Kabale accident claims one

Police in Kabale district is hunting for a driver of a speeding vehicle that knocked dead a boy, believed to be aged between 14-16 years, along the Kabale-Katuna road. The accident happened on Sunday morning at around 03:00am at Kamuganguzi along the Kabale-Katuna road, when the unidentified boy was knocked by a hit and run vehicle. According to the Kigezi region Police Spokesperson, Elly Maate, police visited the scene and the body was taken to Kabale regional referral hospital for postmortem. Maate describes the deceased as a black skin complex boy, who…

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Kisoro Couple held for aiding defilement

Police in Kisoro district is holding a couple for aiding the defilement of their 16 year daughter. The couple has been identified as, Fulgensi Hakimana and Sikola Kemirembe, residents of Bizenga village in Nyundo Sub county of Kisoro district. The couple is said to have married off the minor to 19 year John Asiimwe, after paid bride price of one cow and 1.5million shillings. Asiimwe was also arrested in connection with the matter. The Kigezi region Police Spokesperson, Elly Maate, says that the suspected defiler, Asiimwe is said to have…

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Rwanda Seventh – day Adventist churchgoers killed by lightning

Seventh – day Adventist church in Rwanda on Saturday, an official has said. Most of the victims died instantly when lightning hit the church in the southern district of Nyaruguru, local mayor Habitegeko Francois has said. Two people died from their injuries, and 140 people were rushed to hospital and health centers. Lightning also killed a student in the area on Friday, the mayor has said. The weather accident in the mountainous region near the border with Burundi took place around midday on Saturday while parishioners of the town of…

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Mak To Stop Providing Food To Students

Makerere University authorities have unanimously voted to stop providing meals in the halls of residence, effective June, this year. Currently, food is given to two categories of students, both government resident and non-residents. The university says government students’ number about 6000 with about 2000 being residents at the campus. But, speaking to journalists yesterday, the University Dean of Students, Cyriaco Kabagambe said that the position was reached at a recent council meeting where a report from the Finance and Planning Committee of Council presented findings of the survey conducted among…

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Kisoro mudslides kills 7 year old girl

A seven year old girl who went missing in a heavy downpour on Friday evening in Kisoro district has been found dead in garden of Irish potatoes. The body of the deceased, a daughter of Fred Mbarubukeye, a resident of Mwanjari-Lulembwe cell, in Nyarusiza Sub County was recovered yesterday morning at around 08:00am. The deceased in accompany of other children had gone to collect firewood in Mwanjari cell, Gitenderi parish, when the heavy downpour suddenly started. The Police spokesperson for Kigezi region, Elly Maate says that the victim was swept…

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Government orders labour firm to refund medics cash

The government has directed labor export firm, Middle East Consultants Limited to refund medical workers it had planned to take abroad all their monies. The directive follows a botched deal to take nurses, midwives and doctors to Libya for work. The aggrieved medics, represented by lawyer Isaac Semakade from the Centre for Legal Aid, claim they applied for jobs in the Libyan City of Benghazi but they never got, instead they were defrauded more than 200 million shillings by the agency. The health workers allege that they were duped to…

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NEWS Namuganza Scoffs at Busoga MPs

Lands Minister, Persis Namuganza has treated with contempt a plan by Busoga Parliamentary Caucus to stop her from entering Busoga region. Sitting in the Government chief whip’s Boardroom at Parliament on Friday, legislators from Busoga resolved to eject Namuganza the Member of Parliament for Bukono County from their caucus as well as block her from going to Busoga. The decision by legislators came after summoning her to appear before the committee to respond to allegations levied against her, which include among others threatening to kill Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga,…

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Zambia deports racey South African dancer Zodwa Wabantu

Zambia has today evening deported a controversial female South African dancer, Zodwa Wabantu, who is popularly known for performing without underwear, on the grounds that her performance would “undermine national values”. According to her Zambian promoter, Lucky Munakampe, Wabantu was deported at about about 05: 20 PM. The dancer had been due to perform on tonight in Lusaka at the launch of a music album organized by a local entertainment company, Sunset Sound Production. The Council stated that Wabantu’s performances were not in the public interest and undermined our national…

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Police officer held for raping suspect

Police in Mbale District is holding a police officer attached to Sukari Police Booth in Namakwekwe Ward, Northern Division on charges of raping a suspect in custody. The Elgon region Police Spokesperson, Suwed Manshur confirmed the arrest today and identified the suspect as, Joel Magombe, 37, who allegedly committed the offence on last night. Manshur said that preliminary investigations indicate that the suspect persuaded the woman, whom he didn’t name, to go and spend a night at his home instead of transferring her to the central police station. Manshur also…

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Heavy rains destroy crops,houses in Kisoro

Heavy rains yesterday evening devastated property, houses, schools and gardens of crops in Kisoro district. The most affected sub counties are; Nyarubuye , Nyarusiza  , Muramba and Murora.  The heavy downpour that lasted for at least two hours started at around 06:00pm. The Bufumbira South Legislator, Hon. Sam Bitangaro says that 56 houses were destroyed. Bitangaro also says that Kibugu and Ngunda Primary schools in Sooko parish Muramba Sub County were also ravaged by the heavy downpour. He adds that gardens of Irish potatoes, beans and sweet potatoes were also…

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