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Sex Party participants arrested and detained at Kira Division Police Station

Police in Kampala Metropolitan Area have arrested 21 people who were allegedly participating in what the law enforces described as a sex party.

The party, according to police, was taking place in a private house in Kireka, Kira Municipality, Wakiso District.

Mr Patrick Onyango, the spokesman of Kampala Police Metropolitan Area said that they got information about the party and planted informants to monitor and inform the police when the rare and illegal party would start.

Towards midnight, he said, police was notified that the sex orgy had started and raided the house where it was being hosted.

"We got the participants red handed", Mr Onyango said in a statement. They have been arrested and detained at Kira Division Police Station on charges of disobedience of lawful orders and doing acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, which is coronavirus.

He said that the suspects will be taken to court on October 12.

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ISO operatives under the command of Kaka Bagyenda have started returning Guns

A number of Internal Security Organisation operatives were on Saturday ordered to hand over guns that had been given to them illegally by the outgoing intelligence Lead, Colonel Kaka Bagyenda, who was sacked last week by His Excellency President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni. 
According to security sources, the directive affected only operatives who were not in the formal structure of ISO but had been armed on orders of Col Kaka. 
The directive affected all those who were armed on the orders of the outgoing Director General. Actually the armoury man started receiving the guns on Saturday according to the sources

Col Kaka is expected to hand over office to his successor, Lt Col Charles Oluka, on Wednesday. President Museveni sacked Col Kaka on Thursday and replaced him with the former Director of Technical Services.
According to security sources, all the directors and their deputies, including those who had been suspended by Kaka, have been recalled by the Security minister, Gen Elly Tumwine, to attend the handover.
The handover ceremony will be presided over by Security minister Gen Tumwine.

Major Taban Amin, who had been the ISO deputy director in-charge of West Nile and Eastern Congo, was recalled to the headquarters and appointed the new deputy Director General.
On Friday, the Uganda People’s Defence Forces spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso, tweeted:

The public is informed that the new director general of ISO is Lt Col Charles Oluka and his deputy is Mr Taban Amin. Lt Emmy Katabazi was promoted to Major.

Col Kaka was appointed ISO boss in January 2017 but his three-year term has allegedly been marred by controversy with many senior operatives either getting suspended or demoted over unclear circumstances.

In April, a group of ISO operatives petitioned President Museveni complaining that 60 senior officers had been rendered redundant by Mr Kaka.
About 60 senior officers are and remain currently redundant in total disregard of ISO Appointment Committee’s decisions that is 20 Senior officers at the positions of Director and deputy Director, RISO’s and DISO’s, the letter reads
This petition also said most of those affected were long serving officers at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Major and Captain. 

Their problems stem from their opposition to ISO operations in their areas of responsibility that are conducted by non-ISO staff whose operations are sanctioned by the director general of ISO, the petition to the President reads in part. 


The letter also said these non-ISO staff were involved in extortion and illegal arrests of civilians.

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Bulambuli County Member of Parliament Hon. Burundo Alex detained over flouting COVID-19 directives

Bulambuli County MP Alex Burundo and dozens of his supporters were over the weekend arrested and detained at Mbale Central Police Station over flouting COVID-19 guidelines.

The group was picked up by Police under the command of District Police Commander (DPC) Edison Muhangi on Saturday evening in Sironko district while holding a procession.

It is alleged that Burundo led the procession from Namunsi, a trading centre in Mbale City on his way to Bulambuli district but were intercepted by the Police in Sironko town council.

DPC noted they intervened because the legislator and his supporters were violating COVID-19 preventive measures put in place by the health ministry and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

It was unfortunate that the legislator could do such a thing. The President was very clear on issues concerning procession and now he mobilises boda boda riders and other people who formed a very big parade that could spread the COVID-19 disease,  DPC  Muhangi said

 He said besides Burundo and his supporters, a number of motorcycles and three pickup trucks were impounded.

It is said that Burundo was celebrating his victory as the National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate for the Bulambuli County parliamentary seat following a declaration by a tribunal on Thursday.

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CAPITALISM HAS FAILED IN THIS PANDEMIC-POPE FRANCIS

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Social

 

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS(Vatican):Pope Francis disparaged so-called trickle-down economic theory, saying the pandemic has shown that free-market policies cannot solve all of humanity's most dire needs.

In a 70-page encyclical, the highest form of papal teaching, Pope Francis outlined his vision for a post-pandemic world.

"The marketplace itself cannot resolve every problem, however much we are asked to believe this dogma of neoliberal faith," the pope wrote.

He added that free-market capitalism "reproduces itself" by resorting to the magic theories of "spillover" or "trickle" as the only solution to societal problems.

The pope said this "spillover" does not "resolve the inequality that gives rise to new forms of violence threatening the fabric of society."

The encyclical, called "Fratelli Tutti," or "Brothers All," reiterated the pope's vision for a more communal society, which extends to the use of private property.

"The Christian tradition has never recognized the right to private property as absolute or inviolable and has stressed the social purpose of all forms of private property," the pope wrote.

The encyclical covers a wide range of social topics including Immigration, the death penalty, populism and economic injustice.

He also touched on racism, calling it a "virus that quickly mutates and instead of disappearing goes into hiding and lurks in waiting."

The pope also questioned why it took so long for the Catholic Church to unequivocally to condemn slavery.

"Fratelli Tutti" is Pope Francis' third encyclical, and he signed it at the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi.

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IDI AMIN'S SON APPOINTED DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL-ISO BY PRESIDENT MUSEVENI

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS(Kampala): President Museveni has appointed Idi Amin's son Taban Amin the new Deputy Director-General of Internal Security Organization (ISO) under the new Director-General,Lt. Col. Charles Oluka who has replaced Col. Kaka Bagyenda.

This miden appointment means that Taban Amin will deputies the newly appointed ISO boss Col Charles Oluka after the brutal sacking of Kaka Bagyenda on Thursday evening.

Taban Amin is on of the sons of the Late Idi Amin Dada , who ruled the country for close to 10 years before being ousted by Obote supported by troops from Tanzania and he died in Exile in Saudi Arabia.

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RUSSIA REPORTS ALL-TIME RECORD CORONAVIRUS DAILY CASES

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Health

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS(Moscow): Russia’s coronavirus cases rose by 12,846 on Saturday, a new daily record since the start of the outbreak early this year, pushing the overall total number of infections to 1,285,084.

The previous record of 12,126 new cases was registered on Friday.

Russia’s coronavirus crisis center said 197 more deaths were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 22,454.

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PRESIDENT BUHARI COMMITS TO ENDING POLICE BRUTALITY IN NIGERIA

President Buhari reportdely commits to Ending police brutality in Nigeria after nearly a week of unending protests.His comments came after two days of protests sparked by a video of a man allegedly being killed by police.

The protest movement initially targeted the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), widely accused of unlawful arrests, torture and murder.

The protesters say they want the unit disbanded rather than reformed and Previous commitments to change the behaviour of the police have not had an effect, critics say.

In a series of tweets, the president said that his government's "determination to reform the police should never be in doubt".

 

He added that he was being "briefed... on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct".But he called for calm and emphasised that most police officers were committed to protecting Nigerians.

On Friday, in the capital, Abuja, police fired tear gas at protesters who were highlighting police harassment and brutal treatment.

A police spokesman said minimum force had been used but demonstrators told the BBC that some people had been beaten and one said she had heard gunshots.

The hashtag #EndSARS was trending worldwide on Twitter on Friday with celebrities including the Nigerian superstars Wizkid and Davido tweeting their support for protesters.

British-Nigerian Star Wars actor John Boyega has also expressed his backing on social media.

'Targeted for being flashy'

The #EndSARS hashtag was first thought to have been used in 2018, but it emerged once again a week ago following the alleged killing of a young man by officers from the Sars unit.

Many people were using the opportunity to share stories of brutality attributed to the police unit, which has developed notoriety for unduly profiling young people, reports the BBC's Nduka Orjinmo from Abuja.

Those considered "flashy" often attract the Sars officers' attention and very few walk away without having to hand over money, while others are arrested or jailed on trumped-up charges and some have been killed, BBC correspondent in Lgos learnt.

On Sunday, Nigeria's inspector general of police Mohammed Adamu banned the Sars unit from carrying out stop and search duties and setting up roadblocks.

He also said members of Sars must always wear uniforms and promised the unit would be investigated.

But protesters want the unit disbanded completely.

Past promises

Two years ago, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo tweeted that he had directed that the "management and activities of Sars" should be overhauled "with immediate effect".

Then last year, a specially formed Presidential Panel on the Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad recommended reforms along with the dismissal and prosecution of named officers accused of abusing Nigerians.

At the time, President Buhari gave the head of police three months to work out how to implement the recommendations, but critics say little appears to have changed.

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BRAZIL GOES PAST BOLIVIA SMOOTHLY TO BOOK HER NEXT SLOT

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Sports

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS (Sao Paulo): Liverpool Talisman Roberto Firmino scored twice and Marquinhos and Philippe Coutinho also got goals as Brazil hammered Bolivia 5-0 in their opening World Cup qualifier in Sao Paulo on Friday.

Brazil had never lost a World Cup qualifier at home, a run that stood at 54 matches going into Friday’s game, and they never looked in danger of losing that record.

Marquinhos put the home side 1-0 up with a header after 16 minutes before Firmino scored after 18 and 49 minutes, both times by getting on the end of low crosses the penalty box.

Brazil were rampant down the flanks and the Bolivian defence had little answer to the crosses of Renan Lodi and Everton and the dangerous midfield promptings of Neymar, who was unlucky not to get his name on the scoresheet.

The fourth came after 66 minutes, when a glancing touch from Rodrygo deflected off defender Jose Maria Carrasco’s shoulder and Philippe Coutinho completed the rout with a header seven minutes later.

Bolivia, who last qualified for the World Cup finals in 1994, started with an inexperienced side under a torrential rain at Corinthians’ Neo Quimica Arena and had just one shot on target compared to Brazil’s 10.

The top four teams in the 10-team South American group qualify directly for Qatar 2022 and the fifth-placed side goes into an inter-regional playoff.

Brazil now travel to Lima to face Peru on Tuesday, while Bolivia are at home the same day to Argentina, who opened their campaign with a 1-0 win over Ecuador on Thursday.

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WORKS ON HOIMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ARE 50% COMPLETE-CAA

The first phase of the civil works for the construction of Hoima International Airport at Kabaale in Hoima District is almost complete. According to the contractors the construction of Uganda’s second international airport currently stands at 49 per cent. The Civil aviation board of directors inspected the airport to ascertain the progress of the works.

The government took on the project earlier last year as one of the developments that will see the country get more out of the oil that was discovered in the Albertaine region.

