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Cyberattacks: Putin points finger at US

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The world’s biggest ransomware attack levelled off on Monday after wreaking havoc in 150 countries, but Russian President Vladimir Putin called it payback for the US intelligence services. Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer Brad Smith has said the US National Security Agency developed …

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List of organisations hit by global cyberattack

Paris, France | AFP |  A huge range of organisations around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack, described by the EU’s law enforcement agency as “unprecedented”. Here are some of the most prominent victims, from Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) to French carmaker Renault and the …

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Fast-moving cyberattacks wreak havoc worldwide

Washington, United States | AFP |  A fast-moving wave of cyberattacks swept the globe Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency. The attacks — which experts said affected dozens of countries — used a technique known as ransomware that locks users’ files …

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Museveni holds bilateral meetings with Uhuru, Farmaajo

London, UK | PPU| President Yoweri Museveni has met and held a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya who paid a courtesy call on him at his residency at the Taj 51 Hotel, St. James Court in the United Kingdom. The two leaders discussed various bilateral issues affecting the region. …

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Museveni, Farmajo speeches on ‘Future For Somalia’

The Somalian President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as President Farmajo, gave an opening speech outlining the way forward for the country at the conference on Somalia’s future today May 11, 2017.. Joined by the UK Prime Minister Theresa May, presidents from the region, led by Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, also gave …

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Uganda drops 10 places in World Press Freedom Index

The constant attacks on journalists by security operatives have seen Uganda drop 10 by places in the just released 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Uganda stands at 112, down from 102 it occupied last year with an index score of 35.94. The attacks on journalists shot up before and after …

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Thousands flock to Kololo, Mao to fight SIM-card registration

Thousands flock NIRA for National Identity cards to beat Thursday simcard registration deadline The National Identification and Registration Authority ( NIRA) has said they will not rush their citizen verification process to cater for the sudden rush by Ugandans to register before the SIM-card verification deadline. NIRA have even tightened the …

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