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Proposed abolition of death penalty splits Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The renewed debate on the abolition of the death penalty has attracted mixed reactions amongst Members of Parliament. Although several legislators stood in support of the Death penalty, a section of others argue that convicts deserve an opportunity to reform. The discussion came up as …

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Former Colombian president Belisario Betancur dies at 95

Bogota, Colombia | AFP | Former Colombian president Belisario Betancur, who steered his country through one of its most turbulent periods in the 1980s, died Friday aged 95, doctors announced. President Ivan Duque led tributes for the former conservative leader, who was president of the South American country from 1982 …

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Sickness and death

Doctors ‘need to start early conversation with patients about dying’ Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Doctors need to get better at having difficult conversations with dying patients and not just in their final days, according to a report from the Royal College of Physicians. It says doctors should talk to people …

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Social media outrage as journalist dies after giving birth

Social media outrage as journalist dies after giving birth Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former news anchor at the defunct WBS TV Nuliat Nambaziira died on May.04, days after giving birth. Nambaziira is said to have over bled after a Caesarian section delivery prompting doctors at the International Hospital Kampala to …

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Would you visit this death-themed café?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kid-Mai Death Cafe looks more like the scene of a funeral than a place you’d want to hang out with your friends. Black is the dominant color, but that’s probably the least morbid thing about this establishment. Funeral wreaths are used as floral decorations, …

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Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking died

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Physicist Stephen Hawking, a black hole whisperer who divined secrets of the universe’s most inscrutable objects, died March 14 at age 76. In the face of physical disabilities due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which profoundly limited his mobility and ability to communicate, Hawking became one …

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Former S.African soldier sentenced to death in S.Sudan

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | A former South African soldier was sentenced to death in South Sudan on Friday for attempting to overthrow the government. Ex-colonel William Endley, 55, was “sentenced to death by hanging” for espionage and conspiring to overthrow the government, said judge Lado Eriminio Sekwat at …

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147 activists face death penalty in E.Guinea: lawyer

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea | AFP | Equatorial Guinea’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty in the trial of 147 opposition activists accused of “rebellion,” their lawyer said on Wednesday. The activists, including senior officials of the main opposition party, the Citizens for Innovation (CI), were arrested following elections in …

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Museveni and the death penalty

President says it’s his way of dealing with the rampant killings happening in the country Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | President Yoweri Museveni has repeated his determination to sign death warrants for those who commit offences like murder. He says it is his way of dealing with the rampant killings …

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