Speaking to Media yesterday, The Civil Aviation Authority Acting Direcor Mr Fred Bamwesigye said that the Works are 50% complete and steady progress is being observed amidst hinderances possed by the novel coronavirus. 

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US ELECTIONS: TWITTER IMPOSES MORE RESTRICTIONS AND WARNINGS

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS( Washington, DC): Twitter Inc said on Friday it will remove tweets calling for people to interfere with the U.S. election process or implementation of election results, including through violence, as the company also announced more restrictions to slow the spread of misinformation.

Twitter said in a blog post that, from next week, users will get a prompt pointing them to credible information before they can retweet content that has been labeled as misleading.

It said it would add more warnings and restrictions on tweets with misleading information labels from U.S. political figures like candidates and campaigns, as well as U.S.-based accounts with more than 100,000 followers or that get “significant engagement.”

Twitter, which recently told The Daily Parrot News it was testing how to make its labeling more obvious and direct, said people will have to tap through warnings to see these tweets. Users can also only ‘quote tweet’ this content, as likes, retweets and replies will be turned off.

Twitter says it has labeled thousands of misleading posts, though most attention has been on the labels applied to tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump. Twitter also said it would label tweets that falsely claim a win for any candidate.

The company announced several temporary steps to slow amplification of content: for example, from Oct. 20 to at least the end of the U.S. election week, global users pressing “retweet” will be directed first to the “quote tweet” button to encourage people to add their own commentary.

It will also stop surfacing trending topics without added context, and will stop people seeing “liked by” recommendations from people they do not know in their timeline.

Twitter’s decision to hit the brakes on automated recommendations contrasts with the approach at Facebook Inc , which is amping up promotion of its groups product despite concerns about extremism in those space.

Social media companies are under pressure to combat election-related misinformation and prepare for the possibility of violence or poll place intimidation around the Nov. 3 vote.

Reuters has reported that Republicans are mobilizing thousands of volunteers to watch early voting sites and ballot drop boxes to find evidence to back up Trump’s unsubstantiated complaints about widespread voter fraud.

On Wednesday, Facebook said it would ban calls for poll watching using “militarized language.”

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COVID-19: HEALTH MINISTRY CLARIFIES ON WHICH PATIENTS TO BE GIVEN PRIORITY

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Health

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS (Kampala): Following the increased COVID-19 cases reportedly about to reach 10,000, the Ministry of health has broke its silece on which patient category will be given the first priority the treatment and admission process as the country tries all its best to manage the surging cases.

According to recent reports, Ministry of health says only those who develop signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are the only ones being picked. With the increase in community infections, it has become costly to quarantine suspects.

Howeever, Jane Ruth Aceng together with other Health stakeholders continue to argue the public to keep practising precautionary measures issued by government through health experts as the country continues to fight the novel coronavirus.

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PLAYING FOR REAL MADRID IS EVERY PLAYERS' DREAM-PAUL LUDIBE POGBA

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 9, 2020
  • Sports

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS( European sport): Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba has said that to play for Real Madrid in the future would be 'a dream', but he is focused on getting his current club back to where it 'belongs'.

The French midfielder's contract at Old Trafford is due to expire at the end of the current campaign, although United do have an option to extend it by a further 12 months.

Pogba is currently on international duty with France for the Nations League games against Portugal and Croatia and will be set to return in Machester for his premier league fixtures as the club looks set to return to winning ways after being heavily defeated by spurs in the most recent premier league encounter.

At a media conference ahead of the Nations Leage games were he will feature for France, the 27-year-old said: "All football players would love to play for Real Madrid. It is a dream for me, why not one day?"

"I am in Manchester and I love my club. I am playing in Manchester, I'm having fun and I want to do everything to put the club where it deserves it. I will give everything to the max, like my team-mates.

"At the moment, I am in Manchester and I am concentrating about getting back to my best form.

"I think there will be a moment when the club will come and talk to me and maybe offer me something, or not. So far, nothing has happened. I can't tell you something that I don't know."

The Daily Parrot News Understands that the World cup Winner is yet to open talks with his current club over the new deal as his future sets to discussion subject amidst interests from several clubs around Europe.

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The truth on National Unity Platform registration forms making rounds on social media revealed

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • September 22, 2020
  • Political

National Unity Platform finally breaks suilence over the forms that have been making rounds on social media labbleing them fake and argued the general public to disregard them and the party has not rolled out any forms that will be used in the vetting of its candidates.

Through its social media account, the Kyagulanyi led political power that has the people power identity issued a statement that read as follows.

Our attention has been drawn to a fake, misleading form, purportedly used to do ground assessment for our candidates. Please treat it with the contempt it deserves. it is fake & misleading. Here are the forms used by our EMC to do ground assessment as well as vet candidates.

With the nominations of candidates at different positions in the forthcoming general elections set to start next month by the electoral commission, National Unity Platform is expected to field several candidates in different political positions.

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Religious leaders dissatisfied with the number of people allowed into worship places

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • September 22, 2020
  • Social

Even after the president announced the opening of prayer centres, some religious leaders are dissatisfied with the number of people that the President set for these gatherings.

The outbreak of fatal coronavirus in uganda saw religious gatherings such as churches, mosques and crusades halted in a bid to control the spread of the virus and since then nothing had been said about the potential reopening of these places until the most recent presidential address where present Museveni finally allowed these places of worship to resume operations but observing standard operating procedures wth only 70 people allowed in one lot.

President Museveni further highlighted that these religious institutions should adopt small groups of gatherings by organising sveral masses|( for Catholics) and services( for Anglicans) with these two religious groups having the larest number of followers.

Speaking to our reporters, a section of religious leaders remain unhappy wtih the decision to limit the number insisting that the government took unfair decision and called for the revision of the decision and allow a non limited number of people into religious gatherings so long as the organisers observe standard operating procedures.

 

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PROF. NAWANGWE: We do not collect any funds, all funds are deposited in URA

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • September 22, 2020
  • Political

Makerere University vice chancellor proffessor Nawangwe has lifted lid over allegations that there was money in the finance department that was gutted by fire last weekend s the university's iconic ivory tower building which is the heart of uganda's oldest unversity.

While appearing before reporters this morning, the man in the dug out was asked to clarify on the ongoing claims that have made several rounds on social media that a lot of money was burn't and perished in the university's finance department which was being housed in the right hand side if the building as this same after the university was under investigation over Billions of money that went missing.

Prof. Nawangwe clarified that the university doesn't collect the funds directly since 2019, the funds have been and shall always be paid directly to Uganda Revenue Authority from where it goes to consolidated fund and then government alocates the way its used by the university .

The university vice chancellor also assured the general student body and general public that it will resume studies regardless if this setback and candidates should continue preparations and the university staffs are ready for the resumption.

 

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Member of parliament aspirant vows to export unemployed Ugandans to Arabic countries

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • September 12, 2020
  • Political

The 2021 General Elections are forthcoming and many political players have relentlessly started showcasing their manifesto's to the voters in a bid to secure different political seats in Uganda.

The member of parliament being one of the juicy positions everyone would fancy to grab representing the people fro his area and this has left my aspirants with mind-blowing promises to every potential voter as they outline the different solutions to a wide range of problems Ugandans face currently.

A one Micheal Kale, MP aspirant for Entebbe municipality while appearing on one of most popular Television show in uganda dubbed The Big Talk hosted by Canary Mugume revealed how he will mitigate the rampant problem of youth unemployment by exporting them to Arab and other Asian countries particularly Dubai so that the problem is mitigated.

Mr Kalema believes that there are few job opportunities in the country especially for the people of Entebbe Municipality and currently the people in power have completely failed to find a long-lasting solution for the problem that's bothering the youth if Entebbe Municipality.

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Several ministers ousted as Evelyn Anite and Mwesige Adolf make headlines in NRM party primaries yesterday

Yesterday 4th september 2020 shalla dn will always be a day to remember as one of most awful days to several NRM ministers who were as well members of parliament representing different constituencies, districts and counties after they brutally lost in the NRM party primaries that were full of stiff competition as observed by our correspondents countrywide.

Hon. Evelyn Anite made headlines almost everywhere alongside her compratiot Hon Adolf Mwesige wt the former having previously represented the people of Koboko municipally as the latter had represented te people of bunyangabu a newly created district in Tooro region western Uganda.

The two big horses who were seen as favourites in their respective areas of representation were shocked when they started t glimpse on signs of falling apart as the provisional results started rolling out and nothing changed on the announcement of final results as they lost completely to their opponents by a huge margin than anyone could arguably imagine and Anite s brutally criticized by very many Ugandans who described her as the first woman from koboko to ide in her own movie after her rants about having majje.

Our team of experienced writers and correspondents in different parts of the country have complied a list of these ministers who were big favourites of the elections but lost terribly :

  1. Hon Evelyn Anite - Koboko municipality ( state minister for investment and privatisation)
  2. Hon Adolf mwesige-Bunyangabu  county ( Minister of defence and Veteran affairs)
  3. Hon Emphraim Kamuntu-Igara west ( Minster of justice and consttutunal affairs)
  4. Hon Henry Okello-Oryem-Chua East constituency( State minister foreign affairs)
  5. Hon Elioda Tumwesgye-Shema municipality( Minister of science and technology)
  6. Hon Mary Karoro Okurut-Bushenyi  minister I/C General duties OPM)
  7.  Eng John Byabagambi-Ibanda south (Minister of Karamoja affairs)
  8. Hon Mwesigwa Rukutana-Rushenyi county ( State minister for Labour)
  9. Hon Molly Kamukama- Kazo district Woman MP( state minister of economic monitoring in the office of Presdent)
  10. Fr Simon Lokodo-Dodoth county( Minister of ethics and Intergrity)
  11. Hon Peter Kibanzanga-Bughendera county( Minster of Agriculture)
  12. Tersis Kabwegyere-Igara East ( Former Minister I/C general duties OPM)
  13. Lydia Wanyoto-Mbale woman MP ( NRM chair women's league)

Note: The list is being updated and we are keeping tabs on any developments to keep you with first hand information only at the daily parrot news

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Sex Party participants arrested and detained at Kira Division Police Station

Police in Kampala Metropolitan Area have arrested 21 people who were allegedly participating in what the law enforces described as a sex party.

The party, according to police, was taking place in a private house in Kireka, Kira Municipality, Wakiso District.

Mr Patrick Onyango, the spokesman of Kampala Police Metropolitan Area said that they got information about the party and planted informants to monitor and inform the police when the rare and illegal party would start.

Towards midnight, he said, police was notified that the sex orgy had started and raided the house where it was being hosted.

"We got the participants red handed", Mr Onyango said in a statement. They have been arrested and detained at Kira Division Police Station on charges of disobedience of lawful orders and doing acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, which is coronavirus.

He said that the suspects will be taken to court on October 12.

