UPDF Troops Welcomed from Equatorial Guinea and Somalia

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The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF), General David Muhoozi yesterday welcomed back 248 UPDF troops who were part of the second Uganda Military Training and Mentoring Team in Equatorial Guinea and 2,400 troops of Uganda’s 23rd Battle Group to Somalia. The function was held at UPDF Peace Support Operation and Training Center in Nakaseke District. General Muhoozi commended the troops for raising the Ugandan flag high in the foreign missions from where they just returned after serving for one year. He noted that…

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Police Officers Pin City Businessman Katongole over Killing Women

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                          City Businessman Ivan Katongole(Front) With Others Arriving At Court From Luzira By Peacock Kaweesa Three police officers including two  senior detectives have gone on record after pinning  down city business man  Ivan Jenus Katongole over the brutal killing of several women in Entebbe and Wakiso regions. The trio including James Maiko Joseph Ediandu and Amina Balungi on Wednesday pinned down city businessman before High court Judge Wilson Kwesiga over the brutal killing of several women in the…

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Residents Petition President Over Buganda Minister Evicting Them

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                                          Buganda Minister Mohamood Thobani Under Spotlight  By Peacock Kaweesa Over one thousand residents from Bugonga village in Entebbe municipality have petitioned the president’s office over Buganda Minister Muhamood Thobani evicting them after high court ruling. The affected residents with their area Steven Ssebugwawo last week raided the area RDC Mbabali Njuki with placards and demanded to meet the president over a fishy deal involving Buganda trade minister Muhammod Thobani…

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NEMA To Evict 4000 Residents From Entebbe Wetland

Housing Structures To Demolished Over Looking Namiiro Swamp In Entebbe

By Peacock Kaweesa The National Environment Management  Authority  has finalized plans to evict over five thousands residents  in  the Namiiro wetland in Entebbe.     This follows after the NEMA commissioner   in charge of wetlands and environment Collins Oloya writing a letter dated November,29th 2018  to the local authorities and residents to vacate the swamp  stretching from  Nakiwogo landing site through  Lugonjo to Kigungu.  Housing Structures To Demolished Over Looking Namiiro Swamp In Entebbe The water and environment ministry is set to evict thousands of residents over  continuously degrading the swamp and…

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Donors cut aid to Tanzania after rights crackdown

Tanzania's President elect John Pombe Magufuli addresses members of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party (CCM) at the party's sub-head office on Lumumba road in Dar es Salaam, October 30, 2015.  REUTERS/Emmanuel Herman

Tanzania’s tough-talking president John Magufuli has earned respect by fighting corruption, but international donors are now concerned by crackdowns on human rights. The European Union, Tanzania’s biggest development partner, and the World Bank have recently taken measures to sanction repressive policies. Magufuli’s reputation was boosted when he battled corruption after winning election in 2015. But accusations of repression are growing and donors and former allies are increasingly frustrated at what they say are moves that stifle dissent and create obstacles for journalists and rights activists. “The European Union and some…

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DRC’s Archbishop pleads for peace on eve of election

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The archbishop of Kinshasa is urging peace on the eve of Democratic Republic of Congo’s long-delayed presidential election, saying differences of opinion are no reason to “light the country on fire.” Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo held a Mass in the capital on Saturday attended by leading opposition candidate Martin Fayulu and a representative of ruling party candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary. They and sole female candidate Marie-Josee Ifoku held hands during prayer in a spirit of reconciliation. The archbishop said “unfortunately, some of our compatriots give the impression they want to hold…

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The Wolves end Tottenham’s winning form with 3:1 win

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said his players “are not machines” after their title hopes suffered an unexpected setback thanks to a dramatic comeback win by Wolves at Wembley. Spurs led through Harry Kane’s spectacular 25-yard strike in the first half but Wolves punished a poor second-half performance, scoring three times in the final 18 minutes to end their hosts’ five-game winning run. The north London side would have moved only three points behind leaders Liverpool with a win, but the defeat and the Reds’ 5-1 win over Arsenal means the…

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Over 900 venues cleared for new year fireworks display

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Police have issued guidelines that will be followed by 938 venues cleared to display fireworks on New Year’s Day celebrations. While addressing the media at police headquarters on Friday, police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, said the 938 venues presented by seven companies that sought permission to display fireworks must adhere to the eight guidelines before, during and after ushering in the New Year. Mr Kayima said police would arrest and prosecute any person who will be found demonstrating explosives when he was not among the venues presented by seven companies authorized…

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Kops thrash Arsenal 5:1 to extend Lead in EPL

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Liverpool have had chances to win their first title since 1990 before – but they have never had a bigger or better opportunity than they will have this season. The clock can be turned back to Steven Gerrard’s catastrophic slip as Liverpool lost at home to Chelsea in 2014, a defeat that opened the door for Manchester City to rip the crown from their grasp. And there was the outstanding campaign under Rafael Benitez in 2008-09 when Liverpool lost only two league games out of 38 but still ended up…

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Manchester United born again with good win at Cardif

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got off to a perfect start as Manchester United’s interim manager with a 5-1 thrashing of his former club Cardiff. The former United striker succeeded Jose Mourinho, who was sacked in midweek, and got his first win courtesy of a performance that will encourage United fans as some of their more marginalised talent came to the fore in a performance full of attacking intent. Marcus Rashford’s stunning free-kick, a deflected effort from Ander Herrera and a fabulous team goal by Anthony Martial effectively won the contest before…

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