Thousands flee Eastern Ghouta region outside Syria’s capital

Thousands of civilians are fleeing a town in the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region outside Syria’s capital, Damascus, as government forces advance. State television showed pictures of men, women and children carrying bags leaving the town of Hamouria, which has come under intense bombardment. It is the biggest exodus from the enclave since the military stepped up an offensive to retake it last month. At the same time, 25 Lorries carrying food aid entered the town of Douma. The International Committee of the Red Cross-ICRC has said that the aid…

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Rukiga district council resolve to register and license money lenders

Rukiga district council yesterday unanimously resolved to register and license money lenders, as a way of protecting borrowers from being defrauded. Speaking during the council session at Rukiga district council hall Mparo, the Committee Chairperson for Health, Education, and Community Based Services Committee, Eddie Mugisha said that the committee recommended to the council that money lenders be registered and licensed, because locals have been losing money to them in terms of expensive interests. Mugisha was backed by the District Male Youth Councilor, Michael Kwarikunda Mbareba.  Kwarikunda said that licensing money…

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Arsenal beats AC Milan to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Danny Welbeck scored twice on the day he was recalled to the England squad as Arsenal beat AC Milan to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League. Leading 2-0 from first leg in the San Siro, the Gunners fell behind on the night when Hakan Calhanoglu produced a wonderful finish from 30 yards after being allowed to run unchallenged. Arsenal quickly levelled, though, from a controversially awarded penalty – Welbeck going down under minimal contact from Ricardo Rodriguez before scoring from the spot. And, after highly rated Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma…

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BBUC 18th graduation ceremony Kicks off today

KABALE A total of 136 students are to be awarded with diplomas and degrees in different academic disciplines during the 7th part of 18th graduation ceremony at Bishop Barham University College Kabale, today. According to the University’s Public Relations Officer, Ronald Katungi Beinomugisha, 89 of the total students are males, while 47 are females. Beinomugisha says this is to help students who completed their studies recently to go early in the fields and compete for jobs with others. Beinomugisha also says that the guest of honor is expected to be…

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Emirates crew member who fell off a plane dies

The crew member who fell off a plane at Entebbe International Airport has died. Mr Francis Sekandi, the Public Relations Officer at Our Lady of Consolata, Kisubi Hospital confirmed the death of the crew member of Emirates Flight – EK 730 who fell out of the plane on Wednesday sustaining life threatening injuries. While talking to our reporter on phone on Thursday, Mr Sekandi said they received the deceased who still remains unidentified pending official communication from the airline company. “Yes, we received her but she was already dead. We…

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Enforcement Officers On The Spot Over Alleged Extortion

Kabale Butchers in Kabale municipality are accusing law enforcement officers and crime preventers attached to Kabale Municipality over alleged extortion and harassment. The butchers who include Charles Rwanika, Anthony Muhangi and Wilson Magadi, accuse the duo of impounding animals destined for the abattoir under the guise that they are stray animals in the town. The enforcement officers in conjunction with the crime preventers allegedly demand for shillings 100,000 shillings to release the impounded animals. Rwanika says that his five cows were impounded by crime preventers on Friday last week, when…

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Rukungiri businessman commits suicide by poisoning

Rukungiri A Fifty-one-year-old businessman identified as Ivan Turinawe who also double as the chairman of Rukungiri Central Market Trader’s Association in Rukungiri municipality has committed suicide by poisoning. Turinawe was pronounced dead Nyakibale hospital on Wednesday evening whee he had been rushed for treatment. Sulait Muhumuza, the Rwenkuba village chairperson, says Turinawe was rushed to the Hospital on Tuesday evening for suspected poisoning after retiring from drinking in Katerere trading center. The deceased has been operating a kiosk in Rukungiri Central market. But Muhumuza says Turinawe didn’t turn up for…

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Chelsea out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage

Chelsea went out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage as Barcelona forward Lionel Messi punished an error-ridden display in the Nou Camp. Following a 1-1 draw in the first leg, the visitors fell behind after just 128 seconds as Lionel Messi shot through the legs of Thibaut Courtois from a tight angle. Messi then set up Ousmane Dembele to hammer home the second after Cesc Fabregas lost possession. Marcos Alonso hit the post for Chelsea with a free-kick before Messi’s 100th Champions League goal – after a mistake…

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Papa Were Salim elected Makerere Guild President

MAKERERE. Papa Were Salim, an Independent candidate has been declared winner of the Makerere University guild race. He was followd by Edward Kinene of the Democratic Party. The voting happened on Wednesday and hundreds of students waited eagerly for the announcement of the winner amid ululations. This was happening amid top security as some students had been causing chaos and throwing stones. The two highly contesting sides (Were and Kinene’s supporters) attacked each other on several occasions but police quelled the confrontations without use of tear gas or bullets as…

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25 new leaders sworn under the Uganda Muslim Supreme council

At least 25 new leaders of Ntungamo district were yesterday sworn in under the Uganda Muslim Supreme council. The swearing in ceremony that was held at the Ntungamo Municipality mosquein Ntungamo municipality was presided over by the Uganda Muslim supreme council electoral commission chairperson, Hajji Ahamed Kayongo Nyago. Some of the leaders who were sworn in include County sheikhs, councilors, and the district Muslim executive. Addressing the leaders after the swearing in, Hajji Kayongo appealed for calm among of the Muslim community in the district and proper deliberation as the…

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