China executes man who stabbed nine children to death
Earn from a gaming parlor
You can make some money from the addictions and obsessions of video game players. These players are willing to part with some money to enjoy these expensive games that they cannot afford.
These days, people visit video game parlors not only for gaming, but also borrowing a few leading games that they don’t possess. They may even come to your outlet to upgrade their old gaming box at a small fee.
Since these kind of customers would be bored with the old collection of games, you ought to invest in stocking the latest collection at regular intervals.
Gaming is a popular activity among people all across the world and Uganda is not an exception here. Due to high pricing of the top rated games, most people cannot afford them. That is why they mostly rely on the local gaming centres. So, you can exploit this opportunity of launching a small gaming centre which would not require any particular qualification or training but earn you a good profit at the end of every month.
What is required?
According to David Ongom who operates a gaming parlor, you need a video game console. A video game console is a computer device that outputs a video signal or visual image to display a video game that one or more people can play. This console comes with control pads that the people playing the games use to command the game or characters.
He says the console comes with a maximum of two pads but since some games require four players, then one can buy extra pads.
Ongom says the other very important thing is the screen where the games are displayed. He says one can start with two screens or even one screen depending on the demand.
Ongom says having a gaming parlor means you need to have the games such that they are uploaded on the console for people to play.
Some of the most played games are “Fifa” - a soccer game and blar - a race game that took over the popularity of a game called ‘need for speed’.
You must have a steady power supply because without power, there won’t be any games.
With a capital of Shs5 million Ongom says one can start a video gaming parlor. This will include a console that is PS 3, which costs approximately Shs1.3 million, 2 size 32-inch screens each at about Shs900,000. But he advises one to buy bigger screens because it gives the game herb or the parlor impression, something which attracts more clients thanks to the clarity and the size of display. The capital will also include the control pads which cost approximately Shs80,000.
The profit from this business largely also depends on your clientele. Ongom says the good thing is that the gaming parlor has no age.
You will find people across different age groups playing these games as a way of relaxing. That is how Ongom earns Shs50,000 a day, about Shs1.5million in a month. If you reduce expenses with other factors held constant, one can make a profit of Shs1 million.
One of the most challenging thing is security. These consoles and the screens are admired by thieves and many people who dream of owning them. Since they are expensive, so thieves will always threaten to break into the parlor. Therefore, one has to invest a lot in the security of the place.
Secondly, some customers steal the control pads and if you have a big gaming parlor, one can even steal the console because monitoring becomes hard especially if there are many people.
The video gamers also vandalise this equipment by dropping it down carelessly. So, be ready to engage in repairs which come at a big cost due to the technology used to make them.
You must also keep updating the games. For example the most common game “Fifa” is updated every six months,” Ongom says.
Source: Daily Monitor
South Sudan civil war toll estimated at 382,900
South Sudan's civil war has caused the deaths of at least 382,900 people - far higher than previous estimates and more than the conflict in Syria, according to a new study.
The statistical research carried out by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine University was published Tuesday after being commissioned by the US Institute for Peace in partnership with the US State Department.
Researchers measured both the number of deaths that were a direct result of the violence as well as deaths caused by the increased risk of disease and reduced access to healthcare.
Previous estimates have put the toll in the tens of thousands.
The new figure is comparable to Syria, where more than 360,000 are estimated to have died since the conflict began in 2011.
The UK study found that the deaths from the civil war in South Sudan, which started in December 2013, were concentrated in the northeast and southern regions of the country.
Researchers analysed mortality data, combining it with media reports and some 227 surveys carried out by humanitarian agencies to single out conflict-related deaths.
They said their findings "indicate that the humanitarian response in South Sudan must be strengthened, and that all parties should seek urgent conflict resolution".
Their innovative statistical approach "has the potential to support those involved in humanitarian response and policy to make real-time decisions" in other conflicts, the researchers said.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a much-anticipated peace deal this month, the latest attempt to end a war that has torn the world's newest nation apart.
Since the civil war -- which broke out after Kiir claimed Machar was plotting a coup -- the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) regional bloc, chaired by Ethiopia, has taken the lead on peace negotiations, to little effect.
The previous peace pact collapsed in July 2016 during days of fighting in the capital Juba that forced Machar to flee for his life.
After decades of civil war, South Sudan voted to leave its northern neighbour Sudan in 2011, becoming the world's youngest country.
The split deprived Sudan of most of its oil reserves, and production was disrupted by the outbreak of war in South Sudan just two years after independence.
Source: Daily Monitor
FDC supporters slaughter sheep to celebrate Muntu exit
SOROTI- A section of Forum for democratic change (FDC) supporters in Soroti District Thursday slaughtered a sheep to celebrate the exit of former party president Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu.
Mr Tom Julius Ekudo, who unsuccessfully contested for the Soroti County parliamentary seat in 2016, led the supporters to celebrate Gen Muntu’s departure at the district FDC offices in Akisim Ward, Eastern in Soroti Municipality.
They slaughtered the lamb to bid farewell to the former party icon.
Mr Tom Julius Ekudo said the decision to slughter the animal is “biblical” to signify their determination to wash away all the sins that were committed by Gen Muntu against the party.
“Gen Muntu’s ideology worked best to suit the current regime. We honour what he has done, but in the same vein, we had to cleanse his departure with a lamb,” he said.
Mr Nakalet Okello, another FDC supporter said that they will remain strong and focused towards the objective of regaining power from "dictators."
“We wish our brother well, and others who have split away to form a new pressure group, after not agreeing with the election of the new party president,” he said.
Kamuda Sub County chairman, Mr Daniel Eigu said that they have been subscribing to FDC and they are not willing to give up.
Source: Daily Monitor