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ISO operatives under the command of Kaka Bagyenda have started returning Guns

A number of Internal Security Organisation operatives were on Saturday ordered to hand over guns that had been given to them illegally by the outgoing intelligence Lead, Colonel Kaka Bagyenda, who was sacked last week by His Excellency President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni. 
According to security sources, the directive affected only operatives who were not in the formal structure of ISO but had been armed on orders of Col Kaka. 
The directive affected all those who were armed on the orders of the outgoing Director General. Actually the armoury man started receiving the guns on Saturday according to the sources

Col Kaka is expected to hand over office to his successor, Lt Col Charles Oluka, on Wednesday. President Museveni sacked Col Kaka on Thursday and replaced him with the former Director of Technical Services.
According to security sources, all the directors and their deputies, including those who had been suspended by Kaka, have been recalled by the Security minister, Gen Elly Tumwine, to attend the handover.
The handover ceremony will be presided over by Security minister Gen Tumwine.

Major Taban Amin, who had been the ISO deputy director in-charge of West Nile and Eastern Congo, was recalled to the headquarters and appointed the new deputy Director General.
On Friday, the Uganda People’s Defence Forces spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso, tweeted:

The public is informed that the new director general of ISO is Lt Col Charles Oluka and his deputy is Mr Taban Amin. Lt Emmy Katabazi was promoted to Major.

Col Kaka was appointed ISO boss in January 2017 but his three-year term has allegedly been marred by controversy with many senior operatives either getting suspended or demoted over unclear circumstances.

In April, a group of ISO operatives petitioned President Museveni complaining that 60 senior officers had been rendered redundant by Mr Kaka.
About 60 senior officers are and remain currently redundant in total disregard of ISO Appointment Committee’s decisions that is 20 Senior officers at the positions of Director and deputy Director, RISO’s and DISO’s, the letter reads
This petition also said most of those affected were long serving officers at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Major and Captain. 

Their problems stem from their opposition to ISO operations in their areas of responsibility that are conducted by non-ISO staff whose operations are sanctioned by the director general of ISO, the petition to the President reads in part. 


The letter also said these non-ISO staff were involved in extortion and illegal arrests of civilians.

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Bulambuli County Member of Parliament Hon. Burundo Alex detained over flouting COVID-19 directives

Bulambuli County MP Alex Burundo and dozens of his supporters were over the weekend arrested and detained at Mbale Central Police Station over flouting COVID-19 guidelines.

The group was picked up by Police under the command of District Police Commander (DPC) Edison Muhangi on Saturday evening in Sironko district while holding a procession.

It is alleged that Burundo led the procession from Namunsi, a trading centre in Mbale City on his way to Bulambuli district but were intercepted by the Police in Sironko town council.

DPC noted they intervened because the legislator and his supporters were violating COVID-19 preventive measures put in place by the health ministry and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

It was unfortunate that the legislator could do such a thing. The President was very clear on issues concerning procession and now he mobilises boda boda riders and other people who formed a very big parade that could spread the COVID-19 disease,  DPC  Muhangi said

 He said besides Burundo and his supporters, a number of motorcycles and three pickup trucks were impounded.

It is said that Burundo was celebrating his victory as the National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate for the Bulambuli County parliamentary seat following a declaration by a tribunal on Thursday.

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CAPITALISM HAS FAILED IN THIS PANDEMIC-POPE FRANCIS

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Social

 

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS(Vatican):Pope Francis disparaged so-called trickle-down economic theory, saying the pandemic has shown that free-market policies cannot solve all of humanity's most dire needs.

In a 70-page encyclical, the highest form of papal teaching, Pope Francis outlined his vision for a post-pandemic world.

"The marketplace itself cannot resolve every problem, however much we are asked to believe this dogma of neoliberal faith," the pope wrote.

He added that free-market capitalism "reproduces itself" by resorting to the magic theories of "spillover" or "trickle" as the only solution to societal problems.

The pope said this "spillover" does not "resolve the inequality that gives rise to new forms of violence threatening the fabric of society."

The encyclical, called "Fratelli Tutti," or "Brothers All," reiterated the pope's vision for a more communal society, which extends to the use of private property.

"The Christian tradition has never recognized the right to private property as absolute or inviolable and has stressed the social purpose of all forms of private property," the pope wrote.

The encyclical covers a wide range of social topics including Immigration, the death penalty, populism and economic injustice.

He also touched on racism, calling it a "virus that quickly mutates and instead of disappearing goes into hiding and lurks in waiting."

The pope also questioned why it took so long for the Catholic Church to unequivocally to condemn slavery.

"Fratelli Tutti" is Pope Francis' third encyclical, and he signed it at the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi.

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IDI AMIN'S SON APPOINTED DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL-ISO BY PRESIDENT MUSEVENI

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS(Kampala): President Museveni has appointed Idi Amin's son Taban Amin the new Deputy Director-General of Internal Security Organization (ISO) under the new Director-General,Lt. Col. Charles Oluka who has replaced Col. Kaka Bagyenda.

This miden appointment means that Taban Amin will deputies the newly appointed ISO boss Col Charles Oluka after the brutal sacking of Kaka Bagyenda on Thursday evening.

Taban Amin is on of the sons of the Late Idi Amin Dada , who ruled the country for close to 10 years before being ousted by Obote supported by troops from Tanzania and he died in Exile in Saudi Arabia.

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RUSSIA REPORTS ALL-TIME RECORD CORONAVIRUS DAILY CASES

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Health

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS(Moscow): Russia’s coronavirus cases rose by 12,846 on Saturday, a new daily record since the start of the outbreak early this year, pushing the overall total number of infections to 1,285,084.

The previous record of 12,126 new cases was registered on Friday.

Russia’s coronavirus crisis center said 197 more deaths were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 22,454.

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PRESIDENT BUHARI COMMITS TO ENDING POLICE BRUTALITY IN NIGERIA

President Buhari reportdely commits to Ending police brutality in Nigeria after nearly a week of unending protests.His comments came after two days of protests sparked by a video of a man allegedly being killed by police.

The protest movement initially targeted the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), widely accused of unlawful arrests, torture and murder.

The protesters say they want the unit disbanded rather than reformed and Previous commitments to change the behaviour of the police have not had an effect, critics say.

In a series of tweets, the president said that his government's "determination to reform the police should never be in doubt".

 

He added that he was being "briefed... on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct".But he called for calm and emphasised that most police officers were committed to protecting Nigerians.

On Friday, in the capital, Abuja, police fired tear gas at protesters who were highlighting police harassment and brutal treatment.

A police spokesman said minimum force had been used but demonstrators told the BBC that some people had been beaten and one said she had heard gunshots.

The hashtag #EndSARS was trending worldwide on Twitter on Friday with celebrities including the Nigerian superstars Wizkid and Davido tweeting their support for protesters.

British-Nigerian Star Wars actor John Boyega has also expressed his backing on social media.

'Targeted for being flashy'

The #EndSARS hashtag was first thought to have been used in 2018, but it emerged once again a week ago following the alleged killing of a young man by officers from the Sars unit.

Many people were using the opportunity to share stories of brutality attributed to the police unit, which has developed notoriety for unduly profiling young people, reports the BBC's Nduka Orjinmo from Abuja.

Those considered "flashy" often attract the Sars officers' attention and very few walk away without having to hand over money, while others are arrested or jailed on trumped-up charges and some have been killed, BBC correspondent in Lgos learnt.

On Sunday, Nigeria's inspector general of police Mohammed Adamu banned the Sars unit from carrying out stop and search duties and setting up roadblocks.

He also said members of Sars must always wear uniforms and promised the unit would be investigated.

But protesters want the unit disbanded completely.

Past promises

Two years ago, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo tweeted that he had directed that the "management and activities of Sars" should be overhauled "with immediate effect".

Then last year, a specially formed Presidential Panel on the Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad recommended reforms along with the dismissal and prosecution of named officers accused of abusing Nigerians.

At the time, President Buhari gave the head of police three months to work out how to implement the recommendations, but critics say little appears to have changed.

...

BRAZIL GOES PAST BOLIVIA SMOOTHLY TO BOOK HER NEXT SLOT

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Sports

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS (Sao Paulo): Liverpool Talisman Roberto Firmino scored twice and Marquinhos and Philippe Coutinho also got goals as Brazil hammered Bolivia 5-0 in their opening World Cup qualifier in Sao Paulo on Friday.

Brazil had never lost a World Cup qualifier at home, a run that stood at 54 matches going into Friday’s game, and they never looked in danger of losing that record.

Marquinhos put the home side 1-0 up with a header after 16 minutes before Firmino scored after 18 and 49 minutes, both times by getting on the end of low crosses the penalty box.

Brazil were rampant down the flanks and the Bolivian defence had little answer to the crosses of Renan Lodi and Everton and the dangerous midfield promptings of Neymar, who was unlucky not to get his name on the scoresheet.

The fourth came after 66 minutes, when a glancing touch from Rodrygo deflected off defender Jose Maria Carrasco’s shoulder and Philippe Coutinho completed the rout with a header seven minutes later.

Bolivia, who last qualified for the World Cup finals in 1994, started with an inexperienced side under a torrential rain at Corinthians’ Neo Quimica Arena and had just one shot on target compared to Brazil’s 10.

The top four teams in the 10-team South American group qualify directly for Qatar 2022 and the fifth-placed side goes into an inter-regional playoff.

Brazil now travel to Lima to face Peru on Tuesday, while Bolivia are at home the same day to Argentina, who opened their campaign with a 1-0 win over Ecuador on Thursday.

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WORKS ON HOIMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ARE 50% COMPLETE-CAA

The first phase of the civil works for the construction of Hoima International Airport at Kabaale in Hoima District is almost complete. According to the contractors the construction of Uganda’s second international airport currently stands at 49 per cent. The Civil aviation board of directors inspected the airport to ascertain the progress of the works.

The government took on the project earlier last year as one of the developments that will see the country get more out of the oil that was discovered in the Albertaine region.

Speaking to Media yesterday, The Civil Aviation Authority Acting Direcor Mr Fred Bamwesigye said that the Works are 50% complete and steady progress is being observed amidst hinderances possed by the novel coronavirus. 

...

US ELECTIONS: TWITTER IMPOSES MORE RESTRICTIONS AND WARNINGS

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS( Washington, DC): Twitter Inc said on Friday it will remove tweets calling for people to interfere with the U.S. election process or implementation of election results, including through violence, as the company also announced more restrictions to slow the spread of misinformation.

Twitter said in a blog post that, from next week, users will get a prompt pointing them to credible information before they can retweet content that has been labeled as misleading.

It said it would add more warnings and restrictions on tweets with misleading information labels from U.S. political figures like candidates and campaigns, as well as U.S.-based accounts with more than 100,000 followers or that get “significant engagement.”

Twitter, which recently told The Daily Parrot News it was testing how to make its labeling more obvious and direct, said people will have to tap through warnings to see these tweets. Users can also only ‘quote tweet’ this content, as likes, retweets and replies will be turned off.

