Thursday, November 26Elite News ----------- For Adverts: Call 0776026579 / 0702763136 --------
Shadow

Politics

Uganda’s cash crackdown on GiveDirectly.

Uganda’s cash crackdown on GiveDirectly.

FEATURED, Latest News, Politics
The U.S. Agency for International Development has terminated a $10 million cash transfer program run by GiveDirectly in Uganda, after the government opened an investigation into the COVID-19 response effort and then decided to indefinitely suspend the organization’s operations. The time frame around the probe is unclear, as are its merits. The program launched in August in partnership with the Ugandan government and targeted 120,000 people in six cities, with plans to deliver each of them approximately $27 per month for three months. The use of direct cash transfers has increased dramatically in response to COVID-19 as a means of social protection that can be deployed rapidly to counteract income losses and stave off food insecurity and other harms. This cash transfer program was vetted b...
Joe Biden in the Lead as Americans waits

Joe Biden in the Lead as Americans waits

FEATURED, Latest News, Politics
America holds its breath in a consequential election, Ethiopia raises fears of a civil war, and Uganda freezes GiveDirectly’s COVID-19 cash transfer program. This week in development: Poll workers continue to count votes in a U.S. election with big implications for the country’s global development, global health, and humanitarian role. While Democratic nominee Joe Biden appeared to be leading over incumbent President Donald Trump on Thursday, the close results will almost certainly be subjected to further scrutiny, and key races that could affect the balance of power in the U.S. Senate are still to be determined. In the lead-up to Nov. 3, groups that monitor election and political integrity had warned about increased risks of violence or attempts ...
SSPDF Army Chief Warns Uganda.

SSPDF Army Chief Warns Uganda.

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics
The newly appointed SSPDF Chief of General Staff, Gen. Johnson Juma Okot darely warned the so-called UPDF of Uganda to stop attacking us at the border point. In a statement earlier Saturday morning after addressed Army in Luri, Army Chief Gen. Johnson Juma Okot said, the Bilpam General Headquarters (GHQs) will wage a heavy confrontation against the Ugandan forces if they could not cease from attacking and illegally sneaking into our territorial ground. What's the UPDF compared to the mighty (#SPLA) SSPDF who liberated this country from Khartoum for 21 years? The SSPDF under the Commander of Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, are not fed of Matoke, Chapati or Cassava! So we would chant the slogan #Oyeeee in Kampala town within 24hrs if they don't cease from attacking us !...we cannot fig...
ADF kills 17 Civilians in Eastern Congo Raid

ADF kills 17 Civilians in Eastern Congo Raid

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics
BENI, Congo - Assailants killed at least 17 people in a raid on a village in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday night, local authorities said, blaming fighters from an Islamist militia group. The army confirmed the attack in the Buliki area of North Kivu province, but declined to give a death toll. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan armed group active in eastern Congo since the 1990s, has killed more than 1,000 civilians since the start of 2019, according to U.N. figures, despite repeated military campaigns to destroy it. “Everything happened yesterday between 8 p.m. and midnight - the armed men carried out a raid,” local leader Kalunga Messo told Reuters by phone. “They killed our brothers without mercy.” Reprisal attacks against civilians h...
Trump Agrees to Remove Sudan from US Terror Blacklist

Trump Agrees to Remove Sudan from US Terror Blacklist

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics
The US president has said that he is willing to remove Sudan from a US terror blacklist once it pays an agreed compensation package to American victims and their relatives. Sudan will be removed from a US blacklist of countries accused of sponsoring terrorism, US President Donald Trump said on Monday. He said that the African country's year-old transitional government had agreed to pay a $335 million (€285 million) package to American victims of attacks and their relatives. "At long last, JUSTICE for the American people and BIG step for Sudan," Trump posted on Twitter. "Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list," he added. Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok replied to Trump, thanking him for the move. "We very much look forward t...
Chinese Spying in Africa through Infrastructure Projects

