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BBC journalists arrested, NBS TV’s Sserwanjja wanted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three journalists attached to the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC) in Uganda and Vivian Nakaliika, the wife of NBS TV news anchor, Solomon Sserwanja are in police custody. The journalists are Godfrey Badebe, Kasim Muhammad and Rashid Kaweesa. Security operatives are still searching for Sserwanja. Robert …

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Over 1,700 arrested in latest ‘yellow vest’ protests in France

Paris, France | AFP |  More than 1,700 people were arrested across France during the latest round of “yellow vest” protests, in which demonstrators clashed with riot police, the interior ministry said Sunday. Clashes broke out in several cities, including Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon and Toulouse, during a fourth weekend of …

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Senegal sets higher bar for presidential bids despite protests

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Senegal’s parliament on Thursday passed a law setting a higher bar for presidential candidates after protests that saw police fire tear gas on demonstrators, with dozens arrested according to the main opposition party. The change to the electoral law, approved by 120 of the body’s 165 …

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Sudan holds top opposition leader to curb protests

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese security agents have arrested the deputy head of the country’s main opposition Umma Party after it held anti-government rallies to protest rising food prices, the party said on Friday. Sporadic demonstrations have hit Khartoum and some other parts of Sudan since early January after …

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YEAR ENDER REVIEW: CMI arrests police

YEAR IN REVIEW: October 2017 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Oct.24: Two senior commanders in the Uganda Police Force are arrested and interrogated, and detained by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) causing panic and tension in the Uganda Police Force. A day later, more officers attached to the …

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Ready-to-use home-made explosives found in Paris suburb

Paris, France | AFP |  Homemade explosives ready for use were found Wednesday in an unoccupied flat near Paris, judicial sources said. Gas canisters and electric wiring were also found in the flat in Villejuif, a suburb south of the French capital, and two men were arrested nearby, the sources …

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Police release 13 arrested after raid on Kiwatule Mosque

The Police has released without charge 13 Muslims picked up Thursday night at Masjid Abubakar Sudiq Mosque in Kiwatule over suspected terrorist activities. According to the Spokesperson of Kampala Metropolitan Police Emilian Kayima, officers raided the mosque following a tip off from the residents who were suspicious of the presence of …

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