Twitter says it has labeled thousands of misleading posts, though most attention has been on the labels applied to tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump. Twitter also said it would label tweets that falsely claim a win for any candidate.

The company announced several temporary steps to slow amplification of content: for example, from Oct. 20 to at least the end of the U.S. election week, global users pressing “retweet” will be directed first to the “quote tweet” button to encourage people to add their own commentary.

It will also stop surfacing trending topics without added context, and will stop people seeing “liked by” recommendations from people they do not know in their timeline.

Twitter’s decision to hit the brakes on automated recommendations contrasts with the approach at Facebook Inc , which is amping up promotion of its groups product despite concerns about extremism in those space.

Social media companies are under pressure to combat election-related misinformation and prepare for the possibility of violence or poll place intimidation around the Nov. 3 vote.

Reuters has reported that Republicans are mobilizing thousands of volunteers to watch early voting sites and ballot drop boxes to find evidence to back up Trump’s unsubstantiated complaints about widespread voter fraud.

On Wednesday, Facebook said it would ban calls for poll watching using “militarized language.”

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COVID-19: HEALTH MINISTRY CLARIFIES ON WHICH PATIENTS TO BE GIVEN PRIORITY

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Health

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS (Kampala): Following the increased COVID-19 cases reportedly about to reach 10,000, the Ministry of health has broke its silece on which patient category will be given the first priority the treatment and admission process as the country tries all its best to manage the surging cases.

According to recent reports, Ministry of health says only those who develop signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are the only ones being picked. With the increase in community infections, it has become costly to quarantine suspects.

Howeever, Jane Ruth Aceng together with other Health stakeholders continue to argue the public to keep practising precautionary measures issued by government through health experts as the country continues to fight the novel coronavirus.

...

PLAYING FOR REAL MADRID IS EVERY PLAYERS' DREAM-PAUL LUDIBE POGBA

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 9, 2020
  • Sports

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS( European sport): Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba has said that to play for Real Madrid in the future would be 'a dream', but he is focused on getting his current club back to where it 'belongs'.

The French midfielder's contract at Old Trafford is due to expire at the end of the current campaign, although United do have an option to extend it by a further 12 months.

Pogba is currently on international duty with France for the Nations League games against Portugal and Croatia and will be set to return in Machester for his premier league fixtures as the club looks set to return to winning ways after being heavily defeated by spurs in the most recent premier league encounter.

At a media conference ahead of the Nations Leage games were he will feature for France, the 27-year-old said: "All football players would love to play for Real Madrid. It is a dream for me, why not one day?"

"I am in Manchester and I love my club. I am playing in Manchester, I'm having fun and I want to do everything to put the club where it deserves it. I will give everything to the max, like my team-mates.

"At the moment, I am in Manchester and I am concentrating about getting back to my best form.

"I think there will be a moment when the club will come and talk to me and maybe offer me something, or not. So far, nothing has happened. I can't tell you something that I don't know."

The Daily Parrot News Understands that the World cup Winner is yet to open talks with his current club over the new deal as his future sets to discussion subject amidst interests from several clubs around Europe.

...

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Sex Party participants arrested and detained at Kira Division Police Station

Police in Kampala Metropolitan Area have arrested 21 people who were allegedly participating in what the law enforces described as a sex party.

The party, according to police, was taking place in a private house in Kireka, Kira Municipality, Wakiso District.

Mr Patrick Onyango, the spokesman of Kampala Police Metropolitan Area said that they got information about the party and planted informants to monitor and inform the police when the rare and illegal party would start.

Towards midnight, he said, police was notified that the sex orgy had started and raided the house where it was being hosted.

"We got the participants red handed", Mr Onyango said in a statement. They have been arrested and detained at Kira Division Police Station on charges of disobedience of lawful orders and doing acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, which is coronavirus.

He said that the suspects will be taken to court on October 12.

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LATEST

ISO operatives under the command of Kaka Bagyenda have started returning Guns

A number of Internal Security Organisation operatives were on Saturday ordered to hand over guns that had been given to them illegally by the outgoing intelligence Lead, Colonel Kaka Bagyenda, who was sacked last week by His Excellency President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni. 
According to security sources, the directive affected only operatives who were not in the formal structure of ISO but had been armed on orders of Col Kaka. 
The directive affected all those who were armed on the orders of the outgoing Director General. Actually the armoury man started receiving the guns on Saturday according to the sources

Col Kaka is expected to hand over office to his successor, Lt Col Charles Oluka, on Wednesday. President Museveni sacked Col Kaka on Thursday and replaced him with the former Director of Technical Services.
According to security sources, all the directors and their deputies, including those who had been suspended by Kaka, have been recalled by the Security minister, Gen Elly Tumwine, to attend the handover.
The handover ceremony will be presided over by Security minister Gen Tumwine.

Major Taban Amin, who had been the ISO deputy director in-charge of West Nile and Eastern Congo, was recalled to the headquarters and appointed the new deputy Director General.
On Friday, the Uganda People’s Defence Forces spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso, tweeted:

The public is informed that the new director general of ISO is Lt Col Charles Oluka and his deputy is Mr Taban Amin. Lt Emmy Katabazi was promoted to Major.

Col Kaka was appointed ISO boss in January 2017 but his three-year term has allegedly been marred by controversy with many senior operatives either getting suspended or demoted over unclear circumstances.

In April, a group of ISO operatives petitioned President Museveni complaining that 60 senior officers had been rendered redundant by Mr Kaka.
About 60 senior officers are and remain currently redundant in total disregard of ISO Appointment Committee’s decisions that is 20 Senior officers at the positions of Director and deputy Director, RISO’s and DISO’s, the letter reads
This petition also said most of those affected were long serving officers at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Major and Captain. 

Their problems stem from their opposition to ISO operations in their areas of responsibility that are conducted by non-ISO staff whose operations are sanctioned by the director general of ISO, the petition to the President reads in part. 


The letter also said these non-ISO staff were involved in extortion and illegal arrests of civilians.

...

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Bulambuli County Member of Parliament Hon. Burundo Alex detained over flouting COVID-19 directives

Bulambuli County MP Alex Burundo and dozens of his supporters were over the weekend arrested and detained at Mbale Central Police Station over flouting COVID-19 guidelines.

The group was picked up by Police under the command of District Police Commander (DPC) Edison Muhangi on Saturday evening in Sironko district while holding a procession.

It is alleged that Burundo led the procession from Namunsi, a trading centre in Mbale City on his way to Bulambuli district but were intercepted by the Police in Sironko town council.

DPC noted they intervened because the legislator and his supporters were violating COVID-19 preventive measures put in place by the health ministry and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

It was unfortunate that the legislator could do such a thing. The President was very clear on issues concerning procession and now he mobilises boda boda riders and other people who formed a very big parade that could spread the COVID-19 disease,  DPC  Muhangi said

 He said besides Burundo and his supporters, a number of motorcycles and three pickup trucks were impounded.

It is said that Burundo was celebrating his victory as the National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate for the Bulambuli County parliamentary seat following a declaration by a tribunal on Thursday.

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CAPITALISM HAS FAILED IN THIS PANDEMIC-POPE FRANCIS

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Social

 

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS(Vatican):Pope Francis disparaged so-called trickle-down economic theory, saying the pandemic has shown that free-market policies cannot solve all of humanity's most dire needs.

In a 70-page encyclical, the highest form of papal teaching, Pope Francis outlined his vision for a post-pandemic world.

"The marketplace itself cannot resolve every problem, however much we are asked to believe this dogma of neoliberal faith," the pope wrote.

He added that free-market capitalism "reproduces itself" by resorting to the magic theories of "spillover" or "trickle" as the only solution to societal problems.

The pope said this "spillover" does not "resolve the inequality that gives rise to new forms of violence threatening the fabric of society."

The encyclical, called "Fratelli Tutti," or "Brothers All," reiterated the pope's vision for a more communal society, which extends to the use of private property.

"The Christian tradition has never recognized the right to private property as absolute or inviolable and has stressed the social purpose of all forms of private property," the pope wrote.

The encyclical covers a wide range of social topics including Immigration, the death penalty, populism and economic injustice.

He also touched on racism, calling it a "virus that quickly mutates and instead of disappearing goes into hiding and lurks in waiting."

The pope also questioned why it took so long for the Catholic Church to unequivocally to condemn slavery.

"Fratelli Tutti" is Pope Francis' third encyclical, and he signed it at the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi.

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IDI AMIN'S SON APPOINTED DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL-ISO BY PRESIDENT MUSEVENI

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS(Kampala): President Museveni has appointed Idi Amin's son Taban Amin the new Deputy Director-General of Internal Security Organization (ISO) under the new Director-General,Lt. Col. Charles Oluka who has replaced Col. Kaka Bagyenda.

This miden appointment means that Taban Amin will deputies the newly appointed ISO boss Col Charles Oluka after the brutal sacking of Kaka Bagyenda on Thursday evening.

Taban Amin is on of the sons of the Late Idi Amin Dada , who ruled the country for close to 10 years before being ousted by Obote supported by troops from Tanzania and he died in Exile in Saudi Arabia.

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RUSSIA REPORTS ALL-TIME RECORD CORONAVIRUS DAILY CASES

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Health

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS(Moscow): Russia’s coronavirus cases rose by 12,846 on Saturday, a new daily record since the start of the outbreak early this year, pushing the overall total number of infections to 1,285,084.

The previous record of 12,126 new cases was registered on Friday.

Russia’s coronavirus crisis center said 197 more deaths were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 22,454.

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PRESIDENT BUHARI COMMITS TO ENDING POLICE BRUTALITY IN NIGERIA

President Buhari reportdely commits to Ending police brutality in Nigeria after nearly a week of unending protests.His comments came after two days of protests sparked by a video of a man allegedly being killed by police.

The protest movement initially targeted the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), widely accused of unlawful arrests, torture and murder.

The protesters say they want the unit disbanded rather than reformed and Previous commitments to change the behaviour of the police have not had an effect, critics say.

In a series of tweets, the president said that his government's "determination to reform the police should never be in doubt".

 

He added that he was being "briefed... on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct".But he called for calm and emphasised that most police officers were committed to protecting Nigerians.

On Friday, in the capital, Abuja, police fired tear gas at protesters who were highlighting police harassment and brutal treatment.

A police spokesman said minimum force had been used but demonstrators told the BBC that some people had been beaten and one said she had heard gunshots.

The hashtag #EndSARS was trending worldwide on Twitter on Friday with celebrities including the Nigerian superstars Wizkid and Davido tweeting their support for protesters.

British-Nigerian Star Wars actor John Boyega has also expressed his backing on social media.

