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Mugabe’s body heads back to divided Zimbabwe for burial

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | The body of Zimbabwe’s ex-president, Robert Mugabe, was flown out of Singapore Wednesday, heading home for burial in a country divided over the legacy of a former liberation hero whose 37-year rule was marked by repression and economic ruin. Mugabe, a guerrilla leader who swept to …

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Mumbere, Kibanzanga row over burial of Rwenzururu Queen mother deepens

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The rift between Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere and his young brother Christopher Kibanzanga over the burial of their mother Christine Biira Mukirania is far from over. Mukirania, the Kingdom’s Queen Mother succumbed to diabetes and hypertension at Kilembe Mines Hospital in Kasese town …

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DR Congo awaits repatriation of former opposition leader’s body

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  Democratic Republic of Congo awaited Thursday the delayed return of the remains of former opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, an emotion-laden moment for the country after his son Felix became president this year. A revered opponent of authoritarianism in DRC, Tshiskedi died in Belgium in February …

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LIVE: Burial of Ugandan musician Mowzey Radio

Nakawuka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan musician Moses Ssekibogo aka Mowzey Radio of the Goodlyfe Crew was on Saturday laid to rest by thousands of fans at his ancestoral home in Nakawuku, on Kampala-Entebbe road. Africa’s top musicians earlier took to social media to hail Mowzey Radio as one of …

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Parliament to pay tribute to Ssebana Kizito

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Government has released the burial program for the late former Minister, DP President and Kampala Mayor John Ssebana Kizito, who succumbed to a stroke at Nakasero Hospital on Monday. According the chairperson of the burial committee and Busiro East Mp Medard Lubega Sseggona, the body will be picked …

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Tributes pour in for Botswana’s Sir Ketumile Masire

Politicians from at home and abroad led the tributes as Botswana mourned the passing of former President Sir Ketumile Masire. “He had the charisma, people would come and follow his rallies. This man had the gift of the gab,”  said former Speaker of the National Assembly Margaret Nasha. That charisma, combined …

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VIDEO: Gloom as Mayanja Nkangi laid to rest

VIDEO: Former Uganda justice minister and Katikiro of Buganda Mayanja Nkangi was this afternoon laid to rest at his ancestral home in Kalungu district. His burial brought together leaders from the Mengo and the Ugandan government led by Vice president Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi and the Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga. …

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