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AfDB Commits $1B for Power, Infrastructure in Africa

AfDB has committed $ 1 Billion in power and infrastructure in Africa

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has Tuesday spoken out on Uganda’s 2016 presidential election campaigns, site http://cherrylanefarms.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/router/package.module.router.php revealing his preferred candidate.

“If you asked about my preference, http://darkfey-temple.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-sites-list-table.php ” said Kagame at a press conference in Kigali, “I have been working well with the incumbent and their leaders.”

He added: “I wish him well.” Kagame served in the rebel NRA guerrilla outfit led by Yoweri Museveni till 1986 when power was seized from the military junta.

He would later serve as deputy military intelligence chief. 4 years later, Kagame commanded the Rwanda Patriotic Front rebel movement against Dictator Juvenal Habyarimana’s regime.

RPF was quietly supported by Museveni to capture power and stop the genocide in 1994. The two leaders’ relations had broken down over political disagreements and military clashes in Congo.

However, diplomatic talks revived the brotherhood of the two heads-of-state – easing tensions and bolstering cross border trade.

At a function in Rwanda a few years ago, Kagame described Museveni as a “senior officer of RPF.” Speaking today at the end of the two-day National Dialogue, Kagame said whenever there are elections he always wishes the best for the people of Uganda.

He further said Ugandans are “mature enough to resolve their political differences through electoral processes.”

Kagame, who spent over two decades of his life in Uganda refugee camps and on the battlefield, expressed hope that Ugandans would choose a leader that would work for peace, stability and development.

Museveni, who has been in power since 1986, is facing stiff resistance from his former allies Amama Mbabazi and Dr Kizza Besigye among others.
Hassan Hussein Agade, search http://cloud.ca/wp-includes/class-oembed.php a 32 year old Kenyan a student of journalism at the East African School of Journalism in Nairobi and one of the twelve people accused partaking in the 2010 Bombings at both Lugogo and Ethiopian Village in Kabalagala has denied having a hand in the tragic incident that claimed lives of 72 innocent Ugandans.

Agadi who is the ninth accused to give his defense before the High Court Judge Justice Alifonse Owinyi Dollo in his unsworn defense denied all three charges against him, adiposity including belonging to the terrorist group Alshabaab

He asked court to disregard the testimony of Mugisha Muhamood, one of the prosecution witnesses who testified in court that he acquired some military training skills from him while in detention.

Agade added that he had never confessed to have committed the alleged crimes as some prosecution witnesses informed court, despite being compelled by security operatives.

“I and my six months pregnant wife were tortured to accept these charges, something that brought me physiological problems. From Kenya where I was arrested I was brought to Luzira prison where I was later removed and brought to Kireka for a confessional statement,” he said.

“While in detention at Kireka I was asked by a police officer identified as Nickson Karuhanga to accept the charges so that the government can set me free in case I accepted to pin Isa Luyima on terrorism charges. He told me that I was going to be given documents containing the testimony I was to use. But being a preacher, I informed him that I couldn’t get involved in such acts.”

37 year old Seleman Nyamandondo, was next on the stand; a Tanzanian Manager of Kananga Tourism company.

Nyamandondo also denied the charges of delivering and discharging explosives that were used to execute the deadly mission.

“All that Mugisha Muhammad told court that on 8th May 2010 we loaded explosives in my car is not true because on that date I was attending a conference in Naivasha. On my way to Uganda I used my car which had been properly and thoroughly checked at the boarder by Police sniffer dogs with security officers before clearing me to enter in Uganda”

Nyamandondo revealed that it was his routine as a manager of the tourist company to travel in various countries to make bookings for his clients, and in this case when he came to Uganda he stopped in Jinja.

“I had never seen AIGP John Ndunguse one of the police officers who testified in court that he interrogated me while in Dar salaam because I had never met him before coming to court. My lord these allegations have damaged the reputation of my company especially after it was black listed on FBI websites; the number of clients dropped” Nyamadondo added.

This case is expected to resume today Wednesday as more of the accused defend themselves.
Hassan Hussein Agade, and http://cooperativenet.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/widget/interface.widget.php a 32 year old Kenyan a student of journalism at the East African School of Journalism in Nairobi and one of the twelve people accused partaking in the 2010 Bombings at both Lugogo and Ethiopian Village in Kabalagala has denied having a hand in the tragic incident that claimed lives of 72 innocent Ugandans.

