Victoria University Commends DRC Support

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Vice Chancellor Dr. Krishna N Sharma congratulates the ambassador of DR Congo H.E Jean Pierre Massala on the just concluded elections Victory University Kampala which is part of the large education portfolio of Ruparelia Group, a conglomerate owned by businessman Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia has expressed their gratitude towards the DR Congo community in Uganda. A sizeable number of foreign students at the Jinja Road University come from Democratic Republic of Congo and during a courtesy visit to the premises of ambassador of DR Congo H.E Jean Pierre Massala in Kampala,…

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Rupaleria Group listed among the 2018 leading market players in the global floriculture market.

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By Nicholas Shawn Mugarura. The Floriculture Market is in the process of setting a phenomenal growth from 2018 to 2026, according to the Floriculture Market report.              Rosebud-rose-farm along entebbe road The report presents the leading market players which include, the Rupaleria group, Multiflora LTD, Karen roses, the kariki group, Dummen orange, Syngenta flowers inc.karuturi global LTD, development company LTD and larzan flowers LTD. Floriculture is a branch of horticulture; it is basically the plantation of flowering and ornamental plants for gardens and green house.…

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NEMA To Evict 4000 Residents From Entebbe Wetland

Housing Structures To Demolished Over Looking Namiiro Swamp In Entebbe

By Peacock Kaweesa The National Environment Management  Authority  has finalized plans to evict over five thousands residents  in  the Namiiro wetland in Entebbe.     This follows after the NEMA commissioner   in charge of wetlands and environment Collins Oloya writing a letter dated November,29th 2018  to the local authorities and residents to vacate the swamp  stretching from  Nakiwogo landing site through  Lugonjo to Kigungu.  Housing Structures To Demolished Over Looking Namiiro Swamp In Entebbe The water and environment ministry is set to evict thousands of residents over  continuously degrading the swamp and…

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CCTV Cameras Pin Bagyenda On fellying Bank Documents .

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Former Bank of Uganda (BoU) Executive Director in-charge of commercial banks Supervision, Ms Justine Bagyenda finally accepted to have carried documents out of the central bank but maintained that she carried personal documents related to her consultancy work and not the sale of commercial banks; this was during last Wednesday while appearing before Cosase committee Ms Bagyenda said this while she and other BoU officials were appearing before Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) for questioning over controversial closure of seven commercial banks whose vital documents relating…

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Nigeria Ruling Party Launches President Buhari’s Re-election Campaign

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Nigeria’s ruling party held a rally to mark the launch of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid on Friday in the southern city of Uyo, hours after naming a campaign team which includes Africa’s richest man. A presidential election is scheduled to take place on Feb. 16 to determine who will lead Africa’s biggest crude oil producer and the continent’s most populous country. At the launch of the campaign, Buhari told an audience in the southern city — capital of Akwa Ibom state — that his government was winning the fight…

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Trump Continues Wall Campaign as Shutdown Reaches Day 8

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U.S. President Donald Trump continued Saturday to stress the need for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall as a partial government shutdown, triggered by a stalemate over funding for the project, entered its eighth day. In a tweet Saturday, Trump said Democrats should take the initiative on ending the shutdown, saying, “I am in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come on over and make a deal” on border security. A budget standoff remains between Trump, who wants $5 billion in wall funding, and Democratic lawmakers, who back a…

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Donors cut aid to Tanzania after rights crackdown

Tanzania's President elect John Pombe Magufuli addresses members of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party (CCM) at the party's sub-head office on Lumumba road in Dar es Salaam, October 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Emmanuel Herman

Tanzania’s tough-talking president John Magufuli has earned respect by fighting corruption, but international donors are now concerned by crackdowns on human rights. The European Union, Tanzania’s biggest development partner, and the World Bank have recently taken measures to sanction repressive policies. Magufuli’s reputation was boosted when he battled corruption after winning election in 2015. But accusations of repression are growing and donors and former allies are increasingly frustrated at what they say are moves that stifle dissent and create obstacles for journalists and rights activists. “The European Union and some…

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“Nothing can prevent election”, says Kabila

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Democratic Republic of Congo’s leader says “there is no further reason” to prevent Sunday’s presidential election after two years of delays, but he blames an Ebola outbreak for the last-minute decision to keep an estimated 1 million voters from the polls. In an interview with The Associated Press, President Joseph Kabila says it would be a “disaster” if people vote on Sunday in two large communities in the Ebola outbreak zone, asserting that “a single person” could infect scores or hundreds of others. His comments on Thursday evening contradict those…

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DRC’s Archbishop pleads for peace on eve of election

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The archbishop of Kinshasa is urging peace on the eve of Democratic Republic of Congo’s long-delayed presidential election, saying differences of opinion are no reason to “light the country on fire.” Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo held a Mass in the capital on Saturday attended by leading opposition candidate Martin Fayulu and a representative of ruling party candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary. They and sole female candidate Marie-Josee Ifoku held hands during prayer in a spirit of reconciliation. The archbishop said “unfortunately, some of our compatriots give the impression they want to hold…

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Pope Francis prays for victims killed by roadside bomb in Egypt

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The Vatican says Pope Francis is praying for the victims of a roadside bomb that hit a tourist bus in Egypt. In a condolence telegram sent on Saturday by the Vatican secretary of state to Egypt’s president, Francis was said to be “deeply saddened” by the attack near the Giza Pyramids. Three Vietnamese tourists and their Egyptian guide were killed in Friday’s attack, and 10 were seriously injured. The Vatican says Francis invoked divine blessing upon Egypt and its people, while “trusting that all will work to overcome violence with…

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