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  • Uganda suspends LGBTQ group for 'operating illegally'

    08/06/2022 1:38:27 PM PDT · by Salman · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle via MSN ^ | 2022-08-06 | Deutsche Welle staff writers
    Campaigners have called the move "a witch hunt" and say it will prevent them from carrying out life-saving work in the conservative East African country.The Ugandan government has suspended the work of the country's leading LGBTQ rights organization, accusing it of "operating illegally." The authority that regulates NGOs in the East African nation said in a statement that the group Sexual Minorities Uganda did not have a valid NGO permit and must cease operations immediately. Sexual Minorities Uganda has for years advocated for the rights of LGBTQ people in the conservative country, where homosexuality is criminalized. ... an attempt to...
  • Uganda announces discovery of huge gold deposits

    07/03/2022 4:50:26 PM PDT · by jimwatx · 60 replies
    msn ^ | June 7 2022 | staff
    Uganda has announced that it has struck a deposit of 31 million tonnes of gold ore, with extractable pure gold estimated to gross 320,000 tonnes.President Museveni broke news of the find in his State-of-the-Nation Address yesterday, but provided little detail, pointing in general that it would fetch the country more than $12 trillion.Technocrats in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Mr Museveni noted, had informed Cabinet that the country was positioned to get slightly under $700m in royalty payments, with the investors poised to cash in on the windfall.Citing six local gold refineries, among them Africa Gold Refinery in...
  • Uganda says exploration results show it has 31 mln tonnes of gold ore

    06/14/2022 9:32:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06 08 2022 | Elias Biryabarema
    KAMPALA, June 8 (Reuters) - Uganda on Wednesday said recent exploration surveys have shown it has gold ore deposits of about 31 million tonnes and it wants to attract big investors to develop the sector hitherto dominated by small wildcat miners. Over the last two years aerial exploration was done across the country followed by geophysical and geochemical surveys and analyses, Solomon Muyita, spokesperson for the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, told Reuters. Muyita said an estimated 320,158 tonnes of refined gold could be extracted from the 31 million tonnes of ore. Most of the deposits were discovered in...
  • The forgotten mass murder of 'anti-gay' martyrs

    06/03/2022 6:02:19 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    WND ^ | 06/02/2022 | Scott Lively
    It was morning in East Africa. The day was May 26, 1886, and along the shore of Lake Victoria the mist still hung thickly in the jungle undergrowth, although the sun had risen well above the horizon. The night-time cacophony of wildlife had long since subsided, and the land was quiet except for the buzzing of insects and the murmur of hushed voices.In a wide clearing on a hill above the lake, a dramatic scene unfolded. Uganda's King Mwanga was holding court in the open-air gathering place in front of his temporary residence, his royal palace being under repair after...
  • New nuclear incident waiting to happen! Uganda’s plans for first nuclear power station approved…

    05/12/2022 3:28:38 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    Strange Sounds ^ | 5/12/22 | Strange Sounds Blog
    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has approved Uganda’s plan to build East Africa’s first nuclear power station. Next step: getting $100 billion… China enters the chat… A statement from the government of Uganda said Aline des Cloizeaux, the IAEA’s director for Africa, had told Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni of the approval on Monday. Des Cloizeaux is reported to have said: “We have concluded that Uganda is ready for the plant. We in the agency are ready for all the support through training so that the project becomes reality.” An International IAEA team of experts conducted an eight-day mission to...
  • Uganda: Muslims abduct teacher, burn him inside mosque for praying in Christ’s name

    04/17/2022 10:23:30 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 4/16/22 | Anugrah Kumar
    In Uganda, a Christian teacher was abducted from his home and dragged inside a mosque where he was beaten and burned by his colleagues at an Islamic school who planned to kill him for praying in Jesus' name. The victim, Yusufu Mwanje, converted to Christianity earlier this year after hearing a Christian businessman who supplied equipment to the school praying to Jesus in his office. Before he lost his job after being outed as a Christian following the April 2 attack, Mwanje had led the Ibunbaz Primary School in Bugiri, Morning Star News reported. “I wanted to keep my faith...
  • Harris, prominent Democrats listed as 'key contacts' for Biden family business venture projects