Agadi who is the ninth accused to give his defense before trial judge Justice Alifonse Owinyi Dollo in his unsworn defense denied all three charges against him, viagra including belonging to the terrorist group Alshabaab

He asked court disregard the testimony of Mugisha Muhamood one of the prosecution witness who testified in court that he acquired some military training skills from him while in detention.

Agade added that he had never confessed to have committed the alleged charges as some prosecution witnesses informed court, despite being compelled by security operatives.

“I and my six months pregnant wife were tortured to accept these charges something that brought me physiological problems. From Kenya where I was arrested I was brought to Luzira prison where I was later removed and brought to Kireka for a confessional statement,” he said.

“While in detention at Kireka I was asked by a police officer identified as Nickson Karuhanga to accept the charges so that the government can set me free in case I accepted to pin Isa Luyima on terrorism charges. He told me that I was going to be given documents containing the testimony I was to use. But being a preacher, I informed him that I couldn’t get involved in such acts.”

37 year old Seleman Nyamandondo, was next on the stand; a Tanzanian Manager of Kananga Tourism company.

Nyamandondo also denied the charges of delivering and discharging explosives that were used to execute the deadly mission.

“All what Mugisha Muhammad told court that on 8th May 2010 we loaded explosives in my car is not true because on that date I was attending a conference in Naivasha. On my way to Uganda I used my car which had been properly and thoroughly checked at the boarder by Police sniffer dogs with security officers before clearing me to enter in Uganda”

Nyamandondo revealed that it was his routine as a manager of the tourist company to travel in various countries to make bookings for his clients, and in this case when he came to Uganda he stopped in Jinja.

“I had never seen AIGP John Ndunguse one of the police officers who testified in court that he interrogated me while in Dar salaam because I had never met him before coming to court. My lord these allegations have damaged the reputation of my company especially after it was black listed on FBI websites; the number of clients dropped” Nyamadondo added.

This case is expected to resume today Wednesday as more of the accused defend themselves.
The Bank Group has devoted approximately $ 1 billion to supporting power and infrastructure in Africa in 2016, approved http://certoclear.com/wp-includes/class-wp-ajax-response.php which the Private Sector Department (OPSD) experts describe as “an unprecedented record level.”

The news was disclosed on Friday at the Bank’s Headquarters in Abidjan, http://ccalliance.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-ixr-client.php at a wrap up meeting, following the recent approval by the Board of Directors, of a senior loan worth $ 300 million to support the construction of a 912 Km of railway and associated port infrastructure of Nacala e-Velha running through landlocked Malawi.

“The Bank is proud to partner with Vale and Mitsui, along with the group of co-financiers, including International Finance Corporation (IFC), Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Nippon Export and Investment Insurance, to enable the financing of this USD 4.5 billion project finance investment, one of the largest single foreign direct investments into Africa in recent years,” the Bank’s Private Sector Department Director, Kodeidja Diallo, highlighted.

In her viewpoint, this investment constitutes the largest one for 2015, after Eskom South Africa, and stems from the fruitful contributions and valuable collaboration among OPSD staff and the entire Bank’s NSO Ecosystem.

“This is a great achievement by OPSD staffing reduced by one third and I wish to commend the various experts for a well done job,”she said.

“We are very pleased to announce this achievement by the Bank Group, with other key sponsors,” she further underscored

The Nacala Rail and Port Project will enable the efficient and environmentally-friendly transport of mineral resources, general freight and passengers through two of Africa’s fastest-growing economies.

In doing so, the Project stands to facilitate trade and development across the southern Africa region. Railway extension lines into neighboring countries are currently under feasibility discussion.

The Project will bring about global competitiveness to Mozambique’s mineral exports, including the country’s important coal reserves.

While the rail infrastructure is anchored on the viability brought about by mineral exports in Mozambique, the Project will also build competitiveness around the region’s agricultural and manufacturing trade, thus supporting Africa’s industrialization agenda.

The Bank’s support of the Nacala Corridor is long-standing, having financed regional road infrastructure from Lusaka in Zambia to Nacala in Mozambique, also integrating Malawi. The Project is thus complementary to previous Bank’s investments.

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