'Targeted for being flashy'

The #EndSARS hashtag was first thought to have been used in 2018, but it emerged once again a week ago following the alleged killing of a young man by officers from the Sars unit.

Many people were using the opportunity to share stories of brutality attributed to the police unit, which has developed notoriety for unduly profiling young people, reports the BBC's Nduka Orjinmo from Abuja.

Those considered "flashy" often attract the Sars officers' attention and very few walk away without having to hand over money, while others are arrested or jailed on trumped-up charges and some have been killed, BBC correspondent in Lgos learnt.

On Sunday, Nigeria's inspector general of police Mohammed Adamu banned the Sars unit from carrying out stop and search duties and setting up roadblocks.

He also said members of Sars must always wear uniforms and promised the unit would be investigated.

But protesters want the unit disbanded completely.

Past promises

Two years ago, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo tweeted that he had directed that the "management and activities of Sars" should be overhauled "with immediate effect".

Then last year, a specially formed Presidential Panel on the Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad recommended reforms along with the dismissal and prosecution of named officers accused of abusing Nigerians.

At the time, President Buhari gave the head of police three months to work out how to implement the recommendations, but critics say little appears to have changed.

...

LATEST

BRAZIL GOES PAST BOLIVIA SMOOTHLY TO BOOK HER NEXT SLOT

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Sports

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS (Sao Paulo): Liverpool Talisman Roberto Firmino scored twice and Marquinhos and Philippe Coutinho also got goals as Brazil hammered Bolivia 5-0 in their opening World Cup qualifier in Sao Paulo on Friday.

Brazil had never lost a World Cup qualifier at home, a run that stood at 54 matches going into Friday’s game, and they never looked in danger of losing that record.

Marquinhos put the home side 1-0 up with a header after 16 minutes before Firmino scored after 18 and 49 minutes, both times by getting on the end of low crosses the penalty box.

Brazil were rampant down the flanks and the Bolivian defence had little answer to the crosses of Renan Lodi and Everton and the dangerous midfield promptings of Neymar, who was unlucky not to get his name on the scoresheet.

The fourth came after 66 minutes, when a glancing touch from Rodrygo deflected off defender Jose Maria Carrasco’s shoulder and Philippe Coutinho completed the rout with a header seven minutes later.

Bolivia, who last qualified for the World Cup finals in 1994, started with an inexperienced side under a torrential rain at Corinthians’ Neo Quimica Arena and had just one shot on target compared to Brazil’s 10.

The top four teams in the 10-team South American group qualify directly for Qatar 2022 and the fifth-placed side goes into an inter-regional playoff.

Brazil now travel to Lima to face Peru on Tuesday, while Bolivia are at home the same day to Argentina, who opened their campaign with a 1-0 win over Ecuador on Thursday.

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WORKS ON HOIMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ARE 50% COMPLETE-CAA

The first phase of the civil works for the construction of Hoima International Airport at Kabaale in Hoima District is almost complete. According to the contractors the construction of Uganda’s second international airport currently stands at 49 per cent. The Civil aviation board of directors inspected the airport to ascertain the progress of the works.

The government took on the project earlier last year as one of the developments that will see the country get more out of the oil that was discovered in the Albertaine region.

Speaking to Media yesterday, The Civil Aviation Authority Acting Direcor Mr Fred Bamwesigye said that the Works are 50% complete and steady progress is being observed amidst hinderances possed by the novel coronavirus. 

...

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US ELECTIONS: TWITTER IMPOSES MORE RESTRICTIONS AND WARNINGS

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS( Washington, DC): Twitter Inc said on Friday it will remove tweets calling for people to interfere with the U.S. election process or implementation of election results, including through violence, as the company also announced more restrictions to slow the spread of misinformation.

Twitter said in a blog post that, from next week, users will get a prompt pointing them to credible information before they can retweet content that has been labeled as misleading.

It said it would add more warnings and restrictions on tweets with misleading information labels from U.S. political figures like candidates and campaigns, as well as U.S.-based accounts with more than 100,000 followers or that get “significant engagement.”

Twitter, which recently told The Daily Parrot News it was testing how to make its labeling more obvious and direct, said people will have to tap through warnings to see these tweets. Users can also only ‘quote tweet’ this content, as likes, retweets and replies will be turned off.

Twitter says it has labeled thousands of misleading posts, though most attention has been on the labels applied to tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump. Twitter also said it would label tweets that falsely claim a win for any candidate.

The company announced several temporary steps to slow amplification of content: for example, from Oct. 20 to at least the end of the U.S. election week, global users pressing “retweet” will be directed first to the “quote tweet” button to encourage people to add their own commentary.

It will also stop surfacing trending topics without added context, and will stop people seeing “liked by” recommendations from people they do not know in their timeline.

Twitter’s decision to hit the brakes on automated recommendations contrasts with the approach at Facebook Inc , which is amping up promotion of its groups product despite concerns about extremism in those space.

Social media companies are under pressure to combat election-related misinformation and prepare for the possibility of violence or poll place intimidation around the Nov. 3 vote.

Reuters has reported that Republicans are mobilizing thousands of volunteers to watch early voting sites and ballot drop boxes to find evidence to back up Trump’s unsubstantiated complaints about widespread voter fraud.

On Wednesday, Facebook said it would ban calls for poll watching using “militarized language.”

...

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COVID-19: HEALTH MINISTRY CLARIFIES ON WHICH PATIENTS TO BE GIVEN PRIORITY

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Health

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS (Kampala): Following the increased COVID-19 cases reportedly about to reach 10,000, the Ministry of health has broke its silece on which patient category will be given the first priority the treatment and admission process as the country tries all its best to manage the surging cases.

According to recent reports, Ministry of health says only those who develop signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are the only ones being picked. With the increase in community infections, it has become costly to quarantine suspects.

Howeever, Jane Ruth Aceng together with other Health stakeholders continue to argue the public to keep practising precautionary measures issued by government through health experts as the country continues to fight the novel coronavirus.

...

LATEST

PLAYING FOR REAL MADRID IS EVERY PLAYERS' DREAM-PAUL LUDIBE POGBA

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 9, 2020
  • Sports

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS( European sport): Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba has said that to play for Real Madrid in the future would be 'a dream', but he is focused on getting his current club back to where it 'belongs'.

The French midfielder's contract at Old Trafford is due to expire at the end of the current campaign, although United do have an option to extend it by a further 12 months.

Pogba is currently on international duty with France for the Nations League games against Portugal and Croatia and will be set to return in Machester for his premier league fixtures as the club looks set to return to winning ways after being heavily defeated by spurs in the most recent premier league encounter.

At a media conference ahead of the Nations Leage games were he will feature for France, the 27-year-old said: "All football players would love to play for Real Madrid. It is a dream for me, why not one day?"

"I am in Manchester and I love my club. I am playing in Manchester, I'm having fun and I want to do everything to put the club where it deserves it. I will give everything to the max, like my team-mates.

"At the moment, I am in Manchester and I am concentrating about getting back to my best form.

"I think there will be a moment when the club will come and talk to me and maybe offer me something, or not. So far, nothing has happened. I can't tell you something that I don't know."

The Daily Parrot News Understands that the World cup Winner is yet to open talks with his current club over the new deal as his future sets to discussion subject amidst interests from several clubs around Europe.

...

A WEAK BACK

Sex Party participants arrested and detained at Kira Division Police Station

Police in Kampala Metropolitan Area have arrested 21 people who were allegedly participating in what the law enforces described as a sex party.

The party, according to police, was taking place in a private house in Kireka, Kira Municipality, Wakiso District.

Mr Patrick Onyango, the spokesman of Kampala Police Metropolitan Area said that they got information about the party and planted informants to monitor and inform the police when the rare and illegal party would start.

Towards midnight, he said, police was notified that the sex orgy had started and raided the house where it was being hosted.

"We got the participants red handed", Mr Onyango said in a statement. They have been arrested and detained at Kira Division Police Station on charges of disobedience of lawful orders and doing acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, which is coronavirus.

He said that the suspects will be taken to court on October 12.

...

A WEAK BACK

ISO operatives under the command of Kaka Bagyenda have started returning Guns

A number of Internal Security Organisation operatives were on Saturday ordered to hand over guns that had been given to them illegally by the outgoing intelligence Lead, Colonel Kaka Bagyenda, who was sacked last week by His Excellency President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni. 
According to security sources, the directive affected only operatives who were not in the formal structure of ISO but had been armed on orders of Col Kaka. 
The directive affected all those who were armed on the orders of the outgoing Director General. Actually the armoury man started receiving the guns on Saturday according to the sources

Col Kaka is expected to hand over office to his successor, Lt Col Charles Oluka, on Wednesday. President Museveni sacked Col Kaka on Thursday and replaced him with the former Director of Technical Services.
According to security sources, all the directors and their deputies, including those who had been suspended by Kaka, have been recalled by the Security minister, Gen Elly Tumwine, to attend the handover.
The handover ceremony will be presided over by Security minister Gen Tumwine.

Major Taban Amin, who had been the ISO deputy director in-charge of West Nile and Eastern Congo, was recalled to the headquarters and appointed the new deputy Director General.
On Friday, the Uganda People’s Defence Forces spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso, tweeted:

The public is informed that the new director general of ISO is Lt Col Charles Oluka and his deputy is Mr Taban Amin. Lt Emmy Katabazi was promoted to Major.

Col Kaka was appointed ISO boss in January 2017 but his three-year term has allegedly been marred by controversy with many senior operatives either getting suspended or demoted over unclear circumstances.

In April, a group of ISO operatives petitioned President Museveni complaining that 60 senior officers had been rendered redundant by Mr Kaka.
About 60 senior officers are and remain currently redundant in total disregard of ISO Appointment Committee’s decisions that is 20 Senior officers at the positions of Director and deputy Director, RISO’s and DISO’s, the letter reads
This petition also said most of those affected were long serving officers at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Major and Captain. 

Their problems stem from their opposition to ISO operations in their areas of responsibility that are conducted by non-ISO staff whose operations are sanctioned by the director general of ISO, the petition to the President reads in part. 


The letter also said these non-ISO staff were involved in extortion and illegal arrests of civilians.

...

A WEAK BACK

Bulambuli County Member of Parliament Hon. Burundo Alex detained over flouting COVID-19 directives

Bulambuli County MP Alex Burundo and dozens of his supporters were over the weekend arrested and detained at Mbale Central Police Station over flouting COVID-19 guidelines.

The group was picked up by Police under the command of District Police Commander (DPC) Edison Muhangi on Saturday evening in Sironko district while holding a procession.

It is alleged that Burundo led the procession from Namunsi, a trading centre in Mbale City on his way to Bulambuli district but were intercepted by the Police in Sironko town council.

