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Three mourners killed in scuffle at burial

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least three mourners died in a scuffle that erupted on Sunday in Napak district during a funeral procession for the late Margaret Achan, 62, who died in a house fire. The fire gutted 10 grass-thatched huts in Kalomerisiep village, Lorengecora sub-county on Saturday afternoon. …

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Mukono RDC halts mourners moving in vehicles transporting COVID-19 bodies

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono Resident District Commissioner-RDC Fatumah Ndisaba has ordered security teams manning checkpoints to stop vehicles from transporting COVID-19 bodies and mourners. Ndisaba says that several ambulances are now squeezing mourners alongside caskets to beat movement restrictions imposed by president Yoweri Museveni, to control the …

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Politicians stir stampede at Pastor Yiga’s sendoff

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was a stampede at the sendoff ceremony of Pastor Augustine Yiga of the Revival Christian Church Kawaala where scores of politicians joined hundreds of mourners this morning. Although the ceremony was peaceful, colored by prayers and worship, the arrival of politicians sparked disorder as …

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Soldier kills five mourners in DR Congo shooting

Tshikapa, DR Congo | AFP | A soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo attacked a congregation of mourners, shooting dead five people and injuring ten others, police sources said Sunday. The motive of the shooter was unclear, they said after the overnight attack in the city of Tshikapa in …

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