One shot dead, 5 injured in torture protests

One person has been confirmed dead, and five others critically injured when a police officer shot live bullets in the taxi transporting Masaza Cup Fans to a football match in Mukono District. The incident happened as residents of Mityana today Sunday led protests over the condition of their area Member of Parliament Francis Zaake. The MP is currently admitted in Rubaga Hospital in critical condition for injuries allegedly sustained while in custody, following his arrest in Arua, early this week. An eyewitness says that the driver of the Taxi, registration…

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Doctors condemn torture, 16 specialists to offer medical services to victims

The doctors under their umbrella body Uganda Medical Association constituted a team of sixteen specialized medical Doctors who are willing to offer free treatment to tortured legislators Francis Zaake of Mityana Municipality and Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi who is now in custody. The medical association President Dr Ekwaro Obuku, says the assembled experts were chosen based on descriptions on the condition of the victims. The specialists include Nephrologists, specifically to treat diseases that affect the kidneys and their ability to function, Gastroenterologists for any condition that could…

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Former UN Chief Kofi Annan dies at 80!

Former United Nations-UN Secretary-general Kofi Annan has died aged 80, international diplomats say. Annan won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work. Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world’s top diplomat, serving two terms from 1997 to 2006. He later served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. His family confirmed his death in a statement. It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi…

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Man burried alive by sand quarry in Kisoro

An 18 year-old man yesterday died in Kisoro District after being buried alive by loose soil, when a sand quarry in which he was mining caved in. The deceased has been identified as, Elisa Niyonsaba, from Remera, Burera District in Rwanda. According to residents, the deceased was mining with two other people and at the time of the incident, the deceased was the only one inside the quarry. The Kisoro District Police Commander, Charles Okoto, confirmed the incident saying that police was called in from Kisoro Central Police Station and…

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Husband and Wife Shot in Kabale District

A businessman and his wife were on Tuesday night 14th August rushed to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital in critical condition after they were shot by yet to be identified gunmen in Kabale Municipality. Francis Aryarugamu, 52 and his wife Zamu Kenkoonzi were shot while at Bataka Cell, Mwanjari Ward Southern Division, Kabale Municipality at around 08:40PM. An eye witness told our reporter on condition of anonymity that gunmen attacked the victims as they footed home in Mwanjari Trading Center in Southern Division, after closing their Soda Depot Shop in Kabale…

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President Museveni on Arua Chaos

President Yoweri Museveni has released a statement on the Arua Municipality chaos in which one person was shot dead and several others injured during a scuffle with security agencies. On Monday during the last campaign rallies for the Arua by-election, Kyadondo East Member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi wine’s driver Yasin Kawuma was shot dead and six people were injured in the chaos. President Museveni in his statement blames the chaos on the weak management by the police and some opposition elements. Meseveni’s Statement in full Countrymen, countrywomen…

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Maize farmers oppose government’s intervention on low prices

Farmers in Bukomansimbi district have opposed the government intervention of buying maize grains at 500 Shillings per kilogramme, as a way of saving farmers from low market prices. The objection comes days after the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Hon. Vincent Ssempijja and Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, announced government plans to buy at least 500,000 metric tons of maize from farmers at 500 Shillings a kilogram, to cushion them against losses as process dwindle. The maize price has fallen to as low as…

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Government plans to retrieve MV Kabalega after 13 yrs

Government has started drawing plans to retrieve MV Kabalega from Lake Victoria. MV Kabalega sank following a head-on collision with MV Kaawa on 8th May 2005, about 8 nautical miles South West of Kisaba Landing site on Bukasa Island. MV Kaawa was rescued by Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF marines. The vessel was damaged below the waterline and sank about 150 feet between Kuye Islands in Mazinga Sub County and Bukasa in Kyamuswa Sub County in Kalangala District. The Manager in Charge of Port and Marine Services in Uganda Railways Corporation,…

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World Cup’s oldest player Essam El-Hadary retires from national duty

Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary, who this summer set the record as the oldest player to feature at a World Cup, has retired from internationals. The 45-year-old, who won four Africa Cup of Nations, made his debut in 1996 and played 159 times for his country. He played Egypt’s final group game in Russia, saving a penalty in the Pharaohs’ 2-1 defeat by Saudi Arabia. “After 22 years, four months and 12 days, I saw it as the best moment to hang up my gloves,” said El-Hadary. “I am very proud…

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Plane crashes in Durango with 101 on board

A passenger plane has crashed in the capital of Mexico’s Durango state, just moments after take-off. State Governor José Rosas Aispuro said there were no deaths among the 101 on board, although around 85 were injured – two critically, including the pilot. The governor said the plane was hit by a gust of wind, which caused a sudden descent. Its left wing then touched the ground and two engines came off. Most passengers were able to walk away before it caught fire. The names and nationalities of those on board…

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