games at Mandela Stadium in Namboole. The games are intended to attract the sporting fraternity into the insurance sector. #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 Mobile money agent shot dead in Mengo, UGX 6M left untouched video

Mobile money agent shot dead in Mengo, UGX 6M left untouched



Police are investigating the killing of another Mobile money dealer identified as Juliet Nabaasa who was gunned down near her gate by unknown gunmen last night in Mengo, in Kampala. According to police, the incident is being treated as a murder case, not robbery. IVAN KIMULI KIGOZI has more on this story. #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 AFCON 2019: Uganda Cranes confident ahead of Egypt game video

AFCON 2019: Uganda Cranes confident ahead of Egypt game



Uganda has not played knockout football at the Africa Cup Of Nations since 1978. However, The Cranes stand at the cusp of playing knockout football if they can win or draw against Egypt tomorrow. #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 Education is key to combating early marriages - Abenakyo video

Education is key to combating early marriages - Abenakyo



Miss World Africa Quiin Abenekyo has asked parents to take their girl children to school so that they can be empowered to say no to forced marriages. Abenakyo who was on a tour of Bugisu and Sebei sub-regions also told teachers to follow up on the girl students to establish circumstances that force them to drop out of school. #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 Bul FC beat KCCA 3-0 in the FUFA junior league final video

Bul FC beat KCCA 3-0 in the FUFA junior league final



Bul FC beat KCCA 3-0 in a FUFA Junior League final played at Njeru Technical cents in Buikwe district. Reagan Kalyowa scored twice and Deo Ssentongo scored the other for a Bul FC side that took the game to KCCA from the start. Bul FC junior coach Dan Kabaale that preparation was key to success. #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 Volleyball teams doing well in Rwandan tournament video

Ugandan Volleyball teams doing well in Rwandan tournament



Ugandan participating in this year's genocide Memorial Volleyball Championship are flying the national flag high with victories over their counterparts of Rwanda. Sam Mpoza has details: #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 Fathers challenged to embrace their responsibilities video

Fathers challenged to embrace their responsibilities



Fathers have been advised not to neglect their responsibility towards their children’s upbringing to provide a good example and keep their families intact. The advise was given by the First Lady Janet Museveni during the fathers day Celebrations at Kololo Independence grounds. Meanwhile, teens have also been cautioned to leave within their means to avoid temptations that could lead them into early unplanned parenthood. #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 Schools begin installing lightning conductors video

Schools begin installing lightning conductors



The ministry of Education and sports has started an exercise to instal lightening conductors in schools found in lightening prone districts in the country. This follows incidences of lightening striking students, which become more frequent during the rainy season. According to the ministry spokesperson Patrick Muinda, 134 schools have already benefited from this program with another batch of 160 on the waiting list in this financial year. #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 Zika Forest encroachers risk contracting diseases video

Zika Forest encroachers risk contracting diseases



People who settled near Zika forest in Wakiso district have been warned about the possibility of contracting at least one of the 12 killer diseases and viruses habitant in the forest. According to the Uganda Virus Research Institute, the number of people settling near the forest is growing, which has also put it’s eco-system in danger. Deforestation and animal raring within the forest are the other threats that could destroy it. SOLOMON KAWEESA reports. #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 Point Blank: American English can really be difficult to understand video

Point Blank: American English can really be difficult to understand



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Today in History - June 29 -- Library of Congress

Today in History - June 29

On June 29, 1852, statesman Henry Clay, known as "the Great Compromiser" for his feats of legislative reconciliation between the North and the South, died at the age of seventy-five at the Old National Hotel in Washington, D.C. Continue reading.

