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Zuma no-confidence motion set for parliament Thursday

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s parliament will hold a motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma on Thursday, the ruling ANC party said, signalling its determination to eject him from office after days of stalemate. Soon after Zuma went onto SABC TV to defend himself. (Live …

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New Vision Crime Reporter Charles Etukuri ‘abducted’

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A senior crime reporter at Uganda’s leading daily The New Vision was picked up reportedly by security personnel at 2pm on Tuesday, as he walked to Kyadondo from Vision Group headquarters at Plot 19/21 First Street, Industrial Area, Kampala. In several tweets on …

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Judges suspend strike as they decry routine transfers

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Judges have voiced their displeasure with the current mode of routine transfers, saying it is demotivating and lacks transparency. This was expressed by the Uganda Judicial officers Association (UJOA) President Godfrey Kaweesa, who is also the Mukono Court Chief Magistrate, at their Annual General Meeting …

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Coffee conference to boost Uganda’s targets

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Officials from Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) are optimistic that the discussions and resolutions that will emerge from the 16th African Fine Coffee Conference and exhibition week will support Uganda’s big coffee sector targets. The conference that runs from Feb.14-15, will be held in Kampala …

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Seven days later, Suzan Magara still missing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The search for the whereabouts of Suzan Magara, 28 years, a cashier at the Bwendero Dairy Farm in Kampala continues a week after she was reported missing. Magara’s car was found abandoned 100m from her residence in Mengo, Kampala on February 7. She is …

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Byanyima heartbroken after Oxfam Haiti sex scandal

  Byanyima heart broken, Oxfam deputy head resigns after Haiti sex scandal London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The executive director of Oxfam International Winnie Byanyima has spoken out on the emerging sex scandal involving the organisations staff in Haiti and Chad. “My heart is broken. I am appalled. Angry. …

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Police officer SSP Agasirwe denied bail in Army Court

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The General Court Martial has refused to grant bail to SSP Nixon Agasirwe Karuhanga, the former commandant of the police’s special operations unit, who is charged with kidnap of three Rwandan nationals. The seven-member court chaired by Lt.Gen Andrew Gutti today dismissed Agasirwe’s bail …

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