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Singer faces deportation for killing Antelopes in Northern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A South Sudanese singer, Samuel Taban Wajaras faces deportation for illegal entry into Uganda and killing wild animals in a conservation area. Wajaras, alias Rom Okeny Grace, was arrested, by Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers, from Palabek Kal Sub-County in Lamwo district while in possession …

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Morocco complains to UN of W. Sahara truce violations

United Nations, United States | AFP | Morocco has accused Polisario Front fighters in Western Sahara of violating a ceasefire agreement, just weeks before an expected new round of talks on ending the decades-old conflict. In a letter seen by AFP on Friday, Morocco’s UN Ambassador Omar Hilale cited three …

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Mak Convocation to mediate staff, management squabbles

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Convocation, a body that brings together former students and staff of Makerere University has intervened to resolve bickering between management and staff associations at the institution. Convocation chairperson Dr Tanga Odoi says that he was compelled to summon executives of staff associations to …

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Sudan rights body condemns fatal shooting of protesters

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s top human rights body on Friday condemned the killing “by bullets” of protesters during a wave of unrest and called on the authorities to bring those responsible to justice. The statement by Sudan’s National Human Rights Commission was the first acknowledgement by a state …

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Ruling ANC kickstarts S.Africa election season

Durban, South Africa | AFP | South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to unveil the ruling ANC party’s election manifesto on Saturday in front of tens of thousands of supporters, marking the start of four months of hectic campaigning. The African National Congress (ANC), which has ruled since the …

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DRC National confesses to murder of two University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Congolese National has confessed to the murder of two university students whose bodies were found rotting in a rented room in Kakeeka division, Rubaga Division, early this week. The suspect identified as Malimali Ndihoma Sisco Mashal Justine is believed to have been an ex-boyfriend …

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Solskjaer, Pochettino face off in Man United ‘audition’

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a golden opportunity to further his credentials for the permanent manager’s job at Manchester United when he goes head to head against Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino on Sunday. The Norwegian interim manager has enjoyed a perfect start to his Old …

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