    10/22/2020 7:21:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/22/2020 | By Brooke Singman
    Email is unrelated to the laptop or hard drive purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden EXCLUSIVE: A list of “key domestic contacts” for a joint venture involving Jim and Hunter Biden and now-bankrupt CEFC China Energy Co. included former Vice President Joe Biden's current running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, among other prominent Democrats, Fox News has learned. An email exclusively obtained by Fox News, with the subject line “Phase one domestic contacts/ projects” and dated May 15, 2017, Biden’s brother, Jim Biden, shared a list of “key domestic contacts for phase one target projects.” The email is unrelated to the laptop...
  • Uganda's U-Turn on Public Transport Vaccination Mandate

    01/09/2022 1:42:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    AllAfrica/DW ^ | 7 JANUARY 2022 | Emmanuel Lubega
    Authorities in Uganda have reversed their decision to demand proof of vaccination against COVID-19 on public transport. The directive attracted great ire among bus and taxi operators, as the country looked set to reopen.On the streets of Kampala, the public looks eager to get back to the life as they knew it: the capital's taxi ranks and bus stations are bustling with activity. But it is exactly in these busy transportation hubs that COVID-19 can be passed on easily. KPL 14 Inch Leather Crossbody Bags Purse Women Shoulder Bag Satchel Ladies Tote Travel Purse Full Grain Leather (Tan Brown) With...
  • African military regimes are chasing China out of Africa

    11/29/2021 7:24:13 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 54 replies
    https://tfiglobalnews.com ^ | November 3, 202 | by Sanbeer Singh Ranhotra
    For quite a long time now, China has been behaving like a power that owns Africa and all its resources. Having debt trapped countries, the red rogue nation has been looking to seize control of their strategic assets, with the ultimate goal of establishing bases for itself across the continent. China has been pursuing a neo-colonial agenda for quite some time, but countries of Africa are now coming together to kick China out of the continent. An interesting phenomenon is beginning to make a comeback in Africa. The vast continent is no novice when it comes to military rule and...
  • Elderly Christian Woman Beaten for Housing Converts from Islam [Uganda]

    10/05/2021 6:04:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – An 83-year-old Christian widow in eastern Uganda continues to receive hospital treatment two weeks after Islamic extremists, one posing as a pastor, attacked her, sources said. Harriet Namuganza had given refuge to two Christian young men, 18- and 22-year-old converts from Islam, at her four-bedroom home in Iganga, Iganga District when the older one received a phone call on Aug. 4 from someone who introduced himself as a pastor who assists persecuted Christians. The convert, unnamed for security reasons, said the caller sent 30,000 shillings, the equivalent of about US$8.50, to his phone as...
  • Uganda loses its only international airport to China for failing to repay loan: Reports

    11/28/2021 6:01:07 PM PST · by george76 · 107 replies
    India Today ^ | November 28, 2021
    Uganda lost its only international airport, the Entebbe International Airport, to China for failing to repay a loan,.. The government has failed to reverse a loan agreement with China which had repayment conditions for attaching its only airport. In 2015, China’s Export-Import (EXIM) Bank lent Uganda $207 million at two per cent upon disbursement. The loan, meant for the expansion of Entebbe airport, came with a maturity period of 20 years including a seven-year grace period, News X reported. However, as per international media reports, the Ugandan government waived off the clause for international immunity for securing the loan, following...
  • A Rashomon of the Raid: Review of 'Entebbe Declassified'

    10/29/2021 1:02:32 PM PDT · by billorites · 4 replies
    Jewish Book Council ^ | October 25, 2021 | Mitch Ginsberg
    Forty-five years ago, a small force of Israeli sol­diers flew south over the Red Sea, skim­ming the ter­ri­to­r­i­al waters of a string of ene­my states and res­cu­ing near­ly all of the 105 hostages at Entebbe, Uganda. The sto­ry is well-known. But what few peo­ple real­ize is that those sol­diers, many of whom served in the elite Say­eret Matkal recon­nais­sance unit (or the ​“Unit,” as the out­fit is known), met with the prime min­is­ter and defense min­is­ter and, after being dri­ven back to their base, sim­ply ate, show­ered, con­grat­u­lat­ed one anoth­er on a job well done, and went home. The post-mis­sion...
  • Hundreds of Ugandans Given Fake Covid Jabs: Health Officials

    07/23/2021 7:17:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    At least 800 people in Uganda received fake Covid-19 vaccines last month from unapproved people as the country is battling a surge in cases from the ongoing fourth wave. The counterfeit jabs were administered over May and June during a deadly surge of the coronavirus in the East African nation, when new infections soared to record highs of about 1,700 cases per day. The fraudsters targeted people looking to pay for immunisation, including corporate employees, at a time when vaccines were in short supply, said Dr Warren Naamara, the director of a health services monitoring unit under the presidency.
  • A COVID-19 ‘Cure’ — or a Waste of Taxpayer Money?

