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OFFERTORY: One shot dead at Rubaga Cathedral

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A security guard has shot dead a man who had raided stores where offertory is kept at the Rubaga Catholic shrine next to the cathedral. Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango identified the deceased as William Otuke. He was reportedly part of a gang …

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Clooney group calls for action in South Sudan corruption report 

Damning South Sudan Report focuses on regional players, including Uganda London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Hollywood star George Clooney’s investigative project The Sentry on Thursday urged the international community to act over alleged links between global corporations, tycoons and foreign governments and rampant corruption in South Sudan. The Sentry …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Who is next on US sanctions list?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY America pins ex-IGP Kayihura on torture: Who is next on the sanctions list? THE LAST WORD America’s human rights imperialism: How US government sanctions against Kayihura are a toxic mixture of ignorance, prejudice and hypocrisy …

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Iran warns of ‘World War III’

 Iranian FM warns US or Saudi attack would trigger ‘all-out’ war: CNN Tehran, Iran | AFP |  Iranian FM has warned that a US or Saudi attack would trigger ‘all-out’ war, CNN has reported. This came hours after Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Iran’s foes Thursday of agitating for war, as Washington and …

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Rwanda Police warns over corporal punishment in schools

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwanda Police has cautioned teachers against administering corporal punishments to students in form of disciplining, saying that such acts amounts to “criminal actions.” The warning follows separate cases where teachers have been arrested for severely beating and injuring pupils. Among those arrested is a teacher …

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RWANDA: Death of warlord in DR Congo ‘good news’ for region

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Kigali on Wednesday welcomed the killing of a Rwandan Hutu rebel leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and said it proved neighbouring President Felix Tshisekedi’s commitment to fighting “negative forces”. Sylvestre Mudacumura, commander of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), who …

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DR Congo troops shoot dead Rwandan warlord Mudacumura

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  A Rwandan Hutu rebel leader wanted by the International Criminal Court on war crime charges has been shot dead by the Congolese army, a DRC military spokesperson said on Wednesday. Sylvestre Mudacumura, commander of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), was …

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