Chinese Spying in Africa through Infrastructure Projects

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics, TECH
By Keefa Nuwahereza A new report shows how Beijing is using infrastructure to expand its surveillance network on the continent, making U.S. officials vulnerable. China’s Expands Spy Ambitions in Africa In 2018, the African Union accused China of infiltrating the computer network in its glitzy new headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to steal sensitive data—a task made easier by the fact that China itself built the headquarters. But it likely didn’t stop there. In recent years, China has quietly embarked on government building projects across Africa that add up to a counterintelligence nightmare for the United States and its partners on the continent, according to new research from the Heritage Foundation. China has constructed or renovated nearly 200 govern...
Widad Babiker; Wife of Ex-Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir Re-arrested over Corruption Charges.

Widad Babiker; Wife of Ex-Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir Re-arrested over Corruption Charges.

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics
The Sudanese security forces have rearrested Widad Babiker, the wife of former President Omar Al-Bashir, just a day after she was released on bail, the Sudan Tribune Newspaper has reported. Babiker was freed on Tuesday after serving almost 11 months’ term in jail over financial irregularities and corruption charges, including those directly linked to the Sanad Charitable Foundation that she had chaired. The newspaper reported that, following Babiker’s release, law enforcement officers rearrested her on Wednesday as it was necessary to resume the investigation into her case. According to the source, the wife of the ousted Sudanese leader is currently in a critical health condition suffering from chronic diseases. The authorities, in turn, have not accepted repeated requests fro...
Mabior Garang Resigns from his Position as National Chairperson of Information and Public Relations to protest ‘fake’ peace

Mabior Garang Resigns from his Position as National Chairperson of Information and Public Relations to protest ‘fake’ peace

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics
The SPLM-IO chairperson of information committee and ex-deputy minister of interior, Mabior Garang de’Mabior, is saying that he is resigning from his position in protest to the sticky implementation of the revitalized peace agreement. “In reference to the above subject, I am writing this memo to inform your Comradeship of my intention to resign from my position of Chairperson for Information and Public Relations,” Mabior said in a memo addressed to SPLM-IO chairman Dr. Riek Machar Teny. Mabior’s resignation came after several rumors last week that he has resigned from the main armed opposition group. But the senior member of the SPLM-IO denied in an interview on Wednesday that he has resigned from the group, accusing unnamed others within the group and the regime in Jub...
Tutsi community in DR. Congo at Risk, being targeted by anti-Rwanda hostility

Tutsi community in DR. Congo at Risk, being targeted by anti-Rwanda hostility

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics, Rwanda
Gathered in the hollow of a remote valley in eastern DR Congo, women on one side and men on the other, around 500 people attended the funeral of Bonaventure Kinyegeria, a Congolese cattle raiser murdered by militiamen. The armed attackers killed Kinyegeria near the small territory of Minembwe in the highlands of South Kivu province on October 6, making off with his cows. The daylight raid may have been over cattle, but it was also tied in with a local conflict spurred by a reawakening of deep-seated distrust of Rwanda by many in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kinyegeria, 56, was one of the DRC's Banyamulenge community, which has distant origins among Rwanda's minority Tutsi people. But when it comes to their nationality, the Banyamulenge are categorical: "Congolese, and...
Unstable dollar Exchange rate making Business Operations Impossible in Juba.

Unstable dollar Exchange rate making Business Operations Impossible in Juba.

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics
Several small businesses in South Sudan’s capital Juba are closing as fears among traders escalate over depreciation of the local currency, the Pound, several traders in different markets in Juba told Sudans Post this evening. This afternoon, the United States Dollar’s exchange rate against the local currency risen to SSP 830, days after the government announced that it will change the currency in a bid to try to thwart the economic situation in the country. Speaking to Sudans Post in Juba’s custom market this evening, Abdalla Sherif, a Sudanese businessman who owns two shops in both Custom and Jabel, said he has closed down his small businesses until tomorrow. He said some of his colleagues have also done the same because they believes more developments in the dollar/pound chang...
WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com