Twelve killed in Tripoli election HQ attack

At least 12 people have been killed and several injured in an attack on Libya’s electoral commission headquarters in the capital, Tripoli, officials say. At least one suicide bomber blew himself up while other armed assailants stormed the building and set it on fire, they say. Voters have been registering for elections expected before the end of the year. Libya has been in turmoil since Muammar Gaddafi was ousted in 2011. After his 42-year rule, the country remains under the control of myriad rival armed groups. Although many observers have…

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Two candidates nominated for Rukungiri Woman Mp by-election

Two candidates have so far been nominated for the Rukungiri District Woman Parliamentary by-election contest. The candidates nominated before midday on Wednesday 2 May are; the Forum for Democratic Change –FDC’s Betty Bamukwatsa Muzanira, who was nominated at 11:15am and Independent candidate Sheila Atukunda, who was nominated at 10.53am. According to our reporter who is at Rukungiri Council Hall-the nomination venue, the number of candidates, who picked nomination forms to contest for the seat, is seven. The other candidates include, Winfred Matsiko of the National Resistance Movement, Elizabeth Kyoshaba-independent, Prisca…

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9 out of 10 people breathe polluted air-WHO

GENEVA: 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air, but more countries are taking action, according to a press release on Wednesday 02 May, by World Health Organization. Full release Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from WHO shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution. “Air pollution threatens us all, but the poorest…

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Besigye demands minimum wage

KAMPALA: Opposition politician Kizza Besigye on Tuesday used commemorations to mark Labour Day to demand that government establish a minimum wage to protect Ugandan workers from exploitation. In a statement, Dr Besigye proposed a minimum salary of Shs650,000 for primary school teachers. He said President Museveni’s policies on labour have led to insufficient employment skills that have created an army of jobless youth. “The same policies have created untold poverty and hopelessness that many families have been forced to send their children to abusive child labour in mines, in quarries,…

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