    07/23/2021 12:05:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Global Press Journal ^ | July 15, 2021 | Nakisanze Segawa
    Uganda’s government-run trial uses a traditional herb to treat patients. It's part of a larger effort to shed a "dependency" on Western medicine.For Abdul Karim Musasizi, a traditional herbalist, news of Uganda developing a COVID-19 treatment based on a local herb isn’t just about possibly saving lives. It’s about vindication. “I am happy to know that government has finally listened to what we have always been saying — that traditional herbs can really work and do work,” says Musasizi, secretary general of the National Council of Traditional Healers and Herbalists Associations. Supporters of the government-run drug trial, which began in...
  • Ugandan athlete goes missing from Olympic training center (Japan)

    07/18/2021 5:53:38 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7-18-21 | unattributed
    The missing 20-year-old Julius Ssekitoleko was training as part of the nine-member Ugandan team in Izumisano, Osaka prefecture, city officials said. Teammates realized the athlete was absent around noon Friday when his saliva test sample was not delivered and they found his hotel room empty, city officials said. There was no training Friday morning and he was last seen in his room in the early hours of Friday. After failing to find him inside the hotel, officials notified police for a broader search. Media reports said Ssekitoleko, who did not meet Olympic standards in the latest international rankings, was to...
  • The Battle of Entebbe

    07/04/2021 5:50:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2021 | Jonathan Feldstein
    As a dual American and an Israeli, July 4 has always had a dual special meaning. That is, since 1976, America’s bicentennial. Like many American children, the year leading up to and during the bicentennial was a period of sharing national pride in all that America stood for, and its history. Growing up in a town with a famous revolutionary war battlefield, the reenactment of that battle made things extra vivid. As an Israeli, it is remarkable to me that after 200 years, the U.S. was able to celebrate its independence by reenacting the war in which it fought to...
  • Mount Nyiragongo erupts, causing nearby residents to flee in panic, DR Congo

    05/22/2021 6:30:52 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 31 replies
    watchers news ^ | 5/22/21 | Teo Blaskovic
    Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo started erupting at around 17:15 UTC on May 22, 2021, producing high lava fountains and lava flows that forced nearby residents to evacuate in panic. According to local media reports, many residents of the nearby city of Goma (population 670 000) grabbed their belongings and evacuated toward neighboring Rwanda. Red glow filled the sky above the city, sending panicked residents fleeing, Reuters reported. Volcanologist Dario Tedesco said Goma does not appear to be at risk because lava is flowing east in the direction of the Rwandan border. According to Reuters, Tedesco earlier...
  • Volcano eruption appears to subside in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    05/22/2021 5:20:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 7:47 PM ET, Sat May 22, 2021 | Larry Madowo, Saskya Vandoorne, Jennifer Hauser and Samantha Beech,
    The eruption of the Mount Nyiragongo volcano in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo seems to have subsided late Saturday, according to the Goma Volcano Observatory, which monitors the volcano. Still, authorities have activated an evacuation plan for the nearby city of Goma. The volcano's last major eruption in 2002 killed 250 people and displaced thousands. Volcanologist Honore Chiraba from the Goma Volcano Observatory told CNN there are two fractures in the volcano. Chiraba is following the volcanic activity closely with the governor of North Kivu, the province where the city of Goma is located. A post on the verified...
  • Google threatens to withdraw search engine from Australia

    01/22/2021 2:44:25 AM PST · by RandFan · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | Jan 22 | BBC
    Google has threatened to remove its search engine from Australia over the nation's attempt to make the tech giant share royalties with news publishers. Australia is introducing a world-first law to make Google, Facebook and potentially other tech companies pay media outlets for their news content. But the US firms have fought back, warning the law would make them withdraw some of their services. Australian PM Scott Morrison said lawmakers would not yield to "threats". Though Australia is far from Google's largest market, the proposed news code is seen as a possible global test case for how governments could seek...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 1/17/2021

    01/17/2021 6:16:18 PM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/17/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Fear or "armed protest" at state capitols across the country did not materialize in any significant numbers... "Be wise as serpent and innocent as a dove...Sorry FBI we're not going to be your crisis actors today" That message sent out by People's Rights Washington early this morning via Telegram with the belief that the FBI was ultimately behind today's call for "armed protests"... "Far-right extremists" said to be upset with President Trump over his calls for peace following the January 6th incident at the US Capitol... The Federal Communications Commission out today with an "enforcement advisory" about the use of...