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Okutwalira amateeka mu ngalooweggombolola tekwamutaliza;Bwete abaamutta baamuteebereza kubba mwana

Bukedde TV - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 14:36

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Bukedde TV - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 14:36

POLIISI ya Bungereza etegeezezza nga bw’ezudde omusajja ayitibwa Khalid Masood nga ye yakoze ettemu eryabadde e Westminister, kyokka nga naye yattiddwa poliisi mu bulumbaganyi buno. Masood, 52, yazaalibwa...

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Bukedde TV - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 14:36

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Omuyimbi Ronald Mayinja alaze ensonga lwaki yeegasse ku DP

Bukedde TV - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 14:36

OMUYIMBI Ronald Mayinja yeegasse ku kibiina kya DP n’ategeeza nti aludde ng’alumwa abamu ku bakulembeze b’ekibiina nga Betty Nambooze Bakireke engeri gye bakirwaniriramu kyokka nga babalemesa. Yagambye...

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Bukedde TV - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 14:36

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Kayihura akoze enkyukakyuka mu baserikale ba poliisi

Bukedde TV - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 14:36

OMUDUUMIZI wa poliisi mu ggwanga, Gen. Kale Kayihura akoze enkyukakyuka mu baserikale 48, n’addira bana okuva mu kitongole ky’ebidduka n’abazza mu kitongole ky’ebikwekweto. Mu kiwandiiko ekyafulumiziddwa...

M7, Muhamed discuss security in Somalia

Red Pepper - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 14:33
M7, Muhamed discuss security in Somalia

President Yoweri Museveni and his counterpart, the newly elected Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, have today held a bilateral meeting during which they discussed the security situation in the horn and development in Somalia.

“I congratulate you on two counts; One, your recent victory as the new President of Somalia and two, I thank you for listening to the wisdom of the old man not to paralyse Somalia,” Museveni said.

In June 2011, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed the then Somali Prime Minister announced he was resigning following an agreement ending the troubled country’s transitional administration on the advise of Museveni who facilitated the signing of the agreement that is now referred to as the Kampala Accord.

The Museveni said the problem now is training the army and the National Security Officers (NSOs) and called on the new President to partner with Uganda to train and empower them for national service.

President Mohamed on his part thanked President Museveni for what he described as wise advise to him to step down during the Kampala Accord.

“That was really good wisdom. Someone had to make the right decision in the best interests of the country. My main priority now is to reorganize the army and equip it and provide what it needs to face al shabaab and provide national security,” he said.

The two leaders met at the Villa Rosa Kempisky Hotel in Nairobi ahead of IGAD summit on refugees.

Heads of State under the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an eight-country trade bloc that includes governments from the Horn, Nile Valley and the African Great Lakes are meeting to seek sustainable solutions to the Somali Refugee crisis.

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ICC orders Congo warlord Germain Katanga to pay victims

Red Pepper - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 14:16
ICC orders Congo warlord Germain Katanga to pay victims

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has for the first time ordered a war criminal to pay reparations to victims of his atrocities.

Germain Katanga, an ex-militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, should pay $1m (£800,000) to villagers targeted in 2003, judges ruled.

But as he was insolvent, the ICC Trust Fund for Victims should consider making the payment, the judges added.

Katanga followed proceedings via video link from jail in DR Congo.

The ICC sentenced him to 12 years in 2014 for aiding and abetting war crimes.

He was behind the 2003 massacre of hundreds of villagers in north-eastern DR Congo.

In total, the court ordered reparations of more than $3.7m.

“The chamber has assessed the scope of the prejudice to 297 victims as $3,752,620. The chamber sets the amount to be contributed by Katanga towards the reparations as $1m,” said presiding judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut.

A “symbolic” sum of $250 (£200) should be given to each of the 297 victims and a further $1m in “collective reparations”, the judge said.

Lawyers for the victims set out a detailed list of losses, including the destruction of houses, furniture, and the killing of livestock.

They also said survivors had suffered psychological harm because of the loss of loved ones.

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Gambia to set up truth commission to probe Jammeh’s Rule

Red Pepper - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 14:07
Gambia to set up truth commission to probe Jammeh’s Rule

The Gambia will set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate abuses committed during ex-President Yahya Jammeh’s rule, the justice minister has said.

The finances of Jammeh would also be investigated, Abubacarr Tambadou added.