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NTVUganda has added Burundi to benchmark Uganda’s policies video

Burundi to benchmark Uganda’s policies



The Director of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGlR-RTF) Nathan Mwesigye, has urged a section of technocrats from Burundi to fast track peace in order to end gender based violence in the region. The Burundian delegation, led by Felix Ngendabanyikwa, the Burundian Permanent Secretary, in the Ministry of Gender, was on a tour to benchmark the progress the practices Uganda has adopted in the fight against Social Gender Based Violence. #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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Quin Abenakayo says education is key to combating early marriages



Miss World Africa Quiin Abenekyo has asked parents to take their girl children to school so that they can be empowered to say no to forced marriages. Abenakyo who was on a tour of Bugisu and Sebei sub-regions also told teachers to follow up on the girl students to establish circumstances that force them to drop out of school. #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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Poverty affects democratic reforms - Activists



The executive director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative Livingstone Ssewanyana, say the 2021 general elections will come at time when Ugandans true democracy is hard to obtain, owing to increasing levels of poverty. For his part, board member Jude Mbabali says that government is not interested in tabling electoral reforms in parliament because as the law is, it continues to favours those in government hence causing a no urgency for the reforms.#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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UNRA launches ferry for Sigulu islands



The Uganda National Roads Authority together with the M/S Johns gram- Hanseen the contractor have today floated the 4.3 million dollar ferry that has taken 10 months to build in Jinja. MV Sigulu Ferry has been under construction at Masese in jinja district, in a bid to increase safety on the lake, while improving transport facilities. #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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Multi-million water project launched in Gulu



Water shortages in Gulu will soon be no more now that a 50 million Euros project to construct a water treatment reservoir at Karuma is underway. The project, which is funded by the German government, the World Bank and the government of Uganda, is expected to supply 150,000 cubic meters of clean water to an estimated population of 450,000 in Gulu. The project is slated for completion in 2022. #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

UGANDA: Prof. Kanyeihamba, a retired Supreme Court Justice fears for his life


As received in #UgandaNewsBriefing group at 20:48 AST, June 28, 2019
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URGENT!

Our client, *Prof. Dr. G. W. Kanyeihamba,* a retired Supreme Court Justice *fears for his life* .

In a meeting with our Managing Partner, witnessed by two other lawyers, this evening of 28.06.2019, Prof. Dr. G. W. Kanyeihamba has instructed to alert Ugandans that:

1. A General in Uganda tipped him yesterday that he was a few minutes from arrest. The reason for his arrest, according to the General was that Prof. Dr. G. W. Kanyeihamba continues to tarnish government image through his publications.

The condition outlined  by the General for freedom is for him to immediately stop all a anti government publications or writings especially those that tell Ugandans that President Museveni always loses elections and his opponents always win; and comparing Museveni with ousted leaders like Gaddafi, Ben Ali of Tunisia, Mubarak of Egypt and their ilk who had a talent for manufacturing consent, popularity and electoral victories only to exposed by revolutions led by the very masses they used oppress and dupe.

2. The General's warning came after Uganda Police Force body guards had unceremoniously withdrawn from his residence. Interesting.

3. The police management has also not been paying the police guards of Prof. Dr. G. W. Kanyeihamba all their legal entitlements in accordance with our client's written advice.

4. Prof. Dr. G. W. Kanyeihamba responded to the solemn tip off by trying to seek sanctuary at Namirembe C. O. U headquarters but the church leadership had other ideas.

5. Ultimately, our client ran to Bulange, Mengo, where he was properly received and given directions to the palace where the Kabaka was.

6. Our client shared his security fears with the Kabaka of Buganda - a personal friend of Prof. Dr. G. W. Kanyeihamba since their days in exile.

7. The Kabaka is in the meantime giving emergency security our client until the situation normalises.

8. Prof. Dr. G. W. Kanyeihamba will not compromise his freedom regardless of the intensity of intimidation from some high level government officials and Generals that the one who alerted him said he was speaking for.

Published by *Kiiza & Mugisha Advocates* 28/06/2019 @ Kampala.

SUDAN: Military council accepts transitional proposal from AU, Ethiopia

Sudan’s army says AU-Ethiopia deal paves way for talks

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s ruling generals say they have accepted a joint proposal from the African Union and Ethiopia to work toward a transitional government.

Lt. Gen. Shams Eddin Kabashi, a spokesman for the military council, said late Friday the generals are ready to resume “immediate, serious and honest” negotiations to end the political stalemate with the protesters based on the joint proposal.

