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US Joins Uganda to Co-sponsor a Non-binding International Declaration Opposing Abortion

US Joins Uganda to Co-sponsor a Non-binding International Declaration Opposing Abortion

FEATURED, Health, Latest News
 The United States joined Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia and Uganda on Thursday to co-sponsor a nonbinding international declaration opposing abortion, in a rebuke of the UN Human Rights Council, which has enshrined abortion access as a universal right. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar participated in the virtual signing ceremony. The Geneva Consensus Declaration aims to promote women's health, "defends the unborn and reiterates the vital importance of the family," Pompeo said at the ceremony. Access to abortion is widely restricted in the other countries to co-sponsor the declaration. "There is no international right to abortion," Pompeo said. Though the document does not directly address same-sex marriage, the only co-spon...
Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive for COVID Again.

Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive for COVID Again.

FEATURED, Latest News, SPORTS
Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus for the second time as Juventus prepares for next week’s Champions League clash against Barcelona, according to reports in Italy on Thursday. Ronaldo is currently isolating at his home in Turin after testing positive for COVID-19 on October 13 while with the Portuguese national team for Nations League matches. The 35-year-old again received a positive result after a test carried out on Wednesday, Sky Sport Italia and Gazzetta Dello Sport reported. The Portuguese forward could still be available for Sunday’s Serie A game against Hellas Verona, and the clash against great rival Lionel Messi’s Barcelona on October 28. Under UEFA rules the five-time Ballon d’Or winner needs to test negative 24 hours before the Barcelona game in...
Rwandan Genocide Suspect Kabuga to be Extradited to The Hague

Rwandan Genocide Suspect Kabuga to be Extradited to The Hague

FEATURED, Latest News, Rwanda
A UN judge on Wednesday ruled that Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga, who has been in a French jail since May, should be sent to a detention unit in The Hague ahead of his trial.  “I hereby amend the arrest warrant and order of transfer,” Judge Iain Bonomy said from Arusha, Tanzania. “I consider that there are exceptional circumstances and that it would be in the interests of justice [to send Kabuga to The Hague].” The decision means that Kabuga, 84, is likely spend at least several months in The Hague and be brought before an international judge there for an initial appearance in his war crimes case, rather than in Tanzania as originally planned. UN prosecutors accuse the former tea and coffee tycoon of bankrolling and importing huge num...
Ozil Dropped from Arsenal’s Premier League Squad.

Ozil Dropped from Arsenal’s Premier League Squad.

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Arteta rejected reports which suggested Ozil was omitted due to an internal rift over player pay cuts Mikel Arteta insists Mesut Ozil was dropped from Arsenal’s Premier League solely for “football reasons” and rejected reports which suggested Ozil was omitted due to an internal rift over player pay cuts.  Speaking at his press conference ahead of Thursday's Europa League Group B opener at Rapid Vienna, Arteta took full responsibility for Ozil's absence, but insists it was a call made purely for footballing reasons. "Everybody is free to express his feeling," he said. "What I can say from my side is that it is just a football decision. My conscience is very calm because I have been really fair with him. My level of communication with him has been real...
Uganda tax deal paves way for Tullow sale to Total

Uganda tax deal paves way for Tullow sale to Total

Business, FEATURED, Latest News, Oil & Gas
Tullow Oil has reached a binding tax agreement with Uganda, which should allow it to close a sale to Total shortly. Tullow Oil has reached a binding tax agreement with Uganda, which should allow it to close a sale to Total shortly. The Minister of Energy and Mineral Development has also approved the transfer of the equity, and the operatorship, in Block 2 to the French company. The government and the Ugandan Revenue Authority have approved the tax agreement. All governmental conditions have now been met, Tullow said. As such, the transaction should close “in the coming days” after certain customary steps have been completed. Total will pay Tullow $500 million on closing. The French company will then pay $75mn when it reaches a final investment decision (FID). Oil price movemen...
“100,000 hurt by Total’s Ugandan Oil Operation” French activists says

