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Police hunt starts after Muslim cleric shot dead in Bugiri

Bugiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Busoga East police Friday night set up roadblocks in Bugiri area after unknown assassins gunned down Sheikh Masoud Mutumba, the Imam of Iwemba mosque in Bugiri district. Busoga East police spokesperson James Mubi says that a team of detectives has been dispatched at the deceased’s home …

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First coronavirus case in Africa recorded in Egypt

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egypt’s health ministry on Friday confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus, making it the first in Africa. The nationality of the person was not given in the joint statement with the population ministry, which added that they had shown no “symptoms”. Authorities have …

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Son of Congo president not charged in France

Paris, France | AFP | A son of Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso has not been charged in a French probe into the assets in France of the families of several African leaders, his lawyer said Friday, although his name has been cited in the investigation. A lawyer …

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Kiir says will not change position on 32 states

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Friday dismissed international calls for compromise with his foes to break a deadlock that threatens a ceasefire in their six year war. Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar are under increasing pressure to resolve their differences by February …

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Uganda Cancer Institute commissions new radiotherapy machine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new cancer machine has been officially commissioned at Uganda Cancer Institute. The machine will enable the institution to receive up to 30,000 cancer patients annually and run with two cobalt 60 radiotherapy machines. Costing a million dollars, the machine is a donation from …

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Over 1000Kgs of pork impounded over African Swine Fever

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara veterinary authorities have disposed of more than 1000 kilograms of pork because of African swine fever. The pork was impounded from Pork Slaughter House in Kekombe in Kakoba Division on Wednesday. Dr. Moses Amanyire, the Veterinary Officer Mbarara Municipality, says the impounded pork was found …

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