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Florida’s nightmare: a hurricane during the pandemic

Miami, United States | AFP |  What could be worse than a pandemic overwhelming health care systems and causing global economic collapse? Florida knows the answer: a pandemic that rages into hurricane season, which is already on the horizon and causing the Sunshine State to dramatically update its storm preparations. “COVID …

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Residents protest shooting of motorcycle rider

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Jinja-Misindye in Ggoma Division Mukono Municipality are protesting the shooting of a motorcycle rider for defying the presidential ban on public transportation. Alex Oryem, a builder at Misindye was shot in the left leg by a police officer attached to Jinja-Misindye police station …

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Ethiopia’s Abiy faces outcry over crackdown on rebels

Nekemte, Ethiopia | AFP |  Desta Garuma, a 27-year-old rickshaw driver, never showed much interest in politics, so his family has no idea how soldiers concluded he was involved in a rebel movement active in Ethiopia’s Oromia region. But one day in January, five truckloads of soldiers followed him home, shouting …

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Kasese residents in flood prone areas join hands to mitigate flooding

Kasese, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Karusandara Sub County in Kasese District are embarking on initiatives to mitigate future flooding in the area. Kasese has been prone to floods which have led to displacement of residents from their homes.  Karusandara Sub County is one of worst flood-hit areas. Emmanuel Agaba, …

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Man barricades himself inside house, torches It

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A man in Kamwokya Church Zone, a Kampala suburb barricaded himself in his rented room on Monday evening and torched to protest the infidelity by his wife. The man only identified as Juma told residents after being rescued from the burning house that he caught …

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Sironko police stuck with 10 stolen cows

Sironko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Police in Sironko district is stranded with 10 cows that were recovered last week.    The cows that were reportedly stolen were recovered in Bumasobo sub county in Sironko district following a tip off from a whistle blower. According to police, the cows are suspected …

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NFA moves to evict forest encroachers in Kalangala

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  There is growing tension amongst residents encroaching on the Lutoboka Central Forest Reserve in Kalangala District as the National Forest Authority-NFA moves to evict them.  The reserve covering 174 hectares of land, is now home to more than 400 residents.  The residents encroached on the …

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Locals, traditionalists clash over new Budhagali oracle

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  There was commotion on the shores of River Nile in Jinja this morning when residents of Budhagali village in Budondo sub county rose up against traditionalists accusing of fronting a fake sucessor to the late Budhagali Nabamba. Some of the resident stormed the holy alter …

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