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Khartoum residents in ‘state of terror’ after bloody crackdown.

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Heavily armed paramilitaries roamed the Sudanese capital Thursday, forcing fearful residents to hide indoors after a crackdown on protesters that authorities admitted had left dozens dead and prompted the African Union to suspend Khartoum. Members of the Rapid Support Forces, who rights groups say have their …

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Ex-UEFA president Johansson dies at 89

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP |  Lennart Johansson, who was president of European football body UEFA from 1990 to 2007, has died at the age of 89, the Swedish football federation said on Wednesday. “Swedish football is in mourning. Lennart Johansson has died. He passed away on the evening of June 4 …

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Five dead, 50 missing after fresh landslides in Bududa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  At least five people have been confirmed dead following fresh landslides in Bududa district. More than 50 others are reported missing since the landslide that came with a heavy downpour on Tuesday evening.  About 150 houses were reportedly razed by the landslides.  The office of …

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Mozambique islamists step up attacks after cyclone

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP |  Islamist insurgents have resumed attacks in northern Mozambique after a cyclone last month, killing nearly two dozen villagers and torching homes in a mounting political threat in the run-up to a general election. A shadowy jihadist group that has targeted Cabo Delgado province since October 2017 …

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Uganda mourns Ambassador Julius Onen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tributes have started flowing following the passing away of Ambassador Julius Onen, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives. “This is sad and very painful to loose ladit Onen, a very accomplished public servant. We pray for his family in this trying moment,” said …

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Police investigates death of Swedish national

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jinja Police are investigating the death of 75-year-old Takis Pacis, a Swedish national. His lifeless body was found lying on a sofa set inside his residence along Kisinja road in Jinja municipality on Monday morning. The deceased was the proprietor of Bohemia resort along …

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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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