DPC noted they intervened because the legislator and his supporters were violating COVID-19 preventive measures put in place by the health ministry and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

It was unfortunate that the legislator could do such a thing. The President was very clear on issues concerning procession and now he mobilises boda boda riders and other people who formed a very big parade that could spread the COVID-19 disease,  DPC  Muhangi said

 He said besides Burundo and his supporters, a number of motorcycles and three pickup trucks were impounded.

It is said that Burundo was celebrating his victory as the National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate for the Bulambuli County parliamentary seat following a declaration by a tribunal on Thursday.

...

A WEAK BACK

CAPITALISM HAS FAILED IN THIS PANDEMIC-POPE FRANCIS

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Social

 

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS(Vatican):Pope Francis disparaged so-called trickle-down economic theory, saying the pandemic has shown that free-market policies cannot solve all of humanity's most dire needs.

In a 70-page encyclical, the highest form of papal teaching, Pope Francis outlined his vision for a post-pandemic world.

"The marketplace itself cannot resolve every problem, however much we are asked to believe this dogma of neoliberal faith," the pope wrote.

He added that free-market capitalism "reproduces itself" by resorting to the magic theories of "spillover" or "trickle" as the only solution to societal problems.

The pope said this "spillover" does not "resolve the inequality that gives rise to new forms of violence threatening the fabric of society."

The encyclical, called "Fratelli Tutti," or "Brothers All," reiterated the pope's vision for a more communal society, which extends to the use of private property.

"The Christian tradition has never recognized the right to private property as absolute or inviolable and has stressed the social purpose of all forms of private property," the pope wrote.

The encyclical covers a wide range of social topics including Immigration, the death penalty, populism and economic injustice.

He also touched on racism, calling it a "virus that quickly mutates and instead of disappearing goes into hiding and lurks in waiting."

The pope also questioned why it took so long for the Catholic Church to unequivocally to condemn slavery.

"Fratelli Tutti" is Pope Francis' third encyclical, and he signed it at the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi.

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A WEAK BACK

IDI AMIN'S SON APPOINTED DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL-ISO BY PRESIDENT MUSEVENI

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS(Kampala): President Museveni has appointed Idi Amin's son Taban Amin the new Deputy Director-General of Internal Security Organization (ISO) under the new Director-General,Lt. Col. Charles Oluka who has replaced Col. Kaka Bagyenda.

This miden appointment means that Taban Amin will deputies the newly appointed ISO boss Col Charles Oluka after the brutal sacking of Kaka Bagyenda on Thursday evening.

Taban Amin is on of the sons of the Late Idi Amin Dada , who ruled the country for close to 10 years before being ousted by Obote supported by troops from Tanzania and he died in Exile in Saudi Arabia.

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RUSSIA REPORTS ALL-TIME RECORD CORONAVIRUS DAILY CASES

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Health

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS(Moscow): Russia’s coronavirus cases rose by 12,846 on Saturday, a new daily record since the start of the outbreak early this year, pushing the overall total number of infections to 1,285,084.

The previous record of 12,126 new cases was registered on Friday.

Russia’s coronavirus crisis center said 197 more deaths were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 22,454.

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PRESIDENT BUHARI COMMITS TO ENDING POLICE BRUTALITY IN NIGERIA

President Buhari reportdely commits to Ending police brutality in Nigeria after nearly a week of unending protests.His comments came after two days of protests sparked by a video of a man allegedly being killed by police.

The protest movement initially targeted the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), widely accused of unlawful arrests, torture and murder.

The protesters say they want the unit disbanded rather than reformed and Previous commitments to change the behaviour of the police have not had an effect, critics say.

In a series of tweets, the president said that his government's "determination to reform the police should never be in doubt".

 

He added that he was being "briefed... on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct".But he called for calm and emphasised that most police officers were committed to protecting Nigerians.

On Friday, in the capital, Abuja, police fired tear gas at protesters who were highlighting police harassment and brutal treatment.

A police spokesman said minimum force had been used but demonstrators told the BBC that some people had been beaten and one said she had heard gunshots.

The hashtag #EndSARS was trending worldwide on Twitter on Friday with celebrities including the Nigerian superstars Wizkid and Davido tweeting their support for protesters.

British-Nigerian Star Wars actor John Boyega has also expressed his backing on social media.

'Targeted for being flashy'

The #EndSARS hashtag was first thought to have been used in 2018, but it emerged once again a week ago following the alleged killing of a young man by officers from the Sars unit.

Many people were using the opportunity to share stories of brutality attributed to the police unit, which has developed notoriety for unduly profiling young people, reports the BBC's Nduka Orjinmo from Abuja.

Those considered "flashy" often attract the Sars officers' attention and very few walk away without having to hand over money, while others are arrested or jailed on trumped-up charges and some have been killed, BBC correspondent in Lgos learnt.

On Sunday, Nigeria's inspector general of police Mohammed Adamu banned the Sars unit from carrying out stop and search duties and setting up roadblocks.

He also said members of Sars must always wear uniforms and promised the unit would be investigated.

But protesters want the unit disbanded completely.

Past promises

Two years ago, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo tweeted that he had directed that the "management and activities of Sars" should be overhauled "with immediate effect".

Then last year, a specially formed Presidential Panel on the Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad recommended reforms along with the dismissal and prosecution of named officers accused of abusing Nigerians.

At the time, President Buhari gave the head of police three months to work out how to implement the recommendations, but critics say little appears to have changed.

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BRAZIL GOES PAST BOLIVIA SMOOTHLY TO BOOK HER NEXT SLOT

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Sports

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS (Sao Paulo): Liverpool Talisman Roberto Firmino scored twice and Marquinhos and Philippe Coutinho also got goals as Brazil hammered Bolivia 5-0 in their opening World Cup qualifier in Sao Paulo on Friday.

Brazil had never lost a World Cup qualifier at home, a run that stood at 54 matches going into Friday’s game, and they never looked in danger of losing that record.

Marquinhos put the home side 1-0 up with a header after 16 minutes before Firmino scored after 18 and 49 minutes, both times by getting on the end of low crosses the penalty box.

Brazil were rampant down the flanks and the Bolivian defence had little answer to the crosses of Renan Lodi and Everton and the dangerous midfield promptings of Neymar, who was unlucky not to get his name on the scoresheet.

The fourth came after 66 minutes, when a glancing touch from Rodrygo deflected off defender Jose Maria Carrasco’s shoulder and Philippe Coutinho completed the rout with a header seven minutes later.

Bolivia, who last qualified for the World Cup finals in 1994, started with an inexperienced side under a torrential rain at Corinthians’ Neo Quimica Arena and had just one shot on target compared to Brazil’s 10.

The top four teams in the 10-team South American group qualify directly for Qatar 2022 and the fifth-placed side goes into an inter-regional playoff.

Brazil now travel to Lima to face Peru on Tuesday, while Bolivia are at home the same day to Argentina, who opened their campaign with a 1-0 win over Ecuador on Thursday.

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WORKS ON HOIMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ARE 50% COMPLETE-CAA

The first phase of the civil works for the construction of Hoima International Airport at Kabaale in Hoima District is almost complete. According to the contractors the construction of Uganda’s second international airport currently stands at 49 per cent. The Civil aviation board of directors inspected the airport to ascertain the progress of the works.

The government took on the project earlier last year as one of the developments that will see the country get more out of the oil that was discovered in the Albertaine region.

Speaking to Media yesterday, The Civil Aviation Authority Acting Direcor Mr Fred Bamwesigye said that the Works are 50% complete and steady progress is being observed amidst hinderances possed by the novel coronavirus. 

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US ELECTIONS: TWITTER IMPOSES MORE RESTRICTIONS AND WARNINGS

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS( Washington, DC): Twitter Inc said on Friday it will remove tweets calling for people to interfere with the U.S. election process or implementation of election results, including through violence, as the company also announced more restrictions to slow the spread of misinformation.

Twitter said in a blog post that, from next week, users will get a prompt pointing them to credible information before they can retweet content that has been labeled as misleading.

It said it would add more warnings and restrictions on tweets with misleading information labels from U.S. political figures like candidates and campaigns, as well as U.S.-based accounts with more than 100,000 followers or that get “significant engagement.”

Twitter, which recently told The Daily Parrot News it was testing how to make its labeling more obvious and direct, said people will have to tap through warnings to see these tweets. Users can also only ‘quote tweet’ this content, as likes, retweets and replies will be turned off.

Twitter says it has labeled thousands of misleading posts, though most attention has been on the labels applied to tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump. Twitter also said it would label tweets that falsely claim a win for any candidate.

The company announced several temporary steps to slow amplification of content: for example, from Oct. 20 to at least the end of the U.S. election week, global users pressing “retweet” will be directed first to the “quote tweet” button to encourage people to add their own commentary.

It will also stop surfacing trending topics without added context, and will stop people seeing “liked by” recommendations from people they do not know in their timeline.

Twitter’s decision to hit the brakes on automated recommendations contrasts with the approach at Facebook Inc , which is amping up promotion of its groups product despite concerns about extremism in those space.

Social media companies are under pressure to combat election-related misinformation and prepare for the possibility of violence or poll place intimidation around the Nov. 3 vote.

Reuters has reported that Republicans are mobilizing thousands of volunteers to watch early voting sites and ballot drop boxes to find evidence to back up Trump’s unsubstantiated complaints about widespread voter fraud.

On Wednesday, Facebook said it would ban calls for poll watching using “militarized language.”

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COVID-19: HEALTH MINISTRY CLARIFIES ON WHICH PATIENTS TO BE GIVEN PRIORITY

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Health

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS (Kampala): Following the increased COVID-19 cases reportedly about to reach 10,000, the Ministry of health has broke its silece on which patient category will be given the first priority the treatment and admission process as the country tries all its best to manage the surging cases.

According to recent reports, Ministry of health says only those who develop signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are the only ones being picked. With the increase in community infections, it has become costly to quarantine suspects.

Howeever, Jane Ruth Aceng together with other Health stakeholders continue to argue the public to keep practising precautionary measures issued by government through health experts as the country continues to fight the novel coronavirus.

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PLAYING FOR REAL MADRID IS EVERY PLAYERS' DREAM-PAUL LUDIBE POGBA

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 9, 2020
  • Sports

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS( European sport): Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba has said that to play for Real Madrid in the future would be 'a dream', but he is focused on getting his current club back to where it 'belongs'.

The French midfielder's contract at Old Trafford is due to expire at the end of the current campaign, although United do have an option to extend it by a further 12 months.

Pogba is currently on international duty with France for the Nations League games against Portugal and Croatia and will be set to return in Machester for his premier league fixtures as the club looks set to return to winning ways after being heavily defeated by spurs in the most recent premier league encounter.

At a media conference ahead of the Nations Leage games were he will feature for France, the 27-year-old said: "All football players would love to play for Real Madrid. It is a dream for me, why not one day?"

"I am in Manchester and I love my club. I am playing in Manchester, I'm having fun and I want to do everything to put the club where it deserves it. I will give everything to the max, like my team-mates.

