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Day: August 7, 2020

Wayne Rooney Settles The Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo Debate

Wayne Rooney Settles The Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo Debate

FEATURED, SPORTS
By Our Reporter Wayne Rooney spent many years linking up with Cristiano Ronaldo to devastating effects but he had to admit that Lionel Messi edges the debate between the two. Rooney and Ronaldo were unplayable during their period playing together at Manchester United and despite a brief rift following the 2006 World Cup, remain good friends off the pitch. Yet despite his links to the Juventus superstar, England's record goal scorer couldn't overlook the brilliance of Messi, which he witnessed in two Champions League defeats to Barcelona. "Ronaldo wasn't as focused on goals when we started playing together but you could see that all he wanted was to be the best player in the world," Rooney wrote in his Sunday Times column. "He practiced and practiced and began to produce. Cr...
Kenya Pushes Ahead With Leasing Public Sugar Companies

Kenya Pushes Ahead With Leasing Public Sugar Companies

Business, FEATURED
By Keefa Nuwahereza The government of Kenya has embarked on a campaign to offer 25-year leases on five loss-making sugar mills in western Kenya This was after authorities observing that privately owned sugar companies have steadily increased their market share over the last decade It should be noted that nationalisation is only justified if an industry is a monopoly which could be abused by a private operator seeking super-profits. Occasionally it may be necessary in the national interest to rescue a strategic company such as Kenya Airways. The state should not get involved in an industry where the private sector operates efficiently and profitably. Three weeks ago the government asked for bids to lease five state-owned sugar mills—Chemelil, Miwani, Muhoroni, Nzoia and Sout
S.Africa Mobile Giant MTN Exits Middle East To Focus On Africa Due To COVID-19  Impact

S.Africa Mobile Giant MTN Exits Middle East To Focus On Africa Due To COVID-19 Impact

Business, FEATURED
By Our Reporter Africa's largest mobile operator, and South African telecom giant MTN, announced Thursday it would pull out of the Middle East in the medium term, to concentrate on its pan-African strategy resolving to simplify its portfolio and exit its Middle Eastern assets in an orderly fashion. The group will scrap its interim dividend under a blueprint to navigate the coronavirus pandemic - which posed an unprecedented socio and macroeconomic challenge rendering trading conditions difficult. MTN CEO, Rob Shuter, mentioned strong results during the COVID-19 period in his statement, singling out great performances in Nigeria, Ghana and home base South Africa. The company which was founded in 1994, lists operations in Sudan, Syria, Yemen and - as well as Iran and Afghanista...
Gbagbo Supporters Unhappy He’s Missing On Voters’ List

Gbagbo Supporters Unhappy He’s Missing On Voters’ List

FEATURED, Politics
By Our Reporter Tensions were high Thursday in Cocody, as Ivorian police patrolled the streets of Abidjan after breaking up pro-Gbagbo demonstrations unhappy that the name of their leader had been removed from the electoral list. Earlier that same morning, the access to the Boulevard Latrille leading to the headquarters of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) was closed by the police. The same goes for the road to the Abidjan zoo which links the electoral institution The determined supporters of Laurent Gbagbo, from the hard wing of the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) had set up road barricades to disrupt traffic and were dispersed - without major incident, by the security forces. Situational Background Three months before the next presidential election, Gbagbo, who was a...
Museveni Responds To  Positive, Negative, Malicious And Dangerous Comments From His Bazukulu On Social Media

Museveni Responds To Positive, Negative, Malicious And Dangerous Comments From His Bazukulu On Social Media

FEATURED, NEWS
By Our Reporter President Yoweri Museveni has written another letter to  the Bazukulu  following his social media platforms and in his letter he responds to their positive, negative, malicious and dangerous comments. He introduced the letter thus; “I chose to first respond to a few of the issues in summary. However, I have written a missive replying to each of the matters raised by my social media followers.” Below is the letter; Countrymen, Countrywomen and, especially the Bazukulu.  Greetings again from the old man with a hat. When I last sent out a missive, it was talking about the prominent Ugandans that had died and what I knew about them. These were: Kirunda, the footballer; Kasirye - Ggwanga, Erica Mukasa, Bell and Nkeera.  489, 235 saw the messag
10 Dead and 3300 Homes Destroyed in Sudan Floods

10 Dead and 3300 Homes Destroyed in Sudan Floods

FEATURED, NEWS
By Our Reporter When it rains, it pours floods for people in Sudan and so far at least 10  are confirmed to have died, while many are still missing and property worth millions of shillings destroyed by the floods. Reports coming in indicate that downpours this past week in the south-eastern state of Blue Nile, Sudan, caused a dam to burst and collapse on July 29th potentially compromising access to water for over 84,000 people. The Sudanese Civil Defense reported on Thursday that this incident caused the consequent damage - and in some cases total destruction, of around 3000 homes. It appears some 1,800 homes were completely destroyed while just over 1,500 were partially ruined. Sudanese sailing on a boat in a flooded village At least 10 people have lost their lives w...