Protest leaders, represented by the coalition Forces for Declaration of Freedom and Change, said Thursday the proposal was based on a previous initiative from Ethiopia for a power-sharing agreement.

In recent weeks, Ethiopia and the AU have been mediating between the military council and the pro-democracy movement demanding civilian rule.

Talks collapsed when Sudanese security forces cleared a protest camp in the capital, Khartoum, earlier this month.

UGANDA: Court issues arrest warrant for Ponzy Scheme Scam Development Channel boss

Development Channel’s Charles Lambert Nwabuikwu and Caroline Waithera Wawera in the Nakawa Magistrate Court dock during a hearing in December 2018. Photo by Nancy Nanyonga
Court issues arrest warrant for Development Channel boss

By NEW VISION

Prosecution alleges that the accused disseminated misleading information to induce members of the public to buy shares in Development Channel

The Nakawa Chief Magistrates’ Court has issued an arrest warrant for development channel boss Charles Lambert Nwabuikwu for skipping court twice.

Lambert, 44, a Briton of Nigerian decent and his wife, Caroline Waithera Waweru, 30, a Kenyan national, were charged with giving false or misleading information to people last year.

The arrest warrant was issued by Chief Magistrate Susan Kanyange after prosecution requested so.

After Lambert was released on bail early this year, he requested court to allow him negotiate with the complainants, whom he had allegedly defrauded.

Yesterday, his lawyer, Moses Mugabe, said efforts of settlement had been frustrated by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The duo is battling charges of giving false or misleading information under Section 84 (b) and 89 (1) of the Capital Markets Act Cap 84, which attracts a fine not exceeding sh12m or imprisonment not exceeding five years or both. They denied the charges.

In another case before the Commercial Court, Mugabe and Ramathan Waiswa, the lawyer for the complainants, had agreed to settle the matter out of court.

According to the charge sheet, the accused are directors of Development Conglomerate Limited and residents of Luzira in Kampala with the company’s office at Itiri House on Port Bell Road, Luzira.

Prosecution led by Annet Namatovu alleged that the accused, between October 2017 and November 2018, in various parts of Uganda, disseminated misleading information to induce members of the public to buy shares in Development Channel, knowing or having reason to believe that such information was false.

Background

New Vision has learnt that the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) under the finance ministry had written to the state minister for investment, Evelyn Anite, about the illegal operations of Development Channel.

In a letter dated September 26, 2018, FIA noted that they had received information through a programme dubbed Uganda Poverty Alleviation, which was collecting money from the public while promising them shares.

By floating shares, the company promised to pay those who bought the dividends of the shares that would enrich them.

At that time, FIA established that the company could not sell shares to the public without the requisite regulatory authorisation.

On March 7, 2018, FIA received a letter from Capital Markets Authority informing them of the suspected illegal sale of shares to the public by Development Channel and requesting the Police to investigate the matter further.

FIA monitored the transactions and gathered additional intelligence which showed that the company was receiving big deposits into their mobile money accounts.

The document also disclosed that the company had opened two business bank accounts — 0080045603 for Uganda shillings and 0080045611 for US dollars in Tropical Bank.

These accounts had three signatories; Lambert, Lawrence Anugwalu and Waweru.

A review of the transaction on the Uganda shillings bank account number 0080045603 indicated a high turnover for the newly opened account.

“Between February and June 2018, total credit turnover amounted to sh723, 510,031, mainly consisting of cash deposits amounting to sh693,050,00,” the document read.

Complainants talk

Diana Abang, a former employee of the company and resident of Bukoto, said she joined the company in April 2018 as a team leader.

This was after she had convinced 10 people, especially members of her family and relatives to join but was not paid until she left.

“Lambert promised those who joined 500,000 as salary but the majority did not get it,” she said.

Sixty-year-old Badru Mpiima said on February 21, 2018, he bought five shares for his two children at sh1.7m and he was promised $100 (about sh370, 000) per month and one tablet (phone), which he did not get.