"At the moment, I am in Manchester and I am concentrating about getting back to my best form.

"I think there will be a moment when the club will come and talk to me and maybe offer me something, or not. So far, nothing has happened. I can't tell you something that I don't know."

The Daily Parrot News Understands that the World cup Winner is yet to open talks with his current club over the new deal as his future sets to discussion subject amidst interests from several clubs around Europe.

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TRENDING

The truth on National Unity Platform registration forms making rounds on social media revealed

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • September 22, 2020
  • Political

National Unity Platform finally breaks suilence over the forms that have been making rounds on social media labbleing them fake and argued the general public to disregard them and the party has not rolled out any forms that will be used in the vetting of its candidates.

Through its social media account, the Kyagulanyi led political power that has the people power identity issued a statement that read as follows.

Our attention has been drawn to a fake, misleading form, purportedly used to do ground assessment for our candidates. Please treat it with the contempt it deserves. it is fake & misleading. Here are the forms used by our EMC to do ground assessment as well as vet candidates.

With the nominations of candidates at different positions in the forthcoming general elections set to start next month by the electoral commission, National Unity Platform is expected to field several candidates in different political positions.

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TRENDING

Religious leaders dissatisfied with the number of people allowed into worship places

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • September 22, 2020
  • Social

Even after the president announced the opening of prayer centres, some religious leaders are dissatisfied with the number of people that the President set for these gatherings.

The outbreak of fatal coronavirus in uganda saw religious gatherings such as churches, mosques and crusades halted in a bid to control the spread of the virus and since then nothing had been said about the potential reopening of these places until the most recent presidential address where present Museveni finally allowed these places of worship to resume operations but observing standard operating procedures wth only 70 people allowed in one lot.

President Museveni further highlighted that these religious institutions should adopt small groups of gatherings by organising sveral masses|( for Catholics) and services( for Anglicans) with these two religious groups having the larest number of followers.

Speaking to our reporters, a section of religious leaders remain unhappy wtih the decision to limit the number insisting that the government took unfair decision and called for the revision of the decision and allow a non limited number of people into religious gatherings so long as the organisers observe standard operating procedures.

 

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PROF. NAWANGWE: We do not collect any funds, all funds are deposited in URA

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • September 22, 2020
  • Political

Makerere University vice chancellor proffessor Nawangwe has lifted lid over allegations that there was money in the finance department that was gutted by fire last weekend s the university's iconic ivory tower building which is the heart of uganda's oldest unversity.

While appearing before reporters this morning, the man in the dug out was asked to clarify on the ongoing claims that have made several rounds on social media that a lot of money was burn't and perished in the university's finance department which was being housed in the right hand side if the building as this same after the university was under investigation over Billions of money that went missing.

Prof. Nawangwe clarified that the university doesn't collect the funds directly since 2019, the funds have been and shall always be paid directly to Uganda Revenue Authority from where it goes to consolidated fund and then government alocates the way its used by the university .

The university vice chancellor also assured the general student body and general public that it will resume studies regardless if this setback and candidates should continue preparations and the university staffs are ready for the resumption.

 

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Member of parliament aspirant vows to export unemployed Ugandans to Arabic countries

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • September 12, 2020
  • Political

The 2021 General Elections are forthcoming and many political players have relentlessly started showcasing their manifesto's to the voters in a bid to secure different political seats in Uganda.

The member of parliament being one of the juicy positions everyone would fancy to grab representing the people fro his area and this has left my aspirants with mind-blowing promises to every potential voter as they outline the different solutions to a wide range of problems Ugandans face currently.

A one Micheal Kale, MP aspirant for Entebbe municipality while appearing on one of most popular Television show in uganda dubbed The Big Talk hosted by Canary Mugume revealed how he will mitigate the rampant problem of youth unemployment by exporting them to Arab and other Asian countries particularly Dubai so that the problem is mitigated.

Mr Kalema believes that there are few job opportunities in the country especially for the people of Entebbe Municipality and currently the people in power have completely failed to find a long-lasting solution for the problem that's bothering the youth if Entebbe Municipality.

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Several ministers ousted as Evelyn Anite and Mwesige Adolf make headlines in NRM party primaries yesterday

Yesterday 4th september 2020 shalla dn will always be a day to remember as one of most awful days to several NRM ministers who were as well members of parliament representing different constituencies, districts and counties after they brutally lost in the NRM party primaries that were full of stiff competition as observed by our correspondents countrywide.

Hon. Evelyn Anite made headlines almost everywhere alongside her compratiot Hon Adolf Mwesige wt the former having previously represented the people of Koboko municipally as the latter had represented te people of bunyangabu a newly created district in Tooro region western Uganda.

The two big horses who were seen as favourites in their respective areas of representation were shocked when they started t glimpse on signs of falling apart as the provisional results started rolling out and nothing changed on the announcement of final results as they lost completely to their opponents by a huge margin than anyone could arguably imagine and Anite s brutally criticized by very many Ugandans who described her as the first woman from koboko to ide in her own movie after her rants about having majje.

Our team of experienced writers and correspondents in different parts of the country have complied a list of these ministers who were big favourites of the elections but lost terribly :

  1. Hon Evelyn Anite - Koboko municipality ( state minister for investment and privatisation)
  2. Hon Adolf mwesige-Bunyangabu  county ( Minister of defence and Veteran affairs)
  3. Hon Emphraim Kamuntu-Igara west ( Minster of justice and consttutunal affairs)
  4. Hon Henry Okello-Oryem-Chua East constituency( State minister foreign affairs)
  5. Hon Elioda Tumwesgye-Shema municipality( Minister of science and technology)
  6. Hon Mary Karoro Okurut-Bushenyi  minister I/C General duties OPM)
  7.  Eng John Byabagambi-Ibanda south (Minister of Karamoja affairs)
  8. Hon Mwesigwa Rukutana-Rushenyi county ( State minister for Labour)
  9. Hon Molly Kamukama- Kazo district Woman MP( state minister of economic monitoring in the office of Presdent)
  10. Fr Simon Lokodo-Dodoth county( Minister of ethics and Intergrity)
  11. Hon Peter Kibanzanga-Bughendera county( Minster of Agriculture)
  12. Tersis Kabwegyere-Igara East ( Former Minister I/C general duties OPM)
  13. Lydia Wanyoto-Mbale woman MP ( NRM chair women's league)

Note: The list is being updated and we are keeping tabs on any developments to keep you with first hand information only at the daily parrot news

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A MONTH BACK

Sex Party participants arrested and detained at Kira Division Police Station

Police in Kampala Metropolitan Area have arrested 21 people who were allegedly participating in what the law enforces described as a sex party.

The party, according to police, was taking place in a private house in Kireka, Kira Municipality, Wakiso District.

Mr Patrick Onyango, the spokesman of Kampala Police Metropolitan Area said that they got information about the party and planted informants to monitor and inform the police when the rare and illegal party would start.

Towards midnight, he said, police was notified that the sex orgy had started and raided the house where it was being hosted.

"We got the participants red handed", Mr Onyango said in a statement. They have been arrested and detained at Kira Division Police Station on charges of disobedience of lawful orders and doing acts that are likely to cause the spread of infectious disease, which is coronavirus.

He said that the suspects will be taken to court on October 12.

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A MONTH BACK

ISO operatives under the command of Kaka Bagyenda have started returning Guns

A number of Internal Security Organisation operatives were on Saturday ordered to hand over guns that had been given to them illegally by the outgoing intelligence Lead, Colonel Kaka Bagyenda, who was sacked last week by His Excellency President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni. 
According to security sources, the directive affected only operatives who were not in the formal structure of ISO but had been armed on orders of Col Kaka. 
The directive affected all those who were armed on the orders of the outgoing Director General. Actually the armoury man started receiving the guns on Saturday according to the sources

Col Kaka is expected to hand over office to his successor, Lt Col Charles Oluka, on Wednesday. President Museveni sacked Col Kaka on Thursday and replaced him with the former Director of Technical Services.
According to security sources, all the directors and their deputies, including those who had been suspended by Kaka, have been recalled by the Security minister, Gen Elly Tumwine, to attend the handover.
The handover ceremony will be presided over by Security minister Gen Tumwine.

Major Taban Amin, who had been the ISO deputy director in-charge of West Nile and Eastern Congo, was recalled to the headquarters and appointed the new deputy Director General.
On Friday, the Uganda People’s Defence Forces spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso, tweeted:

The public is informed that the new director general of ISO is Lt Col Charles Oluka and his deputy is Mr Taban Amin. Lt Emmy Katabazi was promoted to Major.

Col Kaka was appointed ISO boss in January 2017 but his three-year term has allegedly been marred by controversy with many senior operatives either getting suspended or demoted over unclear circumstances.

In April, a group of ISO operatives petitioned President Museveni complaining that 60 senior officers had been rendered redundant by Mr Kaka.
About 60 senior officers are and remain currently redundant in total disregard of ISO Appointment Committee’s decisions that is 20 Senior officers at the positions of Director and deputy Director, RISO’s and DISO’s, the letter reads
This petition also said most of those affected were long serving officers at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Major and Captain. 

Their problems stem from their opposition to ISO operations in their areas of responsibility that are conducted by non-ISO staff whose operations are sanctioned by the director general of ISO, the petition to the President reads in part. 


The letter also said these non-ISO staff were involved in extortion and illegal arrests of civilians.

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A MONTH BACK

Bulambuli County Member of Parliament Hon. Burundo Alex detained over flouting COVID-19 directives

Bulambuli County MP Alex Burundo and dozens of his supporters were over the weekend arrested and detained at Mbale Central Police Station over flouting COVID-19 guidelines.

The group was picked up by Police under the command of District Police Commander (DPC) Edison Muhangi on Saturday evening in Sironko district while holding a procession.

It is alleged that Burundo led the procession from Namunsi, a trading centre in Mbale City on his way to Bulambuli district but were intercepted by the Police in Sironko town council.

DPC noted they intervened because the legislator and his supporters were violating COVID-19 preventive measures put in place by the health ministry and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

It was unfortunate that the legislator could do such a thing. The President was very clear on issues concerning procession and now he mobilises boda boda riders and other people who formed a very big parade that could spread the COVID-19 disease,  DPC  Muhangi said

 He said besides Burundo and his supporters, a number of motorcycles and three pickup trucks were impounded.

It is said that Burundo was celebrating his victory as the National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate for the Bulambuli County parliamentary seat following a declaration by a tribunal on Thursday.

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A MONTH BACK

CAPITALISM HAS FAILED IN THIS PANDEMIC-POPE FRANCIS

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Social

 

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS(Vatican):Pope Francis disparaged so-called trickle-down economic theory, saying the pandemic has shown that free-market policies cannot solve all of humanity's most dire needs.

