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What US gov’t sanctions aganist Kayihura mean

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Friday, the United States Treasury Department announced visa and economic sanctions against former Inspector General of Police (IGP) General Kale Kayihura. The US used the Global Magnitsky Act 2016 to attach his property. The law, named after a Russian accountant Sergei Magnitsky who …

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Trump confirms death of Al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counter-terrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. US media reported in late July and early August, citing intelligence officials, that …

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Mugabe: Liberation hero turned despot

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Robert Mugabe, who died aged 95, used repression and fear to hold on to power in Zimbabwe for 37 years until he was finally ousted when his previously loyal military generals turned against him. After his humiliating fall from office in November 2017, his phenomenal physical …

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Mane, Salah combine to maintain Liverpool’s perfect start

Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah ensured Liverpool maintained their 100 percent start to the Premier League season by coming from behind to beat Newcastle 3-1 at Anfield on Saturday. The European champions have a history of starting slowly in early kick-offs under Jurgen Klopp and …

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Disagreements threaten Masaka’s quest for city status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The elevation of Masaka municipality to city status is covered in uncertainty over the failure by leaders to agree on its boundaries. The Municipality was supposed to be elevated to city status in 2023, but following pressure from among others; the Kabaka of Buganda …

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Real Madrid hang on for win after Benzema brilliance

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Karim Benzema scored twice on Saturday in an outstanding performance for Real Madrid against Levante, although his side were left hanging on for a 3-2 win on the day Eden Hazard made his La Liga debut. The French striker’s goals came just six minutes apart in …

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I don’t own property in US -Kayihura

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has said he does not own property in the United States and therefore the sanctions by the U.S. Government are comical. On Friday, the United States government announced visa and economic sanctions against Kayihura. The …

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US gov’t sanctions on Kayihura long overdue – Mao

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The President-General of the Democratic Party-Norbert Mao has said that sanctions against the former Inspector General of Police-IGP Kale Kayihura were long overdue. On Friday, the United States Government announced visa and economic sanctions against Kale Kayihura. The announcement was made in a …

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UNRA starts temporal repair of Lira-Kamdini highway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA has started temporal rehabilitation of Lira-Kamdini highway, which has been in an appalling state for over four years. The 67.9km highway is a major road in Lango and is also part of the Great north road that stretches from Busia, …

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People with suicidal thoughts on the increase – Mental health expert

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More people are reporting to mental health facilities testifying that they have either contemplated suicide or attempted it. This is according to Janet Kantarama the Executive Director Safe Places Uganda a private Mental Illness treatment centre. Kantarama also says that the number of suicides …

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