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Police, army have capacity to combat threats-Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has said that the army and police have the capacity to combat any threat. Museveni was on Thursday speaking during the State of National Address at Serena Hotel. He says the recently concluded Uganda Martyrs Day Celebrations were peacefully held, despite the …

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Sudan army orders protesters to tear down barricades

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s new army rulers on Monday ordered protesters to dismantle their barricades on roads leading to the military headquarters as tensions grew after talks between the two sides broke down. The demonstrators have accused the ruling military council of being little different from veteran leader Omar …

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SUDAN: New troops movement, army to make statement

Sudan army to make an ‘important statement soon’: state media Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  The Sudanese army was Thursday planning to make “an important announcement”, state media said, after weeks of protests against longtime leader President Omar al-Bashir. “The Sudanese army will issue an important statement soon. Wait for it,” …

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“Army will not allow Sudan to fall into chaos”

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan’s armed forces will not allow the country to “fall into chaos,” Defence Minister General Awad Ibnouf said Monday as thousands of anti-government protesters demonstrated outside the military’s headquarters in Khartoum for third straight day. “Sudan’s armed forces understand the reasons for the demonstrations …

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Rwanda’s genocide killers learn new life back home

Mutobo, Rwanda | AFP | Dozens of ex-militia killers stroll around an open camp beneath mist-shrouded volcanoes in Rwanda. They are learning to reintegrate into the country whose government they have spent years trying to overthrow. These are men who helped carry out Rwanda’s horrific 1994 genocide, and then formed …

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Police investigate Kasirye Ggwanga over shooting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police are investigating circumstances under which, Rtd Major Gen. Kasirye Ggwanga opened fire at a vehicle of the aides of local music artist, Catherine Kusasira. The incident occurred around 10:45pm on Tuesday night near Makindye Division offices where his children were buying snacks. Preliminary …

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Tunisia sentences 41 to death over 2014 attack on army

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | A Tunisian court has sentenced 41 jihadists to death over an attack that killed 15 soldiers on the border with Algeria in 2014, prosecutors said Saturday. The sentences for the men, only two of whom are currently in custody, were delivered in the capital Tunis …

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AU, France warn against ‘unconstitutional change’ in Gabon

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | The African Union and France warned against any “unconstitutional” change of power in Gabon, whose government on Monday claimed to have foiled an attempted takeover. AU chief Moussa Faki Mahamat, in a tweet, said his organisation “strongly condemns the coup attempt” in Gabon. “I …

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UN chief condemns attempted coup in Gabon

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned an attempted coup in Gabon, his spokesman said, recalling that the UN chief opposes unconstitutional changes of power by force. Gabon’s presidency said in a statement that soldiers burst into a state radio station at …

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