People would be encouraged to confess to crimes, and victims would be offered compensation, he said.

The former regime was accused of widespread torture and enforced disappearances during its 22-year rule.

There were also unconfirmed allegations that more than $11m (£8.8m) went missing from The Gambia’s state coffers following Jammeh’s departure in January.

He fled to Equatorial Guinea in January after regional troops entered the tiny West African state to force him to accept defeat to property developer Adama Barrow in elections the previous month.

“A Truth and Reconciliation Commission with appropriate reparations for victims will be set up within the next six months and public hearings will be expected to commence by the end of the year,” Tambadou said in a statement.

Former intelligence chief Yankuba Badjie was arrested in January, making him the first of Jammeh’s security officials to be taken into custody by the new government.

No official reason was given for his arrest.

Five notorious cases for The Gambia’s TRC:

Opposition member Solo Sandeng allegedly beaten to death in detention in April 2016

Journalist Alagie Abdoulie Ceesay allegedly forced to drink cooking oil and beaten unconsciousness in detention in July 2015

Ex-army chief of staff Ndure Cham allegedly ordered to dig his grave and shot dead in 2013 for plotting coup

Journalist Ebrima Manneh missing since he left his newsroom on July 2006

Newspaper editor Deyda Hydara shot dead in his car in December 2004

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Ex-Egypt President, Mubarak Finally Returns Home

Red Pepper - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 13:56
Ex-Egypt President, Mubarak Finally Returns Home

More details are coming in following the release of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, six years after he was overthrown.

Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis, his lawyer said.

He was ordered freed earlier this month after Egypt’s top appeals court cleared him over the deaths of protesters in the 2011 uprising.

In all, more than 800 people are believed to have been killed as security forces clashed with protesters in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and other cities around Egypt during the 18-day uprising that forced Mubarak to resign.

Farmers Worried Over Outbreak Of Deadly Crop-Eating Pest

Red Pepper - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 13:49
Farmers Worried Over Outbreak Of Deadly Crop-Eating Pest

Uganda has confirmed an outbreak of fall armyworm, a hungry pest that has been devastating crops across southern Africa.

Agriculture Minister Vincent Sempijja said the caterpillar had been confirmed in 20 districts across the country.

“Up to 40% of maize crops have been destroyed in the areas where the fall armyworm has spread,” he said.

“In the first three areas armyworm spread to, more than 40% of maize crops have been destroyed, “he added.

He says about one billion Ugandan shillings ($300,000; £240,000) has been set aside for an emergency response to the outbreak.

What is the fall armyworm?

The name is a bit misleading. It is not actually a worm, but a hungry caterpillar that eats crops before turning into a moth.

It is a new pest, not to be confused with the similarly named “African armyworm”, which has been present in the region for many years.

All Eyes on World Cross-Country Championships Tomorrow

Red Pepper - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 13:35
All Eyes on World Cross-Country Championships Tomorrow

The World Cross-Country championships are taking place in the Ugandan capital Kampala on Sunday, the biggest global sports event the country has ever hosted.

The tourism ministry has been promoting the event, as Uganda becomes only the fourth African country to host the prestigious long-distance championships.

Kenya and Ethiopia have dominated the World Cross-Country Championships since 1981 and all eyes will be on the two East African rivals when the 2017 edition takes place tomorrow.

Kampala also marks the first time that senior women will race the distance of 10km (6 miles).

Defending champion Agnes Jebet Tirop, from Kenya, is one of 117 athletes from 34 countries competing.

Russian involvement in Libya ‘undeniable’ – US

Red Pepper - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 13:17
Russian involvement in Libya ‘undeniable’ – US

The head of US military operations in Africa, asked about the presence of the Russian military in Libya, has said that there are “Russian troops in the area”, Reuters news agency reports.

It follows reports , denied by Russia, that it had deployed special forces to a military base in Egypt near to the border with Libya.

Gen Thomas Waldhauser said that the link between Russia and Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar, who opposes the country’s UN-backed government, was “undeniable”.

Gen Haftar is allied to a rival administration based in the eastern city of Tobruk, which rejects the authority of the government in the capital Tripoli.

Libya remains regionally split with two centres of power that politically oppose each other, and a myriad of rival armed groups that the country’s two governments cannot control.