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Friday, June 28, 2019

Over 40 People Killed as Mine Collapses in DR Congo - Reports


MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Forty-three people were killed as a mine collapsed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's southern Lualaba province, local media have reported, citing the authorities.

The Actualite newspaper reported, citing provincial governor Richard Muyej Manguez Mans, the victimswere miners who had been illegally working at the mine despite the prohibition to do that. The incident took place on Thursday.

The victims' families are currently identifying those killed.

Muyej also called for stopping illegal works at the mine, according to the outlet.

The mine was operated by Kamoto Copper Company, which runs cobalt and copper mines in the area. Last year, the company was forced to suspend its exports of cobalt after traces of uranium were found in its material.

Canada Day July 1st, USA July 4th - Week of holidays

Canada Day
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Children watch the Canada Day parade in Montreal, 2004
Also called Fête du Canada;
previously named Dominion Day
Observed by Canadian citizens (Canada)
Type Historical, cultural, national
Celebrations Fireworks, parades, barbecues, concerts, carnivals, fairs, picnics
Date July 1
Frequency Annual

Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is the national day of Canada. A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867, the effective date of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.[1][2] Originally called Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), the holiday was renamed in 1982, the year the Canada Act was passed. Canada Day celebrations take place throughout the country, as well as in various locations around the world, attended by Canadians living abroad.[3]
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Independence Day (United States)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Fourth of July" is USA Independence Day
Displays of fireworks, such as these over the Washington Monument in 1986, take place across the United States on Independence Day.
Celebrations Fireworks, family reunions, concerts, barbecues, picnics, parades, baseball games
Date July 4

Frequency annual

Independence Day (colloquial: the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states.[1] The Congress had voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2, but it was not declared until July 4.[1]

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.[2][3][4]

Kenya's Avocado Farmers Eye Chinese Market, But There's a Catch

A worker sorts avocados at a farm factory in Nelspruit in Mpumalanga province, about 51 miles (82 km) north of the Swaziland border, South Africa, June 14, 2018.
MURANGA COUNTY, KENYA (VOA News) - Kenyan farmer Alexander Muchiri tends 30 avocado trees he planted seven years ago on his farm in Muranga County.

In previous years, most of his avocados were sold locally, providing a modest income for him, his wife and five children.

Then in April, Kenya signed a deal to export avocados to China, making Kenya the only African nation to sell the fruit to the huge Chinese consumer market.

With that in mind, Muchiri says he will scale up production by planting more trees.

He says if they plant more avocados, there will be a market for them. In previous years, brokers would come, pick the larger fruits and leave the smaller ones on the farms with no one to sell to, Muchiri said, wasting lots of fruit.

Potential buyers visit

About 2 kilometers from Muchiri’s farm, Beatrice Mugure inspects her 300 avocado trees. She used to grow coffee on her eight-acre farm but switched to avocados a few years ago as the price of coffee dropped and the market for avocados expanded.

Her avocado trees are about three years old, Mugure said, and are giving her their first fruits. She says potential buyers have come to her farm several times to check the avocados and pick samples, and they will be coming back for the harvest.

The potential buyers Mugure is talking about are private exporting companies.

The catch

Kenya’s Ministry of Trade says that the Chinese market will take in more than 40 percent of Kenya’s avocado crop, putting Kenya in the top rank of avocado exporters.

But there is one catch, says Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Trade and Industrialization Peter Munya.

“Usually when you want to export something outside, there are standards you have to meet and when they came to assess the situation of avocados, there were found to be some flies, which made it difficult for us to be allowed to export raw avocados, and a decision was made to have frozen avocados exported,” Munya said.

Farmers or traders are required to freeze the fruits to minus 30 degrees Celsius to get rid of the pests and minus 18 degrees for transit. Many farmers worry that the strict requirement will prevent them from directly exporting the produce.

Munya says they will help Kenyan farmers who do not have facilities to freeze their crops for export to China.

“We are looking at building capacity for Kenya National Trading Cooperation to support small-scale farmers to aggregate and that’s already in the budget,” he said. “We have resources to support KNTC to upgrade its warehouses and then export.”