“100,000 hurt by Total’s Ugandan Oil Operation” French activists says

FEATURED, Latest News, Oil & Gas
Over 100,000 people in Uganda and Tanzania have been hurt by human rights violations linked to the Total's TOTF.PA oil operations in Uganda, two French activist groups said in a report on Tuesday. Friends of the Earth and a second group called Survie are seeking a court order requiring Total to disclose how it is addressing the adverse impact from its activities, citing an obligation to do so under French law. Total had no immediate comment on the report. The French company has previously said it was working in Uganda in compliance with national and international standards. The campaign groups, along with Ugandan activists, have alleged that Total intimidated and failed to properly compensate local landowners affected by work on its Tilenga project in Uganda, and said e...
Huawei Reveals an Excellent Watch for 2020; Watch Fit Review

Huawei Reveals an Excellent Watch for 2020; Watch Fit Review

FEATURED, Latest News, TECH
It's 2020. Depending on where you live in the world, you might be working from home, you might be stuck at home, and local gyms may be closed. One thing is for sure; you've been affected in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic, and if you're like me, you've gained some weight. Being a technology journalist, one of the things that interests me is technology that can help people to get proactive about their health, especially now. That's why the Huawei Watch Fit caught my eye. I already appreciate Huawei's LiteOS smartwatches and how good they are with fitness tracking, but this device adds guided workouts. With guided workouts, the device offers an array of workouts that vary in their degree of difficulty. Most importantly, you don't need for your gym to be open to do it, and you do...
Newcastle Failed to Break The 19-year Record in Defeat to Manchester United

Newcastle Failed to Break The 19-year Record in Defeat to Manchester United

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The Magpies fell to a disappointing 4-1 defeat to Manchester United at St James' Park and the numbers behind the defeat weren't pretty Newcastle fell to a disappointing 4-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday evening on a night that began full of promise. The Magpies looked set to continue their positive start to the season when Luke Shaw steered Emil Krafth's low cross into his own net. Harry Maguire headed Manchester United level after Bruno Fernandes had a goal disallowed and the Portuguese midfielder also saw a penalty saved by Karl Darlow. But the visitors did finally break Newcastle's resistance when Fernandes got his goal in the 86th minute, before Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford got on the scoresheet to compound their misery. ...
Joshua Cheptegei beaten; World half Marathon Championships Produce World Record

Joshua Cheptegei beaten; World half Marathon Championships Produce World Record

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Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir lowered her own women’s-only world record, while Ugandan track star Joshua Cheptegei was beaten at the world half marathon championships in Gdynia, Poland on Saturday. Jepchirchir lowered her mark by 18 seconds, clocking 1:05:16 to win by two seconds over German Melat Kejeta. On Sept. 5, Jepchirchir, 27, took 37 seconds off Ethiopian Netsanet Gudeta‘s mark from 2018. The top six women on Saturday all went faster than Gudeta’s old world record. The current and former overall world-record holders in mixed-gender races — Ethiopian Ababel Yeshaneh and Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei — fell together in the 11th mile and finished fifth and sixth. Yeshaneh’s record is 1:04:31. Cheptegei, who broke the 5000m and 10,...
High court halts Payment of sh120b to Ham Enterprises by DTB.

High court halts Payment of sh120b to Ham Enterprises by DTB.

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The commercial division of the Hight court has halted the execution of the orders issued by the head of Commercial court justice Henry Peter Adonyo in a case involving businessman Hamis Kiggundu, Diamond Trust Bank (DTB)-Uganda and DTB-Kenya.    Principal judge, Dr Flavian Zeija issued the interim orders on Tuesday in the presence of the bank's lawyer Kiryowa Kiwanuka and Usama Sebuufu. Kiggundu’s lawyer who has since been served wasn’t present in the court. "An interim order for stay of execution of the decree in high court civil suit number 43 of 2020 and MA number 654 of 2020 doth issue pending the determination of the main application for stay of execution", reads the order in part. According to the order, the costs of the suit will be determined in the main app...