Extremist groups, including so-called Islamic State (IS), gained a foothold in Libya after Nato-backed forces ousted veteran leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

He also briefed the media on US operations against Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Somalia:

“On Al-Shabaab in Somalia:The famine is affecting their operations, but they continue attacking to demonstrate the new govt is weak.”

American “Army Worm” Hits Uganda

Chimpreports - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 13:15

Ministry of Agriculture yesterday trumpeted a “severe” outbreak of a deadly caterpillar that attacks maize plants and other cereals in a number of districts in the country.

Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja announced the bad news yesterday in Kampala, that the Fall Army Worm has been confirmed in the districts of Kasese, Kayunga and Bukedea.

The ministry in an investigation tour found that the pest which was first reported last year, had infested about 40% of the maize crops in the fields.

“The National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) has positively identified the pest as a moth commonly known as the Fall Army Worm (Spodoptera frugiperda),” announced minister Sempijja at a press conference.

The fall army worm is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. How it arrived in Africa is not clear.

The minister suspects however that that it could have been brought in through importation of Agricultural commodities across continents.

The pest was first observed in Nigeria in January 2016, and is now reported in several other countries including Togo, Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Kenya.

It is known to feed on more than 80 plant species, including cereals (maize, millet, sorghum, sugarcane, rice and wheat), legumes (cowpea, groundnuts and soybean), cotton  and many pasture grasses (Rhodes grass, Kikuyu grass, Lucerne and other pasture grasses) that are the source of cattle feed in the country.

The destructive stage of the pest is the caterpillar. It can be identified by its inverted Y mark on the front of the head and four large spots towards the end of the abdomen. The caterpillar feeds aggressively on most parts of the plant including the leaves, stems, maize cobs and tassels except the roots.

The symptoms of damage include leaf perforation, defoliation, perforated cobs and damaged grains. This feeding damage results in a reduction in both yield and grain quality.

The adult moths move in large swarms at night with each female laying up to 2000 eggs and the emerging caterpillars are aggressive feeders with the potential to destroy a hectare within 72 hours in its later stages.

Minister Sempijja says the fall army worm is particularly hard to control, as the moths are strong flyers, capable of covering 2000 km per year.

He added that the pest has been confirmed in over twenty (20) districts including; Kibaale, Kamwenge, Masindi, Nwoya, Mayuge, Kyenjojo, Mukono, Kamuli, Luwero, Rakai, Buliisa, Kabarole, Kumi, Serere Kibaale, Kiryandongo, Luuka, Bugiri and Iganga and continues to spread to other districts at a very high rate.

His ministry he says has so far confirmed damages on maize and sugarcane crops.

As an emergency intervention, farmers are being advised to use a pesticide combination of Lambda-cyhalothrin (106g/l) and Thiamethoxam (141g/l) (Striker 247 SC or Engeo K 247 SC) and  Profenofos 40% + cypermethrin 4% (Rockett 44EC) at a rate of 20-50mls in 15 – 20 litres of water as we explore more sustainable management measures. The dose depends on the stage of caterpillar development.

“Information, Education and Communication materials (IEC materials) on identification and management of the pest are being developed,” he added.

The minister expressed worry however that the presence of this pest poses an export risk for Uganda and by inference directly affecting foreign exchange earnings.

“While we are yet to establish the impact figures of the pest in Uganda, Zambia estimated a loss of 130,000 hectares of maize to the pest in one season. Zambia spent US$3,000,000 in an attempt to control the pest and Kenya has now set aside US$1,000,000 for anticipated control of the pest.”

Uganda produces close to four million metric tons of maize grain annually making it the third highest crop produced. Maize contributes to the livelihoods of over 3.6 million households (UBOS2014). Based on the estimated yield loss of 15%-75% elsewhere, the presence of the FAW in Uganda could translate to an annual loss of at least 450,000 metric tonnes of maize that is equivalent to US$192,857,000.

“The figures that we have are only reflective of maize however the pest affects more crops mentioned earlier thereby heightening the potential loss to the economy,” he warned.

The ministry has so far set aside Shs. 1billion which is now being used to control this pest.

The minister appealed to farmers Farmers, Extension Staff and the general public to promptly report any outbreaks to the District Agricultural Officers (DAOs), Department of Crop Protection and National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) for guidance on the interim measures of managing the pest.

Kirinya Jinja SS Suspend 7 Players Over Indiscipline

Chimpreports - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 12:33

Amidst struggles to fend off relegation, Uganda premier league side Kirinya Jinja SS have indefinitely suspended seven players on grounds of indiscipline.

