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Serere County MP, wife dies in motor accident

Bishop Patrick Okabe, the Serere County Member of Parliament and wife has died in a motor accident. According to information obtained by the traffic police spokesperson road safety directorate ASP Faridah Nampiima, Bishop Okabe was involved in a head-on collision with a Kenya truck registration number KCX 071K Monday morning, December 19, 2022 at Nabowa […]

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Congo turns heat on Uganda over M23 rebels

A group of Congolese parliamentarians and civil society activists have petitioned President Felix Tshisekedi to sever diplomatic relations with Uganda, accusing it of supporting advancing M23 rebels. They also want Kinshasa to terminate the year-old joint military offensive by Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC) and Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), code-named […]

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Twitter plans to order remaining workers back to office after layoffs

Twitter, which is expected to lay off a third or more of its staff as soon as Friday, also plans to require its remaining staffers to return to physical offices full time, The Northern Press Reports. Why it matters: The move is a sharp reversal of Twitter’s current policy of letting employees work remotely on a permanent […]

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US President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19

The 79-year-old, who is fully-vaccinated and has twice received booster jabs, is experiencing “very mild symptoms” and will continue to carry out all his duties, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said. In a press briefing at the White House on Thursday afternoon, Ms Jean Pierre said that Mr Biden had continued working throughout the day and […]

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Government fails to fund new cities

And without a legal framework and budget has, two years after the pronouncement, returned to haunt elected leaders and hamstring service delivery. From Mbale in the east to Masaka in central Uganda to Fort Portal in the West and West Nile’s Arua City, political leaders who coursed to victory in elections early last year, have found […]

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BAD NEWS: America back in Somalia

On May 03, Al Shabaab fighters stormed an African Union base in near Ceel Baraf, a village some 160 kilometres (100 miles) northeast of the Somalian capital Mogadishu and killed at least 10 Burundian peacekeepers and wounded 25 in heavy fighting. The Burundi’s army said 20 Al Shabaab militants were also killed. It was the […]

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NRA bush war hero Lt Col (rtd) Ahmed Kashillingi dies at 82

One of the heroes of the five year Luweero bush war that brought the current NRM government to power, Lt Col (rtd) Ahmed Kashillingi has died at the age of 82. According to the Security Minister Maj Gen (rtd) Jim Muhwezi, Kashillingi died on Thursday morning. Further details about his death are still scanty. Minister […]

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US Calls for Iran to be Removed from UN Women’s Rights Commission

The United States called Wednesday for Iran to be removed from the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the main intergovernmental body dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. “This work is vital. It makes a real difference,” U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said of the CSW. “And it deserves our full […]

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North Korea fires suspected missile

North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Thursday but it failed mid-flight, say the South Korean military. The missile launch is Pyongyang’s seventh this year, and comes amid concerns that it will soon test a nuclear weapon. It comes a day after both Koreas fired missiles in an escalation of tensions. That exchange […]

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1,000 displaced by floods in Bukedea district

More than 1,000 people have been displaced by floods in Kamutur sub-county, Bukedea district. The floods have also washed away 344 pit latrines and more than 12,000 gardens after River Atari burst its banks on Monday. Joyce Chemeri, a resident in Amutur village says she had to seek shelter with her family in the trading […]

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Raila Odinga rejects William Ruto’s victory

Raila Odinga has rejected the results of Kenya’s presidential election saying that the figures announced on Monday were “null and void”. According to the results, Mr. Odinga narrowly lost to Deputy President William Ruto. Mr. Odinga accused the head of the electoral body of a “blatant disregard of the constitution”. “We totally without reservation reject […]

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US Kills Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan drone strike

The US has killed the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a drone strike in Afghanistan, L’Oyet Media Reports. He was killed in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday. He and Osama Bin Laden plotted the 9/11 attacks together, and he was one of America’s most […]

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10 killed by floods in Mbale, Kapchorwa

At least 10 people have been confirmed dead in flash flooding and mudslides in Mbale and Kapchorwa in eastern Uganda. Mbale registered seven deaths while three died in Kapchorwa according to the Uganda RedCross Society. Among the dead is a Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) soldier, private Sam Chemulindwa, 26, attached to the 53rd Battalion […]