Kenyan exporters say they are also planning to make investments in cold storage to meet the requirements for accessing the Chinese market.

In the meantime, Kenyan avocado farmers will rely on farmer cooperatives to find other markets willing to buy their produce fresh from the farm.

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UGANDA: How Mumbere forced Museveni off the funeral of Mwenda's mother (PHOTOS)



HOW MUMBERE FORCED MUSEVENI OFF THE FUNERAL OF MWENDA'S MOTHER

CHANGE OF GUARDS - Since November 2016 when Museveni's army attacked and set fire on the Rwenzururu King Mumbere's palace after killing hundreds of his subjects and holding him hostage together with hundreds of others.  The king was banished from his kingdom. However, when his mother passed away recently in Kasese, the Museveni regime faced the challenge of whether to allow the King to travel to Kasese or not.

Hiding behind court, the regime was buying time as it sought for a solution to the impasse. Finally it was resolved by using the King's young brother, Minister Kibanzanga who grabbed the late mother's body and took it to the hostile Bundibugyo for burial. Obviously, King Mumbere and the anticipated opposition could not travel to Bundibugyo. Museveni who claims to have been a personal friend of the the late Queen Mother missed the shoddy burial ceremony but heavily deployed his army under the command of Gen. Muzeyi in anticipation of violence.

A few days later, his equally 'close friend' and mother of his top regime cohorts; Journalist Andrew Mwenda, Hon. Margret Muhanga, Brig. Kayanja Muhanda and ISO's Maj. Baguma among other siblings also passed away. Of recent, Museveni had been frequenting their home in Fort Portal and Kabarole in general. His young brother and defacto Vice President, Gen. Saleh has for two years now pitched camp in Fort Portal. This special interest is in an effort to mobilise the Batoooro as a buffer zone against the hostile Bakonjo or Rwenzori on one hand and to neutralize the hostility that was demonstrated by top religious leaders and M.Ps from Kabarole over the scrapping of the age limit.

To strike a balance, Museveni and family conspicuously kept a distance from the high profile funeral of Mwenda's mother. At the funeral service in Kampala, the government was represented by the insignificant Karoro Okurut. Museveni's son, Gen. Muhozi who is very close to Andrew Mwenda was equally absent. Obviously, had it not been for the gross inhumane treatment that Museveni subjected Rwenzururu's King Mumbere to, he would have so much wished to have attended the burial of the Queen Mother. Similarly, Museveni wouldn't have missed the funeral of Mwenda's mother if it had not been for his having accorded the the Queen Mother a disgraceful burial.

INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENISM





ENERGY: Oil report for June 28th, 2019



Oil Markets Await Two Vital Decisions

By OILPRICE.COM

Oil prices moved higher at the end of this week, on the eve of a highly anticipated meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jingping, which could result in a breakthrough in trade negotiations, an agreement to resume talks, or a collapse and subsequent increase in tariffs. On Monday, OPEC kicks off its meeting in Vienna. “The next few days will provide a much-needed dose of clarity for the oil balance over the coming months,” PVM’s Stephen Brannock said in a note. “Market bulls will be (hoping) that the G20 summit will provide a trade breakthrough ... All the while, the supply side of the oil coin continues to display bullish signals,” he added.

Europe sprinting to keep Iran on board. European governments will “double down” on efforts to keep economic ties alive with Iran, in an effort to keep the nuclear deal on life support, according to the Wall Street Journal. The EU has tried to develop a financing mechanism to circumvent U.S. sanctions but few foreign companies are willing to do business in Iran. Iran said that it would breach limits on uranium stockpiles as soon as this weekend. The last-ditch effort looks set to fail.

U.S. to assemble naval watch in Persian Gulf. The U.S. is hoping to enlist other nations in an effort to keep an eye on the Persian Gulf, according to the Wall Street Journal. The U.S. would contribute ships and aircraft but operational control would be headed by another nation. The plan aims to present deterrence to Iran, securing oil shipment lanes through the Strait of Hormuz.

