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Gov’t to compensate victims of Kampala bombings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has said that the government will compensate victims of the Kampala twin bomb explosions. The bombs along Parliamentary Avenue and the Central Police Station-CPS on Buganda road on Tuesday claimed the lives of seven people and left 37 others injured. According …

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Gov’t assures safety of tourists in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has appealed to tourists not to cancel their planned visits to Uganda following the recent wave of bombings in the different parts of Kampala. Speaking to reporters on Thursday at the Uganda Media Centre, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the Minister of ICT and National …

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Police heightens security at police headquarters, stations in Kampala

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heightened security at the police headquarters and the stations across Kampala following the twin bombings on Tuesday, that left more than 20 police officers injured. At least two patrol vehicles with counter-terrorism, field force unit officers and military personnel have been deployed …

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Human Rights Commission condemns Kampala twin bombings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission has condemned suicide bomb attacks that happened on Tuesday in Kampala. The bomb blasts happened at the Central Police Station and around IPS building along Parliament Avenue. Government has blamed the attack on the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF. Six people have …

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SOMALIA: Massive car bomb kills at least 79 in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | A massive car bomb exploded in a busy area of Mogadishu on Saturday, leaving at least 79 people dead and scores injured in Somalia’s deadliest attack in two years. At least 16 of those killed were students from the capital’s private Banadir University, who had …

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Outrage after bloody day for Afghan journalists

Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP | Condemnation poured in from across the world Tuesday after 10 journalists were among dozens killed in attacks in Afghanistan, in what the UN described as the “deliberate targeting” of the media. A double suicide blast in Kabul left 25 people dead including AFP photographer Shah …

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Two sentenced in Nigeria over 2010 deadly bomb blasts

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | A Nigerian court sentenced two men to life imprisonment on Wednesday over deadly twin bomb attacks which killed 12 people during the country’s 2010 Independence Day celebrations. Charles Okah and Obi Nwabueze were convicted for facilitating and financing the blasts during national celebrations in the capital …

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