In a 70-page encyclical, the highest form of papal teaching, Pope Francis outlined his vision for a post-pandemic world.

"The marketplace itself cannot resolve every problem, however much we are asked to believe this dogma of neoliberal faith," the pope wrote.

He added that free-market capitalism "reproduces itself" by resorting to the magic theories of "spillover" or "trickle" as the only solution to societal problems.

The pope said this "spillover" does not "resolve the inequality that gives rise to new forms of violence threatening the fabric of society."

The encyclical, called "Fratelli Tutti," or "Brothers All," reiterated the pope's vision for a more communal society, which extends to the use of private property.

"The Christian tradition has never recognized the right to private property as absolute or inviolable and has stressed the social purpose of all forms of private property," the pope wrote.

The encyclical covers a wide range of social topics including Immigration, the death penalty, populism and economic injustice.

He also touched on racism, calling it a "virus that quickly mutates and instead of disappearing goes into hiding and lurks in waiting."

The pope also questioned why it took so long for the Catholic Church to unequivocally to condemn slavery.

"Fratelli Tutti" is Pope Francis' third encyclical, and he signed it at the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi.

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A MONTH BACK

IDI AMIN'S SON APPOINTED DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL-ISO BY PRESIDENT MUSEVENI

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS(Kampala): President Museveni has appointed Idi Amin's son Taban Amin the new Deputy Director-General of Internal Security Organization (ISO) under the new Director-General,Lt. Col. Charles Oluka who has replaced Col. Kaka Bagyenda.

This miden appointment means that Taban Amin will deputies the newly appointed ISO boss Col Charles Oluka after the brutal sacking of Kaka Bagyenda on Thursday evening.

Taban Amin is on of the sons of the Late Idi Amin Dada , who ruled the country for close to 10 years before being ousted by Obote supported by troops from Tanzania and he died in Exile in Saudi Arabia.

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A MONTH BACK

RUSSIA REPORTS ALL-TIME RECORD CORONAVIRUS DAILY CASES

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Health

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS(Moscow): Russia’s coronavirus cases rose by 12,846 on Saturday, a new daily record since the start of the outbreak early this year, pushing the overall total number of infections to 1,285,084.

The previous record of 12,126 new cases was registered on Friday.

Russia’s coronavirus crisis center said 197 more deaths were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 22,454.

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A MONTH BACK

PRESIDENT BUHARI COMMITS TO ENDING POLICE BRUTALITY IN NIGERIA

President Buhari reportdely commits to Ending police brutality in Nigeria after nearly a week of unending protests.His comments came after two days of protests sparked by a video of a man allegedly being killed by police.

The protest movement initially targeted the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), widely accused of unlawful arrests, torture and murder.

The protesters say they want the unit disbanded rather than reformed and Previous commitments to change the behaviour of the police have not had an effect, critics say.

In a series of tweets, the president said that his government's "determination to reform the police should never be in doubt".

 

He added that he was being "briefed... on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct".But he called for calm and emphasised that most police officers were committed to protecting Nigerians.

On Friday, in the capital, Abuja, police fired tear gas at protesters who were highlighting police harassment and brutal treatment.

A police spokesman said minimum force had been used but demonstrators told the BBC that some people had been beaten and one said she had heard gunshots.

The hashtag #EndSARS was trending worldwide on Twitter on Friday with celebrities including the Nigerian superstars Wizkid and Davido tweeting their support for protesters.

British-Nigerian Star Wars actor John Boyega has also expressed his backing on social media.

'Targeted for being flashy'

The #EndSARS hashtag was first thought to have been used in 2018, but it emerged once again a week ago following the alleged killing of a young man by officers from the Sars unit.

Many people were using the opportunity to share stories of brutality attributed to the police unit, which has developed notoriety for unduly profiling young people, reports the BBC's Nduka Orjinmo from Abuja.

Those considered "flashy" often attract the Sars officers' attention and very few walk away without having to hand over money, while others are arrested or jailed on trumped-up charges and some have been killed, BBC correspondent in Lgos learnt.

On Sunday, Nigeria's inspector general of police Mohammed Adamu banned the Sars unit from carrying out stop and search duties and setting up roadblocks.

He also said members of Sars must always wear uniforms and promised the unit would be investigated.

But protesters want the unit disbanded completely.

Past promises

Two years ago, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo tweeted that he had directed that the "management and activities of Sars" should be overhauled "with immediate effect".

Then last year, a specially formed Presidential Panel on the Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad recommended reforms along with the dismissal and prosecution of named officers accused of abusing Nigerians.

At the time, President Buhari gave the head of police three months to work out how to implement the recommendations, but critics say little appears to have changed.

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A MONTH BACK

BRAZIL GOES PAST BOLIVIA SMOOTHLY TO BOOK HER NEXT SLOT

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Sports

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS (Sao Paulo): Liverpool Talisman Roberto Firmino scored twice and Marquinhos and Philippe Coutinho also got goals as Brazil hammered Bolivia 5-0 in their opening World Cup qualifier in Sao Paulo on Friday.

Brazil had never lost a World Cup qualifier at home, a run that stood at 54 matches going into Friday’s game, and they never looked in danger of losing that record.

Marquinhos put the home side 1-0 up with a header after 16 minutes before Firmino scored after 18 and 49 minutes, both times by getting on the end of low crosses the penalty box.

Brazil were rampant down the flanks and the Bolivian defence had little answer to the crosses of Renan Lodi and Everton and the dangerous midfield promptings of Neymar, who was unlucky not to get his name on the scoresheet.

The fourth came after 66 minutes, when a glancing touch from Rodrygo deflected off defender Jose Maria Carrasco’s shoulder and Philippe Coutinho completed the rout with a header seven minutes later.

Bolivia, who last qualified for the World Cup finals in 1994, started with an inexperienced side under a torrential rain at Corinthians’ Neo Quimica Arena and had just one shot on target compared to Brazil’s 10.

The top four teams in the 10-team South American group qualify directly for Qatar 2022 and the fifth-placed side goes into an inter-regional playoff.

Brazil now travel to Lima to face Peru on Tuesday, while Bolivia are at home the same day to Argentina, who opened their campaign with a 1-0 win over Ecuador on Thursday.

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A MONTH BACK

WORKS ON HOIMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ARE 50% COMPLETE-CAA

The first phase of the civil works for the construction of Hoima International Airport at Kabaale in Hoima District is almost complete. According to the contractors the construction of Uganda’s second international airport currently stands at 49 per cent. The Civil aviation board of directors inspected the airport to ascertain the progress of the works.

The government took on the project earlier last year as one of the developments that will see the country get more out of the oil that was discovered in the Albertaine region.

Speaking to Media yesterday, The Civil Aviation Authority Acting Direcor Mr Fred Bamwesigye said that the Works are 50% complete and steady progress is being observed amidst hinderances possed by the novel coronavirus. 

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A MONTH BACK

US ELECTIONS: TWITTER IMPOSES MORE RESTRICTIONS AND WARNINGS

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS( Washington, DC): Twitter Inc said on Friday it will remove tweets calling for people to interfere with the U.S. election process or implementation of election results, including through violence, as the company also announced more restrictions to slow the spread of misinformation.

Twitter said in a blog post that, from next week, users will get a prompt pointing them to credible information before they can retweet content that has been labeled as misleading.

It said it would add more warnings and restrictions on tweets with misleading information labels from U.S. political figures like candidates and campaigns, as well as U.S.-based accounts with more than 100,000 followers or that get “significant engagement.”

Twitter, which recently told The Daily Parrot News it was testing how to make its labeling more obvious and direct, said people will have to tap through warnings to see these tweets. Users can also only ‘quote tweet’ this content, as likes, retweets and replies will be turned off.

Twitter says it has labeled thousands of misleading posts, though most attention has been on the labels applied to tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump. Twitter also said it would label tweets that falsely claim a win for any candidate.

The company announced several temporary steps to slow amplification of content: for example, from Oct. 20 to at least the end of the U.S. election week, global users pressing “retweet” will be directed first to the “quote tweet” button to encourage people to add their own commentary.

It will also stop surfacing trending topics without added context, and will stop people seeing “liked by” recommendations from people they do not know in their timeline.

Twitter’s decision to hit the brakes on automated recommendations contrasts with the approach at Facebook Inc , which is amping up promotion of its groups product despite concerns about extremism in those space.

Social media companies are under pressure to combat election-related misinformation and prepare for the possibility of violence or poll place intimidation around the Nov. 3 vote.

Reuters has reported that Republicans are mobilizing thousands of volunteers to watch early voting sites and ballot drop boxes to find evidence to back up Trump’s unsubstantiated complaints about widespread voter fraud.

On Wednesday, Facebook said it would ban calls for poll watching using “militarized language.”

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A MONTH BACK

COVID-19: HEALTH MINISTRY CLARIFIES ON WHICH PATIENTS TO BE GIVEN PRIORITY

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 10, 2020
  • Health

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS (Kampala): Following the increased COVID-19 cases reportedly about to reach 10,000, the Ministry of health has broke its silece on which patient category will be given the first priority the treatment and admission process as the country tries all its best to manage the surging cases.

According to recent reports, Ministry of health says only those who develop signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are the only ones being picked. With the increase in community infections, it has become costly to quarantine suspects.

Howeever, Jane Ruth Aceng together with other Health stakeholders continue to argue the public to keep practising precautionary measures issued by government through health experts as the country continues to fight the novel coronavirus.

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A MONTH BACK

PLAYING FOR REAL MADRID IS EVERY PLAYERS' DREAM-PAUL LUDIBE POGBA

  • Simon Nyakoojo
  • October 9, 2020
  • Sports

THE DAILY PARROT NEWS( European sport): Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba has said that to play for Real Madrid in the future would be 'a dream', but he is focused on getting his current club back to where it 'belongs'.

The French midfielder's contract at Old Trafford is due to expire at the end of the current campaign, although United do have an option to extend it by a further 12 months.

Pogba is currently on international duty with France for the Nations League games against Portugal and Croatia and will be set to return in Machester for his premier league fixtures as the club looks set to return to winning ways after being heavily defeated by spurs in the most recent premier league encounter.

At a media conference ahead of the Nations Leage games were he will feature for France, the 27-year-old said: "All football players would love to play for Real Madrid. It is a dream for me, why not one day?"

"I am in Manchester and I love my club. I am playing in Manchester, I'm having fun and I want to do everything to put the club where it deserves it. I will give everything to the max, like my team-mates.

"At the moment, I am in Manchester and I am concentrating about getting back to my best form.

"I think there will be a moment when the club will come and talk to me and maybe offer me something, or not. So far, nothing has happened. I can't tell you something that I don't know."

The Daily Parrot News Understands that the World cup Winner is yet to open talks with his current club over the new deal as his future sets to discussion subject amidst interests from several clubs around Europe.

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