Saudi investment to bring Russia on board. Saudi Arabia is set to invest $5 billion in Russia this year, and many analysts believe that Saudi investments are inducements to keep Russia on board with an extension of the OPEC+ production cut agreement.

Philadelphia refinery set to close. Philadelphia Energy Solutions may permanently shut down its damaged refinery, decimated from a series of explosions last week. PES may try to sell the complex as well.

Drillers use gas for electricity. Permian drillers are beginning to use some of their surplus gas to power their operations, a practice that will save on costs, reduce flaring and emissions, according to Bloomberg.

Kinder Morgan wins court decision for gas pipeline. Kinder Morgan won a court decision that will allow them to move forward with a natural gas pipeline, easing the company’s way to plan its own route and acquire land without a landowner’s consent.

ConocoPhillips: U.S. to lead global supply growth. The U.S. will be the dominant source of supply growth through the 2030s, according to ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP). The company sees infrastructure bottlenecks having only a temporary impact on the sector, “but we don’t foresee those being permanent issues,” ConocoPhillips’ chief economist Helen Currie told S&P Global Platts. “There are plenty of projects along the Gulf Coast.”

Investors with $34 trillion urge climate change action. Investors managing more than $34 trillion in assets are demanding urgent action from governments at the G20 to address climate change, according to Reuters.

Renewables surpass coal. For the first time ever, renewable energy generated more electricity in the U.S. than coal on a monthly basis.

India looks for alternatives to Iran. Indian Oil Corp., a state-run company, is looking to replace 70 percent of its Iranian imports with crude from Saudi Arabia and the United States, according to S&P Global Platts.

Tesla aiming to reach sales target. Despite financial distress and investor scrutiny, Elon Musk said that Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) could reach its second quarter sales target if everyone goes “all out.” Tesla hopes to reach a record target of 90,700 units sold for the quarter.

Exxon to invest in carbon capture. With an eye on future carbon restrictions,ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) said on Thursday that it would invest in a new carbon-capture tech company, a joint venture with Global Thermostat, which has a pilot project in Alabama.

Canada explores fuel standards with California. Canada and California announcedan agreement to harmonize fuel economy standards, bolstering California’s battle against the Trump administration’s effort to slash standards. Fearing a patchwork of markets, automakers have urged the White House not to gut the standards, to no avail. Instead, California will press ahead with its own standards, and Canada’s announcement to join expands the North American market for more fuel-efficient vehicles.

BASF to slash 6,000 jobs. BASF SE plans to cut 6,000 jobs worldwide in a sign of weakening demand for petrochemicals, according to Bloomberg.

Michigan sues to shut down Line 5. The state of Michigan has sued to shut downEnbridge’s (NYSE: ENB) aging Line 5 pipeline, a move that could disrupt a significant chunk of midstream capacity from Canada. The 540,000-bpd pipeline has been the subject of controversy due to its risk to water supply in Michigan. Enbridge wants to build a replacement, but has run into regulatory roadblocks in Michigan.

















GLOBAL NEWS

A Very Real Threat To Libya’s Oil Production
Why Libya’s Oil Exports Could Be Halted

Earlier this week, the head of the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) came out with a vague statement condemning calls to shut down Libya’s oil production. The Western media was, of course, baffled, because they had no idea that anyone had suggested shutting down the country’s oil production. Our team on the ground in Libya, however, notes that this is not a vague or random statement from the NOC. The threat to shut down Libya’s oil production is very real, and this is the first major oil-related fallout from the conflict to control Tripoli.

Last week, Agila Saleh, the head of the House of Representatives (HoR) of Libya in Tobruk, in the country’s far east, threatened to halt all oil exports by force in order to prevent oil revenues from going to militia leaders in Tripoli who are supporting the Government of National Accord (GNA) against General Haftar. Haftar essentially controls all the oil right now, and the ports, but the revenues still go to the Tripoli central bank, and those funds are being used to pay for the war effort against Haftar.

