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Learners shun school in Bundibugyo over ADF Attacks

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Learners at schools neighbouring parts of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC in Bundibugyo District have shunned classes after attacks by suspected Allied Democratic Forces-ADF rebels in Nobili Trading Centre. Nobili is less than five kilometres away from Busunga border point in Bundibugyo. School administrators …

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UPDF secures Moroto-Kotido road after series of attacks

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF has refuted reports that Moroto-Kotido Road is insecure and assures the public that there is the situation is under control despite isolated incidents. The public has expressed fear about the safety and security situation on some of the roads following ambushes against …

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Ugandan Editors condemn attacks on journalists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan Editors have condemned the attacks and restrictions on journalists covering the strike at Makerere University. Students at the university have been involved in running battles with security for more than a week, as they led a strike against a cumulative 15 per cent increment …

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‘Where is God?’: Sri Lankans stunned after deadly blasts

Colombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | As Shantha Prasad carried children wounded in Sri Lanka’s deadly attacks into a Colombo hospital, memories of the country’s deadly civil war flooded back. “I carried about eight wounded children yesterday,” he told AFP on Monday, a day after a string of blasts hit …

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Guantanamo prison takes on geriatric airs

Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba | AFP | The controversial Guantanamo Bay prison still houses 40 aging inmates — and with no plans to close it, many of them will probably remain there until they die. The population still imprisoned at the military base in Cuba range from middle-aged to …

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Anger in France over Trump comments on Bataclan attacks

Paris, France | AFP | France on Saturday condemned remarks by US President Donald Trump about the 2015 attacks in Paris and called on him to show respect for the victims of the bloodshed that saw jihadists attack the Bataclan concert hall and other targets. “France expresses its firm disapproval …

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Bomb attacks target police in northern Colombia

Bogota, Colombia | AFP | A rash of bombings hit police stations in northern Colombia over the weekend, killing seven police and injuring dozens more in what authorities said appeared to be the work of drug gangs. The attacks began early Saturday in the city of Barranquilla, where five police officers …

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