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Uganda blocks introduction of new fish species from China

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has halted a move by a Chinese firm to introduce, breed and grow exotic species of fish in the country.

Dr Anthony Taabu Munyaho, the Director National Fisheries Resources Research Institute, says that the proposal was tabled for review by a Chinese investor. He, however, adds that they rejected it citing the numerous risks.

Dr Munyaho adds that Uganda has over 500 species, all them edible, which have been developed to commercial levels than making new introductions.

Trump imposes rule allowing U.S. to detain migrant families indefinitely


The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled a rule that allows officials to detain migrant families indefinitely while judges consider whether to grant them asylum in the United States, abolishing a previous 20-day limit.

The rule, which is certain to draw a legal challenge, would replace a 1997 court settlement that limits the amount of time U.S. immigration authorities can detain migrant children. That agreement is generally interpreted as meaning families must be released within 20 days.

Israel kills three Palestinians in besieged Gaza Strip

At least three Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the north of the Gaza Strip according to Palestinian health officials and local media, hours after three rockets were allegedly fired from the blockaded enclave.

Maan news agency said on Sunday at least one other Palestinian suffered “critical” injuries following the overnight attack.

Sandwich Waiter shot dead over slow service

A customer shot and killed a waiter at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, France, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a sandwich, a source close to the investigation said Saturday.

The waiter’s colleagues called police after he was shot in the shoulder with a handgun in the Noisy-le-Grand suburb east of Paris on Friday night, the source said.

5 dead in Russia :U.S.-based experts suspect blast involved nuclear-powered missile


Five people were killed and three injured following a rocket explosion on a naval test range in Russia on Thursday, state nuclear company Rosatom confirmed.
Rostacom said the accident occurred during tests on a liquid propellant rocket engine.


The three injured staff members suffered serious burns in the accident.
Authorities had previously said that two people died and six were injured in the blast at the site in Nyonoksa.

U.S. immigration agents arrest 680 and tie them with ropes workers at Mississippi plants


U.S. immigration authorities arrested nearly 700 people at seven agricultural processing plants across Mississippi on Wednesday in what federal officials said could be the largest work site enforcement operation in a single state.


Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement they detained about 680 people who were working illegally at the plants. They said they also seized business records as part of a federal criminal investigation.

Obama takes on hate and Trump takes on Obama


It is a strange fact of unfolding American history that the country’s first black President should be followed in office by a President who has openly said racist things


Neither President, it is painfully clear, can solve the problem of gun violence or racism in the United States, but it is in the aftermath of mass shootings like those in Ohio and Texas that the difference between America’s last President and its current one is most jarringly clear.

North Korea’s rocket man Kim says missile tests ‘warning’ to South Korea, US


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that the latest series of missile launches by Pyongyang send “adequate warning” over the South Korea-US military drills.


The country’s state news media reported on Wednesday that Kim made the statement as he inspected on Tuesday the launch of a new type of tactical guided missiles – the fourth test in 12 days.

Sudan top generals , protest leaders ink constitutional declaration

General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo

General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo (right), Sudan’s deputy head of the Transitional Military Council, and Protest leader Ahmed Rabie shake hands after signing the constitutional declaration at a ceremony attended by African Union and Ethiopian mediators in the capital Khartoum on August 4, 2019. PHOTO |AFP

The agreement, signed at a ceremony witnessed by AFP, builds on a landmark July 17 power-sharing deal and provides for a joint civilian-military ruling body to oversee the formation of a transitional civilian government and parliament to govern for a three-year transition period.

Protest leader Ahmed Rabie and the deputy head of the ruling military council, General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, signed the declaration at a ceremony attended by African Union and Ethiopian mediators.
The signing was met by a wave of applause in the Khartoum hall as representatives from both sides shook hands.

‘Modern-day’ Jesus visits Kenya and South Africa


Over the past weekend to much of this week, the news about a “modern-day Jesus” having visited some African countries have been topping Twitter trends in different countries.


The story has also been covered extensively by local and continental media portals. For some reason social media “forced” a situation that meant the said Jesus was in two countries at the same time.

Meet Arsenal’s new record signing Nicolas Pepe


Nicolas Pepe has taken a winding road to the top, but Arsenal’s club-record signing is unlikely to be fazed by his new-found fame and fortune.

Pepe became Africa’s most expensive footballer on Thursday after the Ivory Coast winger completed his blockbuster move from French club Lille for a reported £72 million ($87 million).

Securing the flamboyant 24-year-old is an impressive coup for Arsenal given Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Napoli were reportedly interested in his signature.

US. believes Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza is dead


The United States believes that Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, is dead, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.
The U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, provided no further details, including when Hamza died or where.


President Donald Trump earlier on Wednesday declined to comment after NBC News first reported the U.S. assessment. Asked if he had intelligence that bin Laden’s son had been killed, Trump told reporters: “I don’t want to comment on it.”

Corruption trial of Sudan’s Bashir to begin August 17

By AFP
The trial of ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges will begin on August 17, his lawyer said, after the ex-president failed to appear in court Wednesday for the first session.

“Today was the first session of his trial, but the authorities were unable to bring him due to security reasons, so the judge informed us that the trial will now start on August 17,” Hisham al-Gaaly said.


The head of Bashir’s defence team, Ahmed Ibrahim al-Tahir, said the trial had no “political background”.

57 dead as Commando A gang clash with Commando Vermelho in Brazil prison


A bloody clash between two prison gangs on Monday left at least 57 inmates dead with 16 of them decapitated, authorities in the state of Para said, the latest deadly clash as Brazil’s government struggles to control the country’s overcrowded jails.


State authorities said the riot began around 7 a.m. local time (1000 GMT) at a prison in the northern city of Altamira, and involved rival gangs.
Prisoners belonging to the Comando Classe A gang set fire to a cell containing inmates from the rival Comando Vermelho, or Red Command, gang, Para’s state government said in a statement.

Video emerges showing Israeli ‘underworld’ assassination in Mexico


Ben Stuji and his companion Aon Azoulay were shot in Mexico City on Wednesday afternoon.
A video has emerged showing of the assassination of two Israeli citizens with connections to the criminal underworld in Mexico City on Wednesday afternoon.

Ben Stuji and his companion Aon Azoulay were eating in a restaurant in the Artz Pedregal shopping center, in the Álvaro Obregón borough of the city. At 5:22pm, a man and a woman approached the victims and started shooting with pistols at close range.

Ugandan leads protests against unfair wages in the United States

Ugandan woman has this week lead a protest against what she calls unfair wage structures in the USA.

Patricia Namyalo, a union representative and organizer along with a team of union workers nationwide staged a protest of about 400 workers at Reagan National Airport in Washington DC for a liveable wage. Whisper Eye Reports.

Union workers, fare wage activists, concerned citizens along with presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Bill de Blasio and
Barnie Sanders among other politicians all attended and addressed the protest march .