Unexpectedly, UNSMIL is now demanding that the Central Bank of Tripoli account for the use of oil revenues. Stephanie T. Williams, the Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs in Libya for the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Tuesday met with Central Bank Tripoli governor Al-Sediq Al-Kabir and demanded that he provide financial reports for the NOC and the Central Bank. This was entirely unexpected as the UN has resoundly come out on the side of the GNA in this conflict. Right before this, the UNSMIL head in Libya, Ghassan Salame, paid a visit to Benghazi, the main city in the east, where he and his senior economic advisor, Robert Walker, met with officials from the parallel central bank.

One of our sources inside the Tripoli NOC has told us that the parallel government has managed to convince Walker that officials in Tripoli are seizing the bulk of Libya’s oil income. If the Central Bank of Tripoli is found to have been diverting funds to militias out of Libya’s oil revenues, the GNA stands to lose the UN’s support at a very critical time. This would be a major victory for Haftar, who could potentially win the UN’s blessing to halt oil exports unless funds are accounted for.

The Red Sea Is Not A Hormuz Alternative

If you think the Strait of Hormuz is not that important to oil - think again. We doubt that the Trump administration fully understood the significance of Iran blocking the Strait when it started down this path of conflict. And while, yes, Iraq, Kuwait and Bahrain, for starters, are preparing (unlikely) alternative routes, largely all through Iraq, which is not feasible given the situation with the Kurds, blocking the Strait could take nearly a quarter of the world’s oil off the market. There is no indication that Iran would go this far, yet. But there is a clear indication that the Trump administration is concerned that it could.

That has come in the form of Trump backing down over some very hawkish moves of late, including over his response to Iran’s shooting down of a surveillance drone, and his backtracking on ordered airstrikes. He was given a thorough report on what could potentially happen here, and now he needs to consider the consequences. This was all when the Bilderberg Group was meeting in Switzerland. If the Strait is closed, at stake is a market value of derivatives contracts in the heavy trillions, if not much more. It would crush global trade, in other words, and wreak serious havoc on the global financial system. It would mean potentially $200 oil.

This is where Trump has begun to diverge significantly with the likes of Pompeo and Bolton, who continue their warmongering. Certainly, the elite of the Bilderberg Group are concerned about what is going on. Trump, now, is looking to talk to Iran, and the pressure on him to undo the damage done is mounting in the back corridors of power.

In the meantime, the Saudis are claiming that they can keep crude oil flowing normally by redirecting it through the Red Sea. What the Saudis are talking about here is Aramco’s 5MMbpd pipeline that carries crude across the country, to either the Gulf or the Red Sea. So there are options for diverting one way or the other, but not fully. This capacity leaves 2 MMbdp unaccounted for. Nor is the pipeline safe these days: It was targeted by the Houthis recently and temporarily halted flow. Once it gets to the Red Sea, there are other risks.

In the Red Sea, Saudi crude goes through the Bab al-Mandeb shipping lane. In July last year, shipments through this lane were halted as well due to Houthi attacks on oil tankers. To bring this into clearer focus, the Bab al-Mandeb shipping lane is not a viable alternative in a conflict with Iran:



Elsewhere …

- The EU has extended economic sanctions on Russia over Crimea, and we should expect to see a Russian retaliation for this.

- Turkish president Erdogan has suffered a major blow over the Istanbul mayoral elections. On Sunday, the opposition candidate won the re-run of the vote, after having won by a small margin in March against an Erdogan AKP party candidate. Erdogan misplayed this one, as he tends to do when he suffers from bouts of paranoia that cloud his judgement. It was a mistake to claim that opposition candidate Imamoglu won the Istanbul mayoral election in March through fraud. Those highly controversial claims turned Imamoglu into a martyr and a major household name, leading to a solid re-run victory on Sunday. Losing Istanbul is a major defeat for Erdogan. Istanbul is the economic capital of Turkey, the country’s largest city, and a long-time bastion of Erdogan’s conservative power base. For the first time, Erdogan has been humbled by the people, and there is now a gaping hole in the one-man dictatorship. The AKP’s loss of Istanbul has also emboldened the opposition CHP to call for the scrapping of the presidential system, after the role of PM was abandoned and presidential powers expanded for and by Erdogan.

