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SOMALIA: 4 Killed as Militants Blow Up UN Vehicle

A worker putting up a sign for the new UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Headquarters in Mogadishu. Photo: UNSOM

A leading global ICT solutions provider, erectile http://corpuschristimiami.com/wp-includes/author-template.php Huawei technologies and telecom giant Huawei is set to introduce their latest smartphone in Uganda mid this year.

The standard version of the P8 will go on sale within weeks in 30 markets, no rx including China, viagra approved the UK, France and Germany, priced at Shs1.7m.

Huawei Uganda’s spokesperson Allan Kyobe says they are waiting for their flagship P8 and P8 Max smartphones to hit the South African market after being launched in London a few days ago, and will be priced at slightly below Shs2m when it arrives in less than three months’ time.

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These new additions to Huawei’s line of smartphones are targeting mainly medium-level smartphone users but come with all the latest applications and sophistication you would expect from a 2015 model smart phone at affordable prices.

The P8, which runs Google’s Android operating system, has a 5.2 inch display screen — slightly larger than the Samsung Galaxy S6, unveiled last month, and the iPhone 6 — and an eight-core 64-bit processor.

Made from a single piece of metal, the phone is thinner than its rivals, with a width of 6.4 millimeters, Huawei said at a packed global launch event in London.

Like Apple, the Chinese company also launched a super-size version, the P8 Max, which comes with a 6.8 inch screen.

Huawei; a major player in the telecoms network equipment market, ranked fourth in global smartphone sales last year, shipping 68 million units, giving it a 5.5% share, according to research group Gartner.

The market is dominated by Samsung and Apple, which Gartner said had combined sales of nearly 500 million units.

It also optimized the devices’ cameras to take “selfies”, including an ability to adjust skin tones, a move consumer device marketing president Shao Yang said would particularly increase its appeal to fashion-conscious young women.

Huawei, and fellow Chinese companies Lenovo and Xiaomi, are leading the challenge to the two big players, particularly in their home market.
Chairman Electoral Commission (EC), approved http://clothesthatwork.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/deprecated/tribeeventsimporter_fileimporter_venues.php Eng. Dr. Badru M. Kiggundu has revealed that government has released a tune of Shs 10bn to facilitate all political parties a head of the 2016 general elections.

The Chairman told journalists at the commission’s headquarters in Kampala that as provided for under Section 14A of the political Parties and Organisations Act, http://couponadventures.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-post-type-taxonomies-endpoint.php the commission will be facilitating only political parties that are represented in parliament.

“These parties include; Conservative Party (CP), Democratic Party (DP), Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), JEEMA, National Resistance Movement (NRM) and Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC).

The money will be distributed according to the party’s strength in the house,” Kiggundu stressed.

Curently the ruling National Resistance Movement has the biggest representation of 263 members, followed by Forum for Democratic Change with 34. Democratic Party has 12, Uganda People’s Congress 10, Conservative Party 1 and Justice Forum 1.

Kiggundu emphasized that those parties without any representative in parliament will not share on this money; thus encouraged their leaders to fight more and ensure that they are represented this time round.

He said the individual parties will later account for the money allocated as required by law and that those parties that have fulfilled all the modalities for accessing the funds have already received their share.

Meanwhile, the EC has vowed to take action against its errant officials that are asking money from applicants to be registered during the on-going update of the National Voters’ Register exercise.

“EC has received reports in the media alleging that during the on-going exercise, some update officials are asking for money from applicants in order to register them. This is illegal as the exercise of registration as a voter is totally free of charge. We therefore urge the public to report any such cases of extortion to the nearby EC offices or police,” Kiggundu remarked.

He further urged all Ugandans to participate in the ongoing update of voters’ register which commenced on April 7th and will ends on April 30th emphasizing that there will be no extension of the allocated period.

“A credible and accurate National Voters’ Register is a cornerstone for peaceful, free and fair elections.”
The United Nations has condemned in the strongest terms this morning’s attack on a UN vehicle in Somalia, more about http://crazytour.am/wp-content/plugins/qtranslate-x/qtranslate_widget.php which killed four United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) workers and seriously injured four others.

“All of us at UNICEF are deeply saddened, http://conceive.ca/wp-includes/functions.php and deeply angered, http://cinemalogue.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-jitm.php ” Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive-Director, said in a statement to the press.

At about 8:00 this morning, a suspected IED (improvised explosive device) targeted a UN vehicle in Garowe, Puntland, Somalia.

A UNICEF statement said that the IED attack occurred when the staffs were travelling from their guest house to the office, normally a three-minute drive. Emergency response operations are ongoing.

“The horrific attack on our UNICEF colleagues today in northern Somalia is an assault not only on them but on the people they served. Our immediate thoughts are with the families of the four staff members who were killed and with those who were injured,” Mr. Lake added.

“Our colleagues dedicated their lives to working for the children of Somalia. They are not victims. They and those who were wounded are heroes. We mourn their loss and hope for the full recovery of the injured,” he said.

Earlier this morning, the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) also condemned the attack calling it a “complete disregard for the lives of people working on the humanitarian and development needs of the people of Somalia is despicable.”

“I am shocked and horrified by what took place today in Garowe,” Nicholas Kay, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia and head of the UN mission (UNSOM) there said in a statement.

“Our UN colleagues are saddened but unified in the face of this tragedy. The United Nations remains determined to stand by the people of Somalia. My deepest sympathies and thoughts are with the friends and families of all those who lost their lives, and those injured and affected,” Mr. Kay said.

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