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Understanding Museveni’s silence on Rwanda – Albert Rudatsimburwa

Museveni has been uncharacteristically silent on matters involving Uganda and Rwanda. Some commentators close to his government have given the impression that this is the normal reaction of someone who is calm and collected.

However, what they have neglected to point out is that this kind of reaction would also be expected from someone who has been caught in the act.

Mali PM and govt resigns after 160 dead in violence

By AFP

Mali’s prime minister resigned along with his entire government on Thursday following criticism over their handling of an upsurge of violence in the centre of the country and a massacre last month that left 160 people dead.
A statement from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s office said he had accepted Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga’s resignation, along with those of his ministers, two weeks after mass protests erupted over the rising tide of violence.

Two senior Rwandan feared rotting in Uganda’s CMI lock up

The whereabouts of two Rwandans – Sendegeya Theogene and Magezi Emmanuel who went missing in Uganda last year – are unknown. 

Their disappearance, according to their family members, followed arrest by soldiers of the Mbarara-based UPDF Second Division. 

Israel used supersonic Rampage to strike Iranian targets in Syria


Israel allegedly struck an Iranian missile factory in Syria’s Masyaf on Saturday.

Israel’s Air Force reportedly used the supersonic Rampage stand-off air-to-surface missiles for the first time during a strike on Iranian positions in Syria last week, foreign media has reported.

Islamic State hits Congo and declares it the Central Africa Province of Caliphate


Islamic State claimed its first attack in Congo on Thursday, and declared it the “Central Africa Province” of the “Caliphate,” after two Congolese soldiers and a civilian were killed in a shootout.

The three died in clashes on Tuesday in Bovata, near the town of Beni, a source at the U.N. peacekeeping mission and a civil society leader told Reuters. The town and the surrounding area have been simultaneously beset by militia violence and an Ebola epidemic.

Hafter mortar bombs land on Tripoli suburb


Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday, almost hitting a clinic and adding to people’s suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the Libyan capital, which is held by an internationally recognized government.

Shelling could be also heard late at night in parts of Tripoli where a battle was raging in two southern suburbs, residents and an eastern military official said.

In unflattering detail, Mueller report reveals Trump actions to impede inquiry;No impeachment


 Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his inquiry into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election described in extensive and sometimes unflattering detail how President Donald Trump tried to impede the probe, raising questions about whether he committed the crime of obstruction of justice.

The release of the 448-page report on Thursday after a 22-month investigation marked a milestone in Trump’s tumultuous presidency and inflamed partisan passions ahead of his 2020 re-election bid.

DTB performance appealing as govt plans recapitalization

Uganda’s independent commercial bank known as Diamond Trust Bank (DTB)’s profits have grew by almost 23 % in 2018, which has created autxity among its customers and staff.

According to Financial reports released by the bank indicate that DTB’s increase in profit was mainly due to prudent management that saw the reduction in Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) from Shs40bn in 2017 to Shs27bn in 2018, meaning NPLs reduced by Shs13bn.

Uganda charges kidnappers of American tourist

Uganda has slapped charges on the the arrested Men accused of kidnapping Mrs Kim an American citizen with three counts that include Aggravated Robbery and two (2) Counts of Kidnap with intent to procure a ransom.

Uganda Woman medical doctor goes missing , police unaware

Uganda police is worried that the family and those concerns about a medical professional believed to be missing as portrayed in the media are yet to report about the crime to police.

According to various social media platforms seen on Whisper Eye desk , Catherine Agaba reportedly went missing on the 13th day of 2019 in unknown circumstances until to date.

Mubende FM switched off after hosting Besigye

Security personnel on Thursday afternoon switched off 106 Mubende Fm Radio in Mubende over hosting Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) former president general Dr Kizza Besigye.

Dr Kizza Besigye the former FDC president, went on Air and just after 10 Minutes security personals switched off the mast according to his tweet.

Scores feared dead , others injured in Kitojjo – Bushenyi fatal accident

By Asiimwe Andrew

Dozens dead and others injured in a bus accident that has occurred along Kitojjo-Bushenyi road.

The accident occurred when a bus truck, was carrying traders and merchandise failed to negotiate a sharp corner near Kitojjo village and hit a tree.

South Sudan’s Kiir offers to mediate political transition in Sudan

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has offered to help mediate a political transition in Sudan after the fall of autocratic president Omar al-Bashir to weeks of popular protests, Kiir’s office said on Wednesday.

His move came seven months after Bashir helped mediate a shaky peace deal between Kiir and the main opposition rebel group in South Sudan, which won independence from Sudan in 2011 after decades of conflict.

North Korea tests weapon with a powerful warhead , Kim celebrates

Meanwhile, North Korea says it has test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon”.

A report, carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), gave few details but said the weapon came fitted with a “powerful warhead”.

This would be the first public weapons test since talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump ended without agreement.

Chris Obore’s application should be dismissed , says Clerk to Parliament

URN

The clerk to parliament Jane Kibirige has opposed an application by Chris Ariko Obore, the director of communication and public affairs of parliament seeking a judicial review on the decision to terminate his services.  

In her response to the application, Kibirige notes that she didn’t terminate Obore’s services but only brought to his attention, findings of the systematic investigations by the Inspectorate of Government concerning his recruitment. 

Samsung’s folding phone is reportedly breaking after just a few days’ use

Some of Samsung’s brand-new folding smartphones, which are due to be sold for almost $2,800 each, appear to be breaking after being used for only a couple of days.

A number of journalists who received the phones to review before their official launch said the Galaxy Fold screen started flickering and turning black before completely fizzling out.