- Four Iraqi police officers have been killed in a bomb blast near Kirkuk, a major flash point venue in the ongoing oil dispute between Baghdad and the Iraqi Kurds, and also an area known for ISIS activity.

- Africa-wide, there is a trend to reevaluate major natural resources contracts with Western companies, and the latest is Papua New Guinea, which this week saw its new treasurer warn French Total SA, Exxon and others that the country will seek more benefits from lucrative LNG and mining projects operated by foreign companies. This threat is real, and investors should be paying very close attention right now. There are multiple African venues of concern. Africa nations are emboldened recently due to the expanding Chinese footprint, which offers them alternatives to the Western oil and gas and mining status quo. The Chinese are easier to work with and tend to offer better deals because they seek a footprint over profit. They are also not bothered by corruption or environmental issues.

- In Senegal, the President’s brother has resigned from the government in the wake of fraud allegations related to natural gas contracts, largely spurred by a BBC report accusing him of accepting $250,000 in bribes from Frank Timis - one of our favorite African middle men whose questionable activities to help major players secure concessions are becoming the focus of several investigations. The allegations concern BP’s securing of two major offshore gas blocks in Senegal.

Global Oil & Gas Playbook

- A 35% stake in Magellan Midstream’s Longhorn crude oil pipeline (Texas) may be up for grabs soon for around $2 billion. The trend is for American pipeline companies to sell off their majority stakes in order to invest in new, more lucrative projects.

- Russia has now scooped up more China market share than the Saudis for crude oil, which makes Russia a key beneficiary of the sanctions against Iran, having exported 1.5 million barrels of crude per day to China in May. Iranian crude exports to China were down over 500,000 bpd in May, compared to April. Saudi Arabia has lost a quarter of this market share compared to a year ago. In April, China imported over 1.5 million bdp of Saudi crude. In May, it was down to just over 1.1 million bpd.

- The biggest deal in Africa this week was in Kenya, where the government signed a deal with Tullow Oil, Total and Africa Oil for the development of fields in the South Lokichar basin, a central processing facility and an export pipeline to the port of Lamu. It’s been a long road to this point since the 2012 Tullow/Africa Oil discovery that put Kenya on the global oil map. The crude processing facility will handle up to 80,000 bpd initially. The next step is to secure financing for an export pipeline. In total, the Lokichar basin is believed by the partners to hold some 560 million barrels in proven and probable reserves.

- With Exxon planning an expansion of its Singapore integrated refining complex to come online by 2023, Linde industrial gases group has announced it will spend $1.4 billion to boost its facilities there in support of Exxon’s plan. Both plans are in line with the new marine fuels regulations of the International Maritime Organization beginning in 2020. The Exxon expansion project will be geared toward compliance with the IMO’s new emissions rules.

- Late last week, Canada’s provincial government of Alberta has finally addressed its controversial oil and gas royalty structure, introducing new legislation that guarantees the same rates when a well is drilled, and for ten years following. In other words, freezing the royalty structure for a decade, which should help draw more investment to the province.

- Exxon may be gearing up to divest all of its Norwegian continental shelf assets (around 20 projects), which could earn the supergiant up to $4 billion, but the strategy right now seems to be to let this leak a bit and test the waters with shareholders. For investors, such a move would largely signal an end to major interest in the North Sea. (This follows Chevron’s decision last year to exit the area).

- Occidental Petroleum is preparing to sell a majority stake in Western Midwest Partners, which it is inheriting from its Anadarko deal. The idea is to have a buyer acquire a 45% stake, with Occidental retaining a minority stake.

- The Saudi Crown Prince is still working towards that elusive Aramco IPO. The most recent indication of this being the Kingdom’s move to have Aramco cut its spending on the oil ministry in an attempt to show potential investors that there are, in fact, boundaries between company and state. Investors will not be keen to pay the exorbitant expenses of oil ministry officials.