Club media officer Paul Kulumba confirmed to this website that the club has taken the bold decision to suspend the players before the end of the season.

“It is true that the club has  suspended seven players on grounds of indiscipline,” he confirmed.

“But I want to disregard earlier reports indicating we had terminated their contracts. We have only put them away from the team for some time,” clarified Kulumba.

The players suspended include striker Caesar Sapewo,Joel Madondo,Frederick Kigozi, Anthony Baize,Solomon Mbowa(goalkeeper), Jolly Joram Mukasa and Joseph Opolot.

Among the reasons fronted for the players’ dismissal include absconding from team training and loose talk.

It is also believed the suspended players had started fueling negative talk about the club and also having internal wrangles against fellow players.

Kirinya Jinja SS are still grounded in the relegation fight occupying second place from the bottom with just 17 points in 21 games and have just nine games to play for their safety.

Museveni, Somali President Discuss Security in Somalia

Chimpreports - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 12:21

President Yoweri Museveni and his counterpart, the newly elected Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, have held a bilateral meeting during which they discussed the security situation in the horn and development in Somalia.

“I congratulate you on two counts; One, your recent victory as the new President of Somalia and two, I thank you for listening to the wisdom of the old man not to paralyse Somalia,” President Museveni said.

In June 2011, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed the then Somali Prime Minister announced he was resigning following an agreement ending the troubled country’s transitional administration on the advise of President Yoweri Museveni who facilitated the signing of the agreement that is now referred to as the Kampala Accord.

The President said the problem now is training the army and the National Security Officers (NSOs) and called on the new President to partner with Uganda to train and empower them for national service.

Museveni shares a light moment with President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed after the meeting

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on his part thanked President Museveni for what he described as wise advise to him to step down during the Kampala Accord.

“That was really good wisdom. Someone had to make the right decision in the best interests of the country. My main priority now is to reorganize the army and equip it and provide what it needs to face al shabaab and provide national security,” he said.

The two leaders met at the Villa Rosa Kempisky Hotel in Nairobi ahead of IGAD summit on refugees.

Heads of State under the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an eight-country trade bloc that includes governments from the Horn, Nile Valley and the African Great Lakes are meeting to seek sustainable solutions to the Somali Refugee crisis.

Gulu: 4 Arrested in Possession of Ivory, Riffle

Chimpreports - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:58

Police in Gulu are holding four men who were arrested with 16 kilograms of pure elephant Ivory and an AK47 Rifle with 31 rounds of ammunition.

The rifle according it Police was found hidden inside the seat of a Bajaj motorcycle.

The riffle was being carried in the seat of a motorcycle

They have been identified as Solomon Nyeko, Samuel Inyero 32, Stewart Kibwola 26 and Ojok Lenox Stephen 32, all Ugandan citizens.

The quartet was arrested after a tip off by officials from the Natural Resource Conservation Network (NRCN), a body charged with protection and conservation of endangered species.

FWEL: UCU Lady Cardinals Seek to End Kawempe’s Perfect Run

Chimpreports - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:38

Fufa Women Elite League
Kawempe Muslim vs UCU Lady Cardinals
Valley grounds 4pm

Kawempe Muslim remain the only unbeaten side in the Fufa Women elite league this season winning all their games.

The defending champions have had a perfect run registering 7 wins in as many games and scoring a whooping 30 goals therein while conceding just one.

With the league resuming after a fortnight, Kawempe Muslim take on UCU Lady Cardinals at the valley ground on Saturday.

This will be a top of the table clash in the Elizabeth group with leaders Kawempe Muslim playing against second placed UCU Lady Cardinals.

The University side will be seeking to end Kawempe’s winning streak and the long unbeaten run at home.

Kawempe have not lost a game at the valley ground since the start of the league in 2015 dropping just two points in over 15 home games.

The first leg in Mukono was an epic battle but Kawempe eventually won 2-1

Action continues with 5 games on card on Sunday with Western United hosting Muteesa I Royal University in Mbarara and struggling London stallions taking on Kampala Queens in Elizabeth group.

In Victoria group, Gafford Ladies take on She Mak, She Corporate play Ajax Queens in Nakawa while Uganda Martyrs face Eastern Heroes.

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Bukedde TV - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:35

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