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Sheikh Jemba blames leadership fights for cleric murders

Shiekh Haruna Jemba, a Muslim cleric who survived being murdered, on Thursday told the International Crimes Division Court that leadership wrangles among the Tabliq sect sparked off a series of killings across the country in 2014 and 2015. Shiekh Jemba, a lecturer of religion and peace at Makerere University, is …

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Govt condemns shameful Court demos

Government has condemned the shameful demos last week when supporters purportedly acting in the interest of the Inspector General of Police besieged Makindye Court and disrupted business there. The IGP Kale Kayihura had been scheduled to make a court appearance following summons to answer charges relating to police brutality. Addressing …

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South Sudan president considers new UN force

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan President Salva Kiir said Monday he is not opposed to the deployment of a strengthened UN force while expressing “very serious concerns” over the internationally-backed plan. In a speech at the opening of parliament in the capital Juba on Monday, Kiir said …

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VIDEO: US considers 4000 peacekeepers to South Sudan

The United States has recommended that the United Nations Security Council authorize a force of 4,000 peacekeepers for South Sudan’s capital Juba after a recent outbreak of violence. The US circulated a draft resolution to the 15-member council that would approve a regional protection force “to use all necessary means, …

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VIDEO: Thousands Brave the Imbalu Knife

President Museveni has challenged Bamasaba Cultural leaders to abandon the practice of using a single knife on different imbalu candidates in order to check disease that are caused by blood transfusion. In the speech, read by the second deputy prime minister and minister for East African affairs Kirunda Kivejinja, the …

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Russia defiant as team slashed to smallest in 104 years

Russia vowed to win a hatful of medals and hit out at the expulsion of some of their top athletes on Thursday as they announced their smallest Olympic team in 104 years after a major doping scandal. Despite drugs investigations which have robbed Russia of nearly a third of its …

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